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Seasonal gym goers

That’s it! It’s official that I hate the gym during the weeks leading to summer. The past few weeks my experience of going to the gym had been rather unpleasant due to the increase number of people suddenly turning up (not to mention that some of the younger ones could be quite rude and inconsiderate). Well… It’s close to summer, so people were thinking “I have to get my beach body back”.

I seriously dont get it. It shouldn’t matter what season it is, it should be a constant effort to keep exercising throughout the year, unless work or sickness gets in the way. Im used to go to the gym 6 days a week no matter what the weather or season is for a few years. And I like it because the members all became familiar to each others routines, and we worked around it to accomodate each others timings need, especially during the busy times in the morning. But when you have a sudden increase of people who only turn up coz the sun’s up and fueled by summer body goal to achieve, it’s all a mess. Classes became so crammed, so are the showers, and lockers, then your routines got jumbled up to accomodate these seasonal goers, and your workout time got cut down because you have to compensate for the (even more than usual) time lost in waiting for the showers and bench to get ready. If I could come to the gym earlier I would have, but unfortunately public transport provider doesn’t think the suburb I live in needs a 5am bus/train service like some other suburbs do, so Im doing the best I can to get to the gym as early as possible, and since evening is not an option, I have no choice but to deal it.

Im looking forward to winter again when the regulars would keep going and the seasonal goers would slack off and not bothered going until it’s time to shed off the winter weight again. Im sorry if this offends any readers who happened to be the seasonal goers, but that’s just the way it is. If anything, it should be a motivation to exercise constantly throughout the year, not just to get a beach body after months of slacking off.

Granted, this is my first time being active in the gym in a four season country, and I started my membership in the winter, so perhaps there was a bit of shock there. Anyway, for those who are still reading, no matter what the weather is, go do your body a favour and keep a constant exercising habit all year long, because the body deserves it, and the mind would be happy too.


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Posted by on October 26, 2012 in Attitude, Health


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Public toilet

Let’s face it, I won’t be the only person who hates public toilet. One of my biggest fears of the public toilet is of hygiene, now based on what I’ve seen on TV, most public toilets are actually cleaner than average home toilets because they are cleaned and maintained more regularly than home ones (those lazy ones). If it wasn’t thanks to my eczema, I would clean my bathroom and toilet once in one or two days. I just couldn’t do the activity as often as I’d like to because it would hurt too much for my skin.

Well, here’s the list of reasons why I hate the public toilet so much:

1. Smell

It’s either the smelly toilet or the overly fragranced room which would almost guarantee a sneezing spell once I walked into the room.

2. Lack of hooks

C’mon!!! It’s a freaking public toilet! Don’t you think people would have bags or jackets in their hands???? So I’d say a hook behind the toilet door is standard and must have.

3. Small space

I wonder if they expect people to be tiny or something, I’m a size XS and I still find it hard to move around certain toilets sometimes. It felt like whoever built the space have forgotten to put public toilet and decided that the little corner in the room could be made into a couple of restrooms.

4. Unrealistic basin space

Not only the room could be tiny, but the sink too! You hardly have enough space to put both hands under the sink, yet alone washing your hands thoroughly under the running water!

5. Lack of paper towel / the non-existent hand dryer

No, towel will not suffice. If you think about it, how many people would be using the restroom? I am NOT sharing hand towel with strangers. Supply of paper towel is crucial, or hand dryer at least. Now, I’m not a fan of the warm hand dryer simply because I find it hurting my skin if I my eczema flared up.

6. Toilet paper dispenser

Sure, they are low maintenance, but did you think of where you’re putting it or did you run out of space before fitting it into the room and decided that right next to the toilet will have to do, despite the awkward positions plus the twist and turns people have to do to get to the freaking thing.

7. The toilet paper

Ok, we can’t be picky when in public toilet, but at least get tissue paper that isn’t so hard to rip!!! Trust me, you’d end up saving more! Not only you’d decrease the chances of having papery mess on the floor because people get pissed off it won’t rip, but you’d save more paper because people won’t take too much toilet paper from being too hard to rip.

8. No trash can

What kind of toilet don’t have trash can?? These days they have sanitary disposal units in women’s or unisex toilet, but doesn’t mean that they can get rid of the trash cans. There are other things other than tampon and pads that people need to throw out while in the restrooms, you know!

Now let’s move on to the other toilet users’ annoying habits that pissed me off the most:

9. Too lazy to flush

Some retards were just too f***in lazy to push a button to flush the toilet, very very very inconsiderate and selfish! It’s a communal facility, take care of it!

10. Too ignorant to clean up after oneself

So you’ve made a mess in the public restroom, then clean up after yourself, you dumb ass! As I said on my previous point, it is a communal facility, you aren’t the only one who’s using it, so be considerate!

11. The impatient goer

I was in a public toilet at a supermarket once, I just got in, put my bag on the hook and was about to do my business, and then I heard this impatient knock on the door. For goodness’ sake, woman, I just got in there. And again, a few seconds later. Well, you knocking on the door frantically ain’t gonna get me going any faster!

