Sunday, August 30, 2009

Is your life well lived ?

Human being always want more - money, love, personal possessions, etc....and the lists goes on and on and on....never ending lists.  Why are we working so hard ? What do we really want out of life ?  Are we happy doing what we are doing now ?  Have we lived life ?  Are we persuing what we love and want ?  What is your passion in life ?  We should live life to the fullest.  Living in the present and enjoying doing what we are doing when we are doing it.  Have a good quality of life and work life balance.

People can be so caught up with their daily lives that they forgot how to live life.  They forgot to stop to smell the roses and take a stroll around the block.  Some people might be stucked in a job they don't like because they have family commitments, they need the money and some other heavy responsibilities such as debts and loans to pay.  We should count our blessings and lower our expectations. Spend within our means and be contended with what we have. You decide yourself and not the society.

We actually don't need that much to get by in our life.  Human beings can get by with just a few possesions in life.  Less things and less wastage, save gaia.  According to Maslow's hierarchy of needs - physiological well being (food and water and shelter), safety, love, esteem and self-actualisation.  Live the simple life as long as the basic needs are met, the rest are secondary.  Nowadays people are working too hard to earn more money to chase after luxuries materials such as buying their dream home, buying their dream car, buying that luxury watches or jewelleries and never enough, they just want more.   They are so busy chasing money and don't have much time for their love ones.  They forgot to enjoy life.  When was the last time you had a good chat with your parents and siblings and had a meal together with them ?  Have you cared and shown concern for them ?  Happiness is beyond money and materials possessions.  It should be good feel and good quality time spent with friends and our love ones.  The most precious thing we can offer to our love ones are our time, our care and concern, which are more valuable and precious than anything you can measure.

Greed is one of the seven deadly sins. Don't be greedy, learn to be contended. Greed can cause lots of unhappiness in life. Look around you, money is the root cause for lots of unpleasantries, such as betrayal, lost friendships, lost kinships and many more.  Money is just a tool. Yes we need money to survive but don't have to be too greedy for it. There are other precious things which are more valuable than money, such as human relationships with friends and love ones. There are some people who are so hungry for money that they are so less humane and that is so scary.  We may not have the best of everything in life, but we can make do with the best of everything we have.

What is a life well lived ?  Is your life well lived ?   I feel that life is short, so enjoy every moment and be happy. You never know what's gonna happen next, so enjoy every moment, cherish and love your love ones, such as friends, relatives, family members, colleagues and the people around you.   There are never ending cash to be earned and never ending materials goods to possess.  We only live once, so enjoy every moment.  Don't work too hard and be so hard on ourselves.  Let me give you two scenarios, you tell me which is more pathetic ?  (1) You have spent all your cash but still alive. OR (2)  You are dead but you have not finished spending your cash ?   I think the latter is more pathetic. This is because you might be so busy earning money that you have no time to enjoy the fruit of your labour, did not live to spend it and did not enjoy a fulfilling life. 

I thank God for supplying and providing all my needs according to his riches and his riches are abundant.  Let me share one of my favourite bible phrase here with all my dear weblogders.  Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle. (Proverbs 23: 4 - 5) 

Take some time to ponder on it.  Reflect on it.  Today is Sunday and is rest day for almost everyone.  Hope you are not working on a Sunday but enjoying life doing what you love doing and spending quality time with your love ones and youself.

Wishing everyone a beautiful Sunday.  God bless you.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Yummy Lunch

Today had yummy lunch at Botak Jones at Orchard Youth Park with L-san.  The weather is nice and cooling so lunching there is not so bad, since it is open door and no aircon.  If it is a hot and sunny day, no thanks to lunch there, sure sweat like mad.
Botak Jones @ Orchard Youth Park
Our Bill
L-san Fish N Chips
Side order are potato salad and spicy fries
My Fish N Chips
Side order - Stew vegetables and Baked Beans
We find the food is delicious except a tad salty.  The serving portion is huge and we ate till very full and filling.  Luckily fashionably yours did not order any soup, otherwise sure cannot finish my food.  The price is reasonable.  Staff are friendly and helpful.  Nice place to chill out. 

