Friday, May 31, 2013

Lunch Pack

Simple & Easy :-)

  • Cheese Sandwich
  • Omelette
  • Orang & Chinese Pear

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Rolland Garros Update (Day 4)

Just a quick update!
 
Novak Djokovic wins his match in straight sets  last night to advance to the next round where he will face Grigor Dimitrove next. However Rafa's match was postpone due to the bad weather.

Lunch Pack

Hari ni tak bawak punch pack sebab tak sempat nak siapkan. :-(

Tapi nak masuk gambar makanan jugak. Hari ni aku tayang gambar cokelat yang kawan aku bagi je lah. Hehehee.....Cokelat Kitkat made in Japan. Masih belum makan sebab status halal belum dapat dipastikan. Huhuhuuu

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Lunch Pack

Assalamualaikum and a very good morning everyone!

Just a quick one....My lunch pack for today...

  • Baked Macaroni with Mushroom and Minced Meat
  • Cucumber & Capsicum with Thousand Island Dressing
  • Apple & Grapes

I Miss You

Forgetting you is hard to do,
Forgetting me is up to you....
 
I MISS YOU MY FRIEND!!!
 
Photo credit to missingyoupictures.com
 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Lunch Pack

Healthy healthy healthy food is back...horrayyyy.....hehehehhee....

Menu for today:

Grilled Chicken Nando's
Oven Baked Potato (White Pepper & Salt)
Grilled Zucchini with Capsicum (Salt)

 
 
 Food/Health Info:
 
Health benefits of White Pepper
  1. White pepper stimulates the taste buds in such a way that an alert is sent to the stomach to increase hydrochloric acid secretion, thereby improving digestion.
  2. Pepper is an excellent source of manganese, a very good source of iron and vitamin K, and a good source of dietary fiber
  3. White pepper has long been recognized as a carminitive, (a substance that helps prevent the formation of intestinal gas), a property likely due to its beneficial effect of stimulating hydrochloric acid production. In addition, white pepper has diaphoretic (promotes sweating), and diuretic (promotes urination) properties.

Rolland Garros 2013 Update (Day 2)

Alhamdulillah...Rafael Nadal finished off Daniel Brands 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 in a thrilling match last night. Rafa will face Slovakian, Martin Klizan in the second round. Wish him all the best.
 
VAMOS RAFA!!!


 
 
Tony Nadal, Rafa's Uncle & Coach
 
 I wish I was there....:-(
After match interview

Upset results:
 
1. Juan Monaco lost to Daniel Gimeno Traver,  6-4, 6-4, 6-7(4), 4-6, 4-6 (first round)
2. Tomas Berdych lost to Gael Monfils Tennis, 76(8) 64 67(3) 67(4) 75


Monday, May 27, 2013

Kejutan

Hari ni mantan Boss aku buat kejutan. Mantan boss aku bagi hadiah kat aku. Hadiah perpisahan. Terkejut betul masa dapat tadi. Boss yang nak pindah tapi dia pulak yang bagi hadiah kat aku. Huhuhuuuu...Terima kasih Boss. Memang sayu hati bila sebut tentang perpisahan ni. lain kalilah aku buat entri khas pasal boss yang aku sayang ni. Hari ni entri untuk tunjuk hadiah yang aku dapat jer.  Inilah dia....
 
Terima kasih Boss!
 

Lunch Pack

Not so healthy lunch pack for today :-(

  • Fried Mee
  • Home Made Choc Moist Cup Cake
  • Orange


 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Rolland Garros 2013

Sebagai peminat setia Rafael Nadal, Rolland Garros (French Open) adalah kejohanan yang paling aku tunggu-tunggu dan paling mendebarkan aku. Ini adalah kerana Rolland Garros adalah kubu kebal bagi Rafa. Tahun 2012 telah menyaksikan Rafa mencipta sejarah apabila memenangi kejohanan tersebut buat kali ke tujuh apabila menumpaskan Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.
 
Rafa telah menggenggam erat piala kejohanan sejak tahun 2005. Keputusan akhir kejohanan sejak tahun 2005:
 
2005 - Rafa menewaskan Mariano Puerta (Arg) 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 6-1 7-5
2006 - Rafa menewaskan  Roger Federer 1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
2007 - Rafa menewaskan Roger Federer 6-3 4-6 6-3 6-4
2008 - Rafa menewaskan Roger Federer 6-1, 6-3, 6-0
2009 - Roger Federer menewaskan Robin Soderling.   
2010 - Rafa menewaskan Robin Soderling 6-4 6-2 6-4
2011 - Rafa menewaskan Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6(3), 5-7, 6-1
2012 - Rafa menewaskan Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
 
Hanya pada tahun 2009 sahaja Rafa gagal mara ke pusingan akhir apabila terkandas di pusingan separuh akhir di tangan Robin Soderling. Walau bagaimanapun pada tahun berikutnya Rafa telah menebus kehampaan dengan menumpaskan Soderling di pusingan akhir dan merampas semula piala kejuaraan daripada Roger Federer. 
 
