Friday, January 30, 2015

The beautiful mind

What is a beautiful mind ? Is it a mind that live in its own world ? Or a mind that is thoughtless ? Or a mind which is a slave to its master ? There are so many scenarios and each person's expectation is different.

Some people like to live in their own world , some like to be abuse by their own mind but some want to be their own master. There is so much variations and each person is striving for their own agenda or state of mind.

However, many do not have the notion what the state of their mind but just like on as a different person and driven by their own mind and become a slave of their own.  This type of mind have their own interpretation and it is so stutle and silent but quietly driving the emotions, reaction and action of the person.  It is like the person who is on auto-pilot , moving amidst drifting .

Another type of mind is a damaged mind who live in a make belief world and seeing  things that is not and creating fantacies that is not real.  It is a beautiful imaginery world and everything is so perfect.  You live in a world of whatever things that you want and imagine.  All the things are so perfect and good. You eat whatver you imagine , you feel whatever you want and you see all the things as beautiful.

The true mind is one that is control by the master and they see everything that is real and the mind is inquisitive.  The mind is aware of fake and imaginery things and seeing it and letting it go. The mind is always wise and logical . Life is temporary, every moment is a passing thing , all things are the world of the mind and feelings is only a re-action.  The mind is wise and so the person who is having this mind is free.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Health tips - the effect of coconut oil (ext)

Scientific Study Finds Eating Coconut Oil Daily Leads to Reduction in Waist Size

Researchers now know that weight loss associated with coconut oil is related to the length of the fatty acid chains contained in coconut oil. Coconut oil contains what are called medium chain fatty acids, or medium chain triglycerides (MCTs for short).
These medium chain fatty acids are different from the common longer chain fatty acids found in other plant-based oils. Most vegetable oils are composed of longer chain fatty acids, or triglycerides (LCTs). LCTs are typically stored in the body as fat, while MCTs are burned for energy. MCTs burn up quickly in the body.
Coconut oil is nature’s richest source of MCTs that increase metabolic rates and lead to weight loss. MCTs promote what is called thermogenesis. Thermogenesis increases the body’s metabolism, producing energy. Researchers in Japan have found that when you consume a food rich in MCTs such as coconut oil, the MCTs are absorbed and transported directly into the liver via the portal vein.
First, when MCTs are substituted for LCTs in the diet, the body is much less inclined to store fat.  Second, when we eat sensibly, a diet containing MCTs is more effective than a low-fat diet at decreasing stored fat.

In a human study, researchers compared the metabolic effects of 400-calorie meals of MCTs and LCTs by measuring metabolic rates prior to and six hours following the test meals.  The results showed that the MCT-containing meals caused an average 12 percent increase in basal metabolic rate as compared with a 4 percent increase with the LCT-containing meal.  The authors concluded that replacing dietary fats with MCTs could “over long periods of time produce weight loss even in the absence of reduced [caloric] intake.”(study)
Coconut oil is nature’s richest source of MCTs.  Not only do MCTs raise the body’s metabolism leading to weight loss, but they have special health-giving properties as well. The most predominant MCT in coconut oil, for example, is lauric acid. Lipid researcher Dr. Jon Kabara states “Never before in the history of man is it so important to emphasize the value of Lauric Oils. The medium-chain fats in coconut oil are similar to fats in mother’s milk and have similar nutriceutical effects. These health effects were recognized centuries ago in Ayurvedic medicine. Modern research has now found a common link between these two natural health products—-their fat or lipid content. Outside of a human mother’s breast milk, coconut oil is nature’s most abundant source of lauric acid and medium chain fatty acids.
So for those who continue to insist that there is no evidence that coconut oil leads to weight loss, we respectfully disagree!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday after ,,,,,

The weekend was hectic with lunches and dinners with my family and relatives . Shuffling here and there from Yoga, to home for installing new curtains and then to lunch in my sister's home and to steamboat dinner and followed by Sunday with my house cleaning , lunch at straits Quay  and go for tea break with my sisters and my daughter and have dinner with my sister nad brother in law.  SO much for that.

I have planned a restful weekend but it turns out to be a hectic day. It is really a wonder why events can change so fast. 

