Sunday, December 21, 2008

Little Fat Baby Dog are So Cute and Happy

They must be cute and tame when they grow up just like their momy.

I love the baby dog when they are so little and not even open their eyes, at that time, they are so cute and innocent and it makes your inner soft heart beating when you saw their little fat head.

But keeping the whole big dog family at home is a big headache. It's not just the food supply that matters, but it all worth it, since the little angels will give you lots of happy expericences, you may even feeling a little disppointment when you give them to others.

If you are lucky and your momy dog is brilliant enough, you may even pick one for training as a guild dog though it's a rare chance happened. It reminds me of the japanese movie called "Quills". Don't they. If you haven't seen this movie, then act and see it, which is heart touching and moving your inner part.

You will have to buy lots of pet supplies like pet toys or pet food to maintain a good order of the big family, first paint different colors to their bugs just like the picture showed, so cute and practical.

Paint them with different colors, so you won't serve one of them too much food when totally forgeting the others.

Garden Patio Design Reflects Personal Taste and Lifestyle

Even everything else is regular and going the same like always, you still got your garden patio area to put all your crazy ideas and imagination into reality.

The home little garden is your place, you decide. The most important decor elements in the patio area is the patio furniture. The furniture should be cozy, yet anti-water since at most times, it is in the outdoors not indoors. As to the colors, it should be not easily faded when facing the sun too long time.

Another you should take care of is the little ornaments gadgets such as a cute planter or a polyresin animal stuff to put in some corner to give you nice feelings and to make the whole design seem lively and animated.

Other garden supplies such as the garden lighting is also required, solar light is always the first choice when taking about lighting in the garden since it's eco friendly and yet enegy save.

You also need to do pest control work carefully, because you don't want the mosquito or other unnamely creatures to disturb your peaceful mind there.

Just Love Oranges, Yummy and with Cute Color

Orange is my favorite fruit in the world. Now is the best season to eat fresh oranges since it's the best time for orange growing.

Orange is loaded with vitamins, and the most abundant vitamin in orange is Vitamin C. This powerful vitamin protect our body against harmful elements. Women all aware of that.

Oranges contain an array of phytochemicals, which help fight age-related diseases. That must be a great news for women.

Many people love to drink oringe juice. I'd rather eat the fresh one, not juice them to keep as many helpful elements as possible, and eat the orignal fruit orange is more tasty and fun.
If you got a garden, why not trying growing some oranges there, it will not require lots of tedious gardening work and garden supplies, and it will give you great surpise when the nice fruits coming maturer beautifully, with their pretty bright yellow color smilling at you. You can't deny that they are a lovely view and color in the garden.

Since orange can be preserved a long time, unlike many other fragile fruits, so people like to put several oranges in the dinner set, and put them in the sofa table or somewhere noticeble, to give you a nice feeling when you get home, the color is really cute and the flavor is even nicer.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Your Garden Offers The Path to Silence

The green vison set our feeling to be silent and peaceful, that's why people cherich their little green garden area, where is the paradise of your heart. (心灵花园)

You will never regret the time invested into decorating your garden and the plants maintainance job, because you are enjoying life at the same time when working in the garden.

In your garden, you breath in fresher air, taken notice of the wonders of various plants and little creatures. You can even communicate with your dog more happily in the garden.

Better garden area needs great garden supplies, you can't design them with your bare hands, it requires garden hand tools.

You lawn needs garden lawn mower. Your plants needs cutters and scissors. Your uniqure lifestyles need to be created with lots of garden outdoor furnitures and ornaments supplies such as the patio, the solar lighting, flower planter with cute styles and so on.

If you wish it to be practical, you could plant vegetables, very healthy to eat since you would unlikely posion youself like some evil sellers did.

Actually it's a big constrution. You may enjoy the process of creating your dreamed place from the little begining.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Well Designed Yummy Food Stuffed into Cute Dinner Set

Never thought food could be so well designed just like an art. It must be made with heart and love.

Just like a baby would love the "Smile" Food Box, we definitely would eat more happier like a child if served with food with yummy style and stuffed into a never-so-cute dinner set just like the picture showd, do you?

Or if I'm too childish and naive, but keeping a younger heart is a way to stay younger, don't you think?

So if you got a kid that brings a dinner box everday to school or it's just youself would prepare one for workdays, I suggest you to try to stay away from munotonous precedure just for some day, because life needs a little surprice and difference as well as a bit of creativity once in a while.

Begin with buying a cute and practical dinner box for bring out or dinner set for home use, then do a little magic trick to your food. It won't spare you so much time, anyway, it's enjoying life if your think otherwise. And for your kid, they would be more happier when seeing this lunch and eat more definitely.

Cute Indoor Shoes Make You Feeling Like a Happy Child

Whenever I'm at home, totally belonging to myself, I will first set my tired feet free.

Change a soft and cute slipper to relax again after a tedious day.

The home shoes now have many crazy patterns and styles to choose from, but most important thing I cared about is its comportablity and since it's cold winter now, I would pay attention to its warm keeping quality.

Maybe you don't quite notice the fact that a pair of cute and cozy slippers would give you a nice mood in some extent. So that's why there is such a varity of crazy colors and styles you can't even have imagined of.

For ome adults who still keeps a children mind in your inner heart, stop envy, why not act by trying wearing a pair of never-so-cute slippers to feel younger again, a pair of shoes that similar like children shoes except the size bigger.

This winter, I find a lot of warmy slippers with a big catoon character attached on the slipper like a Hello Kitty or Teddy Bear and so on, makes you love at first sight.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tempting Mutton Recipe that Warms You in Winter

The temperature has dropped up to 8 degree suddenly in our place. Cold winter is coming whether you like it or not.

Different season will change our eating habit a little bit. It's time for mutton to enter our dinning table.

Mutton is your great food companison for cold winter season since it got the special features about it that can nourishes the blood, warms the kidneys.

There is no other nation that can make such a variety of mutton diet except the Chinese people.We have mutton soup, mutton slices s to go with the hot pot, baked mutton meat.....; lots of tempting recipes that would make the western people envy and wander.

I have to mention the mutton soup especially. As to its orgin, it is an extremely popular cultural food in Xian. Few people come to Xian without trying it. You just can't resist its fragrance and love it. It's served in nearly every restarants in Xian, where mutton soup maybe the most authentic and tasty in China.

There is saying going on that: Have a bowl of mutton soup on a freezing street in winter is the best thing to do in the world. It is extremely delicious and keeps you warm.

Without trying it, you'd better not consider it as gross and ugly, there is certainly some people think so, most of them is westerners. They can be nice and yummy at the same time just as the picture shows. Oh, there is also some people including chinese that can't bear to eat such a lovely and gentle animal like sheep, but for gods sake, sheep is not kept as a pet, unlike a dog. I can't bear eating dogs anyway.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Old and Terrific Chinese Cookware - Claypots

Cook gently and slowly. Food made by heart is the most delicious.

You definitely want to have the Chinese claypot to make one special dinner for your loved ones.

The claypot cooking style is for cooking just about anything you like slowly and gently while retaining the juices and flavor.

Did you know Clay Pot cooking goes back thousands of years and was used by most of the early civilizations including the Etruscans, Romans, and Chinese.

Archaeologist in China keep discovering many old old clay pots with a variety of sizes and shapes in ancient relics. Claypot still serves as a common cookware set now in Chinese people's eating lifestyle. They are expecially best at keeping the original flavor and scent of the food itself. One of the classic dishes that most chinese loves to eat is the claypot chicken rice.

Now westerners seems to be more intersted in this classic Chinese cookware set, but due to different eating cultures, many of the ordinary people in the west don't quite familiar as how to use this cookware and also know little about the recipe that goes well with it.

