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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.
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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.

Because….

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.

Again,

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,

A Fun WINTER at DREAM FOREST

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

BANANAS for REAL

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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