Saturday, May 31, 2014

My Lovely May 2014 [monthly favourites]



  • This month my eldest son celebrate his seventeen years old birthday. I am excited and sad at the same time. My baby is growing up and there's nothing I can do about it
  • Reality Bites! And that's how I felt when I realised that my weight is out of control. So I decided to make a plan and document what I ate. I need to remember to eat in moderation and not going overboard. I am definitely not in my twenties
  • My Project Life 2014 and Project 365 are going strong. Finally I found a solution that is simple and straight to the point.

I hope you had an amazing May and discover many new favorites. I am looking forward to a beautiful June, True Blood and more photos for Project Life 2014.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Friday, May 30, 2014

Finally a solution I have been waiting for

I love books and I love to read. I don't really know what happened why lately I am having trouble starting a book and finished them. I got easily distracted and finding a quiet and calm moment to just read has been a constant challenge.

[photo credit taken from pinterest]

Last Tuesday I discovered Audible. I was a little bit skeptical about listening to a book. I am not sure if I can follow the story without the actual action of reading.

Since I am a new user, I got to try Audible for free for the first 30 days and I can download one book for free. I decided to purchased The Target by David Baldacci. I already bought The Hit by the same author but I have not finished reading the book.

What I like about audible?
1- Listening to the narrated version of the book turns out to be so much fun. I love having someone reading the boom to me with a deep and soothing voice.
2- I can listen to the book while driving. Since I spent a lot of my time on the road, it really helps me read while driving.
3- I also have an ebook version of the book and this help me follow through and improve my vocab and pronunciation of unfamiliar words.
4- By the way I am using my iphone and ipad as my audible player. The content is available on all my devices via cloud sync.

I have been told that the new generation reads but not like the conventional reading style. It was very hard for me to accept the fact that you are still reading even if you just watch or listen. Now I understand.
I have read 25 chapters in three days and it is an amazing progress for me. I can see myself finishing this book in less than a week. Love love audible.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Thursday, May 29, 2014

#thursday3 [29.05.2014]

It's Thursday again and it's time for project #thursday3. I am a little bit worry that my weight loss journey is not getting the support that I need. Loosing weight while traveling is not so easy especially when you plan to eat less buy end up eating more than you should have.


#1. Meetings at Grand Sentosa Plaza, Johor. I have managed to find this place using Waze. Got to remember to trust Waze no matter how ridiculous it looks.

#2. My weight lost journey is a little bit bumpy this week. I hope I did not do too much to sabotage my effort

#3. I am loving Get Extremely Ripped 1000 by Jari Love this week. I just love mixing weight nd cardio in the same workout.
Think about it this way…If you take one picture and write down three facts each week — at the end of the year you’ll have more than 50 photos of yourself and 150 facts about what life has been like. It would make such an epic All About Me book — and most of the work is already done."


Follow along each week using the hashtag #thursday3 dan tagged me @hanizeyecandy. I want to see your selfie and read about you

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

5 iphone apps for memory keeping

I have been using my iPhone for almost everything ever since I got one back in 2011. One thing I never thought I would do with this phone is taking photos. I have never thought I would use this phone as my main camera. I was a DSLR user and I love the quality I got from the camera. Lately I realised that most of my monthly photos are sitting on my iPhone and not on my DSLR camera. I realised that the quality of the iPhone photos have improve and it's good enough for 4x6 print.  I have also been using a lot of apps on my phone for memory keeping.

These are five apps that I have been using a lot on my phone. And I put all these apps on my scrapbook folder.

1. Pic Tap Go
I basically use Pic tap Go to edit my photos for project 365. It has build in filter which you can mix and match to make your own filter recipes. You can also share your photos to instagram directly from the app

2. Phonto
I have been using Phonto for a really long time. It's one of the oldest app out there for adding text on your photo


3. A Beautiful Mess app
ABM is the only app I bought on the first day of released. I know it's going to be amazing. I used this when I want something extra and different and a touch of Elsie and Emma on my photos.

4. Labelbox
I used labelbox app to add label and date on my photos. It has many beautiful labels to choose from.

5. Instant
I am obsessed with polaroid photos. And I used Instant app to create the original polaroid photos. I don't really like the fonts in the app. I used Phonto app to add the fonts on this photo.

Another 5 app that is nice app to have

1. Dropbox - I basically use Dropbox to organised my Project 365 and Project Life files. I basically choose my photos daily and upload them to dropbox on a weekly folder. And I also keep all my Digital Project Life kits on my dropbox.

