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Dinner At CJ Hotpot After Convo

BY THE TIME WE LEFT UTP, it was almost 7pm ... and our late dinner at CJ Hotpot in Medan Ipoh was most welcomed by five hungry humans!

It was almost going to 9pm when our dinner was finally served.  Ipoh was certainly very congested and jammed up on the roads during that weekend.  I guess the families of those graduates from all over Malaysia were here in Ipoh that day, enjoying the good food around town and everywhere... During that time, I was coughing very badly, the antibiotics and the cough mixture did not help.  The worst is that I forgot to bring in some lozenges or sweets to sooth my itchy throat, even a bottle of water was not enough for my dry throat.

Having hot soup was a welcoming sight to my dry throat... the other side dishes were for the young ones!  LOL...
Waiting for it to boil... 
And it did after a few minutes... nice hot soup for me!  The Salad Beancurd is their favourite!  I was tempted... but I refrained and refrained...  More tempted here by this dish... Curry P…

Graduation At UTP.... The Finale

ANOTHER EVENT COINCIDES WITH THE HOUSE RENOVATION... MY GIRL'S CONVOCATION!  *This is the segment to my previous post written in a hurry*

Guess I have wrongly timed my schedule, one month is not enough for the house to be completed in time.  Cleaning up the whole house took a few long days!  The problem was I could not get hired help from the agency by the time my contractor finished the works, but thankfully, the husband-wife couple offered to help me clean up the house before the convocation.... Phew... that is a Big Relief.. and in one whole day, my house was more or less "sleep-able" ... The rest are minor clean-ups.. they will have to wait...

Coming back to the convocation, my girl has finally and officially graduated after five years of sweat and tears.  And now I can really sit back and relax while she works day after day!  LOL... Her graduation ceremony was in the afternoon, thank goodness and we did not have to rush during the wee hours in the morning. 
Even Poo…

My Kind Of Tips Before House Renovation

MY BLOG IS GETTING MOLDY! 

This is the first time that I have not blogged for more than a week in my "almost-10-years old blog"..
Now I am BACK ... yes, I hope I will not leave my blog getting dusty again....
I have been pretty busy for the past one month or more, in between I slotted in some time to update my blog and it was so tedious that I eventually gave up and concentrate on other things to do....

There are a couple of reasons why I was tired, busy, no time to post nor paying visits to my blog friends.  In the coming posts, I will relate...

The very first cause was because of my house... my home.... it was in the midst of a deteriorating stage... no need to go into details... and eventually, it needed to be "repaired" before it is too late.  LOL... And when the renovation began on a beautiful Monday, my girl and I had to run for our lives!

Now some advice for those who have plans to do minor or major renovation in the house, especially the bathrooms....
1)  M…

Getting Ready For Winter Vacation

How to Plan It Right

Winter is an excellent time to go on vacation with friends or family, but figuring out what to do isn’t always easy. If you don’t ski and you don’t particularly enjoy long periods of time in the snow, finding the proper destination can be a bit mindboggling.

There are options out there for people who don’t consider themselves snowbirds though. Use this guide to help you plan the perfect winter vacation for you and your family this year.

Choose Your Destination Wisely

Where you’re going to go for a winter vacation really depends on what you want to do. The biggest and most popular destinations are those where you can ski and enjoy everything that the winter has to offer.

However, not everybody is interested in skiing. If you fall into that camp, you need to think about what you’re going to do with the rest of your free time. 

When booking a destination, make sure there’s something for you to do. Whether that’s shopping, fine dining or visiting historical landmarks, you n…

Fitness Myths You Need To Ignore

It’s important to stay safe while you are exercising and trying to stay in shape, and one way you can do that is by ignoring all of the various fitness myths that are out there at the minute. Most myths aren’t based on any science at all and won’t be doing your body any good at all. Generally speaking, anything that promises fast results is always way too good to be true and should be firmly ignored. To ensure that you don’t jeopardize your fitness, here are some of the biggest fitness myths you need to ignore.

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Spot Training Works Problem Areas

We all have different parts of our bodies that we don’t like. Quite a few women aren’t keen on their bingo wings on their upper arms. Most people aren’t happy if they have a large stomach. Unfortunately, though, simply focusing on these areas isn’t enough to help sort them out. Spot training - for instance, only doing push-ups to work your arms - doesn’t really work. You are much better…

How To Jet Off With Peace Of Mind

Being able to travel the world is a privilege for most people that isn’t often afforded by most. The luxury of seeing new places and the excitement of heading off on a warm, sunshine-filled trip is something to look forward to and getting prepared for it is part of the fun. But the summer songs you listen to that get you in the mood for your break never seem to talk about the practical side of jetting away. Image Source They don’t talk about remembering your passport or applying for visas. They don’t talk about updating your health insurance to include your travels and they don’t talk about getting your home as secure as possible before you go away. There isn’t much that can spoil a holiday, but coming home to find the house has been broken into or the windows smashed puts a huge downer on the restful time you’ve just had. There are some things you can do to secure your house before you go away, and so we’ve put five of those things together for you below so that you can be well-prepare…

Luxury Destinations For Business Or Pleasure

In our society, the season of travel is not an issue. Technology has opened the calendars of the elite. Many business owners and CEOs actually choose months to travel that others ignore.


