Friday, October 24, 2014

Wasabe Dhaka- The Japanese Restaurant

Dinner at Wasabe .Dhaka

Yes. I am in Bangladesh again and I had dinner at Wasabe  Restaurant in Dhaka.  I think the teppanyaki food is one of the best despite a bit pricey.

The ambiance was nicely done with a waterfall coming down from the roof and transparent glass walk lining the floor. The setting is completely different from the outside which is dusty and lined with massive jams.

As I mentioned in my earlier articles about this restaurant, the chefs are Thai expatriates who works on the teppanyaki tables.

The assortments are comprised of fish, prawns , abalone , chicken , beef ,different type of vegetables and finally end with a fried rice. All the foods are fresh and taste very good.

If you come this way, it is a pity for you to missed it and it is right in the middle of the city .

Namaste to the Food God.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

i am in " jail" - in Bangladesh

Have you got this feeling that you are in jail? So suffocating, speechless and choking feeling. Yes, I got this feeling every time, I stayed in Bangladesh. I cannot go out alone and only traveling from my hotel to factory and to the restaurant and every time must remained in a car or traveling in a car.

I have to remain in a box every time.  In my room is a box, in a car is a box , in the factory is a bigger box and in a restaurant is a smaller box. Every movement is in a box although there are so many green lungs in Chittagong. 

There is no drainage system in the City and the logic is that water will find their own outlet and level, rubbish are everywhere  as it becomes part of the local culture and the roads are full of dust and air is fill with smog. Any wrong consumption of food will sent us rushing to the toilet in the most awkward times.

There is a set of strict rules to follow when you are in this country .

  1. We can only drink boil  mineral water of certain brand
  2. We cannot walk alone in the open roads due to the surround condition coupled with the smell and the dust
  3. The weather extremely  is hot during summer and extremely cold during the winter but without snow
  4. We can only eat food at certain outlets and food consumed by locals on the streets are only edible due to the immunity of certain bacteria when they grew up from young
  5. Due to dusty conditions, the poor quality of the water , the poor drainage  and finally, the preservative used in the fruits and food, the living conditions become unbearable.
  6. The high cost of living in the City have forced people to live on the streets and causing many people to walk to work and makes free walking on the streets for foreigners a security problem.
In the end, we have to live in boxes and transferring from boxes when we have to live in these conditions mentioned above.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Feeling angry or upset ?

Someone dear to me told me that she is upset.  I told her that this is a choice and it is fully control by our ownself.  I told her why is she killing herself  because getting upset kills millions of our healthy cells. Of course , it can be replaced later but why do we need to tax ourbody over this unhappiness.

We have to take life step by step and if we think of everything at one time, we will not be able to focus and instead the situation will control us as we run out of control.  If we choose each issue to tackle then it will be an easy task. Those problems which we cannot control, we don't have to be angry; Just let it be and hide it way back into our mind and only bring it out when it becomes a priority and when a solution is available.

Worrying can only make us emotional and out of control and leads to unhappiness or making us upset. Does it contribute to solving the problem ? No, definitely , it will only make the situation worst.

We are the master of our own mind and ownself and nothing can make us feel what we do not want to feel. Don't let the emotion of the upset control us and make us hurt others and feel bad about it.

How do we make ourself control our feelings ? This is by awareness. Make ourself aware that we are angry or upset , make ourself aware that we can resolve and control it.  We are firmly in control of our emotions and feelings. Look at the sky or the trees far away and let our lung breath freely and give a moment for our mind to clear itself of the clogged thoughts. Tell ourself, that worrying only consume our energy and sapped our strength and disturb our thoughts. Make us conscious of all these awareness feeling.

Tell ourself, we are the master of our own action , thoughts and feelings and we can control all these aspect of our thoughts.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

The inspiration from LUCY, the movie

The inspiration from Lucy

This is a movie called Lucy. I watched it and It starts me thinking of what human will become if our memory increase in usage.

