Ease Your Monthly Boo Boo

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It’s the time of the month again, some go “Oh, NO!” , some says “YAY!”. Many of us often feel uncomfortable during menstruation – PMS, cramps, bloated, mood swings. As I grow up, I discovered tips and remedies that helps me to ease the blues as I try to avoid for taking any medication. I have shared these remedies with my friends and this time I’m sharing it with you how to ease your menstrual cramps.

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Warm Bath

Some say that we shouldn’t take our bath which I think it’s quite an unhealthy step. You definitely want to keep yourself hygienic and of course, to get rid of all kinds of odor. Best of all, try to have warm bath as it helps to relief the cramps.

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Hot Bag

I remember there was once when I was having fever and menstruating during winter in Melbourne, my Lover prepared me a hot bag to keep me warm. To my surprise, the hot bag helped me to ease my cramps a lot and I could never live without hot bags ever since (not till I come back to Malaysia). Uterine contraction happens most frequently when we are menstruating hence the cramp, the hot bag helps to relax your muscles.

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Chamomile Tea

While anything warm could keep your muscles to relax, I find warm chamomile tea helps in relaxing your entire body system. Add some honey if you may, rest yourself aside and enjoy your warm tea. If you never like chamomile tea, try green tea or any of your favorite tea.  Ginger tea would help to ease bloating.

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Try to light up the candle and use your favourite essential oil. The scent from these oils helps you to calm and relax, improve your mood and rest better. Chamomile, jasmine, lavender, rose and ylang ylang are recommended. Some use these essential oil to apply on affected areas, you may look out some DIY formulation over the internet.

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While some of us believe that chocolate helps to improve our mood, so go grab some chocolates to combat the moody us. If you can’t take chocolate, try banana. It contains vitamin B6 that helps to regulate your blood glucose levels.

The DON’Ts

While above are the remedies that may help you, I wanted to share what my mum had thought me what to avoid during our menstruation. It was through her experience and many Chinese belief. It isn’t too bad to avoid all these for only a week or two. You can take it as a belief or a precaution, otherwise you don’t have to follow.

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Ice Water

Remember how I mentioned that how warm bath, hot bags and warm tea helps to relax muscles? Consuming ice cold water goes the other way, it may worsen the cramps. Some say it’s a myth but consuming something warm isn’t too bad, I reckon?

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Grass Jelly

Grass jelly are great when it comes to scorching heat weather and are mainly served as dessert or drinks. In the Chinese belief, any kind of food and drinks that is ‘cooling’ are better not to consume.  Grass jelly is one of them.

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Coconut, Watermelon, Pineapple
Since we are speaking about ‘cooling’ food and drinks, fruits like coconut, watermelon and pineapple are said to be too ‘cooling’ for your body when you are menstruating. I do believe that coconut is very ‘cooling’ as it is recommended by doctors to take coconut juice especially when you have fever. My mum once ate pineapple when her menstruation almost end but after consuming it the duration has been prolonged.

Well, these are just my two cents sharing from experience and belief. I hope this is useful and do let me know which remedy helps.

Do you have any remedy that you would like to share? If you do, please share on the comment section.

Traclyn Yeoh

The Boob Job

Not many female Asians are blessed with the boob size they long for. They come in many sizes small, medium, large or A, B, C, D, E, F cups. Most of them would go for augmentation, however reduction is much lesser. Busty women are usually portrayed as sexy, more feminine, curvy and fun. What do you think?

Some examples of natural busty celebrities are newly wed Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Scarlet Johnson and Salma Hayek. Lucky them, their assets are just great to flaunt upon but do you know that it could get in the way when it gets too big? Especially exercise, the weight and the size might interrupt some of the movement and if it gets too bouncy, its kind of uncomfortable and yeah…gets saggy much faster if the boobies doesn’t get enough support.

I hit a question to my female friends asking if they are satisfied with their boob size and why, it was a great share and the assumption of wanting to be busty all the time maybe wrong!