Pada tahun ini Rafa sekali lagi hadir ke Paris untuk mempertahankan kejuaraannya. Antara pemain ternama dunia lain yang akan turut berentap pada tahun ini adalah Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych, Janko Tipsarevic, Sanislas Wawrinka, Richard Gasquet, Jo Wilfried Tsonga dan Juan Monaco. Selain daripada pemain ternama tersebut, pemain lain yang tidak boleh dilihat sebelah mata adalah Tommy Haas, Lukas Rosol dan juga Kei Nishikori yang telah membuat beberapa kejutan besar dalam kejohanan-kejohanan sebelum ini.
 
Sekiranya berdasarkan jadual perlawanan, pertembungan antara empat pemain terbaik dunia, Rafa, Roger, Novak dan Ferrer akan dapat dilihat pada peringkat separuh akhir. Dengan syarat masing-masing berjaya menewaskan saingan masing-masing seperti yang dijangka. Rafa akan bertemu dengan Novak dan Federer akan bertemu dengan Ferrer. Pertembungan Rafa dan Novak pastinya adalah pertembungan yang dinantikan. Novak tidak pernah memenangi kejuaraan ini, dan Rafa pastinya ingin mencipta rekod baru dengan menjadi pemain pertama memenangi kejuaraan ini untuk kali kelapan. 
 
Aku mengharapkan Rafa berjaya menepis semua cabaran awal dan bertemu Novak dipusingan suku akhir. Dan seterusnya bertemu Roger Federer diperingkat akhir sebelum memenangi kejuaraan ini buat kali kelapan.  
 
Walaupun begitu aku sebenarnya tidak memandang rendah terhadap keupayaan David Ferrer. Ketangkasan dan semangat juangnya yang tinggi memang perlu diberi perhatian. Tapi aku harap, pengalaman Roger akan dapat membantu beliau menundukkan Ferrer dan bertemu Rafa di pusingan akhir. Insyaallah...
 
 
VAMOS RAFA!!!
 
Photo credit to: www.sheykmisapuestas.com

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Rezeki di Pagi Khamis

Murah rezeki aku hari ni.Dua sahabat baik aku bagi aku makanan yang aku memang suka. Cokelat Hershey's dan jugak pulut kunig (atau pulut yellow bak kata anak buah aku...hehehehe).
 
Pulut kuning tu pemberian sahabat baikku, Suzanti Abdul Aziz yang akan menyambut Hari Ulang Tahun Perkahwinan esok. Masih segar dalam ingatan aku saat dia diijab kabul. Aku ada bersama menemani dia di masjid nun di Kota Bharu sana. Terasa seperti baru semalam peristiwa tu. Sedar tak sedar dah 8 tahun aku rasa. (ehhh betul ke 8? sorrylah ya mek su kalau silap). Apa-apapun aku nak ucapkan Happy Anniversarry SUE! Saya doakan awak kekal bahagia hingga ke akhir hayat. Aminnn....
 
 
Cokelat Hershey's Kisses ni pulak pemberian sorang lagi kawan baik aku bersempena dengan aku pun tak tau sempena apa. hahahahaaa.....Orang dah bagi aku ambik je lah. Tak gitu? hehehehehee....Thank u beb....


Lunch Pack

Im back....just a short update...this is my lunch pack for today....

  • Grilled BBQ Chicken with Tomato Sauce
  • Oven Baked Chips
  • Grilled Zucchini with White Pepper

 
Food/Health Info:
 
Are grilled foods better for you than fried foods?
 
Fish, chips, sausages even Mars bars, there's simply no end to the food we like to deep fry. But while it might taste great, the experts are always telling us it's bad for our health. So how bad can deep frying really be and is the good old barbie giving us cancer?
 
Our reporter Leila McKinnon finds out.
Leila pays a visit to Drexel University in Philadelphia to meet Dr Stanley Segall, and Dr Philip Handel, two of America's top food scientists, and both experts in food technology.
They've organised an experiment to show which cooking method adds the least fat to your food.
On the menu today? Skinless chicken breasts.

"Most of the fat in a chicken breast is in the skin on any piece of chicken, so we have removed most of the fat from the product that we're frying," says Dr Handel.

They're cooking the chicken three ways — firstly grilled, or what Americans call broiled, then pan-fried or sautéed, and deep-fried but without any coating on the chicken. Afterwards, the scientists extract all the fat from the cooked chook, and weigh it.

The results? Well, the only surprise, is there is no big surprise."The broiled sample had the lowest amount of fat, which we would expect, it was about one and a half percent. The sautéed sample was about two percent, a little bit more than that, and the fried sample surprisingly was about the same as the sautéed sample. So deep-fat frying didn't add considerably more fat to the product than sautéing," says Dr Handel.

