Learning Art and Craft – Making My Own Jewellery

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I always very jealous of people who can come out with art & craft masterpiece so easily. I like art & craft but I have been keeping on telling myself that I am not good at it and I do not have the talent at it. After years and years of telling myself that I am not good at art & craft, I realise, this is a bad habit and I am absorbing negative energy into my body.

When I am telling myself I am not good, I actually have shut my heart that I am not good, but after I learn Super Life Secret Code, I just notice that if I do not try it, how would I know that I am not good. Complaining will not lead me to anywhere.

There is where I decided to take up some art & craft classes. Last year, I went and studied Graphic design at IACT College. I love it. I start learning how to use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Is interesting but I need more practice. This year, I decided to explore on accessories. As my husband is growing his essential oil business so I decided to learn some DIY accessories to tie up with his business.

So I found Elegant Jewellery Studio on Facebook. They do sell jewellery as well at the same time, they are passionate to teach people who are interested in exploring on jewellery to be part of their hobby or as an additional income. To me, I join because I wanted to find my passion at the same time, I want to see what I can assist in helping my husband.

Elegant Jewellery Studio is inside Shangri-La Hotel shop lot,  1st floor. Honestly, I did not know that hotel has such thing. As I am not familiar with the place, so I took a Grab service from Jalan U-Thant. I only need to pay RM7.00. Easier and convenient as parking is an issue there unless you part at Hap Seng, all day RM4.00 on weekend it seems.

I start with basic classes. This basic class of 3 hours cost RM198.00. In the basic class, I learn how to do a necklace, bracelets and a pair of earrings. Tadaa~~~ It looks simple, but it took me 3 hours to complete this set of accessories. Maybe because I am not familiar, that is why I will need more practice. Practice makes perfect.

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I bought the whole set of tools that needed to do own jewellery. These whole sets cost me RM299.00. They come with pliers but I told them I already have one set at home, I do not need the pliers, so they exchange the pliers with a pair of diamond earrings hook. Is interesting. I do not mind explore more.

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I am taking all these changes very seriously now because I do not want to live sadly with full of complaining about my life. Is draining up my energy. Life can be colourful and interesting if I following the right path. Let’s enjoy our life~~

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~~

DIY Your Own Natural Moisturizer

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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.

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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

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, gently heat the almond and jojoba oils with the beeswax. 
  2. Once melted, transfer your mixture to a deep mixing bowl. Leave to cool for an hour or until the mixture reaches room temperature.
  3. Slowly add the aloe vera gel and Lavender oil as you blend the mixture with a hand blender.
  4. Continue adding aloe until you have reached your desired consistency.
  5. 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 =)

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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.

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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 =)

Symptoms of Depression!

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Recently the biggest news on the television is about the K-Pop singer Kim Jong Hyun suicidal case. He left a note saying that he felt “broken from inside” and his depression has taken over his body where he couldn’t defeat it anymore.

I am not a big fan of Kim Jong Hyun but I feel sad because he is not very lucky like me. I was once a victim of depression but I might be at the very early stage because with the encouragement and advice from my colleague, I manage to go thru my bad time and I manage to escape out from the dark box.

Why do I say I was once a victim of depression because I was going through the list of the 10 Common symptoms of depression

  1. Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. A bleak outlook—nothing will ever get better and there’s nothing you can do to improve your situation.
  2. Loss of interest in daily activities. You don’t care anymore about former hobbies, pastimes, social activities, or sex. You’ve lost your ability to feel joy and pleasure.
  3. Appetite or weight changes. Significant weight loss or weight gain—a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month.
  4. Sleep changes. Either insomnia, especially waking in the early hours of the morning or oversleeping.
  5. Anger or irritability.  Feeling agitated, restless, or even violent. Your tolerance level is low, your temper short, and everything and everyone get on your nerves.
  6. Loss of energy.  Feeling fatigued, sluggish, and physically drained. Your whole body may feel heavy, and even small tasks are exhausting or take longer to complete.
  7. Self-loathing. Strong feelings of worthlessness or guilt. You harshly criticize yourself for perceived faults and mistakes.
  8. Reckless behaviour. You engage in escapist behaviours such as substance abuse, compulsive gambling, reckless driving, or dangerous sports.
  9. Concentration problems. Trouble focusing, making decisions or remembering things.
  10. Unexplained aches and pains. An increase in physical complaints such as headaches, back pain, aching muscles, and stomach pain.

When I was going thru the symptoms, I realise out of 10 symptoms, 8 symptoms are happening to me. I do enjoy being alone, I hate communicate with people, I don’t want to meet people. My mind is full of negativity, I hate my life so much. Whatever happening I will always think is bad. I always feel that if tomorrow god ends my life, I will just accept it because I am useless.

Found some of the images of quotation how depression victim feels..
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Thank god, I am lucky because an angel who is very patient has guided me throughout this bad and negative moment. She introduces me to a book. A book that once a while I will still open up and read it to remind myself to always be gratitude and be grateful for everything that I have now. The book is Super Life Secret codes by Master Sun. So now, every day I am reminding myself to be gratitute because life is very simple. Each time when I wanted to get angry, I will try to change my mindset to positive mindset. I still practising the Super Life Secret Codes because is seriously not very easy. It sounds easy when you are reading but when you are asked to apply it to your life, you often overlook and your bad habit will re-appear. Thank you my angel, thank you Master Sun.

