Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

h1

A short yet long holiday~

2011/04/25

The short holiday just went flying past in the blink of an eye…
I don’t exactly know just how time fly so fast, anyways I have watch 3 movies in just one month o_O”

Okay, to name a few would be sanctum, Justin bieber : never say never and of cause…. Scream 4, I would say that sanctum is really one movie that touch me deep in my heart yet it creep me out.. Justin bieber movie, it just motivates me more to chase my dream and well know more about justin, other than that, it is just another family oriented movie. Oh scream 4 is so.. stupid, I am plain scared of it but well nearly the end, I am actually liking it~ “Don’t fuck with the originals” yeah?

Okay, anyways I have finished conquered the 7 story pagoda with nishan, a pact that I made during last year prom…

Anyways, this holiday felt so surreal, I actually don’t want it to end …

Advertisements
h1

2011~!

2011/03/27

Oh well, I cannot believe it has been a year since I updated my blog ^~^ , don`t blame me… I seldom catch on fandom neither do I watch new drama serials now so no new recommendation etc etc…

Back on track, I am rather disappointed myself with the given time spent in Crescent and yet I am getting rather atrocious results. This will never carry on and neither will I let history repeat itself.

It has been hard adjusting to MI culture etc, it`s no longer the same as the days I spent in Crescent. Well I don`t think Im kinda welcome in my new class… I miss S2B 09/10 😦 And the whole, I miss crescent…

The only thing that I am happy about is my CCA 🙂 At least, it brings me laughter and no awkward moment yet… I hope this carries on 😀

I don`t know what to write anymore… so bye bye~

h1

New Moon

2009/12/07

Okays, its been more than a week or so ever since I watched this movie with Nishan (:

Im kinda sad since I missed Twilight the last season …. I dont know but I think that Singapore should at least broadcast Twilight again for one day at a lower price or something… So as to refreshed our memory isnt it?  Watching online is afterall of a lower quality which dont gives that “feeeeeeel’

Anyways, I love this movie XD Theres a few questions running through my head till now is … “When on Earth did Jacob joined the Werewolf pack ? ”  I cant think of any more questions … Okays I guess “Sex appeals” sells right…? Jacob took of his shirt .. did Edward took off? I cant remember -,-”

Oh yeah, Jacob and Bella relationship is damn awkward alrights?  Its like Jacob said “I promise never to leave you ” bla bla bla, and their kiss scenes…  they didnt even suceed at all.. LOLS!

Anyways, to me, New Moon is awesome, and of cause I will follow up with Eclipse , since… New Moon ending is a bit hanging … it left with “Bella, will you marry me” or something ? So yeah, I cant even wait for it to air right now -,-‘

I dont understand why New Moon gets a 2.5/5 rating according to what Nishan said that she saw on the “Today” Newspaper….

[[Dont continue reading if you support Singapore acting skills .. No flaming]]

Hey, no matter how bad the movie is, if it gets a full house with many people watching, it aint a bad movie already… isnt it? Does singapore movie starred by singaporeans even get famous worldwide ? I dont think so… Maybe only for one director “Jack Neo” LOLS! I love Jack Neo movie… But other than that… Singaporean acting skills still needa improve a lot moreeeee! Or maybe one suggestions “Stop filming your shows at orchard road and such places…” Go to China, Hong Kong, Korean… All these places to film your show, even if the actress/actor aint that good, at least theres new places to look at … rather than the same old place in all your show…

-peace-

Okays, shall end my ranting here for now (;

Jacob : Get Out Of My Head!!!

h1

Why we eat too much?

2009/09/23
Health

We all know we’re supposed to eat healthy portions. So why is it that a rough day at the office or even just the smell of chocolate-chip cookies can cause us to throw our best intentions out the window?

If you overeat, think about what triggered your overindulgence so you can do better next time.

If you overeat, think about what triggered your overindulgence so you can do better next time.

We tapped the nation’s leading experts for the unexpected reasons why so many of us overdo it — so you can break the cycle and prevent an unwanted pile-on of pounds.

You’re not getting enough sleep

Missing out on your zzz’s not only puts you in a mental fog, it also triggers a constellation of actual metabolic changes that may lead to weight gain. A lack of shut-eye harms your waistline because it affects two important hormones that control appetite and satiety–leptin and ghrelin–says Kristen L. Knutson, Ph.D., a research associate specializing in sleep and health at the University of Chicago’s Department of Medicine. Health.com: Potential side effects of sleeping pills

According to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, people who slept only four hours a night for two nights had an 18 percent decrease in leptin (a hormone that signals the brain that the body has had enough to eat) and a 28 percent increase in ghrelin (a hormone that triggers hunger), compared with those who got more rest. The result: Sleep-deprived study volunteers reported a 24 percent boost in appetite. Short sleep can also impair glucose metabolism and over time set the stage for type 2 diabetes, Knutson notes.

How to get control:

When we’re exhausted, we hunger for just about everything in sight, especially if it’s sugary or high in carbs. That may be because these foods give us both an energy boost and comfort (since lack of sleep is a stressor), Knutson says. To quell the urge for fattening foods and still get the energy kick you need, reach for a combination of complex carbs and protein.

“If you’re feeling tired, you want carbs. But go for high-fiber carbs for long-lasting energy,” says Keri Gans, R.D., a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association (ADA). “Fiber burns slower than simple sugars, and adding in some protein keeps you satisfied longer.”

