One of my favourite Ted talks. It’s time to watch it again :)
To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.
To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them
Seeties hosted their first blogger networking event in Chiang Mai on the 1st of November 2014. The event offered an opportunity for Chiang Mai based bloggers to meet and socialise in the lovely Mahasamut Library. I was able to meet a bunch of unique individuals who are all doing their own thing and create their blogs out of love for their passions. We were also given insight into Seeties and their Seetizen Expert program, which offers the chance for individuals to promote the places, activities and things that they love in their locality.
Below are some pictures from the event.
- Drinking too much alcohol
Alcohol metabolizes differently than other beverages and foods. Unlike the calories that we get from proteins, fats and carbs, alcohol is seen as a toxin and the body and therefore requires no digestion. The calories turn into body fat and are stored in the body. Alcohol contains empty calories, dehydrates your body and can lower your inhibitions – causing your hard (diet) work to go to waste.
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I was lucky enough to be invited to attend TEDxChiangMai on September 27th 2014. I have always been a fan of TED talks and was excited to be able to be part of the experience in my city. When people asked me why I wanted to go, I replied, “well, why not?” TED is all about “ideas worth spreading” and I want to know what those ideas are, especially in regards to my local community. Continue reading
Ever since I heard my favourite Thai reggae singer, Job 2 Do, sing “Railay” I have always wanted to go. Once I found out that I was going to visit Krabi, I knew that I had to take advantage of its close proximity on any day that the weather would allow me to. Today was the day! I woke up early to blue skies and was one of the first people to wait for the long-tail boat to the island. We left Ao Nang Beach at around 8:30 and 15 minutes later, I arrived on the gorgeous white sands of West Railay Beach.
I remember the first time I came across a Tokidoki character and instantly falling in love. It was 2011 in K11 mall in Hong Kong and Simone Legno had created an instalment that featured his work in all shapes and sizes throughout the venue. I felt like a kid again as I looked at these unique sculptures, paintings and toys. Four years later, Tokidoki’s success has continued to expand and gain worldwide popularity, with new characters and amazing collaborations (such as Sanrio, Karl Lagerfeld, Lesportsac and Sephora).
I never thought I’d be able to meet the creator, someone who I become friends with on Facebook once I noticed his name at the exhibition (who now has too many friends to accept more requests). But, as luck had it, I received word that Simone was visiting my darling town of Chiang Mai – and that 50 people would have the chance to meet him. I knew I had to be one of them.
Chicken is one of my favourite foods to cook because it can always be used in so many ways – whether in salads, wraps, in dishes or as side dishes. This simple yet delicious chicken marinade is one that I tend to use most often.
The kind people at Zalora were nice enough to send me a sample dress (of my choice) in exchange for a product review. This review is 100% honest and I would not be promoting their services on my blog if I was not a satisfied customer. Let’s have a look at why I enjoy Zalora and why I ended up purchasing (yes, with my own money ;) ) a few more dresses after I received this one.