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NBAN™ Band – Anti-Nausea Bands

NBAN Band - Anti-Nausea Bands

NBAN™ Band – Anti-Nausea Bands

I recently came across NBAN™ anti-nausea bands and wondered how it actually works. I often have bad motion sickness when I travel, especially on the bus while on the way to school as it usually takes me more than an hour to commute. Hence, every morning I would feel awful because my head hurts from the jerky ride and would need some rest before my class starts. Sometimes, I would even feel like puking! I can tell you it’s not a fun experience at all.

To add on, I have a weak stomach. One of the reasons for not taking care of myself well was that I have a hectic lifestyle. I often skip meals and drink coffee on an empty stomach (Mind you, I can have 3 cups of black coffee without sugar a day). And at the end of a long day, I don’t have much appetite or have the energy to whip out sometime delicious and healthy, so I would just usually settle for instant noodles. Thus, my digestive system isn’t very strong at all, I often have acid reflux after a meal, sometimes even experience heartburn. I know, I need to change my bad habits. But, I was told that the band also ease the symptoms too. I would very much like to believe by trying it out. 

NBAN Band - Anti-Nausea Bands

NBAN™ Band – Anti-Nausea Bands

I feel that NBAN™ anti-nausea bands are much more fashionable compared to other similar bands on the market. It can be worn as a fashion accessory, unlike other bands. Which is good because I will always have it on hand and tighten it when required. The material is also constructed out of medical-grade silicone, making it safer and more durable for me to use

I was told that the nausea relieving properties are supported by TCM (Traditional Chinese medicine). When feeling nausea, the band can be placed on Pericardium 6, an acupuncture point on the wrist that soothes a range of discomforts. The acupuncture point is to help calm your mind and anxiety. 

NBAN Band - Anti-Nausea Bands

NBAN™ Band – Anti-Nausea Bands

To locate your Pericardium 6 acupressure point, just place three fingers on your wrist starting at the wrist crease, then look at the point where the line crosses between two of your tendons. Not to worry, it is easy to locate the point on your wrist! It’s that simple!

Now just strap it up and make sure that the knob is resting on the Pericardium 6 acupressure point for it to work well. As long as it’s exerting a firm pressure on the spot and is comfortable for you, it’s good!

NBAN Band - Anti-Nausea Bands

NBAN™ Band – Anti-Nausea Bands

Putting on the band was fuss-free. I tried wearing it for a few days while I run my usual errands. I can say that I feel less nausea while traveling and running around places. My head doesn’t really hurt and it felt alright. I will wear it more often to get rid of motion sickness and combat digestive problems so that I can be more productive and do more things every day! I reckon it would be great to give my mum the anti-nausea band too as she herself suffers from really bad headache.

As of right now, NBAN™ Anti-Nausea bands are only available for sale at Hock Cheong main office and on their online store (www.NBAN-Band.com). 

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  • Follow me on Instagram (www.instagram.com/zatayayummy/)
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  • Also, tell me your story on a particular ride that you felt awful and tag 2 friends to join you in this giveaway.
  • I will be giving away some bands to 5 winners! Giveaway will end 7/4/2018 and will be contacted via DM.

 

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Red Bean Jelly (Mizu Yokan) 水ようかん – Japanese

Red Bean Jelly (Mizu Yokan) 水ようかん

Red Bean Jelly (Mizu Yokan) 水ようかん

I was intrigued when I heard about Red Bean Jelly as I have never thought about the making it into jelly before. Red Bean has always been on the heavy side for me when it comes to dessert as it’s usually very rich and sweet. While as for jelly, I always depict it as light and refreshing, perfect dessert choice after a heavy meal. When I got to try out Mizu Yokan (Red Bean Jelly) in Japan, I was amazed! The flavor of the red bean was strong, yet it was still refreshing.

I was told that the Japanese love their jelly during the summer. Apparently, there are a few different variations of Yokan in Japan. Some would make the jelly with strained red bean paste (like I do here) to give a smoother texture, while some would add in whole soft-boiled chestnuts or use unstrained red bean paste to give texture to the jelly.

