I recalled being able to blog weekly, this was all before the existence of instagram and social media. I love being able to share my life with people, the good and also the bad but obviously not all. I’m pretty much an open book and what you see is basically what I am. I have my lows that only the people close to me get to see but I sleep on it and totally forget it the next day. I forgive easily and my mind is like clockworks its always thinking but never really capable of carrying forward an idea long term. I lose focus quite easily which I’m trying to sort myself out currently.
Almost missed my flight today, 5 days in Jakarta is enough. I’m not bored I just find the fact that traffic makes my day unproductive, not being able to be outdoor that much makes me lethargic. This week was not to bad I got to do what I wanted but obviously if I had patience I could have done more but sitting in traffic with the car jerking every minute is not the best way to read a book without cursing.
I can’t wait to get home to snuggle with Sam, I use to think I can’t live without someone and could never be on my own in another country with without my other half, even if its 2 days apart. I guess I grew up and loved myself more to spend time with myself.
All this obviously did not happen overnight, failed relationships, getting hurt and being emotionally abuse, cheated and also cheating on my past relationships made the person I am today. Yes I admit it I’m no petals and bubbles but I choose me and I choose to accept my flaw and love it all, but obviously I wouldn’t be cheating anymore because I’ve learn to respect myself and my other half.
Have I had issues with my body ? obviously! Else I wouldn’t be where I am today. I have a bulletproof solution to your problem if u do have any issue in life, be it body image, love life, you are bored, what ever issues you can think off! If you don’t like it change it! No one’s going to help you but yourself obviously.
In the past 7 years here are some of my changes I made!
Did not like staying at home ! so I moved out, and don’t tell me you can’t afford it! If you can’t stand it so much you would have 3 odd job paying for your rented apartment shared by 10 people! Make it work!
Did not see the world because my parent could not afford it! I travelled more! I work and travel work and travel and made sure I consistently keep travelling 3-5 countries every year!
Did not think I was giving my dog a good life! I was at work all the time and yes I bought him and I was being unfair so I gave him up, you can call me irresponsible but giving him up means he had a chance to have a better life as a dog!
Picked up the courage to walk out my 5 years long relationship because I was done being cheated on, not once or twice but way to many times. I only stayed because I was comfortable and stupid.
Learning to say no !
Learning to say yes!
Make it happen, I stopped talking instead I started doing.
Well this are just some example what I am trying to say is. If you don’t like it CHANGE.
January over and out
January went by like the wind, all I could smell was the rain. Boy did it rain a lot or what! Remember the day that it rained for 5 days non stop?
My grandma turned 90 was really nice as I got to see my entire family, which doesn’t happen that often anymore because I guess people grow up and people get busy right? I don’t think I would make it pass 70 before someone push me down the building for talking to much.
Started a sprint team with some folks and I’m working my 50 shade of tan every Sunday not sure if I enjoy it or the fact that it feel like I have someone to compete with.
I've also been watching a lot of rugby games and understanding the sport a little bit more, its actually quite interesting after 5 bottles of ciders and packets of crisp. Now that I have my camera I get to practice action shots with it! :)
Oh yes I've been playing with a lot of babies, definitely not mine. When I was 18 I wanted a football field, now that I’m 28 I don’t think I want anything to come out from me, also stop asking me when I’m going to have kids, maybe in 5-8 years time. On a side note I’ve killed a cactus.
I've been playing a lot of netball and my newly form team won our very first tournament a couple of days back. I never thought I enjoy playing defense but the moreI do I actually enjoy it. Its a lot more focus and I’m not going to lie cycling on the roads in Singapore have made me more focus in netball! Don’t ask me how…
So been hanging out with my mom eating more ice cream than I should and also lost so much weight, it was unintentional, it just happened. Will talk more about it soon!
Best news is that Sam is now Head Physio for Singapore Rugby, Yes this kid right here! I watched him grow and always believed that he was special and deserved whatever he have achieve thus far. Proud girlfriend over here!! I don't think I've watch a more over enthusiastic Physio in any rugby games.
OVER AND OUT!
