My Unforgettable Travel Experience

1. My first trip was to China with my whole family. It was on summer, and the sun never failed to shine. Can you imagine climb the Great Wall at 1 pm?

2. The first time ever I encountered snow was on the way to Mount Fuji, Japan. I amazed how the snowflakes shape exactly six sided of hexagonal and symmetrical.

3. Enjoyed hanami at Tokyo! Cherry blossom in Japan is really beautiful! The people around there make it more perfect. They gathered with their friends or family under the tree, had bento together, and lay down on picnic sheet.

4. Visited Vatican. Although I’m not a religious person, I’ve seen this place every Christmas on television since I was a kid and I stepped my foot on it!

5. Diving and snorkeling at Bali. I took the benefit from the fact I can’t swim! The guide said it much easier because diving techniques is opposite of swimming.

6. Had a great city view at Eiffel, Shanghai tower, Tokyo Tower, & Taipei 101.

7. Took high speed rail at Japan, China & Korea.

8. Tried out skiing at Korea.

9. Spent 4 days in a row at night markets in Taipei just to bought random snack.

10. Fireworks at Marina Bay Singapore on New Year’s Eve

11. Had dune bashing & rode a camel at Dubai

12. Reliving my Childhood at Disneyland Japan & Hong Kong.

13. Queued more than 1.5 hour for dim sum at Michelin 1 star Tim Ho Wan, Hong Kong.

14. Had a teppanyaki with live abalone and lobster at Tokyo

I might be editing this post in the future!

 

Product Review : Bliss Poetic Waxing Kit

My skin is really sensitive, it can easily getting red. But amazingly, this product is really gentle, it doesn’t burn my skin, and I don’t even saw redness on my skin after using this.

This product is really easy to use if you already know how to do it properly. At the first time maybe it will be troublesome or confusing. You need to read the instruction several times. And I meant it.

I already used for 3 times and the texture of the wax still the same even though it has been microwaved and melted twice.

How to use?

  • Place the glass in a microwave and heat in in 30 seconds interval. You may be need about 9 – 10 times to make the right consistency
  • Cleanse the area with Super Skin Cleanser on a cotton pad.
  • Blot with clean tissue
  • Massage a few drops of Waxing oil into the skin
  • Blot until it doesn’t have excess oil
  • Apply the wax with spatula
  • When you ready to remove the wax, press down until it not sticky into your hand
  • Pull against the hair growth and pull it very fast.
  • Cleanse the area with Super Skin Cleanser

PRO

  • Not so painful
  • Very simple, only need to heated it
  • Doesn’t take long time to do it
  • Doesn’t need cloth strips.
  • The texture on the glass doesn’t change after several times using it

CON

  • Can be a little messy
  • The wax only half full of the glass

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Product Review : MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

Pro

  • Great coverage without feel like using a mask
  • It can cover my redness face
  • Stays all day, I don’t have to retouch it
  • Matte finish
  • Not much oxidation

Con

  • It doesn’t come with pump, I don’t like spend more money on seperate pump
  • A bit enlarged my pores around T-zone
  • A bit cakey on my T-zone, but in other area my skin looks so flawless, i consider to wear 2 different foundation.
  • Maybe it’s not important, but it really bothers me, the cap is kinda velvety than makes it dirty looking if you doesn’t wipe after using it.

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Life Guide #1 : Live in the present

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I spend too much time to think about my past and worry about my future. It’s really killing me. I can’t control myself not to do it.

I’ve been through so many crappy things, and I had so many mistakes that I regret. I know there’s nothing we can do about the past, I should deal with it. It’s already done, the moment can’t back, and we can’t change anything. We have  to accept and know what happened in the past that makes me in the present.

I’m also really anxious about the future. It’s scary not knowing something you will go through. I always wonder what will happen tomorrow, next month, next year or for next 10 years. And the worst, I’ve spent my entire life to think about death. What will happen next? How it feel to be dead? Is there afterlife? Or just nothing? I’m not really a religious person, so I’m not really sure about heaven and hell. I know it’s crazy too thinking too much about something haven’t happen yet or will never happen.

So I have to learn how to live in the moment. I should have a closure with my past, hope and prepare for the future. Because I don’t want the future me disappoint with the present me for not enjoying the moment.

The Reality of Relationship

I never plan to have a flawless boyfriend, or marry a perfect husband. The reason is because they’re not exist, and even though they’re exist, I don’t think I deserve with him, or if he’s insist to be with me, I just don’t think it going to works. I’ll get much pressure here and there. So having a perfect partner is not in my agenda.

I ever had a bad relationship, I was so lost back then. I knew he’s not the right person, but he was really nice to me. We just be together until I was too tired to continue the journey. We broke up.

And I met him. He wasn’t all I expected to be my partner of life. In some ways, we are so much alike, but we’re totally having so manyyy different things. But here we are. We’ve been through thick and thin. We never tired to be together. We can’t miss a day without talking with each other.

And I know, he’s the one.

Cooking oil

Peanut Oil

  • Inexpensive and relatively low in saturated fat.
  • Refined peanut oil performs also brilliantly at high temperatures.
  • Favorite for deep-frying or stir-fry
  • Unlike olive oil, though, peanut oil isn’t often cut with cheaper oils, so even lower-end peanut oil should be a safe bet.
  • Overall grade: B (good price, light flavor, decent health benefits), Serving size: 1 tablespoon (14 grams), Calories: 120, Smoke point: 450°F (232°C), Saturated fat: 1.5 grams, Unsaturated fat: 10.5 grams, Cost: Peanut oil can cost anywhere from $11 to $33/gallon.

