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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

New Styles of Eyeglasses {Review}

NewIt has been a long time since I've updated/upgraded my eyeglasses. Earlier last month, I had an appointment to see the eye specialist referred by my doctor. I needed to get a new prescription as well as follow up from a freak accident in my right eye I had few years back that involved my son when he was a toddler.

Here's the story: What happened back then was that we were out at my parent's place for dinner. When it was time to leave, I got ready and helped my then toddler put on his shoes. Kids were figety at that age, but I never thought about the worst. So as I put on his shoes, my son accidentally flicked his toy (not sure if it was a die-cast car or something else) across my face and right into my right eye. It was so painful that it was unbearable. I was tearing up and I was crying. I wasn't able to open my eye because of the excruciating pain. I couldn't drive home as I couldn't see. My sister and her husband helped. Her husband drove my car for me back to my house while my sister drove her car so she can drive her husband back to their home. I was later sent to the hospital emergency because it was a serious matter. Doctor said that the surface layer is ripped out. I was shocked! My eyesight is never the same since. Every now and then I see circles (like donut rings) from glares from my right eye.

EYEGLASSES REVIEW:

I ordered my choice of eyeglasses online from glassesshop.com. I received exactly what I ordered with the info that I provided them. For the days that I don't wear my prescription contact lens, I decided to go with prescription sunglasses. This pair I chose (called Humphrey Rectangle Clip-on) comes with a pair of removable polarized magnetic clip-on and I find it convenient.

I like how the website has a feature where I can virtually "try on" the glasses that I want and see how it looks on me. 

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It feels durable, adjustable, and looks great. It's perfect. I'd say it's pretty good quality for such a great price (compared to buying in person at a local optical store). Overall, I am very happy with these glasses.

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SPECIAL OFFER: Thanks to GlassesShop.com, they are offering my readers 50% off on all eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses (sale frames excluded). Use code GSHOT50 at checkout.


Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products for free in exchange of my honest review. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.



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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A Ship in the Toronto Harbour Had Been Overtaken by Deadly Ghost Sailors


In celebration of the upcoming film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” a ship in Toronto’s Harbour was taken over by deadly ghost sailors!

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is in theatres May 26 in 3D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D.


The dead have taken command in Lake Ontario...

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Photo of the Day: Glamour Photoshoot

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Photo of the Day: Portrait

Model PhotoshootHad a fun photoshoot session with Elaine. I'm loving the background as well as the colour of her dress.



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Recipe: Chinese Style Egg Tarts

I had been craving for egg tarts and was going to buy some at the Asian supermarket near my home. I saw that it wasn't on sale and felt that it was too expensive and decided not to buy them. It costed $6.99 for half a dozen. Then I remembered I had a recipe that one of the seniors at the Community Center gave me. I decided to try homemade tarts instead and it only costed me just less than $0.20 each.


Recipe: Chinese Style Egg Tarts
(makes about a dozen)

Recipe: Chinese Style Egg Tarts

INGREDIENTS:

3 large eggs
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
frozen mini tart shells

PREPARATION:

1. Preheat over to 375F
2. Melt sugar with the warm water and let cool down.
3. Beat the eggs.
4. Add the eggs into sugar and water mixture.

Recipe: Chinese Style Egg Tarts

5. Add milk into the mixture and stir until smooth and creamy.

Recipe: Chinese Style Egg Tarts

6. Pour the creamy custard mixture over the sifter to separate the clumps in a separate container.
7. Pour the custard into the tart shells.

Recipe: Chinese Style Egg Tarts

8. Bake for about 25 minutes.

Recipe: Chinese Style Egg Tarts

OK, first time I made it was a little bit lumpy (due to the egg whites). Then a friend recommended me to try putting the mixture through a sifter to remove any clumping. That's a good tip.

More tips: To make sure it is cooked through, put a toothpick in the custard and it shouldn't fall over. If it is still "jiggly", bake it for another 5 minutes at a lower temperature to prevent the sides from burning.


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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Dip In & Let the Good Times Roll: Litehouse Dips {Review}

Spring is here and summer is coming, which means the fun, but often exhausting season of day trips, barbeques, parties and entertaining is upon us. Enjoy the festivities, friends, food (and hopefully warmer weather) and spend less time on meal prep with Litehouse Dips, the delicious and convenient dips that pair perfectly with chips, veggies and more!


Here are some of my favourite dips.

Dilly of A Dip: This dip is a blend of sour cream, real dill and spices and is excellent as a veggie or chip dip, and also a great addition to grilled salmon.

Avocado Dip: This thick and creamy dip is the perfect blend of real avocado, sour cream, lime juice, spices and a little kick from chopped jalapenos. It’s great for chips, a natural complement to Mexican food, and a tasty spread on a BLT instead of mayo.

I really like the avocado dip as it is very flavourful. It's great as a spread on any sandwich or even just on toast.

Homestyle Ranch Dip: Just the right mix of sour cream, buttermilk, garlic and onion, this dip is delicious on its own, adding a savory kick to your chips, veggies and wings, or as an ingredient, like in this crowd-pleasing baked ranch potato salad recipe.




 



The ranch dip is so good on pizza!




WHERE TO BUY: Litehouse Dips can be found in the refrigerated deli section at grocery stores. Please let me know if you’d like me to send you some dips. Litehouse Foods has the best dips and seasonings.




Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products in exchange of my honest review. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.



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Thursday, May 11, 2017

WONDER WOMAN – Rise of the Warrior [Official Final Trailer]

Wonder Woman: Rise of the Warrior

From Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment comes the epic action adventure starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen and Robin Wright, directed by Patty Jenkins.

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

Wonder Woman is in theaters June 2, 2017.







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