Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2018 Recap || My 2019 New Year Resolutions


Recap of 2018

SO many things happened this year. To be honest, 2018 passed by really, reallyyy fast.

Here are the 10 big events in chronological order that happened in 2018:

1. Celebrated Chinese New Year for the first time with WZ.
2. Traveled to Iran for the first time for a chess tournament. The weather was absolutely delicious (approximately 10 degrees).
3. Left my first job of 3+ years ever since graduating from ACCA.
4. Voted for my country for the first time!
5. Traveled to Penang for the first time with my current boyfriend.
6. Started a new job in Singapore in my dream accounting firm! If you know me, I've always wanted to either work or study in a prestigious place Singapore. And I did it in 2018!
7. Embarked on our first long distance relationship (LDR) with WZ.
8. Went on a tai-tai trip to Bintan with colleagues. Gave me a taste of what living the high life felt like. I want more!
9. Got stuck in my office building and had to call 999. First time calling 999 in my life, I kid you not!
10. Found a new love for Yoga / Barre! And actually in awe of the changes it has on my body.


2019 New Year Resolutions

1. Travel to the UK ;)
2. Get a super toned body through consistent yoga and barre classes. Woohoo! Inspiration: Emily Ratajkowski #girlcrush #bodygoals
3. Get nicer, super smooth, glowing, moist skin. Truth be told, my skin has improved tremendously over the course of the past year. I attribute it to really investing in high end skin care, monthly basic facials and exercising. For 2019, I want to try to more "fancy" facials. PRP treatment is definitely on my list! #skingoals
4. Do well in my work. My new job has been pretty challenging but rewarding. I am not sure how far I'll get but I aim to do my best and leave the rest to God :)
5. Get better control over and improve my finances. This means putting certain "measures" in place lol. Also hoping for more doors and opportunities to present themselves to me ;)

Ok, that's about it. Cheers to a more fun and fruitful new year ahead! <3

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

GUIDE | How to Get Out of The Rat Race (a.k.a. the Dreaded 9-5)

I'm realising the more I don't use my creative muscles, the more I feel like I'm losing my touch - my writing, public speaking / debating, my doodling / drawing and my chess skills.

And I know because blogging used to be my FAVORITE thing to do. I remember just writing and writing and writing and not caring what people thought about it. And I was so good at it.

I loved writing. I still very much do. I used to always get my essays chose by my English teacher and having it pasted to the back of the classroom walls for other students to see. Lel.

I loved debating and public speaking during high school. Yes, it was scary. But it was exhilarating.

It was a good kind of stress. And that's the stress I want to be feeling when choosing my life career. Not the bad stress *cough*office life*cough*.

Too often times, we get sucked into life doing something we were "told to do". We're not machines goddammit. Pardon my language. But we really are not goddammit.

I'm trying to find that zen in life. I've been working in the corporate 9-5 life for slightly more than 4 years now, and I'm about done with this man. No in the hell way am I doing this for my entire life.

Think about it. Literally your WHOLE life, you're exchanging MOST of your time for some money that's not really that much tbh. Until you reach CEO or partner.

I get it. Not all of us are born with a silver spoon in our mouth.

I know a lot of people who are born with it though. I also know people who have built their wealth themselves. And guess what, I am in awe with them - with these freaking rich people. Because to be brutally honest and based on my observations, if you've got money, your avenue of choices and experiences in life expands by A LOT.

With money, you're able to travel to more places, meet new people, expand the horizons of your mind, open up possibilities you never imagined were there. There's a reason why people are so interested in the lives of the rich. It really goes to show that money runs the world. Almost literally.

I mean don't get me wrong. I'm not saying that you won't have problems if you're rich. All I'm saying is I'd much rather have rich people problems than poor people problems. The gist is - if we wanna be rich, we have got to build a healthy relationship with money.

So the trick is, how do we get to the point where we don't lose all our hair earning that money and building that wealth for the life we yearn? How are we able to have that wealth without waiting until we're 50?

And today, I just wanted to touch upon how we can kickstart the process of slowly getting out of the rat race and stepping towards a more fulfilling life.


