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 Top 3 preferences.
PSA: As an entrepreneur, I often view relationships as a working teammate situation. I don't mind the monthly relationship "business meeting" walks, talks, and/or spa days. You get a little quality time in there as well. I also don't mind receiving and giving gifts of cash. Treating someone to something in a direct way is easy for me, esp if I'm available to do so. You avoid the "middle man" that way. It just makes everyone's life easier at times due to the assertiveness involved. You may even receive things for Free by just stating what you want. I can't even tell you how many last minute concerts in the 90s allowed me in for Free by just going to the source. Actually I can tell you. It was actually 4 concerts (one comedy show included). lol It was all Kosher though.
The point is that your Love Language often works with the Universe as well!
Street and event musicians know what's up as well. It's never too early to share your gifts your own way. There's nothing better than just paying an independent artist directly. It would be great if we could do that with all artists though. Anyone can start a business though.
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! :-)
After spending over a year in Asia, I've gotton pretty good at identifying Asian races and all of their mixes. Now I find myself playing the game with myself.
Multiracial black women like myself may find it fascinating to live in Asia. You really do transform (physically, mentally, and spiritually).
My first experience with Ambiguity came in high school when someone asked me if I was Biracial. I just answered no and left it at that. Despite being one of the founding members of our Diversity Club, I was really just eh to race identities in general. I already talked about being part of the alternative music radio station. Nuff said.
Now after being in Asia and being mistaken for Southeast Asia in both East Asia and in Southeast Asia, I'm starting to feel like a true Chameleon. There's nothing weirder than being assumed that you're Biracial and Black your whole life, to being assumed you're Southeast Asian or being spoken to in a different language before English. Some personality aspects quickly identify me as American though.
Who knows if I'll ever become fluent in any of the languages though. I still have my handy two way translator headsets to try out. It's crazy that you don't even need to use these devices though.
The other odd thing is when you start using natural and Asian skincare products and supplements for anti-aging. I'm not referring to lightning products at all. Nothing makes you look into science quicker than the transformation that occurs from natural ingredients like Vitamin C, Grapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil, and other melanin blocking ingredients. Staying out of the hot sun also shows its magic. It truly reminds you that everyone is just beige underneath aka the future of societies! I've been forced to recognize the African of the African American, the Native American, and the European blood in me. I don't know why it took living throughout Asia for that to happen. This is why you shouldn't put yourself or others in just one assumed identity box.
For those of European descent, it's a different physical transformation that I've observed in East Asia. Some really get ingrained into the culture to where the style, hair, and makeup makes you wonder if they actually have East Asian in them.
For those who are mixed race Asians with East Asian and/or Southeast Asian, it's even more fascinating to see their mixes up close.
The future of Asia is sure to be a unique one though! I look forward to it! :-o
Here's another one for the "Music" tab. I love Taemin. I love Shinee. I love Taemin's flowing dance moves. I love this choreography! I just love Taemin. I watched this over and over.
He's definitely one of my favorite solo artists. Anyone who grew up in the 80s and 90s doing contemporary or jazz dance would agree. Dance teachers better get on it! This is great inspiration.
With Retrograde season in full blast this Fall ("Astrology" tab), don't get devoured by people, places, or things. Keep some air for yourself so that you can breathe. The song really shows how people can be their own worst enemy at the end of the day. Seeking the tarot will not help that much. Stay above the fray and/or out of the rabbit holes...potholes if it's Mercury in Retrograde.
The planet Mars in astrology is all about your MOJO. It's the life force energy that allows you to initiate, be passionate in your goals and desires, and express your assertive and/or aggressive sides.
When Mars is in Retrograde, you will experience similar energies to other planetary retrogrades (HERE). You will want to Rest, Re-evaluate, and Release anything that is nolonger working for you. Mars can create passive aggressiveness though if you're not careful ladies n gents. Passionate women aka most fire signs will want to put their energy into creative endeavors at this time. Repressing is never the way to go! Continue to fuel your hobbies, interests, and work ethic in a variety of ways. Seek inspiration outside of yourself if necessary. This is a great time to look at what drives you forward in life. Revise your bucket lists if necessary.
Mars in Retrograde for 2020 will transit from September 9th to November 13th. The next Mars in Retrograde will come in Oct 30, 2022 to Jan 12, 2023.
Throwing a healthy Halloween dinner party with my future partner in East Asia has been on my bucket list for years. Even when I think that I'm done with vampire concepts, I'm like ehhhh maybe not. It just makes for a good Halloween party, esp in East Asia where all the "vampires" live. Korea alone eats its share of meat (cooked and raw), garlic, and black bean noodles. Japan's islands also have its share of inspiration with squid ink tacos to purple sweet potato ice cream flavors. Don't forget your powerful antioxidant Astaxanthin pill. That could get your menu started right there. Just add some fun games and a music playlist.
