April 27, 2011

How long does liposuction take?

No seriously... I really want to know:
  • How long does liposuction take?
  • How much does liposuction cost?
  • How long will it take to recover?
Liposuction seems to be my only resort.  I can't seem to stop gaining weight!  And no, I am not pregnant.  I sometimes wish that I was... one of the many many reasons is that I can blame the weight gain on pregnancy.  Of course, it would be stupid to try to get pregnant for that reason alone!  I have many other reasons to want to get pregnant, but that is another post of its own.

This is real talk here... I NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT!  Not purely for vanity reasons, but also because I want to be a healthier person in general.  Okay fine, I partly want to lose weight in vain because I do want to look and feel better in my clothes and I want my confidence level to be back to where it was once upon a time.  Ugh... there... I said it!

I've always dreamt that there is a magic pill out there that will make you lose weight without having to diet and excercise.  Stupid, I know.  Lazy, indeed.  I've spent money on all sorts of pills and let me just tell you... nothing really works!  In fact, the past month or two, I have been taking these pills that swore to make you lose weight by suppressing your appetite and make you burn more calories by doing nothing.  I've read great reviews and wanted to try (do you blame me?).  The funny thing is that the pill made me more hungry!  I used to not be hungry until 11am (skipping breakfast doesn't help, I know) but on that "magic pill", I was hungry by 7am!  Crazy, right?  I gave it a go for a few weeks and I kid you not... I gained about 10 pounds in two weeks!  I gained even more weight after that, but I was afraid of the scale.  I can feel it in my body and my clothes that I got bigger even after that.

WTF!  Shoot me now!

So from this day forward, I vow to work on my health and my fitness.  No shortcuts (if there is such thing).  No attempts at shortcuts.  (So yeah... disregard the original questions in this post)  I will work hard to get to where I want to be!

Lets do this!!

April 13, 2011

Happy New Year!

So today is the official day of the new year for my fellow Khmer, Thai, and Laos folks. This is another one of those times when I miss being at home and being with my family. My Parents are big Temple goers and its tradition for them to attend the many New Year events and festivities that are going on around this time back in my home town. Growing up, I would have a couple back to back performances each day for a couple of weeks straight. (Cambodian Classical and Folk Dancing) I miss those good ol' days.

I dream of having a daughter so that she would take part in the Cambodian ballet like I did when I was young. The experience opened my eyes to my people and the richness of my culture. I learned to appreciate the art that my ancestors worked hard in creating and my people fought to keep alive. Yes, it took time and dedication to learn all of these dances, but it was worth every sweat and sometimes, tear. The knowledge and confidence gained is priceless.

I know that there are a lot of events going on in the Long Beach area, also known as Cambodia Town. For some reason though, it just doesn't feel the same to me, being so far away from home and my Family. I must learn to embrace and enjoy.

Happy New Years! May this year and many years to come bring you nothing less than the best in health and happiness.

April 12, 2011

Just a peep!

I suck at keeping my word about blogging lately.  I mean... I really really suck.

SO much has happened... ugh!

First thing's first - We did not get the house that we had wanted... it was the seller's fault.  I don't want to get into it again because it will only make me more angry than I have already been the past few weeks.  Can you imagine?  We put in our notice at our apartment, packed up most of our stuff and moved it to my in law's for storage, ready to move on out.  We were just about to be on our way to wire the funds over and get our keys within the following two days but our lender and our agent told us to hold off because there were some issues with the sellers side.  Lets just say that fraudulent paperwork is a big NO NO and we could really take legal actions if we wanted to, but I did some research on my own and found that these "investors" already have a lot coming their way... its going to bite them in the ass.  So basically, we are back at square one with our house hunting.  They are so lucky that we were able to keep our apartment (even after putting in notice), or else it would NOT be pretty.  I really don't want to deal with such people or shall I say, "professionals" anymore.  I'll take it as a blessing in disguise though.  We'll see where it goes from here.

I love my new job and have been here for over two months now.  I'm still a newbie and still learning but I am feeling challenged and I love that!  The location couldn't work out more perfectly for me.  :D

On another note, Happy Khmer New Year!!

I'll be back later with more.  Keeping my word this time!  Toodle loo!