How To ICE WATER your FACE the Right Way

Ice Water To The Rescue

Have you ever tried the ice facial? When I have a little swelling or terrible puffy eyes, I will wash my face or rather the eye area with ice-cold water. 
I was taught this when I was working real late nights, and had to wake up early the next day. My eyes were bad. I tried this and it worked.
It’s not going to be working like magic. It did helped, it lessen the puffiness and it made my eyes looked “normal”. So next time you need to have a quick remedy for “late night eyes”, you can always give this a try!

Icing is one of the best stay-at-home remedies to get a

Women Top Ten Motorcycles

What is the best motorcycle for women?

A great number of motorcycle women and one thing is for sure, all of the biker women agree to disagree on one thing. That one thing is, what is the best motorcycle for women.
Women Harley riders will tell you that Harley Davidson is the only way to go. Women that ride a sport bike will tell you a crotch rocket is the answer. While other women riders, say they love their metric cruisers and would not change for the world.
There were numerous questions asking what the best motorcycle for a woman is, and because of all of the different opinions on what motorcycles women are riding, there was a research by Black Cat.
This person found out. According to women polled and dealer sales, the top ten motorcycles for women are:

1. Harley Davidson Sportster
2. Honda Shadow
3. Yamaha V-Star
4. Harley Davidson Softail
5. Kawasaki Vulcan
6. Kawasaki Ninja
7. Suzuki Boulevard
8. Honda Rebel
9. Honda CBR600RR
10. Harley Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy

To help you choose the motorcycle that fits you personally Black Cat have outlined a little bit about the top ten motorcycles that women are riding.

The number one motorcycle ridden and bought by women is the

Top 10 Cars for Teens

Putting your teen on wheels is a tough decision, but I think it's a good idea: A car can expand a student's educational horizons, allowing her to take advantage of opportunities like off-site classes and internships. And it's a great lesson in responsibility: Kids who pay their car's running costs have good incentive to drive carefully (if they break it or crash it, they walk).

Safety was a top criteria for cars on this list -- car crashes kill about thousand of teen drivers every year.
Looked for cars that are reliable, affordable, and easy to drive.
Here, in alphabetical order, are my top picks. ;)

1. Ford Fiesta

Young'uns will like the Fiesta because it's

Malaysia Food Trademark ♥Sambal Belacan♥ ;)

Sambal Belacan must be the only true Malaysia food trademark. 

You are not considered as a Malaysian if you do not like or perish the thought, never ate sambal belacan. 

What is sambal? What is belacan?
Sambal refers to any kind of ready-to-eat fresh chili paste mixed with a variety of spices like onion, garlic and ginger. The paste must have some mixture of spicy hot, sour, salty and sometimes a little sweet taste.

Belacan is dried shrimp paste cake.
Sambal belacan usually is made of fresh red chilies or bird's eye chilies, a little shallot or onion, sometimes ginger, a squeeze of lime, belacan and a little sugar.

The belacan must be roasted first for a few minutes over naked flame (like roasting marshamallow).
Sambal belacan is distinguished from other kinds of sambal being that it is not cooked at all, rather, the ingredients are mixed together raw.
The smell of roasted belacan is truly disgusting but what a taste you will enjoy a few minutes later!

This is different from another Malaysia favorite sambal tumis which is sambal sauted in oil and has fish, meat or ikan bilis in it.

These ingredients are made into a paste using the old faithful

Middle East


Glitz, glam and everything sparkly is in abundance in the land of extravagance.

Dubai defines extravagance. Everything's always a little over the top here (in the most amusing way, of course) and the city pretty much invented the concept of months long sale festivals.
Now made even more popular following its starring role in 'Sex & The City 2" (movie), the dessert city's identity is one you'll find in no other city. From Maybachs to camels, crumbling alleyways to magnificent malls, Dubai's extremist nature makes every visit completely enthralling.

Ski Dubai

Snow in a desert? Absolutely.

From sand to snow, Ski Dubai is a

How to make Foods last longer

14 Ways to Save Money on Groceries

Save money and trips to the market with these tips and tricks from Rebecca DiLiberto’s Penny Saving Household Helper. 

You’ll be surprised how simple it is to keep food at its best.

