Sweet Memories

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Today is our 3rd-month being husband & wife. Time flies, still remember how we rush for our preparation and all the last minute changes and arrangement. It was a nice memory and this memory will remain in our lives forever.

Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner

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Today is my TGIS feeling. Of course, I stole some of my working time to update my diary because I accidentally saw this video clip and it hit my heart. The title of the video is called “Reunion Gift” directed by James Lee. Is a very short 7 minutes video, but it touches everybody hearts who love their family.

Is show off my feeling too. Is always a Chinese tradition to have a reunion dinner on the Chinese New Year Eve. But, once the daughter of a family grows up and married, eventually, she will not be able to join the reunion dinner with her family anymore as she will have to join the reunion dinner with her husband family. That is always one of the reasons why I did not want to get married earlier. I am a family person, I never leave my family for more than 2 weeks. If I do, is either I travelling with my partner or I have conventions to attend. This year, it will be different.

However, I am a lucky woman. I have a very understanding father in law and mother in law. Every year, our reunion is in the morning session and theirs is in the night session. So my partner or I should say my husband now, will join my family reunion “breakfast” and I will join his family reunion dinner. Even though I am married, my mother in law told me we will still remain with the same plan. I still can have reunion “breakfast” with my family and we will go back to join the reunion dinner for my husband side.

I thank god for loving me, granted me a wonderful in-law family. They gave me lots of love and care during my stay. My mother in law knows my dad miss me very much, she always tell me if I wanted to go back, just let her know she will arrange her own plan with my father in law. I feel so touch. I appreciate her understanding and for my side, for return, I make sure I respect them. I might not be able to cook a nice dishes for them (as for now =.=) but I make sure I gave them full respect. They will not have a rude daughter in law.

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One more month and Chinese New Year will arrive. Hope that those we working at another state, remember to go back for reunion dinner. Appreciate the moment when your parents are still around. Do not live with regrets.

Lavender & Tea Tree Moisturizer

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17 days in the year 2018 has gone and I have been continuing reviewing myself by note down at my Kittypiggy Colourful Life blog. As I am not an adventurous person, it will end up my life is too simple that people will always tell me that my life is very boring.

So I am trying to make a change. In the year of 2018, I want to be more adventurous and try new things. I never had any interest with anything except watching YouTube, reading a novel, listening to music and most important sleep. In the year of 2018, I have found a new interest which is DIY own healthy products. Firstly, I save a lot of money because healthy products are expensive. With some good brands, it will cost me a boom. Secondly, by doing my own products, I able to control the scent that I prefer. Third, life is short, I am enjoying myself with the DIY products.

A few days ago, my husband has tried up again to DIY own moisturizer. This time around, we put few 5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil and 5 drops of Tea Tree Moisturizer.

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Why we use Lavender and Tea Tree?

First of all, Lavender scent able to make you more relaxing and calm. Not only that, it can be used for healing purpose too.  There are few benefits of Lavender essential oil as explain in Alternative Day website.

  1. For acne
    • Lavender oil able to penetrate pores to kill bacteria.
  2. For skin lightening 
    • Lavender oil is anti-inflammatory. It helps to reduce redness of the skin and help to restore bright and natural skin tone. When is been used regularly, it may help to reduce dark age spot and other skin discolouration.
  3. For anti-wrinkle
    • Due to Lavender oil is rich in antioxidants, it will be able to protect your skin from damaging free radicals which contributed to your fine lines and wrinkles.
  4. For eczema and psoriasis
    • Lavender oil may help to reduce the itch and irritation caused by psoriasis and it may help with eczema outbreaks.
  5. For sunburn
    • Lavender oil may help to relieve the burning and swelling.
  6. For skin fungus
    • Lavender oil able to kill fungus infection and irritation on the skin.

As for Tea Tree essential oil, we added it in because it has similar benefit as Lavender. So by adding in into our DIY moisturizer, we have a wonderful scent with double benefits from these 2 oils. The moisturizer can be used as a balm ointment as well. I bring the moisturizer around now. Safe me a lot of money on buying expensive hand cream with limited benefit.

I am learning to love myself now. Life is full of colourful scene, be more positive and be happy.

Simple Dinner For Him

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Today while waiting for my husband to come back, I suddenly feel like eating pickles lettuce. This is where you will miss your mom’s homecooked food. Then my husband called me and informed me that he will be late because he stuck in a very heavy traffic jam. So while waiting, I decided to try to cook the pickles lettuce.

