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Are you into fitness?

I am but I am more into a sociable type of fitness activities (the likes of Zumba, Aerodance - training that involves dancing basically). I not into running or cycling as I find that it is hard to talk to your friends when you are puffing air just to finish the track.
Hahaha.

What about you?
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Being a dancer when I was in my uni years, Zumba moves are quite manageable for me to follow. I could dance for hours and I love the sweaty wet condition I was in at the end of class. I remember when I attended a 3-hour Zumba contest session at "Perhimpunan Sejuta Belia", I was on the floor non-stop and loving every single minute of it!

p/s: Almost all pictures are courtesy of Miera and Dee. Thanks lovely people!

So, when Misz Ella invited me to join a 2 - hour Zumba session, I was all in! Without any hesitation, I agreed to the invitation.
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After a short stop at Adidas MidValley (bought the compression long pants), my group (Jae Hashim and Anggerek) and I arrived just a wee bit late for the opening. There, I saw the ever friendly Dee, Misz Ella, Miera and Cindy were already busting their killer moves to the K-Pop songs!
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I jumped right in and started following the Zins's steps, accompanied with some of the best K-Pop songs I have ever heard. I stopped a few times for a selfie/ wefie session with the gang before jumped back into the routine.
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Work Out Studio, your Zumba Zins were amazing! I love the drama and the attitude of the Zins - it added that extra 'umph' to the dance routines! If you are looking for a fun time while working out, head on to their FB (Work Out Studio) now and book a session.

By the end of the two-hour session, I was soaking wet from head to toe and TOTALLY LOVING IT!

I learnt one thing that is most crucial about Zumba - you do as you feel like and do not care whether your moves are correct or in sync with the Zins, you are not auditioning for a Britney Spear's video clip or So You Think You Can Dance. Just enjoy the dance and be healthy!

Haiqal Rawlins
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Stressing over the number on the scale?
For the past 2 months, I have been obsessed of weighing myself.
I will weigh myself the very first thing in the morning and later before turning in to sleep.
Obsessed much?

How much is too much and when in the correct/ right time @ how often should I weigh myself?

According to MyFitnessPal blog, it is ok to occasionally weigh yourself, just to be sure that you are on the right track towards healthier body mass.

Daily Weigh-Ins
This is so me. I love to weigh myself daily just to keep reminding myself of my goals. Just remember not to stress about the fluctuations. If the increase of 0.5 kg bothers you and affects your mood and behaviour, then stop your daily weigh-ins. The number is just that - a number.

Weekly Weigh-Ins
After six days of a healthy lifestyle, weighing yourself to track the progress could be very rewarding. Pick a consistent day each week and weigh yourself in the morning. This practice could spare you the roller-coaster of mood if you have been doing daily weigh-ins and get affected by the daily numbers.

One point for us to ponder - weight fluctuations are common because our weights are affected by various factors - weather, bathroom habits, how hydrated we are and the daily exercise routine. A few kgs of weight fluctuations are usually not fat gain but a result of our body regulating its physiological functions. However if the increase in weight occurs daily, then you have to start re-evaluating your daily habits - you might be eating too much unnecessarily,  lacking in exercise, the routine has become a habit and the body loses it resistance towards the routine and so many more reasons.
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The correct way to weigh yourself
Whatever you have been doing, just do something that makes you feel good daily cause stress could also cause weight fluctuations. Weigh in every day or weekly is up to the individual. As for me, I love to weigh myself every morning - the very first thing in the morning after I wake up.

What about you?
 
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The older you get, the more you'll realize that your mother is your best friend.
Betul tak?
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Bagi saya, ibu saya adalah rakan saya yang terbaik - tempat saya mengadu nasib, meminta nasihat, berkongsi suka dan duka dan merupakan insan yang memanjakan saya tanpa prejudis.
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Dan saya sangat pasti bahawa setiap ibu adalah chef yang terbaik yang pernah kita temui. Tiada masakan lain yang mampu mengalahkan masakan ibu.

Memandangkan saya berada di perantauan, cara saya meluahkan kasih sayang pada ibu saya adalah dengan menghubungi beliau setiap hari. Melepas rindu dan meluah rasa pada beliau setiap hari sambil mendengar jua keluh-kesah beliau.

