All posts tagged: love

Healthy Living Tips

Hello, lovely people. I hope you all are doing very well. Sorry that I couldn’t post on Monday. We were away for the day. It was a last-minute decision. I probably mentioned that life has been hectic lately, but I am not complaining. All good things are happening around me, family and friends. I am really grateful. I do get stressed out from time to time. I think it’s only normal. Anyway, let’s get on with it. I want to share some healthy living tips. Again, I am not an expert. Just my personal experience to share with you guys here. Hope you find the tips are tiny bit helpful. xx   Portion control. When I stress out, I intend to eat more than I really need which certainly leads to gaining weight. I try my best to keep that in mind to make sure I don’t eat more than necessary . Eat healthy fresh cooked food.  When you are busy, I know you feel you have no time to cook. It’s really not necessary true. …

Real Neat Blog Award 02

Million thanks to Roda from Growing Self for the nomination. I am really grateful for the love and support from my fellow bloggers. I think starting this blog was one of the best decisions I made last year. I highly recommend you guys to check Roda’s blog. I love the way she writes. She makes me laugh very often. I can feel her passion and love through every single one of her post. Here is the link of her blog, Growing Self. The rules: Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog  Answer the 7 questions sent by the person who nominated you  Nominate 7 new blogs to receive the award and write them 7 new questions List the rules and display the Real Neat Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog Roda’s Questions: Paper or Plastic? Paper. If you could transform into any animal, what would it be? A dolphin. 😛 Who is your historical soul mate? hmm…don’t think I have one yet… Are you a city mouse or …

Happy Mother’s day!

Mother’s day is just around the corner. I want to take the opportunity to wish all the mothers and mothers-to-be a very happy Mother’s day! Wish you enjoy a day full of love and happiness! xoxo I have had this idea to write a short post about my mom for a long time. This is probably the best timing to do it. She has been a great mom to me. She encourages, inspires and supports me in my whole life. I feel very blessed to have her as my mom and my best friend. Well, I am not gonna talk about how she has been a good mother to me. I want to tell you a short story about her retirement. 🙂 My mom is probably the most hard-working woman I have ever known (no exaggeration there!). She has dedicated all her time to our family and her job. At the age of 70, she finally convinced herself it was the time to retire. We had a little talk before she made the final decision. She was …

Strawberry Pie with love :)

Hubby brought back some strawberries from the local fruit shop yesterday. They are so lovely. I can never resist the pink cute pretty fruit. Then, Tuesday was the Chinese Valentine’s day (Qi Xi). I totally forgot about it. Although he wouldn’t know anything about the Chinese Valentine’s day, I  still think I should give him a pleasant surprise. The problem is that today is Saturday and we have a lot of plans as always. If I decide to do it, it has to be simple and quick, sweet too. Here comes the strawberry heart pie. Easy, simple, quick and lovely. It only takes about an hour to prepare and bake it (well, I have the store bought pastry).  It’s not very sweet, but with soft strawberry flavor. You can serve it very a scoop of ice cream or yogurt. INGREDIENTS strawberry – 500g Sugar – 40g Cornstarch – 25g 1 lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon rosewater 3 sheets of pre-made puff pastry 1 egg, beaten icing sugar Heart shape cookie cut INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the …