Veggie Curry Quinoa
Besides getting a forearm workout from all the chopping and dicing this recipe is a no brainer for those who cant cook. We can’t be just eating instant noodles all our lives can we? Cooking is a skill you develop from burning your eggs to soggy pasta and setting the temperature on Fahrenheit setting instead of Celcius. ( yes it happens )
It’s a never ending learning process and cooking for oneself is definitely fulfilling to me, as you can tell I’m a feeder. :)
Its weird I never really enchanced my food with curry flavor, but I had a taste of what my boss’s made for herself which was a simple egg and mayonnaise sandwich that’s was yellow and I asked her what’s wrong with her eggs and she said she added curry to it! GENIUS.
Follow the instruction with the quinoa and then add the mushroom and brocolli.
ADD EVERYTHING ELSE!
curry powder, stock, some pepper and stir!!
THROW IN A LOT OF SPRING ONION JUST BECAUSE.
Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo | Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence & Micro-sculpting Cream
Who would have thought that my skin would benefit from an anti-aging skincare product until I gave it a go! I've always been in denial that I have firm, wrinkle free skin. I am still young but the conditions I put my skin through, being under the harsh sun and air-conditioned rooms does take its toll, even at 27.
There are times that I forget sun protection or forget that my hand is full of dirt and just wipe the sweat of my face. I don’t enjoy using make up to conceal all my imperfections and try to keep it minimalistic due to my job. So having healthy and glowing skin is a must! Why would anyone would want a fitness trainer with an amazing body but bad complexion! Exercise is supposed to give you an overall benefit, which includes healthy skin.
For healthier youthful skin with the help of skin care product, nutrition and looking after our health is just as important. Cutting out processed food and products with added sugar would definitely improve the conditioning of your skin.
For outer skin beauty, I put the Olay Miracle Duo through a 3-week test. The Olay Renegerist Miracle Duo consists of the Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence and the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream. This test is to see what the benefits Miracle Duo would bring. I’m not even making this up, but every morning I have woken up loving my skin more and more! I took all the photos in the same location to make sure it was fair.
This is me outdoor in the sun sweating buckets no makeup on and still feel confidence of how Olay have transformed my skin within such a short period of time and the texture of my skin have improve tremendously with the help of the Miracle Duo.
Each photo is a week apart, all without make up, fresh from the bed and clearly I’ve not made any effort to wash my face, but you can still notice the difference from each single week.
Photo below is taken with light make up (Olay Miracle Duo, sun block, eyeliner, mascara and cheek and lip stain). With this, I feel that my skin is tighter, even when I frown (I’m very expressive when I speak) and I found less smile wrinkles/lines on my face. My make up also absorbs much better than before and gives my skin a healthier glow. I’m such a convert to Olay now! I never thought that they would have such amazing products! I am still applying it every day and night as the benefits to my skin continue to show!
Here’s how it works!
The Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence combines with the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream to form a powerful combination called the Miracle Duo! The 1st drop alone starts to renewal million cells for your skin. Used together, they have 2x more anti-aging actives that penetrate efficiently and in 4 weeks’ time I guarantee your skin will look 10 years younger just like mine.
I am glad I gave Olay Miracle duo a try and it’s such a simple routine that I am able to stick with it since I’m always rushing. I can’t wait to hear about your experience once you have tried it yourself; it’s truly a Miracle!
Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo can be found at Watsons and Guardian Stores and they are also available at the link below
Don’t forget to check out my HWP Article here
#OlaySingapore #BestBeautiful #MiracleDuo
Clean and Lean FoodSpiration
Four weeks ago I was trying out a bikini at Seafolly and I turn around and flaunt my behind and Jesus I've never been so flabby in my life. I couldn't even flex my bum and no matter how i turn and angle my body my glutes weren't as taut as they once were. I blame myself from skipping workout and also giving excuses to eating an entire bar of chocolate at night before bed and Lululemon can't help me there with making my bum as perky as they were. I am obsessed with maintaining a certain standard of my glutes as they were once flat like a pancake.
Sam and I may look fit with a shirt on but i swear we looked better once with our shirt off. Stress, work, lack of time , discipline and bad eating choices took a turn for us but hey it happens! That how things get better when we said yes to UFIT CLEAN AND LEAN PROGRAM, Its not a diet, its just making better choices and listening to your body. Having guidance for what we can eat and can't made such a difference.
