I went to Gurney Plaza the weekend before last for lunch and shopping with my family. I had lunch at Canton-I.
I had chee cheong fun with char siew rolled inside. Chee cheong fun means rice noodle rolls and char siew means barbequed pork.
I also had my side dish of roasted duck portion with duck drumstick. Loved the crispy part of the duck skin but it’s still not as crispy as Peking duck skin.
My beverage of longan and sea coconut.
Carrots with my lunch. The plates with blue flowers are pretty.
Dessert takeaway not to be missed. I ordered mango pudding. It had pomelo and crushed ice, which was tastefully garnished with mint leaves. It was presentable and looked good even for a takeaway.
At the Ground Floor, Main Atrium of Gurney Plaza, there were properties roadshows going on. There was a Lamborghini displayed at one of the roadshow booths. The Lamborghini was in matte black. I was told that a Ferrari were to be given away with the purchase of one property but they didn’t have a Ferrari that day and displayed Lamborghini instead. I joked with the Project Manager at the roadshow why they didn’t display a Bugatti instead. The Lambo surely was an attraction.
I have just began meditating again after stopping for some time. I have been meditating since 9 years old when I first discovered it through reading my father’s Time magazine’s edition of a set of health books. I remember it was hardcover and came in a set of 3 books.
In one of the health book series, they wrote the steps to meditating. Initially I thought how was it possible to sit still, close your eyes and think about nothing or concentrate on an object. So, I tried it. At first it was hard but it gets easier and easier. It can also get longer and longer as time goes on.
I used to meditate in silence (I love it when it is total silence) and using beads. I have also used strings of wooden and also crystal beads, where I hold the beads in my hand. I like to do it before I go to sleep. I have also grown up seeing my Grandma and Mummy use the string of beads for prayers and they say prayers into each bead they rub. Technically it’s not meditation but it does help to clear the mind. Meditation has helped me improve my health mentally and physically. Now, I sit crossed-legged and I put on some meditation music.
My current meditation song is Powerful Pain Relief Music – The Gift Of Healing by Brainwave Power Music. My eczema and skin allergies has been more painful these few days due to my intake of seafood. Seems like I still have to stay off seafood as the after effect is not good at all. Previously I tried to train my body to take milk again and there was excrutiating pain like now but the after effect on my skin was actually quite good as the skin peeling were less than before. After that, I can drink Milo again. I grew up drinking milk and Milo but after my skin allergies worsened, I had to stop taking Milo as I was allergic to it. I’m so happy I can take Milo again. Not this time for seafood, though. Training my body to take seafood will have to wait until a long time more. I can still take fish, certain types of non-shell seafood and selective seafood with shells.
If you want to try meditating, you can begin with 5 minutes. Even if you cannot totally think of nothing, just sit in silence. It’s best to be in a quiet room without distraction. You can even try counting and taking deep breaths as you meditate. Then you can slowly make the time longer and as long as you wish. I hope you find the benefit in meditating like I have.
I went to Gurney Paragon the weekend before last for lunch and shopping with family.
There was a newly opened shop selling handmade ice-cream called Fresh Desire. The ice cream was tasty and service by the supervisor was good. He let me try some flavours before I decided on passion fruit flavour.
I had Middle-Eastern lunch. I love the chunky, succulent chicken meat.
Take-away dessert not to be missed. I got iced jelly haw flakes with longan. It had jelly, shaved ice, longan, pineapple topped with haw flakes. It also had those tadpole-eggs-lookalike floating on top. It’s like many eyes looking at you when you eat the dessert. I wouldn’t fancy eating tadpole eggs, no thanks. It’s actually hydrated lemon basil seeds.