Papaya Mint Smoothie

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This green smoothie is full of nutrition and yumminess. The stars in this blend are the delicious papaya and mint.  Continue reading

Monthly Best Of: August 2015


This month I had some great achievements in my fitness world doing things I have never done before, and our garden gave us so much bounty from kale, to green beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, herbs, beets, and more… which I enjoyed eating and cooking with. In terms of healthy living, this month was a great one and pretty chill one.

September on the other hand, not sure exactly how, but I know will be quite eventful. Continue reading

How To Prepare For A 16 Hour Flight Or Any Long Haul Flight

I have been in many long haul flights in my life, the longest being on my way to India, but even those on the short side of the long-haul scale (like 6 hours long) need some preparing.

In my upcoming trip to India I will be taking a 16 hour flight, and that is not a typo. Mumbai – Newark. To be exact it will be 14 hrs 55 min on the way there and 15 hrs 50 min on the way back (it’s always longer when you travel East to West). Plus I have to take two more (2+ and 3+ hour) short flights across the USA to get to my current home airport PDX. To make the 24+ hour journey bearable I have a few tips in mind. Continue reading

This Week’s Small Pleasures #61


The last couple of weeks have been pretty chill. Cooking, gardening, exercising… But one big thing did happen. Find out what… Continue reading

Candid Shots of People Around The World

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I have to admit I rarely ask a person’s permission for me to take a picture of them. I don’t think this is totally right, but my shy side usually prevents me from going for it. Because of that, I end up with a lot of candid photos of people, which basically means they are unaware they are having their picture taken.

Who knows, maybe you will end up in my blog one day! Below, enjoy photos of people around the world doing their own thing naturally without posing; from a dancer hanging from a rope, to a boy buying jewelry.  Continue reading

Product Review: FitAID – The Performance and Recovery Drink


If you workout intensely or for long periods of time, FitAID is the drink for you. It was created very thoughtfully to provide the body the nutrients it needs for great fitness performance and recovery. It’s even made with all natural ingredients! Set aside your old sports beverage and make room for FitAID, you’ll thank me later. Read on to find out more about this superior fitness concoction.  Continue reading

8 Easy Ways To Keep In Touch As An Expat

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Thinking about moving abroad but afraid to lose contact with friends and family? No worries! It is easier than ever to keep communication with close ones no matter how far apart you are. There are many different ways to do so to accommodate both parties’ preferences.

I moved away from my hometown in 2008 and haven’t been back (as a resident) ever since but I still have a close relationship with my family and friends back home because we have been able to keep communications open.

Here are the many great ways you can keep in touch: Continue reading