25 September 2015

My Everyday Supplements

Ehem…ehem..hello *shy*

How is everyone?

Today, I would like to share with you the supplements that I take daily to maintain my overall health and to improve my appearance.

I have stated in my previous post that I take Shaklee’s Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Alfalfa for my skin, yes? Now, I’m so thrilled to share my newest addition; Zinc Complex. Look at the picture above, from left to right; Zinc complex, Alfalfa Complex, Vita-C Plus, and Vita E complex, all from Shaklee brand. That is how my vitamins look like. For someone who hates pills very-very much, it is quite an achievement to eat all these vitamins EVERY SINGLE DAY, isn’t it?

But I do it anyway! Why? Now that’s an important question. Why?? Read on, then you will know why I am so motivated to swallow all these pills even though the thought of it scared me a bit!

Zinc Complex

Since I’ve been struggling with hairfall for years, this is a perfect supplement for my hair. And I do notice improvement! Less hair to clean after shampooing, what a relief…Not only that, it helps to heal my wound faster, especially popped pimples.

Alfalfa Complex

I take alfalfa to aid my digestive system. It is very important to clean our intestines after stuffing our body with unhealthy food during the day. But don’t worry because Alfalfa is an herb, so the cleansing system is not harsh if that’s what you think. It helps to regulate my hormone as well. I suddenly had my period 4 weeks after my last period; a month early than usual.

Vita-C Plus

Vita C Plus, on the other hand is to help me to clear my acnes. It hasn’t completely gone but I do notice improvement on my skintone. I can say I am one level brighter than before. Vita C has helped me went through the fever season as well. I didn’t even catch the flu! Last year, ask any of my classmates, I went to the clinic almost every month due to fever.  Now I don’t even remember the last time I went to the clinic :p

Vita-E Complex

Now, Vita E complex, I didn't actually know the real function of this vitamin but so far, I can see that my small pimples scars have cleared up. Maybe it is because Vita C and Vita E combination? Anybody can tell a huge difference between my photos 2 months ago and now. It reliefs my menstrual pain as well. I didn’t even realise I was in my period 3 weeks ago!

I am so happy that I tried Shaklee. It has changed my life in so many ways possible! Just contact me if you are interested to know more about Shaklee. I'll be more than happy to help :)

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23 September 2015

How I transformed my skin in two weeks

After being stranded for 9 hours at the top of the mountain 3 months ago, my skin turned from an ‘okay state’ to terrible. It was badly burned; I think it burned until the deepest layer of my skin, something that I have never experienced before.

I tried so many things to cure it, from putting aloe vera gel to buying a new face cream; the result was disappointing. It worked, of course, but too slow I couldn’t bear to wait. Not to mention the healthy pimples that inhabited my face so happily!

One day, I saw this ad about Set Kulit Shaklee on my facebook feed, I was interested. I was desperate and started to lose confidence so I contacted the seller (my upline now) and I immediately ordered Vita C Plus and Alfalfa Complex from her. Well, no harm trying, right? Shaklee is famous with its natural ingredients, so, at least I’ll be healthier even if my skin does not become better. Fortunately, I still have my Vita E Complex (I bought over a year ago, haha) so my Set Kulit Shaklee is quite complete.

Then, after two weeks, I started getting good compliments from the people around me. “Kenapa ko makin putih?” was the phrase that I heard everyday. Eiseh. But yeah. I didn’t realize it actually. Yala, hari-hari saya tengok muka saya, macam itu-itu juga. When I look at my selfies 2 weeks before, adada, punya kusam pula kulit saya! So, tanpa membuang masa, saya terus mendaftar jadi member, because I want to share the goodness of Shaklee with my friends and family! Kenapa mau siok-siok saturang kan? Benda baik harus share J
Kamu bila lagi? :D

21st September 2015

Amanda Gabrielle Peter
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21 June 2015

The Star Interview


18 June 2015

I Survived Aki's Wrath (Part 3)

The mountain guides too were getting angry. We were already standing in groups, because we were told that the helicopter was coming. We felt cheated and I know that the guides were too... Not to mention that we had already eaten our last slice of bread; we didn’t know when our next meal would be.

