Chia Seed

I read a lot about how good chia seed is and finally I bought a pack of 200 grams from Signature Market through their online store.

Chia seed are a good source of fiber, protein, and other nutrients. I’m not gonna write down all of its benefits here, I’m just going to share what it does to my body after consuming it for a week.

Overnight oatmeal with chocolate flavored milk

I love how I can ‘play’ with the chia seed with any kind of drinks (except soda or alcoholic drinks I guess lol) or food and how I can mix and topped with almost anything such as fresh fruits, dried fruits or even nuts. Now I can enjoy my overnight oatmeal in an interesting way. Haha πŸ˜‚ Why interesting? Well, for me chia seed is an interesting kind of food; superfood actually. The way it swell up after the soak, but still retain a slight crunch. I’ve been wondering how would it taste before. And it’s actually doesn’t have any particular taste or odour, it’s like eating the sago only without any crunchy bites.

After consuming chia seed for a week, I’ve noticed its benefits to my body was actually pretty awesome. I have a digestion problem. A doctor once scanned me and said one of my intestine is too small? Seriously it sounds ridiculous but maybe it’s true. I know nothing about that and he said that’s probably why I have a problem with a regular toilet visit. Now my point is, with chia seed in my drinks, I can say it helps me with the bowel thingy. It’s twice a day, everyday instead of once every three days. Okay that’s it. Not gonna talk long about that. #gross 😷 but it’s a good thing; so yay! πŸ™Œ

Another thing was, chia seed reduces my food cravings! Even my husband didn’t believe me when I said I’m not hungry when it’s already 1pm. But of course I still eat something in a very small amount. I hope it’s a good thing. But I love food?! πŸ˜‚On a bright side, I can eat any food I love with the right amount for my body. So it’s true then. About chia seed helping in weight loss. I’m not in any progress of losing my weight tho….just maintaining it well. ✌😁

That’s two benefits for me. What about you guys?

I think that’s all for today and thanks for reading. Stay healthy and happy everyone! πŸ’•

Love, Mich 🌸

 

Antibody

Good day!

Today I’m going to write about my sickness experience. Just a random post.

Few months ago, I had this back ache problem so bad that I couldn’t even decide whether it’s best to sit or stand or lay in bed. It’s like I’m too young to get that kind of sickness…no? I don’t know why or how did that happened but maybe I did a lot of house chores that requires me to ‘squat’ and stand over and over again. Or maybe my bad habit of ignoring bad body posture? Idk. 😬

After one night suffering, cuz I thought it will be gone after a night rest, I finally told my husband to take me to the hospital. It was terrible. I only can lay down, like extra slow, with my body facing to the side. And waking up was another painful ‘drama’. So dramatic but so true. Damn that moment. I don’t want to experience it again. 😭

As soon as we arrived at the hospital, after the long wait for our turn, the doctor checked me and she said it’s nothing. Maybe I’m too tired..maybe it’s just some muscles’ cramp…hmm okay. I was too weak to even say “really? That’s all”? So I just let it be. 

The doctor asked me to take urine test and get the painkiller jab. I didn’t expect to be doing the urine test so I don’t think I have any ‘water’ for it cuz I already went to the toilet earlier. So the nurse asked me to drink lots of water, using her glass which I expected will be a clean glass. Cut story short, the urine test results was fine. 

Now the jab for painkiller story. We need to go downstairs and meet another nurse for this injection. She asked me to take two tablets of paracetamol, and drinks water using a glass…again I hope that glass was clean. And jab me.

As soon as we arrived home, I feel slightly comfortable regarding my back ache. But not my throat. It feels itchy, burning and dry. The next morning, I’ve caught flu and fever. And it’s last until almost 3 weeks with a total of 3 times going back and forth to a different clinics. 

God knows how much grateful I am after I’m done with the flu and coughing. I’ve been coughing like cuhrazyy… Coughing but no mucus at all. Imagine that? 