Science now reveal that  normal human being used only 3% of our brain and those extremely intelligent man used 10% and dolphins used 20% I their brain capacity. At 10% we could see what some human beings can do ie like bending spoon with our brain power or making things out of thin air.

The movie Lucy open our imagination to see what human beings can do when the usage of their brain increases.
The story is about a normal women who was forced to be a drug mull  for some brain enhancing drugs and during the process there was an attempt rape which rupture the package in her  stomach.

The story goes on to show how she become very  skillful in her fighting skill , a sharp shooter and could have power hearing ability and enormous strength as the brain keep increasing her ability at 50% ,60% and until 100%.

As her physic and human form changed when the brain ability increases, it reached a maximum  capacity   Her whole body disintegrate and she was everywhere just like GOD.

On the modern day research , scientist are changing our life and maybe one day we can be a kent use drugs to expand our thinking capacity and make the human race full superior benga. In that time, it would be a different life all together.


Lying in bed - thinking

Lying in bed

Feeling very tired and sleepy. In  younger days , I stayed past 12 midnight and sleep only for 3 or 4 hours  to freshen up myself and go to work.  I was able to focus and do my job the next day. As string as an ox.

Now at these twilight years , I yawn at 9pm and want to hit my bed at 9.30 pm and go through an uneven sleep before waking up tomorrow at 7am and feeling tired.

Yes, it is aging process.  Many old people catch a short nap through the day and at nght, they are struggling to sleep. Even though , their sleep is more than eight hours
In a day, their sleeping hours are never enough

There are few choice to live beyond the waning age ie to accept it gracefully, or to delay the aging or some kind of compromise between the options.

I have seen a  video on my face book that showed a 81 years old man pumping iron and he still maintain a superb physic and strength. He could carry heavy iron during his training , pumping on his five fingers and lifting himself up with his legs and hands on a side bar, etc. he still  has HS power although his head is full of white hair and his face showed his age.

I have mentioned in my earlier article of seeing a 60 + yoga teacher having a enormous amount of energy. Yes, we can defeat aging by exercise the way we want if. We may die in the process but if is our choice and our passion .


Friday, October 17, 2014

Ten health food for strength - extract

As a personal trainer, most of my clients exhibit this behavior: they train hard, but they don’t give a heck about nutrition. So the time and effort they spend on training is wasted. Why? Because they think nutrition is complicated and they avoid the topic. I understand perfectly, because I used to be like that as well.

But we need to train smart. This means knowing how nutrition works and how to utilize it for your own fitness and strength gains. This works for anyone and everyone, be it for general fitness maintenance or muscle mass gain.
To get you started, here is my list of the top ten foods to help you gain more muscle mass and strength:
1. Lean Beef
This should be a STAPLE of your diet if you want to gain muscle mass. Why? Because it is loaded with all sorts of things conducive to muscle growth. On average, a three-ounce serving of lean beef is only 154 calories, yet it provides ten essential nutrients, including iron, zinc and B-vitamins. More importantly, it provides your body with high quality protein (not all proteins are equal), and a high level of amino acid that works with insulin to promote muscle growth. For those who are trying to lose weight, this should come as great news – a 3 ounce serving of lean beef provides roughly the same amount of protein as 1.5 cups of beans, but at half the calories.
2. Skinless Chicken
Like beef, it is an excellent source of high quality protein, which is important for muscle maintenance and repair, bone health, and weight maintenance. And of course, there are so many ways you can cook and prepare chicken. Go down to the store and you can easily find chicken meat cut into single serving sizes that can be seasoned and quickly cooked.
3. Cottage Cheese
Not many people know this, but cottage cheese constitutes relatively pure casein protein. For those who don’t know, casein protein is a slow-digesting protein, which means it is perfect for muscle maintenance. This is useful especially for guys who have no choice but to go long periods without eating. Not forgetting, cottage cheese is also an excellent source of vitamin B12, calcium, and other important nutrients. My advice: buy the nonfat/low-fat versions.

