Sunday, March 29

Status Update

It is already 6.30pm, it's pouring outside with streaks of very frequent lightning, which is why I am still here and not working out.

However, I really didn't have to eat that fish cake with deep fried garlic which was over the top spicy because I had poured the chili sauce over it to re-heat not knowing that it was so spicy, and this insanely yummy but excessively sweet Ipoh Old Town 3-in-1 white coffee with cane sugar which I am now sipping as I am writing this. #sosinful #unnecessarycalories

And that is on top of my Mahalo burger for lunch at the newly opened Fat Boy's in Telawi, woots woots! Pricey though. And for the record, I am low on cash, lunch was bought by dad.

Considering all that I've fed myself with today, I should probably still do some exercise in the confined space of my room. In a bit.

In all fairness, it is that time of the month, soon. I think. *checks app*

Hm. I guess it's just me stress eating. T__T

No Surprises


No Surprises - Daughtry

Ephesians 4:26-32
New International Version (NIV)

26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

I've been pissy lately about a lot of stuff. Specifically when it comes to people not respecting my time and taking it for granted. It annoys the daylights out of me. And I complain about it a lot to others. I probably shouldn't.

My previous post states that I've plans the whole entire week. Much of it didn't quite go as planned. Wednesday night climb was cancelled because I had to work late. And today's sailing was cancelled too, which ideally is good for me because I'm supposed to get some work done.

We've got this new account that we want to pitch for and it's kinda last minute and our deadline is Monday. I was reluctant to cancel my plans for Saturday to finish the work because well, I already made plans. So now that I'm sitting in front of my computer, my mind is drawing a blank and I have no clue on how to get started. Zzz.

I am in the right mind to just end up submitting nothing for my part and face my boss's wrath. I had better get to work so that I can spend some time running / skipping in the later part of the evening.

I read not too long ago (I can't remember where from) but it said that insanity is repeating the same actions and expecting different results.

I tend to do that when it comes to people I 'fall for'. I think that's me self handicapping myself. Fall for the people you know it'll never work out with, and then when it really doesn't work, you can just use "I knew it wasn't going to work" as an exit. And by that, I wouldn't invest too much into it to begin with. Win - win.

But that's kinda wrong right? Lol

Tuesday, March 24

Tonight I Wonder

Where on Earth do people find the time to date?


The Nights - Avicii

Woots!

"One day you'll leave this world behind, so live a life you will remember."

So coming back, no, it's not because I'm bitter. But I genuinely don't see how people are able to fit dating into their daily lives.

Case study. Let's take a look at my schedule this week:

Monday's to Friday's are 9am to 6pm workdays. So that's a constant.

Monday night was spent at the gym for my personal training session. Tuesday is Bible Study Fellowship. Wednesday night is (by right) meant for climbing but I just found out that I've got to attend the meeting in Bangi and I am quite confident we'll not be ending early, so even if I have some time post-meeting, I'd probably go run in the gym for a bit to burn some calories. Thursday night is dinner with a friend visiting from Singapore and Friday night will be spent with the girlfriends from highschool. Saturday will be spent climbing, Sunday will be spent at church in the morning and sailing afterwards.

Where do you fit dating into that?

Moment of serendipity! 
Note to self: That's why you're still hopelessly single Ng Ai Li!

To be fair, my previous (non) relationships were all long distance, so I never had to think much about fitting dating time into my schedule.

But I am really curious now. Shed some light?

I have a confession to make before I end.

I ate bakwa when I got home from BSF earlier. And I'm trying to wash it down with Earl Grey + milk now but I suspect I'll have bakwa chasing me down in my dreams.

Night night! xx

Monday, March 23

Reasons Why I am Awesome Just By Being Me

I should really be doing my Bible study while waiting for the little bro to call me instead of being here and writing this, but I'll sacrifice a bit of my sleep time tonight so that I can pen this down.

I was just thinking to myself, "Girl, you're.. magnificently special!"

For starters, I am the only female Malaysian sailor, who climbs for fun, paid a bomb for personal training, is in Public Relations, studied Psychology, who has a pet dog who loves hiding under my bed. I also happen to be the only person I know of, who very bravely tried jumping over a wall and ended up with 5 stitches on her shin. I also am the only 155cm girl who weighs approximately 54kg's who prefers reading dramas to watching them. In as much as I like the outdoors, I have my fair share of girly moments like painting my nails and getting highly agitated when it smudges and I too enjoy wearing dresses. And while many people I know would not associate me as being anything close to feminine, I love pink, and flowers, and fluffy teddy bears and all things pretty. I also love to travel and see the world but because I also am highly shrewd when it comes to spending money, it takes me a long time to decide on buying that plane ticket. I also completed my entire degree on full scholarship (total bragging rights there), and I spent a good two years away from home back in high school, failing most (if not all) of my Science papers and amazingly getting decent to somewhat good results. I also am amused that people assume I don't know Chinese when I actually can read, write and speak multiple dialects. I also have really cool parents who of course can be difficult when they want to be, and two younger brothers who are really special beings themselves.

I reckon this list would never end. And there's just too many valid reasons as to why I'm special. And I think if you took the time (really, it took me 1 min while waiting in line from buying my Boost juice after my workout), you'll see how you're amazingly special too.

Therefore my friend, if you really have to overthink things, spend that 1 min thinking about just how awesome you are. I'm sure you'll find some pretty good reasons. /wink

On a side note, maybe I shouldn't have had that post workout smoothie. I am on the verge of coughing out some abs. 

