11 July 2016

Throwveryveryback Babymoon pictures

Was clearing up my desktop and saw this long-forgotten folder! I forgot to blog about our stay at Hakone that Cheesie and her husband very kindly arranged!!!

It was quite.. Out of the world. I've never stayed in a traditional Japanese setting hotel before! And that was our first haha. Can you believe, at this point.. Meredith was still in my tummy?

She was a 5.5 months old foetus hehe. Now she's so huge, and running, and cheeky. Lol.

Anyway for those who are keen, these are my blogpost for the babymoon back in Dec 2014. Where we had experiences with beautiful autumn leaves, white strawberries and where we went back to thank the Hakone baby-luck tree =)))






And here is babymoon final part haha. Just some random pictures but full of good memories!
Fatty on board lol.
This was us earlier in the day with the magic baby tree at Hakone shrine.
Our tea time. Luxe by luxe haha. White strawberries all!!! And my favourite butter sand sugar biscuit!!!
When Junya didn't know how to reject me =)) HAHAHA.
The legendary black egg that can extend your life by 7 years with each egg. Lol.
"A little help here? My arms are too short.. =(" HAHAHA. WHO IS THIS LITTLE ROUND THING!!! Junya was only about 6 months old!!!
Very scrumptious dinner at the onsen hotel.
With Cheesie and little Junjun!!! Who had so little hair back then hahaha.

Omg can't believe i was so fat that even my face was stretched and bloated hahahah.

Onsen with Cheesie! That was my first onsen experience and i told Cheesie to promise not to look at me LOL. She see also she ownself sweh becox it was like looking at a hippo LOL.
Woke up to this the next day.. T_____T It's so beautiful.. With the sound of the hot spring water..
Onsen right within our bathroom..
Breakfast!
On our way back we stopped by Gotemba Premium Factory Outlet for the sushi!!! I blogged about it before you can see the post HERE! And the view from the factory outlet, is quite amazing.
Although very blinding but still need to take a picture cox Mt Fujii was just behind us!
Yay~ Such happy memories hehe.
And again..

Queueing for the overflowing sushi..
My love, kani, overflowing *hearteyes*
It really does look like the sushi vomited ikura lol. But it's yummyyyy!
Some of the food we ordered!
When Junya still likes me and Meredith. LOL. Now he see me forever "Dowan Aunty Choo Choo. Dowan Aunty Choo Choo. Dowan Mehdith. Dowan Mehdith" Hahaha we are too 热情 for him haha.
At the airport, i remember feeling very happy and loved. And that i'm ready to go back and prepare for motherhood haha. So i suggest all moms-to-be, to go for babymoons! Go for as many as you'd like!!! Becox after that, don't even think about travelling without guilt / your kids. LOL. So it's either you travel with guilt (without your kids) or you travel with your kids and forget about a relaxing trip.
I was led to go take a seat while Josh queues in line for check-in at the airport hehe. One of the many reasons i love Japan, and one of the few reasons i love being pregnant haha.

I am happy. Really happy that fast forward to today, as compared to Dec 2014, I've grown as a person.. I can't imagine if i am not a mother right now, how my life would be.

Maybe more carefree, maybe i'd have more time than i need, maybe still figuring out what the heck i want to do with my life. But now that i am a mother.. I know exactly what i want for my life, and i know exactly who i want in it.. I am happier now =)) Thankful for all the time we get to travel and see the world together, as a family. More trips to come!!! =DDD

07 July 2016

My weight-loss and body-reshaping journey with Expressions

Hello hello!

A quick pictorial to show you how my endorsement with Expressions had been the last one year. I put on a total of 35kg during pregnancy if you remember.

To help you recap, this is a footage of my 2 months of slimming treatment with Expressions. From the first day i went for consultation, once a week for two months in total (about 7-8 treatments!), to me losing 13kg in two months and then going for the photoshoot.

After the first month of me giving birth, i was stagnant at 70kg from 83.5kg. It just won't go down no more and it is really depressing becox other than having to deal with a newborn back then, i also have to deal with self-image.

