Dubai (20-25 April 2016)

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Thank you Naturally Plus. I got to go to Dubai for the very first time in my life. Dubai wasn’t a holiday destination that I would have considered previously  but since Naturally Plus has given me an all-expense paid holiday to Dubai, well why not??? This is the 2nd all-expense paid holiday I got from Naturally Plus. The first one was to Japan.

Here’s a run down of our trip.

Day 1 – 20th April, 2016

Dhow Cruise on Dubai Creek

We took the morning flight from KLIA to Dubai. The flight was 7 hours and the time difference was 4 hours (think jetlag!). It was my first time flying with Emirates and I was pretty impressed with them. The leg room for economy was ok. The tv screen was bigger than usual and there was free wifi throughout the flight! Food was so so. Service was nothing to shout about.

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We arrived at Dubai 3pm (7pm Malaysian time) and checked into the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Deira. We chilled in our rooms.

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Dinner was on a Dhow Cruise on Dubai Creek. It was really nice! Naturally Plus chartered the entire cruise just for us. Dinner was buffet style. Food was honestly not great. Arabic food is not my cup of tea….but the ambience was superb!

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After dinner, we stayed up at The Bar at the hotel to chat with a friend of mine from Dubai until 1 am in the morning and was stoned because we were awake for 24 hrs!  Nevertheless, it was lots of fun and so worth it!

Day 2 – 21st April 2016

Spice Market, Gold Market and Lunch at a Thai restaurant.

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Our afternoon adventure was the BEST one. We headed to the desert for sand dune bashing and thereafter headed to a campsite for dinner. It was my first time in a desert and it was truly memorable.

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We had the entire campsite to ourselves.

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Dinner was served buffet style under the moonlight.

1. The weather in the desert was cooler than the weather in Malaysia!

2. Walking in the sand dunes – I’ve concluded that the best is to go bare footed! Forget about putting on slippers or a pair of sneakers. Bare is best!

3. I have also concluded that whatever photos taken in the desert is always almost perfect! Let the pictures speak for themselves….
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This is my favorite photo of us taken at the desert.

4. Camel rides – SCARY! but so fun! A word of advice – HOLD ON TIGHT!
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5. Sand dune bashing – well…let’s just say that we could have handled it if it was more extreme! It was too mild for our liking but maybe it’s because we were in a convoy….oh well….nevertheless, it was really fun!

Day 3 – 22nd April, 2016

Ferrari Indoor Theme Park,  Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque at Abu Dhabi, Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe Dubai

First stop for the day – Ferrari Theme Park at Abu Dhabi. The bus ride there took about 1-1.5hrs from Dubai. We were the first to arrive there and waited for 20 mins before heading to the fastest roller coaster in the world. (0-5secs at 264 km/hr). I kept my eyes closed for the entire ride!
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Surprisingly, although it was a weekend, the theme park was not crowded at all. Queues were 15 mins max unlike the other theme parks we’ve been to in the past. And since it’s indoor, it was nice and cooling.

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After that, we headed to a hotel nearby for lunch and then we headed to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The mosque is strategically located at the entrance to Abu Dhabi City Island and is visible from the 3 main bridges connecting to the main island, the Maqta, Mussafah and the Sheikh Zayed Bridge.

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Inside the mosque houses the world’s largest hand knotted carpet which took approximately 1200 artisans to complete it 12 months.

 

For dinner, we went to Hard Rock Cafe at Dubai!

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We only managed to stay for 1 set and went back to our hotel. Everyone was knackered!

Day 4 – 23rd April, 2016

Jumeira Beach, Miracle Garden and Arabian Night Gala

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Enough said. The beach is gorgeous. The Burj Al Arab is magnificent and the world’s most luxurious hotel in the world – the only 7-star hotel in the world. If only we got to stay there!  *wishful thinking*
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This is the Miracle Garden. They call it it the Miracle Garden because this place houses millions of flowers right in the middle of the desert. A word of advise – don’t go here during spring. It was hot!!! The garden is closed during the summer.  All we were concerned the whole time was finding a shade to hide under. Flowers were beautiful by the way.
Day 5 – 24th April, 2016

Lunch at Kaleidoscope at Atlantis, The Palm at Dubai and Shopping at Mall of Emirates

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We checked out of our hotel and took the monorail to the Atlantis, The Palm to have lunch at a Kaleidoscope.  The buffet had  a wide selection of food. We definitely walked out like and overstuffed turkey.

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There was even a candy station. If my kids were there, they would have only eaten these for lunch!

