Homesickness Remedy

“Another winter dayHas come and gone awayIn even Paris and RomeAnd I wanna go homeLet me go home” – Home, Michael Buble People adapt. It’s just the law. Therefore, after six years living abroad, I thought I will get used to being far away from home and would have a new home by now. The…

The Value of Looking Back

“Looking back isn’t necessarily a bad thing as long as you know how to swim over it” – just me. I am not a very religious person but I always believe there is a bigger power outside ourselves. You can call it The Universe, God, or Karma – whatever you want, really. It usually has…

Smile Challenge

“Smile… and make the world a better place” – anonymous  As a human being, we can’t always control what is happening to us nor what is happening surrounding us. Despite that, we can always control how we response towards it. That is why I have set up a new challenge for myself: to smile more…

Build Your System

‘A system is a group of interacting or interrelated entities that form a unified whole.’ – Wikipedia As I’ve shared before, I’ve been trying to rebuild my relationship with food. It’s not only about losing weight but also having a healthy eating patterns that gives me a long term benefit. Thus, what I really try…

Accessory Works for Stronger Squat

‘Find what works for you, and exploit it.’ – Mark Twain —– Disclaimer: I need to remind you that I am not a certified trainer. The information I am going to share in this article is based on my personal experience and what works for me. It may or may not work for you. I…

Have a Little Faith

‘Sometimes faith is all you need.’ – Anonymous When I grew up, I had goals I wanted to achieve. It was as simple as being part of basketball team to moving and working in Europe. I refer them as goals, not dreams. Why? because I don’t believe in dreams. I didn’t and I still don’t….

Don’t Fail Twice in a Row

“Only a donkey fall twice at the same hole’ – just me. Around three weeks ago, my husband helped me to make a plan to build a healthy eating habit. I’ve been so bad since the beginning of the year and it was getting worse during the first few weeks of lock down. It went…

Everything tastes better with cheese!

“Eat your trees!” –  a mom to her kid who hates broccoli.  Broccoli is king! It’s my second favourite vegetable after morning glory (aka kangkung). Last weekend when I was so sick eating meat, we created this beautiful broccoli cheese. Healthy? I believe so! Good for diet? Not really – calories wise, it’s mainly olive…

No Excuse to Squat!

“Creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.” — Bruce Garrabrandt When government announced lock down and gym must be closed few weeks ago, my soul cried inside! I was finally in the ‘gain’ moment  after months of stagnation…. and if you’re not a beginner lifter anymore,…