While searching for my soul, I decided to pick up my beloved camera Sony A5100 to participate in the weekly photo challenge. This week challenge is Silence. Just is so match for my weekend feeling. Loving to stay in a quiet place have a peaceful silence time. I took my Fuchiko x Hello Kitty with me as they represent me.
I want to appreciate my life by spreading more positive energy to the world. That is the right way to give back to the world.
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.
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.
Lavender oil able to penetrate pores to kill bacteria.
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.
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.
For eczema and psoriasis
Lavender oil may help to reduce the itch and irritation caused by psoriasis and it may help with eczema outbreaks.
Lavender oil may help to relieve the burning and swelling.
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.
I start practising my Love Rules resolutions. Yesterday night myself and my husband try out something interesting. Remember I was telling you we are planning to have our small business? It will be related to Essential Oil.
Yup, I just started using doTERRA essential oil a few months back and I start to fall in love with essential oil. The best part of it is I can use it without worrying that it will be harmful to my family as this oil is natural where you can be used aromatically, topically and the best part is you can even drink or add into our cooking.
Yesterday we tried to make our own moisturizer using lavender essential oil. We got the ingredients from doTERRA blog. Very easy and very convenient. The ingredients that you need are:
⅓ cup aloe vera gel (do not use juice or aloe from a plant as the cream won’t whip properly) 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil 2 tablespoons jojoba oil ½ tablespoon beeswax 10 drops Lavender oil
In a medium saucepan, gently heat the almond and jojoba oils with the beeswax.
Once melted, transfer your mixture to a deep mixing bowl. Leave to cool for an hour or until the mixture reaches room temperature.
Slowly add the aloe vera gel and Lavender oil as you blend the mixture with a hand blender.
Continue adding aloe until you have reached your desired consistency.
Store in an airtight container and apply to skin liberally.
The below is the final outcome before we mix the essential oil and aloe vera. Forgive us for the colour of the image because we did it at night and the lighting is warm white at our home =)
Somebody is enjoying mixing the Lavender oil and Aloe Vero into the moisturizer.
I normally use doTERRA Fractionated Coconut oil and 2 drops of Lavender oil on my dry skin. Sometimes I find it quite troublesome when travelling because bringing the Fractionated Coconut oil around. Moreover, I am worried that the coconut oil will spill and leave a stain on my bags which it already happens on my Longchamp =(
With this, DIY moisturizer, Is so easy and handy now because I fill them in a 15ml size bottle which is my previous eye cream bottle and I do not have to worried about coconut oil spilt in my bag now. Yea…..
We have opened a Facebook page name “doTERRA Wellness Natural Essential Oil” just to share the products we are selling and also information that we collected. Do like our page for more information.
We have taken a week off from work to relax and to get away from the competitive world. The world where you face a lot of insincere people. While on leave, my dear fiancé faces some unhappy things but of course, life moves on and we let karma handle the rest. We tell ourself to enjoy every single moment we are together and appreciate every single day we have.
We went to PD Waterfront to have a walk and is a relaxing walk. Get to breathe the natural air and enjoy the clean wind blowing. Nature is always the best.
Then we went to Melaka to visit my uncle with my family. In the same time, one of the reasons we went to Melaka is to also purchase items for our wedding day. Chinese culture has a lot of rules and regulations. We take this opportunity to purchase some decorations items too.
Since we are there, we also drop by the famous Jonker Street Night Market. Of course, the crowd is crazy because is a long public holiday for Malaysian. So everybody is squeezing each other while walking. We manage to buy some local food and drinks there. A lot of store selling the same thing but each store has their own speciality. I think is because the place has become a tourist area, the food is expensive as well. We bought spend RM10.00 for one stick of sausage and one stick of scallop and RM18.00 for the large mango drinks. The sausage is good but the scallop my fiance say is not so delicious. Guess is because it has been left there for a while and the food is cold.
We manage to buy some local food and drinks there. A lot of store selling the same thing but each store has their own speciality. I think is because the place has become a tourist area, the food is expensive as well. We bought spend RM10.00 for one stick of sausage and one stick of scallop and RM18.00 for the large mango drinks. The sausage is good but the scallop my fiance say is not so delicious. Guess is because it has been left there for a while and the food is cold. The mango drink is alright but of course, we requested not to put sugar water so end up is more natural mango taste and not to say very sweet. Just nice.