The feeling is rather weird as I drifted around senselessly doing my chorus.  Just feeling the passing of time and how I should re-act to it.  No thoughts but just flowing through the process and wondering what life is all about.  A bit of complex mood and a sense of longing to be contacted.

Thinking back a little. Regret to have taken some actions and to be mistaken by someone and she confronted me of some agenda which was not the case.  How can I be so malicious and trying to manipulate the feelings of others.  Just like getting a puppet on the string. I must be an evil if there is such intention.  Everything is my needs and not catering for the needs of others.

I wonder how such mis-interpretation can happen and  cutting a good and reliable friendship, It might not have been and let it be what it had unfold.  Live and lets live as I was troubled by these thoughts.


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Another Sunday

Another Sunday

Woke up with many things to do on a rest day. Even God rest on a Sunday but today it will be a busy day.

Looking at life with so  much things that have happen last week, it is a madness to rush through life today. I should go through life on an easy pace.

My thoughts have been shifting among a few issues. My sister in law's advance cancer, my colleague's stroke, my another silly sister in law's desperate act ,my staff's emotional outburst, the hot weather and some mad business associate who have weird bias views during business lunches. Ow, it is so unbelievable.

Somehow these thoughts disturbed my inner peace and make me feel uncomfortable and restless. I have been trying to meditate and use some yoga pose to dispel the stress from such issues hovering in my mind.

I am aware that these stress is stretching my thoughts and I have to control it and return to my inner peace.


Friday, January 23, 2015

A make believe world

A make believed world...

Have you encountered with such person who lived in her own world and make up the whole story herself ?

Yes. I met one person like that to-night . A person who can praise God over and over again on the same thing. Telling those who have heard the story as if for the first time. Making all that is happening according to her interpretation and her own words . I wonder how a God fearing or God worshipping person can tell such lies.  I do not have bias against Christians but only against this particular person.

This is the second Mad person I have met in this week. These  people can be so deep rooted in their thinking and belief. They can kill if they are properly manipulated.  So much madness in them.

So convincing , so fake and a great liar. They are also desperadoes. I hope that they will change but they will never do as this is embedded in their genes.


HBP - the silent killer.

I always tell people that life is a joke and I am trying to look at the brighter side of things. A few days ago, one of my colleague  suffered a stroke at 71 years old, Is it just old age ?

This colleague of mine is not close to me but we have a working relationship. He is very careful with his health and takes care of his cholestrol level very seriously.  He woke up one morning at 5 am and suffered a stroke in his condo's toilet. He was sent to a hospital and have an operation to remove the blood clot and he is not in sedation. His blood pressure hit 250 when he suffered the stroke.

Before his stroke, he was asked to go on medication to control his blood pressure but he choose to control it by exercise.  Many people think that high blood pressure is a disease and it is actually a disease and it is a silent killer.  It has not  serious  indication or discomfort but when the  blood vessel snap in the brain, there will be a stroke as blood will be oozing and damaging the brain.

I have a few friends who is not acknowleding that they are sick with HBP and they think that they can change their lifestyle to control it. It is a very difficult attempt as old habits die hard.  There are some people who can do it but most people failed miserably and when they wnat to go for medication, it is too late.

I h ave HBP because of my family history . Both my parents have HBP and it goes down to every member of my family . It cannot be denied and avoided and we better convince ourself that we care sick. There is nothing wrong to be sick and takes medication.

To all my reader, this is a warning and please go to do your blood pressure check and take immediate steps to keep your pressure at the health range.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Coffeesmith at Jalan Karpal Singh Drive ,Penang

By chance, I have been to this coffee joint twice within  7 days, as I have to attend to a dinner and also to wait for my wife. 

The joint is quite nicely done and the coffee and hot chocolate and fruit juice is quite good and fresh.  But , the services is rather slow due to presence of many customers and alsoa group of young waiter and waitress.

I ordered hot coffee and sandwich on one occasion and the taste was rather good . In another occasion , I ordered flat white , a mixture of tea and coffee and it was quite nicely done and the taste was good.

This is one of the many coffee joints in the Penang island. I recommend my readers to visit the cafe but the place for parking is rather few and we have to search for parking lots most of the time.

The cafe is facing the sea and have a harbour view.

Enjoy the place and drinks and food.