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Just sharing some quotes

Which one do you agree? I like Angelina Jolie's one and the last quote, so true!

Insomnia

Insomnia has many possible causes, including stress, anxiety, depression, poor sleep habits and jet lag. Instead of counting sheep, try to imagine a serene setting and all the feelings that go with it. For example, you can imagine a waterfall, the sounds of rushing water and the scent of damp moss. The key is to let this image take up space in your brain to prevent yourself from "re-engaging with thoughts, worries and concerns" pre-sleep. Sleeping difficulty is when you have trouble sleeping at night. It may be hard for you to fall asleep, or you may wake up several times, throughout the night. Signs of sleeping difficulty may include an inability to focus during the day, frequent headaches, irritability, daytime fatigue, waking up too early, waking up throughout the night, or taking several hours to fall asleep. Causes of sleeplessness may include aging, too much stimulation before bedtime (such as watching TV, playing video games or exercising), consuming too much caffeine,

Ikigai - The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Reading this book at the moment. Some extracts from the book worth pondering: What is the meaning of my life? Is the point just to live longer, or should I seek a higher purpose? Why do some people know what they want and have a passion for life, while others languish in confusion? At some point in our conversation, the mysterious word ikigai came up. This Japanese concept, which translates roughly as "the happiness of always being busy" is like logotherapy, but it goes a step beyond. It also seems to be one way of explaining the extraordinary longevity of the Japanese, especially on the island of Okinawa, where there are 24.55 people over the age of 100 for every 100,000 inhabitants, far more than the global average. Those who study why the inhabitants of this island in the south of Japan live longer than people anywhere else in the world believe that one of the keys, in addition to a healthful diet, a simple life in the outdoors, green tea, and the subtropical climate (its

Is crying good or bad for our health?

It’s safe to say that 2020 gave us more than enough to cry about. Yet even prior to last year, it seems that we were crying fairly often. Researchers note that, on average, American women cry 3.5 times each month, while American men cry about 1.9 times each month. These figures may take some of us by surprise, especially as our society has often looked at crying — particularly by men — as a sign of weakness and lack of emotional stamina. Health benefits of crying As a phenomenon that is unique to humans, crying is a natural response to a range of emotions, from deep sadness and grief to extreme happiness and joy. But is crying good for your health? The answer appears to be yes. Medical benefits of crying have been known as far back as the Classical era. Thinkers and physicians of ancient Greece and Rome posited that tears work like a purgative, draining off and purifying us. Today’s psychological thought largely concurs, emphasizing the role of crying as a mechanism that allows us to 

Loot from OG

Inspired by the mainland drama one boat one world, I bought a red colour turtle neck blouse from OG at S$19.00. The actress and actor in the drama always wear turtle neck lol. I can wear this in an aircon environment. Red is my favourite colour, other than red, I also like yellow colour.

Phase 2 Heightened Alert (Day 1) and Vegetarian eggless butter marble cake

On chor yat, I had vegetarian ytf with rice for lunch. For dinner, I bought vegetarian eggless butter marble cake @ S$7.00, yums! The ingredients are natural unbleached flour, organic brown sugar, filtered water, chocolate, butter, baking soda, baking powder, etc. There are no preservatives added. Today marks Day 1 of our Heightened Alert Phase 2. For lunch, I had homecooked food. Mom cooks porridge, minced meat balls and salted eggs. After having my lunch, I went liberation. I bought live clams from Sheng Siong Supermarket and went to the seaside at Beach Road to liberate the clams. For dinner, I dabao KFC after seeing STP eating Sugarbun fried chicken here . I planned to dabao curry chicken rice with Bergedil from the Malay stall in my neighbourhood hawker centre tomorrow for lunch. Still not sure what to eat for dinner tomorrow, will see how.