So i started my weight-loss and body-reshaping journey with Expressions. To be honest it is not just about losing weight, it is also a lot about how the loose skin around my tummy is ever gonna be firmer T__T

You can look at this blogpost for more details of my treatment that helped me get rid of stretchmarks and made my belly firmer and slimmer! My stretchmarks on the sides were really damn jialat becox i don't know need to put stretchmark cream there fml. I only use stretchmark cream on the front...... -.-"
So in April 2015, i visited Expressions for the first time and did my consultation, where they also drew up a programme for me to tackle my baby belly fat and whole body reshaping! Can you just look at how i even have back fats bulging out lol.

Having being oversized for a while, i realise the worst thing is not about being fat itself, it's about all the limits in the choices you have. You can't wear a lot of styles, you can't fit into a lot of clothes, basically it's harder to be happy with the limited choices.

And it's a lot about self-image. It doesn't matter if you are skinny or overweight, are you happy with yourself? If you are happy, then everything is okay! But you have to be truly happy.

You have to know how beautiful you are and really really feel it.

And that is why after being stuck at 70kg for so long without my weight dropping, i decided to seek professional help from Expressions haha.

Becox weightloss means nothing if you ended up with saggy loose skin! Expressions uses treatment that helps you not only break down the stubborn cellulite and fats, it also helps firm up and tone the skin for full reshaping effectiveness!

Almost two months into treatment with Expressions.. This was taken from when i was in Japan, i was on their fat burner all natural herb capsules!
Eating like a pig in Tokyo but still manage to lose one kg when i am back in Singapore after 3 days!!! Expressions Formula 2 Fat Burner capsules helps break down cellulite, eliminates body waste materials, reduce water retention, increase blood circulation and appease appetite naturally!
Only after two months into treatment with Expressions, i'm photo-ready! Haha! Went for the ambassadorship photoshoot! At this point i was about 62kg. Which means in 2 months, i lost 8kg with Expressions and i was still eating normally.. Ba chor mee with extra pork lard, Thai steam bread,  boat noodle full size and thai chicken wings were my favourite at the stretch of food stalls near Expressions Thomson branch =OOO They are so sinful but didn't hinder my weight-loss journey!
Shoot turned out like this! I am so shocked that they didn't bother to photoshop me skinner haha. So what you see here is very true to how a 62kg me looks like! Except they did give me smoother skin LOL. Otherwise this is very true to picture dee! HAHA.

After that i continue to just living my life with confidence.. Being a hands-on mum (which is REALLY the BEST WAY to burn calorie hahaha and continue to juggle work.

And i am happy with Expressions, i went down to a weight that i am confident with again.. I know that's not where it stops becox like i said, you only stop when you're feeling good about yourself, that's the most important.

After regaining my shape post-pregnancy, i could go back to work, try on different clothes for picture-taking.. And really feel pretty again!
And i also got back to being a size S =DDD
Events, magazine cover, filming and even standing beside a Korean superstar? No problem yo. HAHA. Confidence is priceless.
Becox i am feeling confident about my body shape and my legs (which were so fat before T.T), ii started posting more OOTDs again!!!
Attended Expressions event. With their slim juice that not only taste nice, it helps you detox + lose weight. Tell me where to find such magic. Tell me. I drink it two days before attending the event to reduce bloating at my belly especially!!! You may get it from Expressions.com.sg
And shared with other mummies how i manage to lose weight with Expressions.
Went swimming with Meredith after a long break from the pool! AND..
I was confident enough for a two piece!!! And then i was like.. Maybe i'm meant to be a swimwear model LOL. Just kidding what the heck totally not funny..
But maybe i am =) HAHAHA. This is 9 months post-pregnancy. Compare this..
To this when i first went to Expressions for help..
This is me about 1-2 months ago.. I am very happy with my progress with Expressions cox since then, i know everything is possible. You just have to get with it!
And this is me, just a few weeks ago.. I am 52kg now. From 83.5kg. I am not intending to go back to pre-pregnancy weight cox everyone (myself included) thinks that was too unhealthy haha and true enough, i constantly fall sick back then.
Now i am happy where i am, doing the things i love.. With this little one that means the world to me =))) Thank you Expressions for helping me regain not just my body shape but my confidence as well!

To all the new mums or ladies who are unhappy with your weight / body shape issue.. All i wanna tell you is, don't give up. Surround yourself with thoughts and people who can motivate you.

At Expressions their consultants cheer you on and motivate you to help you reach your target goals and they don't make unrealistic goals for you. They make possible, healthy and motivating goals, so you know you can get there with their professional help + advance technology and machinery!