At breakfast, have whole-wheat toast with egg whites or a high-fiber cereal with fruit and a yogurt. And for a food-free way to perk up during the day, take a 10-minute walk outside. You also can prevent uncontrollable cravings in the first place by prioritizing a good night’s sleep — get seven to nine hours a night in a slumber-friendly bedroom (one that’s as dark and quiet as possible and reserved for shut-eye and sex only).

A final tip: If you’re plagued by sleep problems, ask your doctor for a referral to a sleep specialist. Health.com: Ways to eliminate bedroom distractions and get sleep

You’re sabotaged by stress

Constant stress causes your body to pump out high doses of hormones, like cortisol, that over time can boost your appetite and lead you to overeat. “Cortisol and insulin shift our preferences toward comfort foods–high-fat, high-sugar, or high-salt foods,” says Elissa Epel, Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Department of Psychiatry and a leader of the UCSF Center on Obesity Assessment, Study, and Treatment. Health.com: Feeling stressed? Why you may feel it in your gut

Fat cells also produce cortisol, so if you’re overweight and stressed, you’re getting a double-whammy in terms of exposure. Overweight women gained weight when faced with common stressors such as job demands, having a tough time paying bills, and family-relationship strains, according to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Cortisol, together with insulin, also causes your body to store more visceral fat, which is a risk factor for heart attack and stroke, Epel notes. What’s more, stress makes it harder to stick with a healthy eating plan. “It’s a reason why people go off diets,” notes Marci Gluck, Ph.D., a clinical research psychologist at the Obesity and Diabetes Clinical Research Section of the National Institutes of Health in Phoenix, Arizona. Folks who normally restrict their eating, tend to overeat in response to stress.

How to get control:

Sure, real-life pressures can put you in nonstop-nibble mode. But working stress-reduction techniques into your busy days can really help. Yoga, meditation, and deep-breathing exercises are powerful tools that keep tension in check. And spending 20 minutes doing progressive muscle relaxation–alternately tensing and relaxing muscle groups–significantly lessens stress, anxiety, and cortisol, according to a study published in the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders. Health.com: How to grocery shop on a diet

Exercise will also do the trick. “Try dancing to your favorite tunes, running in place, playing a sport, or taking a simple walk,” says Elisa Zied, R.D., an ADA spokeswoman and author of “Nutrition at Your Fingertips.” When you’re feeling edgy, make a habit of turning to these activities rather than diving into your candy stash. If you’re feeling completely overwhelmed by stress, talk to a counselor who specializes in stress management.

You’ve got fatty foods (literally) on the brain

We’re hardwired to hunger for fatty, sugary, salty foods because, back when our ancestors were foraging for every meal, palatable eats meant extra energy and a leg-up on survival, says Dr. David A. Kessler, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and author of “The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite.”

So it’s not just a lack of willpower that’s tripping you up, but rather your outdated survival mode. In fact, when you eat fat-rich foods, your brain not only gets a signal that your body is satisfied but also forms long-term memories of the experience, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. What once helped early humans survive is now giving us ever-expanding waistlines.

Adding to the challenge to control overeating, the mere sight of food can cue up a craving. “[Cravings] are based on past learning and memories as well as the sight or smell of food, time of day, or location,” Kessler says. “You’ll walk down the street and start thinking about chocolate-covered pretzels because you’ve had them before on the same street.”

Health Library

How to get control:

Avoid eating your favorite treat if you’re in a particular mood, if it’s a certain time of day, or if you’re in a specific place; this will prevent you from creating a triggering link between those feelings or locations and that treat, Kessler says. And since the smell and sight of fatty, sugary foods is pure temptation, try to keep yourself from passing the bakery or ice cream shop you can’t resist.

Also, pay attention to what you’re thinking when temptation strikes. “Once the brain is activated [by a craving], having that inner dialogue of, ‘No, I shouldn’t have that,’ only increases the wanting,” Kessler notes. Instead, focus on something you want more than that slice of cheesecake–from being healthier for your kids to feeling less winded when you walk to work–to help override the urge. Health.com: Surprising myths about excess weight

If logic is out the window, indulge in healthier versions of your favorites such as low-fat frozen yogurt with almonds when you crave a sundae or a calcium-rich glass of nonfat chocolate milk when you need a chocolate fix.

You Pigged Out — Now What?

• Forgive yourself. “Having one overindulgent meal should not derail you from your healthful eating habits, while being too negative will make you more likely to throw up your hands in despair and overindulge at the next meal or several meals for days to come,” Elisa Zied, R.D., says.

• Give yourself a do-over. Immediately start with lean protein, veggies, whole grains, and fruit, and drink plenty of water, Zied suggests.

• Learn from it. Think about what triggered your overindulgence–not to punish yourself, but to choose smarter next time. “If you keep a food journal, you might see you ended up pigging out because you waited too long to eat,” Keri Gans, R.D., says.

• Add on exercise. To feel in control again, simply tack on a few extra minutes to your regular walk, gym routine, etc. At the same time, “try not to think of exercise as a punishment for overindulging,” Zied says. If you do, you’ll grow to dread the gym

Source taken from http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/09/18/why.overeat.eat.much/index.html

Decided to share it here since I find it kinda meaningful though ^____^~

h1

Oh Holy Cow

2009/07/26

Okays I shall try this new blog 🙂
seems kinda fun, but oh well.. I will play around with it,
though im literally lost, hmmm…