A Cloudy Sunday

Today the clock changes. It will go 1 hour forward. So, remember to change your clock. If you have a smartphone it will change automatically, which is pretty cool! However, the weather is still cloudy with a little drizzle all day today. But, it’s not that cold as it was used to be. So, I’m happy with that. As long as I don’t have to wrap myself in lots and lots of clothes, then it’s ok.

I have now ordered some ingredients that I have to use in my skincare recipes. So, I look forward to starting formulating them. I might have to order some more tomorrow. It’s very difficult to find the ingredients all in one place. So I have to order them from different sources all over UK, paying extra delivery costs for each company, instead of paying just one delivery cost from one single store.

So, everything adds up quite a lot. It’s not cheap at all to make natural skincare product, when you think of the prices of the quality ingredients I am using, the shipment costs, VAT costs, the time I spend making it, and so on. But, I am willing to pay to make good products that work. I don’t want to make products just to sell them, and then don’t care about the rest. Everything has been taken into consideration before I create a product. That’s how I work.

I am running out of food again. I will go out in a minute to do some shopping. Then tomorrow, I will start ordering food online instead. I can’t continue to go wait for the bus just to go buy some milk, water, fruits, vegetables, etc., then have to take a bus all the way back home again. So, I have to remind myself to do my shopping online instead from now on. It will save me lots of time and energy.

Then, I think, since it is Sunday today I will spend my quality time reading book, or watching some good films, and just relaxing. I am not sure about I can do that. There will always be something that I have to do regarding my business. But today, I will try to ignore it. I need time to rest as well. It’s not all about work and work. So today, I will try to focus on myself and my well-being.

It’s drizzling, and quite windy outside right now. So, I’m not sure about I want to go out and do my shopping anyway? But, I have nothing in my fridge. So, I ought to go out. Otherwise, all I can eat today is toast and jam, and that’s it. Well, I will go out. I can’t enjoy watching movies and have no snack or anything to watch the films with. The movie will not be that entertaining without snack. It’s like eating food without salt & pepper.

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Flowers in the garden this morning.

I Love Action Movie

I love action movie, especially with a lot of fighting scenes. And that’s why I like Tony Jaa and Jason Statham :-) . They are the best modern martial artist actors! I have watched many of their films. I have always been fascinated by martial arts. Since I was a school girl, every time I had to have my martial arts class, I would look forward to it with excitement. And I would fight with joy. It’s so entertaining in a way. We used long, thick bamboo woods to combat with each other as a form of weapon. So, they were one of those joyful moments at school I had had.

I began to go to martial arts class again late last year. But shortly after, I had accident with my right arm near my wrist. Yep, I burnt myself while I was making candles. And it was very bad that I had to stop going to martial arts lesson since my scars would get worse if I did so. It took me so long to heal the burn scars. Up till now, I’m still not sure if I could start my martial arts class again?! I think I will try anyway. I don’t like exercising. So, I try to do something else that is like doing fitness, such as dancing, going to martial arts class. You get to work out, and at the same time learn new skills, so why not.

I love this fighting scene between Tony Jaa and Paul Walker in Fast 7, which will hit cinemas around the world very soon. But unfortunately, probably not in Thailand – not for a while. Why?, read this article. Something about breaching of contract. Anyway, I think I will go see Fast 7 in cinema when it’s showing in UK.

But, one thing I don’t understand in this movie: Both Tony Jaa and Jason Statham are great martial artists actors, but they play the bad guys?! It’s such a disappointment! And Paul Walker, why he had to leave this world too soon? Anyway, enjoy the fighting scene below.

Busy With My Product Making

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I haven’t been blogged for a while because I am busy with creating my products, such as skin care, clothesmaking. There’s a lot to do. I have to make/design the labels, have them made, source the materials, ingredients, and so on. I love to write. So, having been unable to blog as often as I like is not something I am happy about. Anyway, I will find time in between to blog.

Today, I will order some ingredients for my skin care products. As soon as I get them, I will make the products, test them on myself, and when I am satisfied with them I will send them to be certified and tested by a professional. Then, if everything is going as the way I expect I will begin to make them for sale. I feel excited already! I enjoy formulating and making natural skincare products. So, I look forward to starting creating them ASAP!

Now, I will talk about my shoes :-P . I love ankle boots. I have them in black and brown. I use them with almost every garment I have, especially with mini dresses or jeans or shorts. They add that raw look to your whole outfit. Raw, but sexy. The brown boots are my favorites during summertime. I like wearing them with my bohemian dresses or denim shorts. The brown colour goes along well with the sunshine. Therefore, brown boots are also perfect to wear with summer clothes. I like experimenting with styles: What go well together, and what’s not. It’s just so fun.

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bohemian romper

Multi-strap print romper £44.

