Angpow Story - Wendy's

~ Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 11:04 AM ~

I have been sharing some of my favorite angpow pieces on an angpow collectors group in Facebook and some members have been telling me to continue sharing my memorable stories and so I thought, why not write it down, that way, our kiddos can read about it when they grow up next time, eh?

For those of you who are not familiar or never heard of the words 'Angpow' (also known as 'ang pau', 'ang pao', 'angpau'), here is a quick definition:

Angpow = Red Packet (filled with cash inside) given during festivals

So for today's angpow story, it comes from this piece of lovely angpow:

Angpow Story

When I was pregnant with my first child, I had cravings for fast food and during that time, Wendy's first opened an outlet at Jaya One and hubby brought me there to try out the new restaurant. I ordered the chicken burger and fell in love with the meal! I had it so many times, averaging about 3 times a week, and ALWAYS ordering the same meal EVERYTIME. Hubby got so jelak but went along to accompany me hahaha...

As the months go by, we noticed the burgers are getting smaller, the condiments shrinking, the price increasing... so we changed to McDonalds, Carls Jnr and even Burger King. Anything to satisfy my fast food craving.

Until today I do miss eating Wendy's burger set but decided not to whenever I think of the price and portion wise.

Luckily first child is not a girl, else I think will be named as Wendy lol!!!


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Cycling To Stay Fit And Healthy

~ Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 1:06 PM ~

We need to be physically active to remain fit and healthy to enjoy a good quality life. One of the many activities to stay fit and healthy is cycling. Outdoor cycling especially in the countryside, parks, or beaches can be fun and interesting where you can enjoy the nature around you and breathe in the fresh, clean air.

Cycling regularly is a great way to protect yourself from many serious health problems such as heart diseases, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol level, etc. This low impact cycling is a healthy and enjoyable exercise for people of all ages. Cycling is fun, cheap and a great exercise to be enjoyed as a family and a great bonding for strong, healthy relationship.

Cycling does not require much physical skill. All you need to do is know how to balance and ride a bicycle. Pedalling uses most of your major muscle groups and is good for building up strength and stamina. You may start off with short distance rides and as you progress, you will be able to enjoy longer distances with uphill and downhill cruise included.

If you are staying near the beach, all you need is a beach cruiser bike with gears. You can check out the women’s beach cruiser with gears if you are looking for a women’s bike. These bikes come in different speeds. If you are a new beginner to biking, you will need to get some basic gadgets before you start your biking rides.

1.    A helmet to protect your head while riding. Choose a helmet that fits properly and comfortably.
2.    Proper cycling apparel to prepare for all weather such as waterproof jacket and pants if you live in an area that often rains. Those who intend to cycle in the night, it is very important that you buy cycling apparel with reflector.
3.    Get a good bike lock to keep your bike safe. Buy a good quality and durable bike lock, avoid going for cheap locks. You wouldn’t want to risk losing your bike after having purchased one of the expensive men’s cruiser bike.
4.    To enjoy safe riding on your bike, make sure to wear cycling shoes with good grip soles that are also good for walking.
5.    When you are out cycling, there is always a chance of a puncture in the tire. Always have a tire repair kit and pump with you.

With all the proper gadgets, you are now ready to enjoy a wonderful and fun cycling outing with your family or friends.

Ten Beauty Tips That Will Leave You Looking Alert And Refreshed

~ Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 9:45 AM ~

One of the unfortunate realities of life is that you can't always get a good night's sleep. Whether you stayed out too late with friends or you simply couldn't fall asleep, the last thing that you want is to have to walk around looking exhausted and worn out. The good news is, there are plenty of ways that you can give yourself a more refreshed appearance without having to spend a ton of time getting ready in the morning. Here are ten tips that you can use to look alert and refreshed no matter how tired you are:


1. Splash some cold water on your face. This tried-and-true technique works every time. The cold temperature of the water helps constrict the blood vessels in your face. This can tighten your skin and eliminate puffiness, instantly helping you look more alert.

2. Address puffiness in the eye area. Puffy eyes are a dead giveaway that you didn't get enough sleep. You can counteract the problem by placing a spoon in the refrigerator for a few minutes. Then, put the back of the spoon on your eye area for a little while. The cold temperature will help eliminate the puffiness, leaving you looking more refreshed.

3. Moisturize your skin. Dry skin can look dull and lifeless. Adding a good moisturizer after you wash your face can plump up the surface of the skin, making it look much healthier while at the same time reducing the look of wrinkles.

4. Give your skin a milk bath. Although it may sound strange, one excellent way to refresh your skin is to soak a washcloth in a bowl full of ice cubes and milk. Ring out any excess moisture and then lay the washcloth over the surface of your skin for 5 to 10 minutes. This simple trick can make a real difference in your appearance.

5. Brighten your face with white eyeshadow. When you don't get enough sleep, the area around your eyes can look dark and lifeless. You can brighten up this area by applying a small amount of white, shimmery eyeshadow to the inner corners of your eyes.
 
6. Hide dark circles. Invest in a high-quality concealer that you can use to camouflage any dark circles that show up under your eye area after not getting enough sleep. This page from Dore Aesthetics is also worth reading.

7. Use an eyelash curler. Although it wouldn't seem like it would make much of a difference, curling your eyelashes can have a dramatic impact on how alert and awake you look. When your eyelashes curve upward, it makes your eyes look more open and awake. Be sure to apply a coat or two of mascara to further enhance the effect.

8. Give your face some color with blush. When you are tired, your skin can look flat and lifeless. You can give it a little bit more color by applying a small amount of blush to the centers of your cheeks. Choose a shade that complements your skin tone and apply it lightly so that it blends naturally with your skin.

9. Use lipstick to brighten up your face. A simple coat of lipstick can instantly make you look more pulled together. Best of all, when you wear a bright lipstick shade, it can draw attention away from your tired eyes, making people less likely to notice that you look exhausted.

10. Use a refreshing facial spray periodically throughout the day. There are many facial mists or sprays on the market that are designed to reinvigorate the skin and to help your makeup last longer. Keep one of these sprays with you throughout the day and apply it periodically to instantly give your skin a boost.