Thursday, 31 October 2013

Blessed Virgin Mary

This 2 minute video explains why Catholics pray to Mother Mary.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Pomegranate Keeps Your Arteries Flowing

Reduced levels of oxidative stress

Reduced monocytie chemotactic protein-1, a chemical messenger (chemokine) associated with inflammatory processes within the arteries. 

Reduced lipid accumulation in the heart muscle

Read more ...(link)

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Recipe - Steam Rabbit fish With Oyster Sauce And Leeks

The white-spotted rabbit fish lives in coastal waters and feeds on seaweed and algae. The rabbit fish is highly sought after for eating during the Chinese Lunar New Year. At this time, the fishes breed and their roe are particularly relished. Called 'Pei Tor', the Chinese believe eating it brings good luck. A week or so before the Chinese Lunar New Year, the price of this rabbit fish will just shoot up !

There are many ways to flavour the fish. In this recipe I use oyster sauce and leeks to flavour the fish. Leeks have a mild onion-like taste and helps to get rid of any sea smell. A tomato is added to give the dish a slight tangy taste. The fish turn out very nice. The flavour of the oyster sauce, leeks and tomato comes out very well. I mean I like it.

To prepare the rabbit fish for steaming, I use a pair of scissors to snip off the head and tail, and remove the gut with the tips of the scissors. 

Rubs salt light over the fish and let them sit for about 15 minutes and rinse with water. This helps to get rid of any sea smell.

(Note: If you buy the rabbit fish with roe, then steam the fish whole so that you can enjoy the roe.)

1 kg of rabbit fish (about 10 pieces)
2 leeks, cut diagonally, about 1 cm thick
1 tomato, cut into smaller peices
1 tbs of oyster sauce

Lay the fish over a steaming plate after cleaning
Mix a tbs of oyster sauce with 1 tbs of water
white spotted rabbit fish
Spread the oyster sauce mix over the fish          
Top the fish with tomato and leeks
Steam over medium heat for about 8 minutes
Take out and serve.


A 4 minute video on steaming fish fillet

Another way to steam fish with shallots and ginger in this 3 minute video

If you like to braise fish, this video from Taiwan is a good one.
The chef coated the fish with egg, pan fry and added other condiments.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Joke - Unexpected Twist

A student failed in law & decided to make a deal with the professor.

Sir, do you know everything about law?

Prof: Yes.

Student: If you can answer this question, i will accept my final marks, if you cant, you have to give me "A" Grade.

Professor agreed.

Boy asked: "What is legal but not logical, logical but not legal & neither legal nor logical?"

Prof thought about it for hours & pondered no answer.

He had to finally give up as he really did not know.

He gave the boy his "A" Grade.

The following day, professor asked the same question to his students.
 He was shocked when all of them raised their hands.

He asked one student.

He answered: Sir, you are 65, married to 28 yrs old woman, this is legal but not logical.

Your wife, is having an affair with a 23 year old boy, this is logical but not legal.

Your wife's boyfriend has failed in his exam & yet you have given him an "A" Grade, This is neither logical nor legal.

The professor collapsed...

Monday, 14 October 2013

Lemon Keeps Cancer Away

Just cut 2-3 thin slices of lemon in a cup/container and add drinking water which will become "alkaline water". Drink it for the whole day, just by adding drinking water.

The surprising benefits of lemon!

Lemon (Citrus) is a miraculous product to kill cancer cells. It is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy.

You can eat the fruit in different ways: you can eat the pulp, juice press, prepare drinks, sorbets, pastries, etc...

It is credited with many virtues, but the most interesting is the effect it produces on cysts and tumors. This plant is a proven remedy against cancers of all types. Some say it is very useful in all variants of cancer.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

A Man And His 4 Wives

There was a man with four wives. He loved his fourth wife the most and took a great care of her and gave her the best.

He also loved his third wife and always wanted to show her off to his friends. However, he always had a fear that she might runaway with some other man.

He loved his second wife too. Whenever he faced some problems, he always turned to his second wife and she would always help him out.

He did not love his first wife though she loved him deeply, was very loyal to him and took great care of him. 

One day the man fell very ill and knew that he is going to die soon.

He told himself, "I have four wives with me. I will take one of them along with me when I die to keep company in my death."

