Monday, March 23, 2015

4 Reasons Why You Need to Learn About Self Defense

Remaining safe and secure is a must. Whether you travel a lot or whether you are merely travelling on the commute, staying safe is imperative. There are some simple ways that you can remain safe. You can make sure that you don’t take all of your valuables out of the home. You can use indoor banks instead of ATMs. You can ensure that you are not walking in secluded areas after dark. All of these things are essential to staying safe.

But, you can also make sure that you are more aware of self defence tactics. There are a lot of reasons why you can benefit from taking a self defence class or investing in self defence products. Here are four top reasons why you need to learn about self defence.

Reason 1: Crime Can Happen Anywhere – Be Prepared

It’s a sad fact of life that you can be a victim of crime, anyplace, and any time. If you want to make sure that you and your family are protected, it’s a good idea to learn more about self defence. Of course, you don’t have to start Judo-flipping people over your shoulder! But, knowing the signs of a crime before they occur is one of the best ways to remain protected. Being prepared for these issues is a good place to start. That way, you don’t ever have to feel like a victim. It’s great for unleashing your inner warrior!

Reason 2: It’s Great for Your Confidence

If you are someone that feels nervous or timid, self defence is the best way of unleashing your hidden potential. You should never feel that you cannot go places alone, or that you are afraid to head out after dark. You should not have to live your life based on others people’s immoral actions. By mastering self defence, you don’t have to be afraid any longer. Being more confident is important. It’s vital that you do not live a life that is full of fear.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Friday-OOTD: Floral Get Up

I was feeling a bit low and I needed a blouse to perk up my spirit.

So, a floral print, black silky thing I wore to match my black rimmed eyeglasses and my pensive mood.

And hurray, in a snap my mood was transformed from a bit sad to happy :)

Friday, March 20, 2015

Our First Run As A Couple

...and hopefully not the last LOL!

So it was that on the morning of the 6th day of December the hubby and I joined our town-mates in a FUN-RUN which was held for the benefit of scholars. We are always supportive of anything "for a cause" and anything "healthy" so I dragged my feet off the bed after the hubby threatened me about my body fats never leaving me LOL!

Warming Up!

Four Of The Best Ways To Lose Weight

Losing weight is a challenge most of us have had to face at one time or another. Are you trying to lose that extra bit of baby weight after giving birth? Perhaps you are trying to slim down to fit into that gorgeous new outfit. We all have our reasons for not liking the body we are in. Sometimes weight gain can get away from us. There are hundreds of reasons why this can happen. Careers may see you stuck at a desk for fifty or sixty hours a week, and life sucks all the time for preparing healthy meals out of your day. When you have children it can be incredibly difficult to get to the gym in the evening too. If you are looking in the mirror and feeling unhappy with what you see, there are several things you can try to do. We give you the top four:

Daily activity in your life - Ensuring that you are active for half an hour every day sounds like it is too hard to even attempt. It can be much easier than you think. Walk fifteen minutes into the office every day. Then you will have to walk fifteen minutes back. Do it at lunchtime, or just park about a mile away from the building. Add one exercise class a week to this and you are suddenly on the road to a much fitter lifestyle. Make it your mission to vacuum your house right through every day. This too will take you about half an hour of activity.

Swap one thing - If you are a little partial to gummy bears or similar gelatine sweets, swapping them for boiled fruits can work quite well. Even though there is no gelatine, your body could feel quite satisfied it has had its gummy fix from the fruit. Other swaps include chocolate. Swap your two hundred calorie choccy bar for a one hundred calorie chocolate covered oat bar. Swap your packet of chips for baked savories, and you are well on the way to cutting your calorie intake.

There Is No Place Like Home

I admit I haven't been spending a lot of time at home these days. I wish I could! I miss gardening so much!

Above is my cacti collection a few months ago. Can you manage to count the number of weeds which have grown in between the plants? LOL

To say that I am BUSY these days is an understatement. I am running to LAW class for my FINAL exams in a little while and by Monday I will be swamped with too many paper works, meetings and deadlines again. Not complaining though because I am too blessed to be stressed.


8 Ways You Can Make Your Home More Private

We all need to feel safe and secure in our home - otherwise, what’s the point? Why don’t we just go and live under the subway in a dangerous area of town? The best thing you’ll ever do is make your home a more private place for you and your family. The initial expense might frighten you, but can you put a price on your family’s privacy? Use the 8 ways outlined in this guide to make your home more private:

Install Alarms and Cameras

By installing alarms and cameras, you’ll deter people from snooping around your house. They don’t even need to be real cameras; displaying fake cameras can deter people just as well. An alarm will scare off intruders and give you peace of mind. Don’t wait until a break in happens to do this! Make sure you have solar lights or another light source outdoors too, as this always deters intruders will make you feel safer when you come home.

Buy Quality Blinds and Curtains

Quality blinds and/or curtains can make sure the things you do in your home are your business and nobody elses. You might prefer heavy curtains, or blinds where you can control the amount of light let in.

Put Up a Fence

If your garden is fairly open, you might like to put up a fence. This will stop nosy neighbours and anybody else from looking into your garden. There are a variety of fences you can go for, but aluminium privacy screens are one of the most effective. Your fence should be sturdy so it stands the test of time. A good fence won’t ruin the look of your home either!

Plant Trees

Some people prefer to plant trees over fences for a more natural look. It’s up to you; you can do both if you like. It takes a while for trees to grow, unless you buy ready planted ones that you can pop in right away. You could consider this part of a home improvement plan!

Photo-Taking At The Temple

I wouldn't let the chance pass to have a photo-opp with these Cambodian beauties inside the temple. More photos of the temple, soon!

Why Everyone Should Travel to Indonesia at Least Once

Indonesia is a huge place, made up of 17,000 islands. As you can imagine with so many islands, it has a lot to offer the avid traveller. Here are my reasons why I think everyone should travel to Indonesia at least once:

You’ll See Amazing Animals

If you’re a bit of a thrill seeker, head to Indonesia and visit the Komodo dragon. This fierce creature can be deadly, so you’ll need to be very careful. These animals have been known to munch on humans, so visit with guides and park rangers to stop anything bad from happening. You can also take a look at some big orangutans if you want to meet an animal that won’t eat you alive given half the chance.


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Healthy Lifestyle/Home Sweet Home: On DOGS and HAPPINESS and LOVE

     This morning I took the time to just watch the sky change colors. I was digging the ground to plant some vegetables when the sky became too irresistible not to capture. The kaleidoscope got my heart beating fast so I ran to the house to grab my cam and started snapping photos waiting for the sun to rise. I was surprised to realize my solitude was invaded by our dog "M" who sat in front of me and seemed to be in prayer watching the sun come out from the mountains.