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/ Feb 27: A Whole Day of Headache & Dizziness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883661 Hmm, maybe a combo of sleep deprived and cafe food made my head hurt. If I slept late on previous night, I will take nap during lunchtime. I think since last week's Wednesday night that I'm starting to have terrible sleep. It was a night full of strong sound and light of fireworks. And apparently Chinese New Year celebration lasts 15 days so expect 15 nights of fireworks, yikes! Thought it getting lesser and weaker, phew. And the bad news, even thought I felt better last week, I think I'm sta... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:15:26 EST Feb 26: Lots & Lots of Red! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883022 This month, I bought lots of red clothes, yay! Sort of my mission of the month - get red blouse, red sweater, red dress, red shirt, haha. The only thing I haven't found any courage to try is red pants/jeans. Red skirts are fine but red pants feel like I really want people to see my legs LOL I like the idea of red pants but to actually wear it is still a long, long journey ahead. <BR> <BR> Here's to Red! <BR> <BR> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:38:57 EST Feb 25: 50-min/Day, 5 Day A Week?!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882366 I just read an article about how much exercise you need to lose weight: <BR> How Much Exercise Do You REALLY Need to Lose Weight? <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_much_exercise_you_really_need_t<BR>o_lose_weight </link> <BR> <BR> From the article: <BR> "ACSM has published new physical activity recommendations in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Overweight and obese individuals are more likely to lose weight and keep it off if they exercise for ... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:31:46 EST Feb 24: Happy Birthday To Friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881758 I know lots of people but close friends are very few. One friend that I consider quite close had her birthday today - Happy Birthday, Ejan! And four days earlier, another close friend's birthday - Happy Birthday, Herma! I wish I can do something special for them but I don't think I'm good with gifts and lately, I've been thinking to give them and another close friend (who also a cousin, hehe) pretty bracelets that I've found online :D <BR> <BR> On other story, I had bad stomach today. After ... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:58:48 EST Feb 23: Creaking Body While Exercises, haha http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881007 After quite a while since I did exercise, I did some squats and lunges today. Nothing too intense, just 5 reps for each squat, forward lunges, reverse lunges, squat with hop, side lunges. But I kept hearing this creaking sound like rusty door hinges, haha. <BR> <BR> I guess that's a sign that I need to keep my body active instead of being lazy and lying in bed all day, reading or watching movies LOL Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:10:46 EST Feb 15: So Sad No Chocolate Feast Yesterday :P http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875987 Hehe, oh, well, at least I have time to get better, no terrible cough disturbing my sleep anymore :D <BR> <BR> Instead, I spend yesterday mostly reading a romance novel, Change of Heart, by Jude Deveraux. It contains two parts of love stories, the first part was actually already published as novella years back and I think the author rewrote that part. At night, I watched the first two episodes of True Blood 5th season (I just gave up finding similarities between the tv series with the book s... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 04:37:25 EST Feb 10 & 11: Countdown To Chocolate Feast - 4 & 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873731 I'm terribly sick, lots of coughing and dizziness. Yesterday, was trying to be strong enough to fight but I had such bad day with negative vibes pilling on me. Today, after several nights of barely able to sleep with bouts of coughing, I felt so weak, I just wanted to sleep even on my office floor LOL I also cough so hard that I puke a little. <BR> <BR> Heck, why do I still not sleeping and writing here? Oh, I remember why; everytime I lie down to sleep -on my back or either side of my body ... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:11:13 EST Feb 9: Countdown To Chocolate Feast -5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873093 Pro & Con being Single - holiday trip <BR> <BR> Pro: I can plan mine whenever I want, wherever I want. No domestic quarrel spoiling holiday mood. <BR> <BR> Con: I wish I can go to somewhere romantic with significant other even if just beach trip at out town :D Tue, 10 Feb 2015 09:49:04 EST Feb 9: Countdown To Chocolate Feast -6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872359 Pro & Con of being single - personal time <BR> <BR> Pro: Lots and lots of personal time! I don't have to worry or feel guilty that I want to spend time all by myself. Yeah, I have my parents around but they have each other and whether I'm around or not, it's fine with them but it's much fun to have all three of us spend fun time together :D <BR> <BR> Con: Sometimes it does feel like I have too much of personal time that I think maybe I need to spend alone time with one significant other. (b... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 09:07:30 EST Feb 8: Countdown To Chocolate Feast -7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871681 Pro & Con of being single - watch movie <BR> <BR> Pro: I can select whatever movie that I want to watch, whatever time slot and I can eat whole bucket of popcorn without worrying the others don't wash their hands, hehe. And I don't get irritated when my movie buddies keep using their phones when watching or leave before end of the movie (yeah, I had experienced both, so distracting because I know the person. I don't mind strangers with their phones because I most probably will not watch othe... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 08:37:13 EST Feb 7: I'm A Vampire? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871096 LOL ok, that was just a joke. But something with my tendency to avoid glare from sunlight, be more active as the day turn to night and how I always slightly anemic, I fancy myself as having part of vampire bloodline, haha. <BR> <BR> Though, I usually cringe at sight and smell of blood, so there goes my theory flies away, hehe. Sat, 7 Feb 2015 08:27:24 EST Feb 6: How I Try Making Study More Interesting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870539 I usually hate studying unless it involves maths - love doing calculation so I love subjects Maths, Accounts and Physics, hehe. So, now I'm in a study program in my company and there are lots and lots of reading AND it's more self-study instead of formal classes (I'm quite good at absorbing what teachers taught in class, something about freakishly class concentration?). So, after several failed attempt to not fall asleep every time I read (LOL), I found a technique that works well for me. <BR... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 08:43:49 EST Feb 5: A Sacred Agreement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869840 Today, after my trip to a land rig as part of the three days of a course, I was called by both learning coordinator to drop by to see them (they were having a meeting when they saw me passed by). And I was like a deer with headlights, felt trapped, haha. <BR> <BR> First, they asked me about the trip and I said it was better than last time as I had the opportunity to visit more places on the site and saw actual activities happened so close. Then they asked me about my study, similar with the ... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 06:53:11 EST A New Boost Of Study Energy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869220 Today, I spoke with our department learning coordinator about my study progress. I admitted to him that I hate failing, I don't want my failure will cause problem with my work. So, yeah, I know all are excuses of not studying continuously but after failing another exam (and retake twice and failed twice!), I felt dishearthened to pursue this study. <BR> <BR> Well, as we were being direct with each other, the coordinator said that if I don't try, I will never know if I will fail. He and the o... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 08:48:27 EST Feb 3: I'm An Awkward Social Girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868515 Sometimes, I wonder if I'm a hardcore Introvert. Being around people, including my family, makes me feel so drained, it's like whatever energy and happiness that I have are leached out by people. I think I'm pretty good with chatting with people but most of the time, I laugh when most people (or none) don't, I just babble nonsense to try fill up silence, I'm very bad at asking people out (whether with friends or people who I'm attracted to) and most of time, I feel like an unwanted person in ... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 09:38:39 EST Feb 2: Who Knows Commercial Exercise Can Be So Sweaty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867767 Today, my plan was to do as many Kettlebell Swings as I can during commercial breaks. I got three breaks and I push probably harder than when I used timer! In about 10-min, I got 420x swings, yay! Nice burn feeling at my legs, abs and arms :D Tonight will be really good sleep, very relaxing because of the commercial breaks swings but I do hope I will not dream of exercising - that will be tiring, restless night! Mon, 2 Feb 2015 10:01:48 EST Feb 1: New Month But I Kinda Hate February LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867051 Uhuh, it's February. It's a nice month, like other months, but there will be lots and lots of lovey dovey air - advert, tv series, special show, promotions at malls, etc etc. I love romance but because I'm single, I feel like I'm this weird one in February, haha. <BR> <BR> Anyhow, the best part about Valentine season - lots and lots of special-edition chocolate! Romance movies (looking forward to rom-com, not those sad-ending romance, hehe). Sun, 1 Feb 2015 10:12:14 EST Jan 27: Football Shoes. Smoothies. Pizza? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863602 The first two, I felt so proud of myself, like good rewards or something healthy to end the day :D But I mix in 3 slices of pizza and one piece of cinnamon twisted roll, both from Pizza Hut. Well, I have lost my appetite for more than seven days and today, I felt so ravenous and pizza from Pizza Hut is the first thing I dreamed, I craved, I salivated, haha. And baked goods with cinnamon is so irresistible! <BR> <BR> The football shoes (or in American, maybe soccer shoes?), they are the pair ... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:10:46 EST Jan 26: No Appetite More Than 7 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862713 Since last week, my appetite is decreasing slowly. I enjoy food less and lesser. My taste buds feel not familiar to me. I don't feel like I want to eat. <BR> <BR> So, it's no surprise when today, my tummy felt weird, like grumpy and complaining. I had diarrhea first then constipation. And to rewind back days before, weekend I felt so weak and didn't want to eat, just want to sleep and read. So, I did checkup with a doctor (so embarrassing when the doctor who was a guy, poke on my bare tummy ... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:46:56 EST Jan 25: Happy Birthday, Niece! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862002 It's birthday of one of my nieces :D <BR> <BR> I wish I can be there in person to wish her happy birthday or send a birthday present. But I'm not really good with picking birthday present, haha. When I was in primary school, I always gave novels to my friends and when I was in secondary school, I gave frame pictures. And the few people I gave birthday present at work, I gave dark chocolate. <BR> <BR> So, in short, I've no idea what to give people birthday present LOL Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:50:48 EST Jan 24: Hook Up With A Book http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861454 The first thing I did when I woke up was pull the curtain, let the sunshine through my bedroom. I was so motivated to start my day with lots of things in my weekend chore list :D <BR> <BR> Then I saw the book I read before I slept last night and next thing I knew, I spend whole morning and most afternoon finishing the book! I did other things but everything except reading the story was blurry activities. <BR> <BR> When I finished the book, I realized it was pointless to do anything else tha... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:58:58 EST Jan 23: Today, I Feel Grateful For ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860890 ... my sharp eyesight; I noticed a small furry crawly bug at handle of a door which quite hard to notice but like my mom always said, I have sharp eyesight :D <BR> <BR> ... able to wake up to my start new day :D <BR> <BR> ... get invited to lunch with my colleagues when I usually eat lunches alone. I'm quite an introvert and love to be all by myself but sometimes, I like to be around people but I don't know how to invite people to join activities with me. <BR> <BR> ... my cats. They are my... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:08:51 EST Jan 22: Spontaneous Thing To Do When It's Raining http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860203 It's raining season here so almost every day or night, there will be raining :D <BR> <BR> So, today, when I left the office and it was drizzling, guess what I did? I twirled full circle, did a little bit of dancing with songs that I can only heard LOL It's was lots of fun, felt like I was the only one in the world, not thinking of any problem or worry :D Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:49:13 EST Jan 21: Dirty Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859377 It's Wednesday so it was time for Ultimate Frisbee! It didn't rain like last time I played in two weeks ago. But it did rained earlier so the ground kinda soggggggggy and I spend warm up with getting my feet heavier with soaked socks and shoes LOL <BR> <BR> It was pretty slippery (duh, muddy!) so I got my lower body muddy before we even started the game, thanks to warm up with learning basic throws and fetching the disks. Then I got my upper body muddy from the game. I think I even tasted th... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:48:08 EST Jan 20: I Love Watching The Creepy Guy LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858593 When I really, really need to lift up my moody spirit or need lots of laughing, I always watch the BuzzFeed's BuzzCreep playlist: <BR> <link>http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list<BR>=PL5vtqDuUM1DngrWKmHlb8t64FRi-kVMUB </link> <BR> <BR> That guy always makes me laugh when he do creepy things. My most watched creepy videos are "Things Babies Do That'd Be Creepy If You Did Them" (things that babies normally do but look creepy when an adult does them) and "Things Cats Do That'd Be Creepy If Y... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:56:45 EST Jan 19: My First Crush Confession :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857755 Sometimes, I feel like I'm experiencing what others had experienced when they were in teenagers. Maybe I'm a very, very late bloomer, haha. <BR> <BR> Like today, I confessed to a guy that I had a crush on him LOL Actually, it was a guy who I dreamed several nights ago and after lots of pushes from him, I finally told him it was him in my dream. For me, it was nothing to think about, just a little crush. But it was kinda lightening my mixed emotions of dreaming about him; horrified because he... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:49:36 EST Jan 18: Plus Minus Measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856967 After few days of TOM, my measurements reduced and increased, I would say so-so, haha. <BR> <BR> My weekly measurements, taken today: <BR> Weight = 59.6 kg (plus 0.6 kg compare to on Jan 8th) <BR> Boobs = 34.25" (minus 2.25" compare to on Jan 8th) <BR> Waist = 30" (minus 1" compare to on Jan 8th) <BR> Butt = 39.5" (plus 0.25" compare to on Jan 8th) <BR> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 09:14:21 EST Jan 17: Am I Becoming A Jerk In Office? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856278 Perhaps I become this total jerk in my workplace. Maybe because I hate moved from my previous comfortable desk to my current desk where I feel like I have to start all over again even with colleagues I already knew. <BR> <BR> I wonder if people in the same team - peers, supervisor, team lead - are actually thinking I'm this aloof, distance, terrible worker, have horrible personality. Maybe it's the way I bring myself, maybe it's the air I give, maybe it's my attitude. Thinking all this hurts... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 09:00:49 EST Jan 16: Such A Rebel At Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855646 I was once told that my voice was too loud when I did my phone call at office. My desk is at open space; no room, just cubicle wall split me and my cubicle mates from other cubicles. So, whenever I make phone call, it's hard to keep my voice down because unfortunately, whenever I tried to talk in low tone, people from the other end of line can't hear me. And also unfortunately, I tend to laugh loud because I find humour in lots of places, probably at even at inconvenient places. <BR> <BR> So... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 09:16:33 EST Jan 15: Noooooo, I Lost! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854969 To living room floor, haha. <BR> <BR> I was watching tv while lying down on the floor and next thing I knew, one hour already passed when I noticed I had took a nap accidentally, hehe. Well, it's my third day of TOM, still heavy flow as usual. You know, losing blood always makes me so tired, so sleepy, so HUNGRY! Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:22:39 EST Jan 14: New Toy For Kitty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854124 It was my poor, poor hair. <BR> <BR> Earlier today, I was slightly hunching, washing the floor of my cats cage when this one clever cat just above me decided to play with my hair. I tied my hair into bun so the cat probably thought it was a small prey for him LOL I could feel the cat tug at my hair, when he breathed at my neck (that was ticklish!) The only fear I had at that time was if my cat decided the back of my neck looked tasty, haha. <BR> <BR> Sometimes I do wonder if they thought me... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 08:50:22 EST Jan 13: Tonight Plan To Not Sleep Late! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853266 #1 Eat dinner early <BR> ~ If I want to eat dinner alone, that's fine. But our family usually eats around 8:30 pm and I have better appetite eating among people and it's much better than with TV or books, hehe. <BR> <BR> #2 Shower early <BR> ~ better before dinner. If I eat dinner before shower, I tend to take shower late, about an hour after dinner. And because I always eat around 8:30 pm and finish around 9 pm, that's mean I will take shower around 10 pm and probably fall asleep around 10:... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 07:28:13 EST Jan 12: Book Insomnia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853162 (Monday, January 12, 2015) <BR> <BR> I'm definitely deeply affected by reading! Last night, finished dinner at 9 pm so I thought some reading would help to spend time before going to bed as I didn't want to lie down with freshly full stomach. <BR> <BR> As usual, I'm wrong about reading before sleep. <BR> <BR> I kept saying to myself just one more chapter then end of chapter always left at clift hanger. When I reached happily ever after, the end of the book, I finally able to finish reading... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:59:39 EST Jan 11: Today I Became Human Jelly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851586 Must be my body stamina is not as well as last time. I did a workout tonight and right now, my limbs are still slightly shaking. Well, maybe because I did the workout before dinner so I guess my body is giving signal that I shouldn't do exercises when it's so close to dinner time, haha. <BR> <BR> So, that's should be one of my many goals - get longer endurance in workouts (especially outdoor activities), build up my stamina! Sun, 11 Jan 2015 07:59:11 EST Jan 10: Flu Kitty, Oh Dear http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850883 For days, I tried to cure my cats' eye problem with kitty eye drop but didn't work well. The symptom would go away temporary, though. So, today, I brought my protesting cats (well, one meowed loudly all the way, the other one just sat silently in the kitty carrier, probably gave silent protest, hehe). I also brought them to the vet for their worm pills so it was 2 in 1 trip. <BR> <BR> Turned out my cats caught flu. Usually they sneeze a lot when they get flu but this time, they didn't, not e... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 08:49:30 EST Jan 9: Had A Great Nap! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850240 With my big wool shawl as blanket, I curled up in my secret napping place and slept for about an hour. And it was one of my best nap coz I felt more energized after woke up :D I had 2-days training - yesterday and today - but today the training cut short so I was able to take my nap at noon. I wish I could go home to nap in my bed but I wanted to catch up some works that I missed when I was away during my training. Fri, 9 Jan 2015 10:37:58 EST Jan 8: Must Be Pre-TOM Effect http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849332 Hmm, gained weight and inches, I think it's because getting nearer to my TOM (bloody situation every month, hehe). And getting nearer to my TOM, I will get hungrier, more tired, more heat inside, more emotional. <BR> <BR> My weekly measurements, taken today: <BR> Weight = 59 kg 58.4 kg (plus 0.6 kg compare to on Jan 1st) <BR> Boobs = 36.5" (plus 2" compare to on Jan 1st) <BR> Waist = 31" (plus 1" compare to on Jan 1st) <BR> Butt = 39.25" (same as on Jan 1st) Thu, 8 Jan 2015 09:32:16 EST Jan 7: Ultimate Frisbee - Tried & Loved Every Minute! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848493 I heard that a colleague organized Frisbee game every Wednesday and another colleague invited me tp join for fun. I thought sure, why not, what harm can it done by playing Frisbee? Can meet new friends, expanding my social life as I wish for my birthday. <BR> <BR> My original thoughts about Frisbee were simply throwing the disk among your friends, lots of laughing, not breaking any sweat. <BR> <BR> All those shattered when we were just at learning session for beginners like me, at the first... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 10:47:08 EST Jan 6: So Tired Yet Can't Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847526 So many things happened today but I just wanted to curl to sleep like a cat. I did get nap around noon but I think my mind was too awake for me to fully enjoy nap as usual. Though, I did feel less sleepy :D <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I will, hopefully weather will be fine, join a frisbee game with friends and strangers. One of my efforts to enlarge my small social circle. Meeting guys not in same department, the key point is possibility to meet single guys, hehe. Hopefully I will have enough energy ... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 10:39:18 EST Jan 5: Soreness Creeping Upwards http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846473 I think it's funny that my body soreness slowly moving bottom to top; started this morning at my legs then in afternoon, my abs. I half-expected that I would get my upper body lastly at night. <BR> <BR> Yeah, it happened, haha. <BR> <BR> Anyhow, I'm searching for alternatives for placing my hands when I do floor exercises such as pushup. I always have problem with my left wrist whenever I do exercises that require me to put my palms flat on ground. My left wrist will feel pain and numb aft... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 09:41:35 EST Jan 4: ZWOW #1 Reboot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845389 I just did ZWOW #1, kinda like a reboot since last I did it. However, because I started to get dizzy before I even finished first round, I only did 1 round instead of originally planned 3 rounds. Perhaps I was hungry and perhaps from heat of the day still affect me. <BR> <BR> Here's link of ZWOW #1: <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9UW<BR>WIdd2tw </link> <BR> <BR> Workout Breakdown: <BR> 1. Dive Bombers x 10 <BR> 2. Burpees x 5 <BR> 3. Squat Leg Lift x 20/20 <BR> 4. Burpees x... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 07:55:32 EST Jan 3: Jump Rope & Nasi Lemak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844464 I did jump rope today after I stopped last month. Just 5 minutes and I felt so weak, haha. I think I can push more but my latest motto: take it slow to last longer :D <BR> <BR> Today, I learned (again) on how to prepare Nasi Lemak with side dish Sambal Udang. My mom taught me how-to and as I have less fear of fire and burning from hot oil, learning was much easier, hehe. <BR> Here's the ingredients for me to refer in future. Yeah, I did try with Spark Recipe but I got lost in translating ing... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 05:49:50 EST Jan 2: 7 hrs Is My Best http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843692 After several days of trial & error, I find that 7 hours is my best sleep period. After 7 hrs of sleep (I set my sleep schedule between 22:30 and 05:30), I always wake up without relying on my alarm clock and always felt fresh and happy :D There was even one morning I woke up with birds chirping outside as if I was in disney animation, hehe. <BR> <BR> Then I tried 6, 5 and 4 hrs sleep; definitely felt grumpy, haha. So, no more late nights watching tv or online. Or even reading books; whoever... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 09:30:03 EST 2015, Jan 1: Positive Result For Measurement :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842552 After a week of starting over, did daily 1-min jump (whatever type of jumps) and took stairs every morning when I arrived to work, I did my weekly measurements and the results are positively good! <BR> Weight = 58.4 kg (minus 0.5 kg compare to on Dec 25th) <BR> Boobs = 34.5" (minus 0.5" compare to on Dec 25th) <BR> Waist = 30" (minus 1" compare to on Dec 25th) <BR> Butt = 39.25" (same as on Dec 25th) <BR> <BR> BEST NEW YEAR GIFT! <BR> <BR> Below are Daily 1-min my jumping, Dec 25th - 31st: ... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 08:17:01 EST Dec 31: Powerful Name, Cute Haircut Today :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841866 Last day of 2014 and I got new haircut, hehe. I always love haircut that shorter at back and longer in front. Made me feel ten years younger :D Together with the haircut, I also got hair wash; so nice to have someone else wash my hair, dry blow plus massage my head, neck and shoulders :D <BR> <BR> Earlier today, a colleague asked whoever few of us left in the office (most people took holidays) to lunch at a fish and chip restaurant. Lunch was great but I couldn't finished everything; I dunno... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 10:19:54 EST Dec 30: Birthday Lunch :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841145 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1787305104.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My friend kept his promise. Together with him and 4 others, we had lunch at a restaurant (I've never been there before). Had chocolate milk shake "kaw" (a milk shake with Horlick), a pasta dish (beef+pasta+beef+chicken+mushroom+cheese) and the most anticipated, chocolate fondue. <BR> <BR> This is my first time celebrate my birthday with my friends and I love every single minute! Tue, 30 Dec 2014 10:02:06 EST Dec 29: Expected & Unexpected: Books & Insects http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840428 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1174412461.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's really nice to have an online bookstore to gift wrap my book order and this always happen every year, during my birthday month - one advantage of having birthday in festive holidays, hehe. <BR> <BR> Today I got expected and unexpected. <BR> <BR> I expected to get my book delivery so I was looking forward to get my books, yay! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1542067995.jpg"> <BR> <B... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:13:04 EST Dec 28: 2014 Birthday Wishes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839680 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l606865991.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have lots of wishes, I could say as many as leaves on a mango tree at our backyard, haha. But I narrow them into 6 wishes, my favourite number :D <BR> #1 Weight always below 60 kg <BR> ~ I'm always happy with my weight always below 60 kg or to be precise, between 55 kg and 60 kg :D The numbers on scale are my first warning for my health decline. Usually when my weight creep to 60 kg or more, I usually at my wors... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 05:01:25 EST Dec 27: Kitty's Afternoon Snack http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839175 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l161072092.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had mixed emotions: grateful because my cat, Kate, caught the snake before it could creep into our home; horrified because she ate the snake till just tiny bit left; panic because what if she got poisoned! <BR> <BR> I put that collar with bell as an experiment, to see if she will have harder time to catch anything. Apparently, nothing can stop her, haha. I'm ok with the catching but the eating part, uhuh. When t... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 07:52:27 EST Dec 26: Expected Lunch Turned Differently http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838715 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1925880969.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A friend wanted to bring me out lunch today to celebrate my birthday. There's a restaurant that served chocolate fondue and as I've no idea what's chocolate fondue, he wanted me to try that. He said this on last Monday. <BR> <BR> I think he forgot and I didn't want to remind him before lunch time - I don't like to remind people about their promise on buying me lunch, haha. So, I just went to a cafe downstairs, go... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 09:54:28 EST