 

My experience staying at a traditional Ryokan was amazing. Make sure to check out my travel vlog where I got to try out being in the hot spring and Japanese traditional multi-course dinner, Kaiseki. This was also where I got to try out the traditional dessert, Mizu Yokan for the first time. I just had to recreate the dessert for you guys!

Red Bean Jelly (Mizu Yokan) 水ようかん

Red Bean Jelly (Mizu Yokan) 水ようかん

I couldn’t find Japanese red bean paste in Singapore, so I made it using local red bean paste that was pre-made ready for Chinese bao. Indeed, the type of paste you use here will determine the color of your jelly. I believe you will get a darker and less opaque end result if you use Japanese red bean paste. As there was higher oil content in my local red bean paste, my jelly a little different. I would highly recommend you guys to find Japanese paste for this recipe if you can. I did have to make some adjustment to the recipe to perfect it as I feel I don’t like my jelly to be too rich and too sweet. But, feel free to actually change it up to your liking! The recipe is actually very versatile. If you like your jelly to be firmer, just add a little more agar agar powder. Omit the extra sugar if you think it is too sweet. For me, it’s perfect.

 

Red Bean Jelly (Mizu Yokan)
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Ingredients
  1. 400 ml of water
  2. 200 grams of red bean paste
  3. 2 tbsp of sugar
  4. 2.5 tsp of agar agar powder
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, combine water, sugar and agar agar powder.
  2. Bring it to a boil to dissolve the agar agar powder completely.
  3. Stir in red bean paste and keep mixing until the paste have melted completely.
  4. Sift through a strainer to ensure the mixture is smooth.
  5. Transfer into a container or a square mold. Let it cool down to room temperature before chilling it in the fridge for at least 4 to 5 hours.
  6. Un-mold the jelly and slice them into bite size pieces.
  7. Serve chilled with Japanese green tea.
Notes
  1. Adjust the ingredients according to your preference.
  2. Add in canned chestnuts or use paste with red bean skin on if you prefer.
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NBAN™ Band - Anti-Nausea Bands | Blog Northpoint City - The most exciting food paradise of Yishun

Northpoint City – The most exciting food paradise of Yishun

There’s always something exciting happening at Yishun. But, this time it’s only the good that’s happening. Northpoint City now features over 100 different food outlets, you will be spoilt by the choices available when dining here. I had the pleasure of checking out some of the restaurants here with my friends and the experience was amazing! The mall was nicely decorated and the dining ambiance was lovely with its hipster-ish light bulbs.

 

 

Concretely located next to Yishun MRT Station, the mall has just opened its new South Wing. The Makan Town covers over 40,000 square feet of the South Wing’s basement, alongside with the ever so popular food court choices, Bagus also located at South Wing and Kopitiam located at North Wing. To entice and make you hungry, I will be sharing with you my experiences here at the new Northpoint City!

1.
Gyoza-ya

Gyoza-ya

Northpoint City – Gyoza-ya

Japanese cuisine lovers should definitely check out Gyoza-Ya where it combines the concepts of Gyoza (Japanese dumplings) and Jya jya Men (Black Bean Noodles) together when dining. The Gyoza was handmade by their in-house master chef and taste amazingly delicious! I highly recommend you to try out their Pan-Fried Gyoza with Mentaiko Miso. It was so sinful!

They also serve sushi starting at SGD$0.80 per piece, my personal favorite got to be their Salmon Sushi, Foie Gras Sushi, and Eel Sushi.

Gyoza-ya

Northpoint City – Gyoza-ya

Address: 930 Yishun Ave 2, #B1-199, North Point Shopping Centre, 769098
Contact: 6481 5893
Opening Hours: 
11:30am – 10:00pm (Mon – Sun)

2.
Pizza Maru

Northpoint City - Pizzamaru

Northpoint City – Pizzamaru

This got me really excited! Pizza maru is one of the most symbolic pizza brands in Korea, with more than 620 stores across Korea. It is the first in Singapore here at Northpoint City and you surely will feel Korean-ish when dining here with pizzas and fried chickens.

Their premium pizzas are made with patented Green Tea Wellbeing Dough that has fermented for over 48 hours with chlorella, barley, and 12 other healthy grains. This not only serves as healthier options for us but also satisfies our cravings.