So westerners have a lot to learn, I recommend westerner to begin with tasting some of the classic claypot dish. You won't regret it anyway.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

What Should Women Learn from Cats

Every woman is a homeless cat, waiting your loved ones to bring you home.

Women has too much in common with cats, there is always a saying that women and cats are such a similar creature. So, ladies, learn from cats then. I lists the cats virtures below, imaging what a top lady you would be if you got all these tempraments.

*There is no truly ugly women, only lazy ones. (没有丑女人,只有懒女人). Keeping a pleasant apperance takes time, just see how much time a cat spares to do its body care everyday. Your need beauty accessories just like a cat favor pet supplies.

* Cats pretends to not see someone they dislike, so do you; accept the fact that not all people like you.

*Cats never comes to you right away upon your calling, unlike dog. So ladies, not trust your friends that much, but independence is required.

* Cats' favorite passtime is to look at little birds, chasing butterflies, let the world be your pleasure ground. So ladies, remember where the sunshine is better and keep your curiosity with you always.

* No matter how busy it is, there is always nap time for cats. So ladies, pick a cozy place to lay around when you are feeling tired. Don't push yourself so hard.

Home Little Garden - Your Place, You Decide

A large portion of western families own their own little garden area around the house, where some rich people certainly owns a more bigger size.

In China, it's such a rare chance that we would own a privite garden for our own, especially in the big city, maybe bacause of the big population problem and we are often stuffed into the little apartments.

But in China's rural area, the garden may be very common, even sometimes it may seem more like a vegatable center :), so functinal. But if you like and can spare a little time and effort, you can make it a little paridise for you to rest in a lazy sunday afternoon or a better place to sooth the mood after every busy day.

Your garden is your place, so you decide. (你的地盘你做主). You decide the style, the color, the plants type........, all that can make you feeling better.

I recently started a new online garden shop for garden supplies. There is not only usefull garden supplies but also providing you many gardening tips.

My mom has turned our garden into a 100% vegetable garden, and I persuaded her to do some planting job but seem not to be successful. It seems eating fresh vegetable is more important than beautiful views to my mom.

Or, is that our garden is really too small and not worth decorating for, anyway, I'd better do the ornament job myself. There should be more green stuff around our house soon, even in the walls, I will try to make the walls green too. Not that hard since there is a kind of plants that works well.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Focus on Your Pet- Prepare a Gift for Them

Some people like cats, while some others don't. I'm in the middle of them. Anyway, I have to admit, the cat in the left picture is a "beauty", with big eyes, clean and soft hair, pretty color and perfectly fitted in to the little cute hat.

Sometimes, feeling happy is easy, just giving your pet a great gift and decorating them can achieve this purpose, and greatly lessen your pressure suffered in the day.

Bring your cats a apparel accessory or other decoration pet supplies, giving them one special day. Taking pictures for them, they can be your perfect model.

Cats are little fairy, there is old Chinese says as: a cats has nine lives. Through the cats highly developed sense of balance, he buys more time to maneuver his body in preparation for landing on all fours. A cat falling from a lower height does not have the opportunity to increase its body's area, slow its fall, or position his body to land on all four feet.

Don't try this at home, though. Cats aren't all that tough; they don't always land the right way up, which is why your average pussy cat jumping from the garden fence will occasionally come home limping, bruised or fractured because of a badly timed fall. Still, studies on cats falling from skyscrapers suggest that up to 90% survive, albeit with broken bones and sore paws.

The distance is crucial. Too much and the cat will splat, just as we non-feline mortals would. Too little and the cat doesn't have time to correct itself. There is much to admire in the cat's grace and agility. But don't forget to close the upstairs window, just in case.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Do You Online Shopping Today

During current US Financial Crisis, Chinese people's shopping desire and mode has become more reseasonal, at least to some people.

People save money they don't necessarily need to spend, but since many daily use items can't be deleted from our life, and those CRI still grows out of control, many people need to figure out a wise way to try to reach a balance between limited money and ever-growing demand.

That is - Online Shopping

The honest question people used to fear about online shopping is now turning mild, because this C2C mode has been around 10 years in China already, many problems has been solved by time passing. There is so many good sellers waiting there with cheaper and nolvetly items. Even in the America, people DIY their own clothing through buying textile and fabric from websites.

I myself had many successful online shopping experience, so I'm kind of a professionist now. It makes my life full of surpirse and it's time-saving. Apart from apparel accessories, I nearly purchase anything online, expecailly I like home stuff and kithen stuff.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Knitting Wool Hat - Nice and Natural

It's an old Chinese tradition to knit sweaters, hats, scarves and gloves by ourselves.

In this DIY way, we could choose wool thread with greater quality and pick the patterns we favored.

Besides, it's natural, healthy and specially warm, because it's made by heart. (健康,环保,又温馨)

But not very young people in China master this old skills very well now, even though some old ladies still do.

Winter is coming, and it seems this year, the handmade knit hat is popular again. Many people, including many weasterners, are in love of this kind of DIY craft.

Is it due to the damn financial crisis (金融危机), which force us to save money in every possible means ? Maybe, since the other day, I heard in the TV that a lot of Americans now made clothing themselves, using the fabric and textile materail they bought from some kind of website. Sound crazy, but it's true. Oh, It seems DIY and Handmade have been a increasing trend. If you wish to, much daily use items can be DIYed.

My mom will knit items for me every winter, from sweater to hats to all kinds of apparel accessories possible. Sometimes, if I don't quite like some sweater, the wool thread can be taken apart and been knitted all over again.

Material recyled and so eco friendly, doesn't it ?

Nice Gloves to Give You a Warm Winter

Time to look for the winter gloves.

Womens' hands is her second face, so we need to protect it well and carefully.

If not for warm purpose, gloves stilll serves as a great fashion accessory for those fashion geek to keep you stay in the trend.

In this case, you should choose the fingerless gloves, because they are enterning the fashion trend circle this year 2008.

Gone are the days of fingerless gloves being associated with homeless people, they are now chic and can pull together any mundane ensemble.

Sure they won't keep you as warm as a pair of regular gloves will, but this is fashion people ... we don't do practical. They do have some "practical" elements to them, for example: you can use your Blackberry with ease, you wear them indoors and peck away at your laptop, you can even give people wet willies (okay, that was gross but I was running out of "practical" things.)

For a larger part of people, we mainly buy gloves for practical purpose, which is to keep our hands dry and warm?When I know that I will be work outside for an extended period of time in the cold, I try to stock up on hand warmers. They are placed inside your gloves and are pretty effective. You could even place them inside the pockets of your jackets for some added boost of heat. You won't be sorry. Sometimes, I just pick one pair of mundane because my work requries it.

I'm always a little disappointed when spendy gloves stop being waterproof, and start taking on water. Then they take forever to dry, are harder to get on & off, etc. Oh, I hope the desingers can solve this problem better.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Tea or Coffee - That is a Question

Just as an old Chinese saying goes: 萝卜青菜,各有所爱 Every man has his hobbyhors, Tea and coffee each has its own fans and enjoys long history and rich culture.

Today's point is not mainly about which is good or which is bad even thought there is some reviews. It's about comparison and relish, talkig about life and different drinking habit with tea or coffee.

Tea and coffee is so different in appearance, flavor, function, culture innotaion, just like the difference between China and the western world. They are both good representatives of both countries.

Let's start with coffee. Recently, studies have been conducted on coffee, to see if it has any health benefits. And surprisingly, coffee is most likely not as bad as you might have thought. In moderation coffee is not adverse, and is even a little better than neutral.

It can improve cognitive function (fancy way of saying it can help you think better), reduce gallstone development, inhibit colon cancer, and improve long term physical activities.

Green tea does have caffeine, but it is a very small amount compared to that of coffee. The health benefits are mainly from its high antioxidant content.Modern studies have shown that many many health benefits are being discovered in green tea. It can help to prevent all sorts of cancer, from the esophagus, to the lungs, to the stomach, it prevents many types. It is also said to relax one, prevent tooth decay, and help the immune system, among other things. Chinese tea as olympic gifts are welcomed so badly during those olympic days.