I sincerely pray for Kim Jong Hyun, and hope you rest in peace now in another world. I hope those with similar symptoms please seek help and advic the from expert or talk to your close friends and family before is too late as it will be very difficult to escape from the dark box if you are too deep inside.

 

My Essential Oil Journey Begin

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As an when your age grows older, you no longer pursue materialistic goals. Instead, you seek for a healthy lifestyle. A lifestyle where you want a Happy Family, a happy partner, a Happy Day.

I heard about essential oil but I did not really get involved with it till my cousin was telling me about it and my colleague was telling me how powerful this oil is. There is where I start doing research and study more about this special oil. I always have a perception that all this kind of aromatic oil will cause cancer in long-term usage because the smell contains chemical ingredients.

After studying about essential oil and my colleague provided me with a few sample, there is where I understand that essential oil is harmless if we have chosen a pure essential oil. I used to have a bottle of essential oil where I got it from Muji. There is no guarantee from Muji that is pure essential oil but it stated “blend essential oil” so I only used it once a while for fragrance purpose.

So I decided to give a try when I attended their 2017 Post Convention Tour – Malaysia. They have this promotion where you will get a free umbrella when purchasing their enrollment set. So my fiance told me to get the Home Essential Kit + Fractionated Coconut Oil and the whole set cost about RM1,345.00 with 260PV. I still studying about this PV concept. Trying to understand how it works because it seems that the more PV you have, you can redeem with other essential oil.

I love the lapel pin which is a door gift during the 2017 Post Convention Tour – Malaysia. I still thinking where can I pin this. =)

I have been using the oil for about a week and still doing research and testing on the oil. So far so good, but new to this so hoping that I will be able to help more people once I master this lovely oil.

Happy Halloween

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Happy Halloween to everyone…

This is the only game that I have played for years and still playing. Couldn’t resist the cuteness of those smurfs.

Today is the Halloween day, my feeling is very Halloween as well. Something bad come by and I will have to calm down and be positive to face this problem.

I do feel tired and frustrated when bad things come, but now I am learning how to be calm and not allowing those “Halloween” feeling influence and affected my day.

Enjoy the rest of the day.

Imposter Syndrome

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I was going thru my blog draft and I just notice I have yet to share this article where I found on Cleo Magazine for the month February 2017. The article is sharing about people with “Imposter Syndrome”. I am not a Psychologies of course and when I was reading the article I do not know what is Imposter Syndrome. So I went on Google to obtain more details.

People with imposter syndrome always have self-doubt that they are not good enough and always feel that whatever they do is wrong even though they are quite successful.  Valerie Young, a writer of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer From the Imposter Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It, has categorised imposter patient into 5 subgroups:

  1. The Perfectionist
  2. The Superwoman/man
  3. The Natural Genius
  4. The Rugged Individualist
  5. The Expert

Read more in FastCompany.Com.

According to Forbes Online article, 70% of people have suffered the Imposter Syndrom including the writer. So I was wondering am I suffering from this syndrome because I always have self-doubt that I am not good and everything I do is always not perfect. However, if I look back the 5subgroups categories by Valerie Young, I don’t think I am in those categories. I guess mine is more of no confidence and no passion. =)

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Forbes Online writer explains 4 ways to overcome the Imposter syndrome:

  1. Focus on the value you bring; not on attaining perfection
  2. Own your success. You didn’t get lucky by chance
  3. Cease comparison. They’re an act violence against oneself.
  4. Hold firm to ambition. Risk outright exposure.

Sometimes, is not easy to realise if we are the victim or not until 3rd party highlighted to us. Hope that people with Imposter Syndrome can escape from the Syndrome and be a happy person. Appreciate life with full of Love and Gratitude.

Sincerity

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Didn’t realise I have been missing for a month from blogging. I was lost again. Lost in direction and feeling very down with everything. So it took me a while to stand up again to ignore all the negative energy. I try to do meditation by doing self-reflection. I am also training my E.Q to be stronger so that I will not be influenced by negative energy.

Today while I am driving to work, I was thinking about this word which is “Sincerity”. How do I identify who is sincere to me or who is using me for their own benefit? Those people who are always smiling at me, are they sincere or they are just waiting for a good time to push me down. Then I was going thru some research, I found this interesting cartoons with a tittle of Sincerity Cartoons from Cartoon Stock.

When I was going thru, I was laughing because Cartoon Stock illustrates the current world situation. Humans are a selfish creature. Only a minimal of the population will treat people sincerely. What you see and hear sometimes might not be sincerely from the speaker.  The below cartoon stated clearly that the girl is “sincerely” trying to shut the audience and ask them to go away. If you lazy to comfort negative people, you will just prepare the thing needed to pacify them. This is just to avoid unnecessary thing to happen.

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Another cartoon that really attracts my attention is the below cartoon. This is so true. Everyone is giving you feigned sincerity greetings. That is why this kind of greeting cards sold out faster than genuine emotions greetings.

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I will never understand why some people have that kind of bad intentions. I think they are not afraid of Karma. They are not, but I am. That is why I always ensure whatever I do is always from my heart. People who appreciate me, they will get my sincere treatment, people who are not, I will eliminate them by avoiding them.

Thanks to Cartoon Stock. You make my Monday smile.