Thursday, October 25, 2012

Oct 26th, 2009 -  the day I QUIT.
The day I woke up and told myself, I QUIT. I am a QUITTER. I had enough. I give it all UP!

Looking back now, end of 2008 was a very trying period in my life. Work was tough, I was broke most of the time, everything was complete utter shit, really.

Mid 2009, I changed jobs. October 2009, 26th Monday. I quit smoking. You must wonder, why? Suddenly? Well, I had been a smoker since I was 18. At first it was cool. Then it became a nasty habit. Then it was the best way to stay trim. Coffee and cigarettes and crash diets and duramin. Story of most of my young life.

Trust me, that took it's toll. after the debacle of 2008, my health took a major knock. In July 2009, down to my lowest weight, I had literally survived on coffee and cigarettes for most of 8 months. It was time to rein in my bad ways, so cliche right?

So yeah, at midnight on Oct 25th, I smoked my last cigarette as a SMOKER. Monday Oct 26th 2009. I became a non-smoker.

It will be 3 years to the dot tomorrow. I made it this far. Not without my far share of heartbreaks though. 3 years and 15 kilos later, I am now only slowly trimming off the added weight through good eating habits and exercise. Do I care when people look at me and say, Wah! You so fat! Yeah of course I do. But then, only I know why, and that is the only thing that matters.

So here's my silly story, this girl, she did it. And she is damn proud of it too. Yeah, I may not be as svelte as I was, but I can get there again slowly but surely. What I have gained though, is a slice of my health back, and that's worth it's weight (pun intended) in gold.

So don't give up about Giving Up. Good Luck.

PS Once in a blu Ie moon, indulge in a bit of organic spliff. That's okay, I always tell others, I'm going green :p

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Bowl food. Simply delicious broth - aka bubur la

What you'll need:-
One big meaty soup bone
Half a kampung chicken
Organic ground beef
Organic carrots and spinach leaves
Dried oysters
Basmati rice
Fresh unshelled prawns(cleaned though)

Boil that big meaty soup bone, kampung chicken, dried oysters, cubed carrots and unshelled prawns in a huge ass soup pot for as many hours as you can.
Remove the prawns after ten minutes, cool them then shell em and set aside
Chop garlic and carrots then add into organic ground/ minced beef with some organic soy sauce/ organic oyster sauce, sesame oil, black pepper parsley and some sea salt. Put in the fridge.

Add in washed rice to boiling broth an hour before mealtime.

Half an hour before serving, spoon the beef mixture into the boiling broth.
Place the spinach leaves on top and cover the pot.

Boil again for another 15 minutes. Switch off the fire, place the shelled prawns into pot, cover and leave for 10 minutes.

Dish out and serve with a spoon of fragrant garlic sautéed to a beautiful brown in extra virgin olive oil.

Packed with nutrition and absolutely yummy.

My hubby and sons love this!

* oh I forgot the last ingredient, add just a dash of love on top of the spinach before covering the pot for it's final boil :)

Bowl food. Simply nutritious nasi goreng

What u need:-
A slice of sea bass
A slice of cod
Organic French beans
Organic carrots
Cooked basmati rice
Kampung eggs
Organic seaweed tofu
Extra virgin olive oil
Coarse black pepper
Dried parsley

Pan fry the sea bass and cod.
Set aside
Pan fry tofu
Set aside
Chop garlic and sauté till fragrant
Add in sea bass and cod and minced with spatula to little pieces
Add in chopped French beans and carrots
Fry till fragrant
Add in tofu and beaten egg.
Add in rice when egg is still slightly moist
Fry till rice is separated and very very fragrant.
Serve with a smile, cooked with love.


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Part 1 we prepare to move.....

my 3 year and 2 month old washing machine kaput-ed on us yesterday...

Friday, August 19, 2011

In absolute protest...

This morning, my 7 year old decided that we should completely ignore our normal Saturday routine.
So no rushing for Tae Kwon Do at half past ten, no rushing for Aikido at 4pm and no rushing anything.....Just a nice chill out Saturday morning moseying and pottering around the house....that is until I have to go to work at noon that is...Bah!

Quite nice I must say, nowadays, too much to do in too little time even has our little ones protesting and putting their foot down about it. i should learn to listen to my son more.....

Have a great weekend all....

Thursday, March 17, 2011

To The Japanese People - You are the true Human Race

The lessons the people of Japan(The Rakyat as we call them in Malaysia) have taught me are:-
Selflessness & Others before self.

No other country in the world can face such devastation and still the Japanese Government is able to mobilize most if not all of their resources for search and rescue operations. There is no need for Police control to monitor unruly desperate behavior of the Japanese People, because there just aren't any.

The Japanese "Rakyat" who have suffered so much still maintain their quiet dignity and respect for others. No looting, no robberies, no fighting.

So let this be THE lesson for all of us. We can see the world is going through massive changes this year and the next.

What we need to do is to learn what the People in Japan are showing us, on how to be the true Human Race. This is what we will need, to survive the turbulent times ahead.

To the People in Japan. Respect and much love.

My prayers are with you today and for the long years ahead.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A true story about me!

The difference between a bimbo and a smart chick. A smart chick knows that her phone alarm will still go off even if the phone is on silent.

A bimbo switches on her volume to the max and lies awake the whole night being disturbed by notifications and text messages.

A double whammy for the bimbo is when she discovers her phone alarm does sound even when her phone is on silent, proceeds to put the phone on silent mode and goes to sleep, without activating the Alarm on the phone.

Story of my life....

Monday, January 24, 2011

ATB - The Autumn Leaves

October 20th 2008

I sat there and listened to the song playing over and over again and as tears streamed down my face like the endless rain.
A part of me died.

I wished, you would have had the decency to spare me. To let me know when the feelings ended, if you were through with me.

But, like they say, time and time again. A woman does what a woman gotta do. A lioness will endure great trials for her cub.

I stayed and I put on a brave face and faced the world. Through a mist of tears, pain and misery I braved each day with a heart, heavy with sorrow and betrayal. Coz life just gotta go on.

It has been 2 years and 3 months now. I am still here. The same and yet, not the same. Never the same again.

Who knows what the future holds.

But let me just say one tiny thing. Just so I can get it off my chest.
During that year, my weight dropped , my 5 foot 8 frame weighed in at 8 .5 stones. Lost my butt and my non-existent boobs.
I survived on coffee and cigarettes.
Only coffee and cigarettes.....

So, now my body is retaliating because it is hoarding the food I have begun to eat again. My body is adjusting to the fact that I quit smoking a year ago, to try to repair the damage I did in that one miserable year.

So please la, don't look at my body and say Wah! You are so fat! Everyone has his or her reasons for something that happens. As I had mine.

Have a bit of subtlety, think before you speak. You may hurt someone's feelings tremendously or worse, cause someone to fall off a wagon.

Autumn Leaves - Poignant, Painful, Forlorn. The special song you shared with her.....
-the pain that lives in me forever-