Celebrating Hari Raya

by Atome   ·  12 months ago   ·  

Hari Raya is fast approaching and it’s going to be a different this year due to the current situation. But the spirit of Hari Raya will shine through and bring us all together, even if we’re celebrating at a distance from each other.

Let laughter and joy fill up your house as we celebrate Hari Raya with friends and family over video calls, good food and high spirits. As we adapt and embrace the situation, get ready for Hari Raya by freshening up our homes and picking new outfits to celebrate. So start getting ready, spruce up your homes and celebrate #RayaTogetherInSpirit

Hari Raya is always complete with a delicious spread of food. Whether you’re eating Bubur Lambuk, kuehs, lontong, rendang or your favourite home-cooked meal, serve it up in style with a beautiful tableware set from Table Matters.  This tableware will brighten up your day, and uplift your spirit with its fun and playful design.

Acupofdee sells beautiful shawls, perfect for Hari Raya. Plus they have two different materials for you to choose from: Premium Baby doll Chiffon, which is mildly opaque, lightweight, soft and flowy, or the Premium Maxmara Silks which is opaque, lightweight and soft. Look good over video calls with friends and family with their line of elegant shawls and hijabs in feminine prints.

Remember to tidy up and clean your house, but do it over a period of time as it’s challenging and tiring especially when you’re fasting. If you’re looking to jazz up your room with minimum effort, simply change your bedsheets. Bedding Affairs offers a wide selection suited for all types of bed, with quality material. One of our favourites is this Hotelier Presitgio Supima Cotton Percale Pewter Stripe which uses one of the finest grade of cotton available. The sheets are super breathable and helps to regulate the temperate – perfect for Singapore’s weather!

Dress up even while you’re home and complete your look with this Aries Gold Enchant Lunar Silver Stainless Steel White Ceramic Watch. With a minimalistic and clean design, this sophisticated watch will match any outfit that you choose to wear. It’s incredibly elegant and it showcases a ravishing crystal-studded bezel. Plus, it features the Luna’s trademark moon phase indicator, so you can look forward to seeing the crescent moon to signal the start of Hari Raya.

Treat your skin to an anti-oxidant formula to repair and nourish your skin overnight, erasing radical damage accumulated during the day with Sigi Skin’s Dream Capsule. The best part? It works its magic while you sleep, so you get to wake up to brighter and plumper skin! If you’ve decided to put on make up for Hari Raya, it’s always essential to ensure that your skin is clean and healthy to allow makeup to blend in beautifully and last longer.

Always look good for video calls with a few swipes of blush on your cheeks. We love this duo set from Powella, that adds a natural glow to your face. It mimics the natural flush on your face, adding some colour to the cheeks (especially since we’ve been indoors and haven’t been under the sun in a while!)

As we all stay safe at home, stay connected with your loved ones through video calls. Send love to them by having their favourite food delivered with contactless delivery, or even send them your favourite recipe so that they can cook up a warm meal at home.

This is a time to reconnect and bond in meaningful ways, even with low-key celebrations. After all, distance means so little when someone means so much. Though celebrations are more intimate, the togetherness of families and loved ones will shine through, even on video calls.

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Practising mindfulness in life

by Atome   ·  12 months ago   ·  

We’re often so focused on the future that we tend to miss out on simple things that going on in life. And while looking ahead is never a bad thing, letting moments pass us by is less than ideal. In this ever-growing and fast paced world, it’s easy to always be on your next thing – especially when there’s so many great options and opportunities out there. But at the same time, how often do we get to fully appreciate the moment we’re in, understand the feelings and feel all the feels that we’re meant to?

Sometimes when we look too much into the future, we start feeling anxious. We worry about all the things that could go wrong, even though they’re so far off into the future (and possibly won’t even happen). And while it’s normal to feel anxious about the future, it can stop you from doing things that you enjoy.

We look towards being mindful. It’s a buzz-word that has been thrown around excessively for good reason. But before we delve too much into that, let’s establish what mindfulness is.

According to Mindful.org: “Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not over reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.”

Sounds simple right? The best part is that it doesn’t require any special equipment, it’s something that we all already possess – the only thing that we need to do is learn how to practice mindfulness.

Let’s start with mindful eating. It involves eating slowing, engaging your senses by noticing the smells, flavours, textures and colour of your food – appreciating what you’re eating. Mindful eating is about giving your meal your full attention, which means no Netflix, phone games, or distractions. Play around with the presentation of your food to jazz up meal times and create more thoughtful tableware. Table Matters incorporates beautiful colours and textures to tableware, inspired by nature. The materials are carefully source and are strictly tested for toughness, durability and integrity, so you can be assured that it’ll stand the test of time.

Reinforce the principles of mindfulness in everyday life, starting with the space that we’re living in. Just Anthony is a purveyor of Chinese antique furniture and accessories. Look for a piece that speaks to you when buying furniture, and consider the impact that they’ll have on your life – whether they’re a practical item, or something that adds a positive association in your home. We love this cabinet from Just Anthony as it offers a space to display our aesthetically pleasing pieces, while safely storing other contents.

When life gets overwhelming, take a timeout and focus on yourself – understand the feelings that you’re experiencing with no judgement. Become aware of them and practising not letting it control you and your actions. Focus on the present moment, instead of the past or future, let go of tension and accept the moment and feelings for what they are.

As we live busy lives, filled with distractions, it is often hard to slow down. Giving yourself time each day to meditate and do a quick self-massage (or if you’re one of those lucky few who have someone at home give you a massage). You can start my take deep mindful breaths to fully immerse yourself in the moment, and massage your neck, legs, arms with a massage oil, bringing your focus to the area that you’re concentrating on. Identify how you feel, but don’t let that distract you, instead let that calm you.

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Your home is a reflection of you and your life. It can help keep you organised and centred, especially as we’re all staying at home now. Our environment can overwhelm us, especially if it’s cluttered. Houze provides storage solutions to help create a sustainable and efficient way of living. Harmonise your home and create a conducive space of living by beautifying your living area. They have a wide range of storage options, suited for every room in the house.

Mindfulness allows us to look within ourselves, and not lose sight of the matter at hand. It allows us to reduce stress and anxiety, and helps us sharpen our senses and focus. To top it off, it boosts our health and immunity, as well as our confidence and emotional resilience.

Financial mindfulness sounds a bit like an oxymoron. But let’s start thinking about it, because I do think that we would all like to worry less about our finances. Financial mindfulness allows us to stress less about money for the future, as when we concentrate on what we need at the moment, we can decide if something makes sense to us.

When you pay with Atome, you can worry less about your finances, as Atome splits your bill into three manageable instalments, which are all interest-free. Allow yourself to indulge in the moment, without stress or anxiety.

Love It. Own it. Pay later.