Vlog : Travel Journey, Hello China!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

It's been quiet an overwhelm and surreal experience for me. I went to China for the first time for work, stayed there for a full month, and came back as a whole new mindset. Although I didn't get the chance to explore much of Changsha, since I was there for work. Other than me being absence on social media, I thought I could share with you my life, my food and my boring boring work day.

I did some ramble on the video about me being vegan but I'm a travel vegetarian friendly,  I will do a separate video explaining my whole experience about that. If you have any question you wanna ask me about anything, leave me any question and I will try to answer them on my next video.
Hope you guys enjoy this little vlog!

Following Heart #2 - What makes you different makes you beautiful.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

It's currently 1 o'clock midnight where I'm on my bed with my laptop on trying to type but somehow I lost word, and don't know where to even to begin. I know I have been absence for months, but honestly everything around me has been going crazy and hectic, sometimes it still hard to believe it happened. I won't go into too much detail into it but basically I got a new job, went to totally new country and live there for a complete month and now has came back with a new mindset. (Vlog is coming up very soon!!).

It's been a week since I got back Singapore, I have just been trying to get back to my normal life. Basically my diet and exercise routine was screwed for the last 5 weeks and I was having hard time even to get up early and go to the gym. Instead, I've spending my morning walking my dog and play with him as my morning workout. Also not to mention I've been editing a tons! I have a few old footage and also my trip to China that randomly shot when I was there, and I have been doing that for last few days. But basically life needs to get back to what it used to be.

Okay, enough with update. Let's talk about something deep.
What I've learn from China? Hmm, let me think for a second here.

China or to be exact Changsha has been good, although I didn't really explore much, but what I have experience was amazing. It's nice to be able to travel across the country and learn something new from them. I was lucky that I was able to communicate in Chinese which totally needed because they can't understand English. I must say the way I communicate still quiet mixed Chinese-English, but at least they understand what I meant. One thing that I realise was Chinese people talks loud and fast which at first I thought they were angry. Later then I know it's how they communicate. It's interesting to see how their lifestyle, the way they talk, communicate, dress, walk, basically their culture.

Being new in a new country for the first time for that long felt very overwhelming.
You might like a total stranger or felt different from the other.
But different is never a bad thing.
You don't have to try to be someone you aren't just to be accepted.
People might not like you the way you are, but there will be somebody out there who will love you just the way you are.
For me, what's wrong with being different? I don't wanna be the same as others, then I wouldn't be me.
People are created to be different, that what's make us unique.
What's the point of trying make someone to like you?
You're not live to please anybody.
If you are, screw them! Stop whatever you are doing and start thinking about yourself.

There will be people who will criticise or judge whatever you do.
I'd say screw them again!
They have no rights to do that, but because they are so damn miserable with their life and they try to screw your life too.
So, there's no point trying to please those people.

Someone will always be smarter, prettier, taller, slimmer than the other.
Imagine if we all look the same,... then the world will only have freaking twins.

Being different is a good sign. It means that you kept yourself you and truly you.

"What makes you different makes you beautiful. "

I guess that's my little rant for the night. It's my midnight caffeine is doing all the typing, just kidding. 
Have a nice weekend! 

Summer Routine

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Summer is here! It's the first time I could really say that, since I live in this kinda humid country. But I have been travelling to China for past couple of weeks (blog is coming up soon), I could definitely felt the heat.

I really enjoy summer, especially the fact that sun is up so early in the morning and it just felt nice, I almost wish it's summer all year around. I've always been a morning person, waking up early, start my morning spotify playlist, prepare my morning fuel, workout, and start my day. But having extra hours in the morning is even better means I got more things done and I can have some me time in the morning.

Healthy Eats: Crunchy Bowl

Thursday, April 30, 2015

If you follow me on instagram, you probably already know that I just turned vegan. It's been quiet a few failed for past couple months, but I finally set up my mind and decided to go vegan. It's been a week so far and my body is just loving it. Gonna write a blogpost on to more in depth about it.

Since I started vegan, I discover a lot of vegan community out there and I just love when they post vegan food and recipes. They helps give me some ideas to come up with more food varieties since vegan is a new thing to me. And I love food, so I love to keep my food very interesting so I won't get bored of the same meal everyday.
I also find that I tend to be more creative with my breakfast because I have more time to prepare and basically breakfast is just my favorite meal of the day.

- 2 large bananas
- Homemade granola, recipe here
- Desiccated coconut
- Coconut flakes
- Puffed quinoa
- Sunflower seeds
- Almond flakes
- Goji berries
- Soy milk

What you need to do is basically cut up the bananas, place it in the bowl, then dump the rest of the ingredients. Of course like every other recipes, you can substitute any of the ingredients and put your own spin based on your own liking.
Thanks Essena for the breakfast idea, totally loving it.


