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Are You Having Trouble Keeping Your Kids Entertained?

Stressed out
A lot of the time, parents don’t necessarily have problems with what their kids enjoy, but rather trying to find time for themselves in between all of that. It might be time to look into new methods of keeping your kids happy; though it might cost you a little! That said, imagine having some time for yourself for the first time since they were born, it can feel like luxury! The trick is keeping an open mind, and finding ways to discuss it with the kids, this way you’re likely to get the best results.
Clubs
There’s limitless amounts of clubs out there for people to join in with, you just need to find the right ones to match your kids. You might find they take an interest in Karate, or perhaps they want to join the scouts. It’s relatively easy to join one, and age shouldn’t be a problem! There are usually younger versions of the club that offers a similar activity but it’s only shared within a group of younger children. There’s all sorts of benefits to be gained having your ki…

7 Delicious Desserts You Can Make With Plant Milks

For people with lactose intolerance, any dessert made with cow’s milk is a no-go. But did you know that you could use delicious nut or grain milk as a substitute for regular milk? The health benefits aren’t limited to those with lactose intolerance, either, as most kinds of plant milk are free of cholesterol and contain less fat—making them an ideal choice for those who want to up their intake of plant-based nutrients. In this post, we’ll share some simple types of desserts that you can try making at home.



1. Brownies Crunchy on the outside, moist and chewy on the inside, a well-baked brownie is always hard to resist. Most brownie recipes call for a simple mixture of flour, sugar, baking powder, butter, eggs, and cow’s milk, which you can easily substitute with soy milk, almond milk, or cashew milk.
2. Cheesecake You can make a simple cheesecake crust with a mixture of ground nuts, oats, biscuits, or dates. A basic cheesecake filling can be made by combining cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and…

Post Car-Crash Check List

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There are over 18 million registered vehicles, with at least 16 million of them on the road, and so the likelihood of you, one day, being in a car accident you is quite high. And chances are that you have already been involved in one. If not - have you ever thought about what you would do after being in a car crash? Crashing your car is a horror story that no one wants to think about. And for new drivers - it’s the worst nightmares for them and their parents. It doesn’t matter if you’re the best driver in the world, other people on the road aren’t. And where you could be conscientious, careful, and stick to the rule, not everyone around you will be the same. All it takes is a split second of stupidity on yours or a second parties part. Or it could be a complete accident - like if someone’s car breaks suddenly, or if they suffer a heart attack - these things are unavoidable at can happen more than you think.
Always drive by the rules of the rode, and do everything you can not to…

New Year, New Habits: How to Crush Your New Year's Health Resolutions All Year

Living a healthier lifestyle is a common choice for a New Year's resolution, but many individuals take the wrong approach and find their hopeful habits fizzling out a month or two into the year. Build new habits that will help you achieve and maintain your goals for short-term satisfaction as well as long-term success. Use these strategies for a resolution that will last. Choose a Diet You Can Maintain Image via Flickr by wuestenigel Avoid extreme, restrictive diets that are difficult to prepare for and time-consuming to maintain. Choose a diet that you can see yourself comfortably sticking with as a permanent lifestyle. Make healthy, delicious swaps that don't leave you feeling deprived. While you might want to count calories briefly for a better understanding of how many calories are in your favorite foods, this shouldn't be a long-term requirement of the plan. LifeSum recommends familiarizing yourself with the right number of maintenance calories to sustain weight loss and…

Cha-Cha Time With My Teacher And The Students

I LOVE LINE DANCING!!

I started my first steps in line dancing in 2015... after taking up for three months, I fell and fractured my leg and since then I have stopped going for classes until last year 2017, I resumed....   My first dance center was half an hour away from my house and by the time I reached home it was almost 8pm... Nowadays I do not like to drive out alone during the night, not so much on the safety but because of my not-so-sharp-vision already in my eyes.  I try to avoid driving at night especially areas where I am not so familiar with....

