Thursday, November 24, 2011

Friendship is like a train station....

It has been such a long time I never write in my blog.  There were many things happen in my life since this year Apr onwards.  I had stepped into few holistic centers and started to look for answer to solve my life issue especially on work related issues.

Let's back to my tonight mood!  One of my holistic friends told me that friendship is like a train station.  In every station when the train stop, many friends hop into my train.  Some friends jump out from the train in the middle of our journey and some decided to accompany me for a short journey only.  It was pretty meaningful for me when I look into her explanation.  I had a touching feeling as well.

No matter who went in or went out from the train, I send my warmest regards and thousand blessing to my dear friends.  Wish them all the best and always be happy as they ever accompany me.  We share the happiness and sadness together for a moment and it has become a wonderful memories.

I wonder......Life is a journey not a destination for me. 


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Life-Changing Gift

Recently I've just received the letter from World Vision Singapore.  The cover envelope has shown a little girl with a helpless eyes.  Beside the photo of the girl, few words stated "While tortillas try to fill her belly, something much worse fills it too..."  Behind the envelope stated "They affect more than 1.2 billion people globally.  They're disgusting.  They're everywhere.  And they torment and kill children."

I feel sympathy and sad for the children at China, Ethiopia, Laos, Lesotho, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Zambia.  A person has limited power to help and I sincerely hope that those who read this message will try their best to help those needy children around the world. 

World Vision Singapore has The Child Sponsorship Programme addresses the root causes of poverty and diseases, helping the children, their families and communities break the cycle of poverty. When you sponsor a child for a donation of $45 per month , World Vision helps your sponsored child through the Area Development Programme in his/her community. This ensures that fundamental needs, such as access to clean water, basic healthcare, education, nutritious food and increased food security, and household income are not only available to the child and his community, but they will be empowered to help themselves in the future as well.

From the pamphlet that I received in the envelope, I wish to share their creative ideas on 5 simple ways to share about Child Sponsorship!

1) Throw a Charity Birthday Party
Host a meaningful birthday party by sharing about the needs of children and families living in poverty and the hope that comes through sponsoring a child.  Get your friends to sponsor a needy child as a birthday gift to you.

2) Host a Food-Tasting Gathering
Whet your friends and family members' appetites for Child Sponsorship!  Concoct authentic dishes from a specific country or region as a fun (and yummy!) way to introduce the idea of sponsoring a child from a far-flung area to your loved ones.

3) Spread the Word Online
Share the meaningful cause behind Child Sponsorship with your online community, be it through your Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Vlog or MySpace account and direct your friends to learn more about Child Sponsorship at World Vision's website at and facebook page at

4) Make Your Wedding a Meaningful One
Request that your guests sponsor a child instead of giving you gifts that you probably wouldn't need.

5) Display Sponsorship
Set up tabletop displays and brochures about Child Sponsorship in highly visible community locations like your office, church, or favourite hangout.

With your little help, we may change the world to what we want it to be!  :)

Life Changing Gift

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Heard of Thunder Tea Rice?

Known this friend recently nickname Jokercai and his dialect is Hakka.  It reminds me of the Thunder Tea Rice ( Lei Cha), a Hakka tea-based beverage that I ever tried few times at my aunty's house.  It consist of mix tea leaves and herbs that are ground or pounded together with various roasted nuts, seeds or grains.

You could use any type of tea leaf to mix match the taste you like the most, however normally people used green tea and oolong.

Eager to know how it looks like?  Sharing with you the below blogger has show a very nice photos of Thunder Tea Rice and the benefits of it.

Below link is the recipe that I've found for you to DIY at home.
I don't think my friend Jokercai will see this blog but would like to thank him for giving me the "inspiration" to share this info with my foreigner friends who are visiting my blog. 
Jokercai, have a wonderful weekend!  ^___^

Saturday, February 19, 2011

2 Flowers 2 Grasses - Cooling Tea

I've just read an article in newspaper.  Interesting article that captured my eyes. 

After Chinese New Year, I believe many chinese friends had eaten alot of fried and oily food.  Besides that, we also slept late just want to gather with friends and relatives on this happy occasion.  Well, my is time to cool down your body.  Haha!  If you're Chinese, you get what I mean!  I believe some of my foreigner friends don't understand and no idea what do I mean!  :)

Many Chinese believe in "heaty" and "cooling".  In order to balance your body "yin" and "yang", when your body is in "heaty" situation, you need to drink some cooling tea to balance your body "yin" and "yang". 

Nowadays there are instant cooling tea whereby you do not need to cook it by yourself.  Just need to buy it from some pharmacy or shopping mall.  It is in teabag form.  Easy to cary and just need to leave the teabag in a cup and add hot water into the cup.  Look for this 2 flowers: Flos Lonicerae (Honeysuckle flower/ Jin Yin Hua) and Chrysanthemum (Ju Hua), 2 grasses: Spica Prunellae (Xia Ku Cao) and Radix Glycyrrhizae (Liquorice/ Gan Cao).

Wish you stay healthy on this Rabbit year! 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What to do with used tea leaves?

After you drink the tea, what you normally do with used tea leaves?  Many people just throw away the tea bag or tea leaves.  It is a waste to me!

What do I do?
1) Put the tea bag in a cup and leave it in the fridge.  It will help to absorb the bad food odor in fridge.
2) Collect all the used tea leaves and drying it up under the sun.  After that slot in all the dried and used tea leaves into the pillow case.  Tea leaves pillow smell good.  In order to enhance the smell, you could have 2 drops of flower accents on the used tea leaves.
3) Rub your fingers/ hand with used tea leaves for 5 mins after you've seafood meal with hand.  It will help to get rid of the seafood smell like prawns, crabs and lobster.
4) Leave your used tea leaves as the fertilizer of your flowering plants.
5) Put the tea bag in a cup and leave it in the fridge for 10 mins.  Then you could put your tea bags on your eyes for 5 mins.  Do it twice weekly and it will help to reduce the dark eye circle and make you looks good!

Look forward to receive some suggestions and any other methods that you would like to share with me on this topic.  :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ginger Tea

Dear Dima,

Hi~  I hope you will see this post. 

It has been such a long time I never update my blog.  Recently you told me that you felt cold at your place at Ukraine.  It reminds me of ginger tea!  Boil some old gingers with water and drink it while it is hot.  It will help on blood circulation.  Make you feel warm!  Although it tastes little spicy because of ginger taste, but try it!  :)

Hope you get well soon.

p/s: I've categorized this topic under BeauTEA as it is good for anyone no matter you're male or female.

Warmest regards,