JAN – JUN 2015, THE GREAT CHANGE.

Not exactly change but there were multiple changes around me, or that I made some changes in myself or just changes. 

It’s July already, I’m 2 months away from from legally 21. And I feel weird, daunted, and just scared. How is it like to be a legal adult? I haven been to clubs before even though 18 was the legal age. What a country bumpkin! 

2015, I fell sick alot. Mainly because of my sensitive throat that gets inflammation very easily, and leads to fever, ear inflammation etc etc. I hate being sick, but rest was something never enough for my body. 

I started loving Avocado milkshakes (have never tried any nice ones until my Intern made me some homemade ones) and I haven had mutton/lamb for like half a year already?!??! It used to be antagonizing for me not to have mutton/lamb but now it’s like I’m used to it already! 

I started my running regime again, and sticking to what my PT planned for me, I made progress almost every run but thanks to my ear inflammation, I can’t go for run until I’m FULLY RECOVERED. By that it means like another week or so. And I have to start slow again. In terms of diet, I wouldn’t say I eat VERY clean but I stick to wholemeal bread > whitebread, brown rice > white rice, more proteins!!! I can’t survive without carbs, as much as I wanna do without them. And I swop Ice cream with Banana freeze Ice cream!!! So I do hope I can keep up to it! ūüôā 

This year I made a personal one sided closure with some friends, because I kept to “friendship isn’t about whom you know the longest, but it’s about who came and never left.” Some ‘friends’ are just people whom you think are ‘friends’ just cause you guys knew for a long time. This is also the year I argued with my BFF of 7 years because of what I did, and what she did, and we almost fell apart. I realized the rest of the “clique” are just people who are there because you know them for a very long time but not those who genuinely care about you. I wouldn’t pick them as my bridesmaid, even though I know them longer than any one else. 

This year I made a point to meet up with people who keep me close to their heart and people whom I keep close to my heart. People whom I knew through work/internship instead of schoolmates. It feels so blessed to find people whom share the same frequency as you, and same thinking as you. People who truly cares about you, and you truly care about them. They are actually the ones that cares more about my love life/wedding/ marriage etc instead of just being kaypoh

This year I was forced to choose between two person that I hold close to my heart. To be honest, I felt like it was a right choice to make, and I won’t say I regret anything about it. I wished I said the right thing instead though. Being a tough bitch as usual, I go by the harsh and hard way. As much as I’m not someone to choose for others, but I choose for myself, and a choice I thought was wiser than hanging on a thin and loose string. 

This year I learn that, blood is thicker than water but it doesn’t apply to people outside the zone of father and mother. As in, your grandFATHER and grandMOTHER as considered in the zone. But any one other than the 4/6 of them, it’s nothing else. I learn that only my parents, and maybe my grandparents truly care about me, my relatives all have their own family, so they barely give shit about me, so why should I give shit about them? 

This year, I gave lesser shit to people, to things to anything. I can’t be bothered. The lesser shit you give to people, the happier you’ll be. The time you save up on giving shit to people can be used to learning something more constructive. Also, words only hurts when you let it get to you, if not it’s just words. Positive vibes, happy mood = better day! 

A few more changes I wish to achieve/ make would be losing weight, healthier diet/lifestyle, and changing my temper (>_<) before the year ends. 

This year, my room is going to undergo some mini makeover, tgt with my closet, and my body(physique). Can’t wait to show you guys my new room tour when it’s all done up, and my clothing/make up hauls, and regular video updates (hehe!) 

Till then, stay happy and awesome everyone! 

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THINGS I LEARN EVER SINCE I STARTED WORKING.

1. Family will always be there for you.

This is true. Be it happy news, or what your colleagues did to you, or the work load, your parents are the first people you want tell. I mean this applies to me. My parents always shared like stories about their work life/ experience, and they teach me how to prevent from getting backstabbed, and alot more. They would support me mentally, or actually in any ways. My dad prepares my favourite food for dinner, it is like THE MOST HEART WARMING THING EVER TO COME HOME TO. And my mum sometimes prepare breakfast for me to bring to work too, extremely heartwarming moments.

