Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Books V. Tablets: Which Is Better For Reading Before Bed? December 22, 2014 at 09:13PM



via Facebook http://ti.me/1CrnJxV If reading is your way of easing into sleep, pick up a printed book instead of a digital one

Monday, December 15, 2014

The 20 Most Popular Recipes of 2014 December 14, 2014 at 05:36PM



via Facebook http://nyti.ms/1Dp8uH0 The 20 Most Popular Recipes of 2014 is a group of recipes curated by New York Times editors.

Friday, December 12, 2014

A View of the Artistic Protests of the Umbrella Movement December 11, 2014 at 08:32PM

One of the most remarkable street protests in the world! It has come to an end (for now), but you have won respect and admiration from many activists all around the world.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1wsGfRo A Walk Through of Admiralty in Hong Kong A View of the Artistic Protests of the Umbrella Movement

Sportsman who adopted dog in Ecuadorian jungle waits to be reunited December 11, 2014 at 01:25PM

I love this story... 😊

via Facebook http://ift.tt/15harpS This is the moment an explorer who adopted a stray dog that befriended him during a race through the Ecuadorian jungle introduced his young daughter to the loyal animal.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The Voice 2014 Top 8 - Matt McAndrew: "The Blower's Daughter" December 02, 2014 at 03:11PM

The excruciatingly sweet and painful feeling of love... 😢

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1yci7o0 Matt McAndrew puts his spin on Damien Rice's "The Blower's Daughter." » Subscribe to The Voice: http://full.sc/HbIXEY » Get Matt's Performance on iTunes: htt...

Thursday, November 27, 2014

New Thai tourism strategy: ‘I Hate Thailand’ November 26, 2014 at 07:47PM

Another impressive Thai ad!

via Facebook http://tdy.sg/1rsWhqj BANGKOK — It’s been a bad year for tourism in Thailand, and at first glance it looked like a new YouTube video was adding to the misery. The video called I Hate Thailand drew more than one million views within days of being posted last week. But it turned out the clip was produced by Thailand’s tour…

A Warning on Nutmeg November 26, 2014 at 05:03PM

" ...strong enough to fight infection (including the Black Plague), stimulating enough to bring on menstruation, poisonous enough to induce an abortion."

via Facebook http://nyti.ms/1uIwUkm This holiday season, measure your nutmeg carefully.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Brain Scans Reveal What Dogs Really Think of Us November 20, 2014 at 08:37PM

"Not only do dogs seem to love us back, they actually see us as their family."

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1xIljZA Thanks to recent advances in neuroscience, we now know what’s going on in the brain of a dog.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Scandal in Los Angeles over child's unconventional undies sparks anger online November 14, 2014 at 09:47PM

This is no China. Kids do not pee or poop wherever they like. Neither do pets. Please respect the rules in this country.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1GUDsGl Take a look at this picture - what's your first impression? Personally (and perhaps due to my prior experiences as a kindergarten teacher in Japan) my first thought was: "How convenient that must be when it comes to potty-training!" These Chinese "split pants" are considered completely normal for ch…

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

27 Tater Tot Recipes That Will Change Your Life November 11, 2014 at 08:41PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/QrdOma A tot-al eclipse of the heart.

The 8 most delicious tater tot creations in SF November 11, 2014 at 07:27PM

I love tater tots!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1B5xUbF That guy sitting next to Jon Heder in science class said it best: "Napoleon, gimme some of your tots, provided they're one of the eight best in SF according to Thrillist." And because you don't wanna disappoint science class guy like Heder did, here're said eight best...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

22 Top CEOs Reveal Their Favorite Books (Infographic) November 10, 2014 at 07:33PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1zxpDeX For your reading enjoyment, here's a list of favorite books from Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett, Marissa Mayer, and more.

Sylvia QC November 10, 2014 at 05:37PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/10SWDzg Art exhibition by Aiweiwei.

How to view art: Be dead serious about it, but don’t expect too much November 10, 2014 at 05:35PM

For all the art lovers out there.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1uBS2yf Some advice: If you feel better about yourself when you leave a museum, you should follow these five rules.

Wall and Chain: a story of breaking down walls November 10, 2014 at 11:33AM

Nice ad to commemorate Nov 9 (especially after Airbnb is legalised in Germany).

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1uX4vxu In May 2012, an Airbnb guest, Cathrine, told us a powerful story of a trip she took to Berlin with her father, Jörg, a Berlin Wall guard at the height of the...

Monday, November 10, 2014

Science Says Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits November 09, 2014 at 03:00PM

"...kindness (along with emotional stability) is the most important predictor of satisfaction and stability in a marriage. Kindness makes each partner feel cared for, understood, and validated—feel loved."

via Facebook http://ift.tt/141JEgL It has to do with how people respond to their partners' "bids."

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Old Port Lobster Shack on Yelp November 03, 2014 at 06:18PM

Quite busy during lunch time on a Saturday. We ended up returning after 3pm. Their seafood dishes look quite pricey at first glance, but they do offer good value for money with high quality and freshness. My fish and chips came fresh in a large portion, but they can definitely be improved with a…

via Facebook http://ift.tt/13ByLC9 Seafood in Redwood City, CA

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

10 Exercises for Healthy Knees October 28, 2014 at 08:59PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1ybTfee Prevent knee pain by working these healthy knee exercises into your workout routine.

The Voice 2014 Knockouts - Damien: "How Do I Live" October 28, 2014 at 03:26PM

This male rendition of "How Do I Live" totally got me into tears!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/ZXCFD5 TSA agent Damien makes a bid for the live shows with his version of "How Do I Live" by LeAnn Rimes. » Subscribe to The Voice: http://full.sc/HbIXEY » Watch T...

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Free things to do in San Francisco October 24, 2014 at 04:38PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/12tAh8H When looking for some relief from the city's high prices, check out these free events, activities, and outings to soothe your budget. List compiled by the SFGate.com staff with some help from our readers.

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Sweet Celebration of Connection and Inner Softness in a Culture That Encourages Hard... October 23, 2014 at 10:57PM

Sweet...

