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I'm a Wolf (Sleep Chronotype)

 What is a sleep chronotype?

 
A sleep chronotype refers to an individual's natural preference for when they feel most alert and awake during a 24-hour period.
 
Basically, a sleep chronotype refers to our body's internal clock (circadian rhythm) that influences when we naturally feel more energetic and when we feel more inclined to sleep.
 

Sleep chronotype quiz

 
Most of us can associate with one of these four animal chronotypes — bear, dolphin, wolf, or lion.
 
I took this sleep chronotype quiz and found out that I'm a wolf!

The Wolf

 
Characteristics of a wolf (nocturnal chronotype animal) include:
 
  • Introverted, reserved, creative, insightful, artistic, impulsive, emotionally intense.
  • Can usually be left alone; don’t respond well if they are micromanaged or asked too many questions.
  • Desires sleeping in (definitely not a morning person).
  • Prefers to wake up later in the day, snoozes the alarm relentlessly most of the time.
  • Prefers to cruise through the morning and takes time to get going in the morning before adjusting to the day's demands.
  • Creativity, productivity, and performance peak late into the afternoon to evening. Therefore, to optimize productivity, wolves should save essential tasks until the afternoon.
  • Most productive at night, enjoy working after hours when the rest of society is winding down for the evening.
  • Don't start feeling tired until midnight, prefers to stay up late and go to bed past midnight ("night owl").

 

So accurate! It's very true that I get most of my day's tasks done in the evening, especially when the office is devoid of people. Hahaha! Then, I also really enjoy working late at night because that's when my productivity is at its peak and the world is quiet and I can think and strategize.


Best schedule for a wolf

 

According to MindBodyGreen, a wolf should resist the urge to sleep late and try to get at least 7 hours of sleep to be able to perform their best.

 

Here's a recommended schedule according to Casper.com.

 

  • 7:30am - 9:00am : Wake up
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm : Focus on lighter tasks
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm : Complete deep or creative work
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm : Focus on lighter, less intense tasks
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm : Engage in creative tasks
  • 9:00pm - 10:00pm : Unwind from the day
  • 10:00pm - 12:00am : Prepare for bed
  • 12:00am - 7:30am : Sleep

 


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Quick Dinner at MyeongDong Topokki (Fast Casual Korean Restaurant)

 

MyeongDong Topokki (MDT) Value Sets

 
I have always wanted to dine at one of the MyeongDong Topokki outlets in Klang Valley. Finally, I did so at Pavilion Bukit Jalil.
 
In the photo above, you can see:
 
Top left: Jajjangmyun (Black Bean Sauce Noodles)
Top right: Jjampong (Spicy Seafood Ramyun)
Bottom right: Hangul Chicken Ramyun (Fried Chicken Ramyun)
 
Each set is served with refillable banchan and a cup of  Korean corn tea.

All dishes are delicious! My husband has the jajjangmyun; I have the jjampong which I absolutely love for not being too spicy; my eldest boy has the chicken ramyun because that is his second favorite dish if kimchi ramyun is too spicy to his liking.
 
I just realize I didn't order any topokki (rice cake) dish, which is supposed to be the main dish on MDT's menu. Oops. Oh by the way, MDT serves halal Korean food.

 
This is Chez Jeu Corn Sausage (Cheese Sausage Stick). My youngest boy loves this sausage stick, which he calls a corn dog (like hot dog).
 
This sausage stick has half a sausage and cheese (if I remember correctly) stuck onto a long stick (something like a satay stick), wrapped by a blob of bread and deep-fried. Then they serve it with drizzles of cheese sauce.

Will definitely go to MDT again! There are so much more dishes to try!

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The Essential Guide to First Aid E-Book by IHH Healthcare Malaysia

 

 Whether you are a parent, a caregiver, or someone who wants to be prepared to be a vital link in the chain of assistance during emergencies, "The Essential Guide to First Aid" E-Book πŸ“’ by IHH Healthcare Malaysia will be your foundational guide to help you learn essential skills to handle a range of emergencies!

You can learn how to:
 
Assess a scene and determine the severity of an injury. 🚨
Perform CPR and rescue breathing. πŸ«€
Stop bleeding. πŸ›‘
Treat shock. 😡
Manage common injuries. πŸ€•

And more!

Download "The Essential Guide to First Aid" E-Book

 
You can download the e-book from any of the following links:
 



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#ReadyForYou Accident & Emergency (A&E) Campaign by IHH Healthcare Malaysia

 

"Ready For You" Campaign

 
IHH Healthcare Malaysia has recently launched their Accident & Emergency (A&E) πŸ₯ "Ready For You" πŸš‘ campaign, dedicated to ensuring communities are prepared with lifesaving skills to respond effectively during medical emergencies.
 
They will be training 1,000 individuals with basic lifesaving skills such as CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators (AED) to be able to provide fast and precise intervention should the need arise. 🫑🫑🫑
 
For the public, here are some interesting activities that we can participate to be part of this empowering campaign. πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ
 

Ready For You IG Filter First Aid Challenge

 
Join the IG Filter First Aid Challenge 🀳 and win exciting prizes!
 
