Goodness of Chamomile (aka Camomile) Tea

Recently, as a change from drinking Vietnamese jasmine tea, Japanese tea and Green tea, I thought I'd like to try Chamomile tea. Yesterday, after my "healthy" lunch of deep-fried chips (πŸ˜…) and spicy, chargrilled chicken, I wanted a tea that would get rid of the oily after taste in my mouth. I rummaged through my kitchen drawers and found a box of Chamomile tea.

I was pleasantly surprised by the faintly-sweet aroma and the effects on my sleep during the night. For the first time in a long time, I had an uninterrupted 7 hours of sleep. I felt rejuvenated and alert as I got up at 5:30am to start my meditation. I found myself humming "StΓ€ndchen" while preparing breakfast and packing lunches for my children for school. Wow! This is really something ... so I did some research and found some interesting facts about the effects of Chamomile tea that I'd like to share with you.

3AM - The Witching Hour

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... I loaded our luggages into the van. It was black, "Very unusual van", so I thought. I got myself to the driver side, "Have I seen this van before?". Inside was very luxurious, plush cream leather. There were already 2 other people inside!. On the passenger side, there was my brother! I had not seen him for a long while.

He was yelling, upsetting at something. He waved his hands around and started hitting and banging on the dashboard. I told him that I was not driving with him like this. "Step outside and talk", I demanded. We confronted each other outside the van. He pushed and shoved me around. I pulled him in and hugged. He froze.

"Whatever you do, don't touch my butt", I said. 

We bursted out laughing. The laughter was still echoing in my ears when I opened my eyes -- 3AM! 

Achieve Mental Alertness and Energy Boost: Coffee verses Cardiovascular Exercise

Melbourne is ranked as the most liveable city in the world according to Economist Intelligence Unit
six years in a row and again in 2016. Although Melbourne is famous for restaurants, night-life and sports, locals and tourists agree that there's no other coffee like those in Melbourne.

Coffee is a "must-have" for everyone, from high-school students to adults from all walks of life. You can often see young mothers, walking with their prams with one hand holding the coffee like a Golden Globe Award.

Scientifically Proven Benefits of Exercises - Specifically Cardiovascular Exercises (NOT stretching or toning or weight)

I am a health advocate and enthusiast. I am grateful to be born into this world with a clean bill of health. To me, health is one of the few investments in my life worth investing in.

Having lived and worked in Thailand for a number of years, I noticed that people there don't do a lot of outdoor exercises. It was very rare to see a local person, in their exercise gears going for a run, a jog or even a walk.

However, what I often saw is that people get ferried about on motorcycle taxis, tuk-tuks and in air-conditioned vehicles.

What really piqued my curiosity was why no-one seems to like walking, even for really short distances such as a hundred metres or so. One day, while having my hair done, I asked my hairdresser why this is the case. She chuckled politely and said: "Don't you know walking, running, any form of strenuous exercise gives you big legs? Not pretty for girls." I was flabbergasted.

The Humble Eggs: Why Eggs are Important to a Healthy Diet.

Riddle: Which one comes first? Chicken or Egg?

Why are Eggs Nutritious? Well, I hope the list below will help you to decide whether to include eggs in your diet or not.
  • Vitamin A
  • Folate
  • Vitamin B5
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin B2
  • Phosphorous
  • Selenium
  • Vitamins A, D, E, K, B6.
  • Minerals such as Calcium, Zinc, Iron and Copper.

Reasons why Instant Noodles are Banned from my kitchen pantry.

I have never met anybody who never had instant noodle! I have never met anybody who doesn't like instant noodle! I grew up with it. I got through the uni years because of it -- it was my major source of food. I remembered those times late at night writing assignments, with no time for shopping, and nothing else left in the kitchen - but there were always packs of instant noodles! I used to have uncountable ways to cook it: with bacon; with eggs; with meatball; or just by itself. Very tasty!

But for several years now they are banned from our kitchen!

HEROIC: Humility, Ethical, Resilience, Optimism, Integrity and Courage.

Whenever I feel doubts or at a loss as to what to do, which course of action to take and how best to fulfil my duties and responsibilities, I've always referred to this word "HEROIC" to give me a major boost of hope and confidence. It's an acronym that I formulated to keep me on the right path and out of trouble when I was young, hot-headed and arrogant. I hope that you will find it inspiring and helpful in your life.


"All streams flow to the Ocean because it is lower than they are. Humility gives the Ocean its Power." - Laozi

"Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues." - Confucius

"Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less." - C.S. Lewis

Time is an illusion -- it doesn't exist!

By Craig Sunter from Manchester, UK (Time Warp) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
Can you describe what "time" is? 

Time is merely a concept -- devised by certain races of somewhat intelligent. It is a concept that was invented to measure and compare synchronicity to some Known reference point. Without this known reference point, time does not mean anything -- It doesn't exist!

Exercises to help you build a Healthy Body and Mind - YOGA

Yoga is a form of exercise that anyone can do. From the young to the old, male or female. You don't have to be super flexible to do yoga. For me, it was all about listening to my body about what I can and cannot do. So take it easy on your body and be in tune with it so that you don't inadvertently cause harm to yourself.

Numerology: Life Path Number - Why does it matter?

By NASA/Apollo 17 crew; taken by either Harrison Schmitt or Ron Evans [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
In numerology, life path number is your birth date. It is also the most important number in numerology. Why?  Why is (your) birth date has such the importance and play vital role in numerology? Can a person's life and destiny be determined just by knowing his/her birth date?

Pineal Gland - Biological Viewpoint as a Third Eye?

Pineal gland, from the mythical viewpoint, is known as "The Third Eye". But, can we classify it as an eye?

What is the most important thing in (start) learning martial arts?

"What is the most important thing in learning martial arts?"

"Why?! Wingchun is girly and Aikido is for old people,". 

"What is the first rule of learning self-defence & martial arts?" 

"Winning without fighting", and if you must fight, 

"Make sure you win first before fighting"

Exercises that help you to build a Healthy Lifestyle - Walking

"Can I please go for a walk too?"

WALKING is a form of exercise that is often overlooked by many people as it doesn't require a lot of logistics in terms of equipments, fashionable apparels, or endorsements from famous people. Whereas when compared to its more exotic, physically graceful cousin - YOGA, WALKING has a very "Humble, "Conservative" and "Quiet-Achiever" stereotype.

Top 5 Secrets to Losing Weight Fast and Within Budget.

I know what it's like to have gained over 20kg after childbirth. Before giving birth to my first child, I was 50kg, 160cm tall and led an active lifestyle. Three months after giving birth to my daughter, I weighed at 72kg!

This was such a shock to me that I experienced a period of depression and was unable to bring myself out for a short stroll, and perhaps to get some fresh air. I didn't like myself very much then. I remembered how I was huffing and puffing just to get up the stairs from the garage! Why was I feeling so out of breath? I guess, it was the diet that I got me ... mostly, biscuits, cookies and maybe a few pieces of fruits here and there.

Now that I am back to weighing at 50kg, I feel that life is just more enjoyable and uplifting. How did I do it? I want to share these 5 secrets with you.