Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Herbalife Innovations Manufacturing -New Product Plant


This place is MASSIVE! 100,000 Square Feet. Herbalife put in $13.3 million!



We will be able to product 70 Tons of Powder from this one facility!





We found out that our Taste testing lab goes through rigorous steps to come out with products that are HOME RUN HITTERS! Our lab was compared to the BIG Labs at Pepsi Co. Very impressive!


The samples are coded and we are to compare the two to see which one we like the best and why..


After we try them, we enter all the info into the computer to log in our findings. All this info is then compared to everyone else's info to find what the majority thinks.


R&D Research and Development Lab!


You can see here any levels of B6, B12 or any other element big or small.. Here you can see the fingerprint is exact and having this high of quality inspection insures we can have the most effective and consistent product on the market.


Another testing machine..


These machine are so powerful, what used to take hours to test now takes minutes.


Some supplies try to cut cost and use pesticides or even radiation to clean their herbs. When you look at it you can not tell. But Herbalife's high tech machines catch it and these supplies are cut off to insure we have the safest products!


Herbalife is always coming out with new cutting edge products.


80,000 square feet is the Manufacturing, 20,000 sq ft is for labs and offices.


Before we go inside the manufacturing place we all had to put on hair nets. The product control is so good that it is put through much testing of cold, heat & humidity!


Very fast and fun to watch!


Giant mixing machines.. Can mix HUGE batches of our powder to create good mixing and consistency and efficiency.


Then the powder is lifted into machines that place the correct amount of powder into each container.
There are articles circulated in the Internet that Herbalife products are not safe for consumption, contains too much of this too much of that. C'mon, do you know that not many companies got the money to have such a lab to test their products. Who would want to spend a whoppy USD$13.3 million?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Yesterday took momo out again.... She is enjoying herself this week cos' Sat I brought her out, Sunday no school and my mum brought her out too. Then yesterday I took her out again... 3 days straight, this is gonna to spoil her. This isn't right...

Anyway, momo wakes up pretty early yesterday I thought she will sleep till 10 plus or so. I was in my room surfing net when she comes to me with her pillow (again?). I tried to tuck her into bed again, but she didn't want to sleep. Instead she was rolling here and there. It was still early to bring her out so I drag the time...

Okay, okay.. I give up. I pushed momo to the shower and we bathe together. But she doesn't want to get herself wet so I only washed her butt. Then I got her dressed up and gave her a bottle of milk to drink.

While on the MRT, this time momo was noti. She was making noises when we reached Commonwealth MRT. I told her we are going to reach soon... It did calm her down a bit but the next station she was making noise again, until we reached Outram Park station. I quickly alighted and we board the North-east line to Douby Ghaut station. She walked a bit on her own and I have to carry her for the rest.


This sign looks familiar to you? Whenever momo saw this she will be enthusiastic... The bottom left photo: Papa and momo...

I guess she must be hungry so we went to Carl's Junior. When we reached there, momo said she doesn't want to eat there. I told her since she is not hungry, then she sit together with me while I eat. When the food arrived, momo grab the fries... It's good that she eat something there rather than take-away and she eats it later when the food turns cold. She likes to feed me with her fries... She will dip her fries with chilli and then feed me. Nice, huh?

After lunch, I took her to Giant for a walk. I put her into the push-trolley. Initially I put her in the front baby seat but after a while she wants to get out of it and went to the food storage area. At least I don't need to carry her and she also won't go running/missing. A good way to keep her happy and keep an eye on her.



See, momo in action. She always want to stand up and I have to jaga her so that she won't topple over.


After we are done with the food section, we went down to the non-food section. There is when momo gets sick of being in the push-trolley and wants to walk by her own. She went running around the place, then she saw there is a camping tent...


She didn't want to go inside but I told her she go in first and papa will join you later. She is enjoying herself inside.


Of cos' I didn't join her inside... What others will think if I really went inside. A little child playing inside is ok, but an adult?

