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1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fraudulent Claims Disproven, September 8, 2014
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I've finished 3 bottles of this product, monitored my blood pressure and did various tests which excluded all other supplements. I even maintained the same diet throughout to ensure fairness. The results - there was no improvement at all. I'm now convinced that the disappointing results revealed by the independent researchers are all real. Dipak Das (the scientist who committed fraud in his research on resveratrol) has lied to us. I gave this product the benefit of the doubt and will never buy it again.
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Retinol Cream (Vitamin A Cream) 100,000 IU per ounce - 2 Oz (Pack of 3)
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product, September 8, 2014
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I do facial aesthetics and this product was recommended at a course I attended so I decided to try it. Don't be afraid if you feel a bit of biting sensation especially when you're applying under the eyes and around the cheeks. Do not apply immediately after Botox or filler injections. After using just one tub, there was visible improvement in my skin in terms of tightness and smoothness. Great product for those with realistic expectations.


Jumbl High-Resolution 22MP Scanner/Digitizer - Converts 35mm Negatives & Slides to 22-Megapixel Digital JPEGs Using Built-In Software Interpolation - No Computer/Software Required to Operate - Features 2.4" Color LCD & TV Out
Jumbl High-Resolution 22MP Scanner/Digitizer - Converts 35mm Negatives & Slides to 22-Megapixel Digital JPEGs Using Built-In Software Interpolation - No Computer/Software Required to Operate - Features 2.4" Color LCD & TV Out
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars More Like A Toy, September 8, 2014
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Works OK with slides, but scans from negatives are mostly unsatisfactory. The colours are all wrong and sometimes, the yellow tint is so strong that image editing can't get rid of it. The device also hangs on the first scan. You need to turn it off and "reboot". Buy only if you're getting a toy.


The Husband's Secret
The Husband's Secret
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good But Over-rated, May 13, 2014
What if we had not kept any secrets in our lives? What if we had the benefit of hindsight and acted differently? Will our fates be twisted beyond recognition? This in itself would make a brilliant theme and author Liane Moriarty pulls it off pretty well.

Set in a small Catholic community in Australia, the story opens with Cecilia Fitzpatrick finding a letter in the attic. It is an old letter from her husband to her, to be opened only upon his death. She calls her husband John-Paul to clarify, he tells her that it was written when their first baby girl was born and makes her promise not to open it.

The story swings to other members of the community. Taking shifting female viewpoints, he author goes into the minds of a mother who has lost her son to his wife, a mother who lost her daughter a murderer, a woman who lost her husband to her best friend, only to fall in love with her son's PE teacher. These are all "side dishes" and I find it a pity that they are more interesting than the main plot which revolves around John Paul's secret in that unopened letter. Suspicion gets the better of Cecilia. John Paul's sudden return from the US and his frantic search for the letter makes her even more determined to open it.

Sadly, the story climaxes when Cecilia reads the letter and even more sadly, the "secret" is quite obvious by then. Frankly, I almost wanted to stop reading after that. The plot takes a rather contrived turn as the author tries to grant poetic justice to the woman who lost her daughter.

Overall, it's quite an entertaining read, but the plot is way too predictable. Definitely over-rated.


Blood Pressure Down: The 10-Step Plan to Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Weeks--Without Prescription Drugs
Blood Pressure Down: The 10-Step Plan to Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Weeks--Without Prescription Drugs
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Pinch Of Salt, April 30, 2014
Fancy lowering your blood pressure without medication in 4 weeks without medication? Blood Pressure Down by Janet Bond Brill is a clearly-written, easy to read book on this subject. The first part, about 60 pages, explains the "mechanics" of high blood pressure and dire consequences of not managing it well.

Part 2 goes straight into the 10-step plan.

1. Lose 5 pounds
2. Cut the salt
3. Eat bananas (for the potassium)
4. Eat spinach (for the magnesium)
5. Eat Yogurt (for the calcium)
6. Eat Soy (as a meat substitute)
7. Eat dark chocolate (for the flavonoids)
8. Drink red wine (for the resveratrol and procyanidin)
9. Take vitamin D3, Coenzyme Q10, Omega-3 fish oil, vegetable juice.
10. Exercise

Everybody already knows about having to lose weight, cut salt and exercise. What I find most useful about this book are the tables showing the amount of mineral or vitamins in common foods. I'm a little surprised that there's more potassium in baked potatoes than bananas.

However, it should be noted that diet control and restriction alone will not work for everybody. These steps work best for those suffering from secondary hypertension - those caused by electrolyte imbalances and kidney issues. Those without any specific cause, also known as essential hypertension, may not response to diet therapy. Those with arteries already clogged are also unlike to see any significant improvement sans medication in 4 weeks.

