Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Good Morning World!

I woke up this morning, feeling somewhat refreshed after turning in early the previous night, something that's not usually in my course of being a night owl. Not fully recovered from my cold from last week, I still suffer from sudden bouts of coughing. Maybe that's why I found myself exhausted and sleepy at only 2am yesterday.

Waking up early does feel great to some extent. But it still didn't make me feel like having breakfast at the normal hour of 8am nor did it give me an extra bounce in my step today. I do however, feel less tired and the heaviness in my head has also disappeared. I'm also feeling more relaxed and not as panicky as yesterday, when I was frantically trying to meet two urgent deadlines. I couldn't let my clients down either as they belong in The Good Client category, so I was determined to rise early today to complete the jobs, which was exactly what I did!
In fact, I even managed to finish my jobs earlier than expected, so perhaps this waking up early is not a bad thing after all LOL! ;)

And right on cue, my friend Elle sent me an email today, which I thought was most fitting to share with you. This one goes out to all the
night owls, especially to My Midnight Buddy over at LadyJava's Lounge, Emila's Illustrated Blog and Ramblings of The Phat! These are some of my friends I usually encounter when I'm up and about during the wee hours of the morning!

Hmmm, I'm feeling quite guilty after reading Elle's email, so this email will serve as a reminder to yours truly to sleep early more often!

PS. Happy Wednesday peeps, I can't wait to watch AI tonight! ;)

Reasons for sleeping and waking up early

Evening at 9 - 11pm:
is the time for eliminating unnecessary/ toxic chemicals (detoxification) from the antibody system (lymph nodes). This time duration should be spent by relaxing or listening to music. If during this time a housewife is still in an unrelaxed state such as washing the dishes or monitoring children doing their homework, this will have a negative impact on health.

Evening at 11pm - 1am:
is the detoxification process in the liver, and ideally should be done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 1 - 3am:
detoxification process in the gall, also ideally done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 3 - 5am:
detoxification in the lungs. Therefore there will sometimes be a severe cough for cough sufferers during this time. Since the detoxification process had reached the respiratory tract, there is no need to take cough medicine so as not to interfere with toxin removal process.

Morning 5 - 7am:
detoxification in the colon, you should empty your bowel.

Morning 7 - 9am:
absorption of nutrients in the small intestine, you should be having breakfast at this time. Breakfast should be earlier, before 6:30am, for those who are sick. Breakfast before 7:30am is very beneficial to those wanting to stay fit. Those who always skip breakfast, they should change their habits, and it is still better to eat breakfast late until 9 - 10am rather than no meal at all.

Sleeping so late and waking up too late will disrupt the process of removing unnecessary chemicals. Aside from that, midnight to 4:00 am is the time when the bone marrow produces blood. Therefore, have a good sleep and don't sleep late.


emilayusof May 14, 2008 3:00 PM

I received the same tip from Elina! I slept at 10pm yesterday. If I sleep early I will definitely wake up at 2 or 3am but yesterday was really tiring. I woke up at 7.30am this morning and alamak Yassin dah terlambat pergi sekolah! Lol, forgot to set the alarm yesterday.

Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) May 14, 2008 3:34 PM

Glad you're feeling all better now Marzie.

See, I knew sleep was good for you. That's why I love sleeping ... hehehe ...

Mariuca May 14, 2008 3:41 PM

Wah awal tu Emila! ;) 2 am is early for me, but was attacked by the sleepy bug last night. Couldn't keep my eyes opened!

Hope Yassin didn't get in trouble for coming late to school lolz... :)

Mariuca May 14, 2008 3:44 PM

Hiya Nick! Yeah la, I might just make sleeping my new hobby, join u! He he he.. :)

emilayusof May 14, 2008 3:57 PM

Hehe sekolah main2 je, so the school is a bit flexible.

Mariuca May 14, 2008 4:11 PM

Muahahahaha so cute Yassin pi sekolah main-main! But I bet his friends are real! ;)

Trinity May 14, 2008 5:07 PM

I am here to read what LJ will say about this.. hehehe.. as I sent the indonesian version a couple months ago to her.. hehehe

Mariuca May 14, 2008 5:22 PM

He he he... you mean got Indonesian version of these tips Trin? Okay, we'll wait for LJ to respond here then lolz... :)

Unknown May 14, 2008 6:45 PM

I enjoy your blog. I have some questions to you but don't know how to contact. Could you please e-mail me? Wait for your response.

