Monday, March 25, 2013

Strawberry Basil Yogurt Smoothie

While the hubby complains about the almost freezing temperature in the Netherlands and  that he can't wait for spring to come, I'm melting as I write this post in the evening here. I have a fan blowing on my face and yet I can still feel the sweat trickle down the sides of my face, down my neck, down my back. Can you imagine if it was midday then? My room literally turns into a big oven without an air-conditioner. It is so hot and humid! With a weather like this, you definitely need a cold shower twice to three times a day. Even ten minutes after that, you're already sweating like crazy.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Biting More Than You Can Swallow

I know I've been MIA for a while. I started off really excited, strong and dedicated to  my blog and it was beginning to grow like I wanted it to. And then...nothing. for almost 4 months. It's the dreaded blogger's burnout. I know I should make time for my blog after all that trouble of building it but it came to a point where I felt like I needed a break. A long holiday.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The 80-20 Diet

I have been making an effort to stay healthy (or at least eat healthy things). Trying to follow that 80 - 20 rule where you eat healthy 80% of the time and then eat whatever you want in the other 20% is easier said than done. But I'm making baby steps and taking it day by day. There are still days when I pass by Auntie Anne's kiosk at the mall and I take one look at those soft pretzels coated in cinnamon sugar and I'm like, "Pfft what diet are you talking about? Come to momma!"

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Tropical Paradise

Nalusuan Island and Marine Sanctuary

Ahh how wonderful to get away from your daily routine to spend a nice, peaceful day in a small island with a long powdery sand bar upfront, surrounded by crystal clear sea water and abundant marine sanctuary at the back. 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Exciting News!

I had been hiding the past few months. My last post was still around November! Can you believe it?! But I had been busy, studying Dutch and also preparing some stuff for something life-changing.