Step 1: Follow any of these hospital's IG account - @pantaihospitalsmy @gleneagleshospitalsmy @princecourtmc
 
Step 2: Share a story of yourself conquering the 'First Aid Challenge' Filter, tag the hospital account, and use one of these relevant hashtags #PantaiReadyForYou #GleneaglesReadyForYou #PrinceCourtReadyForYou
 
Step 3: DM them a screenshot of your last frame with the final score. Remember to set your profile to "Public" for them to view your story.
 
Contest period: 16 August – 30 October 2023
 

Download First Aid E-Book

 
Did you know that 1 in 4 Malaysians are not prepared for emergencies?
 
Download the comprehensive First Aid E-Book πŸ“’ (written by emergency physicians) πŸ‘¨‍⚕️πŸ‘©‍⚕️🩺 from the following websites now and equip yourself with essential skills to handle a range of emergencies.
 
 

More event photos

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Luke's 10th Birthday

 
Happy 10th Birthday to my eldest boy! πŸŽ‰πŸ₯°πŸŽ‚ We brought him to experience a real-life flight simulator (A320) at SIMFLIGHTKL, located at SkyPark Subang Terminal (Subang Airport).
 
The package we bought was an hour of flying between Subang Airport, KLIA, and the City Centre; including takeoffs and landings. πŸ›«πŸ›¬✈️
 
 

Birthday dinner

 
I cooked his favorite kimchi-themed dishes for his birthday dinner at home.


Top: Kimchi soup
Bottom: Chicken cooked in kimchi sauce, served with white rice, fried egg, and seaweed strips
Right: Udon soup for my younger boy

 
Chicken cooked in kimchi sauce, served with white rice, fried egg, and seaweed strips. For the kimchi sauce (Luke's favorite sauce on earth), I bought from Glory Mart on Shopee (not an affiliate link).
 
Below are what else I have cooked with some products I bought from Glory Mart.
 

 
Kimchi soup cooked with kimchi sauce and I added in tofu, Chinese cabbage, and Enoki mushroom. I also used anchovy seasoning powder instead of salt for the seasoning.

 
This is Udon soup for my younger boy as he couldn't really take spicy food yet.

 
Luke said it's the best birthday dinner ever! Yay!
 

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Easy Peasy Japanese Pork Curry

 
I love all types of curries - Malay, Indian, Thai, Japanese. Japanese curry has the mildest level of spiciness and it is a curry dish that is very well accepted by my kids.

So, here's my version of easy peasy Japanese pork curry.

Ingredients:
(Serves 2 adults & 2 children under 10)

Cooking oil
400g pork shoulder, cut into 2" cubes (you can substitute pork with chicken or beef)
2 medium yellow onions, quartered
4 medium potatoes, quartered
2 medium carrot, cut into 2" chunks
5-6 tablespoons Japanese curry powder (this is where I bought the curry powder)
Water
200ml light coconut milk (added coconut milk because I wanted extra creaminess)
Salt, to taste
Basmati rice

How to:
 
1. Heat up cooking oil over medium heat in a pot and brown the pork. I used the Shogun Sakura Casserole pot that I bought during Mother's Day.
 
2. Add in onions and stir fry until fragrant.
 
3. Add in potatoes, carrots, Japanese curry powder, and some water. Stir until incorporated.
 
4. Cover the pot and simmer until potatoes and carrots are tender, about 20 minutes or so.
 
5. Stir in coconut milk, turn down the heat, and simmer for another 10 minutes.
 
6. Add salt to taste. Serve with freshly cooked Basmati rice.
 

 

Packed the leftover for my lunch at office the next day.
 

Recipe card for Easy Peasy Japanese Pork Curry

 
Download the recipe if you like. :)



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Rice Cooker Beef & Barley Stew

 
I'm a huge fan of cooking one-pot stews because they are easy to cook, nutritious, and most importantly, a family favorite.
 
Rice cooker beef & barley stew is a hearty dish packed with beef chunks, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, and chewy barley.
 

 
Ingredients:
(Serves 2 adults & 2 children under 10)

500g stewing beef (2" cubes)
2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons cooking oil
2 medium yellow onions, quartered
5 small potatoes, quartered
2 medium carrots, cut into 2" chunks
1 can stewed tomatoes
1/2 cup barley, rinsed
4 cups beef stock
Salt, to taste

 

How to:

 

1. Rub beef with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Coat evenly with flour.

 

2. Heat up cooking oil over medium heat in a pot and brown the beef.

 

3. Remove beef from heat and set aside. Add in onions and stir fry till fragrant.

 

4. Add in potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, barley, and beef stock.

 

5. Bring to a boil and transfer to a multifunction cooker. In this case, I use my trusted smart rice cooker.

 

6. Choose the "Soup" setting and let it cook for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

 

7. Serve hot with your choice of carbs. We have homemade bread by my sister-in-law.




 

Recipe card for Rice Cooker Beef & Barley Stew

 
Download the recipe if you like. :)



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