2. When it comes to friends, it’s quality over quantity.

Yes, you will realized your circle of friends would sudden decrease in numbers, but fear not,¬†they are usually the <worth it> ones. It doesn’t matter how often you meet them, or how often you whatsapp them,¬†but when you do, it’s like you¬†never once stop talking.¬†Afterall, friendship isn’t about whom you know the longest, it’s about who came, and never left your side. I’m quite happy that I knew Joey from internship, and Serena from my part time job, they are the¬†unexpected but worth-it friendships.¬†

3. Making more time for yourself.

I don’t know if everyone feels the same as me but I feel like I want more time for myself. I feel like spending time just with me and myself. I have been like spending time at home, just doing my stuff, and learning new things (hehe it’s a secret), and making plans for my future. And weirdly, I have been heading home very often recently, and running by myself to clear my head.

4. Your other half is also your best (guy) friend.

Sometimes, you will actually share what happen to you at work to your bf then to your best friend. He is the next of kin you would have (eventually¬†if you are planning to get married.) He would be the person¬†you spend the rest of your life with, and of course you wouldn’t wanna keep things from him right?¬†Technically I share everything with my bf (about work) but I try not to do it so often because¬†I don’t want to bring work home…But some times, I do mention it because it just pops up in my mind. And vice versa,¬†he shares things that happened during his work too.

5. Travel is the only way to relax.

Forget about being ‘on leave’ because it’s not ‘on leave’ until you are not contactable.¬†As long as you are contactable,¬†phones calls will keep coming, messages will keep flooding.¬†Hence, over being out-of-sg is the only way to be¬†away from work.¬†And honestly, I am so looking forward to going overseas because whenever I’m on leave,¬†I’m still working.¬†Giving instructions, and solving problems when I’m on leave.¬†Not funny at all.¬†After all the projects, travelling to see the world is one good way to reward yourself for working hard enough,¬†and telling yourself to work harder after the trip, for the next bigger holiday. Win-win situation aye.

6. Money comes and money goes. 

Payday arrives, money goes in, pay bills pay loans pay this pay that, parent’s allowance etc etc. In a blink of an eye a few hundreds just goes out very quickly.¬†To me, money is to reward yourself for working hard. It’s your PAY, your INCOME, you ought to pamper yourself once in a while with that.¬†Not keep it inside all the time and act like a bloody miser.¬†I feel like I’m rather bad at savings, but¬†hey I changed okay.¬†The thought of¬†wedding, honeymoon, house¬†is enough to make me change my spending habits.¬†I used to spend like $200-$500 a month on clothes and unnecessary stuffs and now it’s payback time.

7. One day your best friend is going to be another person’s other half.

Well technically not just my best friend, but all of my friends. One day they are going to get married, and have a family of their own, and the time they can give you is going to be very little. So it’s time to be understanding.¬†But if they can make time for others and not you, then delete them off the friend list please.¬†

8. It’s okay to be materialistic.

Everyday on the public transport, I see many woman carrying Chanel, Prada, etc etc and I find myself lusting over those branded bags too.¬†I mean I don’t have that much earning power yet but¬†it’s a goal for myself to achieve.¬†My target is to own a Prada (by 25) and Chanel by 30. It’s like stepping stone. I learn it from Timothy Tiah. Once you get a Chanel, what is next?

9. It’s more than just being 21.

Being 21 technically just says “hey you are officially an adult.” I learn to be alot more independent,¬†even before turning 21.¬†I pay my own insurances, I pay my own bills, and I pay almost everything for myself (except for my roof lah.)¬†But soon I would be paying for my own house…which is surreal.¬†I realized those backstabbing bitches in high school was¬†nothing as compared to¬†double-headed snakes in work place. I learn to protect myself better,¬†trust people lesser.¬†Only¬†see for yourself,¬†but not listen to others.¬†

10. Long weekends/ public holidays are so much loved.

I USED TO HATE LONG WEEKENDS/ PUBLIC HOLIDAYS ALOT. BECAUSE I HATED TO STAY AT HOME. Really, I am serious. I wanted to be in school, with my friends, and no need to be stuck at home. But now I am dying to have long weekends. Sleep is really for the weak like me. Gone the days where I could stay up till late, and wake up late. Now is sleep late and regret the next day. 

