Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Traditional Remedy for Menstrual Pain

Alright, before I continue. Let's make something clear. This might or might not work for you. So, try this at your own risk. Kapish???

Anyway, a while ago my significant other half complained of menstrual pain so terrible she wished or rather swear that if she gets to choose her gender in her next life, she would never ever ever choose to be a female. Ever.

Hmmmm, being a female has its perks I would say. Lots of em. Like how they can manipulate guys into doing what they want or "blackmail" their way through and etc. Anyway, I am digressing. Back to the topic.

So, there she was cringed with menstrual pain and then somehow she managed to convince me into cooking a traditional dish, a soup that so called have the effect of lessen the menstrual pain. Before I go further, let me illustrate my cooking skills. It ain't that bad but it is not exactly good either. If you want me to prepare a 3 course meal, most probably you will get eggs in all of em. Cooked in ways you can't even begin to imagine. Ahem...

There I go again, straying off the topic. So, somehow I was made to think I know how to cook an ancient secret Chinese Foochow soup that rumour has it, the recipe has been lost to mankind since time immemorial. Hence, being the good easily manipulated that I am begins the process of preparing the ancient secret Chinese Foochow soup that supposed to be able to lessen the mega menstrual pain.

And being the great guy I am, I have decided to take some pictures and post up how to cook this long lost ancient secret Chinese Foochow soup that somehow magically claimed to be able to zap away menstrual pains.

Again, I feel the need to stress that I have no idea what so ever on how to cook this soup. After a few pointers of what to include this and that, off I go to prepare the long lost ancient secret remedy for menstrual pain.

Let's begin.

First of all, prepare the following ingredients:


A bowl of water

A bowl of Chinese red wine

Two eggs
(In case you are wondering why the two eggs are different, go ask the mother hen. No lar, one is actually "Kampung" Chicken egg. Very the nutritious mmmkay)

Before I continue, please bear in mind that the amount or ingredients used is to cook one bowl of soup for one person. How exactly do I measure it even though I never cook this soup before? Beats me. I have no slightest idea. =p

So, first clean and brush the ginger a bit to remove the dirt. Then proceed to slice the ginger into slices.

Ginger Slices

After that, pour the bowl of water into a cooking pot and throw the ginger slices into the pot. Let it boil a bit to get the ginger essence out in the water. Meanwhile waiting for the water to boil, beat the two eggs and stir fry it in a pan. Put aside the eggs and by now the water should be boiling.

Beat the eggs, Beat the eggs

Done stir fried

So, pour the eggs into the boiling water together with the bowl of Chinese red wine. Stir a bit and let it sit for a while. You can add a bit of salt if you wanted to. Or heck, you can add anything you like. You are the one who is cooking. In this case, after boiling em for a while. Wala!!! It's done.

One Long Lost Ancient Secret Traditional Chinese Remedy For Menstrual Pains Soup, coming right up.

Long Lost Ancient Secret Soup

The taste?

Absolutely damn delicious mmmmmkay. Now I am worried. If the next time I can't try anything so delicious how? how? how? Oh, why? why? why? must I get to try something so delicious. What if next time I can't reproduce it how? =p

Anyway, the most important is the effectiveness.

After finishing the soup, my significant other half gets well instantaneously. Zap. Just like that.

Ok, maybe not instantaneously but it did help to lessen the pain.

So, the remedy works.

All hail the Long Lost Ancient Secret Traditional Chinese remedy.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Kuching's Highest Peak Conquered

Well, went to conquer Kuching's Highest Peak

In case you don't know where, it is Mount Penrissen which is 4360 feet above sea level. The only or shall I say most easily accessible route to Mount Penrissen is through Borneo Highlands Resort.

Shouldn't be no problem right, some of you might be thinking as previously I did post that I conquered Mount KK. Mount KK also no problem, what is Mount Penrissen right?


That was a few years ago when I was fit. Ahem.

Now with extra fat, it is a wonder that I managed to complete it. Yes, now I am beaming with pride that the fatty me still am quite "fit".

Lets get on with the pictures.

 Mount Penrissen from Hole-13 Borneo Highlands Resort Golf Course

 View halfway of the climb

 Takar Buru- The last stop before the peak

 Going up

 View from the peak

 Pitcher Plant



 Pano View Halfway up

 View halfway up

 View from the peak
View from the peak again

There you have it...

Mount Penrissen - The highest peak in Kuching, Sarawak conquered.


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Self Improvement

I am not sure about others but self improvement is very important. Don't get lazy or too comfortable to neglect that aspect. Like what Steve Jobs (if I am not mistaken) said, " Stay Foolish, Stay Hungry".

Education is a lifelong process, one should strive to learn to gain knowledge until the day you are six feet under. There can never be such thing as knowing too much. (Well, if in the case of knowing some top secret shit confidential enough to cost your life- That is different). Generally you will never know enough.

Hence, one should strive to self improve every now and then. At least in your own specialized field. Don't stop learning and improving even though you are some big shots already. There are always lessons to learn in life that could prove to be useful.

For those who are studying, strive to learn things outside what you are learning or even strive to learn more into the subject that you are learning. Need to be curious and thirst for knowledge which will definitely be beneficial in the future. Of course the method on how you search and gain the required knowledge requires skills but that would gradually be like second nature as you make effort to try.

