After having heard the "possessed" screaming sounds of a housekeeper's child during my pandemic time in MY, I'm a thousand times more excited for the next generation of pet parents. lol Humans aren't coming out right from women's toxic wombs. It's just the truth.
Even if the Covid vaccine creates infertility in some people, is it really all that bad? Many women that I've known and know are just heading right back to more needles via non-surgical fillers and beauty treatments. ;) Pastel and printed fabric mask designs are bringing youthfulness to the World for now though. I'm just keeping it real folks.
One thing that many women and men have crossed off their bucket lists is pet adoption.
Some have taken on the pets of passed loved ones as well.
As a pet psychic, I have no problem with pet and/or human parents raising their children in dresses and bow ties. Believe it or not, many animals have shown me their refined personalities in these styles. One was a classy little hedgehog that I read for YEARS ago. He had the most confident personality that was full of swag. I even told the owner to make him a little bow tie because that is how he saw himself. She couldn't agree more with the description!
Animals have a great sense of self worth.
Honor it without spoiling it.
* Relax your energy before engaging with your pet(s).
* Come down to their level or raise them up to your level for communications.
* Communicate through telepathy aka visual mental images.
Positive reinforcement goes a long way with pet training as well.
Pet boutiques aren't going away anytime soon. Treat yourself and your pet this year. :)
It's not my problem that all the Asian Swag posts have only included Koreans. I don't control the Swag Gods. lol I atleast use the word "Asian" to be fair though. I also use the word "Asian" because some people associate the word "Swag" with just one culture, style, and/or genre of music.
Swag has been redefined in my opinion, especially with this amazing solo album teaser film by EXO's Kai. I really had no expectations awaiting his 1st solo album. I just knew to expect a mesmerizing dancing talent like Shinee's Taemin! They are my two favorite solo dancers. Kai's voice is also really nice! I wish all solo acts would do something like this to introduce their solo albums. It's gorgeous!
As the holidays and an active Full Moon Lunar Eclipse approaches on Nov 30th, spiritual activity will naturally increase.
Passed loved ones are quite active in homes and in the dream state around the holiday season. Paranormal activity also increases around Full Moons and Full Moon Lunar Eclipses.
Lunar Eclipses have the power of 3 Full Moons.
As emotions and intuition rises, we are more aware of our inner and outer spiritual selves.
The 4th dimensional veil is naturally clearer for many to see through.
Due to all of this, I've been mulling over future "tasks" and "purposes" of being in Asia. I've spoken off and on since 2018 about how a lot of my future was shown to me by the late Shinee member Jonghyun. His strong yet gentle energy was quick to show up days after his death on Dec 18, 2017 and days after my birthday on Dec 20th. I didn't even know him! I was a newbie fan of the group back then. I still consider myself a newbie though.
He still comes and goes when I'm lost in thought about why I'm in Asia. Even as I plan ahead, he's crossing out my thoughts about people, places, and things and pointing me in other directions of focus. It's like having an Asian brother from another mother...with a To Do list!
That brings me to the 1st type of spirit that you may encounter in Asia. Korean spirits are strong, "familiar" in the "family" sense, and with a purpose. The "fighting" spirit of Koreans is quite similar. Many seem to have a strong idea of what they want to get done in life. It really is like the spirits have a To Do list for you to take care of. It comes with a gentle energy of give and take though. You really can't deny the Korean spirit's energies.
They may show up while a singer is recording a song and/or by your side during a ghost tour. They just step right on in as they please. lol It's very harmless though. It's not at all scary. It's like they want to know your purpose...or give you one! lol
The 2nd type of spirit that you may encounter in Asia is just plan paranormal activity. It's creepy, random, and the weather often goes along with it!
These encounters are common in Japanese spirits.
The 7-11 in Fukuoka near the canal is where I saw an EXACT doppelganger of Xiumin. He literally stood right in front of me to get through the aisle. He just waited patiently for me to move slightly to the side. I tried so hard to not stare. haha I even had to look up the meaning of doppelganger afterward to see if it was a good or "bad" paranormal experience. It's definitely not a good thing.
It was late Fall 2019 at night when the weather was overcast, the crows were active with their creepy caw caws, and I had already been lost after randomly walking around temples in the city the day before.
