2016-06-13

6 Things To Quit In Order To Reach Your Goal


Why our goal is so hard to reach? Perhaps there are somthing that we keep doing and created an obstacle to prevent us from moving forward. Let's see 6 of the things we shall quit to enable us to reach our goal.

1. Stop thinking "I will do it when I have time.". There will always be another thing that occupy our time. If we don't prioritise and write down a list of thing to do to achieve our goal, there will always be "another time", thing will then never be accomplished.  

2. Stop thinking " It is just a dream." Your dream will not come true unless you come up with a concrete plan to make it happen. If you dream hard enough, you will work it out. If you don't make it happens, perhaps this is not really want you truely want. 

3. Don't quit once things block you up.  No one say achieving a goal is easy (unless you set up a really easy goal). There will always be things that work all the way round and don't happen the way you think it should be. Be prepare the challenges that will come across and be ready to celebrate each little step of achievement toward your goal. 

4. Don't compare. People design their own life differently and choose to live their life differently. Don't ever compare yourself with others when we have made completely different decisions everyday. Instead, look at the mirror and ask yourself what you really want? If you are in the right track of your life? If not, what we can do to get ourself back on track?

5. Don't believe those who under estimate you. If you have read my previous post about you are more than what people think you are. Then, you will understand people don't 100% understand you, don't believe you are what people think you are, especially those underestimate you. Trust yourself that you can achieve more than what people think you are. Keep challenged and amazed people by your ability and your goal will not be too far for you to achieve. 

6. Don't bother if people think you are lame or crazy. I once heard "Those matter don't mind, those mind don't matter.", this is one of my favourite quote. If you are very sure about your goal and this is what you want for your life, people understand you will support you, those doesn't support you don't really matter. Don't let them get in your way. They may not be wrong, just that they design their life differently and your life doesn't necessarily need to be the same as them. 

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2016-06-10

The Best Essie Nail Polish


If you have read my blog post about top five nail polish for summer, you may already notice that I always has a thing on nail polish. My nail with me everyday and I look at it most of my time and the colour on top of it always cheers me up. 

Essie - Eternal Optimist: Ever since I live in London, I went completely nuts as "Boots" has a whole section of Essie nail polish with different shade for me to choose from. Essie is one of the brand I'm dying to try when I was in Hong Kong. It never that easy to find essie nail polish in Hong Kong as compare to London. 

Let's talk about Eternal Optimist. This colour is so beautiful. If I know is soon enough, I will use this nail polish in my wedding or ask my bridesmaid to wear this. This pinky shade is so romantically beautiful. It's not the pink which makes you feel like a teenager, at the mean time, it's wouldn't make you feel old. This is not too shape that it would instantly stand out from your outfeet, but it matches with every outfit naturally. It's is just perfect! This is the best colour I have tried on and I am with no doubt that this will be my favourite colour for a very long time. 

If you are in London, go to Boots and grab one (only £7.99). I will need to stuck up some more before I leave.

May I know what is your favourite nail polish? 

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2016-06-08

Things to Do in Edinburgh, Scotland


I heard many good things about Edinburgh (Scotland) and finally got the chance to go there. If you have planed a trip to Edinburgh, there are few things you can't miss. 

1) Edinburgh Castle: Scotland is a place where the people there treasure history, lots of old buildings has been maintained nicely. If you want to understand Edinburg's history, the best place is to go to Edinburg Castle. It has so many museum inside to let you understand the king, the queen, the war or even the meaning behind the King's crown. Definitely worth visiting. 

2) Living in a Castle: There are some castles converted to hotels in Edinburg and the price is decent. Why not trying this one and a life time experience there and pretend to be a King/Queen for one night? 

3) Arthur's Seat: Arthur Seat is a place includes rock mountains. When you have a hike there, you can view most part of Edinburgh. The endless view is pretty amazing. The weather in Edinburg is quite rainy, be prepare to wear a hiking shoes and bring an umbrella when going uphill. 

4) Museum of Childhood: This museum displayed lots of old school toys. It just throws me back to my childhood and I lost count on how many toys I have ever owe in the museum.

Little tips: If you travel from London to Edinburgh, I would highly recommend you to go by train than on the plan. As you can enjoy the view during the train journey. Plus, the flight ticket is more expensive and waiting the flight takes time too. 

However, please be reminded to bring books, magazines for the train journey as it will be a four hours journey and you might not be able to enjoy the view the whole time. If you can't leave without electronic devices, bring a charger with you, the train can let you charge your i phone or i pad for free.

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Feel free to watch the Edinburgh Youtube video here.


2016-06-06

London Travel Guide: Foodies Festival








I don't know I am such a foodie until I come to London. London has so many food markets and food festivals where they gather different kinds of food to gather for you to choose from. From there, I simply want to try out everything. I can say I am such an explorer, but deep down I can't deny I am such a greedy foodie. 

