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Mindful Living.

I’ve tried to change my life a little recently, a little bit of yoga, meditation, making little switches over to environmental household products, bath products and organic skin products. The use of essential oils and yoga has made me so much more at peace.

At the risk of sounding like a whack job, I think the latter has  CHANGED my life!

I now take time to love my body a little everyday. A stretch or two, a whiff here and here, slowing down more often and being more aware of my breathing. It’s amazing how little changes can make my life so much happier. Today after yoga and during the shower, I suddenly feel this burst of gratitude for all the good in my life. (I know it sounds silly) But I was just happy and at peace with myself, perhaps it was the warm water, perhaps it was the exercise, perhaps it was the lavender oils or just the combination of everything! Life has been really good to me and I’m immensely grateful for everything. Moving here was hard before, but Kris has been the most amazing husband you can wish for, my new extended family has showered me with so much love and I’ve also met some really nice people here in NYC.

So with this new invigorated energy, I’m ready to end the year with lots of festivities and start the new year with renewed hope and positivity!


My yoga studio uses this bamboo chairs that are not only eco friendly but so pretty and surprisingly comfortable. I took this photo this morning before yoga class. Aren’t they cute?



Project Grateful 365 (Day 94): Grateful for a beautiful Sunrise + Moonlit Sky







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Jan 7th, 2013

This was what greeted me at 5am this morning. Yes I am still jet lagged, but its quite alright because I don’t have a fixed schedule for anything. Being a housewife rocks. 🙂

I’m back to my old routine of cooking and cleaning and *sniffles* being alone. 🙁

I must remember its always hard in the first 2 weeks, whenever I go to Singapore or NYC for 3 months at a time. Its like you get into this routine and suddenly its gone. I’m a stickler for routines. Like a baby, babies love routine. Did you know that?

Although, I’ve stop whining and decided to just GET on with life, and basically SUCK it up!

I have thus :

1) unpacked my luggage

2) rearranged decorations in the house – Chinese-fy it more

3) cleaned the house

4) Made 2 trips to stock up the kitcken

5) Blogged 2 epic enteries

( http://charbotandwanderlust.com/2013/02/05/project-grateful-365-happy-6-months-little-one-grateful-for-the-obvious/ ) and ( http://charbotandwanderlust.com/2013/02/05/project-grateful-365-grateful-for-emirates-a380-business-class/ )

6) Gone for a meetup group which involves Mediative Yoga. I loved it, I mean I feel the stretch and ache this morning, but it was the kind that involved u stretching your muscles and not over straining, so I’m a happy camper!

7) Signed up for this 30 day trial member ship for New York Sports Club. They have many outlets around NYC, but I wanted to try the indoor heated pool lessons (Aqua Aerobics and Heated Pool Therapy) ** I’m going to try exercise every single day, even short walks of 30mins are better than nothing on lazy days**

8) Signed up for a single clay painting class.

9) Signed up for a single class about Body Langage Detection

10) Booked 2 tickets to ‘Luck of the Irish’, a play about racism and social issues

11) Made 2 dinner dates with friends and ‘play date’ with Charlie Bear, (My lil neighbour who’s so so cute, takes after his pretty mom!)

12) Made dinner reservations for Restaurant week (Capital Grille) with my MSH (Macro Sweet Heart)

13) Signed up for Mardi Gras party (But mostly probably might not go, because Kris said, and I quote, ‘You’re going to Mardi Gras without me???? Its an excuse where girls get beads for flashing their boobs!!!!’.)


I’m sure its not that kind of party!

I’m not the partying sort, but I wanted to check out the nice swanky place with a cool rooftop bar. Well, we will see.

***Do take note that this is the same fiancee who thinks that Halloween in the city is for girls to dress slutty. (oh please forgive my lil country pumpkin :PPPP )

14. Finished 1 finance course, in coursera. I need to be more disciplined about it!

Anyways, so there is goes, my schedule for the next 1.5 weeks or so. After I finished typing this entry, the sun is almost out!

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Ahhhhh. 🙂

Have a wonderful day my dear friends and readers!