Friday, December 13, 2013

Once Upon a Friday...


Once upon a Friday...
Fran took me to this cutest restaurant along the canal near the old town center of Amersfoort. 
Everything was beyond my "great expectations": the canal, the scenery, the food...
the beautiful old European architectures, THE FOOD...\(^▽^@)ノ

Thursday, December 5, 2013

『Recipes』Speculaas Cheesecake + Cookies for Sinterklaas


Last Sunday we celebrated Sinterklaas at our place. Such a Funday!
Sinterklaas is huge in the Netherlands, I think even bigger than Christmas, especially for kids, and who can blame them?! With all the sugary sweats and gifts,even I'm crazy for Sinterklaas! ♪(┌・。・)┌



Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Last Month of the Year

I love winter. No matter if it's white, windy, wet or dry, I just love it. Not just because of all the beautiful wool jackets and fluffy sweaters, but also because of the sweet treats and savory snacks I get to enjoy during this holiday/celebration season.




Monday, November 25, 2013

『Recipe』Gluten Free Low Carb Pancake

Just a quick recipe post...Banana pancake! I just had it for breakfast and it's delish!! And it's perfect for a dieter. I just had to share this with u guys immediately. :D

  

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Go Disney or Go Nude


When Miley Cyrus' new MV Wrecking Ball came out everyone was shocked. At the beginning of the MV she was wearing underwear and licking a hammer on a construction site. And then she striped butt naked and swinging around on a wrecking ball...

Well, it wasn't so bad! Everyone was shocked perhaps it's because they're not ready to accept that the Disney girl has grown up...and apparently has a different way of dealing with a broken heart. I wonder if she was so open about her "sexuality" in that relationship, would she even get her heart broken at all? Just curious...

Anyway, if I had a body like that, I guess I wouldn't mind being caught in my underwear either, but just NOT on a construction site.

Monday, September 9, 2013

『Throwback Monday』Lose Weight or Die Trying?

I've always been the "BIG" kid in school ever since the age when all the girls started to be conscious about boys and fashion. I'm really short, so even 1/2 kilo looks like 5 kilos on me. I remember because I was always larger and fuller than most girls my age, I got asked out by seniors when I was in primary school and by college boys when I was in junior high. I took that as compliments then and that's when my weight problem really began.

At the age of 15. I was 156 cm in height and 52 kg in weight - that was my highest weight in history at that time, and all the girls around me with the same height were below 40 kg, I felt like the elephant in the room, literally. So I started my first losing weight journey ever. During spring break, I lost 8.5 kg in total and returned school as the hot popular chick. I think I maintained a really low calorie diet afterwards for a year, then a normal eating habit for two years and was able to keep all the weights off until second year in college. With all the partying, late snacking and drinking, I went back to 52 kg with 160 cm in height. Things started going the wrong way since then especially after I moved to Holland, I developed an eating disorder called BED. Unlike drinking and smoking, with eating, you can't just stop all of it, it takes too much of a discipline which I lack apparently. So for the past years I've been yo-yoing with my weight, never managed to keep the weights I lost for more than a couple of months, if I add all the weights I've lost in total, I think it's more than 40 kg...shocking, I know...

I'm still struggling fighting the BED but I don't know if I should start losing weight again...I don't hate my size or anything at this moment, but every time I go down the street I do feel a lil' bad about myself. The reason I don't want to go down the dieting road again is not only because of all the suffering, but mostly because I dunno if I'd be able to keep the lost weights off and the yo-yoing is worse/unhealthier than being slightly fat.


Friday, August 16, 2013

Life's Sweet - the Birthday of a Foodaholic

So, it was my birthday again...

August 13 has always been a very special day, not only cuz it's my birthday, but it's also my mom's. It has become even more special for me: 8 years ago on my birthday, I came to the Netherlands to finish my bachelor's degree and I never left...Just when you think it couldn't get any more special, well, guess again! This year, it also happened to be the Qixi Festival (七夕情人節/Chinese Valentine's' Day) ! If you're familiar with the Chinese Lunar Year system, you'd know how much of a happy coincidence this is.

I never really celebrated my birthdays ever since I left home, I always do something though such as a cake, cuz I need my birthday wishes and I believe as long as you don't blow a candle and eat your cake, you don't get to make a b-day wish...

Anyway, here is another of my "I don't really celebrate my birthdays" birthday.


In the Chinese and some other Asian countries' culture, every birthday has to start with noodle soup, or at least that's the most important eat of the day. Not just any noodle, it has to be Yi mein (伊麵) /Sau mein (壽麵/Longevity noodles). My grandmother always cooks the noodle with eggs and tomatoes for my birthdays for as long as I can remember, and now I've been cooking the same for myself for 7 years. It never tastes as good though. I told my grandma the first thing I'm gonna eat next time I come home is her egg-tomato-noodle soup LOL

Friday, August 2, 2013

InstaJuly

My life in July via Instagram

Time flies, it's already August and the only thing that is growing is my size...
I need to seriously start paying more attention on getting things done!



Thursday, July 25, 2013

Pink Saturday

This was a month ago. June 29th to be exact.