So which is better? In the end, it comes down to personal discretion. Green tea health benefits at least at this point, have shown themselves superior, but those of coffee are not something to sneeze at either.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Little Time and Fabric Can Really Transform a Room

Don't be Lazy. You can make your home stylish and reflect your personality.

A little easy, inexpensive changes can have a major impact on your home. This only requires some DIY spirit added with creativity.

Customize Your Home Decor
One of the hottest trends today is do-it-yourself decorating.
Many online infomation provides inspiration for ways to incorporate current decorating trends into your home décor while sticking to your budget.
A little time and fabric can really transform a room.
The variety of upholstery and home decorating fabrics available to the home sewer has increased dramatically over the past few years, as more and more people are finding satisfaction in decorating their home with items they've created themselves.These fabric choice include: nylon fabric, knitted fabric, silk fabric and so on.

Don't be surprised to find fabric that matches or coordinates with your sofa or wallpaper. And there are a wide variety of trims that can help add that professional touch to home sewing projects. The fashion of chiffon fabric and silk has attracted many westerner's attention. Curtain fabric loved by young Chinese are also charming and full of traditional Chinese elements.

Adding tassels, fringe or beads to a pillow or your curtains makes a simple sewing project look much more impressive.

Just have a try ! You'll be amazed at the difference!

Love Your Shoes and It Will Love You

Do you love your shoes? A comfortable shoes that you loved will definitely gives you a great feeling.

Shoes and Personality

Whether you're a sexy stiletto-heel wearer or a fan of sporty sneakers, your shoes speak volumes about your personality.

According to research, Mindset Media revealed that people who purchased more than three pairs of shoes a year are likely to be assertive and spontaneous leaders.

To keep your shoes from making you look like a snooze even if you're a snazzy lady, check out this fun guide to help you figure out what your heels reveal so that you can match your feelings to your flip flops and your boots to your behavior.

Shoes to have in your winter wardrobes
A staple of most winter wardrobes, particularly if you work in an office environment is the black court shoe. Looking for the perfect black shoes seems easy enough but you'd be surprised how difficult it can be to find shoes that go with skirts, pants and jeans.
The heels can't be too high as even in an office there is some walking even if it is only to the photocopier or coffee machine. A dress may have a different effect if one is wearing high heels, platforms, boots or ballerina pumps. It may look elegant, modern, light or smart. A pair of jeans can be returned to flat boots, teamed up with loafers or, ballet pumps, basketball shoes or tennis shoes or even worn heels (provided they are not skinny jeans!) And examine all be transformed.
Obviously, we must take into account practicality, comfort, style and looks. Not everyone will be able to wear the same shoes type.There is One Pair of Shoe That Made for You. If you are large, high heels, the focus will be on your size.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pretty in Fancy or Sophisticated Gloves

Summer is over, and winter is just around the corner. Are you got your warm set ready to cope with the cold weather ?

Not only we beaufiful girls need warm, we also need grace and style.

If you are a true styleaholic, you are already right up on this trend.. gloves darling! They are everywhere this season and no I'm not talking about those woolly, warm mitts or work gloves..I'm speaking about elbow length, satin gloves with vintage threading; metallic fingerless motorcycle gloves, soft buttery gloves in dark greens with white capped collars; hot pink tranny gloves and more!

I'm a fan of the black because they look biker-chic, but they also come in brown, violet, and orange. Soft, warm and stylish, I'd be tempted to keep them on inside. Black leather gloves is classic, but you should care more about the style of it.

Do you have long leather gloves? I never really thought much about multi-length hand and arm covers until last weekend when I needed something to stave off the chill in my ¾ sleeve evening coat. Not only are long gloves more elegant than shorties, they’re so obviously more functional with the insanely vast portfolio of coat sleeves in your closet these days.

Apparently, there are all kinds of fancy gloves out there for those aiming to skip the surgical look.

Yum. Go Pick your pair to stay in the trend.

Monday, November 10, 2008

There is One Pair of Shoe That Made for You

The right pair of shoes make a world of a difference to any kind of outfit.

An expensive pair need not always be right. That's an universal case. You need to consider a couple of factors before you invest in the right pair.

Since everyone's foot arches in a different way. You can check your arch by getting a foot print.

If most of time are spent in the office, then you should pay more attention to your work shoes. Work shoes need to be selected with care. Check if you need to conform to a particular dress code. If yes, then you can't choose something that resembles a slipper or casual shoes. High heels tend to snap very often.

Comfort is of utmost importance, while choosing any kind of shoe.
Go for a basic color which can be worn with several outfits.
If you think that the leather is tough, apply a little bit of cream/ moisturizer on the insides.

Shoes and the PersonalityMost people consciously or subconsciously judge other by the shoes they wear. Shoes that not only look good, but properly and comfortably fitted give the wearer the confidence of feeling good, allowing them to project the right image of themselves and their lifestyle.

Therefore it is important to pick the right shoe for the occasion. Just as patent leather shoes are out for day-time use, it's unacceptable to wear basketball shoes or deck shoes to the office.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Crocs Shoes Have Given Your Kids a Colorful Summer

I have always wonder why Crocs shoes have been so popular in such a short time in China this year 2008.

Crocs shoes has quickly occupied many important locations of the large shopping center here in our city.

Have many people just bought one pair for curiosity or for its rich color ? Crocs shoes certainly cover various colors that you can imagine.

So it's great gift for kids. It got great selection of both sandals and children shoes in variety of colors and styles for both boys and girls of all ages. Crocs are the most popular with children.

Kids actually write in to the Crocs company with testimonials of how comfortable the shoes are, how much they like the styles, and one little girl was actually photographed holding her crayons in the holes of the shoes to show that they are comfortable, yet functional just like sneekers or basketball shoes.

When it comes to Crocs, you will come across people who either hate them or love them. There is hardly any in-between. Some people think they are bulky and unappealing. Most people who love them think they are one of the best inventions ever made. So, the choice is yours!

I have to admit that I find them ugly, but I will not mind wearing once a little while when in leisure time just for fun and a different kind of feeling.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Life as Red - China Red in Apparel Design

Chinese culture adore red so much. That's why we fancy red color on wedding days or other special days.

In the nation's opinion, red is tightly connected with the sun, accordingly, red stands for auspiciousness and jubilance. Red are representing a good beginning and a brisk trade. The house of high officials and nobles in antiquity are called “朱门”; the clothes of them are “朱衣”.

In morden life, chinese traditional red are enjoying greater popularity and many fashion apparel designers are creatively utilise this color, and mixed in the fabric with many pattern and styles that full of chinese elements. Knitted fabric is very popular in china for daily use and decoration.

The dress showed in the left picture is some good evidence about this. The dress looks great and it is a combination of traditional classic and morden design. The sofa in the picture also has amazing patterns and made of nylon fabric.

In traditional Chinese wedding ceremony, the bridegroom sticks a big red flower on his chest. These red clothes not only bring joyous to the wedding, but also indicate the couples will have a bright future and a happy life.

Now, many young chinese couple many wear western white wedding dresses and suit, but this chinease old tradition has not changed at all, many packing material used in the wedding are in red color. Red wine are popular in wedding ceromoney partly due to this reason.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

DIY Your Christmas Gift Box or Gift Baskets

For lots of Americans, year 2008 is a "sad" year. The global financial crisis of 2008 is getting their lives hard.

Saving money and cutting the unneccessary demands becomes mainstream. This rules apply to the christmas gift choice and packing too.

If you haven't tried DIY, this year is for the first time try, you will find it not just saving money, but also can make the gift more personal and more favored, because a Christmas gift basket is more intimate when personalized or customized.