Back to my dancing.... it was last year when my friend introduced me to a line dance teacher and to my great delight, she is giving classes in a community center which is just less than 5 minutes from my house!!  Wow.. that is really good news to me cos I miss my line dancing so much.  Though my right leg now is not-so-normal already, nevertheless it does not deter me from doing some cha-cha, waltzing and any dance that makes me…

Freshen Up Your Bathroom Décor

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Does your bathroom look worn and tired? Updating your bathroom can make a massive impact to your property’s appearance and value. Here are just a few ways that you can freshen up the décor of this room.
Update old fixtures
Updating fixtures can be expensive, but could be necessary. Old fixtures may be starting to crack and discolour. They may no longer be as practical – compared to modern fixtures they may have low water pressure and a lack of ergonomics.
There are lots of stylish new fixture designs that could help to make your bathroom look more impressive. Start by updating your toilet – a modern multi-flush toilet can be great for using less water and providing quicker cistern refilling. Many of these toilets are operated by a button on the top instead of a handle or chain.
You can then consider your bathtub and shower. If you don’t have baths, you could consider ripping out your tub and replacing it with a walk-in shower. Meanwhile, if you prefer baths over showers y…

How To Become Emotionally Resilient

How many times in your life have you had to deal with severely adverse circumstances? Hopefully not too many, but challenging situations are just as much a fact of life as anything else. A lot of us read stories in the newspapers or hear about misfortunes befalling those we know and wonder how we would possibly cope if the same were to happen to us. How do the strong ones in life keep moving forward in the face of bad situations? Are some people natural born survivors? Image
The answer is that coping skills – emotional resilience – can actually be learned. Some people naturally do have more emotional strength or calmer nerves, but these traits can be practised and improved upon even in those who don’t feel very strong. The lessons learnt from survivors of terrible experiences like abuse, war zones and medical problems show us how:
Develop Your Support Network
Often it’s the people and resources around us that we’re able to draw courage from when times are tough. Your family, the commu…

Simple Steps To Making BBQ Pork Jerky aka Bah Kwa (Trial Run)

HERE I GO AGAIN....

I was in First Garden few days ago having breakfast with my ex-colleague.  After our breakfast we walked around a bit to do some street shopping around the area, bought quite a bit of stuff for the coming Chinese New Year and also ended up getting some minced meat from a nearby butcher shop.  For 500 grams of minced meat, it cost RM9.... and what do I need so much meat for?  Yes, hands itchy already... wanted to do some testing on the BBQ Pork Jerky also known as Bah Kwa in Hokkien!

The last time I made Bah Kwa was seven to eight months ago and that was when I was in Sacramento.  I could not remember exactly how it was made... and quickly I searched my own blog for the recipe.... Wanted to do a trial run now before I make it again before my kids come home... hehehee... No-confidence mom is like that.... have to do trial first before the exact day comes!

And so... from this post here, my Bah Kwa is processed....  I followed exactly the ingredients below....
500 gm o…

Don't Let Complications Complicate Your Hospital Stay

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There are often so many nightmare stories about hospital stays in the news and media these days. In fact, there are so many that you might think that staying in hospital is a lot more dangerous than trying to get better at home on your own!
That really isn’t the case, though - in fact, the only place you are going to get the best possible care is in a hospital. So, despite all the nightmare stories, you should always head to your nearest hospital if your doctor sends you.
Don’t want to end up in your own nightmare story? Here are some tips to ensure everything goes as well as it should during your hospital stay.
Get Insurance
First of all, it is absolutely important to get the best possible insurance before you ever fall ill. You can take a look at the different types of insurance policies on websites like https://www.ehealthinsurance.com/new-york-health-insurance. As you will see, there is a wide variety of different policies…

Can Eat Means Prosperity

ALL BY MYSELF...

Yes, sometimes I eat alone all by myself.... normally I cook my own dinner IF there is no dinner plans with friends. Nowadays my dinner can be as early as 4pm or 5pm depending on how "simple" my meal is.  If there is only one dish, then my dinner will be super early especially no lunch was taken.

Breakfast is a Must Have meal for me, I can eat a lot in the morning.  Just yesterday morning, I ordered a piece of Tosai and a piece of Roti Canai with a glass of barley.  Before I could indulge in my Roti Canai, my friend's husband looked at me and commented... "Wahhhh.... You can really eat a lot, hor?"  I must have scared him with my big appetite!  LOL...