After then I took her out of Plaza Singapura and we went towards Orchard area. I asked her if she wants to eat (dessert) or drink (coffee). She wants to drink... So I took her to the nearest coffee chain. So far, the one and only coffee chain momo been to is Starbucks. I didn't want to go to Starbucks again so I took her to Orchard Central.




Tully's Coffee... I didn't know that Tully's is actually joint venture with Quiznos Sub which is on the right. It was only when I asks them... cos' I was looking for a baby chair and the chair is at Quiznos Sub premises. The barista told me it's okay I can take from there too..

In fact I didn't put momo in the baby chair cos' it may be a good idea to let her sit on the couch.


Maybe it's a wise decision, maybe it's not...
We didn't stay there for long. I thought of reading some mags there while momo entertained herself but she was running around the floor level. So I took her and we went north. We passes by 313@Somerset. Since momo earlier said she doesn't want to eat dessert so I didn't stop by there. We went behind it to Triple one Somerset. There is nothing to shop there. What makes me wants to go there is bcos' 1 yr ago I was there working as a valet. That time when they are constructing Triple One Somerset, they closed half the carpark. All the tenants are season parkers and they suddenly got no car lots so they need valets.
Can you imagine that time we can park like the most 100 over cars on Monday and 50 over cars on Friday? There is where I got to drive many different car models;
-BMW 1, 3, 5, 6, 7 series, Z3, Z4, SUV
-Mercs,
-Skoda,
-Lexus,
-Saab,
-Audi A4, A6,
-Toyota Mark X,
-Toyota Camry,
-Toyota Harrier,
-Volvo,
-Subaru WRX,
Not to mention those common cars like Nissan Sunny, Toyota Altis, Honda Stream, Nissan March, etc....

So in future, anyone who wants to buy a car, can feel free to ask me which car is good, which car is powerful. Oh yes, almost forget the most powerful, most performance car I ever drive so far in this job is the Nissan GTR.
I even got the chance to drive Mark Lee's car @ Tampines 1, Jean Danker's car @ Dempsey hill, Lim Kay Tong's car @ Ascott Raffles Place.

Those were the fond memories....
Dun ask me for their car plate numbers or contact numbers, I'm professional and won't reveal them to you...

Here we go, Triple One Somerset. In fact I dun understand why they want to build it in the first place. I think the only shop that it worth shopping the NTUC but it wasn't opened yet. After work and you got no time to buy your groceries, that's the place you may want to go.


And this is the place where I had my lunch everyday, buy coffee, etc.

I took momo to the National Youth Park which is at the back. Initially I wanted to take some pics where I normally will sit after lunch but there is someone sitting there already. So can't snap the pics....

Then I saw some real cute arts...
A baby chair? I wanted to fit momo in but she doesn't want to go in.


A school chair...


An office chair....


The sun was pretty hot and momo drank a lot of water already. I checked her diapers and it was still dry. Well, I guess momo got a lot of urine kept inside so I took her to Meritus Mandarin. I removed her diapers and have her seated over the toilet bowl... Hurricane Katrina!!
We went to Takashimaya after that. I was standing outside when I asked momo shall we go inside for a walk. She nod her head...
When I stepped in I saw there was this sakura plant...

You know what, Singaporean are very kiasu. Initially no one was taking pics. When someone starts taking pics, everyone will follow suit.


A close-up shot for the sakura flower... Not clear enough?


A point blank shot of the sakura flower... Clear enough? Still not clear enough, then you jolly well go and see for yourself at Takashimaya.
We went further north and we went to Forum The Shopping Mall. The sky is getting dark so I thought might as well take shelter there first... And true enough it rains... We went to Toy "R" Us. Thought of getting a baby doll for momo but she dun want. The place is so much smaller compared to the time when I was in primary school days 20 yrs ago. That time I still remembered they got this stupid rule that children under 16 are not allowed to enter without the companion by adults.
Those were the younger days....
When I tried to leave the mall, the rain is still very heavy. No where to go so we went to Mac. We are sitting at the long table facing the streets and you know what the whole pavement outside Mac is flooded. The rain level is like till your ankle. I ordered Iced Milo for momo... Maybe she is quite full after the earlier coffee at Tully's so she didn't drink much.

