Saturday, July 28, 2012

Lose 10kg in 73days with Healthy Way

Good Day, friends.

Today I would like to share some useful and helpful information for all of my friends, who knows me and have been reading my blog. So now, I going to share how’s the way I loss 10kg in 73 days. Well, it may sound funny and impossible but believe me, I DO loss 10kg in that period and all the friends around me noticed it and even some of them keep asking me: “What happen Susan and how??”

Sometimes, I just do not want people to know how I did it because they just don’t believe it and sometimes I lazy to explain it many times so I just answered to my friends: “My College no food for me to eat.” Haha.. =)

How’s the diet mood come from?
Actually, this was my first spirit (semangat) to diet. Before this, I do want to diet but all that was just a word without an implementation. Then, there is a friend of mine introduce me to Herbalife products, mentioning that with this product I can lose weight without doing anything. All I need to do is just take the product and eat as usual. Well, I’m the person kind of hard to believe something that we didn’t work up for it and get thing for free. But I still try it, so I bought the Herbalife shake and tea. That’s course me RM300 and It’s really a lot for me due to I’m just a student.

How’s Herbalife helps me?
I started to drink the Herbalife shake and tea on 16th April 2012 and in a week I lost 1.3kg. In the second week, I lost 1.5kg. From here it is look like Herbalife’s product do really works up but in my opinion that’s not the case. But why I did still lost weight? 

Then I found out, it was because of the way I control my eating habits. Joining Herbalife, you will have a coach, a person to control you and guide you. My coach, she gave me a list of paper that shows, what I need to eat, drink and of course I need to follow it. I will update to her everyday about my eating habits. I practiced it for past two weeks and it made my body became weak and tired because most of the time my tummy was empty. I was not able to pay attention in class, felt sleepy and at the end I started to feel tummy pain. 

Try to imagine, morning and night time, you only have to drink water and drink the Herbalife product. For lunch, just a small quantity of rice and vegetables only. If you hungry, just drink lots of water. Overall, I felt that this diet plan was actually weakening my body system.

Advice from my sister.
I have heard that many people lost weight because of Herbalife and maybe Herbalife product just not suitable for me. Then, when my sister got to know about this I got a long lecturing from her saying that I had wasted my money. She said: “if you want to diet, there are many ways to do, not by wasting money. Do it in a healthy way.” So, she gave me Elken Spirulina as a supplement for my diet process. Then, I stop using Herbalife because I wanted to see the result of using Elken Spirulina, applying together with the healthy diet process. 

Well, after practice it for a week, I loss 2.2kg. =) Elken Spirulina really helps me a lot such; it makes me not to feel hungry easier and keep me energetic. It didn’t affect my concentration in class or any activities either.

My diet practice.
After analysis the result from using Herbalife and advice from my sister, I found out a suitable way for my diet process.

Every morning before class, I will take 5 tablets of Elken Spirulina, 3 to 5 spoon of Oat mixed up with Nestum because I don’t like to eat plain Oats and sometime I do mix up Oats with honey, and take an apple. The most important is to drink water consistently because water does help a lot to our body. All this help my tummy stay up until lunch time.

During lunch, I will take half of the rice, vegetables which slowly I fell in love with the vegetables, with some meat and chicken but not the fried one and finally I will drink soup or eat fruit.

Then every evening around 5.45pm, I prepare myself to go for jogging at UKM Stadium for an hour.

At last for dinner, I will 5 tablets of Elken Spirulina again, 3 to 5 spoon of Oat, an apple and vegetables soup. Sometimes I also will take tomyam for my dinner. Any soup that I like and of course less oil. =) whenever i felt hungry i will grab any fruits to eat.

Sometimes, in the morning when there is no class I will go to UKM Stadium for jogging. So I practice all this till 27th June 2012 which as a result I lost 10kg in 73 days! =)

Guidance from a friend.
She is the friend who always guide and help me all the time in this diet process period. She is the one who taught me the right way to jog, exercise and also control my eating. And she also the one who made me fell in love with jogging which i never had the intention to jog in my entire life. Besides that, she also agreed and followed my sister’s advice; which she said “don’t depend too much on diet product. Diet in a healthy way.” That’s why she brings me to jogging.

Well, human always forget and keep doing what they usually do and eat. So whenever I forgot and order oily food, fried food or some food that will cause me fat, she is the one who always stop me.

There is different and a lot kind of friends. I have a friend, who always bring food for me and always bring me to go for eating even she knows that I’m on diet. So, we need to control ourselves. Be motivated and discipline. So find and get a right friend who helps us not the one who brings harm to us.

Last, someone that can help us is ourselves.

