Wednesday, March 21, 2018

I love Peppermint

This is by far my favourite oil by Young Living. This is the oil I cannot live without and I want to share with you what I use it for. Sharing is caring, remember?

I dont know about you but I've been obsessed with Minyak Cap Kapak for the longest time. Maybe since I was a kid because I remember growing up, I always had tummy ache and in those days, Minyak Cap Kapak is the way to go. So yes, I'm a big fan and can't live without Minyak Cap Kapak until I was introduced to this Peppermint Oil by Young Living. It is oh so awesome.

Along with Lavender and Lemon, Peppermint is also known to be one of the most versatile oils that can be used for pretty much anything and everything. From housekeeping, to headaches to tummy aches you name it, Peppermint is the go-to oil for me.

Here are some of the things I use Peppermint oil for…

1. Diffuse it
I diffuse every single night without fail. I dont stick to one type of oil every night. I tend to choose the oils depending on my mood and the situation. For example, if I feel extra tired, I will diffuse lavender (to sleep better), if my kids have flu (I will diffuse Thieves), if I'm grumpy I will diffuse Joy or stuff like that but no matter which oil I choose for the night, I will ALWAYS add Peppermint to the mix. I just love my room to have that minty smell. It just smells better with Peppermint.

2. Spray it
I have a few spray bottles in the house for different purpose. It is all D-I-Y mixture. For example, I have been bitten by a weird insect in my house in the last year or so, I dont know what it is but for some reason, it is only biting me. I'm allergic to it I suppose and whenever I get bitten, I will be scratching like a monkey for days. It will be so bad that I will usually need intervention! Yes, I have taken steroid pills to stop this bite reaction. It is so bad. And if you know me, I HATE taking medicines! I dread taking pills but this bites are so bad that I have no choice but to take medication. It's been going on for a year plus on and off. Every 6 months or so, I will get bitten. But I haven't been getting any in the last few months or so and I believe it is because of my spray blend that I created. It is a mixture of just plain tap water, mix it with purification oil, tea tree oil and peppermint oil. I spray it on my body every time after shower. It will leave my whole body feeling super minty but it is working to keep the bugs from biting me for sure!

I also make a special spray for my home. I added peppermint in it to get rid of the bugs and even cockroaches. I get my maid to spray it all over the room and the toilet. This is the best all-natural disinfectant. All you need is a spray bottle, some peppermint oils and 1/4 cup of vinegar and just fill up with water. No chemicals whatsoever. You can even spray it on your plants because it causes no harm to the plant. Spray it on the kids toys too as it is an excellent anti fungal and antibacterial. Get rid of the harmful toxic cleaners in your house like Dettol and Clorox! Wipe counter tops with this mixture and you can use it in the kitchen. All safe!

3. Apply it
I apply it on my tummy or forehead when I have headaches or tummy aches. For my kids, I will be sure to dilute it because it is a hot oil and can be too "pedas" for them.

When I'm feeling sleepy, I just put one or two drops in my hand and rub it. Inhale it a few times and walaaaaa… I'm all up and awake!

4. Mix it in my shampoo
Sometimes I also add a few drops of peppermint in my shampoo just for fun. It is so refreshing, I can't even tell you!!!

Basically this is the oil I love the most. Have you tried it? If you haven't, you should! It is not even expensive. It is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs. It has a strong, clear, minty aroma and provides cooling sensation which I love. In a hot sunny day, I just spray it around my neck and at the back of my head just to have that cooling sensation.

It retails at RM129.09 and wholesale price is RM98.11 (Excluding delivery and tax). If you want to try it, get in touch with me and I'll help you place an order. Trust me, you NEED this oil in your life!

POKE bowl obsession

If you know me, you will know that I dont do salads. I am just not a salad person. In fact, I can't stand eating lettuce even until today. All my life, I dont eat much vege too. I'm just not very "green" like that.
Some friends tried to introduce me to salads but I'm just not into it. Until recently.

I have no idea why but I suddenly have the urge to eat more greens lately. It's so weird. But even at home, I crave for vege more than ever. I guess it is my body telling me I need to eat them.

I saw some friends posted on their instagram of this POKE BOWLS and yea they're pretty, alright. I love looking at the colours but because I'm not a salad person, I never wanted to try them. They're just one of those things that are super pretty to look at but you know you won't feel satisfied after having a bowl. Like how can you be full after eating salad, right?


One day, a friend of mine invited me to lunch and we decided to go to Lushbowl near Plaza Damas. I saw the place and I liked it. It is very instagramble. (Apparently, this is important in today's world!)

I had no clue what to order because everything is foreign to me. The guy who was explaining the menu is not local, his accent was a bit difficult to understand too. But what the heck, I just trusted him and pretty much took his advice on what to get.

