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Horse Semen Shot in New Zealand

Beer? Sounds good. Horse Semen? Euwww no thanks!

Did you know that a pub in Wellington, New Zealand known as “Green Man” has introduced an apple-infused horse semen shot which tastes like custard? The shot is very popular among the ladies and guess how much does it cost? Horse semen shot would cost you $300 for vials of semen; that’s pretty expensive. Although Lindsey Kerslake (founder) has never tried the shot, he is confident that his product tastes good, just like a milkshake. He believes that shot drinkers can have the feel of a stallion themselves when they drink this shot. If you wish to try horse semen shot, we advise you to drink it one shot rather than taking a sip because if you do so, you’ll probably vomit. Likewise, try your best not to feel disgusted and you’ll be fine: D

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Why do Muslims eat dates during Ramadan?

 

Dates are a staple fruit of the Middle-East that have been consumed for thousands of years. It is widely known as a traditional food eaten by Muhammad when he broke his fast. Due to this, Muslims consume dates to break their fast during Ramadan. Muslims are required to fast for a month; due to this, their bodies will become weak, along with minor headaches, dehydration and low blood sugar by sunset. In order to avoid these problems, dates are consumed as they are believed to be rich with fibre, sugar, magnesium, potassium and carbohydrates. The carbohydrates found in dates can provide extra energy too. 

How to prepare an Australian Pavlova

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The Australian Pavlova was invented in 1935 by a chef from the Hotel Esplanade in Perth, Western Australia; his name was Herbert Sachse, and he created the Pavlova to celebrate the visit of the great Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova. The Pavlova is one of the country’s most popular dishes.

Cooking Time

75 minutes

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 1/3 cups caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 200ml pure cream
  • 250g frozen raspberries, slightly mashed

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200°C. Draw a 24cm (diameter) circle on a sheet of baking paper and then place, pencil-side down, on a baking tray. Dust lightly with 1 teaspoon of cornflour.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar in a large bowl until soft peaks form. Add sugar (1 tablespoon at a time) and beat constantly until thick and glossy. Add the remaining 3 teaspoons of cornflour with the last tablespoon of sugar. Fold through vanilla and vinegar.
  3. Spoon meringue onto baking paper. Shape into a circle, using the pencil mark as a guide, with a slightly higher edge and a low centre. Reduce oven to 100°C. Bake for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until dry and crisp. Turn off oven and open oven door. Cool completely in oven (Pavlova may sink during cooling).
  4. Slide the Pavlova onto a serving plate.
  5. Spread with cream and top with raspberries.
  6. Your Pavlova is ready to be served.

Mah Boon Krong Sho

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Visit Mah Boon Krong (MBK), one of Thailand’s most popular shopping centres visited by both tourists and locals. There are over 2000 shops here and 130 eating establishments over eight floors that sell almost everything, from clothes to electronics. When shopping here, don’t forget to also bargain for the best deals!

Fake handbags and clothes are also available here, but be sure to seek for help from the shop owner as they are not always on display. Make sure that the prices of the fake bags that you intend to buy are reasonable and don’t forget to walk with your Tourist Discount Card from one of the information desks on the first and second floors. Discounts may vary from 5% to 30%.
When you are tired of shopping, you can always stop by at the food court called the Fifth Avenue on the 5th floor of the building.

 

Travel tips when travelling overseas

Travel tips:

1. When travelling overseas, make sure you snap as many photos as possible! Store these pictures in your external hard disk to ensure that you have enough space to store new pictures.

2. Instead of making calls from your hotel room, why not use phone cards or better, a LocalSIMKad™ of your destination!

3. Make sure you have enough cash and do keep your cash and credit cards in a secured place.

4. Before leaving your hotel room, double check the things under your bed; you’ll never what is left behind.

5. If you wish to wash your undergarments, it’s better to wash them manually using your hands and the bathroom basin available as it is much cheaper than sending it to the hotel’s laundry service.

Work in Dubai

Want to work abroad? Yes, you can! There are many places that you can go to and it also depends to your interest as well; work in a place that you think you can be comfortable in. Well, if you have no experience staying abroad, perhaps experience it yourself! Dubai is one of the great places to work in although there are of course, the black and white sides about it. Let’s explore the advantages and disadvantages of working in Dubai, shall we?

