Keys in the mailbox

On Forgetfulness

On Forgetfulness. I left my mailbox keys in the mailbox. Fortunately, a neighbour saw it and returned it to me. I didn’t even realise that I have left it hanging there. I am known to be forgetful; losing my keys, wallet, cards and more. This…

Lose fat not weight!

Lose fat not weight. That is what has been on my mind lately. Why? I’ll tell you. I know that I have been putting on weight since I started work at the university. My favourite pants and skirts are getting tight. Tops are getting too…

Third Grade Chinese 小学三年级

我经常和朋友说我的中文写作能力只有小学三年级的程度。意思浅浅。华文不好。 四月间为了访问武汉大学图书馆,花了近一个月的时间把几十张英文的幻灯片翻成华文。差点要了我的命。一个老友有一天不经意的说我写的中文字还是那么丑。我觉得还不错,经他一说,不禁有点泄气。 写是不行了。不过读,说和听还可以吧。 前天晚上还念了几首唐诗给姐姐听呢。还记得那是中学一年级的时候学的。当时不懂老师的心意还以为在刁难我们。 现在为了还能背几首唐诗而沾沾自喜。虽然受的是英文教育,现在工作也以英文为主,但还是比较喜欢读中文报,比较喜欢听华语歌。 毕竟是华人吧。 毕竟是母语吧。 I always tell my friends that my Chinese is third grade Chinese. In short, not good. For my exchange to Wu Han University in April, I spent nearly a month translating my slides from English to Mandarin. It…

Obesity Worries Lift Health Food Prospects In Asia

Reuters filed this story “Obesity worries lift health food prospects in Asia” on Wed Jul 8, 2009. It reported that the prospects of the health food business is picking up in Asia due to a rise in affluence and economic success and that “affluence and…

Book - 3 Hour Diet

The 3-Hour Diet – How Much Should I Eat?

How Much Should I Eat? Well, Jorge Cruise employs a 3-Day Diet Plate Visualization Technique in his book The 3-Hour Diet. He suggests starting with a 9-inch dinner plate. Then visualize having half potion of vegetables, the other half about equally divided into carbohydrate (another…

The 3-Hour Diet – How do I begin? Follow the 3 Simple Rules

After getting a grasp of why eating every 3 hours works to help me lose weight (see previous post “Why 3 Hours“, I am revving to start. And Jorge’s book promised that it’s going to be simple, actually there are only 3, Yes, 3 rules…

The 3-Hour Diet – Eat to Lose Weight. Does it really work?

I was very intrigued by the title of a book by Jorge Cruise – who just like many Americans who wrote such fitness and weight-loss manuals, used to be over-weight but has now come to possess a much envied well-sculpted body after discovering this secret…

Punggol Field

Gym or Outdoors

It is always a dilemma for me when it comes to exercising. Outdoors or the gym? Hmmm… Benefits of Outdoors The feeling you get from jogging outdoors is so different from being cooped up in the gym. There are more things (and people of course)…