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My hero

Published September 7, 2014 by itsachunglife

2014 one of the most challenging years to date.  It’s not over yet, but it’s only now I can reflect on it on a daily basis.  It was hard to see such a strong man broken it really changed me, knocked me down. He’d never let the family see this side of him before, and seeing him laying there on the bed helpless and heading in for a 12+ hour surgery with a heart condition too.  That scared and worried me beyond belief but I had to put on that brave face as I kept reminding myself the worst is yet to come.  I felt like  I had to keep it together for the whole family.

But visiting my home town this week and seeing how well dad is doing, I can’t help but soak up his bright and lively attitude towards life.  This has given me the reality check I needed to put everything into perspective.  Any other  issues I have are a mere blip compared to what he’s had to experience.  To witness his drive and motivation to rebuild his strength, and live a healthier life has really enriched my positivity bank.  Then there’s the softer side of you which you have let us into, this is hands down the best thing that has happened this year!  It has really brought our family closer.

Life doesn’t seem fair at times, and bottom line is it’s really the attitude you choose to take to pull through it that counts.  There is always something positive to take out of any experience.  Embrace and find the light in the situation, or ignore and it will eventually fester over and consume you.

 

Happy Fathers Day Dad i’m so happy that you are moving forward, you have lit the way for me to get back to being the joyful girl full of laughter once again.

Shine on!

Inspiration CHANGE ME UP

Published June 26, 2014 by itsachunglife

Recapping on the last few months let’s start with the serious topic that is lightening Asian hair.

I had always wanted to change up the hair colour and one weekend while chilling on the couch with the girlfriend, and vino in hand I searched the Play store for a hair colour app, and this is the first one that came up….actually called Hair Color.

This app is easy to use, just select an image which shows the accurate colour of your complexion and one where your hair is sitting right, then proceed with tracing the outline of your hair.  Zoom in for some fine tuning around the hairline and then have fun experimenting with the colours and shades.  Obviously it’s not Photoshop quality but you get the jist of it, AND did I mention it provides hours of entertainment!

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Initially I wanted a shade close to platinum blonde but after the reality check of ‘will this gel with my complexion’, followed by ‘work appropriateness’ and ‘up keep/maintenance and achievability’,  I left it in the capable hands of Jacinta at Hairzoom.  It was my first time at Hairzoom and the team were friendly and accommodating,  AND  the best part – my girlfriend (also requiring blonding) and I were setup in the private part of the salon, it felt so VIP  like we had the place to ourselves! My hairdresser Jacinta had great hair and style, but I was most impressed with her understanding of my needs and it was her confidence and drive of  getting the balance right between what I wanted and what I could pull off that put me at ease.   So after 3 hours the end result is this gorgeous blended look that is  Balayage.

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I’m pretty happy with it and i’m impressed that there is  enough blonde,  but not so much that it looks out of place.

Oh and please excuse the outfit, I was all ready to go to Salsa night after getting the hair did, but hunger got the best of us so it was one of those outfit wasted kinda days. Salsa post to follow 🙂

I must admit it did take a few days to get use to,and since it’s lightest on the outer part I curled my hair for the first 2 weeks to semi-hide the mass of blonde until I had adjusted.  To maintain the colour I use  purple shampoo from KMS to stop the blonde from turning brassy and I also use the KMS conditioner.  It’s been about a month since I got my hair coloured now, and I am pretty happy with the health of my strands especially since I deal to it with the GHD or curling wand every few days.  For a heat protectant I use Organix Brazilian Keratin Flat Iron Spray, and to tame frizz I use Fudge Urban 3 in 1 Miracle Moisture Stuff Hair Serum with Argan Oil.  These products are ok, they smell good and do the job although I haven’t had a chance to try other products to compare.  The only styling product I use is the  Toni and Guy Salt Spray .  It is the  must have  for all those blessed with silky, straight asian hair.  It smells amazing and a light spritz gives your hair the piecey, tousled effect,  and with such little effort it just adds that extra dimension to your do.

Overall I”m pretty happy with the outcome, but also can’t wait for it to lighten naturally over time.

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Thanks again Hairzoom http://www.hairzoom.com.au/

https://www.facebook.com/hairzoom

March and Die

Published April 9, 2014 by itsachunglife

So March turned out to be the shittiest month ever!

But instead of airing this horrid piece of laundry, I will share with you one quote per day that got me though this month.  These are the little bits of treasure which gave me hope, strength and the determination to stop crying and feeling sorry for myself and to realise that with every bad situation; if you search hard enough you will find the good that comes with it.

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I am also eternally grateful to have such a great friend who has basically given me Tuesday Therapy sessions (food comas and laughs) to transform and translate my heavy thoughts into nice,  light and fluffy dumplngs 🙂  I hope I can be there for you forever my dear,  and out of all this I am so lucky to have this solid friendship with you!

Friendship’s like this are far, few and priceless!

Lets hope like hell the next few months Cloud 9 comes knocking on my door.

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