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LIFESTYLE

HOW TO WORK MORE EFFICIENTLY – PARTNER W/ 140 PERTH

February 22, 2017

It’s human nature and completely natural to look back on our past selves and mentally re-create our lives if we had done just one thing differently all those years ago.

I had always had to be the top student in high school and everything in my life was planned and everything went so well. It wasn’t because I was smarter or had great self-control, but because of my typical disciplined Asian parents. “Everything will go well if you listen to me, son,” they would say – and yes I did. It’s time to study English. It’s time to go workout. You have to eat vegetables – I remember it like it was yesterday.

Life is easier when there is a forced schedule and I never wandered about the existence of an optional path during these years. I thought the path I was taking was the only way to my destination – as my mom’s explanation defined, your destination will be a wonderful life and a great job, investment properties, a nice car and a healthy family.

Once we all grow older, and out of control, we realise how fascinating this world is, and we realise we can do whatever we can with a bit of independence driving us. So we let it be, we do whatever we want, we spend all the money on payday then starve ourselves for the rest of the month. They are lessons we learn and regrets we live by.  Of course I am not here promoting my parents’ parenting, neither saying learning self-control is necessary for everybody. But the un-arguable truth is, the result is so good when there is somebody or something there pushing you out of your comfort-zone and helping you during the making of something important in your life.

If you work at home, you would know how easy it is to let go of a day. A lazy breakfast and maybe a bit of interior re-arrangement can simply throw your working plan out the door.

Try this instead: grab your laptop, notebook and study material and head to a public space like the newly opened 140PERTH.  I hear your complaining, you don’t want to give up on your quiet and comfortable study room, your well-organised table, your brand new Sonos home hi-fi system or the air-conitioning.  But if you want to be more successful, you are going to need to be your own parents this time, go out of reach of your comfort zone and make today just a little bit uncomfortable for yourself. But seriously though, the newly opened 140PERTH popup space is not uncomfortable at all.

It’s not only just the study space, but also the perfect place for a quick catchup with friends at the healthy smoothie bar or Grill’d.

Here’s what you need to know to get the job done in style at 140WORK.

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LIFESTYLE

HOW KITCHENAID PRO LINE BLENDER SAVED MY $3000 BUSINESS DEAL

February 10, 2017

Hey good morning you! Let me tell you a quick story: it was as we left Saturday morning yoga practice when a friend confessed to me she restricted herself to two eggs a day as to fit in her wedding gown. I laughed.

There is no point in excessive dieting if you don’t:

  • Fork out that extra $100 on a blender and weren’t so stingy
  • Say no to that large fries
  • Take Super Elixir (the herbs help with sugar cravings)
  • Have a better long-term plan as to avoid panic right before the wedding

It’s a cruel and harsh reality but life does require sacrifices on the smaller things so that you get to enjoy the bigger shiner things at the finish line.

Do you want to have a high quality of life with less regrets? Here are my top tips:

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LIFESTYLE

ARE YOU “ANTI-AGING” WRONG?

January 31, 2017

If it’s already been a few too many years since your 21st birthday and the whole getting better with age concept is harder than it first seemed, you’re not alone. The art of anti-ageing is one which will set us up for decades to come and, if mastered from the outset, we can only thank our past selves when we’re enjoying a healthy and happy 31st, 41st and whatever comes after that.

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How to, LIFESTYLE

HOW BLOGGERS BOYFRIEND SPENDS A WORK DAY AND HOW YOU CAN TRY IT OUT

January 26, 2017

Every office has one – the girl who does it all, does it well and looks good at the same time. How does she do it?

It’s a new year which means you need to step up your game if you want to keep up with the pack. Your body is like an iPhone and your brain is just the Apple ISO system, is it the new you version 3.12 today? Have you realised some new things in the last few days? Do you feel a new you grow on you? If no, you should because all it takes is some simple changes and new frame of mind to be as successful as Steve Jobs in your own criteria.

If you have an iPhone 4 in your purse or pocket, it doesn’t matter which ISO system you try to upgrade to, your phone isn’t going to reach its full potential. That is because the physical body doesn’t support the newer software or simply can’t hand the “speed” -exactly like our body. You have all your own brainstorming going on, trying to catchup with all the important work during the work-hours and prepare for the 7:30 am CEO meeting after dinner, but CAN YOUR BODY HANDLE IT? CAN YOUR BRAIN HANDLE IT?

I am going to reveal one of my biggest secrets to how I spend a successful work day. I have taken MACA ROOT PILLS daily for the past 3 years, I haven’t missed a day.  Here’s why and my story.

