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My poster and closing dinner at the Government House
Yay, my Bangkok photos are finally ready! Took me almost a week to seive through them, then upload and caption them. Phew..a lot of work..and a lot of photos, for just a week there, and only 3 days of sightseeing. Well, can't expect no less from the photo princess and her sidekick who has a new cam. Haha.
This trip was much better than the last one (in 2005?) for several reasons:
1. I got to fly on SQ..god bless NUS lol.
2. The conference was actually good. Didn't doze off like I expected I would.
3. There was much less shopping, much more sightseeing, which is what I like on a trip.
4. Got to know my prof (and his wife) better...even went shopping with him, where he taught/motivated me how to bargain. I term it "life skills" haha.
5. Shopping was fun! Saw the shopping side of Flo like never before...till we had to buy 2 extra bags for out loot :P
6. I didn't get bronchitis at the end of the trip. Big relieve! Except for a lil tummy upset and chapped lips, I was fine..yay.
And some things I learnt from this trip:
1) Latest way of note taking is snapping photos of the powerpoint slides on the big screen...was getting annoyed with some ppl doing that (very distracting..duh)..then I realised my own prof does that. Gah.
2) The Thais bow a lot - it's not just a Jap thing. Ha. Everytime the Princess entered the room, everyone had to stand, and everytime someone wanted to leave (even if they were sitting behind the princess), they'd bow before making their way out.
3) Princesses can do what they want - she left before a speaker was finished, making everyone stand and disrupt the speaker in mid-sentence. I think he looked pissed..haha.
4) Many young Muslims (more visibly the hijab clad ladies) doing research - very refreshing compared to the news we always hear about how violent Southern Thai Muslims are. =)
5) The Thais have a lucky colour for everyday of the week! It first started of when we noticed a LOT of people wearing red on Sun at the airport, then yellow on Mon. We were trying to take note of all the days..but ended up not being able to follow through. So according to our tour guide, the scheme is:
I want Saturday to be my day! Haha.
Question # 1: Feeling sluggish? Which vegetable should you eat?
Your Answer: Brussel Sprouts
Brussels sprouts contain a special type of sulfur that has proven effective in fighting cancer, but if you’re looking for energy, the avocado is the way to go. Avocado is rich in monosaturated fat, which is easily burnt off as energy. You can also find the natural energy boost in olive and peanut oils. Avocado, a popular food in ancient South and Central America, promotes cardiovascular health as well.
Question # 2: Which vegetable contains as much calcium as a glass of milk?
Your Answer: Broccoli
Not only does broccoli offer as much calcium as whole milk, but the body absorbs it faster. Collared greens, kale, and spinach, are osteoporosis’ worst enemies as well. Broccoli, high in vitamins A and C, is considered a super food. This distinction means that it has the ability to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease, and make you happier.
Question # 3: Which herb helps fight against cancer?
Your Answer: Cumin
Cumin seeds help digestion and provide an energy boost but if you’re looking for help in the battle against cancer choose fennel. Carrots, onions, and peas stand next to fennel as cancer fighters as well. An integral herb in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine fennel also contains high levels of antioxidants and vitamin C, strengthening the immune system.
Question # 4: Feeling blue? What vegetable should you choose?
Your Answer: Mustard Greens
Mustard greens prove effective in treating depression. Other natural Prozac alternatives include pumpkin, turnip greens, and kale. Mustard greens, a part of cuisine from China to South America, additionally helps fight asthma and keeps lungs healthy.
Question # 5: Spring cleaning? Which veggie is right for you?
Your Answer: Alfalfa
Alfalfa has been shown to effectively treat stomach disorders, but onions are the best choice for detoxifying your body. Parsley, sweet potatoes, and chard are all chock full of the stinky substance. Used since the sixth century as medicine, onions offer gastrointestinal benefits and lower blood sugar
Question # 6: Noticing some extra wrinkles? What vegetable do you need?
