Sunday, September 13, 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

About Weight Loss - How I Started My Journey

What do we understand about losing weight? Some people might take it the wrong way, for example, to eat lesser than we are supposed to, or to starve ourselves, etc. No, it's all wrong! Yes we eat lesser, but we don't eat lesser than the calories we are supposed to take in a day. We need a balance of exercise and food to keep our body fit and in other words, working.

Often that people mistake that, if we want to lose weight, we need to starve ourselves, we can't eat this, we can't eat that. But technically, we can eat anything, of course 'anything' doesn't include fast food, oily food, etc. What i meant that we could eat anything is, food with high carbs, low fat or high protein, low carbs (if you want to build huge muscles); rice (high carbs, low fats), lean meat (high protein), eggs (high protein) for instance. We still eat normal food, just in smaller portion and more meals. Eat more fruits, drink more water; it helps to flush all the toxins in our body.

I've once heard from my friend that it's 20% exercise and 80% food. It's all about the food you consume/ feed your body. I've came from someone with 86kg to 66kg in 1 year time. Yes, it's a lot of weight there. I've tried many ways to lose weight; from cutting down food intake to joining weight loss programs, it all didn't work.

What I think i did wrong was, keeping track of my weight every single day. But maybe it's just me, it's not the same for everyone. I realised that when i keep track of my weight every single day, and it didn't go down, it made me depressed, and that made me eat even more.

Therefore, I started putting away my weighing machine, and just continue working out; eating less but more meals in a day. It went on for almost 6-7months before i start weighing myself again and really seeing some results. I went from 86kg to 73kg; then continued with what I'm doing, exercising often, keeping myself fit. It wasn't easy for sure. At the beginning, my friend invited me to go hike with her every Saturdays and Sundays. We kept this on for a few months. After she gave up, I told myself, 'I've gotten this far, I need to keep going on'; I went hiking myself after that, but the place where I used to hike was a little far for me and since I'm alone, i decided to just jog around my neighborhood. Of course, I did some abs exercise at home as well.

I'm working, so I don't have much time to workout, but there's no excuses for this. So, I searched on youtube for some workout that I could do with minimal time, 10-15mins. I found Blogilates and POPSUGAR Fitness.

Oh, I love Cassey, she is a cheerful and positive person. I'd love to have a friend like this around me, always motivated. At the beginning, she was the only following her on youtube, doing almost all of her exercises; I thought Pilates are going to be easy, but it is HARD. Still very impressed that she could still speak while doing the workouts.

P/S: My friend also once told me that, to burn off the excess fats in our body, we need to build more muscles and unless we are taking steroids, we are not going to turn into Hulk even if we lift weights.



Saturday, May 23, 2015

Relaxing Trip

It has been a long time since I had a relaxing trip. We all need a trip once in a while, after working for a while now; we are living in a world where competition is everywhere, we force ourselves to work harder, we stress ourselves to be better. Finally, a nice and relaxed trip for myself and a friend of mine.

Day 1
We drove from Petaling Jaya to Penang at around 1pm in the afternoon, arrived at around 3.30pm. Had a walk around the Penang Streets, there are some new streets arts around. People always ask, why do you keep visiting the same places? No, it's not the place that matters, it's the company.

Some of the photos we took during our trip.

This is where we had our Nutmeg Juice. It's refreshing and very delicious.
You can adjust the sweetness just simply by adding some water. 
This is how it looks like when it's split into half
In the evening, met up some friends in Penang for dinner and a late tea session.

That's about it for day 1. Quite tired at the end of the night, but it was a nice catch up session with my friends, we haven't met each other for almost 2 years if I'm not mistaken.

Day 2
Since we were quite drained out at the end of the first day, with all the travelling and late night catch up session, we didn't really set a time to wake up. But still, we woke up at around 8.30am, just in time for our breakfast in the hotel. It was just a simple breakfast with toasted bread and cereal with coffee.

Then we continued with our trip in Penang. We visited the 3D Art Gallery, I've heard about this place, but just hadn't got the time to visit. Following are some of the photos we took during the visit.

We had a lot of fun in there. It was creative what they had in there. Worth to be visiting at least once.
After that, we moved on to Sekinchan, our next destination.

We reached around 5pm in the evening, went and checked in to the hotel (it looks more like a homestay, clean and cozy). We rest a while, and then we headed out for dinner. The food we had was cheap and delicious. It's called 喜记, photos of food will make you drool.

