Thursday, May 19, 2016

#thursday3 {19.05.2016}

It has been a busy Thursday for me. So many things I wanted to do especially when it comes to hitting 10,000 steps goal in a day. Not an easy goal to achieve unless I am doing it intentionally. 


1. I am still in love with Project Life app. I cam make a layout like this in less than one minute. 
2. I am listening again to Getting Things Done audiobook. This time I am listening to the revised edition. I am still trying to implement GTD Methodology in my life. It's not as easy as I thought it would be especially when it time to process and organised 'stuffs' 

3. I am thinking about my life a lot lately. I wanted so bad to do something different, to make a different and change people's life. Somehow I find that it's hard to do at my current position.

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." -

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Project Life App // Another Inspiration in May

I am really thankful for Project Life app. I can make these layouts while watching TV and during lunch break without a lot of preparation. The only thing that I hope this app can do is to write on images or photos. I am hoping that this year Project Life App will get upgrade in terms of features and functionally and not just adding new kits in the app.








"Be Creative, Show up and Focus on what's important"

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


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

45 things at 45 // Digital Scrapbook Album

I was so inspired by Kam's mini album 30 things at 30, that I decided to do one for myself. I need an album like this to capture life little things that other wise might be lost over the years.

I can't believe that next month I'll be forty five! Oh boy! Five more years and I'll be fifty. What better ways to celebrate my birthday other than an album all about me? A gift from me to me and probably way in the future for my kids too. (If they are curious to know what their mother was l like at 45) heheheh....

45 Things About Me at 45

Digital Album

As a fan of iPad and GoodNotes app, I am excited to us the app to it's full potential. For this project other than GoodNotes app, I used digital scrapbook paper from Life Story Kit, which I resized to A4 size. I am keeping this project as simple as possible - minimal design, a photo and a little bit of journaling on every page.


For the Alphas I used Life Stories Alpha and More than mom Alpha. Both kits can be purchased at SweetShoppe Designs.


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My plan for a project like this is I will convert the finish project into pdf format. I can print them out as a hardcopy or view them in iBook. Something simple and fun for me to do this month. Who knows maybe I'll go crazy and make a photo book .. the thought has crossed my mind.

Monday, May 16, 2016

iPlanner Setup 2016 [May]

Hello everybody! I am excited today because I have been meaning to do a blog post about this for awhile now.

I have been switching from ipad to my kikki k planner for awhile now. I am still trying to make my ipad as my main planner but somehow writing on an ipad wasn't as much fun as writing with pen and paper ... well until now.

Last month I decided to upgrade my ipad to iPad Pro 9.7" just because I wanted the Apple Pencil. From what I read and watch on youtube the Apple Pencil works amazing with the iPad Pro 12".

I am so happy that I made the switch. Writing with the Apple Pencil on my iPad is everything that I image what it would be. No more unexpectedly disconnected from the iPad.

Suddenly I realised that I have been using my iPad more and more and I have not touch my planner in a while. I just realise that I can truly use my iPad as my Digital Planner now. The only limitation was the app that you used.

As for now I am still using GoodNotes app and it works perfectly with Apple Pencil.


1. iPlanner horizontal weekly planner 2015-2106 - personal planning

2. iPlanner Daily 2016 - this is my main planner for work and life. I do all my planning in here.
(I can actually put all these notebooks into section but I just like to see them in separate notebook for easy access)

3. Brain Dump - where I list all of the things that occupy my brain into random lists

4. Ramadan Journal - I already setup a separate journal for Ramadan. I am still struggling with menu planning for the month especially during Sahur

5. Fitness Journal - I am migrating my fitness journal into this notebook. I am making it like a bullet journal style. I really love the freedom of bullet journal.

6. Project 2016 - This will host my planning for 2016 projects at work. My place to plan and monitor the progress of things that in my scope of work

7. Notes - a place where I write on things that I learned either from books, blogpost or youtube

8. Journal - a place where I can write my thoughts and feelings randomly without editing.

I might add a few more notebooks if I feel like I need them. For now I am happy with I this setup. It works perfectly for me. I love writing and doodling in this app. I still use Kikki K planner at work for the things that I have not migrated yet and it stays at work.

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

My progress so far // with fitbit alta

Ever since I bought fitbit alta last month, I have been obsesses with hitting 10,000 steps a day. I used to think that I was pretty active but when I looked at my statistic apparently I was not. It is not easy to hit 10,000 steps a day when you have a desk job. With fit bit alta I can now monitor my steps and make sure I stand up, walk around, take the stairs every chance I get so that by the time to go home I am already beyond 80% from my target.

I am so happy to report that I am able to hit 10,000 steps a day for a week now. Having a fitness tracker like fitbit really helps me stay active and have managed to get me excited about moving around. Now my challenge would be to hit 10,000 steps during weekend especially when I don't have anything plan but rest at home. Adding a workout routine in the mix really helps speed up the steps count.

My tips to increase steps
1. Take the stairs instead of elevator - This really help me a lot. I usually take the stairs when I'm going to my office in the morning and when I left in the evening. Sometimes I like to challenge myself and take the stairs just for fun during lunch break. Currently I am only focusing taking the stairs until 5th floor.
2. Take the longest route - either to the bathroom or to the meeting room.
3. Walk around the meeting room if I have been sitting for too long
4. Visit my team mate at their desk when I have something to discuss
5. Jog in place for 60 seconds at a time if I was short on time. The sudden burst of heart rate increase that help boost calories burn and my steps as well

I can tell you after doing these for two weeks I am not able to sit in place for long. Sitting makes me uneasy and uncomfortable. I just have to stand and move. I guess our body is meant for moving.

Notes: I am currently doing 21 day fix extreme. It's the hardest workout I have ever tried. I am still having trouble completing Dirty 30 and I am on week two. I seriously can say that with this program I have managed to loose a few pounds in two weeks.

"Be Creative, Show up and Focus on what's important"
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