So today is the last day of Chinese New Year 2018. I haven’t been posting for quite a while. I have been busy with business, Chinese New Year visits and also personal life. Many has happened during these few weeks.
Anyway, before the 15th day of CNY is over, I wish you a Happy Chinese New Year and hope you had fun celebrating Chap Goh Meh.
I woke up before 9am this morning. It’s a big difference from my usual waking up in the afternoon because I work and I don’t go to sleep until early in the morning at 5am. Sometimes I’m still awake at 7am.
Some people are more productive at night. Apparently those who are night owls are smarter (according to research and online articles, not my own self-praise). My body have gotten used to the night owl time. The only thing is I need to ensure I can still wake up and contact those working office hours before they get off work. I was doing fine for the past 2 months with this timing, so it wasn’t too bad.
I’m sitting here now stoning because of the lack of sleep and it’s just too early for my sleeping time. It’s counter-productive to be awake early but not being able to think or move. Better to have enough of sleep and then brains can work properly. I usually get at least 8-10 hours of sleeping time.
So, this morning I was hungry and cooked breakfast. I made spaghetti cooked in garlic, egg, turmeric and cheese, then sprinkled with rosemary and mint. Here’s the picture of my spaghetti which is also found in my Instagram.
Update : Decided not to stone, I’ll be up and moving. My stoning is sitting down and barely moving while not able to think much, not that I take some form of drugs to stone. The only drugs I do now is anti-histamine and Vitamin C. Going out of the house for the first time after a month or so of staying in. Soaked up some Vitamin D and testing my skin’s resistance to the outside pollution, air and sun.
I had vegetarian lunch with my parents. It has been more than 2 years since I last went out with the two of them during weekday lunch. As for weekend lunch, we usually go out as a family and it has been more than 6 months since I last went out with them. My skin allergies make it extremely painful to go out and especially if I’m not in my own car where I can control the air conditioning as I like, it’s harder. In my car, I need to set the aircon to the coldest setting then when my skin and body temperature is cooler, I can set the aircon to less cold.
When I went out today, my skin allergies were not as bad as previously, with a bit of hives and slight inflammation when exposed to the sun. Previously my skin would flare up badly with big patches of hives all over my body especially on the arms and legs. It’s a pretty hot day in Penang with sunny, blue sky and fluffy clouds. My skin survived and reacted not too bad today. I’m satisfied with how much it has healed and will continue healing it.
Today is the first day of the last month in the Chinese calendar month. It’s one more month before it’s Chinese New Year. That’s why there was spring cleaning today. It will be Chinese New Year before you know it.
I need to save my dress or else I need a new outfit. I had this dress that I bought previously and kept it for when I have any occasion to attend or if not, I’ll wear it for Chinese New Year. It’s absolutely new.
I was preparing for my emcee session for Exabytes’ Malaysia Website Award 2017 on 27 January 2018 in Selangor. So, I took this dress out to be washed. With my current skin condition (which has now healed a lot and skin allergies reduced), I need to soak the clothes and wash before I wear them. It’s crucial for new clothes to be tested and cleaned prior to wearing. Some clothing brands/companies are amazing because their clothes’ colours don’t run and there is no chemical/dye smell on them. Some are just disappointing.
This new dress was probably soaked too long and it didn’t react well to the detergent because the colour on the faux golden crystal strand that’s sewn to the dress came off and stained the dress.
You can see a bit of the stains in the picture here though it can’t be seen clearly with the picture lighting. It’s more apparent in real life.
Here’s a closer view of the stains on one of the areas of the dress.
So shiny. I look at the picture my eyes also “bling-bling”. *Shine bright like a diamond…*
I searched for how to remove stains on clothes and vinegar with lemon is supposedly able to remove the stains. I’ll need to give it a try. I’m a tiny bit upset because I like how this dress has long sleeves and it’s blue, which is my favourite colour. They were the reasons why I bought the dress but now it’s ruined when it’s brand new and I didn’t even wear it yet.
I used to shop a lot and buy new clothes for any events that I’ll be attending. Then need the shoes to match and sometimes the handbag needs to match too (that meant more shopping). Nowadays ever since I run my own business, I stopped shopping unnecessarily. I usually wear new clothes for my emcee sessions and as for events, since I attend quite a number of events and organise events as well now, I don’t usually get a new set of clothings just for that. There’s always the beauty of sponsors as well. Ah well, so much for wearing clothes that I bought for my emcee session. I’ll probably need to go shopping or it seems like I have to reach out to sponsors now.