Bagaimana pula rakan-rakan meluahkan kasih sayang kepada ibu masing-masing?
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All are invited
Sempena Hari Ibu yang bakal menjelma pada 8 Mei 2016 kelak, bagi yang berdekatan, jom sama-sama meraikan insan paling berharga di dalam hidup kita dengan membawa mereka ke Hotel Puri Pujangga, UKM. Pada tahun ini dengan tema "Saya Sayang Ibu", Hotel Puri Pujangga akan membariskan best of the best dishes bagi menghargai seorang insan istimewa yang kita panggil Ibu. Tema ini memberi makna yang mendalam dan merupakan salah satu cara bagi semua anak mempamerkan penghargaan terhadap Ibu mereka. 
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Begonia Coffee House
Sambutan Hari Ibu di Hotel Puri Pujangga akan bermula sejak 12 tengah hari sehingga ke 4 petang di Begonia Coffee House. Apa agaknya aktiviti yang menanti semua kelak ye?

  1. Ketibaan disambut dengan mocktail 
  2. Pemberian cenderahati istimewa buat Ibu
  3. Urutan tangan oleh La Facia Beauty Queen Spa & Hair Salon
  4. Special Make-Over oleh La Facia Beauty Queen Spa & Hair Salon
  5. Sesi Fotografi bersama ahli keluarga
  6. Menghias cup cake
  7. Cabutan bertuah
  8. Pertandingan mewarna bagi kanak-kanak

Itu sebahagian daripada aktiviti yang bakal menanti Ratu Hati kita semua kelak.
Manakala juadah-juadah istimewa yang menanti adalah seperti Roasted Chicken with Forest Mushroom Sauce, Baked Potato & Mushroom, Thai Fragrant Fried Rice, Assorted Mini Pizza, Chicken Popcorn, Mee Rebus Johor, Aglio e-Olio Pasta, Cupcakes, Churros and Pengat Pisang.
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Jom ramai-ramai datang ke Hotel Puri Pujangga dan raikan insan teristimewa di dalam hidup kita. 
Jangan lupa temujanji kita pada 8 Mei 2016 bermula jam 12 tengah hari sehingga 4 petang.

Hubungi Puan Khaila Khalid untuk semua urusan tempahan dan pertanyaan lanjut. 
Tel: 03 -8922 2891/ 8927 4128/ 8926 2443 
Mobile: 016 - 699 2437 
Emel: khaila@puripujangga.com.my 
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Most of us have a wrong definition/ action when we are on a diet - we simply skip meals whereas we are supposed to have complete and HEALTHY meals. By skipping meals, you simply put the body on a hunger mode and end up, eat more that you should at the end of the day. Not mentioning that it is also unhealthy to skip meals too.
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Chef Wan, looking radiant and healthy
Chef Wan told us that we should not deprive ourselves of food that we love to eat. 
We can eat Nasi Lemak, Curry Laksa and Asam Laksa (WHAT?????) whenever that we want to. Just change the ingredients to the organic ones.
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Chef Wan in the news
Chef Wan in collaboration with BMS Organics now is on a mission to educate Malaysians about the benefits of eating healthy food, especially organics food.
“We Malaysians love our lip-smacking cuisines, especially in curry and meat, but our passion for flavoursome food has become increasingly unhealthy. As a chef, I take it as my calling to help Malaysians develop healthy eating culture” Chef Wan.
BSM Organics is the largest organic retail chain in The Malaysia Book of Records. It offers an extensive range of organic and eco-friendly products ranging from health supplement to household items. BMS Organics has won Sin Chew Business Excellence Award 2014, MRCA Brand Achievement Award 2014 and Asia Pacific Honesty Enterprise Keris Award 2016.
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Organic Soy Drink
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Organic Ingredients
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More organic ingredient 
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Chef Wan preparing the dishes
When I asked Chef Wan about the high price of organic foods, he asked me to compare the price of health and organic foods. Sometimes all we need to do is prioritize!

