Saturday, December 20, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
As much as I love travelling, I hate packing and worse still, the unpacking bits of it. If you think it gets easier the more you travel, you are wrong...It might be faster to pack but it is never easier.
I noticed that I mostly pack the same stuff to travel most of the time. Same set of clothes, same toiletries, shoes...Maybe I am used to it and it's no-brainer that they served their function well in the previous trips.
I do have a checklist every time to make sure I don't miss out anything. It makes packing a lot easier also. I thought I am a travel-light person but when I looking at the list of 88 items to bring, I guess I am not that "light" at all.
On a side note, I haven't tried rolling my clothes before (to save space apparently) as per advised. Maybe I should try it this time.
For you travellers out there, here is a video on packing wisely.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
They say, early bird gets the worm. I do agree.
Normal working days, I am usually the first one to get in the office on my floor. I skip the traffic. I can catch the beautiful morning sky from my office while sipping a good cuppa.
Out of curiosity, I googled the benefits of an early bird.
Taken from here.
I do agree with some of the points.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Yeah, the recent hit drama - My Lover from the Star.
When I started watching couple of months back, I didn't find it very addictive and interesting. Story line is a bit slow in the beginning. I don't really fancy the lead characters too. Personally, I think Jun Ji-hyun and Kim Soo-hyun is not so matching in a way. She looks more mature than him (and I still think so)...
I started watching again after pausing midway and now, I am addicted. I even cried on some scenes...
Thursday, August 07, 2014
I am not a big fan of dim sum but it's those must-have food once in a while. After hearing much about Grand Harbour, we decided to give it a try.
1) Egg tarts
2) Roast platter
4) Steamed Glutinous Rice
5) Piggy-shaped buns
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014
We are grateful that you managed to overcome it. Though you are not as strong as before, I do hope that you will try to be stronger. It may not be an easy journey ahead.
Day by day, I can see how fragile you've become. I remember you used to carry the fat me when I was a kid. You can stay out in the hot sun at the backyard half the day doing gardening . You can walk multiple times to the market and not get tired.
I know I am hoping too much for things to be the way they used to be. Now, I just want you to be happy and pain free. We will all be beside you, always.
Happy Father's day, Dad.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Pineapple fried rice also tasted bland. We added in the sauce from the springroll to make it taste better.
I find the vermicelli salad not bad. I love this Vietnamese dish. What makes or breaks this dish is the sauce. Lots of it.
Lemongrass chicken is quite good too.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Everyday I wake up, I know I should be thankful. Thankful for the people who loved me, thankful for the roof that shelters me, thankful for the food on the table and thankful for all the beautiful things in life. Yet, some days I just feel like shit. Feel down and moody and just wishing all bad things will go away.... sigh. Life can't be a bed of roses.
Monday, May 05, 2014
Now, those who knew me well, knows that I have this phobia for spiders and bees. Yeah, I cringe at the sound of bees and at the sight of spiders. When I heard the buzzing bee sound, I can throw away everything and rum a mile away. Seriously, I am not joking you. When I see a spider, no matter how small, I will want to be as far away as possible from it. Maybe that explains why don't really fancy Spiderman...(hmmm...)
So back to the story, as soon as I heard that sound, I quickly sprint up the middle of the road. Imagine my fear when I feel the buzzing sound is following me and it's just right that the back my head. Honestly, I feel that it was sticking on my hair. I pull the rubberband and began to spin my head round and round, trying to shake off whatever that is on my hair.
Imagine something like this but in all directions.
The funny thing is, a car was coming up the road. It actually slowed down. And the driver was staring. At me. With my wild hair and behaviors, she must be wondering, what is this mad woman doing??? Is she ok?? It was so embarrassing! I quickly ran back into the house without looking back.
When I told my mum, she was laughing her ass off. So yeah, that was one funny, embarrassing experience.
Friday, April 25, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Very unique and I would say quite cute.
I cannot recall what happened to it in the end though. I think my dad brought it to somewhere to release it back to nature.
