Sunday, May 03, 2015

Instagram Snapshots ~*April 2015*~

What a month April was!

Lots of OT and built closer bonds with colleagues. The lines between colleagues and friends are blurring. I guess due to our workload, we aim to find activities to de-stress like eating good meals together, running together and singing together. Because of the many late nights in the office, I also gave myself the right to leave on time on certain days when I could not take it any more. For the first time in many months, I actually saw daylight for 2 days before I got home when I hitched a ride from my colleague. I also started on a healthier lifestyle with light exercises and a leaner, cleaner diet. Yet, I still managed to slot in meet ups with friends and also got acquainted with a super inspirational lady. I've never felt more energized in my life for a long time!






~*3 April 2015*~
This week, the hot conversation topic of how long the queue is has fizzled to a nought .

This week, newspapers of all languages feature lesser pages of Lee Kuan Yew .

This week, TV is back to broadcasting its normal drama serials and variety shows .

This week, radio resumes to playing the usual tunes .

This week, Facebook news feed has images on food, celebrations and selfies, and videos of funny pets and pranks replacing the countless shares of Lee Kuan Yew articles the last week .

This week, Facebook friends replace their Lee Kuan Yew profile pictures and banners with their own pictures .

Life is gradually regaining its normalcy in Singapore. But still, some of us continue to talk about the legacy of Lee Kuan Yew .




~*7 April 2015*~
Almost gonna be late for Russell Peters Almost Famous World Tour!
#russellpeters #russellpetersalmostfamousworldtour




~*8 April 2015*~
Latergram. So the sign cautioned that any form of photography or recording would get us ejected outta our seats. We only fell off our seats laughing at Russell. He was funny but still prefer his golden classics.
#russellpeters #russellpetersalmostfamousworldtour




~*8 April 2015*~
My Facebook profile picture has always been elusive for the past 5 years. I don't use photos of myself as my students were always stalking me on FB back then and sending me friend requests over and over again. After 5 years, I've broken out from my shell. This is my Facebook profile pic now. So what if ex students continue to send me requests? I will just continue to ignore them and use my teacher account to send them friend request! Hahahaha.




~*9 April 2015*~
2 hrs after run selfie. Shaq redness almost gone with time (+filter) .
So the last time I exercised was the walk at MacRitchie with the hubz a few weeks back and that turned out bad .
This time a bunch of colleagues + boss decided to run about 5km from office to the Forest Walk portion of the Southern Ridges and back to office. I was walking half the time... -_-|||




~*10 April 2015*~
I always hashtag #grumpycat whenever @gerrachong posts photos of her #exoticpersian Teddy coz I feel he has a come-punch-me face. So here we are with Teddy and scrunched up faces to match his. Lol.



~*10 April 2015*~
Teddy warmed up to me and managed to stay still for a proper shot. He still looks so stupid but his actions are really cute. And he's so 乖!I've changed opinion of @gerrachong 's #scrunchupface #grumpycat with a face that only a mother could love. Lol. #catselfie #selfiewithcat #ilovecats #exoticpersian #fatcat





~*11 April 2015*~
❤️ Muddy Mushroom Soup - Possibly the best mushroom soup I've tasted! The photo doesn't do justice to it. Super flavourful yet not too overwhelming. Too bad it was served in a small little coffee mug coz that's not enough for hubz and me to share .
❤️ Salt and Pepper Charred Prawns - Those who know how to cook would know how food seasoned with simple seasoning like salt could already taste so good. I might just be inspired to cook prawns in this way next time .
❤️ Pesto Pasta - Hubz had this. It's so good! I liked it better than my main .
❤️ The Bourdain - The generous serving of pork sausage meatballs were hidden all underneath this tomato-based pasta. This dish is described as even those who do not like tomato base stuff would love this one. The initial taste reminded me of those Chinese muscle ache oil that my dad uses. Quite strange. I'm not sure if it is supposed to taste like that. I still managed to finish everything but I'm not sure if I would order this again just to test if the muscle ache oil taste persists .
❤️ Warm Brûlée - A rich eggy flavour was perfectly balanced with a dollop of dark cherry jam. I think I would love this better than the classic creme brûlée .

