Are You Guilty Of These Weight Loss Mistakes? (Part One)

Losing weight isn’t as easy as it sounds. It is even more difficult when people have false ideas regarding the best ways to go about weight loss. Here are some of the most common mistakes that people make when trying to lose weight.

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TEDxChiangMai 2014

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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

Visiting Railay, Thailand: My First Time

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.

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Meeting the wonderful Simone Legno, creator of Tokidoki

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.

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Recipe: Chicken Marinade

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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.

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My Online Shopping Experience With Zalora

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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.

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How To: Wash Your Smelly Gym Clothes

Anyone who exercises knows that gym clothes aren’t the best smelling things, especially post workout. The stench tends to become even worse the longer that we leave the item, either on our bodies or in a laundry bag. You may find that, despite washing them several times, your workout gear doesn’t smell as good as it should. The following tips can help you restore your clothes back to their neutral state.

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Recipe: Japanese Wakame Salad (Miso Dressing)

Japanese wakame salad is the perfect summer salad in my opinion. It’s actually great any time of the year, but its flavour is even better when it has been cooled for a while. Wakame, or brown seaweed, is highly nutritious and low in calories and fat. It promotes a healthy immune system, whilst preventing various diseases and illnesses (such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, blood clots and cancer). Wakame is a great source of:

  • Vitamins (A, B2, C, D, E and K)
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Iodine
  • Iron
  • Lignans 
  • Folate

When you make a wakame salad at home, you will notice that the colour of the seaweed is much more brown or dark green than the fluorescent packaged varieties, due to the lack of added dye. Making this salad at home is an easy and delicious way to incorporate wakame into your diet.

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