Overall, the book still provides valuable information and it's a very good and easy read. Just take the "without prescription drugs" part with a pinch of salt.
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Inspector Zhang Gets His Wish
Inspector Zhang Gets His Wish
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Serious Loopholes, Unbelievable Solution, March 10, 2014
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The author's style is rather flat, but honestly, he was able to move the story and I managed to finish it. The murder took place in a room in a 5-star hotel in Singapore. CCTVs were all over the place and recorded the victim entering his room with a social escort. One hour later, the woman left the room. Nobody entered the room after that. Then the victim then called for roome service and the waiter delivering the order discovered the body - stabbed in the throat. No murder weapon.

The drama that ensues reads like a very simple school play. I'm still OK with that until the culprit was unmasked. The author seems to be living in an age where people still have to hide in closets with handheld cameras to take compromising videos.


Miss Bangkok: Memoirs of a Thai Prostitute
Miss Bangkok: Memoirs of a Thai Prostitute
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Read But Failed To Win My Sympathy, January 18, 2014
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Born to an army sergeant major in Isan (Northeastern Thailand), the author Bua had a happy childhood growing up among military tanks and trucks. She had no money for toys or even colour pencils while her mother gambled away her allowance and her father squandered money at watering holes on payday.

Before long, her parents were fighting and she would hide in her neighbour’s house. Her mother’s gambling habit grew worse. When she was 17, her father found a lover and her mother decided to leave him and take her and her sister to Bangkok. Her mother sold som tam (papaya salad) on the streets. A bartender by the name of Chai tried to hit on Bua. Her mother opened doors for him and urged Bua to marry him even though she had no feelings for him.

Bua and Chai got married and she only found out that he was a nut case who was very loving one moment and downright abusive the very next minute when she was pregnant with his child. Bua was beaten up whenever he suspected that she was having an affair. Bua decided to leave him and she left her son with her father in Khorat.

Bua went to work as a bartender, then a hostess at an upmarket nightclub. An wealthy Japanese businessman by the name of Hiroshi became enamoured with her. He showered her with money and gifts, hoping that she would agree to be his mistress. She rejected him, but he patiently courted her, thinking that she was a shy virgin playing hard to get. After three years, he gave up. Bua had to abandon her classy apartment and move into a shanty in a slum.

Then, she met a motorcycle courier by the name of Yuth who was “more attractive than Chai”. She found him “sweet” and “affectionate”. In spite of the tremendous restraint she showed in rejecting the wealthy and mature Hiroshi’s advances, she wasted no time in jumping into bed with the vocal and showy Yuth. Shockingly yet predictably, he turned out to be another wife-beater. She wanted to leave him but discovered that she was pregnant. She gave birth to two of his children and while he doted on them, he refused to work and the family drifted into financial dire straits.

Bua tried to work as a hostess again, but at 29, she was deemed too old for the upmarket establishments catering to wealthy Asians. Realising that her “market value” had plummeted, she was recruited into a Patpong gogo bar by another Isan girl by the name of Nok. Yuth was agreeable to her prostituting herself as long as she only slept with Farangs and not Thais. Bua received her thong bikini and started dancing on stage, trying to get horny Farang men to bring her back to their hotel rooms.

Nhim, the mamasan at the gogo bar, ran a tight ship with strict house rules. Bua was regularly subjected to the indignity of having regular blood tests and her vagina douched at a VD clinic.

Before long, the inevitable happened. Bua met a then 35-year-old engineer from California by the name of Jack. He not only gave her orgasms, he even took her shopping. Bua was in the habit of telling her clients about an abusive ex-spouse to gain sympathy. She lied to Jack that she was a single parent. After Jack left Thailand, he sent her a long love email. She looked forward to the day Jack would book her on the next flight to California.

Jack visited Thailand frequently, but he seemed contented to remain a regular customer in spite of their apparently romantic relationship. As expected, Bua’s mother welcomed Jack with open arms but discreetly warned her not to get emotionally involved. Bua did not tell him that she was still living with an abusive husband and two children. She was also having conflicting feelings about Jack. One moment, she was doubting his sincerity when he didn’t seem to mind her sleeping with other men in his absence and yet another moment, she was hating him for being possessive when he wanted her for himself only.

One day, Bua received an email from a certain Sarah – Jack’s fiancee! Emails from Jack stopped after that. She realised that she was not the only liar in the relationship.

Bua’s sister Nang found herself a Norwegian boyfriend and married him. She was instantly inundated with requests for money from family members to distant relatives. Nang offered Bua a means of escape from her unhappy marriage, but she couldn’t bear to leave her children. Seeing that the two of them were so attached to their father, they would hate her if she took them away. Bua ends the book with hope that she would one day meet a Farang who could rescue her from prostitution. Ironically, prostitution is her only way of finding him.

I finished reading this book in a couple of hours. It’s really very “light” compared to the classics that I often have to pore over word for word. I’m not sure if Bua had used a ghostwriter, but the language is simple, fluent and unpretentious. I can’t say that I’ve learned anything new from this book, but it does offer a complete story with an insider’s view of how a bargirl came to be.