It was our first visit to Pasta J without prior reading up on any review till I'm typing this . (We still miss Cotton Bleu which used to be at the same spot. Not too sure what happened to Cotton Bleu .) The wait at Pasta J was very long but every staff who interacted with us was deeply apologetic. It was all good coz we weren't in a hurry. We sorta expected that this kinda food would take a long time to cook. They seemed to be greatly short-handed and had to flip the close sign as early as 9pm. Without taking into consideration the long wait, service is warm and hospitable. The food is good. It is not too far from our place. We might just become regulars of Pasta J in future.




~*12 April 2015*~
Lazy cat on a hot lazy Sunday afternoon. Not #caturday. #ilovecats but not this stupid cat. #instacat #gingercat




~*12 April 2015*~
Perpetual tea lover converted to coffee drinker.
#marche #coffee #cappuccino #jem




~*12 April 2015*~
Latergram: The hubz could eat pasta every single day.
#marche #jem #carbonara #pasta #italianfood #foodporn #ilovefood #eateateat #fatdieme




~*12 April 2015*~
Latergram: Smoked Salmon White Pizza. Love the crust that tastes like cheese naan and the tangy apple cubes and Parmesan cheese to balance the saltiness of anything smoked.
#marche #jem #pizza #smokedsalmonpizza #fatdieme #eateateat #foodporn #ilovefood




~*13 April 2015*~
Healthy lifestyle starts today !
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After the 8km walk at MacRitchie with the hubz and the 5km run with the people at work (and feeling so weak), I've decided I want to embark on a much EASIER but more REGULAR workout routine as best as I can .
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I will start with following 30min cardio workouts videos from YouTube every day after work or every few days if I'm too tired . ---
I just tried a low impact cardio workout for beginners. It is anything but BEGINNER! I didn't follow all those push up portions and getting down on the knees coz the floor is too hard and my palms and knees hurt. (Yeah excuses.) But still, I was panting and perspiring like mad and I felt like it was a super good workout !
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Hope to keep this up religiously when time and energy permits. Wish me luck !
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#healthylifestyle #determination #motivation #cardioworkout #seehowlongthislasts




~*16 April 2015*~
The Would You Rather Beauty Tag Questions Answered in new blog post. Tap on the link in bio. Tagged babes @pandaloveseyeliner @whiterosesandcoffee @averysweetblog @thedaintydollshouse @insta_lilliness @miradevils @sunandsany @soniademacedo No obligations to do it but if you do, lemme know! 😘
#wouldyourather #wouldyouratherbeautytag #sgblogger #bbloggers not #beautyblogger #minniemouse #watercolour




~*16 April 2015*~
Throwback Thursday. The day I took some body health test for fun and was pleasantly surprised by the results. ---
😄 Most happy about my body age of 22 years old!!! Followed by my healthy visceral fat index of 1.0. Muscle mass is normal. ---
😳 My BMI shows that I'm underweight but my body fat of 25% is almost tipping to OVERWEIGHT! Lol! I've been telling people that I have flabby and fatty arms, thighs and tummy whenever people say I'm thin. Recently, more people are beginning to see how right I am about my flabby arms with respect to my overall frame. My good friends could openly say, "Eh ya hor? How come your arms so fat huh?" -_-||| That's what good friends are for! ---
Skin carotenoid score not too good in the orange range but at least not red.
#healthylifestyle #healthtest #bodyfat #BMI #downwithfats




~*18 April 2015*~
Savouring grapes on the lawn with @eccentrice.




~*18 April 2015*~
Latergram. We were picnicking on the fake grass lawn at @eccentrice's balcony but it was such a sweltering 33 deg C so we headed back in for cool air-con comfort. Super hate my fringe these few days. Time for a cut?




