Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Something Just Like This [Coldplay+Chainsmokers]

There is a new song of the moment for your truly right now and it goes something just like this... Yeah! Precisely! I want Something Just Like This by Chainsmokers & Coldplay to be played on my stereo every single morning when I drive my son to school and on my way to my office. Ha :D In fact Jordan loves this song so much that he wanted to listen to this song on youtube thrice en route to his school. Guess he also wants "something just like this" huh.

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First thing first, to be fair to Coldplay, the lead singer for the song Something Just Like This is in fact Chris Martin. So the American DJ Duo-The Chainsmokers are the geniuses behind the whole tune. Written in the key of B minor, I must admit that both of them have arranged this song into a perfect piece of melody. So much so that my son is currently hooked to this song. Apart from that the Lyrics Video was also very thoughtfully created. Jordan boy was very elated to see Superman lifts off to the sky. Ha :D

A few snippets of the lyrics video that actually got Jordan boy super excited!
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Yupe! He told me that he is this Superman. Ha :D

Something Just Like This Lyrics

I've been reading books of old
The legends and the myths
Achilles and his gold
Hercules and his gifts
Spiderman's control
And Batman with his fists
And clearly I don't see myself upon that list

But she said, where d'you wanna go?
How much you wanna risk?
I'm not looking for somebody
With some superhuman gifts
Some superhero
Some fairytale bliss
Just something I can turn to
Somebody I can kiss

I want something just like this
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Oh, I want something just like this
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo

Oh, I want something just like this
I want something just like this

I've been reading books of old
The legends and the myths
The testaments they told
The moon and its eclipse
And Superman unrolls
A suit before he lifts
But I'm not the kind of person that it fits

She said, where d'you wanna go?
How much you wanna risk?
I'm not looking for somebody
With some superhuman gifts
Some superhero
Some fairytale bliss
Just something I can turn to
Somebody I can miss

I want something just like this
I want something just like this

Oh, I want something just like this
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Oh, I want something just like this
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo

Where d'you wanna go?
How much you wanna risk?
I'm not looking for somebody
With some superhuman gifts
Some superhero
Some fairytale bliss
Just something I can turn to
Somebody I can kiss
I want something just like this

Oh, I want something just like this
Oh, I want something just like this
Oh, I want something just like this
Oh, I want something just like this

All in all, I really enjoy this song a lot. You will feel like you are young again while grooving to the rhythm of this song; You will feel like a little kid again who believes in Spiderman, Batman and Superman. Aww...Something Just Like This is really one feel-good song to lift you up when you are stuck in the jam. It is the perfect karaoke song to beat traffic boredom. :)

Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo

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How about you? :)

Monday, March 27, 2017

Jordan & Jasmine First Art Class

Both Jordan and Jasmine are quite grown up right now as the former is 7 years old while the latter is turning 6 this year. Yesterday both of them had their very first official, full-fledged art class. I told them that we were going to learn how to draw a house. They were elated to learn that they were going to learn how to draw and colour from their art teacher for the day-me. Ha :D

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First, you need to draw the roof which is supposed to be a triangle. :D

Surprisingly both were very eager right off the bat. Properly seated with graphite in their tiny hands, Jordan and Jasmine were listening attentively to me while I showed off how they could draw a beautiful home. A~hem. I started by drawing the roof on the whiteboard. It was a triangle. So step-by-step, I guided both my excited kids to draw. After that it was the rectangular "walls", door, windows so on and so forth. :)

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Ok. You guys must pay attention in class. :p

After around 40 minutes, we had finally done sketching our beautiful home together with an enormous tree, flowers and of course the 5 most important people who make a house a home. They did need to follow to my instructions strictly when it came to certain drawings like the roof and the door, but I did give them more freedom while doodling other "beings" like the inhabitants, billowing smoke, flowers, just to name a few. Ha :D

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This was what they were supposed to draw.