Why should we change to organic food?
Pot Pet Bonda explains it so well in her write up. Some of the benefits are as below:
  • Bebas neurotoksin 
  • Membantu tumbesaran tubuh dan otak kanak-kanak
  • Tastes better
  • Reduces the risk of cancer
And people tend to think that consuming organic food refers to less tasty food for you! Boy, were we proven wrong by Chef Wan.

He prepared for us three lip-smacking and Malaysian loving food during the meetup - Curry Laksa, Asam Laksa and all time favorite, Nasi Lemak with Soy Chicken Rendang
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This Nasi Lemak was so delicious - and we do not have to feel guilty after eating it
Truthfully said, I was a bit skeptical about the taste of the food prepared with organic ingredients. But when my order arrives, the Curry Laksa tastes sooooooooo yuuuummmmmmmy! Even tastier than the normal ones (the evil ones hahahah)!
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The tasty Curry Laksa
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The sambal just hits the spot - and it is organic!
I even tried all the other cuisines and amazingly, the taste is even better than the original ones.
With organics food, we are not depriving ourselves of the flavours that we have grown familiar too - except that we deprive ourselves of all the health-risk.
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Some of the bloggers
To get your organic food, to know the latest update or to try out some of the health recipe, just head on to following social media platforms of BMS Organics.
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The Jungle Book
Growing up, reading The Jungle Book always brought me to an imaginative forest where human and animals are able to communicate to one another, just like Mowgli and the forest animals.

So, when The Jungle Book hit the theatre, I couldn't possibly not watching my imaginative forest come to live.

SYNOPSIS
Mowgli lives with Akela and Raksha, a couple of wolves that leads the pack since Bagheera (the black panther) brought him when he was a baby. 
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The ever loyal Bagheera
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The kind hearted and ever hungry Baloo
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The undivided love of a mother towards her children, Raksha love Mowgli as her own
Mowgli has since been hunted by Shere Khan, a fearsome scarred tiger as the scar on its face was caused by Mowgli's father with 'red flower' when Shere Khan attacked the father and his baby in a cave. Shere Khan killed Mowgli's father before running into the wood, oblivious to the fact that baby Mowgli was safely hidden in the cafe. That was when Bagheera met the wondering baby Mowgli before he gave the baby to the wolf couple, Akela and Raksha.

Growing up with the wolves, Mowgli lives as a wolf and learns all the tricks of the jungle together with his brothers and sisters. His mother, Raksha and Akela, loves him dearly as ttheir own.
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King Louie loves to sing and a very big bully
During the driest season that has ever happened to Seeonee (the jungle where the animals live) except for a pool of water around the Peace Rock, Mowgli came across Shere Khan for the first time since the death of his father. Due to the Peace Truce, Shere Khan cannot harm another living being until the water returns to the valley. But he vows to take Mowgli's life once the river returns.

When it finally rains, the pack debated whether they should defend Mowgli and face the fact that they might lose some of their own along the fight. Mowgli decided that he should move from the crowd and Bagheera agreed to bring Mowgli back to the human settlement outside of Seeonee.

Along the way, Mowgli met different animals that soon become his best friends or fearsome foes.
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Kaa loves to hypnotize her meal to its death
Shere Khan met Akela to claim Mowgli but was disappointed when he learned that Mowgli has left the pact. Angry, Shere Khan killed Akela  by throwing him from the mountain and claimed the mountain as his own until Mowgli returns and faces his death by Shere Khan's paws or sharp teeth.
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Shere Khan claims the mountain
Upon learning of Akela's death, Mowgli darted back into the forest, determined to avenged his father's death. But he knew that only one thing could harm Shere Khan - the red flower - which he doesn't have.

Will Mowgli be able to avenge Akela's death?
Will peace return to Seeonee?

MY REVIEW
Plot: 4.9/ 5.0. John Favreau has done a great job in bringing the tale to live and the scenes are seamless. 

The Act: 4.9/ 5.0. Neel Seethi has done a very good job in portraying Mowgli. The emotions are real and I love the flawless CGI of all the animals.

Will I Watch It Again: I do not mind watching it again, perhaps in a D-Box Atmos.

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