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1sVKMez What a baby cactus can teach us about empathy, free will, and the art of finding one's tribe. A hug is such a simple act. But how anguish

How to Avoid Work: A 1949 Guide to Doing What You Love October 23, 2014 at 10:34PM

Really sound advice, even at this digital age.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1mexKYP "Life really begins when you have discovered that you can do anything you want." "There is an ugliness in being paid for work one does no

The Mystery Of Introversion October 23, 2014 at 10:23PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1uFosCX The story is oddly soothing.

Hardline Muslims Outraged by Dog Event October 23, 2014 at 04:07PM

"The dog-familiarization event was part of a Jewish agenda to Christianise Muslim-Malaysians through subtle measures.”

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1we3VuZ The organizer of a dog-petting event in Malaysia got death threats because dogs are seen as unclean.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What a Difference a Day Makes by Dee Alexander October 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

Quite a sexy rendition

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1FrCDnC From the SoundHound App

Science Reveals Something Surprising About People Who Speak More Than One Language October 20, 2014 at 09:00AM

"... learning more languages trains the brain to process incoming information more efficiently, resulting in increased performance in other domains."

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1pxGMMu Start brushing up on your Spanish, people.

Monday, October 20, 2014

12 Hilarious Photos Of Men Who Hate Shopping October 19, 2014 at 11:51PM

Quddus Chong

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1y9pbjB Photos of of men who hate shopping

What's the Biggest Threat to the World? It Depends Where You Live October 19, 2014 at 08:15PM

Guess which is the biggest threat in Malaysia?

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1t3cI1K The sum of all fears, mapped.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Supreme Court denies foes of California’s foie gras ban a hearing October 14, 2014 at 04:39PM

What an irony! Out of so many places in the world, I have moved a place that bans my favourite food forever :(

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1sExgfr The U.S. Supreme Court rejected attempts Tuesday by duck farmers and restaurants to halt enforcement of California’s statewide ban on foie gras, produced by force-feeding ducks. Producers of foie gras in Canada and New York, joined by restaurant owners, challenged the law in court, arguing that it…

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Tobang on Yelp October 10, 2014 at 02:46PM

We were diverted to dine here since Kunjip Restaurant few doors away did not seem to have a menu appealing to us. It was a very pleasant surprise! We were served immediately with our orders of standard BBQ pork and tofu stew, together with many plates of banchan. My husband totally loved the sweet …

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1vd5CIB Korean in Santa Clara, CA

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Best Superfoods for Weight Loss October 09, 2014 at 01:43AM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/XvRruR Best healthy fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and other superfoods for dieting and weight loss

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Kangaroos get into boxing match on quiet Australian street - video October 07, 2014 at 08:31PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1vRNpNt Two kangaroos are caught on camera in an intense boxing match on a suburban Austalian street

These 75 Iconic Photos Will Define The 21st Century So Far. Everyone Needs To See This. October 07, 2014 at 07:06PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1uqoHW0 These are the moments that will end up in history books.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Where in the world people want to work abroad October 06, 2014 at 09:54PM

Seems to be quite accurate.

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SPAGHETTI WITH MARMITE | Recipes | Nigella Lawson October 06, 2014 at 03:01PM

I have two jars of soon-expiring Marmite and Vegemite (hand-carried from Melbourne and London last year). Recently found out that they make healthier substitutes for soy sauce in soft boiled eggs, and they won't go bad for a very long time due to high sodium content. Still in need of more good recipes.

via Facebook http://shar.es/1m0uYN I came across this recipe in Anna Del Conte's memoirs, Risotto with Nettles. Now, there are so many recipes I could borrow from her, and many I have, but this is…

Monday, October 06, 2014

15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality: A breath of fresh air October 05, 2014 at 11:12PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1oIVXl2 In the late '80s, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in space facilities. They found several plants that filter out common volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Lucky for us the plants can also help clean indoor air on Earth, whic…

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Why We Click With Our Best Friends Right From the Start September 30, 2014 at 04:56PM

"We also sometimes experience the near-magical phenomenon of moving from strangers to best friends in almost no time at all. I call it the “click phenomenon.” Through years of qualitative study of friendship routines, I have found that, when asked to describe current best friends and the evolution of those relationships, many people respond that that they just “knew” they would be best friends with the person, almost from the moment they first met."

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1pELJCb The phenomenon of "clicking" with new friends deserves attention and research.

Tanto Japanese Restaurant on Yelp September 30, 2014 at 03:57PM

Oh my God, I have not had a five-star review for too long. This is it! This restaurant serves many unique Japanese dishes you can hardly find in any typical Japanese restaurant. That includes grilled beef tongue, sea urchin rice, sea eel rice, rice balls and monk fish liver. We saw many Japanes…

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1uzGgVa Japanese in Sunnyvale, CA

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The world is watching: How Hong Kong protests were covered around the globe September 29, 2014 at 01:29PM

In solidarity with the HK people.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/ZljWBC With protests breaking out all over Hong Kong island and parts of Kowloon as the long-awaited Occupy Central civil disobedience movement finally got underway, one oft-repeated refrain by demonstrators was "the world is watching"....

Saturday, September 27, 2014

9 Books Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read September 26, 2014 at 10:06PM

My reading list on business.

via Facebook http://bit.ly/1ncSuAX So many books, so little time. Here's where to find the best advice for your business.

10 Books You Have To Read September 26, 2014 at 10:05PM

My reading list on humanity.

via Facebook http://shar.es/1ax8Tv There are some favourite books for all book lovers. Even if you read more than twenty books a year, you probably have your own list of the books that have stayed with you in some way.

How men reacted to a 'Fat Girl Tinder Date' September 26, 2014 at 09:21PM

Terrible!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1rrktfH FYI, it's pretty appalling and might make you lose faith in all men

How men reacted to a 'Fat Girl Tinder Date' September 26, 2014 at 09:21PM

Terrible!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1rrktfH FYI, it's pretty appalling and might make you lose faith in all men

Nick's Next Door on Yelp September 26, 2014 at 05:35PM

This restaurant is said to serve American fine dining food. After reading all the raving review on Yelp (ranked as the no.1 restaurant in Los Gatos), we came here for lunch recently. We ordered the following: Appertizer - Baby Back Ribs (Mongolian BBQ Sauce and a Cucumber Salad) Entrees - (1) P…

via Facebook http://ift.tt/Ymya3O American (New) in Los Gatos, CA

Thursday, September 25, 2014

KLM's Sherlock dog is an adorable lie September 24, 2014 at 09:49PM

Liar!

via Facebook http://gizmo.do/kXmHV73 Yes, that viral video of KLM's "lost and found" dog reuniting passengers with their lost phones is adorable. But sadly, it's just an ad campaign. The dog is not a permanent member of KLM's actual lost and found team.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

How to Become More of a Morning Person (Infographic) September 23, 2014 at 04:46PM

This is a constant struggle for a night owl like me. Mr Chong is a very early bird!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/XpmBIS You may never hop out of morning with a smile plastered on your face, but you can make it a bit easier.