But remember, normally we deep-fry in batter, and that absorbs a lot more fat. Regardless, grilling is clearly the leanest way to cook your meat. To remind us why we care about that, Leila has popped over the road to the University of Pennsylvania.

Cardiologist, Dr Muredach Reilly, is very much a grill man, not a fryer. "For example if you fry your food in butter or trans fat vegetable oils you get a lot of additional saturated and trans fats which are bad for your cholesterol and bad for heart disease. Grilling will avoid that exposure," he says.

It's the old good fat versus bad fat. The bad ones are saturated fats found in red meat, cream and butter, and trans fats, found in some margarines and cooking oils. Good fats are found in vegetable and fish oils and they won't raise your cholesterol.

"If you have a very poor, high fat diet during your life the chance of developing heart disease comes earlier with that. Whereas if you've a very healthy diet with low saturated fats and lots of fibre, fish fats then you've less chance of developing heart disease at an earlier age," says Dr Reilly.

So grilling's better for your heart. But that's not the whole story — when it comes to grilling, or more particularly, barbecuing.

The long-held tradition of cooking on hot coals is under threat. Scientists have made an alarming discovery — the food may be grilled but it's still bad for your health.

In California, bio scientist Dr James Felton has spent 25 years studying the science of cooking meat. Disturbingly, he believes barbecued food might contain chemicals that cause cancer.

"When we cook meat, especially on the barbecue, there's actually two kinds of chemicals that will form. But the US national tox [health and toxicology] program gives these compounds the second highest rating — in other words, they're presumed that they will cause cancer," says Dr Felton.
Those carcinogens form in two ways:
  • First when fat drips on the coals, flaring up and blackening the meat.
  • The second type forms when you cook your meat at a very high temperature, say 270 degrees.
But will it really give you cancer?
"So have we proved it? In my mind no. Are we pretty convinced? In my mind yes, it's very hard to prove that something causes cancer, especially from the diet," says Dr Felton.
Before you use your barbie as a boat anchor, here are some alternatives:
  • You can cook more safely by moving the coals to one side, to stop the fat dripping onto them.
  • Try cooking on the hotplate instead of the open grill.
  • Cook at lower temperatures.
To finish, one from the 'have your cake and eat it too' file: Americans are so unwilling to give up their deep fried food, biochemist Dr Stephen Kelleher has come up with a way of making it a little healthier. It's a protein coating that prevents fat soaking into your food when you fry it.
"That means you can take things like fried chicken, fried fish and you could now instead of having 12 to 14 grams of fat per 100g portion you could have three to four," he says.
Looks like the age of healthier fried foods may soon be upon us but in the meantime remember that saturated fats are bad for your heart so moderation is the key.
 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Lunch Pack

Menu for today:

Grilled Bbq Chicken
Oven Baked Potato
Chick-peas
 

 
 
 
Food/Health Info:
 
Whether you call it a chickpea or a garbanzo bean, there's no question that chickpeas are a healthy addition to any diet. Chickpeas are naturally low in fat, high in dietary fiber and rich in vitamins and minerals. Eating chickpeas regularly can help you manage your weight, boost intestinal health and reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Cholesterol
Having elevated cholesterol levels significantly increases your risk of suffering from a stroke or heart attack. Eating soluble-rich foods like chickpeas and oatmeal can reduce your cholesterol levels naturally. In a study published in the June 2008 "Journal of the American Dietetic Association," researchers investigated the effect of around 700 g of chickpeas weekly on a group of adults with high cholesterol. The researchers found that chickpeas effectively reduced the cholesterol levels of participants by an average of 16 mg/dl.

Weight Loss
Including fiber-rich foods in your diet plan can make weight loss more effective. Fiber distends your stomach, making you feel satiated for longer periods. If you eat legumes like chickpeas regularly you can expect more robust weight loss than you'd get from simply cutting calories, a study described in the March 2009 "Journal of Medicinal Food" states. Volunteers in that study who ate legumes daily lost an average of 8 lbs. over an eight-week period -- outperforming a typical low-calorie diet.

Intestinal Health
Fiber-rich foods like chickpeas help promote a healthy intestine. The fiber in chickpeas lessens the strain on your intestine, reducing the risk of painful diverticulitis disease and constipation, Harvard University reports. A single-cup serving of canned chickpeas contains more than 10 g of fiber, the USDA Nutrient Database states.