However, I take issue with Bua’s understanding of the Buddhist concept of karma. She wrote: “I have come to the conclusion that I must have done some terrible deeds in a past life to warrant such a terrible present”. It seems pretty obvious to me that the mess she found herself in was largely the result of her imprudence in this life. Suffice to say that she has not won my sympathy.


The Chomolungma Diaries: What a commercial Everest expedition is really like (Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries Book 17)
The Chomolungma Diaries: What a commercial Everest expedition is really like (Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries Book 17)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Writing, Easy Reading, October 14, 2013
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Mark Horrell writes a very readable account of his successful climb of Mt Everest in 2012. Their teams starts off in Kathmandu and makes the overland journey to Tibet to climb the mountain from the north. From the start, the reader may be misled into thinking that this is some parody of sorts. Horrell is funny and is able to derive humour out of every unpleasant situation in the mountains. However, he soon gets serious with his day to day, blow by blow account of the events. Still, I can't help wondering how much beer their team actually brought to Base Camp.

Horrell goes in great detail describing their long and tedious acclimatisation climbs. To his credit, he does so without boring the reader. When the narrow window is found and the team gets ready for the summit push, Horrell seems to forget how to be funny and details his difficult and dangerous struggle up the North Col, First Step, Second Step, Summit Ridge etc.

The action doesn't end there. Unlike most books in this genre that merely skims over the descent, Horrells recounts the many dangerous moments he had while trying to get off the mountain alive, under the watchful eye of his personal Sherpa Changba who has climbed the mountain 12 times.

There are quite a number of dead bodies the author encountered on his climb. The one that bugs him most is an irrational climber he ran into on his descent. Horrell dedicates this him. Ridden with guilt, he wonders if that climber could have survived if he had advised him to turn around.

Overall, it is a highly readable book. However, I skipped chunks at the end as the author described how totally drained and humourless he was when he reached Base Camp.


Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet
Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet
by Xinran
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Touching, Shocking, October 3, 2013
Sky burial is an ancient Tibetan ritual in which the deceased's body is chopped up and the flesh is fed to the vultures at the burial site. Many foreign cultures will see such a practice as barbaric, but the Tibetans view it as a means to nobly share one's body even after death and in so doing, gain karmic merit.

Sky Burial 天葬 tells a touching love story between a dermatologist by the name of Shu Wen and her army surgeon husband by the name of Kejun set in the China during the 1950s when the PLA was struggling to subdue a newly "liberated" Tibet. Not long after their marriage, the army surgeon was sent on a mission to Tibet. And barely 100 days from their marriage, the dermatologist received news that her husband was killed in battle. No body was sent back. No explanation or details were given.

Refusing the accept the news and believing that Kejun was still alive, Shu Wen joined a military convoy entering Tibet on the then new Sichuan-Tibet Highway. Far from the picture of peace and harmony painted by the Communist propaganda machine, their journey was plagued with ambushes and guerrilla attacks from angry Tibetan seeking revenge.

Their convoy disintegrated after repeated attacks. Shu Wen and a Tibetan woman who spoke Chinese ended up living with a family of nomadic Tibetans. At first, she was shocked or even disgusted by some of their bizarre practices, but just as she was slowly adapting to the nomadic way of life, Zhuoma was kidnapped. Without a translator, Shu Wen was forced to learn the language. The months turned to years. The children in the Tibetan family grew up, got married and had children. In many ways, Shu Wen had blended in and become Tibetan. But deep down, Shu Wen was still hoping to find Kejun.

Sky Burial is not just a love story. Though there are strong allusions to Princess Wencheng, the author presents a relatively objective and down-to-earth view of cultural differences and misunderstandings between Tibetans and Chinese. Both sides are equally capable of fear, greed and ignorance. The shocking ending may sound somewhat incredulous, but it ties in very nicely with the theme. Chinese flesh is the same as Tibetan flesh. It sometimes takes great sacrifice before ignorant people can see that.


Sidney Sheldon's Angel of the Dark
Sidney Sheldon's Angel of the Dark
by Tilly Bagshawe
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3.0 out of 5 stars Cheap Entertainment, May 20, 2013
A serial killer on the loose? A string of similar murders starting from the US moving to the UK, France, India. What does all this have to do with an exotic resort in Bali and a beautiful Moroccan princess? A team from Interpol investigates, but things get a little complicated when one of the members get romantically involved ...

I'm going to avoid a spoiler here, but the plot doesn't seem that original. The author seems to be deliberately trying to mislead the reader at every turn in order to make the plot less obvious. The secrets are mostly all out when I'm through with 3/4 of the book and the final twist, after one of the accused was found not guilty, is so boringly cliched and full of loopholes.

Nevertheless, this is a good, interesting read if you can give your brain cells a break before you start turning the pages.


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