Phase 2 Heightened Alert from May 16 through June 13

Dining in at F & B establishments will not be allowed. This includes hawker centres and food courts, both indoors and outdoors. The current size of group gatherings allowed will be reduced from five people to two people, following a spike in Covid 19 community cases, said co-chair of the multi-ministry task force Lawrence Wong on Friday, May 14. This, and other new measures under what the Health Ministry labelled as "Phase 2 Heightened  Alert" will take effect from May 16 through June 13. Speaking at a mult-ministry task force press conference on Friday, Mr Wong said: "This will apply across the board, so if you want to go out for anything, grocery shopping, exercise, maximum of two persons henceforth." "In fact, we strongly encourage everyone to stay home as much as possible, go out only for essential reasons." "We will do a review at the midway point, meaning two weeks after the measures have been implemented, and at that point, we will look at

Coca steamboat and mango dessert

On Saturday (the day before mother's day) I went to meet friend for Thai Chinese steamboat, Coca steamboat at Suntec. I had already made a reservation online for 2 adults at 5.30pm. I reached Suntec way before our appointment at 5.30pm, so I just went jalan jalan, take my own sweet time and had some mango dessert before my friend comes. Next time I would like to share the following 2 desserts (T1 and T3.1) with my friend if we were to come Suntec again. As my friend reached Suntec at 5pm, we asked if we could go in even though our reservation is for 5.30pm and the staff said we could go in. Coca steamboat is famous for their chili sauce, yums! We have steamboat buffet dinner @ S$49.00 nett per person. We ordered fish glue, fish paste, chicken paste, fried beancurd, silken tofu, chicken meat, beef, luncheon meat, pig livers, shrimp wantons and some cabbages for the veggies. I had one bowl of rice but my friend did not order rice. We ate and chit chatted from 5pm to 7pm. Yums! It was

Mainland Production - One Boat One World

It has been over a year since I watched any online drama. The last drama I watched was Crash landing on You (Korean) and that was in April 2020. Currently hooked on Mainland Drama, One Boat One world. Cast: Zhang Han as Ding Kai Wang Li Kun as Tian Yue Synopsis: Life on board a cruise ship with a community of over 6,000 tourists and staff members. Chief Officer Ding Kai meets tour guide, Tian Yue, who together will face a voyage filled with challenges in work and love alike. Verdict: Of course, one main draw is Zhang Han for his good looks. Furthermore, the concept of a cruise-based drama is something very interesting to me.

Some me-time @ intercontinental hotel

Chilling @ the lobby lounge of inter continental hotel with my Mango juice which costs around S$9.00. Let the photos do the talking.

What Is Segmented Sleep and Is It Healthy?

My buddy Jose would sleep in two shifts, she would take a nap at around 8pm after she came back from her work and had her dinner. After that she would wake up at around 12am, to continue chanting, reading and surfing the net in the middle of the night until around 4am. Then she would go to sleep at 4am and wake up at 8am to prepare to go to work. So in total she still sleeps 8 hours. Most of us  sleep  the same way. Collapse into bed in the late evening, then spend the next 8 hours -- if we're lucky --  dreaming  and  snoring  until the alarm rings. But that's not how everyone does it. Some folks break up their slumber into two or more shifts. It's called segmented  sleep , and there's a lot of buzz that it's the way to go in today's fast-paced world. But before you dive in and make plans for some middle-of-the night chores, think carefully about whether it's really suited to your lifestyle. And watch out for warning signs that this alternate  sleep  schedul

Post Birthday dinner date

Post birthday dinner date with friend at Chinatown. I reached Chinatown early so I went to Chinatown Point Daiso and OG to jalan jalan for 2 hours. Will share about the loots I bought from Daiso and OG in another post. We went to People's Park Complex hawker centre to have Chinese China food. It is a treat from my friend. We ordered Spicy chicken (S$10), Thai style seabass (S$15) and 2 rice (S$1). My friend also went to order 2 sugar cane drinks (not sure the price).

Happy birthday to me!

Feel blessed to receive birthday greetings from family and friends via WhatsApp and Facebook. Also received such lovely and beautiful flowers from my BFF Nor in the afternoon around 2pm, hand delivered by Far East Flora.com. Feel so touched and happy. As 30 April Friday is a weekday so it is a working day. Did not go out to celebrate but ate vegetarian for the whole day. Morning I had vegetarian Lor Mee for my breakfast at S$3.00. The Lor Mee was nice with a lot of liew. So filling and satisfying. Afternoon I had vegetarian ytf for my lunch. I chose dumplings, popiah, seaweed roll and broccoli with clear soup and rice, with a little chili to go with. Yums! Then I bought vegetarian buns (otah bun and rendang bun made of monkey head mushroom) and vegetarian eggless chocolate cake to eat for dinner. Also chanted for a short while in the afternoon. Will be meeting friend for a birthday meal tomorrow (1st may labour day). Stay tuned!