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Choosing a pet for your child


Posted on 20 Mar, 2012 | Shop Magazine

                                   
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 At some point as a parent you will encounter this junction with your child, whether a boy or a girl, requesting a pet of his/her own. Taking on the care of an animal can teach a child how to be responsible and be aware of the needs of others. Having a pet is a live-in nature lesson.

Some kids are ready for the big real pets, like rabbits, dogs, and cats. they are more prepared mainly because they grew up having them around. While some kids are not as lucky and...




Yogurt, a healthy snack


Posted on 18 Mar, 2012 | Eat Magazine

Are you craving for a snack? But you need to keep your waistlines slim? You can have both by grabbing a dairy with a low GI. Not only are dairy products good sources of calcium to keep your teeth and bones strong, experts say they absorb sugar slowly and does not lead you to overeat. 

Clinical dietician Ms Rehana Wahid from Gleneagles Hospital says, "Spreading out the meals and incorporating low GI meal options, such as a serving of yogurt, ensures a constant spread of energy throughout the day and prevents bingeing.” Glycaemic index (GI) refers to how quickly our bodies react to food as...





Manic over Marathons


Posted on 10 Mar, 2012 | Play Magazine

Have you ever wondered if you can go for a marathon run?

 
Various marathons are happening all over Singapore. Each year, the calendar is filled with an average of four to five in a month with the highest number of races bunching up in the last two quarters of the year.  While most races begin and end in the East Coast, several organisers are venturing out to new areas like Mandai in the west.  
 
While competitive runners have different motivations why they keep running, all agree that the habit is a wonderful way of experiencing the heartlands with an added twist of being in the streets and byways at break neck speed. A terrific way...




Enjoying a Cuppa? Know your brew lingo


Posted on 5 Mar, 2012 | Eat Magazine
For an instant perk-me-up, Singaporeans head to the coffeeshop (kopitiam). But what may be a casual way of getting your buzz, can be a quite confusing for the uninitiated. Mumbling latte or frappocino just won't work on kopi  (coffee) Auntie/Uncle. How to enjoy a cup of brew the heartland way? Just go over the kopi jargon and order your cuppa.
 
Across kopitiams in Singapore, the norm is coffee served with a liberal amount of condensed milk. If you want to make any changes, you need to add more words to your order. Know your...




Sweetness and Warmth in a Bowl


Posted on 2 Mar, 2012 | Eat Magazine


Photo courtesy of eastmeetswest.wordpress.com
 

Singaporeans call this dessert of glutinous rice balls with two names, either as Ah Balling or Tang Yuan. Chinese definitely in origins, this dessert is the staple dish for at least two Chinese festivals -- Winter Solstice/Dongzhi (December 23) & Yuan Xiao, the 15th day of the Chinese New Year (January 06).  

Traditionally served on the last day of winter, marking the days ahead as having more sunlight and thus having more positive energy, Tang Yuan symbolizes a better tomorrow. Feasting on a bowl of...





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