September 23, 2014 at 04:37PM

Adorable utility beagle!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1mJLUla We run our feet (and paws) off to return lost items. Meet our newest team member ;-)

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Favorite Food and Meal of Every U.S. State, According to Twitter September 21, 2014 at 02:44PM

Durian is listed!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1tGEVtZ Twitter can tell us a lot about what a society eats.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

12 Ways 'Friends' Got Life as a 20-Something Exactly Right September 20, 2014 at 10:05PM

Only if you grew up with it.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1DnOfah There was a lot of wisdom packed into those episodes.

29 Creative Ways To Give Kitchen Trash A Second Life September 20, 2014 at 08:47PM

Green living tips.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1wBoSgH Meal planning and smart shopping goes a long way toward reducing food waste. Kitchen hacks for extending the lifespan of fresh food help too. But what about the peels, stems, and wrappings we throw away without a second thought? Well those can be...

“Friends Are Waiting” | Global Be(er) Responsible Day | Budweiser September 20, 2014 at 08:33PM

Loyalty.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/XDLWyG Next time you go out, be sure to make a plan to get home safely. Your friends are counting on you. Enjoy responsibly. #FriendsAreWaiting www.budweiser.com

How 20-Something Women Dressed in America, in Every Decade September 20, 2014 at 11:11AM

Some history on American fashion.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1tGkQE9 Fashion is an even more important social mirror than we realized.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Scotland rejects independence with No vote set for victory September 18, 2014 at 10:22PM

Yay!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1BSi558 Estimated 55% of voters set to reject Alex Salmond's prospectus for independence with more than half of results declared

These 4 Things Kill Relationships September 18, 2014 at 10:17PM

Condemnation, contempt, defensiveness and stonewalling.

via Facebook http://ti.me/1nwQVrI Featured in Malcolm Gladwell’s book Blink, John Gottman can listen to a couple for 5 minutes and determine, with 91% accuracy, whether they’ll divorce.

How to Stay Focused: Train Your Brain September 18, 2014 at 05:51PM

I like this - "Do creative work first"!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1rGGoy7 Learn how to stay focused and increase your productivity by avoiding distracting signals.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Johnson: Bringing up baby bilingual September 16, 2014 at 05:41PM

Again, some good advice on raising bilingual kids. Based on my personal encounters, I would not recommend mixing a few languages/dialects in speech (common in Malaysia and Singapore) that confuses a young brain.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1sjZpnP THIS weekend Johnson enjoyed an American holiday in Berlin: the children's Halloween party held by neighbours, a half-German, half-American couple. Besides mermaid...

Famous Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary September 16, 2014 at 02:52PM

"Superficial to understand the journal as just a receptacle for one’s private, secret thoughts—like a confidante who is deaf, dumb, and illiterate. In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could do to any person; I create myself. The journal is a vehicle for my sense of selfhood. It represents me as emotionally and spiritually independent. Therefore (alas) it does not simply record my actual, daily life but rather — in many cases — offers an alternative to it." - Susan Sontag

via Facebook http://ift.tt/YdxWwO Reflections on the value of recording our inner lives from Woolf, Thoreau, Sontag, Emerson, Nin, Plath, and more. "You want to write, you

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

10 Tricks To Clean Up Your Diet September 15, 2014 at 08:49PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1hzgiWY Some people claim that healthy eating takes a lot of time and is complicated. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If you know how to do it right, you can incorporate more healthy food into your life!

Science Shows Your Taste in Music Says More About You Than You Think September 15, 2014 at 08:45PM

Jazz and classical music, my lifelong favorites.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/YNoyjN What type of music do you listen to?

What Plants Can Be Used as a Companion with a Lemon Tree? September 15, 2014 at 03:46PM

My Meyer lemon tree needs some companion(s)!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1m9pl8P The right companion plantings for lemon trees reduce the need for excess chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Companion plantings serve as both an extra protection and a source of nutrition for your ...

Monday, September 15, 2014

5 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long September 14, 2014 at 09:53PM

Great advice!

via Facebook http://entm.ag/1eAvPoo Adopt these five easy habits every morning to channel productive energy and mindful focus throughout the day.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

30 Fantastic New Movies You Can't Miss This Fall September 13, 2014 at 09:32PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1p0gt5O These are the films that are going to have everyone talking.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

5 Books That Can Change Your Life September 12, 2014 at 04:06PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1BwIKEi Don't forget these on your next trip to the library

Friday, September 12, 2014

37 Powerful Social Issue Ads That Will Make You Stop And Think. September 11, 2014 at 09:52PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1rLmLlX #11 is heartbreaking.

37 Powerful Social Issue Ads That Will Make You Stop And Think. September 11, 2014 at 09:48PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1rLmLlX #11 is heartbreaking.

The Habit Burger Grill on Yelp September 11, 2014 at 04:11PM

Greasy burgers tend to leave behind some unpleasant after taste in me but not for burgers from here. Lots of fresh vegetables on top of freshly grilled patties, all tucked between two slices of yummy burger buns. Our mocha flavoured milk shake tasted just fine, not too artificially sweet. We ordere…

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1xQk4rV Burgers in Sunnyvale, CA

Claw Shack on Yelp September 11, 2014 at 03:40PM

This review comes from an obedient wife who has to follows her fanatic crawfish-eating husband whenever his crave kicks in. I am not a huge fan of crawfish, but he came home yearning for more after our first visit here. So I assume that he really likes the foods. We had been to a few other restau…

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1ADReqR Cajun/Creole in San Jose, CA

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Google September 09, 2014 at 04:44PM

In memory of Leo Tolstoy.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/WJY6pG Search the world's information, including webpages, images, videos and more. Google has many special features to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

