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Friday, September 22, 2017

What Caffeine Does To Your Body Will Shock You

Happy long weekends everyone! Recently I had a discussion with my friend about caffeine. Two of the most-loved beverages that contain caffeine are tea and coffee. Caffeine has both favorable as well as unfavorable effects on our health. I found an article by Dr. Ooi Yau Wei is a cardiologist at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital who has explained the pros and cons of caffeine in detail. 

Apparently, there exist many adverse effects of caffeine. It disrupts the functioning of body parts like the brain, heart, stomach, and hormones. Adenosine is a hormone present in our body that not only slows down our nervous system but also relaxes our body. Apparently, when there’s an intake of caffeine, the effects of adenosine is blocked, which leads to greater alertness, mental energy, and concentration. 

How caffeine affects your brain 
Research suggests that caffeine influences a perception and the state of mind. However, it all depends on the amount of caffeine and time of consumption. In people who are well rested, caffeine in small and medium doses improves attentiveness. In individuals who haven’t slept enough, caffeine tends to boost up their learning and decision-making skills. People who are addicted to coffee and tea perform better on various tests of cognitive performance such as reaction time and visual-spatial skills. 

Caffeine is known to relieve headache symptoms significantly. It can either be used alone or in combination with other medications for headache treatment. However, regular caffeine consumption isn’t good for health as it can lead to a chronic migraine and analgesic rebound headaches. 

Effects of caffeine on your heart 
Caffeine can protect individuals against heart attacks if taken in a low to a moderate amount (up to 3 cups per day). However, drinking more than 3 cups of caffeine in a day may cause heart artery problems and heart rhythm irregularities, especially in people with underlying heart disease. For people who rarely intake caffeine, one serving of caffeine intake may raise their blood pressure. However, there is little effect on regular coffee drinkers. 

Disadvantages of caffeine 
Apart from having various advantages, caffeine intake has plenty downsides too. The main function of caffeine is to boost mental and physical energy. Apparently, many individuals turn to caffeine to cope up with their active and busy lifestyles. However, high levels of caffeine consumption may lead to symptoms such as a headache, trembling, fast heart rate, and insomnia.

Other long-term effects of caffeine dependence include anxiety disorder nervousness, insomnia, irritability, and panic attacks. Caffeine can also cause a higher risk of osteoporosis. As per research, high coffee intake in women increases the chances of lower bone density and increased fracture risk. However, this can be taken care of by consuming calcium-rich food and drinks. 

What happens when you quit caffeine 
Caffeine can be addictive and gives you side effects when you stop taking it. One can tell that they’re going through caffeine withdrawal if they experience the following symptoms: 
  • Headache 
  • Tiredness/fatigue 
  • Decreased energy 
  • Decreased alertness 
  • Drowsiness/sleepiness 
  • Depressed mood
  • Difficulty concentrating 
  • Irritability 
  • Fuzzy/foggy mind 
How much caffeine is too much? 
For an average adult, consumption of up to 400mg of caffeine a day appears to be safe. Here’s the amount of caffeine present in our common drinks is as follows: 
  • Coffee(235ml): 102–200mg 
  • Espresso(30ml): 30–90mg 
  • Tea(235ml): 40–120mg 
  • Coke(355ml): 35–47mg 
  • Mountain Dew(355ml): 118mg 
An average US adult consumes 2 cups of coffee per day; this is almost 280 mg of caffeine. Heavy coffee drinkers are the people who consume 4 or more cups of coffee every day. Research proves that the advantages of caffeine outweigh the disadvantages. However, there are a few medical conditions that are made worse with the intake of caffeine. 

Now you have a better reason to get your daily coffee fix!

The inspiration for this article has been taken from Health Plus Section, a source of credible health information by Mount Elizabeth Hospitals, Singapore.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

My house was broken into last Sunday !

 My house was being broken into last Sunday when we were out, neighbour went back to their hometown for holidays..The thief climbed in from the roof and we lost 2 laptop, handphone, watches and some jewelry...

I am so sad because all my pictures especially the photos from my recent trip to Thailand was gone and those events pictures which I took and most have been edited ...waiting to be post is now gone.. I guess I only can post those that I managed to save on the draft :(

Although we have reported to police, apparently more than 5 house was broken within this month and we really suspect the renovation guy at our neighbour house because the thief knew the house structure so well.