I would take about gift box DIY mainly, since the packing is the first impression you gave other people, so it's crucial. We can use our newspaper to wrap up gifts, use a jump rope instead of ribbon for a child's gift, use a towel to wrap up a bottle of wine, tie up gifts with ponytail holders or silk, use greeting cards for gift tags, and use old calendar pages as gift wrap.Basically, anything that you have in your house can be given a second purpose and be used to wrap up your Christmas gifts.

When praperaing the gift box or baskets, first think of a theme. Find out the recipient's interests. If unsure, choose neutral items but adding a touch of femininity or masculinity to add a bit of intimacy to the recipient.

It is best to consider the recipient's hobbies. You can choose items that are helpful to what interests him/her.

You can also minimize costs if you can be resourceful on some of the items you use in your gift basket, such as the basket. You may just redecorate them and voila, it is as good as new. Or you may get them from garage sales or thrift stores.

You don't have to overdo the decorations. When it is all done, although elegantly made, you will find out that they are even less expensive than the other gifts. And if you run short of time, you may find a variety of these Christmas gift baskets online.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Comfort and Style Matters When Choosing Nightwear

The most comfortable thing for me is to wear a soft sleep dress at home on rest time, lazy and cozy.

Cotton fabric is used more often to make sleep dress, and silk fabric is more expensive and enjoyed by many rich people too.

Every girl has her personal version of nightwear. For many women, it consists of very unglamorous large t-shirts and knit pants. We might indulge in something sexier like silk lingerie, but then only wear it on special occasions. But for everyday, we just pull out the cozy cotton stuff and hop into bed.

Silk lingerie is a sensual choice for special occasions. Many of us had silk for our wedding lingerie. However, as a natural fiber, silk is a great option for everyday ladies' nightwear as well. Silk lingerie is comfortable and lightweight. Yet silk can also be very warm. You don't need to wear that bulky flannel nightgown to bed, try a simple silk one instead. You might be pleasantly surprised; your bed partner certainly will be.

For all the style mavens out there, your nightwear has the potential to make quite a fashion statement. Consumer studies have shown that comfort and price are becomingly increasingly less important to those purchasing lingerie. Fashion and style are becoming top priorities, and designers are responding to this trend. They're looking to clothing trends to inspire their nightwear collections.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

A Cup of "Soymilk" Daily Makes a Nation Strong

Not so long ago, there is a popular slogan going on in China by Chinese milk giant: Mengliu milk corp. The slogan goes like this: "A cup of milk Daily makes a nation strong".

Now, as the "Sanlu" poisonous incident (三鹿奶粉事件)surprises the whold nation, the slogan above can only be seen as a laughing stock.

Since the govenment has taken instant measures to make this thing smooth, we now can drink safe milk. In fact, I feel the most safe food in China should be milk now because of the restrict inspections going on in the milk industry.

But, it's clearly to see that people's enthusiasm with milk has declinded tremendously. In fact, as Chinese people, we have a better alternative, which is "soymilk", which I have written about in my previous post titled healthy soymilk as chinese "milk" .

If you want to get evidence that people are turning their drinking choice to soymilk, just go to the supermarket and see how those "soymilk machine" has achieved sales miracles again and again. Among the buyers, the moms be a lot of them.

This home DIY soymilk machine is easily to handle and simple to clean, some with transparent material to let you see what's going on inside when you are making soymilk. It's really interesting and most importantly, the flavor of the DIY soymilk is a lot better than the ones bought from outside, and more healthy too.

I got one soymilk machine recently and it has given me a happy morning everyday.

Tote Bag with Feelings

Do you want to have several bags that have different "feelings" to go with your everyday mood? Sounds cute, but it can be done.

When you are feeling happy today, you could bring a bag with you such like the left picture showed, which has a cute grimace. Otherwise, there is also "sad", "cool" feeling bags available too.

Those bags with "feelings" are often made of cheaper fabric such as cotton, nylon, pu, seldom use genuine leather. Leather handbags is often for office lady when going work. In this way, you could buy lots of them without spending too much.

Fashion trends associated with bags are varible and colorful. This year, people still lovs big big bag, so there is lots of leather tote bag to go with the "Big Bag" fashion. But there is another trend going on, which is collecting bag with feelings, expecially welcomed by younger girls or childrens.

Even you don't want to carry them to office, you still wanna collect them. It's perfect for going shopping, to the surpermarket or some leisure place. We could call it tote bag too. Personally, I LOVE Ogio Totes…they're cute but very functional. I have one now but I think I am going to get a black one for when it's winter time. They can fit your books and/or your laptop. It keep everything nice and organized with it's labeled pockets. They have new ones every year so there's a good assortment.

Cute bag, Nice choice !

Thursday, October 30, 2008

"Smile" Food Box to Please Your Baby

To make sure your baby has a healthy meal is every mom's big deal. But let your baby eat more happily and eat with smile is also important.

To achieve this purpose, the simple way is to replace the stiff food box with the lovely ones such as the one showed in the left pictures.

It's a food box with feelings itself and it can easily touch the curiosity sense of your baby, who will soon in love with it and eat with smile.

The food box in the picture has three sections to seperately placing different food, and it can be easily assembled and detached. What's more, it is also cleverly designed to fit the heating demand and easy cleaning.

I'm not selling any products here, just pouring my thoughts about this food box, which is very cute. But concerning the material which made it, I have to say it's better to change it to stainless steel or other more healthy material, not plastic material now used. In the market, it's hard to find stainless steel lunch box or food box or other tableware with very cute design. Most food box with nice colors would be plastic, I wonder if it is healthy or not.

I personly love stainless lunch box or stainless kitchenware. This is great for parents who are looking to avoid unecessary materials that will most likely rot in a landfill and contaminate the water supply. I have got one that is small enough to carry around and not be too bulky, yet big enough to hold a sandwich and a few snacks. The only thing about this is that it's not insulated so by the time children was ready to eat his lunch, he had to eat his chicken cold.

You may be able to squeeze a hot or cold pack in there, but it would be a tight fit. This is probably a better lunch box for an older kid, maybe one in high school, as I am going to venture to guess that it's total utilitarian look isn't going to appeal to the kid that wants the latest hot cartoon character or something a little more fun. But it's definitely form and function.

So, for Cute or for Function, that is a problem.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Irresistible Charm for China Silk Scarf

The picture in the left show a girl wearing silk dress and carrying a stylish handbag with silk scarf beautifully attached on.

The whole picture reflects the charm of chinese silk. Now silk clothing, silk scarf are all in fashion for so many years because of its quality to be soft, cozy, elegance, noble and so on.

As I have written in the post called silk scarf to add elegance and style, some girl would very much like to wrap their silk scarf to the handbag to make it eye-catching and special instead of wrap their own neck. I personally facy this kind of action too.

Spun by mulberry silkworms, silk is one of the strongest natural fibers in the world. Owing to its triangular cross-section and rounded corners, it reflects light at many angles, giving it a shiny appearance. Because of these properties, silk is one of the most loved fibers in the textile industry. In addition, silk is a good moisture absorber, making it cool to the skin.

A timeless piece: the refined silk scarf

This piece is all the rage for fall, and is likely influenced by the classy and powerful ladies in the political spotlight (and not the call girls, thank you very much). Silk scarf can be worn by pioneers young and old and in many different ways this summer and fall.

It's therefore understandable that among the most enduring fashion accessories are these versatile items. For sure, fashion designs will evolve through time; but one thing is certain too: we will continuously witness silk scarves serving as highlights or playing a major component in many of these trends.

Yoga for Body and Soul

Here in our city in china, we could see yoga house or center nearly everywhere. 5 years before, we seldom heard about the worlds "Yoga" or have any idea about this mankind's oldest activities and also the mysterious one. But now, yoga has become one of the most popular health trends around.