This Is Your Body On Anxiety (Infographic) September 09, 2014 at 02:16PM



via Facebook http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-13987/this-is-your-body-on-anxiety-infographic.html Anxiety can be brutal. Sleepless nights, racing heart, cold sweats -- all are hallmarks of a condition that afflicts approximately 40 million Americans. Even on a level that doesn't get classified as

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

5 High-Paying Jobs That Will Make You Miserable September 09, 2014 at 08:46AM

Doctor, lawyer and investment banker all appear on the list.

via Facebook http://ti.me/1qIOMgj If you think that a fat salary is all you need to be happy, think again. Many high-paid professions are also high-stress — and highly likely to lead to misery

The 25 Best Snacks for Weight Loss September 09, 2014 at 08:43AM

Note that not all combinations are good for young ladies.

via Facebook http://wman.sd/6180Wfms Find out which eats will help you slim down on the double

The Science of Finding Your Soul Mate September 08, 2014 at 06:15PM

Don't be fooled by that abstract fantasy of finding your perfect soul mate. You only find your soul mate if you work on improving your relationships.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1tvywD1 Breaking down the mathematical odds of winning at SoulMateRoulette. It's been argued that the secret of lasting love is giving up the myt

Saturday, September 06, 2014

The Book of Miracles: Rare Medieval Illustrations of Magical Thinking September 05, 2014 at 05:31PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1AdhXKJ A visual record of humanity's most eternal fears and our immutable longing for grace, mercy, and the miraculous. In 1552, a curious and l

15 Healing Meal Combinations September 05, 2014 at 05:26PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1lG9a2v 15 Healing Meal Combinations

Wheel of Musical Impressions with Adam Levine September 05, 2014 at 11:47AM

The talented Mr Levine.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1lymPbQ Jimmy challenges Adam to a friendly game of random musical impressions, like Michael Jackson singing the Sesame Street theme song. Subscribe NOW to The Tonig...

Friday, September 05, 2014

Why the IRS will have a tough time taxing Google’s free meals September 04, 2014 at 10:32PM

Quddus Chong

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DIY: A Tonic To Cure Bloating For Good September 04, 2014 at 09:52PM

[Y]

via Facebook http://ift.tt/UrUSWh Bloating can truly wreck havoc on your day. Imagine being at work, getting ready for a staff meeting and you start to not feel well. You’re feeling bloated, full and gassy. Your clothes don't fit

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Great Food Fast: Real Business Owners Share Their Quick Tasty Recipes September 03, 2014 at 10:20PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1tyQpON These entrepreneurs know the best way to enjoy a homecooked meal: making it themselves.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

6 Secrets You Can Learn From the Happiest People on Earth September 02, 2014 at 08:20PM

Happiness vs meaningful life? Interesting point.

via Facebook http://ti.me/1n2lpGI What happens when you look at the happiest people and scientifically analyze what they have in common? Researchers did just that. Relationships, Relationships, Relationships There…

9 Habits That Lead to Terrible Decisions September 02, 2014 at 08:15PM



via Facebook http://trib.al/ZQJFehI And how you can avoid them.

Monday, September 01, 2014

What is so wrong with being a Penang mamak? - The Rakyat Post August 31, 2014 at 11:39PM

If you have heard about this so-called Malaysian success story in San Francisco, read on. She's probably just another entrepreneur trying to thrive in the competitive food business here; and she has to localize her food (making it less authentic to the Malaysian appetite) just like food vendors of other ethnicity here in the US. Of course she has to exaggerate her "sufferings" in Malaysia, firstly to boost her personal branding, secondly to win some symphathy from the Americans. She has probably received some business advice that those are the ways to go. But I find the following quite perplexing: 1. She claimed that she did well in school but was denied college due to her ethnicity. Yes, Malaysian education system does favour a certain ethnic group. But even if you don't belong to that group but intelligent enough to score well in your exam, you can still make it to a local university. May be not popular faculties like law or medicine but you won't be deny a place completely. 2. She claimed that mamak people could never be successful since they belong to the lower caste. There are many successful lawyers, doctors and politicians in the Mamak community of Malaysia. They are no Hindus hence the caste system is out of questions. 3. This person keeps advertising herself as "rags to riches". Why does she still go around asking for donation to set up her business? I am sure she has enough collateral to get a business loan. 4. She said she had orang utan as a pet. Penang has no orang utan. The list goes on and on. Whoever her PR specialist is, this person seems to have so "successfully" drawn some media attention on her at the expense of Malaysia's reputation. Many Malaysians told me that her food is not great, probably just something pleasing to the Americans. I have no high hope but I wish to try it and be my own judge one day.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1vCyWbk GEORGE TOWN, July 8: The rags-to-riches tale of a Penang-born woman who shared her success story in running a food stall in the United States of America has drawn the wrong kind of publicity. Her story included episodes of being an ostracised “mamak girl”. Her comments have drawn flak from many Pena…

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Science Behind Baking the Most Delicious Cookie Ever August 30, 2014 at 10:35PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1qrAsbP Some like it crispy. Some like it chewy. Learn a little science behind the flour, and you'll be able to bake every kind of cookie.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Are You Blind? The Embarrassing Truth About Malaysians August 30, 2014 at 12:14AM

What a shame

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1n7xaHs This Film depicts the life on how the blind in Malaysia are ignored and how certain individuals unnecessarily react to the blind and how the system disallows guide dogs in public places.

Are You Blind? The Embarrassing Truth About Malaysians August 30, 2014 at 12:00AM

What a shame

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1n7xaHs This Film depicts the life on how the blind in Malaysia are ignored and how certain individuals unnecessarily react to the blind and how the system disallows guide dogs in public places.

When Earthquakes Strike in California, Don't Stand in a Doorway August 29, 2014 at 11:41PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1u8zLEW I don't like earthquakes, yet I live in quake country. It's a paradox. To mitigate my worry, I err on the side of preparedness. But this post is not to lecture you about creating an earthquake kit ( although it's not hard to do), it's to let you know what to do the moment the shaking starts.

