PAPRINIKA's SparkPeople Blog PAPRINIKA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Merry Christmas to All! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a great one and also a nice year ahead! <BR> <BR> Enjoy, but not over do it! X) Mon, 24 Dec 2012 17:06:51 EST Yup I've Decided; <img src=""> <BR> From: <BR> <BR> Screw the me who broke down, binged and gained 2kg because of what a friend said. That me is never ever coming back!! Mon, 24 Dec 2012 03:32:41 EST When Two Sides of My Mouth Fights For Attention! Hey fellow Sparkers! How are you guys doing? Sparkling properly? (&#8807;&#9661;&#65439;)b /winks/ <BR> <BR> I realized one of my dear friend gets pissed off by my posts about exercise, food and nutrition claiming that I'm "showing off my healthy lifestyle" on my personal blog and Twitter so I guess I should post here instead. At least someone out there might appreciate it eh (laughs)? <BR> <BR> Anyway! It's afternoon here now at my country. <BR> <BR> Had a 7.3 mile walk/jog that lasted... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 20:53:46 EST New Hair Cut! More collarbones! So motivated! I've been more serious recently and has lost around 3kg since I started! <BR> <BR> Since Sunday I've been more determined than ever. Jogging for the past 3 mornings and keeping to my calorie intake closely. Serious business! But my trich is getting in my way, so I thought I'll have my hair chopped. <BR> <BR> This was me, before (Note: Not Sadako, 'kay?): <BR> <img src=""> <BR> See, I could totally eat my fringe for lunch. Wonder how man... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 06:37:56 EST Hiyayakko; Is a cold tofu dish in Japan. And that is what I love having for lunch recently. <BR> <BR> All I need to do is place the cold tofu in my bowl, and add in toppings that you like! <BR> <BR> The traditional one is Shoyu (Soy sauce), but I opted for Tsuyu instead. And I like to put in a quater of avocado in it, and sprinkle Katsuobushi and black pepper on it. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> YUMS. <BR> <BR> Today I tried adding in some li... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 00:11:11 EST -2kg!; Managed to lose 2kg since I started my diet 2 weeks ago! So glad about my progress! (^_^) Mon, 27 Aug 2012 20:12:03 EST R.I.P... My pet cat, also my best bud, left me yesterday night. <BR> <BR> But I'm glad she is free from pain now. <BR> <BR> I will miss her so, so much... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 18:59:03 EST Kickboxing Class!; Apparently I was put to be one of the in-charge of my students' co-cirriculum kickboxing class! This is good news because I had to quit my own kickboxing class due to financial and time constraint but now! Woohoo! Tue, 21 Aug 2012 01:34:25 EST So Far So Good; I know I've said I will restart my diet for many times, but this time I managed to stick to a week of healthy lifestyle and am feeling very good. So I guess, this must be the one!! <BR> <BR> I will work hard! <BR> <BR> Anyway, woke up at 6am in the morning today for a 30 minutes jog. Had a small glass of milk prior to that. Came back, cooled down, had a shower and pampered myself with a facial mask! My skin feels great! <BR> <BR> As I type this I'm drinking a cup of Earl Grey with a slice ... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 20:37:09 EST Merry Christmas to All Sparkers! Hey! Long time no see! <BR> <BR> To confess, I've not been on track since I started work. But I'm determined to restart all over when 2011 comes. I'll be back to do this with you guys again! <BR> <BR> I miss the times when I could run 4km without stopping. So I'll start running again and quit my kickboxing class. <BR> <BR> I like kickboxing and it's fun but I think I need flexibility of time to accommodate my job. <BR> <BR> And of course, will start counting my calories again! <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 25 Dec 2010 02:18:41 EST Long time no see! Fellow Sparkers!; Though I actually log in daily. Ha-ha! <BR> <BR> I'm finally starting my new job tomorrow! And to be honest I'm really nervous. Hopefully all will go well! Ahhhh! <BR> <BR> I'll work hard! Ganbarimasu! Sun, 12 Sep 2010 11:42:44 EST Youth Olympic Games; Has started. <BR> <BR> The first ever YOG was held in my country, and hence Singaporeans all know about it. <BR> <BR> But do you guys actually know such an event has started? I think very little promotion was done. Sun, 15 Aug 2010 13:17:59 EST Hmm...; Couldn't really log in much during my vacation. :/ <BR> <BR> And well, there wasn't much to see or buy in Penang, but there were lotsa famous food, and they were so cheap. