Gan Cube Is The Best Way To Keep Our Minds Stimulated During Lockdown

As most of us are advice to hunker down and to spend more time at home either to practice social distancing, working from home or quarantine to fight the pandemic, we may struggle to find ways to keep us busy.  Some people would exercise at home by following workouts on Youtube, find new hobbies or arrange a time to keep in contact with with friends via zoom for a digital hangout.

One of the ways to keep our minds stimulated and improve cognition is to dedicate some time for brain workout.  A brain workout session of 30 to 60 minutes a day is important.  Some of the recommended activities include participating in the following activities:-

  • Play action video games which can be a good way to train speed, alertness and navigation skills
  • Play computer games that require strategic thinking such as Minecraft which requires  planning and logical thinking
  • Board games like Scrabble can be played with other people or on your mobile phone.
  • Try listening to audiobooks or podcasts while exercising can help to sharpen the listening and attention skills.

Another great activity to try is gan cube, addictive 3 x 3 smart cube puzzle that is made with cutting-edge technology.  Gan cube is a brand that is created by Ganyuan Jiang (江淦源) who is the first Chinese 3×3 national speed-solving record holder.  The Gan brand is highly popular for its constant innovation and the GAN356 edition speed cubes are the premium 3×3 speedcubes in the market today.  The speedcubes are endorsed by the best professional speedcuber such as Feliks Zemdegs.  Many world records have been broken with GAN Cube 3×3 speedcubes.

The Gancubes are made with cutting edge technology for speed cubing  and these cubes are stickerless, unlike the other brands of cubes.  There are many types of cubes available such as Gan Pyraminx M Standard, Pro Shop Gan Megaminx, Gan 356 XS and many more.  One type of cubes that can be customized with your favorite colors is the gan cube infinity line of cubes.  It is perfect for those looking for a more unique touch.

Gan cubes products are being sold to over 100 countries worldwide.  Its Cube Station App is a new platform which is created for global cubers to compete and improve online through software and hardware.   To find out more about this global leader in speedcube industry, do visit site.  Hurry and get your hands on this innovative cube that will not only keep your minds active, it will also blow your mind.

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Best Tactical Clothing You Can Buy Online

Not too long ago, the only people who used tactical gear were those who actually needed it. like the armed forces or military.  Now, the times have changed and tactical gear has provided the fashion industry with utilitarian inspiration and is getting more popular now.

So what is tactical gear? How is it different from regular clothing?  Clothes are one of the main forms of self-expression.  In the tactical gear world, the clothing serves a specific purpose.  Tactical clothing is used to dress the enforcement officers and soldiers who need equipment to carry out their work.  For example, a bulletproof vest to protect them against injury or tactical pants with lots of belt loops to secure hooks and ropes as well as pockets to keep their weapons and belongings.

The military invasion onto the catwalk continues to grow.  The people on the street have taken a liking to the tactical gear look and find them appealing because of their rugged look.  You do not have to be in the army to wear tactical clothing or own any tactical accessories.  So if you have also taken a liking to this style of clothing, well do read on to find some of the best tactical gear from Wayrates.com, a leading manufacturer of tactical goods and gear.  Wayrates have a wide range of high-quality tactical gear that are ideal for military personnel, tactical operators, Airsoft players and those who love wearing them.

You can find tactical shirts that are made with breathable and quick-drying material such as this long-sleeved shirt below.

Tactical pants often feature numerous deep pockets when you can stow all types of items.  These pants possess a wide variety of practical uses in civilian life.  They also feature strengthened stitching and are very comfortable to wear.  This wear-resistant tactical pants below is sharp enough to be worn to the office.

Tactical vests are a great way to add new configurations to your look.

A tactical jacket goes beyond what an everyday coat is capable of. This type of jacket performs well in challenging conditions while keeping you warm and functional in adverse weather. Whether you need one for the battlefield, hiking or hunting, a tactical jacket makes a big difference in terms of functionality.