Friday, August 29, 2014

How to Find Fulfilling Work August 28, 2014 at 04:15PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/15VFDc9 On the art-science of "allowing the various petals of our identity to fully unfold." "If one wanted to crush and destroy a man entirely,

If Male Superheroes Were Drawn the Way Females Are, Here's How Absurd It Would Look August 28, 2014 at 10:21AM

Quddus Chong :p

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1qF8WbU Marvel's mightiest heroes get the pin-up treatment.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Emmys 2014: Weird Al Yankovic Performs Show Themes August 27, 2014 at 11:03PM

This is hilarious!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/XNIHWq Weird Al Yankovic and Andy Samberg put a literal twist on the theme songs of the year's biggest nominees at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.

The world's best breakfast: which country's morning meal is tops? August 27, 2014 at 05:15PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1jh876I The best breakfast in the world isn't where you think it is.

10 Fun Ways To Eat Chia Seeds! August 27, 2014 at 12:41PM

Ahereen Lee

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1pgyQDI Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients. They're loaded with protein, Omega 3s, and fiber. Plus they're packed with calcium, magnesium and manganese. They are also gluten-free!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

John Lennon and Yoko Ono on Love, Animated August 25, 2014 at 05:59PM

This is seriously sweet, dedicated to everyone in a serious and long-term relationship.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1pweEOI "You've got to work on it. It is a precious gift, and it's a plant, and you've got to look after it and water it."

Baby Groot Reborn! August 25, 2014 at 05:24PM



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Monday, August 25, 2014

10 Facts You Didn't Know About Music August 24, 2014 at 12:51PM

"One of the most interesting music facts in that your favorite song is probably your favorite because you associate it with an emotional event in your life. Both social influences and quality affect which songs you like. You don’t like the original version of a song because it’s better, you like it because it’s the one you heard first."

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The Science of How Music Enchants the Brain, Animated August 24, 2014 at 11:42AM

"In the same way that a drug-induced dopamine surge leaves you craving more, music becomes addictive — the dopamine tells your body it was rewarded and creates a desire to seek out more."

via Facebook http://ift.tt/OLQJbk How harmony, melody, and rhythm trigger the same reward systems that drive our desires for food and sex. The profound connection between

Sunday, August 24, 2014

6.0 Quake Rolls Through Bay Area; Heavy Damage Reported in Napa, North Bay August 24, 2014 at 07:52AM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1qaOakb Early morning 6.0 earthquake causes widespread damage in Napa and surrounding communities.

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often August 23, 2014 at 11:28PM



via Facebook http://bit.ly/VI9GAZ Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.

Top Fashion Museums - Articles - Departures August 23, 2014 at 08:48PM

On my to-visit list.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1q9HoeF Style—both historical and modern—goes on display within these chic collections.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

6 Easy and Amazing Ways to Use Avocados August 22, 2014 at 07:09PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1po5d2B Everyone’s favorite fatty fruit can be used for more than just guacamole.

How Instant Noodles Hurt The Heart August 22, 2014 at 04:55PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1oSsFFH In the proverbial pantry of cheap, convenient eats, nothing beats ramen. You no longer even have to be a college student to indulge: the processed…

Friday, August 22, 2014

All 28 Recipes from the Hot 10 Best New Restaurants 2014 - Bon Appétit August 22, 2014 at 12:28AM

Yup, the Americans have come to appreciate fried chicken wings in shrimp (crab) paste (very popular in Singapore)!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1qvPk6d All of the recipes from Bon Appétit's 10 Best New Restaurants of 2014, from hanger steak to butter cookies, fried rice to roast chicken

Some guy dumped this poor dog on the street. He's been waiting until now for more than 2 months. August 21, 2014 at 11:39PM

:~

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5 Secrets to Improve Learning and Memory August 21, 2014 at 11:37PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1rVY5bP "...lots of little tips that can help as well: When trying to learn something gesturing can help. Grisly photos and anything emotionally evocative cement things in your head. Talk to yourself. Pause after learning. Before being tested be social and think about smart people. Go for a walk in nature..…

Twins Royal Cuisine on Yelp August 21, 2014 at 06:18PM

Good value for money, though I won't highly recommend as THE place for good dim sum. Egg tarts, spare ribs and glutinous rice were decent, but anything with shrimps just tasted stale. They were not fresh at all. We also did not like the way that they kept hard selling more foods to us.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

C.S. Lewis’s Ideal Daily Routine August 19, 2014 at 11:02PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1l5psSO "It is essential of the happy life that a man would have almost no mail." I've had a longtime fascination with the daily routines of nota

The mixed-race advantage in online dating August 19, 2014 at 09:55PM

Does it reflect the reality?

via Facebook http://bit.ly/1pHsZWE Three multiracial groups were favored more than anyone else.

Monday, August 18, 2014

7 Things People Pretend To Like But Actually Hate August 17, 2014 at 11:18PM

What do you think?

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1o4ifwM Quora recently discussed the question: What are some things many people pretend to like but don't actually enjoy?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

5 Types of Friends Everyone Should Have August 14, 2014 at 08:56AM

Yes, we all need these friends.

via Facebook http://ti.me/1sYBME4 Jerry had George, Kramer, and Elaine. Carrie had Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte. They knew, as you do, that one person can’t fulfill every friendship function.

These are the international airlines that still don’t have in-flight Wi-Fi August 13, 2014 at 10:19PM

MAS is on the list.

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The Most Common Language Spoken in Your State, Besides English and Spanish August 13, 2014 at 09:39PM

Time to pick up Spanish soon.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1vH46PL America is far more diverse than you thought.

Julio's Fresh Mex on Yelp August 13, 2014 at 11:39AM

You can do some food sampling before you place your order.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

7 Essential Books on the Art and Science of Happiness August 12, 2014 at 03:52PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/k5qHJi From Plato to Buddha, or what imperfection has to do with the neuroscience of the good life. If you, like me, are fascinated by the human

Friday, August 08, 2014

How to Make a Perfect Medium-Boiled Egg - Bon Appétit August 07, 2014 at 05:14PM

Finally found the secret!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1zYFqB1 Instructions for boiling the perfect egg—with the white just set and an almost runny yolk—to put in ramen or just eat straight

Thursday, August 07, 2014

This Land Is Mine: Nina Paley’s Animated History of the Israel-Palestine Conflict August 06, 2014 at 11:42PM

Keep an open minded. This video is not for the religious bigots.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1zT4kSz "A brief history of the land called Israel / Palestine / Canaan / the Levant."