Needless to say something was brewing at that time that I couldn't put a finger on until I left early to Jeju, KR before heading to SE Asia via another spiritual encounter aka Kobe's death.
Needless to say all of this was a warning of the pandemic to come throughout the World!
Japan's spiritual activity may be random, but it definitely has more warning energies than anything. The spirit encounters of Japan are similar.
This brings me to the 3rd type of spirit that you may encounter in Asia. The SE Asian spirits are similar to the U.S. It's a lot of residual energy playing on repeat. The spiritual energy is also thick due to the humidity. It seems to linger like a cloud over the countries. This can make one feel uneasy at times. The thunderstorms and many different religious services can activate a lot of spiritual energy as well. It all just hovers at the end of the day. It has been interesting observing it during the pandemic though. A lot of the energy has cleared up as social distancing took place.
It's almost like a "cleansing" is going on beyond any sea salt and smudging clearing that one can do.
It's bizarre when you feel things out across Asia. It all makes sense at the end of the day though!
What spirits and/or spiritual experiences have you had in Asia?
I've been listening to a lot of EXO album playlists this pandemic. Sweet Lies is one of those songs that reminds me of their soulful vocals.
It also reminds me of the lie detector game that many Kpop idols play. The toy shocks the player if they're lying. It will also shock you if you're lying to yourself about your wants and/or needs in life. It's a handy little toy to have on hand in my opinion.
I've offered up several gift ideas already this holiday season. This is the last one. It's perfect for the current Scorpio season of November and the upcoming Sagittarius season of December. Both signs hate liars and are pretty bad at lying. This is why my childhood acting classes were pointless. lol
If you haven't mastered the psychic development tips and/or need to figure out what you need in love, this may be a good gift for you.
Have some fun with it! Enjoy! :)
Do you love pink?
Pink is associated with compassion, love attraction, and feminine beauty. It's one of my favorite colors for this reason. Everyone (men and women) looks great in it as well!
Being in Asia has really allowed me to try a lot of different foods and skincare products from Asia, AU, and NZ. The latest love of my life is Essano's Rosehip Pink Clay Mask.
I ONLY recommend what I truly love on my blog btw.
It's a great product with Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, and Rosehip Oil. The combination of these ingredients is what makes it work so well! I've tried many clay masks in my life. This is by far the best one yet! I'm not a big fan of the leave on paper masks that are so popular in Asia. Although they work well for a lot of people, clay masks are my go to. You can leave this one on overnight if you want faster results. It really works well for anti-aging fine lines and wrinkles and removing dark circles, scars, etc. Your skin really does feel and look smooth afterwards.
Although my beauty routine has become a mix of atleast 10 grams of collagen beauty powders and/or collagen beauty drink bottles, probiotics, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, kale powder, CoQ10, Japanese inspired citrus body/face foams, Japanese moisturizing skincare (Hada Labo mention HERE), and a more vegetarian diet, this product still brings its own results. lol
I'm just keeping it 100 with my late 30s but looking early 20s self...possibly younger? :)
Anyone can acquire "Asian genes" is all I'm saying. ;)
I often come across random travel tips from experience and/or from other travelers.
I wanted to add more to a list here.
To Be Continued...
* Hardshell Carry-Ons and/or Rolling Leather Duffle Bags - You get used to seeing folding grocery carts pushed by little old ladies in Japan. It's just one of the many practical "I want one" moments you may have. The handy travel equivalent is a small hard shell carry-on or a rolling leather duffle bag. You can consider it as your gigantic shopping purse. It really comes in handy when shopping at multiple stores during an errand run. Some prefer to travel with two carry-on suitcases for this reason. You can also just buy a cheap one at your long term destination.
It's handy for carrying everything eco-friendly that you'll need for a day out.
A rolling hard shell carry-on is a great picnic basket and picnic table as well!
* Toiletry Refill Packs, Dry Pantry Foods vs. Canned, etc - The best way to keep your essential purchases lightweight is to think "flat". Shower foam refill packs to bagged beans, rice, etc are just some examples.