I try to recall the way my mom cooked. I remember she put garlic and meat and a bottle of pickles lettuce and just boil until it is ready to serve. So I was just trying my luck. I was thinking that worst case is I have to throw away the meat and the pickles lettuce.

Surprisingly I do not have to waste the meat and the pickles lettuce. Turn up the pickles lettuce meat stew taste good. My husband loved it. =)

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Monday is always blue, but we will have to change our mindset and do something interesting to eliminate negative energy. Happy Monday~~

Love Rules !

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The 1st week of January 2018 has ended and today start the second week of the January. On Saturday the whole day, I was having company conference event to kick-start the year 2018. This year, our company will be focusing more on innovation and customer relationship. Is a full day conference from 8.00am to 8.00pm. Too many information flowing and I am trying to absorb all. After the 4th speaker, I started to lost concentration and there is where my old habit, taking photos. Took a picture of my Benjamin and Microsoft Cloud plushie. This is to avoid I fall asleep. Just wanted to share the image because is cute =)

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In the year 2018, I will want to focus more on healthy living and healthy relationship. Today, I was reading an article from Health & Nutrition magazine, January 2018. They are discussing Love Rules Resolutions as listed below. I take this chance to review the Love Rules Resolutions for myself.

1. Spend More Time Actually Being Together

-Put all your digital accessories aside and really spend time together, talk to each other and have some little love chat. I think we have not been doing this well as we both are always in our digital life.

2. Be In The Moment

– When we are together, we always got this little problem where we are worried about future. He is planning for his own small business plan and normally there will be a concern about our future planning where it will result in a little de-motivation mood. I will always encourage him not to have negative thought because it will stop him from moving to a bigger plan. I will prefer we enjoy whatever we have at this moment because time flies, we will never go back the same day as today.

3. Kick Off An Aventure, TOGETHER

– This is the resolution that I really wanted to start this year because we both hardly go out together and we hardly sign up for any adventurous activity. The problem with both of us is that we do not like noisy and crowded places. That is why we will always end up staying at home. We really need to start doing something new every month.

4. Turn Arguments Into Conversation Rather Than Competitions

– That is why many couples will end with break-up /divorced if is long term because of Ego, both wanted to be the winner. For this, I think we both are doing well, normally I will try to walk away first when the “pot” is still hot, once the “pot” has cool down, we will discuss the matters that arise that also lead to arguments.

5. Quit The Blame Game

– Yes. I am taking this resolution very seriously now. I have been with my husband for 11 years before I decided to marry him. Of course, along with the journey, I did try to change him and sometimes, I do blame him for not being caring and detail. Now, after I get myself involve with Master Sun, The Superlife Secret Codes, I learn to say the word “I” instead of “You”. I still learning and trying to change my mindset and my approach. Still trying hard and I hope things will change later future.

6. Think Positive

– Every time when things do not go the way I wanted, I will sometimes get frustrated and end up I will be absorbing negative energy. Most of the time it will also be ended up with arguments and we both will asleep in an angry mood. So for this resolution, we are trying very hard now.

7. Make A Compromise

– Compromising! The most challenging resolution for partners because we all wanted things to be in our own way. Again, I still trying very hard. Like what Master Sun always say, before you want your partner to change, we have to look back on ourself first. Change our bad habit first and subsequently your partner will follow to suit you as well.

8. Keep The Third Party Out

 – This resolution I think I am doing quite well. Both our parents respect our privacy and they will not interfere in our personal lives. Thanks to our lovely parents, that is why we can be together for 11 years and more years to come.

9. Make Time For Sex

– Alright, this resolution. I can only say, Yes, we will improve it and make time for this. As usual, busy life, with tired work task and end up not in the mood. Sometimes, we do have this problem.

So, out of 9, I think I am only good at resolution 4. The other 8 resolutions, I guess I will still need to improve and adapt the habit into my daily life in order to have a happy relationship with my husband because we still have a long way to go. Maybe I should set a dateline to review myself again =)

Souvenirs From Taiwan

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There is a saying that “when we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in”  Nothing is more important than being Love.

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My brother just comes back from his Taiwan trip and he brought back a lot of souvenirs. Yesterday I was on leave because I bring my dad for an interview for US Visa application. Thereafter, we went back home to have breakfast together. I feel very grateful to have a happy and lovely family.

He bought back a lot of snacks from Taiwan. All of us enjoy the moment of family bonding. Is just a simple souvenirs but we all loved it. I notice one thing, The packaging of the Taiwan products is very colourful, cheerful and sweet. When you see the packaging you will feel happy. I like the Taro Cake packaging. Is full of the cartoon at the box. So cute.

