I Love My Boobs

I love my boobsThey say “Prevention is better than Cure”. But what if you can’t prevent it from happening? Then I guess “Early Detection is Key”. So since I love my boobs and I love me, I had my second mammogram done in May 2015.

The first time I did my mammogram, I was, for lack of better words, “surprised” at the number of “pressing” that was going on. I thought it was like any other x-rays that I’ve done before but boy was I wrong. Since there is a lot of fat or tissue in that area, the nurses need to make sure that the breast is pressed correctly on the plate (is that what it’s referred to?) and that calls for certain arms position which most definitely is NOT comfortable and downright painful! I was, for most of the time, laughing and giggling coz I can just imagine how I look as the nurses tell me to hold my breath and keep still. I mean try balancing your body and keeping still while your arms are twisted in the most awkward way.

mammogram jokeI think I was more “professional” the second time around as I knew what to expect and I was able to finish the scan in a shorter time than the first (lol). Anyhooo.. after the scan I felt like I needed to jiggle a bit so that my puppies went back to it’s normal shape. Wouldn’t want anyone looking at them strangely!

I got my results via post about two weeks later and I am all in the clear. Thank the Lord!

Have you gotten your mammogram done yet? If you’re Singaporean like me, you can just make an appointment at any Singapore polyclinic. You only pay $50 and when you’re 50 to 69 years old, you can even just use your Medisave to pay for it. You can get more details on step by step guide here. So no excuses ladies.

Mammogram Results

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Easy Way to Peel Off the Tape Roll

If there is one thing I hate more than anything in the world is to peel off the end of a tape roll after it has been stored for some time. I mean it can get pretty gluey and when it tears.. oh my goodness, it can go on and on and on. Good thing I found this hack and it’s so easy, you just need to put a paper click at the edge after you use it, just like the image below. You can use this trick for any tape. From cellophane tape to masking tape to console tape, you’d be sure to never run a tear on those tape again.

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Never Enough Space

A woman can never have enough space. You give her a drawer of most sizes, she would need a whole cabinet. When you give her a cabinet, she would request for a wardrobe and when you give her a wardrobe, she’ll request for a walk in wardrobe (grin).. So what is the moral of the story? Just keep calm, give her what she wants and she’ll leave you alone. lol!

What is Fibracell?

What is Fibracell. Nope it is not something that has to do with the female body, though it does sound like one right?

According to wwbw.com: “Fibracell is a composite of aerospace materials specially designed to produce a reed that effectively mimics a cane reed. Sound absorbing Kevlar fibers are held in a light rosin to produce the reed. From there, an exact and consistent production process is enacted. Each reed is precisely trimmed ensuring that there will not be differences from reed to reed.”

So if you are looking for reeds or clarinet, make sure you get one that is made from Fibracell.

9 Free Things to Do Next Time You’re in Chicago

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If you’re trying to decide where to go on your next trip, you may be weighing the options based on how many free activities there are at the destination. If you’re going to be taking a trip to The Windy City, there’s a ton of entertainment for budget travelers. Chicago is full of adventure, but even better is that there are a bunch of totally free ways to stay busy.

1. Stop by Skoki Northside Sculpture Park and challenge yourself to find all of the sculptures within just one afternoon.

2. Check out the latest art exhibit or performance at the Chicago Cultural Center. Visit their website to see the latest about what’s going on.

3. The Cultural Center also hosts Weird Fridays, which is where you can meet people, dance and listen to various deejays throughout the month. Pick a Friday that will include your favorite music genre. If you’re considering moving to Chicago or you’ve recently relocated there, this is a great way to meet new people.

4. The Summer Dance in Grant Park is a great place to brush up on your moves. Not only will you learn how to dance, but you can enjoy live music, too. Want a different kind of vacation? Check out cabins on Broken Bow Lake if you’re after some solitude.

5. During the springtime, the Sharing Color Art Exhibit celebrates decades of this free painting art exhibit. It’s open to children of all ages, making it a great option for families.

6. The Second City Comedy Troupe once had talents including Stephen Colbert and Tina Fey. After their normal shows, they have free improv shows that you can watch.

7. Want to meet new people? The Chicago Greeter will pair you with people who love their city and are happy to give free tours. The tours last anywhere from two to four hours and you’ll see and learn about the city like you never have before.

8. Bring the kids to the interactive Chicago Children’s Museum. Every Thursday, families can get in for free.

9. Throughout the summertime, Chicago’s Park District plays host to 250 movies outside. BYO blanket and picnic materials and make a night of it!

Who said travel has to break the bank? Invest in a plane ticket and hotel room, then fill your days without spending a dime.

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