I'm so glad that Sam was in it with me,it's always better with your other half supporting your lifestyle and the likes. First week was hard but we were so focus on our health we kept going. Planning food like a clock work made a difference and I love cooking and if you give me a chicken breast i will find 10 difference way to prepare it. Every thing requires effort, if it means a lot to you then i suggest you learn to make better choices that you can carry forward in life.
Below are some ideas of what I ate and I'm glad 4 weeks are over, Sam and I feel so much better and our relationship have improve as well because we feel happy about ourselves. :) We are constantly improving on our health, food choices and the EARTH sustainability which i will talk about soon once we have done 2 weeks of Eating Sustainability.
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT UFIT CLEAN AND LEAN PROGRAM.
MUSHROOM AVACADO SPINACH EGG FRITATATA!
BEEF CHILLI CON CARNE( JAMIE OLIVER RECIPE) side of mash and bread x)
CARAMELIZED ONIONS CHICKEN BELL PEPPER AND SWEET POTATO MASH( believe it or not my man made this )
EGG WITH WHATEVER I FOUND IN THE FRIDGE
COCONUT PANCAKE BACON AND EGGS?
CHICKEN PATTIED AND SWEET POTATOES
BEAN SPOUT AND CHICKEN STARRY
MOST EXPENSIVE BOWL I HAD AT GRAIN TRADER.. LAST BOWL ...
CAULIFLOWER RICE STIRFRY AND SALMON
EGGS TURKEY AVOCADOS
SAME THING LIKE THE FIRST TIME BUT ALL I DID WAS WRAP IT!
WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET!
EGG BURGER WITH CHICKEN AND MUSHROOM WITH AVOCADOS
STEAK AND EGG ( sam i don't eat beef, i think right now he doesn't either )
CAULIFLOWER RICE AND CHICKEN AND EGG PORN
DONE PAY $30 BUCKS FOR THIS OUTSIDE, STOP BEING LAZY AND MAKE YOUR OWN !!
CHICKEN BALLS! OKAY THIS WAS ABIT DRY
THE AMOUNT OF NUTS AND SEEDS I'VE EATEN, I AM NOT SURPRISE THERE'S NO TREE GROWING IN ME.
CHCKEN AND MUSHROOM
BACON EGG MUFFINS
THIS IS A CONFUSED CROSS BETWEEN SOMEONE MEXICAN AND INDONESIAN
H&M x Clozette Fall Fashion 16
A couple of weeks back I got invited to be part of H&M x Clozette Fall Fashion lookbook campaign, which I was absolutely excited about. This was my first fashion photo shoot as the previous campaigns I’ve done were all for active wear. I must admit, I do wear active wear out and about on a regular basis just because it’s comfortable and all my friends who happen to be in the fitness industry do the same too. You know what they say about how birds of the same feathers flock together!
When I’m going out for a party, I do put in some effort to dress up. I love floral prints and flowy tops so that I feel cool throughout the night when I’m dancing. I tend to stick to fall colors when I shop as well. Warm colors match my ever-changing tanned skin as compared to cooler colors. I can vouch that all of these colors highlight my skin tone and accentuate my facial structure more so than others. Or perhaps, I fancy these colors more, so I could be biased!
Here are some shades to play and highlight your wardrobe with some Fall colours.
So how was this photo shoot a little different than others?
H&M’s Fall Fashion campaign #Ladylike is basically what defines me as a woman. I've always been different and felt out of place growing up. Therefore, I’ve always picked the rough side, hung out with boys, rolled in dirt and dedicated a lot of time to sports. However, I’ve never felt like I wasn’t lady-like, I was embracing my strength as an individual. As quoted from my favorite fashionista, Coco Chanel, “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different”.
Working with a team of professionals that helped put my outfit together made me realize that there’s no right or wrong in fashion! The photo below is one of my favorite looks, something I would wear for a day out shopping at Orchard Road. Just look at how the floral kimono compliments a simple black t-shirt and denim shorts. I love how it just spiced up a basic outfit.
Having a floral kimono of a different material compared to my outfit gave the impression of a more feminine touch altogether. A darker tone of bodacious colour for my bag completed my entire look while balancing my look that helped me look a little more sophisticated.