~*19 April 2015*~
Some japanese pudding omelette. Looks more like a giraffe sponge cake with heart-shaped spots. #japanesesnacks #heartshape #cute #giraffeprint




~*22 April 2015*~
"It is not the length of time we spend with a person, but the type of the conversations we have that define the quality and nature of the relationship." Spending a lot of time with someone does not automatically translate into an emotional connection. One can work with or hang out with someone for a long time, and yet not feel close enough to confide in them.

Conversely, there are times we meet someone and because of the quality of the conversation discover we have many things in common, and click--the relationship is built and you feel a close connection to the person.

While there are lots and lots of people in my life that belong to the former, I'm also very thankful for the many that fall in the latter group.
#inspirationalwords #lifelessons #wisewords




~*24 April 2015*~
❤️K-ing with colleagues and ex colleagues❤️
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No wait, scratch that. Since THEY decreed "Lunches are for colleagues, dinners are for friends", the edited title should be:
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❤️K-ing with FRENZ❤️ ~~~
From top to bottom:
There was the all gals group.
Then the minus one.
FINALLY we managed to get all of us in the WEFIE without a selfie stick and without the help of strangers. How so? Panoramic function! 见鬼了!More like paranormal function. 😱😱😱
#k歌 #ktv #karaoke #talkcocksingsong #singsongtalkcock




~*25 April 2015*~
What do you see in this picture ?
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Hop over to the link in Instagram bio to read more about this and/or to leave your views. Publishing of comments on blog are on hold coz some of you might just be notti and read the comments before forming your view.
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This vintage picture of a vintage miniature van has been the wallpaper of my work laptop for the past few months.
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One day during a department meeting, I was staring blankly into this picture when I noticed for the first time something which I've never noticed before. Apparently, two other colleagues sitting behind me were also drawn to my wallpaper. After the meeting, one of them asked me what this image was about and we started talking about it. I asked if she had found anything amiss in the picture and to share her views with me. After coming to conclusion with almost the same view, we started eliciting responses from the people around us.
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So folks, what do you see in this picture? Do share with me your views. It could be anything! An interpretation, a picture description or your feelings about this picture. I'm bursting to tell you what I see but I would love to hear from all of you first!
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~*26 April 2015*~
Spot the meow meow.
#spotthecat #shioklifeofacat #notticat #lazycat #sometimesiwishiwereacat #ilovecats




~*28 April 2015*~
Personalized coke cans finally hit our shores in celebration of Singapore’s 50th anniversary! I bought $20 worth of Coke to get our names personalized on 2 cans. I'm so gonna hide all my coke purchases from the hubby especially since I always stop him from drinking too much coke. The irony! #shareacoke #shareacokesg #sg50 #everythingalsosg50 #simisaialsosg50 #coke #cocacola




~*30 April 2015*~
A day when our stars aligned and all elements of nature worked together in harmony. What an impromptu dinner and loads of catch up and yup both in specky specs specs. Love the serendipity of it all. Love you @tifducky xoxo 😘




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48 comments:

  1. Jo... I'm happy that you are working on your health more... it's very important. I don't think it's a necessity to workout hard daily but as long as you do this regularly it's great ♡

    I LOVE pasta but it's off my diet for the bext few months because I love it too much... I need to learn how to eat less of it.. ;-)

    I always enjoy your Instagram pictures... I use mine fir quotes more than my life which I need change up a bit xox ♡

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    1. Launna, I'm so ashamed to say that I haven't been exercising daily though I'm proud to say that I still workout once every few days. Sometimes once I start exercising, I won't stop and I really need the time at night to work on my other stuff. I would like to think that at least I'm being more active than a sedentary lifestyle. I'm also walking a lot more but that also means I take a longer time to get home from work since walking a lot more indicates that my hub isn't able to pick me from the nearest MRT. I often see your walking tracker/app on FB. Keep up the good work! And yes, less carbs but not a total no carbs is the healthy way to go!

