Malaysia Dreaming

Quick photo update for all my friends out there who have been missing me since my big move abroad. Sorry, things have been a bit slow at getting together the last 6 weeks.

 

The beach view from my balcony.

 

The beach near my place.

 

Cheeky Monkey

 

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GPOYW(?) T(.)

Ok so I forgot to post a pic yesterday. But here it is today before the gripe.

Here I am sporting my new D&G sunglasses. I had a great day with my friend KK and my friend HP (not Harry). Shopping was done, wine and chocolate was consumed. Excellent. Enjoy Thursday. Look forward to a gripe, coming soon.

Judy-May out!

 

 

5 Things for Me

Last night I sat down to make a plan. I have discovered that although I have time to do things that I like, I waste this time! How dreadful. So I made a plan to carve out some time to do stuff that I like/want to do. I titled it: 5 Things for Me Before Fiji. Here they are:

1. Complete the 20/20 Home Cure. The basic idea is that I spend 20 minutes a day doing a set challenge, which is different everyday, for 20 days.

2. Write a piece for a publication. I would like to clarify that I don’t need to get it published at this point, I just need to write it!

3. Ride my bike at the weekends. Self explanatory.

4. Finish one knitting project.

5. Finish reading one book.

I put this plan into action at 8pm last night, starting with challenge 1 for the 20/20 Home Cure. I cleaned my bedroom. It’s spick and span. I even “dressed” my chest of drawers.

It’s nice to be able to sit in my room and not stress out because I can’t see the floor.

 

Today’s 20/20 was to buy flowers. Easy, that. I then popped them in a vase in the living room. Stayed tuned for more pictures.

As for the novel, I’m reading Bill Bryson’s Mother Tongue.

 

Talk soon. x

 

 

Cycling Chic

I took Angus, my bicycle on a massive 8.5km ride today. Ok it’s not that massive but for a relatively unfit, chubby woman it felt massive.

I stopped for lunch at around 1 for over an hour and I walked through town. I ran into so many friends who were  keen to jump on Angus and have a quick ride. He was very obliging. It was really lovely.

I’ll be biking around a lot more often now that I’m feeling more confident! And I’ll be pimping my ride, so to speak. I’ll need a basket in front and a rack and some fenders. It was such a leisurely thing to do.

I even rode on the ROAD! Only in dedicated bike lanes however. What a feeling?!

One thing I will say is that you have a lot better perspective on a bike than you do in  a car or even walking, especially on the road. Inclines that I had never noticed before, were huge mountains to climb over. I’ll admit to jumping off and walking occassionally, generally because my knee felt like it was about to give.

I was able to see the city from a whole new angle. The above photo doesn’t demonstrate just how striking the view was here. I could even see that the tide was out on our river. That’s how detailed it was.


And we finally made it home after a big adventure.

Here’s the route I took. Screen shot from map my ride:

Thanks for…

Last Monday I was asked to share a prayer during morning briefing for our staff. I shared with them this:

  Leah Dieterich’s website thx thx thx shares with it’s readership a thank you note a day to different things.

It occurred to me last Monday morning that I spend a good proportion of my life whinging. Surely I could benefit from being more grateful, like Leah. Surely my life would be more fulfilled if I simply searched for the good in it, instead of focussing on the bad.

This of course I promptly forgot the minute my day actually began.

But gratitude has been a bit of a theme lately in my world. It’s sort of showed its face in many a different place. Most recently today, while I was reading Yen magazine in the library.

So here are the things that I am thankful for today:

Dear Adele,

Thank you for singing lovely songs that I can sing along to in my car.

Love, Judy-May.

Dear Baristas at my local coffee haunt,

Thank you for drawing cool pictures on the lid of my drink. They make going to work a lot easier. Also thanks for filling up my thermos with lovely, yummy chai goodness for my excursion today. It was nice to have that as a comfort.

See you in the morning, Judy-May.

Dear Angus, my Electra Cruiser Bicycle,

Thank you for being so cool. It was a great ride today, I can’t wait for Friday’s. Damn rain.

Until then, Judy-May.

I’m also including some pictures I took today on my excursion using the camera+ app on my iPhone.

my shoes

park lands

fenced in

winter flowers

little daisies

French Toast

Some of you might remember that I did a guest post for my friend 2paw not long ago. In it I mention that you can make French Toast with the left over egg whites. I thought you might like to see the results.

You will need:

1 egg (or 2 egg whites)

milk

tablespoon sugar

butter

bread

topping choice.

Method:

Mix the egg, sugar and milk together in a shallow (any) bowl.

Soak the bread in the mix.

Heat the butter in a hot fry pan.

Fry the bread until golden brown. Flip and repeat.

Makes two slices.

I ate mine with strawberry jam and a chocolate milk, but then I’m decadent!

Enjoy.

Judy-May out!

PS. Photos were taken using the camera+ app on my iPhone!

At the weekend

At the weekend my bro and his gf came to visit. We decided that bowling would be the thing to do. Here’s what happened:

I wore some classic  80s inspired clothing. Including this headband and…

extreme skinny jeans and volley shoes.

Upon arrival we found that

some balls were soaked in a magical elixer that made the user really good at bowling!

I did not get one of these balls!

Wango and Faz did, which of course was totally unfair as they are already sportsmen and don’t need any help!

Mayselle found much of the day frustrating. Despite almost perfect technique here ball had not imbibed enough “magic”!

El found the day inspiring, after a tragic loss in the first game El came back in the second to take 3rd place.

And that was our bowling adventure.

Judy-May out.

I’ve just got the Camera+ app on my phone and I’m loving it!!! That’s why the pics are all a little loopy.