Thursday, 11 June 2009

My Comfort Drink & Quick review

Most of us has her/his own comfort food, a typical food that would fix your bad hair day, makes you feel alot better after a plane flight, or simply could calm your mood when you feel like screaming your head off. well, today it's not abt my comfort food, but it's about my comfort drink hehehe..but the definition is slightly different, because I only reach this comfort drink when I feel Im in the verge of getting sick or need a boost in my immune system^^ I always feel better after I drink it!!

my Comfort Drink is so simple, Ginger boiled water!! :D I know few people are fond of ginger because of its strong taste and smell (sometimes). But it's really helpful and proven in combatting sore throat, flu, cold, stiff joint, and general body sickness. and so easy to made too, this is my dad's fave drink and Ive came to love it too! :D

here's how to make it :D you will need:

Ginger of course :D find one at least as big as your own hand (except if you have super tiny hand, then double it), if it's bigger than your hand then it's better.Peel off, sliced into big chunks, and smash it until it roughly look like the pic above


Cloves bud!! You can get this at chinese grocery or from your neighbour, since you only need a tiny bit

4 glass of water, and put everything else in. Cover it! Medium cook, wait until the water boils, open the lid, and leave it until the water boils again. takes about 15mins. There would be only abt half of water left by this time.



When you pour in a glass, you can see the water has a slight colour. Put brown sugar/palm sugar/honey if you cant take the strong taste. My fave is honey, because honey is good for health and skin!! :D

Since ginger is a natural products, Ive never heard of any allergic reaction to it, but I might be wrong :D if you feel your throat burns in exotic hotness when you first attempt to drink it, rest assured it's normal, just add more honey hehehe...


And just a quick review of this L'occatine product that I recently bought, while other products by this brand are wonderful I must say this one fails to impress me. the milk cleanser that claims to gently remove all make up (incl. eye areas) didnt do what it promises. After first wash, I could still see, particularly in eyes area, the traces of my concealer. so I did a second wash, only to find it's still there -_-"""
I need to wash again with my shiseido perfect whip to get rid of the oil residue and whatever left....
I dont think I'll buy again :(((( I had high hopes on this product so Im pretty dissapointed.
It's probably good for sensitive skin because it's very gentle (to the point that it has difficulty removing make ups lolz). I think I will use this when Im in Bangkok, coz I will wear less makeup there due to the weather

OKies...thats all for today. have a nice day everyone!! :D

27 comments:

Askmewhats said...

wow your comfort drink is super healthy!!! !Lucky you! My comfort food is..probably instant noodles! LOL

Iyah said...

Ohhh!! i forgot how they call that drink but I heard its suppose to make your voice better or something! heehee!

My comfort drink is coffee! need my fix once a day..ahaha

Wuschel said...

I have tried the 'ginger tea' because my Thai co-worker recomended it. It really helps when I have a soar throat. But it also makes my tummy hurt if I drik more than two or three cups a day. I sometimes mix a teaspoon of honey in to sweeten it.

Blair said...

I've never drank ginger boiled water! But it sounds healthy haha

Soapaholic said...

Too bad about the L'Occitane milk.:(

I really like the flavor of ginger in food, but I've never tried ginger water. Heehee.

KohLepe said...

Hana!!!

You comfort drink looks really yummy. Mine is actually tea =) I love those bubble tea, but without bubbles tho.. hehe.

You know what - I read your review a couple weeks ago about the L'Occitane eye make up remover, and I went and got it yesterday. Thanks to you!! But I almost got the milk make up remover thing too. I'm glad I didn't now =) That would be dissapointing!

When are you going to BKK? How long will you be there? =)

What else have you try for L'Occitane? Do you love this brand? I'm a fan of the Body Shop, but thinking of giving L'Occitane a try.

=)

.reggie.nana. said...

my soothing drink is hot korean corn tea... nyummmm...

but yea, to combat illness... hmm... i have a little remedy that has worked for me so far... boil coke with ginger and lemon... it's a pretty good drink, and it makes me feel better... especially if you have problems in your throat area...

Kym said...

ginger boiled water?!?!?! hmmm... i'm not sure i'm feelin' that so much. ahhaha! i'll have to try it. ;P my comfort drink would have to be bubbletea, hands down. are you familiar with that?

Pop Champagne said...

hehe ginger is good, it also helps your immune system! Well I think that's such a practical knowledge (to know your gems), you can spot it anywhere like when people are wearing expensive bling at a social function. haha!

AbcGrrrL said...

MMM, I wanna try the ginsing drink....

My comfort food of all times = noodles + candy! Love my carbs

*Nehs* said...

hi sweety! i just used normal e/s for that look. my CS 88 matte palette. thanks for dropping! ~xoxo

Amanda said...

Hmm.. I like ginger..even ginger candy. I'll have to try your comfort drink.

miyen said...

i fix a similar drink when i get a cold: chamomile tea + ginger + squeezed lemon + honey. it tastes exactly like theraflu (an over the counter cold medicine), lol.

梅子 said...

OO i am goign to have to try this!!! the drink looks amazing! i really need to start getting comfortable in the kitchen! hehe this is an awesome step by step thanks sooo much!!

Pop Champagne said...

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KRYSTAL said...

wow!i remember drinking that when i would have a stomach ache (ginger only), my mom would make that! haha.. weird. love the idea tho! i wanna live more healthy! thanks for the idea, adding honey made it sound better lol =]

MiuMiu said...

my mom used to make ginger with brown sugar for nasty cramps.
i think it tastes pretty good in some chinese deserts like with sweet potatoes

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

mm that drink looks good!! I love those kind of drinks :D

RYC: my sister lives in the UK :) my family lives in the UK, only am I that is living in Japan :)

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Yumeko said...

thats a good comfort food!! i think mine is something really bad for me haha

btw u are not wrong abt usa
i lived in usa for 2 years as well

Mrs.Zeus said...

I drink this every now & then, while growing up my mom makes this for me and I used to hate it but I think I got hooked on it when I was 18-19.

brooke said...

wow, i will definitely try this! I love the flavour of ginger and ginger teas. it is so good for your immune system as well, apparently!

xx brooke

Blair said...

Oh yes, I've heard good things about their dry shampoo! Try it out and let us know =D

Hehehe yeah My Melody is cute! She's my favourite Sanrio character although she's very ditzy hahaha

Jess said...

Thanks for sharing your comfort drink! ;) I think Ginger drink is quite yummy, hehe...

jk said...

hi hana!! comfort drink indeed!! i had that when i lost my voice and still working in the restaurant...worked magic! will try it with the cloves next time.

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

the ginger drink sounds so interesting! i often drink ginger & lemon tea too :)

verina oei said...

i saw the pict n iwas like,were u gonna cut ur hand ?
lol
umm yeah no one was brought flower n i was the only one. loll.he can be very sweet sometime.lol
im goin to private uni in jakarta,taking english literature.lol
u??
do u have cbox?i cant find anywhere.lol