FATHINSN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FATHINSN FATHINSN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ 1st Oct 2016 First Day & Last Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6244580 Today is both first day (new month, October, for Gregorian calendar) and last day (end of year of Hijr calendar). I was so hype on doing something exciting and proactive but I end up napping a lot haha. Hope tomorrow as new year Hijr will bring better activities than lazying in bed :D Sat, 1 Oct 2016 09:24:34 EST 11-Sep-2016 Taking 5-Day Break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6233923 I decided to take 5 days 'holiday' from the 30-Day Bodyweight Challenge. First of all, today is my first period day and with the cramps and feeling too bloody, I usually take 3 days off from exercise. Secondly, tomorrow will be Eid Adha (one of celebrations in Islam and the peak of Hajj) so today until Wednesday, there will be full steam ahead activities such as preparing meals, house cleaning, helping out at our Masjid to distribute sacrificial meat, etc. I may able to squeeze some exer... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 11:19:32 EST 10-Sep-2016 Rest Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6233370 ... or to be accurate, lots of napping haha. Day 10 of 30-Day Bodyweight Workout Challenge. Another day I skip the 'burn out' day and spend more time in bed, either sleeping or reading lol Sometimes you just want to have a total lazy day in bed haha. Though, I did a few productive, not lazy activities - prep dinner, uncluttered some of my skincare and makeup and practicing eyeliner skill :D Sat, 10 Sep 2016 11:55:58 EST 09-Sep-2016 Another Accidental Comedic Act http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6232842 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0aa09765-ecf7-4075-ba26-63a0e578fd64.jpg"> <BR> Day 9 of 30-Day Bodyweight Workout Challenge. Pretty happy for many things today. First, my third weight in showed that I'm starting to have weight loss hehe. Second, had a short 15-min walk and no one got upset, yay (my attempts to regularly exercise always cause negative reaction from someone in my family). Third, I did my second Core HIIT at twice time - which it supposed to - and still improve... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 11:31:08 EST 08-Sep-2016 Little Improvement, Big Cheer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6232252 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eb6ac415-be7f-4556-b71c-c6897a587192.jpg"> <BR> Day 8 of 30-day Bodyweight Workout Challenge. I just realized that I don't do 4 HIIT a week but 4 HIIT in 5 days (fifth day is rest day) LOL Oh well, ball is already rolling and so far, I still can do this :D Today's HIIT is 1000 Jump Rope. Compare to previous result on Day 3, my time today is less 4 seconds only. Slightly disappointed but hey, it's a progress and let's hear a big hip hip hooray! Thu, 8 Sep 2016 11:07:12 EST 08-Sep-2016 Little Improvement, Big Cheer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6232251 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fce74140-56ba-4dd3-abf3-b2ffa2c3eee8.jpg"> <BR> Day 8 of 30-day Bodyweight Workout Challenge. I just realized that I don't do 4 HIIT a week but 4 HIIT in 5 days (fifth day is rest day) LOL Oh well, ball is already rolling and so far, I still can do this :D Today's HIIT is 1000 Jump Rope. Compare to previous result on Day 3, my time today is less 4 seconds only. Slightly disappointed but hey, it's a progress and let's hear a big hip hip hooray! Thu, 8 Sep 2016 11:06:56 EST 07-Sep-2016 Olympics or ASEAN Tryout? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6231577 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b50084c7-3edc-41d6-8eee-59dc19d03a16.jpg"> <BR> Day 7 of 30-Day Bodyweight Workout Challenge. Today was a short walk but it was a poorly chosen time (close to noon lol) later tonight, a HIIT workout and the day's 'burn out' exercise. Overall for the HIIT workout, I think I did improve compare to previous session on 2nd September, yay! Funny remarks from my mom when she saw my sprinting (part of the HIIT workout): was I trying out for Olympics ... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 08:44:58 EST 06-Sep-2016 Walk Experiment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6230944 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6ef43740-5e5c-4cde-bd09-d8bd65fe7805.jpg"> Day 6 of 30-Day Bodyweight Workout Challenge. Before I did my workout, I spend 45 minutes walking around the neighbour, about 2 km (including transit at two petrol stations to buy food hehe). Pretty good walk even if I got negative reaction from my dad. My 1500 jump rope ladder has improved :D Previously was 17:53 (nearly 18 minutes!) and today was 17:03 (almost 60s difference!) Then I did the day 6's... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 08:09:27 EST 05-Sep-2016 Completed 1st Five Days, Yay! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6230415 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8055d16e-63dc-411f-a727-77c622d56f83.jpg"> Day 5 of 30-Day Bodyweight Workout Challenge. Today is my rest day but I still have 'burn out' exercise of the day hehe. Just to recap on this challenge: - do HIIT workout four times a week - do 'burn out' exercise daily, after the HIIT workout Anyhow, it wasn't a complete rest day as other than the 'burn out', I spend second half of the day with removing lots of empty boxes from top of my high dress... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 09:07:49 EST 05-Sep-2016 Completed 1st Five Days, Yay! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6230414 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6e6c8d9d-f82f-4b73-bc50-4193781aa337.jpg"> <BR> Day 5 of 30-Day Bodyweight Workout Challenge. Today is my rest day but I still have 'burn out' exercise of the day hehe. Anyhow, it wasn't a complete rest day as other than the 'burn out', I spend second half of the day with trashing lots of empty boxes from top of my high dresser (or is it closet furniture, I'm pretty bad at furniture name lol) then vacuuming that area and my bedroom. Mon, 5 Sep 2016 09:07:34 EST 04-Sep-2016 Flopping Like Fish On Land http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229931 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8c63c816-73c5-4316-9d7d-c7f40ca9f8ad.jpg"> <BR> Day 4 of 30-Day Bodyweight Workout Challenge. Did my first Core HIIT workout and I was so out of places at first two rounds. At final and third round, I finally got the hang of the moves hehe. Afterward, I did the day's 'burn out' exercise which I pretty much flopped around instead of the graceful move like in the instruction picture haha. Sun, 4 Sep 2016 10:25:45 EST 04-Sep-2016 Flopping Like Fish On Land http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229930 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f2275165-8a55-4fbb-b3e9-c2f53ef61664.jpg"> <BR> Day 4 of 30-Day Bodyweight Workout Challenge. Did my first Core HIIT workout and I was so out of places at first two rounds. At final and third round, I finally got the hang of the moves hehe. Afterward, I did the day's 'burn out' exercise which I pretty much flopped around instead of the graceful move like in the instruction picture haha. Sun, 4 Sep 2016 10:25:30 EST 03-Sep-2016 My Calves Are On Fire! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229385 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bbc0b183-30b2-4c96-89e1-fe513b9a637c.jpg"> <BR> Day 3 of 30-Day Bodyweight Workout Challenge. Today is my first Jump Rope 1000 and also as a benchmark for me to challenge myself to do better :D My goal is to do 1000x jump rope in less than 10 minutes. Right now, I'm just less than 15 minutes hehe. Talking about jump rope, I was almost skipping today's plan. My calves are still sore till now but fortunately, started to feel better. I tried two... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 09:38:58 EST 02-Sep-2016 First Full Body HIIT Result http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6228961 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0f48bf18-840c-46b8-a24a-92b10cd8738f.jpg"> <BR> Day two of 30-Day Bodyweight Workout Challenge, today I did a full body HIIT workout. 3 rounds of 6 exercises (30s each, AMRAP) with 1 minute rest after each round. After that, a 'burn out' exercise from the daily challenge (also part of the 30-day challenge). 4 rounds of 30s AMRAP, 30s rest. Conclusion: I think I'm so rusty after months of no actual workout but just heavy duty chores around the... Fri, 2 Sep 2016 11:56:02 EST 01-Sep-2016 30-Day Bodyweight Workout Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6228302 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/10e3711a-f472-444e-bf2a-86bbb171219c.jpg"> Today is my first day of 30-Day Bodyweight Workout Challenge that I found in Shape website. The challenge details: - do HIIT workout 4 times a week. - add 'burnout move' of the day; do 30s AMRAP, 30s rest, 4 sets. The 'burnout move' are categorized in 5 groups; arms, legs, back, abs, total body. Today, I did 1500 Jump Rope Ladder as my HIIT workout; 100+200+300+400+500 = 1500 jumps in 17:53 :D Unfor... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 09:48:34 EST 01-Aug-2016 New Month, Return to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6210233 New month, restarting my workout and return to Spark People community :) Today, I did 10 minutes on a cardio machine - elliptical? bicycle? elliptical bicycle combo? - and man, I felt my body dragged heavily haha. Mon, 1 Aug 2016 09:06:56 EST Countdown To Birthday: My Fever Finally Simmered Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052079 If you view fever like hot tea, that's how I felt today - finally my temperature lowered :D I don't want to eat more medicine so I mainly rest, no active movement. Still sore throat but that's OK, no concert in near future LOL Less than 10 minutes to final countdown! Thu, 24 Dec 2015 10:52:54 EST Countdown To Birthday: A Xmas Chocolate Drink http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6051592 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/088505e7-719e-4332-a562-a327930545b6.jpg"> <BR> Tried new drink called Double Chocolate Peppermint Latte. Such a long name to say in one breath LOL It tasted yum yum - I love choc-peppermint combo and it's usually during Christmas season that I can get drinks like this combo :D I thought there would be a frisbee pickup or at least, throws practice. But lots of people not around as it's getting nearer to Christmas. So my next session, hopefully... Wed, 23 Dec 2015 09:07:24 EST Countdown To Birthday: Day 3 Puss In Basket http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6051131 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d6f64148-489d-41ee-96d4-74b9eece336d.jpg"> <BR> Poor kitty probably had some parasites that when he found a basket, he rolled his body inside it like a full body scratching post LOL Tue, 22 Dec 2015 09:10:28 EST Countdown To Birthday: Day 3 Puss In Basket http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6051121 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e81846d7-2d5f-4c36-a53c-f2986462f097.jpg"> <BR> Poor kitty, I think he might be infected by fleas or some other parasites by the new cat. But as an outdoor cat, he probably already has his own but when I tried to get more in control of situation by shampooing him with the medicated shampoo, he get terrified, uhuh. Anyhow, he found a basket and proceed rubbing his body like a total body scratching post LOL No workout today, I felt feverish whe... Tue, 22 Dec 2015 09:01:56 EST Countdown To Birthday: Day 4 Present & Jelly Legs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6050633 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2a802281-5932-4edc-a64e-d9d6523eab81.jpg"> <BR> Got present from a friend, yay! Workout for today was jogging at park. I wish I can put more details but this is my 3rd attempt writing this blog - previous two was having server issue, uhuh. Mon, 21 Dec 2015 09:57:35 EST Countdown To Birthday: Day 5 of Kitty & WOD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6050142 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3d104fec-2744-4b54-8d9d-77151b5a4104.jpg"> <BR> 5 days to go! Today, went to a wedding but instead of looking for the couple, my dad brought me to several cats LOL Tonight, workout of the day, I tried to replicate what I've learned from two weeks of personal trainer sessions. First, I did cardio; 15 minutes of jump rope, got total 1320x, yay! Then some stretches before proceeding to dumbbell workouts I got from a magazine, Shape Malaysia Novem... Sun, 20 Dec 2015 09:18:35 EST Nov 11th: Study Room Spring Cleaning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6030374 Well, not sure why we in tropic area adopted the term "Spring Cleaning" as we don't have those 4 seasons. Maybe the word Spring doesn't referring to the season but the freling of excitement of overhaul clean out places that needed to be done ages ago LOL Anyhow, my mother asked me to help her after lunch and even thought, I felt more willing to see my bed than ti-"dying" up some dusty paper families, I went to help her carried pretty lots of things such as big folders, a big basket full of u... Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:29:18 EST Nov 10th: New Weight Management Programme http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6029770 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3f3e6389-7d06-4c15-bdb6-80295b99d515.jpg"> It's called ageloc TR90, a 90 days/3 months program. The gist of what I understood is the program will reboot the body to peak condition. Even after the end of the program, the body will not bounce back to the "before" condition or getting in even worse shape. I can't claim anything yet about the program but the explanation from my doctor and then further details from the consultant convinced me to ... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 09:57:14 EST Nov 5th: Double Cheese Egg Sandwich, Yum! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6027140 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d09fc383-0802-4724-82fa-239bb74d60d4.jpg"> Another breakfast experiment! Or this one more like pre-lunch as so close to lunchtime LOL There was one small dinner bun left so I sliced into two. Made a sort of grilled cheese - split one slice of cheese into two parts for the two bun slices, fried on a pan and also sprinkled black pepper. Then I mashed a boiled egg with mustard then made it as topping on the sorta-grilled-cheese, put another spli... Thu, 5 Nov 2015 10:12:35 EST Nov 4th: When Instagram Failed Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6026538 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/596df093-7183-403c-baae-3d9f45b3d15d.