Visit Botak Jones website here

Food and Beverages

My Thursdsay was wonderful......Shall let the pictures do the talking :
What's on my table for lunch today ?
 My favourite Yong Tau Foo Bee Hoon Soup.
Clear soup and very healthy. Yummy
Tea for 2
We were caught in the rain just now so we sat outside here.
While waiting for the rain to stop, we chit chat and laughed.
Today is the first time I passed by and stepped foot at a mosque building, on our way back to office.  I have never been inside any mosque yet. I felt very serenity while I was passing by there just now.  It is the mosque opposite Wellington Building in Orchard Road.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

To Get More Done, Slow Down

A nice article to share here

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Lovely Midweek

It is a very relaxing and lovely day for fashionably yours today in town at Orchard Road.  Had lunch with my tai tai friend together with my two wonderful handsome buddies.  Enjoyed our interesting conversations on life and the daily activities.  It is such an insight to chat with each other.  We learn from each other and encourage each other in life.  I love such nice conversations with nice companies. I have been hanging out regularly with my tai tai friend and really enjoy her company.  We laughed and chatted alot of stuff in life.  Really learnt alot from her.  Thanks.
After we had our lunch, had tea with the two handsome buddies to talk about life and anything under the sun.  I love these intellectual discussions and we challenge each other which is interesting.  Of course, we encourage and motivate each other.  That's what friends are for.   My tai tai friend couldn't join us because she has some matters to take care of.
Fashionably yours took the afternoon off to enjoy my tai tai lifestyle, while those two handsome buddies returned to work.  Totally enjoyed myself at the spa the whole afternoon.  Done a full body massage and a facial.  So relaxing and loving it.  After my spa session, fashionably yours was feeling hungry and craving for some soup.  Thus I adjourned to the Soup Spoon.  The soup which I drank is as below picture :
** Chef Special ** Simon and Garfunkel Chicken and Mushroom Ragout (Chicken/Gluten/Dairy)

This soup is simply delicious and I love it.  I love mushroom so for those mushroom lovers I am sure you will love it too.  The soup has Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme…. as the album goes…. Scarborough Fair/Canticle… released by the duo Simon and Garfunkel in 1966. This Ragout pays tribute to one of the most influential groups of the baygon era. Yes, this rich, creamy stew is filled with marinated chunks of chicken cooked together with the infamous foursome herbs and 6 types of mushroom including the woodsy Portobello, smooth Oyster and Abalone Mushroom, the Oriental Enoki and Shitake, and the ever popular Button Mushroom. This foursome herb are known for their mood enhancing abilities with a wide range of cleansing and protective properties. Sage eases indigestion, Rosemary is anti-inflammatory, Thyme a good expectorant, and Pasley a power anti-oxidant.

Thumbs UP and I will drink this soup again.  Yummy.  Did some window shoppings before heading home sweet home to rest and relax on this cooling night. 

So it is lovely lunch, tea, spa, drinking yummy soup, window shoppings and sipping red wine.  Totally spoilt myself.

Will be sipping my red wine shortly before my dose of beauty sleep. Life is beautiful.  Cheers. 

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Productive Saturday

Fashionably yours spent the whole Saturday cleaning my house and my room happily. Very therapeutic. Thrown away alot of things to unclutter the clutter. I am expert in throwing things away. Throw, throw, throw, just throw away. A very productive Saturday, accomplished many tasks and very happy. Loving my cosy home, so spick and span now.

It is raining cats and dogs outside now while fashionably yours is blogging at this hour. I can feel the strong wind blowing. Nice and cooling weather to snuggle under the duvet. Nitey nitey and have a beautiful Sunday my dear weblogders

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Smoky Haze

Last Saturday smoky haze was really bad that it flowed into my house. While I was sleeping I must have inhaled tons of it till it woke me up. Te smoky haze is disrupting my nose and throat are no good and making me coughing like mad. I hate the smoky haze. Give me back my FRESH air.......I need FRESH air......where can I get FRESH air

Monday, August 17, 2009

Soft Hands Kind Heart Hand Cream

Spending for a good cause. Fashionably yours bought this hand cream from The Body Shop. It is to stop sex trafficking of children and young people by purchasing this Soft Hands Kind Heart Hand Cream. Do your part now.:)

CHIC Magazine

Fashionably yours bought this CHIC magazine last week.
I find it very informative.
Free gfit with purchase of thie CHIC magazine from Books Kinokuniya

Sunday, August 16, 2009

My new hp pouch

Since fashionably yours just bought a new SE W705 hp, I need a new hp pouch for it.