1. Line the bottom of your refrigerator’s crisper drawer with paper towels. They’ll absorb the excess moisture that causes vegetables to rot.

To keep herbs tasting fresh for up to a month, store whole bunches, washed and sealed in plastic bags, in the freezer. When you need them, they’ll be easier to chop, and they’ll defrost the minute they hit a hot pan.

3. A bay leaf slipped into a container of flour, pasta, or rice will help repel bugs.

4. Stop cheese from drying out by spreading butter or margarine on the cut sides to seal in moisture. This is most effective with hard cheeses sealed in wax.

Amazing ski stunt on giant ocean waves

Chuck Patterson stuns surfing world by skiing massive wave.

Chuck Patterson had grown up skiing dangerous big-mountain terrain; he had also surfed plenty of large, thunderous waves.

But never, until recently, had he or anyone else donned skis and used them to surf the gargantuan swells at a notoriously treacherous spot called Jaws, off the Hawaiian island of Maui.

Patterson, a popular

Australia And New Zealand


A hub of education, culture and activity, Australia’s second most populated city beckons.

Melbourne Overview

It is easy to see why Melbourne is touted as one of the world's most livable cities. As the second largest city in Australia and home to 4 million residents, Melbourne makes no qualms about being a melting pot of culture, art and innovation.
A city that is both new and old - with both Victorian architecture and skyscrapers punctuating the landscape - Melbourne moves at a pace that is relaxed enough for you to breathe it all in, yet fast enough to keep you on your toes.

Federation Square

It’s easy to see why Federation Square is also known as ‘Melbourne’s Meeting Place’ – this cultural and entertainment landmark is instantly recognizable.

Federation Square

Federation Square is one of the city's most iconic landmarks and encapsulates Melbourne's identity as a city of culture and diversity. Fed Square, as it is affectionately known among locals, is home to Australian culture centres, coffee shops, restaurants and specialty stores.
The Ian Potter Centre is dedicated exclusively to Australian art, while the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) has the world's largest dedicated screen gallery and celebrates film, television and digital culture.
There is never a dull moment at Fed Square with over 2000 events each year filling the civic centre with festivals, exhibitions, performances, concerts and more.

Queen Victoria Market

The Queen Victoria Market is more than just a market – it’s a

Health Benefits of Kiwi Fruit

Kiwi fruit is the edible fruit of Actinidia Deliciosa, and hybrids between this species and others in the genus Actinidia.
Kiwifruits owe their name to a bird, native of New Zealand, named "kiwi",

and actually in many regions of Europe, North America and South America, kiwi fruits are generally referred to as "kiwi".
This fruit consists of a hairy, brown peel containing green flesh, with white pulp in the center, surrounded by black, edible seeds. The fruit has a sweet taste, similar to a mixture of banana, pineapple and strawberry. Kiwi fruits are native to China, where they were called "macaque peach"
Nutrition-wise, kiwi fruits contain about as much potassium as bananas, and also contain 1.5 times the DRI for Vitamin C. It is also rich in Vitamins

How to Make Korean Rice Cake (Dduk)

This post is about how to make Korean rice cake. And if you follow this recipe and enjoy Korean rice cake once in a while with loved ones, may you bask in the glory of celebrating authentic Korean cuisine.

Here's what you'll need to make a version of Korean rice cake:


That's a two-pound package of frozen rice powder, available in the frozen foods section of any Korean grocery store. (This type of rice powder is made by grinding rice that's been soaked in water, so please don't try to substitute with regular dry rice flour.)
Three to four tablespoons of organic raisins (less if you want less sweetness, more if you want more).
Two tablespoons of sweet rice flour (chap ssal ga roo), also available in any Korean grocery store in the dry foods section. This is sometimes called glutinous rice flour.
Two tablespoons of a powdered sweetener of your choice. Any natural powdered sugar is fine to use as a substitute. Or you can skip the sugar and use a few more raisins for sweetness.
You'll also need about half a cup of water, a good steamer (the kind where the steaming basket is built to fit right into the pot), a high quality paper towel (Bounty works best), and a clean dish cloth.
Here's an

How 2 Make KimChi

The recipe is a three step process. 

First, the cabbage needs to soaked and salted. Second, the marinade has to be prepared. Lastly, the cabbage is combined with the marinade and left to ferment for three weeks.

