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When I was in Japan for WAGC, the Philippine representative, Martin asked me about Malaysian food. First thing came to mind was roti canai, then nasi lemak. Both of these are very unhealthy actually. Roti canai is quite oily, whereas nasi lemak is high in cholestrol. I couldn’t bring myself to mention these two to him, in the land of healthy sushis, sashimis and misos. I felt, inferior.

Now I am filled with regret. I did not do justice to Malaysian food. Being healthy is not necessary to qualify as great food. In fact, comparing to processed food, Malaysian food is probably much healthier.

But health aside, I can say Malaysian food taste really good, for example the ketupat and rendang daging above. My grandma made them, and I ate really a lot. Each ketupat is probably equivalent to half a plate of rice. So you can imagine how full am I now.

OK, Raya is not over yet. I’m off to eating a lot more. I’ll exercise later. 🙂

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Finally, I decide to listen to mom. She’s been telling me to take vitamins, raw honey and 6 Day Program Kinohimitsu J’pan D’tox Juice. Usually taking supplement is no problem for me, I used to be quite obedient few years back when it came to that. However after I was fed a lot of weird stuff – celery juice, potato juice, cod liver oil, Ayam Brand, akar kayu (tree root) et cetera – I went rebellious. Did not want to take any, anymore. Heehe, I couldn’t GULP GULP YUCKS forever 🙂

But now, I decide to start all over again. My health is deteriorating – more like I’m lacking energy to be precise. I got tired so easily, and become moody at work. Not to mention my worsening erratic psychology and emotion. Whatever it is, I want to regain my youthful energy so that I could jump and fly happily.

The routine is not too hard this time. Ginkgo 2000 – 3 times a day. And a spoonful of Spirit Bay Manuka and Propolis Honey morning and night, and Nutrilite Double X. The detox formula? Maybe later. I took two bottles already, and each time the stomach cleansing was a bit uncomfortable.

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Let’s eat less

People have been seeing more of me lately.

Haha.. that’s a weird way to say I’m fat !!

I eat every time I’m bored. That’s quite a disease. And I eat everything free, feeling stupid if I dont. Tomorrow, an insurance lady is going to call me up to meet for lunch. Just when I start thinking of skipping meals. Perhaps I should say to her, “I’m on diet. I’m skipping lunch and I think you should too”.

Pity her, I’m going to say “No” to insurance. Been so good at saying that lately. Well it’s not like they were going to be my girlfriend had I said “Yes” to insurance, Davidoff, iPod.

OK. I’m going to walk to Tesco instead of driving. Going to Japan in a week. Want those cute Japanese girls to see less of me. 🙂

Walk more, eat less.

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Haha, detox plan already failed.

3:00 am, I’m still awake, not studying and having exam tomorrow. Stomach too full. Had roti canai and teh tarik at 11pm with my coursemates talking about movies, and another late supper one hour later with my sister at Friendster cafe, where I had seafood pasta and iced lemon tea. And listening to her new perception of life 🙂

She seemed very enthusiastic. She had just returned from an organized gathering where people listened to selected speakers talking about life, and shared the stories with me. I am usually against inspirational stories, and all those motivational books – but it appears that they can really changed people’s lives. At least for my sister who was “a doctor”, now changed to “a person whose profession is a doctor”.

I dont know whether I should start listening to such inspirational stories and books too. I try to do everything myself, finding my own philosophy and understanding of life without help from others. Hmm, perhaps I think too much?

Anyway American Go Yearbook is writing about me (not yet).

MALAYSIA: Mohd Zaid Waqiyuddin Mohd Zulkifli 5d is a 25-year-old engineer who lives in Kuala Lumpur. He won the 2008 Malaysia Weiqi Tournament. Hobbies include traveling, watching great movies and chatting and at the WAGC he says “I hope to meet many more go friends from many countries.” His favorite thing about go is that it hasn’t yet been “solved by computer. And the community is really passionate.”

Haha, rather lousy description about me generated from the questionnaire that I answered. Please put some human touch to the writing.

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Detox

Lately I’ve been feeling not my best. A short headache yesterday evening, which was quickly brushed off after a short nap. And I am starting to suffer from RSI (Repetetive Strain Injury) – from using the PC too much and from driving too much – and from exercising and stretching too little.

As with mom’s suggestion, I think I will go detox for a change. Too remove all impurities, evil food from my body. However I was also scared by my sister’s story of someone went blind after over-doing Detox, by drinking 30 bottles of water a day. Of course, there’s also the whole argument that detox is unnatural, and the job of purification should be left the kidneys.

Life is quite boring lately. I just want to start doing something new, even if it is detox.

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