Here's my current mood board via A.C.E's recent comeback Teaser. A.C.E is the gift that keeps on giving in 2020. Let's take a thrilling journey to the Halloween dinner party mood board below....
I just caught A.C.E's dance practice today and got triggered. lol The green haired Goblin look and music video may of creeped me out a bit, but the raw dance practice to the song brought back memories of former childhood dance practices (on the grass outside of friend's houses as we danced to our girl group songs, in studios with dance teachers listening to their favorite R&B songs despite the jazz routine we had practiced, and of course in front of public audiences). All were good memories of three separate groups that I participated in as the leader.
Despite their great stage performances with their comeback song, this is my favorite performance so far. This is the swag I like! They must of been tired with that choreography. It's good though!
They all get Bias status with this one! I still like to watch Donghun dance though. :)
Fall is a good time to dance a bit to your favorite boy dancers and/or music! Get that sacral chakra moving with your lower body. Orange is a good color to work with if you need some motivation.
My last beauty haul was all about supplements for the most part. I spoke highly of Astaxanthin that I still take. It's quite popular in Japan as the Fall starts up and skin hydration becomes a priority. It also protects you from the sun's UV rays. You can take a higher dose beyond 4 grams to build it into your system. 12 grams a day would be the max. You can then work your way down.
It's similar to when you take collagen supplements. Higher doses (10-15 grams) can build into the system for a couple of months before working your way down to maintenance doses (5-10 grams). It also depends on your age (30+) when you'll need to protect your body more from aging.
This beauty haul was rather simple on the skincare. I gave myself enough time to try out these two products to report back. The one that I absolutely love is also quite popular in Japan. Luckily SE Asia is fully stocked with skincare products from all over Asia.
It's the Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion (Light). It hydrates the skin from the surface to the inner skin layers for soft, smooth, and supple skin. It has a light texture for normal/combination/oily skin. There are no fragrances, mineral oils, alcohol, and colorants. Its main ingredient is hyaluraonic acid. It has 4 types of hyaluronic acid for extra moisture. It's a product line that I'll probably continue to try out in the future.
The second product that I love is also a hyaluronic acid product. It's Eucerin's Hyaluron-Filler 3x Deep Line Filler. It's your botox in a bottle in other words. I actually picked it up because Junhee of A.C.E recommended it in a Vlog. Who wouldn't take a recommendation from a Kpop Idol on skincare products though? They seem to have anti-aging down for the most part. It could be the collagen and/or hydration face masks that they wear every night though.
This product is great for those who want to target specific age lines, scars, under the eye areas, etc. It does a good enough job at plumping things up for some baby face realness. :D
Some may associate September with an Earth, Wind, and Fire song.
Others may associate it with its numerology energy of the number 9. Every September is a healing and release month. It's a time to remove excesses and streamline your life. The Universe is very supportive this month during that process.
Welcome all forms of rest and rejuvenation as you let go of what you can't control.
Just focus on what you can control aka good music, good people, and good food.
September 2020 is an important breather month to enjoy some of your favorite people, places, and things. Virtual travel is still in the cards for many.
One of my favorite people that you can enjoy this month is Taemin. You can call him the Michael Jackson of Kpop, an adorable "human hamster", and/or a cool flowing dancer. Either way, he's a talented and lovable Rooster that took a little time out this year.
You can enjoy his time out as well with his "RARE-TAEM" show every Thurs at 8 pm KST this month.
I love having crushes. I've had them since childhood. Crushes (platonic or otherwise) can really show you what qualities you admire in others. These are qualities that you may need to bring up within yourself.
My first crush was Michael Jackson. I loved his music and his dance ability. As a child dancer, I was really jealous when my dancer friend got to meet him in Paris via a dance competition. When I asked her about the whole experience, she wasn't even phased. I was like "forget you then". haha We remained friends though. She was more into TLC back in the day...like old school TLC. We were just around 8 or 9 years old. East coast kids had good taste in the 80s and 90s. ;)
The great thing about crushes is that you can have as many as you want! It's really not a big deal to meet them either. You can admire them from afar as you better yourself.
The funny thing is that many people who get into relationships never really had a crush on their partners. Those relationships don't really last either. Just saying. Crushes can help you determine what you're looking for in a relationship though.
If you're still searching for love, just get a crush instead. There may be more work for you to do beforehand. Atleast the crush can keep you company and entertained along the way. It may even be mutual one day...even if it all ends up in spirit form. Just saying. lol
This is not going to come as a surprise to anyone. You really don't need a Sociological degree in Marriage and Family either. After spending enough time observing locals from East to Southeast Asia, Asia is literally just Asia "America" or Asia "Europe" or Asia "Westernized Land". Just change the map already.