Pangolins -- two species of which are endangered and all of which are protected by international treaty -- are trafficked by the thousands for their scales, which are boiled off their bodies for use in traditional medicine; for their meat, which is a high-end delicacy here and in China; and for their blood, which is seen as a healing tonic.
Yes, that's how cruel we human are.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
So, yesterday, we encountered one of the rude ones. First, he seemed unwilling to go to our destination yet, he asked us to get in despite us telling him where we are gong earlier. Then he started to complain about the traffic there, how bad it normally is, as if it is our fault. I can tolerate that but his tone of voice, I really feel like slapping him. He said it's better if we take bus instead of wasting his time. He brought up religious issue and about the missing plane after I counter back some of his statements. I really wanted to argue with him but since we are both girls in his cab, I just play it safe. I took out my phone to capture his details but I couldn't find his taxi registration displayed anywhere in the car.
We noted down his plate number and I have lodged a report with the SPAD but not sure whether any action will be taken.
These cab drivers are really a nuisance and gives a bad image to our country. But nonetheless, we've met some good ones. So, urge everyone to lodge a complain if you've met any rude cab drivers. And also do compliment the good ones to encourage them to do better.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
40 Unbelievably Beautiful Places To Visit Before You Diehttp://www.femalemag.com.my/lifestyle/travels/40-unbelievably-beautiful-places-visit-you-die
How I wish I can visit all of them.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
1. Remove Distractions From Social Media
This is easier said than done, but distractions creep into every aspect of our lives. Take an hour every day and turn off the Facebook Messenger, let the Instagram feed move on without you, and ignore the SnapChats. It’s amazing what you can do in just one hour when half your time isn’t spent checking your social platforms.
2. Remove Emails From Your Inbox
For most professionals, email is a tool that they use daily and can’t do without. The little red dot with the number of pending messages can be daunting. Keep your inbox clean! Check your mail when you get it, categorize it, and move it to a folder filing system. You don’t have a file folder system in your email box? GET ONE! Keeping your inbox clean and taking action when a message is received will save you time and keep you out in front of your day.
3. Remove Tasks Through Delegation
You don’t have to be the CEO to delegate tasks. Find creative ways to utilize every resource available to ensure you’re productive. This can be as simple as having lunch delivered rather than going out and picking it up yourself or utilizing a live chat on a retail website to find the product you need to buy rather than spending hours searching. Always be looking for ways to increase your productivity and efficiency by utilizing resources around you.
4. Remove the Roadblocks You've Created Over Time
Most people spend the majority of their time today doing something very similar to what they did yesterday. Life is very cyclical in that way. And it’s very easy to fall into a trap of doing tasks the same way you've always done them. Remove the roadblocks you've created by being a creature of habit. Always look for new, efficient ways to do your most repetitive tasks. By focusing on the things you must do and finding a slightly better way, you get the most productivity boost. Think about simple things like the route you drive to work or requesting a new keyboard rather than using the one with the broken left shift key. The small details, over time, lead to big boosts in productivity.
5. Remove Your Resistance to Change
Without change, you will only be as productive as you've ever been. Embrace new ways of doing things. Learn from others around you. If your co-worker always finishes before you, study what they do differently and be open to changing if it makes sense. Change can be a powerful force to drive a productive life. Stay open to it.
6. Remove Things That Don’t Matter
We too often hold on to things that no longer matter, whether for sentimental reasons or because we are so unsure of what the future brings. Don’t be afraid to remove the clutter. Whether the clutter is physical objects on your desk or in your home, relationships that just need pruning, or emotional scars that you hold on to, let them go. When you focus on what’s truly important you will live a more meaningful and productive life.
7. Remove Your Dependence on Others
When you only need yourself, you control your own destiny. Whether it’s huge things for which you depend on others like paying for bills or getting to work, or small things like working in a software or finding answers on your own, take a step back and see what dependencies you can remove. Make sure you don’t bite off too much to chew, but push yourself to learn more and be independent. You’ll appreciate your success more and become much more productive.
There are distractions everywhere, keeping us from being truly productive. By finding things to remove from your life, you can become more productive each and every day.
