Infatuation

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It started out with a decent gesture. Something that most people will not pay much attention to. A thank you text that lead to a lot of other texts and you know you will have to put a stop to it before it gets out of control. Marital affair is nothing but messy.

Infatuation – an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone or something.

We are both married. Although marriage is hard work, I am very much in love with my partner.

So he tells me he admires me for the choices I make and compliments me on my looks. I try very hard to keep my replies to his texts friendly and professional. I don’t deny the fact that compliments always brighten my day. And the texts eventually get a bit off topic, to the extent that I knew he had an affair before which cost him his first marriage. You can sense when the conversations get a little deep. He started to sound creepy. We are in the fitness industry and I am sure we will have to work together at some point of time. And I do not want it to be awkward. I tried to reject his offer the best I can without hurting his feelings. Well, that didn’t work.

I confided in a few people that I trusted. And of coz, I told my partner about it. Do I need to be nice to him? Is he going to help me in the future somehow? Is maintaining this friendship that important to me? Do I really need this?

But I realized that as far as men goes, you must tell them straight in the face that you are not an interested party to make them understand.

My last text to him was….

“You know what? I am going to be straightforward with you. You took me being friendly for all the wrong reasons. We should stop texting each other. We can talk in class but I guess that’s about it. I am not interested in doing this thing that you are doing. And I am not interested in you. I think you should treasure your wife and family more. I’m sorry.”

And his reply…

“Thanks for being frank! Still, I apologize for crossing the line. Will respect your decisions.”

And this was about a month ago…

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Addicted

Ice

I started chewing ice since I was a little girl. It wasn’t so much of a habit until just recently. I discovered I craved ice and I can be chewing it throughout the day. I understand that ice chewing is a serious addiction. I may be suffering from anemia (I have not done any blood test to determine this) and it’s not doing any good to my teeth. I’d try so hard not to chew on it but the urge would become so overwhelming. At this point of time, I am not sure how to quit on it.

Sharenting: Do you share too much about your children on social media?

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Sharenting (or over sharenting) is a term used to describe the overuse of social media by parents to share content based on their children. It is related to the concept of “too much information”.

It is a common sight on everyone’s Facebook feed these days, parents constantly posting photos of their children. Birthdays, first days of school, festive celebrations, are all subject to sharenting. Most of the time, there will be random photo of a parent and child sharing a moment together. Parents will also post personal thoughts about their parenting joys which could be from how proud they are of their child, and at times parenting woes like how they are unable to cope with the children’s demands.

But have we ever thought if sharenting is appropriate. Are our children aware of what we post online about them without their permission? Does it compromise their safety and privacy? How is it going to affect them in the long run?

As parents, we should take into consideration how our sharing will affect our child later in life. We often want to share memorable milestones in our kids childhood. Some of the photos are probably harmless while some others could turn into a source of embarrassment when they are much older.

We must always consider our children’s right to privacy.

All photos posted have basic information attached which reveals where the photo was taken. So even if you may not have disclosed your child’s full name and other personal information, simply by posting the photo anyone can see what your child looks like and has access to other personal information.

Keep certain milestones special and within the family.

Last but not least, as a general rule, before your post anything about your child, make sure you are not doing it to boost your own ego.

Well, I guess its time for me to start on some housekeeping…

7 July 2017

We had a go at Seven7h Cucina on 7th July 2017. It is not always that you get an affordable halal Italian restaurant in Singapore. 
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I actually loved the laid back concept of the restaurant. We chose an outdoor seat so we could chill with the music which was playing in the nearby bar. 

While we couldn’t wait to stuff our faces, we had our must have mocktail “Perawan Mojito” and Cold Flava Latte first. 

Since I’m a huge potato lover, we had Tartufo Fries as our side (shoestring fries with white truffle oil, grated parmesan cheese and coriander). The cheese was shredded so finely it made the dish taste so heavenly! 

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My main dish was Carbonara, filled with cheese, turkey bacon and 64 degrees poached eggs (I’m an egg lover too!). Although I prefer my gravy to be a little thicker, the egg yolk was runny (in a good way of course) and made the dish simply delicious. The portion size is perfect for one. I actually finished my food for the first time!!! 

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Bug (men gotta have their meat 😜) decided on Pizza Berg. Came served with truffle fries and side salad. He went with Angus beef, caramelised with onions, red chilies, pomodoro sauce and mozzarella cheese, stuffed into pizza dough. Definitely not the dripping wet kinda burger he likes but the Pizza Berg was awesome nonetheless. 

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We will love to come back to try some others on the menu. A plus for us as it is so near home. 

Verdict: 4/5

Be ready to spend $7 to $30.

Feminism

As I was flipping through my online magazine, an article caught my attention. 

Shailene Woodley who did an interview with Time magazine, apparently decided to join a list of female celebrities who misunderstood the meaning of feminism. 

Young, smart and super talented Hollywood star, Woodley totally had a misconception of the term itself. 

“Feminist” – Advocating social, political, legal and economic rights for women equal to those of men. 

She also shared her thoughts on sisterhood which is an important part of feminism. 

In my opinion, feminism is about changing the way the world perceives women. Equality is something we should strive for. It is not a concept but rather a necessity, not just for the advancement of women’s rights, but for the overall state of women’s health and well being.

Link below:

Shailene Woodley Joins The Ranks Of Female Celebs Who Don’t Understand Feminism
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What makes a good fitness instructor

Sports and fitness are not taboo to me. I started martial arts at a very early age and had many opportunities to represent my schools for various netball and athletics competition at national levels. Let’s also not forget my incredible weight loss journey where shredding off more than 35kg after pregnancy messed up my hormones to a whole new obese level. So, it is no wonder why I needed someone with great capacity to push me above and beyond my abilities. 

I did a lot of running, went for yoga and Zumba classes with different instructors but none of which could bring the mojo out of me. I still felt dissatisfied and was hungry for more. And then there was Piloxing. I fell in love with it immediately after my first class. This super high intensity workout which combines Dance, Pilates and my favorite, boxing, pumped me up and gave me the much-needed adrenaline to burn my calories to maintain my weight at a healthy level.

I stumbled upon Rasidah’s piloxing over the net and decided to try out her classes. I was sure that I could put up with whatever she had to offer. Master Trainer for Piloxing Singapore? She can’t be any different from the rest. Gosh! I was wrong! So wrong! 

Rasidah is PASSION, DETERMINATION and DEDICATION. She walks the walk and practices what she preaches. She roars in class, fun and entertaining altogether. She creates a sense of community and camaraderie within her class. 

Rasidah inspires me so much as she is probably one of the most ambitious women I have ever met. A loving wife and mother to 3 beautiful children, she is incredibly talented and her work ethics are insane. This lady is amazingly awesome. She supports her sisters and together we are unstoppable!