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During her recent trip to Singapore for promotional activities for sponsor Asia Farm Purple Tea, Chu Hwajeong finally get her hands on Singapore’s signature dish- Chili Crab at House of Seafood.
Chu, who visited Singapore for the first time, learned that Singapore has a wide variety of food, but she said that her top list is still the famed chili crab.
“After finally tasting the famous Chili Crab, I felt really satisfied,” laughed Chu. “The sauce is tasty and rich, the spiciness is on the right note. The meat of the Sri Lanka crab goes really well with the sauce. I’ve also learnt something new today- dipping fried bun into the Chili Crab sauce.”
Local artistes Danielle Gan and Lawrence Hiew were also at House of Seafood to thank the customers for their continuous support towards House of Seafood. The duo, together with Chu, went around to give out gift vouchers to all the tables. Many customers praised Lawrence and Danielle for their close affinity with them as they have seen both of them personally at House of Seafood frequently.
Another treasure of House of Seafood- the ‘Flaming Chicken’ and the legendary ‘Flaming Chicken Dance’. Chu was particularly surprised by the ‘Flaming Chicken Dance’ by the adorable ‘Flaming Aunty’ and couldn’t hold her laughter. The climax was when the ‘Flaming Aunty’ danced together with Lawrence. That surely leave an unforgettable memory for all that night!
Although this is the first time that Chu has been to Singapore to promote a new single, she said that she is very happy to work with Lawrence and Danielle through this Singapore promotional trip. She felt that she had learnt many things from them and also hope to have opportunities to work together again in the future.
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1. Take off your shoes and walk barefoot.
You can walk barefoot any time you have the opportunity. This will help strengthen the foot muscles and return the toe bone to its proper place. Also your feet will get relief from uncomfortable shoes.
If it hurts you to walk around barefoot, then you should walk on a thick carpet. Otherwise this walking can bring more pain to your bunions.
2. Peppers help with inflammation.
Red chili peppers have an anti-inflammatory effect and also warm the bunion well, which improves blood flow. In order to use peppers as a treatment, you should chop them. And then choose a way that you like most.
If you feel a strong burning sensation, then reduce the amount of peppers, increasing it gradually to the recommended proportions.
3. Make your foot muscles stronger.
Not only will exercises will help you strengthen your foot muscles, but they can also ease the pain of bunions. You’ll just need to perform them carefully, without overloading the bunion.
4. Use ice to reduce pain.
Ice can help reduce inflammation and pain in the bunion. All you need are just ice cubes and a cloth.
Wrap the ice with a cloth and place it on the bunion. Do not press hard and hold for 10-20 minutes. You can use this treatment method 1-2 times a day.
5. Castor oil shrinks bunions.
Castor oil has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. It also helps reduce inflammation and pain which is why it’s actively used for bunion treatment.
Take 50-100 ml of castor oil and heat it a little in a pan. Dip a rag in the warm oil and place it on the bunion. Wrap your foot with a dry bandage or towel to keep it warm. Hold it for 20 minutes and repeat this remedy 1-2 times a day.
6. Bunion correctors keep toes in a natural position.
Correctors are a good way to treat bunion. First, it helps ease the inconvenience of wearing shoes. They will prevent rubbing and change the position of the foot.
Secondly, they fix the thumb in a natural position, which will help the bone return into place. Nowadays, the assortment of correctors is very large and you can easily choose the one that suits you best. You can find more information about bunions treatment here.
Please note: It’s better to consult a doctor before trying these remedies.
The Korean singer Chu Hwajeong, who was invited to Singapore to conduct a series of promotional events, was invited down to City Hot Pot for a meal and also fan meeting. The hot pot meal and the enthusiasm of the fans made Chu overjoyed.
Chu was joined by local artistes Lawrence Hiew and Danielle Gan at the hot pot store. Both Lawrence and Danielle played a very good host to Chu, as they visited City Hot Pot a couple of times before. They recommended the dishes to order and tips to choose Yuan Yang soup pot so that one could try two soup bases at one time.
Chu, who has always liked to eat hot pot, was amazed at the clean environment and the concept of one person and one pot. Looking at the wide selection of 12 soup bases, Chu was left distress over deciding. But after some thoughts, she chose the signature 'Milk Fish soup' and 'Korean Kimchi soup'.
