Friday, 27 April 2012

I overhauled my hair! (Well,almost)

Finally decided to get on my ass today to retouch up my lacklustre hair colour. The roots were badly screaming "NEGLECTED!!". LOL.

After perusing the hair dye aisle for a good 10-ish minutes I decided to get the Liese range of hair dyes because -Hallelujah-, firstly they were running a promo (RM 28 instead of the regular RM 33). I settled on this shade aptly named "Sweet Apricot".

One thing about their range- they have really sweet names. ;) So sweet sounding that you're just tempted to try them all! :D

Long story short, its a DIY dye that comes with a special dispenser. Instead of your regular cream type this comes out all bubbly and shampoo-ey so it is soooo easy to do it on your own. Just pop on the pair of gloves that comes along and ur ready to go!

Application took me 5 minutes TOPS. A little of the dye tricked down my face though so do be careful if you are as clumsy as I can be sometimes. :)

Didn't manage to take any pictures of the process but I'll show u the result!

Do check out their range if you're planning to DIY your next hair colour!

Till next time you lovelies.
Xoxo

Friday, 20 April 2012

420?

If your in the know you would have came across articles about the "420" celebration worldwide. For those in the dark, in short "420", or April 20th marks the day where "pot" users all around the world unite. Spiritually. at least. :)

Nope, i'm not a "pot user" per se, but i know of a couple who do use on a occasional basis. :)

No worries, I'm clean!!!


Its an interesting topic, most people i know have been exposed, tried or smoked. In hindsight, I have no qualms at all with those who use. In fact IMHO people are better off with than without. :)

So what is 420 you ask? Well, here you go.

Enjoy peeps. And a very merry 420 to you too!!! :)

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

It's a sticky situation

Screw this ice cream!!

It's a sticky situation.

Just recently I have been pondering casually on this topic- How does one approach talking about their exes after marraige? 

A couple of days back, during a conversation I was thrown this curveball. A (not to be named) friend slash business associate suddenly paused, turned to me and asked about who I was seeing before I met my husband. It was an awkward moment as I paused and blinked twice while the whole table turned their attention to me. 

"Does it even matter?" was my initial reply. Not wanting to come across as defensive I decided to elaborate.. "My past has no influence on why I chose my husband. Some people may judge their potential mates by some certain criteria but I go for the "feeling" a person gives me." 
To give my statement one last punch I added, "Does my answer satisfy you enough?" *cheeky smile*

In general, I do avoid speaking about that pre-marraige part of my life. It isnt that i have anything to hide.. It was just how I was brought up- I remember once I asked my mom on about how my parents got together and who she was seeing before him. She gladly elaborated on how they met till they got married, and when it came to the "who before daddy" part she chimed "Well girl, I'm happy you asked. However that part of things don't matter at all. I chose your daddy didn't I?" 

Awwwwwww!!!

So, the next time you're curious about who I was seeing, don't ask. Because that "part of things don't matter at all." ;)

Monday, 16 April 2012

I finally got my tan on!



On the beach chair!

Oh. My. God. Pulau Besar was exactly what the doctor ordered. Three days two nights of the most fabulous stretch of beach, puuurrrrfect weather, great company, awesome hosts, and great food.
I can safely say though it wasn't technically a out-of-state trip i got the holiday I've been yearning for a good year now.

This is where I should elaborate a little bit more on why I haven't been on a proper holiday for a while...

Approximately around this time last year I found out that I was to become the proud mother of my little baby girl. Of course at that time I had no inkling of his/her sex- I was around three months pregnant when the nausea and appetite loss hit...

And now, she's almost 6 months old! The first few months were a tad tiring to say the least, and it was almost impossible to leave her in the care of another person. The problem wasn't her of course, it was the "newbie parent paranoia". :)

Back to Pulau Besar.

Beer, Beach, Babes. ;P


It was the best 3d2n ever! 7 of us took a drive from Johor Bahru to Mersing (appox 2 hrs) where a boat was waiting to take us to the resort. There are a few resorts on the island, but we always put up at Mirage Island Resort. It is run by a dear friend of ours. :)
 
Doing the mandatory "tourist" pose! :)

The gingang


The best part of the trip I'd say was arriving. And the worst was leaving. Everything else in between- perfecttttt! :))

Only downer for the guys was that they didn't get to go out to sea to fish. Was informed that the boat was required for some VVIP. Apparently a lot of VVIPs were at Mersing for the launching of Laguna Resort and Festiva Mersing. -.-

For more information on how to book your next holiday here u can hop straight to their website here.
I trust u will love the place as much as we did! :))
 

love, light, peace!

Friday, 13 April 2012

Shake and Bake!

I've been waiting for this day for ages! We have finally arrived at Pulau Besar!


The weather is purrrrfect and the water is sooo gorgeous!


Gotta run loves. Here's some pictures to show u how preeeettty the place is!


Till then.

Love light peace!


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Thursday, 12 April 2012

Heaven has a new angel.