Presenting my new hp pouch which I bought from 77th street at SGD4.90. Bestie said my hp pouch looks so princess.....I like it shiny shiny.

Nice cup

Was at Daiso last Thurdsay so bought this nice cup and tea leaves strainer for tea drinking at work.

My Money Plant

Fashionably yours love gardening and tending to my plants. My colleague gave me some crystal mud on last Friday which I used it to plant my money plant in my office. Those crystal mud comes in many colours, such as pink, green, white and blue. It can be bought from the florist.

My pink crystal mud
Soak them in water for about 3 hours and they will become like thisPour away the water and put the crystal mud into my money plant pot
Presenting my money plant

Close-up of my Money Plant with my pink crytal mud

The above pictures were taken using my SE W705. The pictures look good and clear.

Girls Night Out On Town

Last Thursday evening, fashionably yours went to the salon to have my hair cut together with bestie. Thanks to bestie who helped me booked the appointment with our hairstylist. It was nice to do our hair together and we had lots of fun doing girlie stuffy. Girls just wanna have fun.

I just bought a new Passionate Red Sony Ericsson W705 on last Wednesday and loving the mobile phone. It has preloaded 1000++ of nice songs, 3.2 megapixels camera, WIFI and FM radio. A good deal :) I was playing with my hp WIFI at the salon and even taught bestie how to activate it and what are the dos and don'ts.

After we were done with our hair cut at the salon, we proceed for our dinner at Ichiban Boshi at Suntec. Oishii desu ne....below pictures are taken with fashionably yours new hp camera....not bad right....Here goes our dinner pictures.

Our salmon bento set
Our drink - Angel's touch
A mixture of orange juice, ribena, lime juice and lychee
taste sweet
Both of us ate till so full. In fact, we were the last two customers because we went for our dinner at 2100 hour. Thereafter it was home sweet home after our dinner and we were so tiring.....long day for us and gotta work the next day. It was fun hanging out together and doing girlie stuffy....Yes Girls Night Out on town.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Haze is back - Air Pollution

The haze is back. It is so bad. I can smell the burning smell in the air today. I hate the haze. Fashionably yours is coughing like mad and the haze is not making it any good either. Looks like we gonna have a hazy National Day

The haze at Ngee Ann City and Wisma Atria.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sunday Treats

These are what I had on Sunday.....yummy :)

Italian style broth and pasta soup
from Marks and Spencer

Close-Up of my
Italain style broth and pasta soup
Smoke salmon in black pepper
Close-up of my
smoke salmon with black pepper
While blogging this post, fashionably yours is feeling hungry. Thus make myself a smoke ham ma mia.....
Have a great week ahead and looking forward to next week long weekend, National day holiday.

Shoppings and Dinner

This is a long overdue update......last 2 Thursday ago, met up with Bestie for dinner at Sun with Moon at Wheelock Place. We actually wanted to eat dinner first then shopping at Isetan Sales since they have 10% discount for cardmembers. When bestie reached Sun with Moon, she found out it was full house and they can only give us a table for two around 8pm. Bestie called me on my mobile phone to inform me on this while I was on my way to Wheelock Place, so we decided to shop at Isetan first while they keep us on the waiting list.

We shopped at Isetan and I bought some heels sole grip and cusion while bestie bought some stationeries. Fashionably yours also bought my favourite Chanel nail polish and I am a happy girl. We tried on some heels at the shoe department. Bestie commented the dumb sales girl there really pissed her off. One salesgirl at the shoe department is really dumb, she doesn't know how to give opinions to customers, simply just asked you for your shoe sizes and pass the shoe sizes for customers to try. Finally the staff from Sun with Moon called us so we hurried over to eat our dinner.

When we reached Sun with Moon, we were shown to our seats. The food we ate are :

My Sukiyaki & Tofu Salad set
Bestie's SGD2.00 plain white rice
Bestie's Kurobuta Kalbi Tareyaki and her plain white rice

Bestie's dessert - Monburan

Their services are fast and we quite like the food there. We love their salmon and tuna sashimi at Chijmes. It is very very fresh which we ate the other time when we were there.