Diabetes
People who eat legumes are less likely to become type 2 diabetic, according to a study published in the January "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" reports. The paper reports on a study which found that women who ate legumes like chickpeas were 40 %less likely to get type 2 diabetes than women that who didn't eat legumes. The authors note that the carbohydrates in legumes are digested slowly, reducing the blood sugar peaks and valleys that can contribute to insulin resistance and diabetes.
 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Santapan Ronani




 
Alhamdulillah pagi tadi kami warga kerja DBP berkesempatan untuk mendengar bicara Ustaz Don Daniyal tentang Perubahan ke Arah Kecemerlangan Dunia dan Akhirat. Majlis yang berlangsung dalam tempoh 1 jam 30 minit ini terasa begitu singkat sekali.
 
Antara pesanan Ustaz Don yang ingin aku kongsikan dengan korang semua adalah seperti yang berikut:
 
  • Tanda kesempurnaan cinta adalah mencintai sesuatu yang dicintai oleh orang yang kita cintai. Kalau kita mencintai Allah, maka hendaklah kita mencintai apa yang Allah cintai.
  • Pokok kepada ibadah adalah solat.
  • Bacalah Al-Quran.
  • Kepada lelaki, Ustaz Don pesan sangat-sangat supaya "Jangan kencing berdiri!" Ini ada kaitan dengan bersuci.

Lunch Pack

 Simple menu for lunch today:
 
Cheese Sandwich
Grilled Sausage with Tomato Sauce
Coleslaw
 
 
 
 
Food /Health Info:
 

White bread and wheat bread are both made from wheat flour. However, the flour used to make white bread has been heavily processed and bleached, whereas the flour used to make wheat bread is less processed and therefore more nutritious.
Read more:  http://www.ehow.com

Monday, May 13, 2013

Lunck Pack

Menu for today:
 
Simple Fried Macaroni with Mincemeat & Sausage
Easy Grilled Zucchini & Capsicum
Apple, Orange & Strawberry
 
 
Food / Health Info:
 
As a part of the summer squash family, zucchini not only offers delightful taste and texture to many dishes, but also carries with it many health benefits. Here are eight reasons why you and should include it in your diet.
 
Diet
One cup of zucchini has 36 calories and 10% of the RDA of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar and curbs overeating.
 
Lower Cholesterol
The dietary fiber in zucchini helps lower cholesterol by attaching itself to bile acids that the liver makes from cholesterol for digesting fat. Because fiber binds so well with bile acid, thus crowding its ability to immediately digest fat, the liver is charged with producing more bile acid.
The liver then draws upon even more cholesterol to produce bile acid, consequently lowering the overall cholesterol level in the body. Furthermore, the high levels of vitamin C and vitamin A prevent cholesterol from oxidizing in the body's blood vessels, thus hampering the onset of atherosclerosis.
 
Cancer Prevention
Because dietary fiber promotes healthy and regular bowel movements, the high amounts of fiber in zucchini also help prevent carcinogenic toxins from settling in the colon. Moreover, the vitamins C and A, as well as folate, found in zucchini act as powerful antioxidants that fight oxidative stress that can lead to many different types of cancer.
 
Prostate Health
Studies show that the phytonutrients in zucchini aid in reducing the symptoms of benign
prostatic hypertrophy (BOH), a condition in which the prostate gland enlarges and leads
to complications with urination and sexual functions in men.
 
Anti-Inflammatory
Vitamins C and A not only serve the body as powerful antioxidants, but also as effective anti-inflammatory agents. Along with the copper found in zucchini, these vitamins deter the development of many hyper-inflammatory disorders, including asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
 
Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention
A one cup serving of zucchini contains over 10% of the RDA of magnesium, a mineral proven to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Zucchini also provides folate, a vitamin needed to break down the dangerous amino acid homocysteine, which - if levels in the body shoot up - can contribute to heart attack and stroke.
 
Lower Blood Pressure
Along with magnesium, the potassium found in zucchini helps lower blood pressure. If unchecked, hypertension, or high blood pressure, can lead to arteriosclerosis (blood vessel damage), heart attack, stoke, and many other serious medical conditions. Both  the potassium and magnesium in zucchini, however, can help alleviate the stress on the body's circulatory system.
 
High in Manganese
A trace mineral and essential nutrient, manganese provides many health benefits and contributes to a slew of normal physiological functions. One cup of zucchini contains 19% of the RDA of manganese, which helps the body metabolize protein and carbohydrates, participates in the production of sex hormones, and catalyzes the synthesis of fatty acids and cholesterol. The manganese in zucchini also increases the levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD), the enzyme responsible for protecting mitochondria against oxidative stress. Finally, manganese is essential for the production of proline, and amino acid that allows collagen to form, thus allowing for healthy skin and proper wound-healing.
 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mutua Madrid Open Update

The king of clay is back!
 
My favourite player, Rafael Nadal defeats Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-4 to take the title in Madrid.   Congratulation to the King of Clay for his 40th clay title.
 
 
Congrats to you Rafa!
We love you and cheer for you!
 
 
Semi Finals: Rafa vs David Ferrer








Finals : Rafa vs Wawrinka