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 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).

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Product Review : Benefit High Beam


What is it?

  • If you look from outside the bottle, the color is soft pink with lot of shimmer, but don’t worry, it will look transparent with a bit hint of pink when you applied it on your face.
  • It will naturally makes your face looks glowy and healthy and perfect for daily uses.

How to use it?

  • Using this product is really easy, only need a few dots then swipe it into the browbones / cheekbones / down the bridge of my nose (ssttt… your nose will look more sharp and define!)


  • The texture is just right, a bit thick but creamy, and that make it more last longer than powder highlighter, but you don’t have to worry it looks fake, it will blend so easily on your skin.
  • The packaging is similar to nail polish bottle, so you don’t have to pour it into your hand.
  • I think High Beam is really worth for the price, because it lasts forever!


  • I’m a bit worry about the sanitary, because you use the brush directly on your skin, then put back the brush into the bottle. So far, i don’t have any problem at my skin after using this product, but I don’t think I will let somebody borrow because of that matter. So I don’t think buy preloved High Beam is good idea.


I tried my best to show the glowy effect on this photo, but I don’t think it worked. My bad. But believe me, It looks nice in real life!

What to eat at Bangkok


  • Taling Pling

Address : Siam Paragon Bangkok, G Floor

Taling Pling has many branches, but I always visit the one at Siam Paragon. The place is really convenient, even though crowded with many people and the price is very reasonable too! If you look at the menu, it’s like you want to order all of them!

But, I think this restaurant not really pay attention to the details, the presentation of the food is not really good, a bit messy, it’s like the just put it on the plate without effort to make it appealing. Other than that, I love this restaurant, you should consider to visiting this place.

Recommended Food : Crab Curry, Pad Thai, Tom Yum.

  • Ramen kio

777, Soi Sukhumwit 47 Lane, 3rd Floor, Rain Hill Project, Sukhumwit Rd., Khlong Tan Nua Sub-District, Watthana District, Bangkok, Thailand

Actually, I came to this place because this is the branch from the one at Osaka, and luckily they have same quality. For Thailand standard, the price is kind of expensive, because the other ramen only cost 120-150bath, while this one is cost about 250bath. But since it has sentimental memories, I always revisit this place when I came to Bangkok.

Recommended Food : Abura Soba

  • Another Hound by Greyhound

Address : Siam Paragon Bangkok, 1st Floor

This is the place you should go if you want to relax and have a nice chit chat. The ambience is really nice, the waiters in there really nice and helpful, and the presentation of the food is really appetizing. It serves fusion Thai Food and mostly western food.

Recommended Food : Tom Yum

  • The Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel

It claimed as the best buffet in Bangkok. They have wide selections of food. You can have foie gras, oyster, crab, lamb chop, steak, pasta, etc. But I’m a bit disappointed with the dessert. They really have to improve the variants, because it really not appetizing for me.


Maybe I’ll edit this post in the future if I have another Bangkok trip! :D

What Vitamins Do You Need For Your Skin?

  • Vitamin A (retinoid)

What it does: Fades brown spots and smooths roughness.Where to find it: Lotion, treatment creams and night creams (vitamin A derivatives are known as retinoids), and prescription products.

How to use it: Apply retinoids only at night, since sunlight inactivates most forms of vitamin A. Prescription retinoids work fastest, within four to eight weeks.

Note: Some retinoids can cause redness, scaling, and flaking. If you’re new to retinoid use, start by applying every second or third night for the first two weeks, and build up to nightly use. Apply sparingly; a pea-size amount is enough to cover your entire face.

  • Vitamin B3 (niamcinamide)

What it does: Helps increase skin hydration, makes skin less irritable and reduces dark spots.

Where to find it: Lotions, creams and serums.

How to use it: For maximum results, apply B3 vitamins twice a day. To reduce irritation from your retinoid, use it in conjunction with niacinamide by mixing them together in the palm of your hand before applying.

  • Vitamin C

What it does: Helps smooth the skin and fades dark spots. It also destroys the free radicals that trigger sagging and other aging changes.

Where to find it: Serums and moisturizers. Look for C near the middle of the ingredients panel to help ensure the 5% or higher concentration.

How to use it: Apply vitamin C in the morning before applying sunscreen.

  • Vitamin E

What it does: Prevents dryness by helping skin retain its natural moisture, neutralizes damaging free radicals, and boosts the skins’s UV defenses.

Where to find it: Serums, moisturizers and sunscreens and after-sun products. The best anti-aging products contain at least 1% vitamin E.

How to use it: Follow the instructions for the particular product you’re using, and be sure to apply before sun exposure.

  • Vitamin K

What it does: Reduces dark circles under eyes

Where to find it: Eye creams.

How to use it: Apply at night.

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Organized Home

We’re not talking about cleaning the house (such as mopping, washing, etc), but organize things and get rid of mess.

Here some tips for you (and me)

  • Spend 20 minutes every day

20 minutes maybe can’t fix everything, but schedule a whole day just for organize the house doesn’t seem a good idea; you’ll just want to finish the duty quickly without pay attention to the details.

  • Create “Maybe” box

There always be something we don’t use anymore, but we don’t want to get rid of them. You would think to use it someday, but it never happens. So just put that things in the “Maybe” box, write down the date you put that things, and someday you’ll realize, you really don’t need them. If you didn’t use or even touch it for a year, why would you bother to save it?

  • Collect the papers

We are talking about receipt, warranty, brochure, paperwork, or anything. If you designed a spot for the papers, it would be easier to us if we need them someday. Sort them into the envelopes, and put a label on it. It would be better if you scan it, so you have a digital backup, and you can easily throw them away if it’s not really important.

  • Designed an area

Keys, wallet, cellphones, tablets, etc should be in the same place, so you don’t have to search them when you need.