Thursday, June 30, 2011

Still sick but I gots lemons

But first! Photo of my latest winter beanie!! It's sooooo cute! :D

Me so happy! Photo was taken before I got sick :(

I'm still unwell. At least I'm slowly regaining my voice but for over a week, it has been hoarse and deep. I'm starting to sound like myself, which is now sounds unfamiliar to my own ears.
Damm my high-pitched squeaky voice, why can't I sound like Alicia Keys??

Well, at least I can talk.
It's terrible not being able to verbalize my thoughts.. my feelings.... my hunger.

Anyway, it's most likely viral so I just have to wait it out.

My patients have been very nice to me, especially one particular elderly patient of mine who brought us two bags of lemons after finding out that I was sick.

How awesome is that? That's only a portion of what he has given us!

So kids, make sure you have lots of vitamin C and keep warm this winter with all the bugs going around! ♥


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I lost my voice but it's okay cause...

I have new shoooooes!

Am really digging the man-style trend. I purchased these shoes online via for approximately A$90?

Surprisingly, they fit well (for an online purchase) and are very comfortable! YAY! Awesome for work and play :D

Last week was a long week, as the big boss was back and the clinic was crazily busy and then Josh's cousin and friend came to visit over the weekend.

I lost my voice gradually, it began from sounding hoarse then manly, and eventually almost nothing. I picked up Josh's cough too. MEH.

Fortunately, my manager and colleagues allowed me to take today and tomorrow off to rest. They were quite taken back by how terrible I sound.

Okay, that's a quick post for now. I hope everyone is doing fine! :)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Long Weekend and Partial Lemon Juice Detox Plan ♥

We Melbournians are having a long weekend thanks to the Queen's birthday!

Long live the Queen!! (though it's not really her birthday -.-)

Now, I've just started to introduce lemon juice into my diet to cleanse my body of toxins.

There's a lot of hype around this lemon detox diet as a lot of celebrities such as Beyonce and Mariah Carey use it to shed weight quickly. The week-long lemon detox plan mainly consists of drinking 6 - 10 glasses of lemon with palm tree syrup and a small pinch of cayenne pepper each day as a meal replacement. It also drinking salt water and herbal tea daily. No solid foods are to be taken throughout this diet.

Unfortunately, like most fads, following this diet will allow you to lose weight rapidly as it is a starvation diet; causing you to lose muscle rather than fat.

I plan to incorporate lemon juice into my life, not as a meal replacement but rather to facilitate the removal of toxin build up in my system. Today would be my third day and I am already beginning to feel healthier.

I've started each morning with a cup of hot water with a squeeze of lemon juice. It certainly perks my tastebuds up!

At night, I'd have a glass of honey-lemon juice with a small (very small) pinch of cayenne pepper before a meal and another glass a couple hours before bed. Now if you're planning to use cayenne pepper, please be mindful that it is hot so please use as little as possible to begin with to see how well you can tolerate it and you can add more as you get used to it. 

I will also advise you to stir your drink so that the cayenne pepper is well distributed prior to consumption. I didn't do it before and in my last gulp, I had a mouth full of the pepper. I didn't use a lot but it was NOT pleasant nonetheless. It will leave a zing in your mouth and also down your throat.

To make your honey-lemon juice with cayenne pepper, mix one tablespoon of honey with one tablespoon of lemon juice in 250mL of warm water. Add a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper (ground) and stir well before consumption.

Now if you're planning in the actual lemon detox plan to lose weight, please do your research first. There are a lot of fads out there that can aid you in weight loss but are actually harmful for you in the long term.

Have a good weekend everyone!


Sunday, June 05, 2011


   So. I've finally had my hair coloured!

   Near the window

  In the light, it's a warm reddish brown but indoors, my hair still looks dark.
  Even so, you actually see the layers in my hair, instead of blobs of jet black hair.

   Indoors, a few meters from a window

  While cam-whoring, I snapped a rather creepy shot of me looking like a doll.

   Indoors, a few meters from a window

   I purchased this dress a little while ago when I started loving polka dots (I still do!) but actually forgotten about it because of the mess in my closet. I really need to organize it before I buy my Zipia haul :\

   Dress from button n thread boutique,
   cardigan from Zipia (my previous haul),
   and belt from taobao (chinese website).

   Hope everyone had a good weekend! Can't wait for next week!
   Long weekend! WOO HOO!

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