Random Matters

My first batch of VIP visitors consisting of my eldest sil and nephew returned to Hong Kong this morning. They were in KL for the past 2 weeks.

This Friday, we are expecting another 2 batches of VIPs ~ from Ipoh and Singapore.  My entire family will be in KL to celebrate papa’s 75th birthday! 🎂🍻 🥂  Another round of pigging out, chatting, laughing and bonding.

There’s been a hive of activity and feasts at our house for the past 2 weeks, with a 2-day break on Wednesday and Thursday before the  celebration and merriment continue from Friday onwards for another 4 days. And then it’s the start of the school holidays, yippeeeee!!  I can’t wait for the holidays to start.

I’ve been so sleep deprived the past one week.  Last weekend was a NO REST weekend for me. Cass had to attend a 2-day full day motivational camp at the school on Saturday and Sunday (from 7am – 5pm).   As the hubs had been working late the past few days, I had to assume the duty of  driver, which means having to wake up at 4:15 a.m. and leaving the house at 6:30 a.m., after getting some of the household chores done before everyone else in the family wakes up.

Most mornings I wake up asking myself if I can ever sleep in for another hour or two?!  It’s no joke getting up at that ungodly hour when that hour is the best time to be in a deep sleep ~ the room is cold and cozy and it’s just not meant to be the time to start ‘work’.  But surprisingly, I don’t feel extremely draggy or zombified  like I used to though I’ve not had a single day of rest. It must be the extra dosage of Super Lutein that I’ve been popping that gives me the sustenance.  Plus I have been diffusing energy-boosting essential oils throughout the night. Peppermint, lemongrass, lemon, geranium, cedarwood, eucalyptus, orange, tangerine and citrus fresh are some of the energizing essential oils that I have been diffusing every night.  And I am SO happy to report that this month, I did not get any period flu! 👍🏻

I realized about a few months back that ever since I touched 45 this year, I tend to get period flu about a week before my period starts. Every single month.  I also realized that many of my friends in their mid to late 40s get period flu too. I read that this is caused by fluctuating hormones in perimenopausal  women.  The  Progesterone Phyto Plus that I have been applying topically helps a great deal in balancing my wacky hormones.  I shall continue with this regimen of increased Super Lutein dosage, daily routine of diffusing and topical application of essential oils and getting an hour of uninterrupted nap during the day to boost my immune system and to beat fatigue.

Let me explain a nugget of Science here.

Did you know that the human body has an electrical frequency and much about a person’s health can be determined by it?  Higher frequency in the body, results in better health. It has been shown that a normal healthy body has a frequency of 62–72 MHz. When the body drops below this frequency, we begin to get into illness and disease states.  Clinical research shows essential oils, having the highest known frequency known to man, may create an environment in which microbes, disease, bacteria, fungus, etc. cannot survive.  Most naturally occurring substances –including essential oils – have coherent frequencies that resonate harmoniously with the electrical field of the human body. Happy and positive thoughts increase our body’s vibrational frequency while negative unhappy thoughts /emotions  decrease the frequency, even till it reaches ultra low frequency, i.e. death. Flipping mind-boggling eh? You can read more about it at my health blog.

So peeps, think happy and positive thoughts always. Eat fresh foods, especially plant based, which are high in vibration frequency. I wish everyone well and healthy. Have a happy week. School holidays start this Saturday!  😘

Brunch yesterday. Drama Queen with E, her cousin from HK and grand aunt from Ipoh.

Tips On Choosing Engagement Rings

There are certain guidelines one can follow. Many brides-to-be will have to decide what is in it that they want when buying citrine engagement rings. You will need to consider the cost, which is the foremost rule and a basic one to follow.

Avoid the notion that big and quantity is all you have to it but paying more than what you can afford is certainly something you need to consider and be on-guard. It could set you into a trap that later might lead to financial difficulties which is not going to do any good to the relationship. Keep it simple. It would be better off making ring purchases within your means rather than beyond your means.

Why pay above your means for a morganite engagement ring white gold that could only put you in debt?  It is wiser to work around your own budget and not somebody else’s budget. Try to work along this line and you won’t go wrong. Have an open and honest discussion with your fiance, then proceed to pay for what you both are comfortable with.

If you go with quality over quantity, then it is unlikely you will go wrong. The rule is pay only what you can comfortably afford. For example, you don’t need to spend three months’ salary for the ring if you cannot afford it. Do not be overtaken by overzealous talk from marketing or salespeople into paying more than what you can afford nor be cowed into feeling less of a person if you do not go for more.

Just beware of the marketing ploy by big companies and know your real needs. No need to put yourself into unnecessary stresses but instead keep it as simple as you can, following the above rather straightforward principles in going about your engagement ring buying. What you can afford at the moment, is what you should be focusing at.

Upgrade later where chance permits later on in life. Any extra you may have now could be utilized for some other useful household matters such as upgrading of home decor. This is to keep a balance, so you can also focus on other equally important matters which may also require financial resources, just in case, if you have to, in order to meet any shortfalls later. In this way, you can work out your ring engagement buying in a properly manageable position.

Endless choices of fine selection is very much available for those who have a fancy for varied specialty designs and a budget concern to look out for; and you can find all these among the ‘White Gold Engagement Ring’ category. For example, 14k white gold matching wedding rings are already a hit among wearers of different age group, especially in the western world. Perhaps, this can be one option you can look into. Hope this little guideline helps.