10 January 2016

Happy 2016

Happy New Year dear bloggers and readers and world.

It's probably 9-10 days late but nonetheless, I am forever wishing everyone an amazing year ahead and hopefully this year is the year to tackle all your hopes and dreams. Grab them by the balls and own that shit.

A lot of has happened since I last posted. So, so much. I got married. To some of you, you'd probably say that its unofficial just because we haven't legally signed papers. Well, boohoo to you I just threw a really big party for no fucking reason. And guess what? I'm still fucking married and happy about it anyway. It's just an expensive piece of paper to say that I'm tied to one person. Maybe I'll just photoshop my own marriage certificate and charge myself.

Well, whatever is to be said about signing papers or not. We will get it done when we plan to. Not because its necessary.

I also went to Fiji's Denarau Island for a mini-moon and nope. No Fiji babies. We had a great time basking in the sun's rays, getting a tan, smoking and drink till our hearts content and travelled out to South Sea Island and Schooner Island.

My goals for this year are unsettled. So much business up in my head but I am hoping to be able to finish my Personal Training course before May and I'll continue to pray that my health and well-being continues being great for the rest of this year.

Aiming to: be happy, healthy, eat more, live more and hopefully lift more.


30 October 2015

Guh. Fitness pet peeve.

Hey guys,
What's up? Sorry for the little MIA but something has been nipping and bugging me all day today that I had to quickly write out and get off my chest.

In the fitness industry, inevitably there will be people who are competitive. Who enjoy bragging about their achievements out aloud and want other people to notice and be praised. Honestly, I know because I was once like that but now I am more than happy to share my achievements because personally to myself, they were my own micro goals that I had wanted to achieve.
Although, quickly wanting to get to my point is the fact that, no matter how hard you have worked to achieve your current goal, there will always be that someone who will push you back down and make themselves feel more superior to you. I already dislike it when another female degrades another female. What the shit man. Women should have a supportive sisterhood, we should be praising and helping each other. But jealousy is a really stupid thing. And yes, I was once down that road but I would NEVER publicly humiliate or go out of my way to abuse someone and put them down. If you ain't got nothing nice to say, don't say it at all.
What is bothering me the most today is when a man degrades a woman. I'm not saying ALL men. I am in no way generalising them all to be like that, of course there are a select few. Like today's example was; my coach at school pointed out that I was a powerlifter. Surprise? I am sort of. I just lift heavy shit for the fun of it because I want to be able to test my own abilities. But, I am fully capable and proud of my very own abilities.

So, out of curiosity a classmate who happened to be interested in powerlifting approached me and asked me what my max for bench press, squats and deadlifts were. As you would, I guess? To which I happily answered because I am proud of my personal results. Instead of going "Holy shit, wow. That's amazing for a girl" he's response was rather "Oh, that's my warm up. I can do this much" and wherever he had felt threatened by my numbers, he had the audacity to go "BUT, do you wear a belt?"

What the fucking shit, mate.

I happily answered, yes because it was for safety precautions. No fucking shit I will wear a belt if I am carrying over DOUBLE my body weight on my fucking spine, pushing and pulling a hell of a lot more too. I am NOT going to risk fucking up my form and getting injured or permanently damaging my spine. I have always been careful and I absolutely take pride in looking after my body. So, it rather surprised me when he mentioned that he was out of lifting for a while because he had gotten injured. You only get injured from poor form or because you don't take proper precautions or because you're an ego lifter.
I apologise for such a public rant but it really hit me and bothered me HARD today. I'm currently studying to become a personal trainer and I understand that I need to be surrounded by supportive peers not to mention create a positive atmosphere so you can go out to spread and feed that happiness to other people. I just didn't appreciate the need for someone to tell me he was better than me because he could lift 20kg more than I can or he can pull more reps.

I guess the fact that I am a woman who can lift over 100% or even almost 200% of her own body weight slipped his mind. I'm not bragging (sorry if it sounds like that) no one else in the class is aware that I enjoy powerlifting for recreational purposes. I actually haven't told anyone aside from my coach that I lift. It didn't happen overnight either. I worked hard, each and every day for the past 6 months to purely strengthen myself and my body. I'm still growing and learning a shit load more. So, personally he had no right to judge or degrade me.
Phew. Okay. Rant is officially over. I have more happy news I will get to posting. I haven't updated my space for a long time in terms of my wedding but there is sooooo much I want to show you guys!!!

