Sunday, April 29, 2012

Chapter : An Entry for Memory

Today was a pretty eventful day for me. Originally the boyfriend and I planned to head down to town to try this restaurant that serves Japanese shabu-shabu. I’m a huge fan for Japanese cuisine so I managed to pester the boyfriend to take a drive down to town. Unfortunately, as the day approached  for our lovely date, we found out that there would be some rally going on in town and was advised by parents and friends not to head down unless we’re willing to face the jam. 

So our plans were changed, so the boyfriend called me yesterday (since I’m typing this on a Sunday morning) asking whether  I wanted to watch the most awaited movie, The Avengers. Of course I said yes because all my friends have already watched it and I was eagerly waiting for the hype to die down so I could get decent seats in the cinema just to watch the movie. 

After the boyfriend told me that he bought the tickets, he also told me that his mom was waiting for me to come over so she could cook for me my favourite dish, pan mee. I immediately got ready and asked him to pick me up because I have been craving for that dish for some time. After he picked me up, we had a really late lunch; we headed to the mall to catch our movie. 

We were watching our movie at this cinema called MBO located in Kepong. The cinema is alright, though the movie itself had two subtitles, one was in Malay and the other in Chinese...kind of spoilt the entire visual of the movie, that’s what I felt. Anyway, the movie was awesome. I enjoyed every single part of it! But watching in the cinema was quite an experienced I would say...there was this guy sitting next to me, half way watching the movie, he had the time to go on Facebook on his phone, there was someone coughing his heart out and at times could hear some uncle talking really loudly to someone. 

After the movie, I pestered the boyfriend to bring me to One Utama because I wanted to eat at BBQ Plaza, also wanted the boyfriend to try out that place too. We actually planned to eat there for quite some time but every time when we wanted to, somehow we would forget or have other plans instead. At first after our meal, I wanted to do some shopping but the boyfriend was tired so we decided to head back to his house to watch some shows.  When we’re about to head back to his place, I asked whether I could drive his car because he never lets me. It took me a lot of pleading to get him to agree to let me drive his car. 

We hung around at his place watching Korra the Last Airbender (or was it Next?), I have no idea.  Then we watched some anime because I wanted too...can’t take out the otaku in me. Basically I felt like I was a princess for a day. The boyfriend even allowed me to drive back to my place! I never felt so privileged in my life. 

To sum it up, today...
  • Watched the Avengers movie
  • Ate at BBQ Plaza after countless times of promising that would go there
  • The boyfriend allowed me to drive his previous car
  • Watched all the shows that I wanted
  • Being treated like a little princess because I get to do almost everything that I wanted.

Thank you to the lovely boyfriend was bringing me out today. Now we shall plan another date to town to eat at the other restaurant that I wanted!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Chapter : Getting Back in Shape...Attempt 1

So I have decided to start jogging again...after months of lazing away in the bedroom, reading my books or stealing my mom’s iPad to play (occasionally) I realized that I’m getting way too unhealthy. Been eating slightly more than usual, been sleeping a lot and also feeling that my clothes are getting tighter. If you are still thinking, “Seriously?  Jessie you’re skinny!” I beg to differ, as I have a slightly longish looking body, I tend to look slimmer to others. The wonders of fashion, they manage to help you hide your unwanted spots and utilize your lovely spots. 

But to be honest, the only parts that I’m putting on some weight are around my pooch, my bums and my thighs. Well, actually a little bit on my bum is good because my mom and sister keep saying that I have an ugly bum because it’s flat. So I guess a little bit of fats there is good to make my bum looks fuller, I suppose. 

Anyway, back to my little effort to take up jogging again. I failed terribly. I couldn’t even jog for a full two minutes! I walked most of the time, before it started to rain. But mostly I forced myself to jog at least a minute to make myself feel better but eventually I gave up because the pain at the right side of my body is causing me to limp my way across to achieve my one minute goal. Maybe I should start walking up the stairs instead of taking the lift. Problem is that at my office it’s up on the 11th floor and at my house is up on the 13th floor. So if I climb up these floors every single day, I might be able to build up my stamina again! I think I rather climb up all the floors than jogging for two minutes.

Basically I’m following a routine that was recommended by the boyfriend. Apparently it’s for couch potatoes who decides to become a marathon runner so it will train you slowly to build up your stamina and eventually you’ll be able to run a FULL half an hour run (possibly run a FULL marathon in the near future).  After giving up on my epic fail jogging effort, I decided to do some sit-ups at home! Finally manage to locate my dad’s missing yoga mat, I lay it on the floor and did a few sit-ups. I manage to do a good twenty sit-ups before lying flat on the floor counting my life away. 

Then out of curiosity, I decided to look up planking. Everyone seems to be doing it, and as silly as it may be, I thought it was a pretty simple to achieve. Boy, what a fool I’ve been. Maybe because I keep seeing people planking all over the town for a joke, I assumed it was a simple thing to do but planking for fun and planking exercise are TWO different things. Seriously, trying to stay still for a GOOD 20 seconds is pure torture for me. Plus, I wasn’t sure I was doing it right, but judging from my shaky elbows trying to maintain my weight above ground wasn’t an easy feat. After doing it 3 times, I fell towards the floor welcoming the feeling of my entire body against it. 

Yes, that's how I look like planking for the first time.

I should start doing small exercises to build up my stamina again before going off to do something greater. Seeing my parents healthier than I am makes me feel defeated. My parents walk up the hill every day and my mom occasionally swims on Saturdays and the only rest day is Sunday. I on the other hand, roll on bed from Monday to Sunday and occasionally leaving the fort for errands, dinners and parties. I must be a cat in past life. That’s my theory.