My second look was more dramatic and edgy, I’m not sure if I can walk around without dropping the jacket every two minutes but draping it over the shoulders gives it a classier twist to an effortless dress. Sunglasses checked! Killer shoes checked! I've ever imagined wearing a scarf like that around my neck but it makes my outfit pop out even more with the vibrancy of the colour.
Beside the 2 looks allocated to me by Clozette, I've also gotten a chance to style my own take using the Fall Collection items on a mannequin! H&M Fall Collection is so versatile, wearable at the same time comfortable. From my 2 allocated looks, they were very different but both embody the tough chick that I am. I’ve always liked watching retail stores transform a mannequin’s outfit from one to another and never in my wildest dreams would I think that I would have the chance to do it myself.
My favourite fashion trend at the moment is tucking in any top or blouse to my denim shorts or skirt. I loved the button details on this dark blue denim skirt so I threw a white button down top over it for contrast. Sunglasses and headbands are a definite must for this season so I added them to complete the look!
Now it’s your turn to share with me some of your favorite look on what you define as #ladylike.I can’t wait to see your interpretations!
H&M’s Fall Collection is now in stores! Stand up for the diversity of women and you may be one of 3 lucky winners to get a $200 H&M gift card. Simply post an OOTD on your Instagram with the caption: I am #Ladylike because…
Remember to hashtag #HMSingapore (be sure to make your account public) Winners will be notified on 19 Oct 2016.
You can also see more looks from my fellow H&M Digital Ambassadors on Clozette
MARGERAT RIVER AND IN BETWEENS
Sam and I , well actually just Sam covered 1000km across Perth- Albany- every beaches there was too see- Margaret Rivers, Its amazing what we got to see in the span of 4 days, felt like we did so much more activities than anyone would in a week.
Everyone have blogged about it therefore I'm just going to share you some of the highlights of my trips in on my way to Margerat Rivers , maybe you might want to add this to your list if you are planning on visiting Perth.
1) VALLEY OF THE GIANT TREE TOP WALK
Valley of the Giants Rd, Nornalup WA 6333, Australia
2) JEWEL CAVE AND LAKE CAVE
Jewel Caves Rd, Deepdene WA 6290, Australia
3)ELEPHANT ROCK BEACH
Atlantic Ave, Westport, MA 02790, United States
4)FARM ALONG PEACEFUL BAY( JUST STOP BY AND CALL THE FRIENDLY HORSES FOR A SELFIE)
5)THE BEER FARM
177 Gale Rd, Metricup WA 6280, Australia
6)THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (ITS A MUST)
415 Harmans Mill Rd, Metricup WA 6280, Australia7)WHALE WATCHING AT DUN BAY
8)BREAKFAST/LUNCH AT WHITE ELEPHANT BEACH CAFE
Address: Gnarabup Road, Margaret River WA 6285, Australia9)EVERY FREAKING CAFE THAT YOU SEE!
10) YOU GOT TO HAVE FISH AND CHIPS!!
Address: 118 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285, Australia
11)PRAY THAT A KANGAROO JUMP OUT OF THE BUSH WITHOUT KILLING YOU
12)IF YOU FANCY SPOIL YOURSELF WITH ALL THE WINE IN THE WORLD.
13)HAVE A PIECE OF CAKE AT CHEEKY MONKEY BREWERY AND SIT OUTSIDE RIGHT NEXT TO THE LAKE FOR AN AMAZING VIEW!
Address: 4259 Caves Rd, Wilyabrup WA 6280, Australia
14) SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH SAM!
PERTH & FREMANTLE
Can't believe it took me that long to make my way to Perth which happens to be only 4.5 hours away from Singapore and guess what ! It share the same time zone therefore no jet leg yay! Sam's on a course and he asked me to come along. Great idea hey!
We stayed at Hay Street ( Holiday Inn) which was at the centre of everything!
Met up with Ben from RP since he live there now.
OH GLORIOUS GLUTEN FREE CAKE ,,, YOU TASTE AMAZING BUT BAD FOR ME BUT I ATE YOU ANYWAYS... EVEN THE NON GLUTEN FREE ONE... URGH
Chilli Con Carne
Sam said i shouldn't buy beef at supermarket because they are crap and also cost like a billion dollar, so my angmo (caucasian ) boyfriend brought me to Tekka Market for my very first time. It actually didn't not smell as bad as I imagined it to be. I've been living in Singapore since i was 7 and its probably my first time I've visited a wet market, I know I sound like a brat! I love cold storage and all their pretty packed produce in there and the aircon that feels like I'm walking in Narnia in there.
