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There are changes in life, 

memories may fade but 

what was written may still remains. 

So that when there are times to revisit, 

there is a place here to recall 

the precious moments..

"Treasure the moment we have. 

For every moment is blessed."
 

Learning how to make cakes and bread

This is one of the site think I have shared to some of you that I had tried 2 classes so far and I find it rather good.

Within there is this Recipes Corner for Cakes,Puff/Pastry, Biscuit/Cookies, Desserts, Bread etc
Guess these Recipes may be of useful to you : )
 If you happened to be in Singapore, it may be fun for you to try out some classes here..
Have fun!! ; )

A QUESTION OF JUDGEMENT?

“I judge people by their own principles-not by my own.”

by Dr. Martin Luther King

Travel in South Korea

Time zone: GMT+9 all year, Dial code : +82

Korea Tourism Org (Singapore)

Operating:  Mon-Fri – 10am to 7pm Saturday  – 10am to 5pm (excluding Public Holidays or otherwise stated) on the ground floor of Samsung Hub in Church Street. For those that are driving, public parking is available within Samsung Hub. The nearest MRT station is Raffles Place.

Transportation

Train operator in South Korea: Korean Railways: , including the high-speed KTX train Seoul-Busan.

Ferry operators to South Korea: Vladivostok-South Korea

~ Free Inter City Bus ~ 

The below link will show the route map, time table,  etc of the transportation.

Busan Transportation  

Daegu Metropolitan Subway Corporation

Incheon Subway

Gwangju Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation

Daejeon Metropolitan Express Transit Corporation

Seoul Metro

Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation

Cross Country : Japan-South Korea China-South Korea

驱风散寒 伤风咳嗽家疗法

驱风散寒 伤风咳嗽家疗法
风寒咳嗽多由风寒之邪侵袭,内郁肺气,肺卫失宣而引起,可以通过食疗的方法缓解咳嗽症状。
就介绍几种风寒咳嗽家庭疗法,简单实用,不妨试试看。

  萝卜葱白汤

  材料:萝卜1个、葱白6根、生姜15克。

  做法:用三碗水先将萝卜煮熟,再放入葱白、姜、煮剩一碗汤,连渣一次服下。

  红糖姜枣汤

  材料:红糖30克、鲜姜15克、红枣30克。

  做法:将以上材料用三碗水煎至多半碗汤,每日三次,服后出微汗即愈。

  功效:驱风散寒,治伤风咳嗽。

  香菜汤

  材料:香菜30克、饴糖30克、大米100克。

  做法:先将大米洗净,加水煮汤,取大米汤三汤匙,与香菜、饴糖搅拌后蒸10分钟,趁热服下,注意避风寒。

  功效:发汗透表,治伤风感冒引起的咳嗽。

    白萝卜蜂蜜

  材料:白萝卜1个、蜂蜜30克、白胡椒5粒、麻黄2克。

  做法:将萝卜洗净,切片后放入碗内,倒入蜂蜜及白胡椒、麻黄等共蒸半小时,趁热服用,卧床见汗即愈。

  功效:发汗散寒、止咳化痰、治风寒咳嗽。

   大蒜冰糖水

  材料:大蒜3瓣、冰糖5克。

  做法:取大蒜2-3瓣,拍碎后放入碗中,加入半碗水,放入冰糖,碗上加盖,放入锅中蒸,大火烧开后改小火蒸15分钟即可,放置温凉后再服用。

  功效:治疗寒性咳嗽,肾虚咳嗽效果非常好。

感冒后咳嗽,不可盲目服药。如舌苔发白,痰较稀,白,粘,并有鼻塞流涕,说明是风寒咳嗽,以下食疗可以帮到你。

  NO.1:生姜大蒜红糖水。用生姜3-5片(小儿1-2片),大蒜7-10瓣(小儿2-3瓣),红糖半勺一起煮,小火煮十分钟,把蒜头的辣味煮掉后趁热吃。

  NO.2:蒸大蒜水。取大蒜7-10瓣(小儿3-5瓣)拍碎,加入半碗水,一粒冰糖,碗上加盖,入锅蒸,烧开后改小火蒸15分钟即可。较温时喝下,大蒜可不吃。

  NO.3:麻油姜末炒鸡蛋。炒锅内放一小勺麻油,油热后下姜末,翻炒几下后,加入一个鸡蛋炒匀,临睡前趁热吃下,每晚一次,坚持吃几天。

  NO.4:花椒蒸梨。梨一个,洗净,去核,靠柄部横断切开,将20粒花椒,2粒冰糖放入中间,再把梨上部拼对好,放入碗中,上锅蒸半小时左右即可。

Ankle Sprain Causes, Symptoms, Treatments, Recovery and Prevention

7 Feb12

I was walking and talking with a friend, didn’t notice that there was some kind of ‘food’ thrown on the floor. Without knowing the walking path leading to this dangerous trap, with the 1.5inches shoes, the ‘food’ on the floor cause a ‘highly slippery’ effect on the landing step. This resulted an inversion injuries, in which the foot rolls inward. About to fall backward, hands just instinctively reached out to grab my friend’s arm, that prevented the fall. However, follow next was the sharp pain sensation..that incident happened in the early morning..on the same night had Physician consultation. Fever on the 3rd day and the pain get worst..