The same situation with the west. Yoga was practically unknown to the West until the 1960s, when popular culture began to show an interest in Eastern religions. Pop culture icons, such as the Beatles, helped popularize yoga by showing interest in yogic meditation. People began to look at yoga as a way to find peace of mind in a world that was anything but peaceful.

The psychology and meditation part must be the main reason for its wildspread popularity, expecially under this busy world, where pressure is everywhere. Yoga is a healthy exercise that calms the mind and soul.

I throw myself into this hot trend recently and just brought a yoga mat to starting from the basics. It's a simple start since it just requires a yoga mat. In fact, there are so many people who want to learn yoga that yoga schools across my city are having difficulty keeping up with the demand. Judging by its popularity, yoga is as useful for solving the problems of today as it was for solving the problems 5,000 years ago.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Leather Tote Bag to Go with the "Big Bag" Fashion

Handbag maybe the second important thing women cared about next to apparel when considering beauty problems. I heard that in the western countries, most women have lots of bags to go with their different clothing style.

Most women in China are not living such a luxury life and may not change their handbag this frequently even though their inner enthusiasm stays equal.

Whenever the fashion changes, leather handbags always stays as the one necessarity to have in your wardrobe. Classic black and brown is the two most popular colors, and also never out of fashion. Some eco friendly fabric such as nylon fabric is hot this year too.

Leather handbag is a perfect everyday bag that will get you through the season effortlessly. And it fits in all kinds of location.

2008 has nearly passed, I noticed that this year women still love big bags, in fact this fashion has been around so long time. There is great reason for this acturally, since now all the surpemarket has restrict the free use of plastic bags, so carrying a big bag with you is a great idea.

To go with this "big" trend, I have bought a leather tote bag. In fact, a leather tote bag doesn't have to be boring -- there are logoed styles, patent, exotic skins, quilting, bold hardware, bright colors and much more -- but the most classic looks have a ladylike feel to them, a clean rectangular shape, and understated luxury.

Unlike a in-today/out-tomorrow "It" bag, the leather tote will be your faithful friend for years. So it's a wise investment again.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Silk Scarf to Add Elegance and Style

Now comes autumn season in China. It's the perfect season to wear silk scarves, a nice decoration to make your neck more elegant and your whole look more feminine or lovely.

Among all kinds of scarves made from different material, I was very much satisfied with the silk scarf. As with scarves of a moderate size, there's almost no limit to how you wear it. I've worn it quite a number of different ways on my neck, 'd tied it to my bag on days that were too hot for scarves; I only wish I have more to go round. One particular way that was a favourite of mine is to tie it in a loose tie-knot. Instead of pulling it all the way to the neck, I let it hang loose, terrific.

We need to be very careful when choosing the colors, it depends on what apparel you want to wear to fit it, or otherwise, make the silk scarf fits your clothing color.

2008 is the year to be colorful without being overly flamboyant. The latest fashion in silk scarf colors are colors that bright and clear, fun and outrageous. This means you must have lemon, gold or yellow scarf colors in your wardrobe.

However, if you are yearning for a more traditional look, then navy, red and white are colors that can be worn with formals as well as casual wear. Also, black and white are two colors that exude sophistication and style. These two colors are timeless are tend to be in vogue every season and every year.

Striped scarves are making a big comeback and are reminiscent of the fantastic 70s as they add a classic touch to any plain colored outfit.

Printed silk scarves are hot this season with large oversized florals. Look for scarves with large daisies, tea roses, orchids or cabbage roses. Pink, yellow and red are favored colors this season and you will mostly find florals in these colors. You can contrast these bright colors with mellow colored outfits.

Yoga Mat - Starting From the Basics

Yago Mat is the basic equipment when you are starting your yoga adventure.
It's not just a simple cloth, you'd better choose the one that fit your temprament and feeling, then you can better complete your practice.

Color Question
Some yoga mats are works of pure art, with lots of color and designs to express your creative side. I personally love lots of color and brightness in my yoga practice, but just make sure it’s not TOO colorful or you might get a bit distracted.

Yoga mat is usually made of rubber and has various textures that may simply be applied for aesthetic purposes or prevent slipping during exercises. Latex is usually present in minimum amounts in high-quality Yoga mats, so people suffering from allergy can use them safely, and as rubber is also biodegradable and environmentally friendly, the nature won’t suffer as well. A good solution is a double-sided Yoga mat which can be simply turned over after one surface is worn out and continue its service. A Yoga mat will live yet a longer life if it is washable.

Choosing the right one for you
Chances are, you're just starting out with your yoga practice, or you want to take the next step in advancement. You want to own your own yoga mat, but with so many choices out there it can be quite hard to figure out exactly what you need. That’s why I’ve come up with this list of five tips to help you choose the best mat for your needs.

The first consideration is the type of yoga that you are doing. More strenuous forms of Yoga, such as Ashtanga, are greatly helped out by either a thicker sticky yoga mat, or a cotton yoga rug.

Make sure that the length and width works for you. The last thing you want to be doing in the middle of an asana is adjusting your mat or trying to cramp your pose to fit a mat that is too small. Many places either have rolls of mat material that would allow you to cut your own custom length, or you can get extra long ones. They also make yoga mats in kids sizes as well.

Personal preference should play a key role in your decision. This is going to be your own personal mat, one you’re going to be staring down at for many many hours. Get something you’ll like!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Holland DSM as The World's Largest Melamine Producer

Since the milk incident occured several weeks ago, China and the world was surprised and the hottest topic in the media seem to be about "melamine" - a kind of chemical products, which is a word that seldom anybody out of the chemical industry heard of before.

It's a coincidence that my best friend is working in Holland DSM company in Nanjing and he told me that DSM is the largest melamine producer (全球最大三聚氰胺生产商) with a capacity of 225000 t/a in the world.

DSM Company

DSM – the Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company Royal DSM N.V. creates innovative products and services in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences that contribute to the quality of life. DSM’s products and services are used globally in a wide range of markets and applications, supporting a healthier, more sustainable and more enjoyable way of life. End markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electrics and electronics, life protection and housing. DSM has annual sales of almost EUR 8.8 billion and employs some 23,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with location on five continents. DSM is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

About Melamine (三聚氰胺)

Melamine is a white powder with unique properties - the chemical compound melamine (triamino-triazine - C3N6H6), consisting of carbon, nitrogen and hydrogen.
The German scientist Justus von Liebig first synthesized a compound in the 1830s and called it melamine. Commercial interest and synthesis of the compound started in 1937. Nowadays melamine is an important starting material for the production of synthetic thermosetting products worldwide. Melamine is often used as a brand name.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fashion Never Ends - Denim Jeans

Jeans never seem to be out of fashion. They are casual and gives you a slimmer body shape. Fashion designers are adding creative elements on them every year such as putting bling accessories on or rub it old.

Now fall season is coming. One of the hottest trends for chilly weather that has been sticking around for a few seasons is tucking your jeans into your boots. The easiest and cleanest way to achieve this look is with a super skinny pair of jeans. A Jodphur clip (a stir-up with elastic clip typically used when riding horses) is the most effective and comfortable way to tuck your jeans into boots whether the jean is a skinny or straight leg, paired with a tight or slouchy boot!

Whereas in the past summer, the hottest trend seems to be Show off those legs during the cooler fall days! Denim shorts paired with tights is the hot.

Whether you wear them with flats, wedges or boots, this style can be personalized in so many ways. With all the bold colors and patterned tights available right now, the possibilities are endless!

It seems the fashion with jeans never ends.

Monday, October 20, 2008

China Soybeans with Long Long History

Recently, more and more Chinese people choose to DIY their breakfast soymilk at home instead of drinking milk and soymilk sold in the market.
And this trend is becoming increasingly wildspread and popular. And the original passion with soymilk in China begins with the "posion milk powder" incident.