Next stop – Mall of Emirates. We only had 1.5 hours to shop there. We ended up having tea at the Chanel boutique while one of my business partners were shopping for her handbags. She walked out of the shop with 2 Chanel handbags, RM30k less but earned all of that money back in this week’s paycheck from Naturally Plus. I am no where near that. Slow and steady wins the race :) Besides, I am doing this on a part time basis. It feels good helping people and being pampered by Naturally Plus.

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That’s it! I  LOVED my time in Dubai!

Next holiday destination – Japan in Autumn!!! (God willing)

Fever, Flu, Sore Throat – IZUMIO and Super Lutein

Many people  have asked me if IZUMIO and Super Lutein are safe to consume in high dosage especially if they are down e.g. fever, flu, cough etc. Let me share with you what happened to me last month.

One night, as I was getting my foot massage, I sneezed and uh-oh…my throat hurt. That was a tell-tale sign of an impending sore throat.

I sneezed again – as though confirming that I had a sore throat looming.

That night, I took an extra packet of IZUMIO  (I had 1 in the morning) and 5 capsules of Super Lutein (I had 3 caps in the morning). Said a prayer and went to bed.

The next morning..guess what?

No lah..I wasn’t ok. IZUMIO and Super Lutein are not magic! I actually felt worse.  My throat was worse. I was running a fever and my nose was runny. On top of that I had to do some heavy lifting by moving 36 boxes of IZUMIO (each box is 7kg)  during lunch time for my members  and to top it off, the person I was supposed to meet stood me up! I worked till 11pm that night in front of the computer because I had to finish up my work before my trip to Kota Kinabalu. Throughout the day, I loaded myself with IZUMIO and Super Lutein. They were literally my ‘snacks’ for the day.

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By bedtime, I actually felt crappier. I felt chilly  and my eyes were ready to pop. I was ready to call in sick the next day. By the end of the night, I had a total of 4 pkts of IZUMIO, 20 capsules of Super Lutein and 2 tablets of Panadol. I slept like a log that night.

The next morning, my fever was gone. My nose was no longer runny but I did have a bit of a blocked nose in the morning but it was ok by noon. My throat was no longer sore! By the next day, I was good as new.  The last time I had fever, flu and sore throat was in Dec 2014 – that’s 16 months ago and that was when we started consuming IZUMIO and Super Lutein.

So the key takeways from my sharing here are that :

1. My body is stronger. My immunity has strengthened. I recover faster from illness.

2. It’s safe to consume IZUMIO and Super Lutein higher than the recommended dosage.

Best part of this is that none of us in the family got sick because of me – not even Amelie. Thank God.

All of us in the family consume these products because it’s a well known fact that molecular hydrogen and carotenoids and proper nutrients bring alot of health benefits. If you’re keen to find out more check out our Facebook page or feel free to contact me at +60123905129 or drop me an email by clicking this.

Toddler Milestones : Amelie Kate is 18 months old

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My little button has turned 18 months old! 18 precious months flew by so quickly! Too quickly in fact. So let’s see…..

At 18 months…

1. More of her teeth are growing. I can’t even keep count! She cutting several teeth on top and at the bottom at one go. She is  drooling alot and just a tad crankier but nothing major. Sometimes she’d stick her little finger in her mouth to show us that she is feeling uncomfortable. That’s about it.

2. She has developed a huge separation anxiety with me. When I was back in KK earlier this month for the IZUMIO sharing session which we organized, I took a couple of days off to spend time with my family and friends. The first time I went out with my friends, my parents babysat her. When I came back, she never let me out of her sight! I had a shadow 24×7 – even when I went into the bathroom! It’s so not annoying. I actually found it quite cute and quite flattered (ask me again in a couple of months time please).

3. Get this. She can fake-sleep! She’d like down on the bed, closed her eyes tightly , hug her bunny and pretend to snore! Where did she learn this from? Well..monkey see monkey do right? Aidan and I used to pretend to sleep too during bedtime in hopes that she’d actually think that we’re asleep. I guess she isn’t fooled too easily now.

4. She is very fascinated with different types of fan. At home, we only have ceiling fans. But when we were in KK and when she saw the wall fans which can rotate, she basically stood in front of it and watched it turn and rotate.

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5. She can fake-laugh too!. Too cute.

6. She loves milk. Each time we give her milk, she gets very excited. She’d pick up her bunny and lie down and wait for us to pass her the milk bottle. Can she be any cuter?

7. There’s so much love in her. That’s cause she is showered with so much love from everyone too. See how she ‘sayang’ her big bunny? So precious.

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8. She loves to be read too. She loves books. She’d pick a book and sit on our laps get herself ready to be entertained – for 1 minute. LOL!

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Happy 18 months Amelie Kate! We’re blessed to have you in the family!