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Surprises On My Birthday

It was my birthday yesterday and I received 2 surprises at work. When the delivery guy called to tell me that there is something for me from Keto Sis, I was puzzled.   He said he was already at my office and I should come down to get my item.  So when I met him at the door, he handed me a bag and said “Happy Birthday”  *chuckle*.

The box of keto cupcakes was sent to me by my 2 sisters.  What a pleasant surprise!

6 different types of keto cupcakes and they are Lemon zesty, onde, onde, salted caramel, choc cream, peanut butter choc and vanilla.  I had the lemon zesty and it was so delicious.  I didn’t get any cakes for my birthday and the cupcakes are just perfect.

The 2nd surprise was a bunch of gorgeous blooms.

When the doorbell rang and the delivery guy asked for me, I was again surprised.  He handed me a bunch of sweet flowers and there was no name on the card.  Yes, an anonymous sender who knows where my office is.   So blessed.  Thank you to my sisters and the anonymous sender for the wonderful surprises on my birthday.  They made my birthday so much sweeter.

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The Best Shapewear To Make Women Feel Their Best

By this time, most of our lingerie closet is already stocked with different types of comfortable underwear.  Besides that, it should also be filled with great shapewear pieces.  Shapewear can help us feel and look our best.  This piece of clothing offer tummy control, help to slim love handles, muffin top and more.  Not only do these handy undergarments lift us in all the right places, but they also help make a seamless base that helps our clothes look and fit better.

The number of options available can feel overwhelming. In order to help you narrow down the pieces that are actually worth buying, here are some of the best shapewear for women that flatter and offer something for everyone regardless of the target areas or style preferences.

AirSlim™ Adjustable Crotch Butt Lifting Shapewear

This style offers even more compression and you can wear your own bra if you prefer. It has all-over smoothing benefits and panels in the midsection give extra support.

AirSlim™ Backless Underwear Thong Shapewear

This popular bodysuit features a plunging neckline and a low back, making it ideal to wear under low-cut tops or dresses or wedding dresses. It also features adjustable, convertible straps that can be worn as halterneck or crisscross.  This shapewear smooths the tummy and lift the bust.

AirSlim™ Open Bust Postpartum Recovery Full Body Shaper

For mothers who have gone through pregnancy and would like to give themselves a little more lift, you may want to get your hands on postpartum shapewear for added support. The above full body shaper will give you full control for all areas of your torso, hips and thighs.  This shapewear features removable chest straps to adjust armpit seams, front hook and zip closure and open crotch to make going to the bathroom easy.

Apart from following a consistent diet and regular exercise, waist training can help with weight loss.  Curvy women who are looking for shapewear that could help in their weight loss journey can check out some plus size waist trainer.  Donning a waist trainer while exercising can help reach your fitness goal quickly.  The waist trainer belt will speed up perspiration during exercise, increase tummy temperature and remove toxins and burn fat.

As long as worn properly, shapewear is relatively comfortable. So whether you want to shape your thighs, lift your butt or enhance your hips, Shapellx has got you covered.

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Be Kind

A friend shared this on Facebook today and I want to share it here as a reminder.  All of us are in this together but we are not going through the same thing.  Just be mindful and be kind.

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The Importance Of Choosing Organic Skincare

I do not use a lot of makeup but I only leave my house when I put on my eyeliner, draw my eyebrow and put on my lipstick.  My skincare routine is very simple and I only use a rather basic range such as face wash, moisturizer, sunscreen and serum which I use at night.  As such I am very particular about the products I put on my skin.  I read the labels before purchasing and I do not buy products that are loaded with chemicals because this can damage my skin.

