How we spent a sunday in a cold weather… suitcase hunt

Yesterday we went to London to look for a suitcase. I’m going abroad on Sunday to Jakarta, Indonesia to visit my grandma. Before yesterday, I’ve been eying on Mandarina Duck Suitcases. I took Ryan to check them out. Ryan thought, the duck was not good in terms of functionality.  I gave up so i let him choose. I always look for design and colour first, then functionality. Well Ryan is the opposite, he looks for functionality first so he started to weigh every suitcase, open it, check it… it took hours. After checking 3 department stores, Selfridges, Debenhams and House of Frasier, we found the perfect one at Selfridges. It claims to be the lightest and strongest with patent technology. It’s a huge 85cm suitcase by Samsonite and admittedly very light as it’s claimed to be. The material is made with “Curv®” technology http://www.samsonite.co.uk/cosmolite/category-en.htm?or=0570605311&od=004773505 It’s not cheap but Ryan said it’s worthed since it has 10 years international warranty. By the time we bought the suitcase I was so tired and needed a glass of wine. We were at Selfridges so we went to the champagne bar and I tried a delicious Green Apple Bellini. It was a great drink to end the day. Well, I’m not going to look for a suitcase for a while now, it’s just so exhausting.

Brain, go to sleep! Does Wii stimulate your brain?

I’ve been awake since 3.30am, feeling fresh and i could not get back to sleep! What’s going on with my brain?? why did it send a deceptive message to my body to wake up?

It happened twice this week, but the first time i managed to get back to sleep after 1 hour. Other days I also woke up early like 6 am but not as early as 3.30am!

I tried to think what have changed to my lifestyle this week and the only thing I could think of is exercise. Yes, I have started exercising this week as it’s one of my new year resolution to have a super hot body by summer and at our wedding next year. Ryan has supported me by getting me a Wii Fit Plus for Christmas.

I’m a lady of excuses when it comes to exercise. Oh, it’s too cold, ooh it’s raining, Oh, i just wash my hair yesterday. Well, when you live in England, the weather does not really support any outdoor activities. So Ryan bought the Wii for me.

I enjoy the Wii very much, and I’ve been good and use it without any excuses. The games and exercises are fun So maybe it stimulates my brain. is this why my brain keep wanting to get up at early morning? I have lots of energy now, my brain keep waking me up at odd hours? I’m not much a sleeper to start with. Usually, I only need 6-7 hours sleep, more than that, i would be grumpy.

The bad side of this new habit is I keep waking Ryan up. He’s a light sleeper and get easily awake but the slightest sound or light. So to make it up to him, I baked him a delicious banana bread for breakfast and serve it with his favourite Matcha Latte.

I need to write again

My weakness is not to be consistent. I got easily distracted and don’t finish what I start! This blog for example…I haven’t written for ages!

I do have a lot to talk about but sometimes laziness is on my way!

So as my 2010 resolution that I will be more determined on everything I do (except shopping, i actually need to do less of that!), new posts will be up soon 🙂

xoxo Mia