Saturday, November 30, 2013

D.T. Herbs Functional Diet review

This is my personal review about the D.T. Herbs Functional Diet

I've seen a number of my Facebook friends promoting this item and I decided to give it a try. The D.T. HERBS Functional diet being low in calories (115 Kcal for the Vegetable Yam while 131 Kcal for the Cocoa Barley) aims to serve as an alternative to replace one or two of your daily meals so that you cut down on calories intake, so as to lose weight.

However, the nutrition values of the D.T. Herbs are way too low (Protein: 3.01g for the Vegetable Yam while 4.38g for the Cocoa Barley). Based on 1-2g of protein per Kilogram of your body weight requirement, a 65kg adult will need at least 65g of protein in his diet, that works out to be at least 20g of protein per meal. A 3-in-1 MILO® contain 2.6g of protein and much more nutrients such as Calcium, Iron, Vitamins etc. Being merely a beverage, the 3-in-1 Milo is certain more preferred over this meal replacement sachet. I would recommend 2 slices of wholemeal bread (145 Kcal and 7.4g protein), not forgetting the goodness of whole-grains. It also helps to make you feel full faster and last longer.

When I first added hotwater to my Cocoa Barley, it seems like the mixture does not dissolve readily and it looks like some 呕吐物 (vomit). The taste is awkward because it is not sweet and it indeed helps to "Reduce Appetite" as promoted/written on the sachet.

In conclusion, I don't recommend the D.T. Herbs Functional Diet for weight loss because while the calories may be low, the nutrition values do not replace a proper meal. The taste and look of the mixture are not appealing. Weight loss should not be blindly calculating and cutting down on calories. There is no point eating 30+ Kcal less, and you negligent other nutrient intake requirements.

The sachets

back view

Cocoa Barley

Monday, November 25, 2013

Kodak disposable film camera (23 Nov 2013)

Expired Aug 2012 film

Kodak disposable film camera

At the bar


International Airport Ngurah Rai, Bali

View from the sky

Changi International Airport

More pictures : Kodak disposable film camera (23 Nov 2013)

Leica with Fujifilm ISO 800 (11 Nov 2012 - 24 Nov 2013)

I actually took one year plus to finish shooting one roll of film...

Joo Chiat and Katong walkabout (11 Nov 2012)

NUSPS film outing at Tiong Bahru

Bali, Padang Bai trip

More pictures: Leica with Fujifilm ISO 800 (11 Nov 2012 - 24 Nov 2013)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Bali diving trip (19 - 24 Nov 2013)

20 Nov 13

Dive #1
Location: Crystal Bay
Max depth: 24.3m
Average depth : 15.5m
Bottom time: 31min (0931H - 1002H)
Temperature: 25°C

Dive #2
Location: Manta Point
Max depth: 19.5m
Average depth : 10.9m
Bottom time: 43min (1049H - 1132H)
Temperature: 26°C

Dive #3
Location: Manta Point
Max depth: 18.9m
Average depth : 10.0m
Bottom time: 42min (1224H - 1306H)
Temperature: 24°C


21 Nov 13

Dive #4
Location: Gili Minping
Max depth: 26.2m
Average depth : 15.5m
Bottom time: 35min (0901H - 0936H)
Temperature: 25°C

Dive #5
Location: Gili Tepekong
Max depth: 21.0m
Average depth : 13.1m
Bottom time: 44min (1031H - 1115H)
Temperature: 26°C


22 Nov 13

Dive #6
Location: Bloo Lagoon, Shark point
Max depth: 25.3m
Average depth : 14.3m
Bottom time: 61min (0935H - 1036H)
Temperature: 28°C

Dive #7
Location: Bloo Lagoon, Walldrop
Max depth: 23.1m
Average depth : 13.4m
Bottom time: 55min (1148H - 1243H)
Temperature: 28°C


Flight details S$180.00 for return trip with AirAsia

Boarding pass


Empty bottle got crushed when the plane landed due to pressure difference

Arrived at DPS (Ngurah Rai International Airport Denpasar)

Bus transfer

Awaiting luggage

Rp 350,000 per trip transfer from airport to Padang Bai

Celagi inn: Rp 150,000 per night


First dive


Packed lunch

Manta Ray

Street stall



Dinner at Puri Rai restaurant

Fighting cocks

Banana pancake breakfast

Last moment before the camera got flooded

Speed test on the wifi at Celagi Inn

Flooded SL3 dive-torch. This is my 2nd dive torch that got flooded.

20 Nov Dinner at Puri Rai restaurant : Grilled fish + Watermelon juice
21 Nov Dinner at Topi inn Restaurant : Spaghetti + juice -> Rp 99,000
22 Nov Dinner at Manggala : Chicken Cordon Blue + Juice -> Rp 78,000
23 Nov Lunch at Kerti restaurant: Seafood basket + Orange juice -> Rp 66,000
23 Nov Dinner at "No Name" : Grilled fish + Chicken Cordon blue + watermelon juice + Banana juice -> Rp 105,000

More pictures: Bali diving trip (19 - 24 Nov 2013)