Brown Rice with Fried Dace and Edamame Recipe ( 美味豆豉鯪魚糙米饭 )

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Since I hit the 50s, I have been exploring more into healthy eating. I have heard a lot about the goodness of Brown Rice ( 糙米 ), and have been thinking how to make it tasty so that my family can accept the taste.

Brown Rice is a highly nutritious food, and according to Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health ( HSPH ), the fiber in brown rice helps lower cholesterol, moves waste through the digestive tract, promotes fullness, and may help prevent the formation of blood clots.

Gotta admit it is an acquired taste and honestly, I have not tried any appetizing brown rice until I visited Crystal Jade recently. It was brilliant of them to add the popular canned Fried Dace Fish into the rice, and I was determined to replicate their yummy dish. The moment I told my son I would be cooking brown rice for dinner one day, the first response I got was, “Yucks!” Well, I can truly connect cause I have never liked eating brown rice either, but this has changed since my last visit to the Chinese restaurant.

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In this recipe, I am using the Natural Harvest Fresh Rice Organic Thai Mixed Fragrant Brown Rice ( 新鲜米有机香糙米 ), and Mili Fried Dace Fish with Salted Black Beans ( 豆豉鯪魚 ). I also did a bit of tweak to the original dish that was served in the restaurant by adding Edamame ( 日本枝豆 ), a popular Japanese young soy bean snack which is low in calories, contains no cholesterol, and an excellent source of protein, iron, and calcium.

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I am happy to have introduced the one-pot dish to my family, and changed their perspective of the yucky food. I have paired my healthy brown rice with a Delicious Hairy Gourd Soup with Dried Conch Slices ( 節瓜响螺片汤 ).

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Both hubby and son took an immediate liking to the Brown Rice with Fried Dace and Edamame ( 美味豆豉鯪魚糙米饭 ) that I had prepared, and I am so glad that they even emptied the entire pot! I hope you will like this recipe as much as we do, so let’s get cooking!
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Osaka Sekai Hotel: Experience Japan's True Ordinary Culture!

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SEKAI HOTEL, Inc., headquartered in Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Koichi Yano, founder and CEO, is opening SEKAI HOTEL FUSE, redeveloping the entire shopping street district that fronts Fuse Station, in a local community that is roughly ten minutes by train from the center of Osaka, Japan’s second largest city.

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Sekai Hotel Fuse: Dormitory
Disappearing Local Communities Increase a Sense of Crisis
Japan is increasingly becoming a tourist destination for visitors from overseas, in part because of the popularity of anime television programs and films, and of manga comic books. As different locations throughout Japan work to create content that will appeal to tourists, we see urban development replacing local coffee shops, where residents have gathered for decades, with large coffee shop chains, and we see small restaurants that have offered a taste of Japanese homestyle cooking over the course of many long years needing to close because there is no one left to carry on that business. There is a growing awareness of social issues that are resulting in a loss of Japan’s true culture.
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Experience a Vibrant Way to Stay with Dorsett – Your Rewards

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Dorsett Hospitality International - one of Asia's fastest-growing 4-star hotel groups with 54 hotels establishing a global presence in 27 countries and cities worldwide, and more properties in the development pipeline - will soon be unveiling its new 'Dorsett - Your Rewards' loyalty programme which will pilot in 15 hotels across Asia, Europe and Oceania under its Dorsett and d.Collection brands.

Members of the loyalty programme will be delighted by a range of thoughtfully tailored rewards, and enjoy the ultimate travel experience through the hotel group's partnerships, providing internationally-renowned services across industries such as transport, beauty and more.

Guests enrolled in the programme are invited to celebrate in style with special birthday offers. Other exclusive 'Dorsett - Your Rewards' benefits include free room upgrades to suites, complimentary breakfast, and guaranteed late check-out times of up to 4 hours.
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Shiseido Fuente Forte Scalp Treatment at H4U Salon

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The first step to lustrous and bouncy hair is having a healthy scalp and keeping away from dandruff and itchiness. Stress factors also contribute to an unhealthy scalp besides environmental pollution etc. Sadly, many of us couldn’t care less or failed to pay attention to what our hair is trying to tell us. So it is good to make it a habit to visit your hair salon for a scalp treatment and to check the condition of your scalp especially after a chemical treatment to help “ detox “.

During my visit to H4U Salon, I was introduced to Shiseido’s Fuente Forte Scalp Treatment using the Barrier Care Technology that reinforces skin’s natural barrier function, making your scalp resistant to various kinds of stressful stimuli.

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This time, I had the vivacious Alex attending to me. He is friendly and chatty, and I am sure your time at the salon will pass quickly with him engaging in interesting conversations. Besides, followers of Luxury Haven will get a Special 30% off the Intensive Scalp Treatment! Come experience a relaxing head massage, and check out what the treatment steps are like!
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How Can Augmented Reality Benefit Singaporean Businesses?

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It is a well-known fact that the economy of Singapore is growing at a frenetic pace. There are several reasons for this observation. Fewer trade restrictions, increased outside investment and the appeal to foreign businesses are all primary factors. However, many small to medium-sized organizations are now leveraging the benefits associated with the online community in order to reach an even wider target audience. They are also employing the latest technological innovations to their advantage. One interesting development can be seen in the rise of augmented reality in conjunction with traditional e-commerce portals. What is augmented reality and more importantly, what benefits can it offer budding Singaporean businesses?
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Spectacular Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Opens Now!

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Hong Kong Link Road - Viaducts at Western Waters
香港連接路 - 位於西部水域的高架道路
The world's longest bridge and tunnel sea crossing -- the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge - opens on October 24, providing a major boost to regional tourism. The bridge connects Hong Kong to cities throughout the Greater Bay Area of southern China, bringing the attractions of Macao and Guangdong within easy reach and making Hong Kong a hub for visitors from around the world to explore the fascinating and diverse region.