      I love reading meaningful quotes and I also love peeking into the lives of other instagrammers. So I hope to see more of your photos together with quotes.

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  2. That ewok kitty cracks me up with each viewing, he looks so sweet and upset all at once :x) And that shot of you from the 13th is so wonderful for me every time I view it!! Beautiful and wow :)

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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    1. Yes, I would always remember you said ewok kitty and I would just look at his stupid grumpy face and think he does look like an ewok in that shot. It's almost unreal how he looks!

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  3. This has been an awesome little catch up to your Instalife Jo. I hate the time differences, I always seem to miss out on everyone's shenanigans since I'm usually asleep when you all start posting! I've also been really absent on Instagram. I've been trying to get more perspective on things and trying to break bad habits like being so fixed to my phone. I can't remember the last time I uploaded a photo of myself for my profile pic. I've just got a photo of my puppy. I've been meaning to change it, I keep leaving it for when I have a decent photo to swap it with. Whenever that happens. I haven't been in a selfie taking mood for a while. My own issues, I'll break free of them soon enough. I forgot you taught kids. A friend of mine from high school also teaches and had the same problem as you. She ended up changing her name instead of her photo so her kids couldn't find her and add her as a friend. I also have a cousin who is a teacher in the USA and I think she accepts their requests. She's been in the biz for a while now and I know a lot of past students reach out and connect with her. She's always amused with how far they've come and such. I wouldn't dream of doing such things myself hahaha! I don't think my teachers would remember me or if they did it wouldn't be for good reasons.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. Sonia,you're at Melbourne right? We are closer in timing than I to the rest of the world too. We are just 2 hours apart! But it's so strange I get to see my European and US friends posting on Instagram at the same time when I'm awake. Totally strange. I think that shows I'm not getting enough sleep.

      Yeah, more more more photos of yourself and your hair in future perhaps since we've been talking about it the last time.

      Lots of my teacher friends have got really weird names on FB too though I know some accept their students' friend request. It's great that your friend managed to connect with her ex students whom I suppose are working adults or at least old enough to see the change in them and how far they have come. I have my primary school form teacher and Chinese teacher on my FB. My pri sch frenz are a close bunch and it started with one of them adding both teachers and suggesting friends to them so now most of us are acquainted. I can't say the same for my secondary school teachers.

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  4. Oh what a great month! I'm glad to hear you're beginning to try to get a more healthy and active thing going on on top of your usually busy life! It's not easy and I don't expect the regular person to have the fitness of a gymnast on any old day! I personally love sports but hate doing regular exercises (you know, like the ones I should be doing in order to tone up and burn more fat :p) I loved seeing the food you've eaten, I'm a food freak, will never be slim, I have to accept this truth! Also that cat with the big face was ADORABLE. My dream cat is to own an exotic shorthair in the future with the flat face! Ugh, they're soooo cute and I love a cat with a angry squished face! And I didn't realize we can personalize coke cans! Omg, I totally need to get one done for my boyfriend, he'll freak out. $20 on cake isn't much, he could finish all that in a week probably! :p

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    1. Hey Jo! Here to reply to you! :) About being mistaken as other asians than chinese/singaporean, oh it happens so frequently when visited beach side cities! They just want our attention but it's quite hilarious sometimes because then it makes me wonder if I could pretend to be korean or japanese! (not that I would) Thank you for the compliments on my giveaway! Yes, it's been a few years now and I've just enjoyed blogging and the community online! I could never imagine doing youtube, the negativity, the assholes, the trolls! I don't want any of that rubbish!

      Oh I'm soo excited that you and hubby are going! Well, we went for 7 days 8 nights and stayed in 2 places. I totally recommend that if you have at least 4 or 5 days, do consider staying a few days in a more busy beach side areas like Legian/Kuta and then book a nice villa room or private villa in Ubud to relax and take your time to walk around the gorgeous quieter ubud center! I stayed at the mercure kuta which had a great deal on agoda when booked in advanced (the stay was fabulous, their aircon super strong and the place very efficient, clean, we didnt pay for breakfast though as there is so much to eat at great prices all around) Then after a few days I had booked a private villa room in ubud through airbnb!

