28 Beautiful Mantras To Live By

Health

1. Drink plenty of water
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.
3. Live with the three E’s: Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy.
4. Spend more time outdoors.
5. Read more books than you did last year.
6. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Reflect. Meditate.
7. Sleep for 7 hours.

Personality

8. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
9. The things you are passion about are not random, they are your calling.
10. Your attitude belongs to you and it’s your choice if you want to have a good one.
11. Your priorities are your character.
12. Make peace with your past. Be present.
13. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the   curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
14. Use your smile to change this world but don’t let this world change your smile.

Society

15. Call your family often.
16. Each day give something good to others.
17. Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.
18. Spend time with people over the age of seventy & under the age of six.
19. Keep an open mind. By changing your mind, you change everything.
20. What other people think of you is none of your business.
21. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

Life

22. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
23. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
24. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
25. The best is yet to come.
26. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.
27. The less you have, the more you see.
28. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

My First Photoshoot In 2013

Had the chance to shoot with David Yeow last week while he visited his hometown in Seremban. We’ve known each other since 2009 and I’ve always enjoyed working with him. He’s an excellent photographer and gives great direction. He’s moving from Melbourne to Singapore next month which means we’ll have plenty more opportunities to shoot more photos like this 😉

01 Fay Hokulani David Yeow 2013

02 Fay Hokulani David Yeow 2013

Check out some of the photos he also took here here here and here.

hat tip: (adidas and Stella McCartney for the outfit and YesStyle.com for the shoes)

Golden Moments In 2012

I hope everyone’s had a great start to the new year. 2013. Wow. We made it. This blog has been running for 5 years now and I’m proud to say that a lot has been accomplished both personally and career-wise. I’m grateful to have such a great support team – you, Charles, my family, friends, people I work with, and all those who follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Your Likes, Comments, Retweets and letters continuously encourage me to pursue my goals and stay committed.

What you talk about, you bring about; and for me, it’s health and fitness. I started my blog because I wanted to share my fitness journey – the struggles, the slip-ups and the rewards. Being healthy and staying fit is a choice I’ve made because it makes me feel empowered and strong. That’s the kind of positive energy I’d like for myself to wake up with everyday and humbly influence on others.

Whatever your goals were in 2012, I hope you’ve achieved it and have set bigger ones this year.

Discipline comes hand in hand with willpower and determination. It’s important re-evaluate your goals every so often to make sure you’re still challenging yourself and taking note of any improvement or deficiency in your performance. There is no room for complacency in terms of goal setting – when you achieve one, it’s time to make another if you hadn’t already. However, nothing great is achieved without enthusiasm! Sometimes you gotta cut lose and, not put too much pressure on yourself so that you’ll enjoy it. It’s just as important to set small, achievable goals especially during the beginning of your fitness journey, as it is to set big ambitious long term goals.

Have a healthy and happy 2013.

With Love, Fay

A look back at 2012…

New Year's in Boracay.
New Year’s in Boracay.
Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.
Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.
With friends from all over the world. Jakarta, Hong Kong, US, London, Germany, Malaysia and Singapore.
With friends from all over the world. Jakarta, Hong Kong, US, London, Germany, Malaysia and Singapore.
A spontaneous shoot on a private beach in Boracay. Wearing the Malibu bikini from Soak Swimwear.
A spontaneous shoot on a private beach in Boracay. Wearing the Malibu bikini from Soak Swimwear.
My travel companion. I always pack a few of these when I'm traveling. Rolled oats, nuts, dry fruits and honey. No sugar or preservatives. A healthy, tasty option is ready anytime.
My travel companion. I always pack a few of these when I’m traveling. Rolled oats, nuts, dry fruits and honey. No sugar or preservatives. A healthy, tasty option is ready anytime.
How could I miss Movember? Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a mustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men's health.
How could I miss Movember? Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a mustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men’s health.
Ticked off something from my bucketlist. 'Travel to anywhere in Europe'. This is Parc Guell in Barcelona. Majestic.
Ticked off something from my bucketlist. ‘Travel to anywhere in Europe’. This is Parc Guell in Barcelona. Majestic.
La Sagrada Familia.
La Sagrada Familia.
The streets in Barcelona were always full of surprises.
The streets in Barcelona were always full of surprises.
Perfect weather in Barcelona. It was so hard to leave...
Perfect weather. Made it hard to leave…
Amsterdam. Lovely Amsterdam.
Amsterdam.
The weather was slightly gray in Amstedam. But it certainly had its charms.
The weather was slightly gray in Amstedam. But it certainly had its charms.
Ticked off another thing from my bucketlist. Visit a castle. This is Chateau De Chillon in Switzerland.
Ticked off another thing from my bucketlist. ‘Visit a castle.’ This is Chateau De Chillon in Switzerland.
It was like I went back in time.
I couldn’t help but think of Game of Thrones.
"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!"
“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!”
Looking for your knight in shining armor?
Looking for your knight in shining armor?
Viewing Chateau De Chillon from outside.
Viewing Chateau De Chillon from outside.
Learned the true meaning of ‘Good Food, Good Life’.
Learned the true meaning of ‘Good Food, Good Life’. An Amazing Journey With Nestle. At their HQ in Switzerland.
Co-hosted Elite Boxing - “Thailand vs. Asia” with Diana Danielle.
Co-hosted Elite Boxing – “Thailand vs. Asia” with Diana Danielle.
Collaborated with adidas Malaysia for a new women's campaign -  'adidas Brings Out The Best In You.'
Collaborated with adidas Malaysia for a new women’s campaign – ‘adidas Brings Out The Best In You.’
Hosted adidas 'King Of The Road' marathon with Adam C.
Hosted adidas ‘King Of The Road’ marathon with Adam C.
Natacha was so thoughtful and brought all our girlfriends together for lunch on my birthday.
Natacha was so thoughtful and brought all our girlfriends together for lunch on my birthday.
Threw a sports-themed party for my birthday on the weekend. BBQ on the rooftop.
Threw a sports-themed birthday party during the weekend. BBQ on the rooftop.
Interview with Cleo magazine. Outfit sponsored by Levis.
Interview with Cleo magazine. Outfit sponsored by Levis.
'The Borneo Incident' - my first acting debut.
‘The Borneo Incident’ – my first movie.
Photoshoot with Female magazine.
Photoshoot with Female magazine.
For Men's Health Singapore.
For an interview with Men’s Health Singapore.
Soon to be Ace-Certified Personal Trainer. With my classmates and instructors at FIT Malaysia.
Finally sacked up and took up a personal training course to be an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer. With my classmates and instructors at FIT Malaysia.
My first cover on a fitness magazine. Shape Malaysia.
My first cover on a fitness magazine – Shape Malaysia.

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