Mariuca May 14, 2008 8:06 PM

Hi Helen, thanks so much and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed ur stay here.

You can get in touch with me via BlogCatalog or MBL. Unfortunately I don't have an email for blogging purposes right now, so u can send me ur questions via these 2 networks yeah? And of course, there's always Facebook! :)

Anonymous,  May 14, 2008 8:44 PM

At first I thought this followed the Traditional Chinese medicine charts but at first glance, I'm not sure that it does. I'll have to check tonight when I get home!

Thanks for sharing!

Mariuca May 14, 2008 10:20 PM

Hola Deborah! Thanks for coming by, and I'm glad this email helped u some! :)

Unknown May 14, 2008 10:43 PM

Hi GP! Glad to hear that you're feeling better. Must have been strange for you to hear the birds sing when you got out of bed! LOL

Cheers GP!

Mariuca May 14, 2008 11:07 PM

Hola Abundantia! How come I can't view ur blog btw? :(

Ha ha ha, yeah the birds were chirping and it was bright outside, it even smelled different in my office LOL! :)

LadyJava May 14, 2008 11:11 PM

Alamak.. GP!!.. does that mean now we have to live like normal pple.. eh does the body adjust if we live like night owl long enough.. i mean our body times might realign to the timing kan... so like if it's actually 4pm here.. our body might think is 4am???

Just a thought.. and SOOOO glad you are feeling better dearie!!

Mariuca May 14, 2008 11:23 PM

LJ! Apparently so... we have to try and live like normal people now. It ain't easy but we gotta try he he he!! I wonder if I'll feel sleepy soon seeing that I was up awal 7am! ;)

Trinity wants to see ur response to this lolz! :)

LadyJava May 14, 2008 11:26 PM

Wahh... GP turning over a new leaf already ah... uwahhhhh!! who would keep me company now!!! Uwahh... I just work up.. its 11AM for me ... Uwah.....

Trin.. I'm hoping my body will adjust to be US time or something...lolz!!! you know it's 11am somewhere in the world right?? lolzz!!!! hehehhe....

Mariuca May 15, 2008 12:59 AM

Sorry LJ, I went off to watch Idol, caught the repeat as usual. Then had to restart my PC and here I am now!

He he he...we'll see la how long this "normal living" phase of mine is...see, now almost 1am and I'm still wide awake! :)

LadyJava May 15, 2008 1:19 AM

GP!! How long have you been up?? Me at Azwaj's office lagi...hehe

Mom Knows Everything May 15, 2008 6:33 AM

I can't wait to see AI tonight too!

Anonymous,  May 15, 2008 8:59 AM

Sometimes, I wake up feeling great, sometimes, I don't feel great at all. It is weird if previous day you sleep with bad mood you wake up bad mood too.

Anonymous,  May 15, 2008 9:55 AM

I am here to vote for you in your Wednesday night Battle of the Blogs. I have been going to bed early the past two or three nights, am still waiting for that feeling of renewal to wash over me...

Anonymous,  May 15, 2008 12:43 PM

i usually wake up early too. like at 4am -5am. because i always sleep early. i dont know. maybe it's just me that do it this way.

Mariuca May 15, 2008 1:04 PM

Morning LJ! I was up since 7am yesterday woman. You mean to tell me yesterday masa comment kat sini, you were still in da office and belum balik rumah lagi??? You must be fast asleep now then! ;)

Mariuca May 15, 2008 1:05 PM

Hi Tammy! Oh yeah, Top 3 huh? I'm rooting for the 2 Davids, how about you? ;)

Mariuca May 15, 2008 1:07 PM

Hola LouisV! Oh yeah... that can't be helped yeah? Your moodiness will somehow be carried forward to the next morning. For me if I sleep with a problem hovering above my head, that's the first thing I'll remember when I wake up the next day! ;)

LadyJava May 15, 2008 1:09 PM

I woke up at 8pm last night and till now blum tidoq.. I went out to two different post offices today to collect some items, then bought cat litter and nasi lemak... now home again.. sat lagi nak crash lah ni!!