It's really not hard to believe this trend. For we are chinese, so why not take our traditional soymilk as our first drinking choice, not to mention that it's also considered one of the healthiest food in the world along with green tea, red wine....

As we all know that the main beans used to make soymilk is soybeans. It's considered the best of all the beans by health professionist.

Quality Protein Soybean Contains

Protein is an important source of heat and energy for the body, and animal proteins are better than plant proteins in quality. But animal proteins have many other substances considered harmful to health, such as fat and cholesterol, particularly when they are consumed in large quantities. Thus, we are faced with a dilemma: We want proteins of high quality, but we do not want the undesirable substances found in meats.

Soybeans can resolve this dilemma. Soybeans have been grown in China for more than 3000 years, and they were first exported to Europe in the eighteenth century.

The soybean differs from its legume cousins in its lower level of carbohydrate, but much higher tallies of protein and oil. After rice and wheat, the great modern-day staples of China, the soybean sits firmly on the third rung on the Chinese food hierarchy. From a dietary point of view soy food offers a ton of protein and calcium to a population that gets precious little of either from meat or dairy products. Though it is not usually consumed in large quantities, except by vegetarians, soy in one form or another is eaten daily by just about everybody. Soy sauce alone, with its role as the key food flavouring, would be enough to guarantee that much.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Healthy Soymilk as Chinese "Milk"

As a result of the poison milk power incident, recently in China, people are tunring their drinking choice to traditioan soymilk. As one of the oldest chinese drinking, soymilk has been around for at least 2000 years.

Now the old soymilk are enjoying unprecedented popularity in China. Sales of soy milk makers have actually been booming in the past two years as more and more people have been switching to homemade fresh soy milk.

"Joyoung sales began to rise rapidly in 2007, with the total revenue reaching 1.94 billion yuan and sales doubling from 2006. As one of our core products, soy milk makers contribute half of the sales. They are also doing well in overseas markets such as Japan, the US, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand," said Ma Haixia, marketing department director of Shandong Joyoung Electric Appliances Co. Joyoung is the No.1 brand for making soymilk machine in China.

Scientists concluded in numerous research reports that soy products are contributing amazingly to your health. Soy foods will help reduce the risk of heart disease because they are cholesterol free and high in fiber. Soy foods reduce the risk of breast cancer and hot flashes for menopause women and slowing calcium loss.

Soy foods are also dairy-free and are ideal for people with lactose intolerance and milk allergies. Soy foods are great for the dietary treatment of diabetes because soybeans have a low glycemic index and are cholesterol free (heart disease is a diabetic related condition). Soy foods can be used as a protein source in vegetarian diets because they contain the necessary amount of essential amino acids for tissue repair and growth

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Baked Potato - Tasty and Classic

Western people like to eat Potato just like Chinese love eating Tofu. Potato chips has enjoyed universal popularity, which originated in New England as one man's variation on the French-fried potato, and their production was the result not of a sudden stroke of culinary invention but of a fit of pique.

Chinese also eat potato, but may not in the same way as westerners. We usually cut it into small slice and made it into a a potato fried dish, or else we would make a soup with potato piece and other stuff like egg.

Today I would introduce a more western way of cooking potatoes called baked potato.


Large-size potato: 2
Ham: 2 slices
Shredded Italian hard cheese: 50g
Butter: 30g
Chive: a half
Parsley: a little
Yogurt: 2 soupspoon(30ml)


Salt: 1/2 teaspoon(3g)
Chopped black pepper: 1/4 teaspoon(1g)


1)Put the washed potatoes into a steam-cooker when the water is cold, after boiling, steam for 30 minutes over high-heat;

Finely chop the ham, chive, and parsley;

2)Half cut the steamed potatoes, dig out the inside mash with a spoon to make potato bowls;

Combine the mash, finely chopped ham, chive, parsley, butter, salt, yogurt, and chopped black pepper, mix well;

3)Place the mixed mash back to the potato bowls, topping with some shredded cheese;

Finally for baking, turn the oven's heat to 220C, put the ready-for-bake potato bowls into the middle shelf and bake for 10 minutes. Finish

The Potato is: Low in Saturated Fat, Sodium, and Cholesterol High in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Iron, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Dietary Fiber

The nutritional value of potatoes make them ideal for: Weight loss Maintaining optimum health

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Classic China Sichuan Dish - Mapo Tofu

Tofu, as a very healthy food originated from ancient China, is so popular today. It's also called bean curd or soy bean curd. It's high in protein, low in calories and saturated fat, contains no sodium or cholesterol, and is one of the world's healthiest foods.

It's a common ingredient in Asian cooking, and because plain tofu has little flavor or smell on its own, it can be paired with many ingredients. There are three general types of tofu, and it's important to choose the right type for your recipe.

Foreigners who have tried chinese food must have eaten the famous dish called Mapo Tofu. It's now a very popular dish in the Western countries now, many people want to learn how to cook it and what kitchenware to use. This dish is usually a little spicy, because from many years, chinese people discoverd that it's this way of cooking that could make the tofu more flavorable and delicious.

One of the cooking directions

Remember to use Chinese cookware set. Heat the oil in a wok over high heat. When the oil is hot, add the Sichuan peppercorns and cook for a few seconds, until some of them pop and crackle. Remove the wok from the heat; use a spoon to remove and discard the peppercorns.

Return the wok to high heat; when the oil is hot, add the beef, breaking it into small pieces and stirring for a minute or two, until it begins to brown. Add the following ingredients in order, stirring for 1 minute between each addition: leek or scallion and ginger, broadbean paste, soy sauce, rice wine, salt, if desired, and sugar. Then add the water, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 4 to 5 minutes; the mixture will bubble at the edges.

Add the tofu and increase the heat to high; cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat; serve immediately. When you cut the Tofu, don't put them on the cutting board, you just cut them on your hands.

TOFU - Chinese should be pride of this food they have created

The studies prove Tofu is an incredibly healthful ingredient. Its been around for 1000 years and chinese created this amazing food that is tasty and healthy.

so why are westerners so apprehensive about it? Perhaps it's because we don't understand it. This is a favorite class of mine because it will change the way you feel about Tofu. You will know that Tofu is versatile, simple to make, takes very little time and (much to your surprise) tastes great.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Focus on Chinese Lingerie Market

Lingerie represents womens' fashion statements inside. The growing fashion appeal of lingerie has changed drastically over the years. The market has been driven by the advent of modern technologies and fabrics which has helped in designing innovative products such as laser-cut seamless bras and moulded T-shirt bras.

Chinese Lingerie Market

Chinese lingerie market is a dynamic sector. Their market structure is composed of many national and international brands, and intimate apparels are brought in by many countries; names unknown to the consumer. The country's lingerie market is a fast moving one, and there is a drastic change during the recent past.

The lingerie market is estimated to be of a total value of 2 billion euros, and industry experts predict a further positive increase of 20% every year. The country is the third largest for luxury consumption, and is assumed by the market leaders to catch up with the position of Japan in the next 10 years.
China is a key player in fabric industry, having good potential for creation and consumption. Major lingerie players in China have reassessed their market positions, and are now closing the knowledge gap to become 'low cost' producers.

New Design Dlements

Sexy lingerie market is promosing in China and not forget to mention that clever designs with China elements such as cross-stitch craft on it is also welcomed because 2008 is a China year since the sucess of the beijing olympic games.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Curtain Fabric Loved By Young Chinese

When making the room decoration, choosing a nice and right curtain is vitally important. You have to pay attention to the curtain fabric, color, pattern design and if it fits your room or your temperament well.

Window curtains are so much more than material to cover windows. Although they do serve a functional purpose such as adding privacy, limiting the sunlight coming into the room and aiding in the area of heating and cooling, curtains are also a decorative tool used by many homeowners to enhance their living quarters. However, many home decorators use window curtains as a stunning focal point in a room.