The ingredients for the tong baechu kimchi.

For Napa cabbage

  • 2 heads Napa cabbage
  • 2 cups sea salt
  • 8 cups water
For kimchi marinade
  • 1 cup sweet rice powder
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup coarse Taeyangcho red chili pepper powder
  • 5 ounces garlic
  • 10 ounces Asian pear, peeled and quartered
  • 9 ounces onions, peeled and quartered
  • 1 ounce ginger, peeled
  • 4 ounces Fresno chilies
  • 2 pounds radish, julienned
  • 4 ounces minari
  • 4 ounces red mustard greens
  • 4 ounces Korean chives
  • 4 ounces green onions
  • 1/4 cup Korean anchovy fish sauce
  • 3/4 cup Korean salted shrimp sauce
  • 4 ounces fresh shrimp, chopped
  • 4 ounces Korean salted shrimp

Prepare Napa cabbage

Trim the cabbage by removing any brown leaves on the outer layers. Slice the center of the cabbage’s stem 2 inches deep. Using your thumbs and hands, pull the cabbage into two sections through the slit. Repeat for the remaining cabbage.

Soak the cabbage sections in salted water (8 cups water to 1 cup sea salt) for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove the

The complete GUIDE on how to make SUSHI

Tools   : Hangiri, Rolling Mat

Wooden rice bowl (or Hangiri)

A hangiri is a cypress wood barrel/tub used in the sushi rice prepration process. Its main function is to make the rice cool faster due to its unique shape, and moisture obsorption ability.
Hangiris are pretty expensive, and that is probably why most home sushi makers prefer using a cheaper plastic bowl alternative.
Basically, any non-metalic bowl is suitable enough for holding the rice while it cools, but nothing does it as well as Hangiri.

The sushi rolling mat (or Makisu)

The sushi rolling mat can be very useful, although, with some experience - you can do without it. The rolling mat is used to maintain even pressure from all sides of the sushi roll while rolling it.
When used to make an inside out roll, the mat needs to be wrapped in saran tape in order to keep the rice from sticking to the mat. This may also be applied while making a classic roll to make the mat easier to clean during the process.

How to pick a sushi rolling mat ?

There are two kinds of bamboo rolling mats on the market. First you have the cheap kind, where both sides of the mat are rounded. That's bad. The second kind, might cost you a buck more, and features the "top of the line" of western technology: one side is rounded and the other is flat. You will soon find out that a rolling mat with one side flat is a lot easier to use, and brings you much more impressive results.

Basic   : Sweet Potato, Avacado, Wasabi, Gari, Sushi Rice, Nori, Kombu

Why sweet potato?

Sweet potato works extremely well in sushi. It does so especially when used as topping for an inside-out roll. Its color is naturally vivid and thuscontributes much to the aesthetic effort.
Sweet potato can also be used for sushi roll filling, with or without tempura - it works very well, especially for veggie rolls as the main filling.
Since it is a hard root vegetable, the sweet potato requires some preparation in order to be used in a sushi dish. Below you can find some suggestions how to do so.

Using sweet potato for sushi topping

  1. Wash the sweet potato thoroughly, and remove the skin with a peeler.
  2. Use the peeler to slice thin slices of the sweet potato. Peel them as big as you can.
  3. Fry the slices for a few seconds in hot oil.
  4. After frying, let cool for a few minutes.
  5. Refrain from laying the fried slices on top of each other, it tends to cling.
  6. Once chilled, cover an uncut inside roll with fried sweet potato slices, and tighten with the bamboo mat.
  7. Cut the roll.

What is an avocado?

Avocado is one of the most common fruits used in sushi. It is cholesterol free, and blends perfectly with the look and feel of the sushi roll. Because of its natural "fatty" taste and feel, the avocado is an ideal substitute for the raw fish commonly used in sushi.
The best kind of avocado to use in sushi is, in our opinion, is the Hass avocado. You can recognize a Hass avocado by its pebbly dark green skin.

How to use Avocado in sushi

  • Cut the avocado in half.

  • Peel the skin, and remove the seed.

  • For sushi filling: cut the avocado into 1-2cm thin slices.