Your Answer: Bok Choy
Bok Choy provides an excellent source of Vitamin A and C, Beta-Carotene, dietary fiber, and calcium but pumpkin is your best bet for looking young. Pumpkin, a good source of fiber, iron, and folate, contains high levels of beta carotene, a chemical shown to slow the aging process. Pumpkin is one of the super foods, high in vitamins A and C, is considered a super food. This distinction means that it has the ability to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease, and make you happier. In addition, pumpkin seeds work to lower cholesterol and promote prostate health. Sweet potatoes, winter squash, carrots, and broccoli all contain high levels of beta carotene as well.
Question # 7: Interested in preventing disease? Which vegetable lowers your chance of contracting colon and breast cancer?
Your Answer: Cauliflower
Cauliflower, an excellent source of Vitamin C, also contains sulphorophane, which has been shown to help prevent both colon and breast cancer. Sulphorophane is also found in broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and turnips.
Conclusion: I might not have the best of vegetable intelligence, but I'll keep this list in mind when I go on my healthy eating regime.
Had a great workout this morning at Ngee Ann City for Amore's Women's Day Out. I thought I'd have to lug myself out of bed but surprisingly I sprang out of bed at 8.30 and headed there dressed in pink. Nope, I didn't wanna wear the tank top they gave...but at least I was in the pink theme.
The workout started out with cardiotoning exercising then kickboxing. The kickboxing was cool - I finally got to try it yay! (never did go for any at cali fitness heh). The second half was belly dancing. They provided shawls for us to tie around our waist..complete with jingles..and boy, did I feel sexy. Lol. It's pretty tough especially when u aren't used to gyrating ur hips - left right wooooooo. haha. Have to thank GH for asking me to go along with her.
Was an exciting morning mass exercising, and the goodie bag was yummy-licious too (**shamefully admits that that's the MAJOR reason I went for the event tsk tsk**). From HL milk to Anlene yoghurt and Yakult collagen, oh and the plenty of mineral water they supplied to keep us hydrated. There's loads of stuff like liquid laundry detergent, a skipping rope which has a counter, a squishy dumbbell, darlie toothpaste, travel tissue, panty liners, sample pads, SHAPE mag, contact lens case (which I have absolutely no use for..), silkpro shampoo and face peel...hmm..now I feel like I'm advertising for them lol. Along with those, there's plenty of vouchers for makeovers, OTO machines (anyone needs??), MPH, wallet shop, amore fitness and spa...well..the list goes on. And since I'm a voucher gal, I'm happy! Yay!
Did I add I love the gym bag the most?? Hehe
the huge turnout
partners in fitness
belly dancer wannabe
rain rain go away, (not so) little princess wants to play
Been wanting to try the Luge for some time now. Finally did it the weekend of my b'day. Wee! It was fun! Had to coax flo to come with me cos she's terrified of heights (the ski lift didn't look very secure and that didn't help much). She managed to enjoy the ride up tho. And the "drive" down was funnnnnnn. lol. In a way I was glad it was drizzling - not many ppl in the queue. Next time, I'll buy the multiple rides pass. Heh.
After that we did a bit of cycling, till the rain got a bit too heavy. Flo gave me the impression all this while that she'd never rode a bicycle before, but she was zooming ahead of me before I could even get on my bike. lol. Liar liar pants on fire! We got some shelter at a bench, under our umbrella, with our picnic mat laid on the seat. Too bad no picnic; maybe next time when the weather's better. =)
When I was younger (or maybe when all of us were), I looked forward to bdays cos of the prezzies...the more the merrier. Better to have numerous small ones than one big one. Bring 'em on! Lol. Now it's more the company that I treasure - who I'm gonna spend my special day with, what we're gonna do together, the meaningful (and fun!) conversations we're gonna have.
Hey what does this say? I've matured (read: not old). Hehe =)
More like my cake..mocha cream cake from Crystal Jade. Nice! (Also my first triangle cake haha)
All smiles b'day girl
P.S. Does anyone know who my secret admirer is? Ask me for details heh. Or are u the one?