All the uncles and aunties at Tekka were friendly or maybe my shorts was tiny! If you are in Tekka you need to get your meat from JOE BUTCHERY because Sam said so and the chicken opposite it! Don't ask why.
Went through Jamie Oliver cook book and decided that I'm gonna eat beef today and make Chilli Con Carne. I probably only eat beef once in a very blue moon, never really fancied the taste.
I got tired chopping and dicing and left it to simmer while i squeeze a quick sprint session in, I've been really lazy to train. Currently my weekly routine look something like this or so..
Monday- 6 sets of 30 second sprint on the treadmill + Nike Training Leg workout
Tuesday-GYM session ( LEGS AND SHOULDER ) + Stretch ( Netball training if i have any)
Wednesday 6 sets 30 second sprint (slower than monday) +Nike Training Abs and Legs workout ( Netball Match if i have any)
Thursday- Rest & Stretch
Friday - Gym Deadlift + Shoulder and Abs ( Netball )
Saturday -Pull ups + 5 sets of Sprints + Stretch
Sunday - Rest
I think I've found my calling in LUGE-ing, I'm not even gonna be humble I'm ace at it, I was going down hill and turning corners like I've practice all my life....
<3 <3 <3
Half way there June
I can only eat bananas when they are covered in chocolate or baked as a cake or both! I simply don't enjoy banana in its naturally state they taste weird. I would do anything to avoid eating fruits if I could. So this is what happens when you have way to many bananas sitting in the fridge..you make everyone fat!
No one believes this but my housemates but I EAT CHOCOLATE EVERYDAY! I will find ways to get them in all of my food, currently I'm having oats , milk and 3 table spoon of chocolate ..why not !!
There's this really cheap bar called GONG at Circular Road and you basically could afford a decent lunch or dinner at 10 dollars for fish and chip or chicken.
Since when did Netball became a contact sport! Also the stupid facial lady that tried to get squeeze it so hard when I told her i got hit just made it worst.
Muchachos at Keong Siak is one of my to go places for easy mexican food in Singapore, Sam would get his usually philly burrito and sadly I can only eat a chicken bowl, for $12 i barely can finish this sometimes. We would usually cycle there because its so close to Tanjong Pagar and I love sitting by all the old shop houses that's revamp into cool Instagram worthy eatery. Yes everyone takes photo of their food, sometimes I think we only eat or travel to eat for Instagram.
There's plenty of options being Celiac for food, I am sure I would fail the cross contamination test but I can't cook always and no way am I gonna eat a salad and die everyday . I Love a good old paper dosa from an Indian restaurant, its basically rice crisp.. or the usually Yong Tau Foo from a Chinese stall that you can select what you want.
Was invited for the opening of #SHINEFESTIVAL 2016 along orchard road , I'm glad its back again this year!
How many new Gym can you name?
Well a recent one that just opened close to Orchard (20 Devonshire Road, Singapore 239850) happens to be so green and fully equipped with everything you can imagine my best friend happens to work there! They got watt bikes, recovery area all this fancy big squat rack that you can do more than just squat. You know when you bring a kid to a candy store? I am that kid in a gym, don't ask why but a lot of gym have been my second home and meet a lot of amazing people with muscles on their shoulders, I still don't know why we need muscles on our shoulder like that. haha
This was before i snipped of my hair and watching AVERY turn 1! Honestly I get so broody when I see kids but I know at this moment I can't tolerate them or let alone afford them. Also if you happen to go to toys R Us check out the price of Nemo soft toy! $69!!!! You could buy Salmon from the wet market to eat for the entire week with that money! geez what are toys made of.
What do you think of me trying to look 16 again! Weirdly when i was 16 I was trying to look 26.
Now if you happen to walk pass a statue of lions outside of a mall or hotel what do you do ? Well most people they are on their phones anyways so I guess you didn't even notice a lion! But Jesus look at it, maybe I'm a child but it has a penis! xx
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