Is it just me…?

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or when you’re working at a desk all day, on the computer, you feel peckish all the time?! I’m a terrible one for snacking… especially after my lunch I always feel like munching on something sweet!! So I’ve decided to ONLY have dried fruits in my drawer! So whenever I feel like snacking, I can only have dried fruits! I know they aren’t the healthiest since dried fruits have higher concentration of sugars BUT because of that they also have a higher concentration of nutrients!

So what I do is every time I have enough of my fruits, I would have a small sip of water and swish it around my mouth to get rid of the bits that are stuck to my teeth. And if possible I would go brush my teeth. In saying so though, it’s not like i’m eating 24/7 (however likely it may seem!), most times I get peckish around lunch hours and I always brush my teeth after lunch! But remember that max you should brush your teeth is 3 times a day, otherwise it may cause irritation in the gums… So to ensure I don’t have all that sugar stuck to my teeth I make sure to eat my sweet dried fruits after my lunch and then I brush my teeth after!
There will be times when you won’t have to luxury to brush your teeth, so just have a bottle of water handy and swish some water around your mouth a few times. Better than nothing!!

Have a super Tuesday!

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I’m back and here are some updates!

Good morning world! (as oppose to “Hello World!” … get it? *programmer joke*)

I’ve been slacking with blogging… but I’ve decided to get back to it! I’ve since graduated from Computer Science and I’m now working! Woo go me! But it’s very difficult to get hired by companies at times because I lack the experience that’s required. Also, I’m terrible at the technical challenges. So in order to improve myself and get better at it, I am on hackerrank.com doing challenges there whenever I can! The contests they have on there is also fun to participate in if you have the time! I highly recommend it!

Computers and jobs aside, I’ve been having some issues with my gums and teeth for a while now.. and I’ve always been so cautious of what I eat because of it. And nothing I do seem to help it get better.

I’ve been eating very “healthy” and trying out many different diets… ranging from mainly fresh fruits and vegs and cutting out gluten and processed foods, eating milk kefir, making kombucha, intermittent fasting.. You name it! But none of it seems to help. It’s rather frustrating.

So I was talking to my best friend and she said something which made so much sense. She said maybe what you think is healthy is not actually that healthy because you don’t eat enough of those things to get enough nutrients in your body to heal your gums/teeth. So I thought about it and that’s right, when I was younger, I never had such problems with my gums and teeth because I ate everything, I didn’t restrict myself from any foods. So now instead of “cutting” foods from my diet, I just eat whatever my body is feeling like eating instead of saying “no I can’t eat that”.
I’m also taking supplements for iron, vitamin D and daily vitamin tablets to see if they will help.

On top of that I also do oil pulling with coconut oil once a day for 20 minutes (I read that it’s suppose to help with getting rid of bacteria in your mouth and keeps your mouth clean!), but I haven’t seen much of a difference to be honest, however I will keep it up just because my mouth does feel very clean after I do it.

So I’ll keep this updated to let you know how that goes! Not like you care but it’s almost like a way for me to keep blogging ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a super Monday!

Starting the year 2015..

Why not start it with giving some gifts to my sister and her boyfriend who are only here for another 3 days.
I used water colour. Acrylics and a fine point black pen

This one I gave to Tony because him and my sister are doing the whole long distance thing and she’s much smaller than him

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And this one I gave to my lil sister. The small one to the left represents her and the bigger one on the left is me. This was done all in water colour and is used masking fluid to help make the design on the feathers.

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And just want to say all of my paintings are originals (so I don’t use reference). I like to think up ideas that are unique and personal so they really are one of a kind ๐Ÿ˜€

I do commissioned work and for more information and art work here’s my Facebook page:
https://facebook.com/gotthewongart

Check it out
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And hope everyone is having a fabulous new year!

One piece painting

This one piece painting was for my kris kindle. I used watercolours and acrylics.

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I’m so touched..