My personal favorite got to be their Mango Ocean Premium Pizza where you bite into generous chunks of mangoes accompanied with shrimps, scallops on the freshly baked healthy bread base. It was such a perfect match in heaven.

Northpoint City - Pizzamaru

Northpoint City – Pizzamaru

Address: 930 Yishun Ave 2, #B1-192, North Point Shopping Centre, 769098
Contact: 6254 4307
Opening Hours: 
11:30am – 10:00pm (Mon – Sun)

3.
PatBingSoo Korean Dining House

Northpoint City - PatBingSoo Korean Dining House

Northpoint City – PatBingSoo Korean Dining House

If pizza and fried chicken ain’t your thing, do not worry! PatBingSoo offers wonderful Korean food with its first-of-its-kind unique dining concept designed to make you feel like you are in one of the streets of Korea. Inspired by Myeongdong Night Market, diners will find themselves embarked on a fun and unique journey here at Northpoint City.

My personal favorite has to be their Army Stew! It was so good, the broth was flavorful and I really like the fact that they used different types of rice cakes and some of them even had sweet potato filling inside. I can see that the owner of PatBingSoo carefully curated the menu and appreciate their effort to bring Korean food closer to us.

Northpoint City - PatBingSoo Korean Dining House

Northpoint City – PatBingSoo Korean Dining House

Address: 930 Yishun Ave 2, #B1-181, North Point Shopping Centre, 769098
Contact: 9169 5835
Opening Hours: 
11:30am – 10:00pm (Sun – Thu)
11:30am – 11:00pm (Fri – Sat)

4.
Big Fish Small Fish

Northpoint City - Big Fish Small Fish

Northpoint City – Big Fish Small Fish

I’m sure those who stay in Punggol will be familiar with Big Fish Small Fish. It was first opened as a container-style cafe in Punggol and I’m happy to say that they opened their second outlet here in Northpoint City! While the cafe tries to retain its concept by bringing in the elements of a shipping container into the mall, patrons can now seat comfortably as the place is fully air-conditioned. 

What’s good here? You should totally go for their Salmon! The fish and chips restaurant offers up to 6 types of fishes for diners to choose from. But, I’m in love with their Salmon as the meat was soft and tender, covered with a crispy fried batter on the outside! Also, did I mention that there would be free-flow of sauces for dipping!? Choose from unlimited free-flow of Cheese, Curry Mayo, and XO Mayo sauce.

Address: 930 Yishun Ave 2, #02-132/133, North Point Shopping Centre, 769098
Contact: 6513 9533
Opening Hours:
11:00am – 10:00pm (Mon – Sun)

5.
Guzman Y Gomez

Northpoint City - Guzman Y Gomez

Northpoint City – Guzman Y Gomez

Let’s give the Mexcian something to ‘taco’ ’bout!

Burrito, burrito, burrito! The humble wrap is arguably the most popular Mexican dish at Guzman Y Gomez and is now here at Northpoint City! Enjoy the authentic flavor of Mexican with a generous combination of ingredients that have been hand-picked fresh by the in-house staff when you order your very own burrito.

But if you ain’t feeling for a burrito, do not fret as you could go for their rice bowl option with all the same ingredients, without the tortilla. Perfect for anyone looking for a lighter option!

But, I got to say, when I’m here at Guzman Y Gomez I would always go for their 3-Piece Hard Shell Tacos! I do like my tortilla to be crunchy. It’s like having corn chips and tacos at the same time!

Address: 930 Yishun Ave 2, #01-176, North Point Shopping Centre, 769098
Contact: 6254 4979
Opening Hours: 
11:30am – 10:00pm (Mon – Sun)

6.
Collin’s

Northpoint City - Collin’s

Northpoint City – Collin’s

Now available at Northpoint City, Collin’s would be on almost everyone’s mind when it comes to premium Western cuisine at affordable prices. A double-award winning brand at the Singapore Prestige Brand Award 2017 for Promising Brands and Most Popular Promising Brands, it’s no wonder the hearts of many Singaporeans when it comes to dining out. I’m always intrigued by their delicious well-seasoned grills and wide-selection of seafood to choose from. 