Convenience stores in East Asia are handy for simple things like towels, slippers, toiletries, snacks, fruits, drinks, frozen meals, prepared meals, etc. It can save you a trip to the supermarket, mall, and/or drugstore.
Malls in SE Asia are handy for groceries, entertainment, drugstores, clothing, household goods, etc
* Ziploc bags - Organizing items in ziploc bags allows you to keep track of what you have and need.
* Local English Food Delivery Services - Popular services like Amazon, Uber eats, etc are pretty well known in JP. Some other local East Asia sites/services aren't always known though.
Shuttle (shuttledelivery.co/kr/en) is a handy delivery service in KR for your bbq to mexican food cravings.
10Mag provided a great list of English shopping sites for Food, Clothing, Health Supplements, etc in KR (https://10mag.com/english-websites-for-online-shopping-in-korea/)
Amazon is partnering with the local KR site (http://global.11st.co.kr/html/en/main_en.html).
Amazon items will be available through the site.
It's something to keep in mind for 2021 onward KR travels.
Japan already has a local Amazon site (https://www.amazon.co.jp/)
Alishan's Organic & Vegan Online Store (https://store.alishan.jp/en/products) is one option for imported and local JP delivered vegan meats like OmniPork
* USB Portable Fans, UV blocking Sun Umbrellas, etc - Anything practical that you catch on a home shopping network in KR and/or at Don Quijote and Daiso in JP are worth considering!
* Worldwide Personal Assistants - (https://meetingreetme.com/travelers) - Nuff said
It's that time of the year when early Xmas lovers and retail shops start putting up their Xmas trees. Although upside down Xmas trees have become a trend in the last few years, I still think you can make an upright Xmas tree work in your "alternative" favor.
One way to make a Xmas tree work is to go the Prosperity Route. To enjoy more prosperity for the current end of the year and new year, work with these simple Feng Shui design tips.
1. Law of Attraction
Feng Shui works with compass directions and interior design to create harmony in your life.
Declutter your space to allow more chi (energy) to move around.
Write out positive things that you wish to achieve and attract.
You will use your list for Xmas tree decorations. Your Xmas tree will become your Vision Board.
2. Prosperity Compass Directions
North - Career Luck - Blue or Black Xmas Tree
East - Family & Fresh Growth Luck - Green or Blue Xmas Tree
Southeast - Financial Luck - Green, Blue, or Purple Xmas Tree
Southwest - Relationship Luck - Pink, Beige, or Yellow Xmas Tree
Northwest - Helpful People & Travel Luck - Gold, White, or Silver Xmas Tree
3. Prosperity Symbols
Feng Shui and Chinese New Year traditions view oranges as symbols of wealth.
A bowl of fruit with faux and/or real oranges and lemons can be enjoyed throughout the year.
Place on your kitchen, dining, and/or living room tables.
Hang fruit decorations and/or real orange slices on your Xmas tree.
The smell of citrus will uplift your spirits.
Consider citrus teas, citrus toiletries, and/or citrus foods as Xmas gifts as well.
Although I don't offer custom hypnotherapy recordings for clients anymore, I'll continue to do private in-person deep hypnosis sessions for those I become close to on my path.
In the meantime, here are some easy tips to do a light self hypnosis session.
1. High Vibration Meal - Enjoying soups, salads, fish, low fat yogurt, and/or fruits can create a relaxed mind and body before you begin.
2. Background Music - I've been listening to this all day as I work. It's very relaxing and meditative. It can be your background music as you record your voice.
Listening to your own voice is way more effective for tapping into your subconscious mind.
3. Your Goals - Having a list of your goals can give you an idea of what to record.
Example: Talent goals, Confidence goals, Health goals, etc
Simply state things in the form of "Why am I _____".
This statement goes directly to the subconscious for a positive response.
Example: "Why am I so talented, confident, and healthy?"
Create a number of statements to record. A 20 minute self hypnosis session is all you really need. It's great for a "cat nap" during the day and/or before going to sleep at night.
As we take on a New World in the coming years, more and more people will be working remotely around the World. It will be important for us to look at what we have in common with one another. This will allow for a more Unified Initiative in the future.
One way to work together is to understand individual Sun Sign (Mojo/Ego Self) modalities.
