Spring Cleaning

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.

 

My vegetarian lunch of soya barley fuchuk dessert and vegetarian laksa (masuk my stomach already).

 

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.

Vote For This Website At Malaysian Websites Award 2017

This website is in the running for Exabytes’ Malaysian Websites Award 2017’s Site Of The Month of December’s award under the Personal Category. I would really appreciate it if you can vote for this website. In this website, there are tips and information about lifestyle, well being, health and generally other information (though sometimes it’s my expression and rants). Nevertheless, it still takes money to maintain this website and time to post up different blog posts which might make good information or encouragement for some of you. I hope that you can vote for this website.

 

The award is nothing much but just a trophy or certificate but I hope the recognition and acknowledgement I gain from the award will help to let more people know about my website. At the end of the voting period, the winners from all the months in 2017 will gather for the final award ceremony in Puchong, Selangor on 27 January 2017. I will be emceeing for them during this award night.

 

The link to vote for our website is at : http://www.mwa.my/2017/dec/m-y-leong-take-lifestyle-living-wellbeing-self-expression

 

My business website at www.myleenterprise.com is also in the running for the MWA 2017 Award in the commercial category. At this website, we have been working hard to give you many blog posts which has useful knowledge on event tips and information where you get to gain knowledge and learn. As for those who were featured in our website and blogs, they have gained the value of advertisement and marketing. Do have a look at the website and please vote for the website : http://www.mwa.my/2017/dec/myle-enterprise-event-creator-event-organiser

 

Thank you in advanced.

 

 

Health Getting Better

It has been more than a month since I last blogged here. Life has been alright. Of course there are ups and downs, but nothing to complain too much about or is it too major a setback to stop me from carrying on. We will always have problems that occur in life but we just keep going.

 

Business wise, I’m slowly but surely getting faster as compared to when I was not well. I’m loving the apps and programs that helps me list out the tasks and to-do list, especially those that pop-up reminders. They are almost like the reminders and calender in the iPhone except that they have more functions and allows to synchronise with e-mails.

 

I’m still not back on par as how efficient and fast I was the first two years when I first set up my business but I have grown wiser in terms of making business decisions. Experience and time do help with knowledge on business. I still have more to learn and it will be a non-stop learning process.

 

In terms of health, I would say I’m getting better. The allergies on my palm hands are getting better, where I can now hold more items without needing gloves. I’m watching my hands get better and better everyday, I’m very happy. There are numbness on and off on my hands, though and I have to exercise them a bit more to get rid of this problem. Allergies on my skin and body is still there and I still need anti-histamine but it is not as dry/flaky as it was 6 months ago.

 

From my previous post on me falling sick, I have been recuperating. The fever and cold didn’t help to get rid of my skin allergies, too bad. I was staying at home and indoors for at least 2 weeks or so. I was handling my business matters online and through tele-conversations. No matter how unwell, business still goes on. Ideally a business should be able to run on its own without needing the owner there but at this moment, I can only afford to do that on project basis when there are funds/budget. I’m considered in between self-employed and business owner. So far I’m still alright to run it on my own and perhaps one day there will be a full-time team. In my current condition, I need to save myself and my health first; I don’t have the strength to handle other people. I am thankful for whatever help I can get.

 

Staying indoors for a while, I noticed my skin was starting to be less inflamed but when I went out last week and the week before for appointments, my skin flares up especially on the leg part. It’s like 2 weeks of healing with the skin getting better, then just 20 minutes outside and there goes my skin. I do enjoy going out to meet people and when I am home, I like my alone time and silence. Going out is frustrating though, with my current condition and it is tiring to keep my skin from getting worse, not to mention painful as well.

 

I was caught in the rain the week before last week as my car broke down at the petrol station after I stopped to fill in petrol. It was functioning fine the whole day when the weather was fine and when it started to rain, my car just didn’t want to start. My credit card couldn’t work at the petrol kiosk as apparently the pin was rejected. Then it followed by my car not being able to start. It’s like my car ‘merajuk‘(sulk) because it didn’t get to drink petrol. It began to drizzle before becoming a heavy downpour that time and as it was past 7pm, most car garage/workshops are closed. These are the downs and problems in life that can occur but we just deal with it and fix it as best we can.

 

Credit card wise, I called and check with the bank. Apparently the password was entered wrongly that caused the card to be blocked and pin rejected. I recalled that I keyed in the right password though but I wonder what happened to the card…. Got it unblocked and fixed. Luckily I’m one of those that likes to fill in petrol while I still have some petrol left and not leave it until the empty indicator turns on, so no problem with driving my car even if I couldn’t pump petrol that day.

 

Car wise, it was because my battery was weak. I actually sent it in to the car workshop just about 2 months ago to get it checked and fixed but I didn’t change the battery. The attendants at the petrol station pushed my car to one area where it wouldn’t take up the petrol kiosk space. A kind samaritan then came to help and jump-start my car. He was such a kind gentleman as it was raining heavily and despite both of us carrying umbrella, he was soaked wet. All those at the petrol station that time didn’t have any car jump-start cables and only this gentleman had it. One of the workshop owners wanted to bring a new battery to where I was as he said he can be on-call 24 hours but I told him it would be better to jump-start the car and have it checked at the garage before changing the new battery. If you are faced with this situation, another option instead of jump-starting is also to have the car towed but if you are towing the car to the workshop, then you would need to ensure that there are people to receive it at the workshop. It’s always handy to have your car workshop, car-towing company and foreman’s contacts saved in your mobile phone in case you need to call for car assistance during break down. In the end, car was pushed and jump-started, then battery changed to a new one, so my car is working fine now.  Thank you to all who helped.

 

I got wet in the rain too and was falling sick. I had appointments, blogging and event to attend the next 2 days after that but I could only manage to attend to what I can the next day and cancel the rest. I hardly cancel appointments if I can help it but I really was falling sick, with body temperature rising and dropping suddenly, like about to get a cold. I had some good rest and took more Vitamin C aside from my daily dosage. I managed to feel better and stopped myself from getting a fever.

 

I’m not function at my optimum level but I do what I can. It’s better to keep moving, be it business wise or personal life than to sulk about it and do nothing. Be positive and you will live with a better outlook on life.