Ni you baru bangun ke woman??

Mariuca May 15, 2008 1:11 PM

Thank you Roxy! I lost but it's the thought that counts he he! ;)

Actually, I've been sleeping "early" too... earlier than my usual time that is. Trying to "turn over a new leaf" according to LJ lol!! :)

Mariuca May 15, 2008 1:13 PM

Hi Swimwear, welcome to Mariuca's blog! :)

Oh I definitely don't wake up at 4-5 am, even if I sleep early. A friend of mine sleeps at 10pm every night and I always tease her for sleeping way too early he he! ;)

Mariuca May 15, 2008 1:17 PM

Morning LJ!! I woke up earlier, had some work to do and now only answering my comments.

Speaking of cat litter, my pet store finally got the crystal litter in stock, but it's limited. We're thinking of buying 10 bags terus, cause dunno when the next batch is coming. My kitties are still having problems adjusting to the new litter and they still prefer the crystal ones. :)

LadyJava May 15, 2008 1:20 PM

Aduh.. wow.. 10 bags terus?? Actually you know it makes sense coz for the ones that we use also the supply is limited.. like that time we ran out of stock and we had to use another brand that was so much more expensive.. so now we also always buy at least two at one go..

Eh the crystal ones?? wont they cause more mess?? coz they are so tiny and stick to their fur??

Mariuca May 15, 2008 1:39 PM

Hah, cause only got 80 bags! Many ppl reserved oredi, cause the crystal litter is high in demand apparently.

It's the best one for my kitties. The one yg. kita beli is not that tiny, and surprisingly tak melekat to my kids' fur! Also, the crystal one absorbs the odor and wetness better. Now, we are using the sand type and both the boys tak suka. They prefer to do their business just outside the box instead of inside cause they don't like the new litter! ;)

LadyJava May 15, 2008 1:43 PM

oohh... doing it outside the box is no fun for master to pickup lah...hah kalau macam tu better buy many many you know..

Not only the boys.. I think I pun wont like it lah.. not that i use the litter bin lahh...heheeh

Mariuca May 15, 2008 1:51 PM

Exactamundo LJ!! Fed up tau asyik Master je kena kemas, dah la Master takde maid! ;)

Especially Baba la, Pheebs takde masalah sangat. She's okay with the new litter, but the boys are being very stubborn! ;)

LadyJava May 15, 2008 1:56 PM

Ish I can just imaging your frustration.. one thing nak scoop from bin to plastic bag.. another to clean outside kan... same like aggie lahh .. only aggie even worse.. she apa litter pun sama jer.. but only when comes to peeing.. kalau poo pandai pulak dok elok.. you should see her bertenggek kat bucu litter bin tu.. macam burung .. badan kat dlm.. bontot kat luar.. dah meleleh!! ish ish ish.. my princess sekor tu...

Mariuca May 15, 2008 2:04 PM

Oh very the frustrated here... Takkan nak beli semua 80 packs to stock up kut? You know just in case he he..

We have to collect it tonight, so the boys will be very comfy tonight I guess. Chubbs ni been throwing up furballs as well, lagi satu hal pulak! ;)

LadyJava May 15, 2008 2:07 PM

Tulah GP!! our kiddies even worse than human kiddies kan.. furball, fur.. pee.. poo... litter.. aiyoohhhss... nasib baik sayang..lolzz

80 bags..ish nak store kat mana pulak tu??

Mariuca May 15, 2008 2:11 PM

That's why ppl wished us Happy Mother's Day LJ he he he.... our kitties are our babies mah! :)

PS. Wah, Zubli dah jadi King kat sana? Biar lah dia... GP don want to fight with him, but don expect to get any more FB perfumes from GP he he he he he!!!!! ;)

LadyJava May 15, 2008 2:13 PM

hahaha... GP!!! oklah.. i nak mandi.. nak cuci rambut skali.. so sticky from all the glistening...heheh..

