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  • Posted On: September 27th 2018 at 9:13 pm | 4 Comments
    Categories: Personal life

    Whee! I managed to go for 2 yoga classes today – one after another. I had Power Yoga class first then left early to rush for my Hot Basics Yoga class. Not for the faint hearted because I was feeling tired at the start of the Hot Basics Yoga class. Oh, and I am sweating a lot more in the hot yoga class. Not sure if it is hotter than usual or if it is because I already sweat it out during my power yoga class. Nevertheless, it was a good workout. I think I will try for 2 yoga classes in a day next time to clock 2 hrs of yoga exercises in a week. :smile:

    Why am I working out more these days? Because I realised I have gained quite a bit of weight ever since I started work (since 5 years ago) and that is not a good thing. I am going to be slightly overweight if I continue to gain weight. Being overweight is not good and I do not want to increase my risks of high blood pressure or heart related diseases. Hence, I decided to work out more. I also have quite a bit of yoga class passes to clear so that helps in motivating me to work out more.

    I rushed both of my yoga classes today since I will not be free tomorrow. I am so proud of myself for this little achievement because I have never done it before and managed to survive through both classes without much child poses or resting. Whee! Sakura is getting stronger indeed! :happy:

    Let’s see how long I will maintain this… Hahaha


    Posted On: September 24th 2018 at 12:14 am | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Love, Music, My violin, Personal life, Rants, Technology

    Rui Yun got new iPhone XS and I took a look at it when I met her to go for mooncakes shopping. The portrait camera is nice but I think the bokeh is a bit too fake. Definitely not something that I would spend more. Furthermore, I don’t like the idea of Face ID too.

    I’m happy with my iPhone 8 Plus and hope that it will last for a long time…

    I think I overpractise today. My finger is feeling very tired and weird. I hope I don’t injure it again. Shall rest more tomorrow. 

    Oh, and Chin Hau is back from his business trip to Beijing. Whee! I get to see him after a week’s break. :happy: Oh that reminded me of our conversation on the new iPhone XR, XS and XS Max. Basically he was describing it as the new processor that is 7nm apart from source and drain (the mosfet in the new processing chip in the new iPhones). Oh things that my technical boyfriend would say and I wish that I don’t understand it at all. :sheepish: I really don’t like mosfet back in undergraduate days… :stressed: 

    And it’s Mid Autumn Festival today (it has past 12 midnight now). Happy Mid Autumn Festival to those who celebrate it. :smile: 


    Posted On: September 22nd 2018 at 12:01 am | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Music, My violin, Personal life, Rants, Work, Yoga

    Oops I went for a hiatus without informing everyone again. Well, I have been busy with violin, work and dating.

    Things are fine at work and I am learning a lot of new stuff daily. Tons of work to clear but still manageable.

    I probably need to send my violin for servicing/cleaning after my exam. It’s more than a decade and I think it deserves some tender loving care. Not sure how much it will be though. Hopefully not too expensive…

    I realised how fat I have become and now really need to lose weight before I become overweight. So I have been watching my diet closely and reduce in eating on snacks. Went for core yoga class yesterday and power yoga class today. It is my first time going for yoga class 2 days in a row. Definitely one of the rare times when I go for yoga twice a week. I need to go more often to work out more and lose weights. Oh, do you know that an adult is recommended to have 150 mins of physical activity a week? I got to know it from the local news channel when they were interviewing Health Promotion Board in Singapore. So yup, that would be 3 yoga class a week. Hopefully I can keep up to the routine and lose some weight. I realised I lost 1 kg after 2 weeks. I just need to lose 2 kg more and I’m happy. That means 1 more month? Hopefully I can keep up to it.

    Oh, and also regular blogging too! I will reply the comments when I use my laptop…


    Posted On: September 1st 2018 at 3:44 pm | 2 Comments
    Categories: Food, Friendship, Love, Personal life, Pictures, With my LX10

    I have been posting several food photos but have not been sharing them on ViolinStar.NET. So now I am going to share them… and also talk a bit about them too.

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/176776758023/when-in-doubt-order-the-same-food-as-your-friend


    I took this photo of my meal at Wooloomooloo Steakhouse. It’s probably my most expensive meal. It’s also my Masters graduation dinner which I had with my friends (Alan and Jeffrey). It’s a bit sad that how graduate school can be a little cold. But I’m glad that I have made some friends whom I will still meet up every now and then. :smile:

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/176336731943/when-you-got-a-lighter-weight-camera-you-tend-to


    I had lunch at Toast Box (silly me for not realising that the cafe that we want to visit is closed on public holidays). I went with Eunice and Rui Yun and had a HTHT (Heart to Heart Talk) with them. It’s interesting to see how different we have all become but we are still together. Friends forever, hopefully!

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/176776825403/yay-for-spicy-dry-hotpot-do-follow-lihotography


    I had mala xiang guo at Fusionopolis I. I used to have it when I was still working at Autodesk. Now that I left Autodesk, I didn’t have much chance to have it for a long time. So glad that Chin Hau agreed to go with me after we collected our graduation gowns back in June.

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/176776804488/havent-had-fish-co-for-a-really-long-time-and

    I had this with Chin Hau because he hasn’t had Fish and Co for a long time and he loves it. Haha, he looks so excited (like a little kid) when he orders his dinner. I get my chocolate bingsu from Nunsongyee too. Yay, I finally found someone who is willing to have chocolate bingsu with me!

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/177614117848/you-cant-seem-to-be-predict-how-much-you-can


    I met up with Randumps and they met Chin Hau for the first time.

    “You can’t seem to be predict how much you can eat…” – Chin Hau

    This is not the first time he said it and somehow he always helped me finish the unfinished food. Hehe. On a side note, I really should order less in future.


    Posted On: August 23rd 2018 at 12:01 am | 3 Comments
    Categories: Love, Personal life, Reviews

    Yay, it’s a public holiday again. I’m loving public holidays more because that means I get to wake up late.

    Now that I have finished school (and still working), I am a bit confused what else to do. Well, I know I am still working but I need something to excite my mundane lifestyle.

    I went to watch Crazy Rich Asians with Chin Hau today. Hehe, our first movie date. Come to think of it… We usually eat more at our dates than do other stuff (although we do actually do other stuff other than eating). Quite interesting to see how charmed he was on the movie. Hehe, sneaky Sakura in the making when she steal glances at him…  :blush:

    Crazy Rich Asians is actually quite a nice movie and it is nice to see Singapore landscape on the big screen too. I don’t think I have seen Singapore in the big screen for so many instances. Actually Singapore is quite nice indeed. If you have not touched Crazy Rich Asians, do watch it soon! It’s like a proud work by asians and lots of Singapore parts to it! I feel so proud now. Whee~

    The plot though… Is kind of unrealistic. Well, to be frank, I find the ending very rushed. Like… Just because Rachel went to talk to Nick’s mother and said she backed out because she don’t want to strain the relationship of Nick and his family then her mother decided to give them her blessings? Like seriously?! Maybe the book is more in-depth and the movie is just too rushed. I find it quite draggy at the start though. Oh, and Fiona Xie’s character, Kitty Pong, is kind of surprising. Like such an obvious of gold digging. I think Fiona has the body and seductive expression to portray the character very well too.

    What do you think of the movie (after you have watched it)?