12. The one who cuts the line

There is a line here, lady, so get to the back and start lining up. Don’t just jump in on the next available stall. We all need to go, unless you are in an absolute need to go then I don’t see why you get to cut the line.

There are many other reasons why I hate the public toilet, but the list would be very long if I keep writing them.

Care to share your love/hate stories about the public toilet? Be my guest :)


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Posted by on April 7, 2011 in Attitude, Health


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DETOX day 10

Finally! I could not wait until tomorrow! As I was cooking dinner last night there was that glint of disappointmen that I’d still have to eat the same thing tonight. There were other food in my pantry waiting to be eaten, I just wanted to eat something else! I wasn’t too thrilled either that I’d still have 3 more days of reverse diet before I could get back to “normal”. Well, by normal, it was still restricted, but it’s the closest thing to my actual normal diet.

I have been told by a few people that detox was a waste of time and money, while some others told me that it was great. Well, I’m siding with neither of them. Apart from thinking that it’s ridiculously strict, I do find the light on detoxing. The detox had given me good habit, before detox I haven’t been having much junk food, but since the detox, I don’t think I’d even think about having junk food. I’ll try my best to eat better, but I can’t promise I’d cook more.


Posted by on April 1, 2011 in Health


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DETOX day 9

Things were easier, but I’m not saying it was easy. I twas still moody and angry, and quite frankly sick of eating the same thing over and over again. I want to be able to eat what’s available, and not have to do groceries almost on daily basis. Sometimes twice a day, even. I don’t have transport and the closest grocery store closes early, other supermarkets were too far away to carry heavy load (not to mention that I want to avoid hurting my back too!). So I can’t wait until Saturday, I’ve had my baking recipe books out and started planning what I wanted to bake as soon as I’m off the detox. Of course I won’t binge all at once, but I want to bake…

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Posted by on April 1, 2011 in Health


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DETOX day 8

This is my 2nd day using rice milk instead of almond milk, it was actually a coincidence, I didn’t have almond milk and at early hours in the morning only supermarkets are open, and they don’t sell almond milk there, so I settled with rice milk. My first impression was that it made my protein drink much more tolerable, and so after work I set out to the supermarket and bought stock of rice milk to see me through the rest of the detox, but today I was feeling the difference. I was more alert and I could keep going longer before I needed a snack than when I was on the almond milk. That’s good news. Still doesn’t make me happy being in this detox.

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Posted by on March 29, 2011 in Health


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DETOX day 7

I now have had it with my detox… today I made mistakes at work that aren’t usually mine.Not because I have OCD, but because the action of checking and re-checking is something that needs to be done. Granted, it’s human error, but still.These mistakes were so simple and so little, but takes hours up to a day to fix it. This is not on! I couldn’t focus, I couldn’t concentrate, all I could think about was food no matter how much I fed myself. I have checked and re-checked the project dozens of times, but I didn’t pick up the mistakes until it was on the final product, so after the first mistake I re-did it, the first mistake was because of language barrier though. But after I’ve done it, the second mistake was a mistake that I normally would not miss.

So yes, I am still a little pissed off, but at least I’m feeling much better than the days before. Maybe I’m finally getting used to this diet, or perhaps I may have found food that suits me best for this type of diet.

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Posted by on March 29, 2011 in Health


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DETOX day 6

Well, my morning didn’t start out well… let’s say… by 8am I was so ready to throw my blender to the wall just so I could watch it crumble in pieces. I didn’t have any almond milk so had to make a quick trip to the supermarket to get some rice milk (since almond milk isn’t available at supermarkets). By the time I got home I didn’t have much time left before I had to leave for work. I had to make my protein drink, take my herbs, and prepare some snacks for today… given that my kitchen is small, I was frustrated soon enough when I started making mess, like spilling the milk because of that stupid seal not coming off properly, then spilled the milk again when putting it into the measuring cup, honestly milk cartons are good at doing that! Then when I was making snacks it was scattered all over the place. Not to mention that my place was so messy and out of order because I haven’t unpack and put things to where they should be (hey, give me a break, I just got back that very morning).

So no, I was quite happy to throw my blender and watch it crumble and break a few plates while I was at it… but I didn’t. Luckily my partner was there to calm me down. I was frustrated again. I just wanted something to eat, or something to fill my stomach. I want something solid and filling, not fraking fruits or veges only!!!! I’ve never been a cereal fan, but this morning I really wanted some, or at least a muesli bar (again I was never a fan of muesli bar unless I had to), and I wanted toast so badly… also egg…

If you’re reading this and especially after my days of complaining, perhaps you’re wondering why I’m going through this while I could just stop it at anytime… well… let’s put it this way… I wouldn’t have done it or I would have quit on day 2 if I didn’t need to do this detox.

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Posted by on March 28, 2011 in Health


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