A business owner who is seeking a new client will know that the warmer months are usually their busiest time of the year. Inviting the potential client on a trip is not a good idea. Even if the client chooses to go, his mind is on his business and you are not going to have his attention.

However, if you invite the client on a luxury destination in a month when business is typically slow, he will be more than willing. So what can you do in the winter that will get his attention? Let me give you an example.

ABC Company wanted to sign a major client. This client had been loyal to a specific brand for years, so it was not going to be easy to sway him. In the off-season (which in this case was late fall) ABC invites the client and his wife to a resort in Colorado.

ABC Company chartered a private jet so they…

Are You Easily Irritated?

It’s normal to become irritated and everyone’s experienced it at some point in their lives. Perhaps we’re working on a project and something happens, such as our computer crashing, losing valuable work that we spent the entire afternoon on. During a situation like this, it’s normal to throw our arms up, slam the table or even shout out.

However, becoming irritated is a quick way to ruin your relationships with other people. When we’re irritated, it’s normal to lash out at others by accident or even seem moody and grumpy. If you think that you’re easily irritated, then it might not be because of your personality, but more because of your lifestyle.

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1. What’s making you irritated?

First, think about the source of the irritation. Perhaps it’s just someone you dislike at the office you work at, or perhaps one of your relatives is giving you a lot of trouble by calling or messaging you while you’re working. Something causes the irritation and it’s rare that it ever happens on its …

3 Reasons to play online bingo

Online bingo is a game that we’re all familiar with! What makes it distinct from the land based bingo is that it much more simple, less complex and easily accessible game. Apart from these, there are other benefits of playing online bingo which is explained to you below:
1. Player interaction: Online bingo is something that provides players a platform to connect with bingo players from across the world. You can make friends or simply challenge them for a game. No need to worry if you’re is not online, you can always play with thousands others that playing the same games at the same time.  2. Freebies: As a player, you can bingo games free and at the same time win real cash prizes. Apart from free bingo games, players can also win various goodies and gift hampers such as a BBQ set, chocolate hamper and many more by participating in on-site and off site(such as Facebook and other social media platforms) contests.  3. Huge variety: Online bingo is a home to largest varieties of bingo games and…

Reanaclaire Blogging Break-A-Way

BREAKAWAY...

It has been a hectic October month for me... I guess it is time to take a break from blogging.  Just temporary off for a month or so... but IF I miss blogging too much, I might "cheat" and sign in again, who knows, tomorrow I would be back here again!  LOL....

Meanwhile, I am staying off from blogging, if I have time, I will drop by to say hello to my ever faithful bloggers... if not for you readers, my blog would have closed down by now.  Comments keep me going on and on....

Before I sign off, I thank you all once again.... oh dear, even before I sign out, I am missing blogging already... huhuhuuuuu...

Love You ALL!!

Stormy Weather: The Severe Weather Home Disasters You Need To Avoid

The ceiling caving in, that is the way we often talk about disasters in a metaphorical sense. However, it can actually happen, along with many other problems that are best to avoid, especially in the colder months. So read on to find out how to help prevent these and keep your home safe no matter how fierce the storm.
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Heating breakdowns
During stormy, cold weather, the one thing that you will want to rely on is your heating. After all, there's nothing more comforting than curling up with a good book and hot chocolate in your cozy, warm home. Even as the wind blows a gale outside.
However, heating system breakdowns can prevent this, and that is why you have to take some preventative measure to stop such things happening. One useful measure is to use a heat tracing system for your home, as this can help stop your water supply freezing and so reduce the risk of cracked and leaking pipes during the winter period.
Also, if your heating works on a fuel that needs to be delivere…

Convocation At UTP

HECTIC WEEKEND....

And I barely had time to blog, it has been a few days since.  Lots of happening, all at once.. don't know which to manage and eventually, my "battery" went down all flat.   Most important event of the year is my girl's graduation... finally!  Now I can heave a big sigh of relief... she has finished her path of academic, no more for her, she said.. enough of opening books and stressing over assignments till middle of night or early dawn.  Pressure and "stressure" is over...

Been in and out of UTP for the past ten years, first five for the eldest brother, and the last five years for my youngest girl.  I have paid UTP many visits for the past decade. 
Her favourite cartoon character...  All the way from Ipoh...  And into her arms...  Sayonara UTP...  Welcome to another phase of life... my girl! Well done, I am so proud of you!!

All You Need To Know About Princess Cut Diamonds

Diamonds are forever, as the famous jingle goes. And if you’re looking to buy a diamond, you need to keep the 4 Cs in mind- ·Cut ·Color ·Clarity ·Carat
While a diamond is special, there are some shapes that are more popular than others. For instance, the round shape of the brilliant cut doesn’t look it’s going out of style any time soon. The pear shape is great on a simple band as well. But one of the most well-known and beloved designs is surely the princess cut. Introduced to the world sometime in the twentieth century, this London discovery is exciting for all jewelry lovers. The square shape of the princess cut is instantly recognizable and immensely versatile. When you look at the diamond from the top, it has a crisscross pattern that makes it distinctive. It’s less expensive than its spherical friend- because of the way it is cut, the princess cut diamond has lesser wastage. This keeps the carat price down.  When it comes to this specific design, the 4Cs become even more important. …