Saturday, July 28, 2012


Taken from :
"41 Ways to Make a Woman Swoon" at

These are the 27 that are my favourites :)

1. Ask her to dance.

2. On windy days, brush wayward strands of hair from her eyes and mouth.

3. When she's coming down the street, across the room, or up the stairs to meet you, walk toward her as soon as you see her.

4. Put your arm around her when you introduce her to your friends and family.

5. Grasp her hand when a scantily dressed, beautiful woman walks by.

6. Call her when you're feeling sad.

7. Ask to see a picture of her when she was a child.

8. If she's crying on the phone, go over to her place. Immediately.

9. Buy her your favorite rock album of all time on vinyl.

10. Order coffee for her, remembering exactly how she likes it.

11. Put her to bed when she falls asleep in the car.

12. Mention your upcoming anniversary before she does.

13. Send her something in the mail. Anything.

14. When she's feeling insecure, stare into her eyes and tell her there is no one in the world who could be as right for you as she is.

15. Call her just before you get on the plane.

16. Pick her clothes up off the floor.

17. Try desperately to make her laugh when she's feeling down.

18. Take her to see your favorite sport live. Pay more attention to her than to the game.

19. Touch her arm when you leave the table to go to the bathroom. Touch her again when you come back.

20. Hug her when she gets jealous. Hug her hard.

21. Hand her two towels when she gets out of the shower. (The second one is for her hair.)

22. Keep her favorite cereal on hand.

23. In the middle of a conversation, tell her you love her.

24. Take her to a cabin with a fireplace. Build her a fire.

25. Offer to fix something in her apartment that you realize is broken.

26. Notice when she's wearing something new.

27. Kiss her hand in front of your most die-hard bachelor buddies.
“You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.”
— Anatole France

Monday, July 23, 2012

I'm going to start MY WEEKLY DIARY again :)

This week I love reading :

Tynan's Rules for Living: (8 out of 15 that I really like)

1. When you say you’re going to do something, do it. I believe that without his word, a man is nothing. This rule applies to things I tell others I will do as well as things I tell myself I’ll do.

2. Don’t lie, don’t exaggerate, don’t withhold information, don’t mislead. This rule exists mainly because it affects my performance in every day life. If I know that whatever I do will be related with perfect fidelity to others, I do it better. It also allows me to show proper respect to the people in my life. The one exception is authority figures who have the power to enforce rules but make them. For example, I might lie to a police officer to try to get out of a speeding ticket.

3. Show up on time, always. This rule is pretty recent, maybe a year or so. I’ve decided that when I commit to being somewhere at a particular time, I will always be there at exactly that time. The trick is to just get there five minutes early every single time and wait. It’s a very very minor inconvenience in return for being much more reliable.

5. Walk out of movies, stop reading books, leave parties. If I’m participating in some sort of entertainment and I realize that it’s not going to be worth the additional time spent, I leave. The fact that I paid $10 and watched half of the movie is irrelevant. The real decision at hand is: how do I want to spend the next hour of my life.

7. Listen to people. I used to be bad at this and I hate it when people don’t pay attention in conversation. So when I have a conversation with someone, I make sure I’m really listening and not just waiting for my turn to speak. Sounds basic, but I’d say 50% of people don’t do it.

12. Do things other people aren’t doing. This one is more of a heuristic than a rule, but I include it because it defines so many of my decisions. When making a choice, I will greatly favor the unknown over the known. I feel like this is how you contribute to society, even if it’s in a very small way.

13. Always be learning something. I always have at least one learning project going on at all times. Right now it’s Violin. Soon I’ll be as good as I want to be (able to play one full Mozart song poorly), and I will move on to either Chinese or Japanese.

14. Never have debt. I would suffer way before having debt. That doesn’t mean I won’t borrow $20 from a friend if I forget my wallet, but I would never finance anything other than a house, and only then because I can get a higher return on my money than a mortgage would charge me.

Read the other 7 at

His blog at

From Cleo August 2012 :

-About Facebook and other social media:

Studies show a link between the use of social media and feelings of anxiety, low self esteem and inadequacy. "Very few people publish their wobbly moments or failings. As a result, we get a false reference point for normal." Clinical psychologist Catherine Boland says it's about trying to prove something to ourselves than others. "Some people are reliant on having the best of things in order to compensate for feelings of inadequacy or self-worth," she explains.

-Life Advice :

FromLife Coach Lisa Phillips (

"We all make mistakes in life. They aren't a reflection of your personality, but how you deal with them is. I don't beat myself up when life's shitty!"

From Relationship psychologist and author John Aiken (

"The key to making a relationship work is making it a priority. I do little things daily that make my wife feel special, like giving her compliments or being affectionate. Remember it's okay to argue but it's how you fight that's important. Listen to their concerns first, then make your points calmly. "

I love these :

Ring with hidden love messages, made in France 1830-60.
Source :

"Opal should be the stone for engagement rings. Opal is so much more gorgeous than diamond. Love isn’t clear, it’s cloudy. And the colour should be kept inside, not reflected all over the place. Just a thought. "

I Love Rapunzel/Tangled and these just amaze me !!