Realized that it will be good that one should know the common knowledge of Ankle Sprain and how to take care..

The following factors can contribute to an increased risk of ankle sprains:

  • Weak muscles/tendons that cross the ankle joint, especially the muscles of the lower leg that cross the outside, or lateral aspect of the ankle joint (i.e. peroneal or fibular muscles);
  • Weak or lax ligaments that join together the bones of the ankle joint – this can be hereditary or due to overstretching of ligaments as a result of repetitive ankle sprains;
  • Poor ankle flexibility;
  • Lack of warm-up and/or stretching before activity;
  • Inadequate joint proprioception (i.e. sense of joint position);
  • Slow neuron muscular response to an off-balance position;
  • Running on uneven surfaces;
  • Shoes with inadequate heel support; and
  • Wearing high-heeled shoes – due to the weak position of the ankle joint with an elevated heel, and a small base of support.When you sprain your ankle there is sometimes a snapping or popping sound and a feeling of ‘giving way’ – this could be a ligament tearing or a bone cracking. A sprain can be very painful with the pain getting worse when you move your ankle. With a severe sprain you may not be able to put weight on your leg.

    Ankle Sprain -Inversion and Eversion

    You may have swelling and bruising. Swelling happens soon after the injury but bruising can take up to 24 hours to fully develop. The swelling around your ankle can make it difficult to move your foot and your ankle may feel unstable.

    Ankle Sprain Symptoms and Signs

Ankle Ligament

Tissue injury and inflammation occur when an ankle is sprained. Blood vessels become “leaky” and allow fluid to ooze into the soft tissue surrounding the joint. White blood cells responsible for inflammation migrate to the area, and blood flow increases. The following are signs and symptoms of inflammation.

  • Swelling: Due to increased fluid in the tissue, this is sometimes severe.
  • Pain: The nerves are more sensitive. The joint hurts and may throb. The pain can worsen when the sore area is pressed or the foot moves in certain directions ie walking and standing
  • Redness and warmth: caused by increased blood flow to the area

If any of the following occur, contact  doctor.

  • Pain is uncontrolled, despite the used of medication, elevation, and ice.
  • Unable to walk or cannot walk more than a few steps without severe pain.
  • The ankle fails to improve within five to seven days. The pain need not be gone, but it should be improving.

Sprained ankles, as with all ligaments sprains, are divided into grades 1-3, depending on their severity:

Grade 1 sprain:

  • Some stretching or perhaps minor tearing of the lateral ankle ligaments.
  • Little or no joint instability.
  • Mild pain.
  • There may be mild swelling around the bone on the outside of the ankle.
  • Some joint stiffness or difficulty walking or running.

Grade 2 sprain:

  • Moderate tearing of the ligament fibres.
  • Some instability of the joint.
  • Moderate to severe pain and difficulty walking.
  • Swelling and stiffness in the ankle joint.
  • Minor bruising may be evident.

Grade 3 sprain:

  • Total rupture of a ligament.
  • Gross instability of the joint.
  • Severe pain initially followed later by no pain.
  • Severe swelling.
  • Usually extensive bruising.

Take note that emergency medical intervention is needed if you have the following symptoms:

  • The sprained ankle is not improving after three to four days.
  • You have a fever and the sprained ankle is hot and red. You may have an infection.
  • You have severe pain in the injured limb and the swelling worsens.
  • There is prominent deformity in the injured area

How can ankle sprains be treated?

 

Self-help

 

Follow the PRICE procedure as soon as possible after injuring your ankle. PRICE stands for the following.

 

  • Protection. Protect your ankle from further harm, for example, by using a support or high-top, lace-up shoes.
  • Rest. Try to rest your injury for the first 48 to 72 hours. Use crutches to help you get around if you need to. After this time, gradually re-introduce movement to the affected area.
  • Ice. Apply ice packs or ice wrapped in a damp towel for 15 to 20 minutes every two to three hours. Never apply ice directly to your skin as it can give you an ‘ice burn’ – always place a cloth between the ice and skin. If you have no ice, you could also use a bag of frozen peas or immerse the area in iced water. This will help to reduce any swelling and bruising. You should try to apply ice for the first 48 to 72 hours after your injury but only when you’re awake – never leave ice on while you sleep. Also, don’t use ice if you have skin disorders that make your skin sensitive. Note that the cold can damage nerves if the ice is left in place too long. Ice can be left on your ankle for up to 20 minutes at a time. When your skin feels numb, it’s time to remove the ice. Use ice treatments every 2 to 4 hours for the first 3 days after your injury.
  • Compression. Compress the area by bandaging it to support the injury and help decrease swelling. You can use a simple elastic bandage to do this or an elasticated tubular bandage. It should fit snugly but not be too tight. Make sure you remove the bandage before going to sleep.
  • Elevate. Elevating your ankle above the level of your heart will help to control the swelling. Use a pillow to keep the area raised. Try to keep it elevated as much as possible until the swelling goes down.

