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  1. Stainless Steel Finger Guard

    August 13, 2010 by barbara

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    I was invited to dinner at a friend’s house a couple of days ago.  My friend has just been promoted and the dinner is to celebrate his promotion.  I was chatting with his wife while she was preparing food in the kitchen and can’t help but notice the stainless steel shield she was using.    It was a finger guard which helps to protect the finger while slicing and dicing vegetables.  It features a welded ring which can fits the chef’s middle finger.  The tip of the shield holds the food in place while you cut/sliced.   What a brilliant tool.   I think I should get one too.


  2. Pepper Saver

    August 13, 2010 by barbara

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    I cook peppers quite a fair bit and I also put them in the porridge for my child.  However, I usually use half a pepper in the porridge.  What do I do with the balance?  I keep it in the fridge to be used the next time.  Usually the leftover pepper would turn wrinkly after a few days.   A while ago I came across a cute pepper-shaped container which helps to keep the air and light out of cut peppers.    The Pepper Saver is perfect for keeping the cut peppers stay fresh longer.  Available at HarrietCarter.com.


  3. Lose Weight With Arctic Gym

    August 12, 2010 by barbara

    A friend of mine has been dieting and exercising for the past 3 months. She has recently lost about 5kg and her target is to lose 6kg.  She’s doing such a great job and is an inspiration to people like me who are trying to lose weight.  My friend said she has been using The Arctic Gym to keep fit.  It is a video game which detects movements and measures the performance and fitness progress.  It comes with a mat with thirty pressure sensitive pads with sensors to detect the feet and body positions.  There are three preset exercise modes to choose from – muscle workout, aerobics and yoga.   I think I will buy the top diet pills and The Arctic Gym to shed some kilos.

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    via Gizmodiva.com

  4. Recycled Wine Bag Or Wine Caddy

    August 12, 2010 by barbara

    While my husband while busy helping his friend to look up the 5th wheel warranty, I was scouring the internet for unique wine bags or wine holders.  We have a party to attend next weekend and we would like to present the host with a bottle of good wine.  I figure that a nice wine holder would be better than the normal gift bag.  I found the most lovely wine bag at The West End.  It is made of discarded newspaper and coated in plastic.

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    Another one which I like is the one below which is made from pages of twisted old magazines.   Using these recycled wine caddy or wine bag to carry the wine bottles is rather eye-catching, don’t you think so?

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  5. Cute Mini Cooler For Dorms

    August 12, 2010 by barbara

    Oh I have just seen the cutest thing ever.  The Double Dot Mini Cooler from PBTeen.com.   This cool mini cooler is perfect for kids going off to college.  Well, I’m not a teenager but I would love to have this in my room.  The Double Dot Mini Cooler is just perfect for keeping pops or water in the dorm room.  Besides looking very cool, it consumes less power than a regular refrigerator.  Awesome.  Comes in pink and brown.

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  6. Keep Your Food Fresh With Okra Mastard Sacks

    August 11, 2010 by barbara

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    I saw these cute Okra Mastard Vegetable Keep Sacks from Reuseit.com which are pretty handy in the kitchen. While you may not use it to keep your macanudo cigars,  they are great for keeping potatoes, onions, garlic and more.  These keep sacks protect veggies from the light hence you can have fresher and longer-lasting veggies.   Plus, they do not take up space too.  Just hang them on the wall to keep your veggies.   If you want to waste less food, then do get a few of these keep sacks.


  7. Zara Fall 2010 Collection

    August 10, 2010 by barbara

    Zara is one of my favourite stores.  I love its clothing and accessories.  Its everyday casual wear is so chic and stylish.  Zara has recently launched its Fall 2010 campaign.  There are a few pieces of clothing which I absolutely adore, especially the knitwear in soft, neutral mute colours.  Love the Fall colours.  Zara Fall 2010 collection is so simple and cosy looking. The campaign featured model Toni Garrn and was shot by photographer David Sims.

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    Images via Fashionishing.com


  8. Help Me To Lose Weight

    August 9, 2010 by barbara

    Ever since I started going back to work, I have put on weight.  That is because after lunch everyday, I continue to sit in front of the computer.  Hence, my tummy is getting bigger and bigger now. *sigh*  My pants are getting tighter too. *double sigh*  I have been trying to reduce my food intake so that I can lose some weight.  I am keeping my fingers crossed.  If not, I think I would need to get some apidexin.


  9. Watch Beauty Knows No Pain Online

    August 9, 2010 by barbara

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    My cousin called me up last night to inform me that her daughter is looking for a good medical assisting school because she is interested in pursuing education in the field of allied health.  Then our conversation went to the latest TVB drama which she is watching now.  My cousin said she is now watching Beauty Knows No Pain.  I am very looking forward to watching this 20-episode TVB drama.  Beauty Knows No Pain replaces When Lane Merge.  It stars some of my favourite actresses such as Michelle Yim, Maggie Cheung and Joyce Tang Lai Ming.  Oh, the actors are Joe Ma Tak Chung and Dominic Lam Ka Wah.   It was during the filming of Beauty Knows No Pain that Michelle’s boyfriend, Wan Chi Keung passed away from cancer.  Tragic.

    Synopsis

    WONG HOI KING (Michelle Yim) is successful in both career and love life. However, she accidentally discovers that her husband CHIN KWONG LUNG (Dominic Lam) is committing adultery. In order to maintain the relationship, KING is willing to take the risk of getting pregnant despite her high age. Pregnancy has imposed great pressure on her daily life as well as her career. Her aggressive subordinate SA YUEN KEI (Maggie Cheung) therefore seizes the chance to take up her duties. KEI is a bold and decisive person at work but she is caught in a quadrangular relationship by falling in love with the married man KO CHI LIK (Joe Ma).

    Discouraged by the relationship failures of her bosses, secretary YU MAN YAU (Joyce Tang) further loses her confidence. YAU always has a sense of inferiority because of her “outstanding” body shape. Encouraged by her colleague CHI NAM (Power Chan), YAU decides to boost her self-esteem by getting plastic surgery. She immediately becomes the sexiest goddess on the Internet and the hottest brand spokesperson in town. After getting famous and rich, YAU suddenly realizes that this is not what she really wants…


  10. Protect Yourself From Getting Laptop Burns

    August 9, 2010 by barbara

    I use my laptop a lot and sometimes I even use it while on my bed.  However I can’t use it for long because the laptop is hot and burns my thigh.  Well, with the Philips 2-in1 Heat Protect Laptop Sleeve, my problem is solved.  This protective case features a three layer cooling lap desk made of neoprene case.   The inside of the sleeve is made of a soft-suede like material.  Its zipper’s teeth are rubberized to prevent scratching of the laptop.  There is also a storage compartment and a hidden handle inside.  Cool huh?

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    via ChipChick.com