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September Highlights!

September 30, 2014
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Time really flies and we are already at the end of September. September has been one of the most tiring and craziest month for me so far, but I’m also grateful for all the wonderful things that have happened in September. It’s been awhile since I’ve done a monthly round-up, so why not?

It’s pretty daunting to think that I’m only going to get busier especially with so many things going on in October, but I just got to keep calm and breathe! If breath can guide us through our yoga practice and through difficult asanas, it can guide us through rough periods in life too. <:

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Some of my favourite moments from #SGYOGAGA!

One of the September highlights has definitely got to the the #SGYOGAGA challenge that I hosted with three other beautiful and very talented yogis @vivianography, @supyogasingapore, and @jasminetayoga. I hope you guys have received the #SGYOGAGA event invite for this coming Sunday (4 Oct) at Sadhana Sanctuary Yoga Studio! I’m extremely excited to be meeting you guys there, and enjoy a 60 minute hot vinyasa class together led by Vivian!

I also just came back from a diving trip from Pulau Tioman in Malaysia. Honestly, after going for 5 dive trips since I started diving, this has got to be one of the most enjoyable dive trips I’ve ever had. The company made a whole lot of difference, and I had so much fun and laughter with a bunch of wonderful friends. I thoroughly enjoyed my dives, loved the sights of the sky and the beautiful deep blue sea, had so much fun jumping off the boat into the water while we were waiting for the next dive, and appreciate all the random chats that I had with this bunch of funny people while traveling to the next dive site. I guess you know you had a great trip when you felt a little empty after coming back to Singapore… Plus, I missed the trip even though I have a bazillion bug bites all over my body and face. It’s probably one of the worst bites ever because I had to go to the doctor today to get some cream and medication. But still not complaining because I had so much fun <:

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There are so many exciting events coming up in October and I am really excited for the upcoming month. Even though school is only going to get more intense and stressful, it’s always awesome to be grateful for the wonderful things in life. Gonna grit my teeth and trudge through the madness!

How was your September? Regardless whether it was a good month for you, it’s a brand new month tomorrow, so keep calm, breathe and hang in there. You got this!

 

 

Featured, Features

Feature: lululemon athletica Singapore

September 24, 2014
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I remember my very first encounter with lululemon was when I was travelling in New York City before starting my exchange in Canada. I stepped into their store at Union Square, and was just amazed at how it was bustling with life and activity. There were community classes lined up in the store, and there was a live yoga demonstration going on at their window display. I bought my first lululemon top in Canada, after contemplating over it for really long time and decided that I should treat myself a little since I’ve been practicing yoga so often by then.

Once I came back to Singapore, I missed the in-store experience that lululemon athletica offers. Even though local yoga studios carry lululemon apparel in their rack spaces, it is still different from an actual flagship store. In America, the salespeople were really friendly, they know their products really well, they strike up conversations with you about yoga and it really feels like a wonderful yoga community in there.

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However, today I got to experience that again right here in Singapore! Even though lululemon has set foot in Singapore for a year now, this is the first time I’ve visited its showroom that’s nestled in the middle of Club Street. It may be a small showroom, but it’s packed full of yoga goodness and a bunch of very lovely ladies who’re always ready to strike up a conversation with you and answer your questions about its yoga and fitness apparel.

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All thanks to Soulscape Singapore, I was invited to pick out an outfit from lululemon! Felicia from lululemon was really helpful and I was really impressed with the depth of knowledge she has about lululemon apparel. Had a great time picking out my outfit and also learning more about the technology and detail behind these beautiful apparel.

So, I finally picked out an outfit for Soulscape, and I’m really very excited for 25 October! Early bird tickets are going at $55, with lots of activities such as acro yoga, surf set, sunset yoga, and a yoga rave party at night. Check out the website for a full line-up of events happening on 25 October at Tanjong Beach Club, and I really look forward to seeing you guys there!

lululemon athletica
83 Club Street
#04-00
Singapore 069451

(Photo credits to @stefanusian)

Featured, Yinspirations

The Importance of Optimism

September 22, 2014
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Hello everyone! How’s Monday treating you so far? Awesome? Bleurgh? Whichever the case, I hope you’re still smiling regardless! That almost always makes things a whole lot better. <:

For this week’s inspiration, I would like to share with you the importance of optimism! Personally, I can’t help but snicker at the fact that I’m actually talking about this, because I am definitely not the most optimistic person around here. In fact, I worry so much. My boyfriend calls me a “worrier”, and sometimes I stress myself out so much too. But, I’m definitely learning to be better at this.

