Sunday, January 25, 2015
On 9:00 AM by siti shyuhaila in cough, H2O, honey lemon water, phlegm, post-nasal drip, sick, Singapore, zsiti
The two Ps which I dislike when they come together is throat Pain and Phlegm. As the title says it all, this post will be dedicated to these two "friends". Of course as always, I am here to look for solutions and offer my alternative suggestions.
I recently had a case of dry throat cough and hardened phlegm, it was still manageable as it only acts up a bit and I need to find the cure ASAP.
I beefed up immediately on my vegetable intakes and cut down on milk, chicken as well as fish (as these are mucus-causing food).
As we all know, H2O is another item which has to be increased by multifold. Since our body produces phlegm in order to fight the immune waste, this means our body is going through a "battle time". By providing more water to our body, we are supporting the goodness to clear the waste and rejuvenate our body.
Don't you feel horrible when swallowing food becomes a torture, not to mention even your own saliva. Dry cough is one of the thing which I dislike, recently I was unfortunate enough to land myself with a dry cough. I had some symptoms of phlegm which was manageable. The only thing was that it kept tickling my throat as if I had swallowed a fish bone, so it was very uncomfortable.
In order to faster soothe my throat, I made honey lemon drink for myself. I was lucky that one of my brother is in the army and the other is overseas, my dad works late and I had no worries that I may passed the virus to someone at home. I had to recover in due time.
Since my throat kept feeling dried up, the honey water helped to soothe it. Coupled with some lemon juice, the vitamin C content helps to boost my immune system and increase the body's resistance to infections.
It was still not a great affair when swallowing my own saliva can give me a headache as well but I just had to diligently downed bottles of plain water and go to toilet as frequently as I could to "clear" my body.
|I kept my warm water in the thermos flask for convenience|
One last thing I did was the daily salt water gargling, as the bacteria which should be eliminated lies in the throat area, regular gargling helps to kill bacteria and reduce phlegm. The only thing was the inconvenience of it when I am at work. So I can only do this twice per day, in the morning and at night. But this is one process which I really stand by with faith that it helps improve my condition a lot.
So as a recap in no particular order:
1) Salt Water Gargle
2) Plenty of H2O (up to 15 glasses per day) and also Honey Lemon Water (I prepare a 1L bottle of this to bring around)
3) Cut away chicken, meat and fish (I attempt but sometimes I do snitch a few pieces during my meals, cause of temptation:( ). This leaves me with nothing more than fresh green leafy vegetables to fight my way to health.
Share with me, what are your go-to remedies when you start to fall sick or to prevent yourself from falling sick?
To those who are feeling under the weather, hope that you have a great rest and enjoy your recuperation!
Till we meet again, this has been zsiti.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
On 9:00 AM by siti shyuhaila in Halal, homecooked food, jjajangmyeon, korean, simple recipe, Singapore, zsiti, 짜장면
You know that distinct mark on your TV, computer and even smart phone. Whatever means of devices you used to watch Korean drama or variety shows, you will definitely know this mark of theirs....Jjajangmyeon. Yes, it's food oh glorious food. Nothing else gets my attention (oh wait, maybe not really).
I am a fan of meokbang videos (watching others eat on internet as part of my joy of deciding what dishes next to make). I guess it may not be a good thing cause even though I am not eating the food, putting myself in such a state of temptation will make the brain seem to be craving for food. Even when I am not hungry, my brain may tell me to go and get food to eat. So yes, I know the bad things which I am putting myself into but I am telling you I know. This means it is a choice I made. Those people are making money out of those videos because there are viewers who demand for it. Where there is demand of course there will be supply ;)
In this blog, this has been one of the most wanted dish on my list to replicate. Basically, it's not easy to find halal Korean food in Singapore and even if there is, they only recreate the other dishes like the stew, bimbimbap and side dishes. I want to try the original bundle of joy (or some would call it Korean Black Bean Noodles...hehehhehe).
Recently, during my grocery shopping, I saw Lee Kum Kee's black bean sauce was on sale. When I picked up the jar, I was even amazed to see that it is labelled halal! That changes everything, cause it can fulfil one girl's dream...
I set out to get the few simple ingredients to make my jjajangmyeon and "yowza" it was awesome. Of course, the main key ingredients are as set out in the picture below. The improvisation would have to be things like chicken meat instead of pork, chinese black bean sauce (halal) instead of korean jjajangmyeon sauce. I added carrots and potatoes without onions or garlic (simply because I do not like them). At the end of the day, I totally love the simple dish recreated by myself.