Yes I had a dog at home but the thief climbed in from the roof opening so now we are starting renovation to close it and put an extra layer of protection...

Thanks to my sister, she offered her laptop to me so that I could do my work and thanks to those who leave me a consoling messages in the facebook too..

Now I sleep in fear every night.... Take care everyone, keep yourself safe!

Friday, January 4, 2013

So I say goodbye to my long hair and has a new hairstyle for year 2013

I said goodbye to my long hair and I'm going to miss this hair for a while!

If you don't know, I cut my hair shorter.. .. I mean SHORT!

I've been thinking to cut my hair shorter for quite some times ( few years maybe) for some reasons
1) My hair is damaged from bleaching and it cannot be rescued anymore even after 2 years of bleaching! My hair ends are dry & have split ends and I was depressed!
2) Hair fall problem that leads to hair thinning and soon balding!
3) I am just too bored with my hairstyle (has been 10 yrs alrdy!) and I wanted a CHANGE...I know curly hair is nice but I', lazy to curl up my hair all the time and its damaging as well.

BUT every time I sat on the salon's chair and asked for a shorter hair, above my shoulder... the stylist just replied.. your face is round and short hair would not looked nice on you ( or another word UGLY). Sigh And all stylist I met over the years, be it the expensive salon or those cheap one.. all told me the same.. that if I insist cutting my hair shorter, it is a bad choice because it would make face looked rounder.. etc.. And I am torn and don't know if I should change hairstyle..! I am in dilemma...

Not only recently, I was chatting with ParisB and I told her how I envy her hairstyle because she change all time and it looked really nice on her! And I told her I am stuck with my long hair and all sylists said best hairstyle for me is long hair and I will look wrong in shorter hair with my round face. And then she said she has the problem until she met her stylist Thomas. So quickly asked for the salon name and went home and google and hunt down this guy Thomas!

Thomas is a really busy man, after many many phone calls finally I book a spot. And when I met him, I told him I wanted a short hair and whether it will looked okay on me. And he said "You got a boring hairstyle and I decided to do something nice for you". I said okay up to you as long it looked nice! I like how decisive and confident he sounded and I agreed immediately!

So he chopped off my hair half within seconds. I thought to myself...not too bad, I still have shoulder length hair!

But Thomas said he is not quite done with it and that is only the beginning of my hair cut!  So he send me to go shampoo (the head massage was excellent!) and when after my hair is blow dry, he came back and started to do magic on my hair. I was observing carefully what he was trying to do but can't really figure out! And he told me that he is going to cut my hair really short and it would looked fresh & fantastic!

After 30 mins or so....

 JENG JENG JENG... my new hairstlye!!! Nice or not!!!!!

Thomas gave my hair a new life ! And who say round face cannot have short hair?

I feel young & fresh... and it has been a while I forgot how light my hair can be!

 The overall cut, it was a nice sleek cut!

I was really happy with my haircut and that was my best 2012 decision to go to Thomas. He knew what he want to do with my hair the first instance he saw me and that is what I need. A stylist that can design a hairstyle for me not the other way round.. because I am not a professional hair stylist, I don't know if this or that hairstyle looked nice on me ..And I also found out that Thomas is owner of the salon and he has 15 years experience! Actually I did asked Thomas why he cut my hair so short like that and aren't him afraid I cannot accept it... he said he actually observe when he talked to me and that he knew I could definitely carry the look! Wow, he did observe my personality before making the hair cut!

Well after a week of hair cut, I still can't believe it that I am now having short hair and I am quite  enjoying it! Shampooing or blow drying hair is so much faster now and Ilove how I do not need to "park" my hair every time before I sleep. 

Although I was first was kinda afraid that short hair would look boyish and won't look nice especially if I am wearing dress... but I was quite surprise that short hair just makes me feel fresh & chic!
After trying this pink dress in Debenhham, I just think my short hair looked so good in dress too!

So I am enjoying my short hair moment now and I glad I took the courage to cut it short especially when our age increases in 2013, I am  I looked younger in short hair & let me temporary forget about the increase in age !

 So if are bored with your hairtsyle too, why not have a change... after all our hairs grow back eventually!

Here is where I cut my hair! The boutique salon is very cosy and have interior that looked like 70s in Shanghai!