Canola Oil (Vegetable Oil, Safflower Oil)

  • Canola oil has one of the lowest saturated fat levels of any commercially available cooking oil.
  • It’s light, flavorless, and generally inoffensive to the taste buds.
  • It is frequently used for baking, making popcorn, and general cooking.
  • Overall grade: B (good price, no flavor, OK health benefits)
  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon (14 grams), Calories: 124, Smoke point: 375-450°F (190-232°C), Saturated fat: 1 gram, Unsaturated fat: 10.3 grams, Cost: Cheaper brands of canola oil run about $0.06/ounce.

Sesame Oil

  • Sesame Oil has such a toasty flavor, sesame oil can overwhelm more delicate dishes, so go easy on it.
  • Sesame oil is rich in antioxidants & reduce blood pressure in men with hypertension.
  • Adding a teaspoon to your bottle of salad dressing can add flavor and nutrition without overwhelming your palate.
  • Overall grade: A (higher price, great taste, good health benefits)
  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon (14 grams), Calories: 120, Smoke point: 450°F (232°C), Saturated Fat: 1.9 grams, Unsaturated Fat: 11 grams, Cost: $0.16/ounce

Flaxseed Oil

  • Is flaxseed oil good for cooking? In a word, no. Think of flaxseed oil as a very healthy garnish.
  • Flaxseed oil contains all kinds of omega-3 and omega-6 goodness, and is best consumed in the raw.
  • It’s a delicate oil that should be kept in the refrigerator.
  • Its low smoke point means that it isn’t particularly useful for cooking or baking.
  • Flaxseed oil does have a slightly bitter taste, but that flavor can be masked by whatever food it is served with.
  • Try using a couple of tablespoons as a part of your salad dressing, or drizzle over roasted vegetables before serving.
  • Overall grade: B (expensive, weird taste, fantastic health benefits, not that useful for cooking)
  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon (14 grams), Calories: 120, Smoke point: 225°F (107°C), Saturated fat: 1.3 grams, Unsaturated fat: 11.2 grams, Cost: As low as $0.73/ounce

Walnut Oil

  • Walnut oil rivals olive oil in terms of anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Walnut oil’s smoke point means that it is appropriate for cooking at medium heat, but less useful for high-heat sautéing. It can be used for baking as well.
  • Overall grade: A- (expensive, great taste, amazing health benefits)
  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon (14 grams), Calories: 120, Smoke point: 320°F (160°C), Saturated fat: 2 grams, Unsaturated fat: 12 grams, Cost: From $0.62 – $1.25/ounce

Avocado Oil

  • High in vitamin E, avocado oil is often used in cosmetics like make-up and skincare remedies.
  • The oil doesn’t taste like avocado, so if you’re not a fan of the fruit, you can rest assured that the oil is closer in taste to olive oil (but without the acrid or pepper notes).
  • Overall grade: A- (pricey, mild taste, good for your health)
  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon (14 grams), Calories: 120, Smoke point: 520°F (271°C), Saturated fat: 2 grams, Unsaturated fat: 12 grams, Cost: $0.61/ounce

Coconut Oil

  • Extracted from the meat of mature coconuts.
  • Its high level of saturated fat makes it less appealing to those who care about such things.
  • Overall grade: B- (good for the skin, pricey)
  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon (14 grams), Calories: 117, Smoke point: 350°F (177°C), Saturated fat: 11.8 grams, Unsaturated fat: 1.8 grams, Cost: $0.50 – $0.80 per ounce

Butter

  • Butter consumption actually resulted in lower levels of fat in the blood than canola oil or olive oil.
  • This is thought to have to do with the structure of the acid chains in butter, which are shorter than those in vegetable oil, and perhaps preferred by the human digestive system.
  • Overall grade: A++++
  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon (14 grams), Calories: 102, Smoke point: 250–300°F (121–149°C), Saturated fat: 7.3 grams, Unsaturated fat: 4.2 grams, Cost: $500 per pound…in Norway

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

We’ve been told for years that extra virgin olive oil is bursting with healthful goodness, and that we should pour it all over everything. It’s full of the good kind of fat! It has antioxidants! It reduces heart disease! It has natural anti-inflammatory compounds! The good news is that all of that is true. The bad news? Your brand of olive oil might not be extra virgin olive oil. Olive oil is among the most adulterated food products sold on the world market.

The amount of unsaturated fat in olive oil, however, means that olive oil protects against heart disease and even help control blood sugars in diabetics. An anti-oxidant known as DHPEA-EDA, which can help protect red blood cells and reduce the amount of low density lipoproteins (LDLs — the bad cholesterol) in the human body, is readily found in olive oil. That is…assuming that you actually are consuming extra virgin olive oil.

If you are using real extra virgin olive oil, and not the adulterated grocery store version, then olive oil isn’t actually very good for high-heat cooking. Olive oil can be used for sautéing, of course, but to really enjoy the flavor of true extra-virgin olive oil, it’s best used as a dressing for salads, soups, cheeses, and pastas. Highly refined olive oil is stable at higher temperatures, but it lacks the flavor of cold pressed EVOO.

  • Overall grade: A- (expensive for the real stuff, great taste, amazing health benefits)
  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon (14 grams), Calories: 120, Smoke point: 375-450°F (190-232°C), Saturated fat: 2 grams, Unsaturated fat: 12.7 grams, Cost: On average, olive oil runs at about $0.50 per ounce (often less; quite often great deal more).

Source : wisebread.com