For those who are working, there are even lots to learn aside from what you are supposed to do. Of course first, you will need to excel in your work then strive to gain more knowledge on other aspects of the company. Things like employer-employee relations, work dedication, professionalism, integrity, humility, confidence, colleagues relation, customers relation, superior-subordinate relations, self-improvement, and much more.

Life is all about relating to people, to others, and to self. Only when we can understand ourselves and better relate to ourselves then can we relate to others. Like what Sun Tzu said, "Know yourself, know your enemies, one hundred battles, one hundred victories". Even an employer, manager, or your superior needs to self improve every now and then. In order to not be left behind, one need to strive to improve self from knowledge, skills, and people relation aspects. You lead people not manage them.

There are often individuals who are afraid that they might be overtaken or outdone by someone younger or even their subordinates which cause them anxiety and this led to elimination of capable subordinates. This will affect the company or the organization when capable potential people are removed just to satisfy or protect their position. Thus the desire and awareness for self improvement at all levels will minimize this and in turn lead to productivity and efficiency.

A doctor's job is to heal people, A soldier's job is to fight for the nation, A teacher's is to teach students, A student's job is to learn, hence your job is to do what you are supposed to do. Not only do what you are supposed to do but do it well. In order to excel in what you are supposed to do, you will need to constantly self improve in order to be able to contribute effectively and efficiently.

Ok lah, till here me thinks. Suddenly this few days got the chim chim (deep deep) thinking moments. Ahem~~

In short, to summarize the above in layman terms:

Just fucking do what you are fucking supposed to do and in addition not only fucking do what you are supposed to fucking do, you will need to fucking do it efficiently and effectively by striving to fucking self improve. Kapish???

There, presented eloquently.


Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Each and every one of us are responsible for what we say, what we do, and how we influence others. Some might just shake it off that since the things/matter implicated are just of minor significance. Some even go to the extend of finding excuse of being irresponsible, be it professionally (as in work) and personally.

If you are assigned a job by your boss regardless the nature of the work, strive to do it well and finish it with dedication. Complaining on how it is fair or not fair doesn't somehow magically completes the task but it would very much reflect on your attitude towards the work given.

Of course there are some limits to the nature of the works that can be done. If you try and then cannot do the work given, at the very least you take the effort to try and not complaining on the works given without even trying. Work to try to solve the problem at hand instead of trying to do less work or do your own personal work.

When you are employed by a company, it is your responsibility to contribute to the company in order for the company to prosper and the first step in achieving that is to do what you are supposed to do wholeheartedly and not halfheartedly. Professional life and personal life should not be mixed together as you are employed for your time in order to do works that can contribute to the company that employs you.

I have a friend who somehow thinks that it is ok to do personal stuffs during office hours and do own things even though there are outstanding works to be done. There is just no sense of urgency or no motivation to complete the works at hand earlier. For what reason that is beyond me, maybe he/she thinks that because if the works are completed to early there will still be more to come and since there are continuous work, then just take time to do loh. I don't know, I am not a mind reader.

I mean come on lah, at least if you are efficient and effective until you have too much free time then there is no reason to stop you from doing your own work since you completed the works given. Even so, if you have free time have you ever thought of improving yourself in knowledge and skills sense? The Internet is a huge repository of knowledge that one would take a lifetime to learn.

Anyway, I am digressing. Back to the point of responsibility, you have to be responsible towards the works given to you, towards the company that employs you, towards your superior, and towards your fellow colleagues. You might think that the company treats you unfairly or without respect, have you ever wondered why? Is it possible that all of that are caused by yourself? Is it possible?

Then when your superior tries to help you by giving chances and pointing out your mistakes, do you learn from the advice given or do you think that even your superior are out to get you and is not fair towards you? Does it ever cross your mind that the reason your superior is doing that is because he/she care and want to help? He/She might as well leave you as you are to rot without guidance and support if he doesn't care.

But no, you complain that the work given is too insulting as it is too low class or too easy. Insulting to your position which by the way is supposed to do exactly what is assigned. Saying that it hurts your pride to do such works. Have it ever occurs to you that the reason why you are assigned such "low class" works or easy works is to see if you can do it well effectively and efficiently? Have it ever occurs to you, why in the first place there are needs to measure your performance?

If even such menial jobs or easy jobs cannot be completed or done well, how can you expect the company to give you the responsibility of more important or bigger jobs which definitely requires dedication and responsibility to do the work well. Ask yourself why is this so. Hence, when given any jobs, always strive to do it well with responsibility and dedication. If you do that, the work would speak by itself and you will show to the company that you are responsible enough for bigger job scope.

The world doesn't owe you a living and by sulking that you are treated unfairly would not do any good, instead it would do more harm. Prove to the company or your superior that you can improve for the best and that you have what it takes to be responsible towards contributing to the company. Only when you reached that level, I am sure all the efforts will be noticed and will be duly rewarded.

Even if it is not, then perhaps it is high time to find a greener pasture. But that is another story for another time. I better stop or this would go on forever.

Maybe next time when I feel like ranting, will continue the story or even come out with a new story.

Till then,

Be responsible both professionally and personally.

p/s: Wah seh, like very chim(deep) like that. Ahem.......

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Heart Knows No Hatred But Love