De Headline Salon
UG/FG 002-003,Upper Ground Floor,Off Jalan Bukit Bintang,55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 03-21420515 
Price : RM80 (haircut + hairwash) 
     Opening hour: Mon - Sat: 11am - 8pm and Sun: 11am -7pm
Look for Thomas and make appoinment in advance.
Check out their Facebook Page here

Happy New Year everyone!

Friday, September 14, 2012

I have met Prince William and Kate Middleton in KLCC Park, Malaysia

 Presenting to you Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton in Malaysia! They are on nine-day tour in Asia on behalf of the Queen for official Diamond Jubilee tour! Malaysia is their second country as their visit in Singapore few days ago! They will be in Malaysia from 13-16 September 2012

Well just this morning I with a few hours sleep, I dragged myself out of bed to go to KLCC Park to meet Tianchad & Michelle together we know that we cannot miss the life time opportunity to see Prince William from near!

 So this is me getting ready to see Prince William Phillip Louis (such a long name right!)

 The crowds. 
The crowd were that big as I expected to be!

 This guy one of the organising personnel gave us Malaysian flags for free, so that we all should wave our flags to welcome Prince William & Kate Middleton in KLCC Park!

 Malaysian flag

 Ladies in malay tradition costumes!

We thought got some kinda of dancing performance but end up they just stand there doing nothing!

This guy I think is from British High Commission trying to bring up the atmosphere by asking the crowd to cheer ! And that was at 10.30am and he said another 5 minutes the royal couple will arrived , come on keep cheering !

 Just right before our eyes! A group of man wearing malay costumes walked in and everyone was cheering!

 And my Prince William , Duke of Cambridge appeared in KLCC Park for public viewing, I was stunned for a moment!!!!!

He was looking so good just like what I have imagined and thought he would be for the past 20 years!  No secret of me being his biggest friends among my friends during school days!  However most of the people I have met came to see Duchess Cathering rather than Prince Charming William, they said they like her fashion sense!
Prince William was wearing his usual formal attire, while Kate Middleton wore an elegant white knee-length dress by Beulah London. The collar itself looks like our Malay traditional dress Baju Kurung.
  Duchess Catherine has neat bun to display her earrings! 

 Kate Middleton Beulah London Sabitri Dress, very simple & elegant!

Kate was wearing her favourite LK Bennett nude pumps again!

 I gotta to be honest Prince William looked more handsome than his photos found online! His look has not changed much actually! I still remembered how cute he looked during Princess Diana's funeral in 1997! 

So sad to see Prince William & Kate Middleton walked passed up and didnt manage to have a handshake over whatever! *depressed*

 Suddenly out of no where don't know where all these people appeared!
 On our right side are those lucky people to managed to have handshake with them!

As I was trying to walk to the other side to see what happened, found irreponsible parents throwing their baby stoller on the floor!

 Even our Malaysian flags also being dumped on the floor!

 The crowd move according to where these Royal Couple walked. And everyone was trying to snap a memorable pics of them!

 After almost an half an hour walk, they are taking their buggy ride back!

 Up close with  Presenting to you Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton! Smiling so sweetly together! Picture courtesy of Tian Chad!

Goodbye my William, finally I see you after 20 years! I was glad to see you before you become the King of England one day!

 Met a group of students from an International school in KL was cheering so loudy with their props! 

Met a group of ladies that were celebrating with champagne in Chinoz after meeting the royal couple! So I also took an opportunity to take pic with them!

 Found Bernama posting Duchess Catherine (Kate Middleton) wearing a scarf when she entered the mosque earlier this morning! Kinda match her dress! Good to know Kate Middleton removed her heels too before entering the mosque as a sense of respect!

 So I'm glad I finally went to meet Prince William this morning! It will be an unforgetable moment for me because my dream came true! Awwww.... I wonder when will Prince William come again!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge official Diamond Jubilee tour schedule
 Singapore 11-13 September 2012
Malaysia 13-16 September 2012
Solomon Islands 16-18 September 2012
Tuvalu 18-19 September 2012

Tomorrow 15 September, Prince William and her wife Kate Middleton will fly in Sabah to go deep into the rainforests of Danum Valley. Here they will learn about the conservation efforts of the Royal Society, of which the Duke is a Fellow and Sabah is the home to some of the last remaining areas of virgin tropical rainforest in Southeast Asia.