If you ask me, I really liked their Charcoal Grilled Pork Belly! The meat was well-flavored and it was super juicy! It was very aromatic as if it was just been grilled on a traditional charcoal grill and it certainly was! What’s more, if you are feeling hungry late at night, they are opened until 12am (last order 11pm), so there’s always a reason for Collin’s!

Northpoint City - Collin’s

Northpoint City – Collin’s

Address: 930 Yishun Ave 2, #01-113, North Point Shopping Centre, 769098
Contact: 6481 9036
Opening Hours: 
10:0am – 12:00am (Mon – Sun)

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NBAN™ Band - Anti-Nausea Bands | Blog Salon Kream - Mucota Scena Hair Treatment

Salon Kream – Mucota Scena Hair Treatment

 

ome Salon Kream – Mucota Scena Hair Treatment – Botanic Gardens

My trip to Salon Kream has been a fruitful one! With Mucota Scena Hair Treatment, my permed curly hair is soft, smooth and silky!

Salon Kream – Mucota Scena Hair Treatment – Botanic Gardens

Before I start talking about the hair treatment, I just want to show you guys how much I love my side right now. It looks freaking awesome! Thank you, Phyllis! 
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Salon Kream - Mucota Scena Hair Treatment

Salon Kream – Mucota Scena Hair Treatment

This is how I look before my hair treatment and perm. Often, I don’t have enough time to take good care of my hair. I usually blow dry my hair at the highest and hottest setting because I’m impatient.  Plus, I like to perm my hair every few months to maintain my hairstyle. With all those chemical and heat treatments my hair was getting, the structure of my hair has degraded as the layers that were bonded together by the cell membrane complex were severely damaged.  Those essential components help to retain moisture. Which was why the first step of Mucota Scena Hair Treatment is to prepare and restore.

Step 1: Prepare, Restore & Moisture

 

Salon Kream - Mucota Scena Hair Treatment

Salon Kream – Mucota Scena Hair Treatment

Wille started preparing by washing to cleanse and detox my hair to the original state. It helps to cleanse my dirty scalp and moisturize my dry damaged hair by neutralizing residual agents left from any previous chemical treatment that I had before.

Next, he used Essense Scalp Cream to add moisture to my hair and scalp, this restores the acidity of my hair to a more neutral level. It was relaxing as all I needed to do is to relax on the couch while he applies the essence to my head. I was also told that it protects my scalp from irritation, which was a plus point for me as I have a sensitive scalp.

Step 2: Intensive Repair

Salon Kream – Mucota Scena Hair Treatment

Once cleansing was done, I retreated back to my seat in anticipating the start of intensive repair of the treatment. Willie started the repair with a moisture base for deep hydration and restore the essential elements needed for a healthy silky hair. 

Salon Kream – Mucota Scena Hair Treatment

He then rubbed in a mixture that has Nano Keratin and Amino Acids as the key ingredients to create a net-like structure in the hair to prevent those essential elements from leaking out.

He finishes it off it with another mixture to protect and seal to prolong the treatment effect by coating the outer cuticle with a 7-layer lamellar liquid crystal, keeping the hair shiny, smooth and silky.

Step 3: Protect & Seal

Salon Kream - Mucota Scena Hair Treatment

Salon Kream – Mucota Scena Hair Treatment

Mist was added to allow my hair to absorb all those goodness Willie added during step 2 of the treatment. The machine had a fan built inside to assist circulation of the environment to promote the absorption.

Salon Kream - Mucota Scena Hair Treatment

Salon Kream – Mucota Scena Hair Treatment

After the mist, the Mucota Scena Hair Treatment was done! My hair was soft, smooth and super silky after the treatment and it lasted about 2 weeks with minimal home care. I ended my day at the salon with a light trimming by hairstylist, Phyllis. I didn’t want to cut short because I wanted to perm my hair the following month.

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Salon Kream - Mucota Scena Hair Treatment

Salon Kream – Mucota Scena Hair Treatment

Look at the shine of my hair! 

Salon Kream – Mucota Scena Hair Treatment

I came back a month later to get my hair permed as usual. It does look lovely!

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