Monday, March 03, 2014
It's just one of those days when you just want to stay in bed for the rest of the day and not do/think of anything.
It's just one of those days when you ask God, why is this happening to me?
It's just one of those days when you wish you can be somewhere far away.
It's just one of those days when you wish you can have a fabulous and happy life.
It's just one of those days when you don't feel like giving a f*** about your job.
It's just one of those days when you just wish everyone stay out of your way.
Sigh, it's just one of those days.....
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Fried brinjal with meatfloss. With my current obsession with brinjal, I read about this from blogs and I know I must order this. Fried + meatfloss, it can't go wrong. And it didn't disappoint! It was delicious.
Salt baked prawn. Fresh big prawns, just nicely flavored and not too empowering in taste. I can still taste the juicy prawns. Yumsss...
pork ribs and it's easy to see why. Perfected marinated, not too sweet nor sour, not too sticky, and the meat just tender and soft. It's the winner that day. *licks fingers*
Herbal chicken. It's like customary to have a chicken dish in every meal. Instead of ordering the roast/ steam chicken, I thought of trying something with a bit more gravy/ soup. The dish didn't really hit the note. It's not bad but just mediocre in taste.
crab baked rice. Imagine fragrant rice with crab roes and with fresh crab meat. This is good enough to be eaten on it's own.
The total bill is not that bad for all the good and tasty food.
ROBSON HEIGHTS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
10B, Jalan Permai,
Off Jalan Syed Putra,
50460 Kuala Lumpur,
Telephone/Fax No : 603-2274 6216.
Monday, February 17, 2014
From trusted source:
Rigor mortis (Latin: rigor "stiffness", mortis "of death") is one of the recognizable signs of death, caused by chemical changes in the muscles after death, causing the limbs of the corpse to become stiff and difficult to move or manipulate.In humans, it commences after about three to four hours, reaches maximum stiffness after 12 hours, and gradually dissipates from approximately 24 hours after death.
Friday, February 14, 2014
It's a double celebration of love today!
So, happy happy Valentine's and CGM.
So, how are you celebrating today?
Friday, February 07, 2014
Have you ever felt that you are about to lose someone you love? Have you ever felt so helpless and just want to give up and cry?
When my dad was unwell due to flu and cough, we didn't take it seriously. We went from one GP to another, hoping he will be well soon before CNY. One problem lead to another. Cough, flu became less, but stomach became very tight and bloated. We thought it's wind because my dad has sensitive stomach and can't take certain medicine. So, the GP gave him gastric and wind pills. He became quite weak and not able to walk much. He's always tired and just want to lie down. His face was beginning to swell, but due to our ignorant, we thought it's normal water retention.
What scared me the most, he is hallucinating. Seeing things and mumbling stuff that wasn't there. When I see him like that, I broke down and cried.
Two days before CNY, he woke up, short of breath. We know we have to go to the A&E then. His face was swollen double the normal size, we can't even see his neck. He was admitted and there's water in his lungs, he can't urinate on his own and his sodium dropped way below the optimum numbers. Doc say his condition is quite serious. His heart is weak and swollen which might have caused the other problems.
The first few days in the hospital was the toughest, I can't help but cry sometimes when I am alone with him. We have our simple reunion dinner thinking of him.
Day by day, we just hope he will get better. We can't do much but accompany him and talk to him.
Thankfully, his condition improved. Eight days later, he is discharged.
It's a relief for all of us at home. I don't need to camp in the hospital anymore. However, we know that the journey from now on will not be an easy one. Dad will need a lot of support in his daily lifestyle. It will be tough but I know it will bring us closer as a family.
After these few days, nothing means more to me than the health of our loved ones. In my heart, I made a mental note to lead a healthy lifestyle, not only for myself but for everyone around me.
I hope it's not too late to wish everyone a happy CNY.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Thursday, January 09, 2014
1. What others think
Dance to your own beat. Act dumb. Do whatever you have to but don’t take on board what others think. It’s your life, your decisions and choices. Others love to judge, and why should you care if they do? Only you define yourself, so let them be amused if it makes them happy. When you care too much about that others will say, you live your life for them and not yourself.
