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Saturday, September 26, 2009


Happy day to all my dearest friends.

Is the above statement true?  To answer it, let us go through the following discussion.

It is an undeniable fact that it is a commodity that is widely traded internationally.

It was used as currency at one time. Today, it is also widely used as a investment tool, like wine, to curb inflation. Tea is second most widely consumed beverage worldwide after water.

Brewing good quality tea requires more than knowledge. It needs skills, patience and meticulous. Everything counts here - be it the process, the quality of tea, the type of water used, utensils, tea pot, cups and many others. So, in order to acquire and master that skill, you need to posses all the above.

"Cha Toa" or rule of tea, inherited from centuries, is still practiced so as to obtain the best out of that particular tea in terms of its fragrance, taste, medicinal value and other benefits. To achieve the best, each and every unwritten rules pertaining to its brewing process need to be observed.

Tea can also be used to destress yourself from work, that is why some people have tea sets readily at their offices.  At the same time, they use it to serve tea to their guests. It is commonly practiced in China and other parts of the world where tea is a popular beverage. To them, taking out some time to sip their favorite tea will give them real relaxation to relieve their minds and souls.

Of course, if time permit, you can even have grand tea ceremony ( Kung Fu tea ceremony) whereby you  demonstrate your martial art skills in preparing the tea. Here, you will not only use all the utensils - which are normally beautifully crafted; prefaced with poems, animals, heroes, values and principles; which are so pleasing to your eyes, minds and souls, but also serve as collectors items. These utensils and other tea accessories of various sizes, shapes and colors made of various type of materials are also be used to serve different types of tea accordingly to its characteristics in term of its nature, size, shape and purpose. As a whole, you will see lots of creative works; the practicability,values and uniqueness of each and every utensil. They are either hand or machine made. These master pieces especially those hand crafted ones are valued very much by its collectors for their rarity and antiquity.

Ambience may also play a significant part if one desires to have the best out of tea. Some may choose to have it at a cool, quiet place where you can find lots of greenery. While others may choose to have it at the hilltop where they can hear the bird singing and water gushing down. Of course this is very idealistic and not everyone may have the time and affinity to be close to nature. Actually to enjoy tea, one can have it in one's own home.  Should one can afford it, one can drink tea with one's friends/family in one's beautifully landscaped garden and the Japanese carp swiming gracefully in the pond. However, if one cannot afford it, one can just set aside a small corner in one's home for this healthy practice.

The topic of tea can also used as conversation piece among your circle of friends who share this common interest. New ideas, knowledge and new methods of concocting tea as well as the introduction of tea in cooking can be shared. This in turn will foster their relationship and divert their attention from gossiping which is not beneficial to everyone.

Apart from this, it is common to see business deals being concluded during the tea session. I would be happy if anyone is willing to share with me their personal experiences/discoveries during their participation in such sessions. Thank you in advance and look forward to hearing from you.

The side effect of tea is that it contains caffeine. However, in ancient days, tea was only affordable to the scholars and high officials of China. Fortunately, today, tea is easily accessible to all levels of society since it is now more affordable as it is being cultivated on a larger scale.

Now, you can see why I have my own personal tea corner, decorated with articles mentioned above.

Thanks for your time and trust it will also lead you to the path of staying healthy, as I do.

Cheers and have a lovely healthy day everyday.

James Oh

Friday, September 25, 2009

Let us begining Today

Very happy day to my dearest friends,

I'm so excited to share this poem, beautifully written by Martha Ste, with you and hope you find it inspiring and benefiting. Everything has to start somewhere. Why don't you start whatsoever you wanted Today ? Don't be afraid. Keep on practicing it and gradually you will make progress with. That is the way you'll then face each new day with an increasing confidence.

Let the poem below sink in our mind.

Beginning today I will no longer worry about yesterday.
It is in the past and the past will never change.
Only I can change by choosing to do so.

Beginning today I will no longer worry about tomorrow.
Tomorrow will always be there, waiting for me to make most of it.
But I cannot make the most of tomorrow without first making the most of Today.

Beginning today I will look in the mirror and I will see a person worthy of my respect and admiration.
This capable person I enjoy spending time and someone I would like to get to know better.

I value the gift best owed upon me in this world and I will unselfishly share this gift with others.

Beginning today I will take a moment to step off the beaten path and to revel in the mysteries I encounter.
I will face challenges with courage and determination.
I will overcome what barrier there may be which hinder my quest for growth and self-improvement.

Beginning today I will take life one day at a time, one step at a time.
Discouragement will not be allowed to taint my positive self-imagine, my desire to succeed or my capacity to love.

Regardless of what has gone before.
I believe there is hope for a brighter and better future.

Beginning today I will open my mind and my heart.
I will welcome new experiences.
I will meet new people.
I will not expect perfection from myself nor anyone else:
perfection does not exist in an imperfect world.
But I will applaud the attempt to overcome human foibles.

Beginning today I am responsible for my own happiness and I will do things that make happy....
admire the beautiful wonders of nature, listen to my favorite music, pet a kitchen or a puppy,
soak in bubble bath.............
Pleasure can be found in the most simple of gestures.

Beginning Today I will learn something new;
I will try something all the various flavors life has to offer.
I will change what I can and the rest I will let go.
I will strive to become the best of me I can possibly be.

Give it a try and you will find it does work beautifully. You will then have NO worry and stay healthy & ample happiness.

Always remember if you are happy, the happiness comes from aiming, hoping, creating and building plans for future achievement.

Feel free to pass this blog off to your friends who are pursuing health and happiness.

If you have anything to add, please dos o in the comment.

