Monday, 20 December 2010

Getting towards the end of December

Hello everybody.
I know it’s been a while that I blogged.
Well, I’m gonna update you guys for what had happened this few months. Yes I know, its months.

Now the stories go.

What am I doing now?
Well, I’m having a short holiday now. Staying at home and thinking what to do to earn some cash rather than just staying at home doing nothing. I’m sorting out my stuffs and plans for some small stuffs. So you’ll be seeing me updating my blog! =D

My Education Journey?
I have graduated my Diploma in Tourism Management from INTI College Sabah in mid August and I had my graduation ceremony at INTI International University in Nilai Kuala Lumpur last month, November. It’s exactly a week holiday for me to go Kuala Lumpur and I met most of my friends back in Tunku Abdul Rahman College, relatives and my lovely housemates as well. Shopping is the all time favourite interest in Kuala Lumpur. Now, I continue my studies in Pine Academy. Hope everything will be fine there. Although Pine Academy is not as big as you think but the people there are friendly. Lots of laughers around.

After Beauty Pageant Journey?
I have attended and participated in few events to make my titles useful.
1. Model for Snips
2. Ambassador for Tropical Holidays Paradise Tours and Travel Sdn Bhd.
3. Project AWARE 2010 at Mamutik Island
4. Fashion Shots for Zheng Boutique
5. 2010 Kids Singing Competition and Charity Night by Hotel Students of INTI College Sabah
6. INTI Tourism Pageant 2010 by Tourism Students of INTI College Sabah
7. Fashion Show for Pine Academy Prom Night
8. Inspiration Alan Saloon & Academy Runway in Miss Borneo Beautiful Sabah 2010
9. JCI Intan White Ribbon Day Awareness Campaign
10. RTM News Reading
11. Girl Guilds End of Year Party 17.12.2010
12. To be continue
You can always see my updates in Facebook as most of the pictures will be shown there!
Come and follow me in Facebook or Twitter. I have both. No worries!
For now, photoshoots are going on. I hope it will be great!

My Love Life?
Hmm... This is a hard one. For now, I wanted to focus in the things that lead me to my future. It’s too complicated now because I don’t know. It have been started since 2008 that I have less interest with Aldrich for his behaviour and he did not improve himself for such a long long time as what a boyfriend should do. Maybe what I have on my mind is different now or maybe I have too many things going on. So just keep it cool. Moreover, there’s this guy ‘N’ appeared which is just a dream but I chose to love him silently and just wait for the future to come. One said, “If he’s yours, he will be yours”. Hope you love it and now, we stop and all the best to you. I’m thinking to create another blog regarding this. Just thinking.

For now, this is the end.
I will update more individual updates!
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Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Pink Pilates

Pink Pilates is a new event happened in Kota Kinabalu on 2nd October 2010!

It’s an event which merged together by Kinabalu Pink Ribbon with KK Pilates (the place where I have my Pilates classes) and I could say it’s a good beginning for every one of us to have a Breast Cancer Awareness!

It’s unbelievable that there are LOTS of participants attended in all ages! Plus, I’m really happy to see that all who are in Kota Kinabalu are really supportive and aware what is happening as to take part in the Breast Cancer Awareness.

Month of October, oh PINK, You rocks!
We should do this more!

Please click the link below to read some news!
Pilates trainings for Breast Cancer patients by Daily Express
59 in exercise to raise breast cancer awareness by The Borneo Post

Can you spot me?

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Project AWARE in Kota Kinabalu

It’s good to blog again!

This time, it’s all about PROJECT AWARE!
I hope most of us know about this event but if you don’t, it’s my pleasure to explain ;)

First of all, please click here to visit Project AWARE foundation website.
Project AWARE is an international event that will be held yearly! Everyone can participate in this event as to care our environment!

Borneo Divers Training Institute (BDTI) held the Project AWARE Campaign in Mamutik Island on 25th September 2010. Plus, our Minister of Tourism & Culture and Environment YB Datuk Masidi Manjun will officiate the program and launched the Go Green "Plastic Bottle Reduction" campaign!

As the ambassador, Miss Nature’s Guardian appointed by Borneo Divers, I will like to say thank you to Borneo Divers for hosting me in this event and I'm glad that I took part in this! I feels like home when I see all the instructors. Really love them a lot and really really thank you for teaching all of us! I hope to contribute more in protecting our environment.

There are about 200 people participated in this Project AWARE Campaign and a total of 811.5kg of rubbish was collected from three islands on Project AWARE! 290kg at Sulug Island, 61.5kg at Mamutik Island, 460kg at Manukan Island! Happy that we collected all those rubbish under water!

Apart from that, please visit some of these articles to know what happened that day.