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OK. Not bad at all huh both of you. LOL :D

Then it was time to breathe life into our home, the tree, flowers and the people who live it in of course; It was the time to colour our drawings. Hmm...I honestly reckon this was the tough part. Yours truly me guided them on how to blend colours together so that their drawings can look better and I think they have nailed it. Almost. Ha :D They were taught about which part to be shaded with darker colours etc. I was impressed that they could actually follow what I was babbling about.

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Now let's colour our home. :)

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All in all we spent 3 hours together trying to apply all the finishing touches to get our drawings done. Both Jordan and Jasmine did well to sit still to draw and colour, let alone completing their colouring. I am really happy and proud to see them enjoying themselves in their art class. Ha :D They told me that they want to draw and colour again the following week. Let's see then. :p

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The results of our very first official art class. :D

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Digi INFINITE Postpaid With Unlimited Calls+Internet

Competition is real and Digi is finally rolling out not just any unlimited postpaid plans but one which promises Infinity for all Digi subscribers. Enter Digi INFINITE Postpaid plans tailor-made for those who demand for never-ending Internet connectivity and bandwidth. Starting from only RM80, these brand new INFINITE postpaid plans from Digi will lavish you with UNLIMITED Internet Data and UNLIMITED calls to ALL networks. Dayum!

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DiGi INFINITE Postpaid Plans!

For starters, you can subscribe to Digi Postpaid 80 Infinite which looks more like a mockery of Webe's Unlimited Postpaid Plan. Just for RM80 per month, you will get unlimited calls and unlimited Internet that's capped at 5Mbps. I thought this is rather unfortunate. Digi should not have shortchanged any of its subscribers to this speed limitation. If you are thinking about tethering, Digi will be charging RM10 for a Hotspot pass with a quota of 5GB per month. BUT...if you are the first 10,000 subscribers to this new Digi Infinite plan, you will be getting 12-months tethering for FREE. Sounds great. :)

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On top of that, you'll be getting 300 SMS to all networks and you will also be provided with overseas roaming of 5GB data + 60 minutes of call in 8 countries for only RM10 monthly. As mentioned earlier, with this Digi Postpaid 80 Infinite, you will be getting unlimited domestic mobile and fixed line numbers excluding video calls, or special numbers such as toll-free 1-300/1-800 and 121 numbers. Blimey. :p

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Now here comes the real INFINITE plan from Digi. Behold the Digi Postpaid 150 INFINITE plan which will give you full throttle speed with UNLIMITED TETHERING! Meaning you will be getting unlimited calls and unlimited Internet at full 4G speed which enables you to tether to any devices without any additional cost at all. BAM! You will also be getting 1,000 SMS to all networks (that you won't be using) and FREE 5GB data + 60 minutes of FREE CALLS on roaming in 8 countries. Damn! This sounds very, very tempting.

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Hopefully this "INFINITY WAR" will benefit us. :D

Do note that these amazing plans are exclusively available on Digi's Online Store and it will not come with any device bundles. However you need to be fast or this plan will be gone on 24th June 2017 (I doubt). So are you willing to fork out RM150 for INFINITE Internet which can be used for tethering? For more information, go to Digi Postpaid Infinite. Now...I have a feeling that an Infinity War is about to erupt among our Telcos in Malaysia! *Popcorn*

Happy Birthday Ah Gong [PICS]

It is that time of the year again for Ah Gong to relish the precious moments he will be sharing with his grandchildren-birthday. We traveled back to our second home just to celebrate this important day with my father-in-law. In fact, both Jordan and Jasmine were looking forward to celebrating their grandpa's birthday. So much so that they actually talked about it days (or even weeks) before our departure. I guess they missed their Ah Gong a lot. :)

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Jordan boy's face when he is hungry... :p

And what is the most important event when we celebrate a birthday? Makan of course! After our 7 hours journey from South to North, we were anticipating for a scrumptious reunion dinner that night. True enough we headed to our favourite foodie hangout at Pokok Assam called Kedai Makanan Hong Yun. This special al fresco eatery is situated just next to a temple, so you can easily locate it if you are in the area. :)

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It's time to dig in! :D

By the time we arrived at our destination, the restaurant was already brimming with hungry patrons, eagerly waiting for their platters to be served. We hurriedly bolted to an empty table and placed our orders. Otherwise...we might need to wait for a very long time before we could sample our dinner. Ha :D Then again it should be alright, as the service in this restaurant is excellently swift.

