Silence Weekend

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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.

 

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Relaxing weekend, sitting at the outdoor shine with morning sun.

 

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.

 

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.

TGIF with Nebulizer Diffuser and Essential Oil.

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TGIF, but as usual, tomorrow I still have to work. Last time, I will always feel demotivated because when everybody is enjoying their Friday and I will still need to wait for 1 more day to enjoy. So instead of TGIF mine is always TGIS. However now, after staying connected with my essential oil, I notice that my mood has change.

Happiness scent changes your mood. I have mixed doTERRA essential oil Lemon & Citrus Bliss and it smells good. Brings up my Friday!!!

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There other Aromatherapy scents that able to enhance your mood .

  1. Lavender essential oil  – for calming, balancing, sedative, promotes a sense of well being.
  2. Chamomile essential oil – for calming nerves, relaxing, soothes emotions, eases frustrations.
  3. Orange Essential oil – for uplifting to mind and body, calming, fosters creativity, supports a positive mood.
  4. Bergamot Essential oil – for refreshing, uplifting, many help with anxiety, depression, stress or tension.
  5. Peppermint Essential oil – for invigorating to mind, body and soul, improves attitude, increases alertness, improves concentration.
  6. Frankincense Essential oil – for eases irritability, balances emotions, creates inner peace.
  7. Lemon Essential oil – for invigorating, enhances mood, warming, promotes energy & alertness.
  8. Ylang Ylang Essential oil – for calming and relaxing, sedative, may help alleviate anger.
  9. Vetiver Essential oil – for calming, grounding, balancing, helps with stress and anxiety.
  10. Clary Sage Essential oil – to helps emotional stress, soothing, warming, feeling of self-confidence.
  11. Grapefruit Essential oil – to Uplift, relief from mental fatigue, enhances mood, invigorating.

Still learning how to use these oils. Will like to explore more on essential oil..

Happy Friday all~~~

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.

감사합니다

#LoveandGratitude #mycolourfullife

 

 

 

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 =)

New Year Lunch

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Start my first day of work in the year 2018 with a simple lunch but expensive dessert. To kick-start the year 2018, we have lunch at KLCC but we ate at foodcourt only because we want to have a quick and simple lunch. I ate chicken spaghetti from Pizza Milano and the taste is nice too. Is not very expensive. Is only RM9.00.

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Before we go off, we pass by Haagen-Dazs and we decided to buy a great dessert. Is going to be a great start ahead. We were laughing at our own self because we had a cheap lunch but expensive dessert. This dark chocolate & berry cookies ice-cream milkshake cost us RM20.00.

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I just want to appreciate every single day that I have gone thru because I want to appreciate every single moment that I have gone thru. Thank you, God, for giving me a good life so that I able to enjoy lunch and dessert.

#loveandpeace #mycolourfullife

New Year Resolutions

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! My 1st artwork for the year 2018.

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The first day of new year, I have been sleeping the whole day because one day before the new year, I was attending my company annual dinner at One World Hotel. By the time the event end it was about 3.00am in the morning. Is our 27th year of annual dinner. I woke up around 9.30am, went over to my parent’s house to have breakfast with them thereafter, I went back home and fall asleep again. Woke up at around 8.30pm.

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Today is 2nd day of New Year and is going to be another good day. I tell myself in the Year 2018, I will make sure I have very positive thinking and never be negative about my life. Never give excuses and never run away from the problem. Run out from SILO habit and read more. Never be influenced by the negative energy and avoid negative people.

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I want to create more adventurous memories together with my loved one. I want to grow together with him, I want to have a simple and happy life with him. We both are trying to adopt new positive lifestyle and may the year 2018 we will be able to create more positive memories. May the year 2018 be a wonderful and good year for us.

Hyo Sun Korean Restaurant at The Curve

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Went out to The Curve to have dinner and I wanted to get some stationary for my 2018 planner. While walking we notice there are some new restaurants around and we decided to give a try at Hyo Sun Korean Restaurant. This Korean Restaurant located at The Curve, 1st floor, food concept is similar to KyoChon. Their speciality is also the Korean Fried Chicken.

