Today I just bought a matte rouge lipstick from Mac again, since I love Mac lipstick so I almost exclusively buy lipsticks from this brand. I bought a half-size Mac lipstick for £10. A standard size is about £17. I don’t put makeup on that often. And when I do I only apply a little, just to add some colour to enhance the natural beauty a little bit, not overdo it. So I didn’t want to buy a bigger one. If I purchased a normal size it would mean I would have it stored in my bathroom cabinet for eternity. I will use all my lipsticks up at some point in the distant future. And I’m a woman, after all. And what women do, they buy new lipsticks almost every month if not every week. So I don’t need to buy big sizes of lipsticks when I always fall in love with the new shades anyway and will occasionally buy a new lipstick on impulse.
In spite of the fact that I do not like applying makeup on a daily basis or every time I have to go out I have to try to use makeup more often, including wearing fashionable clothes. It’s almost a must when you live in London because I think there is too much importance placed on clothes and look here. And I have to go out often. If you didn’t care about mode you could be seen as someone who is old-fashioned. If you lived on the outskirt of London and didn’t even bother to go into central London that often, it might be okay that you couldn’t care less about appearance. Or, if you’re already rich and everybody knows it, you can wear the same style of t-shirt every day and no one cares. So, it depends on what you do, who you are, where you live, and so on.
I start my day with one of my favourite breakfasts which is just some slices of bread with different items on them – one of them is salmon since I love fish, but not all kinds of fishes. One of the reasons I like fish is that it helps improve or maintain my eyesight. So I try to include fish and many others fruits and vegetables that are good for the health of my eyes, skin, and overall healthy body in my daily diet as much as I can. I also try to drink more tea instead of coffee.
I don’t have this type of early meal that often, though. I normally have oatmeal or muesli or cereal for breakfast or just some fruits. Only once in a while that I fancy full English or some breads for breakfast, like today. It’s delicious when you don’t have it too frequently. And while it is yummy, it’s just not very wholesome. Therefore I only have it every once in a long while. I like taking good care of myself. So I go very much up in what I eat, do, and the like. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle makes me feel good. When you love yourself and will do anything for your well-being you will shine of confidence and self-esteem.
Sometimes, I just skip breakfast. But only sometimes. Because, when I start my day with a decent breakfast I tend not to eat that much during the day. And I also have a prodigious energy to accomplish lots of things. I just feel so active and lively throughout the day. And I only eat just a little for dinner. But I notice that if I don’t have breakfast I am likely to eat more and sometimes a considerable portion when I don’t need it. So first thing in the morning when I stand up is to have a good breakfast. Then I’m ready.
I try to eat healthy breakfast as much as possible. So today, I have muesli with lots of blueberries and strawberries. It’s very fruity, indeed. It can’t get anymore healthy than this. And muesli is one of the healthiest, simplest, and quickest early meals to prepare. So I always have muesli in my kitchen, and plus oatmeal as well. I love oatmeal as much as I love muesli. I like oatmeal even more because I can add lots of different things to it. It can be something sweet as fruit or it can be something tasty like an actual meal, such as spinach, egg. After this big bowl of healthy muesli and a big glass of tropical green smoothie, I think my body will be full of energy ready to start my day.
I went for a walk this morning for about 1 hour. I first took a bus to Putney High Street with a bin bag of used clothes to give to a charity shop. I couldn’t walk with a big bag of old clothes from my home to Putney High Street because it would be too heavy for me. After that I walked from Putney High Street to Wimbledon Village which took me about 1 hour. If I had to walk from my home to Wimbledon Village it would take me only about 20 minutes. And from my home to Putney High Street would take me about 35-45 minutes. Therefore it took me about one hour to walk from Putney High Street to Wimbledon Village. Even though I live closer to Wimbledon Village than Putney, I rarely go to Wimbledon Village or Wimbledon. I often go to Putney instead, to do my shopping and stuff.
Sticks ‘n’ Sushi in Wimbledon. It’s a Copenhagen-based sushi restaurant. Funny enough, its first restaurant (or rather a takeaway at that time) opened in 1994 on the street where I was used to living which was Nansensgade in Copenhagen. I walked past it one day and noticed there’s a new sushi takeaway and eatery just opened; I then stopped by and tried its food which was quite good. So I became its regular customer since I love sushi, until I moved to somewhere else.
I decided to attend a martial art class anyway yesterday, which was rather tough since it was for 3 hours from 18:30-21:30. But I learned some useful, unarmed fighting techniques. So, it was worthwhile. I will stick to attending the class on Sundays, unless I have something to do on some Sundays that I can’t attend the class. I also have to practise. It’s not going to do me any good if I go to dancing and martial art classes, but I will not train at home as well. All that time I spend going there will be a waste, except that I get to exercise. So, I have to start practising as well.
By the way, we also got to meet a stuntman from Jackie Chan’s stunt team which we could ask him anything. So, it was totally awesome to actually come face to face with the person who is really experienced in doing stunts for a well-known martial arts actor.
Below is a clip of me doing an unarmed fight scene:
I went to contemporary dance yesterday. It was tough. But it was amazing. I got to exercise all parts of my body and learn new skill. There are also some techniques in contemporary dance that similar to martial arts’ – which I do go once in a while as well, but I plan to go more often now – so it wasn’t something I wasn’t used to. So I really like it. I will attend contemporary dancing class maybe once or twice a week. I have to persistently continue with the training from now on if I want to master my skills and to be in good form.
Today, I will also go to yoga class. Luckily, there’s a yoga place near my home. So I don’t have to travel that far. But with dancing and martial arts classes, I have to travel far. Not so much the dancing class. It’s just in central London. But the martial arts class is quite far. There are also some martial arts schools near me, but I don’t really like them. But maybe, I should try to go to other places near me as well. I haven’t tried them all, yet. I have only tried a few of them. I just like the one that I always go. So, even it’s a bit too far, it’s okay.
I will also try to go to martial arts once a week, too. I just have to keep working out and perfecting my skills. Otherwise, it’s just a waste of time if I only go when I feel like to. So, every week, I go to dancing class, yoga, and martial arts. And since I don’t like going to the gym this is the best way for me to keep fit, and plus I get to learn new skills. As I get older, workout has become more and more vital because your body is not as strong and healthy as when you’re young. But even for young people, physical activities are also important for them. All in all, it’s just essential for everybody to be in good health and shape – no matter your age.
After the yoga class, I will have to do two self-tape auditions as well. So, I have to find the monologues to use for my auditions and memorise them. Then, after I am done with the self-tape auditions, I will work a little bit more on my screenplay. Maybe for a few hours or so. Just to take a small step towards my goal of finishing my screenplay although I don’t have time to write. Or, I will work a little bit more on my script now before I go to yoga class. I think, I’ll do that.
I rarely polish my nails. I think, I use nail polish once or twice a year. I just get impatient waiting for the varnish to dry. But this nail varnish I have on now is so amazing. It dries very quickly, which is good. It really makes the fingers look nice. So today I paint my nails to transform my nails to something new and nice, not just boring nails and fingers. I use beige nail polish – my favourite color. It really makes my fingers look different than before. When the result is this fantastic I shall paint my nails more often, then. I only have 3-4 nail polishes in various colours: Beige, red, blue, and even black. Maybe I will buy some more, but not the strong colors anymore since they don’t look good on me. I seldom use makeup and nail polish. But when I do use it I like to keep it discreet. The bright colors do not suit me anyway, so.