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Dim Sum for breakfast. ACKS. Mon, 9 Aug 2010 12:44:58 EST I'm typing this from my DSi! Lets hope it works, so I can as least try log in to SP during my trip to Penang, Malaysia! (^_^)v Sun, 1 Aug 2010 15:16:28 EST Rawr!; <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Went to town this morning! Was alone, therefore quite lonely. :( <BR> <BR> Bought shoes~ Shoes~ More shoes~ XD <BR> <BR> Fell in love with this pair, but was too expensive for me to afford: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> :( <BR> <BR> Kay, quite a meaningless entry here! XD Wed, 21 Jul 2010 12:19:17 EST He-he (^_^); Won 50 Goodies Points from the wheel so decide to send you guys something colourful. Didn't send them to each and every Spark friend though, kinda too much clicking to do (^_^;). Sorry! <BR> <BR> And new pictures! :D Sun, 18 Jul 2010 12:43:55 EST Is it just me?; Somehow I find it hard to believe that a Turkey Breast Sub from Subway is only around 290kcal? <BR> <BR> So let's put the cheese and sauces aside. But wheat bread itself is already around 200kcal isn't it? Do the turkey meat and veggies really contain only around 60-90kcal? <BR> <BR> Hmm... <BR> <BR> Anyway! Hi guys! <BR> <BR> I'm at 58kg now! Finally getting back the "feel" of working hard to lose weight! Hope I'll soon be back to 55kg! <BR> <BR> Hope you guys are doing fine too! Wed, 14 Jul 2010 04:42:50 EST Class Gathering!; Had my Secondary School class gathering last Saturday and had fun (despite the sinful fish & chips)! <BR> <BR> Not much people attended, I guess it was half? But still, it's great to see their faces again. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> ^ The four Choir members in my class (The one in black is me). :D <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> ^ And Bubbly HL who made classes so much fun. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 29 Jun 2010 00:58:16 EST Opps, I did not just did that...!; I... <BR> <BR> Signed up for another kickboxing class! Haha! <BR> <BR> Can't help, I love it a lot even though it's tiring. <BR> <BR> So now I have kickboxing every Thursdays, aerobics on Fridays and kickboxing on Saturdays! <BR> <BR> 3 days straight! :X <BR> <BR> Maybe I should take up the aerobics class on Sunday mornings. <BR> <BR> Ahh~ Now I'm broke. :x Tue, 15 Jun 2010 13:45:46 EST Hey guys!; Sorry that I seems to be missing these days, but I'm still visiting SP! And I'm always looking at you guys' updates. Just that I'm sorry that I'm not as active in leaving comments and such. <BR> <BR> I guess I need some time to get back to track. Mon, 14 Jun 2010 12:33:59 EST Temp Job Ended!; It was tough. <BR> <BR> Basically I help set up a store. Maybe you guys might know it. It's the dollar shop ($2 at my country) from Japan called DAISO. :) <BR> <BR> They are opening a new branch so I was employed to help with the displaying of goods. <BR> <BR> They have too many stuff! So it was really fast pace and we work like 8-9 hours nonstop. And I worked for 10 days without off. Woots! <BR> <BR> Bad thing is, a lot energy spent and I end up eating more. Sigh~ Thu, 10 Jun 2010 12:39:43 EST I'm gonna be a teacher!; As titled. Well, not really, but near. <BR> <BR> My local Ministry of Education finally sent me a letter of offer to become an Allied Educator, or actually more commonly known as Teacher Assistant! XD And I'll be working in my alma mater high school! Ahh, this is gonna be embarrassing. <BR> <BR> I will start work during Sept! Hopefully things work out for me! I'll do my best! <BR> <BR> So from now till Sept, maybe I should set a small goal for myself to hit. :D Tue, 1 Jun 2010 10:26:17 EST Restart! Go me!; Though I said June but since it's Monday tomorrow, I shall start tomorrow! <BR> <BR> CONTROL & DISCIPLINE! I'M BACK! <BR> <BR> Good thing is I will start a temporary job on Tuesday that last for around ten days. It will keep me busy and away from my junk food loaded home. <BR> <BR> Everyone! Let's do it! :D Sun, 30 May 2010 12:23:22 EST Graduatededed!; Had my graduation ceremony today! <BR> <BR> Everything went well except for... <BR> <BR> BUFFET RECEPTION. <BR> <BR> Oh wells. X) Mon, 24 May 2010 07:45:47 EST Rejected. AGAIN!; I went to my blood donation appointment, and was rejected again! <BR> <BR> My iron level was even lower than before! 