At least, this is being reasonable; "Muslims can practice yoga for health & physical benefit," said MUIS.

In the previous post, Muslims in M'sia are not allowed to practice yoga.
Now, finally a reasonable news from MUIS (Islamic Religious Council of Singapore ) said that it's ok for Muslims to practise Yoga for health and physical benefits.
In the news, it says: In 1984, Fatwa Committee had issued a religious ruling that Muslims are not allowed to practise Yoga if it contains rituals and beliefs of other faiths.
But hey, can't we see that nowadays Yoga being taught in studios, is there any involvement in recitations or chanting? It's just a physical fitness purpose. Not unless they practise yoga in the temple or with religious guru.

Yoga is banned for Muslims in M'sia

It's a pity to know that Muslims in M'sia are banned from practicing yoga.

Yoga originates from India where it's practiced by Hindu monks for ages.
But let's see, most of the yoga practices now has globally evolved to a level which it's for fitness purposes. It doesn't involve in chanting at all. Not unless if you practice your yoga with yoga monk in Hindu temple. In today's yoga, I personally think that there are two types of practice, one is religious which practice by Hindu and the other is for fitness purpose which practiced widely by either Hindu or non-Hindu in fitness studios.

So why ban yoga that's only a form of exercise which one can benefit from it. Time has changed a lot of things, so why not keep your pace with the changes. Those who do, will keep improving and those that don't, will be left behind.

Electronic Shaver or Manual Shaver?

The shaver I mean here is for men, some men prefer using electronic shaver while some prefer using manual shaver as in using it with shaving gel.
As a lady, I prefer men using the non-electronic one, why? Because I find a man looks macho when shaving in the wash room, with his chin and upper lip fill with shaving gel.
Furthermore, I like the smell of him when he kisses me after the shaving.

"Him" is my husband...ha!

Rendy & I

I took a snap with Rendy while he was busy using laptop. :)



Rescue me - Ultra

I had been searching high and low on this Ultra's song since my schooling time. When I first know my husband, I ever mentioned to him about this song and surprisingly my husband got their album and gave it to me. Didn't know we both have kind of a common "taste". I even picked this song for our wedding montage theme music.
I treasure the album so much, I really love it!
Listening to it really give me goose bumps!!! I love it so much!!

My favourite Matchbox 20



"If you're gone"

Simple ladies...

Bring your own bag-BYOB

To participate in helping to save our earth. Please remember to bring along your own bag when you do your routine grocery marketing.
As for me, whenever it's possible, I will bring my own. Only if I run out of plastic bags at home (for rubbish bin purpose) then I'll not bring the bag along. But most of the time, my bag follows me when I do marketing.
By the way, I just found out that NTUC Fairprice gives a $0.10 discount on your total bill if you bring your own bag-BYOB.
It's not the money matters, it's the environment we live in that matters. Let's help to keep our environment a safe place for ourselves and the next generations. Do it bit by bit better than none.


My first attempt cooking Sweet & Sour Pork

Today as I promised to my husband, I cooked his favourite sweet & sour pork. But cooking it my style. Hee...
In the dish, I added potato, big onion, red onion and tomato. As for seasonings, I added tomato sauce and vinegar, that's all.
Before cooking, I deep fried the sliced pork till golden brown but firstly I dipped them into beaten egg and corn flour.
This is how my sweet & sour pork looks like (Evan's style),

My husband: "Yum Yum!!! It's special."
My sister: "Not bad."

Clean and tidy house makes me HAPPY.

Today I woke up very late after having my full-of-dreams sleep. Right after my routine washing, I did some housework. I really feel so relaxed and happy to see my house that's clean and tidy, it's a cozy sweet little house.

Tips on keeping the house clean and tidy:
1. Don't anyhow buy stuff that you LIKE, buy if you NEED it (even if it's cheap).
2. Always make sure your dining table is not full of stuff, put back things where they suppose to be. Set a rule, clear the table, keep your stuff.
3. Always throw unwanted letters/documents, don't pile them.
4. Don't keep stuff you don't need, although you think you might need them in future. Unless you're very sure, keep them then.

It works!!

After a week plus of using Rojukiss Pore Tightening Serum day and night, my pores have became smaller and my complexion is smoother.

處處吻-楊千嬅Miriam Yeung

Pore Tightening Serum-Rojukiss

I have large pores which make my face oily and shiny. The pores get larger especially if I don't sleep well or stay up late at night.
Last week, I just bought a Korea product, Rojukiss' Pore Tightening Serum from Watson. It has been a week and I can see the difference on my face, smaller pores and smoother skin.
Will continue to try and see how far the effect is. So far, I am satisfied with it.

