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A new way to prepare fish and chips!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Or in my case today, hash browns.

I hate deep frying, it's messy to clean up and takes so much effort. Well, today I thought : if you can pan-fry steak, why can't you pan fry fish and chips? If it works, I'll be using much less oil and lessen the probability of being scalded by hot oil

And you know what? It worked! I got my perfectly fried fish (frozen) and hash brown using a lot less oil! This is the way I'll prepare fish and 'chips' from now on!

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SUNNY332 8/30/2011 10:04AM

    I don't fix the potatoes but it is a great idea. We pan fry our fish (frozen also) in 2 T. of olive oil and there is oil left in the pan after it is finished which means the fish is not absorbing too much of the oil.

Thanks so much!

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Week 2 of Slacking!

Monday, August 29, 2011

It all started 2 Fridays ago. On the following Monday, I owed the machine 1kg, on Wednesday 0.7kg, and on Friday, 0.1kgs. I tried and I tried to limit my fluid and food intake but today, which is the next Monday, I still owe the machine 0.8kgs.

I'm a dialysis patient and owing the machine any amount of water is bad news. Today was partly my fault too, towards the second hour, the nurses decided to stop my treatment for a while because my blood pressure was a little low.

As always, I was concerned that my treatment would end up being longer, so I protested. Then, the nurse decided to start my treatment again. Towards the 3rd hour, I started feeling uncomfortable. So I had to stop my treatment a for a while anyway and my target was reduced, that's why I ended up owing the machine so much (800 grams = 0.8kgs).

Well, I've learnt my lesson, the next time the nurses want to do anything regarding my treatment, I'll just keep mum.

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AMBERNICHOLE3 9/1/2011 3:52PM

    Things will get better :)

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EOWYN2424 9/1/2011 12:06AM

    No, dialysis does not hurt, only the first few seconds when the needles go in, after that, you don't feel a thing. Sometimes you will feel dizzy or tired afterwards.

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RAINRUNNER5 8/31/2011 1:34PM

    Wow, that must be really tough to sit there for so long and have to go through that. When I taught one of my students was developing problems with his kidneys and he was 17. It sucked big time for him.

It also must be hard to post about it and people don't know what to say because not too many people go through the same routine of trying to stay afloat with dialysis. Mostly they're worried about a few pounds not their life and we don't understand what you go through, just that it must be a lot.

What do you do to pass the time?

Does it hurt to have dialysis?

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CHERWHOAH 8/30/2011 12:29AM

    :( I hope things go better next time around.

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JKWETZSTEIN 8/29/2011 5:29PM

    Hang in there. I hope things get better for you. Take care.

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CAM2438 8/29/2011 7:50AM

    I hope things get better for you. Good luck!

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Trendy Crackled Nails!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

My and my mom just came back from the shop! We bought the new fangled crackle nail polish. We bought the gold base, and the blue and purple crackle nail polish! We have put in an order for the silver base as it was sold out!

I have trendy nails now, it was a cinch to apply. The crackle part dries very fast though. Has the crackled nail trend spread in the US as it has here in Malaysia?

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JOOPRINCESS 8/27/2011 10:42PM

    I bought some but the crackle color dried at a different color than what it looked like on the bottle. Guess it picked up color from the base coat. I'll mess around with it more to get it figured out, but it's fun!

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MACMOM57 8/27/2011 7:46AM

    Yes indeed my youngest had to have it she got black.

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CHERWHOAH 8/25/2011 12:59PM

    It started with the Katy Perry Crackle polish which was hard to come by that started in the spring. But now it's becoming more common.

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TAMMYSUE21 8/25/2011 12:02PM

    Yes it is. I've started to see it around this summer.

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PRINCESSOFROCK 8/25/2011 11:15AM


It is starting to! Just recently, it has started becoming popular. I can't wait to try it! :)

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Dinners, Brunches and Treats!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Well, well, what can I say? It all started last Friday, I switched my dialysis session from Friday afternoon to Friday morning because I had a doctor's appt. in the afternoon. So that's one more half day to my weekend.

Now, I'll admit I wasn't really watching my fluid intake. As a result, on Monday, I was shocked to realize that I had taken in 5.2kgs in fluids and food! As the maximum they can extract from me is 4kgs, I went home 'owing' the machine 1kg!

I thought I could rectify that today but I had put on 2.8kgs, which makes the total 3.8kgs that they have to extract from me. Well, I was ravenously hungry by 4.30pm, and when the Malays nurses went to get their dinner from the Ramadhan Bazaar, I requested 2 little sardine curry puffs.

Towards the final half hour of my treatment, my blood pressure stared to drop and my face began to get pale, so I was actually required to drink some more water. And add the curry puffs to that plus the extra saline pumped into me because of my low bp, I now owe the machine 0.7kgs! ARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! Can I say that again? ARRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

And when I got home and checked my email, I was reminded that this Saturday, I have a farewell dinner to attend for my Home Fellowship. One I don't want to miss! AND I'm going out Thursday noon with a friend from brunch. I've already made up my mind, no breakfast and no lunch tomorrow, just that brunch and a light dinner. I only hope I don't drink too much between now and next Monday. I hope I will return to my regular weight by next Monday........ARRRRHHHGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!

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CHERWHOAH 8/24/2011 3:57PM

    well, make sure you have some healthy snacks in between brunch and dinner. :)

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I just love messing with my hair!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I have loads of hair accessories and I keep adding to my collection. I make it a rule not to buy overpriced ones though. I've seen lots of beautiful hair accessories that are too expensive or maybe too heavy (those made of metal).

I only buy reasonably prices hair clips and accessories. I go for trims quite regularly; the recommended 6 weeks. I intend to let my hair grow a bit longer before my next trim though. I'm going to see how long I can go without split ends.

I'm itching to color it again though; with that new fangled foam color from Japan. Seems application is very easy and I only need one box as opposed to more than one box (like one and a half).

I'll have to walk to the shop one day and buy that foam color. I wanted to go today but the wheather was too hot for that long walk. I didn't get much exercise today, Dad forbid me from stepping out after dark because it's the 7th month (according to Toaist's beliefs : the month of hungry ghosts).

I don't believe in it but my parents do. So, I'm not allowed to go out after dark now........

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JOOPRINCESS 8/27/2011 10:48PM

    Sorry you can't go out after dark, but I can see your dad only saying that because he's protecting you. Who knows? Maybe it is keeping you safe from something that you just don't know about? Let us know how the hair color turns out when you do get it done!

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WELLNESSME09 8/23/2011 9:18AM

    Walking alone after dark is not a good idea. Take your parents advise and be safe!!! emoticon

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REDSHOES2011 8/23/2011 9:08AM

    emoticon I thought my grandma was strict about going out efter dark lol..

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