Mariuca May 15, 2008 2:20 PM

Yeah le, merajuk ni he he he...dengar tu Zubli? Nemind LJ, I'm gonna finish off my work here first, then watch me make a comeback! Zubli Zubli...tsk tsk tsk...he doesn't know what is waiting for him, wait la he he!! :)

LadyJava May 15, 2008 2:34 PM

heheh... OK GP!! Zubli.. dengor tu.. siap lahh!! ehheeee

MisterZyl May 15, 2008 5:20 PM

I am in the mood of semester break :). so always wake up late.. not so late la, just around 630am. :)

Mariuca May 15, 2008 5:27 PM

Yay, cuti coming up soon for Faizal, now u can rest after all the studying you've been doing yeah? ;)

Wah 6.30am...awal tu Faizal! ;)

Adrian May 16, 2008 1:11 AM

GP!! mistake abundantia is an email address that i use sometimes to download homework LOL Now you know that it's me hehe

Cheers GP! :)

Mariuca May 16, 2008 1:55 AM

Hi GK!! Ha ha ha..I was wondering who Abundatia was ...seems to know me well, now I know it's you lol!! :)

Elara May 16, 2008 10:49 AM

Hola Marzie! I've been sleeping early too, like 11pm, and wake up at 7.30am. Don't know why but I just can't stay up anymore. Maybe my body is readjusting to a new routine, dah bosan dengan rutin lama kot.

I did actually thought about this, Marzie and LJ memang tak tido langsung ke sampai pagi, then tido siang. Cuz usually students yang buat mcm tu, so I was really surprised la when I found out yg u ladies mmg tak tido pun, especially LJ. My skin condition pun makin tak elok cuz I stayed up a lot.

Anyway, happy Friday!! And happy weekend.

Mariuca May 16, 2008 11:53 AM

Morning Debbie! That's why la I'm trying to "turn over a new leaf" according to LJ anyway! ;)

It's been semakin menjadi-menjadi as of late, this night owl life, so I'm trying to regain control of my days by forcing myself to sleep early nowadays. Dunno if it's working, but at least I'm trying huh? He he he...

Happy Friday cutie! :)

eastcoastlife May 16, 2008 1:40 PM

I try not to sleep too late these days. It can make you fat. oh no....

Gelombang Rakyat May 16, 2008 1:57 PM

Sleep? Interesting. I met Azadin, my old time best friend yesterday. He wanted to buy me lunch, I told him, tak nak. He insisted. I kata, no, please no. Baru dia faham. I told him, I makan bila hampiri lapar, dan I tidor bila hampiri ngantuk. I am not time-bound. Tidor yang best bukan berapa jam tidor, tapi berapa dalam tidor. Brainwave sampai delta, okay ler tu! Jika you nengok my Meez, bab yang accessory, jam tak pakai. Hehehehehe...

Mariuca May 16, 2008 3:00 PM

ECL! Am learning to sleep early too, but my early is still after midnight! :)

Mariuca May 16, 2008 3:02 PM

Hi Zubli, that means you sleep whenever u feel like it huh? Wah u also got Meez ah? I have one at MPG, she takes care of my perfume collection! :)

Gelombang Rakyat May 16, 2008 3:15 PM

Look, I slim. One may wonder the relationship between sleeping late and being fat. As a westcoastlife, I agree with eastcoastlife. Chinese say, "If you ton't sleep, you will tefinitely eat. Toi pu toi?" Yet, the no time binders, slim and fresh!

Gelombang Rakyat May 16, 2008 3:18 PM

Yes, I sleep when I am about to feeling sleepy. That is the sign, sleep then I do. Actually I visited Mariuca Perfume Gallery, wangi betoi. Then I saw her. I click, and I made me a Meez too. You can find him now dancing in Total Happiness at A Total Blog Twin. Hehehehehe...

Mariuca May 16, 2008 4:13 PM

Ohhhh so u got the Meez from MPG ye? I used to have it at my sidebar, but recently removed it cause had to clean up my widgets kan? I'll check out ur Meez! :)

Gelombang Rakyat May 16, 2008 4:17 PM

Yes, I got it from you know who, at MPG. I think my Meez, kalau letak kat my blog side bar tak muat, sebab punggung I lebar. LOL!!!