The past few weeks in school have been intense, and it’s only going to get worse. Last week was definitely a test of my perseverance, but despite the rough week, I was trying really hard to be optimistic. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you would realise that I have been posting a couple of quotes to start off the day. It’s not just to inspire those who come across the post, but also to inspire myself.

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Life is more often than not a mental game. It’s normally pretty much how we make it out to be. I can’t really change the fact that school is going to be intense and stressful, so much so that I have to skip yoga classes to get my work done. But, I can make it better by not freaking out and stressing out. Sometimes I still lapse into old habits, but I think I’m dealing with stress a lot better now. It’s always a work in progress! Mentally, it’s like bringing my yoga practice out of the mat and into the classroom.

So, no matter how stressful things may be, or how grim things may look, you can make things a teeny weeny bit better by smiling and encouraging yourself. Positive self-talk is very important. You only have yourself, and if you can’t encourage yourself, nothing else will. <:

Regardless, I hope you have a good week ahead! If things are pretty crazy, remember, this too shall pass.

Take care! <3

(And by the way, there are a couple of exciting things coming up on this blog, so keep your eyes peeled for this space! <:)

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Feature: Colour Pop with GingerActivO

September 20, 2014
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This post is courtesy of GingerActivO

Summer is over and as the rest of the world enters the fall season, it seems like Singapore has only gotten hotter and more humid. Being the total summer girl that I am, I am really not complaining though! I always prefer the sunshine – it just seems a little more acceptable to be donned in pastel and bright colours.

Speaking of which, I am really in love with my first pair of Liquido Active leggings! The bright colours and swirls never fails to brighten up my yoga practice, even if I am in a gloomy mood. I got these leggings from GingerActivO, a Hong Kong-based yoga and fitness apparel retailer that seeks to bring some style and fashion to both Hong Kong and Singaporean fitness girls. Not only do they carry Liquido Active, they also carry Dharma Bums and Tonic as well. Furthermore, shipping is free within Hong Kong and even Singapore, so that’s a great reason to cheer!

I went through the entire shopping process with GingerActivO, and I must say that the process is easy, fuss-free, and most importantly, shipping is quick even though they are based in Hong Kong. I placed my order on Thursday, and I received my leggings on Tuesday. So that’s pretty awesome! In fact, I don’t think I actually receive my purchase that fast even when I shop in Singapore, so that says a lot about GingerActivO’s efficiency.

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I also really love the layout of the website. The photos are beautiful and it really accentuates the beauty of these sports apparel. To me, a great website design is definitely a huge plus point. Navigation through the website is very intuitive, so you won’t get lost while trying to look through the products.

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And of course, I am very happy with my purchase! These leggings are super comfortable, stretchy, and most importantly, it is very flattering. I am for sure going to wear this to my yoga practice very often now!

Do check out GingerActivO’s website, Facebook page, and Instagram account, and you might find something that you like there!

Life, Yinspirations

Weekly Inspiration: Be Kind to Yourself

September 15, 2014
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Happy Monday everyone! A brand new week beckons and I hope September has been treating everyone well so far! It’s crazy to think that I’m already more than 1 month into the new semester, and things have been getting pretty intense and crazy. Which explains my absence from the website! (Really think I need to do a lot better in terms of being consistent with my postings though!)

However, I do post daily on Instagram, so do give me a follow if you are on Instagram as well so we can connect!

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This week’s inspiration is all about being kind to yourself. Most of the time we always emphasize on being kind to others, but actually being kind to yourself is something that is extremely important as well, especially in times of stress and difficulties. Last week, I was suddenly given a 24-hour deadline for a school assignment, and suddenly it was crunch time. I spent the next 2 days working on the assignment and fine-tuning it. I had to skip yoga because I have another test next week that I had to study for too. But in the end everything turned out well and I did well for the assignment as well, which was something that I was really grateful for. Most importantly, I didn’t stress myself out and feel bad about skipping yoga. I did what I needed to do and I trusted that I did the right thing by reorganising my priorities for the week. Being kinder to myself helped me handle stress and deadlines a lot better too.

Therefore, I thought this is something really important and something that I should share with you guys as well. Hope this would help you if you’re going through a pretty stressful week this week!

Have a great week ahead, and remember, be kind of yourself! <3