Need to leave the house before 9 for a busy full day ahead, I woke up at 7:54am which means I should have been 54 minutes into a run, I've got bed head and the brew next to the bed is an empty cup...oh well today's plan becomes tomorrow's reality...No regrets
Oh the sweet nostalgia of the past. To be young, to be in that moment again. I look at this picture and it reminds me to take chances, to just jump in. If it’s a new job, a new relationship... well just to do - Actually what really sparked this moment was the #lifeguard that pushed me in cause he thought it would be funny for a kid that was scared to jump in. But honestly that’s all you need sometimes, a push, usually from someone supportive but in this case #learnbyfire . Thanks for randomly showing me that you need to just need to jump in, cause if not, life going to slip you by. #kickhimin#noregrets#memories#thingsyouremember#dontlookbackinanger#oasis#learning
First time in Business Class, en route 15hours to a place very dear to my heart, this time for work. Pretty mindblown by how life continues to surprise with so many blessings, and yet also know that this was many years and challenges in the making, and holds the heavy responsibility (amanah) of the work I'm neck-deep in. Verily with hardship comes ease.
Just as I was about to enter the departure halls, mum reminded me to not lose myself amidst it all. If anything, may I come closer home to myself.
(Took out Shrekky right when the steward was walking past. "Don't laugh ah," I said. "It's okay, maam. My wife always travels with her pillow too." LOL #noregrets ) #thegoogleadventures
Day 20/90: PAIN IS WEAKNESS LEAVING THE BODY.
I feared pain until I realized it was necessary for growth. You don’t grow when you are comfortable.
Always remember, FEAR is temporary but REGRET is forever. #fear#regret#success#project90noexcuses#noregrets
Part 2. 🥘 Slow Eat - Homemade paella 🥘
Paella in Spain is traditionally eaten on Thursdays.. Why is that?
There are 3 main reasons / urban legends:
1. "Franco Foodie" - Urban legend says the dictator Francisco Franco was a real foodie and he used to go out on Thursdays and ask random restaurants in Madrid for one of his favorite recipe
2. "Fish transportation" - Fresh fish was fished usually on Mondays and the transportation to big cities like Madrid took some days (this theory doesn't apply to beach cities like Valencia or Barcelona tho)
3. "Home Cook Server day off" - Wealthy families had a cook at home whom day off it was Thursday. They cooked in advanced all the ingredients for paella so their madams only had to add rice and not spending a lot of time cooking
4. "Lazy ladies" - For the same reason expalined before, home cookers were not there so wealthy families simply liked to eat paella at restaurants
I woke up this morning - late morning - with a pounding headache and zero energy, still super tired after only getting a few hours broken sleep 12-3am the night before (a beautiful reason). Tim wanted to go mountain biking, I did too. But I didn’t have the energy. I knew I wouldn’t regret going, so I went anyway. Unusually for me I felt like I was gonna throw up for the first 20 minutes but I didn’t, and am so glad I went. You never regret getting out there, pushing past the pain and discomfort, and embracing the adventure. #mtb#temiromtbpark#springhassprung#sunshine#noregrets#noregerts#soulmedicine
Home from a work conference and find a welcoming committee, one chicken shamelessly excavating a garden bed, having escaped from the orchard. She had no regrets, it would seem, about leaving behind her friends, or about the destruction she was wreaking upon the garden. The garden which is meant to be safe from the destructive forces that are chickens. We might also mention the orchard is chicken heaven grass, water, shell grit, trees and their chicken coop, plus company, but the grass is greener on the other side of the fence or the worms are bigger!
One of the best things in the world is completely getting away from the hustle and drama of living the city life and just immerse yourself in the wonders the WORLD has to offer as in nature!! Step away from the life of always trying to please people or trying to be something or someone you are not. when you really immerse yourself in nature it really makes you look at yourself and think what have you done with your life and a really important question you need to ask yourself how have I made a positive impact on this world as in actually making a difference in someone’s life!! We all get caught up in life thinking success is having a big house with lots of money well it’s not! Success is when you can actually impact someone’s life and completely turn them around when that person once thought no one cared and they actually thought the only way to move forward was suicide but you out of millions of people were able to change that persons mind and make them see the beauty the world as to offer and show that person that there are amazing people in this world who actually do truly care about other people.
Here’s an analogy for you.
You are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps into you or shakes your arm, making you spill your coffee everywhere.
Why did you spill the coffee? "Well because someone bumped into me, of course!" Wrong answer.
You spilled the coffee because there was coffee in your cup.
Had there been tea in the cup, you would have spilled tea.
Whatever is inside the cup, is what will spill out.
Therefore, when life comes along and shakes you, whatever is inside you will come out. It's easy to fake it, until you get rattled.
So we have to ask ourselves... “what's in my cup?" When life gets tough, what spills over?
Joy, gratefulness, peace and humility?
Or anger, bitterness, harsh words and reactions?
The best part is that you get to choose!
Today let’s fill our cups with gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation, kindness, gentleness and love for others.
Have you tried my Chinese Chicken Curry yet?! It’s bang on for a Friday night and relatively healthy, if you a fancy a treat without all the regrets 🙌🏼
Chinese Chicken Curry
To serve 4
1.5 tbsp vegetable oil
600g chicken thigh fillets cut into bite size pieces
1 medium onion, sliced approx 1cm thick
1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
1 green chilli, deseeded and chopped
1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
1 heaped tbsp medium curry powder
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chilli powder (optional)
450ml chicken stock
2 tbsp cornflour mixed with 2 tbsp cold water
1 cup frozen peas
2 tsp soy sauce
Salt & pepper
1. Heat your wok up high and add the oil, ginger and chilli and stir fry for a minute. Add the chicken and garlic and stir fry for a few minutes until the chicken in sealed.
2. Add the onion and stir fry for a couple of mins, before adding the spices and stir frying for another minute.
3. Add the stock and simmer on low for five minutes. Add the cornflour mixture, the peas and soy sauce. Cover and simmer on low for another five minutes.
4. Season to taste #noregrets #foodobsessedgirl