Bishop Sleeves - Elegant window treatment that has a rod pocket curtain with extra length used for blousing. Used with tiebacks, bishop sleeves help frame a window. The best type of curtain fabric is literally anything that would create a soft, draping fold.

Craft curtains - Typically used in kitchens, craft curtains have a piece of fabric stretched between two thin rods. Although you can again use any type of curtain fabric, cotton, chenille, and lace are all great choices.
Grommet Top Curtains - These curtains are hung from eyelets sewn into the fabric on the top. These curtains look great with both rustic and contemporary furnishings. As far as curtain fabric, you would need to choose what matches the room. For example, for something casual, you could use heavier cotton while for a rich, sophisticated room, velvet or even tapestry.
Hourglass Curtains - These curtains are held taught between sash rods at both top and bottom of the curtains, giving it the hourglass shape. Typically, these curtains use light sheers, gauze, or any type of curtain fabric that is airy and light.
Pocket Rod Curtains - These curtains have a pocket sewn on the top where the rod is inserted. Pocket rod curtains have a tailored look, which is why curtain fabric is typically heavier such as chenille, tapestry, jacquard, and so on.

Priscilla Curtains - Make extra wide with ruffled tiebacks, you typically see Priscilla curtains made from curtain fabric that is light such as cotton.
The most cool curtain fabric I have found is chiffon fabric. It's so thin, and is often combinded with other material to make the outer layer of the curtain. If feels so soft and loved by young girls greatly.

Traditional China Dinner Set Become Popular

East and West has very different cultures about food and cooking. And the dinner set used also vary too based on material preference, design pattern & shape, dinnerware functions. The dinner set difference is a little like the difference between the Chinese Green Tea and the western coffee craze.

As a matter of fact, in virtue of the success of the beijing olympic games, many items with China elements are in great popular. It's also the case for the dinner set market. Westerners are becoming more interested about China dinner set.

China Inspiration. Patterns featuring a distinct taste of the Orient are huge for the home in 2008. Look for rich orange, gold and red trimmed patterns that will make a bold statement on your table. One to watch for is Wedgwood’s new Dynasty pattern. The white bone china body has a salad plate decorated with brilliant orange Asian tigers, while the dinner plates feature a crackled chocolate brown border and gold detailing. Simply gorgeous!

What kinds of designs have you seen on dinner plates, teapots, and vases? Porcelain is just one of many Chinese inventions. Many items we use everyday were invented in China centuries ago. Find out how porcelain has been made for more than 2000 years. You will find that it traditionally is decorated with blue and white designs of bridges, tea houses, boats, and willow trees.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Healthy Food for Anemia

Some people became Anemia due to some gene problems, that's very hard to cure. Otherwise, you can make yourself healthy by choosing the right food and drink.

No food in itself contains enough iron to treat iron deficiency anemia. An average-sized person with anemia would have to eat at least a ten-pound steak daily to receive the therapeutic amounts of iron needed to correct the condition. However, foods can help maintain health and aid supplementation.

Natural food items for iron deficient anemia control - organic milk, pomegranate, sesame seeds, black grape fruit and ghee. One can use triphala as a mild laxative. Other Ayurvedic herbs for quick rebuild include Asparagus racemosus, saffron and punarnava can offer quick cure to anemia.

Ayurveda suggests taking beef liver as a medicine for anemia. Also use mutton liver, red meat and bone soup can also help rebuild RBC. However Ayurveda doesn't approve the use of red meat as daily food.

Leafy vegetables (cabbage, broccoli, turnip greens, spinach, collards), legumes (beans, green peas, peas), walnuts, cashew nuts, raisins, peanut, egg and seafood like sardines, shrimp, etc are rich sources of iron and especially beneficial in healing iron deficient anemia.

duck eggs: duck egg in the egg protein content and is, and the minerals In much better than eggs, especially iron, calcium content is extremely rich, can prevent anemia and promote bone growth …

sesame seed has bittersweet taste and “neutral in nature.” It is a good source of copper, calcium, and zinc which is excellent for bone health by providing strength and elasticity in bones and joints, and preventing bone loss. Sesame seed also has high levels of iron that not only enriches blood, but also prevents anemia.

Eating wisely is very important for your body and health.

Chinese Kung Fu Legend and Bruce Lee

We all know that it's Bruce Lee who made the word "kung fu" written in the Engligh dictionary and let the whole western world know that martial art is originated from China. Before he made all these efforts, the western world know nothing about the history of martial art and Japanese Karate is taking all the attention of the western people.

Recently a famous TV series featuring the legend life of Bruce Lee is being showing in CCTV channel. Chinease feel very pride of this national classic idol. Lee was known for his unique presentation of Chinese martial arts to the non-Chinese world. Lee's films, especially his performance in the Hollywood-produced "Enter the Dragon," sparked huge interest of Chinese martial arts in the West. Subsequently Lee became an iconic figure particularly to Chinese; as he portrayed Chinese national pride and Chinese nationalism in his movies.

In a lifetime comprising a mere 32 years, Bruce Lee revolutionized the world of martial arts through his profound teachings and philosophy, and created a legacy through his work in motion pictures, that has evolved into a Legend. Thought by many to be the ‘Greatest martial artist of the 20th Century’, Bruce Lee was born in San Francisco on November 27th 1940, between 6:00am and 8:00am, at the Jackson Street Hospital, under the birth name of ‘Lee Jun Fan’. Courtesy of his thespian father, young Bruce made his stage debut at the tender age of three months, playing the role of a female baby. His father Lee Hoi Chuen, a prestigious member of ‘The Cantonese Opera Company’, would carry his young son on stage each night, during his performance of "Golden Gate Girl".
Today Bruce Lee is still a world icon and an inspiration to all seeking the answers to life's problems, and the search for ultimate knowledge that is self-knowledge.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Novelty Design for Sports Cap

Can you imagine that fashion designers would add high technology to the sports cap design? It would make the sports cap not just a cap any more, but with more practical functions.

Sports cap and sunglasses in one

Underneath the cap visor is a sun visor which you can easily fold down and back up to make it disappear again. Your hands will always be free. You will never again worry about misplacing your sunglasses – and your head and eyes will always be perfectly protected from bright sunlight. It doesn’t matter if you are driving into a tunnel, entering a building, looking into your briefcase or at a camera display – you will never need to take off, put aside or risk losing your sunglasses.

Sports cap with LED lighting

High quality cotton cap with LED lights on the edge, and all the wire is inside the cap, you can conveniently use it. It can be wildly used in hunting, fishing, outdoor and night working. There is already a product with the following qualities: 5LED, the max brightness is above 16000mcd. Including 2 CR2032 batteries. Can keep continue working for 30 hours, and intermittent work for 50 hours. Inside switch make it nice look Different kinds of color to choose.

Maybe someone think the above sports cap are too flattery and it need not to be that complicated. But it may be useful to many people with special demands. For example, the tunel worket would find the led sports cap much more useful.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Chinese Mid-Autumn Day Highlights

Chinese Mid-Autumn Day holiday is coming this weekend. It's a holiday associated with long history and traditiaonal chinese cultures.

According to wikipedia, The Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節, zhōng qiū jié), also known as the Moon Festival, is a popular Chinese celebration of abundance and togetherness, dating back over 3,000 years to Zhou Dynasty. Several cultures activities related to this holiday would be:

Eating moon cakes outside under the moon
Putting pomelo rinds on one's head
Carrying brightly lit lanterns
Burning incense in reverence to deities including Chang'e
Planting Mid-Autumn trees
Collecting dandelion leaves and distributing them evenly among family members
Lighting lanterns on towers
Fire Dragon Dances

Food offerings -- including moon cakes, apples, pears, peaches, grapes, pomegranates, watermelons, oranges, and so on -- are placed on an altar set up in the courtyard. of all these foods, moon cakes and watermelons (cut into the shape of a lotus) are indispensable for the Mid-Autumn Festival. Bathing in the silver moonlight, the families will sit together and take turns to worship the moon, chatting and sharing the moon offerings. It's a time for family reunion in China.