Bekumpul suda kenen kami ingat ada heli :(
Screencaptured from Lilian's video. Sama-sama naik, sama-sama makan.
The guides then confer among themselves and they gave us two options. To die of hypothermia at the summit or die trying to descend. Since there’s no shelter and our clothing were not adequate for a night in the cold, we opted for die trying. It was then 4.00pm. We’ve already been stranded for 9 hours. Daylight will also be gone soon.
Not wanting to spend anymore precious minutes at the top and afraid that thick fog might blanket the peak once again, we finally started our dangerous descend. We were already drained out but the thought of coming down and seeing our family again gave us the courage. The mountain guides had told us beforehand how dangerous the trail might be and we had to be extra careful.

beginilah kami turun.
The journey down was very challenging. We followed the new trails made by the mountain guides, and we were told to walk in line. There were times where we have to wait for more than 30 minutes before we were allowed to pass because the mountain guides were re-tying the broken ropes and checking the loose rocks for us. Standing there waiting was nerve-wrecking because should there be an aftershock I know that the boulders and loose rocks could rain down on us anytime and wipe us out! Not only that, we also had to withstand the sight of dead bodies and severed limbs while waiting for the makeshift trail to be made. It was not far from where I was standing, but the guide had already warned us to stay calm if we saw anything on our way down. It really made me sad. I know it could have been me, but God had let me survive.

At 7.30pm, we reached Gunting Lagadan Hut, the place where we stayed the night before. Thanks be to God, it was not badly damaged and I could still go inside to retrieve my backpack. At around 7.41pm, we started the journey from Laban Rata to Timpohon gate. It was horrible. They were many landslides, and the earth beneath our feet was cracked. The mountains kept on shaking and the sound of the boulders falling down the mountainside really terrified us. We forced ourselves to run, even in pain, because the will to survive was very-very strong. Dakat suda kubuang begku tau. Bikin berat saja. At 12.18am, we safely reached Timpohon Gate (Idil and I was among the last in our group). I cannot express how relieved I was to see all the people who had been waiting since morning. Thank u mountain guides for making it possible for us to survive and for being there with us all the way. And thanks to the firemen at Timpohon Gate as well, who gave me bottled water and who helped me to carry my backpack to the gate.

My family and friends told me that actually we were one of the luckiest. We got to witness the before, during and after of the majestic mountain’s near destruction. I am very thankful and grateful that I made it to the top because even if new trails will be made to enable climbers to scale its summit once again, it will never be the same. Thank God for taking care of me and holding my hands throughout my ordeal and thank u Aki for knowing that I do care and respect you. I might climb and visit you again in future when the new trails to your summit are made. Not all of us who made it to the summit that day were lucky, some perished during the earthquake. My heartfelt condolences to the family of climbers and mountain guides who lost their lives that day. 

11 June 2015

I Survived Aki's Wrath (Part 2)

All of us were truly shocked.  As the trail was unpassable, the guides asked us to sit in one group at the summit and wait for rescue. 2 hours passed by, but we were still there, waiting. The mountain kept on shaking and the boulders fell down every now and then, I was terrified. Everyone was already praying, regardless of faith, we prayed together and for everyone’s safety. Luckily one of our friends’ mobile phone had a fairly good signal and we were able to contact our families to tell them of our situation .She also uploaded pictures of us stranded at the top on Facebook so that our families were not too worried about us.

At 10.ooam, my body started to show signs of hunger and thirst. All of us were. My lips were badly chapped, my eyes were red (maybe because I was crying) and my throat was as dry as the desert. Starvation kicked in. Fortunately, some of our friends remembered to bring some biscuits and slices of bread, we divided the food among us and that’s all we had to ease our hunger (a slice of bread for 6 person, that’s how limited our food was). We were still positive that the rescuers will come very very soon.

At around 1.00pm, after 6 hours waiting, the thirst became unbearable. We owe our mountain guides our lives because they risked their lives for us going about 700 meters below to refill our water bottles! The boulders could start falling again anytime since the tremors never really settled. Thank God those guides know every nook and cranny, we could only pray for their safety. I had ¾ water left in my 500ml bottle (the water was actually Azizi’s , our other guide ,but he gave it to me seeing me so helpless on my way up. Thank u Azizi!), that’s all we had for the time being, at least enough for everyone to wet our drying throats.

A while after, the mountain was blanketed in fog that had us shivering. We were never before subjected to that kind of temperature; it was like being inside a freezer, at least for me. We tried playing silly word games, did some chicken dance steps and walked around to warm our bodies but it did not really help. The guides constantly reminded us to gather in one place and not moving around to avoid any untoward happenings should there be another strong quake like the first time where falling rocks might hit us.

Some time after, when we were told that there was no certainty of rescue because the helicopter could not land due to bad weather, I almost cried. The condition continued for several hours and then at 3.00pm, the sky cleared up that we thought we were certainly going to be rescued by then. However, despite the clearing fog, we were told that evacuation can only be done the next morning, and most probably we have to stay overnight in that freezing summit of Mount Kinabalu. Truth be told, we were very disappointed and sad with that decision.

...to be continued.

Footnote: Bila sia tingu tu bidio malim gunung, baru sia tau kami minum air lopak. Hahaha. Nga kabalan juga gia perut. Urang kampung gia...