Wishing you health and happiness,

James Oh

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

How to cope well as you are growing older

To all my loving readers and visitors,

It is unavoidable fact that we are growing older, the question is how well we can cope with it. What ever you are, you have nothing to lose from learning some invaluable 45 lessons inherited from some who had done that. She is none other than Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio.

As such, I can't find anything better than to share with you her invaluable 45 lessons so as you can use some of her lessons, if not all, to cope with your age. I am very sure this is everyone concerns and hope you will read and practice it till it become part of you.

May I be allowed to append, below, what she has written.

To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone..

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's,we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come.

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

Give it a try and you will find it does work beautifully.

I am sure you want your circle of friends and loved ones to read this post as well as a way to show you care and concern on them. So, please direct them here. Thank you in advance.

Wishing you health and happiness,

James Oh

Monday, September 21, 2009

What are some affordable ways to detox our body ?

Very good day to all my dearest friends,

Hope you find this detox article interesting and beneficial.

What are some affordable ways to detox our body?

Try lemon honey drink. Lemon contains lots of vitamins and anti-oxidant while honey has many good properties. Plus eating raw salad vegetables and fruits without adding any sauce or processed food. But bear in mind if you have gastric or any other health problems, you should consult your doctor first.

How is acidic food related to detoxification?

Acidic food helps in digestion but does not necessarily help in detoxification. It also depends on what kind of acidic food you are talking about. Just remember, any food that has undergone processing will not help in detoxification.

Can I use Quaker oats plus honey as face mask?

Yes, honey has many good nutrients and oats acts as an exfoliator/scrub. When rub onto the face and left for 15min-25min, skin becomes smooth and radiant. You may
use Quacker oats or any other rolled oats. You can grind the oat too if you want finer grains. But what determines whether the mask is effective or not, lies on the honey. Use Manuka Honey UMF 8-15+. Other honey is of little use as the active agents within is limited. Mix the paste, apply with your finger and palm. Rinse off with water only. Do not use facial foam.

How to perform a natural detox?

Natural detox is by means of using natural food and massage to clear toxins from your body. Food that contains no preservative, chemical, or any man-made substance are natural food. Organic ones are the best. Detox does not mean you must starve and only drink liquids for a few days. You will faint. Eating a little vegetables and fruits will help boost your system's immunity when you go on such diet.

How can I get rid of flabby tummy?

Sit-ups and crunches help to tone up the muscles. However, if you have too much body fat, the abdominal area will look flabby and the muscles will not show as
they will be hidden by excess fat underlying the skin. So which contributes more depends on the individual concerned - if there is too much fat, there is a need
to reduce through a low-fat diet; if muscles are not toned, you need to do more sit-ups/crunches. You also have to consider genetic factors, as well as posture
(a "hunched" posture can make the abdomen look "fat").

Will honey become a 'heaty' drink if dissolve in hot water?

Do not dissolve honey in hot water as heat basically destroys the good properties such as vitamins and minerals in honey. Use water in room temperature instead. I don't think a hot honey drink is 'heaty'. Honey in cold water will also not make it
a 'cooling' drink. Honey drink that preserves all the vitamins, soothes the body and boosts the immune system.

It might be worth noting that honey can also be used for external application like treating skin rashes. For that purpose, it is required to be of a certain concentration. Look for "Manuka" honey from New Zealand with UMF 20+. Anything less than that may not be suitable.

What is the difference between day and night cream?

During the day, our skin requires protection from the elements, so we may want to apply a day cream with sunscreens and possibly, with antioxidant back up. At night, sun protection is redundant but replenishing any moisture lost during the day and feeding in active agents useful in optimum skin function becomes important. That spells the need for a night cream. The basis of any successful skincare regime is to protect during the day and to 'treat' the skin at night. Day cream and night cream serve different purpose in caring for the skin.

There are blemishes on my leg caused by shaving. How do I make it disappear or less prominent?

Simply apply some Aloe Vera Gel on the affected area. Aloe Vera has been shown to directly encourage tissue re-generation. Aloe Vera Gel is popular as a folk remedy for burns and wounds, some people even keep one or more aloe Vera plants readily available at home. It has healing effect and soothes any discomfort. You may go for Organic Aloe Vera Gel that is without added mineral oil, water or thickener.

Is it true that when I do not have enough sleep, I am prone to getting flu?

When your body does not have ample rest, your immune system will be less able to fight virus attack. Sleep is very important for maintaining a healthy body. If you find yourself getting flu quite easily, you should start building up a stronger immune system. Take more fruits like orange and apples for they are rich in vitamin c and phytochemicals. Actually, the whitish part on the orange skin contains more vitamin c than the juice itself. So try eating the whole orange instead of just drinking the juice.

Is there any effective method to eliminate dark eye circle?

Sleep well and I'm sure 50% of your dark eye circles will be gone! Basically dark eye rings are due to poor blood circulation around the eyes. When I do not have enough sleep, I have that problem too. I find facials very useful as the light massage on my face stimulate circulation. However some people perpetually look like
"panda bears". They might be having late nights for many years and for people like them, it'll take a longer time to recover.

Always remember, many problems be it skin problems or weight problems etc are caused by poor blood circulation. Our blood is not able to transport oxygen and nutrients to the cells in a particular area that is why skin ages, cells deteriorate and other problems start to arise. As for anti-dark eye ring products, if you have very sensitive skin, my advice is not to try these products. So far as I know, I have not heard of any miracle that happened due to using a particular anti-dark eye ring product. I personally know some have tried many but in vain. The only solution I've heard of which is effective is IPL. However a good IPL costs SGD$500 to SGD$1000 each time. You have to perform the treatment a few times in order to see results. And dark circles will come back if you never sleep well.

Please do share with us your experience. Thank you in advance and look forward to hearing from you.

Wishing you health and happiness.

James Oh