So if you're like me and not born Kardashian-rich, chances are, you most probably will have to get a job to get some money. Because let's be honest here fam, we need some money to get started with whatever we want to do. I mean that's life fam.

You get that job, in your spare time and to do that side hustle that you're always wanted to do.

That's my aim. I'm not exactly sure what I want to be when I grow up (ha-ha-ha), but all I know is I don't want to be bounded to a desk working 9-5 and feeling that bad stress errday.

  1. Build high income skills. 

    What's that one skill for you that you think it's unique to you and that people are willing to fork out money for?

    For me, its writing... and talking.... and envisioning plans. Lel. You can tell that I tend to lean towards abstract skills. I want to hone those skills even further. In my line of job, well I am able to hone the above skills to a certain degree. Not all can be within my control. But I'll take whatever opportunity that comes along so long as I don't get more stressed out. Balance you know?

    So keep building on those skills in your free time.
  2. Hustle by the side.

    I'm not exactly sure whether what I want to do can generate income. But I have to build that belief that I am good at what I do and this adds values to other people's life. Because often times, we doubt ourselves too much. And when that happens - we tend to rely on people to tell us what to do. We lose ourselves and our inner confidence in that way.

    And one way to build it is to work on myself and be the best possible version I can be. Work on yourself after work. Everyday. In whatever form. Even if you haven't a clue on what exactly you "want" to do, improving yourself (i.e. on your fitness, your looks, your knowledge) can open doors to opportunities.

    One of my hustles is to write. Keep on writing. Everyday. What's yours?
  3. Network

    This also includes surrounding yourself with like-minded people. People who share similar visions or aspirations as you. Also, by building valuable network with successful people, you get to learn more and often times, you will find having these people in your life may help you get a better footing in whatever you're aiming to do.

    So, be nice to everyone.
Ok, that's the 3 How-to's for today. I actually have a lot more to blabber on. But I think it'll spill over to the next post.

I'm still working on myself. And as this blog matures with me, you'll get to come with me on this journey and see how life changes with me.

"It's not the years in your life, it's the life in those years."

Damn that is some #instaworthy quote that I have GOT to use in my next #instapost.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

[HEALTH] Supplements I take

Hey yaaa,

Today I just wanted to do a real quick post on some of the supplements I've been incorporating into my diet for some time now.

What types of supplements to take is very subjective. It really depends on your needs and goals. I started taking supplements most probably because I find it hard to incorporate all essential minerals and nutrients into my diet. And also a lot of my supplements have got to do with my skin goals. Because as you know, your gurl here is serious about getting good skin especially now that I'm in my late twenties.

So here goes a brief outline of supplements that I take:

1. Multivitamins

If you're a beginner to taking supplements and don't know where to start, I recommend starting out with multivitamins. Multivitamins is like the base of supplements and they contains most essential vitamins and minerals in small quantities that helps in the maintenance of overall good health.

2. Fish Oil

I mostly take this for my skin because omega-3 has been well known for its benefits to the skin.

3. Evening primrose oil (EPO)

 EPO contains omega-6 fatty acid to maintain overall well-being especially for the ladies out there.

4. Collagen

I've not really explored much about collagen pills. I've only ever tried one brand which is Total Image, because just so happened that day I went to Watsons, and this particular brand was having a purchase-with-purchase promotion and the collagen pills were going for 50% off so I took a bottle to try. Planning to explore more into the world of collage pills. Will do another post for that.

5. Vitamin C

I try not to rely too much on vitamin C supplements as I think that getting in Vitamin C through the diet is even better. One way is through my green smoothies. Recipe over here.

6. Chlorella green algae 

Traditionally used for general health, I usually pop in the recommended dosage daily of about 6 mini pills as a back up for my greens intake. If you want great skin, I firmly believe diet plays an extremely crucial role and the 2 main ingredients to make up a great diet are your greens and fruits.

I'm always on the look out for easy ways to incorporate my diet with essential nutrients. But I know that supplements are just supplements to your diet. You can't pop pills to replace your diet. Still gotta work on that clean diet.

Ok so that's the end of this short post. Do let me know what kind of supplements you guys take in the comments below! :)