There are Cardinal Signs, Fixed Signs, and Mutable Signs.
Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) are the ambitious initiators.
They come up with your random ideas and last minute ideas.
Cardinal Signs are always thinking. They aren't always the best with follow through though.
This is where Fixed Signs come in.
Fixed Signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) are good with the follow through.
They prefer the slow and steady. They can sometimes be stubborn as they build up solid foundations.
If a Fixed Sign needs a last minute opinion, they will pass things along to the Mutable Signs.
Mutable Signs (Gemini, Virgo, Pisces, Sagittarius) are adaptable to change and new ideas.
They can be influential, unpredictable, resourceful, and quickly move on to new people, places, and things if necessary. Mutable Signs love to learn new things!
Example: I have my Sun Sign in Sagittarius. I'm quite open minded to new people, places, and things. Nothing is considered too "out of the box" when it comes to new information. I do change and tweak what I feel is necessary though, especially if I feel it's outdated.
All Modalities can benefit from using their Intuition a lot more.
What is Your Zodiac Sign Modality?
You may have come across these types of lists when it comes to people, places, and/or things. I often prefer the lists that talk about things that someone may LOVE vs hate.
The "negative" lists always make me laugh when 9 out of 10 "complaints" are 1st World Problems vs Real World Problems. Yall know what I'm talking about. We know every country has issues.
Ex: Individual fruit wrapped in plastic from a Japanese supermarket or convenience store is NOT a problem. haha That banana is cozy in all its cute little layers. hehe Plastic seems to come up a lot with people though. I get it, but again it's NOT a problem. ;) Air Pollution is a much bigger issue is all I'm saying.
If you're looking to make a list of your own, try to focus on statistic categories that you can find at sites like https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/. It's a great run down of things that everyone loves learning more about. You should also take into account your budget. People with money and flexibility will always have a different perspective and experience in life.
Remember that EVERYTHING has a solution as well. People just need to do their research for the best alternatives that fit their particular foreigner needs and lifestyles.
On that note, here are the Top 8 Things that I love about the countries that I've lived in so far.
I can't really count MY though during the pandemic. The drugstores and international organic health food imports have been a surprising highlight though.
Despite being a digital nomad, my experiences can still be experienced by those who settle in for the long haul. It's just nice to try new locations every now and then for perspective. Some cities, islands, etc in a country allow for better experiences than other locations in the same country.
This list is mainly about food options because ehhh I've been overseas for awhile aka perspective.
1. Delivery Services - Everything delivers. Nuff said.
2. Food Portions - Big portions can make you feel like you're getting value, esp during those PMS weeks. You can always take a reusable container with you for leftovers...or get it delivered.
3. Ride Shares - You don't need to own a car in America to get somewhere. There's also delivery.
4. Comedy - America has some of my favorite comedians. Americans are pretty funny.
5. Authentic Cuisines - You can visit Epcot to local eateries and feel like you've been around the World. America is a melting pot of many different cultures.
6. American Chinese Food - You can still get a Panda Express fix in Japan though. I'm talking about more of the Chinese Ma and Pa restaurants that pop up. It's often a weekend food treat for many.
7. Vegan Food - American Vegan companies are now getting started in Asia though. It's nice to have options around the World for balance.
8. Halloween - Halloween is still a treasure to Americans. Luckily it's celebrated in other parts of the World as well, esp Japan.
JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA
1. Convenience Stores - I LOVE the tasty convenience stores. They really are everywhere. Japan has my favorite convenience stores and supermarkets though.
Delivery services and Costcos exist as well for stocking up convenience.
2. Homegrown - Both countries can be very "homey" in their meals. You can "taste the farm" in other words. There are a lot of pesticide free and organic prepared meals. The soups warm the heart and soul. My favorite soups remain to be from East Asia.
3. Nature - Both countries are beautiful when you get away from the city and people. Both have islands as well if you want different temperatures, air quality, etc.
4. Quirky - Both countries have quirky entertainment (music to variety shows to styles). It's much more "wholesome" as well in many aspects when compared to America, despite Kpop just being a mix of Jpop and American pop music. You may not understand what you're watching though if you don't speak the language. Youtube subtitles and translators are the solutions. Many young adults speak English these days though to avoid confusions.
