Gagaholic I Sure Am

28 Aug

Besides working hard on my new fabulous shop opening project, truth be told, I literally have one thing on my mind right now and strange as it may seem.  That one thing is Lady Gaga. I’m totally sucked in. I’m a Gagaholic. It’s seriously like a disease, or like an obsession. It’s like something you can’t control,  it just happens. I guess I am officially a Little Monster and I am happy to be one.


Big Project

23 Jul

In the next 2-3 months, I will be launching a fabulous project, finally doing what I always wanted to do.  There is clearly a magic in this world that anything is possible.  Quote of day : “Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.” – Les Brown

Foot is in Pain. Yuck! (Update)

27 Mar

Back in January, my left foot hurts. I have been using the P.R.I.C.E. (protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation) recovery method. It is feeling a lot better now and I feel the strength is coming back in my foot. Not fully though, I am only referring to the strength that allow me to jump and run a little bit.

I still feel some tension and soreness in the muscles of the foot especially after an intensive work out.  So I use a tennis ball to relieve the tension in my sore foot. I push my foot into the tennis ball until I feel a light pressure. I keep rolling until I feel the muscular tightness is decreasing.  I also use sports tape to supports my sore and injured muscles on my foot during excerise.  Apparently I find KT Tape is the best sport tape comparing those compression bands or wraps.  It is not slippery and easy to apply. No more ‘mummy-like’ taping and that is awesome.

This is a long road of recovery and I do not like it at all.  This rehabilitation is a such a pain in the ass. Sign!

Well Done, Vancouver!

7 Mar

I just returned to my blog for the first time in almost a month to tell you that yes, I am incredibly busy having fun and haven’t had the chance to post any updates.

Yes, yes and yes!! What an amazing couple of weeks. I have never been so “into” the Olympics until these games. I am sooo proud to be Canadian. Not just about all the medals but to see the flag going up, the people singing the anthem and over all, the amazing job Vancouver did with the hosting.

I am kind of sad to see the Olympic games ended, I have watched more of games in this olympics then any other olympic games, perhaps that they were in Canada, I just felt more connected to it. Seeing all the crowds of red mitts in the streets, it must have been an awesome experience for me.

The Olympics gave me feelings of inspiration, hope, laughter and tears. But it was not a moment for me but a pride for our country as we all sang, “Oh CANADA” so many times!

This place was rocking right before and during the game with some incredible energy and people in town. The energy of the crowds was something I’ve never felt before. Truly amazing to be around with so many people from all over the world who are so excited and happy.

This is my perfect city Vancouver. I think Vancouver did Canada proud, this felt like one of the most hospitable winter olympics games yet.

Thank you Vancouver.
Thank you Canada.

Foot is in Pain. Yuck!

26 Jan

I slightly sprained my left foot two times in September and November last year. It began to twinge for a day or two but the pain disappeared. I thought it wasn’t serious so I didn’t take care of it. It was a mistake by me.

The pain on my foot came back and it is tender again. I am experiencing some shooting pains when I press on the ankle area. I probably walk funny without knowing it the past months. It is now affecting my body alignment. Now my other parts of my body aches and sores. Yuck!

This isn’t new to me and I feel terrible and upset.  about it. Sigh! The recovery takes weeks. It includes P.R.I.C.E.: protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation.  I also includes regular visit to the chiropractor, taping, exercise moderately, cutting back high impact stuff, taking rest days, and making sure the pain is really gone. I hope to speed up the recovery process by rubbing and soaking my foot with Chinese aged medicine liquor.

Wish me luck.

Dog Sleeps in the Middle of My Bed

12 Jan

I want to start off with writing about my beloved dog P boy. Lately he is driving me and my hubby nuts while we are in bed sleeping. He is a 1+ year old dog so I still refer him as a puppy. Every night he acts like a 2 year old child who wakes up in the middle of night and walk onto mommy and daddy’s bed.  Whenever he does that, we correct him right away.  He listens, gives you an innocent look then walk back to his usual sleeping spot on the floor.  Quietly he will sleep over an hour to two hours or so. Then, in the middle of the night he climbs up to our bed and steps on our legs and lays down to sleep in the middle.  Sometimes we are so deep asleep that we are not aware of that happening until he flips, turns, stretches and kicks.  Recently we both suffer from body aches in the morning.

Despite the aches, I do enjoy the occurrence. P boy has funny sleeping positions. Seeing that just make me laugh so hard.  The best one was seeing a pair of fore paws hanging in front of my face no further than 1inch after I got woke up and open my eyes. It is right there in your face. This is really a funny view and I wish I can take a photo but the room is just too dark to capture it. This is the closer representation that I could find in the piles of stock photo.

I am not stopping this behavior yet and still let him sneak into our bed in the middle of the night.  I know this is not the way to show leadership, but I enjoy the bonding with him despite the body aches in the morning. I expect P boy will eventually get tired of sleeping with us very soon.  Everyday he grows bigger, longer and wider and he will look for more space to sleep at night.  The same happens to my other dog, B boy; therefore, it is just a matter of time.  So I will give P boy 2 more months to grow out of this behavior.  Time flies by so quickly that I know I would miss the puppy-like coziness later on.

A New Year’s Plan

6 Jan

This is my first blog post of the new year.

Happy 2010 everyone. Hope all of you had a blast and wonderful holiday. As for me I had a long holiday. Actually I pretty much got the same number of day offs like everybody else. But I had been a lazy girl throughout the holiday.

One day I took some time to write out some new year resolution.  Well I admitted some of them are so familiar. Since I have been slacking off quite a bit in Q4 of 2009. I am going to begin with extra effort and go extra miles to reach my goals. May the force be with me the whole year. I mean really talking about “all 4 quarters” of the whole year.

A little fun fact from Quirkology showing that while 52% of participants in a resolution study were confident of success with their goals, only 12% actually achieved their goals. Men achieved their goal 22% more often when they engaged in goal setting, a system where small measurable goals are used (lose a pound a week, instead of saying “lose weight”), while women succeeded 10% more when they made their goals public and got support from their friends.

I had mine written down on a piece of paper and placed it somewhere very prominent on my desk. This will work this time.