      You totally should do that if time affords! Ubud is so much more quite and beautiful and peaceful! Also you must visit Jimbaran beach and have a sunset dinner at one of the beach side restaurants! it's so gorgeous and the seafood is all at great prices per kg or half kg! I'll be trying my best to start posting my holiday posts but it will takes some weeks before I post them all! Do check out Ladyironchef's Bali posts for places to eat! That's what the Bf and I did and I basically hit up a lot of the recommended places and they were awesome! Jo do you use facebook? I totally would love to add you if you're on fb! ^^

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    2. Hey Sharlynn,

      The last day of the coke can personalisation roadshow is on 10 May. Hurry! Here are the details:
      http://www.coca-cola.com.sg/ShareaCokeSG/

      I bought 4 6-cans cartons and 2 bottles to have purchase that cost a low $20.

      I'm so ashamed to say that I haven't been exercising daily though I'm proud to say that I still workout once every few days. Sometimes once I start exercising, I won't stop and I really need the time at night to work on my other stuff. I would like to think that at least I'm being more active than a sedentary lifestyle. So I think you are ok too.

      I can't believe that there would actually be quite a number of people who love squished face angry grumpy cats. I often lol at my gal pal's cat whenever she posts photos of him. I just find him so stupid looking. Then when I posted that pic with him, there were so may friends liking the photo and liking his looks.

      Blogs are good in that we could control the comments and also less trolls. In fact, in my 10 years of blogging, I've only experienced a negative comments from the same individual who was cursing my god daughter to die and saying I'm a scammer when I appealed for donation on behalf of my bestie a few years back. I've known of so many blogs with hates and flamings so I'm thankful for all the kind people here. I cringed when I read comments on YouTube. These people are such nuisance and ignorant fools and cyber bullies.

      Thank you for the informative details on Bali. I won't be able to do a long trip so it would be 3-4 days. I would be looking for my friend who stays at Ubud. I did ask her for some info and that duration really is quite rushed to enjoy the culture. I would reckon 3-4 days is only for those Bali resort stay whereby you just lounge around your resort and the pool and the beach. But I always love to visit a country for its culture. You sure sound like you had a really great deal and great time!

      You are definitely someone I wanna connect with on FB! Recently, I connected with so many blog friends. Those who frequently comment and are almost friends as we know so much about each other over the years. So you're definitely in this list. Then this week, FB started stalking my IG. Blog friends who are also IG friends appeared in the list of "People you may know". FB is that scary right? However for this case, I was so happy to see these people and started having more blog friends on my FB. I was searching for your name on FB just now but I couldn't find you. Add me! My FB profile page is linked via 1 of the social media buttons just below my blog header.

      Sometimes I love technology so much, don't you?

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  5. Do you have a special teacher account for your studies? That's an intriguing piece of news, haha:) If I were you I would do just the same:) But I don't have so much students who wants to add me (you don't know but I tutorize foreign languages for children). All in all, that pictures is really cute, you are a very beautiful girl!
    oh and I can't but mention how I'm by that enraptured exotic persian cat. what a cutie:))
    By the way, talking about that vintage miniature van I can't agree more, it's really intriguing and mysterious. Such an enveloped in mystery...:)

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    1. Yup. I set up the account when the kids started sending me friend request and stalking me by searching for my English name and surname. So I rejected their request and changed my surname to take after my husband. Still, they found me and sent again. I decided to create one teacher account for them to add. Those older kids (teenagers) deemed it was unfair to use their real account to add my teacher account coz it won't be fun for them any more. I didn't care and proceeded to use my teacher ac to send them request. Lol...