I know it doesn't look much but it was a good portion for me. I was full by the end of it and it was really delicious too. It had japanese rice and cauliflower rice underneath all that too. I was shocked at how much I actually enjoyed this Poke Bowl. WOW. This is a whole new era for me.

My friend was saying that you can get bigger portion from this other place in Pavillion too. They have similar stuff there. One day, I went to Pavilion because I was craving another bowl.

I dont know if I didnt order the right thing but although the portion was almost double the portion at Lushbowl, I didnt really enjoy it as much as I did at Lushbowl.

It was alright, it wasn't bad or anything but I feel like the quality is better at Lushbowl. It is cheaper than Lushbowl too but nahhhhh I wasn't feeling it.

There were a few times when I was home and crave for lushbowl. I was too lazy to drive out and got GOGET to get it for me. RM50 for this meal. Worth it?

I dont know but it was alright. I think it is better if you dine in rather than have it tapau'ed. And then another time, I was really craving it, I ordered via Ubereats. The only poke bowl place they had was the one in Avenue K. I can't remember the place but arghhhh……

It wasn't good at all. Yuck. I was hungry and ate everything but no, it wasn't good!

So yea this is my current obsession when it comes to food. Simple food that doesn't require much cooking. My favourite is still lushbowl but I am going to try a few other places as well. My friend was saying there's a place in Publika and they do really nice poke bowls too.

BTW, Poke is pronounced as Pohhh-Keh ya… not Pu-ki, note Pok - like cucuk. Apparently Poke is a Hawaiian word which means to slice or cut chunks of raw fish.

It is lush!!! Go and try it!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Whats your hobby?

Someone was asking me that day what my hobby was and I couldn't answer her. How can I not know what my hobby is. To see if everyone was like me, I asked a few friends what their hobbies are and surprisingly, they all had an answer to give.

Great! I'm the only odd one here? Is it weird that I dont have a hobby?

I mean, I love doing a lot of things but I wouldn't call it a hobby. Like, I love to eat but eating is NOT my hobby. Like I dont eat all the time (although sometimes I just can't stop eating - like right now!)

I love sleeping. But I DONT sleep all the time. In fact, I dont even get enough sleep lately because I'm always up doing something.

So what is my hobby?

I need to google the definition of the word "hobby" because I dont even know what that is anymore. According to wikipedia…

"A hobby is a regular activity that is done for enjoyment, typically during one's leisure time. Hobbies can include collecting themed items and objects, engaging in creative and artistic pursuits, playing sports, or pursuing other amusements."

OK so I dont have a hobby. Perhaps it is time for me to get one.

I was looking at the list of hobbies and wow, there's a lot that I can try out. I dont even know where to begin.

When I was a kid, probably about 8 or 9 years old, I was pretty good at art. I remember how I enjoyed painting and colouring. I dont remember when or why I stopped doing that. Perhaps I should start exploring that artistic side of me. Who knows, I might enjoy it. I've been thinking of learning the art of batik because I really love batik but I'm not sure where to start. That's another area I could probably explore too.

Perhaps this year is meant for me to find myself again. The real me. I feel like it is. I've lost touch of the real person inside me. I dont even know what she likes. I go through day to day life and I love every bit of it but sometimes I question myself … do I really LOVE doing this, or am I doing it because my family, my kids or my husband love it? You know what I mean…?

OK time to discover the real me. First plan is to get back to my artistic side and explore my love for art again….if I can still find it…

It is never to late to learn something new...
Monday, March 19, 2018

Positive Vibes only

Last weekend, I met up with a very good friend of my mum's. She's the lady behind my mum's success in a way. My mum met her many years ago when I was about 13 years old. She was God sent. Although she is not muslim, I do believe that God sent her to my mum for a purpose and she's been there for us ever since. We hardly ever meet because we are all so busy with our lives but she is someone really dear to us and will always be.

Anyway, it was a good catch up session and everyone was in very good spirit. I love how positive she is about every single thing in life.

Some days can be hard and long. Some days can be short and boring. Some days can be a torture too. But if you have a strong and positive mind, you can overcome anything life throws at you.

She told me that I will be searching for my soul this year and I should just go with the flow. Stay calm and remain positive. That is exactly what I'm going to do this year. (BTW, she does Feng Shui readings for us too, for fun!). According to her, my chart and "entitlement" is not good this year because it is showing that I'll be floating. Which is kind of spot on because I feel like I am in that stage in life where I am looking for answers and wanting to find my purpose. She took the words out of my mouth before I even said anything.

Her advice to me was to just keep moving forward and stay positive. That is exactly what I'm going to do.

I started practicing this recently and I think it does help me get through my days. I will take my wuduk and choose my favourite oils. Pour few drops on my palms, inhale deeply and just tell myself I will have a great and productive day. It works for me for sure.