Japanese meal for dinner @ Clark Quay

Last night, I had dinner at "Sun with Moon" located at Clark Quay with my husband.

"So What" by Pink

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
Na Na Na Na Na Na
Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
Na Na Na Na Na Na

I guess i just lost my husband
I don't know where he went
So i'm gonna drink my money
I'm not gonna pay his rent (Nope)
I got a brand new attitude
And i'm gonna wear it tonight
I wanna get in trouble
I wanna start a fight

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
I wanna start a fight
Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
I wanna start a fight

So so what?
I'm still a rock star
I got my rock moves
And i don't need you
And guess what
I'm having more fun
And now that we're done
I'm gonna show you tonight
I'm alright, I'm just fine
And you're a tool
So so what?
I am a rockstar
I got my rock moves
And i don't want you tonight

Uh, check my flow, uh

The waiter just took my table
And gave to Jessica Simp- Shit!
I guess i'll go sit with drum boy
At least he'll know how to hit
What if this song's on the radio
Then somebody's gonna die
I'm gonna get in trouble
My ex will start a fight

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
He's gonna start a fight
Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
We're all gonna get in a fight!

So so what?
I'm still a rock star
I got my rock moves
And i don't need you
And guess what
I'm having more fun
And now that we're done
I'm gonna show you tonight
I'm alright, I'm just fine
And you're a tool
So so what?
I am a rock star
I got my rock moves
And i don't want you tonight

You weren't there
You never were
You want it all
But thats not fair
I gave you love
I gave my all
You weren't there
You let me fall

So so what?
I'm still a rock star
I got my rock moves
And i don't need you
And guess what
I'm having more fun
And now that we're done (we're done)
I'm gonna show you tonight
I'm alright(I'm alright),I'm just fine (I'm just fine)
And you're a tool
So so what?
I am a rock star
I got my rock moves
And i don't want you tonight

No No, No No
I Don't want you tonight
You weren't there
I'm gonna show you tonight
I'm alright, I'm just fine
And you're a tool
So so what?
I am a rock star
I got my rock moves
And i don't want you tonight

Ba da da da da da

Some small beauty tips

Let me share some of beauty tips that I've tested.
Firstly, how to efficiently apply conditioner on your hair. Remember to comb your hair before washing it, this will untangle your hair and make it easier to wash.
I normally will wash my hair before my body and after that I apply conditioner to my hair and proceed to wash body.
When apply conditioner, separate your hair into two parts first,

pour accurate amount of conditioner on your palm and rub them onto your hair. After that,massage the first part of your hair, gently massage and rub your hair with up and down motion (as our hair have scales, this motion would make it easier to absorb the conditioner). Please do the same to the other part. Before washing your body, remember to put on a shower cap in order to let the conditioner "trap" into your hair for better absorbability.
Remember to rinse your hair(after washing your body).
Now, your hair is going to feel as soft as silk. Happy trying.
*The above tested tip is base on my personal encounter, if you have doubt please do not try it. Try at your own risk.

Another products from Body Shop

On the previous post, I mentioned on Body Shop mineral make-up.
This time, I am going to recommend their body shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and some other products.

First about body shower gel, don't be fooled by the small bottle it's gonna last you for quite a longer period. Because of the THICK essence from the natural ingredients. I especially like Satsuma, the fragrant is very refreshing and soothing. Not only body smells good, the shower room surely also has the fragrant after bath. (Ha, it's like 2-way effect, fragrance in your body and your bathroom).
Olive-oil shower gel is also one of my favorites. Many might not like Olive-Oil because of the strong smell but let's not worry, this ain't gonna make you sick. It's gonna make you feel good or even sexy (there's this fragrant in it that actually make me feel sexy, perhaps maybe it applies to me only?) Try it and you'll know.

Shampoo and conditioner. For best result, use the both! It's always the fragrance that attract me to buy a shampoo/conditioner or body gel.
As my hair is dyed, I use Bilberry Colour Protect Shampoo and Bilberry Colour Protect Conditioner. After washing, I can always smell the fragrant coming from my hair. Sometimes if I forgot to apply body perfume, scare not, I still have my fragrant hair!!! Ha ha ha!! Fresh and light, ready to go.
Oh!!! I am not going to miss this, it's really great-Grapeseed Glossing Serum.
The fragrant is so sweet that I feel like I was in a big beautiful garden and smell the nature. What is this? It actually helps to moisture your hair and add shines. It's for dry or frizzy hair. I used to have wavy curled hair, when I apply this I can see my hair was less frizzy and it's light on my hair, not like other products.
I recommended it to my 2 friends and my sister, apparently they find it not bad. Never try, never know.