5. Robots - Nuff said.
6. Work ethic - You can get some work done, esp in the northern cities. Co-working spaces are everywhere (coworker.com, Ginza's new Starbuck co-working space, etc).
7. Walking and Biking - If you love to walk and/or bike, you'll find a lot of people who do as well. Electric scooters are also around. The overall safety also allows for comfortable walking and biking.
8. Low Birth Rates - If you PREFER more adults and/or elderly around you, both countries are winning on that note. There's always cute pets in clothes, robot pets, cute amusement parks, cute plushies/stuffed animals, cute cafes, etc. You will not miss children. We can stop at Generation Z. Yes? No? The well-behaved ones are alright I guess. Just saying. hehe :)
The answer is YES.
As Halloween nears, there will always be curious individuals who decide to play with the 4th dimension in some form or another. The fascination with spirit boards is completely understandable. They were even in the toy aisle for many growing up. Despite the many forms of divination (cards, crystals, pendulums, etc) that exist in the World, spirit boards are still one tool that many Intuitives avoid.
The reason comes down to energy. Some things have a long association with negativity. The association gets ingrained into people's minds and energy before a spirit board is even used. The combined energies of the users with the board itself creates a portal. It's the same reason residual energies sit around in haunted locations like hospitals or hotels. The land also holds a lot of it.
If you're going to play a "game" this Halloween, try to stick to ones like Jumanji instead. I had this game at one point. It wasn't bad. It's still a good original movie as well. :)
P.S. I think I played it unconsciously this year because damn. haha
Halloween is always a fun time to observe people's hidden selves.
These days, Generation Z welcomes Halloween 365 days a year in their daily outfits, hair, and makeup. As an 80s Millennial who wore bright colored clothes like everyone else, had an eyebrow piercing for a year or two in the 90s, reddish hair like Janet Jackson for a month in the 90s, and pretty much welcomed styles from Tomboy hip hop to Preppy girly girl, I get it! I'm also a Kpop fan like so many today.
Although my stylings were short lived and based on the styles of my generation, I'm still blown away by the amount of Generation Z's cow ringed unicorns. I'm not even making a joke there. They really are loving those nose piercings and colored hairstyles more than 80s or 90s kids did.
I wouldn't really call today's day to day styles a costume though. It just represents the current times of gender neutrality, androgyny, short lived hookups, and/or singles with no intention to really mingle. Will Generation Z grow out of their styles like the 80s and 90s kids did by 30? Most likely.
Now let's look at some popular Halloween costumes to see what more we can learn.
In a nutshell, your favorite Halloween costume is what you crave more of in your life.
Vampire - This is my favorite. As mentioned above, I had reddish black hair at one point. It's still my favorite color combination for Fall and/or Winter moods, Halloween party themes, and Kpop concepts. It was also my go to for Halloween costumes.
If you like Vampire themes and black haired costumes, you may have a widow's peak, enjoy sophisticated tastes (foods, styles, trips, partners, etc) and desire more creative expressions at night vs. the day. Sunsets may be your favorite.
Consider visiting more locations where you can enjoy hipster scenes, historical buildings, "conservative" styles, and/or fine dining.
Jokers - If you enjoy Joker costumes and green haired monster themes, you may need to express your inner rebel more. The Joker started off as a harmless clownish prankster when he was introduced in the 40s/50s. The Joker became more of a threat to Batman in the 70s. He really was Batman's other half. The push and pull energy really shows itself in Joker fans.
Consider visiting more locations that allow you to unleash your inner rebel safely. This can be amusement parks, carnivals, street art locations, Halloween parties, themed cafes, comedy clubs, etc.
Joker fans may enjoy Kpop song concepts like EXO's Obsession and A.C.E's Savage...all very harmless concepts at the end of the day!
Anything Cute - If you enjoy cute costumes and themes, you may need to express your innocent side more. Many people have their guards up on a daily basis, esp in countries that require you to.
