Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Make me laugh

One of many things I love about Lg is that he's a very humorous person. He could easily crack a joke and never fail to make me laugh.

The most recent joke was about the Subaru Challenge 2012. (The challenge is about testing one's endurance to the limit, by putting your palm on a car and standing there for as long as you can, you only have 4 periods of 5 minutes rest per day. The last one standing will be the winner.)

While watching the news, he turned to me and said: "Bear Bear, I think next time I should participate in this competition, to win a car and money!!!"

I excitedly asked: "Really? You can do it?"

He raised his chin up and gave me a confirm look: "I will win for sure! I have a way to make other contestants give up!!!"

I knew that's a joke but I wanted to hear it so I asked: "How? Tell me!!"

He replied: "I will eat lots of garlic, onion, chives, petai, durian, papaya and drink lots of carbonated drinks to make the ultimate stinky gas so everyone can't hold their breath that they have to give up or even faint!!!"

"Gross joke!!!" I screamed at him while laughing!

"No, no it's not a joke, listen...It may work!!!" He laughed away!!!

"It won't, because you'll be the first one to faint since you're in the center of your own stink bomb!!!" Am I right???

Monday, October 29, 2012

Avocado Exfoliating Scrub

A homemade remedy that gives my skin a beautiful glow! It's avocado and sugar scrub. Avocados provide nutritions that help to hydrate the skin and cures acne, while sugar gently exfoliates the skin.

Now get ready with one ripe avocado and a teaspoon of sugar.

Side note: Avocados are rarely found ripe in the supermarket. After choosing a firm avocado, allow it to ripen naturally at room temperature for a few days. Ripe avocados can be kept uncut in the refrigerator. Unripe avocados should not be refrigerated because they will never ripen properly.

Cut avocado in half around the seed and then twist the two halves in opposite directions to separate them apart. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh. You only need 1 tablespoon of avocado. Mash up that portion and add 1 teaspoon of sugar to the mixture.

Save the unused avocado flesh to savour later, slice it and add to salad or sandwich or make avocado smoothie with milk and pudding! I crave for that smoothie all the time!

Spread the mixture evenly over your face while gently massaging into the skin, avoid the eye area.

Leave it on for 10 minutes before washing off with water.

Try it and see how it works on you!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My precious miniatures

I adore petite things and like to collect miniature items. One of my precious collections is Re-ment miniatures. I used to go crazy collecting them but not so nowadays, I guess I've grown out of that.

Anyway...Look at these tea sets, it's just too cute to resist!

Champagne set!!! I love these miniatures because of the realistic look and details in every tiny piece.

These are miniature Candy Houses!!! Too pretty to eat so I displayed them, hahaha!!!

Cupcake and muffin set!!! Awww!!!

French Restaurant set!!! Hungry, anyone? We have escargot, lobster, steak...

Chocolate set!

I love how easy these miniatures can be re-assembled.

Picnic set!!!

Alice in Wonderland set and Sundae set!

Princess Tea Party and Sweet set!!!

I love this set the most!!!

That's not all of my Re-ment collection but that's all for this post! Bye!!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Random Sunday

In December, we will be going back to Taiwan. We go to Taiwan every year, honestly we'd rather not travel this year, but Taiwan is the exception! It's going home, where we can be with our family and eat all our favorite food!

Two more months, it's still early to pack, yet I have spent everyday cheerfully packing all the things for our family. We planned to explore more old streets and find as many night markets as possible on our trip this time.

Watched Happy Feet 2 just now, I liked the movie.

Got the Dance Central 3 game yesterday. Super happy!

It's rainy season now in Singapore, cozy weather for playing Dance Central during weekends!!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

I must be strong

I don't like to talk about my problems, but I like to share inspiring stories that held me up! I hope this helps someone pull through their struggles and become stronger than who they were.

A Carrot, an Egg, and a Cup of Coffee

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed that as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to a boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil, without saying a word.
In about twenty minutes, she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.
Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me, what do you see?" "Carrots, eggs, and coffee," the daughter replied.

Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The daughter then asked, "What does it mean, mother?"

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity—boiling water. Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

"Which are you?" she asked her daughter. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?"

Think of this: Which am I?

Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you.

When the hour is darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, and enough hope to make you happy. The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything—they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can't go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.