      I didn't know you are a teacher! Tutor foreign languages for children? That's so interesting. Do you know many languages? How young or old are the kids? Is that your main job? Oops... so many questions all at once.

      Hahaha... I still prefer cute normal cats. I find exotic persian ugly or snooty looking. I guess I need to know their personality to like them beyond their looks.

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  6. Hello ♥ I loved this snapshots-post! Although I have already commented on quite bit of what you posted on instagram hehe ♥ (I remember that funny-looking japanese cake/pdding/thingy...yummy! I'm so much into everything japanese these days..)
    As for the healthy lifestyle change-->thumbs up! It's always a good idea to eat healthy and work out. I try my best to do so as well but very often I am quite tired. I can recommend the youtube videos by 'ballet beautiful' (the instagram account is also lovely and inspiring)! :))

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    1. Keki! I know of "ballet beautiful" coz my gal pal recommended me to the swan arms. Initially, it sounded so comical and she admitted it sounded stupid but it worked for her. I sometimes do my exercise to that video too but I stopped for a week coz I'm just too tired this whole week with tummy pain too. I knew you were into healthy lifestyle quite some time back. I remember drooling at your workout photos.

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  7. I'm glad to hear you're feeling energized and inspired! Lovely insta recap! Teaching is the reason why I don't have a fb profile...I could get one now because I don't teach anymore but I don't feel like it. Instagram, on the other hand is one social network I would love to join but I keep delaying it because I want to make sure I use my profile regularly.

    So, according to your test medical results, your age is 21. Well, that's impressive! Who cares about fat index when you hear something like that. In connection with the work out, my advice would be to start easy and keep on easy until your body starts naturally asking for me.

    3 times a week is a good start...even if you want to do it more often it is good idea to leave one day for our body to rest. I'm not very regular with working out ( I mean I don't do it everyday), but when I feel like it sometimes I work out for more than an hour...usually when I start, I don't know how to stop, but I'm an odd cookie in more than one way....Anyhow, it is important that the work out is not stressful...it should make us feel relaxed and not stressed. So, if you had a hard day at work feel free to skip it.

    I love that photo with that hiding cat...and that cat with an angry face! how adorable!

    ...and all the food pics look yummy!

    http://modaodaradosti.blogspot.com/

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    1. Just as I mentioned in this post that I feel energized, this week was an energy low. Haven't worked out the whole week coz I'm too tired from work, had lots of tummy pain this week and was rushing on some stuff. I'm like you, once I start, I don't stop know how to stop too. So I guess it's ok to rest a few days.

      You look like the type who would use your Instagram regularly. I see that you update your blog quite regularly. From there, choose a pic to update every few days. Hehe... Do give it a try and remember to shout out to follow each other. I'm glad for Instagram and FB for more instant updates coz I'm too busy to craft a complete blog post every few days.

      I realised that many of you are/were teachers. That's very interesting to know and I feel a sense of togetherness. What did you used to teach?

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    2. English and Croatian language...but mostly English. I taught English in high school most of the time...but I did have training in elementary school as well and it was fun working with kids as young.

      I will definitely connect once I open my insta account...and I will announce it on a blog for sure:)

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  8. That is a great way to handle the ex-students. Grumpy Cat might be your best picture yet. Not sure why. Lots of good looking good. Tonight my favorite is the salmon pizza. Tomorrow it might be one of the other dishes. :)

    Tiff never takes a bad picture!

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    1. Of course it goes without saying that you never take a bad picture either!!!

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    2. I'm not sure why with such a face at Grumpy Cat, sooooooooooo many people seem to adore him. I guess I need to know their personality to like them beyond their looks. I do like the actual Grumpy Cat though. She's really cute.

      Hahaha... you needn't have that add on to clarify anything. I love it when my friends are complimented too.

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    3. With friends I forget to notice appearance. The grumpy face imitation picture was so different it made me pay attention and remember you're a lovely lady.