Chu was amazed after trying the milk fish soup. “The Milk Fish soup is thick and flavorful. It fits my taste bud really well. The Korean Kimchi soup is very authentic and I’m sure many Koreans will like it too. I’ve never thought of using Kimchi soup as hot pot soup base. It is certainly a fresh idea to bring back home,” explained Chu.
The boss of City Hot Pot had a great time interacting with all the artistes that day. He was happy that Chu liked their hot pot and was even surprised to hear later that Chu actually wanted to visit City Hot Pot again on her last day in Singapore to enjoy a second time. “I was really glad that Chu like our hot pot. Now I have 3 artistes, including Lawrence and Danielle, who shown their support for City Hot Pot and these pushes us to do our best for our patrons!”
Chu, Lawrence and Danielle would like to thank City Hot Pot for treating them the wholesome meal which will definitely bring back many sweet memories.
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What love brands do you buy?
Big companies spend millions of dollars studying their customers. They conduct surveys, experiments, and study us step by step. Worldwide brands make it impossible for us to imagine our lives without them. Is it magic? Well, not exactly.
In the world of professional marketing, there is a term called love brand. It is a brand that most customers are loyal to. These are clothes, device, and furniture brands that we choose right away. Well, of course, it’s because customers are convinced that only this product will make them attractive, healthy, and successful. “Only this car makes you look like James Bond,” for example. “If you don’t buy this phone, you are in the past,” or “This coffee looks great in Instagram photos.”
How you get trapped by love brands
Worldwide love brands have several tricks that catch you and never let go.
You buy a pair of jeans for $200 instead of $30 because they have a special tag on them. You stand in a line to get a coffee with your name on it. You spend hours assembling furniture that actually costs quite a lot. Does any of this sound familiar?
In the ’90s and the 2000s, people worshipped brands. So people who were all covered in different brands looked quite normal. But today, customers all around the world are giving up on buying famous brands. Here’s why.
1. People don’t want to become commercials.
A brand uses you as a commercial. You buy a T-shirt with a logo of the company and pay money to wear the clothes and advertise them as you walk around. It’s a bit illogical, don’t you think? Look at the photos of fashion bloggers on Instagram: handbags, cosmetics, phones — all these things are covered by brand names.
However, big brands have heard the customers and started hiding the logos on clothes. Today, it is no longer trendy to wear clothes with logos.
2. Customers don’t want to pay more.
Huge retailers like Guess and Crocs are closing down hundreds of stores just because people have stopped buying stuff. No-name products are replacing famous brands. Amazon caught onto this trend and started selling no-name clothing with comparable quality to famous brands. Why pay $50 for a T-shirt when you can buy the same one on Amazon for just $12?
Fashion is dying. Surveys show that modern people are giving up on clothes for special occasions and wear jeans and T-shirts more and more often. Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs showed to the world that billionaires can wear regular clothes. And the world liked it.
There is a lot of cheap clothing out there and brands don’t really matter anymore. In the US, people gave up on brands not because they want to save money but because it’s their principle. Customers buy extremely cheap, basic clothing because the quality is the same and the logo doesn’t matter.
3. People realized that impressions are much more important than
Millennials don’t buy a lot of stuff anymore. Instead of filling their houses with useless junk, they travel, meet friends, and visit cultural events. And recently, scientists proved that it’s possible to buy happiness. But you shouldn’t spend your money on material things. Instead, spend it on creating positive impressions. Material things bring far less pleasure than a good weekend or visiting a concert can. Modern society is tired of “things” and is now looking for impressions.
4. Customers realize that brands sell extra stuff to them.
Have you ever noticed that love brands never sell you just one thing? So buying a super-advanced new phone is just the beginning. You will soon buy wireless headphones, a spare charger, a case, and a lot of other accessories you could easily live without. But now, these experts will sell a lot of useless things to you.
Love brands don’t sell things to you — they sell the name. And the name on the product doesn’t really matter because a loyal customer is sure about the quality of the product before they even buy it.
How do you know you’ve become a loyal customer? You will buy a thing from your favorite brand even without a discount. You don’t have a shopping list, you just stop by a favorite store for fun.
Some words of advice on how to give up love brands
Japanese Artiste Shirakawa Yuhei (白川祐平) first time to Singapore; Filming started right after arrival
Singapore - Japanese artiste, Shirakawa Yuhei (白川祐平), dubbed the 'Prince of Adverts' is in Singapore yesterday morning. Though this was his first time in Singapore, he was greeted by fans who welcomed him with gifts.