As a conclusion, never again I will go to the hospital without wearing a mask or drink from a glass from the hospital. Should have bought my own water. It’s my fault I guess. 

Antibody. I was already sick that time. Not enough antibody? Idk. Have you ever experienced the same?

That’s all for today. May we all stay healthy all the time. *fingers crossed*

Love, Mich 🌸

DIY Distressed Jeans + Thriftventure

And you say, thrifting is boring?

This is my second post about me writing how much I love rummaging clothes at a thrift store. 

Few months ago me and my sister went to the nearby thrift shop and it was madness cuz both of us came home with full bag of clothes. I got myself a total of 10 clothes! Cuhrazzyy i know. πŸ˜‚ One of those tops really caught my eyes but I don’t think I got a suitable pants to pair it with….until I found my old jeans.

I decided to DIY distressed this jeans with some guides from youtube lol πŸ˜‚ 

As I’ve mentioned on one of my post in this blog, about how not-so-creative I am, the outcome of the jeans was the proof. πŸ˜‚ There’s some mistakes on how it should be done from the way I cut, loosen the thread and so on. Gotta learn that techniques better baby! Well, it’s my first time doing this and I guess it’s not that bad. No?

I love this top! 

Thanks to my cool husband for being my personal photographer haha 😘

My yesterday’s outfit of the day. Another top found from the thrift shop. I bet I have to pay more than RM40 just for the top if it’s not from a thrift shop. But this babyy, it costs me only RM3! πŸ™Œ imma happy gal.

It’s not about brand, designers or how expensive your clothes are. It’s about style. Fashion is what you buy. Style is what you do with it. 😎 So don’t call me cheap πŸ˜… I call it an adventure – thriftventure. πŸ‘—

My next mission is to find a new shoes/sneakers – brand new or thrift? Probably brand new. Shoes from the thrift are wayyy more expensive. You tell me why. 😁

That’s all for today. Thanks so much for reading. 😘

Love, Mich 🌸

Oh baby!

It’s been a week since my last post. Been busy with the family lately. Especially with the new member of the family, baby Psalm. Also been busy with preparing meals separately for us and for my sister. More to assisting my mom though; for my sister’s confinement kind of meal. 

I think I spend times in the kitchen more now than in the bedroom since baby Psalm was born πŸ˜‚

I’m officially an aunt to baby Psalm Nathaniel. Thanks to God, baby and sister are in a good condition.

I can stare him all day 😘

I pray that baby Psalm is healthy and growing up well. 

Currently at my hometown now spending time with the family and to attend my bestfriend’s wedding tomorrow. I’m excited and happy for her πŸ˜„
Just a short update from me today. Will write some more next time after the wedding. ✌

Love, Mich 🌸

Dragon Fruit Smoothie (No Blender)

I love smoothie but I don’t have a blender. I’m often wondering if I could make a smoothie without a blender. Of course it is ideal to have a blender to get that lovely smooth fruity drink. 

I really need to save up to buy a blender next time…or maybe a juicer ✌

Yesterday, I bought a pack of chopped chunked Dragon Fruit and decided to come up with something instead of just eat it like that. 

Here’s what I did: I mashed the fruit in a long glass (or bowl) with a whisk (you can use fork or anything to mash it) until it turned into a mushy liquid. Then, I added 1 cup of soy milk. You can use any others drink. 

And it’s done! Of course you can top your smoothie with anything you want but I like it that way. I’m truly happy that I made this as simple as that. It’s yummy and fun to do! I should’ve done this a long time ago. πŸ˜ƒ

Next I’m gonna try with another different fruit. Maybe banana? Or any ideas? 😊

*mau makan sihat2 supaya cantik dalaman dan luaran..mau jadi bridesmaid kan end of this month hahaha mau juga glow mcm pengantin ba

That’s all for today. Just a quick updates from me.

Love, Mich 🌸

My Cleanser

I don’t really wanna talk about this just because I don’t know how to write it down in an attractive way as well as the beauty bloggers did out there. Lol. πŸ˜…

Anyway, I think it’s important for me to record it here in this blog for my own reference and for the sake of blog updates of course.