2. Flickr - to upload your photos automatically to flickr. Since flickr gave everybody free 1TB space, it's a brilliant idea to just upload all your iPhone photos to your flickr. It will be set to private automatically and if you want to share some of the photos you can make it public from the app.

3. Instax share - to print your photos on Instax Share Printer

4. Instaweather - you can use this app to capture the weather at the moment. It's a good tools to document what the weather was like

5. Instaplace - I use this app to capture the place where I was at that moment. Sometimes it's not that accurate but it's close enough as a remembrance of where you were.

[All the app that I mention in this post might be available on Android. Some of them cost money and some of them are free.]

Do you used your mobile phone for memory keeping?
What app do you use?
If you like this type of content let me know.

Thanks for spending the time with me.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

5 things why I love Phonto app

I have been using Phonto for a long time but mostly for adding text on my photos, I have never tried anything else. Lately I discovered that this app can do more than adding fonts on your photo. And I have been playing and exploring what this app can do like crazy.

5 things why I love Phonto
1. I can install my own fonts. Other than that the apps came with lots of beautiful fonts that you can play with.

2. You can add your text basically any where on your photos. It's totally adjustable, moveable and curveable

3. You can crop your photos to make it square ready for instagram. And you can totally share your photo to Instagram directly from this app.

4. It's totally free. The app came with a few in app purchased if you want to add something more like shapes, papers or even photo filters. The build in fonts, items, backgrounds and filters are sufficient enough to turn your photo into a work of art

5. I can make things like this just by using Phonto

Edited with #Phonto. @phontograph tiba tiba obses pulak dengan app ni

This app is available on iPhone, iPad and android. You should give this app a try and explore your creativity because there are so many things you can do with it right on your mobile devices.

To download your own fonts to Photo, you can used as suggested which is using iTunes to copy your fonts directly to the app.
I usually email myself a font or fonts I want to use. I opened the email from my iPhone or iPad , click on the fonts file and then choose Open in.. Phonto. The font you choose will be installed automatically to Phonto. It's much faster and easier for me to do that.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Monday, May 26, 2014

Project Life [Week twenty one]

Alhamdulillah, I am already entering the School Holiday break. That means no heavy traffic to work and no rushing out the door. I can just take a deep breath and take my time. Wakeup early every morning has given me a chance to work on my personal project, reflect on life and just being by myself before anyone else wake up. I really love my morning routine. 



Project Life™ is a system created by Becky Higgins. To learn more about this approach to saving your memories, click here.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Project 365 [Week 21]

Alhamdulillah it's the end of week twenty one. This week I am determine to loose weight, so I decided to fast for four days straight. It wasn't easy but when my tummy was trained to received less food, than the rest was easy. I think when you tell people you are fasting you are more committed to follow through. My next challenge would be to loose weight without fasting. I hope I can do it. Every day is a constant battle when choosing what to put in your mouth.
Moving on to the photos I captured for the week.


day 139 - Visiting Ridhuan's son at home. Baby Zarith was born premature at 35 weeks. Alhamdulillah he can come home and be with his parents. I am so happy and excited to touch and kiss newborn.

day 139

day 140 - A smash book project my daughter is doing. I love that she is into scrapbook, smash book and making things cute and pretty.

day 140

day 141 This is my third day fasting and my iftar was at Padi, Galleria. Since I am in the loosing weight mode, I choose Jasmin green tea as my drink without any milk or sugar.

day 141

day 142 - The fourth day of fasting, I was feeling excited and energetic. For iftar tonight I decided to eat white rice and ikan patin masak tempoyak with fried egg and spinach.

day 142

day 143 - National Youth Day 2014, starts today. I can feel that this year is a little bit different because I can more informational, career opportunity and less entertainment around my office.
The military booth is something new. I am thinking of taking my kids here this weekend but I am not sure if I am up for walking.
day 143

day 144 - It's Saturday and I am alone in the house with Hanif. My kids have their own thing this morning. Staying in a house with only you and a toddler can be fun and challenging at the same time. I am also got a chance to sit in front of my iMac, browsing, blogging and shopping.

day 144

day 145 - Outing with this girl is so much fun even though at a times it feels like outing with my kids especially when she kept asking me to go home... heheh... It has been a really long time since the last time I went shopping with a friend with kids around. I hope we could make this a monthly event.

day 145
These are my life in photos for week twenty one. So many things happened and if I don't take the time to document them I might miss a lot. I still believe when you took the time to document the every day and the good things that happened in your life, you will be more grateful. Just saying.

Do you join Project 365 this year?
 If you do linked up in the comment, I would love to 
see your work and a glimpse of your life in 2014 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...