Friday, November 20, 2009


G.I = Glycemic index

Do you ever heard of this term?

Glycemic index (GI) is a measure of the effects of carbohydrates on blood sugar levels.
Not all carbohydrate foods are created equal, in fact they behave quite differently in our body.
Choosing low GI carbs, that one that produce only small fluctuations in our blood glucose and insulin levels, is the secret to long-term health reducing your risk of heart disease and diabetes and is the key to sustainable weight loss.

So, what are the benefits of the Glycemic index?

  • Low GI diets help people lose and manage weight.

  • Low GI diets increase the body's sensitivity to insulin.

  • Low GI carbs improve diabetes management.

  • Low GI carbs reduce the risk of heart disease.

  • Low GI carbs improve the blood cholesterol levels.
  • Low GI carbs reduce hunger and keep you fuller for longer.

  • Low GI carbs prolong physical endurance.

  • High GI carbs help re-fuel carbohydrate store after exercise.
For your information, many factors can affect a food's glycemic index:

1. Processing
- Grains that have been milled or refined have higher GI than whole grain.

2. Type of starch
- Starch comes in many different configurations. Some are easier to break into sugar molecule that others. For instance, the starch in potatoes is digested and absorbed into the bloodstream relatively quickly.

3. Fiber content
- The fiber the food has, the less digestible carbohydrate, and so the less sugar it can deliver.

4. Ripeness
- Ripe fruits and vegetables tend to have more sugar than unripe ones, and so tend to have higher GI value.

5. Fat content and acid content
- The more fat or acid a food or meal contains, the slower the carbohydrates are converted into sugar and absorbed into bloodstream.

So, how to switch to a low GI Diet? The basic technique for eating low GI way is simply swapping high GI carbs for low GI carbs.

  • Use breakfast cereal based on oats, barley and bran.

  • Use bread with wholegrains*, sour dough.

  • Reduce the amount of potatoes you eat.

  • Enjoy all other types of fruit and vegetables.
  • Use Basmati or Doongara rice.

  • Enjoy pasta and noodle*.

  • Eat plenty of salad vegetables with a vinaigrette dressing.
* wholemeal bread is not same as wholegrain bread.

* noodle for example are soba, wholegrain noodles. It is not included yellow mee, kuey tiaw or beehoon.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

another great weekend" 141109

Written in JJ's FB shoutout :
SUNny day with a smiley face
Why was JJ so happy ??
Simply because JJ had a great weekend.
Had a delicious Japanese cuisine as lunch with friend.
JJ ordered for unagi rice box while friend went for salmon treasure box.
It was a great indulgence for both of us.
After lunch, we went to sing K ( with a friend for 3 hours continuously.
It has been quite a long time ago since JJ sang K at the K-room.
Hence, no doubt JJ totally satisfied and enjoyed singing for 3 hours non-stop since nobody fought mic with JJ as just 2 of us with 3 mic-s provided. (grin*)
After finished singing K, JJ met up with another two friends for dinner.
Had a great dinner at FULLHOUSE @ NZX ARA DAMANSARA.
JJ liked the ambience and atmosphere pretty much.
JJ liked the food as well, especially the mushroom soup.
The soup was creamy, totally matched to JJ's liking (yummy*).
In fact, it was the main reason why JJ was being there.
Friend told JJ that the soup was nice and should have a try.
Before leaving, we had our photo-capturing session.
Needless to say, it was absolutely a nice place for snaping.
In JJ's heart, JJ was thinking of another friend.
JJ guessed she would fall in love with this place if she was there with JJ.
Hope have a chance to revisit to this restaurant together with her and other friends as well.
p/s: JJ suddenly realized that JJ spent the whole day with 3 different guy friends. (grin*) This coming weekend JJ should hang out with JJ's girl friends. Specially thanks to sk, ck and ts.


Attention to all the japanese food lover,

If you were thinking of a new japanese restaurant, check this out:


The restaurant is located at the lower ground floor of the shopping mall, opposite COLD STORAGE supermarket.

Nice dining ambience with the fusion of modern and traditional japanese-style interior designs.

Regarding the food served, well, is not bad too.

