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All the heavy lifting

True Story

(this post makes broad generalizations. Apologies & acknowledging in advance)

I read all the comments that are left on my posts. I might not reply, but I really do, and for the most part, they’re really interesting to read and I’m glad that what I write can compel you to share your opinion. I write a lot on the topic of emotions and relationships and I’ve noticed that a large portion of the comments are left by females. One can assume that a lot of ppl who follow me are girls, or only girls take the time to read & and write comments, and while those explanations to have merit, I think it’s something else…

Women are tougher than men. Yes, both physically and emotionally. This conclusion comes from observing my mother (and many other mothers of their immigrant generation), and by looking at the girls who’ve shaped my personal life. Reading some…

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Posted by on April 30, 2015 in Uncategorized


What’s Shakin’

(Please dont comment on the lame title, lol.)

So, last week I decided to start the “Smoothie Habit” because I want to drop caffeine entirely.

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Posted by on July 26, 2014 in Uncategorized


Lu Xiao Yu (Secret OST- Jay Chou)

It’s been a while!

I’ve been learning Lu Xiao Yu (Rain) from Jay Chou’s movie “Secret”.

Saw the movie with my sis 7 years ago, wow time surely flies. There are many great pieces in that film, most famous is the “Time Travel” piece.

I’ve never paid attention to Lu Xiao Yu before until I heard PianoMike play it two weeks ago.

I’m just mesmerized by the romantic and solemn melody and decided to share. 🙂

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Posted by on June 30, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Quotes of the day

•it’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see• -Thoreau

•inspire the best in everyone•

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Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Tips when jogging: #10

Never put money in your sock or shoe! It will slip in, then out to who-knows-where while you’re running!

So. I’ve been running for years, I go on light runs whenever I get the urge to, but today I ran late at 6 in the evening in an unfamiliar trail, I know that it’s a long route but I’m unfamiliar with the area so I brought a small bill with me just in case i needed it.

It was late and as usual, I was alone, so I didnt bring my phone or a music player and told myself to focus on just running!

Bottomline I didnt bring anything else with me and the only area I can slip a bill (for when i decided to take a cab home) in was my sock, when I got home it was gone.. boo. I hope whoever found it used it well. Sigh~ That’s that, I think it happened to me before but I forgot that dumb experience, will never do it again!

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Posted by on January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Business Insider: be happy

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Posted by on January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized



So, Yoga, exercise and healthy eating are fun, but I’ve been drowning myself with pearl shakes, pearl teas, milk teas, pearl milk teas from various establishments, I can’t help myself, it’s like every time i pass the stores the large plastic tumblers are calling me and in a trance, i go to them and buy the biggest, sweetest one with additional pearls! as if fraps and cappuccinos aren’t enough. sigh. so this year I’m (not ditching them but..) opting for a healthier alternative! planning on replacing the blender and juicer with a more easy-to-use version so i can make these smoothie recipes whenever i want/need and not worry about cleaning up!!

I’m sharing these recipes I found on, seriously, healthy drinks are a must but it’s healthier if we make them instead of buying overpriced ones.


Delicious Smoothie Recipes


PB&J Smoothie
4 ounces plain nonfat Greek yogurt
2 cups chopped fresh or frozen strawberries
1 frozen banana, chopped
2 teaspoons smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup ice

Nutrition facts per smoothie: 327 calories, 18g protein, 55g carbohydrate, 7g fat (1.4g saturated), 9g fiber, 94mg sodium

Tropical Morning Smoothie
6 ounces plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1 frozen banana, chopped
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed

Nutrition facts per smoothie: 368 calories, 22g protein, 60g carbohydrate, 7g fat (0.9g saturated), 9g fiber, 68mg sodium

Sweet Spinach Smoothie
6 ounces plain nonfat Greek yogurt
2 cups spinach leaves, packed
1 ripe pear, peeled, cored, and chopped
15 green or red grapes
2 tablespoons chopped avocado
1 to 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

Nutrition facts per smoothie: 316 calories, 21g protein, 52g carbohydrate, 6g fat (0.9g saturated), 9g fiber, 115mg sodium

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Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized


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