Shopping Review: Amazon China

It’s quite difficult to get English language books in China. Luckily we have Amazon China. So far I could get whatever books I wanted there. Some books are ready stocks but some of them are need to be delivered from the United States.

This time I bought 2 cookbooks to support my Endo diet. One called “The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook” by America’s Test Kitchen 

And another one called “The Anti Inflammatory Diet Cookbook” by Madeline Given, NC.

I will not review the book now, but I will review the shopping experience from Amazon China. So let’s begin…

The books are as described in the listings, One of the book (The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook) has a poor binding (as some people mentioned on Amazon’s review), the packaging was good, delivery time from the United States was 35 days (as estimated). It was a free shipping and I didn’t have to pay duty fee.

The Amazon delivery guy called me in the evening, he sound nervous when I picked up the phone and said, “Hello”. He was silent for a second, I bet he thought “Dang, this foreigner doesn’t speak Chinese!” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ And then he said “Hello” and started to talk in Chinese very slowly. Well, I know a little bit Chinese 😁😁😁 He was nice, so 5 stars for the delivery guy.

For payment method I chose cash on delivery, this is the first time I tried this payment method and no problem at all. 

Overall, I feel satisfied with Amazon’s service, 5 stars!


Pretty Banana Chips

I really like banana chips. This is one of not too many healthy snack options for me. Banana contains vitamins (vitamin C, B6, riboflavin, folate, pantothenic acid and niacin), minerals (potassium, manganese, magnesium, and copper), fiber, and protein. Pretty rich for a cheap fruit!

The problem with banana chips that I bought from supermarket are none of them are sugar free. Sugar are inflammatory, that’s a NO NO for people with Adenomyosis. Once in awhile consuming sugar is fine, but everyday consumption is a suicide. So I was thinking to make my own banana chips at home. I thought, “how difficult could it be? Just slice it and throw it in the oven, and walah… a healthy snack is ready”. 😍

A very confident me started to slice bananas that I have and put it on parchment papers. Nope, I didn’t look on recipes on google. I told you, I was very confident! 😁

I made 2 trays as a trial. And put it in the oven. 150 degrees Celcius for 30 minutes. The bananas started to look mushy. I poked it with a fork, it was really soft. I thought, “It might need more time to make it dry”. So I let it continue baking.

I had a bad feeling about it so I started to googling banana chips recipes. Most of the the recipes said I should put it on low heat, around 100 degrees Celcius for 2-3 hours. Oh, I’m screwed! But a very positive thinking of me thought, “just put the heat to low and wait for another 30 minutes. It will dry… the bananas will look good!”

So I set my timer to 30 minutes and get busy. 

30 minutes later…

Isn’t pretty? Pretty burnt! Straight to the trash can! 🀣🀣🀣

Next time, I will make it right! 😁😁😁

My First Yoga in Two Months

The last time I did yoga was in January 1st, 2017.  Yes, it has been 2 months. this morning I woke up with slight lower back pain. My body felt so stiff like a wooden board, that’s why I decided to do yoga.

I’m just a beginner. I do yoga mostly at home, so I can’t do any fancy asanas πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜† Since I had miscarriage in May 2015, I mostly do post natal yoga. I found it it help to “massage” my uterus, I could feel relieved for my pain. It also strengthens my core muscles and stretches my back muscles, which I think beneficial for people with the same condition as I do.

I follow Elena Brower’s Post Natal yoga video for my exercise. I used to do it everyday, but I’ve been lazy these last couple months 😰

Elena Brower

You can get this DVD on Amazon. Nope, I’m not being paid for saying this πŸ˜†

This video is very gentle, that’s why I really like it. It also toned my fat tummy. It took more than a year to burn my stubborn fat belly but I got rid of most of it and feeling stronger.

I did the exercise from this video this morning, my body was as stiff as wood. I was struggling to do the poses properly, even for downward facing dog… one of my favorite poses. I was shaken when I did warrior I, oh dear😰 I must accept the fact that it will take couple weeks to stretch my muscles. Well, I did it to my self…

This is my yoga mat from Lululemon. It started to worn out 😬 My cat scratched it a couple times, added the beauty πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I love this mat, it’s not slippery and doesn’t smells like chemicals. I’ll keep to use it until it torn apart or I have extra money to get a new one 😜

16 Days of FailuresΒ 

It is so hard to keep on Adeno diet when you are on vacation. So hereby I declared I have been failed to keep on track of my adeno diet. As my doctor advised, I could only eat fish or seafood maximum twice a week. I shouldn’t eat fried food at all, but guess what? Along this vacation I ate hash browns everyday, frequently ate fried spring rolls, drank some cups of concentrated fruit juice, I ate cheese.. I have failed! And I know I will pay for this soon, it freaks me out. The pain is real 😭

Here are pictures of my meals these last 16 days. The devil stickers marked that I ate the restricted food.