Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tip for well being #3

Go for a vacation. You sometimes need a break from your regular routine. Get away from your house, your car, your desk or the traffic jam and escape to somewhere different. Go away for a short vacation, near or far it does not matter, your mind will thank you for it.

I remember my last trip to Hong Kong. It was relaxing and pampering. Not that I spent a lot of money but I pampered my self by being on a trip that I enjoy in my own leisurely time. No stress no hassle ...... from the time I boarded my MAS flight where the stewardesses really gave good service to the excellent HK food and the awesome sights. The sights, sonds and experiences were really worth it! So go on .......... book your next vacation!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tip for wellbeing # 2

Get outside

Walking/jogging is not only a great exercise. You get to spend time with yourself while exercising your body. You get to engage into conversations with the people you walk/ jog with. If you have a pet, run with them too. You will thank yourself for making the effort to keeping fit and your pet will be happy to spend time bonding with you.

Come to think of it, I am a little out of shape too. I'll probably need to start hitting the road, wearing my shoes and go out for a nice walk. Hmm, hope I'll manage to cut down a few inches before my next holiday. I wanna look good in those pictures. So I'll do it tomorrow!

And since I posted it on my blog, I don't think there's any running away

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Tip for wellbeing #1

I am back after a long break. So many things happened along the way but I am proud to say that I have achieved a dream ... a dream since young. Though it is going to be tough to sustain this dream .... I will do it witth my sense of accompplishment.

And I will share the joy of accomplishment and help you to become a better person, full of confidence and courage. Yes, through this blog I am going to help you increase your sense of wellbeing. Yea!! Towards a better future.

Tip #1
Eat more fruits and veggies. Try to have 5 servings of them Keep cut fruits in your fridge so it is easily accessible anytime you feel like snacking. Leave your blender on standby so you can have juice anytime you feel like it.

Thats our huge serving of Garden Salad at Barbera's Cafe @ Bangsar yesterday. We went there for a Toastmasters Installation night. Food there was gopod and the ambience was just perfect for a little party. Nothing spells Italian better than good food, good wine, nice music and a wonderful group of friends for company.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A new liberation

I found freedom .. I found happiness in me again. I found back the old Joycy. I found back the meaning of life.

Yes ......... I quit. Life is not worth suffering. There is more to it than slaving for an unknown reason. I just want to scream and shout profanities but I exitted and I am glad about it.

I saw things that I never saw before. I realized things were there that I overlooked for the past 2 years.

I saw the silver lining on the clouds. I saw a nice facade to the building I always pass by. I saw a cute dog in the house I pass on my way home. Oh, where was I?

But all I can say is Welcome home!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Remedy for Headaches

It may sound weird but 100-plus really works to relieve your headache... you don't need to eat unhealthy drugs to ease it or go to a hypnotherapist to relieve the pain. All you need to do is go to 7-11 to buy a 1.5L bottle of 100-plus. This is how it works:-

J : I got headache la ..... what to do?
P : Drink 100-plus, it is good.
J : But I want fruit juice
P : 100- plus better
So we went across the road to buy 100-plus. After drinking it and 2 hours later ...
J : I feel like puking!
P : See it works! Now you don't have a headache anymore!

So ladies and gentlemen, distraction techniques work. Shift the uncomfort from your head to your tummy.

So trash your panadols .... drugs don't do you good! Reach for a bottle of cool refreshing isotonic drink!

Friday, January 1, 2010

A wonderful start to the New year!

Wishing all of you a bright and cheerful start to the new year. How we want our year to be will be controled by none other than US. How we want to see the year is destined by our perception. So if YOU make the best out of it, then no matter what, it will be a GOOD year!

And thanks to the bunch, I ushered in the new year on a positive and happy tone. It was a high start for me (literally)!

