Wednesday, 22 April 2015

A Trip to an Island (Part 2 - An Excrutiating Reaction & A Trip to the Hill)

On the way to the hotel, I was already feeling a bit unwell. By the time it was night time, I had a full blown attack which had me cringing in severe pain. I couldn't sleep and was in desperation. I swallowed so much medication - antihistamines, IBS medication, anti-nausea medication, reflux medication. By early morning I told my husband we had to go home.

And then I rushed to the bathroom to let everything out. And then again and again.

And then I just slept in exhaustion the whole day. We stayed in.

I still have no idea what triggered the attack.

Hubby went out to buy some rice. I boiled porridge chicken and lettuce iceberg lettuce to calm the intestines and system down. That helped a lot. We didn't go home after all. The trip wasn't ruined!


On the third day, we went out to the Penang Hill. I still wasn't 100% ok, but could trudge along with the guys.

The train!
A panoramic view of part of the island from the hilltop.
Awesome!


















All sorts of owl figurines!




The lane of love where many people express their love for each other and 'lock' it up for eternity.
That was some giant squirrel.
The Penang Hill Post Box which was put up during the reign of Queen Victoria. 

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

A Trip to an Island (Part 1 - The Journey)

Last Wednesday, we went on a short trip to the island called Penang.

You can click on LINK to read more about Penang.





It was a smooth journey as it was a non-school-holiday period.



The Hotel










The 'haunted' corridor! WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! 
The hotel was old but it had a small kitchen where I could reheat my frozen food. Both the hall and room aircons broke down and had to be serviced on the first evening itself. It blasted hot air and then rained during the night. And it was so noisy that we felt we were sleeping in a factory of some sorts.

But it was a nice short holiday.


Monday, 13 April 2015

The Powerful Homemade Chicken Essence


Chicken essence originated from the Ming Dynasty. It is known as a powerful health tonic which helped the emperor recover from his mental fatigue. So it comes to no surprise that the Chinese consume chicken essence whenever they feel fatigued.

There were a few times (about 10 years ago) where we bought the Brand's Chicken Essence to drink. But commercialized food can never win over home-made food!

Chicken essence is basically 100% juice from the chicken which is extracted using the double-boil method. Some people use a smaller pot in a bigger pot.

I bought a double boiler to do this.


Ingredients:

1. 1 small free-range and antibiotic-free chicken (skin removed) (cut into 4 parts)
2. Water

There's a drainer in it. 
Place chicken on top of drainer. 
Cover it and then add water to the level indicated. 
Boil for 4 hours.

The rice home-made chicken essence. 
I slept like the dead last night and was thoroughly refreshed in the morning after drinking this super food! Try it!

Click on LINK to read on a study which was done on the benefits of consuming chicken essence.