So remember my post many moons ago about being unemployed?? Well, now I’m working 2 jobs! Yes 2 jobs! Bit tiring, but money is money so I can’t complain!ย 

So why am I so touched?? Well one of the jobs I work in is as a child care assistant in a Montessori school, and I’ve only been there 2 weeks. I do the after schools part where kids after school comes to the Montessori and we do after schools activities with them. There’s a girl there that I’ve played “tickle monster” with in the school garden along with her friends.. basically you chase the kids and when you catch them, you tickle them! Tiring for the chaser! haha.ย 

But today was her last day here and she was giving presents out to the teachers who has minded her while she was there and I got a present! I was so touched because I wasn’t expecting anything! She hand picked perfume for everyone! I was so happy I cried a little… It meant so much to me because even though I’ve only been there a short while, I feel accepted and loved by the kids there.ย 

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You are beautiful.

I’ve decided to share a little something out there for any girls out there who are so determined about trying to get the “perfect body”, in other words, be supermodel thin.

So I have come to grips with myself and my weight. I have always thought, oh I’d love to be like so and so and be that weight and be this skinny like such and such. Well, ya know what, f*** that (excuse my language) because I’ve come to terms with how I look and weigh and I have finally accepted that, this is my bone structure, how my body is and no matter how I try, I will not look like the person I’m “aiming” to become.

You are your own person and YOU are the ultimate decider of “a perfect body”. Everyone has someone they would love to look like or be as skinny as, and we call these “models” perfect in our eyes. But if you can just see how beautiful you are inside and out, you can see that you too are perfect in your own ways. You don’t have to be 5ft10 and weight 50kg to be perfect. A bit of meat on the bones is always good (at least you won’t have to worry about freezing in the winter!)

The media is such a terrible things for you kids and especially teenagers! I have friends who tell me that their daughters are very weight conscious because the girls in magazines and on tv are so thin it makes them feel “fat” where in fact they are just normal weight! I used to compare myself to all these stick thin models thinking “one day I will look like them!” and I got so upset and unhappy because it make me not like how I looked and made me think I’ll never be happy if I don’t reach my goal because obviously that body type is the one that everyone loves! I was so focused on trying to lose weight and drowning myself in sorrows whenever I failed at a diet. I was miserable. I’d look at these so-called “thinspo” images of skinny women and girls with the so-called “thigh-gaps” for motivation, but in fact, these were the source of my unhappiness! I would be motivated, but because of my body type, it is pretty much impossible for me to be as skinny as some other girls, which made me increasingly unhappy and stressed.

Yes, I’ve had difficulties accepting my body and weight and for who I am, but I’ve finally done it and I’m so glad now because I am a much happier person. I’m not telling you to binge and eat all the junk food you can, but as long as you eat a healthy diet and do the recommended exercises (at least 30 mins, even brisk walking!) then you will be fine! Some peoples bone structures and genes just don’t do skinny (as in stick thin!) and you’ve just got to accept yourself for who you are.

I think everyone is beautiful in their own special ways! After all, no one person is the same. Everyone is different! If you learn to accept yourself for who you are you will find that you will be a much happier person and life will be more enjoyable rather than forcing your body through diets on end which, let’s be honest, never works or is not long lasting.

Life is too short to stress about getting the “perfect body” ย which is created by the media. Love yourself like how you’d like someone to love you. Things you don’t like about yourself, someone out there will love, it might not be right now, but that someone is out there for you! You just have to see the good side of things, be happy and things will just flow into place!

Don’t worry…. Be happy!

Smile, you are beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚

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And people who stress less look younger too! ๐Ÿ˜€

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A quickie from todays Geisha photoshoot :)

A quickie from todays Geisha photoshoot :)

It was an absolute pleasure to work with some extremely talented people today! Had a blast in the Japanese Gardens in Kildare.
Photographer: Agnes Es
Make-up artist: Ana Aparici- Wickham
Costume designer: Natalie Da Costa
Hair designer: Wai-Har Healy
Model: Nikki Wong

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