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Hong Kong Port - Exterior view of Passenger Clearance Building
香港口岸 -旅檢大樓外觀
A Record-Breaking Architectural Icon
The bridge is the first major combined road and tunnel sea-crossing in the Greater Bay Area, spanning the sea from an artificial island near Hong Kong International Airport to Macao and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai. At 55 km, it is 20 times longer than San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

It contains enough steel to build 60 Eiffel Towers and is designed to last 120 years, two decades longer than the lifespan of most major cross-sea bridges. The mega-project will become an instant and iconic landmark for Hong Kong and the Greater Bay area and has already been named by the Guardian as one of the architectural Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

The bridge will consolidate Hong Kong's position as a hub for multi-destination travel within the Greater Bay Area, which includes nine cities in the Guangdong Province and two Special Administrative Regions. It shortens the journey from Hong Kong International Airport to Zhuhai from four hours to just 45 minutes.
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Fragrant Thai Lemongrass Soup with Fish ( 美味泰式香茅鱼汤 )

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Lemongrass ( 香茅 ) is certainly one of my favourite herbs due to its scent and the many medicinal benefits. I burn lemongrass essential oil for relaxation, I use lemongrass oil for my massage, and I also like adding the herb to make Lemongrass Tea and soups like this Fragrant Thai Lemongrass Soup with Fish ( 美味泰式香茅鱼汤 ).

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This is a relatively easy recipe where you will get nice tender fish fillet with a sourish tang. Simply adjust the dish according to your taste and the seafood you have on hand. The recipe is also great for those who can't take the spicy Tom Yum Soup, so this dish is a wonderful alternative. Come, let’s try cooking this refreshing soup!
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Catch the Mystery Halloween Cruise Aboard Royal Albatross!

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This Halloween, escape the horrors by stepping onboard a real sailing ship from a bygone era – the Royal Albatross for a mystery cruise departing Resorts World Sentosa at 7.30pm. In the first event of its kind in Singapore, this 2.5 hour cruise promises to be full of fun ( and a few frightening ) surprises, so come along in your best Halloween outfits for an outrageous costume party ( theme: pirates ) on the high seas!

Encircled in a shroud of mist, secured by creaky ropes attached to the jetty, there is the silhouette of an old pirate ship. The neon haze and the smoke-filled decks of this olden 4-masted schooner, transport you back in time to the swashbuckling age of the 17th century when imprisoned sailors would be chained below deck awaiting unsuspecting passengers. No fear nowadays, the holds have been converted into colourful energetic bars serving the Captain’s favourite concoctions such Sleepy Hollow, Dead Man’s Chest and Cauldron Brew!
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Halloween Spooky Night Best-Dressed Contest at Clarke Quay

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From the deep, dark waters of the Singapore River, sea creatures will rise up to haunt visitors at Clarke Quay’s annual Halloween extravaganza called Tales of the River taking place 27th to 31st October 2018. Deploying virtual reality technology for the first time at Clarke Quay; shoot, catch, save the world from zombies and monsters and win prizes as you immerse in real-world interactions.

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Tales of the River will see Clarke Quay transformed into a watery underworld. Featuring decor designed to spook the living daylights out of visitors, come dressed in your Halloween best and ride the terrifying waves of the Undead Boatmen Cavern, Mermaids’ Den, Monsters of the Sea and Loch Ness Lake.
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Bone Setter Chris Leong to Fix Frozen Shoulder ( 跌打CLM式骨正馆 )

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Bone setting is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine, widely popular in Asia to cure the disbalance of the skeleton, muscles and joints. Patients go to a Bone Setter for fractures, dislocations or musculoskeletal injuries in general.

Being in the 50s and going through the menopause phase is no joke as my health seemed to have taken a toll overnight. After a recent surgery to remove a Ganglion Cyst in March, I have been down with shoulder pain for some months now. Did X-rays, Ultrasound and even Bone Density Test but results were all good. I have also tried Shockwave Therapy, Radio Frequency, Acupuncture, Tui Na etc, but nothing seemed to help. Then I stumbled upon Bone Setter Chris Leong of CL Method Tit Tar ( 跌打CLM式骨正馆 ), a prominent figure in Facebook with numerous viral videos showing his bone setting treatments.

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I found out about Master Chris Leong’s Tit Tar Tour, and managed to secure a slot to see him. This post is about my bone setting experience with Master Chris to treat what he had diagnosed as a Frozen Shoulder ( 肩周炎 ), with videos of my “ adventure “.

Adhesive Capsulitis in medical term, Frozen Shoulder is also commonly known as 五十肩, literally translating to Fifty-Year-Old Shoulder, because this condition tends to happen to people around the age of 50. Having a frozen shoulder can be a painful experience, but bone setting is definitely not for the faint-hearted, so fasten your seat-belt as I bring you through my Bone Setting Experience with Chris Leong Method Tit Tar!
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Parma Ham Avocado Salad with White Truffle Honey Recipe

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Prosciutto di Parma Ham is widely used in Italian restaurants but sadly, these delicious Italian dry-cured ham are clearly under used in Asian homes.

The wafer-thin salted ham is often served as an Antipasto, Pizza topping, wrapped around Grissini, or you can even use it to wrap your meat. There are so many ways to prepare Prosciutto.

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Knowing I am a huge fan of Truffles, my girlfriend bought me two bottles of Miele al Tartufo Bianco from London some time back. You may think it is weird to pair salad with honey, but the Parma Ham Avocado Salad with White Truffle Honey is so fragrant, and truly out of this world! So home cooks, try this healthy dish if you are tight on time cause it is so easy to make!
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