Friday, February 22, 2013

Abdate - The week after CNY

Hey! How was your week after the CNY holidays? Students like me would say "BOOOO we have to go to school" and adults would have also been reluctant to go back to work. Am I right?

School this week has been quite relaxing. Not much of a hassle but teachers did push us to finish up our assignments. Of which, I haven't even completed half of any TT___TT I realize that I have been getting lazier and lazier by the second. Probably because I have zero motivation, or it could be because I have gained more fats (I blame CNY junk food) but yeah ... 

Have been addicted to CNBlue's latest album called RE: BLUE. Don't ask me what the title means I also dunno. All I know is that the songs in this album is kind of refreshing. It's rock, it's very CNBlue, but somehow it feels very new and alive. I should crown this as my favourite album for the month of February. HAHAHA

Album cover haha somehow Jong Hyun (right) is getting more and more handsome BAHAHA

This is their title song 'I'm sorry'. Sorry to say that I like the other songs better hehehe I'm sorry...

Something arrived in the post today! 

Okay actually it's nothing to shout about but it's too cute (I can't believe I'm using this word to describe something) I cannot resist. It's the Etude House Missing You - I Can Fly Hand Cream! Well that was a mouth-full HAHAHA

Prove you guys wrong ah those who said 'cheh... hand cream only mah...'

Look at this:

Sorry lah it's a crapy picture but you get my point TT_____TT
Cute or not? This is the third series of the Etude House Missing You Hand Creams. Yes I bought the whole set!! Now I am broke lalalala From what I read, the packaging of every series is designed to raise awareness for endangered animals. It's kind of meaningful, and a great way to sell products :D They chose owls and birds for their third series to mainly focus on deforestation of which took away the natural habitat for our flying friends. The outer packaging is made of 100% recycled paper and printed with soy ink. I must give a big thumbs up to the packaging!! (Though I terkoyak-ed one of the boxes when I opened it. I can never not destroy when unboxing -.-) Haven't tried any of them out yet but ... I guess they would sit in their boxes for quite a while because ... they are just to pretty to touch. hahaha

With them came free samples and a mask! So good!! I bought these online by the way. The Etude House kiosk that we have in 1Borneo, KK is selling these hand creams for RM100 per set. They are having promotion now so it's the current price. I not really sure how much they're selling one piece for but it's somewhere around RM29.90. Correct me if I'm wrong! But I got these on a very good offer hahaha PM me for info lalala

Okay! That's about it. CNY is coming to an end and it's time to get serious in my studies!! I wonder if that will ever happen. LOL

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mole & Molier!

Hello! Today I am going to share with you something more fantastic than Fanta! (okay seriously I have to stop these lame jokes -.-)

So Shnwei (she's a Fifit, btw. If you don't already know) and I decided to start a tiny business, selling bookmarks! As you guys all know that I have a love for online shopping and one day I saw really nice metal bookmarks for sale on a website and I had intentions to buy them. But then they cost more than I am willing to pay (because I am cheapo!) so I just let it pass TT___TT


And so I came up with a plan. A good one. I have always wanted to start my own business (whalao like so pro this) but then I don't really have the money, time, and experience whatsoever to do so. I thought having a partner would be a better start since you will be able to manage the business together, which makes a wee bit easier. So I asked Shnwei! hahaha and she gladly agreed (maybe lol. Maybe she was pestered. I dunno. Ask her)

We have decided to call ourselves Mole & Molier. Mole, referring to Shnwei since she has a mole on her face and often gets teased because of it; and Molier, referring to me who has a few moles on the face of which are almost unnoticeable. Yeap, simple as that.

Mole & Molier will be selling metal bookmarks from Korea! Currently we have 2 sets (8 designs in total) to share! BUY BUY BUY!!!!

Set 1: Bicycle Set

Set 2: Animal Set
Each bookmark is about 1.9*1.3 cm in size, made of stainless steel. It's really tiny but the details of each bookmark are just amazing. You have to trust me it's really pretty, I was jumping up and down when the package arrived due to overwhelming-ness lalalala

Each piece is sold at RM2.50. Buy a full set (animal/bicycle) and get an extra piece of your choice for free! Kindda cool right? :D I know maybe to some it's sort of expensive but it's really pretty and definitely worth what you are paying for :)

Right now we are only doing meet ups in 88 Market Place :/ Both of us are slowly picking up things so do bear with us if there is a bit of a delay on things. We haven't even set up our Facebook page (and it has already been a month HAHA) but if you are interested (pleaaaaase be) do contact me or Shnwei personally via Facebook/Twitter/Email or you could leave a comment on this blog post! :D

Bike set selling like hot cakes!!

