J brand, I like

I only have 3 pairs of jeans, when I moved to UK, I left all the ones that old, either they didn’t fit or just looked wrong I don’t really wear jeans much anyway, I like to wear dress and skirt more than jeans. However, English weather does not really support dress and skirt lover like me. So lacking in pants/ jeans department is not really a smart thing. Also, when the fashion industry re-introduce high-rise / high waisted jeans and trousers and ditch the hipster, it’s like heaven for me. Hipster doesn’t do my body a justice really. I always have a tummy no matter how thin I am, and I don’t have the size of bottom required to hold the hipster jeans on its place – hips. I’ve got 3 Nudie Jeans, they’re all skinny 2 low-rise and 1 high-rise. They’re quite comfortable, but one has stretched so much it’s just annoying to wear, it keeps going lower and lower when I walk or sit, so I have to constantly pull it up. So I figured I need a new pair. I went to Liberty to do the Jeans mission and tried on this soft navy J brand, www.jbrandjeans.com/

J Brand Navy Major High Rise

It’s high-rise, very comfortable fit. Very soft material almost like suede, apparently it’s called Japanese twill, the length is perfect, please note I’m only 5′ 2″, it has a zip detail on the ankle, just perfect. I just found a new favourite jeans brand.

Sex & the City 2, oh I can’t wait honestly!!!!

Oh the wait is almost over, Sex & the City 2 will premiere on 27th May! and the most exciting bit is Aidan is back!!! He’s my favourite Carrie’s lover!

Crusha Advert

I think this advert is funny, not that I will buy the product.

Spring finally has come :-)

I thought today was going to be another cold day in England. The sunshine in here sometimes misleads you. You wake up with the sun shining through your bedroom window, smile on your face, then you come out to the balcony and it’s deadly cold. but this morning was different. I woke up early around 7 and drank my usual lemon water. I went out to the balcony and it was warm! and I was only wearing a t-shirt. So, I got really excited and got my book and magazine, put Ry’s pj pant on and start reading and enjoying the sun. It’s 9 o’clock and breakfast in the balcony is a great idea. Oh i’m loving it!

First breakfast outdoor

Breakfast in our balcony

Detox day 9 – 16

I’ve been a good girl during the detox, not so much cheating. But yes, I was a bit naughty on a few occasions, like last saturday I had a couple of glasses of champagne. my naughtiness always involved alcohol.

The diet during day 9 – 16 was not much different from the previous week. It contained a lot of fish, organic chicken, organic vegetables, fresh organic vegetable juice, low-fat organic live natural yogurt, organic rice cakes, organic hummus, organic green tea, organic banana, brown rice, lemon water, egg, almonds, tofu, and soy milk.

So far, I don’t miss red meat at all, I do crave for sweet bread and asian desserts and also ice cream when I walk pass an  ice cream shop.

My cravings during detox

On the first week, my cravings were not so bad. I was so excited about the detox I didn’t really think about the food I normally eat.

The second week is a different story. I don’t know if it’s my period or not, I got it on the weekend. Yesterday my energy was low and I was a bit bloated, spinning class was not that good either. I craved for chinese pork bun all day and  some sweet asian cakes, at dinner time, I was in a bad mood and really wanted KFC bbq rods! I also craved for sweet bread.

Marinated Sea Bass Fillets

From Waitrose website. Serves 2

You will need:

4 sea bass fillets

Marinade:

¼ tsp ground coriander
¼ tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp hot chilli powder
2.5cm fresh root ginger, peeled and finely grated
1 tbsp clear honey
Juice of ½ lemon
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method:

  1. Rinse and dry the fillets. Place the marinade ingredients into a shallow dish and mix together, then add the fillets and spoon the marinade over. Leave in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, covered, rubbing the marinade into the fillets once.
  2. Preheat the oven to 220°C, gas mark 7. Line a roasting tin with enough foil to make a generous envelope. Grease the foil with a little olive oil, add the sea bass fillets and any remaining marinade. Fold over the edges of the foil to create a puffed-up, sealed envelope and bake the fish for 10 minutes or until the flesh is firm. Remove from the oven and leave to rest for a further 3 minutes.
  3. Remove the fish from the foil and place on warmed serving plates. Pour over any cooking juices. Season and serve with steamed organic greens, e.g. asparagus, green beans.