 

It’s important to begin gentle flexibility exercises within 48 to 72 hours of injury as long as it doesn’t cause excessive pain – this will help your injury to heal more quickly. It will also help you regain the full range of motion in your ankle.

 

You could try the following exercises.

 

  • Move your  foot  up and down as though pressing on a car pedal.
  • Make circles with your foot, both clockwise and anti-clockwise.
  • In either a sitting or a standing position, shift your weight from front to back and from the inside to the outside of your foot.
  • Stretch your Achilles tendon (without putting weight on it) – you can do this by using a belt to pull your toes up towards you.

 

How to prevent reinjury?

Once your sprain has completely healed, a program of ankle exercises will also help prevent re-injury by making the muscles stronger, which provides protection to the ligaments. Try the following exercises:

 

Ankle Circles
Sit on the floor with your legs stretched out in front of you. Move your ankle from side to side, up and down and around in circles. Do 5 to 10 circles in each direction at least 3 times per day.

 

Alphabet Letters
Using your big toe as a “pencil,” try to write the letters of the alphabet in the air. Do the entire alphabet 2 or 3 times.

 

Toe Raises
Pull your toes back toward you while keeping your knee as straight as you can. Hold for 15 seconds. Do this 10 times.

 

Heel Raises
Point your toes away from you while keeping your knee as straight as you can. Hold for 15 seconds. Do this 10 times.

 

In and Out
Turn your foot inward until you can’t turn it anymore and hold for 15 seconds. Straighten your leg again. Turn it outward until you can’t turn it anymore and hold for 15 seconds. Do this 10 times in both directions.

 

Resisted In and Out
Sit on a chair with your leg straight in front of you. Tie a large elastic exercise band together at one end to make a knot. Wrap the end of the band around the chair leg and the other end around the bottom of your injured foot. Keep your heel on the ground and slide your foot outward and hold for 10 seconds. Put your foot in front of you again. Slide your foot inward and hold for 10 seconds. Repeat at least 10 times each direction 2 or 3 times per day.

 

Step Up
Put your injured foot on the first step of a staircase and your uninjured foot on the ground. Slowly straighten the knee of you injured leg while lifting your uninjured foot off the ground. Slowly put your uninjured foot back on the ground. Do this 3 to 5 times at least 3 times per day.

 

Sitting and Standing Heel Raises
Sit in a chair with your injured foot on the ground. Slowly raise the heel of you injured foot while keeping your toes on the ground. Return the heel to the floor. Repeat 10 times at least 2 or 3 times per day. As you get stronger, you can stand on your injured foot instead of sitting in a chair and raise the heel. Your injured foot should always stay on the ground.

 

Balance Exercises
Stand and place a chair next to your uninjured leg to balance you. At first, stand on the injured foot for 30 seconds. You can slowly increase this to up to 3 minutes at a time. Repeat at least 3 time a day. To increase the difficulty, repeat with your eyes closed.


Self Discovery

“Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?”
— Benjamin Franklin

“Are you gifted?”
Chances are, you think you don’t or don’t know.
All too often, our natural talents go untapped.
Why?
We devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths.

老套的问题, 不同的回答..妙趣!

五位丈夫被问到同样一个问题:假设你和母亲、妻子、儿子同乘一条船,这时船翻了,大家都掉进了水里,而你只能救一个人,你救谁?

这问题很老套,却的的确确很不好回答,于是——
理智的丈夫说:“我选择救儿子,因为他的年龄小,今后的人生道路最长,最值得救。”
现实的丈夫说:“我选择救妻子,因为母亲已经经过人生,至于儿子——有妻子在,我们还会有新的孩子,还会有个完整的家。”
聪明的丈夫说:“我会救离我离我最近的那个,因为离我最近的那个最可能被救起来。”
滑头的丈夫说:“我救儿子的母亲”——至于是指我自己的母亲还是儿子的母亲,你们去猜好了。
最后,老实的丈夫确实不知道应该怎样选择,于是他只有回家把这个问题转述给自己的儿子、妻子和母亲,问他们自己因该怎么办。
儿子对这个问题根本不屑一顾:“我们这里根本没有河,怎么会全家落水呢?不可能!”——他的年龄使他只会乐观地看待目前和将来的一切。
妻子则对丈夫的态度大为不满:“亏你问得出口!你当然得把我们母子都救起来。我才不管什么只救一个的鬼话呢!”——女人总是认为丈夫必然有能力,也必须有能力负担起他的责任。
最后,老实的丈夫又问自己的母亲。
母亲没等他把话说完,已经大吃一惊,紧紧抓住儿子的手,带着惊慌:“我们都掉进水里了,孩子你不是也掉进水里吗?我要救你!”老实的丈夫顿时泣不成声。