As for the instructions of how to cook it, I simply followed Eat your Kimchi's recipe along with other instructions which you can find online. I tweaked here and there a little bit to give myself a satisfactory meal.
This is the final dish, doesn't it remind you of those shows where they will be squishing the noodle to mix the sauce together...oh yeah I know you know what I know you are thinking about. :P
Now I can't wait to try other dishes next and till we meet again!
This has been zsiti.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
I have all the time in the world for my loved ones, If...I care for you. There is only one me and I have the prerogative to make my choice on who or what is important to me. I do not need anyone to tell me what to do because I am no longer a 3 year old kid.
Time passes so fast that 2015 is already here and we are halfway gone in January. Everyday when I am on my computer, studying a new language or doing work the clock plays a trick on me. The next second, night falls and then morning comes. I am scared yet I cannot control the feeling of anxiety that bubbles inside of me everyday.
New things and new challenges appear daily in front of my eyes and preventive measures have to be taken although we have to fall and get hurt to learn a lesson from it. That is why, I simply do not have time to be "Nice". I get impatient with people who do not move as fast as what is expected of them just because they may be fresh from school or just entered the society or simply "just don't care". When I was 21, probably I had a little bit more time to hang around and doodle the whole day. But at 30, everything becomes a blur cause the repercussion of my actions comes back naturally fast. Everything is hanging by a thread now and like knitting, one wrong pull will make the whole knit undone just like that.
There are pros and cons of that I guess...I get more stronger when I make mistakes cause I understand the meaning of saying sorry to learn and progress from there. I do not have time to be wallowing in sadness and "pain" and "agony" of worrying about my wrongdoing. Life goes on, the true meaning comes into play when one makes a mistake, saying sorry is to recognise that change has to be done. Life cannot get any simpler than that.
Till we meet again and talk about other good stuff ;)
This has been zsiti.
Monday, January 12, 2015
In the midst of 2014, I tried my hands to be behind the desk of a totally different industry. I was used to travelling, finding new places and meeting new people out in the open. But it took a change when I decided to fill in the position to serve others who were carrying out the same goal as me.
Nonetheless, without any prior experience at all I joined the tourism industry, Nope not as a tour guide, Not as a hotelier but just in a quaint lil hostel right in Singapore. Did I ever mentioned that I was looking at Taiwan (my next favourite place ever so far) as an alternative to work in a hostel but I did not get any opportunity so far. That however did not put me down, because I make things happen. I have no time to sit around and wait. Cause life is short as we all know it and we can go out like a blip of light....phused...
Coming back to Singapore and at the place which I am serving right now, I learned one thing called Flexibility Professionalism. It took all my other work experiences and bundled them up together into a package. I was never more elated to be doing what I am right now. With my dream to have my own place to bring people to stay, I have to learn from the basics and from the right people. Things seem to be falling in place and all that matters right now is working hard and smart.
Till then, let's hope we meet in our path and I wish you all the best in your future endeavour! Do follow my instagram : @ zsiti_ and twitter: @ zsiti as I update more of where I am going!
Thursday, January 8, 2015
No pain, No gain. Wasn't that what we were taught since young? Well, I was. Whether in school or at work and even in books and materials that I read. It tells me the same thing. It has been imbued in me that I must work hard and reap the results that I want and till today that stands.
However, with all the media and school systems teaching more about entrepreneurship, independence, efficiency...it all takes a change. It trains one to be much more flexible, agile and be quick in thinking and finding resources. That is why the society has long evolved from the biggest fish eats all to the fastest fish eats all.
Are we lazy to be thinking of shortcuts in our business or work? The answer is No, because with that you simply can produce more, be more efficient and gets more ground covered. Coming from the old conservative way of working, where we are trained to be putting in effort beyond that 100% the new revolution is like a breathe of fresh air. It opens the eyes to possibilities that I can do precisely what I want and I must stand by it.
This one year, 2015 is another period of trial (and no tribulations, please). Life has ups and downs but it is how we handle it that matters. I just want to focus on this blog- ZSITI Co. to accompany and thank my dear readers for the time they spent with me. To show appreciation to some, at certain point of time I would like to share some of my gifts with you as well.
As to where will I be tracking in 2015, continue to follow me on twitter: @ zsiti and Instagram: @ zsiti_ for the updates. You can also get in touch with me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay tuned to the other developments coming along the way!
Let down your hair and Happy 2015 everybody!
This has been zsiti.
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