What he did not know is that I normally skip lunch and proceed on to an early dinner.... When I have the cooking mood, I prepare a Big Meal for myself.... like this below...
This is one of my Big Meals....  Two pieces of Pork Chop...  I used one to cook with the Beans...  And one for dry vers…

New Hairstyles Gorgeous Looks

Generally, the hair plays an important part to a lady's physical look, the impression overall lies on the hair for a lady.  Not every woman is born with beautiful and healthy hair. There are many kinds of hair textures, one cannot be too envious of those with lovely long, silky hair or with long, wavy and bouncy hair. 
Many of us struggled to keep our hair healthy and good looking but somehow, our hair remain dry and brittle. We can try applying all kinds of tonic or go for costly hair treatment but ended up with not much improvement. For those of us with problematic hair, it is best we keep our hair short and neat for easy hair management.
All is not lost for those who have short hair. Even though we have to resort to wearing short hair, we still can enjoy lovely long hair by wearing hair weave. In fact, we can enjoy both short and long hair and we have hair weave to thank for. Hair weave is not something new but has been in use for many, many years. 
We can easily buy cheap human h…

Getting The Best Start For Your Small Business

The market
When it comes to starting up a business, you always need to make sure there’s a place for you on the market. Even when running the business, there’s always a lot of market research that you need to put in if you want to keep up with your competitors. Firstly, make sure your business has some chance of surviving when it’s first introduced to the world. It can be hard to sell products that have competitors that come with it, but it’s also risky if you want to open with a new niche. Sometimes, there are trends out there that your competitors don’t sell, which gives you a convenient opening on the market, you just need to make sure you’re fast with your response.
Investments
Starting up your business is going to cost you. A lot. If you want the best start possible for your business, you want to find as much money as you can. No matter what your goals are, or what you’re going to be providing to customers, it’s best that you have access to whatever tools and resources necessary. Th…

Our Preliminary Round At Sun Hup Kee Restaurant, Ipoh

CATCHING UP DAY!

Yes, catching up with my ex colleagues on a beautiful Friday afternoon, today has longer lunch break, two and a half hours to "blow water" with one another.  LOL... Two of us retirees drove to our former office to join up with another 4 others at 12.30pm... On the dot, we went.... someone was very hungry and she suggested going to Sun Hup Kee in town for our lunch.  No objection.... let's Go!

Someone also mentioned that this is our pre-closing job lunch before the coming Chinese New Year.  There will be one more scrumptious lunch somewhere in early February... this afternoon's lunch is on a smaller scale... preliminary round, so we said.  LOL...

Vietnamese style fried Black Pomfret...   Two types of vege instead of four...   Sesame ginger chicken...  Braised Porkie Belly with preserved vegetable...  Steamed egg with beancurd....  Five dishes for six of us! She said... "I Love"... yes.. We Love too!! Can't wait for our next meet up!

Steamboat and Barbeque At Thai Mookata, Ipoh

STEAMBOAT AND BARBEQUE...

This combination will be nice for cooling evenings... most of the evenings now in Ipoh are wet, raining, sometimes heavy and sometimes light.  Heard there were flashfloods in many parts of the states these days.  All these years weather nearing to Chinese New Year are normally hot and humid.  Maybe this year, there is a change of weather... I did not even switch on the air-con for the past few days, the cooling wind helps me to save a bit though not much...

There is one Thai steamboat in Ipoh Garden East and we went there to try it out one evening.  For seniors over 60, there will be a discount, if not mistaken, normal rate is RM29 and for seniors, it is RM20 or RM25.  So seniors over 60 has a smaller space in the stomach?  LOL...
It is called Mookata.. wonder what that means in Thai..  Buffet style....  We ordered Tomyam on one side and clear soup on the other....  The fried stuff on one section....  For BBQ, we were given some lard to start off with ...…

7 Ideas To Help You Freshen Up Your Home

https://www.pexels.com/photo/ashtray-book-cushion-decoration-298842/ At this time of year, it’s safe to say that we can all get a little bit tired. We’re waiting for winter to end, for the weather to warm up, and for the days to get that little bit brighter too. And when you’re waiting for this to happen, it can really feel like you’re waiting forever. At the same time, it really does start to impact on your mood. And not only can this make you feel physically tired, but you may also find that it makes you restless. You can get bored with your usual routines, how you spend your free time, and even with you home - and when that’s the case, you’re going to want to take action.
You should find that working to freshen up your home can help. Because when it’s cold and dark and depressing outside, you can really light up your life with your home itself. If you haven’t had a refresh in awhile, then this is definitely going to be something that you could benefit from as well as enjoy doing. And…