Tuesday, 9 October 2018

No One Can Do Your Push-Ups for You

So, I found a new book. Not very new actually - my dad bought it years ago. Just thought I'd have a read through, since my supervisor from Etiqa Takaful in my Intern days recommended the book as well. How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, written by Jack Canfield. 


Quote by Jim Rohn, shared by Jack Canfield in his book
How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be


I've not read the whole book yet, but that quote he shared was deep. So deep it hurts! As you all know, I'm working on losing weight, and working hard to realize my travelling dreams for next year and the years to come. The problem is, I've never actually stuck with my plans. 

"That Milo is too tempting!" 
"But chocolate's my favourite!"
"But that bag's so cute!"

And then it hit me. I've not taken any serious steps to burn those fat, or save my money! 😱     

That's it! On to the treadmill!

P/s: Any ideas on how I can lose 20kg in 3 months? and maybe making money whilst travelling? 

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Our "Secukup Rasa" "Agak-agak" "Campak-Campak"

Last weekend, my mum cooked Nasi Daging following my dad's request for one. It was good - nothing short of perfection (Mama, nak duit raya).

What really was interesting was how us as Malaysians have this secukup rasa kind of measurement. So, there I was trynna be some help to my mum (just a bit) and she asked me to make this air asam. So I googled the recipe, and guess what I found?

How many each? Campak-campak je
Yes, these were the exact ingredient the site listed out. No unit of measurement whatsoever. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to attack this site. I just think this goes to show why Malaysian dishes can be very unique.

I for one, can never replicate my mum's dishes. Why? Coz we play agak-agak, campak-campak in our cooking. Hence why my cute little brother likes to complain about my cooking. "It's good, but it's not as good as mum's". That ungrateful brat.

Did you know that Gordon Ramsay himself was taught this while learning how to cook Rendang? Right here in Malaysia! Watch down below:


Oh, before I go. Here's one piece of advice, if you want someone else to cook for you - make sure he/she is in a good mood. Otherwise, you'll taste the horror in their cooking (in exceptions to mums' of course).

Cheers,
Nabihah

Monday, 24 September 2018

Life's Goal: To Marry or To Travel

For those of you who don't know me - I'm Nabihah and I'll be turning 26 years old this year. End of year. 30th December to be precise.

Anyhow, why am I telling you this? Well, first I'm making up for missing a post last Friday, another is because I wanna share with you what I think most people my age finds to be an issue.


The Moment I Fell in Love with Travelling


I bet you've wondered at least once in your life - I'm pushing 30 but what have I been doing all my life? I know coz I've shared this kind of thought with my sister and friends. It seems like a question we like to avoid. Being a person who takes everything which covers anything seriously, I asked myself this question and thought long and hard about it.

Let's face it. Most of my friends are already married. Some even have 2 kids already. You might think that's not a big deal, but in Malaysia - it definitely is. I've had people asking me "Why are you still single?" "When will you get married?" "You have to get married!" Calm down, ladies. The world ain't gonna end just because I'm single. I've thought long and hard about this, and I'm not ready for marriage.

Like I said, I asked myself what I've been doing for the past 26 years, and to be fairly honest, I can't remember every single detail of the past years. What I do know is - what I want to do now, and what I wish to achieve!

When I see my friends getting married, I'm happy for them. I really am. But I know that I am not ready. Thinking of the responsibility is too much for me. Besides, I've just realized my passion to TRAVEL!

I was never interested in travelling. When my parents wanted to take me to attractions back in the UK, I wasn't that excited over it. I even went to Paris, Amsterdam and many other places in the Europe in my teens. -  I just followed along. I questioned why people get excited over such petty things. In fact, I didn't even take that many pictures since I couldn't be bothered to. Which turned out to be one of my life's regrets (no surprises there).


At Hobbiton Movie Set, New Zealand


But then I went to New Zealand - everything was just BEAUTIFUL! I don't even know how to describe it in words to be honest. It was like someone gave me the best formula to lose weight, while allowing me to eat to my heart's content! Yeah, I think you know what I mean.

Anyhow, because of that - I now have travel goals that I want to fulfill. Maybe you start realizing nature's beauty with age, or maybe when you really open your eyes and look around you start admiring the beauty of seeing the World with your own eyes. I guess I'm in that phase.

Now I'm thinking of travelling every quarter of the year. I have 4 planned out for 2019, and Switzerland and Japan on my priority list though Japan would have to wait until 2020 as I've already booked for Korea in Spring 2019.

I used to be a big spender, but I won't be now that I have my goals. Now, ain't that a good outcome? Any other ideas on where I should go?

Cheers,
Nabihah

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