6 Foods That Make You Look Older August 06, 2014 at 11:25PM

Goodbye, bacon, ham and sausages!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/URRa8W The strange connection between skin and diet

Two British students killed in Borneo August 06, 2014 at 12:14PM

Malaysia on the headlines again...

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1sc3BuT Two British medical students from Newcastle University - named as Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger - are stabbed to death in Borneo, police say.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

20 best summer salad recipes: part 1 August 04, 2014 at 11:37AM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1ue6dWZ From crab and avocado to Sichuan cucumber, seasonal dishes from top chefs chosen by Observer Food Monthly

Monday, August 04, 2014

Here Are 12 Books That Every Investor Should Read August 03, 2014 at 09:11PM

On my reading list now.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1uZMdvl The classics of finance.

Doctor Welcomes Babies Into the World With the Sweetest Gift August 03, 2014 at 06:15PM

He is so cool!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1dB57R2 Once the baby's been born and the APGAR has been administered, many doctors congratulate the new parents and head over to the next delivery room. But Dr. Robert Sansonetti sticks around to give his newest patient a special gift. For the last four years,

Friday, August 01, 2014

The 5 Middle Eastern Ingredients to Keep in Your Pantry July 31, 2014 at 05:01PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1pK7zEO From pomegranate molasses to ras-el-hanout, the 5 most common (and important) Middle Eastern ingredients to keep in your pantry

The 5 Middle Eastern Ingredients to Keep in Your Pantry July 31, 2014 at 05:01PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1pK7zEO From pomegranate molasses to ras-el-hanout, the 5 most common (and important) Middle Eastern ingredients to keep in your pantry

15 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home - Bon Appétit July 31, 2014 at 04:35PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1AEZwBy From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home

15 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home - Bon Appétit July 31, 2014 at 04:34PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/WQkfDu From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home

Summer Produce Guide: Can, Freeze, Store? - Bon Appétit July 31, 2014 at 04:30PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1rOiKPi The farmers' markets are overflowing with fruits and vegetables; our summer produce guide lets you know which to can, store, dry, freeze, or eat right now

3 Keys to Finding Your Purpose July 31, 2014 at 03:30PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1ujdjx6 You have a calling. Time to answer it.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

How to Eat Chia Seeds July 28, 2014 at 11:19PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1f8HPx7 Chia seeds are a popular health food that have been consumed for centuries. They can be eaten on their own, but most people prefer to eat chia seeds by mixing them into other dishes. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Consume 1 to 2...

16 Sunday Dinner Ideas for Summer - Bon Appétit July 28, 2014 at 04:11PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1mWlDtd A classic Sunday supper doesn't have to mean heavy, hearty braised meat—try these lighter, fresher projects for dinner this weekend

Monday, July 28, 2014

膝盖骨痛有救了!腰腿疼痛的人一定要看哟!(也为家人转载) July 27, 2014 at 06:45PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1k2T9mp 我在三、四十岁时,膝盖骨痛得很厉害,上几级台阶都要扶墙而行,医生诊断为膝盖骨变尖,也就是我们常说的骨质增生。

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Siew Ping Kong July 26, 2014 at 05:43PM

An awesome Malaysian luncheon :)

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1AkCsrN Dim sum lunch at Asian Pearl.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

5 Warning Signs of a Friendship in Trouble July 25, 2014 at 04:45PM

So I have no qualms losing some.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1plYEcn If you recognize these issues, it may be time to cut your losses.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Are American Jews Too Powerful? Not Even Close. July 23, 2014 at 10:48PM

A good background read about Jews in America.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1pJapem These days, it's becoming downright chic to hint forebodingly that America's Jews are just too powerful. But whether it's the political scientists John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt or former president Jimmy Carter, those who accuse modern Jews of having excessive clout are getting it precisely…

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

30 Halftime Snacks You Can Make in 30 Minutes - Bon Appétit July 22, 2014 at 09:52PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1rIXqf0 Restock your party with these halftime snacks that will take under 30 minutes to prepare.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

How Germany's 14-Year Plan Destroyed Brazil July 09, 2014 at 09:57PM



via Facebook http://buswk.co/1mGYpg0 Germany beat Brazil with a plan launched in 2000 to find all the grade schoolers in a nation of 80 million who can really play soccer, train them young, and get them attached to a professional team

Thursday, July 03, 2014

How to Be an Explorer of the World July 02, 2014 at 10:41PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/NRVCvL "Every morning when we wake up, we have twenty-four brand-new hours to live. What a precious gift!"

Is Biting Your Nails Dangerous—Or Just Gross? July 02, 2014 at 10:40PM



via Facebook http://ti.me/1sXIHAG Social stigma aside, experts say gnawing on your nails could lead to some scary health issues

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Irises - Vincent van Gogh - WikiArt.org July 01, 2014 at 07:17PM

One of my favorite works.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1jHRltA Van Gogh painted Irises the year before his death, in 1889, during his stay at the asylum in Saint Remy de Provence. Van Gogh often used painting as a way to keep himself from going insane, and this painting was one such work. It was painted before his first mental attack at the asylum. Van Gogh sen…

10-Minute Morning Wake-Up Sequence July 01, 2014 at 05:43PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/GABhNq As the days get shorter, the mornings get a little bit darker every day. For many of us, it's that much tougher to get out of bed in the morning. Luckily, there's yoga to help get us going!

Friday, June 27, 2014

How to Make Someone Fall In Love With You June 26, 2014 at 04:28PM

A gentle reminder to all of us, single or married!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1lOq4JS Here’s How To Make Someone Fall In Love With You When researchers asked people to tell the stories of how they fell in love, what were the eleven most common factors? Via Falling in Love: Why We Choose the Lovers We Choose: Variables That Influence Falling in Love 1.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

June 25, 2014 at 10:14AM

What a lovely doggie!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1wxQovM Dog excited for a World Cup gooalllllllll!!!

World Cup Fans Go Rabid for Luis Suarez Bite Memes June 25, 2014 at 10:00AM

LOL...

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1ryQL6i This is why we have orange slices at halftime, people.

Read to Your Baby, Say Doctors — but Which Books? June 25, 2014 at 09:57AM



via Facebook http://ti.me/1v39JCe The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging members to encourage reading to newborns

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Awesome Dog June 24, 2014 at 05:25PM

I just love helpful canine like this!