Fashion Clothes

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I am into fashion. And I have also many years of experience working in fashion retail industry. So whatever I do, I always come back to fashion. I can’t dream of doing anything else but fashion. I just love to design, put different items together to create a unique look & style, and so on. I just love it!

All my fashion clothes are inspired by Thailand and its beautiful beaches, nature, and culture. That’s where I am from. So I just want to work with something I know best. And the summertime almost arrives. The weather starts getting sunny and sunnier here in UK. Thus, it’s a perfect time to introduce lovely summer clothes that make you think of sun, sand, ocean, beaches, coconut trees, and the like, in Thailand. A land full of warmth, wonder, adventures, and inspirations.

I will also design and sew some of the garments myself, including jewelries, which I love doing so.

cute crochet vest dress

Crochet Vest Dress in White £48.

Fragrances Reed Diffuser is Coming Soon!

I’m also working on Fragrances Reed Diffuser at the moment. Scented sticks is the perfect way to fill your home, office, working place, etc. with scent without worrying it will cause fire because you don’t have to light them like you do with candles. You just put the sticks in the glass with perfume in it and that’s it. And it will last about a couple of months or more. It depends on how much fragrance you have in the glass.

When my Fragrances Reed Diffuser is ready to buy I will announce it here. So, it’s also a good idea if you subscribe to my blog. You will then receive my updates by email as soon as my new products are coming out. You will be the first to know and the first to buy. Hopefully, it will be ready for purchase within a couple of weeks.

Fragrances Reed Diffuser

Green Tea For Breakfast

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I haven’t been blogged for a while. Too busy to blog :-( . But now I’m back! Now I’m having my breakfast in bed. I start my day with green tea and a hotdog bread I bought from Chinatown yesterday. I was too tired to eat it yesterday, so I put it in the fridge to save it for today instead. I can get really exhausted travelling into central London, and especially when I have to go to different places, which means I have to transfer to lots of buses and trains, which is very time consuming. That’s what I did yesterday. I didn’t accomplish much yesterday. I just spent my time travelling from place to place. When I got home again, then it’s already dark, then it’s time I had to go to bed already. Then my whole day’s gone. And that’s why, I try to avoid going into London as much as I could. I have lots of important things to do. I can’t afford spending all my precious time on bus and train, stuck in traffic, and the like.

Today I have to go out again, but that’s only in Putney area, which is not far from me. So, it’s good. Then I will have more time to finish my work. I plan to finish it this week. That’s my top priority. After this post, I will go out to run an errand, then I will be back shortly to continue with my project. I really hope I will finish it today or tomorrow.

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A Sunny Winter Day

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Yesterday was quite a sunny day. It tricked you to think that the Spring is finally here. But unfortunately, the weather was still very cold. I went to central London again yesterday, and I wanted to take some nice photos of the cosmopolitan city, but then since it’s so chilly, so I must hurry myself home again. I wanted to go to one of the beautiful parks in London, which would look stunning under the sunshine, but again I must drop all that because of the utterly cool weather. When it’s so freezing I couldn’t do anything but to go back home as quickly as I could. It was a shame. I had otherwise planned to take some amazing pictures of the capital in a new angle that I have never tried before. London is an ideal place to practice your photography skill. It has lots and lots of corners, streets, facets, etc. that could radically change their appearances depend on how you photograph them, and how you see them. It’s like a playground for photographers. Well, I couldn’t do it yesterday. But don’t worry, I will go back and film London as soon as I can.

I have to go out again soon. I’m just having my coffee first before I begin to get myself ready and heading out. It’s so cold! I have to wrap myself in thick jumper again. I can’t do it any more. Spring, where are you? I miss you so much. Please come to UK soon.

Tower Bridge London

Me at Tower Bridge.

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City of London. Shops in St. Paul's Posh shops in St. Paul’s.

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Gherkin Tower

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Trafalgar Square

A small #alley btw #houses

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Fenchurch Street

A view of London Eye from St. James' park

London Eye

Phone boxes falling in Kingston

Falling phone boxes in Kingston.

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Beautiful tulips in St. James’ Park.

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Spitalfields Market

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King’s Road

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London bus

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St. James’ Park near Trafalgar Square.

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A small sidestreet near King’s Road.

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Lovely flowers in St. James’ Park.

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Can you spot the Big Ben?

The Sunday

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Good morning! What’s a lovely Sunday today. I feel like going out, having a walk in the wood, going to cafe in Wimbledon Village afterwards, sitting and sipping coffee, and enjoying a silent Sunday atmosphere in the village. Or, I might just want to stay home completely, and doing nothing. Well, not exactly. When I stay home I will always find something to do. I am a workaholic. I can’t stay still. I have to find something to do anyway.

So, if I decided to stay home I would continue to work on my project, sew some clothes, plan my business, pack some things ready to go trade at the market next week, and so on. I did not go sell my stuff at the market this week because I wasn’t ready. So hopefully, next week I will be more ready. And this time, I will have more exciting tings to sell. I am going to introduce my new product to the market as well. What that is I will reveal later.