In spring, the weather is nice and London has lots of food festival organized at the park, so you can enjoy food and the sun at the same time. My husband and I found a food festival called Foodies' Festival and no doubt we are in. 

Foodies Festival is UK's biggest series of food festival. It tours across country, from Brighton, Bristol to Edinburgh etc in summer time. If you are living in the UK, there must be one nearby. 

Insides the food festival, you can buy taste treats from popcorn, Japanese sushi,  fresh seafood, award winning hot dog and burgers or even amazing ribs. For beverage , you can find any kind of wine,  champagne, juice, soft drink or real English tea there. You name it, they have it. You can also grab an ice-cream, seat on the glasses and enjoy the live music around the counter. It is such a lovely weekend activities. 

The ticket price ranged from £8 to £38 (VIP) per person and you will also need to pay for the food you choose from each counter. The ticket will be more expensive over the weekend, if you have a day off, go there in weekday, you can get a bargain price in. 

If you want to feel the atmosphere before going, please feel free to check out the video here. What other festival will you recommend? I would be interested to test out more in this summer. 



2016-06-05

Me Time Tag


Some people may be really afraid of being alone, but I see otherwise, we shall embrace loneliness and enjoy some time to be with ourselves. We don't necessarily need to be very sociable all the time. Give yourselves some time off to go to the place you want to go, do something you want to do instead of what other or the group want.

To let myself embrace the Me Time more, I found a really fun "Me Time Tag" and would like to share this with you. 

What do you watch during me time? 
I'm currently watching a US TV series the Suits, which is very addictive. I am currently in season 4 and can't wait to finish season 5. I can watch it all day if you let me. 

What do you wear during me time? 
I like wearing my pyjamas. This is the most comfy things on earth.  It is a loose, soft, fluffy and cozy pink top and trousers. Yes, I'm a pink lady during me time. 

What do you eat/drink during me time? 
I normally cook for my husband and it will be super healthy. If it's just me, I won't bother cooking and I will just eat instant noodles with Kiwi juice. Let's just treat this as a treat day for me. 

Do you ever have outdoor me time?
Yes. I love outdoor me time. Shopping in particular. I enjoy shopping alone, so I can drag on to one place (normally topshop, forever 21 or urban outfitter) for whatever time I want and try on whatever clothes I love without worry others waiting for me. 

Would you ever go see a movie alone? 
I never am a movie person. I normally see a moive because my husband or my friend want to see it. I can always wait for it to be released in DVD. I'm not opposite to go to the movie alone if there is a film I really want to see and no one have time going with me.

How is your favourite Me Time like? Please let me know and don't forget to follow me on instagram (lifewithalk) or bloglovin. 

2016-06-02

The Most Addictive Nelfix TV Series To Watch - Suits


Few days ago, I come to a point where I want to give myself a break. No more work, no more running around and just give myself some me time. So, I start picking up my iPad and click Neflix. This leads me to the next obsession. They just have too many good program I want to watch. Among all, I found one program really addictive. When I say addictive, it's really addictive, be prepared you have enough time to watch the whole five season (the season six is coming).

The addictive television series is called  Suits. It is an American legal drama TV series about a talented college dropout Mike Ross (without a Law Degree) works as a law associate for Harvey Specter (Senior Partner) in a Law Firm in New York City. The show talks about how Harvey and Mike work together to close cases. In the mean time, avoiding Mike's secret being exposed. 

If you have ever worked in the office, you will love to watch this. As it created a friendly and lovely office setting, with people dressed professionally, act professionally and you will be amazed by the clever move of the characters. They also included one dramatic character (Louis Litt - one of the Senior Partner of the Law Firm) into the show and makes the show more fun to watch, but it doesn't really lose the professionalism of the show.  

If you have ever been addicted to watch White Collar or Prison Break, you will like this one. As it also talks about how intelligent people work things out. 

Let me know if you are addicted by this TV series and let me know if there is any other show as addictive. 

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2016-06-01

The Perfect Healthy Ice-Cream Alternative


My previous post about 5 Healthy Food Swaps for Junk Food mentioned we can use frozen banana as a healthy ice-cream alternative. If you are too lazy to make one, there is an ready made healthy ice cream alternative for you. 

This Booja-Booja Feisty Rollerercoastery Ginger is an award winning healthy ice cream alternative, which can be bought from Waitrose or Wholefood. It mainly contains four ingredient, water, agave syrup, cashew nuts, raw ginger.  It is also dairy, gluten and soga free. If you are allergic to these, this healthy ice-cream alternative is a heaven for you.  Beside ginger, it also has some other flavour, like vanilla and chocolate.

I normally won't write a post for one healthy product, but it is just so good that it eased my crave for ice-cream. The best of all is that it's healthy, so I can eat this without feeling guilty. I really want to share this with you and let you know that we don't always need to go for an ice-cream to satisfy the ever needed joy. Be prepare the texture, is slightly softer than ice-cream but it tastes equally amazing.

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