I wish you all good luck. And be happy. And never stop becoming a better you.

IMPORTANT:

I strongly advice everyone to lose weight healthily. Yes results is very important but your health is priceless.

There are slimming pills all around, so readily available but those usually have very serious side-effects and once your body is used to it, and you stop (cox you have to stop after a few months becox prolonged usage will lead to liver failure or even more serious illnesses to your heart / digestive system / brain etc) you might bounce back with all the weight you painstakingly lost.

So the best way is steady, healthy and all-round approach to weight-loss.

That way your body can gradually adapt as well!

And i personally find that with Expressions, the weight-loss was not just speedy (in the first 2 months with them i lost 8kg), it was healthy. I was still eating normal, i was still going on with my usual routine. Extreme dieting suddenly can cause your body to go in shock and start to store fats okay.

So lose weight the smart way with Expressions! =D

You may find more slimming and body reshaping products and services from their website!
But if you're keen in the services and products i've used during my term with them, you can find it here! I guess these are the "secrets" everyone's been asking me about how i lose weight so fast!

www.expressions.co/collections/qiuqius-choice

05 July 2016

Good feeling..

Before i share more about Good Feelim.. Here's a quick shoutout about FOOD MY LIFE charity food stall this Saturday! Please help to spread a word! We will be selling the below..

Rainbow Jar Pasta
with Chicken Breast drenched in Japanese Roasted Sesame sauce

+

Salted Caramel Chewy Brownie
(one slice)

+

A pack (250ml) of Marigold Peel Fresh (No sugar Added!) fruit juice:
Powerberries / Powerveggies
Choice of fruit juice  is subjected to availability.

=

Only $15

Seriously you can't find this anywhere else. Other than it being really chio, it taste super duper good and indulgent hahaha. The brownie is chewy and gooey and so chocolatey T.T I already chope 10 sets and there are limited sets available so if you wanna grab something instagram-worthy and super tasty + do it for a good cause, then please pop by!

Also, in case you're thinking "So toxic the colouring!" NO ARTIFICIAL COLOURING WERE USED!!! Only natural colours extracted from vegetables are used! =D Rachell really damn talented.

It's an initiative by Rachell (pxdkitty) becox we were just talking about other Food My Life episodes idea and talking about how there's so much food wastage from everywhere and then it led us to talk about how she has a dream to open up a bread shop to feed people who can't afford food O.O

Sorry i'd never be so noble but i told her she can start somewhere and that's how we decided to do a charity food stall! Haha. Hopefully the response is good and we can do a few more! It's meaningful and fun!

She's gonna fork out money for all the ingredients but they are nothing compared to the effort she puts in, days and nights, days and nights.. All she does is R&D, cook and cook it over and over again to get the colour, arrangement and taste she wants. Seriously she can be quite obsessed (in a good way of course!!!) with food when she's at it O.O I only know how to eat food =))) HAHAHA.

I am forking out money for the jars, paper bags and utensils etc and of course Josh will be filming!

Every single cent from the food sale will be donated equally to

SPD (Society for the Physically Disabled www.spd.org.sg) and
MILK (Mainly I Love Kids www.milk.org.sg)

And we will produce a proof of donation after the charity food sale! So if you feel kind enough, please pop by, grab yourselves this limited set of food, snap a picture, do something good for charity!

Salted Caramel oozing out out chewy brownies =P NEED. So i see you..

9th July 2016 (this Saturday)
Orchard Gateway #03-01
(Beside the Tube to Crate & Barrel)
1PM - 5PM (or until sold out)

Get your own set + a drink for just $15!!!

So here is where i really talk about Good Feelim, finally!!!

I was having issues with work for a year plus. In fact, from what i last heard a few weeks ago, there are still people threatening to sue me until my pants drop, sue until i no money buy milk powder.

Calling me a "fucking bitch" and many other names.

I had wanted to publish a few voice recordings. But i decided not to becox i really just wanna move on with my life and not be bothered by this whole thing anymore. I really just want it to stop becox it was making me unstable, angry and depressed. It's no longer about being scared, it's about.. Disgust. Disgust and disheartened that such people with such black hearts can live amongst us..

And i don't wanna go down to their level..

Since i couldn't control what people wanna do to me, i could only step away.

And i did.

