Saturday, April 25, 2015

Big Little Lies : Book Review

I bought this book last year. I only got around at reading it this year. This is the first book of this author that I bought and I am not sure if I am going to like the book. It has a chic lit vibe to it but at the same time it's a little bit complex. I decided to just go a head and read the book , well actually I was listening to the book and reading the book at the same time. 



Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

What is this book about?
"Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:
Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).

Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.
New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.
Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.excerpt from amazon.com

What do I think about the book?
- The story took place in Australia. I have never read a book where the location of the characters in Australia. The narrator of the audiobook was so pleasing and I really enjoy listening to her. 
- this is my first book by Liane Moriarty. I like her writing style. She makes me want to know more about the characters and care about them. 
- I can totally relate to Celeste issue - perfect couple on the outside but not so sweet on the inside.
- The book  deal with normal parenting issues dealing with ex husband and his new family, teenage outrages behaviour, infidelity, age, beauty, bully and many more. I totally did not expect that some die in this book.
- I like the mysterious setting of the book when they were talking to the police and the police said it's a murder investigation and I said to myself - who died? That one kept me reading. I really want to know.
- I will definitely read more book from Liane. In fact right now I am listening and reading her The Husband's Secret. 

I highly recommend this book to anybody who loves chic lit and mystery

Friday, April 24, 2015

Today I ...

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Today I ..
  • have finished reading Big Little Lies Book by Liane Moriarty. Love love the book.
  • am reading the Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
  • am still worry about a lot of things
  • attended Blue Ocean Strategy Seminar at INTAN. I was very interesting class. Red Ocean versus Blue Ocean Strategy
  • am enjoying this month project - #listersgottalist hosted by The Reset Girl
  • have become planner addict. My obsession is getting out of control.
  • already own three planners - Color Crush in Gold, Kikki K Leather Large Black Cherry and Kikki K Textured Leather Large in Ocean.
  • have not buy any clothes or makeup
  • am still using my Key Life Planner on my iPad Air. I still enjoy decorating my digital planner. I got the same high as decorating my paper planner.
  • am making plans for this weekend to celebrate my youngest son birthday.
  • am obsess with Arrow Season 3 and the Flash Season 1. My favorite is episode 8 on both series where characters from both series crossed over.
  • just realised that I have not watched or download any new favourite TV series. I am so into youtube channel lately that somehow I totally forgot about Scandals, CSI , Criminal Minds and many more.
  • am reorganising my Evernote notebook. I need to organise this notebook so that it works perfectly with my lifestyle. Create a system that works for me.
  • am feeling a little bit insecure about life and about myself. I kept second guessing myself. I hate when I am feeling like this. I need to get all of these negativity out of my mind. It's not healthy for me.

Today I is a monthly segment which I write about some random stuffs in my life. It's a form of memory keeping which I intend to write a little titbits about anything random in my life.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

#thursday3 [23.04.2015]

Today was a little bit weird for me. I am feeling all sorts of things which are conflicting with each other. I am in a state of confusion . Life in the digital age sure has it's perk. We are so connected with each other that we've become disconnected with people near to us. 

HERE ARE MY PHOTO AND FACTS FOR THE WEEK

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#1. I hold Kikki K Planner texture Leather Ocean in my hand with great joy.

#2. Lately I've been spending a lot of time and money on things related to planners and stationaries. Not on clothes or even makeup.


#3. Midori's Travelers Notebook will be my next quest.


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#throwback thursday
[One Year Ago]

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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." - rukristin.com
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Follow along each week on instagram using the hashtag #thursday3 dan tagged me @hanizeyecandy. I want to see your selfie and read about you
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Unboxing Webster Color Crush Planner in Gold

Hello my lovelies. Today I am going to share with you my unboxing of Webster Color Crush Planner.

First of all I would like to say that I never thought I would buy a personal size planner. The personal size really bother me because I find it really hard to write on and the small space make it hard for me to write on. The smallest size planner that I can go for is A5 planner.

When I saw Webster Color Crush Planner in Gold on youtube, I immediately fall in love. It has everything that I want -beautiful inserts, colorful and fun dividers and gold polkadot ruler. I went to Scrap-N-Crop website and place an order. I am beyond excited when they still have the Gold in stock. 

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I am very happy with the delivery from Scrap N Crop. They process my order immediately and I received my planner the next day.

This is an unboxing post so I will not go into details and giving my opinion on this product. I still have not setup this planner yet. I have a few ideas of how I'm going to use this planner but this will not be my main planner. 

HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS OF MY UNBOXING OF WEBSTER COLOR CRUSH PLANNER IN GOLD

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I love the gold tag. It says dream big.