4. Eggs
Eggs contain high quality protein, nine essential amino acids, choline, the right kind of fat, and vitamin D. To sum it up, they are the most value for money. And please note, eggs are not harmful for your health, as numerous studies have already shown.
5. Whey Protein
There is a reason why whey protein supplements are the most popular supplement in the bodybuilding world: because they provide a fast and convenient source of protein at an affordable price. Bodybuilders normally use them when they wake up, right after their workout, and mixed with some of their meals. However, for those of us non-bodybuilders, simply using it right after our workouts can be very effective for muscle mass gains. Do not rely on it completely though. It’s more important to get high quality protein from whole foods, and use whey protein as a boost. There’s so much more about whey protein, if you want to find out more, click hereto read a comprehensive article I have written on how to best benefit from it.
6. Tuna and Other Fish
High in protein, low in fat, and rich in omega-3 fatty acids. The key here is omega-3 fatty acids. They are essential, not only for health reasons, but also because they improve fat loss and ensure the proper function of your body processes, such as your metabolism.
7. Oatmeal
Oatmeal is an ideal source of carbs due to both its low glycemic index (GI) value and the fact it is minimally processed. The benefits of a low GI diet are as follows:
– Better micronutrient profile and more fiber
– Increased satiety
– Decreased hunger
– Lower subsequent energy intake (second meal effect)
– Fat loss
In short, enhanced fat loss for those looking to lose weight, and a constant source of carbs for muscle preservation.
8. Whole Grains
Whole grains digest more efficiently and provide more nutrients than refined grains, and as such promote sustained energy levels and overall health. For instance, brown rice can help boost your growth hormone levels, which are critical for encouraging lean muscle growth, fat loss, and strength gains.
9. Fruits and Vegetables
Firstly, fruits and vegetables are a rich source of antioxidants, which are essential for the healthy functioning of your immune system. Secondly, they provide tons of other nutrients, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene. Finally, your body requires the fiber these fruits and vegetables provide, which helps to flush out the substances your body does not need.
10. Healthy Fats
I know some of you shudder at the thought of consuming fats, but good fats are essential for muscle growth. In fact, they play an essential role in hormone production (testosterone and growth hormones) that is responsible for muscle growth and strength gains. Your metabolic rate is elevated as well, which helps you shed more fats. In addition, fats are needed for many important maintenance functions. Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats are the good fats. You can find them in salmon, other fishes, nuts, leafy veggies, oils such as flaxseed, avocados, and seeds. They are also all rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.


I met LKS via firefly

I was flying back from KL to Penang via firefly and I saw LKS.  The bigger than screen , YB Lim Kit Siang.  Some of the passenger at the waiting lounge went over to take photo with him and I also took courage to went over YB and request to take a photo with him. He obliged and asked me to walk closer to him.

I grew up along LKS when he was with DAP and his once youthful look have became aged and old. This is the normal process of aging but his passion in politics has never diminished.  His party DAP grew from a small base  to a big party now and the party have suffered several rounds of troubles and with a group of anti-LKS plotting to kick him out but he survived and even become more stronger.

He has been a symbol of strength and he speak out against dirty politics and corruption during his long years in politics together with his deceased partners,. Plato and Karpal Singh. He seems to be lonely with Karpal Singh but he still managed and maybe more exhausting now than before.

Luckily, he has his son , LGE  ie Lim Guan Eng who is the chief minister of Penang.  His family is so committed to politics that both of them have been in and out of jail and detention center.  Maybe this is the fate of politicians who is passionate for justice.

After taking picture with him and when I turned back to walk back to my seat, I could see the people looking at me and smile.  I do not know what they are thinking and what is their smile means.  Are they smiling because LKS have become a super star or are they smiling because I am an opposition supporter. Whatever they are thinking , I don't mind as each of us must have our own bearing and choice.

I have been an opposition supporter in my past few election and I believe in a two party system where there is check and balance equilabrium.  I hope LKS can continue after the GE14 and help to provide a more stable and fair governance to the country.