11.6mg! <BR> <BR> The thing is, I started taking iron tablets around a week before. I even ate extra yesterday and today. I'm not having my menses. I ate a lot of seafood, fish and meat for the past few weeks. I even gained 2kg! I take Vit.C as well, and they are supposed to aide iron absorption! Yet my iron level did not increase but decreased! <BR> <BR> I am so... affected... Fri, 21 May 2010 22:57:54 EST This might be addictive...; But I think I got in love with kickboxing! :D <BR> <BR> So I attended my very first class today. It was sooo tiring but it felt so good. Very suitable after a long day at work to forget your frustrations and let off some steam. <BR> <BR> Things are getting better in my life, so I want to keep myself healthy and enjoy life more! <BR> <BR> By the way! I'm officially 20 years old!! <BR> <BR> Bye-bye my age that starts with the digit "1". Hello digit "2". <BR> <BR> I want to take this chanc... Thu, 20 May 2010 13:31:16 EST Love my new part-time job!; I reported for work. <BR> A part-time job as a waitress. <BR> <BR> The people there are nice and easy-going. Maybe I had experiences as a waitress, so it was an easy job for me! :D Tiring but simple and time flies there. <BR> <BR> I haven't been replying to many who commented at my blog or friends feed, but I do read all of them! Thank you all! :D <BR> <BR> Tomorrow will be my first Kickboxing class! I'm excited!! Wed, 19 May 2010 13:03:55 EST Kickboxing! Here I come!; Weeks ago I signed up for aerobics class and enjoyed it a lot. <BR> <BR> So I kind of got addicted to classes and signed up for a kickboxing & sculpting class so that I can have 2 class per week. Together with maybe jogging once a week, I will have 3 workouts per week. <BR> <BR> For someone without a job, it was quite a huge decision. But if I don't attend classes, I will have no motivation to workout. Hopefully I made a right investment! (^_^) <BR> <BR> Oh by the way, I made a trip to the... Sat, 15 May 2010 14:59:11 EST New haircut, fresh start!; I chopped my hair! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Looks unclear. Basically I resemble a pineapple right now. Haha! <BR> <BR> But I like this hair. It makes me look more energetic. <BR> <BR> New hair! New start! <BR> <BR> :D Fri, 14 May 2010 08:25:04 EST Good & Bad News; I received a text message saying I cleared my interview as an Allied Educator. Details and confirmation will be out on 25th. Meaning I cleared the interview, though not 100% I will get a job. X) <BR> <BR> Right after that, my Dad handed me a letter from Nanyang Technology University, saying my application has been rejected. <BR> <BR> Oh wells. Thu, 13 May 2010 04:59:00 EST Need to take in more iron!; I went for my scheduled blood donation appointment today and for the first time, I was asked to go home because I didn't meet the lowest iron requirement. The requirement is 12.5mg, but the reading for my blood sample was 12.3mg. <BR> <BR> Ahh, only 0.3mg! Should have ate that supplement this morning! <BR> <BR> Wasted my transport fees. (T_T) <BR> <BR> Will need to book my appointment again soon. *Sigh* Sat, 8 May 2010 22:50:00 EST New photos!; As titled! Uploaded two latest photos of me. <BR> <BR> I still stuck at 55.5-56kg, but my "deadline" is coming! :( <BR> <BR> Haa~ Wed, 5 May 2010 23:27:34 EST I am sorry to say; But I've decided to tender my resignation letter tomorrow first thing in the morning without a notice period. <BR> <BR> I might not have said this here (long story), but my new employer actually scares me (quite a creepy man) and made me feel very uncomfortable. All my friends