I had a combination skin before and I’ve been using Safi Rania Gold for years. I mean like since my early 20’s and it did quite a great job for my face. Bonus, it’s cheap! I don’t have acne problems, but I do have this dark spot and it’s the reason why I got a dull face like all the time. 😣

Lately, I figured out my skin was no longer have the T-zone areas problem (or maybe just lessen) but then I have these small non-inflammatory acne around my upper forehead and side cheeks areas. Though it’s not really visible and not a reddish bumps, it still bothering me. πŸ˜•


Two weeks ago, I decided to try a new cleanser. Setting my mind that maybe it’s time to change because of few factors such as age, hormonal changing, environment etc. Went to Watson few weeks ago and my eyes got engaged with this Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash. I’m not sure why but the facts that it has herbals formulation just caught my eyes at that moment. Plus, it claims to help clear pimple and prevent recurrence of acne over time. It’s been two weeks since then now, all I can say is, neutral. My non-inflammatory acne are still there, and sometimes I got a flaky dry skin on my nose crease. ouch. 😰 So I guess it’s not suitable for me or should I wait for another weeks? Months?  I don’t know now. Oh, it’s a soap-free face wash which is a good thing ( i guess…) but I actually don’t like it. I still love the foamy kind of face cleanser.

While I’m still contemplating whether to stick to the Himalaya or Safi Rania, I got this free sample of Eversoft Extra Nourishing Avocado & Rice Bran Face Cleanser . I’ve seen this product so many times before but never try one. It’s an organic formulated cleansers and that triggered me to fall in love with this face wash as I always wanted to try something organic, something free from parabens, SLS and so on. I just need to wait how will my skin react after few weeks of using this.

I hope it will works. *fingers crossed* 

As for my dark spot, do you know how can I get rid of it? Like a treatment cream or something? And if you ever tried once of those face cleansers mentioned above, don’t hesitate to share your review/experiences on the comment section below.

Thanks for reading!

Love, Mich 🌸

 *featured image source

 

Pancakes No Eggs And No Butter

It’s Sunday and it’s a lazy day for me. Not. It’s just like the other day cuz I’m a housewife. Lol. 

I love pancakes! Who doesn’t? And I love the fact that we can make pancakes in a difference ways with the same taste. I’m not a vegetarian or vegan but sometimes, I like it be in a simple way. Meaning to say, pancake without eggs sounds simple…right? πŸ˜…

Yesterday I went to Merdeka Supermarket in Lido and bought blueberries for RM11.50 only. One time ago at Everise, Imago it’s RM18+ and it’s just too much for me. 11.50 still expensive for me though but once in awhile we need those expensive fibers and vitamins, yeah?! ✌and it’s perfect for my pancakes topping 😍

Favorite Pancakes ( No Eggs & No Butter)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 6 minutes

Makes: 6 pancakes

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of flour

1 tablespoon of sugar

1/2 tablespoon of baking powder

A pinch of salt

200 ml of milk (any milk you like)

2 tablespoon of vegetable oil (i use corn oil)
1 teaspoon of essence vanila or whatever of your choice

Directions:

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  2. Combine milk, essence and vegetable oil together, pour into the dry ingredients.
  3. Stir all together untill moistened. It’s okay if there’s a little lump on your batter. Don’t over-mix them.
  4. Lightly spread some of the vegetable oil on your skillet pan. I used a soup laddle to scoop out the batter and pour into the pan.
  5. When bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake, approximately 3 minutes, flip it and cook for another 2 minutes on the other side.
  6. You got your pancakes ready! Top with anything; syrups, honey, blueberries, strawberries, banana etc.

My pancakes were far from perfection, but it tasted heavenly fluffy yummy πŸ˜šπŸ˜‹πŸ˜

I hope you like and enjoy it! Happy Sunday! πŸ’• Thanks for reading!

Love, Mich 🌸