  • For sushi topping:
    1. Use a peeler to peel very thin slices of avocado.
    2. Place the peels on top of an inside-out sushi roll.
    3. Use the bamboo mat to press the peels firmly to the roll.

    What is sushi wasabi?

    Wasabi, also known as

    A Journey Through Junior MasterChef

    Junior MasterChef Australia is an Australian competitive cooking game show.
    It is a spin-off of MasterChef Australia, itself an adaptation of the British show MasterChef, and features contestants aged 8 to 13.
    The first season of the show began production in July 2010 and included 50 contestants.
    Over 5,000 children from around the nation auditioned for the series.

    From 5,500 young cooks who auditioned from around the country, 50 amazing young chefs made it through for a chance to become one of the Top 12 in Junior MasterChef Australia.

    With the challenges being as big as what their older counterparts faced; the competition level among these Junior MasterChefs is just as high as they face Pressure and Invention Tests plus Team Challenges – all for precious award points from the judges.

    After each challenge, the Top 12 contestants are awarded points for their plated piece. The best dish of the challenge will earn 6 points, second will get 4 points and third will get 2 points. Everyone else who plated up a dish will receive 1 point. Bonus points may be awarded at the judges' discretion.

    Like MasterChef Australia, the Junior contestants will be under the watchful eye of judges Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris, Matt Preston and newcomer to the table – Anna Gare. Under their guidance, the Junior MasterChefs will learn, grow and take their skills to the next level and maybe even become the very first Junior MasterChef Australia.

    With the ability to cook well beyond their years, these 'cheflings' are all winners. Excited about their futures, they reflect on the fun they've had at Junior MasterChef.

    The top two are

    Healthy Eating

    5 Quick Tips : Following the Healthy Eating Pyramid

    Based on the latest science, and unaffected by businesses and organizations with a stake in its messages, the Health Eating Pyramid is a simple, trustworthy guide to choosing a healthy diet. Its foundation is daily exercise and weight control, since these two related elements strongly influence your chances of staying healthy. 

    The Healthy Eating Pyramid builds from there, showing that you should eat more foods from the bottom part of the pyramid (vegetables, whole grains) and less from the top (red meat, refined grains, sugary drinks).

    1. Start with exercise.
    A healthy diet is built on a base of regular exercise, which keeps calories in balance and weight in check.

    2. Focus on food, not grams.
    The Healthy Eating Pyramid doesn’t worry about specific servings or grams of food, so neither should you. It’s a simple, general guide to how you should eat when you eat.

    3. Go with plants.
    Eating a plant-based diet is healthiest. Choose plenty of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and healthy fats, like olive and canola oil.

    4. Cut way back on American staples.
    Red meat, refined grains, potatoes, sugary drinks, and salty snacks are part of American culture, but they’re also really unhealthy. Go for a plant-based diet rich in non-starchy vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. And if you eat meat, fish and poultry are the best choices.

    5. Take a multivitamin, and maybe have a drink.
    Taking a multivitamin can be a good nutrition insurance policy. Moderate drinking for many people can have real health benefits, but it's not for everyone. Those who don’t drink shouldn’t feel that they need to start.

    Working Your Way to 5 A Day
    Make it a mission to start working to your five a day quota. Remember you don't have to

    Pineapple Express Eases Knee Pain

    Anti-inflammatory effects

    Aside from high levels of vitamin C, pineapples are a good source of calcium, potassium and fibre, as well as being low in fat and cholesterol. But what makes this tropical fruit truly unique? It contains an enzyme knownas bromelain, which aids digestion and causes the body to produce substances that fight pain, swelling and inflammation.

    Preliminary studies suggest bromelain extract may be especially effective in treating pain associated with knee osteoarthritis, and may be a possible alternative to non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs.

    New Designs on an Old-Timer

    Australian food growers have given the favorite summer staple an overhaul. Researchers in Queensland have developed a new pineapple variety - the Aus-Jubilee - that is sweeter and has double the vitamin C of other varieties. The new fruit also has good resistance to blackheart (internal browning). While current supply is limited, availability is expected to improve over the next two years, says Dr Garth Sanewski, senior horticulturalist at Agri-Science Queensland.
    Source from Readers Digest.

    Rice to the Occasion

    Wholegrain rice is rich in disease-fighting properties.