advised me to quit too, when I talk to them about the situation I am in. <BR> <BR> I feel very stressed and uneasy in this new environment. So I decide that I rather take up a easier job with lesser pay, than torture ... Sun, 2 May 2010 14:10:07 EST First Aerobics Class!; I went for my very first Aerobics class yesterday night. I was really tired because class starts at 7pm, but I only left my work place at around 6.45pm. Working as a Student Care teacher is really exhausting. <BR> <BR> Anyway~ The class was more like a dance class than an aerobics class. Ha-ha! But at least there was no pressure and I did sweat. <BR> <BR> Many of the participants, including me, didn't know we will do stretching and matwork, so we didn't bring a towel or mat. I need to get o... Sat, 1 May 2010 13:16:34 EST Somehow, I got myself a job!; As a student care teacher. <BR> <BR> It's really near my house. Less than 5 minutes walking distance and meals provided. The pay is quite little though. <BR> <BR> And the kids, omg! <BR> <BR> But I'll try my best! At least work for a year or so to see if I'm a teacher material. XD Thu, 29 Apr 2010 08:43:09 EST Back From Interview; Thanks everyone, for your wishes! <BR> <BR> The outcome? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> ^ Sad face = me, again. <BR> <BR> I tried my best, but I think I only stand a slim chance. It was a tough interview, with 7 people as the panel!! Why so many?! <BR> <BR> All of them had this really strict looking face and I must say, the department head of the dept I am interviewing for was really aggressive in his questions. The only lady by his side... Wed, 28 Apr 2010 09:15:43 EST Aerobics Class!; I finally signed up for an Aerobics class. Although I know I can watch videos and do it at home, but I figured if I have an intructor and classmates, I will be more disciplined to do it well. <BR> <BR> It's S$60 (Ard US$40) for 12 lessons each week, so it lasts until July. If this class is good, then I might sign up more and also the Pilates class. :D <BR> <BR> I want to do this! And I don't want to fail! <BR> <BR> GANBAROU! Mon, 26 Apr 2010 01:46:41 EST Tsk!; My weight is back to 57kg. <BR> <BR> It's kind of discouraging. Hah......... Sat, 24 Apr 2010 11:18:36 EST BP 103/55; :( <BR> <BR> Not LOW! LOW! kind of low but still... <BR> <BR> I just came back from my jog and on the way I had dizzy spells again. Checked my BP after resting and a shower, it was 103/55. Is it because of my BP? Or maybe dehydration? <BR> <BR> It's not the first time, but it only started last month. Even though I had breakfast, had lunch, made sure I drank water and rested for around 2 hours before I go jogging. Also, I feel good when I jog, but the problems arise when I slow down and the... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 05:36:35 EST The test was tough!; So today I went to the Police Headquarters for the Translator test. The atmosphere of the whole building was scary! <BR> <BR> So I thought there will be only like a few people, but end up there were at least ten applicants. <BR> <BR> The translation test was tough. I could do most, but the problem is that I'm too used to type on the computer. So I end up not able to write a lot of Chinese characters. Especially those that we seldom use. <BR> <BR> But anyway, it's over now and I did my best... Thu, 15 Apr 2010 06:42:43 EST Aptitute Test coming up!; I'm so nervous! <BR> <BR> I heard the aptitute test for local government interviews are really tough. But I'll do my best! <BR> <BR> Still no news from university though. :( Tue, 13 Apr 2010 13:19:00 EST I got fired. :( As titled. <BR> <BR> I lost my job! <BR> <BR> Remember the new cute girl who joined us at work last week? <BR> <BR> On the day before she came, boss kept reminding me to settle my schedule for the rest of the month when the "new girl" comes. But after seeing her on the first day she came, my boss didn't mention to me about my schedule anymore. <BR> <BR> Sigh~ Should have see it coming. <BR> <BR> I'm not sad, since I still have the upcoming translator job, and I also have my uni applicati... Sun, 11 Apr 2010 06:03:46 EST OMG You did not just...!; [Part 2] OMG SPF You did not just...! <BR> <BR> As most