Thankful Sunday: Life's a gift

Sometime mid-march, I took a 10 days break away from the mat & studio. I don't why and it may sounds silly to say this, but I missed moving about, hanging in my downward dog, being a strong warrior or even lying in Savasana. There are just inspiring motivations to practice yoga regularly. I love how it helps to develop an attitude of attentive and kindness within us & rejuvenate our depleted vitality. The more I practiced, the more I noticed how it changed me (people), it's not just about burning calories or sweating but finding balance and supporting yourself.

Anyway, so glad I made it to class this Sunday am. The practice of heart, hip opening and inversions is truly a practice of gratitude to remind us to maintain & create a positive outlook of life. I always believe challenges in life teach us to be more capable beings in this world :)

"Gratitude unlock the fullness of life."

It's important to live a life you love & here are 3 little yet important reminders from MNB:

Stay active! Including fitness 3-4 days a week is not a difficult task. I can make time for it, so can you! If you're stuck in an exercise rut, mixed it up - a short 15 minutes run, 20 minutes walk or some Sun Salutation works! I guarantee you'll feel incredible.

Giving yourself the best makes everything better. *quoted from mnb
  • Nourishing your body with nutrient-rich foods
  • Nourishing your soul by doing the things that you love
  • Nourishing your skin with organic, natural products
  • Nourishing your relationships with family & friends
definitely to eat better (my dark chocolate, almonds & apples!), more self-care, sleep earlier & more catch-ups

We're sometimes guilty in letting our comfort zone holding us back from new opportunities. Doubts and failure are often factors that hinder us to move forth. These days, I have so much meaningful conversations that makes me want to believe more. We can live the life we want to live in. Give support, and find what makes your heart sings.

Love for yourself is most important :)

Can't believe we're two days away from another new month. I'd probably share more of this in the next few posts!Have a lovely week ahead!


Staycation x M Hotel

There is one experience that brings joy or happiness to every living being.
The experience of love.
It's been a great weekend with J, nothing much more than eating, relaxing, htht and laughter.
We made an extremely impromptu booking at M-hotel just one day before Saturday. M's a lovely and clean hotel and we pretty much enjoyed our stay!
We've been together for more than 7 years & although we don't meet as often as how we used to during school days, we always make it a point to do so as much as possible despite our busy schedule <3
I have a boyf who makes brewed coffee from scratch for me :) Highlanders have great beans!
So tempted to get one for myself haha
Late night dinner & chips with "prom night"
While we attempted to wake up early for a healthy swim before breakfast, my goggles just had to break. Imagine the joy in him!
Headed for our buffet breakfast, can't live without toast & eggs :)


TY's 25th x Stirling Highway

I didn't mean to put a delay on this post but anyway, we visited a newly opened cafe 2 Sunday(s) ago for my dearest gf's 25th birthday! :) 
Tea leaves - we're spoilt for choice! I ordered Provence which was fragrant with fruity smell! 

With the birthday girl! 
 Prawn Pesto Spaghetti, $16
with sauteed prawns tossed in a homemade basil spinach pesto
this was really good in my opinion!! :)
Mushroom Risotto , $16
drizzled with truffle oil
Carbonara , $15
with bacon chips topped with a poached egg in a cream based sauce
Our dessert tarts platter - mixed berries chocolate, seasalt caramel & passion fruit meringue tart. My fav's the first :)
 & TY's chocolate birthday cake baked by the owner herself! :)
sugar-coma for the night! happy birthday again beautiful <3


Breakfast x French Toast

Hola weekends!

Saturday can be one of my most boring weekend because J has half day work but no complains :) I usually spend my morning reading news with a slow breakfast, get to tuition, and catch up with blogs in the noon before evening comes. Once in awhile, I wake up earlier for morning classes but it's only right I sleep in! Morning sleep-in are precious for us.

This morning, mom & I ditched the idea of eating out and made French Toast.
Homemade French Toast has been one of my favourite weekends breakfast since young, so you could imagine how happy I was!!

  • Milk
  • 2 eggs
  • Some maple syrup
  • Wholemeal Bread
  • Coconut Oil
  • Toppings: Blueberries (or any fruits you like!)

Mixed the first 3 ingredients in bowl and dip slices of bread before placing onto heated skillet. We used coconut oil & the french toast turned out extremely fragrant! Cooked until both side turned golden brown. Add your toppings, blueberries is full of antioxidants :)

We finished our breakfast together and headed out for our own errands. Yumz!


Tea time x Department of Caffeine

Finally a proper date last Saturday!! J finished his exams and we hanged out the whole day after his work 
love this precious one so much <3
Coffee o'clock at Department of Caffeine after lunch: Long black & Iced long black
& of course we came here for their waffles. Ordered one of their signature buttermilk waffle with peanut butter/jam & vanilla ice-cream. slurps!
ikea x dinner

I'm thankful for him that makes my heart smile :) appreciation is such a wonderful thing one should never take granted for.
Swim in gratitude and you'll be amazed at what opens up for you.

Make happiness your job! xo


Hanumanasana - "Full Split"

Hello Sunday again.

The weather is crazily warm outside right now and definitely not a great idea for a hot class.

Did this Hanumanasana aka full split after my practice two Sunday(s) ago. Anything bendy, except half moon backbends are pretty much my favourite to do :) Check out Heidi's easy way to full split here. Step by step with practice, you'll get there.

Going for an impromptu water dipping session at the pool now hehe. It's been more than half a year, perfect timing!

Have a great Sunday, xo!