2. Past mistakes
We all make mistakes and mess up in life. That’s just how life goes. Don’t be hard on yourself, though. Accept that everyone gets it wrong sometimes; it’s part of the human condition. You really are allowed to cut yourself some slack. Learn to forgive yourself more often.
The big “F” word that everyone fears. It doesn’t have to be a scary concept, though. Ultimately, it depends on your attitude to failure. If you see failure as not being perfect, you’re going to be permanently miserable. A more realistic idea of failure is giving up. If you haven’t given up, you haven’t failed. See failure as a learning curve, a trial and error process. See failure as your friend – it’s no big deal unless you allow it to be.
4. What you don’t have
The human default position tends to err on the side of lack rather than abundance, which is not conducive to feeling carefree. We focus on what we don’t have and end up feeling thoroughly deprived. What’s the point of that? I often tell my clients to focus on the positives of what they have and the negatives of what they don’t have. Why would you want to torture yourself with all the things you don’t have? That type of thinking will not serve you in any productive way at all. Make a list of all the things in your life that you appreciate. There will always be others with more and others with less. What you have is enough.
5. “What Ifs”
We can drive ourselves crazy worrying about what might happen in the future. No one can predict the future (psychics might dispute this), and there is no point in torturing yourself unnecessarily about things that may never come to pass. Remind yourself that this type of worry is wasted energy and distract yourself. Face worry head on – if you can do something in the present moment, go for it. If not, distract yourself and ‘shelve’ the worries.
6. “I’ll be happy when…” thoughts
When we believe that we will be happy once something has happened, we effectively put our life on hold until the event happens. Wishing your current life is away is a precious waste of happy moments in life. Be in the moment more and care less about being happy in the future. Decide to be happy now. Happiness is not a destination, it is a manner of traveling.
Regret is a part of life. The past cannot be undone, so it pays to look at what you have done in life philosophically. Did you learn something from it? If you learned never to do it again or to try a different approach, then you’ve ended up with a positive result. Accept what has gone before, make allowances for human error and move on.
Many of us are so afraid of rejection that we stay in our comfort zones and never risk true intimacy. Wear your heart on your sleeve and risk being vulnerable. The more you hide out of fear, the greater the fear will grow. Show yourself that you can express your feelings and live with the consequences. You will conquer fear of rejection in this way and feel more carefree. Even if the outcome is not as expected, you will soon realize that it wasn’t as bad as you anticipated and that you can deal with it. Be a little more thick skinned, be brave and see life as an adventure.
9. Society’s expectations
Be thin, be beautiful. Show off your wealth and status and then you’ll be adored. What nonsense. When you like and accept yourself as you are, you don’t need to prove yourself to anyone. Don’t buy into the constant media images of perfection. Most of the images are airbrushed and lead us to believe that we should all look as perfect. Try not to take it to heart. We all like to see perfect images, but don’t lose sight of the fact that most of it is digitally enhanced and not natural. Love yourself, imperfections and all. Self acceptance is true freedom.
10. Being good enough
It’s easy to feel that we don’t measure up somehow. We live in a competitive world. It’s okay and even healthy to want to improve and grow as a person. It becomes unhealthy, though, when we internalize negative ideas about how we aren’t good enough. Always challenge this type of thinking. What is “good enough”? Where is the international rule book that clarifies what “good enough” is? As long as you feel happy with who you are, where you are and how far you have come, that is all that matters.
We all worry unnecessarily and create inner misery for ourselves. Remember the above ten points, as they are definitely items you can immediately remove from your worry list. Hopefully you’ll feel a little lighter and a little more carefree too!
Credit to: http://www.lifehack.org/
Friday, January 03, 2014
Thursday, January 02, 2014
I've always been very fascinated with deep sea creatures. I remembered when i was younger, I would be glued to the TV if there is any documentary about ocean creatures. There's so much more unknown in the deep sea and the discovery of new weird living things still amazes me.