    Here's an easy way to sneak more nutrition into your meals. Recent studies have highlighted the virtues of whole grain brown rice, including one that suggests that rice bran can cut cholesterol and lower blood sugar. Rich in disease-fighting compounds and fibre, wholegrain rice is better for you than bread or pasta, says nutritionist Julie Upton.

    To work more rice into your diet:
    • Try the deep-colored varieties. Rich-scented brown basmati rice and chewy black wild rice (not actually a rice but a seed from a water-grass plant) have more protein and fibre than most white types-and more flavor, too.

    • Add it to your favorite recipes. Add 1 to 2 cups of cooked rice to each half kilo of mince in burgers, meatloaf or curries to slash calories and fat.To boost fibre, use brown rice in casseroles.

    • Quick-cook it. Don't let the 45-minute cooking time put you off brown rice. Try an "instant" version such as SunRice's microwavable type (2 1/2 minutes). It's also loaded with nutrients and fibre.

    Source from Readers Digest.

    Tokyo, JAPAN

    Hang on tight if you’re Tokyo-bound. With more than 32 million inhabitants creating the heartbeat of the city, it’s going to be an exhilarating holiday.

    When to go
    Most tourist feel March and April are the

    Get Your Sight Right

    Eyes are organs that detect light, and convert it to electro-chemical impulses in neurons. The simplest photoreceptors in conscious vision connect light to movement. In higher organisms the eye is a complex optical system which collects light from the surrounding environment; regulates its intensity through a diaphragm; focuses it through an adjustable assembly of lenses to form an image; converts this image into a set of electrical signals; and transmits these signals to the brain, through complex neural pathways that connect the eye, via the optic nerve, to the visual cortex and other areas of the brain. Eyes with resolving power have come in ten fundamentally different forms, and 96% of animal species possess a complex optical system. Image-resolving eyes are present in molluscs, chordates and arthropods.

    The simplest "eyes", such as those in microorganisms, do nothing but detect whether the surroundings are light or dark, which is sufficient for the entrainment of circadian rhythms. From more complex eyes, retinal photosensitive ganglion cells send signals along the retinohypothalamic tract to the suprachiasmatic nuclei to effect circadian adjustment.

    Many things affect eye health, from diet, to

    The Most Beautiful Places In The World

    We live in a world blessed with sights that are beautiful beyond words. Every human being probably dreams of visiting at least one of those places in their lifetime. Living in modern cities with high-rise buildings, we tend to miss out on what Mother Nature has to offer as well as some of the most incredible man-made structures built throughout the course of history.

    Look at the places and you will see beauty that fills the eye and warms the heart. It wouldn’t be appropriate or humanly possible to just pick a few places from the huge collection of amazing sights around the world and call them the “best.”

    They say that

    The Sweet Potato vs. The Yam

    It seems that most people get confused as to what is a sweet potato and what is a yam! In fact, in the United States, most people use both terminologies to refer to a sweet potato, when neither of these two vegetables is related!

    The sweet potato is found in tropical America and is a part of the Morning Glory family.
    The yam is a tuber (a bulb) of a tropical vine found in Central & South America, as well as the West Indies, Africa and Asia. Varieties There are mainly two varieties of sweet potato. The pale sweet potato has a very thin yellow skin with a bright yellow flesh. This variety is neither sweet nor moist, but more the texture of a white baking potato. The darker skinned sweet potato has a thicker orange skin with a sweet moist flesh.

    The true yam is not marketed or grown widely in the United States. Where it is marketed, is usually in Latin American markets. A yam can be as small as a potato and can grow as large as 7 feet and weigh over 120 pounds! The flesh can range in color from off-white to yellow to pink to purple! The skin color can be from off-white to a dark brown. 

    Season: Both the

    Say KimChi !!! ^^

    If you've ever walked by a group of Korean tourists getting their pictures taken, you've probably heard them yelling "kimchi!" as they stand in front of the camera. Although it may seem odd for foreigners that Korean people are yelling the name of a side dish when taking pictures, this is actually the same as saying "cheese!" in English.