Rapunzel has 70 feet of golden hair and more than 100,000 individual strands :)
Picture from :

Tangled concept art by Claire Keane. WoWW.
Picture from :

By Claire Keane. Amazing !

These 4 pictures are from :

I love the idea of this Cruise!

I love these 2 articles. They are brilliant!

-"Life is for living, not productivity."

"Experience is irrelevant. Accomplishments are everything.

Successful people don't need to describe themselves using hyperbolic adjectives like passionate, innovative, driven, etc. They can just describe, hopefully in a humble way, what they've done."

I love these sayings/quotes:

"The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions—the little, soon-forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.”
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self."
-Charles Dickens

"To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.”
-(I can't remember who said this > <)

"What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning!”
-Charlie Chaplin

"When I was a girl, my life was music that was always getting louder. Everything moved me. A dog following a stranger. That made me feel so much.”
-Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

"If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.”
-Abraham Maslow

Picture from:

Until next week! x

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Food Diary JUNE

I had this at Park Hyatt Sydney.
The menu:
-Cucumber sandwich
-Smoked salmon, herb crepe roll, salmon caviar
-Roast beef, rocket, horseradish tortilla roll
-Alaskan king crab finger sandwich
-Tiramisu macaron
-Chestnut profiterole, vanilla Chantilly
-Mandarin Imperial tart
-Five layered dark chocolate cake
-Freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream.
The tea that I have is Jardin Bleu, described as: This union of two dark teas sourced from China and Ceylon combines fresh, lightly acidic notes of rhubarb and wild strawberry. These fruity notes make a perfect afternoon tea.
The amazing five layered chocolate cake. Another standout is the tiramisu macaron. So soo sooo good !!
The beautiful view from The Dining Room at Park Hyatt.
HOT DOG Spicy Cheese Kransky with semi sun-dried tomatoes, sriracha mayo & cheddar cheese on a toasted brioche roll from Snag Stand at Westfield Foodcourt. The chips are so good and crispy :)
Pork ribs from Pancakes on The Rocks.
Seafood from The Fishmarket.
CHINESE Clams from Red Chilli Sichuan Restaurant. The foods here are spicy and amazing!
Fish with chef special sauce from Red Chilli Sichuan Restaurant. Hmm spicyyy (but good).
THAI Fresh spring rolls of smoked fish sausages, chicken and crab with caramelised tamarind relish. My favourite dish at Chat Thai.
KOREAN pan-fried dumplings :)
RAMEN Ramen with chasu, chicken karaage, tenderous ribs and egg from Ajisen Ramen.
Volcano ramen from Ajisen Ramen.
After it is stirred. Hot hot hot :)
Spicy beef tongue ramen from a Japanese place near Capitol Square (which I forgot the name) >.<
JAPANESE Beef and cheese curry from Menya Mappen.
VIETNAMESE Roast Duck & banana flower rice paper rolls and Peking Duck Pancake from Miss Chu.
Banh Cuon - Steamed Vietnamese Rice Crepes with minced pork from Miss Chu.
Oh Man Look at these cute little dessert boxes!
LATE NIGHT MEAL Sampan congee with chilli fishballs from Supermeal.
Sweet tofu in puff pastry from Supermeal.
SWEETS Zokoko Chocolate Jaffa Tart from Becasse Bakery.
I don't even know what this is called. But loved the pretty colours! ^^
Bannoffe Pie. I loveeeeeeeeeeeee Bannoffee Pie ^o^
Cinnamon Roll. YummMM.
The Ultimate (Crepes filled with cream cheese and sultanas, erved with raspberry coulis and cream and vanilla ice cream) from Pancakes on The Rocks.
Vanilla & Choc Surprise (Buttermilk and chocolate pancakes, with vanilla and chocolate ice cfea, drizzled with chocolate sauce and cream). Monte Cristo (Chicken with smoked ham and cheese on a bed of lettuce and topped with chilli sour cream and shallots)from Pancakes on The Rocks.
Rich walnuts caramelised in a butter-syrup sauce served with cream or ice-cream on two buttermilk pancakes from The Pancake Parlour,Canberra.
Tiramisu from La Spiaggia Italian Restaurant, Coogee.
Mille-feuille from Made in Italy, Pyrmont.
FROZEN YOGURT Blueberry frozen yogurt from Yogurberry.
Taro frozen yogurt from Yogurberry.
GELATO Red Velvet (red velvet cake with cream cheese gelato) & Breakfast of Champion (milk gelato with homemade milo and honey joys) from Gelato Messina.
Goat cheese gelato with date and walnut brownie & Breakfast of champion the sequel (Yoghurt gelato with croissant n plum jam) from Gelato Messina.
ICE CREAM Maggie Beer Vanilla and Elderflower ice cream.
MACARON Roasted soybean macaron, yuzu macaron and Dear Chris macaron from Cafe Cre Asion, Surry Hills.
This little cafe, which is located just a minute from where I live(!!!) makes amazing macarons with unusual fusion flavour. The Japanese owner used to work under Christine Mansfield and the 'Dear Chris' macaron (chocolate hazelnut ganache) is dedicated to her. This place also serve great Single Origin Roasters coffee.