Currently, they are having promotions, Honey Chicken Set with unlimited rice refill is RM10.90. Asian Chicken Set also unlimited rice refill is RM10.00.

I chose Honey Chicken Set because I feel the Asian Chicken Set is a bit like our Malay chicken rice. Of course for the price of RM10.90 is quite worth it to me because I have rice, chicken, soup, Kimchi (which is my favourite) and a dessert. The Honey chicken is actually very nice and is very crispy. I think they freshly cook because we were informed that we need to wait about 10 minutes for the chicken to be ready.

My husband chose the Honey Drumstick and also Crispy Drumstick. Each flavour cost RM11.50. My husband says both flavours are very good and the Crispy drumstick is really very crispy. He is very satisfied with the chicken taste.

Whoever visits Korean Restaurant, cannot be not ordering the Kimchi Soup. However, if I re-visit this restaurant again, I might not order the Kimchi Soup. The Kimchi soup portion is big and can share with 3 or more people. Is not very expensive too, such a big bowl soup cost RM13.90 with Toufu, chicken breast meat and vegetables inside. I will not order again because the soup taste is quite disappointed. Is not what I expected. I not sure why but it tastes weird. We did not finish the soup at the end.

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Overall actually the chicken is nice. We will definitely come back for the chicken. However, if I was given a choice to choose between KyoChon and Hyo Sun, of course, I will still choose KyoChon because to me, the chicken is nicer, and the rice tastes nicer too. In terms of pricing, of course currently, Hyo Sun is cheaper because the price has included GST and they do not charge service charge currently.

My Fuchiko x Hello Kitty is also enjoying the food too. Hope they can improve their Kimchi Soup one day.

#Love&Peace #Gratitude&Love

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.

 

Healthy Lifestyle with Garmin Forerunner 30

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Few more weeks to go and 2017 will be on our “throwback” list. In the year 2017, I have been through a lot of challenges. Good and bad memories. Good memories, of course, is after 11 years of dating, I’m married to my boyfriend which is also my husband now. That will be the best in the year 2017. I will avoid listing the bad one because I want to avoid negative energy on this blog.

One day, my husband told me that he wanted to start his own business. Asking what is my opinion and I told him, as a wife, I will fully support you because life is too short to be wasted without trying on things that you feel like doing it. To me, I always live a very simple life. Simplicity and minimalist is always my style. That is why, even our wedding dinner, I ensure is the simple dinner with only families and very close friend is invited. Small and simple wedding dinner with only 28 tables.

Now after the wedding dinner, with less commitment, I told him to plan out his business plan and I will support him when he needed. To me, having own business is never in my mind because I never like the business world.

So, while still planning, we feel that we still need to ensure our lifestyle is healthy if not we will not be able to sustain long because doing business you need a lot of positive energy and positive mindset.

There is where we decided to get sports watch to monitor our fitness. Garmin Forerunner 30 for myself and Garmin VivoActive 3 for my husband. Both watches are new on the market. Forerunner 30 cost RM699.00 and VivoActive 3 cost RM1,399.00. Forerunner 30 is more for monitoring your fitness level. As for VivoActive 3, it has more functions.

I wanted a watch just to monitor my fitness level that is why I choose Forerunner 30. Forerunner 30 is a cheaper version of Forerunner 35. Of course, in terms of spec, Forerunner 30 will have fewer functions but is good enough for me.

  • Screen size: 0.93-inch diameter
  • Touchscreen: No
  • Battery life using GPS: 8 hours
  • Battery life in watch mode: 5 days
  • Onboard storage: 7 activities
  • Bluetooth connection: Yes
  • Smartwatch capabilities: Yes
  • Multisport: Running / Cycling
  • Inbuilt heart-rate monitor: Yes

I will just show you how the Garmin Connect data looks like for Forerunner 30. You have all the basic information you needed to monitor your fitness.  So is good enough for me to start my healthy lifestyle. =)

For VivoActive 3, they are using the same Garmin Connect apps, same data, but maybe with more activities like swimming, cycling, running and many more. So I will stick with the simple version sports watch to avoid a headache because I am using is just to monitor my fitness level of running.

As usual, simplicity and minimalist is always my style.