I don't say this in a totally negative way though. It's just what Asia has become and is becoming.
I literally found myself laughing today as I saw a glimpse of Asia in 10 years. The Western and European influences are clear as day! The "Westernized" foods aren't quite up to par though yet. I have my jokes about that. Some of yall do as well. The creations are amazing aka just make your own western food. lol
Beyond the elements of traditional culture that exists in Asia, there are clear thoughts of "these kids, these parents, these places, etc, etc are just like westerners!" will come at some point.
Asia in 10 years is definitely going to see your typical "eye roll" behaviors from kids and parents, esp with parents becoming lazier and lazier with child rearing. I said what I said. I've seen the "eh whatever" regrets of parents these days. They know they can't give them back. Unfortunately you still see some having more and more to keep a relationship together. Sociologically speaking, more children actually increase the likelihood of divorce, esp by the time the child is age 5 to 13.
Why are young people still having kids though? Who is telling them to do so? I remember one sociological reporting on the subject though that was done by Asians throughout Asian countries. Despite low birth rates, there are still unplanned pregnancies, social pressures, and conditioning that goes into it.
On the other hand there are Asians and Interracial couples in Asia that have stuffed animals, fish, and/or other pets as their "children". They know what's affordable!
Obesity to Vitamin and mineral deficiencies in children and adults are still issues everywhere though. It's just cheaper to care for the health of a pet or a non living stuffed animal from a claw machine.
If you're still confused on what I've been talking about in terms of Asia's present and future forecast, the Benzi Project skit is the perfect perspective from many Asian and foreigner Millennials.
I saw this skit last year and knew I had to test it out for myself. Accurate honesty strikes again in comedy! It doesn't matter how many people come over to Asia at this point. The pot has already been stirred. It's also a bit spicy. ;)
One thing that I love about Asia, esp East Asia is the fashion. Kpop fashion in particular is full of surprises when comebacks come around.
One of the groups that I can't seem to quit is A.C.E. Their Korean fantasy/folklore/butterfly/programming/transformation/dark shit/blah blah blah/believe what you wish for any concept comeback photos have really caught me by surprise. haha I almost feel like I was tuning into them subconsciously with my past posts! One image after another kept popping up that made me go hmm?
One of the main vocalists Donghun has really surprised me with his beautiful photos.
Roosters are known to be a little quirky in our fashion choices. We can usually wear just about anything and make it work. This is what Donghun has shown to be true. If you're looking for some confident poses and/or styles from their upcoming comeback, here ya go!
Give him and the group some love. They really do have beautiful voices when they are being laid back and carefree. Donghun's voice actually has quieted kids, influenced the weather, and had animals sing along. lol That could be the watery Pisces in him though. That also makes him a great free flowing dancer.
He is the only person that shares a 100% emotional biorhythm compatibility with me as well. This makes me extra curious about him. I included the rest of the vocal line with Jun and Chan's water photos as well.
I'm just going to share music posts on the music tab. I'm not a music critic, but I have been around music for a long time. Playing music to singing in choirs to being in dance groups to doing radio to dating fellow musicians (definitely nobody famous) to networking.
I have so many opinions on music when I hear it. I keep them to myself though. Nobody cares about what you hate in life. lol I love to share great beats and resources with others instead. This is what this post is for.
One thing that I love in music is consistency. It's rare to find a group of singers and/or an album that is consistent from start to finish. The one album that I still like to listen to for the background beats and melodies is below. You can listen to the entire album playlist HERE (recommended). It flows flawlessly well from start to finish. I find the KR language relaxing in music, esp when I don't know what is being said. That's how good the album is. You don't need to know! Every song just works with the language barrier. That's amazing for those looking for great sounds to work with.
Kudos to the producers of that album! It's definitely my favorite Kpop album so far. I really hope the group stays around for a long time. It's ok if it doesn't though. Life happens.
If you're a fan of Halloween like myself, enjoy. If you're not, why not?
It really is always Halloween in Asia though! You don't have to be around cosplayers either.
The spirits, ghost stories, folklore, Kpop concepts, etc are always present.
I was taking a little break and closed my eyes to contemplate Halloween movies. There hasn't been much in the movies this year. I think the Universe requires atleast 3 good sci fi movies a year for things to be balanced. There has been drive thru haunted houses in Japan though.
As I was thinking about the screaming "banshee" children that I've heard in SE Asia, I started laughing. It really was a sound that I've never heard before! The first thing that I thought about was how great a movie concept it would be though. I've always joked about some kids being little possessed beings. It's not really a joke though. I really do think something is up with some of them!