The rain continued like for a good hour before it drizzled. So we left.... I was walking past one photo editing shop and I saw this;
A 3 day old baby!!! So cute!!! In the hands feeling so safe and secure.... I tell momo that is a baby and this is how she looks like when she is just born.

I took momo to the next door Hard Rock Café. The moment I entered momo was screaming and she doesn't want to stay there, so I left the place.
The rain is still on, drizzling still. So I walked under Forum-Hilton-Far East and I went straight into Borders. I exited and went into the basement and walk to Orchard MRT. Just outside ION, I saw this huge picture.
It was actually an ads from the Navy, asking ppl to guess where is Sgt Lim... You can send SMS with your answer and get to win prizes. For example, A10 or C20...

Sgt Lim, Sgt Lim where are you hiding?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

*Backdated posts*


Few nites ago while I was going to take momo downstairs for a walk, while momo is wearing her shoes, I saw a cool Ferrari parked below my block. Wow!! What a sight...





When I got downstairs, I looked around and can't find the rightful owner. Can't find anyone that fits the description of owning a Ferrari. So I took momo to Pioneer Mall. Momo now walks more on her own. I always told her must hold papa's hand when walking.



Went to town and saw this nice building. Situated just next to Carlton Hotel...


Nice huh?


Last Wed, went to this cool restaurant called Joan Bowen with dear. Actually we are no longer together for almost 2 yrs already, but we still keep in touch. I met her at her house and I drove there. The place is situated at No 9, Jalan Wangi. Doesn't know where is it? Oh, it's somewhere near Macpherson. It was surrounded by landed houses. I was wondering where on earth will people get to know of its existence. Dear says it was by the spread of mouth... If the food is good tell your friends, if the food is not good tell the chef.



Didn't take any pictures while inside there cos' it might not be a good action with flashing camera shots. Anyway, if you do want to patron, do drive there cos' public transport might not be in sight.





As we are leaving, I saw this house there is really transparent. There is no walls at the front, all glasses. As you can see, there are lots of lamps hanging within. Maybe this shot you can see so clearly but the design is really posh.



I was really surprised to received a post from KL, Malaysia. Someone sent me a bookmark.

She printed the cover herself, apparently. Guess what when I pull it out?
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A Jim Rohn's bookmark. It says "happiness is not something you wished for or bestowed upon you. It is you who deserved it".


The wordings are too small to see?



"I wish for you a life of wealth, health and happiness; a life in which you give to yourself the gift of patience, the virtue of reason, the value of knowledge, and the influence of faith in your own ability to dream about and achieve worthy results"


Yesterday I took momo out again. Yeah, early in the morning I sent her to school first. When it was time to fetch her, I quickly fetched her home, bathe her and off we went. She didn't have any milk before we left cos' I planned to take her to Carl's Junior for lunch @ Jurong Point. But when we reached there, momo doesn't want to eat there. I asked her how about we go to Burger King cos' I got the coupon. Momo doesn't want BK... In the end we went to MacDonald's.

It was damn lucky that I managed to get a table. So coincidence that when I was walking into the place, someone just finished their food and left the table. I got momo seated and I go and look for the toddler's chair. I ordered Mega McSpicy meal, upsized. Momo was a pretty good girl cos' she was sitting there playing with her own fingers. I presented the fries in front of her but she tells me she isn't hungry. I asked her why she isn't hungry... did she eat anything in school... how come she is not eating... She just shake her head/nod her head/shake her head.

So I have my burger and I leave the fries for her. Maybe later when she is hungry she will eat the fries....

Can you imagine this is how momo hold her fries, all the way from Boon Lay to Raffles Place?

And she doesn't want to let me touch her fries. I told her she can put her fries in the backpack but she prefer to hold it this way, so...