Chloe gets Nature's Guardian title
Fish feeding on all islands is discouraged: Masidi
811.5kg rubbish cleared from three islands
Plastic bottles ban in all Parks islands
Visitors to islands maybe reduced, says Masidi

Picture Below: Preparing!
Picture Below: Timothy joined! Dewina too and she's the best buddy ever!
Picture Below: Shades :)
Picture Below: REACHED!
Picture Below: Our diving sets and Datuk Masidi interact with us for a while!
Picture Below: The awesome instructors from Borneo Divers!
Picture Below: The total of 811.5kg of rubbish!

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Wounds that will never end

Written by ChloeTiff LMT

Every time when we are falling,
Blackouts and emptiness appeared.
Your brain is trying to catch up with your body,
But failing miserably at it.

Unsure of what this should be,
Or we just get use to this relation?
I don't want to face the stream of disarray,
Emptiness and aimlessness that lies ahead.

There is an unknown ends looming ahead,
Whereby it's rather hard or easy.
My heart just feebly tags along,
Trying to appear determined.

No matter what happens in life,
I still have my doubts.
I feel nostalgic yet distant,
But I will still be there when you need me.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Remember all those simple things.

Written by ChloeTiff LMT

During those days,
We just don’t know who we are.
Yet we are not shy,
Not to avoid.

Who are we to be separated,
Not to be together?

Things doesn’t get along well,
That came in different colours.
God has given one heart,
Which shows the love.

There is nothing wrong,
When will we have the freedom?

Friday, 27 August 2010

Open Water Course Day 2, 3, and 4

Every day, we ought to gather at Sutera Habour Marina Jetty at 8.30am. So on the first day when I reached there, my oh my I can see lots of tourists were walking around and I’m trying my best to find “Borneo Divers” booth because I only knew Sea Quest. Then, I saw the others and they were just sitting there, waiting for the rest and the boat as well.

Mamutik Island is our learning and diving spot. It only takes about 10 minutes to reach to the island and that is my first time to go Mamutik. To tell you the truth, I only went to Manukan Island and Gayana Eco Resort. No worries, I will be visiting more islands when I can effort a short trip. Well, my ride on the boat was awesome and I just love it when the easy breezy wind blows when I reach the island. I saw lots of tourists were playing around, having their sun bath, snorkelling as well as diving too.

When you walk along the port to the ground, lots of little fishes were actually underneath the walkway and there are making a circle. Borneo Divers spot is right at the corner where we need to walk about 2 minutes and there are few tables and chairs surrounding. Sometimes we just chill out, chit chat or even singing there and lunch will be served.

Every day of classes, we get to learn what we have learnt in theory but it’s in the water and this is all taught by Mae but the last day Collin was the one who taught my group for the compass. We get to learn how to set up our own equipments, how to take off goggles and wear it back, change regulators, breathing, hand signals, and more until how to wash our equipments and diving suits after each use. And mostly, how to walk like a diver haha. So we spent most of our day in the island until 4pm then on 21st July 2010 we are all certified! Check out the pictures and pictures do tell everything! Love ya lots!

Pictures Below: (Left) Can you spot me in Green pants? (Right) My group with Mae and E-Wan, our intructors!
Pictures Below: Underwater training, taking off goggles.
Pictures Below: Me and my buddy, Dewina, always stay close together. E-Wan always take care of us!
Picture Below: It's me and I love this picture very much!
Picture Below: Photoshooting and everyone JUMP!
Picture Below: (Right) Walking to the boat for deep sea dive. (Left) I'm ready to dive in!
Picture Below: All of us include Sabah Tourism Board officers, Diving Instructors, and us.
Picture Below: Final day of training and we get our certificates! Spot me in Light brown pants ;)
Pictures all credits to Benny Liew and Borneo Divers

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Open Water Course Day 1

This is one of the companies that sponsored Miss Borneo Tourism Queen International 2010.

Borneo Divers Training Institute (BDTI)
9th Floor, Menara Jubili, 53, Jalan Gaya
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000
Tel: +60 88 222 226

First day of class, I remembered it was on 18th July 2010.
We are there to learn all about theories. What are the hand signals while diving (because we can’t talk in the water!), what are the do’s and don’ts, what are the differences between each equipments, lots more including the health requirements to the side effects/ sickness that caused by diving (if, we used the wrong method), and more.

So basically, I think this is an important class because without this we might not have an idea what we need to be aware of to dive. On the other hand, diving is really fun. So, make sure you put efforts and listen to the first class during the course!

PADI Open Water Course Programme =D
Each of us waiting to be a certified diver that time! Stay tune for Day 2.

Picture Below: Learning Centre and I'm in grey blouse!
Pictures credits Benny Liew

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Photoshoot for Individual Profile

This is the moment of fear that I actually need to wear a white tube and swimwear for photo shoot!

Well, it’s true that I did this kind of thing that a professional photographer was shooting my pictures. Posing, style, hmm ... all that. I don’t really know how and I just do my best for every shoot. If you can see, my expressions were kind of, shyyyy. Haha! Well, first time. :)

So, this is the results! It is all taken on 17th July 2010.