Some of the things that you should put into consideration:

1.      Financial

In Dubai, you will get to enjoy an income tax free salary! This way, you can always save up more money in your bank account. Having more money in the bank is essential as you may need those extra cash for the rainy days. Why pay so much when you can save more?

2.      Culture

Dubai is a place of culture, both local and international. You will get to see a lot of foreigners around the country; people from all over the world come here to work as Dubai is a country that requires professionals from other countries. Due to the multi-cultural population, you will get to learn about other cultures, language, and religion. However, there are people who prefer to work with people from their own kind; they’re not racist, but some people just have their own preference in certain things.

3.      Travel experience

Working in Dubai enables you to learn and know people from different cultures and backgrounds. Well, if you think getting to know people around Dubai is not enough, you are most welcomed to visit its neighbouring countries! Try visiting Syria, Egypt, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and many more. You will get to learn more because although each country may practise different lifestyle and holds different political and religious views, they are very kind and welcoming people. This is also the best time to learn Arabic or perhaps, belly dancing!

4.      Free trip home

Being far from your friends and family back home can be stressful sometimes as many people actually suffered from home-sickness when they stay abroad for a very long time. But, don’t worry, if you’re lucky, you might get your company to pay for your trip back to your home country. Most companies in Dubai would do that, so cross your fingers!

5.      Freedom

Working in Dubai is an experience no one should miss! This emirate city has the largest population and second largest land territory among all the emirates, after Abu Dhabi. It is also one of the most well-known Arab countries for having more freedom compared to the other Middle-east countries. Night clubs are available, so you and your friends can always come over for a beer. Yes, there are more freedom here but remember to always behave too.

6.      Climate

Dubai has a very hot arid climate and if you can’t stand the heat, be prepared for this if you are going to stay there for a very long time. Summer in Dubai is even hotter; it is also windy and humid (108 °F in average). Most people find it to be uncomfortable, but to those who are used to hot weather, they tend to adapt faster.

7.      Habits

Likewise, there are so many people of different nationalities in Dubai. Can you imagine how many types of people that you’ll be dealing with? There are good and bad people; you have to learn to tolerate with others, especially when driving on the road. The road is definitely a place that challenges one’s patience.

8.      Learn to respect

You probably have your own views on certain things and the values practised are also different than the others, especially those from different cultures and backgrounds. If you are not careful with your words, this may lead you to some unwanted actions. Learn to be a good listener and bear in mind that some things are just for you to know; you don’t want to touch on sensitive issues that may put yourself into troubles. Always respect the locals and learn to be patient. If you have to learn to be or behave like the locals, try to do so; but, NEVER compare and downgrade their culture. You don’t want them to tell you to get out from the country, don’t you? So, learn to respect and love each other.

Let’s play in Everland, Korea!

Did you know that you can take your kids to the Amusement and Theme Parks in Seoul? One of the most popular is Everland (Ebeoraendeu). It is located in Yongin, a suburb of Seoul, at 310 Jeondae-ri, Pogok-myeon, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do and it is the biggest theme park in South Korea. Everland would surely blow your mind.

Everland attracts about 2.6 million worldwide visitors. It was also the 10th most visited amusement park in 2007. There are a lot of cool attractions such as the Everland’s zoo and water park, which is known as Caribeban Bay. Did you know that Everland is operated by Samsung Everland? Samsung Everland is a subsidiary of Samsung Group.

The park is divided into 5 distinct zones, which are Global Fair, European Adventure, Magic Land, Zoo-Topia, and American Adventure:

The Global Fair is basically a place for visitors to buy food, souvenirs and pictures. There are a lot of shops here as well as special services such as stroller rental and lockers.

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Zoo-Topia is a place for animal lovers; there are petting zoo, pony rides, and animal shows. If you wish to watch wild animals, you can ride on the Safari bus where you get to see these animals live! Did you know that the Zoo-Topia’s elephant, named Kosik, is famous for its ability to imitate Korean words? Awesome!

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If you want to visit restaurants with European themes, head to the European Adventure! There is a flower garden encircled by a train, games and arcades and the ‘Mystery Mansion’ is another place of interest here where visitors get to shoot at ghosts. The ‘T-express’ is the first roller-coaster in Korea which is made out of wood.

