[life-muses] - a memoir... | - Part 2

Far Infrared Treatment (FIR) @ Damansara Perdana

This is gonna be a short post of what I’ve been upto recently.  Work life is taking most of my time thus the lack of updates…..

I’ve been reading and following about this treatment – FIR which stands for Far Infrared Treatment which uses far end spectrum of the sunlight waves to improve circulation, heart condition, fitness and detoxification.

After having following the threads in one of the FB group, I decided to sign up and give it a go!  Nothing to lose but just sweats ^.^ which convert it to detoxify.

Frankly after the first session, I don’t feel much difference but hey it’s only the first treatment, I don’t expect too much change.  Sweat yes, definitely but I didn’t sweat buckets after buckets.

Control panel of the temperature set according to your body

Continued to go for my FIR sessions and I try to go at least 2-3 times a week where my schedule allowed me too.  2nd session was much much better.  My pores started opening and I sweat! I meant really really sweat! I continued to sweat on my drive back home!! * please remember to bring your own towel *

inside of the cabin where a jug of water is provided for you to keep yourself hydrate throughout the session

I started to enjoy my FIR treatment and the 30 mins session seems to passed by quickly.  I’m able to read and listen to music inside the cabin thus am not bored at all just sitting and starting into space.  Think I’ll bring my phone in next time (allowed?) and I can surf the net then :P

overview of the FIR cabin

After having missed my FIR treatment last week, I can’t wait to get back to my schedule and start fitting in FIR appointments!  Sweat here I come!!….. :D

Return To Zero Lifetime Movie Preview

I had a chance to preview Return to Zero, based on a true story which tells the story of a successful couple, Maggie and Aaron who are preparing for the arrival of their first child.  Just weeks before their due date they are devastated to discover that their baby son has died in the womb and will be stillborn.

The two attempt to go on with their lives but cannot escape their postpartum grief and their relationship has been forever altered by this loss.  They try to cope in a myriad of ways – through denial, escape and alcohol…

This brought me back to ponder during both my pregnancy that I’ve been blessed with a smooth pregnancy journey.  I could not imagine the pain couples has to go thru losing a baby.  I still remember vividly when I discovered that I was pregnant and my gynae would tell me come back again at 8 weeks for we need to hear the baby’s heartbeat.

It will be painful to accept if after weeks into the pregnancy and there’s no detection of the heartbeat, what more if you are already going to due at 8 – 9 months only to discover that you lost your baby’s heartbeat.  No words can described those feelings.

A scene from the movie during the memorial service where friends and family paid tribute.  These words struck me really deep :  ”This child never knew anything but LOVE.  He was never hungry, he was never cold….”

How true for a child is sheltered with all the love from his parents even while in the womb.  He knows no pain, hunger nor cold but just warmth and love.

I’m not going to share the whole story.  I believe you need to watch it yourself to feel the emotions the couple went thru.  Things like these happens to a lot more couples than you think.

How did Maggie and Aaron move on with their lives and would they have a 2nd chance of pregnancy?  Find out yourself as Return to Zero will be premiering tomorrow, May 20th on Lifetime Channel (Ch 709 on Astro) at 8pm.

Beijing Roasted Duck Promo @ ParkRoyal Hotel Kuala Lumpur

It’s been quite sometime since I visited Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant in ParkRoyal Hotel Kuala Lumpur.  My recent visit saw me witnessing the Tea Connoisseur who presents the humble act of tea art where he holds a metre-long nose bronze tea kettle, combines with the skills of Chinese martial arts, dance and gymnastics to perform elegant tea-pouring moves.

Totally in awed!!  And the tea that I had was the restaurant’s signature Eight Treasure Tea.

Now back to the coming promotion – Beijing Roasted Duck.  I’ve not been to Beijing before and I love roasted duck.  Offer me anytime, I will not say no :p

While waiting, we nimble on some appetisers before the star of the night made it’s appearance!

Roasted to perfection, the duck skin, bones and meat will be prepared into a variety of dishes of your choice.  You have seven to choose from!

The Chef delicately carved in front of us the crispy duck skin which will be used to prepare the Duck Skin wrapped with Seaweed and Julienne Legumes.  Includes in the wrap are cucumber, spring onions and sweet sauce.

My favourite, I had 2 rolls of this that night :D

The duck bones can be used to prepare Duck Bones with Salted Vegetable and Bean Curd Soup.   A popular local dish that one can have while waiting for main course to be served.

Now onto the mains where you can have seven varieties to choose from.

Wok-fried Duck with Sichuan Spicy Chilli.  A class dish found in Si Chuan Dou Hua which usually uses chicken, this time it’s served using duck meat.  Be aware though that while this dish is addictive, it is also a numbing dish where your tongue will be numb by the Sichuan chillies.  I’ll bet it will be your memorable dish if it is your first time trying this.

Another alternative is to have the Stir-fried Duck with Fragrant Black Pepper Sauce.  Surprisingly the cut of the duck meat is thick thus I enjoyed this dish very much while the meat soaks up the black pepper.  I must say tho that as much as I like black pepper, it covers the duck fragrant.

If all those spicy numbing action is not your call, go for the Stir-fried Duck with Young Ginger and Spring Onions.  It’s good if you’re dining with kids.  Fragrant yet non-spicy.

Aahh this is one dish that you must try, I kid you not!  Duck lovers and Mango lovers, you’ll be asking for more!  Sliced Duck Meat with Mango and Spicy Sauce.  This is a very unique combination where flavours bombed and played around in your mouth.

The duck meat can also be prepared with 3 varieties of noodles.

The Crispy Duck Noodles comes with duck slices and sauce poured onto the noodles.  The broth soaks up the fragrant of the duck meat beautifully and I enjoyed this noodle.

Something different is the Duck Dan Dan Noodles. Striped of duck meat are served together with some broth.  I found the broth a bit bland in this.

One last option is the Longevity Duck Noodles.  It is actually wantan noodles topped with sauteed duck slices.

Verdict : My preference still goes to the Crispy Duck Noodles :P

The Beijing Roasted Duck promotion is priced at RM99 nett per duck. It is available during lunch from 12 noon to 2.30pm.  Dinner will be from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.
The promotion will run from May 13th to June 15th and it’s recommended that you call and make your reservation.  Be prepared to be tantalised by the traditional dishes of the Beijing Roasted Duck!

PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur
Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant
Lower Lobby
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur

(T) 603 – 2782 8303

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