Day 4 & 5 – School Holiday in Malaysia

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Day 4 was pretty uneventful. We initially planned to play badminton and go for a swim in the evening but an unexpected conference call (work related) threw our plans out of the window.  I did however make up to them the next day. I took a half day off in the afternoon and brought them to play badminton and swimming while I worked out at the gym. So there you have it. I would have wanted to do more but the weather was unbearably hot and humid and all I wanted was to stay indoors, turned on the a/c and relax.

I have started cooking again – out of sheer obligation because my dear helper is not going to be extending her contract with us which means I have no choice but to start cooking again! Thank God  I have a Thermomix though and it’d definitely be put to good use!

I Am Crushed!

Oh how time flies and with a blink of an eye, my current helper’s (pinoy) work visa will expire in June and to my dismay, she does not want to renew her contract for another year.

I am crushed!!!!

She has been very good so far. One of the best helpers I’ve had so far but too bad for me, she doesn’t want to stay for another year. I am once again going to be stuck again.

God help me!
I recently inquired with an agency for Indonesian maids the agency quoted me a whopping RM14k!!! Why the heck does it cost an arm and a leg to hire a maid these days? ARGH!

So it’s back to the drawing board again.

We need to find a solution as soon as possible! I am so annoyed by this!

How Molecular Hydrogen and Carotenoids Help with Uveitis

Truth be told, before this week, I have never heard of Uveitis before. I learn a new thing everyday in this IZUMIO journey of mine.  A friend shared about her improvement in Uveitis earlier this week. I thought it was a very good improvement no matter how small the improvement is because if you were in her shoes, you can bet that every little bit counts.

According to Wikipedia, Uveitis is the inflammation of the uvea, the pigmented layer that lies between the inner retina and the outer firbous layer composed of the sclera and cornea. The uvea consiste of the middle layer of pugmented vascular structures of the eye and includes the iris, ciliary body and choroid. Uveitis is an ophthalmic emergency and requires a thorough examination by an optometrist or opthalmologist and urgent treatment to control the inflammation. Uveitis is typically treated with glucocorticoid steroids, either as topical eye drops (prednisolone acetate) or as oral therapy.

(Let the record state that I am not a medical professional. I do not have any medical qualification. I don’t claim to be an expert.)

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Here, a friend shared that her Uveitis has improved after she starting consuming IZUMIO and Super Lutein. It’s not cured or anything (IZUMIO and Super Lutein are NOT medicine), however it is being managed – which is a good thing. Every little thing counts and I really like her positive outlook!

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When it comes to anything that’s caused my inflammation, molecular hydrogen is very effective in managing it. This is because not only does molecular hydrogen have anti oxidant properties, it also has anti inflammatory properties too.

  1. Molecular hydrogen as a novel antioxidant: overview of the advantages of hydrogen for medical applications.
  2. The evolution of molecular hydrogen: a noteworthy potential therapy with clinical significance
  3. Molecular hydrogen: new antioxidant and anti-inflammatory therapy for rheumatoid arthritis and related diseases.

In this video, the NPUSA CEO interviews President & Chief Scientific Officer of Institute of Molecular Hydrogen and talks about the health benefits of hydrogen. There’s valuable information in here about the effectiveness and safety of molecular hydrogen.

 

Also, when it comes to our precious eyes, the nutrients in our eyes need to be replenished and can only be replenished via our diet.  Yes, you can adopt a rainbow diet or you can opt to supplement the nutrients in your eyes and body with Super Lutein as well. Super Lutein contains 6 types of carotenoids and 5 essential vitamins. Out of the 11 ingredients in Super Lutein, FloraGlo Lutein and Zeaxanthin are nutrients that will replenish lutein and zeaxanthin which are in our eyes.

The Role of Lutein in Eye-Related Disease

Antioxidant properties of lutein contribute to the protection against lipopolysaccharide-induced uveitis in mice

Read up about it. Make an informed choice. I spent months doing research about the products before I started my whole family on them and YES, I do get bonus from Naturally Plus. Some say it’s a conflict of interest or whatever. Call it whatever you want. Bottom line is these are available. You can choose to take them or not. You can choose to get  another member to help you to get it for you.  The choice is yours ultimately :) I am just here to share.

If however  you do want me (I am member) to help you to get your hands on these products, you can email me or contact me at +60123905129.

Have a good weekend and here’s to a healthy you! Cheers!

 

For more on my sharings on IZUMIO and Super Lutein, click on any of the posts below.

