HAPPY 2017!

It’s the time of the year again! HAPPY 2017 everyone!

So for the whole year of 2016, I have only written 2 blog posts! That’s kinda sad, I used to be a quite active amateur blogger, as active as the frequency of me doing Zumba (imagine that!)

Anyway, looking back at my first post of the year of 2016, I did not set a list of new year resolutions.

In 2016, I don’t want to set a list of new year resolution, I just want to feel truly happy of what I’m doing and I’m going to be a person full of positive energy and of course, try to fulfill last year’s resolution which I had not achieved yet.

It seems like I had planned to carry forward whatever new year resolutions which I had not completed in 2015 to 2016. Screw that! In short, I just wanted to be happy. So, were I happy for the past 366 days?

There’s ups and downs. I tried to find the balance in between to ensure I am truly happy for what I had done. Yes, most of the time, I was happy.

I want it to be a meaningful and productive year in 2017. So here’s some goals to achieve:

Focus on my day job: Really need to plan and make sure things going smooth for both online and after-sales departments. Yes, I know it’s 2 distinct departments which somehow do not interact much. There goes my 1st challenge of the year.

Moderate Zumba: It’s been almost 2 years since I started my part time career as a Zumba instructor. Been through a lot of hardship, people come and go, but I need to keep in mind that’s not the point. As a Zumba Fitness instructor, I am promoting fitness in a fun way and help motivate others to stay fit as well. This year, it’s time to reduce the number of classes I will conduct. I need more rest physically and also I need more time for my family and I (and my work of course).

Stay healthy: Need to reduce the number on my waistline (weight is just scale, not to worry too much on that), Eat clean as often as possible and never give up on exercises.

Join a marathon: Never did I join a marathon before. Let’s make it happen this year! We only live once, so just do it! 5km for a starter also no harm.

Travel at least once: Need a getaway this year. Target – Taiwan.

Read more books: I have bought a lot of books and arranged them on shelves.

That’s it!


Teriyaki Chicken

Cooking has always been my passion. Since last June, I started to prepare most of my meals for lunch for several reasons:

  • Changing lifestyle of eating healthier food.
  • Lunch time will be hassle free as lunch has been prepared.
  • Cost saving.
  • I love to cook, anyway!

In my eat clean journey, my main food is skinless chicken breast. Eating boiled / steamed chicken breast all the way is definitely bored. I don’t want a plain and dull diet, what I want is a delicious and healthier eating lifestyle.

Often I get questions on how do I marinade the chicken for my homecook meals. Since I’m trying to promote eating clean, therefore the ingredients I used are really simple – Kikkoman’s Teriyaki Marinade sauce. I’m using the “Honey & Soy” flavor. Continue reading Teriyaki Chicken

Happy 2016

It’s another chapter of a new year. And also the 9th anniversary of this blog. I feel kinda sad for not keeping this blog as active as before. Many things happened in 2015, I have became a ZIN (Zumba Instructor), I have been traveling around for Zumba events, I even made a immediate decision of going for a vacation at the end of the year, which was so not me. I have a lot of things to share but due to the tiredness of work, I have once again neglected my blog which I had so much passion for 9 years ago.

Pantai Timang @ Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Pantai Timang @ Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Here is a recap of my 2015 new year resolution:

I am glad to achieve the following:

  1. I am now officially a ZIN (Zumba Instructor Network) member who teach more than 5 classes a week.
  2. I did and still earning extra bucks from both Mary Kay and Tone Excel, thanks to those who supported me all these while.
  3. As for the new project of building an online store, now the online store is up and running, having some sales although not that much yet.
  4. I failed to do this. I find it easier to post things on Facebook over my blog, however blog is always a better place to archive all those memorable moments.
  5. I don’t have a flat tummy yet, but obviously I am getting in a better shape compared to before.
  6. I only finished reading one book. LOL

In 2016, I don’t want to set a list of new year resolution, I just want to feel truly happy of what I’m doing and I’m going to be a person full of positive energy and of course, try to fulfill last year’s resolution which I had not achieved yet.

Happy 2016 everyone!

P/ S: Wrote this post at Senai International Airport, Johor Bahru while waiting my flight back to Kuching. Yes, I spent my new year eve at Yogyakarta, Indonesia with my love ones. Flight has been delayed for 2 hours, hence.. wrote this “new year post” while waiting for my flight to go home. I miss home.