Chinese famous Poems that express a feeling of missing home and family members.

The Yo-Mei Mountain Moonby Li Bai
  • The autumn moon is half round above the Yo-mei Mountain;
  • The pale light falls in and flows with the water of the Ping-chiang River.
  • Tonight I leave Ching-chi of limpid stream for the three Canyons.
  • And glide down past Yu-chow, thinking of you whom I can not see.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tips on Fruit Juice

Fruit juice made from fresh fruit was a terrific drinking stuff. It's also tasty with lots of nutritions we needed.

The process of making the fresh fruit drink is wonderful and enjoyed by many housewives too. All you need is a few simple like knife and a juicer.

Fruit juice is best when freshly squeezed. If you don't have the time to squeeze your own fresh fruit juice, you can buy daily squeezed orange juice. I don't recommend you to buy the juice in the supermarket, cause they are not very fresh, containing less nutrition and not very healthy as fresh drinks.

The freshly squeezed fruit juice has to be consumed within a few days as it usually does not have preservatives or any other additives to make it long lasting.When I get my freshly squeezed orange juice, my family usually drinks it within a couple of hours. They just love the delicious taste of fresh fruit juice.

If you consume fruits whole in their natural state you consume them with the natural fiber and other ingredients that checks sugar absorption.

Whole fruits are healthy but you may still want to eat them in moderation if you have any of the following issues. Whole fruits are more desirable then juices in any case.

• High Blood Pressure
• Overweight
• Diabetes

Some of the healthiest fruits are berries specifically blueberries as their sugar levels are lower than most fruits and they contain an abundance of antioxidants.

So remember juices are high in calories and low in fiber. This will leave you hungry while rapidly adding excess sugar unnecessary. Sometimes just eliminating sugar water, pop, and juices will bring fantastic results.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Worry about Coca-Cola's Taken Over of Chinese Huiyuan Juice

All Chinese are shocked by the lastest news about the Coca-Cola bids for China's Huiyuan. Now, it's already a done deal, and we are losing one of our big native brand. Many native juice makers will be influenced in the long run.

Coke offer for Huiyuan triggers widespread worry

While Coca-Cola and Huiyuan both seem satisfied with the deal, many ordinary Chinese think otherwise. In an online poll posted by major portal, more than 80 percent of the over 76,000 interviewees voted against the acquisition of the leading domestic juice maker. A similar proportion held the opinion that the acquisition, if successful, would verge on a foreign capital's attempt to wipe out domestic pillar brands.

Having just been listed among the top 25 domestic brands last year by China Brand Union Association, Huiyuan had the largest share in the Chinese juice market and was the pride of many Chinese as an example of a domestic brand that competes successfully among its international rivals.

"Huiyuan would become a brand under Coca-Cola, which has achieved a major strategic triumph. It will get not only the top brand in China, but also the market. It would take Coca-Cola back to the top of the Chinese beverage market," said brand marketing expert Li Guangdou.

"But it would mean a heavy loss to Chinese domestic brands, which are under severe crisis now," said Li.

Big Market Potential

By 2025, China's middle-class is projected to exceed 600 million. That's twice the size of the entire population of the United States. And a great many of those people will be drinking Huiyuan products.

Sales of fruit and vegetable juices in China will grow 16% to $12.3 billion this year alone, according to Euromonitor International, whereas carbonated beverage sales are only forecast to rise 7% to $7.94 billion.

Be Decisive When Choosing Shoes

We feel lucky to be girls, because there is so many beautiful stuff in the world made for us girls, from head to toe.

As for shoes, it's important that we choose one that is both pretty and comfortable. Facing too many choices in the superstore, we also feel confused. We have to be desicive sometimes to save lots of time wandering around. It means simply that If you don't used to the high heel shoes, you'd better not trying them too often.

First study your feets

There's no single 'best shoe' - everyone has different needs. All sorts of things - your biomechanics, your weight, the surfaces you run on, and obviously, the shape of your feet - mean that one person's ideal shoe can be terrible for another person.

We divide our shoes into three main categories (cushioned, stability and motion control); and three minor ones (performance training, racing and off-road). The first three are everyday options and are categorised essentially by your biomechanical needs; the second three are more specialised and you'd often only consider them as second shoes.

Decide between loudness, durability and price

There are different tips and heels available because they are made from different materials which affects on item price, durability and required sound properties. Dance experiences and personal requirements are important for the choice of the mounted tips and heels as well. In addition to the personal dancing technique, room acoustics and condition of the dance floor, the used materials do determine about the sound colour, sound level and durability. To meet all individual requirements you will find different materials and combinations. Particularly the choice of the shoe tips is the decisive factor for sound colour and level.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Fat Buddy, Come On - The Cute Panda

As the most precious animal in China, Panda gives us too much joy. Last sunday, the animal park in our district is open to the traveller for free, and thousands of people went there to have a happy time.

Panda house is the most popular of all, and since there is so many people that day, the little mountain that leads to the panda house has been walked to several roads. Peviously, there is not any obvious road leading there.

Panda is fat and cute. And they are clever too. See the left picture, they are helping eath other to climb trees. I feel very glad that this precious moment is taken down.
The China panda is known in China as the 'large cat-bear', an apt title as it combines the soft features of a cat with the profile and body-shape of a bear. It sits on the ground when feeding, like a bear does; but on the other hand, its muzzle is more flattened than a bear's and its ears are short and rounded.

The giant panda's black and white markings make it one of the most distinctive of mammals: black ears and eyespots, with a black stole around its shoulders that extends down to its forepaws, and matching black leggings. Its white tail is short and, like the white on its back and belly, is often a soiled cream colour. Within its natural environment (the deep forests and, at upper elevations, snows and rocks), its mottled coloring provides a camouflage.

There is also speculation that its striking color pattern may be a clear message to other pandas to stay away since the giant panda is an extremely solitary animal.Giant panda's fur is thick and covered in an oil that prevents it from getting wet in the permanently soggy atmosphere of its mountain home. A panda's forepaws are equipped with an additional 'thumb' that is used to manipulate the bamboo that forms the panda's staple diet.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Lenovo Deserves a Better Name

Lenovo shocked the whole word by buying the world's best computer brand ThinkPad. Why IBM decided to give up their personal PC department is not suspense anymore. Anyway, IBM will continue focusing on more advanced technology area, such as server, software etc. They are still the "big blue".

Now what makes us feel pity is the admirable and most famous PC brand name IBM and ThinkPad. Lenovo has gradually removed the name from its PC products, from the right corner logo to the screen logo, from the outside packing to the inner configuration part. Their aim is to totally delete the name and change it to Lenovo anyway.

But most foreigners think the name "Lenovo" is strange and not smooth to the lip. And since IBM holds a large number of loyal fans, who even willing to spend more money to purchase a old model ThinkPad computer only because the logo is original and perfect there.

Other advantages of the lenovo notebooks such as the latest configuration, and more lighter pc can't even be an attractive factor to them. It has caused old model computer with intact ThinkPad logo on it reach to a price rising period.

As to Lenovo's latest move to bring out their newest brand: IdeaPad. It really makes the ThinkPad fans uncomfortable since the two names are too similar and it makes people confused. Why not keep the original name ? It's not the right time for doing this in my eyes, and maybe after 5 or 10 years later when IBM fans are finally giving up their battle against their phychology.

The brand name Lenovo can't be changed anyway since it's too late. But as a Chinese myself, I still hope Lenovo can do a better job and give a more reasonable price to this IdeaPad series.