Animal set too! Only few porcupines (the cutest one) are left!
What are you waiting for? Get your set today!! :D

Any questions? Don't be shy, email me at :) I HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU GUYS!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Naracoorte Caves

Breakfast was a large Shepherd's Pie hahaha that taste damn good

Before heading down to Adelaide, we visited the Naracoorte Caves, of which is also a World Heritage Site. Not much of pictures because all the pictures I took didn't really come out nice, due to the low lighting :(

We took a guided tour for this cave :D

Huge beaver at the entrance. According to our tour guide (who was a Korean :O) this is an actual living thing some million years ago and they dug it out. :O


Caveman who can't fit into his cave

I bet the reason why people lived in caves during ancient times is because the cave is so comfortable. It's climate, the humidity. Makes you wanna sleep there forever!! I don't know how cold will it be at night but when I was there it was nice and cosy!

After the caves it was a long drive to Adelaide. 

This ice-cream made me so gay

Already a long drive and we had to get lost HAHAHA ended up somewhere ... nowhere ...

It was really nowhere I am not lying! There was nothing but a straight road and flat land and the sides HAHAHA ended up going into someone's farm house to ask for directions. And then we drove to a town near the sea where they do a lot of fishing. Kindda glad we got lost because we got to visit another side of Australia, of which no tour guide brings you to. HAHAHA

Arrived late, had dinner with my cousins. lalalala

Korean food!!
*Almost the end of my holiday photos! We were pretty laid back in Adelaide so there is not much anymore!! :D

Friday, February 8, 2013

Abdate - a fat awakening

Since I was a kid, I was 'chubby'. I guess I was never skinny at all. Skinny here means that I am slim and lean and all skin & bones. I was always 'big-sized' for my age, be it during primary school or now, the term 'slim' has never suited me.

And how do feel about that?

I guess I don't feel really bad about not being skinny. In fact, I feel blessed that I can actually eat and grow normally. Okay maybe I grow too fast and actually absorb too much nutrients hahaha I blame efficient intestines. Of course there are times when I felt angry about people calling me names. FAT, BIG GIRL, FEI PO (fat lady), or ZHU (pig). I believe that as humans, all of us tend to be a little judgmental about how others look. I myself for one tend to look at others and comment about their flaws.

While I was having lunch today with Nick, and we saw someone who was overweight, I realized that the whole shop was staring him/her with disgusted looks, as if he/she was some kind of alien.

And that got me thinking..

If I was in his/her shoes, how would I feel? What will I be thinking?

For me, I am fat, but not VERY fat. I can be considered overweight, big-sized and all, but never to an extent that people tend to stop eating their food and just stare at you as you walk by. I do get occasional stares and that already bugs me. 

I suddenly felt so bad for that person that I started to think how people see other people. Just because that person is a little bit different from the norm, you have to stare? Just because he has darker skin, she has a shorter figure, that you have to look at them as if they are from outer space?

If I were in their shoes, would I pretend to ignore it? Would I have that kind of courage to pretend that I've seen or heard nothing? Or would I lock myself in the room, and cry? Would I go home to parents and relatives who despises you as much as the public? If I were them, would I love myself as much, or would I hate me, too? 

Bad. I would feel, VERY bad.

I did a bit of a self reflection. At times when I spoke about others, about how they look and how they act, I kind of forget that I'm judging. All I do is comment about the other people, and not realizing that what I am doing, is wrong. 

I guess I judged out of insecurity, of jealousy, of foolishness. Sometimes I tend to get frustrated hearing all those bad comments about myself. How I don't fit in, how I'm not smart enough, how I don't live up to standards of the world. Taking in all these, made me unleash every negative energy that I have onto others. 

This has got to stop.

Chinese New Year is in about 2 days and it is time, learn slowly learn how to get rid of this bad habit. Learn how not to be quick in judging, fight against prejudice, and most importantly, learn about self-acceptance.

Genesis 1:27
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

No one is perfect, but we are made in the image of a perfect God. I might be bigger sized than most girls, not as pretty as my classmates, I like weird clothes, and I'm not that smart either. But I am still me. Happy, healthy, me. Pretty or ugly, fat or thin, short or tall, we are all humans, made by one Creator. 

It's time for me to accept that.