Mariuca May 17, 2008 12:39 AM

LOL! Zubli, some more cakap kat ECL you slim melim! He he he ;)

Anonymous,  May 17, 2008 11:50 AM

omg! im like sleeping earliest 2-3am usually.. gonna try to sleep like a normal person T.T

Anonymous,  May 17, 2008 12:42 PM

Darn, im guilty of sleeping late. ALl i can say that it's not good on the body. Got to learn how to sleep early :(.

emilayusof May 17, 2008 1:43 PM

Two Davids are competing! Hard to predict which one; both are good!

Mariuca May 17, 2008 5:22 PM

He he Hola Traveler... 2-3am sounds just abt right to me! Me too trying to sleep and live like a normal person lol! ;)

Mariuca May 17, 2008 5:26 PM

Hi Brad! I know, tell me abt it... I'm trying to adjust my sleeping pattern back to normal, but it ain't that easy! Good luck to us! :)

Mariuca May 17, 2008 5:28 PM

Emila!!! I know! I can't wait for the finale, it's gonna be one helluva showdown! Go Davids! :):):)

Farah Deen May 17, 2008 5:57 PM

i dont sleep before 1:30am too GP, earliest for me would mostly be about 2:30am, and guess what, i am not the only one, even syabil sleeps late with me. i normally read forums and visit blogs at that time and browse a lot too.

it's hard to sleep early anymore since i am used to sleeping late.

Gelombang Rakyat May 19, 2008 7:49 PM

Habeh tuh, perkara yang iya mengaku jer lah. Bab humogousnessnizationness ini you sorang jer tahu, jadi biarlah my Meez tidak kelihatan di my blog side bar, memang tak muat dek...LOL!!!

Anonymous,  May 20, 2008 12:03 PM

Early to bed and early to rise does wonders for the body. You should practice it more often instead of only when you fall sick =)

Mariuca May 20, 2008 12:55 PM

Hi Farah! Me too, hardly sleep before 1.30am but yesterday night I was really tired after going slept at 1am!! Early right? ;)

Mariuca May 20, 2008 12:57 PM

Zubli!! Apasal bab humogousnessnizationness ini I sorang jer tahu he he.... u kan slim mlim!! ;)

Thanks Easy trying to adjust my sleeping cycle back to normal, hopefully it works...sooner or later! ;)

Gelombang Rakyat May 20, 2008 2:07 PM

Sebab kita berdua jer ada my Meez, dan I jer yang tak letak kat my blog side bar! LOL!!!

cherry May 20, 2008 4:00 PM

I should start sleeping early. Thanks for this great post.

By the way, would you like to join my project. Nothing serious. This is just for fun. Some may even call it a tag but I want to make it more personal. I will publish it on my blog with the whole pics and accompanying write-up. I plan to do this monthly with a different topic for each month. Here's the link:

Mariuca May 20, 2008 4:26 PM

He he...Zubli...ada la Meez lain, but maybe not in your circle of friends. I've seen some really cool ones around. In fact, some of the RHD members pun ada Meez! ;)

Mariuca May 20, 2008 4:31 PM

Hola GirlFAS! Wow, another night owl? He he, it's great to meet u then lolz!!

I'll come check out ur post, thanks for the invitation! :):):)

Anonymous,  May 20, 2008 11:10 PM

Haha.. Well, glad you're feeling better now. Sleep certainly is the best medicine! (apart from laughter of course ;P )

Mariuca May 21, 2008 12:23 PM

He he thanks Herpes! I am feeling 100% better, minus the slight cough I'm still suffering from! :):):)

Anonymous,  May 24, 2008 3:08 AM

Gonna learn from u, u have a good life with good habits...

Mariuca May 24, 2008 1:48 PM

Ha ha not so sure abt good habits Loans, but I am trying to adjust my sleeping habits back to normal, so that's a start LOL! :)

emilayusof October 18, 2008 11:31 AM

yay! i was 1st here! hurrah! hallelujah!

LadyJava October 19, 2008 11:40 AM

hehehhe.. yeay.. you were first here..

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