15 June 2015

Inu x Boku SS

Lately, I've been returning back to the anime scene. Strange enough as it is, I'm even being naughty and reading loads of smut manga's too. Innocence does somewhat exist in my teeny weeny brain haha. But anyway, I couldn't help but binge watch Inu x Boku SS. Which essentially translates to "Dog x Me: Secret Service" or in simpler terms: "The dog and I: Secret Service"

I stumbled upon this series by chance. Can't even remember how. I read the wikipedia summary and that honestly did no justice. I couldn't even follow what was written that I was about to be repelled actually. But I thought, I'd give it and shot and honestly I have no regrets watching all twelve episodes in one night.
The Shirakiin house's daughter, Shirakiin Ririchiyo, who has a complex about being unable to live independently and unprotected, feels the need to move out and live on her own under the condition of residing in the mansion named "Ayakashi Kan." In this mansion, only those who have cleared a very strict examination could reside in it, and for each resident, they are accompanied with one agent of the Secret Service (S.S.). Although Riricho has rejected the company of the S.S., while residing in the mansion she finds out that the agent dedicated to protecting her is actually the Fox Spirit. MyAnimeList
Even that bio above doesn't give the anime any justice. But in all honestly, it's really light-hearted and fun anime to watch if you just want some little time-out or escape from everyday life. I absolutely enjoyed it and recommend it!
It's full of random humour and the characters each all become so ridiculously loveable. Like, there really is an array of characters, I guarantee that you will love each and every one of them! Even this guy...(honestly, it was one of the best and funniest scenes that I can't get over)
That aside, I absolutely adored watching Miketsukami (the male lead who is a demon fox) be such a gentleman. The fact that he is so honest and obsessed over Ririchiyo really made my heart throb. Their romance is too adorable and I don't want to bother ruining it for you if you plan to watch it.
If you're into romance, semi-pervertedness (openly admitting that, yas), supernatural with a dash of humour. Definitely watching this anime!

12 June 2015

REVIEW: Hairburst

Hey all,
This will be a very lengthy review but here goes nothing!
So, I've been in a long debate about these hair vitamins. I'm sure you would have all heard about Hairburst (previously known as Hairvits). They're a company based in the UK that boasts about providing optimal health and growth vitamins for your hair. Being a typical girl that struggles for long luscious hair, I've been wanting to give these babies a go. Now, before you get the wrong idea I was not sent these as a sponsorship etc. I purchased this three month supply with my own money.

I've been seeing these everywhere due to the fitness models that I follow on Instagram. They also have gorgeous and healthy looking hair. I did a bit of research via google, searching for peoples' personal blog reviews and YouTube channels. It still was hard for me to decide to spend that extra cash for something I'm somewhat sceptical about. But, I eventually convinced myself to do it anyway. A YouTuber put out a really good point. Imagine buying hair serums, moisturisers and heat protectors where the total will cost about $60 that only protects the outside of your hair. Whereas, this vitamin assists the problems from within. Just something that really put it into perspective.

Makeup trial

Hey guys,

What's been hanging? Not much for me lately aside from the fact that I've been sick with possibly a cough and cold in the last two weeks. But I think I've finally recovered some strength...well, I probably never lost it since I was pulling and squatting most of my max weights at the gym. (Yeah, I'm aware that I'm ignorant and very bad ass to my body) But anyway, the point was that I think I'm finally getting a better night's sleep since I am recovering.
On to better news, I finally went and got my makeup trial done! I was über excited because Jenifer was a girl I knew from High School but not only that, we happened to have met a very long time ago when we were young due to my dad being bffs with her uncle. Best coincidence, don't you think? But the reason I was particularly excited was because the previous weekend, she worked on Arianny Celeste! I was so lame into thinking that her hands touched Arianny and she was touching me LOL odd fangirl habits.

The trial was quick and really fun. I was nervous at first because I actually didn't have a real idea of what I wanted. I just wanted to be pretty and glamorous sort of thing. P.S Jenifer kept making me all shy by just asking me to look at her because she is an absolute stunner. She is really fun to work with, talkative and very attentive to your needs. She's kind of starting out as a makeup artist but I do highly recommend her to anyone who will need her service.
My jaw dropped. I've never looked so flawless in my life LOL I've never looked so much like a female! Perfect eyebrows and all. The makeup didn't feel heavy like my regular going out makeup. I didn't feel agitated and disgusted (I usually feel like that when I do my own makeup and have the need to rip it all off). It all felt so light and natural so I was so surprised of how much it managed to cover up all my freckles and flaws. I still cannot get over my perfect eyebrows on fleek hahaha Thank you Jenifer! You did such an incredible job and cannot wait to look this perfect on D-Day!

So, the funny thing was...I didn't even know that I had to go through a makeup trial. You know, there's a crap load of things I didn't know what you had to do in regards to a wedding. Like I previously mentioned, I don't have a dream wedding that I was hoping to create and all. I was just winging this whole thing. But Bach's mother made a point;

"You'll be getting married once in your life, be spoilt, go all out and make the day special because it won't happen again"
It was really sweet and that's true. You only ever aim to get married once, so why not be a little spoilt? Truth is, the money side of thing is on my mind. Given that I'm not even employed and can't make most of my on-call shifts, I can't help but feel that it really puts a strain on Bach. He works hard for the both of us, so I don't want to be some baller at the strip club and make it rain a thousand dollar bills. I'm trying to be efficient and smart about it all. Because after all, I'm an Asian =P

That goes without saying, if I want to pay for absolute quality; don't get me wrong. I will determine if it is worth it. Otherwise I will manage to factor in everything else before I sacrifice quality. I just like to do things on my terms just so it's less stressful for my partner.

 Anyway, over and out!

PS. Jenifer doesn't have her own page or means of contact but you can definitely check out her work on her Instagram. If you're in Melbourne and need some makeup artistry, by all means have a look at Jenifer!