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  9. These are wonderful pictures. I need to get back to healthy again as well, I've slacked a bit over the weeks, but I must get my work-outs back in there as I feel much better when I do. Always enjoy all your pictures :)) I hope you have a wonderful new week :) xx

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    1. I always feel better after a work out too. I guess exercising really is good. Have a good weekend ahead!

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  10. I can't get over that cat's face..haha. It is so wonderful that you take exercise seriously, I am a sucker for any type of exercises but I substitute by trying to stay active and eat healthy. Hope you are doing well. I have been so inconsistent with blogging and visiting as you probably can tell but I am still here catching up :)

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    1. You sure eat very healthily, Nelah. I love all your photos of home-cooked food and for you to work and manage such a great home, I'm sure your life is pretty active. I haven't been on your blog for a while too. Gonna drop by real soon!

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  11. Jo,
    Your Instagram diaries are so fun!!! I'm sorry for being absence for so long but now I have you as a friend en Facebook so I feel like we are kind of up to date in what is going on in our life. First of all, I know exactly what you are saying about those long days at work... so long that you don't see the day light for days :( sadly, I do the same. And, yes, it is true, my coworkers and I are more friends now because of it.

    I love the fact that you changed your FB profile pic! you look so beautiful in it :) and yes... just ignore those students haha also loved the grumpy cat pics! he is just lovely... and the hearts cake!!!! I want it!

    Hope you are having a good week!
    XOXO

    Milu
    www.hellolupi.com

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    1. My sentiments exactly, Milu. FB would always be to the most instant updates. Oh dear, I sure hope we would see more daylights after work over time. Thank you for your sweet words. I'm not sure why with such a face as that cat, sooooooooooo many people seem to adore him. I guess I need to know their personality to like such exotic breed beyond their looks.

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  12. You should have posted a warning that this post comes with some serious Food Porn! LOL! Ohh, how I do not miss the days I was working with Petronas. Sometimes leaving home before sunrise and then coming home around 8-9pm. It was tiring and the past few years of working, I seriously thought to myself that there must be more to life then just this.

    And good on you for working out and trying to stay healthy! I too have been using YouTube videos but for yoga. My body surely feel much better and getting toned but gah, there are days that I want to be lazy too. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity


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    1. Wow, you work such long hours back then. There's definitely more to life than not seeing daylight. There are certainly lazy days or when there are other things more important than exercise. Yoga sounds like it is really good for stretching and toning. I wished I had a bigger room to buy and pull out a yoga mat.

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  13. hope your may is going great too :) lovely photos btw!

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    1. Thank you. I hope the same for you too. =)

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  14. Hi dear Jo! Thanks for your comment...and to reply the phrase that caught my eye says ' Reality has more imagination than you.' I really like that sentences. It is from this great novel by a Portuguese writer Agualusa that still isn't translated to English. I wanted to recommend it on my blog but since he isn't translated in English, I didn't know how. I'm often surprised how often I read a novel in Croatian and find out that it hasn't been translated to English. I always think of us as this tiny little country but I guess in some ways we're advanced:)

    my phone is Huawei and the quality of photos isn't that great but on the blog it looks fine probably because the format isn't large.

    Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you for explaining, Ivana. Sometimes I find it tough to explain other language into English coz sometimes the nuance in meaning is lost. You know what I mean? Wow... Your Huawei phone camera is so good! I'm impressed!

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  15. Hope your health journey is fruitful. Focusing on yourself is so so important. That salmon pizza looks amazing! In fact, I want to eat all the food you posted. What can I say? I love to eat lol!

    http://aroseisinbloom.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Elizabeth. I do love seeing newcomers here. Eating seems to be our favourite pastime!

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  16. Hi! I come from Kim's blog Blog A very Sweet, delicious food and beautiful photographs, especially where hold the cat is very funny, I like to discover new blogs, I invite you to visit the mine and if we want to follow, let me know! Kisses from Peru.

    www.urbanikamoda.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for your comment. I love seeing newcomers around and even more so if you are friend/follower of Kim. Would drop by your blog real soon!