    In Korea, kimchi is the most common side dish that you will find in almost every meal. This traditional Korean dish is made

    Healthy Spicy Food

    Chili peppers are actually fruit, not vegetables, and provide three times more vitamin C than oranges. The unique chili pepper heat comes from a component called capsaicin, which is concentrated in the white ribs and seeds inside. To lessen the pungency, the seeds can be discarded.
    Different types of chili pepper have different amounts of heat, with one of the hottest being the small, red and very slender “bird’s eye” variety. All chili peppers induce the body to sweat, and this cooling mechanism explains the popularity of chilies in hot climates.

    Interestingly, doctors sometimes recommend capsaicin to

    Health Benefits of Eating BERRIES

    If you have ever had the pleasure of picking berries right from a garden or gathering wild berries in the woods, you already know how wonderful fresh berries are. Most berries are naturally sweet and require little effort to prepare. Just rinse them under water and serve for a nutritious snack or dessert.

    One cup of strawberries contains over 100 mg of vitamin C, almost as much as a cup of orange juice. We need vitamin C for immune system function and for strong connective tissue. Strawberries also add a bit of calcium, magnesium, folate and potassium and only 53 calories.
    One cup of blueberries offers a smaller amount of vitamin C, minerals and phytochemicals for only 83 calories. The same amount of cranberries is similar, but with only 44 calories, 1 cup of raspberries offers vitamin C and potassium for 64 calories.
    You can choose other berries with similar nutrition, such as loganberries, currants, gooseberries, lingonberries and bilberries.

    More Than Pretty Colors

    The pigments that give berries their beautiful blue and red hues are also good for your health. Berries contain

    CUCUMBERS Benefits for Great Skin and Eyes

    Cucumber is a very edible fruit which comes from the cucumber plant cucumis sativus, which is part of the gourd family. It is being used for different purpose as it can be eaten raw or cooked. With so many health benefits it becomes one of the most important parts of food diet as well as skin diet.
    * * *
    Your skin has many other purposes other than being beautiful and serving as an eye candy for everyone. It protects our internal organs from any of the

    Women Reunited with Family, Stolen As a Baby In 1987

    More than two decades ago, a newborn sick with fever was snatched from a New York City hospital, her frantic mother returning to the emergency room to find an empty crib. On Wednesday, police said the baby — now a woman — has been found.


    Carlina White was just 19 days old when she disappeared from Harlem Hospital on Aug. 4, 1987. Police searched for her kidnappers but never found enough evidence to charge any suspects. Her mother, Joy White, always had a feeling that her baby was alive, her family said.

    On Jan. 4, a woman known as Nejdra Nance, who was raised in Bridgeport, Conn., and now lives in Atlanta, contacted White, sending along baby photos that looked nearly identical to shots of Carlina posted on a missing children's website. Nance told White she thought she may be her daughter.
    "She said she just had a feeling, she felt

    Korean Wave a BIG Hit in Malaysia

    The South Korean popular culture known as “Korean wave” has been a big hit in Malaysia as well as around the world thanks to the growing success of South Korean dramas, movies and pop songs.

    The Korean wave or Korea fever refers to the significantly increased popularity of South Korean culture around the world.The Korean wave started with popular Korean drama winter sonata when TV3 bought the right to show it on Malaysian TV.
    While popular throughout Asia, the Korean wave's
    influence is most visible in China, Japan and Southeast Asia, spreading to India, Pakistan, the Middle East, and Central Asia.

    The Korean wave is also expanding beyond

    DON'T always SLEEP LATE

    Good rest and sound sleep is very important... if u don't sleep well, 
    The toxins in your body will accumulate... Affecting your health and your mood...
    So Take note...don't always sleep late!!!!!!!

    The main causes of liver damage are: 

    1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are the main cause..
    2. Not urinating in the morning.
    3. Too much eating.
    4. Skipping breakfast.
    5. Consuming too much medication.
    6. Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food coloring, and artificial sweetener.
    7. Consuming unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking oil use when frying, which includes even the best Cooking oils like olive oil.
    Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit.
    8. Consuming overly done foods also add to the burden of liver. Veggies should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts. 
    Fried Veggies should be finished in one sitting, do not store.

    We have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits is very important for our body to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals.


    CHARICE a rising STAR

    Charice Pempengco is a young Philippines singer, internet sensation, and a global star in making. The starlet released her first English album in May 2010 with the backing of legendary Canadian music 
    producer David Foster. 
    A young SINGER was BORN!!!