Clean skincare with ingredients that are found in flower, vegetables and fruit offer restorative and protective qualities for our skin. All these ingredients are natural and are not mixed with synthetic fragrances or toxic preservatives.  Clean skincare will also protect us from UV rays and help to reduce dark spots and fine lines.  One such skincare company that offers organic skin care is Ofra Cosmetics, a leading manufacturer of professional skincare and makeup with over 24 years of manufacturing experience.  Ofra Cosmetics formulates and produce exclusive vegan skin care and makeup products in-house. It has a wide range of affordable organic products that can help to achieve radiant and glowing skin and at the same time, help protect the planet too.

If you are thinking of switching your skin care products, take a look at these natural skincare products from Ofra Cosmetics that you can use to replace the products in your current routine:-

Vitamin C Cleanser

This Vitamin C Cleanser has a lovely citrus scent that can wipe away dirt, oil and skin impurities. It is perfect for day and night.

After Make-Up Balm

This nourishing after make-up cleansing balm can remove the toughest makeup and is gentle on the skin.  Made with sunflower seed oil and vitamin E, this lightweight balm helps the skin to retain moisture and keep the skin looking youthful and radiant. Good for all skin types.

Royalty Vitamin C Moisturizer

This smooth hydrator is lightweight, velvety and make your skin feels like royalty. It is loaded with Vitamin C to help correct dark spots and get your skin glowing.  This moisturizer helps to protect the face from the sun, future breakouts, and moisture loss.

Vitamin C Serum

This serum is made with 25% of L-Ascorbic Acid which makes it the ultimate intensive Vitamin C treatment. Suitable for combination, oily, and acne-prone skin, this non-oily formula promotes the formation of collagen for a healthy, even skin tone.  It  will also reduce fine lines, treats dark spots, discolorations, and sun damaged skin cells.

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Visiting Zoo Negara On The Last Day Of 2020

My friend asked us if we would like to go to Zoo Negara again with her and her children on New Year’s Eve and we quickly said yes.  The last time we went to the zoo together was 4 years ago.  My friend said she would like to support the zoo since there has been news about Zoo Negara needing funds to keep the animals alive. The zoo was without any visitors for a few months in 2020 due to the Movement Control Order.  The pandemic is really killing a lot businesses and even the zoo is not spared.

The tickets to Zoo Negara is not cheap and for an adult or child above 12 years old, the price is RM38.  My friend who is a foreigner has to pay RM75 for a ticket.  Parking is RM10.  Very steep eh?  Well, we took it as a donation to the zoo to help the poor animals.

We were all super excited and went to the zoo at 9am.  With the maps in hand, we walked everywhere to see the animals.  I must say that the animals look tired or bored.  The place is unkempt with no proper signages in certain areas.  So sad to see the state of the zoo.  The only new development is the new building for reptiles.  The old reptile house has been torn down and is now replaced with new one with aircond.  However, it is still a work in progress so we only got to see a handful of snakes and 2 huge tortoises.

We waited for the multi-animal show time which starts at 12pm.  As we were late, the seating area was closed by the time we got there.  They are limiting visitors into the area to practice social distancing.  We all hovered around the outside and climbed onto the steps to watch the show.  Alas, it was a let-down.  They have the same routine since 10 years ago and even the music is the same.  Wish Zoo Negara came out with some new tricks.

Here are some photos taken on that day.

Photo taken outside the zoo

Leopard roaming around its cage

Wallaby

Sad little miniature horse

Giraffes feeding time.  There is a new lookout point for visitors to get close to the giraffes.

I think the pandas are the most taken care of and comfortable animals in the zoo.

Elephant

The white tiger

My friend bought the zoo negara tickets online because she thought they are limiting the number of visitors into the zoo due to the pandemic but from what we saw, there was no limit. We left at around 2 pm and the zoo was getting crowded.  I wish more is being done to keep the zoo in a better shape.

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Fall/Winter Tops And Sweater Guide

It is important to have good quality and functional basics in your closet no matter the season.  With these styles, you will be able to create a variety of looks and get tons of wear out of each individual piece.  If you have been spending your time wearing sweatpants and leggings, it is time to put on something different this year eventhough you are working from home and doing zoom meetings all day.