We took a short road trip to Melaka. And it was a last minute planned trip too! Talk about spontanuity. So 8 of us left KL seperately and met up at Jonker Street. Had some laughs, some hugs and some tourist-y acts. And soon enough, our vacation tummies started to rumble and we decided to have seafood dinner at the portugese settlement. Ooh ... I absolutely love seafood. We had garlic prawns, portugese baked sotong, cheese crabs, kam hiong crab, portugese grill fish, marmite chicken and kangkung for only RM 30 per head. Worth it!

Not to mention that the houses along the roads were so nicely decorated for Christmas. The lights, the 'snowman', and everything twinkling just adds so much feel to the festivities. All the time we were there, kids were just playing fireworks ... yea, noisy & smelly but it brought along the festive cheer. Haha .... we even had one fire work explode at our feet.

Like all Malaysians, this trip was a food trip! Immediately after dinner, we went to eat see-hum/ cockles. haha ... we were really squatting on little stools in the back alley by the drain to snack on those little bites. hmm.... a little unhygenic but anything goes in the name of good food. Also, quite a few TV food guides recommend that place ... hehe, it made us feel like we were illegal immigrants on the run.

After our see hum, we went for oh- chien/ oysters. hehe we were stuffed to the max. So imagine this, eight people seated around a table with only 1 plate of oh-chien in the middle. haha, the shop keeper was reallly 'staring cock' at us! well, anything in the name of good food.

Then we tried to rush to eye of Malaysia for the countdown, but due to traffic, we counted down in the car! It was jolly anyway!! So we finally made our way to the Eye! Its beautiful! Big, white and grand! So we went for a ride ...... hmm, nothing really interesting to shout about but its an experience .... a good time well spent with close friends!

I loved it! Even though we were super tired, it was definitely a good way to start a new year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A look into 2009

Gosh, time flies so quickly. It seems like just 3 months ago when I saw the fireworks at the countdown in Sunway. And now, its time for another countdown. Did time fly past because I was too busy doing stuff rather than enjoying life? Or did it just whiz by because I was living in my own land.

But whatever it is, I realized that I wasted a big part of the year feeling miserable. I was down but I know that I need to put in an effort to pick my self up. And I did put in lots of heart space into pampering my self and making 2009 yet another year to remember!

Just like all newspapers have their most memorable events of the year, here are mine too. In no specific order.

1. Going to Japan. Something I dreamed of and somewhere I could only watch on TV. But
touching down in Japan was the happiest moment of 2009. The lovely memories. I will
be back in Japan again!!

2. Seeing snow for the first time in Japan. It doesn't snow in Tokyo but somehow, a
few flakes fell and it was just stunningly beautiful. Nature is so perfect and

3. Completing my diploma in Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore in Clinical Hypnosis.
It is something that will lead me to a good future and at least, my wish for
studying abroad was sort of fulfilled.

4. Meeting good friends. Some became my mentors, some my confidantes, some my guardian
angels and some who are just wonderful to be around with.

5. Climbing up Gunung Batur. The volcano on Bali. Never would I have thought I could
achieve that feat ... its a great challenge and it proves that when you want to do
it, you can do it!

6. Great outings with friends and families, the dinners, movies, parties, chit- chats
that will always be appreciated.

7. Zorbing, ab-sailing ...... little thrills that I would never forget.

8. A trip to Hong Kong. Though hot and I ended in a HK police station and came back in
a wheel chair .... it was truly an long needed break.

9. Being a chee- mui for Sue Yee and joining her entourage to Sandakan. It was fun ...
planning the games to trash the boys and I got my little share of sight- seeing too!

10. Having a milestone challenge at the end of 2009. It gives me the drive, toughens
me up and braces me for the big big world out there.

11. A lovely break with friends in Genting. It was raining and oh so cold. I really
enjoyed the chat with a friend as we shiverred outdoors. Crazy but serene.

12. Having a road trip and bbq by Port Dickson. Catching la-la and playing on the
pebbly beach. We just never get tired of outings with friends.

13. A 10 year anniversary since my highschool graduation. We still keep in touch and
meet up for drinks .. but boy, how time flies and we are all different and grown

14. Falling in love with music, my friends, my family, puppies and over grown puppies,
food, fun, exploration.