Be consistent, motivated, discipline, hardworking, don’t easily to give up, and the most important is don’t care what people say. Because whenever you try to do something for yourself, there is somebody who will try to disturb you. In my case, there are some friends who keep saying “there is no use to diet, because after that you will gain weight again.” And I also heard some friends say, “Diet only make you tired and it’s just a wasting time.” But actually, all these words motivated me. It made me want to diet even more and make me wanted to prove that they are wrong. So at the end, I made it. =)

For this two months, my best achievement is I loss 10kg without any diet products, I achieve jogging non-stop 10 round at UKM stadium and minimum drinks 4liter water per day. Set some goal and work hard to achieve it. At the end, when you achieve it, you will proud of yourself and other people will start to respect yourself even more. Besides that, don’t give excuses say that you can’t do it. Nothing is impossible if we work hard and consistent in doing it. Whose know we can achieve even more bigger then what we though. =)

And now I will set another new goal to achieve in my diet process which is I want to lose another 10kg in future. Let’s work hard together for those who also in diet. =)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Exchange Student Program to South Korea_ D-2 Visa & Passport

Chuka Haeyo! (Congratulation) to me due to i have been accepted to Ajou University, South Korea as an exchange student for 1 semester starting this 23th August 2012. =)

There is 5 of us been selected to South Korea. 2 Guys was selected to Soulbrige International School and 3 of us (girls) been selected to Ajou University from The National University of Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia. 
We are so happy and excited when we know that we been selected and accepted for the exchange student program for the next semester even though there is a lot procedure we need to do.

Firstly, we received call, interview and letters from our university say that we been selected. Then about a month later, we been told that we received sponsor from our university. Its really really make us happy and felt glad because our main problem been saved! =)

After that, all of us need to apply for passport (only valid for Malaysian). Luckily i already done my passport before this at Perhentian Kajang, Selangor. 
Malaysia Passport

The fees of passport:
RM100 for 32 pages (valid for 2 years)
RM300 for 32 pages (valid for 5 years)
RM600 for 64 pages (valid for 5 years)

The documents that we need to bring:
2 passport picture 
MyKad and MyKad photocopy
Previous passport (if you have done the passport before);
and money

The operation hour is 8.30am to 5pm and passport application processing time is within an hour after payment being made.

The next step is we online apply and filled up form for Ajou University and waiting for the confirmation. Once received the confirmation from there, we started to plan and book for our flight to Korea!! Yeah~ Next, we need to wait for the admission package from Ajou University. After received the admission package from Ajou University, we are supposed to obtain the D-2 (study) Visa for our study. 

D-2 Visa and official receipt

So we went to Embassy of the Republic of Korea at:
No 9 & 11, Jalan Nipah
Off Jalan Ampang,
55000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 603-4251 2336
Fax: 603-4251 9066

The operation hour:
8.30am to 12.30pm;
and Visa collection hour is 3pm to 4pm.

The documents that we need to bring:
1 passport picture (make sure the latest one and clear)
A copy of Travel itinerary (flight ticket)
Passport and a passport copy (the page that shows our personal details)
Admission Certificate from Ajou University
Invitation letter from Ajou University
Letter from home university to Embassy;
and of course money

On 6th July 2012, Friday, we went to Embassy to apply D-2 Visa and paid RM170 which the D-2 Visa valid for 6 months and collect the Visa on the next Wednesday, 11th July 2012 at 3pm. (bring the official receipt)

Next, we went to somewhere nearby to have our lunch. Here we go, Gong Restaurant! The owner is so nice and friendly. Due to worries about non-halal so my malay friends they didn't take lunch here. Only Chee and me having lunch there. So we only order 1 set for 2 people and never though the owner say not enough so she add-on free for us the slide dishes! What a lucky day for us! =) But at the end its become my nightmare due to only 2 of us need to finish all the foods. Its too much for us but the food is delicious. =)

The slide dishes free add-on from the owner to us. =)

Dokbouki noodles set for 2 people.

The name card of Gong Restaurant. Go and have a try on!

Then today we already online register for the housing over there. I got a new college!

For the insurance and body check up, we were plan to do it when we are in Ajou University.

Once done, we only waiting for the time its come to flight to South Korea!!
Fighting together my friends! =)

Day 6: Namsan Tower, Namsan Hanok Villege, Namdeamun Market


The making of kimbab.

19/03/2012 Monday - After check out from hotel, we headed to Dongdaemun Silk shop. Here are a variety of wearing apparel, bedding, crockery and other items for everyday purposes. Many will be here to get costumes and buy silk garments to sew clothes.

Then we move to the Namsan Tower. Namsan Tower is a tower to the CJ Seoul Tower and also known as the Seoul Tower. It functions as communication towers and observation towers. The tower is located on Mount Namsan in the heart of Seoul. Namsan Tower started construction in 1969 at a cost of $ 2.5 million and opened to the public in 1980. Since then, Namsam Tower has become a landmark of Seoul.

Namsan Hanok Village

Namsan Hanok Village is a village of traditional Korean houses, located in Mount Nam. This village as a reminder of the anniversary of the city of Seoul to-600 years and it has an area of ​​8000m square.

