Too Many Mangoes? Make Mango Pudding!

So it was Christmas recently and I bought a box of mangoes ready to take to my family. I messaged my uncle in our family whatsapp group and he said that he also had a lot of mangoes.

Then I thought, ehh.. I’ll just make mango pudding instead! So, as I raided google, this was the best mango recipe that I found that was easy to make with simple ingredients. I took this recipe from A Kitchen Cat  (more…)

Mildura: Surprisingly More than Just Orange Juice!

Okay, I know that it sounds so ignorant but prior to flying out to Mildura for business, Mildura to me was unknown. In my mind, all I had was country, orange dirt and large plains of land. In my mind, Mildura was similar to Dunkeld but much hotter and maybe more orchards.

I had told my friend that I was going to Mildura and tried to convince her into coming with me. In her mind, Mildura was just orange juice. LOL. She expected to see maybe a large sign for orange juice? I dunno.. it sounds ridiculous, I know.

So anyway, I had no expectations but just good feelings and excitements for going away to a place I would never even think to go.

The outcome: a very interesting and beautiful place.  (more…)

My Three Months with Bellabox – Review

Nope, I didn’t buy another 3 months subscription. I’ve been too busy to think about boxes and subscription stuff lately. The three month subscription came from Bellabox’s marketing team! Thank you BellaBox!

It was great of them to have approached me and send me a 3 month subscription to give it a go and see how I feel about them.

I’m not sure whether this was during the time when bellabox was changing their box and they were after reviews or service reviews? Though, they did mention that they noticed my review (the one in which I unsubscribed) and wanted to give me a three month trial to see if bellabox has changed to suit me. (more…)

An Evening with Oprah!

This was a pleasant surprise from my dear friend Diana. She’d been calling me and texting me to call her the day before the big day and I wondered what was going on. She didn’t say anything, so I wasn’t sure. And then I saw her tickets and I knew what it was about.

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Since when was Oprah coming to town and why did I not hear about it through my networks of self-development like coaching groups, Tony Robbins groups and business/entrepreneur groups?? What is going on?? (more…)

Happy New Year: 2015 Highlights

Happy New Year Everybody!

Wishing you all had an awesome end of year and celebrated with a big bang! 

What an interesting year 2015 was (I wrote “has been” but 2015 is now over).

January

It started off quite roughly this year – the after effects of losing my day job last year had rolled into the start of the year. I was really desperate for a job, anxious because I didn’t know when the next pay cheque was coming and I was still so depressed about who I was and what I couldn’t do.

The start of the year had many rejections. I applied for quite a few jobs, received lots of rejection letters; went to a few interviews; was rejected from all the interviews; met up with a few potential employees from the past and was rejected from virtually all of them. It was all struggle, struggle, struggle.  (more…)

The More You Give, The More You Receive

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wishing you all had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends and that you enjoyed some shopping!

This year was the first time in a few years that I spent Christmas with family and we had a celebration. As my cousins’ have said, this year we’ve had the best food yet! 😀

Approaching Christmas, it wasn’t the greatest. I was nagging the car repairers and insurance company to get my car back to me before Christmas. So it took a lot of talking, asking questions and suggestions – Ok, firm speech, questioning and demands – just to get my car back. To my disappointment, the car came back alright, but it just didn’t feel right and there were things that were missing. Not a great start to Christmas! (more…)

Recent Mind Shenanigans

So recently, it’s been quite challenging and interesting at the same time. I’ve had many things happen at the same time and made many observations and thought why not record it here. It will seem quite haphazard and a little “jumpy”…

I Didn’t Know I Would be so Calm After An Accident.

So two weeks ago, I was running late to work from feeling shitty from the weekend. My stomach had been really in so much pain from the alcohol that I had drank on Friday (keep scrolling for more details). I was feeling like crap so took a few hours in the morning to sleep in and go to get some proper food at the shopping centre nearby.

While wanting to turn left to get to work, this incident happened.

I was at those slip lanes that was turning left and so I stopped to look at the oncoming traffic. I was being cautious because I didn’t want to just go when it looked like there were cars coming. Unfortunately, the girl behind didn’t think the same. (more…)

Happy Birthday to Me!

Wow.. this is a really long absence. I know, I know, i always start my blogs with the same heading.

Anyway, this blog post is really overdue – I was really meant to write this at the start of the week, BEFORE my birthday. I wanted to share my thoughts of stepping over the 30 line and finally entering my thirties. Damn.

LOL. Well.. to be honest, I’m very happy to be 31 and still have 23 year olds trying to hit on me every now and then. Still keeps me feeling so young inside. *WIN*

This year, I took off the hide my birthday option on Facebook and just allowed for love to flow my way. I was very very blessed to have received many well wishes, kisses, birthday hugs, parties, great good, presents and four cakes! Yeah!

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Believing in Love Again

This week has been so busy. Working really hard this week to balance between working full time and trying to pump out two assignments. One of which I literally did nothing until last night and this morning and one that I’ve been researching bit by bit all week to try to understand.

It’s been hard.

This week from driving to work, not wanting to go to work, driving to uni, not wanting to go to uni – has been hard. Every time I drive into the city via the freeway, when I’m exiting that M1 patch of the road that I cannot remember the name of it, I think of the past. That part of the road has so many memories of the past. I think about the life I used to live, the person I used to love and the thoughts that I use to have.

This week was challenging because I challenged myself to learn to be calm. Learn to be patient. Learn to not be reactive. I find myself really reactive to things – I get annoyed easily, I’m hot tempered, I get emotionally attached at work. It’s not a good thing.
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So Many Changes!?!?!

It’s been so long since I wrote. I think I have a trend of writing that opening statement, but this time, there really has been a long absence since I wrote.

In truth, I took a long hiatus to recharge, recover and commence my new journey. I guess, I wanted to wait a little time for things to settle before I started to write about what is happening.

Well… from where I last left off, I think I hinted about a breakup. Yes, I have broken up and now single and free again! (more…)