1. IZUMIO and Super Lutein for Eczema

2. IZUMIO and Super Lutein for Sore Throats

3. IZUMIO and Super Lutein for Milk Rash

4. IZUMIO and  Super Lutein for Migraines

5. IZUMIO and Super Lutein as Supplements for Kids

6. IZUMIO and Super Lutein to Prevent Advanced Macular Degeneration

7. How to Keep Our Kids Healthy With IZUMIO and Super Lutein

8. IZUMIO and Super Lutein for Women

9.  IZUMIO and Super Lutein for Heart Attack

10. Benefits of Molecular Hydrogen by Professor Shigeo Ohta in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

11. Malaysia Part Time Business Opportunity for Stay At Home Moms (SAHM)

12. How to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration with Super Lutein

13. IZUMIO and Super Lutein for Diabetes

14. Tummy Troubles in Babies Remedy

15. Super Lutein as Eye Supplements for Cataracts

16. Difference Between Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) and Pyramid Scheme

17. Battle Cancer with Hydrogen and Carotenoids

18. Financial Independance – How to Start Earning a Passive Income.

19.Passive Income from Naturally Plus

20. IZUMIO and Super Lutein for Eczema

21. IZUMIO and Super Lutein for Prostate Cancer

22. IZUMIO and Super Lutein for Colon Cancer

23. Financial Independence

24. IZUMIO and Super Lutein for Migraines

25. Super Lutein and Osteoarthritis

26. IZUMIO and Super Lutein for Men’s Health

27. IZUMIO and Super Lutein for Children’s Health

28. IZUMIO and Super Lutein for Allergies

29. The Naturally Plus Hybrid Binary System

30. IZUMIO and Super Lutein for Propionic Acidemia

31. IZUMIO and Super Lutein for Children’s Health

32. IZUMIO Testimonial on Eczema (lips)

33. IZUMIO and Super Lutein for Teenagers

34. IZUMIO and Super Lutein for Allergies

35. Super Lutein and Cataracts

36. Building Your Passive Income Stream with Naturally Plus

37. IZUMIO and Dengue in Malaysia

38. IZUMIO and Super Lutein – Perthes Disease

Day 3 – School Holidays in Malaysia

I swear I used to be more creative during school holidays when the 2 older kids were younger. These days, the weather has been very hot and harsh. The kids don’t even want to go out for a walk during the evenings because it has been extra hot and humid. Going for a swim is the next best thing! We didn’t do any of those yesterday. Instead, we were couped up at home but went out for some ice cream after dinner instead. We are simple like that.

On another note, I am glad that I managed to capture this.

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Seen here is Amelie playing with her new-age blocks! She likes to stake them up and push everything down. I’ve given away all the blocks the kids used to play when they were younger! Oh well, when life throws you lemons, make lemonade right?

 

IZUMIO and Super Lutein in Kota Kinabalu – 2 April 2016

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KK peeps! My business partner and I will be going back to Kota Kinabalu again to share about IZUMIO and Super Lutein. If you want to know more about what these products are and how they’ve helped me, my friends and others, do come and join us.  We would love to meet you there!

Drop me an email or whatsapp +60123905129 to confirm your attendance early so that we can book your seats and plan for light refreshments.

Day 2 – School Holiday in Malaysia

As usual, I worked the whole day. Kids did some of their holiday homework, played some games, watched TV, played with Amelie etc. Ashley did however spend most of her time looking through Youtube videos to make something out of the Rainbow Loom set which resurrected from the store room after a year!

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Here are some of her masterpieces. Can you guess what they are?

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After dinner, we watched Kungfu Panda 3 at the cinema. We all loved it.  I highly recommend parents to bring their kids to the cinema to watch this. You all would love it.

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Juicing Recipe for Newbies

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I’ve started juicing again! I was actively juicing 3-4 years ago until I realized that I juiced too much fruits as opposed to greens and had too much sugar in my system. Anyhow, I’m very very determined to get back on track again i.e. to eat healthier, exercise more and lose that pregnancy fat of mine! AK is 17 months old and using the excuse that I have just given birth just doesn’t cut it anymore. It has expired!!!! So I decided to get back at it again. I tried this combination  :

1 x Japanese cucumber

1 x carrot

1 stalk of celery

1 x tomato

Optional – add a red apple (without the seeds) if you want to make the juice a tad sweeter.

 

After juicing the ingredients above,  I like to squeeze a kasturi into the juice to mask the strong taste of celery. AK loves it. Ashley loves it. Aidan doesn’t really like it but he took a couple of sips.

On days when I am too lazy to juice, I cheat and take the easy way out and   buy juices from Lifejuice instead!

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I have tried most  of the juices from Lifejuice and the Nutty Professor is my absolute all-time favorite! They had a free delivery promotion last month which was timely for me because I just discovered them last month. They deliver on the same day too and you know what? Call me shallow but I am a sucker for good packaging!

Here’s to a healthier you! A healthier us!

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