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If you are subscribed to my Youtube channel, you would know that I posted a weekend vlog yesterday.
2016 has been quite a memorable year. We all know that, unfortunately, there are a lot of sad, scary, bad things happened in 2016, and sadly, some of those things may continue to happen in the new year.
So, as we welcome 2017, I want to encourage you to stop regretting, dwelling in the past.. Let us focus on we can do better in the new year.
It has definitely been a really long time since I last spoke to you all..
Here, in the video, I take you guys as I get ready for the day, testing a few new drugstore products, also updating you on what has been going on, and why I have been away..
With all the time differences in different part of the world, and I bet now Australia is having such a good time – I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year 2016!
Let’s have some fun this year, get things done and have fun while doing it.
Let’s learn from our mistakes, regrets and not-so-great-experiences from 2015, to make the best of 2016.
Sending you my best wishes, and cheers for 2016!
It has been awhile since we last chat! And can you just believe that it is December! We are literally at the end of the year! I believe you’d agree with me that the time is just going faster and faster each year.
How has your year been so far? Do you write New Years resolutions?
*pheww~ Zachary’s finally sleeping..
Hey you guys!! how is everyone doing? I hope you guys are enjoying the warmer weather outside, finished with your Spring cleaning (you know, if you feel like it..) and rocking all your colorful Spring outfits!
Meanwhile, I have been enjoying mommyhood.. As you may know (or not..) I have delivered my baby boy, Zachary, on April 1, 2013. He was born normal (no Epidural but LOADS of pain – but it’s sooo worth it at the end!) and healthy, 3.7 kg & 55cm – yes, he’s big! 😀
There he is, my Z-man.. hehehee.. 😛
Ohh how I miss blogging so much! I have so many ideas on what I want to write but finding no time to take pictures, edit and write. Some days, all I want to do is just sleep..
As a first time mom, the first 3 weeks was the hardest (so far..) for me.. It feels weird and strange to have a baby in my arms, to nurse, etc. Not to mention the middle-of-the-night-waking-and-feeding, really drain my energy and emotion.. Most of the time when he cried, I would cry too.. I am not sure if it’s the mommy-child connection or I am just to tired, confused and sad.. Maybe this is what they call postpartum depression or baby blues.. Thank goodness I have an amazing support system here; my parents are here to help out for 3.5 months and my husband is always positive and helpful.. Especially having my mom here, is just AMAZING.. *thank you so much Mama!!* Also my parents and sister-in-law who are half-way across the globe keep sending me messages to support me.. I am so so so thankful for them!
After 3 weeks, things got a little better.. I have gotten to know Zachary more.. I have learned a little bit better his different cries (trust me, babies have different cries for different things.. ), on how to soothe him, on how to put him to sleep, etc – and of course, I continue to learn everyday..
Breastfeeding was a challenge as well.. It was so painful and I am so determined on exclusively breastfeeding him for 6 months that it made feel stressful at the beginning.. I was so worried that I might not have enough breastmilk for him.. But thank God, things are better now.. One thing that I learn, is that I have to stay positive and take things easy.. When you are calm and sane, the baby will feel it too, and you can handle things better and eventually soothe your baby.. oh my, the worries of a first time mom.. (or it’s just me and my personality.. 😛 ) Anyways, now that things are better, I could really enjoy Zachary and every minute of motherhood.. It is tiring, but eventually I will accept the fact that I will not have a 6-hour-straight sleep anymore, not for 1 year at least..
Annyyywaaayyysss.. Enough of my rambling about it..
As I mentioned before, I have some beauty articles that I want to write for you.. Hopefully I will have the time soon *fingers-crossed*.. So please stay tune and subscribe so you won’t miss them ! 😀
Thank you so much for all the messages and wishes for me and Zachary, we really appreciate each of them..
Thanks for reading and talk to you all soon!!
A & Z
How are you all? All those in Toronto and around,, have you been LOVING the weather??! hahaha.. go out, get more Sun, don’t forget to use Sunscreen though.. ;]
Anyways, I haven’t been writing a lot lately.. but there is something that has been in my mind for awhile now.. Basically, God has been reminding me about Discipline. Big word, huh? ;]
My church here, IFGF GISI Toronto (http://www.ifgf-toronto.org), set the theme for this year to be the Year of Breakthrough! Breakthrough in all aspects of our life; job/career, relationship, health, finances, etc. In times, people are facing challenges, issues, problems that are sometimes so heavy, big, and they don’t seem to go anywhere anytime soon. I’d like to think of it like a BIG, THICK brick wall.
Imagine, you’re just walking through this street, the only way that will take you to your destination, and all of a sudden there’s this BIG, THICK wall in your way. What do you need to do?
You need to break/destroy that wall, don’t you think? Now, when the wall is BIG and THICK, how many hits do you think you need to make? One? a couple? ten hits? I bet you definitely need more than just one hit!
Then, that is when Discipline comes. You need to keep hitting that wall,, hit it, hit it and hit it again, until the wall breaks allowing you to go through! you need the Discipline to push your self to keep hitting that wall again and again. You may call it Perseverance too, but I think to persevere in something you still need the Discipline. Discipline is the force to keep you going, keeping you from not being lazy, keeping in order, to result in a trained skill.
Now, you may say; “Ohh no, I’m not a very discipline person, I can’t do this, that, and bla bla bla..” but hear this; “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline!” (2 Timothy 1:7)
The seed of discipline is in us already, we only need to practice it, exercise it then we will become better and better at it!
So, my dearest friends, whatever hardships you are facing right now, keep hitting that wall, keep pushing it and pushing it until you break through it! I pray for you all, that you will find that seed of Self-Discipline in you, and let God gives you the strength to exercise that self-discipline until you BREAK THROUGH!
“You hit a wall, you push through it!” – Captain Haddock from the Adventures of TinTin: The Secret of the Unicorn.
Alright, as you can read it yourself from the title, that I have, now, A.O.I (Acute Obsession to Instagram), and yesss, I made that up! haha!
And I bet a lot of you do too! seriously, look at the pics that I took/edited with it:
Look how cute the pictures are! (and notice how most pics are food?! xP )
And yes, because of it too, I’m kind of obsessed with Retro/Vintage things.. hmmm~ Should I try thrifting? Who wants to be my partner in crime? ;P