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/73f5c69b-abc5-4270-939a-fedf9541b8ee.jpg"> Unfortunately, an exercise demo video in Instagram didn't work. Others could watched it but somehow I couldn't. Must be some glitch in my phone as I was able to watch other IG videos. I haven't tried via computer but it was still frustrating to know I could't play in my phone where I mostly used to watch the exe... Wed, 4 Nov 2015 09:46:36 EST Nov 3rd: Experiment With Breakfast :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6025885 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/08481324-3471-44db-bde1-fa477943dd66.jpg"> Today's breakfast, I did an experiment with fruits and wholemeal bread :D I made a smoothie from half carrot and a small banana, blended together with water - I was surprise that combo was delicious! For the wholemeal bread, I sliced 4 from the main bread. First slice, I made a french toast then put three slices of cucumber and sprinkled some black pepper. Second slice was similar like first one but... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 08:49:48 EST Nov 2nd: Beauty From Both Worlds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6025314 Traditional and Modern beauty treats for me today :D <BR> <BR> Traditional: A henna application to my fingers tips, I'm currently have orange nails and fingers and lots of orange smear on my palms LOL The henna is said to help repairing fingers and my mom is concerned about hers as I do, too. So earlier this morning, I did on my left hand first so when I went to a clinic to get my blood and urine samples taken for full body checkup, my hands were already quite orangey, haha. Then in aftern... Mon, 2 Nov 2015 10:55:32 EST Nov 1st: New Month, New Jumpstart! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024654 I learned interesting facts on weight management today :D It's all about things I've read over the years but to have long discussion with a consultant, it was an even wider eye-opener - I think it was close to 2 hours, the longest ever I talked about managing healthy body with anyone! <BR> <BR> I was 90% convinced on the programme she explained to me. From what I understand, it's genetic-oriented, the first of its kind so far and the best of all, after completed the programme, there's no mor... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 10:44:18 EST Oct 31st: An Escort Almost Whole Day LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024117 I was my mother's companion of the day. <BR> <BR> Drove her to a mobile phone operator office to change her sim card, pretty close to noon but luckily I had late breakfast. Then we went to an optic store to get her new glasses (while waiting for her, this Transporter also tried several sunglasses, hehe). Lastly, we went to local handcraft exhibition where I got myself a jewelry for my Kebaya (traditional clothes for Malay women) - I fall in love with the jewelry piece the first time I laid m... Sat, 31 Oct 2015 10:08:38 EST Oct 30th: A Mixture Of Fun Things! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6023651 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f3082cb8-9e77-4be2-bb2a-51fc577bf2c6.jpg"> Planned to have lunch with a friend from work as we haven't met for quite some time. She's as crazy as me for unsurprisingly, we had pizza, hehe. What surprised me was when she gave me matching bracelet with her (she just got both from a booth; there's a cultural craft going on at the mall). And she paid for lunch instead of split with me :D After we parted after lunch, I went to hair saloon for hair ... Fri, 30 Oct 2015 10:09:45 EST Oct 29th: Dead Tired, Terrible Headache http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6023132 I feel so tired now and started the day with raging headache. My brain felt melted after a two hours session of teaching someone who took over some of my tasks. My body felt like a mashed potato; a gooey substance that looks delicious yet need support to move. So on my kettlebell challenge day #03, I'm taking full day rest from exercises :D Thu, 29 Oct 2015 11:15:20 EST Oct 28th: Movies Crazy & Sore Thighs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6022588 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0ded6296-288a-4333-b09c-32d274377370.png"> Today, I did something I haven't done in years - watch two movies in a row at cinema! First was Goosebump then The Last Witch Hunter. It was fun especially after recent events. But I also realized that it was quite tiring for this old body LOL My legs are getting more sore from my workouts. Today was a double workouts which first I played Ultimate then my Day #02 kettlebell exercises. I wish I did b... Wed, 28 Oct 2015 11:45:45 EST Oct 27th: I'm Croacking In Workout LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6022036 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6d46eb13-488e-44b0-a6f5-daad18842e66.png"> 1st day of kettlebell challenge and I was 90% wanted to skip and being Lazy Fathin, hehe. But my 10% was stronger so I did the day one workout: Do three exercises