Not bad huh? I’m shocked when I saw these pictures because I never think that my body shape changed! Do I sound horrible? Haha! I’m just happy when I see the results because it seems like I’m no longer the ‘big size’ one! Almost actually but I’m happy because I can see my efforts and commitment in this event.

Wanna know the reason why and how? Let me compare my picture before and after the audition.

Picture Below: Before and After
Pictures credit Benny Liew

See the difference?
Comment and tell me about it!

7K Sunset Charity Run in action

Oh yea where I gonna start?
I remembered before the pageant week... Okay, let’s start from here!

Before pageant week, I remembered that I did blogged about the 7K Run right?
On the 10th July 2010, Sutera Habour have this 7K Sunset Charity Run. That day I was sick and I want to do something for MBTQI. So, I decided to go and I was there with my family, and I manage to meet Abbey and Marie. That day was the second time that I met Marie. At first, I was all alone and luckily Abbey called me and ask whether am I in Sutera. So, this is why three of us run together! :D Running with them was fun and I get to laugh non stop when they started to talk.

Picture Below: Chloe, Marie, and Abbey

68kgs went to 58kgs within 7 weeks!

Before Miss Borneo Tourism Queen International 2010 Audition, I have lost 2kgs.
I have forgotten how I lose weight at this moment but I took lots and lots of Pilates classes in KK Pilates Studio with Regina. Classes are really good for me and she really helps me a lot to prepare myself for the beauty pageant. She’s really a supportive friend and teacher to me.

After Audition and Before the Pageant Week, I have lost 5kgs.
Cassandra Patrick told me to avoid taking rice, and I did. At the meantime, I changed my appetite to half vegetarian. For about 3 weeks and 4 days, I have lost approximately 5kgs. Not to forget about Pilates too every night! But in between those days, I did took some Lamb Chop, Pizza Hut, things like that too because of celebration haha! What do I take? I cut down my portions and to eat healthily! Simple at it is! And for me, I love to add some creativity on my foods. Check out the pictures!

Breakfast or Lunch (This can be taken at both times either breakfast or lunch):
Wholemeal bread + Lettuce + Tomatoes + Ham/ Tuna
Oat + Honey/ Fruits

Fish and Salad or Fruits

Not to be too happy because my friends really shocked that I can lose weight within a month. So, they said, “You slim down really fast, means that you can gain weight fast too!” So, beware! Everybody’s body type is not the same thou. In between, Cassandra told me that I can go for CORE Fitness to work out and it’s for free. Really thank you Cass and to CORE but I only get to go few times because of my schedules.

Pictures Below: Different taste of Sandwiches. Tuna/ Ham
Pictures Below: Oats + Apple (Taste really good!)
 Pictures Below: Fruits Fruits Fruits!

During Pageant Week, I have lost 2kgs.
For real, I eat anything that I could but I still eat under control. I tried to take salad instead of Lamb Chop or Steak even though it’s tempting when I saw someone did actually order it when we all shared few dishes together ;) Every day during the pageant week, we tried to wake up early with basic make ups and took our breakfast at Tanjung Ria Cafe, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu. I really love the Coco Crunch and almost every day I had it after my first try. Not only that, the croissants and buns are nice, fruits are delicious especially the dragon fruits. What I do, I tried to avoid oily foods. I remembered what Stella Matilda told me, “Take fruits or juices before taking your main dishes” and I listened.

For me, I sometimes couldn’t eat less but to eat more because I knew that I need energy to practice and to go on with the daily activities. Stay healthy is what important. With that, stresses are what we had so I think that makes me lost weight during the pageant week. Haha. Lunch and dinner sometimes at Mosaic but still we also had our dinner at Cock and Bull, Jesselton Point because that is the official restaurant for this pageant.

After Pageant Week, I have lost 1kg.
I really scared that I would go back to basic. So, now I am 59kgs and I just couldn’t let it go back with a 6 in front. Maybe, plus a little stress in life and a mission to go 55kg. Haha! To tell you the truth, I eat lots after the pageant week. For real! I ate Lamb Chop, KFC, Lamb Stew, Chicken Cordon Bleu, and I ate rice! Haha!

That’s all for my lose weight plan and I hope this really helps and inspire for those who wants to lose weight because it really works on me without taking any pills or slimming tea, anything! Just in case, this is what I want to tell you guys. First, must have a positive mind. Don't care what other people said that you are big or whatsoever because I did received harsh comments from the others before, during and even after the pageant weeks. For me, we must love ourselves and our body because our body listens to us. And I could tell you this, a lot of people have been talking about me for my body shape and my waistline. Well, I just have to admit that I have a 29 inch waist (now 28 inch hehehe and before, you don't wanna know it haha) but I am there to prepare myself and to improve myself. Yet, I prove it because I am Chloe :D

I am who I am and the most important part in ourselves, is our inner beauty. The heart.

Stay tune dears! Love you lots  <3