Friday, April 27, 2012

Eczema Update

I have a good product to share if you have dry, ITCHY, flaky eczema like me.

You can buy them here.

Why I like it:
It is natural and organic. Some of the healing ingredients are neem, burdock, Vitamin A, Vitamin E and bearberry. It contains no parabens, phthalates, sodium laurel sulfates, petroleum, artificial color, coal, pine tars and steroids.

Why I LOVE it:
It REALLY relieves itching. If you feel like you have spent your entire life itching and oozing and resisting urge to scratch only to succumb and suffer the after-scratch ugliness, I feel your frustrations. My eczema is well controlled now. I shower with the body wash, and then apply the cream generously all over my body. The flakiness and itch were gone after about 3-4 days. Do you know how it feels to be freed of the itchiness?!!

So ya, I never do product reviews, but this one, I just gotta share.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


I came across this picture and went , "HOLY MALONEY! This was what my dreams looked like!" Almost like this! I always had bizarre dreams when I was younger, probably late teens to early twenties. And I remember some of them until now!

There were several times I dreamt of swimming in a dark sea at night, and it was very scary! Or I would be swimming near an island, the sea was dark greenish blue and very deep. And then I'd be lifted high up into the sky and free-fall back into the sea water! F.R.I.G.H.T.E.N.I.N.G !! I'd clench my teeth and grimace as if I'm in a roller coaster. And I HATE roller coasters! Why are my dreams so scary?
So the next best move is to connect to the internet and google 'dreams interpretation'.
According to dreamforth, 'swimming in the sea in darkness/night' means:
To dream of the sea reflects your current emotions, whether they be rough or calm. It also symbolizes the conversion between your unconscious and conscious mind. The dream may also suggest your observation of a certain situation or feeling. There may be a notion that you need to 'see' more clearly. In addition, the dream may represent a need for confidence and security, or the need to offer someone else comfort and ease.

To dream of night denotes serious difficulty and hurdles in achieving your real life goals. There are still gray areas about some issues affecting your life. You have to put aside your prejudice and objectively look at the circumstances when you tackle these issues.

To dream that you are swimming implies that you are entering a period of self-discovery and personal growth. Perhaps you need assistance with matters pertaining to your feelings. This is a normal dream for people who are seeking professional emotional healing. To dream that you are swimming underwater indicates that you feel overwhelmed by your emotions. Perhaps you are pushing yourself too hard to confront these issues.
To dream that you fall and are frightened represents that you do not have balance or power in your life. You could be undergoing massive difficulties or a problem that is consuming you. You may not have been able to attain your ambitions.
SO. I guess when I was that age, I went through some emotional, spiritual reformation or battle or something. I think I know the reason...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Two Awesome Videos

Caine put a smile on my face and.. and some touching tears! He's a 9 year old boy who built an elaborate arcade using cardboard boxes! And he reminds me of Daniel because of his hair and missing front tooth!



Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Babies and Mothers on Cough Nights

When a young child has a cough, say goodbye to peaceful nights. *all mothers are nodding in unison*

Enemy to most parents, is the itchy-throat cough. I had it and it is worst cough. I coughed till my ribs ached in pain for 2 weeks.
But for young children, the itchy-throat cough means you may never sleep tonight. And the next. And the next.

First, the poor baby coughs and coughs. And then comes pukefest. ON the bed. Milk, stomach juice and mucus have a party together on the bed sheet but you'll have no time to clean it immediately. You have to scoop your child up and wash him up, change his clothes, comfort him if he's crying while you are glaring at the puke party seeping deeper and deeper into the unwashable part of the mattress, then you grab a towel labelled 'Puke Towel' and try to clean up the mess, then you change the sheets.

Now, the mess is different from any other mess you've handled. Milk curdles, acidic gastric juice and mucus are the nastiest mess. OH GLORY. It's slimy, sticky and feels oily even after you wipe 10 times. It never seem to go away. You will need industrial strength detergent, the hardcore ones. You either soak the soiled towel, sheets and his clothes in a pail of water and handle the stinky water tomorrow, or you rub off the mess first to make things easier tomorrow. I can spend the whole night rinsing a puke towel.

And then guess what. This repeats at an ungodly hour. I became smarter the second time. I placed him to sleep under a big towel so that if he puked, it'll be on the towel and not the bed sheet. Clever right? No, Murphy outsmarted me and tells him to puke OUTSIDE the towel, onto the bed sheet. I now know why mothers have 50 bedsheets and towels.

So, I get a puke bucket, strategically placed within reach so that when I hear the first sign of cough, I can grab the bucket and hold it under his chin at the speed of light. Does this work? Not always. The law of physics clearly states that no puke shall land safely on towels. Sigh, rinse and repeat.


Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Crazy About Calligraphy

I would love to master this hand-lettering skill.