“I would say no and I want them BIIIG! But even with my size now, I’m having a backache.” – Nicole, Blogger of Nicole’s Mirror

“I used to be very unhappy about it but I’ve learnt to accept my body just the way it is. You do not define a girl by her boob size but you look at the whole package. Also, having smaller boobs has it’s advantages as well.”  – Isabel Lee, Blogger of Sugar Coated Muffin

“Yes I am satisfied with my boob size because… I don’t feel inadequate?”  – Ju Ann, Senior Account Manager and Blogger of My Fat Pocket

“Yes I’m satisfied with mine. If the boobs are too big, makes someone look kinda umm… fat and tops won’t fit properly and nicely.” – Charlene Andria, Project Manager

“No…anyway I don’t think ANYONE is satisfied about their boob size.In my humble opinion, if you’re small… enough said, if you’re big then you will complain its heavy, difficult to buy clothes and bla bla…” – Anonymous

“I am satisfied. I just don’t see the need to change the boob size.” – Anonymous

Alright we have heard from the ladies, what about the men? When I popped the question to my guy friends, some of them took a while to answer and some said it was a good question. So here it is…

Why Do Men Like Big Boobs?

“Sensual pleasures are very hard to be explained. I believe not all men like girls with big bosoms. It’s a preference, I don’t think all girls like guys with big “tools” too, right? It’s a personal choice.” – Jon Wong, Brand Manager

“Not all  but certain girls look good with bigger boobs, like the petite ones.” – Anonymous

“Nice to hold on I guess” – Anonymous

“Because it fits the hand, feeling soft and I could lay my head on it like a pillow.” – Anonymous

“It’s a natural thing in men, they feel happier after looking at it and makes us feel rejuvenated after squeezing at it. ” – Anonymous

“I don’t fancy big boobs. Just nice and within hand grip is the best . Big boobs are just catchy, nice to see but not to grip.” – Anonymous

“First thing that comes to my mind would be visually attractive.” – Anonymous

I’m surprised by the answers although some sounded a wee bit perverted but they are speaking on their humble points. It was rather interesting and fun to open such question to my friends. It was cool to have them to answer it and thank you so much for your time and participation!

Although some said size doesn’t matter, some women would still long for larger boobies. Not just to please men but they just felt better, attractive, complete and more confident. I came across this video a while ago on how you could create an illusion of larger boobs, the safe way without surgery. Let’s watch some booby lesson~  *huge smile*

I thought this could be a good share, she is creative with ideas eh? Her socks idea was old school and cute, just reminded me how much I wanted to be a grown up when I was a kid.

When you want to boost your boobies in such way, try not to overdo it because it’s going to create madness in between your friends…gossips and yadda yadda yadda… and worse still your partner in bed *disappointed smile*. I’d like to tweak a bit from her tips, hopefully it would be alright for her and you.

Jenna’s  Tip: Safety pin

My tweak: Bra clips

I think investing on bra clips would make life easier because you’re not prone in getting injured. You can adjust anyhow by yourself without anybody’s help. It’s easy to use, all you have to do is slide your bra straps in between these clips and you’re ready to go! Crossback and removable straps bra could do the trick too.

Where to find?  At Supermodel Secrets.

Jenna’s Tip: Stuffing socks and double up bra

My tweak: Nu Bra

With the humidity in Malaysia, it’s really difficult to stay chilled for the entire time unless you’re in air-conditioned. Some of us tend to perspire easily and Jenna’s idea is definitely less troublesome for cold countries. My tips here would be using Nu Bra or also known as Freebra, its made out of silicone and widely known for its strapless and cleavage enhancer function. I reckon double up using this will be less warmer and not easy busted than using inflatable or water padding.

Where to find? At Supermodel’s Secret and other clothing stores.

I bump into the Victorian-style bras not too long ago, DEU Body Double. Its a full body corset and looks promising to give you that temporary boob job. You’re just a pull away from it.

Not into corsets? Here’s another bra, Evescret Magic Bra. It’s the same Victorian-style like DEU Body Double minus the corset.

If you were to ask me, I’m 50-50 for on the satisfaction although I’m a B. I do face problems on purchasing tops because the chest fitting was small but it doesn’t happen not all the time. There are times I do wish it could be bigger especially when it comes to low-cut tops or dresses and sometimes I do feel satisfied because it doesn’t really interrupt my exercise (sports bra come to the rescue~), don’t lure rapist/maniacs and premature sagging. Reminder, don’t lie about your size because if you do, you’re not even true to yourself and shows how well you are accepting you.


So what do you think? If the size ever matter? If these tricks going to work? If these tricks going to put men off?

Traclyn Yeoh

The Great Goddess of Women & What Men Hate About It

I figured this would be an interesting topic. I laughed at some of it, some is so-not-me and definitely my Jowie won’t see me that way.