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Prevent Walking And Running Aches With Stretches - Prevention.com June 22, 2014 at 11:50AM

Some good tips!

via Facebook http://bit.ly/1may2gX Prevent common walking and running pains before you go with these four easy at-home stretches from Prevention Magazine

Monday, June 16, 2014

I present my cat June 16, 2014 at 01:01AM



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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Let Go, Keep it Simple, Move Quickly: Secrets to Being a Productive... June 11, 2014 at 09:31AM



via Facebook http://entm.ag/1e0hMIF To launch and grow your own company, your whole life is going to have to become more efficient. Here's how.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The 10 Healthiest Superfoods (Sorry, Kale!) June 11, 2014 at 03:28AM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1pj94yD You've heard about superfoods, but ever wonder which are the healthiest superfoods? Jennifer Di Noia of William Paterson University decided to find out which fruits and vegetables had the highest

Thursday, June 05, 2014

How to Criticize with Kindness: Philosopher Daniel Dennett on the Four Steps to Arguing... June 05, 2014 at 04:33AM

"How to compose a successful critical commentary: You should attempt to re-express your target’s position so clearly, vividly, and fairly that your target says, “Thanks, I wish I’d thought of putting it that way. You should list any points of agreement (especially if they are not matters of general or widespread agreement). You should mention anything you have learned from your target. Only then are you permitted to say so much as a word of rebuttal or criticism."

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1o6Fg8b "Just how charitable are you supposed to be when criticizing the views of an opponent?" "In disputes upon moral or scientific points," Ar

Guardian culture June 04, 2014 at 09:01AM



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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Why Am I Seeing So Many Mammoth-Sized Moths Around? June 02, 2014 at 06:30PM

Someone has recently asked this question: does it carry the soul of a deceased? That does not sound very scientific, and it is not answered here. Thanks though, for clearing our doubts as to why we see so many of them everywhere these days; and they are totally harmless.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1o14BhR Large, dark-coloured, mostly palm-shaped moths are being spotted by Malaysians and Singaporeans, raising questions about the cause for such sightings.

Monday, June 02, 2014

This Is Your Body On Anxiety (Infographic) June 01, 2014 at 10:55PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1gSqvmp Anxiety can be brutal. Sleepless nights, racing heart, cold sweats -- all are hallmarks of a condition that afflicts approximately 40 million Americans. Even on a level that doesn't get classified as

This Is Your Body On Anxiety (Infographic) June 01, 2014 at 10:55PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1gSqvmp Anxiety can be brutal. Sleepless nights, racing heart, cold sweats -- all are hallmarks of a condition that afflicts approximately 40 million Americans. Even on a level that doesn't get classified as

Friday, May 30, 2014

Migrate for what??? | Penang Monthly May 30, 2014 at 06:37AM

Whatever alluded here is probably true but it should be read specifically in the context of migration to Australia.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1jyxag8 The grass is always greener on the other side. Or is it really?

How To Be a Nonconformist: 22 Irreverent Illustrated Steps to Counterculture Cred from 1968 May 30, 2014 at 06:24AM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/15FZwje “Avoid socks. They are a fatal giveaway of a phony nonconformist.” “Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else?,”

A Juice To Detox From Heavy Metals May 29, 2014 at 09:22AM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1gCXPxU Heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium, lead, uranium and aluminum may enter the human body through food, water, air, or by absorption through the skin. These toxins contribute to serious health

Thursday, May 29, 2014

21 Things You Didn't Know About In-N-Out May 29, 2014 at 07:51AM

I am actually drooling while reading this article. I am coming home for animal style!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1oxXijw Have you tried the "Monkey Style" burger yet? And no, I don't mean Animal Style.

Are You Ready to Reconnect With Someone Important From Your Past? May 29, 2014 at 06:19AM

Absolutely a timeous article.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1nF9aOE Why doing nothing can be worse than taking a risk.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The World's Worst Places for Workers May 27, 2014 at 07:46AM

Malaysia is ranked as one of them

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K.L.’s 5 Must-Try Lei-cha | OpenRice Malaysia May 26, 2014 at 10:25PM

Lee Meng, is this still one of your favourite foods?

via Facebook http://goo.gl/c8XLlG * Some of the establishments / dishes below are not halal. Some loathe while others love lei-cha for its healthful, herbaceous goodness. Actually, if done right, humble ingredients like Chinese tea leaves (green tea, oolong, what have you), fresh herbs (such as Thai basil, Vietnamese mint, and c

Monday, May 26, 2014

Artist Turns Classic Works of Art Into 8-Bit Masterpieces May 25, 2014 at 11:58PM

I still prefer the originals!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1h4cvXc Artist Adam Lister takes classic works of art and pieces from pop culture and transforms them into 8-bit watercolor paintings.

This Song Is Way Better Than The Official World Cup 2014 Song, And It Has Messi And Neymar | 9GAG.tv May 25, 2014 at 08:25PM

Thumbs up!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1hnFfEW And Shakira shows off some football tricks!

Nobody Expected THIS To Happen When These Four Women Walked On Stage. Whoa! May 25, 2014 at 08:14PM

Awesome!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1gYT2Ho I’ve never seen anything like THIS on stage before!

Friday, May 23, 2014

5 Things Confident Women Do Differently May 23, 2014 at 06:18AM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1oa5UtG We all know those women — the ones who stride with an air of grace into a room. They’re not always the thinnest, prettiest, or smartest. They’re not arrogant. They’re the ones who make you want to be

http://ift.tt/eix1n1 May 23, 2014 at 06:17AM

For all the parents :)

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The 10 Healthiest Food Pairings May 23, 2014 at 05:47AM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1piSX0O In today's world, there's pretty much no limit to what food pairings you can concoct in your kitchen. Exotic, out-of-season, and processed fare are readily available at most supermarkets, and while it may make cooking more exciting, that availability could be doing a number on your health, reducing…

30 Thai Recipes to Make at Home - Bon Appétit May 23, 2014 at 03:04AM

I will make my own Thai food :)

via Facebook http://ift.tt/TB7DhY Here are 30 of our favorite Thai recipes, full of sweet, savory, salty, and spicy flavors

Thursday, May 22, 2014

18 Easy Ways To Be Kind May 22, 2014 at 06:40AM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/TxoXUW We have two options in life: To be kind, or not to be kind. It’s absolutely empowering to choose kindness, and below are 18 ways to help you practice doing so every day. I hope these positive

The ONLY Gluten-Free Muffin Recipe You'll Ever Need (With Vegan Option) May 22, 2014 at 06:28AM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1jD1hJa I’m obsessed with this muffin recipe, and I know you will be too. Here’s why: you can play around with them to find the perfect flavor (I did berry and chia). They’re low in sugar, high in fiber,

Dog thinks she's a cat, is gorgeous either way【Photos】 May 22, 2014 at 06:16AM

Super cute husky!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/RX0d70 Meet Tally. She's definitely a dog, and a very beautiful dog at that. And yet she's often found in some suspiciously cat-like poses...

