If you don’t, then maybe, lucky you. Grooming your body hair can seem like cutting the grass in the summertime. You devote an afternoon to the chore, and the next thing you know, the grass has shot up and you’re hauling the lawn mower outside again. When landscaping your body, there are eyebrows to tweeze, legs to shave and coiffures to condition daily. The average man spends more than a month out of his lifetime shaving his beard [source: The Economist]. Women hunch over their legs with razor in hand for hundreds of hours to meticulously strip away of thousands of unwanted hairs.
Well, if you are uncomfortable with body hair, then it is a problem. If you are not, good for you.
Oh hang on,
I have to give you some warning on the next photo.
I’m not intentionally doing this, but I have seen this personally when I was travelling.
There are some who are okay with this, but not me. I was travelling in Taiwan then and I was queuing to take photos with the “Queen’s Head” at the Yehliu Geo Park, then of course there were also people taking photos, posing and stuff. then this woman, wearing sleeveless, lifted her arms, placed behind her head and ….
I caught the act and was left speechless literally. I’m not judging, because everyone can be as comfortable as they want in their own skin. Eewww
But what about you ? If you have any hairy problems, what’s your solution to it ? Wax ? Shave ? Depilation ? Laser ? Or you have some secret ways to remove them!! Tell me please ok!
Shaving with razor is one of the easier way ? But … but ….. it causes the skin to be dry (based on my own experience)
A trip to the salon can also solve this problem, but it sometimes takes too much time, (and pain) and can be quite costly! So when you’re in a hurry for that smooth, silky feeling, Veet helps pull it off at the comfort of your own home.
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Here I will show you how to join the Veet Be Beautiful & Confident contest on their FB page.
First, head on to their FB page : https://www.facebook.com/VeetMalaysia Or you can hit direct to the Be Beautiful & Confident contest app : http://www.facebook.com/VeetMalaysia/app_642460945819392
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this is a continuation of the first part of #100happydays (read my first post here)
because I absolutely don’t keep track (actually I have to refer back) on to how many days I’m at already.. So I’ll do updates on every 10 days
I started on 12th Feb 2014, and my 100th happy day would be on…… 23rd May 2014 and oh my! it’s just 1 day after my birthday. HAHA, what a coincidence.. So anyway, let’s not look too far.
“The Paradoxical Commandments
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”
― Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council
After about 3 weeks on this little but BIG project, I realize that it is easier to forgive and let go, and not hold grudge against people or matters that you do not like. remember there is always a choice, a choice to remember the person you hate with full of unease in you, or a choice to be at peace with it and head on for a better day tomorrow.
Next, I’m going to do something different. Rather than just being happy myself, I’ll Pay-it-Forward.
Let’s see what you or me do..
- Open the door for someone.
- Give a helping hand when you see someone carrying alot of stuff.
- Buy a movie ticket for the person behind you in line.
- Pay for someone’s meal behind you at a fast-food drive-thru.
- Help someone with their groceries or bags.
- Drop off a toy or game at a hospital.
- Leave anonymous thank you notes to teachers.
- Invite a friend to the movies or dinner.
- Bring a treat to work to share with your coworkers.
- Donate blood. One pint of blood can save up to three lives. (unfortunately, I can’t)
- Be a courteous driver. Let people merge in front of you.
- Leave encouraging post-it notes in library books and other random places.
…. oh well, let your creativity run wild..
“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
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Well I wanted to put “best” on the title, but I haven’t eaten the world’s amount worth of chocolate tart to say so. So for now, it is the best for me. If I added a thin layer of the glossiest chocolate ganache on top, it would have been picture perfect. I haven’t made it for many years, the first was in 2006 when I was in LCB. Whatever chocolate stuffs that came out from there tasted damn good (some abit too sweet) because we use valrhona chocolate.
No hanky panky stuffs like fake chocolate, or cooking chocolate..
This tart is so dark, intense and creamy, that if you use anything other than a good quality dark couverture chocolate, you are not showing enough respect for it.
And with the addition of rasperries on top, it makes it even lovelier. the sourness of the raspberry, immediately cuts through the richness of the tart. I must be lucky (or probably there are just in season from wherever they came from) cause usually when I buy raspberries, they are very sour. This time, it was just nice. even the raspberries were so beautiful to eat.
I have this sudden sweep of emotion a couple of days ago. I looked back at my LCB blogging days entries (which I’ve privatize, sorry I won’t be opening that blog, don’t ask) I miss blogging like this. Just me, and the tart. No press releases, no reference, no contest, no checking on the blogstats, no calorie counter (uh, kidding on the last one). Just something very enticing, so delicious it fills you up with this warm, fuzzy feeling of contentment and satisfaction.
Dark Chocolate Tart
- 140g All purpose Flour
- 100g butter
- 25g cocoa powder
- 60g pure icing sugar
- 1 egg yolks
- pinch of salt
- 80ml Milk
- 200ml cream
- 200g Dark Couverture
- 1 Egg, beaten
- For the tart. Sieve dry ingredients, rub in butter till crumbly. Add egg yolks. Roll out dough. Pin out to about 3mm thick, line on a 10″ tart dish. Chill before baking. Blind bake partly. Well, in the sense that it’s just half cooked. Bake at 180 for about 15-20 minutes
- For the filling. Boil milk and cream. Pour over chocolate and stir to melt. Add egg and stir till well combined. Pour into tart mould and bake at 150 C till set (8-10 minutes). When it sets, it wouldn’t be wobbly if you shake it. Like, creme brulee. Put in fridge to cool. Demould and serve with fresh raspberries. Or, just plainly dust it with icing sugarr