Friday, July 25, 2014

My New Favourite Photo Editing Application : Cameran Collage

Cameran Collage is my favourite app of the moment. :D

They have lots of pretty stickers for me to choose from..
Sometimes I use too many of them at the same time. :P

I like that I can rotate the photos, crop them into certain shapes and also easily bring a photo to the front if I want it in front of another photo. There's a wide range of backgrounds for me to choose from too. :D

Been putting blogging aside because I'm too lazy to edit photos on my laptop.
I can't switch on my laptop without baby climbing all over me and asking me to let her watch Elmo..

Now that I have this wonderful app..
cheng cheng cheng cheng~~

YES! I can finally blog more often!

I can post many photos at once without fearing that it's going to make my post long and boring!
Even if the subject (me) is boring at least the stickers are cute right? :P

Been playing with the app for about a month now and it's been kind to me so far.
Will post more photos whenever I have free time~ :D

Thursday, July 24, 2014

I'm 26 years old and I have diabetes.

Been wanting to blog about this issue for a while.. So here goes..

I was diagnosed with diabetes during a health checkup about half a year ago (in 2013). This is about a year after I've give birth to my little one (2012).

The interesting is, I always thought I was eating quite healthily. I didn't eat much cakes and deserts. Even if I have chocolate it's like once in a blue moon and it's usually dark chocolate.

My diet in the past 2-3 years was actually really healthy as compared to the days when I was married to work (irregular eating hours, skipping meals, junk food every other meal). Since I started planning for my baby in 2011, I had lots of veg and fruits. I drank lots of soup. I cooked at home most of the time and cut down my fast-food intake from almost every other day to around once a week or even less!

So what happened???

I have family history of diabetes so I was quite calm when I found out but I really regret not reading up about it way before. You'll know why in a bit..

So I found out I've diabetes, now what?
I was advised to see a doctor and get my blood tested every 3 months, I'm not at a very serious stage so I don't have to get insulin jab or take any medication. I just have to control the sugar level in my body by eating right and some exercise.

I choose to get a doctor at the polyclinic since this is going to be long term. I've been tested a few times and they mentioned that my cholesterol is on the high side (if I didn't have diabetes it's actually consider average.) I duno how to explain this but the slip they gave me show me it's average but doctor says because I have diabetes I have to keep it below average (as low as possible)..

If I was me a few years back I would probably not go to see a doctor at all (blood test every 3 months!) but at this moment I know my health is very important, especially if I want a 2nd kid I need to make sure I'm healthy enough for one.. 

Other than the tests every 3 months, I get my eyes and legs checked once a year. I see a dietician and doctor every 3 months and a care manager around once a year. The first time I saw a dietician, after describing my daily food intake we found my issue. I was taking in too much carbohydrates! The amount of rice I take in is consider alright but when I have sandwich I have like 4 slices which is double the amount I should be eating.. There were too much other carbohydrates in my food, (food that I though that it's considered veg so I could indulged in) e.g. Potato, carrots, yam, sweet potato, tomato, corn, beans, turnips, etc.. I use these to cook soup and I eat them with my rice but I also unknowingly take in far too much carbs..

Seeing a dietician I suddenly feel enlighten. :P Then I found out that I was eating too many servings of fruits. When I was pregnant I wanted my baby to have lots of nutrient so almost everyday I have like 3-5 servings of fruits after lunch!

Being diagnosed with diabetes wasn't something I planned or what so I was completely lost. The care manager at the polyclinic went through briefly with me regarding the symptoms and what can happen to my body.. that's when I felt so blessed to have done the health checkup!

I've 2 symptoms which are constant hunger and constant tiredness! I'm so tired that I often snack on food to keep awake, I am also always hungry and I keep eating.. If I didn't do the health checkup I would never have known about my health and would continue to eat and feel tired and hungry all the time.. Which would be a very bad cycle....

Wow. I'm finally done with this long and boring entry. hahas.
Just want to record down what I know. If you have diabetes too wanna shall your secret of keeping your blood sugar constant? :)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Internet is a life saver : Mummy's woes.

So yesterday I found this on my wooden floor!

I normally keep my permanent markers on the table, away from my child.
(yes I know it's toxic luh, no need to go all self righteous on me k..
^ me being paranoid.)
Now I guess I have to keep it on a higher shelf..

Decide to google on the solution and was hoping that it will not be too difficult..
and I chance upon this post..

Was a little sceptical about it, decide to try it out nonetheless as toothpaste is like the most readily available item I have. :D

1-2mins later (a bit of scrubbing using a dry cloth).. and it's almost all gone!

If there's no internet I would probably have to like go to those diy shops and look for special solutions or stuffs like that to remove the stains/marks.. :P

oh well. so now you know..

To remove permanent marker from wood floor, you can use toothpaste and scrub it a little. :D
It's like magic in my eyes to see the ink disappearing.. :P