Up until about 7 months ago, I was a McDonald’s marketing success story. When I was a kid, I owned a Happy Meal toy collection then at some point graduated to “Mighty Kids” meals. In high school, after the announcement … Continue reading
Exercise is good for us and we all know it. However, sometimes knowing is not enough to actually get us up off our feet! Here are 3 benefits of exercise that might provide a bit more motivation to get moving. … Continue reading
This weekend was very special because it was my BF and I’s 2 year anniversary! In honor of our two years, we have both agreed to do our best to live healthy. This means eating well, exercising, being active, and … Continue reading
It’s Monday again, happy work week everyone! My sister and two cousins came over from the West Coast this weekend and definitely brought the sunshine with them. For a good 4 days, I felt a sense of “home” in the city. I don’t … Continue reading
I miss driving! This past week I went up to Boston for work and had to rent a car once I got there. I haven’t been behind the wheel since last year so I was pretty scared at first. In … Continue reading
I stumbled upon a post by Commander In Chic that featured a lime-ginger-mint detox infusion by Fashion Cooking. The pictures of the tea looked delicious (check them out!) and got me thinking about Calamansi tea, a drink my Mom always made me when I got sick growing up.
If you don’t know what calamansi is, it’s a small lime that is native to Philippines. You can find the fruit in asian markets and there are some specialty food stores who might sell packaged 100% calamansi juice. Or, you can grow your own! My uncle has had a calamansi plant in his backyard in Milpitas, CA for as long as I can remember, so we were always in abundance of the fruit. Aside from its flavorful citrusy taste, the calamansi also has medicinal benefits such as relief for itchy scalp, antiseptic for cuts and insect bites, and of course, a remedy for coughs, colds, and sore throat.
I would like to share a tidbit of what I learned this past weekend during my meditation course. The five-day course is now over, and it was a wonderful time. I plan to dedicate a post solely to my overall learning … Continue reading