Friday, February 13, 2009

Suggestions for Last Minute Valentine Gift

Here you go the 25 gift ideas for girlfriend / wife:

1. A hair makeover treat
2. Manicure / pedicure treat
3. Bake a cake yourself
4. A Facial treat
5. Sexy lingerie
6. Sexy sleeping dress
7. Bikini
8. Watch
9. Makeup set
10. Handbag
11. Skincare products
12. BodyShop hamper
13. Perfume
14. Costume jewelry - brooch / necklace / bracelet / earrings / ring
15. Fine jewelry - brooch / necklace / bracelet / earrings / ring / diamond
16. Photo Frame (with a photo of the two of you)
17. Crystal
18. Evening dress / gown
19. A shawl
20. Belt
21. A Love Letter + Heart-shaped pillow
22. Bouquet of folded notes (can be RM1 / RM5 / RM10 / RM100, up to you)
23. Shopping voucher from her favorite boutique
23. Sunglasses
24. A new mobile phone for her
25. A plush toy of her favorite cartoon character

My Valentines' Day Bouquet

My Valentines' Day bouquet received much earlier this year unexpectedly on the 15th of Chinese Lunar calendar. Yes, it's on Chap Goh May itself. Chap Goh Mei too is a Valentines' Day for Chinese.

This is the first time I received Daisy flower. According to the flower meaning, daisy represents purity and innocence, cheerfulness, loyal love. Daisy is often used while confessing undying love.

Here's my Daisy bouquet:

Close-up view

Side view

Top view

My girls posing with my Valentines' Day Bouquet - 1st take

2nd take with their lovely smiles

To my dear hubby, thank you for your thoughtfulness and your love and caring. We both know that we are meant for each other. But I'm still scratching my head now wondering what surprise to give you on this special Valentines' Day. Any idea anyone?

Actually I have compiled a list of possible surprises for my dear hubby, maybe you can decide for me which one is better.

Gift Ideas for my man:

1. A tie possibly
2. Leather wallet
3. Belt
4. Home-cooked candle light dinner
5. Shoes (kenot, people say hor cannot give shoes as present to your couple, or else they will become run-away wife / hubby / girlfriend / boyfriend)
6. A car (i mean toy car)
7. Toiletries
8. Undies
9. Watch (too expensive)
10. Electric shavers (yes, he's still using manual shaver, a loyal customer of Gillette)
11. A massage treat (those genuine one lah of course)
12. A facial treat
13. Ferrero Rocher Chocolate (no, that's for me)
14. Sunglasses
15. Memory Foam pillow
16. Books (yes he loves books)
17. A Seminar ticket (he simply loves attending seminar)
18. A Love Letter (from me of course)
19. A manicure / pedicure treat (no lah, just kidding, this is for ladies)
20. Parkson voucher (let him choose his gift)

Anymore ideas anyone? Hope your suggestions won't be too late for me as tomorrow is 14th February - Valentines' Day.

Happy Valentines' Day Everyone. For those singles, do enjoy your day with your beloved single friends and family especially your parents.

Happy Valentines' Day again !!

Breathing Therapy

Our noses have left and right nostrils. Are these nostrils having the same function for inhaling (breathe in) and exhaling (breathe out)?

Actually it's not the same and we can feel the difference. Accordingly, the right side represents the sun and the left side represents the moon.

When having headache, try to close your right nostril and use your left nostril to do breathing for about 5 min. The headache will be gone.

If you feel too tired, do it the opposite way. Close your left nostril and breathe through your right nostril. After a while, you will feel refresh again.

Because the right side belongs to heat, so it gets hot easily. The left side gets cold easily.

Women breathe mainly with their left nostril, so they get calm down easily.

Men breathe mostly with their right nostril, so they get angry easily.

When we wake up, do we notice which nostril breathes faster? Is it the left side or the right side?

If the left nostril breathes faster, you will feel very tired. Close your left nostril and use your right nostril for breathing and you will get refresh quickly.

You can teach your kids about it. The effect of breathing therapy is much better for adults.

I used to have painful headache. When consulted a doctor, he told me jokingly," You will be all right if you get married!" The doctor did not bullshit me as he had his theory and supported with testimony.

During that time, I used to have headache every night and I was not able to study. I took medicine but I was not cured.

One night as I sat down to medidate, I closed my right nostril and breathed with my left nostril. In less than a week, it seemed that my headache problem had left me! I continued doing it for about a month and since then there was no recurrence of headache in me.

This is my own experience. I used to tell others who also suffer headache to try this method as it was effective for me. It also works for those who have tried as well.

Now that I have cured my headache, I wonder is this method too works for blocked nose. Which nostril shall I breath with now? I try closing my left nostril, and guess what, it does work. My nose is now cleared.

This is a natural therapy, unlike taking medicines for a long time may have side effect. So, why don't you try it out?

Practice the correct ways of breathing (breathe in and breathe out) and your body will be in a very relaxing condition.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Photos taken with Mom... ladies only

This photo taken during CNY 2009 at mom's house. It was late at night, dad was dozing off, that explained why he was not in the picture. Amanda was at the extreme left, where only her left hand seen. She refused to pose, so Edward (my bro-in-law) excluded her in the picture. That little girl at right is Olivia. I sat next to my mom with my straight hair. My sisters have permed their hair and that look really nice on them. I wonder how I look in curly hair. Don't you think that we sisters and mom do look alike!

This was taken in November 2007 during dad's birthday celebration. See how naughty is Olivia's expression. The cute girl in pink jacket is Amanda.

This photo taken with Angela joining us. Angela - my youngest sister.

I slept in the living room last night

Was having bad cough last night.

Taken 2-tablespoon of cough syrup before bed, but woke up middle of the night around 3am to weewee, my cough started again.

Being a caring and considerate wife + mom (ahem), i closed my mouth with both my hands to tahan the cough until I was out of the room. what a relieve when you can cough out loud to soothe the itching throat.

Then i went back to the room thinking to continue my good night sleep, who knows, the moment i lied down, my throat started to itch again. so again, i kena tahan my cough until i was out in the living room to cough sepuas-puas nya. this repeated few times until myself cannot take it.

Then i decided might as well sleep in the living room. and slowly i moved my pillow and blanket out to the living room. before i tucked myself into the blanket again, i quickly took 2-tablespoon of cough syrup to stop the itchy throat from calling me up again. that's how i ended up woke up in the living room this morning all by myself. so lonely.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I wonder what happen to me. Can't seem to getting myself motivated to blog.

Have been too lazy to blog these days, though I have too much to share.

I have yet to write a post about my little Olivia's school venture, CNY preparation and celebration though it has ended peacefully this Monday, my Valentine's present that arrived earlier which caught me in surprise.

How ar... I'm too lazy these days. Can I just post photos and let the photos do the talking? Good idea?