This trip to Singapore was arranged for Shirakawa who will be involved in several filming for variety programs and promotional events.
"I did not expect to see fans here in Singapore. I'm starting to love here!" joked Shirakawa.
Being a workaholic, Shirakawa was seen visiting Pretty Easy Healthy Cafe for a wholesome healthy meal. He also posted photos of their food on his Facebook page. As a actor, maintaining his body shape is very important and he was glad to find Pretty Easy Healthy Cafe which serve healthy, high protein meal. "I enjoyed my first meal in Singapore."
Next stop- Sunburst Korean BBQ by Mr.Octopus. Sunburst is a cosy restaurant along Lavender Street, which serve not only Korean BBQ, but also Hotpot and other Chinese cuisines all under one roof.
Shirakawa was accompanied by local artistes Lawrence Hiew and Danielle Gan at Mr.Octopus. They then enjoyed the Korean BBQ and Hotpot with the team.
Shirakawa also did a filming to introduce Mr.Octopus as well as sponsor Asia Farm Purple Tea while dining.
Another thing which shocked Shirakawa was that the same group of fans showed up at Mr.Octopus for a meal as well. "I was totally surprised by the appearance of the fans. I will do my best for this few days and hope not to disappoint all my fans and merchants."
Stage 1: New love
You just met someone special and everything is in the honeymoon phase. You have butterflies every time you see your new love, every touch is electric, and every kiss is endless. You look at your phone every few minutes to see if you have a text from them. Deep inside you know that you look silly, but who cares. Well, my dear, you are clearly in love.
Capture in your mind how you feel right now, you may need it later to refresh your memory.
Stage 2: Settling down
You feel that it’s serious and you’re ready to commit. Normally at this stage, 2 people move in together, so let’s call it a “couplehood.” Well, that’s when you might realize that real life is not always giggling and flirting. You’re still trying to spend as much time together as possible, you want to share all your thoughts and feelings, you always ask your darling how their day has been, and you are sincerely interested in their answer. However, routine starts to contaminate the euphoria. It’s like finding the difference between traveling and immigration, the destination is the same, but the responsibilities are totally different.
Don’t lose that twinkle between the 2 of you. Dedicate some time just for you 2, go for a nice relaxing walk or to see a movie. Keep that bond, it’s very special and very delicate.
Stage 3: Routine and disappointment takes place
You still have strong feelings for your other half, but something seems to be different. You don’t feel as excited about spending every minute together as you used to. Everyday responsibilities, bills, work commitments, and housework gets in the way of romance, and sometimes you feel trapped in all this routine and begin to ask yourself if you have made the right choice. This is the most dangerous part of the relationship and if you manage to cross it together, there’s a good chance that the hardest part is over.
Work on keeping the spark, your partner is still the same person that you fell in love with. Try to always remember the feelings you had from the days when you were just dating. And remember that life is not just about your kids, you deserve some time for yourself too.
Stage 4: Stability
At this stage, you feel very secure in your relationship, you see each other as who you really are. You may not feel like you’re floating on clouds like you did in stage 1, but the 3rd stage of misery is over. You’ve also learned to give each other some space, you understand that your partner may have their own likes and dislikes, hobbies and habits, and it’s OK, you don’t have to be like Siamese twins all the time. You both can stay who you are as individuals and still keep your bond.
Stage 5: Commitment
If you got to this stage, congratulations, you’ve become a real lifetime team. You no longer miss the first romantic stage because you are very comfortable with your relationship and can’t even imagine it being any different. You have also accepted that we are all perfect in our own imperfections.
Teach your kids how you’ve maintained your feelings throughout your life, of course you’ve been through some challenges together, but true love can handle those.
Singapore – Fancy munching on snacks but feeling sinful afterwards? Introducing Fable Golden Pork Rinds- a flavourful, collagen-rich and protein-filled snack that you can enjoy anywhere.
Is Fable Pork Rinds really that healthy? The Founder of Fable Pork Rinds Benson Ong shared that they painstakingly remove the fat from the rinds through a unique cooking process. The rinds are then slow-cooked to perfection, and fried until they are golden-brown and crispy. The amount of trans fat per 100gm only contains 0.1g.