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Awwww.....Marmite Chicken!

After around 10 minutes, dinner was served...let's dig in of course. No dinner with my father-in-law is complete without fish. We had crispy stir-fried fish with soya sauce. Wifey ordered my favourite Marmite Chicken which was ouh-so-heavenly! I believe all of us enjoyed this dish and it blends really, really well with rice. Yum! Yum! We also had claypot mixed-vegetables with mushrooms which I thought was equally delectable especially the savoury, smooth broth. And in order to have a balanced meal, we had to order vegetables right? :p

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No dinner is complete without chilly and garlic. :)

All in all, the dinner was really satisfying. I always enjoy dining in Taiping as the Chinese food in this City of Rain is really, really luscious. My father-in-law was of course very delighted to enjoy his special birthday dinner with us as well especially his two daughters and two naughty grandkids. LOL :D Nothing beats eating your favourite food with your beloved ones right? After our heavy dinner, we went for a stroll to help us with our digestion. :)

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Grandpa holding his two dearest gifts. :D

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Happy Birthday Ah Gong

Friday, March 24, 2017

Top 10 Benefits of Coconut Water

I am pretty sure a lot of us have had a sip or two of coconut water in our life right? Coconuts are well known for their diverse uses ranging from health to hair care. Yupe! These "skulls" are quite potent for our every day needs or even more. I personally love the delectable taste of coconut water and the creamy flesh which never fails to excites my taste buds. So the following are the top 10 health benefits of coconut water. :)

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Coconut water~yum~yum

Those who are on diet and want to shed those extra few pounds while indulging in something that can really quench your thirst? Look no further. Coconut water is extremely low in calories and 99% fat-free. There is only like 46 calories in a serving of coconut water. In other words, regular intake of this savoury coconut water aids in shedding those unwanted kilos by increasing our metabolism.

They say beauty is skin deep and that is what coconut water can do for you. Coconut water acts as a light moisturizer which reduces excessive oil on the skin. It can be added directly to a bath or being mixed with liquid shower gel or cream. Moreover  coconut water has been proven to be good for smoothing the skin as well. On top of that, this fountain of youth-coconut water, can also treat acne and blackheads.

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Wanna look more stunning? Drink coconut water then. Ha :D

Some researches have highlighted that coconut water can help reduce high blood pressure thanks to the high amount of potassium found in it. Hence, regular intake of coconut water can help in regulating blood pressure. More astonishingly, some recent studies have discovered that coconut water can actually help to elevate HDL (Good) cholesterol, which allows it to be an excellent natural treatment to maintain good cardiovascular health.

Coconut water also serves as natural remedy for pregnant mothers who are suffering from acidity, constipation and heartburn problems. Not only that, coconut water can also help to boost the level of amniotic fluid, which keeps the baby healthy and fit. So it is not surprising at all that coconut water is highly recommended for pregnant mothers.

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The drink that makes you healthy.

If you are looking for natural supplements to strengthen your immune system, your search is over. Coconut water contains Lauric acid which has antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial and antiprotozoal properties. Dang! So coconut water can really help to fortify our body's immune system against a myriad of viruses and sickness.

Coconut water which is a natural diuretic also aids in the prevention of urinary tract infections (UTI). Apart from that, some studies have also indicated that regular intake of coconut water can also help to alleviate kidney stones problem.

