A health freak mom's thoughts on health and all things healthy

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Black Monday

Black Monday

This is not what you think, definitely not vulgarity using the third finger ok. Yesterday was a classic Monday blues day for me. After the week-long Raya holiday, I was worried on Sunday night that I could not wake up at 4:45am the next morning. […]

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Scornful Weather

Scornful Weather

The much scornful haze is back again, no thanks to weeks of drought. It is very dry, hot and humid now.  My kids and I are starting to get itchy nose, blocked nose and phlegm easily now, caused by the haze and the extremely hot […]

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What The?

What The?

While waiting for Alycia to have her hair cut at a hair salon today, I saw a lady seated next to me having a hair rebonding done.  On the table in front of her was a plate of bite-size snacks, a cup of tea and […]

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Fake Heatiness

Fake Heatiness

Besides getting ‘heatiness’ from consuming ‘heaty food’, the Chinese believe that one can also get “kar for” or ‘fake heatiness’ from lack of sleep.  This I have to agree because I am susceptible to throat infections or simply feel sluggish and sickly if I do […]

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Do You Eat Fruit That Has Partially Turned Bad?

Do You Eat Fruit That Has Partially Turned Bad?

A sparkling apple with shiny red skin does not necessarily mean that the inner part is just as good. Well, the outer flesh can still look enticingly white and juicy but you can only tell that the apple is 100% good after you cut it […]

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Wearing of Face Mask

Wearing of Face Mask

My baby girl had a slight runny nose recently.  Just as she was about to leave for school, she rummaged through my cupboard where I place some first-aid stuff and fished out a cute face mask with Disney cartoon characters which grandma bought from Hong […]

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Fingers Almost Severed!

Fingers Almost Severed!

Not mine lar, I hope the title didn’t scare you 😀  It’s the butcher / veggie seller whom I normally patronize in the morning.  This morning at the market-on-van, I overhead the butcher’s wife telling all the ‘see lais’ (housewives) that her hubby was at […]

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Worms In My Packet Of Sesame Seeds!

Worms In My Packet Of Sesame Seeds!

I bought a packet of white sesame seeds the other day to toast them in a non-stick pan. After my maid had poured all the sesame seeds into the pan, she noticed something wriggling in the pan. She quickly called me and here’s what we […]

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5 Year Old And Had Undergone Close To 10 Surgeries!

5 Year Old And Had Undergone Close To 10 Surgeries!

Whilst I was waiting to see Baby C’s pediatric surgeon yesterday, I saw a mother sitting on a wheelchair, also waiting outside our doctor’s office.  On her lap was her 5-year old son, with a urine bag attached to his bottom,  hanging on the wheelchair.  When the […]

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