Thursday, 24 September 2009

The big C we all hate

It starts with C and ends with N, namely the hideous, hateful, mood-dragging Constipation... (note: there's nothing graphics involved, but if you are sensitive about this issue, you are welcome to skip this post^^)

I had that problem before....
A while ago I found the cure...yes, T.H.E C.U.R.E .... and no I'm not talking about taking medication XD of course that is one of the solutions but it's painful... I'm talking about the more natural way... and I'd like to share it...just in case it's helpful...

Here's my hero!
Taadaaa.... the most effective C-cure...aka Prune Juice :D hubby introduced this to me and I loooovvve it. During the annoying time of C-attack, I take a glassfull (or two) and then sit meekly like nothing happen. The next two hours will see me running to the toilet to get the business done for once and all (well not always once....sometimes more ^^")

I'm curious...what is your cure for the big C??DO share if you have one :)

Now I drink prune juice almost everyday, and in addition I consume 2-3 serves of fruits everyday. So far this has worked very well, and I notice improvement on my skin (esp during my period, when my skin usually give me attitude).

Why does it important to do your toilet 'business' everyday??
  1. When you neglect it for one day, you actually have started building up toxin in your body because the waste of the digestion that are supposedly be dumped out are forced to be absorbed back to your body (this is the easy wordings). This will cause many reactions to the body of course, but let's take the obvious one, the adverse reaction to our precious skin ^^
  2. Many of my mum's clients (mum is beautician) facial problems can be related back to the irregular habit of going for the dump (one of the causes)
  3. Possibility of spreading the toxin to your surrounding by the so called fart-accident HAHAHA :p
As often as we choose to avoid this subject, my husband told me that constipation is one of the most common problems experienced by both male and female, regardless of age...yes you can be young and pretty (or handsome) with this annoying problem, or old and frail with the same rant...HA...interesting!! We really should elaborate more about this topic XD

Oh yeah... I passed my exams!! WOHOO... I haven't gotten the results yet but it's positive that I safely passed, thanks God...this subject was really hard it got me worried abit :p

So...I'm leaving for Vietnam tomorrow (Ho Chin Minh City) v^______^v because I need to clear my visa (after 90 days in thailand, wow....time sure flies). Will only be there for 2 nights since my new class will be starting on Monday. I will be back with loads of pics!! :)

I'm all packed and ready to go!!

I wish you all an early good weekend!!


Monday, 21 September 2009

Shoping in Bangkok: Accessories Land at SumPeng market

Thank you ladies for the good wishes in regards to my exams. Now I'm waiting for the results so keep praying for me ;)

A while ago, Blair suggested me to post about shopping places in Bangkok and I thought "why not". Except that instead of doing the major shopping malls I opt to do quirky spots, getting down and dirty to find interesting places (literally because it's raining season here, not to mention the humidity which means constant sweating) XD

There are several of such place in Bangkok! And this time I went to SumPeng wholesale accessories market at Chinatown area.

This place is probably one of the main places to shop for those accessories' sellers that I saw around Bangkok. Sum Peng consists of two loooonggg alleys that are separated by the main road. Pls enjoy the pics :)

Before the start of the long walk we powered up with this bowl of fish balls noodle soups. This kind of soup can be found in every nook and corner of Bangkok :) I had fishballs in tomyum soup since I always go for spicy foods!

Now, on to the main business (ie. shopping lolz). This is the street that separated the two Sum Peng alleys. As you can see, there is no rule in crossing the road, you just have to watch for yourself XD

The start of the alleys, very crowded with regular bumpings to other people expected.
Deeper into the alley the situation was not improving, but I did not mind because my eyes were amazed by the 'views'. My eyes feasted on the endless stores and sellers! The prices are unbelievably cheap too. Like you can get alot of stuff for AUD0.20-1.00 each @.@" It sends message loud and clear "Helloooow wallet, please open up and pour out your content!!!"
Of course we can not buy just one, there is a minimum (different for each store) quantity to get the wholesale price... but I didn't mind the least, please force me to buy more!! ^^"

Rows of earrings, necklaces, bangles, and whatnots. Most of the times they just spread it over a table @.@

No no, these are not gold XD otherwise I would have run with some of those (with the seller in hot pursuit) LOLz

One of stores selling plushies and other kiddy toys

I thought this was drinks stall, turned out this vendor sells ornamental jelly (look at the mini cups below)...I dont think this is a good idea for home with kids around XD but these things are very interesting (and somehow made me thirsty)...