If any of you are feeling low, just tell yourself something kind and positive. Change your thoughts from something negative to something positive. Be kind to yourself and others always. You'll be surprised at how powerful your mind really is. Your thoughts have a huge impact on how you feel and your mental health. Just be kind. Always
Sunday, March 18, 2018

My Clinic

Sometime last year, I decided to try some place new to do my facial. I've been going to Dermalogica in BSC since I was 15 years old (I kid you not!). Although it is good and I'm comfortable there, I keep wondering if there's somewhere better. Plus, it is always a headache to get an appointment at the Dermalogica. I usually have to book in advance and if I had last minute cancellation, I will have to wait another month without facial. It was getting annoying.

After reading reviews on Instagram, I decided to try out My Clinic in Damansara Uptown. My first appointment was a free consultation by Dr. Hoe. My skin was not that good at that time but it wasn't too bad. My consultation with Dr. Hoe was good. He listed down all my skin issues (I didnt realise I had that many) but he said we can treat all those issues with just 2 treatment - which is the Silkpeel and Yellow Laser. He recommended for me to go for at least 6 sessions to see a difference.

I've been going there pretty regularly since then and I must say my skin has improved A LOT. I'm very happy with the treatments I went for at My Clinic and the price is pretty reasonable. Wait for the promotions and then go and check it out. Staff are professional and Dr Hoe is pretty awesome. What I like about him is that he won't recommend something you dont need just to make some extra money.
Some of the things I wanted, he didnt think I needed it and told me not to waste my money.
Waiting for their next promotion so I can purchase my next package!

P/S: This is not a sponsored post!

Innocent Minds

Do you remember when you were a teenager you just couldn't wait to grow up? I keep telling my kids to enjoy their childhood as much as they can because being a child is the best thing in the world. Life just gets tougher and tougher when you are an adult. Especially when you are married with kids. The responsibilities and the stress, can be overwhelming at times.

I love that my kids are at that age where their minds are so pure and innocent. I keep telling my son not to grow up so fast and I want him to stay this age forever. He's so cute. Stuff he says just makes me want to kiss him all over.  My daughter is 8 going on 18. She's still adorable and cute too. She makes me smile. She's the most thoughtful person in the house when it comes to mummy's wellbeing. She's always got my back.

One of the most favourite things to do with them lately is to pray together. We make it a point to at least do Magrib or Isyak together. I am still a work in progress myself. I still do not do my 5x a day but I got to say that I've put in more and more effort lately to keep my prayers. My kids, Alhamdulillah doesn't complain about praying together. They will follow me whenever I ask them to without my having to force them, which is funny because my uncle used to literally drag me to pray. Anyway, our favourite part about praying together is the doa part. We take turns saying doas. I will usually say my doa out loud so they can hear what I'm asking for. They will do the same and I always find myself laughing inside at the stuff they ask from Allah.

Let me share with you some of them…..

Daughter: Allahuakbar, please make us strong. Keep us healthy. Make us love each other and not fight with each other. Please make me a better panama dancer….

Wait what???????? PANAMA DANCER???? I was laughing inside.

"Please give me better handwriting. Just medium sized…"

LOL Medium sized handwriting?? She doesn't want just a better handwriting. She was very specific. It had to be medium sized! She couldn't be any cuter, I swear to God…

Son: Allahuakbar, please make me be the best ping-pong player. Make us strong. Please make our family a happy family and not a boxing family… Please also make my papa but PS4 for me…

One time my son asked to be a tiger in his doa!

I hope I'll remember their doas forever. I hope their innocent and pure minds will stay pure and innocent for a long time because I'm not ready for the next phase just yet.
Thursday, March 15, 2018

What's your purpose?

We all go through different phases in life. Right now, I'm going through this odd phase where I constantly question my purpose in life. It's really weird. But I feel like I've come to a junction and I need answers to move on.

What is my purpose? I know I have 2 beautiful children and a good husband, I have super strong support system. I have amazing friends in my life. Overall, I'm all good. But despite all that, what is my purpose in this world? I feel like theres a bigger purpose in my life than just being a wife, a mother, a daughter. I feel like I am put in this world for something bigger than all that. But what is it?

I find myself feeling a bit down lately because I can't figure it out. I reached out to a spiritual healer to help me find myself. I have gone through 2 out of 4 sessions now and although I feel much lighter than before I started the session, I still dont have answers I am looking for.

Praying does help. Maybe my purpose is to find Him. Find God. I am not very religious. I dont pray 5 times a day but I do believe in Allah. Like anything else in life, this phase will also die.  I hope he will help me find some answers because it is really troubling me.

Do you ever have that feeling? What do you to overcome it? Share