Recapping what I did and ate in good ole’ NYC. I’d been super looking forward to chilling out and catching up with my peeps back home, because in the last year or so, I didn’t feel much like connecting with anyone anywhere. I was drowning from plot twists that life’s been dishing my way; coping … Continue readingmore +
I arrived at Saigon, the ancient capital city of Southern Vietnam, welcomed by an afternoon downpour. Looking out the windows of the Merc that has been sent to pick me up from the airport, I saw motorcyclists clad in rain ponchos zipping by in this monsoon season. My ride from the airport took approximately … Continue readingmore +
I was quite bent on shutting out as many distractions as possible during the last few weeks of 2013, so that I could kick back and plot my course for 2014. I had thought that I’d be hiding indoors, inside the comfort of my apartment and quietly spending the holidays … Continue readingmore +
Waking up in time to catch the sunset is a luxury for a nocturnal creature like me and I feel so fortunate to have this majestic experience from my Bayview Room at the Conrad Tokyo, with a beautiful orange glow blanketed over Tokyo Bay and Rainbow Bridge. This was one … Continue readingmore +
Being a purveyor of chic living is hard work. Oh, such hard work. ;) After back to back late nights and skipped meals the week prior due to my attendance of and excitement towards Fide Fashion Weeks events, I was whisked away to a much-needed R&R getaway over the weekend. … Continue readingmore +
I am a hopeless boutique hotel junkie! That should not come as a surprise to you since I am an artsy hipster type who’s a purveyor of chic living. Boutique hotels with carefully curated interior decor items and integrated visual branding get me totally weak in the knees. Every corner … Continue readingmore +
Another #eatingclean healthy recipe for the week! Thai Garlic and Pepper sauce over meat is one of my fave Thai dishes, and would often order a pork version at restaurants. Then I found out how terribly easy this is to make at home. White pepper makes this dish authentic, although it can be substituted with black pepper – or even a combination of both, if you want.
Grilled Salmon and Corn Rice Bowl sounds like a fab meal since I’m (still) on a clean eating, post-detox phase. I don’t really know what the heck that means anymore, I only know that I’m (still) cranky and irritable every day. No one’s forcing me to eat clean, of course. It’s just that I’m thoroughly appalled by the number on my weighing scale, which is depressing. The last two weeks were brutal and I’d taken to brooding solo inside my cave, lest I chew the heads off of innocent bystanders.
am was am trying to eat clean after a detox treatment last week and was told to drink a lot of liquid, I made soup as a hack since drinking just plain water was seriously getting boring after a few days. Was craving something hearty and quick to make, plus I’m a huge fan of lemon, so I made a Lemony Chicken Noodle Soup. I don’t think I can live without lemons, I love the bright refreshing flavor so much and it is a natural mood picker-upper for me.