Many stuff are also handmade :) you just have to watch when you choose because sometimes the quality might not be consistent. They got many bows and cute hairclips

Did I hear someone screams "Hellohhkiteeehh!!" 0.O"" lolz

How I love these sights *major drooling*

Halfway through the alley we found this gift shop called Happy Gift, and we were really happy inside :D so many cuteness arranged in neatness is the deadly recipe for shopping madness ^^"

Ying (my lovely Thai friend and my super guide) translated these cute pillows writings to me. Basically it's a like prescription from pharmacy, only this one is for love sickness, how cute ^^

One of the highlight finding of the day :D can you guess what are these stuff? Chocolate paper clips!! How very so cool!! XD I love chocolates!! and to have a constant sight of them while working is a plus! I snatched some of course :)

I haven't taken pics of stuff that I bought lolz....but that is for another post perhaps... the next post would be about another market, my fave market ^^"

I hope you enjoy the post! Stay cute, happy and safe!!
Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Update: Authentic Thai & Giveaways

So, I've been in a quiet and nice hermitage away from the internet world for about two weeks. Anyone miss me?? 0.0" hehehe...
I had my prefinal exam today and will have another one next monday, so need to do some studying tonight :) but I just want to share some updates and tidbits.

Last week my thai friends took me to a local Thai pub, I have no idea whatsoever, plus my friend asked me "Are you a high-class type of girl?I'm afraid the place is not good enough for you", I was like "Huh?I dont think so, I clean my own toilet so I don't think I'm high class" LOLz

Turned out, I LOVE the place!! Sure it's not a place to impress your date, but it's a perfect place to hang out with friends! It's located in BangPo area (please dont ask me for direction, I'm as good as clueless) and the name of the place is "Sa-Rarn-Rom" (no idea what it means as my thai is sorely limited, but it sounds cute isn't it, makes your tongue vibrate nicely hahaha). The pics don't do the justice since I snapped from my mobile phone and the place's lighting was poor, but I think the place was really special (it has that local feeling) and I'm the only non-thai there I can say it's very authentic Thai. We had a really great time chatting the night away and drank thai's cocktail and beers (for the guys).
Here are some pics of the night, again, pardon the quality and please strain your eyes to look at them haha...

They have wooden desks covered with decorative clothes, inside and outdoor seats, live band playing local songs, and lady boys as waitresses lolz...for real! but not all, just one or two :P that girl is not a ladyboy, she's "real" LOLz, I didn't take any pic of the ladyboys.
Here is the thai cocktail, my friend told me this drink is strong in subtle way...if that makes sense 0.o" it will make you drunk without you realizing it...^^" since my alcohol tolerance is nowhere near superb, I only took 3-4 little cups of this and managed to stay sober the whole night.

The beer!! this gigantic jug fits 3litres!!! I wish my hubby was there, he'd be so happy!! XD

We stayed until past midnight then went home because some of us have to work the following day. It was a new experience for me and a nice one indeed :)))

Other than that, I run out of my body lotion, and as my dearest Blair's review of Garnier's body lotion tickled my curiousity, I went to Boots and purchased it. I love the citrus scent, the lotion is not too heavy, just right for the humid tropical weather. As for the effectiveness of the whitening formula, we might have to wait until another week or month perhaps :D

While snatching the Garnier, my attention was caught by the nearby shelves that stocked Soap & Glory products. I bought their "Blueberry Thrill" body butter because the smell is just so yummy :D it's too heavy to be used in hot countries, so I'm saving it for Australia ^^ (and I'm thinking to buy the peach one too since I believe this brand is not available in Australia).

Giveaways by the lovely Dana. and the generous prize!!

And my super delish lunch today, Pad Si Eew (not that kind of "Eeeww" ok?hahaha)

Allright, that's the update so far...Time to go back to the books!! and I hope everyone have a lovely and safe weekend! God bless!! xoxo