I was caving in for months, my income dropped, i wasn't doing anything much. But the good part is, i enjoyed the fact that i get to spend more time with Meredith haha!

But when it comes to paying rent and for daily expenditure, i realise we were bleeding soon enough haha. So i had to get out of the slump and be strong and if people wanna block out this familiar road for us, then we can go on another road. If people wanna block out every other road for us, we can always dig underground and rise above soil, on the other side of the road.

In short, 天无绝人之路. Nothing in this world can kill you unless it really does LOL.

It was just over a casual takeout lunch at home one day, i told Josh

"我还可以做什么.. 我不是很想卖屁股LOL.

(What else can i do? I don't really feel like selling my backside..)

He told me since i've enjoyed myself so much doing Qweekly last time, why don't i do QWeekly but in video version? He suggest we film a series of videos where i do makeover for people, make them pretty. But i say i'm not even good with makeup lol. He suggest i do it with my friends who are more pro.. The only person i could think of is Miyake.

And that's how we brainstorm further and came up with a beauty, dress up and sharing show.

So there were only me and Miyake.. And since both of us are vain until.. We decided to do something to inspire more people to dress up and makeup and look good, be confident, live a colourful life..

So we named the show COLOURFOOL.. Whether you know it or not, you learn it like a fool, you fool around with colours, have fun.

First time we filmed.

There were so much problem becox we had no idea how to get the voice right, no idea how to sync this and that to the camera.. We simply had no idea. After one whole day of filming.. We realise we have to reshoot. And i'm very thankful Miyake was very nice about the reshoot, i mean.. She didn't kill me. HAHAHA.

Did a nice makeup to get the show started.
Doing the intro ep.
Some of the fun we had during filming hahaha. I am glad i am doing this with Miyake becox it really helps with getting to know her better.. Don't think she's just a pretty and empty shells.. Through spending more time together and having more chances to chit chat.. I realise she is actually damn steady.. O.O No nonsense, no bullshit, just plain and straight as she is.. Okay is this sounding a bit too lesbo and in love? LOL. Moving on! Just know that i love you okay Miyake LOLOL. Please don't kill me as we go along and as i ask you to do more stupid stuff together lol.
Like for example.. LOLOL. Our blindfold makeup challenge.
Filming the intro for Rach's FOOD MY LIFE.

Actually we are super lucky to have Rachell on this show cox Josh wanted to do a food "how-to" show becox erm, he loves to shoot food wth lol. He say it's so much easier working with food than people LOL. Now he has to work with food AND people HAHA.

So i was saying, Rachell was a perfect match to Food My Life cox she really can make food!!!

And she is so into food that she can just think of food all day errday wth. Sometimes 5am text me to talk about food ideas that we can do for Food My Life.

Like this.. She will order things from overseas / online and source high and low, just to find what she needs to get something done. Can text me middle of the night to tell me how's the progress. I really feel Good Feelim got her is 我们的福气 wth.
Getting it on with her pots and pans lol. Plus she's damn pro always film one-take one kill lol. I think i can call her the one-take queen.
Loving her food so much she's always stuffed with food LOL. Kinda like a hamster wth. Hahaha.
I lucky lah, wherever they film, wherever i follow for free food HAHA.
Marathon food that night for filming.. I am so thankful to have Mich bring Meredith out to join us for filming cum dinner T.T Cox i missed her the whole day T___T
Even for a simple popsicle, she try and try and try just to make sure what she shares is the best way for her audience.. Rachell 什么都好..
But 就是喜欢偷吃东西. LOLOL. Drinking and sneaking on the ingredients on set wth lol. Somemore got cheeks to tell us 我妈咪每次跟我们讲, 食物很容易坏 but 收在肚子里面就不会坏. LOLOL #MomLogicWin
Pretty hor.
A lot of happy time during filming.. =))) What matters is being happy with what you do, right?
好认真啊.
Thanks to Boufe Boutique Cafe for the beautiful space!!!
She made a damn pro strawberry shortcake after hours of filming + EVEN MORE HOURS of prep work so that the filming can go smoothly without having to wait too long between each steps! She had to stay awake the night before just to do prep work.. Salute. Rachell 什么都好..
就是站的很丑.. LOLOL.

