28.7.08

Bird's Nest for SALE!


Hello all! I'm importing Bird's Nest direct from Indonesia (Indonesia's Bird's Nest is one of the finest quality in the world). For now, I'm cutting out the middlemen costs (eg. shop rental, staff, overheads etc etc), so I'm able to pass on to those who love Bird's Nest (like me!) top quality Bird's Nest at a very reasonable, low price. 100grams of Bird's Nest (about 13-14 pieces) at only $400!! You can also order half of that quantity - 50 grams at $200, and basically whatever amount you want....you do the maths. :)

A little background:

Bird's Nest contain a "cell division inducing hormone" and an "epithelial growth factor" that can stimulate the growth and division of cells, thereby enhancing tissue growth, cellular regeneration and cell-mediated immunity in humans.

There are good scientific evidence that supports the notion that the bird's nest can facilitate growth, replenish strength and vital energy, accelerate the recovery from disease and reinforce immunity. The specific animal proteins in an edible bird's nest have the following three functions :

-To stimulate the regeneration of cells
-To enhance cell-mediated immunity
-To enhance the resistance of an individual to X-irradiated damage

Bird's Nest helps regulate the function of the endocrine system as well as other body functions. They strengthen the body, moisturize the skin, maintain beauty, provide energy and enhance the metabolism of fat.

This is why, celebrities all over Asia swear by Bird's Nest for good health and fair, smooth skin. ( I hear Fann Wong, Vivian Hsu etc are huge fans. :) )

Also, my mother has been brewing Bird's Nest for me since I was young, and I have been convinced of it's medicinal and beauty properties, that's why I'm bringing it in to share the goodness with you all. :)

Before I end, here's my favourite recipe for Bird's Nest (it's very simple too!):

Bird's Nest with Rock Sugar


1) Soak Bird's Nest in cold or lukewarm water for 45 - 60 minutes.
2) Remove impurities, if any, and put Bird's Nest into a double boil steamer with clean water, and boil for 2 hours.
3) Add rock sugar during the last half hour and stir well.
4) SERVE!

Bird's Nest can also be cooked in many other ways - with gingko nuts, with american ginseng, made into soups, with fresh fruits etc...the recipes are limitless, you only need your imagination. :)

For a piece of this goodness, do email me at scones_n_strawberryjam@yahoo.com, or drop me a line at 818 61422!

23.7.08

Banana Fritter Love.

My grandparents moved in with my family recently. I'm glad, because this means I get to see them everyday. They are quite the usual traditional chinese grandparents, where words are seldom spoken, and emotions seldom showed. Instead, they show their love and concern by little gestures.

My grandmother buys my granddad a banana fritter every week because he loves it. One week, she bought two and offered me one. I ate it because I haven't had one in the longest time and I was rather hungry then (I really think it's too fried and unhealthy). But thinking that it's one of my favourites, she has placed it top priority on her 'to buy' list.

Now, I get a banana fritter every week alongside my granddad's.


...and surprisingly, every piece has gotten sweeter than the last. :)

21.7.08

I Survived the Shape Run

When Denise - the Publicist (from Kosmic Film) rang to tell me that I've been invited to participate in the Shape Run, my first reaction was: "NO WAY! 5 KM!!! I'll dieeeee!"

But after some cajoling, I agreed. I convinced myself that 5km can't be that bad right? I run 2-3km every week anyway...

I didn't give it much thought, until I was reminded by e-mail about the upcoming run. I panicked a little, and decided to do a practise run on the threadmill at the gym. I didn't feel too bad surprisingly, and completed the 5km almost without a sweat. ( I suspect, I was very distracted by the TV programme I was watching the whole time and hence didn't feel like my limbs were falling off, or that my lungs were about to burst.)

Anyhow, feeling rather glorious, I told myself that I was ready for the run!

I awoke on Sunday at 5.15am (what an unearthly hour >_<), feeling rather stoned from the lack of sleep and made my way to City Hall to meet Denise the Publicist. I was shocked to see so many florescent yellow singlet bearing girls! (Forgive me, it's my first time participating in such runs...I have no idea how massive they usually are.)

Denise then arrived and greeted me in an equally stoned manner and we made our way to the run venue. We signed me in and after some warm-ups, I made my way to the start point. I still couldn't quite get over how massive the crowd of female runners was!

After some more warm-ups led by professionals, 3,2,1 and we were off! I felt pretty ok at the start, more concerned in trying not to elbow the runner beside me or step on the runner in front of me and I concentrated on trying to get my pace and breathing right. We ran past one fullerton and as we were about 1/4 way through the 5km run, this super fit looking 10km runner was already striding her way back to the end point! Goodness!

But not even mid-way through the run, I slowly felt the fatigue creeping up on me...my legs felt like lead, my arms were tired, I felt lacked of oxygen, my mind screamed for me to stop. But when I looked around and still saw so many girls going strong, I pushed myself not to give up. (Opps, I think I'm competitive that way...cannot lose la! :D) "Not far to go"...I kept psyching myself. I remembered feeling rather euphoric when I saw the mid-way drink station... And when my route started contouring back towards the start/end point, I was almost delirious.

After what felt like eternity, I finally saw the beatiful end point gantry! Yipeeeeee!!! I've made it! (Sorry to disappoint, but I did not faint mid-way as some of you would have thought I would. Hehe ;p)

So, here I am, proud to declare that 'I've Survived the Shape Run.'. :)

I'm still waiting for the certificate with timing to be sent to me. I suspect I didn't do too badly by my standards.


Me feeling rather victorious after the run. My number was 9767. When my mum saw my number tag, she was like 'wah, must buy 4D'. Haha...

Guess what I did when I got home after the run?

:D slap on whitening facial mask and slathered tons of whitening moisturiser on myself....the sun is evil. Hahaha...


I thought I'll share some of my 'beauty secrets'...I especially swear by the green 'Silk Whitia' mask. It's quite slimy, but it really evens and brightens skin tone, and calms irritated skin as well.


My everyday 'must'!

14.7.08

Sin 60 - The Legend.

Had a wonderful evening with my ex-class girls from Japan Airlines. Our last standing survivor from class SIN-60, Lily, has recently resigned. Which leaves SIN-60 now defunct. :)

We had dinner at House@Dempsey. I personally didn't think the food was excellent, but ambience and company was all I could ask for. It's amazing how we stayed as friends even though we have all taken different paths...But I'm glad! I love you girls! :)


Candy, Cecilia, Me, Lily


Stephaine, Me, Angelia






A sweet end to the evening. :)

10.7.08

Mark This Date!


My very talented teacher is having a performance at the Singapore Art Cafe. Don't miss it!

:) A Sweet Treat To Myself :)

Murder!


I was greeted by this scene on my bed when I came home one evening... Someone 'murdered' my Golliwog!! My poor golli looks like he's been 'raped' with his clothes all askewed and ripped apart.


A huge chunk of his hair was also brutally ripped off... :(

Guess who the culprit was?
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DOMO!!!!!!! Grrrr......

3.7.08

Wedding Bella

My sister's getting married. The date has been picked (after the proposal about a year ago). :) I accompanied her to the bridal boutique I introduced - 'Silver Lining'. My ex-lecturer at NAFA runs and designs all the gowns. She tried on a couple, and now have a clearer idea of what she wants for her big day. Despite her lack of make-up and rather messy hair, I can imagine that she's going to be a gorgeous bride. :) I'm excited.


What a beautiful french-lace back-train!