Salmon Tresure Box : Fresh juicy salmon slices with plentiful of ikura (salmon roe) and slits of seaweeds are nicely placed on top of the warm well-cooked moist rice. Trust me, you sure wouldn't feel regret of letting every spoon of the rice wandering around your gastrointestinal tract.

Unagi Box Rice : Scented unagi covered the seaweed-wrapped sushi rice. Every bite of it is full of happiness and satisfaction.

So, don't be hesistated. Have a try with ASAHI.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

RSMY HOuse of REal BeriaNI @ Jln Medan TuaNKu

Joined ADAM and XIAO WEN for dinner.
At 1st, we planned to have famous AMPANG BEGGAR CHICKEN and MELON SOUP.
Unfortunately, we were informed that for weekdays, these dishes have to be pre-ordered.
Too bad, we missed out the chance of trying them.
At the end, we went for CHEESE NAAN, one of XIAO WEN favorite food.
RSMY House of Real Beriani @ Jalan Medan Tuanku
A mamak restaurant which famous with its cheese naan and dhal kambing.
In order to fill up 3 crowl-ing stomach-es, we actually ordered quite a lot.
Here were our orders:
Thin crusty soft naan with over-whelming mozerrela cheese.
It is totally awesome especially for cheese-lover like JJ.
Heavenly good-taste.
Must try this out if you love cheese.
JJ bets you sure will fall in love with it.
The bread texture is same as Cheese Naan, just that the flavour is different.
The butter spread goes well with the chopped garlic filling.
If you think that this dhal tastes same as those you try at the mamak stall, then you are wrong. It is not that BIASA.
In fact, the gravy is tangy and gluey, not watery like those sold at normal mamak stall.
JJ likes the dhal pretty much.
Chopped fine seasoned mutton cooked with india spices.
Dip the Cheese Naan with Dhal Biasa then add on some Dhal Mutton.
Tell you, it is absolutely a perfect combination.
Moist, tender soft stewed mutton rib.
The meat remains juicy though have cooked for a long period.
The spices enhance the essence of the meat.
It is aromatic.
Another must-try dish.
The rice is well-cooked and frangrant.
It tasted great either just served as plain or with the dhal.
Any of the dhal matches perfectly with it.
You will raise your thumb up after you have tried this.
Thousand thank you to ADAM for his kind treat.
JJ actually ate quater of nasi biryani and half pieces of the Cheese naan.
The dhal is appertizing.
After Mamak-food, JJ is looking forward the BEGGAR CHICKEN and MELON SOUP.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


。鸡蛋糕 。

la baguette

Most of JJ's friends know that she likes bread.
JJ can eat bread for every meal without feeling bored.
But most of them don't know what kinds of bread does JJ like.
"la baguette" is one of JJ's favorite bread.
JJ likes its cripsyness and chewyness.
In French, Baguette means stick or wand.
It is baked in long crusty and browned loaves with a white interior and lots of irregularly shaped holes.
It is made from simple ingredients such as wheat flour, water and common salts.
JJ likes plain bread rather than assorted-flavor bread.
This is why JJ seldom buy sugary bread, especially donut, meaty bread and mayonnaise-filling bread from bakery.

P.S: in French, bread is called "Pain"

Tuesday, November 10, 2009















Sunday, November 8, 2009


071109 Saturday

JJ woke up at 7a.m. and started to edit the enumerator briefing powerpoint.
Hmm .. tik tuck.tik tuck. without realizing, it was 12 p.m.
It was the time for JJ to stop her work (even though not complete yet) and prepare to hang out.
de 1st station. Time Square.
An incidence happened in the monorail on the way JJ heading to Time Square.
A lady scolded loud and fiercely to an INDONESIA guy who were trying to take advantage of her (according to the lady).
However, personally, JJ thinks that this lady had prejudice on the INDONESIAN.
Anyway, it didn't spoilt JJ's mood of wanting to hang around.
As usual, JJ stepped into the bakery shop which located near to the exit of the monorail station.
Had a glance on those delicate breads and cakes.
Then, JJ went to SASA and bought some eye-pads and eye-masks.
No doubt JJ needed them much.
JJ eyes were like PANDA since didn't sleep for 3 days.
Then, JJ met up with friend to have lunch together.
We had chosen Sweet Chat restaurant as we wanted (actually was JJ who wanted) to watch the i-FEEL girl search competition on the opposite stage.
Delicious foods plus pretty girls, JJ guessed it would be more appealing, (for guys, it is for sure. grin)
JJ ordered a set meal for herself.
JJ went for Cheese N Mac, gingko fungus sweet dessert and peach punch.
JJ missed cheese much. Yum Yum..