I find this ads very interesting. If you ever watched the advertisements on TV... Got this group of ladies who are screaming when the host show them the secret compartment that got all the nice shoes and clothings, then the next door the male host show his friends his secret compartment that got all the Heineken beer.

The ladies are screaming "ahhh......"

The guys are screaming "AHHHH....."

What if they replaced the Heineken beer with Herbalife shake... Hmm...

When we were at Raffles Place MRT, momo was hungry. I took her upstairs and we were sitting at Chevron House. Momo was running around with her fries. I took some pics of her too.

Then I saw a Caucasian holding a Starbucks coffee, walked past me. It means the Starbucks outlet is opened, so I took momo there. She doesn't want to sit inside although inside is air-con. We were sitting next to a pretty ang moh lady who keep on smiling when she saw momo dancing and singing. I ordered Java chip Frap, and momo drank almost all of it. She doesn't allow me to sip any of it. I had to snatch from her, take a sip and gave it back to her.

We left the place and I took her to Far East Square/China Square. The last time I didn't locate where was it, this time round I managed to find it. The place is really cool, mainly restaurants. It's a nice place to go with friends... I took momo all over the place. She walks, but some times she wants me to carry her.


I was taking pics of the whole gate, when I spotted momo playing with water. The gate was called "Water Gate".


And this was called "Fire Gate".
5 elements, huh? I think maybe got "Gold Gate", Wood Gate", Earth Gate" too but I didn't bump into them.


This was the olden days how the hawkers sell their food. Momo was so funny here. She was peeping into the basket and then look at the "hawker". I have to put her in front of the statue many times before the shots are taken.

As I was taking momo walking at the Mall, I saw this museum "Fuk Tak Chi Museum". The first expression I got was "Wow!!!" A museum @ Far East Square....

You see the high step at the door? Momo managed to scale it on her own...

Some signage at the top...
Maybe my Chinese wasn't that good, maybe you can tell me what those words means?










This is actually a big basin for storing water... dunno who is the one throw coins in it.



Apparatus used for business... the one at the centre is the calculator they used in the olden days... If you know how to use it, it is even faster than the calculator we used now... No kidding!!


Right - left: camera, candle stand, iron.




the old sewing machine they used...


the one on the right is a rice bucket... I know many ppl will think that was for the poo poo...


what they used to make ice kacang (blended ice). Phua Chu Kang's mother used this to earn a living, haha...


the one on the right is what they used to brew medicine.


olden coffee cups and plates.


Even on a Saturday afternoon, this is what the crowd has to offer. Weekdays will be more crowded.


Guess what I found there?

Boxing gloves, punching bags, etc.


At this time, momo was already crying. She is hungry. I took her to see around if there is any food she wants to eat. We went to the food court, pretty expensive and about 40% of the stalls are closed. Not a good choice so we left again. Took her back to China Square and didn't managed to find any food suitable. In the end, we took the MRT back to City Hall @ Raffles City.
In fact the whole day momo didn't eat much. I got no idea why she isn't hungry.
Now momo's hair is getting longer and I asked her shall I bring her to cut her hair....
"Momo, your hair is getting long... you want to cut short?" She nods her head.
"Momo, you want to keep your hair long?" She nods her head.
Guess what she answers me? This is going to be the best answer I ever heard from her.
"In front cut short, the back keep long..."
When on the way back home, momo was already sleeping in my arms. She gotta be sleepy, the whole day she was running around. When I reached home, I laid her in her bed. She wakes up a while later, crying. It seems that her diapers is making her itchy so I changed her diapers. Then she cried again, so I make a bottle of milk for her to drink. She drank about half of it and doesn't want it anymore. So I guess by now she should be comfortable enough to sleep the nite throughout. But she cried again, so I accompany her for a while. When she is sound asleep then I left her.
Then she came into my room, with her pillow and blanket.... And she laid her own pillow, on my bed. It has been a long time since she last sleep together with me.
Only then, she sleep throughout the night...