Consider visiting more locations that allow you to let your guard down. This could be Disney parks, countries like Japan, animal themed cafes, science museums, etc. :)
The recent news of Japan releasing treated radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean in 2022 is no surprise. Plan your travels now eh? It will be done in phases over many years vs all at once obviously. It does still worry many environmentalists like myself. I already stick to the lowest amounts of light chunk tuna consumption a week (0-2 cans). I even wonder if that's too much mercury.
In life you take the good and make the most of the "bad" though.
My kale powder allows for a daily detox if necessary. ;)
For some time, many people like myself have stressed the importance of healthy eating via growing your own food, seeking out alternative meat sources, and filtering water. I doubt your Brita filters will do much good though. It's funny how the older generations who grew up on homemade foods and homegrown foods are pretty much forcing everyone to look into the same...even if it's grown in a Vegan lab or inside your own home. THAT really is the future of food though. Like everything in life, self-reliance and self-responsibility remains at the top of the food chain. :)
Every year offers opportunities for growth. However, there are certain astrological ages and transits where growth can occur more.
Jupiter Returns - Every 12 Years - Jupiter is considered the planet of luck and expansion. Jupiter Returns are considered your lucky years for new opportunities, hobbies, and travels. Age 12-13 is the start for many changes in children aka puberty.
Age 24/25 can see many new ventures in one's life as well.
Age 36/37 is when many people consider the next steps in their life. It can be a time to take on opportunities for reinvention, travel, etc.
Saturn Returns - Every 27-30 Years - Saturn is considered the planet of restrictions and maturity. Saturn Returns act as a "personal trainer" for your growth. Many people take on more responsibilities during this time. They may find themselves isolated in some way to further their growth. This can include marriage, children, career changes, "death" & rebirth cycles, health issues, etc.
Age 54-60 can bring about major wake up calls for your life if you didn't take your 1st Saturn Return seriously, esp when it comes to your health!
Sun Sign "Graduation" - Ages 40 - 45 - Your Sun Sign represents your Ego. The Ego can be used to hold you back or to push you forward in life. It's your Mojo.
Around age 7, past life lessons start to come in. This is when many people start to hide behind their "masks". The mask is your Rising Sign. This is why many people aren't always like their Sun Sign at first meeting. I'm a Sagittarius Sun Sign and Rising Sign though. What you see is what you get in other words. ;) My blog is my personality in a nutshell. :)
Around age 40-45, you start to become more and more like your Sun Sign. This is why 40 year olds have a bit more of an understanding of who they are in life. Their interests and likes are more defined...and spoken.
It can be a great time for people to get into long term relationships, get out of long term relationships, and/or just be a cougar for life. Your choice ladies. ;)
It's another great astrological time for reinventions and fresh starts!
What Astrological Growth Years are You In...or Moving Towards?
I'm not a Vegan first and foremost. However, I do find that vegan friendly ingredients create a healthy travel menu. After spending months in SE Asia due to the pandemic, I finally created a daily menu or "routine". Having some form of a routine can create a sense of familiarity during times of uncertainty...or lack of seasons.
Here are some of the items that I like to bring into my daily nom noms. A lot is based of the
Anti-Aging Soup Kitchen post. I do my best to walk my own talk.
I truly believe that responsibility to ourselves and health are the only obligations that we have in life. Any other "obligations" are pure choice. We all know that those can be switched up as well. Keeping my life and menus simple creates the most sanity for the most part.
Japanese 7-11 and grocery stores do that as well when it comes to frozen and cooked meat dishes. ;)
I just fell in love with them.
Now onto the typical Grocery Noms...
This is best for those who don't have an active lifestyle right now by the way!
It's enough high protein sources to keep your energy levels up and body in shape.
Minestrone Soup - This is one of my favorite Italian protein soups. It has vegetables and pasta for an easy complete meal.
Tortillas - There are many varieties of healthy pre-packaged tortillas to choose from. I prefer the ones with high protein and high fiber content. You can crisp them up in the microwave for 2 mins for homemade tortilla chips. This is great for soups, dips, etc.
Beans (Kidney, Pinto, etc) - High antioxidants, fiber, and protein. You can easily add them to tacos, burritos, soups, etc.
Dry Instant Pasta Mixes - No offense to Kraft, but there are some great quality protein pasta mixes in the World. You just add water and heat them up. You can add more protein after that.