By drinking coconut water, you also stand to benefit from better blood circulation. Being a good source of fibre, Vitamin C and protein, coconut water can help to improve our blood circulation and heart rate. So if you wanna have a "hearthy heart", start drinking coconut water.

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Coconut water-the perfect thirst quencher.

Coconut water is packed with pure hydration power that we need as it contains all the 5 electrolytes that our body needs-potassium, magnesium, chloride, calcium and sodium. Altogether, coconut water can play a vital role to keep our body hydrated  during our physical activities. In fact...here's something surprising: Apparently in 2000, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) have fought for a patent to promote coconut water as a potent sports drink.

If you are always bugged by indigestion problem, then you might wanna try to drink coconut water. A lot of bioactive enzymes such as acid phosphatase, catalase, dehydrogenase, diastase, peroxidase and RNA polymerases are found in coconut water. These enzymes can help to overcome digestion and metabolism problems and it has been shown to be very effective in dealing with abdominal discomfort when consumed regularly.

Instead of gulping down those unnatural energy booster drinks like Red Bull, why not treat yourself to a satisfying coconut drink that will increase your energy level? The Lauric Acid in coconut water will stimulate the production of thyroid hormones, which increases your metabolism and in turn boost your energy level! POWER UP!

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There you go folks, the top ten health benefits of coconut water. It is undeniable that coconut water can be very beneficial to all of us, especially those who want to have a healthier body. Besides, those who lead an active lifestyle can also turn to coconut water as natural replenishment. :) Ok~it's time to get coconuts!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Clever Ways to Save when You Travel

Ah, travel. The salve to many a first world problem. As much as we love the idea of packing our bags and disappearing on a one-way ticket to some exotic island when the hustle of our daily routine gets too intense, the pursuit of adventure does not always come cheap.

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But lucky for us, there are plenty of ways to cut costs and travel on the cheap whilst still making the most of your getaway. The best thing about this is that is leaves you with a bit more spending money to enjoy once you actually get to your destination.

Here are some handy tips on how to slash prices on flights, hotels and beyond.

Don’t rule out indirect flights
The rule of thumb for the budget traveller is to always book your tickets during off-peak seasons. Now with that in mind, here are two other ways for you to cut your costs even further. If you have time that you can afford to spare, consider booking a flight with a stopover. There are plenty of sites that will allow you to search for indirect routes and these tend to be way cheaper than direct flight options. Alternatively, if you plan on visiting popular cities on the map, look for flights that land in less-popular neighbouring locations that are close to your final destination as they tend to be way more affordable. Find out about the country’s public transport system and hop on a bus or train to your intended destination. It might take a little more time but it’ll definitely cheaper.

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Use deals and savings websites
Now you’ve probably already heard of these but they’re extremely useful for scouring the internet for deals and promotions on airline tickets, tours, hotels and the list goes on. Saleduck for example, aggregates deals from popular local and international travel sites such as Agoda, Air Asia Go and Expedia. What this means is that you’ll get access to a plethora of ongoing savings and deals from a bunch of different travel sites within a single platform. Not only does this save you on time but you’ll also get the chance to stumble upon bargains that you wouldn’t have known about in the first place.

Book a private room in a hostel instead of a hotel
Unless you’re cool with a shared dorm then do that instead. But if you value your privacy and a little bit of luxury ( hello, ensuite bathroom) opt for a private room in a hostel instead of spending those extra few bucks on a hotel room. With so many hostels going the boutique route and offering souped up private suites at a fraction of the price of hotels, you’ll get plenty of comfort whilst still being kind to your pocket.

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Save on currency exchange
Withdrawing money in a foreign country can cost you A LOT in added charges. Which is why we prefer withdrawing larger sums of money at home. You can always change it back to your local currency if don’t spend it all while you’re away. Just be extra cautious and remember to not store all your money in the same place. If possible, convert some of the cash into travellers cheques as an added security measure. 


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