I hope this didn’t bore you! Hope your mid week was awesome, and till next time, xoxo.

ANYONE INTERESTED IN A USS-VIDEO-DIARY? ūüėÄ

THE P WORD. 

Yes!!! That P word… I think it’s very common to hear this during weight-loss: hitting a plateau.¬†

So what exactly is it?

“As you lose weight, your metabolism declines, causing you to burn fewer calories than you did at your heavier weight. Your slow metabolism will slow your weight loss, even if you eat the same number of calories that helped you lose weight. When the calories you burn equal the calories you eat, you reach a plateau.”

In short, it means your weight doesnt change even though you have been working out really hard. It feels like you put in 100% effort but you see 0% results because you hit the plateau. Of course hitting a plateau is depressing/ saddening/ upsetting/ disappointing and etctec (*insert more synonyms*)

Normally you see generally ‘fatter’ / obese people lose weight faster than anyone else, but thinner people takes a longer time to lose those weight as compared to them. It’s about the same concept behind it.

Question, so what causes plateau?

Read here, and here.

So how to breakthrough plateau? 

Very good question because I don’t know either. Do give this a read!¬†But I do know we cannot give up just cuz we hit the plateau!¬†

I heard fitness expert / gym junkie saying like play around with your calories intake per day. Like e.g: Lower your calories intake but up your work out plan¬†or change your workout routine because your body is used to it. Therefore it isnt really changing…¬†

You can watch Blogilates’s video on do you know how often to change your work out. And read up more on hitting a plateau.

Honestly I hate that I always hit a plateau so quickly! Last year I was trying to cut 6kg off by running 3 times a week but I got stuck after shedding 4kg. Nothing went down. I has healthy salads /clean eating for lunch / dinner but just no breakthrough…

And this time round I am supposed to cut off 8kg but I only cut 3kg and stuck again…¬†

I’m here to tell you that it’s okay, it’s normal to hit a plateau during weightloss but it’s not okay to give up just cuz you encounter something like this!

So everyone working out hard out there, kick some ass okay! I’ll share somemore tips if I can manage to breakthrough my plateau ok!

Sorry, no videos today and I don’t think my detailed guides are coming out this week so stay tuned next week ok! Sorrrrryyyy!!!

Hope you guys managed to breakthrough your plateau and outdo yourself! All the best! ūüėÄ

Here’s some motivation from gyamholic:

 
                      

Here’s to all the people working (out) towards their goals!¬†

WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE?

No, I don’t mean what would you have done if you knew you won’t fail… I mean what would you have done if you could do it? 

I actually finally knew my answer. 

I would have started working after O levels, work at somewhere with flexible working hours and decent hourly pay. Work every holiday or no school day. Work after half day of school. I would have took up part time model-ing actually. (Just for laugh.) I ever considered joining the air stewardess line after Poly. Just so I could travel and buy everything I wanted. But I heard stories as an air stewardess so I dropped the idea. 

  

And I would have take a gap year with all the money I earn and saved! I would go Bali(still) and then go Phuket, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Taipei etcetc. But I will still work. (If not no money)

I would have took up interior design courses, and photography lessons and venture more into photoshoots. Also learn more about video editting (and using a macbook) legit. I would have took all the time during gap year to lose more weight and make my own clean meals and stay healthier! 

I would still do everything i ever wanted before settling down in a job. Really… I wished I knew what I wanted back then. But it’s okay, I’m going to get them soon. 

Time to work and save then I’m going to go for a break (not one year lah probably 3 months?) and then think about what I wanna do in the meantime. Dreams don’t work unless you do.

Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work another day. 

So what would you have done if you could just do it?