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25 May

Back from a run and feeling……… like a duck face.

xo Shinna

P.S: Love my new t-shirt from Bangkok 😀 Only 180 baht cheap cheap (7sgd)

Check out my feature on Livefitter.com!

25 May

 

I am honored to be featured on Livefitter’s ‘Everyday heroes’ section as they tell my story! 🙂
Check out their beautiful webpage and my story at http://livefitter.com/shinna-lim.

xo Shinna

With every sweat, you’re one step closer.

7 May

20120507-194931.jpgOperation Bloodshed: Day 3

xo Shinna

(sorry the only long mirror i have is in the toilet lol)

Image 12 Apr

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23 Feb

What matters isn’t the distance you clocked nor the time you lasted,

 your greatest accomplishment,
is getting your ass off the couch.

Keep at it, and you will get there.

xo Shinna

Climbing for the first time!

22 Feb

Hello!
Last Saturday, Khai brought me out for a climb at Climb Asia and i’m so excited to tell you guys about it!
It was my first time doing it outside and i swear it’s way harder than it looks!!

This place includes rock-walls and a boulder gym.
There are many walls for everyone to get on, so not to worry about queuing to climb 🙂
All the necessary gears like harness/shoes etc are available for rental!

We made some silly impromptu videos with Khai instructing me and my afterthoughts so enjoy them and have a good laugh :p ( I fell so hard and looked super unglam also!!!! -_-)
Some pictures first 😀

Getting geared up!

What the place looks like..

At the boulder gym

 

I looked so awkward and seemed like i was standing comfortably half the time right!! Haha but i swear my arms are still hurting now.
(I hate my butt hahahaha)

Here’s Khai doing his thang……
He’s like a lizard omg.

 

Climb Asia is located at Civil Service Club, 60 Tessensohn Road, Singapore 217664. Tel: (65) 6292-7701
I will certainly wanna come back again!
Ask me along if you guys wanna go ok! 🙂

After the tiresome climb, we had dinner at the rooftop of Mustafa Centre which had a great atmosphere and awesome food. :p
Hehe okay thats all folks!

xo Shinna

What’s the Ideal size?

12 Feb

Looking at this photo………what do you make of this interesting find?

This photo and national statistic has been circulating Facebook like wild fire and it really bugged me.
Although there was no additional information stating which country it represented, my guess would be it represents either the US or the UK.

Before i even start with the picture, it is important to note that a US size 0 is a UK size 4.
Thus, it is easy to mistake the above sizes in the picture as US sizes, leading to incorrect statistics.

As accordingly, the girls in the photo are:

In US sizes:
0/4–8–12
In UK sizes:
4/8–12–16

With that cleared up,
How much truth do you think the picture holds as each girl in the photo is labelled as ‘Women’s ideal’, ‘Men’s ideal‘ and ‘National Average‘?

Initially, when i saw this photo, i agreed that the girl on the left was what women aspired to be, and the girl in the centre, just right.
The girl on the right is probably not the national average in this part of the world as women here are way smaller. My guess is that the national average for women in Singapore is probably US 8-10.

However, after reading many comments on Facebook, it is almost to my stark horror that most men preferred the middle girl but more, the curvy girl on the right.

What happened to the skinny girl that the media portrays as the Ideal?

Then i thought about it again, and reckoned that the pretty faces of these girls are distracting its viewers from making an objective judgement.

What about now?

 

Whatever your responses are, think about your perspective as a man or a woman VS the statistics.
Although the sizes of the girls are not representing our country, i think ultimately the different perspectives as a man and a woman still holds true.

Personally, i’m a US size 10 and on good days an 8.
In our country, there is a national obsession with online blogshops.
Who doesn’t love the convenience of shopping in the comforts of our own home?

Despite so, the girls that we see selling the clothes they are wearing, are on average a US size 6-small 8.

Whenever i make a purchase and receive these clothes, they don’t fit me perfectly, sometimes stuck on like a bodycon dress because i’m curvier. (and your flesh overflowing some parts of the clothing and you think you just look terrible)
It makes me kinda sad sometimes because

Literally, i don’t fit in.

And i believe i’m not the only girl feeling this way.

Seeing this photo made me take a step back.
That perhaps we might be wrong about the ‘Perfect size’.
That what we think guys like, may not really be the girl on the left, and true beauty isn’t just being stick thin.
There is no right or wrong size, nor right or wrong beauty.
These 3 women are beautiful in their own ways,

and i know it is difficult to let go of that ‘size zero Ideal’,
but i hope reading this post made you feel better.

xo Shinna