After the Melaka trip, we rush back to KL because we have to attend our college best friends wedding ceremony at the temple. We are very glad to be invited to attend their ceremony because is an eye opener for both of us. Different culture different style of praying ceremony.
At the morning we went to Sri Maha Mariamman Temple as both of them is having the praying ceremony there. The setting up is so cheerful and colourful. Thereafter, the night was buffet style dinner for their relatives. 11 years of friendship. Friendship never end.
I learning the Path To Peace. Today the path to peace says that “Nothing Is More Virtuous Than Compassion, Sweeter Than Serenity, Purer Than Truth”.
We just have to appreciate and love our family members and friends sincerely, the positive energy will always be with you. Tomorrow I will have to go back to the negative world, but I just have to maintain the positive mindset to eliminate the negative energy.
What happens to our society? I really feel that we are surrounded by negative energy. The society is full of negative people who release the negative energy around. That is why the negative energy has overtaken the positive energy.
Recently my fiance faces some challenges at his working place. When he was telling me the situation, I keep on telling him to cool down and to ignore the negative energy where people trying to spread to him.
Human loves to listen to a good comment. The moment you tell the truth and when the truth will be a bad comment, BOOM!! the old good days will disappear and you will be treated like a criminal. My fiance was not very happy at first, but I told him to ignore this negative energy and do not allow this energy to influence your day. Let the karma do the rest because what goes around will always come around. We just have to ensure to always do good and be sincere to everybody. People with bad intention, let the karma do the job as is beyond our control.
I have bought him Ametrine Stone as a gift. Ametrine stone is known as a power and energetic stone. A combination of Amethyst and Citrine, providing calm and tranquillity. It clears stress and tension from the head, calming the mind and bringing greater focus to meditation. (Refer more from crystal healing website). For myself, I bought an aquamarine stone. Aquamarine calms the mind, removing extraneous thought. It filters information reaching the brain and clarifies perception, sharpens the intellect, and clears up the confusion (Refer more from crystal healing website).
Loving all my crystal as it really helps to clear my negative energy. Bought one for my fiance to show him that I love him so much and I will always support every of his decision as long as the decision does not harm other people. Amitabha.
Start my week with positive quotes. Do not blame others for your own misfortune. You are the master of your destiny. Some people without the right mindset, they only want to gain sympathy from others by complaining to others about their problem instead of truly resolving them. Bad energy will circle around you. Without you notice, blaming and complaining will become a habit.
Start the day with positive energy and your life will be happier.
A new month has arrived and a new weekend arriving. Time flies too fast that sometimes I not able to catch up. I just finished another book of Barbara Freethy, One True Love.
I know this story is a fiction story, but it really touches my heart and I feel being in love. This story is about how a heart broken girl who run away from facing the reality after a very bad incident happened 8 years ago. Leaving behind her family and her husband or ex-husband to a city and have become a corporate lady with her own career and a new boyfriend who is older than her about 20 years old.
When I finished reading this book, I suddenly thought of this quote “True Love Will Always Find A Way To Come” because nobody how Lisa run away from facing the reality, true love will lead her to the path where she supposes to be. True love, lead her to come back to her true love and family.
Sometimes, you can also learn from a fiction story book. They might be fictional, but there is always a learning lesson that you can pick up from the whole story. To me, Lisa story makes me think about myself. Have a been facing the reality or just always running away from it. I never know myself, I never know what I want and I never have a direction for my life.
And LOVE leads me slowly and step by step to the correct direction. I fall in love with my fiance once again. We both are learning how to love each other and how to be open to each other. Nobody is perfect. We all have weaknesses. However, both of us is learning how to love each other. I am glad that we both did not give up during our hard time. Few more months, it will be our 11 years anniversary. I think we need to plan for our anniversary’s honeymoon.
Bought Barbara Freethy e-book at Amazon for $2.99. Love my Kindle so much.
I just completed my pre-wedding photography last Wednesday. Is a tiring but also a fun day. One day before the photo shooting, while waiting for my fiance to finish work, I drop by Centrepoint. We were supposed to drop by the Bridal house to collect the gown and suit for next day photo shooting. I passed by the florist shop and I thought I can just buy one bouquet for my photo shooting as one of the props.
