Why they look so young and beautiful on magazines and flyers?

As I returned a book to the library at Natural Health Naturopathic Academy (NHNA) two days ago, I accidentally saw something that bothers me a bit. I saw a staff editing Dr. Jessie Chung’s photo. For those who do not know, Dr. Jessie Chung is the founder for Natural Health Farm. What he did is removing the wrinkles at the bottom of Dr. Jessie Chung’s eyes. Now, I understand why Dr. Jessie Chung looks so young all the time on those magazines. I heard about such thing but this is first time I saw someone did it in front of me.

I know that it is important to look good on those advertisement. That’s why we hire professional photographers, professional graphic designer and professional people to do the marketing. But, I feel that it is deceptive and hypocrites especially they are selling beauty and health products and using software to edit the face to look young on the advertisement media like magazines, books and flyers.

Personally, although I didn’t so such thing, I also gotta be real too. When I am not feeling well, I struggle to be real because I am afraid that I will loose my reputation as ‘health consultant’. I am scared of how other people look at me, studying nutrition, selling and taking health products, and yet can sick. But, the truth is we all are just a human. Although we take good supplements, this won’t promise that we will never get sick. This is because optimal health is not just about taking enough supplements. It also covers healthy lifestyle, emotional health, mental health and spiritual health and many other more like your occupational health. And it is not easy to cope with all these and with the right BALANCE at the same time.

Secondly, we have to accept the fact that we will get old. And no one in the world can prevents that. We can delay the process, but not stopping it all together. Having said all these, let’s still strife to live healthier 🙂

Blessings of Jan-Feb 2015

Although I do feel much challenges in these 2 months of the year, I realize also that I have also many blessings that I should be happy and thank God for these. First, I am grateful that I have a family trip to Penang with my parents in the month of February. I really can’t remember when was the last time we traveled together. This trip is a memorable trip for me especially ‘realizing’ that my parents are getting older and that I should cherish them more. I will plan a trip next month to Bukit Tinggi to also celebrate my mother’s birthday. This time will include my elder brother and sister in law too.

Then, I am also grateful to receive my first pay cheque as property negotiator selling a property worth RM 280, 000 in December 2014. The 2.5% commission I received really helped me to cover much of my expenses during my current unemployment. And the buyer also kind enough to let me find tenant for him after the ownership process completed.

I also happy to see that my akusihat.com now more content and I think I have improved in producing more quality content too. Thanks also for the input i received so that I can do something about it now. Although ShuangHor result is slow, I also gained much knowledge and experience during these 2 months after meeting with many people including a cancer patient to share to them about health knowledge and attended many seminars and training.

For my Diploma in Nutrition, I have started my case studies too and have 3 case studies on hand and 2 more this weekend. I forsee that by May/June 2015, I should be able to complete and close all my 5 case studies and hopefully can pass my exam also this year.

I also happy that my family has been there for me much during my down challenging times, as well as the friends that God has put into my life. And I have a blast too with some of them during recent Langkawi trip.

Thanks for reading. Will share more next round 🙂

Tricks to send LONG messages in Whatsapp efficiently

Install telegram application in both desktop/laptop and your smart phone.

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Type long messages using desktop/laptop in telegram and send it to yourself. You use desktop/laptop to type those long message so that you can type much faster, compare to key in those text in smart phone.

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Go to your smart phone, open telegram and copy the long message and paste it at whatsapp to whom you wish to send.

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Short but Wonderful Family Penang Trip

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13/2/2015 – To my ashamed, I can’t remember when is the last time I travel outstation with my parents. Glad that it happens last week. Although the journey is about 4-5 hours, we are not so stressed out or tired because all of us took turn to drive. Most of the time, I will be the navigation since I am more familiar with use smart phone to navigate via Waze / Google Map.

When we reached Penang island, we tried to go to this place called “Island Glades” as arrange by my friend. Following the Google Map GPS, we went to another “Islands Glades”. Lesson learned – Use common sense and communicate more to double-confirm the actual distance. But good also, so that we know another place in Penang.