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  17. Jo, your after run selfie is super cute, you just look so lovely even after the workout! But you already know which snap is my fav ever from April, the one of your fb profile, it is flawless and you remind the main character of some movie, is so intense! The personalized coke cans are too sweet, you and your hubby are one of the sweetest and adorable couple I ever saw!:) Many hugs my dear! xo

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    1. I could only look like that after workout because I have make up on! Hahaha... yes it is no good for the skin but I usually do my workout (and in this case, run) after work. Thank you for your love and kindness, Lilli!

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  18. You have the most beautiful eyes! I love your kitty too!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  19. I love both your Facebook profile photo and header Jo! It's so dreamy. It makes one wonder what you're looking at. I like that. Glad you're beginning a health regimen. Exercise is so important and my doctor mentioned to me at least 30 minutes a day! I already knew it, but have been slacking lately. LOL I need to get on the ball. It's great to have a health assessment so you know where you stand. I love sweet grapes! I could eat them all day. Those Coke cans are the cutest. I totally missed getting a personalized one when they were doing it here in the States. Great post.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Hahaha... I somehow always love my looking out into the distance posed shots too. While you wonder what I'm looking at, I was actually looking out into the distance at whatever object that allow me to fix my line of gaze at an angle and thinking to myself that the hubby had better capture a good shot. It is ok to slack every once in a while and then when you feel like it, sweat it all out in any exercise that you enjoy.

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  20. Hi Jo, wow congrats on having a body like a 22 year old. Haha if I made that test it would tell me you have to body of an 80 year old. I'm so glad you try to improve on your health. Me too. I even bought a dvd (ballet beautiful) to work out a bit (still haven't done it lol). Teddy the cat looks super cute! He hasn't a come-punch-me face at all haha. The hubby and I have something in common. I could eat pasta everday as well. It's my favorite. Although I have to eat gluten-free ones. It's not as good as the real deal but okay. I love your new FB profile pic. I have mine for a long time now and I should change it too. I have a bit of workload too and it's getting worse. Need to de-stress asap. Hope you can also relax a bit Jo.
    RYC: Yeah Colin pics are the best. I didn't have any better of Ryan Gosling cos I took the pics by myself :D I don't like to take pics from the Internet. I wish Mr.P would look like any of these guys hahaha.
    Stan Smith was a tennis player. He has made the line with adidas. I wonder if anyone could play tennis with them. I couldn't haha. It bad that we both have sensitve feet. There are so many shoes that we can't wear and other don't have that problem at all. I still have scars from the sneakers. I ordered then online and was too lazy to send then back. Wish you a wonderful day Jo!

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    1. OMG, Mira! Another fellow blog friend who talked about "ballet beautiful"! I know of "ballet beautiful" coz my gal pal recommended me to the swan arms. Initially, it sounded so comical and she admitted it sounded stupid but it worked for her. I sometimes do my exercise to that video too but I stopped for a week coz I'm just too tired this whole week with tummy pain too. Once you get into a workout routine, it can get a little addictive though after a period of slack, I feel the laziness. I hope you would rise above your inertia and exercise for your health real soon and noooooo, I don't think the machine would show 80 years old!

      Did you share before that you have celiac disease? I remember you being allergic to red wine and some food products but I couldn't remember if the condition was celiac. Recently, 2 separate blog friend emailed/text me about how I might be having that condition and shared some info on it. I was really touched. It's quite sad that in Singapore, this condition isn't widely-known, test isn't readily available and it is so difficult to find gluten-free food. Almost everything we eat have got gluten.

      You took that pic of Ryan Gosling yourself? That's totally cool. I sound so ignorant about your life but are you like a fashion or celeb photographer? I hope you managed to break in that sneakers and wear it like a charm.

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  21. Looks like another full and fun month for you. :)
    Have more adventures this May!

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    1. Thank you, dear. I hope there would be more adventures!

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