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

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

I'm back from Pageant Week!

Hello again to all readers!

I’m back again to blog and I’m so sorry because I just gave myself a short holiday after the pageant week for Miss Borneo Tourism Queen International 2010! I know it’s been about 2 weeks that the competition ended (7 August 2010) but yeah I’m taking my sweet time until today, I wanted to share it all and continue blog as usual :D

Again, I’m back to my normal life BUT with some titles (Miss Nature’s Guardian, Miss Charity, and Miss Popular-7077 votes) that I’m holding right now. No worries, because I will be telling you all the stories and my experiences in the beauty pageant!

Picture Below: Taken on 13 August 2010

To tell you the truth, one of the reasons that I skip blogging this few weeks is because of Aldrich. Yupes, he is back from Sarawak and I wanted to spend some time with him after the pageant week because he felt lonely *ohhhh~* that I’m too busy for the pageant and for college. Anyway, he’s now back to Sarawak again for his studies. So, I started to blog again!

Well, short holiday for me is quite satisfying haha because I get to eat some of my favourite dishes after the pageant. All those lambs, lamb chop, lamb stew; hmm... so far, I think that’s my heavy dishes. Not to forget about KFC which I had on the day after the competition. Will blog about this to a day to day story! Stay tune!