Ramen - Ramen is just fun to eat as a protein "junk" food.
Light Tuna in Water - Eating tuna atleast 2x a week is safe. You can add the protein to pasta mixes, tortilla wraps, etc.
Green Apples - Apples always make a great snack and/or dessert. Green apples get the highest health award.
Greek Yogurt - It's a great breakfast item and/or late night snack. You can use it as a sour cream substitute and/or put it into spicy ramen.
The protein and probiotics are a bonus. Simply check which probiotic strains work best to avoid histamine releasing strains. You can do the research on your own. Just check the labels after that
Potatoes - Potatoes make for a great meal and/or side dish. Add some herbs, greek yogurt, etc.
Collagen Powder - 30 grams at most is great for anti-aging. If it contains added benefits like CoQ10 (energy & anti-aging), Vit C (immune system & anti-aging), etc, it's a win!
Only 200 mg of Vitamin C is absorbed into the body at one time. Split up any collagen mixes throughout the day with that in mind.
Mixed Berry Powder - Antioxidants for health and beauty. Just add to water, greek yogurt, etc.
Kale Powder - Get your Iron, Vit K, antioxidants, etc with Kale powder.
Camu Camu Powder - 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon is really all you need a day. The high Vit C content is great for your immune system!
Olive Oil - You can increase your DAO levels (antihistamine levels) with just a tablespoon of olive oil in the morning.
Take it with Vitamin C if you'd like. I mix it with Camu Camu powder or Collagen Powder.
Vitamin & Mineral Supplements - Common supplements are multivitamins, Vit D, Magnesium, Calcium, Omega 3s, Anti-Aging supplements, etc, etc. You can determine what you personally need and when to take them.
It's almost November when many young people to old people rock their vote. Even though I get asked about elections, I stand as an Independent. Maybe I just know too much after working on school campaigns and actual election campaigns during HS in the 90s. I'm also in Asia this year.
I do encourage everyone to share their voice though to make their communities and countries better.
Despite this year's U.S. election looking like The Price is Right game show, I do hope the World can get back on its feet in a few years, esp the travel industry.
Until then, enjoy your Plinko "stimulus games".
Plinko is a great game to DIY for your Halloween Parties though.
That's really all that is on my mind during the Fall season to be honest.
To each his/her own though. Politics isn't for everyone.
Although I joked about Asian cafes becoming more westernized in the future HERE, I also feel that you can't go wrong with animal themes!
When I'm bored, I always check in with the quirky and/or seasonal things that are going on in Japan. It's always a score!
Here's what I came across today. It's a Winnie the Pooh themed cafe. It's for a limited time though. Everything has been like a fantasy/dream state this year it seems. Oh well.
It's still a brilliant and adorable idea though, esp for a Healthy Halloween Party or Birthday Party.
If you grew up with Winnie the Pooh stuffed animals, cartoons, etc, you can learn more at the website https://honey.ohmycafe.jp/.
You can also click some of the translated menu images in the gallery below...
The Healthy Halloween Dinner Party & Healthy Halloween Musical Chairs posts end here.
Hopefully you've gathered some inspiration to host your own Vampire theme party this year and/or every year!
Now it's time to do a little singing. :)
Although your party doesn't require attendees to have talent, it really does help.
I have a "Talent Only" rule for my relationships soooo keep it to who you're compatible with if you want to have some fun.
Although the Vampire theme has had some Asian influences, we will keep karaoke to more American Hip Hop and R&B. It's the genre many Asian Idols dance to in their dance studios and livestreams. Some are great freestylers by the way! Vampires would have the same swag as well.
Here are some upbeat and positive songs to consider.
You can use it as another "Try Not to Sing" Challenge as well. You're literally "dead" inside if you make it through all of the songs though. lol ;)
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Many of us can agree that 2020 was a wash, a fantasy, a mess, and/or an opportunity to be opportunists. lol We'll just pretend that we went from the Dog Year of 2018 to the Ox Year of 2021 (CLICK HERE).
Introverts, Semi Introverts, and Digital Nomads can pat themselves on the back though! As everything went online from work meetings to online concerts, it has showed that Robots and Digital Nomads aren't the only things building for the future! ;)
Before it all ends in 2020 though, gather up whatever Mojo you have left. Writing out some End of the Year Bucket List Goals can help you end with a Smile.