of my Spark Friends would know, my current status is: <BR> <BR> 1. Diploma Holder. <BR> <BR> 2. Being paid $6/hr as a retail assistant with a Japanese boss. (Kowai yo ano hito. XD) <BR> <BR> 3. Waiting for results about my university application. <BR> <BR> <BR> So while job hunting previously, I sent this application one month ago for a Translator/Interpreter position, working for the Singapore Police Force! <BR> <BR> Sounds totally cool d... Fri, 9 Apr 2010 10:52:14 EST Jealous Jealous!; A new girl reported to work yesterday at the shop that I started working at last week. <BR> <BR> She is really cute, slim and tall. Even my lady boss kept praising her and showered her all the attention. <BR> <BR> You know, those girls that even if she make a mistake, others will just go "Awww so cute!" <BR> <BR> Sigh~ But I will continue to work hard! The more lady boss likes her, the more I can't make a mistake! (^_^;;) <BR> <BR> And I'm there to earn my pocket money anyway. I'll just d... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 23:10:04 EST Tried a bagel!; I bought this Cinnamon Raisin Whole Wheat Bagel yesterday (comes in small packets) and brought it to work for lunch this afternoon. <BR> <BR> It was HUGE. I think it's counted as a large bagel? No nutritional info, but I'm guessing at least 350kcals in there. Oh yeah, I ate it just as it is. <BR> <BR> But the good thing is it kept me full until I got home! :) Mon, 5 Apr 2010 08:53:45 EST OMG You did not just...!; Okay, so because I didn't had a very filling lunch, I thought I'll cheat a little and cheer myself up by buying a meal from McDonald's for dinner. Got a Filet 'o' fish meal with Coke light. <BR> <BR> Then I got home, and my aunt came. <BR> <BR> BRINGING WITH HER TWO 16" PIZZAS! <BR> <BR> OMG YOU DID NOT JUST DID THAT MY DEAR AUNT! <BR> <BR> I'm not gonna eat them today, of course, but with so many slices there, my mom will force it down my throat tomorrow or anytime soon. <BR> <BR> *Sig... Sun, 4 Apr 2010 06:26:37 EST Choices, choices; The company yesterday didn't call after all. Neither did any uni send a text message to invite me for an interview. :( <BR> <BR> My classmate has already gotten a direct invitation. To be very honest... <BR> <BR> I AM SO VERY JEALOUS. <BR> <BR> There, said it. <BR> <BR> But actually though I can't say I love my new job working for the Japanese, I don't hate it too. I met some nice people there! :D <BR> <BR> If everything fails (THAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, I WILL GET INTO UNIVERSITY HAHA... Fri, 2 Apr 2010 13:09:17 EST Sad face = me; The interview yesterday did not went well. <BR> <BR> The time I took to fill in the employment form was longer than the interview itself! <BR> <BR> The boss was not in, so a rather uninterested looking guy "interviewed" me instead. <BR> <BR> Now I don't even feel like working for them already. <BR> <BR> Today is... We called it Good Friday here in Singapore. Happy Good Friday! <BR> <BR> But I'm still going for work despite it being a public holiday. (^_^") The downside of service line. <... Thu, 1 Apr 2010 19:38:20 EST One more time! Ittekimasu!; Again. XD <BR> <BR> It's nearly 2am here, but because I slept a lot today I'm still feeling energetic. But after Sparking awhile I'll go to sleep! <BR> <BR> I'm having a trainee teacher interview later in the morning! I want this job! X) <BR> <BR> As for Uni, still no news from them. Sigh~ But I've already thought it through. If I don't get a place in Uni, I'll just go and work first. :) <BR> <BR> But no matter what, I'll do my best in everything! Same goes to losing weight! Though I have... Wed, 31 Mar 2010 13:52:05 EST Want it want it want it!; 2nd day at my new job ended... hm... okay. XD <BR> <BR> I got called suddenly in the afternoon at work today. <BR> <BR> A private enricment centre for young children wants me to attend an interview this Thursday. For a position as a trainee teacher!! <BR> <BR> OH GOSH. <BR> <BR> I already took my off though, I will go for it for sure. But if I'm lucky enough to be selected, what should I do about this new current job? <BR> <BR> Ahhh Wakanai~ <BR> <BR> But to tell the truth, I want the t... Tue, 30 Mar 2010 14:30:43 EST