In case you're wondering how come i only got so many pictures of Rachell, it's becox we have no one to help take BTS when i'm in the scene LOL. So.. Yup. We need to hire people wth.

Boat noodle challenge. I almost go broke LOL. Kidding.
HAHA. All these shall be nice memories if not anything hahaha.
Filming for Harry's bar and dining.. Yup, that's where i tagged along and eat free food LOL.
We really cover all sorts of good / affordable food!!! Stay tuned for this episode!
And this show.. My personal pet project, The Checklist hahaha! I looped in my crazy friend, Jia.. To push me to the limits.. To do new things.. To explore more of life..
Jialing is simply crazy. That's all i have to say lolol. She's a natural on cam what the heck. I think everyone will love how annoyingly funny she is. So far things has been quite peaceful, we haven't killed each other.
I painted this on The Checklist.. In memory of my lousy memories.. Where everything sprung off from soil and blossom into something beautiful.. Like a dream =D I gave this painting to Michelle and told her this is my 心路过程 so i am happy to present to her to hang in her room. She tell me if i ever send her one more painting, she will unfriend me. Woah woah, somebody needs a qiupill man.
The shot we were trying to achieve for instagram.
The shot we really did. Sorry Jia, i had to post this. Your face too epic LOL.
Painting something close to our hearts, CHECKED! =D
We also went for dance class. It was a disaster lolol.
But our instructor is awesome.

We still don't have the equipment / manpower to do a lot of things but we are learning and growing! And it's hard becox my baby is growing at home too. And to be honest..

So far Josh is only dumping in money. Although all of the hosts asked not to be paid, we still insist to pay them a token fee per episode. That is just fair for ALL the effort they put in that we cannot afford.

And all the miscellaneous costs here and there.. We are just hoping we can grow well enough to produce content that is of great standard and then start doing it for a living!

Starting something from zero is always hard. But if you believe in it, i think it's all gonna be worth it.

When i started blogging, i started from zero as well =) Now people wanna block that road for me, by all means. I will find new ways with my husband =) And we are very blessed to have the support of good people. A lot, a lot of good people.

And when we get together, we make good feelim for you guys =D "Feelim" is a spin-off from how local people pronounce "film" lolol. So the channel is truly ours, a lot local, a lot of fun.

Times are hard so my little girl have to help out. She helping me pack luggage for Colourfool shoot for Miyake lolol. 
Found this hat that she love. "Mom you sure i look okay? If yes i'm gonna go show Dad"
Went to her dad and point at her hat to show him haha. Vain girl is vain.
Posting this picture of Miyake cox she simply looks too good hahah #girlcrush LOL. Is this consider workplace harassment, what i'm doing to Miyake LOLOL.
Okay sorry one more. We were filming a strutting series. Where we simply just.. Doll up and act chio in our OOTD. I wish i could put it across to you in a more sophisticated way but nah, it's really just about looking good, feeling good. Haha.
A change of outfit, a change of mood.
Oily skin skincare and makeup tips coming up! Watch out for this!
While Josh and Miya are at work.. I went to the changing room at Boufe for a mirror selfie lol.
Back home after a loooong day to this smile and this much love.. It's all worth it. This is then really call working hard for your kid's future.
We went for a joy ride and saw this.. That's when i think.. Life IS beautiful.. And we need to work hard.. To enjoy it even more haha.
Filming colourfool again and this time it was for ugly clothes LOL. Seriously does anyone's wardrobe look like that. Another reason why i think Miyake might kill me anytime.
She be like "Wtf is this. Wtf is that."
Becox of Colourfool i get to dress up more also! So i guess that's good! Otherwise i'm always looking sickly with no makeup lol.
Although she's very "WTF" about the things i make her do on Colourfool but we're still friends no worries. LOL.
And this is another to look out for.. NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER IN MY LIFE i would try out rock-climbing if it wasn't for Jia and for The Checklist.

Seriously people, it's time to get out of your comfort zone. Haha.

People who can do new things are people who are most adaptable no matter what circumstances you put them in. This is what i've learnt. That's why i say The Checklist is my pet project, to challenge myself, and to show you guys even a humji coward who HATES to do anything new, can do it.

I HATE to be out of my comfort zone but i mean since i'm pushed to gtfo, i shall.

And i will rock it like a rockstar.

I mean not really like a rockstar-rockstar.. But.. You get what i mean. LOL.

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