Thus, he asked the fourth wife to die along with him and keep company. "No way!" she replied and walked away without another word.

He asked his third wife. She said "Life is so good over here. I'm going to remarry when you die".

He then asked his second wife. She said "I'm Sorry. I can't help you this time around. At the most I can only accompany you till your grave."

By now his heart sank and he turned cold.

Then a voice called out: "I'll leave with you. I'll follow you no matter where you go."

The man looked up and there was his first wife. She was so skinny, almost like she suffered from malnutrition. Greatly grieved, the man said, "I should have taken much better care of you while I could have!"

Actually, we all have four wives in our lives.

a. The fourth wife is our body. No matter how much time and effort we lavish in making it look good, it'll leave us when we die.

b. The third wife is our possession, status and wealth. When we die, they go to others.

c. The second wife is our family and friends. No matter how close they had been there for us when we're alive, the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave.

d. The first wife is our soul, neglected in our pursuit of material wealth and pleasure. It is actually the only thing that follows us wherever we go.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Hami Melon And Health Benefits

The Hami Melon is sweet, fragrant and juicy. 

The flesh is crisp, juicy and refreshingly sweet. 

Hami melons have the trademark muskmelon aroma: floral and sweet.

Health Benefits:
  • The fruit contains Vitamin A, B, C and minerals like Magnesium, Sodium and Potassium.
  • It has no Cholesterol.
  • It is a good source of Vitamin C, which is an Antioxidant.
  • This helps to prevent heart diseases and Cancer.
  • The fruit provides fair amount of Folic acid, which is especially important for pregnant women.
  • It has high nutritional values and is good for skin.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Myanmar 2013 - A Discussion On The Future of Myanmar

This discussion or debate is hosted by the BBC World News, UK.
Moderated by Nik Gowing, Main Presenter, BBC World News.

Panel members:

• Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairman of the National League for Democracy (NLD); Member of Parliament from Kawhmu Constituency, Myanmar
• U Soe Thane, Union Minister, Office of the President of Myanmar
• Zin Mar Aung, Activist and Co-Founder, Rainfall, Myanmar

Topics covered:

As Myanmar undergoes democratic reform and economic liberalization, what are the opportunities and challenges ahead?
- Furthering political reforms to transition to full democracy
- Supporting the rights of minorities and culture of dissent 
- Building sustainable markets and financial systems

Myanmar 2013 - Press Conference With Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Friday, 4 October 2013

Pope Francis Releases 2 Doves

Pope Francis releases 2 doves during his weekly audience on May 13 2013.


Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Guardian Angel Prayer

The Feast of Guardian Angels is on 2 October.

Guardian Angel Prayer

Angel of God, My Guardian Dear
to whom God’s love commits me here.
Ever this day be at my side
to light and guard and rule and guide.

Health Benefits of Cabbage

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Recipe - Long Beans Omelette

Long beans and their relative, green beans are heart friendly vegetable. Not only are they a good source of cholesterol lowering soluble fiber, they also contain the antioxidant vitamins A and C which help to prevent oxidation of cholesterol - a forerunner to arterial plaque and heart disease. They're also a good source of potassium and magnesium to normalize blood pressure and take some of the load off  the heart.

Although these beans have only a small amount of calcium, one serving provides a quarter of the day's requirement for vitamin K - a vitamin that's needed for strong, healthy bones. Studies show that diets high in vitamin K can increase bone density in people with osteoporosis and even lower their risk for painful bone fractures. Green beans are also a good source of magnesium which participates in a variety of reactions that are critical for bone health. One study showed that bone density rose by one percent for every one-hundred milligram increase in magnesium intake. Another good reason to eat more green beans.

This long beans omelette recipe is one which needs the minimum of ingredients - the long beans and the eggs. The amount of eggs and long beans need no measurement but of course the amount of eggs must be more than the long beans to make an omelette.

4 eggs - lightly beaten
1 cup long beans - cut into 1/4 inch lengths.
long beans
salt and pepper
4 tbsp oil

Beat eggs with salt and pepper.
Heat oil in pan on medium.
When oil is hot, add in the long beans and saute until long beans turn bright green.
Add in eggs and fry until the bottom is brown, then flip omelette and brown the other side.
Dish up and serve.


A 6 minute video on how to make green beans or french beans omelette

Simply Ming with plain omelette and bell pepper omelette