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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Effects on body drinking Coca Cola

There are plenty F&B outlets in Damansara Uptown where you can drink Coca Cola (except McDonald's Uptown which has closed). But if you read  what is written in infographic uploaded by, you may think twice (content based on an article by Wade Meredith).

Here is a blow by blow account of what happens in your body within 1 hour of drinking a can of coke:

First 10 minutes
10 teaspoons of sugar hits your blody, but phosphoric acid cuts flavor and enable you to keep it down.

Within 20 minutes
Blood sugar and insulin spikes. Liver turns sugar into fat

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Free online OCR - Optical Character Recognition service

Here is a very good free online OCR service. I used it to convert scanned image of the Katmandu money bag how to use instruction and it gave almost 100% accurate conversion to text.

All you need to do is to upload the image file with printed text, complete a captcha to prove you are human, click convert and in short order, the printed text will convert to digital text which you can save in the computer or publish online, etc.

Traveling? Katmandu money bag how to use instruction

When travelling, it is always advisable to keep your valuables like passport, large amount of currencies, etc., in a money pouch hidden under the clothing at the waist. A good one to use is the Katmandu money bag which "how to use" instructions are listed below:


The Money Belt sits comfortably around your waist, providing a discreet and easy way to carry your valued travel documents and money. It also features a pocket with RFID technology, an electromagnetic shielding material to reduce the likelihood of thieyes stealing passport and credit card information.


Two securely zipped compartments and an internal RFID Velcro pocket.The RFID pocket is designed to hold and protect your passport and cards, while the other pockets are ideal for holding cash and travel documents. Adjustable clasp.

Our RFID fabric has been independently tested for shielding passports and credit cards using the commercially-used frequency of 13.56 MHZ. The testing was done in accordance to MILSTD-285, IEEE299, NSA65-6 and EN50147-1 standard requirer9ents.

While we have done our utmost to make this product as secure as possible, Kathmandu takes no reasonsability for any loss or damage in the unlikely event that your personal information is stolen.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Malaya Optical showroom renovated with fresh new ideas

Malaya Optical has finished renovation their showroom and now sports a brand new refreshing look plus something no other optician/optometrist showroom has. See the video below:

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Minut Init Studio Adolescence "Coming of Age" Art Exhibition

Minut Init Art Space's Adolescence "Coming of Age" Indie-centric art exhibition was highlighted in The Star newspaper in the Arts section, page 7 (21st June 2015).

Dali Aziz, one of the founder of Minut Init, described how Minut Init Art Space opened with a "no censorship" manifesto and described Minut Init as an "underground punk art gallery".

Minut Init has hosted not only art events, but also concerts, fashion shows, audio-visual showcases.

Minut Init is run by a group of university mates and friends among which you can count artists, an accountant, blacksmith, even a welder.

Adolescence "Coming of Age" Indie-centric art exhibition feature over 20 works by six artists, Malaysians Aleff Ahmad, Borhanazali, Mils Gan, Nadia J Mahfix; Russian artist Lena Kravchenko and French painter Jael Estrella. The event will run till 26 June, 2015.

Works will include paintings, photographs, lino prints and Rorschach-esque ink blots.

Now that the floor below the studio is available, Dali and his Minut Init partners plans to expand and convert the space to a lounge area for a artsy-hipster space.

Minut Init Coming of Age Indie Centric art exhibition
Minut Init Coming of Age Indie Centric art exhibition

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Fitness First Health Club Damansara Uptown has moved

Fitness First Damansara Uptown may be no more, but have moved to Fitness First Paradigm Mall. No problem at all. There are still a few gyms for fitness and health fans in Damansara Uptown. There are:

1. Muscle Gym Fitness Center along Jalan SS21/35

2. Tone Up Club for Women along Jalan SS21/60

3. In future, for guests of Somerset Damansara Uptown and

4. In the near future, for residents of Damansara Uptown Residence

Plus there is also Funsportz Sdn Bhd at nearby 10 Boulevard where you can buy your own exercise machines and other sport paraphernelia.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Spicy Cauliflower Fried ice at The Salad Bar

Fried rice must always have rice, right? Otherwise why would it be called fried rice?

Not so, says The Salad Bar at Damansara Uptown. Let's us make fried rice with cauliflower instead and thus Garlic Cauliflower Fried Rice and Spicy Cauliflower Fried Rice got invented at The Salad Bar.

James Tan of The Malaysian Insider reviewed The Salad Bar and chose Spicy Cauliflower Fried Rice from among a variety of salads, sandwiches and juices. It sure looked like fried rice as the cauliflower had been chopped into tiny pieces just like rice. It also have chopped carrots, peas, corn, slivers of mushroom, egg, cili padi and diced chicken breast, even a large iceberg lettuce leaf but no rice.

James verdict of the fried rice dish without rice? Taste great like any good Yangzhou Fried Rice, and only 205 kCals per serving.
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