for 10 rounds and aim to finish below 15 minutes or do as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes. The three exercises were 20x kettlebell circulating (10x each side), 10x kettlebell deadlift, 20 frog jump. The 3rd was why I croacked LOL Any... Tue, 27 Oct 2015 11:25:41 EST Oct 26th: Joined New Kettlebell Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6021434 The first is a 21-Day Kettlebell challenge. It's actually a combo of kettlebell goal and monitoring nutrition intake. As the issuer of the challenge is halfway across the world, the challenge updates always late a day for my time zone so instead of starting on 26th October as the original date, I'll start on 27th so that I can view the update first :D <BR> <BR> We required to do our baseline kettlebell workout which consists of 5 rounds of 10 kettlebell swings, 20 bodyweight squats and 40 mo... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 11:23:28 EST Oct 14th: Happy New Year 1437H http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6014822 It's the Islamic New Year :D I hope this year will bring me more happiness, mark new beginning as two days ago, I was notified by my boss that I wasn't selected in the new structure of my company. In other words, I'm being released from service. <BR> <BR> I was relief as I've been fighting depression since I joined the new team but yesterday, I finally get hit by sadness because this means I will be leaving my other colleagues who I enjoyed working with (not from my team LOL) <BR> <BR> The ... Wed, 14 Oct 2015 09:35:11 EST Oct 2nd: Instant Headache & Fever http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007940 Maybe I should just let the tears flow. The reality of my grandma passed away when I heard the news last night felt more real when I dropped my parents to the airport. Then the terrible headache and sudden fever came this morning, making me felt so helpless alone at home. I still try hard not to cry because once I started, the tears will hard to stop. The effort probably creating the headache. I just wanted to curl up, remember all good memories of my grandma even though I'm closer to anothe... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 10:09:21 EST Oct 1st: Began New Month With Sadness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007309 My grandma has passed away. Thu, 1 Oct 2015 09:44:03 EST Sep 30th: Rumbling Stomach Solution http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006643 After a long talk with a new doctor - I decided to try the new clinic quite close to my office - apparently my stomach rumbling problem was from my stress. Something about the stress triggered my body to cause more gastric acid that caused my stomach had "active" action and caused gassy problem. <BR> <BR> Yes, I admit that I'm getting more stressful these days, I guessed because our company is restructuring and I've no idea what is my status whether I will remain or let go. Then, that issue ... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 08:12:18 EST Sep 29th: A Bloated, Gassy, Stomachache Human http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006113 Or simply put, food poison LOL I think I got a mild version but it still annoyed me. Good news is no heavy puking or diarrhea. Bad news, my stomach is swollen with unbreakable gas; no burp or fart that can help release the bloated feeling so either I use a giant pin to poke hole through my stomach or I can use remedies like ginger tea, crunches, etc :D To make my things even more interesting, my right leg started to "vibrate" again, that weird throbbing feeling on and off past few weeks, I t... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 10:42:01 EST Sep 28th: Being A Realistic In Love? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6005480 I had an interesting conversation over lunch with a friend. I shared my mock date experience on last Saturday. She was supportive if the mock date could lead to actual dates but she also warned me. How I need to be more realistic on the guy I will fall in love and spend my life with him. In our society, especially for the older generations, couple from different races or religions are usually frown upon. Add with the fact the guy is much younger than the girl, such a good recipe for disaste... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 10:42:01 EST Sep 27th: Happy Birthday, My Friend Sarah http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6004876 Today is my friend's birthday. We had a small group celebrating her birthday tonight at an Indian restaurant :D Two friends helped coordinate a scrap book contained birthday wishes. I did crane origami pieces; one crane contained a personal letter to her :D <BR> <BR> Also a surprise: each of us who attended the dinner received a gift from the birthday girl! She gave everyone a bottle of alcohol drink but for me, dark chocolate, as I don't drink alcohol. So sweet of her :D She said as we as t... Sun, 27 Sep 2015 10:40:56 EST Sep 26th: A Mock Date http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6004394 A friend who I haven't met yet in person came to my town for a short break this weekend (for his cousin's wedding and a festival). We always had conversation online and couple times on phone so I was curious about him in person. <BR> <BR> So we planned our meet up and it was sort of a practice date as last date I had was about 10 years ago (I told him and he agreed to play along LOL) To sum up, it was a good mock date :D <BR> <BR> First, we needed to meet. I told him to find me playfully an... Sat, 26 Sep 2015 10:48:41 EST Sep 25th: The Hazy Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6003744 We had quite hazy day here at my place. Still visible enough to drive but once I out from my car, the air smelled like smoke and felt like I was walking in a cloudy dream state, haha. It was also the day after a public holiday so the mood was also quite hazy, haha. Even my computer wasn't working at its normal speed and kept disconnected from our office network. <BR> <BR> A hazy Friday from every angle LOL Fri, 25 Sep 2015 08:16:25 EST Sep 24th: Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6003138 Today is Eid Adha, one of events in Islam. Early morning, Muslims will gather at mosques and perform Eid Adha prayer together. On the previous day, we are recommended to do a voluntary fast but I didn't do it because I still on my period (having period means can't do fasting in Islam). On today and the next three days, we are encouraged to do our Qurban (hence at my place, we called it Hari Raya Qurban) then distribute the meats among poors and neighbours :D <BR> <BR> On the same day, it's t... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 07:37:19 EST Sep 23rd: Crying and Felt Hopeless http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002681 After just 3 hours of sleep, I suddenly woke up then I started to cry. I remembered my past heartaches then I cried more because I think my heart is getting more pains because of Mr Puzzle. I cried back to sleep. I cried when I ate my breakfast. I cried at my work desk. I cried while texting. I cried when I ordered my drink. I even cried when I was walking! I felt so lost as if the biggest part of me is starting to disappear. I felt myself drifting away. I felt my inside getting crushed slo... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 11:14:05 EST Sep 22nd: I've Reached My Limit ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002010 ... so it's time to take a break. <BR> <BR> I did Ultimate trainings more than the regular two days per week since, I think, two weeks ago. When someone in our group wanted to do training other than usual schedule, I always joined. Whether I brought extra exercise clothes or I would play in my long skirts. <BR> <BR> My legs are aching right now, my shin splints haven't gone away, my calves are so sore. I'm also started to get bruises like I used to have when I first joined. I had two collis... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 11:01:15 EST Sep 21st: When I Failed My Vow On 1st Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6001305 I felt I was overload of too much of Mr Puzzle. Either information directly related to him or my Ultimate team kept mentioning his name hundreds times or too many things reminded me of him. I think the whole universe has team up to drive me crazy LOL <BR> <BR> So, I vowed that this week, I will skip any Ultimate training, just to rest my mind, heart and body from him. As he became more of a delicious temptation in the training, I need to have a breather or hundreds. <BR> <BR> But an experie... Mon, 21 Sep 2015 09:10:43 EST Sep 20th: When I Tried To Be Natural Around Mr Puzzle ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000738 ... then I found out that I left ALL of my money at home and had to borrow some from the guy I like to pay one glass of iced syrup lemon. He probably thought: <BR> A - "what a scatterbrain girl" while kept a poker face <BR> B - that I tried to get him pay for my drink <BR> C - that I making excuse to borrow money from him so that we had temporary link as long as I still haven't paid <BR> <BR> I don't like being in debt nor making others in debt to me. So having this very rare situation with ... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 10:44:47 EST Sep 19th: Strategy Planning Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000156 Today, fourth day of Ultimate training. First time I had training four days straight, from Wednesday to Saturday, haha. The first day was practicing throws and games. Second and third were practicing throws only. Today was practicing throws, drill and blocking strategy. <BR> <BR> The drill was a diamond shape where we learned on short throws and cuts. First we did backhand for few rounds then forehand for more rounds. One guy disagreed on the effectiveness of this drill so him and the coordi... Sat, 19 Sep 2015 09:39:54 EST