Remember the 7 Cs to Communicate More Effectively May 22, 2014 at 06:13AM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1lVw6pK Your day is most likely filled with constant communication. Weblog Mind Tools offers a communication checklist to help ensure that your emails, phone calls, and meetings are always productive.

Viktor Frankl on the Art of Presence as a Lifeboat in Turbulent Times and What Suffering Teaches... May 21, 2014 at 08:42PM

This author saved me during the most turbulent period of my life.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1fi638m "When a man finds that it is his destiny to suffer… his unique opportunity lies in the way he bears his burden."

10 Programming Languages You Should Learn in 2014 May 21, 2014 at 04:50PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1ijW5cs With tech jobs on the rise, these 10 programming languages are essential for aspiring developers.

Shrink a Wool Sweater and Make It Fit Again May 21, 2014 at 04:44PM

Good to know :)

via Facebook http://ift.tt/RUONRh If you have a wool sweater that's too big--like a hand-me-down, thrift store find, or weight loss leftover--you can try to shrink it with these tips from weblog Put This On.

Where the Majority of Immigrants in Your State Come From, Besides Mexico May 21, 2014 at 04:40PM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1kqqx4n America is far more diverse than you thought.

John Green: Make gifts for people May 21, 2014 at 04:37PM

This is so inspiring

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A Recipe for Turmeric Juice: A Powerful Healing Beverage May 20, 2014 at 08:50AM

Sweet Assam laksa?

via Facebook http://ift.tt/18lyEJf When I lived in Bali, I fell in love with the Balinese-style turmeric juice, Jamu Kunyit. Turmeric is known to be one of the most powerful healing herbs. It is great for bones and

Ng Kaichan May 20, 2014 at 08:47AM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1jzKUNz 我想在這裡囉嗦一則小故事: 一天,載著從國外回來的友人到setia walk去吃晚餐,友人嘴勺,要找好久沒吃過的道地美食,走遍了整個商場,最後停在一處招牌亮麗的中國餐廰外,從門外往裡瞧去,裡頭雖沒客滿,但卻佔據了大半個小小餐廳。我和友人說:有人潮的地方,食物不壞,就這間吧! 甫一坐下,待應送上菜單,簡單的一張顏色紙,用筆寫了幾個簡單的家常菜式,朋友點了她愛吃的,待應卻說賣完了或沒貨。。。結果我們隨便點了餐廰有了,一客青菜一客宮保鳮丁和一客豆腐,志不在吃,只想借個地方說說話。 後來餐具送上,是包裝在透明玻璃紙裡標明消毒的碗筷,外頭印上了一張人頭照,我和友人不以為意,待用完餐談完正事結賬時,價錢奇貴,待應生送上也印有同樣人頭的紙巾,我忍不住,問:怎麼妳餐廳都用這人的東西? 待應生回說:哦!我們剛收購了這間餐廳。。。。 我忽然感到反胃,離開前,友人說;紙巾沒用可拿回去用。我回答:拿去干嗎?看到這個人都會發恶夢。。。 後來再檢查賬單,他媽的那印上肖象餐具竟要收費,可是卻不能帶走。 感覺就像是進了一間黑店。。。 數月過後,在該處工作的另一友人告訴我說;這人到處招攬人進會員,會員費若干(對打工你我來說是天文數字),餐廳裡或是辦公室裡都要用印上此肖像的日常用品,如果你開的是餐廳,那會員都會聚在這裡用餐,製造假像,讓路過的人看到人潮。條件是,必須給用餐的會員打折50%。。。 友人還說,這人經常帶著皮膚黝黑高大的保鏢到處走動,聽說他揮金如土,最為哄動的一事是其中一名會員不幸逝世時,他動用了直升機,把葬禮搞得有聲有色,紙醉金迷。。 有一天,去另一客戶家,竟發現她的桌面上也放上一支印上此人肖像的牙膏,她說,此人最近會送出近千輛宝馬,所以要賺第一桶金就要眼明手快。 我心裡有不解的納悶;這種拉人頭賺快錢的遊戲已不新鮮,為何大馬人仍不在過去幾項前車之鑑中吸取經驗?為何有關的貿消部不採取行動?任這種勾當橫行霸道,讓國人血汗錢最後一去不回? 我雖不精明,但只知未來靠腳踏實地,富裕與否,在於心安理得,即使是贏得了全世界,卻輸掉了最根本的人性和自尊,這是你我想要的嗎? 天下沒有白吃的午餐,回頭是岸啊!朋友

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding May 18, 2014 at 04:06AM

I love colours!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1v8VRt8 A comprehensive look at the role color plays in marketing and how it impacts customer engagement.

East Meets West: An Infographic Portrait May 18, 2014 at 04:05AM

This is so true!

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Let's Dress Manly! May 17, 2014 at 02:56AM

I often find many ladies dressing inappropriately for different occasions. Is there such infographics for the ladies too?

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Friday, May 16, 2014

How Diplomats Learn So Many New Languages In A Short Amount Of Time May 16, 2014 at 08:39AM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1lqeF0n If you've ever wanted to master a new language, take a lesson from the pros—foreign diplomats.

5 Paint Colors That Will Make You Happy May 16, 2014 at 08:34AM



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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

How Should We Live: History’s Forgotten Wisdom on Love, Time, Family, Empathy, and Other Aspects... May 14, 2014 at 01:11AM



via Facebook http://ift.tt/1bDm6jM "How to pursue the art of living has become the great quandary of our age… The future of the art of living can be found by gazing into the