JJ wanted to go to THE CURVE and IKEA long time ago.
and finally JJ wishes came true.
de 2nd station. CINEMAX.
We planned to watch a movie.
Thus, we went to CINEMAX (not sure the name of the complex) to buy our ticket.
There were many options and was hard to make decision since JJ was alright with all the available options.
Movie would be started on 5.45pm and we had an 1 hour free time.
Therefore, we decided to walk to THE CURVE and wander around that area.
de 3rd station. THE CURVE.
A special restaurant caught our attention.
"Let's go in to have a look."
Whoa.. The restaurant was like a market and it was divided into several stations, eg: salad bar, dessert, pasta, coffee and tea, fresh fruit juice, etc.
At each station, there were several counters with all the cooking ingredients and materials displayed in front of the counters.
In each counter, there were 2 or 3 chefs standing there to prepare the food you order.
After visited all the stations, we decided to order coffee and dessert since both of us still felt full with the lunch.
We filled up our tummy with sweet fruity crepe in hazelnut-chocolate sauce.
For the coffee option, JJ ordered cold latte with hazelnut (actually it is noting related to JJ's name, just coincident. grin) while friend ordered cold latte with macadamia.
The portion of the crepe was just nice for 2 persons. (Sharing is always a joy. grin)
Sweet-tooth JJ like the crepe.

The movie was about 1 hour 15 minutes.
JJ was impressed with the creativity of the author.
Obtained some messages after watching the movie.
JJ was enjoyed with the movie. (is because it is related to food?? not really because of this. grin)
The main reason is because JJ felt relax when watching the movie totally forgot about all the work.
Raining dizzily when we came out from the cinema.
"I still think of want to have another cup of coffee. How about you?"
Hmm.. The cold wheather had made JJ felt wanted to have a cup of coffee too.
Hence, again we had our 2nd round of coffee.
It was absolutely heavenly good when served the coffee together with a piece of cake at the same time listen to the oddies.
Totally a great indulgence.
The singer had an angel voice.

Ice-blended mocha, ice-blended cuppoccino, opera, tiramisu.
Frankly, the coffee were not as good as those from STARBUCK or COFFEE BEANS.
The cake, especially the tiramisu, was disappointing.
It tasted weird and its texture was a bit too hard.
Anyway, JJ still finished it up as we shouldn't waste food. (one of the moral of the story got from the movie, grin)
JJ was too stuffed, Hmm.. must do some exercise.
So, we went to IKEA to have our "brisk walking".
de 4th station. IKANO
Same as others, JJ also love all the IKEA displays.
Hmm.. JJ future dream house.
At first, JJ planned to buy a shelf but ended up JJ just bought a soft black pillow.
Needed it as JJ chair cushion since JJ spent most of the time sitting and facing laptop.
It almost reached the end of the day.
JJ had a great day.
Really really thank to TS for asking me out and bringing JJ to the all of these places. (because JJ wanted to learn the route so that next time JJ can go alone)
Thank you Thank you Thank you.
Thank you very much.
p/s" the world sometimes is indeed small..

Saturday, November 7, 2009

JJ is back..

It is quite some time JJ din write some words in her blog..
So what had JJ done for this period..
Let her think back..
Basically JJ life for past two weeks was as follow:
Morning had meeting untill the evening..
Back to home around 6-7 pm..
Had a simple dinner, mostly bread or veg soup..
then started to face in front of the laptop and type out questionnaires..
On the other day had meeting or discussion again..
Back home at the evening..
Quickly took bath and had dinner..
Started staring the laptop screen till the mid-morning..
Or else..
Drove here and there..
Picked up the photostate stuffs..
Pack the stuffs into envelop..
Typed out instructions..
Prepared powerpoint..
Designed templates..
Gave briefing..
..No days and nights..
But today..
JJ have made promise to herself..
Have a small break..
..Let's KIT KAT..
She needs some rest..
Going to hang out later.. YEAH !!
Put aside all the works 1st..
To be continued later..