I love listening to music in the morning. It’s just so relaxing and energising in a way, listening to good music on a quiet Sunday like this. I hadn’t listened to music since I began to work on my new business late last year. Now, I miss music. I want this new pursuit to work first. It’s my top priority, after all. So, nothing else matter for the moment but work and work. When everything starts to blossom. I will calm more down.

That’s the way it is. When you want to start something on your own you have to put your heart and soul into it – to make it work, otherwise it won’t go anywhere. But when you succeed the benefit of it gives you so much reward, which is worthwhile doing all the hard work from day one, and look forward to seeing the fruitful outcome – as soon as possible.

So I think, I won’t be going out today anyway. Even though it looks good outside right now. I have lots to do. So, I have better get going. I don’t want to slow down my work because of small temptations here and there. I must be strong, and focus on the things that need to be done. So they are out of the way as much as possible.

The holiday is already being planned this year, as a gift to myself, for all the hard work I have done for my field up till now. That’s one of the most important parts as well which is to remember to reward myself for every small success I have brought to my career. And that’s why, I don’t mind working hard at the minute because I know I will be awarded by myself with a vacation present, as soon as I am finished with this step or activity, which gives me more energy and motivation to move forward.

Grilled Chicken Wings with Lemongrass

As promised that I will share some recipes with lemongrass with you. So my first lemongrass recipe I will share today is, Grilled Chicken Wings with Lemongrass. It’s easy, refreshing because of the lemongrass, and delicious. It just tastes so fresh. lemongrass does change the whole flavour of this chicken dish. Thai people normally use lemongrass in soup and salad. But, I try to experiment with lemongrass in a new form of dish. As long as it tastes good, then why not. What you will need in this dish are:

  • Chicken wings
  • Some cloves of garlic, crush them and leave the skins on
  • A couple of whole lemongrass, cut into big pieces and crush them
  • Some coriander roots, crushed
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Cooking oil
  • A little bit of soy sauce, oyster sauce, Chinese whiskey, and sesame oil to add the Asian flavours in it
  • Dark soy sauce to add a nice colour to the chicken

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Heat the oven to 250°C. In the meantime, mix the chicken wings with all of the ingredients in a baking tray.

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When the oven is hot enough put the chicken tray in it, lower the heat to 200°C, and grill it for about 1.5 – 2 hours. Keep turning them around every 20 minutes or so.

grilled chicken wings with lemongrass

Grill them until the meat starts falling off the bone, which is about a couple of hours grilling time. And that’s it. The chicken will have a sweet, delicate  aroma of lemongrass, and the same with the taste. It’s, indeed, a healthy dish since it has lemongrass, garlic, black pepper, sea salt, etc. in it. And it smells fantastic. Enjoy!

Soap Making

My next project I am moving on is soap making. I plan to sell soap as well. So now I am making the soap to be used by myself first. It looks pretty good. So I make almost everything related beauty for myself. I no longer buy stuff from the beauty shop. Well, I still buy shampoo, cosmetics, and the like. But I will make that myself in the future as well.

I feel much better now after using my own natural beauty products made from herbs and flowers. I know what’s in it, how it makes, and most importantly, I make it myself. The moment of joy is when I’m making it, pouring my heart into it, shaping it the way I want, aiming to achieving the best possible result, etc.

Now my soaps need some time to be completely set before I can start using them. So excited! They have lemongrass scent in them. Lemongrass smells so good in beauty products. Think of when you smell Thai food, for example Tom Yum (Hot & Sour Soup with prawn or chicken, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, mushrooms, tomatoes, etc.), it just smells glorious.

When those beautiful aromas of Thai ingredients such as lemongrass, lime, are being used in beauty products, e.g. skin care or perfume, they create a new, delicate dimension of fragrances that smell heavenly. Therefore, it will not smell like food as many might think. On the contrary, it gives you a new, sweet-smelling experience. And at the same time, its smell benefits your soul, and enhance your mood.

Talking about lemongrass, today I have a recipe with lemongrass for you. If I have time today, I will post it later on. Today is another busy day for me. I have to go to lots of places. But, I will see if I could find time to post the recipe this afternoon, so you can make it for dinner today. It’s a very refreshing dish with lemongrass. I think, you will like it if you’re a fan of Thai food.

I have lots of Thai recipes with lemongrass in it. I will share with you one by one. Lemongrass has a very exquisite aroma that adds delicious smell to food. Therefore, when you smell food with lemongrass as one of the ingredients you will, automatically, be impressed by the elegant smell of the lemongrass.

When I was young, I loved when my mum cooked food with lemongrass in it, especially Tom Yum (Hot & Sour Soup), because the whole house would then be covered in the delightful aroma. And I would run into the kitchen to smell it closely with elation.

Tom Yum

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