Go hike!

Hello guys! How are you? Hope you all are doing fine cuz I’m not really feeling well at the moment; mild fever, coughing, and flu. 😷 I feel so irritated with my conditions right now. You know, that moment when you’re hungry but you can’t even smell or taste the food…it’s like..what’s the point of eating? πŸ˜‘ but still, I must eat something. And it doesn’t stop me from updating this blog πŸ˜‰

Anyway, as you can read my blog title today, on the 9th last Sunday; me and my friend, M were pumped up to go for a morning hike somewhere in Tamparuli and it’s called Bukit Perahu. It’s my 1st hike after a while and my 1st time at this place.

Longgg way to go πŸ”

It’s M’s second visit to this place so I let her lead the way…and..kind of leaving me behind. πŸ˜‚ Surprisingly, the trails were steep exactly from the starting point. That’s why I took so long to catch up for M. πŸ˜„Fortunately the trails weren’t too challenging or adventurous, it got stairs and rope handrail for safeness.

Almost there! anddd I’m not alone hah!

I couldn’t recall how much time I took to stop for awhile and drink my water. Upon seeing the beautiful scenery from uphill, I keep telling myself I need to reach the top cuz I need to see more. Then M texted me, “hey where are you? I just reached the top.” I snorted with laughter πŸ˜‚ at least I’m almost there.

Finally!

I may be not fit enough physically, but I can fit myself to gain stamina from the inside of me…whatever that is πŸ˜‚ I mean…i know I’m slow but I’ll be there 😎

As usual or as you know, hiking uphill is an obvious challenge but hiking downhill might be easier for some of you. Not always though and not for me. Gentle downhills are fun and easy but this steep descent, requires a full concentration. And I concentrated both hiking up and down, pacing myself slowly.

It’s a good morning hike! Once in a while, go hike! It’s amazing what your body can do if you allows it. πŸ’ͺ

That’s all for today. Thanks for reading!

Love, Mich 🌸

Not Really “Not Ready Yet”

Don’t get confused with the title above. And please be aware that the contents of my post today are all of my own opinions. Correct me if I’m wrong; in a positive way. πŸ˜‰

What should I tell my friend if she said she’s suddenly don’t want to get married in the middle of wedding preparations?

Now I found that’s an interesting topic. How simple it is to tell her, don’t get married then! But NO. As a friend, best friend to be exact, and as a married person, I should tell her something nice…something “guaranteed” about marriage. She told me that she’s excited to get married but at the same time she’s not ready to leave her parents yet.

Although I can say I’m no such an expert in marriage since we’re just turned 1 year on our marriage a few months ago, still, throughout each moments being a married person I’ve learned a lot and will keep on learning/adapting every circumstance in marriage life.

Here’s what I can say about my friend’s issue:

  • We don’t really “leave” our parents as to abandon them or erasing them from our daily life. It’s leaving their financial responsibility on us and how we’re supposed to manage our life. Now that as adults we should know better how to manage our own life. However, as long as our parents are still alive, we’re always under their responsibility in terms of supports such as marriage or family advice.
  • It’s all about keeping in balance. As a Christian, I always keep in mind the leave and cleave principal. To make it simple, leave their (parents) house but not to leave the responsibility as a child and cleave to spouse no matter what.
  • Hey! You’re just stress and you think too much with all the preparations going on. 😘 Just take a deep breath, have a talk with your fiance and follow the flows. 

Marriage is not all cupcakes and roses. It can be miserable and some stay because of duty. And some might end up hurts. But hey, it is you and your spouse who made the decision to get married after all. So it is only you and your spouse who can decide or try (i insist, must) whether to colour your marriage happily or vice versa. 

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What will you say, if you’re in my place? 😊

Thanks for reading!

Love, Mich 🌸

Healthy Food?

It’s always a struggle to eat clean. At least for me. I don’t really eat vegetables and fruits until I turned 12 years old back then. My mom couldn’t get it when I said vegetables tasted bland or bitter back then and fruits took lots of time to eat. What?? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ that’s not me. HAHA. Past is past. πŸ˜„

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I eat lots of vegetables now however still letting myself trying to fall in love with fruits. I know some of you; mostly the vegans might laugh at me right now and said what’s not to like about those colourful sweet fruits? πŸ˜ƒ well, at least I’m trying now okay πŸ˜‰

Here’s some of my motivation to eat more veges or fruits:

  1. Good digestion, no more constipation!
  2. For a healthy skin complexion πŸ˜…
  3. Healthy everything of course!
  4. Instagram-worthy postΒ HAHAHA

I’ll promise myself to eat more of them now. It’s a good thing and one of my goals this year. Some of the fruits that I really wanted to try are expensive here. It’s okay. Any fruits are still fruits. πŸ˜‰

Oh, yesterday I made some pancakes and it’s a non-dairy / no eggs pancake. Or should I call it vegan pancakes? 😊 It’s my 1st attempt and I was so happy I did it. Perfect for breakfast although we ate it as our tea time snacks πŸ˜‚

Healthy food? I said…at least no more instant/junk/processed food. πŸ˜ƒ

What’s your story about vegetable and fruit? 😎

From The Thrift Shop

…down the road 🎢

As a full-time housewife, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to live a simple life (budgeting for a good life that is) yet still manage to dress up like a successful housewife cuz I’m not. lol. Lately, going to a thrift shopΒ has becomeΒ one of my favourite activities when I’m out of the house. Especially when my baby sister or besties are with me. It’s really nice and a lot more ‘easier’ when you got friends who share the same interest with you.