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Magic fans out there can also visit Magic Land, a great place to experience fun rides. The American Adventure on the other hand displays an American history theme; you’ll get to ride on the Wild West rides, Eagle’s Fortress thrill ride and the rodeo.

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Indonesia Meatball (Bakso)

Indonesian Meatballs are made of ground beef, minced onion, garlic, nutmeg, cloves, Indonesian soy sauce and fresh chopped tomato. These meatballs are moist, flavourful and are so delicious!

These meatballs are also known as “Bakso”, which can either be a beef ball, fish ball, or pork ball. Although Bakso is prepared in different types of meat, it is commonly made from beef. Bakso is served in a bowl, with all kinds of noodles; you can choose to either use bihun or yellow noodles to prepare this dish. If you want instant Bakso, you can always get it from your nearest supermarket as most supermarkets are selling frozen Bakso now. What’s special about Bakso is that it has a constant firm, dense, and homegeneous texture.

Want to prepare this simple yet tasty dish?

Check out its recipe simply by clicking this link. Enjoy!
http://chilliyes.com/2011/05/01/recipe-of-bakso-recipe-of-indonesian-meatball/

Travel tips when travelling to Vietnam

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Here are some travel tips for travellers who are travelling or planning to travel to Vietnam.

  1. Taxi services are available at all time. The prices is about 1$ for the first 2km, and every kilometre thereafter costs about 0.5$. Try asking the locals about the rates to prevent yourself from getting cheated by dishonest taxi drivers.
  2. If you prefer to drive, you can also rent a car or motorbikes which are available at most travel agencies. There are a wide range of cars you can rent there.
  3. There are lots of fresh fruits such as oranges, dragon fruit, and apple which are widely available. It is recommended that all fruits should be peeled before eaten.
  4. Drink enough mineral water in bottle if possible since there are cheap and available everywhere. It’s best not to drink water or tea with ice from the street. They may not be clean, so don’t take the risk!

Cambodian cuisines

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The foods in Cambodia are quite similar to its neighbouring country, Thailand. However, the foods are less spicy. Well-known for being healthy and nutritious, Cambodian cuisines can be found in many countries across Asia, including Europe. The staple food for Cambodians is rice & it is consumed by most Cambodians daily and with all meals, utilising a great number of cooking styles and techniques.

Ingredients:

1. Vegetables

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The Khmer cuisines use a lot of vegetables such as winter melon, luffa and yardlong beans; these vegetables are used to make soups and stews. As for fried dishes, mushrooms, cabbage, baby corn, ginger, kailan, snow peas, bok choy and bamboo shoots are used.

2. Fruits

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In Cambodia, fruits have their own titles; durian is known as the “King of fruits”, Mangosteen is known as the “Queen”, Sapodilla as the “Prince” and the milk fruit is known as the “Princess”. Fruits like Pineapple, Star Apple, Coconut, Jackfruit, Papaya, Watermelon, Banana, Mango and Rambutam are also some of the popular ones. These fruits are used in the Khmer cuisines and they are consumed with salted fish and plain rice. Besides that, they are also used to make fruit juices. “Tu kolok” are Cambodia’s popular shakes.

3. Fish & Meat

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The Khmer cuisines use a lot of freshwater fish, which are caught from the Mekong River, Bassac River and Tonle Sap. The Cambodians consume more fish compared to meats with 60% of fish forms contribute to Cambodian’s protein intake. Although fish is consumed more than meat, pork is quite popular, especially in making sweet Khmer sausages known as the Twah Ko. Did you know that lobsters are considered as a dish for the upper class? Lobsters are expensive and due to that, only the middle-class and rich ones will get to eat them at Sihanoukville. During festive seasons, ducks are commonly cooked and some of the exotic ones are like frogs, turtles and Tarantulas.

List of Cambodian cuisines:

1. Amok

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One of  Cambodia’s most popular dishes amongst visitors

2. Mee Kola

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Burmese style vegetarian noodles, specially made for all vege lovers, with thin rice noodles, steamed and cooked with soy sauce and garlic chives.

3. Khor

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A delicious stew of pig trotters, cooked with eggs, fish sauce, caremelised palm sugar and black kampot pepper.

I suggest you try Cambodian cuisines today. There are of course, Cambodia cuisines all around the world but I personally think you all should also visit the country and try the locally cooked Cambodian cuisines. Who knows, they may taste much more delicious compared to the ones served abroad! 😀

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