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Our natural detox system!

Now I am no expert on the matter but I can share what has worked for me and what I have learned....so here goes!

Ever wondered why you have reoccurring dark eye circles or puffiness? Or ever felt really heated around the throat area, as though you can feel a gush of hot air rising and have bad breath too? This could be caused by your natural detox system being interrupted!

According to a Chinese doctor I spoke to, our bodies have a natural body clock that carries out its own detox system and all you need to do is to drink more water and sleep at the right time!! Apparently the body clock shuts down for relaxation and rest at 11pm, then individual organs will take turns going into a natural cleaning or detox process whilst you sleep. Which is why it is advisable to sleep by 11pm and drink a glass of warm water first thing after you wake up in the morning to clear away the toxic stuff your body has been working on over the night.
I am perhaps not the healthiest person but I do try to avoi…

Why do I love the Qi Pao?

Is it the way a Qi Pao is cut, fashioned, embroidered or even worn that attracts me to it like love at first sight? I love the Qi Pao which is also known as Cheongsam or simply a Chinese dress.....but it is so much more than that! From the silky brocade, the rich thread tapestry of embroidery, the stiffly noble high collar, the sharply unforgiving cut to accentuate the female form and the seductively high slit; it makes the Qi Pao a beautiful piece of art that represent hundred of years in the evolution of Chinese culture. When I rise to the occasion of wearing one of these great beauties every Chinese New Year, I am reminded of what is beautiful in the history and culture as well as how Chinese roots has infused my life. Make no mistake, as the Qi Pao truly is an unforgiving garment that will display every imperfection I have with the greatest clarity and remind me that I lack the ideal proportion of beauty. But for all its beauty and all its cruelty, I love the Qi Pao and can not st…