Read on to find exciting new things like getting some tops online that can help you step up your wardrobe.

Cable Knit Sweater

A fall and winter staple, cable knit sweaters have always been embraced for their warmth and iconic style.  This sweater style will keep you feeling cozy and looking chic.

Chunky Knit Sweater

Chunky sweaters are everywhere right now.  They are easy to layer with and tuck into jeans.

Striped Sweater

If your closet is full of neutrals and basic, having stripes go with everything.  It helps freshen and update your look.

Cardi

This season, make a fitted cardigan your workhorse wardrobe staple. Pair your cardi as a top with a pleated maxi skirt and boots, or wear it as a layering piece, peeking out beneath a blazer.

Turtleneck

One of the most worn items every fall and winter, turtlenecks are so comfortable and versatile.  It can be tuck into a pants or wear with a skirt.

Floral Blouse

If you are not into big prints but are looking for something different other than sweaters, then perhaps a floral blouse that is neutral in color and has a smaller print may be what you need.  You can pair this top with denim and some slip on mules for a chic but effortless look.

With the temperature dipping, your outfits need to keep you warm and looking your best. Knits are perfect for winter layering. Layers help to define your style from the inside out. You can start light with thin long sleeves and build your way up with heavier layers as you go.  Hope the above trendy sweaters and outfit inspiration can help to create the perfect look.
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How To Style Casual Sneakers With Dresses

If you grew up wearing a pair of Converse or Nike sneakers, you already know that the right sneakers can make a statement.  In fact, sneakers can be the difference between a basic outfit or a chic outfit.  The humble sneaker has been elevated from the gym floor to the runways.  Sneakers can give your work from home ensemble a luxe outfit.

If there is one style trend that is a favorite amongst influencers, it would be a dress with sneakers.  When paired with breezy maxis or micro minis, sneakers can earn you major style points and also keep your feet comfortable.  If you want to switch things up a bit, here are the casual sneaker trends to know and the best ways to style them.

If you would like to rock your favorite frilly dress in the daytime, casual sneakers like this pair above make the look more practical.

If you are rocking a longer hemline, go for high top shoes like this pair above that will set your look apart.

Sporty sneakers are not just for your workout session.  Paired with a cool-girl leather skirt and they look seriously chic.

Simple styling and monochromatic color palette can make a fancy dress pair well with casual sneaker.  Wear a full black dress and match it with a pair of black sneakers and you are ready to slay.

Yes, dad sneakers or chunky sneakers are still trending.  Love them or hate them, there is no denying the popularity of these chunky footwear.  They first appeared in the 80’s and that is why they have a retro vibe. Who said you can’t pair chunky sneakers with dresses? Nail the look with a sexy slip dress or a shirt dress.

Wearing a dress is already simple enough, but with the addition of a pair of sneakers will have you giving off that cool-girl vibe in one easy step. Now that you have got your sneakers covered, find some cheap dresses online to complete your ensemble.  Whether you doing a grocery run or a small gathering with friends, dressing up in a dress with sneakers should be your go-to outfit.

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My Sensitive Hand

I have been sanitizing my hands frequently with sanitizers that contain alcohol and this is what happened to my fingers ……

My hands become dry and coarse, and the skin on my fingers cracked.  This usually happens when I use the sanitizers provided by the shops which I frequent.  I believe it is due to the strong alcohol content.  It is painful and uncomfortable.  I have to keep applying hand lotion during the day and at night, I used Rosken which helps the healing process.  I know it is better to wash my hands with soap and water but whenever I am out, it is hard to keep going to the washrooms to wash my hands.

I am trying to find Gloves In A Bottle, a hand lotion which I have used many years ago. It acts like a pair of invisible gloves and keeps the hands moisturized and protected.  I can’t seem to find this lotion at the pharmacies now.

Are your hands sensitive like mine too?

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