    Charice’s Profile
    Full name: Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco
    Nickname: Ming
    DOB: May 10, 1992
    Birth place: San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines
    Profession: Singer

    Charice’s Biography
    Charice Pempengco, or simply Charice, started singing at the age of four. She took part in ~80 competitions since age seven before making her breakthrough in 2005 (she was
    Filipina singer Charice Pempengco picture13) when she finished third on Little Big Star, an Idol like talent show in the Philippines.
    Charice’s performances were uploaded online by her avid fan in 2007 and received millions of hits, which led to her appearance on Korean variety show
    Star King where she wowed the audiences with her powerful performances.


    MALAYSIA Festivals

    Culture & Society - Festival & Celebration

    Malaysia has a number of festivals and celebrations, some of which are celebrated as public holidays, either nationwide or specific to a few states. Most of these festivals are either religious or cultural in origin, and are swathed in traditions and rituals. However,


    The latest, most popular place to visit in Northeastern Seoul ─ Dream Forest ─ is offering exciting winter activities to dispel the winter chills, Seoul City announced.

    An outdoor snow mound for activities and a sled-riding ice rink can be found at the Ball Plaza housed within the Culture Plaza of the Dream Forest. They are open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. until Feb. 13.

    The outdoor activity area located at the Ball Plaza occupies a combined area of 1,900 square meters. The snow mound alone measures 800 square meters and the sled-riding ice rink 900 square meters. The sites can hold up to 600 people. They are also equipped with a resting area, a public locker room, and other public facilities.

    Another exciting program available is the

    WARM Drink vs Heart ATTACK

    Heart Attacks and Drinking Warm Water

    This is a very good article. Not only about the warm water after your meal, but about Heart Attacks.
    The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals, not cold water, maybe it is time that we adopt their drinking habit while eating.

    For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this 'sludge; reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon,

    SEOUL Plaza SkAtInG RiNk

    SEOUL PLAZA to open Skating Rink
    The Seoul Plaza will again serve as the main outdoor skating rink this winter, creating a warm festive ambiance in the heart of the city as of Dec. 17, Seoul City said.

    The location of the skating rink offers the advantages of the Seoul Plaza’s logistics, as it is located right in front of City Hall. Its proximity to subway Lines No. 1 and 2 offers travel convenience, while its spaciousness allows the city to provide optimum ice-rink conditions. The opening event will take place Dec. 17 at 5 p.m., and the Seoul Plaza rink will be open until Feb. 13.

    The entrance fee, which is 1,000 won, will cover skate-rental costs. Skating lessons for each level will cost 10,000 won. Seoul City said

    All CRAZY about NUTS

    Nuts can be a healthy food. Just be careful of their salt (sodium) and calories!

    A handful of nuts a day (about 1/4 cup) promote health, can improve glycemic control, lower your risk of heart disease and help prevent a heart attack. The Nurses Health Study showed that those who ate 5oz nuts (about size of airline packet of nuts) had 1/3 fewer heart attacks than those who rarely or never ate nuts.

    Nuts do not have cholesterol but they do have fat. You can count on 160 – 200 calories per one ounce of nuts.

    The good news is most nuts in moderation are health promoting. Nuts contain monounsaturated (as in olive oil) or polyunsaturated fats (as in flaxseed) and much better for your heart, arteries and immune system than the fat in beef, pork and dairy products. Nuts are rich in protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals.

    Can YoU stop at 1 BITE of ChOcOlAtE?

    Is chocolate good for you. Is this true?

    Box of chocolates 
    Chocolate is rich in plant polyphenols, and especially in a subclass of polyphenols called flavonoids. These substances are also found in other foods such as bran, apples, pears, red wine, grapefruit, and strawberries, but in Western countries cocoa products contribute a large proportion of polyphenol intake. These substances have been reported to improve vascular function, dilate blood vessels, and reduce the likelihood of clots forming where we really don't want them, such as in the arteries


    A professor at CCNY for a physiological psych class told his class about bananas.  He said the expression 'going bananas' is from the effects of bananas on the brain.  Read on: 

    Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!! 
    This is interesting. 
    After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.
    Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. 

    Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. 

    But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to

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