Category Archives: Health

SMOOOOOOOOTHIE TIME

So spring/summer is here and what better way to cool down than with fruit smoothies? I usually eat it for breakfast or brunch depending on how much left over fruit there is!

Nectarine Mango Smoothie

Ingredients List (Nectarine, Mango, greek yoghurt, flaxseed, granola, almonds, pecans and a dash of tumeric)

IMG_2174

Green Power Smoothie

Ingredients List ( Avocado, Kale, Spinach, Almonds, Pecans, Hazelnuts, Pistachios, flaxseed and a dash of maple syrup)

IMG_1865

Purple Wonders Smoothie

Ingredients List (Strawberries, Blackberries, Yoghurt, Flaxseed, Almonds, Pecans, Pistachios)

IMG_2048

Choco-Banana Smoothie

Ingredients (Banana, Cocoa Powder, Oats, Flaxseeds, Wheatbran, Milk, Raspberries, Pecans, Almonds, Hazelnuts)

IMG_1230

Orange Mango Tango Smoothie

Ingredients (Orange, Mango, Blackberries, Oats, Milk, Flaxseed)

IMG_1642

Strawberry Happiness Smoothie

(Vanilla Froyo, Strawberries, Flaxseed, Oats, Pecans, Almonds)

IMG_1848

Project Grateful 365: Grateful for nightly walks

18th Feb: Day 105

About 4 times a week, the Bot and I try to do our walks around town.

It is relatively quiet downtown in the late evenings so we like to troop around together during that time

So last night, we walked down broadway/soho/W.broadway.

His hand laced in mind, talking, laughing and smiling.  A perfect evening 🙂

 

037 copy

 

Project Grateful 365: Grateful for Cereal Prawns

Day 99

12th Feb 2013

I LOVE PRAWNS

I love love prawns. So when I went to whole foods yesterday, was very happy to see prawns on sale. Bought a bunch and VIOLAAAAAAA, here’s my delicious breakfast

IMG_1812

I know its not an American ‘breakfast food’ but hey its healthy to eat

1)Extravagantly like a King for breakfast

2) Like a normal human being for lunch

3) A pauper for dinner

My brother in law Martinus will be very shocked by this because usually in Singapore, I don’t eat breakfast and it makes him uncomfortable because he thinks its not healthy! So here you go Nusie-Man!

Project Grateful 365: Day 78 and 79

24th and 25th January 2013

On the 24th, I’m glad I got time to spend with my closest gfs from NUS! I didn’t take any pictures because we meet up at a house (incomplete group) before we went to one of their grandma’s wake where it was full attendance. (Its highly inappropriate to take photos at a wake in Singapore)

Except of the loss, everyone was in a good place, happy and healthy and so, I am grateful that all the people I love are happy. Wakes remind me of the temporal nature of life and how one must remember to treasure the days you’re alive to be happy and also to be to be a source of joy to others when you’re alive.

flowers

Kris and myself also cheered up someone special with some flowers, so it was a happy day! I now know why its better to give than receive! Spreading JOY is FUN!

On the 25th, I met with my bestest friends from secondary school. It was a play date for two babies, iceicebaby and Jojo’s little nat nat!

IMG_0131

Guilty indulgence

IMG_0109

“caught in the act”

IMG_0100

Little female angelic face

IMG_0098

Us three!

IMG_0097

“Caught in the act II”

And then, in the afternoon it was Ice Ice Baby’s Day out. Did I tell you that I feel super grateful because I have very little time in Singapore and two people on Friday took leave to spend time with me? (And Ice, I alone might not have commanded that authority, but that ball of cuteness surely can)

I love him so much, he’s like a ball of cuteness!

IMG_0126

Call Seat

IMG_0125

Stop the music please, nap time for me! (I love his cool pose) Hands on the hips YO!

IMG_0118

5 months 3 weeks and SOOOOO ready to eat

IMG_0121

Yiyi are you camwhoring again? STOP time to go out!

IMG_0108

I’m such a big boy now

IMG_0106

HUGE EYES

IMG_0085

Oh Hiiiiiiii

IMG_0080

My little acrobat touching his toes

IMG_0068

Happy to see his YIYI

IMG_0067

Happy to see his YIYI 2

IMG_0062

Oh Hiiiii (II)

IMG_0059

Poor me face

IMG_0048

KISSES from YIYI

IMG_0046

How cute! He’s kiss me back. More like trying to lick me!

IMG_0048

My precious precious nephew

I am a PANK!

Professional Aunty No Kids.

As for those who have been asking me when is my turn continuously. COPULATION is a private affair. Please have some sense of space thank you very much. I think in this sense, Americans have way more tact compared to Singaporeans and virtually nobody in America has asked, “when’s your turn?’

Possibly because 

A) They are intelligent enough to know that if I wanted kids NOW, I would be making babies at home instead of wasting my time having a conversation with you. I say waste because you’re asking me a very private question, which you shouldn’t be asking.

B) It really is a private affair! Americans are less nosey, actually more like less obviously nosey. 😛 Asians are really IN YOUR FACE. I’m guilty of that too, need to slowly change! I have asked people people about kids, but I have since stopped because with my new status, I have developed empathy for them. Apologies to the rest I asked before I reached this stage of realization!

C) I mean what happens IF (and I STRESS IF) we had been trying and just cannot have one. I mean how painful will it be for a couple to be reminded CONSTANTLY that they unable to have a kid?

D) Stop being Singaporean and constantly having to chase for a certificate! University certificate, Marriage Certificate, Certificate of Entitlement (Cars), Certificate of Home(title deed for property) and Birth Certificate… blah blah. I mean enjoy your LIFE NOW, stop chasing for stuff constantly!

Sorry to end off with a rant, but its important to me

PEACE OUT!

Going to play with little bub now! Wheeeeeee

Project Grateful 365: Day 66

January 13th, 2013

Today I am grateful that my heat rash is starting to subside.

2 days after baking arriving in Singapore, I developed a nasty nasty heat rash. I blame it on the afternoon walk from Woodleigh Mrt into Cedar Ave, (What was I thinking!!!!!!!) anyways I self medicated on Zyrtec — an anti-histamine but 2 days after it got worse and worse. Yesterday I finally had enough of scratching and went to the doctor nearby.

He gave me a stronger version of an anti-histamine for the night (so that I am no longer the scratchy monkey), some steroids, and a stronger version of the pansy 1% cortisone cream that I was previously using!

My rashes are no more so protruding and disgusting, so I am a happy camper!

The ‘Loot’ from the Doctor’s.

IMG_9913

As a base (to neutralize the harmful chemicals on my delicate skin! ha!) , I borrowed some of baby Ice’s soothing ointment  called ‘Mum + Bub”. They sell this for 24.90 in Singapore. HOLY GUCAMOLEY!

mum + bub