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On the weekend we celebrated Vivienne’s 2nd Birthday from earlier on in the month and Evelyn’s 5th birthday (which is yet to be official), one year the girls get a family only celebration and the following year a friends and family, although I’m convinced our supposed low key family celebration costs just as much as a kids party, i even made this wreath all by my itty bitty self, I swear I’ll never look at a hoola hoop the same again! #rosegold#unicorns#birthdaydecor#samesamebutdifferent#siblinggoals#rosegolddecor#girlsbirthday#fortheloveofdecor
Nhật Bản có mochi thì #vietnam có bánh khoai môn nha 😋😋
Thật ra những chiếc bánh khoai môn đầu tiên tôi ăn không phải ở trong chiếc hộp đẹp đẽ như vậy, mà đựng trong túi nilon mua ở hàng chè cô Châu ngoài chợ. Mỗi cái đâu đó 2-3k.
Nhưng rồi cô Châu nghỉ bán hàng, những chiếc bánh khoai môn cũng đi về nơi xa lắm, cho đến tận 1-2 năm gần đây.
Khó để nói bánh nào ngon hơn, vì mùi vị của những chiếc bánh ngày xưa đã không còn nữa. Nhưng những chiếc bánh đầu tiên tôi ăn vẫn sẽ mãi ngọt ngào như vậy, thơm vỏ khoai môn bọc dừa nạo, bùi nhân mè đen xay nhuyễn. Ngon vì thứ quà trẻ nhỏ háo hức, chứ giờ tôi lớn rồi *aizz* nhưng vẫn thấy ngon vì hảo ngọt 🤣🤣
'if everything starts to claim it is special then the whole point of being special would be lost.'
It is not easy rather difficult to not come across a sadhu, ascetic in India. out of my own experiences and perception I am always sceptical, untrusting and uncomfortable around them as most of them I came across were misusing and highly abusing the way of this color and creed for no social consciousness but fulfilling personal greedy desires. first time I have a genuine conversation was while walking beside this sadhu, where we were in no hurry and had a long talk to walk. He shared how he lived an ordinary medium class working life struggling through all the general social, emotional, dramatic challenges often related to money, property, women and power and how he survived breathing through the thick air of pain, loss, fear, depression, unsatisfaction, debt, jealousy, and other common flu's for more than 30 years. eventually he decides to break through this social pattern and dilemma's by disowning and abandoning of all the things he had enough and rather choose his own path of fulfillments (common similar reason for most of their creed). Bluntly we also discussed how no path has only heaven and no hell, strong sun and no cool shade, a helping hand but no broken leg. we came to an understanding that no path is free of pain or pleasures.
Realizing 'freedom is not to be free of pain but freedom to choose our set of pains.'
as a traveler often i find myself involved in this thought and conversation that how much they would love to live a life unsettled, travelling around, living out of backpack, accepting uncertainities, welcoming adventures, following the flow of winds and rivers, sun and shades, highly attracted, inspired and overwhelmed with the freedom of experiences and choices. by the end I willfully also highlight the darkness under that brightly lit lamp to give them a whole picture of it which is highly ignored and underestimated. .
'simplicity has it's own complexity' .
Pretty excited about my new gig at F45! I Love helping people with their fitness goals ⭐️💫⚡️
#Repost @f45_training_chelsea with @get_repost
*** New Trainer*** The beautiful Simone is an amazing addition to our awesome team, coming from a CrossFit background and working in group training and boot camps, Simone has a lot of knowledge with strength training and is always willing to help members with a big smile on her face. ❤️💙 #welcometothef45family#samesamebutdifferent
So excited to be teaching with my long time friend @jenanddavidacro this upcoming Sunday at the @phoenixrockgym. We have some fun same-size basing moves to share with everyone! I always love having Jen in class because she is a guarentee that the class will be filled with laughter and love.
From Russia with love ❤️
Having been in the travel industry for many years and been fortunate enough to have lived in 12 different countries - people and cultures will always fascinate me! ~
Since becoming a speaker and delivering keynotes internationally, I’ve been intrigued by different audiences and if certain cultures will react differently to the story shared and how it’s told. ~
Obviously in certain situations I will speak a little slower and modify some of my vocabulary but generally I have found that cultural differences don’t make any difference to the power of a story and it’s relation back to everyone’s own personal/professional life. Ultimately, as human beings, we’re all the same. The same hopes, needs, dreams, insecurities and fears.
It was an absolute treat being hosted by the wonderful @linklatersllp (Linklaters Russia) in Moscow.
I loved sharing the story with the internal team as well as the women of the #linkwomen network. Thank you for looking after me so well and for breaking my Russian stereotype!
Everyone I met was warm, open, friendly and expressive.
It was my first trip to Russia a few weeks ago and I loved it! I very much hope to be back soon.
Beer 283: Super Bock (5.2). Lager. Food time. We’ve gone to a food hall to try a range of Portuguese food. Most did get eaten before I could take photos but a good range of food. And any excuse for cheese and/or seafood to be included in every dish (even to some surprise a plain calzone!). To go with it the local lager (and not for the first time today I may add). A bargain at €2.50 a pint. As a beer the Super Bock is like most local lagers. Supposedly unique but as the Thais would say Same Same but Different. Perhaps a little less gassy than most, a little malty and maybe a hint of toffee in the flavour. Other than that it could be any local beer in most Western European countries. 6.5/10. #beer365#superbock#portugal#locallager#foodhall#bargain#samesamebutdifferent
Fall is in full force and I’ve been remembering this spring, trying to practice non attachment. It can be so easy to make a habit of longing for past seasons, past versions of ourselves; and in doing so we can neglect our precious, present self. Fall is a reminder to embrace (sometimes painful) change.