Those are some of my haul at the thrift store recently. Mostly casual tops. Some few items are from Cotton On, H&M, and Zara. Prices were crazy! RM6 for all of the above! Can you believe that? πŸ˜‚ I can’t even buy a single new top from the store with that price. I know, some of you might say it’s a secondhand trashy item. Well I don’t care as long as it’s wearable plus us ladies tends to get bored easily with our clothes anyway and the cycle will keep going on and on. On the other hand, saves a lot! πŸ˜‰
Stripes and plain basic tops are my main priority when in a thrift shop. Here’s a tip from me: Set a goal and details of what kind of style you’re looking for and you will save your time. For example, if you’re looking for a white or black plain basic top with a cotton material, you can ignore the other colours except for black and white. Simple as that. πŸ˜ƒ

Instead of paying RM49.90 for a single top, why not pay suuuuuper lower than that right? Well, of course, I do still buy from the common store for new clothes. It’s just, I’m having fun with this thrifty stuffs. And it’s an option after all. 😎

Playing mix & match is fun!

A set of this style just costs me RM5. Super comfy casual look! 😍

Costs me around RM8 for both top & bottom if I not mistaken.

So, do you go to the thrift shop? Let me know in the comment section below, I would love to visit your blog and read about your experiences or maybe some new tips.

Thanks for reading!

Love, Mich 🌸

End of June

Hello July!


28th & 29th June | Mesilou Kundasang, got the chance to spend quality time with the family at this place. Husby couldn’t join us though since he has to work. Funny that he worked nearby that day but we couldn’t even meet him.

I would say it’s not the perfect family outing this time because of the rain and BIL was not feeling well. However I am still feeling blessed to be with them. Highlight of the short trip, mom’s cook of course! So fortunate mom insisted staying in a homestay instead of any resorts or hotels. I’m always right about this one: you always hungry when the weather is below 19Β°c haha.

Let’s feed our eyes with some pictures shall we…

Perfect sunflowers!
These cuties!

Planned to buy cactus and succulents but the price was so damn expensive to me. πŸ˜‘ Calmed myself to buy later at the regular flowers’ stall but the rain is not cooperating that day. And the mood was ruined by that. It’s okay. Next time will do.

If only my place is not too hot to have these perfect sunflowers and the other flowers too.
The majestic Mt. Kinabalu

It’s like a sin for not capturing this kind of view.Β lol.Β I’ll always in love with Mt. Kinabalu and miss being on top of it like the old days.

Dreaming as if it’s my garden that I wake up early everyday because of these. hah!

*I’m still new with wordpress and still figuring out how to manage everything especially uploading a photo via my phone. I have lots of photos to share but guess my phone is not good enough to support this wordpress application. meh*

Anyway, yes we had a great moment together despite the bad weather. Will always come back there for sure with my husby next time. There’s still a lot more fancy and sweet accommodation to explore there with the exciting scenery.

Wishing a good month of July to all of us! Happy blogging!

Love, Mich.

Relax Coffee Cafe

Last week me and my friend went to one of my favourite cafe in town to hang out and talks about…you know, women. πŸ˜…

It’s not my first time going to this cafe and I’ll always love the ambience inside the cafe with the music playing around which happens to be on my current playlists too. What’s not to like about that right?

So we ordered Hazelnut Coffee Latte and Chocolate with Matcha Crepe Cake. We’re actually just had our brunch at somewhere else few hours back. Hence we ordered the that-not-so-heavy-meal. I guess πŸ˜‚

The drink was good. I love the smell and taste of hazelnut. I guess everything about nuts are so right, right? I always wanted to try crepes cake. It’s my first time eating crepes cake and I found out I didn’t really like it. It didn’t makes me want to take another bite after a bite. We actually shared it yet still we couldn’t finish it. Crepes cake? First and last, full stop!

We had a great catch up session about married life and work stuffs at this cozy cafe. πŸ˜‰

Since the title for this post is about Relax Coffee Cafe, I’ll write another (kind of) food review from the same cafe but different day and time. 

As I said earlier, I love the ambience of this cafe and it’s nearby our house so it like keep calling me to be inside of the cafe. πŸ˜‚

They just transformed this downstairs area recently from a plain restaurant to a stylish cafe. The staffs are helpful and friendly. I hope they’ll do it often.

So it’s lunchtime and I picked their new menu for my lunch. Butter Curry Chicken Spaghetti. Sounds weird huh? πŸ˜„ But it’s not so bad. I’m a little picky for when it’s about spaghetti. I don’t like spaghetti with any tomatoes sauce. What spaghetti without tomato sauce? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I know you’ll say that. But there’s carbonara right? πŸ˜‰ 

Now about this Butter Curry Chicken Spaghetti. At first, it taste weird but after my second bite I actually love it! The combination of butter and curry is just so yesss for my liking. Level of spiciness, 2/10 which is why I like it. And the tenderness of the chicken is perfecto. Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. πŸ‘Œ Just that, it would be totally perfect if they pour more sauces on it and replace the sausages slices to something else. Other than that, great!!

  • Food Rating: 4/5
  • Service Rating: 3.5/5
  • Price: $$$

Location: 

G-1-12, Menggatal Plaza, Lorong Permai, Manggatal, 88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah MY.

Writing about food is a temptation now that I’m hungry. Haha. I hope you enjoy reading and thanks!

Till then^^

Reset

“Every sunset is an opportunity to reset”

So here I am, starting over or reset my new blog because it’s more fun and easier here in wordpress. So whyΒ Thalassophile & Aesthete? You can read briefly about it on the ‘About’ section on the sidebar of this blog.

Cheers to more random stories next time!
It’s holiday season here so I’m wishing you guys happy holidays and Selamat Hari Raya!

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