One of the oldest temple in Penang - 216 years old!
One of the oldest temple in Penang – 216 years old!
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First time to this Taman Negara Pulau Pinang. It is very nearby Batu Ferringhi beaches. Here you can rent a boat to have some activities. Boat rental is RM 30 per boat which can cater for 10 pax.

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There are many hotels along Batu Ferringhi beaches and this Hard Rock Hotel is one of the most luxurious. About RM500++ per night!
There are many hotels along Batu Ferringhi beaches and this Hard Rock Hotel is one of the most luxurious. About RM500++ per night!
This hotel even have their own home-made-private beach with sand
This hotel even have their own home-made-private beach with sand
The beaches are open for public use.
The beaches are open for public use.
Golden Sands Resort - Another nice resort
Golden Sands Resort – Another nice resort
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The Ship Steak House in Batu Ferringhi
Gurney Drive (Anjung Gurney) - a famous spot for many hawker foods
For dinner, we makan at Gurney Drive (Anjung Gurney) – a famous spot for many Penang hawker foods. We realize that for non-spicy food, Penang’s food is not as tasty. Perhaps not suit our KL taste bud. But spicy food is good I heard although we didn’t try much because we can’t take much spicy food.

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Then, we then explore Esplanade which is just nearby and then ‘supper’ at this place below.

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Supposingly meeting up with my consumer to bring her to ShuangHor Opportunity Preview Meeting but she couldn't make as her relatives came over for wedding function. But, I still go to least check out the location of this Penang branch.
Supposingly meeting up with my consumer to bring her to ShuangHor Opportunity Preview Meeting but she couldn’t make as her relatives came over for wedding function. But, I still go to least check out the location of this Penang branch.

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As I reflected today what happened that time and this trip, I felt so emotional because I didn’t realize that my parents already aging. My father is now so-called retired while my mom’s knee is weak. My parents are the persons who love me the most in my life. I am glad this I can have this trip that we can spend quality family time. I shall always remind myself to love and appreciate them more and plan more family trip while they are here and still able to walk.

I would say that their so-called most famous bak kut teh can't compare with Klang's bak kut teh at all. It is quite expensive too. Seem like this a bak kut teh jalan because seem like every stall just sell bak kut teh only. This jalan is same with the Gurney Drive.
I would say that their so-called most famous bak kut teh can’t compare with Klang’s bak kut teh at all. It is quite expensive too. Seem like this a bak kut teh jalan because seem like every stall just sell bak kut teh only. This jalan is same with the Gurney Drive.
After breakfast, we proceed to Penang Hill. Using GPS might lead you to wrong road. So you might need to ask the locals. Once you reach, you can park your car there. First hour is RM 2. Subsequent hour is RM 1.
After breakfast, we proceed to Penang Hill. Using GPS might lead you to wrong road. So you might need to ask the locals. Once you reach, you can park your car there. First hour is RM 2. Subsequent hour is RM 1.
Third generation of cable car. Adult with Malaysia IC is RM 10 for 2 ways. While my parents as senior citizen is RM 4 for each person.
Third generation of cable car. Adult with Malaysia IC is RM 10 for 2 ways. While my parents as senior citizen is RM 4 for each person.

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The previous time my father ride the cable car to Penang is 50 years ago and this is the first generation of cable car.
The previous time my father ride the cable car to Penang is 50 years ago and this is the first generation of cable car.
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All three generation of Penang cable car / train since 1923 until 2015 (present).
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One of the most enjoy of this Penang trip for my mom is during Penang Hill because it is cooling there.
The Owl Museum
The Owl Museum

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You can stay a night there too. The only hotel in Penang Hill is Bellevue Hotel. Standard room is about RM 300 per night.

Next, we makan lunch in Taman Islands Glades. Suppose to makan with Darick, our brother in Christ who lead Penang church but couldn’t happen due to time limitation as we need to rush to Bukit Mertajam to visit a cancer patient.

p/s – Time Machine, bring me to year 1991-1992.

More historical and unique places to visit in Penang.