As usual, when we are travelling, we will not forget our lovely Money boy boy. Money boy got his new year cloth. He is enjoying his new year apparel where come all the way from Taiwan.

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I just love my brother so much, he knows I am a Starbucks collector. He bought me the Starbucks Taiwan mugs as my souvenir. He also bought a lucky charm for my husband. We decided to hang it in our room.

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Sometimes nothing is more important than family love. We are too busy complaining about our life until we overlook how lucky we are actually. Be grateful and appreciate everything that we have.

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Wonderful Christmas Celebration in Year 2017

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Merry Christmas everyone! Today is boxing day so everyone has an additional day of Christmas Celebration. Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas celebration with your loved one.

This year Christmas, I have lots of fun and is definitely a memorable one. It is also our 1st-month anniversary as a husband & wife. We celebrate our Christmas earlier. I bought a Gold Class ticket for Star Wars movie for his Christmas present. This little old boy enjoys his Christmas present so much because is his favourite movie.

The next day, I bring my mom to One Utama to just have casual shopping as I was on leave. After married, I am so not used to staying away from my parents. I miss them so much. Thank god we are not staying very far, is just like 15 minutes away. I really appreciate my father in law and mother in law because they live in a modern thinking lifestyle, they allow me to go back anytime if I want to. They both respect our privacy. My mother in law always tells me, if we have our own plan just inform her earlier then she will arrange her own plan with my father in law. Of course, currently I still not use to it with my new family even though me and my husband have been together for 11 years. I believe I will settle down in a few more months because I have a great in-law that makes me feel warm.

So, while window shopping with my mom, Take the opportunity to snap One Utama Christmas decorations. This year One Utama decorations are full of white cloud and snow. Is simple yet sweet. Life can be simple as long as is full of sweet memory.

Thereafter few days, my office has Christmas celebrations. I have a wonderful gathering with my office colleague as I am based at the site, so I hardly go into office headquarter. So we manage to have a great time and great food and great dessert.

On the actual of Christmas, we have a family one day trip to Genting Highland. Mommy is complaining that she hasn’t been Genting for 10 over years. So we decided to bring her up for a day trip. Although there aren’t many activities up there because the theme park is closed for renovation but we manage to experience the Christmas feel in First World Hotel. Snoopy is in Genting Highland! Genting has this theme which is “Tour The World With Snoopy”. This “tour” started on 1st November 2017 until 1st January 2018. I feel so lucky we manage to visit the “tour” before it ends.

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They have this 3D SkySymphony show at the certain timing. I and my husband managed to enjoy the show while waiting for my parents to finish their Casino experience. Is so nice and cute and also very beautiful. I feel so lucky.

After the lovely Snoopy world tour end, we visited Premium outlet because I wanted to buy a Kipling backpack as my Cath Kidston backpack has torn off. I will be travelling to Singapore next year end of January to attend Anthony Robbins talk. So in order to have a durable and light backpack, Kipling is the best choice. Kipling at Premium outlet having sales, they have 25% off and on top of the 25%, you will enjoy additional 20% discount. So original price for my backpack is RM769.00. So after discount is RM464.40. I love my pink monkey =P. The pencil box is cheaper, They have 40% discount and on top of the 40%, you will enjoy additional 20% discount. So original price is RM169.00 so after discount is RM81.12. Christmas present for myself.

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So we went back home with sweet memory, feeling happy and loved. Of course, everybody is very tired especially my brother because not only he is having bad cold flu, he has to drive all of us and when we are on the way back, we were stuck in bad traffic. Holiday tour is also a bad traffic day because when the holiday ends, everybody is travelling back too.

I fully utilise my 2017 Christmas. Filled up the Christmas with full of love. Not only that, I also have additional Christmas present from my mommy and daddy. Souvenir from Thailand. Starbucks Christmas tumbler and Thailand version tumbler. This year Thailand has this promotion where the customer who purchase 2 tumblers and will get a free Christmas bag. So mommy knows I am a Starbucks collector, so she bought 2 tumblers for me. Love you, mommy.

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They will always complain that I have too many Hello Kitty around. However, parents love. Whenever they go, they will still buy Hello Kitty merchandise for me. Hello Kitty Zipper storage bags and also Mister Donut drinks container.

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I love the zipper storage bags and each size has 2 designs.

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5 more days to go and 2018 will arrive. I tell myself that my 2018 resolutions will be never complained about how bad my life is because my life is great, be grateful for everything I have, live with objectives and continue finding my passion. Life is beautiful and I am lucky that I have a life full of love and peace.

Happy holiday~~ #Love&Peace