Extracted from Malaysia CLEO December 2008 Issue No.158.


you’re ill. Their firm belief that all men are hypochondriacs and oversensitive to pain makes for an indifferent bedside manner. Instead of tea and sympathy, you get two aspirin (no water) and a lecture about how painful menstrual cramps are. If a man wants proper nursing from a woman then, as with many other things, he has to pay a complete stranger.


everywhere. While this is a fact of life that most men accept, it is a source of endless annoyance to us that your regular copious hair loss doesn’t result in a corresponding bald patch. It’s just isn’t fair.


about things that make men squeamish: blood, baby sick, mouldy bread. Most of the time this is a good thing – they can remove dead mice from traps and cut babies’ fingernails without fainting.

4 WOMEN CONTINUE to require men to give them back massages as part of foreplay, even though it usually just puts them to sleep. Even the most naively compliant of us men, however, eventually see through this ruse.


Experimentation goes, women generally run through their repertoire once with a new boyfriend, like it’s a driving test, and then after a month settle back to counting the ceiling tiles. There are exceptions to this rule, of course, but we can’t get any of them to return our phone calls.


Sitting next to a woman at work can be a shaming experience. While female co-workers can sometimes be drawn into idle chat or cajoled into slopping off early, it usually turns out they’ve finished all their work anyway.


I don’t mind” is not a comforting thing to say to a man suffering from a bout impotence. It just implies you didn’t want to do it anyways. Granted, “I’m really disappointed” doesn’t sound much better, but at least it doesn’t suggest a narrow escape. Offer him a face-saving way out; ask for a back massage and then start snoring after a few minutes.

8 THERE’S NO CORRECT ANSWER to the question. “Do you think I’m fat?” when it’s ask by a woman. “No” means “yes” and even “it doesn’t matter”, surprisingly enough seems to mean “yes”.


seems to have any statute of limitations on revenge. It doesn’t seem odd to a women to fling a glass of wine into a man’s face for something he said six weeks ago. Women are proud of this faculty, but shouldn’t be surprised if the results are disappointing. Men are like dogs; they have to have their noses rubbed in something pretty much straight away to get any reaction other than bewildered whimpering.

10 WOMEN FEEL FREE to use hormones as an excuse for almost any mood or behavior: weeping when watching The Notebook, not being to paralel -park properly…


To know exactly, which men are gay and which men aren’t. But, if truth be told, they haven’t actually got a clue who is and who isn’t. Most women have said, “I always knew you were gay” to every single one of their boyfriends – except the one who really was gay.


of every women to replace all of her boyfriend’s friends with all her friends’ boyfriends. Women are so territorial about friends that it’s safe for a man to assume that she will hate any friend of his that he didn’t meet through her.


with each other’s personal lives in a highly cavalier manner: matchmaking incompatible couples, giving disastrous advice to friends who are having affairs and reporting all confidential information directly to the person who isn’t suppose to know. The result havoc is then consumed as dinner-party conversation. In this dangerous game, men are but prawns.

14 WOMEN USE gift-giving occasions to test a man’s taste and judgement, to see if he will once again hand over a hideous dress, vulgar jewellery or a nasty perfume. He will, so stop testing him exactly what to get – and where to get it from.


she’s tired of being your mother when you leave a towel on the floor, but she’s perfectly happy to be your mother when it comes to criticizing your haircut, making you feel guilty for buying you dodgy jumpers.


There’s a smug, built-in biological swagger in the way women carry around the extra 10-odd years which life has dealt them. It gives them a knowing that they’ll eventually have the last laugh when they’re still around to unplug your life-supporting machine.


the proper method or purpose of TV channel-surfing. That’s why men are reluctant to allow them access to the remote control. It’s not a power thing. It’s just that when women channel-surf they stop dead every time they see a picture of koala chewing some leaves. If you’ve got cable TV, you’ll know that there is always a koala eating leaves somewhere.


and make men to look for them. Men lose things too but don’t have the time to look for them. They’re busy fishing under the fridge  for your earrings yu left in the shop. Here are a few tips, your sunglasses are on your head and your keys are probably still in the door

19 MEN OFTEN REGARD WOMEN as having the most terrible taste in music. This is an old stereotype, but it holds up pretty well. A man can usually flip casually through his new girlfriend’s CD collection and immediately pick out the ones which her previous boyfriend gave her in desperate attempt to improve her taste. Men still hold womankind directly responsible for the Hanson brothers.

Is this really you? Do men felt threaten by women this way?

Traclyn Yeoh