Sunday, March 22

I Have One Pressing Question On My Mind This Very Moment

Would my life be any different had I gone abroad to study? I think I know the answer to that. The correct question should perhaps be, how much different would life be for me had I gone abroad?

I wonder.

Thursday, March 19

Counting 1 to 10

I still cannot get enough of that sweet tune from my last post. Love love it.

But anyway, you can scroll down to listen to it if you haven't yet. Here's a tune that I quite enjoy as well, but have resisted posting it because of it's relation to the book/movie.


Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding

And because being random is sometimes therapeutic. Here goes:

1. I like Ellie's name. I could be an Ellie too. Ellie Ng Ai Li. Whatchu think?

2. To say that I've never dated before would be inaccurate. To say that I've had tremendous success at dating would be inaccurate too. But if anything, the one thing I really miss from those days were daily "Good morning sunshine" texts, and "Good night, sweet dreams" ones.

3. Mission hot bod shall, if not already, officially commence. 2015, I'll show you I can be a hot babe too!

4. Ever since I started receiving my paycheque starting this year, after my 3 months of voluntary unemployment, I've been spending quite a sum on my lunches. Well, not quite a sum per say, but I managed RM5 - RM8 lunches with ease in my first month of work, which works out to be less than RM50 per week. But now that has almost doubled, how do I control this.

5. I told Mom yesterday that the slice of carrot cake I got from Delicious (since it was on 50%) was edible although I am on my no carb diet plan because, carrots are vege, pineapple is a fruit and walnuts are protein. So it's not carbs! It didn't state anywhere on the menu (as far as I can recall) that it had cream cheese frosting, so that don't count. Lol

6. I am so cute sometimes.

7. I was jokingly telling my colleague about how I used to be called a flower pot, and she went on to say, you are now a flower! Upgraded!

8. My throat is still kind of weird. I was coughing again last night and it's mildly sore today. I had better not be falling sick again.

9. It is not that I am playing hard to get. And I am also not fond of hard-selling. People will come if they want to. And likewise, they should [leave if not welcomed] - I want to phrase this in a nicer tone but I can't think of anything else to convey the meaning.

10. What is the one thing you absolutely cannot tolerate? :)

Honestly, there are many things that I cannot tolerate, I am not the most patient of people. So having to pick one is tough. Thinking about it now, it would be people who say one thing and do another. Especially with the intention to cause harm.

12am sharp. Night, sweet dreams! x

Monday, March 16

学着爱


學著愛 - 周興哲

I was driving to work when I heard this on the radio. I fell in love instantly.

I am not the kind of girl who'd splurge on luxury brands, but a lot of my money does go towards buying unnecessary stuff, like that extra pair of cute earrings, or that lip balm because I left all 7 of mine at home. I also spend a lot on food, and on hipster cafes. Without really realizing it. I am hereby pledging to stop spending on things I don't need. Things I do need, ie, a black work skirt, a chalk bag, and my climbing shoes, I will save up by cutting down on all those unnecessarily pricey coffee. At least for the next 6 months.

So if you wanna ask me out for coffee, it better be at a mamak, or you can be prepared to pay for my drink. Hahaha. I figured if I want good coffee, I can just go back to my office since we have an amazing coffee machine there. And my boss strictly survives on coffee or Coke, so we'd never have a shortage of beans in the office. Though I am constantly telling him how both of that aren't particularly healthy options.

I also really want to travel. Itching to go places but not only does my bank account not permit me to do so, taking leave is another source of meh-ness lies in the fact that I have very limited leave days, and I really want do one more sailing event this year since I DIDN'T GET TO SAIL IN BORACAY.

Good problems though these are. Because at least if I keep working, I'll have the means to travel, and if I plan well, I'll be able to travel some. Thank God for good health, and kudos to myself for *cough* taking good care of myself.

My hands are no longer itchy by the way! But I've still got some spots, think the scabies are taking awhile to clear but I am happy nonetheless, no more scary looking hands and I can confidently shake people's hands and give them high fives!

Can someone fly me to Korea, or Taiwan, or Bangkok. Or to Singapore for that matter because I have something to pick up from there. And can someone get Boost juice to sponsor me healthy shakes after each of my workouts too? And can anybody please stop all the depressing events that are happening around the world? Please pretty please.

There is one thing I dislike as much as a sloppy or smudged manicure. A manicure that is chipping all over. But I am too sore from my double workout today to move even my fingers, and I typing this still because I love my readers, yes, that's you.

To be honest, it's also because the more traffic I get, the more money I make, hopefully.

So if I keep this up, please visit more often ok?

I am inclined to do a series of Q and A, so readers can leave comments anonymously (if you wish), asking me stuff that you want to know. Maybe that's a way for me to discover myself too, in asking myself questions that I've not thought of asking.

Hmm, I wonder if I'll get any questions..

Sunday, March 15

Make The Crowd Go


Make The Crowd Go - ALVARO

When you text multiple people / groups and don't get an immediate reply, what do you do? I restart my phone because I conclude that something is wrong with my line.

My office mouse is wonky. (-__-)

I should probably do some stretching tonight.

I just watched The Technicians (or The Con Artist) starring my man crush Kim Woo Bin. Oppa yaaaa! Oh wait, he's actually younger than I am. (-__-)

I may have put in too much garlic into my mushroom dish earlier, garlic breath.

I changed my sheets and I am in love with it. Which basically works to make me shower before I go lie on it and breed germs and bacteria.

Work weekend wasn't so bad after all. I mean, I had time to watch a couple of stuff, listen to songs, sleep in and miss church this morning because I just couldn't get myself out of bed, and finish off stuff on my to do list. Yay!

Great week ahead peeps, let's go! x