Healthy Eats: Green Smoothie Bowl

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

I love green smoothies. It gives me lots of energy and also fills me up until lunch time. And there is no other thing I love more than platting and topping it with loads of fruits, nuts, seeds or other good stuff and make it all pretty looking. 

- 2 bananas
- handfull of spinach
- splash of soy milk

What you need is basically blend them all together. 

Topping : 
- chia seeds
- flax seeds
- goji berries
- shredded coconut 
- granola
- raspberries
- more bananas
( this is what I used, but of course you can add your own touch)

Super easy, simple, hearty and totally healthy. 

What is your favorite topping?

Healthy Eats: Vegan Lemon Cake

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Last week, I ate one of the amazing lemon cake in a coffee shop which I'm sure it's full of sugar and all those yummy evil. Of course most of the time I can't expect of eating out with the most healthy food all the time. Then it got me thinking maybe I can make it myself in some kinda of healthy twist. When I mention "vegan", a lot of people have been wondering if I'm going vegan because I have been posting quiet a few vegan food. And the answer is "Yes, I am" But I'm still in progress and not ready to be 100% vegan. There are some times when I couldn't find vegan restaurant anywhere and ended up eating meat.

Long story short, I'm still in the progress of going vegan. Probably most of my meal I'd say 90% of them are vegan. I'm not on my way working on going fully vegan. Probably when I'm fully ready, I'll share my story and thoughts on that. I also have been trying making a lot of vegan food myself. I'm definitely enjoying it.

Okay, back to the lemon cake.
It's super simple and easy which only required a few ingredients.

What you need:
- Flour (I used buckwheat flour)
- Baking powder
- Flax seed
- 2 apples
- Cinnamon
- 2 lemons
- Date syrups
- dash of Soy milk

- Preheat the oven to 200°C 
- First thing to do is to puree 2 apples by blend them in the food processor/ blender.
- Then, grate 2 lemons (which I don't have and I ended up cut the skin into small chunks).
- Mix the flax seed with some water
- After messy part done, mix the dry ingredients ( flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and grated lemon zest) in a mixing bowl.
- In another mixing bowl, mix the wet ingredients (apple puree, flax seeds, date syrup squeeze of 1 lemon).
- Then mix wet and dry ingredients together.
- While mixing, add the soy milk into the mixture and combine well.
- Transfer the mixture in a baking tin line with parchment paper.
- Bake for 40 mins or until toothpick insert comes out clean.
- Let it cool for at least 20 mins before cutting it.
- Enjoy

For the drizzle, which I was totally forgot to do, basically combine coconut sugar with lemon juice and drizzle on to the cake while the cake still hot.
Tip : Poke a few hole on the cake to allow the lemon juice to drip into the cake.

Any suggestion for next healthy eats?

Love Lately #2

Sunday, April 19, 2015

DISCOVER.  This time I think I would like to start with the new discover that I never thought I ever exist. It's the rawtill4 lifestyle. Basically if you don't know what it is, basically is eating raw food (fruits and veges) until 4pm in the afternoon. Probably not that strictly, not it does mean that you only allow to raw food for breakfast and lunch. It's the lifestyle founded by Freelee the Banana Girl who eat plant based diet lives in Australia. She is amazing, great and inspiring. I was totally blown away with this lifestyle and I myself has tried it for couple of days ended up loving it. Although I'm not ready to committed to go for this lifestyle, and instead I'm trying to eat more plant based food. With no joke, my body and my skin definitely loving it. I'll try to speak about it in the future blogpost.

WEAR.  I have been loving this phone case which I got in a random stall at Orchard and it was pretty cheap like S$3. I'm absolutely loving it. It has like water with some sprinkle inside and it can moves ups and downs which is very interesting to watch. Sometimes when I'm feeling boring, I just play with my phone case and stared at it for couple minutes. My friend even told me once that I had a mental problem. Hah! That's that.

WATCH.  Last week I got a chance to go to the cinema and watch Fast 7 which I have been waiting so long for it. I am a die hard fan of Fast and Furious. I watched it from the beginning of the film. And this time for Fast 7 tribute for Paul Walker, I am not going to miss it for any reasons. The movie was so well made and it also quiet heartbreaking towards the end. There were some tears going on. Not to mention the song playing at the end of the ride "See you again", I've been playing it on repeat.

LIFE.  It was my 22nd birthday last week and there are some surprise that I'm definitely did not expect. I'm so blessed with the people around me. I have the best amazing families and friends around the world. Words couldn't describe my thankfulness and how grateful I am to have you guys in my life. Thanks again for all the wishes. I definitely have a blast!