I chose Mint Lip Care Stick Stop Violence In The Home. Because they are involved in some campaigns, one of them is Defend Human Rights-Stop violence in the home. All the profits from every Lip Care Stick bought will go directly towards helping children affected by domestic violence. So, go to Body Shop and pick one to support the campaign, at least. There are other campaigns too.
Body Shop is socially and environmentally responsible company. Go to their shops and explore!

Mineral Make-up from Body Shop

Mineral make-ups are hot nowadays.I personally like Body Shop products a lot. Before the launch of their mineral make-ups, I already ordered their foundations, brush, and blusher.
The foundation gave me a more natural and radiant look and it gives me a "lighter" feel on my face rather than I used to feel heavy paint on my face when I use normal foundations (liquid and non liquid).
Mineral make-ups are good. Why? It's gentle to your skin and good thing is it can covers your light pimple scar/spot without using a concealer. What you need is a small brush, dip into the powdery foundation and gently apply it on your scar. It works!! Try it!
Another point worth to mention is, it gives you a really natural look. I recommended it to my 2 sisters and they like them and they are going to buy them.
There are many mineral make-ups available out there, get yourself one. But why I chose Body Shop? Because I already liked their products and also the concept of their business, community trade. Oh yeah, their brushes are so smooth and soft. Can't resist them.

Another product from Body Shop that I am using, mascara and eye curler.

Shi Hui's creation for me, thank you very much!

Sunday dinner with Rendy and Clive at home

Just had my cooking for dinner with Rendy and Clive at home. I enjoy cooking so much. Let me share what I've cooked today.

1. Corn and carrot soup.
Ingredient: pork rib, corn, carrot, garlic, yellow onion and small piece of dried sotong (squid).

2. Chicken with mushroom:
Ingredient: chicken wings,garlic and mushroom.

3. Chye Sim (vege)
Ingredient: chye sim and garlic.

I like garlic. I remember during my school time whenever I have my lunch or dinner at home, I used to look for garlic in among the dishes which my mom cooked.
Ooohh....garlic garlic...where are you?

Podcamp Singapore, 1 Nov 08@SMU

Thanks to my husband who encouraged me to attend this informative session with great speakers, especially Mr.Melvin Yuan (Truly Social) and Mr.Coleman Yee,(choosing the right medium, Blog/Audio/YouTube?)
There are 2 topics I would like to touch on.
First, choosing the right medium, Blog/Audio/Video?
Let me ask, why do people blog? In our grandfather's era, nobody blog cox they do not have the platform for them to share information with others largely, what they did was like sitting at the kopitiam and start talking about life, politics, business strategies and bla bla bla...
Now, we're fortunate to share what we know with people across the world. So, we blog because we want to SHARE what we know or things happening around us.
Personally I think, to choose the right medium is primarily depend on the content or the message you want to convey. Text is kind of like "one size fits all" or just say it "one medium fits all".Eg. conveying a message "Save our earth", you can do it in text alone with some photos attached. To make it more effective, you can choose to audio it or video it. If audio, come out with a slogan easy for people to remember, fast and quick. If video, show a video of what will the earth like if we don't start protecting it.
In conclusion, text is "one medium fits all", audio is "story-telling" without the need to see/watch it, and lastly video, "a stage for performance" an entertaining and precise one.

Now, talking about virtual world or 2nd life.
Many (including myself) probably think that people who have a second life doesn't have a good 1st life.
Well, everybody today can have a virtual world. You want it? Create it!
I can say there are 2 groups of people to have a 2nd life. First one is for those who just purely want to enjoy building empires and "interact" with new people but still in real life they meet friends for gathering and chat face to face. The 2nd group of people are those who are "addicted" to it and spend most of their time creating and live in 2nd world. I mentioned "most of their time", perhaps they would prefer spend time on 2nd world than to socialize in real life.
Personally, I don't see benefits of having a virtual life. It creates a life in one's mind actually. It's like the mind is a projector and virtual life is the screen/stage to play your imagination.
Why not spend the time on how to improve your real life rather than living in imagination?
Do it moderately not addict to it.