A very happy and blessed day to all mothers ….may the good Lord bless them always.
In view of Valentine’s Day and its focus on love, the well-known blogger Lily Fu of http://www.seniorsaloud.com, has written a post entitled “To Have And To Hold, To Love And To Cherish Forever”.
Please read it for yourself by clicking on the following….Seniorsaloud.com – To Have and To Hold – 14 Feb 2015
Over the years, Lily has made reference to us (Suzanne and I) in a few relevant posts, including the one on the above-mentioned topic. The image below appears in her latest post on love.
We are truly honoured to be mentioned in her well-written articles. Thank you dear Lily.
Since we are still on the subject of ‘love’, let us wish everyone a very Happy Valentine’s Day, everyday of the year…..
Suzanne and Tony
When in this part of the world, one is always pondering about what culinary delight will be the highlight of the next meal (possible even as early as one day before).
It is akin to being a ‘national pastime’ – particularly when one realizes that tasty local fare abounds in Penang. A reputation that has spread far and wide, well beyond its geographical borders.
Whether in often uninteresting looking restaurants or from the hawker stalls, there is always a particular restaurant or vendor whose stall is more well-patronised than others. Such is the case with the ‘curry noodles’ or ‘curry mee’ in Penang.
As recent as mid-November, these sisters were publicised in the local daily for their famous curry noodle dish. Please click here to read all about it…
Another curry mee stall that we have been faithfully going to over the years is probably one of the city’s most well-kept secrets, though it has enough of a following at the Hillside, Tanjong Bungah area where it is located. To share this vendor’s location, here is the photo of the curry noodle stall and the chef himself… it is along the Jalan Sungei Kelian Road. Open for lunch, except on Thursdays.
We are thankfully fortunate to be in Penang where we enjoy easy access to these famous curry mee vendors….but what of our faraway friends who live in places that do not have such simple culinary joys of life within reach?
Then perhaps one might like to think of whipping it up in your own kitchen, the instant noodles way! The latest brand – MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodles – is said to be currently one of the best options available in a package. Try it if you can….. it is pretty good, if we may say so ourselves!
Toodles for now….
Originally posted on Chapel of Immaculate Conception, Sg. Batu:
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If you know me personally or have been following my posts on our blog, you will know that I am quite the fanatic in keeping myself as healthy and as fit as I can, with all kinds of simple routines.
Hence (thankfully, by the grace of God), at the age of 90, I am still as active as can be.
Has anyone heard of the health benefits gained by using a bamboo beater to beat oneself with? No I am not a masochist, but if you ascribe to the oriental viewpoint of how to activate the circulation in your system, you will understand where the basis for this method is coming from.
This being a simple but totally effective way to activate the circulation and the ‘chi’, thereafter, my level of alertness shoots up and I feel great. I can confidently say that it also helps me maintain an upright posture with ease.
I use the beater to beat myself on all parts of my body – starting from the head downwards to the neck – shoulders – back (but not the spine) – torso – arms – palms – buttocks – inner and outer thighs – back and sides of calves – right down to the soles of my feet – several times a day.
The photos above show where and how I beat myself. At each spot shown, I beat about 10 times.
When it comes to the soles of my feet I continue beating up to the count of 100 on each foot. This works wonders for me and I do believe it contributes towards my ability to walk fast!
As to how often use the beater to beat myself… well, let us just say, at all times of day, whenever I have a few minutes free. If I have been seated for a while, out comes the beater to beat my palms and the soles of my feet.
I beat my husband up too!!! (LOL) To be specific, I use the beater to beat the soles of his feet every day and night, and the back of his shoulders. It helps his circulation and relaxes the shoulder muscles after spending hours at the computer desk.
The bamboo beater that I use, as shown in the image above, is purchased at the local markets. Apparently these are made in China. They are pretty light but effective.
If one cannot find the beater, then the alternative would be to use the palm of the hand to beat oneself. That will be discussed in another chapter…
I totally believe in this beating technique, and it suits me very well. However, if in doubt it is best to check with your physician first before trying it out. The important thing is to remember NOT to beat the spine.
As I always say, all my keep fit routines are deceptively simple and easy to follow. The only thing is to remember that any keep fit routine needs to be practised regularly and consistently.