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The interior is so beautiful - pink and gold. I can't argue with that. It has a few pockets which I can pun some stickers and small size photos.
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Such a beautiful dividers.CCGold201506 
The Gold ring binder makes my heart beats faster.
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More beautiful dividers
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I just love that the title and the months are in gold lettering.
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This one is my favorite- She designed a life she loved.
CCGold201515 And they throw in free stickers. I love that when manufacture throw in free gifts.
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There you have it. My little unboxing post about Webster Color Crush Planner in Gold. If you are looking for a personal size planner, then this planner might be for you. I just hope that Webster will make A5 planner in the future for people who loves bigger size planner.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

5 things why we are memory keeper at heart

Ever since I got involved in scrapbooking way back in 1999, I thought memory keeping was scrapbooking and scrapbooking was memory keeping. And I thought only creative people can do scrapbook and preserved their memories. I used to focus on making my page pretty compare to telling the stories.That is totally a myth. 

Memory keeping is part of us, it's on our blood. We as a human want to tell our stories and preserved our memories in any way that we can including drawing symbols in caves.

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HERE ARE FIVE WAYS WHY WE ARE MEMORY KEEPER AT HEART


#1. We take photos almost every day. The invention of camera phone really increase our tendency to capture almost anything including #selfies, what we eat, where we went, the weather and many more.

#2. We share our status and update our current activities on Facebook, Twitter and Whatsup

#3. We share our photos or videos to our friends and family via flickr, instagram, photoblog, tumblr, photo bucket, picasa and many more

#4. We write about our daily activities, feelings and thoughts either in our planner, journal, dairies and even on Facebook page

#5. We blogged or vlogged about our daily lives, our likes and dislikes constantly. Mostly younger generation love to do this. Most of them love to watched Vlog on youtube channel compare to reading long articles about it. I bet in the future we are going to catalog these  content and it will have historical value.

Either we like it or not we are memory keeper at heart. The only problem with all these technologies, we have all these memories and tidbits of our lives scattered around the virtual world without any prober home. We need to do something about all these memories, document with intentions and document them in a tangible form which we can refer back from time to time. And if you have a smart phone with you, you can document your lives easily with these tips.

Hopefully after reading this entry, you will realise that you are a memory keeper, you create content almost instinctively. Creating and capturing memories and shareable content has become our responsibility. We do have to be careful about what we share especially on the cyber space.


Monday, April 20, 2015

Digital Project Life [ Week Sixteen]

For Week sixteen layouts I used Project Life app to add all of the photos and the project life cards. Then I saved these layouts in my Dropbox and the open it up using Adobe Photoshop on my computer. I wanted to a add a few elements and stickers on the page. I am going for a cheerful color theme.  

Kit used: Heidi Swap Dreamy Digital Kit from Digitalproject life, Real Life in Pocket Besties Kit and Stacked Pocket Volume 9  from the Lilypad Store.

THIS IS MY DIGITAL PROJECT LIFE          LAYOUTS FOR WEEK SIXTEEN

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To see what I did in 2014, see them all here in my flickr albums
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Project Life™ is a system created by Becky Higgins. To learn more about this approach to saving your memories, click here.
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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Project 365 [ Week 16]

Week sixteen flew by so fast. I can't believe that my life was interesting and boring at the same time. I am so desperately wanting something great to happened. Somehow I felt sick and tired of doing the same thing over and over again. I am still thankful that I still have a job to complain about and doing something to make things better for other people. Maybe the planner girl in me want to make things pretty.

HERE IS MY WEEK IN PHOTOS

DAY 103- I am still reading Big Little Lies. This book is getting interesting and I am still wondering who died.

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DAY 104 - I am working outside of the office for three days. I am so thankful for the budget cut this year. That means no more travelling. Yeah!
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DAY 105- My Webster Color Crush Planner in Dark Pink arrived today! I've been waiting for this planner to arrive since yesterday. It's such a pretty planner. I do wish this come in A5 size. I decided to give this planner to my daughter. I want the gold one.

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DAY 106- My last day going to the Transformation Workshop. I just get so confuse with the things that they want us to do? Another KPI another things to monitor? Seriously?!!!

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DAY 107- This was fast! I got my Webster Color Crush Planner in Gold today. I ordered it yesterday evening. The gold is so much cooler and the binder is in gold. So pretty. I am thinking of using this planner as a brain dump.

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DAY 108- Weekend is finally here! My favorite day of the week! It's time to pay a visit to Spotlight Mines Shopping Centre. Oh boy! I'm in trouble again. So many goodies to choose from and I think I almost faint with all the excitement.

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DAY 109- It's Sunday and my only mission today is to stay in. Do some cleaning and enjoy my day of. The most important thing is to enjoy my new collection, decorate my planner, make lists and continue making a wedding album for my father.

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TAKE A LOOKED AT MY 2014 JOURNEY HERE.
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These are my life in photos for week sixteen for 2015  . 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 2015 
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