Dec 31, 2014


The end of 2014 is coming, so I'd like to thank for this year

#thankGodfor 2014 because
  • I and my family went to Singapore this early year for a fun holiday
  • I am engaged to C, proudly call him my fiancee, and have my ring on now! 
  • I and C together we bought our own house, applied KPR on our own, and it was agreed! (Praise the Lord!)
  • Our house is now still on renovating process, hopefully can be done in early 2015
  • For the first time I was attending James Gwee Seminar, very smart, funny, lively, and entertaining speaker!
  • I am able to do yoga regularly now, thanks to Tara Stiles and Sarah Beth videos on you tube
  • Our family have a new addition: my baby niece Kayleen, who was born on September. She is very healthy, beautiful and have a pointy nose(!)
  • I now know why my skin is so easily getting awfully flaky, itchy and dry. The culprit is Sulfate and Paraben product that I use (mostly wash soap). Now that I know I am allergic to those, I carefully choose my soap. Hopefully will have a better skin next year!
  • I found oil cleansing method. As I state above, my skin is very sensitive to some products, and for my face I have dry patches all along the years (that my face won't be flawless whenever I put any foundation on!). Then I read on Female Daily forum, some suggests this oil cleansing method. I then give it a try. I use olive oil (after work, before taking a bath), about 1 teaspoon on my hand, then gently massage them onto my skin (go down to neck too), leave about a minute or two, then go showering, and just use my regular face soap (I use Shiseido Ibuki Gentle Cleanser) and I see significantly no more dry patches. MAGIC! You can google for more detail.
  • I found out Apple Cider Vinegar is the best conditioner for my hair. Every time I wash my hair (I use Sebamed Anti Dandruff Shampoo), I will pour a mix of1 tablespoon of ACV and 500 litre of water, and just rinse it. Yay to no more limped hair! 
  • My fiancee gave me a new phone as an anniversary gift. Yay!
So those are my notes on #thankGodfor2014. 

I pray for God's blessing and mercy for me and C, our family and friends throughout 2015. As recently, my heart is broken hearing the sad news from the Air Asia QZ8501 incident. I found this meaningful words from the mayor of Surabaya here
The mayor of Surabaya, Tri Rismaharini, went from one crying relative to another, and at one point walked out with a grieving man, while telling him: "We don't have a choice. Today this happens to you, tomorrow it may happen to me. Nobody knows. So you have to be strong. Our lives belong to God."
May God bless us.

Dec 30, 2014

The Oats Story

I have never been a fan of oats. Just look at it made me want to puke. So sorry, but it was really the truth. Until one day, I realized my office attire was getting too tight. I had a hard time trying to zip my skirt, yes it was that bad. I know that was the time I should check my intake.

I usually eat some bread with a cup of coffee in the morning, a full plate of meal for lunch and a half plate meal for dinner. And oh ya no exercise at all (is walking from parking lot to the office building consider a workout?).

So, I began to research on the web (yep, I do research first! *nerd*) for what kind of meal that make me full (when I am hungry, my brain's stop working :P) but at the same time not make me too 'heavy' (literally heavy = FAT).

Later I saw on Fit n Fab Diet Nutrition forum from Female Daily (a life saver, really!), there are many thread including: Diet Mayo (big no no!), Food Combining (please, I am working 6 days, 8 to 5 so there can't be done), and Oatmeal Diet.

I scrolled down every comment on Oatmeal Diet, and I said to myself: "Hey, this is so doable! I think I'll give a try!". So there it goes.

I bought instant Haverjoy Australian Oats (smell better compared to Quaker one). I just need 2 spoon of the oats, a half teaspoon of white sugar or brown sugar, and some raisins (or banana). Believe me, it tastes so much better! I can live now! I now have my oats for every breakfast, cut my full meal lunch for a half, and no carbs dinner. I even sometimes make a savory oat recipe (there are so much recipe, go try to find your 'one') : 1 to 2 spoon of oats, a pinch of salt, and omelette. It tastes like a porridge, don't worry, it's delicious (at least for me, an eggs lover).

My body now feels a little lighter, plus making oats is so easy and cheap X)

Anyway, I now do yoga regularly (twice every week, for 20-30 minutes) at home. Thanks to Tara Stiles and Sarah Beth videos on youtube. I secretly hope that by the end of 2015 I can do split! X)