The Photobooth: Give the Gift of Hope

I was being informed by my sis that there’s one photobooth event going on at tHe Spring shopping mall, which I might be interested. This is a program specifically designed to uplift the lives of the poor and needy through the teaching of photography skills. With every photo taken inclusive of frame at RM30 (RM10 without frame), all proceeds go towards improving lives of poor and needy under 1AZAM program by the Ministry of Welfare, Women and Family Development, Sarawak.

The photobooth is located opposite Starbucks Coffee, tHe Spring shopping mall.  Continue reading The Photobooth: Give the Gift of Hope

Tap Titans

Recently saw friends around me keep tapping on their smartphone crazily when they are “free”, as in “fingers have nothing to do”. Since I don’t have to work today, slacking back at home, I thought of why not introducing this mobile app to Orange and see how addictive it could get him. So I asked him to install in his iPad.


The game is called Tap Titans. Available in both App Store (iOS) and Play Store (Android). Continue reading Tap Titans

Honeymoon Trip

It was before the Christmas season, we went for our honeymoon trip to Hong Kong, Macau, Zhu Hai, Shen Zhen and lastly Guang Zhou. It was mainly a trip to southern mainland China.

River cruise @ Dreamland Zhujiang, GuangZhou
River cruise @ Dreamland Zhujiang, GuangZhou

It was an eye-opening trip with some culture shock, especially for Orange, as it was his first visit to China.

It’s a beautiful sight seeing spot to watch the buildings in colorful lights along the river. The weather was freezing cold, especially standing on the deck to take photos, while letting the cold, dry wind hit against our faces.

More stories about my honeymoon trip to be shared in future posts. Stay tune!

Happy 2015!

Time flies, but the memories collected along the way can never be replaced. 2014 seems to be just like yesterday and now it’s already 2015! It also marks the 8th years anniversary for this blog. I used to be an active blogger and sort of “abandoned” it for quite some time due to busy schedules, to be more precise – way too much excuses to hold on to my dream (of being a full time blogger).

Many things happened in year 2014, good and bad, most importantly 2 important events that totally changed my life: getting married and starting an affair with Zumba Fitness.

Sunflower Garden @ Singapore Changi Airport
Sunflower Garden @ Singapore Changi Airport

It’s a brand new year to start a “new life” for the coming year, and I do hope this coming new year will blossom gracefully like the sunflowers.

Every year I will set a list of “new year resolutions” and check if I have accomplished any of them to make it a fruitful year… Continue reading Happy 2015!

Zumba with [VA Glam & Dolls Crew]

I have to admit that Zumba changes one’s life. Ever since I met ZIN Victor and ZIN Awang from Glam Empire Fitness Studio, my love for Zumba is growing day by day. It’s like finally found the meaning of life, or in other words, found one’s passion!

I’ve been joining Glam Empire since June 2014. Time flies and it’s been half year already!


Continue reading Zumba with [VA Glam & Dolls Crew]


Calling for all Zumba lovers!
This is a chance you can enjoy a 2-hour-Zumbathon with other Zumba lovers. What’s even happening is that, there will be 19 ZINs™ from various gyms and fitness studios joining the event!

Zumbathon Superstar Kuching 2014

The Zumbathon Superstar Kuching will take place on 31st August 2014 at the Hills Shopping Mall from 2pm to 4pm! The objective of this charity event is to support the efforts and works of SOS (Save Our Strays) volunteer group in its operations. Continue reading ZUMBATHON SUPERSTAR KUCHING @ 31st AUG 2014

Zumba with Glam Empire Fitness Studio

I have adopted a new hobby – dancing Zumba!

Zumba is a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez during the 1990s. It involves dance and aerobic elements. Zumba’s choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo and martial arts. Squats and lunges are also included.

Zumba® Fitness

I was introduced to Zumba by my gym which I joined last August. I only started joining Zumba classes on the 4th month after joing the gym. Once I tried Zumba, I fell in love with it (and sort of regretted for not joining it earlier!) I love Zumba even more when I first joined a Zumba replacement class conducted by ZIN™ Victor. Continue reading Zumba with Glam Empire Fitness Studio