This village brings back reminders of old Korea and there are various traditional games, clothing and customs of the Korean culture is shown to visitors.

Namdaemun Market

After finishing a tour of the Namsan Hanok Village, we visited the Namdaemun Market. Namdeamun means that the gates of the south and is located in the suburbs. Namdaemun Market is also the largest wholesale market in Korea is an area of ​​10 hectares and consists of 1000 stalls and some supermarkets. Business area which sell these types of goods such as clothing, footwear, fabrics, ginseng and many other Korean goods. This can be seen that Namdeamun market contributing to economic development to local people and South Korea.

Here end of the trip to South Korea for 6 days. Its really a good experience for me as a student which not all of the student can experience and follow this university trip. From this trip, really learn a lot of thing such as communication skills, team work, confident, and so on.

Hope in future, i still have another chance to follow and join this kind of trip.
Kamsahamida. =)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Day 5: Amethyst Factory, Seaweed Factory, Myeongdong Street Fashion

Amethyst Factory

Our journey continues to the Gems Factory. Korean People's gem (Amethyst) stands for peace, sincerity, and health. Korea's stones is the best quality in the world. In the factory, we can see a wide selection of precious stones and also exhibit purple gem taken from stalaktik the interior mountains of Korea.

Here even sell jades

Seaweed Factory

After a tour of the mill stones, we headed to the factory of seaweed. Seaweed is a Benthos ocean algae that are macroscopic.

Here, we were briefed on how the quality of seagrass growth, how the process of making seaweed, how much time is taken by the seaweed to mature and grow and whether the materials are mixed to form the seaweed. Here, we are not allowed to take pictures.

Myeongdong Street Fashion

After that, we went to Myeongdong Fashion Street. Myeongdong or Myongdong one of the area in the city of Seoul is the main economic activity of business. There are many stalls selling cheap goods to luxury items, domestic or imported goods. Myeongdong also is a center of fashion and night life of young teenagers. It also is the most expensive streets of the city in the world in terms of rental business site.

Here we took advantage of opportunities to shop and see how their business which makes the atmosphere here is so popular and what strategic measures to attract public attention.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Day 5: National Ginseng Outlet

National Ginseng Outlet

18/03/2012 Sunday - This morning, after breakfast at the hotel, we move towards our first destination on this day, the National Ginseng Outlet.

Korean ginseng is considered as one of quality. Traditionally, ginseng is used in medicine. Ginseng root helps to improve the flow, increasing the blood source, exercise and can help recovery from illness.

We were briefed on the different types of Ginseng and the quality and usefulness. We understand that the highest quality Ginseng requires a period of 6 years to mature, fit and have good quality. 6 years old ginseng is only available in Korea and to preserve and maintain it, the Korean government has blocked and prevented 6-year-old ginseng is sold to other countries. 4 years old Ginseng and below are allowed to be sold to other countries. Here we also briefed how to plant and the way to take a look of Ginseng which is so sensitive on space and land use. After planting ginseng, and land area used is not able to do any planting for 14 years.

All Tourist or visitors are not allowed to took photos in here due to Ginseng is one of the most protected item from Korea. =)

Day 4: GyeongBok Gung

We continue with a visit to the Palace GyeongBok. GyeongBok palace was built in 1395 and is also commonly referred as "Northern Palace" because it is located in the northern part of the most far compared to other Palace. We are very impressed to see the existing buildings in this palace as the work of art is beautiful and unique.

Starting from the moment the door open until the close of the Palace but still many tourists and locals who come to visit this palace. Here, for visitors, we can learn and see with our self the Korean traditional culture because here displayed all the revenues and history of Korean relics.

Day 4: National Folk Museum

National Folk Museum is situated in the palace museum Gyeongbok and also presented more than 4,000 historical artifacts that were used in the daily life of ordinary people of Korea from ancient times until now. 

Here we can look more closely and understand the domestic and agricultural lifestyle as before, and learn about Korean cultural beliefs. Korean National Folk Museum has a library, souvenir shop, and a variety of permanent exhibits.

The Main Entrance

Its really a suitable place for the tourist or students to understand more about Korean culture, their traditional and life style. Beside that, in future for the new generation of Korean, they will knowledgeable their own history by visit to this museum.

I think Malaysia should have one museum where can keep all the Malaysian life style, culture and traditional in 1 museum and always update the current changes culture in a museum so that the Malaysia people will be more appreciate our own culture. =)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Day 4: Cheongwadae Sarangchae (Exhibition & Museum)

Our journey continues with the visit to Cheongwadae Sarangchae.

Cheongwadae Sarangchae is a historical center which gives chances to visitors to follow and see the president of Korea footsteps and to obtain information about the history of Korea.

Photography with Korean Little Boy

Hmmm.. actually there is nothing much beside the nice view and some information about Korea, so we just drop by to take a look for awhile and took photos then held back to bus for the next destination. =)