Monday, January 30, 2012

TITANIC - THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION

went to this TITANIC: THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION with my gf today ...
 it was quite insightful and interesting... though to be honest, i have not really watch the Titanic movie yet. :P
its at MARINA BAY SANDS - Arts Science Museum 
from 29 October 2011 - 29 April 2012

Here.. i'll bring you thru' some of the items that were displayed in this exhibition and some story to the TITANIC...

a replica of the TITANIC can be found inside.

sailing off on the 10 April 1912... with the Captain Edward J. Smith in command

The RMS TITANIC made her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.


First Class Cabin

3rd Class Cabin 

crockery used on the Titanic ship


extremely old poker cards that were more than 100 years old.
because the year that Titanic sank was 1912 and now the year is 2012.

we had these as our boarding pass entering the exhibition... its was quite interesting.

at the back of the passes were details that were based on the real person that was on board the Titanic.
Michelle's pass is the one on the left.
My name was Mr. Thomas Andrews Jr and  I'm actually the Chief Designer for the White Star Line which was the builder for this ship. Michelle's was Mrs Victor de Satode Penasco v Castellana.
Both of us were travelling on First Class. hee.. :)

 Mr. Thomas Andrews Jr

after that they actually gave us this to fix...
click on the picture to read more.

here u go.. Lifeboat No. 6 :)

And now... the Titanic is down in the sea... 


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Friday, January 27, 2012

5 Reasons Not to Quit Coffee!


I really like coffee. The morning ritual of brewing a cup, the smell that perks me up before I take a sip and, of course, the flavor all make it my favorite beverage aside from water (water's delicious!). It has lots of antioxidants and is low in calories if you don't load it up with cream and sugar. Nonetheless, I always feel slightly guilty about drinking it-you know, in a "it's so good, it must be bad" kind of way.
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Which is why I'm always delighted to hear of new reasons that coffee is good for your health...and there are plenty! Over 18,000 studies on coffee have been published in the past few decades, revealing these benefits, many of which Joyce Hendley wrote about in the March/April issue of EatingWell Magazine:
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1. It protects your heart: Moderate coffee drinkers (1 to 3 cups/day) have lower rates of stroke than noncoffee drinkers, an effect linked to coffee's antioxidants. Coffee has more antioxidants per serving than blueberries, making it the biggest source of antioxidants in American diets. All those antioxidants may help suppress the damaging effect of inflammation on arteries. Immediately after drinking it, coffee raises your blood pressure and heart rate, but over the long term, it actually may lower blood pressure as coffee's antioxidants activate nitric oxide, widening blood vessels.

2. It diverts diabetes: Those antioxidants (chlorogenic acid and quinides, specifically) play another role: boosting your cells' sensitivity to insulin, which helps regulate blood sugar. In fact, people who drink 4 or more cups of coffee each day may have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to some studies. Other studies have shown that caffeine can blunt the insulin-sensitivity boost, so if you do drink several cups a day, try mixing in decaf occasionally.
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3. Your liver loves it: OK, so the research here is limited, but it looks like the more coffee people drink, the lower their incidence of cirrhosis and other liver diseases. One analysis of nine studies found that every 2-cup increase in daily coffee intake reduced liver cancer risk by 43 percent. Again, it's those antioxidants-chlorogenic and caffeic acids-and caffeine that might prevent liver inflammation and inhibit cancer cells.

4. It boosts your brain power: Drinking between 1 and 5 cups a day (admittedly a big range) may help reduce risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, as well as Parkinson's disease, studies suggest. Those antioxidants may ward off brain cell damage and help the neurotransmitters involved in cognitive function to work better.

5. It helps your headaches: And not just the withdrawal headaches caused by skipping your daily dose of caffeine! Studies show that 200 milligrams of caffeine-about the amount in 16 ounces of brewed coffee-provides relief from headaches, including migraines. Exactly how caffeine relieves headaches isn't clear. But scientists do know that caffeine boosts the activity of brain cells, causing surrounding blood vessels to constrict. One theory is that this constriction helps to relieve the pressure that causes the pain, says Robert Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of neurology and director of the Headache Clinic at the University of Vermont Medical School.

Now, that's not to say that coffee doesn't have any pitfalls-it does. Some people are super-sensitive to caffeine and get jittery or anxious after drinking coffee; habitual coffee drinkers usually develop a tolerance to caffeine that eliminates this problem (but they then need the caffeine to be alert and ward off withdrawal headaches). Coffee can also disturb sleep, especially as people age. Cutting some of the caffeine and drinking it earlier in the day can curb this effect. Lastly, unfiltered coffee (like that made with a French press) can raise LDL cholesterol, so use a filter for heart health.
But if you like coffee and you can tolerate it well, enjoy it...without the guilt.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

IF I'VE $100 JIPABAN VOUCHER, HOW WOULD I SPEND IT THIS CNY?



OF COURSE I WOULD SPEND IT AT JIPABAN.COM OVER HERE!



I've browse thru' the website and i think if i've $100 to spend at JIPABAN.COM.. i would get the short-sleeve shirt worn by the model below (btw.. he's my friend.. and we've the same surname :P). Its very casual plus a lil bit of smart.. i like it the way it is. Looks very comfy too... afterall its not jus about nice, but it has to be comfortable when worn.

matching with a light coloured berms above looks nice also... but i will go for the khaki pants below.
I have always wanted to get a nice matching brown pants.. perhaps this is the one. :)

it goes well with casual long sleeve shirt as well. :)

I would also get a pair of white shoes to go along. That's probably the only pair of white shoes i saw from the website and i think its not bad. Above, the model matches the white shoes with dark coloured jeans, but i think it goes well with khaki slim-fit pants as well. So, i will get this! :)

a close-up picture of the shoes so u can see the details clearer.

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From the illustrations below... you can have a good imagination of the top and bottoms you have chose.
Over here.. i chose the Short Sleeved Shirt and the Smart Chinos... and as you can see, it matches well! :)


 And for the shoes that i've chosen, it matches well with my Smart Chinos... isn't it? haha..


The total cost as you can see.. its SGD$165.
IF i've the $100 JIPABAN voucher.. i will jus top it up with $65 and get 'em all! :)
So.. in another words.. I have ALL THESE at only $65! Isn't it Great?


Shall not drag my time here any longer...

I'm checking out JIPABAN.com for my CNY attire and MORE!