Saturday, September 26, 2009

Secret Recipe REVEALED

After a whole week of outside food (i.e. not college food), I decided to stay in and cook something for myself and just rest and relax. I know it's a beautiful Saturday night, I could have done something else but am really tired after the 15 hour long meeting yesterday.
I slept the whole evening waking up feeling lazy and nothing else but lazy. I turned on my laptop and chatted with friends and my cousin. Still not hungry until I decided to find some food for myself. Will just cook instant noodles, I thought. Well, not "cooking" to be precise cause there's no kitchen in my hostel room.
Anyway, I opened the packet, put the noodle into the hot water and then realised that there's no soup base powder in it! @&($&^*(@?
Well, I would not open another packet cause that's going to be too much of noodles.
I checked my cupboard and discovered my saviour!
INSTANT MUSHROOM SOUP! On top of that, I added in spicy crunchy seaweed!
Results? Springy noodles accompanied by a smooth soup with tiny chunks of mushroom and a pleasant smell. Crunchy spicy seaweed that exhilarate my sense of tasting. Yum yum...
It may not be the most delicious food on earth is definitely a new recipe, like what YS said, "cool"...a piece of art from a desperate mind and a hungry stomach.
Too bad I can't get this recipe patented.

Miu is giving back AGAIN!

One of my favourite beauty bloggers, Miu is treating her followers AGAIN! She's inviting her followers to a workshop, FOC! So, if you have been following her blog, please register NOW! QUICK!!! By the way, it's never too late to check out her blog because she always give surprises to her readers. Her website is or you may find the link in the list of blogs that I enjoy.

So now, the important details of the workshop:

Clarins Power To Try Workshop
Venue: Clarins training Centre, Amoda Building, KL.(opposite Berjaya Times Square, behind Lowyat)
Date: 31st Oct, 09 (Saturday)
Sessions:Morning: 10.30am - 1.30pm 15 pax AfterNoon: 2.00pm - 5.00pm 15 pax
Workshop Fee: FOC & only by invitation to Plusizekitten followers
F & B : not included
Doorgifts: Yes + Complimentary makeover/Eyebrow Trimming + 50% discount on 1st Time Trial Facial Treament (only at KLCC Isetan Clarins).
Learning: Skincare + Easy Make Up Touch Up "Clarin's Magic".

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

13/09/09 *****

I feel so content today! I think I've treated my "inner child" well today. The past three days has been wonderful because I've spent time with members of CCC at the Pangkor trip. I feel revived when I played at the beach! The sand...the water...the waves...the sky...the sun...not to forget the laughters!

Today, I ran in the rain on the wet sands. I feel so great to be able to be sooooooooooo carefree again. At night, I attended a talk. I'll like to share a few insights I gained.

We all have something in common although we may have different goals and dreams in life. Although everyone is unique, our ultimate goal is to be happy. Think about all the things that we want or wish for. We want it because it makes us happy, isn't it so? And happiness is not just a goal, it's an on going process. One unhappy incident in life won't make a person unhappy forever because happiness can be accumulated.
We may also relate happiness with success. Which would you think is more important? While little successes in life may make us happy, some people who are successful in certain aspects are not happy people.
The speaker thinks that a sucessful person is a person who succeeds in every major components of his/her life.Life won't be complete if we only excel in certain parts right? May it be career, power, status, money, love, family, relationships, health, youth, or beauty. And a balance in life is so essential. I am glad I have realised this a long time ago. It's just that I am still working towards it. Perhaps it is the obastacles that I have encountered along the way which makes me negative sometimes. That's where the incongruence comes about.

Success is also something which needs to be recognised by others. Self-claiming success is not real success. So, that means it is something that everyone else agrees upon. Let's just put it as a word which we don't use to describe ourselves unless the recognition is so well no one will disagree.

Also, an achievement is much more valuable if it were to be shared with others. I am very lucky because I meet many people who are nice. Nice because they share a lot with me. Perhaps nice is too general a term, I should say, they have big hearts and beautiful personalities. I think I meet too many good people in life and I am truly grateful for that. And of course, I would like to acknowledge every one but the list will be too long. Some are even strangers. From all the personal experiences that I have gained so far, people are nice in general. That's why I can trust people easily. Sometimes the problem is not with the PERSON, it's only with the one particular behaviour, decision, thought, habit or maybe intention. And the problem not necessarily occurs continuously so it is quite unfair sometimes that we label people. Maybe we should only label the faulty thought or behaviour or speech or habit or intention. As a normal person, who doesn't make mistakes anyway?

So, let the past be the past. As long as you've tried hard enough, there shouldn't be anything to feel regret over. We're all responsible for our lives and the choices that we make to shape us into who we are today.

And if I substitute all the pronouns above to "I" and "my", my previous self-conflicts will eventually be resolved. This post sounds so random, just like the previous post. But after typing out the whole thing. I think I am much clearer about my priority now *tink* (enlightened) hohoho

Thursday, September 10, 2009

090909 ***

Today, I'm not feeling very happy. I'm not sad either. I just felt lost. Like what Ms Nicole said last week during group counselling, I have been disconnected with myself. I wonder what my problem was.
Last week's session was to talk to our "Inner Child", the child inside us whom we sometimes neglect. Today, class is supposed to be continuing on this activity but I had to skip class because of Maybelline Simply Fabulous' Press Conference.

I revisited my past just a few moments ago. I have not been keeping a diary since 13. Luckily I have this blog. I look back to the earliest posts and realised that my decision to continue this blog is right. I have changed over the years, in fact a lot. I look back, and I see a happy child. I look at myself, and I see...ME. I still enjoy all the little things in life but why do I get tired sometimes?

I think I need to be more sincere with my own feelings. I remember the ad that I did for a previous challenge. I know what I have to do it's just that I need some courage. Sometimes I still wonder, do people sacrifice one thing for another? I think I'll need to find out.

Today, I'll just be a child. I'll ask myself silly questions and let Christina Aguilera's song play in my head "Who is that girl I see, staring straight back at me, when will my reflection show, who I am inside...."

A child doesn't care about what others say. She just act whatever she likes. Today, I write about whatever I like. I'll just be a child for tonight. I know I have been tough for some time. I need a break, too, just like any others. Today, I talked to my mum. It's her birthday and I'm so sorry I didn't make it home in Aug because I stayed here for the contest. I initially thought I was selfish but after talking to my mum, I still feel that I can always be a child, that there is always someone to take care of me although from far.

YaYa just mentioned not long ago in FB that she does not like being called "tough". I believe her comments were flooded by many other tough girls. My comment sounds something like this: "Being tough is a credit but being yourself is your asset". A credit is given by people, mostly but an asset is something you own. Something given by people can be taken away but something that is yours is yours, unless they snatch it from you. Now I'm starting to wonder if I was borned tough or is it that I learn to be tough? Or worse, I try to be tough but fail miserably?

So, I decided. I'll just be whoever I am. Tough when I am able to be tough. Strong when I need to be strong. Weak when I'm tumbling down and if it matters, stand up even when I fall (with an embarassed smile some more).

It's silly of me sometimes I also behave like a child in front my friends, especially close friends but I know they don't mind ;-) Today, there's no "da jie" (the big sister who ensures others that things will be fine), only a child, who's seeking for equilibrium and her "disconnected self".