I don’t know how to buy a bouquet actually. So from the brochure, I have chosen the daisy. I love daisy. However, because I have chosen a cheaper price bouquet is quite small. The bouquet cost RM55.00. Guess I need to study the market price before ordering. Is a bit small but still can use.
We have cute and funny experience during the photo shooting. As we have been together for about 10 years, so we are not used to being a sweet couple with some sweet actions and poses. 😂 When we were told to look at each other eyes, we feel awkward and we will continue laughing nonstop. Photographer and videographer have to guide us step by step in terms of posing and the feelings of each other.
So, we went to 3 places to do the photo shooting. The first place is at FRIM Kepong Botanic Garden. First time there of course and I am in love with the environment. I guess a lot of couples shoot there because they even have “Pas Pengantin” which is Bridal Pass.
To enter we have to pay RM112.35. I am not too sure the price we paid is for two cars to enter or only one car because our photographer did not pay for the entry. So I assume the price we have paid is for two cars. Please remember to get the receipt and if the counter
Here I will want to remind you all to always remember to get the receipt and if the counter person in charge has told you that is alright, they will send later please insists on waiting till you received the receipt because you will not be able to enter the garden without the receipt. Our photographer will have to drive back to the registration counter to collect the receipt. Is quite a distance actually. Is very bad for the counter person in charge to do that.
We were lucky that the small hiccups did not ruin our day. When we arrived, the sky and environment are nice even though is very hot and I have to face the sun directly. My fiance took the opportunity to captures some photo of me posing alone. I am not used to it because I don’t really like to take a photo of myself. So I have difficulty in posing and smiling in front of camera (=.=)”
The second photo shooting place is Putrajaya, Taman Saujana Hijau. That park is a public park. So that is why you see a few couples taking the pre-wedding photo. We were rushing for time, that is why we did not take a picture when we were there with our own camera. Have to wait for the photographer final outcome to see how it looks like.
The last location for our pre-wedding shooting was at LIMA PULO. Is a well known Baba Nyonya cuisine restaurant. The restaurant is always crowded. We went there the first time and we did not manage to try out their food because the restaurant is full and the last order is at 2.45pm. This time round we thought we can have lunch there as we have booked the venue from 3.00pm – 5.00pm for photo shooting. As we are running late, we only manage to reached the restaurant at 3.00pm. So we did not manage to try out their food again. The owner is so kind and friendly. Hope we can see him again next round when we have lunch or dinner there cause did not manage to really have a chat with him.
I need to wait for a few months to see the outcome. Can’t wait to see those photo.
Today is Mother’s Day. Is the day where everybody will pamper their mother and bring her out for shopping and dinner. Of course, every day should be a Mother’s Day but today will be special for Mothers.
We bought mommy out yesterday to have dinner at Eat Drink Thai Restaurant at Kota Damansara. It seems like is a newly open Thai Restaurant. It was first discovered by my brother and his girlfriend. Nice ambience with air-cond and the staff is friendly as well.
Straight forward menu and of course their speciality are their Signature Seafood Pot.
So we have ordered 2 types of Signature Seafood Pot. One is Red Tom Yum and another pot is Ma Nao. Both taste very good and the seafood was fresh no fishy smell as well. Of course, we did ask for minimal spicy because my fiance can’t really take spicy food.
We finished everything including the shop as well.
We ordered additional dishes as well. One thing we feel is the portion is bit small for BIG portion. Mommy like the Kai Lan Vege gravy. The omelette is crazy good but of course, is bit oily but in order to taste so good, you can’t avoid the oily of course. Pandan chicken is good as well, I think I add 2 pieces.
We ordered dessert as well which is our favourite Thab Thim Krop. Only my fiance and I like it because they feel they coconut taste bit too strong. The portion is small as well (forgotten to take a picture).
The pricing is affordable actually like the Special Seafood Pot cost RM59.00 each, Omelette cost RM 10.00, Kai Lan cost RM15.00 and Pandan Chicken cost RM22.00. So is still alright but I feel need to increase the portion slightly because, for 7 pax, we feel is bit small for a BIG size portion or maybe we are a big eater. (0.0)”
Mommy loves the food but as usual, she will tell us “I also know how to cook” because she cooks the best dishes for all of us. Mum, you are the best, sometimes you really very naggy, but, I know, you love us and care for us the most. Thank you, mum, you make my life beautiful.