Invest, Rest, and Thank the Universe that the Rat Year of 2020 is almost over! :-)
They still make smart pets though. Don't hate on Rats too much. :)
How good are you at detaching from people, places, and/or things in life? Do certain things make you react all of the time? Knowing your triggers is important in life. They can really help you to look further into why you do the things that you do. Everything flows a bit deeper if you really look into it. It can brew some great comedy if you go quickly to that healing state as well.
Focusing more on the things that bring you joy can really help though, esp in times of stress. That's when you shouldn't hold back from reacting and sharing your joy. I personally seek out "Try Not to Laugh, Sing, Lip Sync, Dance, Smile, etc" challenges for that reason! Although the challenges are fun to test your self control, nobody really succeeds at it for long.
Today I bring you a "Try Not to Sing" Challenge. You can take it on if you want to hear some throwback pop tunes to sing and dance to. You can also take it on if you want to test your willpower.
Either way, good luck. lol Have fun with it though. You know the minute Christina Aguilera and Nsync starts singing, the challenge is going to be over. Just saying! Christina and Nsync were my first pop concerts for a reason. ;)
Are You Ready?...
The 5 Love Languages are based off the popular ideas that everyone has ways that they feel and show Love.
This can help people build rapport with friends, family, and partnerships.
The image above is actually "I Love You" in sign language. Body language is a great Love Language in itself. :)
The 5 Love Languages are...
Words of Affirmations aka Compliments
Acts of Service aka Taking Initiatives
Physical Touch aka Massage Therapy
Many people have more than one Love Language that they prefer.
I'm sure you can figure out your preferences.
Your Love Language often works with the Universe as well!
Find your balance with others and ask about their Love Language(s) from the start. This will save you and others so much time!
Keep Loving On! :)
The Healthy Halloween Dinner Party post set the invitation, decor, and menu tone. Now some of my favorite Kpop songs and "Halloween" themes will do the rest. These are great for a game of candlelight musical chairs. Play the videos on a large screen for some extra lighting if you want.
It's all fun and games. Play nice and dance a bit. :)
P.S. I still don't like green hair, but Exo's Kai pulled it off well for some reason. hmm I think it comes down to if someone is playing a Monster or Joker character. It looks less like moldy hair then. It has to fit a theme I guess. lol Anyhoo just enjoy the damn music. haha
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Video and Livestream walkers may not count as your 30 minutes of exercise a day, but it's a great way to see more cities on your Bucket List. I already talked about using google street view to walk neighborhoods and streets before you visit. Combining that with video walkers is even better!
Two countries that seem to be winning everyone over is SK and JP. Japan was even voted as the country many people look forward to visiting again after the pandemic *raises hand*. The anticipation of the Olympics is not the only reason though. Both countries really do have their unique aspects, islands, and foods. You do take it all for granted after you've visited and go away for awhile.
Here is one channel that I came across recently for those who want to check out Korea on a clear day. The guy is a lovely person who shares his simple walks with everyone...without all the negative commentary that you may get with some channels.
P.S. Although my walks can sometimes come with paranormal experiences, animals gathering around me like I just built an Ark, and random commentary on keeping litter off the streets, I may start sharing short clips of my nature walks in the future. I find mornings and weekdays to always be ideal for a simple stroll. It's only when you take a rest during your walks in SK and JP that nature really gathers.
By the way, that photo I took of Jeju's tangerine/oranges is on the road towards the library and performing arts center in Seogwipo. It has a nice view of the mountain and a park nearby. It was actually starting to rain as well. That's a whole other experience during hurricane season!
2020 has been a bizarre year. I don't know if I'm discovering a new Taemin or the same Taemin. When did "Eye Contact Cams" start existing as well? I feel SM's new institute should just have "Taemin 101" classes!
Even as a former hypnotherapist for clients, I'm mesmerized by the way Taemin performs. He could run a legal firm. haha He really does a great job performing from head to toe. Speechless!
I'm impressed with 2020's Taemin. Keep it up with Shinee too! I want a great comeback for them as well! :-)
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