Received a piece of sad news today. The Minder's aunt who was diagnosed with cancer has just passed on. :(
Heaven has now a new angel...

My Minder's father too passed on from the deadly C. I remember hearing the "C" word for the first time as a kid. It was always mentioned in a very hushed and sombre tone so I learned to dread that word at a very young age. The sad sad fact is that it is now a very common "disease" and one that not many people know how to deal with emotionally (both patient and family members).


In fact, a lot of cancer patients resign themselves to the disease, "thinking themselves" into a lower quality of life.
 
I love this quote...

 In actuality, cancer patients can and will do better off if they mantain a certain quality of life, actively engaging in activities and still mantaining the quality of relationships around them (ie. in their social circles, within the family etc.) I learnt this when researching pallative care last year. :)


On this note, I would like to introduce you to this meaningful charity hospice called Pallative Care Association Johor Bahru or PCAJB, for short. They are a NGO based in Johor Bahru that provides nursing, care-giving, equipment rental and emotional support to caancer patients and their families.




The very first time I spoke to Emily- one of the nurses (They have two qualified full-time Nurses doing the rounds all over Johor Bahru and one Part-time Doctor) was when I arranged for a visit for the Minder's father. She came across as very warm, very friendly and very busy. ;)


After I placed the first call, I was impressed to say the least that Emily called me back the very next morning requesting for the address. Within 30 minutes of that call, she was at our doorstep with volunteer care-giver Catherine. Both were very professional, focused and empathetic. As they are so experienced in dealing with such cases, they can quickly diagnose what the patient requires. Watching them "do their thing" I was even compelled to ask how one could volunteer themselves for the cause. :P




If you have time to spare and are looking for a worthy cause to contribute to (and if you so happen to be in Johor Bahru, of course!) I suggest giving PCAJB a call at to volunteer as a care-giver. The role entails following the full-time Nurses for one day each week, giving emotional support to the families and educating them on how to provide a quality of life for the patient. Understandably emotional support might sound very trivial, but trust me on this, a little does go a loooonnnnggg way and these families will appreciate you greatly for it! PCAJB also accepts cash donations, so if committing your time is not your "thang" a token sum will also do the trick. :)

Mine got kidnapped by aliens!!I need  a spaceship.

Details on PCAJB below!

Palliative Care Association of Johor Bahru
c/o Wisma TCS, No.8M,
Jalan Tun Abdul Razak (Susur 3),
80200, Johor Bahru.

Email: pcajb.admin@gmail.com
Fax : 07-2249188


Similarily, if you have a family member who requires pallative care please don't hesitate to give them a call. They are a definite warm bunch. :)


Till then.
Love light peace.


Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Dear, oh dear.


Whilst (initially) relaxing this public holiday away, I received a call from moi Minder at approx 5.40 pm (Singapore time)..


"Switch on to the news. There's this huge Earthquake that happened. Bandar Aceh it seems.."
     Being the bimbo that I am i asked, "Which?" (rofl)
"Any, it's should be on.. Seems bad."
     (heart sinking and switching to CNN) "got it. Says here its 8.7 magnitude. This is bad.."
"k, love you, gotta go"
    "laters..."

As I hung up, I was suddenly reminded of the 2004 boxing day when a magnitude 9.1 earthquake claimed the lives of over 200,000 people across 14 countries. The resulting tsunami that was unprecedented in speed and magnitude terrorised from Indonesia in the East to the continent of Africa in the West.. It was a very tragic day.



For those of us who were safe and away from the danger, we watched live feeds of Mother Nature's wrath hushed and grateful in our safe homes. And spared from the tragedy that day or not, we all chided ourselves for not being more attuned to the plight of Mother Earth. That was the day that created a huge push in the green movement, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that we gotta get on our asses, and fast!


Fast forward 7,8 years later, and we are all thankfully actively still doing our part. Industries, governments, communities, arts, fashion, design and technology are all going green and staying green. Why then, doesn't the global warming situation seem to be getting any better?




One alarming possibility here might just be that global warming has now reached an "irreversible" stage. :(



The very thought of that brings pangs of regret... That my Precious would never know Mother Nature as we once knew her. She may never be able to dance carefree in the drizzling rain.. She may even never get to know the Sun's gentle warmth as she kisses her skin, as now all that we know of her rays either scorch, or burn. :(



In hindsight, late or nor, reversible or not, as long as we buck up and all play our parts, we may just slow the whole global warming process down. So remember the next time to hunt for your shopping bags whenever you go groceries shopping. Switch off all appliances when you leave the room! (tad guilt for this one) Walk! Switch from chemical to organic! (:P) Carpool! Buy local! Use natural remedys! Subscribe for your favourite publications digitally! Kiss a goat! Hug a tree!

Kidding on the last two, but if you're wondering you're legally OK to do so. :)


Till then, maybe we'll get glimpses of our beloved Mother Earth as we once knew her.


Love light peace.