Fable Pork Rinds currently has 2 flavours available- black pepper and seaweed. The Black Pepper has a hinge of fragrance of the black pepper together with a dash of saltiness. The Seaweed flavour is also popular among the children and adults. An additional to the family is the Spicy Mala flavour that will be available soon.
Benson is also very thoughtful in the aspect of packaging. He chose food grade reseal-able packaging which can help keep the pork rinds fresh and stay crispy once opened. “Our consumers’ experience is our commitment for continual improvement. Therefore, we take pride from the raw materials of the food as well as the packaging, ensuring only the best are delivered to our consumers.”
Product of Singapore, the Founder and his co-founders worked at their humble little premise at The MidTown to bring their delicate snacks to consumers. The pork rinds snacks are available for ordering through their website and they are able to deliver them to your doorstep. If you are near Hougang, you can also pop by The MidTown to purchase these irresistible snacks.
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1. Your veins may be blocked.
When your venous system functions properly, the valves in your veins do not let the blood pool down in your legs. As we age, the valves tend to work less efficiently, and we may retain the blood in our feet.
Deep-vein thrombosis is another vein-related problem that can lead to leg swelling. Blood clots block the return of blood from the legs to the heart, keeping the fluid down in your feet. Without treatment, this condition may get dangerous, as blood clots can travel in your body, if they get loose. These traveling blood clots could reach the lungs causing a pulmonary embolism, or even lead to an ischemic stroke if they block an artery that supplies blood to the brain.
2. Your heart may be working improperly.
Leg swelling, or edema, may also be caused by heart failure. When the heart doesn’t have enough pumping power, it fails to push the blood from your feet to the upper part of the body.
Leaky heart valves may be one of those types of heart failure that cause feet and ankles puff up. Be particularly careful if you notice any other symptoms of heart disease that could include chest pain, fatigue, and shortness of breath.
3. You may have kidney disease.
One of the main functions of our kidneys is getting rid of the extra fluid in our body. When the kidneys cannot fulfill this function, extra fluid and sodium stagnate in the body and cause swelling.
This condition may be caused by urinary infections that do damage to the drainage system of the kidneys (for example, pyelonephritis). Edema caused by kidney failure usually occurs in the legs and around the eyes.
4. There may be problems with your liver.
Apart from its other functions, the liver produces a protein called albumin. This protein keeps fluid in our bloodstream and doesn’t let it leak into our tissues. Some liver diseases may lower the level of albumin in the blood, and cause fluid to pass from the bloodstream into the body’s tissues. In this case, swelling may not only occur in the feet and ankles, but in other parts of the body as well.
5. Your lymphatic system may fail to drain bodily fluids.
Together, with blood vessels, our lymphatic vessels deliver oxygen and nutrients to tissues and organs and remove waste and CO2. When lymphatic vessels get blocked and fail to perform their drainage function, this may result in an abnormal buildup of fluid called lymphedema. Lymphedema can occur due to infections, surgery, trauma, radiation, cancer treatment, and other factors.
6. The medications you are taking may be unsuitable for you.
Quite often, swelling in the feet and ankles may be a side effect of the medications you are taking. These medications include NSAIDs, oral contraceptives, oral steroids, and others. If your legs are swollen, try to figure out whether it may be connected with taking a particular medication.
If feet and ankle swelling are caused by uncomfortable shoes or prolonged standing, this is easily treated at home by just getting proper rest and lifting your legs. If the symptoms don’t seem to disappear after a long rest, or if you suspect more serious health issues are behind them, you should immediately schedule an appointment with your doctor.
Singapore – As the name suggests, Five Grains Bee Hoon are made from 5 different types of grains. The final product- a bowl of colourful bee hoon that will capture the hearts of many.
Five Grains (Wu Gu) consist of sorghum, rice, buckwheat, millet and corn. By selecting all natural grain raw material and combine with the latest production technology, Five Grains (Wu Gu) Fish Bee Hoon presents red, yellow, white, black and brown.
Their signature dish- Five Grains Signature Fish Bee Hoon, served in savoury fish broth and thickly fish slices, is a must try. The stew is made from fresh fish with special recipe. Another special dish is the Five Grain Tomato Gravy Fish Bee Hoon. Real tomatoes are added to the base stew to give the dish a different flavour.
Five Grains Bee Hoon is the healthier choice. Live Healthy, Eat Five Grains.
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