Pink Saturday is one of the largest LGBT events in the Netherlands, it's an annual event celebrating LGBT community and sexual diversity and equality, it's held in different cities each year and this year Utrecht got to be pretty in pink.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

『Dukan Friendly Recipe』Avocado Basil Sauce for Pastas


Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 5-10 mins
Serves: 4 (100 g pasta/serving)
Dukan diet*: Cruise Phase (serve with Dukan bread), Consolidation Phase (serve with pasta)

*I disagree with Dr. Dukan with regard to avocado being a diet-threatening and fatty veggie! Avocado is just like all the high-fat fishes, it's very nutritional (especially so for the vegans) and does NOT make you fat! It's a great substitute for fishes and meats, especially for a carb-day, we all know it's the combo of animal fat and carbs truly makes us fat...

Saturday, July 20, 2013

『New in』Leather + Geometry


I've been looking for a (faux) leather skirt for a while now and this one is just perfect! And the price is very lovely as well! A lot of stores now are having up to 70% off discounts in the Netherlands, I got both of the skirts half off! I guess there is a silver lining to everything, even to the crisis...


faux leather skirt: C&A (sale)
geometry pattern skirt: C&A (sale)

Monday, July 15, 2013

『New in』Sweetie Pie



Just a quick post.

A friend of mine introduced me to this wonderful shower jelly last Saturday, it's truly amazing! Keep it in the fridge and use it on any hot summer day! I love its feeling on my skin: cool and silky. It smells like summer fruit candy melts and it's super fun to watch it wiggles LOL

The only downside was the glitters inside, the SA told me they won't come off cuz they're just some reflective stuff, but they DO come off of the soap and onto your skin. They don't stay on your skin though -come right off when you flush with water, I just hope later on it's still easy to wash them off since there are lots of those glitters at the center of the soap...

I definitely will keep on using this for the summer, but I'm gonna get the one without the glitters next time.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Last Saturday

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, have been working on a project...anyway, here is my Thai BBQ trip to my friend in Deventer.


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

『Outfit』WIW @ Home


This is what I wear at home: simple shirt + comfy pants + heels. And yes, for all "petite" girls like myself, it's very necessary to wear 3 inch heels at home too! 
You know, grabbing snacks in the high cabinets and all...LOL



Tuesday, June 25, 2013

『Recap | Outfit Inspo』Turn of the Shoe - PLL

Photo cred: ABC Family
I was supposed to post this last Thursday but I got sidetracked...for like a week...
Did you guys enjoyed watching the second episode? Dumb question, of course you did ^ ^


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Wish List - Skin Care

It's mid-June, and I already know what I want this year for Christmas...
Wish List - Skin Care



La Mer - Crème de la Mer - Moisturizing Soft Cream, $180 / La Mer - Crème de la Mer - World Ocean Day, $470
 / Guerlain - Super Aqua - Eye Cream, $97 / Guerlain - Orchidée Impériale -, $460
 / Clarins - Ogen, lippen en hals - Sérum Super Lift Contour des Yeux..., $62

No way I'm gonna buy all those myself, unless I found a new job or win a lotto 
(it's so hard to suddenly have to live an one-paycheck-life), 
okay, maybe I will still buy the Clarins Super Lift Eye Serum myself...

What do you want this year for yourself (Christmas)?

Friday, June 7, 2013

『Outfit』the Story of a Blue cut-outs Shirt


I love spring cleanings, always find good stuff from ages ago! I’ve had this blue shirt for almost ten years now I think. I bought it in a clothing store right next to my favorite bar back then. Now both the shop and the bar are gone. It’s funny how things from the past always have a way to catch up on you and bring lots of memories, in this case, lots of fun memories.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

InstaMay

just-another-ordinary-#Wednesday, #TBT: the taste of my childhood, #TGIF: fighting the flu


Sunday, June 2, 2013

『Share』Funniest App

A friend told me about this app and I was totally hooked for like two day(*^▽^*)
I love apps that can give my daily selfies some twists!  ^3^



Saturday, June 1, 2013

『Outfit』Put a Little Color on You

The weather has been wonderful (I have quite low standard cuz no rain in the Netherlands is already an awesome weather!), so I decided to throw on my colorful pants to celebrate.J



Friday, May 31, 2013

『New in』Tribal Prints and Denim

Yesterday when I went to C&A to get some cheap t-shirts for H to work in our garden and paint the bathroom ceiling, I was so happy and also surprised to came across these two High-Street gems! I never bought anything from C&A before cuz their style is not really my cup of tea even though the cheap price is very appealing. So when I saw those babies hanging on the racks for less than 25 euro each, I was like: What?! I want!!! And then I got. ;D


Thursday, May 30, 2013

『Inspiration』Outfits·Emma Decody from Bates Motel


I just finished watching the season finale of Bates Motel last night, I know, I'm slow. I'm following way too many series and am currently re-watching Supernatural from season 1, so I only had time for the Bates last night.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Oh NO!!!

Sephora is leaving Holland!! I heard about this a while ago, but thought it was just a rumor, but turns our it's true...Today I went to their store in Utrecht and all the shelves are almost cleaned out, I didn't get to buy ANY of the things I intended to, which is bad enough and then the BA told me they are leaving Holland...it's so horrible...Where can I buy all my Benefit stuff now?!




✔Review | Lush - My Hair Routine (wordy)

I have been using the Lush products I bought for almost 2 months now. The only thing I can say is that I’m completely in awe! I can't believe how amazing they are! In this post I’m going to share with you my (Lush) hair routine. My (Lush) face and body routine will be covered in another entry next time. :)

photo cred: http://www.lush.nl/


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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