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Current Mood

January 25, 2017
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Listening... to old school Cantonese music because it takes me to a comforting place. This catchy Candy Lo & Wang Lee Hom duet always gets a singalong. There was a rumor that Candy wrote this song about Shawn Yue after they broke up.

Reading... Eat Beautiful. Beauty expert/makeup artist Wendy Rowe dishes on how to achieve beauty from the inside out with the foods/recipes you should be eating to nourish your skin and body.

Watching... not much at the moment.

Embracing... hygge aka the Danish art of creating a warm atmosphere and making ordinary, every day moments more meaningful and special. It really aligns with the practice of quality over quantity.

Enjoying... our new refrigerator which has way more space than our old one. We will be filling up that freezer with homemade dumplings soon.

Giving up... cold beverages for good. I don't really ever drink anything ice cold but I'm cutting them out entirely.  This is why.  It has also been advised by my TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) doctor and I really think there's something to it.

Loving... the Echo Dot we received for Christmas! We use it to play music, catch up on the news and weather and for quick facts and definitions. You can also apparently do a lot more with it which we really need to explore.

Looking forward to... Chinese New Year. which is this Saturday. My favorite holiday of the year. Of course we will be partaking in some of these lucky foods. And check out this primer on Chinese New Year customs.

Not looking forward to... 4 years of president fart (apparently trump is slang for fart in Britain).  Now more than ever we need to continually stay informed and stand up for what we believe in. #alternativefacts have no basis in reality. If they did, Obama would still be our president. Remember that midterms are just 2 years away.

Obsessed with this video of a cat riding around in a box wearing a hat made from his own fur... yep! It never ceases to give me a chuckle.

What's up with you?
23 comments on "Current Mood"
  1. Eat beautiful sounds like an interesting read, ever since I started the Get the Glow I am reading a lot about nutrition and its benefits for the skin.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  2. Morning Rowena! Oh you caught my attention with only the photo, what makeup!*.* Btw, Im trying to pay more attention on food for the skin and is definitely right. I see Chinese New Year is around the corner, the celebration must be so amazing there in NYC! xo

  3. Bahaha, that video... :-D Took away ALL my focus.

  4. In love with the palette great quality makeup

  5. Amazing! I like it a lot.

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  6. Eat beautiful sounds like a interesting read! I hope you enjoy!

  7. I am trying to eat better myself - it is one of the goals for this year. I eat more veggies now, but make sure to include warm varieties as well for the same reason regarding icy cold beverages. A TCM once told me the same thing! He said not everybody can benefit from eating raw vegges all the time. It has to do with our inner body temperature and chi.

  8. No cold drinks? This Southern girl would pass out in the summer! ;) I'm interested to read though. I want that Chanel lash curler!

  9. Awwww that video is so hilarious and cute cute cute. Made me giggle. Eating healthier, good luck with your goal, Rowena. Remember how fast the past year flow by, let's hope the next four ones will be even going faster. Wishing you a happy new Chinese year in advance.
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  10. Hahaha....that cat video is everything! My husband saw it and he said, "That's you!" Hey, just cause a girl gets tired of walking! I told him I can even make that hat...bwahaha!
    Anyhoo, we are so in the same boat, Rowena. I've been dying to order that Little Book of Hygge book! Great minds think alike, right? :D
    And advanced Happy New Year to your and your whole family, chingu. Here's hoping 2017 will be a better one...although with President Fart....sigh....

  11. Love this little catching-up post! I still cannot believe that president trump is actually a thing. It's pretty crazy. Happy Chinese New Year!

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

  12. I looked up hygge the other day because, apparently, it's also a hair trend, sort of like ombre highlights. But the original idea of hygge is very intriguing.

  13. I've been hearing a lot about both hygge and eat beautiful! I'll have to give them a look sometime soon. LOLOL president fart πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ (laughing is the only way I can digest the fact that he's president.) The cat video also gave me a good laugh. I think the music made it even funnier lol

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  14. Great List Rowena. I read the article that you referenced; "ways Women sabotage their health" and it was really insightful. I love and drink iced "drinks" a lot including having ice in my water all the time and I'm giving it second thoughts already. Enjoy your upcoming new year celebration.

  15. How funny, I just received Eat Beautiful several weeks ago and just go to reading it this week. Lovely list, Rowena. Take care,

  16. Ha! I love that trump is slang for fart in Britain!

  17. Love the inspiration! Everything looks amazing

  18. Ummmm, that last video??? WTF.. lol!! You find the strangest things sometimes!! <3 -

  19. US will have an interesting 4 years ahead, I can only wish for the best. I am feeling really homesick because of CNY. Last year we were back in Malaysia celebrating with my family but there's so much going on this year so it's impossible to make it back. Thanks for the links on CNY, will read and maybe they'll curb my homesickness a little.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  20. The Echo Dot sounds great, how is that mascara?

    Allie of

  21. These look marvelous. I feel for fellow Americans in the US. It's not looking at all good. He's an idiot. I hope something can be done. We'll keep fighting. Yes, trump is slang for fart, ha!! ;) x

  22. Rowena, I did not know that about cold beverages/food! I just read that article and it is so interesting. I will be making some changes. LOL I celebrate Lunar New Year also :D Thanks for posting those blog posts. I had forgotten a couple of things. Explore your new echo! I've heard it does so many wonderful things. Every time He Who Shall Not Be Named speaks I CRINGE!


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