So for more updates on Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, follow British High Commission official website, twitter & facebook

And forget to like my Jessying's fanspage, will post more of my photos there!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Looking back at my 2010

Well 2010 definitely is a pretty busy year for me. I am ocupied almost all the weekends and have quite an exciting lifestyle! And with a blink of eyes, its at the end of 2010 and the world is welcoming the new 2011 year!

So let's look back how has my year 2010 been !

January 2010

For the first time in life, I won a makeover competition organized by Lancome & Cosmopolitian magazine . I was one of the top 5 winners out of 80 participants, appeared in the magazine for the first time and won a prize worth RM500 !!! And I love this makeover by Zamri (Lancome Chief Makeup Artist) and later I bought the Lancome Pop & Petrol palette which was used in my makeover ! And absolutely love it till today

February 2010

This is Clarks Women's Bahama Beach Pep Toe Wedge in Red Cherry Blossom

Bought my 1st most expensive shoes from Clarks warehouse sale ! However RM170 was well spent because this is super comfy and pretty shoes that I am still wearing it till today..and looks almost like new!!

March 2010

It was my first 100th followers and thank you all of you for making this happened!! Your support is important because you are the reasons why are keep blogging. And today I would like to record my thanks to the 334 followers! Love you all!

April 2010

Went back to Hong Kong for the 2nd time ( the first one was in late 2008) with my family and friends! Thanks to AirAsia, with less than RM168 for round trip ticket.. I am back to Hong Kong for more love !!!! Love the food there, places and more importantly SHOPPING!!!

And if you have not been to Shenzhen , China then you would not truly experience what is shopping all about !!! In Hong Kong, I bought tons of skincares which last year probably a year and in Shenzhen I bought clothes/shoes like there is no tomorrow!

May 2010

Make the smartest choice in 2010 , that is to get a Blackberry !!! Love my Blackberry Bold 9700 to bits, don't think can live without it nowwww! I am connected to the world 24 hours ago, 7 days a week!!!

June 2010

Try and found this Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum does wonder on my skin!! My skin clarity increased by double!!! This is expensive but it works!

July 2010

Got my first frame glasses from Guangzhou after 10 years wearing frameless glasses! And I like this glasses among the other 2 I have, so easy to hide myself under this glass when I am lazy to do my makeup for the day (shssss.....) !

August 2010

Well officially announced myself that am a shopaholic in an interview with Oriental Daily newspaper. Apart from that,got a super duper cheap weekends getaway in Bangkok - RM200 inclusive of round trip air fare and hotels for 2nights inclusive of breakfast!

September 2010

Created the first Cheat Natural Look !

October 2010

p/s: Some of them who came not in the pic went home already!

Celebrated my birthday with a number of closed friends whom I know them through blogging ! Rawrrrr... the power of blogging!

November 2010

Was honoured to be featured in Female Magazine November 2010 . Certainly I do not anticipated this when I started blogging !

December 2010

December is the month when I looked back at the year 2010 and tell myself , I gotta do better in 2011 ! Sorry for all the mistake I have done, am I gonna be a better person in 2011 !

Happy New Year people out there!

Wish your 2011 is full of LOVE !

Love conquers all!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I am sick

I am officially sick, very very sick for past 3-4 days with high fever, flu, headache, sore throat, backache, stomachache... etc.. I can't even get down from bed on the 1st day.

Now even though I am slightly recovering now doctor advised me to go for blood test.

So I am going for blood test in an hour time , to see if I have dengue or H1N1, hopefully not.

Pray for me !

Thank you very much.

Updates : Doctor checked my blood, its not dengue and H1n1 but I am having seasonal influenza. I am happy to know that but not so happy as I am still having fever. Sigh.. been sick since Monday, saw 3 different doctors, took tons of medicine , hopefully to recover by end of this week.

Information I obtained from WHO's website

Signs and symptoms

Seasonal influenza is characterized by a sudden onset of high fever, cough (usually dry), headache, muscle and joint pain, severe malaise (feeling unwell), sore throat and runny nose. Most people recover from fever and other symptoms within a week without requiring medical attention. But influenza can cause severe illness or death in people at high risk (see below). The time from infection to illness, known as the incubation period, is about two days.

You people out there, take care of yourself well too okay !

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I won Shu Uemura Tsumori Chisato Palette !!!!

Just collected my prize !!!

I have been so lucky !!!

I am so grateful !!!!!!

So pretty right !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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