Have to admit that it's not really the best signboard, not easy to spot
Fried Hokkien Bee Hoon Mee
Tasted very fresh, not too oily and not too salty
This is what they call, 炒虾姑, very delicious.
We ordered small size for all these dishes, but it turned out that their portion is quite huge. Anyways, we finished all of them. This meal only costed RM47, quite cheap with these much food, easily cost more than that in Damansara.

We went for a second round for the 拉拉煎.

It was nice, but nothing special
We had a walk on the Redang Beach after our meal. It was nice to feel the wind by the beach. How often do we enjoy the nature, since we work and stay in the town. We went back and have our rest after that. That's the end of our 2nd day.

Day 3
We went back to Redang beach early in the morning, so that we could have a better view of the beach and the scenes around.

Had our breakfast after that at the local hawker stall. They were simple yet delicious. :) This was at 益大家茶餐室.

And a must visit place in Sekinchan, the paddy fields. Have walk down the paddy fields, it's relaxing, smell the greens. The weather was superb, so we enjoyed the walk with the wind blowing, it really felt like paradise.

Went on for our lunch before we head back to Damansara. Couldn't recall what is the shop's name. Food there was just average, there were a lot of people queuing up though.

Well, that's the end of our short trip to Penang and Sekinchan. Till the next time.



Monday, March 10, 2014


这个世界上, 是没有纯真的 "只想对你好", 别傻了。每一个人都是一样的,可能会有例外,但可能是万分之一吧!

想想看,世界上有真正的 “最要好的朋友” 吗?是没有的。这所谓最要好的朋友都是在求回报的人。譬如:“我之前帮过你,你为什么都不帮我,算什么朋友啊?” 如果不说出口,心里一样会这样想。还有,“我对这个人好,搞不好以后能在某方面得到某些好处”,等等等....

可能是我对“好朋友”的定义不一样吧。总觉得,竟然是好朋友,为什么会连回国都不通知?竟然是好朋友,要走了也不通知,全部都得问了才说。那我宁愿不问了,因为,这都是普通朋友做的事而已。而且,普通朋友也不会特地来告诉你,“我回国了,找个时间出来喝个茶吧”,或者 “我回国了,但这次是来参加一个讲座会,可能没空间面哦” 之类的。虽然没空见面,至少我知道这个人回来了。


朋友都是,“无事不登三宝殿” 的。

柿伭 笔

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Singapore Trip 25122013

On Christmas day, went to Singapore, to have a feel of Christmas Day in a foreign country. I've always wanted to go to Singapore. But it was a great trip and experience, especially with their public transportation system. Awesome planning.

I have not been walking for so much for such a long time, and on this trip, there was a LOT of walking to do. My leg was so painful at first, but it was alright after that. 

Even bumped into a friend. Here are the photos. Have an awesome last few days of 2013 people! It is going to be a new year, new challenges, new goal... All the best to everyone!

Signing Off...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

My Birthday

Firstly, I would like to thank all my friends that have wished me. Really thankful to have you guys as my friends.

Secondly, I've realised, if u state your birthday on your facebook profile or any social networking profile, almost everyone would come and wish u. But once you take it off the web, suddenly u have no one wishing u.

Well, close friends take the trouble to remember your birthday even if they are very busy. They would find way to remind themselves 'it's your birthday'. Set a reminder or whatever.

No need for a fancy party, no need for an expensive present, a simple wish from the heart will do.

I have a friend that I've known him since form 2, and he was a friend's friend. Even though we don't contact everyday, and sometimes we only contact once half a year. He still doesnt forget to wish me after all these years. So grateful to have him.

But somehow, the one I've known all my life has not been wishing me since 2 years ago (just realised it was since he had his current gf). I am somehow disappointed in him. We dont even talk much in a year. Maybe twice or so a year? It was like this since a long time ago but still he would contact me when he is back in town. Things are different now. He doesnt even check in. We were best friends. We tell each other everything.

My thought is: even if we dont have the time to meet up, at least i'd know u're in town..

But nope.. guess im just another 'friend'..

How does it feel to be from a friend to best friends to a friend again.. ?

It doesnt feel good, that's all I can say.

Signing off~

Thursday, August 29, 2013


How do you even feel if even when u get home u get stress..

Or .. u get stress only when u got home?

Life is imperfect like that... =/