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LIFESTYLE

WHAT IS THE SECRET TO LOSE WEIGHT QUICK AND HEALTHILY IN 2017 ( BLOGGERS BOYFRIEND APPROVED )

January 24, 2017

The secret to losing weight quickly, smart, and healthily in the new year – tried and tested by Bloggers Boyfriend. I know – it’s nothing new and you’ve heard, read and played witness to enough health and weight loss tips to form an encyclopaedia but I’ve done the ground work for you. I’ve sorted the fads and fiction, I’ve developed a successful routine and I’ve proven there are certain basics that are about to become your best friend if you plan to start 2017 with a health kick. These tips and tricks are tried and tested by me personally and I’m proof they work.

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How to, MINIMAL, SHOPPING GUIDE

HOW TO SELECT MEN’S JEANS FOR YOUR BOYFRIEND

January 19, 2017

How comfortable can mens’ jeans be?

What is the right fit for your boyfriend’s body type?

What is the right cut for your man?

Can masculine legs really look good in skinny jeans?

How to wear jeans to look sharp, clean and sexy or to create the illusion of longer legs?

They are the fundamental research questions which the multi-billion global jeans industry is based on and the ethos behind the perfect pair of jeans. The classic denim pant has come a long way from its debut in the 1990s but the art of finding the perfect pair is still a challenge contemporary audiences are battling.

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GROOMING

THE SECRETS FOR A TRUE PERFECT BODY, HAIR AND SKIN

January 15, 2017

 

“Nature gives you the face you have at 20; it’s up to you to merit the face you have at 50.” Truer words were never spoken, Coco Chanel, but earing that merit calls for a lot of dedication, persistence and resilience at the bathroom vanity. It’s something I’m mastering and about to divulge the secrets to skin, hair and body success.

Strangers’ admiration of my clear, soft and supple skin is not something I am accustomed to. “Holy, your skin is so soft. Touch mine, I am not as lucky as you,” is a new concept to me as I was gifted with admirable skin “LATER” in life, after many an experiment and plenty of dedication to a torturous daily routine. I am not one of the born lucky ones. I actually had dry skin and suffered lots of related problems in my teenage years, went to school with them extra dry knees and I remember wishing I knew a miracle affordable cure actually called skin-lotion by then that I could use to solve all my related problems. By then, it was only for fixing my appearances, but years later I realized, like healthy skin, hair and body, lots of things take time, resilience and dedication to the end result.

That dedication paid off and my skin lived to tell the tale of the results of successful beauty secrets. My journey started 10 years ago and after a grueling decade of patience and resilience to the daily beauty grind, I am proud to say I have glowing healthy skin! Yay! I’m about to save you the ground work and share my secrets to clear, soft and supple skin. You’re welcome.

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INTERIOR

TIMBER CRATES MADE DIY HOME OFFICE AT BLOGGERS BOYFRIEND HQ

January 14, 2017

The concept of Industrial / warehouse style can never leave Blogger’s Boyfriend HQ for sure. We upgraded our wire mesh mood board game to industrial pallets mood board game recently. The contrast among a raw concrete floor, warehouse-metal-pipes-made table lamp and a softer-looking studio table is perfect.  What is your favourite home-office or study room interior style? Scandinavian or urban? Share your interior styling tips with us via comment !

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INTERIOR

GUIDE TO BUILD A MINIMAL BEDROOM FOR MEN (2017 EDITION)

January 12, 2017

Attention guys! You have a great taste in terms of fashion, know how to groom yourself and where to hunt for fabulous monk-straps. But do you know how to style your one-bedroom apartment? Where to look for ideas and interior inspiration? Here at Bloggers Boyfriend we are not only helping you pick the best places to live – whether to rent or to buy – but also deliver bachelor interior inspiration galore. No matter if you prefer a Scandinavian-inspired minimal interior or Melbourne warehouse style – we have it covered.

In today’s increasingly complex society, where being ‘busy’ seems to be the new norm, your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. Not only should it be a space to relax and chill out, but also a place where you can express your true self. Make it as personal and intimate as you like. Learn how to create a timeless and sophisticated bachelor bedroom that will wow every girl/guy with our Ten Bachelor Bedroom Inspirations. We show you how to style a small space and how to make your bedroom a perfect sanctuary you’ll cherish every day – and night. What better time is there to get started than spring?

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2016, COLLABORATION, How to, INTERIOR, LIFESTYLE

HOW TO DECORATE A MINIMAL AND INDUSTRIAL SPACE FOR CHRISTMAS – IN COLLABORATION WITH WEST ELM AUSTRALIA

December 17, 2016

To prepare for an onslaught of festive guests, we needed to liven up this sleek-yet-sombre Bloggers Boyfriend HQ. Instead of trees and tinsel, we opted for a glamorous, masculine update.

Probably similar to many Manhattan residents, we Melbourne bachelors tend to gravitate towards minimalist, industrial-inspired decor in our inner-city apartments and work spaces. And while we love our grey concrete, chrome accents, desaturated hues and neutral accessories, the overall effect doesn’t always scream ‘warm, welcoming + festive’ to visiting family and friends.

I came up with a few simple ideas to instantly help my home become more holiday-friendly. Read below for the rest of the story.  Continue Reading…