I've seen reptilian and shadow spirit attachments around some adults, teens, and children in the past. A lot of the time these spirit attachments are around people with addictions, negativity, and/or overall bad nutrition. Clearing their auras with spiritual techniques like incense, salt soaks, and overall positive lifestyle changes can assist them. When I thought about some kids needing salt soaks, I thought about water ghosts in bathtubs. I don't even know if that's a thing beyond the movies though.
I would love to see an Asian movie about water ghosts set in different Asian countries though. It would cover all the water areas that I've had experiences in (ocean islands, rivers, lakes, canals). Truth is scarier than fiction, but sometimes you just have to go the "fiction" route with some of the creepy things you sense and read about.
Anyhoo, here's the mood board that showed up when I closed my eyes. Some of these images were inspired from childhood books that I enjoyed (I read a lot of sci fi and ghost stories as a kid), comedy shows that make me laugh, and real life experiences that I've had out in Asia so far (doppelgangers, spirit showing near a river park video, kids wearing matching clothes in the mountains like a scene from the Shining, seeing visions of two spirits walking through the wall to the outside, and more! You don't have to ask me if I believe in ghosts at this point. lol
** By the way, mountains and water will always bring about some form of the paranormal if you're intuitive. The reason is due to the rock crystals that hold energy. Water is nothing more than tiny crystals that can be shaped by energy as well.
Now let's have a laugh with Sal's hilarious VR experience. This will always crack me up no matter how many times I watch it. It always gets me in the mood for Halloween...even if it's always going on in Asia. ;) Enjoy!
2020 has really been a blessing in disguise when it comes to travel. I've gone from thinking like a tourist in Asia to thinking like a resident in Asia. Luckily there are many residents across Asia who are willing to share their opinions about their countries, neighborhoods, etc. It really helps if you are planning future trips that last 2 weeks or more.
Here are a few things that I've come to search for in travel forums and google maps...
* Best Cities for Living - Every resident in a country has their favorite cities. This question saves you a lot of time. A resident's favorite city will often have everything that a tourist will like. It's great when a resident gives you their Top 3 Best Cities though. This allows you to choose based on your personal interests.
* Best Grocery Stores - Everyone has their favorite grocery store. I personally would recommend Whole Foods, Sprouts, and Costco for those visiting and living in the U.S. Luckily all three deliver as well.
Google maps is handy if you want to check out photos of the grocery store's interior. This helps you to see what foods are offered in each location. Knowing the layout can save you time if you're a list maker. I love searching for gourmet grocery stores on google maps though. Nothing cures boredom more than trying some "fancy" new foods each week. :) Health food stores are also good for both food and supplements.
* Restaurants that Deliver - Some foodies will eat just about anything. I'm a little more picky. Discovering what's available before settling in really helps if you need a healthy variety.
* Feng Shui Compass Directions - You don't have to know much about Feng Shui design to "feel" places out. You can simply get on Google Maps and look at the landscape.
I've found that North (Career Sector) and the NW (Helpful People and Travel) locations to fit me best. The North is associated with water energy as well. Having a lake, river, ocean, etc to the North of a Northern area is ideal if you enjoy more yin energies as you work. This can apply to the North side of accommodations as well.
Islands create their own "North" in the sense that they are not linked to mainlands. Hanging out in the Northern parts of an Island may be ideal for some.
The West (Children & Creativity) is great to visit for creative stimulation. I wouldn't want to live in this compass direction though. I'm just speaking from my own personal travel experiences with kids, teens, and hurricanes aka loud things. lol The random stray animals and quirky architectures in such areas can be stimulating though! :)
* Coworking Spaces - Speaking of the North, Coworker.com has great spaces in many good locations. If you're still adding to your list of requirements, it's something to check out as well. You never know who you'll meet along your travels. Teaming up for a project and/or or having an alternative meeting spot is handy!
Who is dropping beats like this today?
I grew up in the 90s doing HS radio to 90s alternative music. Talking up the ramp giving tidbits about people's favorite artists was just another day. Listening to songs like this again brings back memories. The funny thing is that I was also listening to R&B, Pop, etc as well. You'll always have your fickle tastes in life and music. That's the yin and yang all being the same/connected. Generation Z just needs to pick their "fights" wisely. Create something good as you put your rock n roll horns up. Rock on kiddos!
Some Millennials may remember the game "Musical Chairs" growing up. It was another favorite game of mine. It's always a win when you can combine exercise with music.
As I make more time for my creative loves (music and art), I couldn't help but seek out more resources to share with those who are interested in the same. I was listening to a 90s playlist and giggled at how 90% of the songs are just "talk singing" about their day or life.
It really is the easiest way to write a positive and upbeat song to a beat.
This site https://www.musicca.com/tools will allow you to play and learn a variety of beats and instruments to express your day or life.
Writing is a healing and objective approach to gathering clarity about your wants, needs, wishes, and anything in between.
I like sharing my perspective on life as an Intuitive. When I have restless nights, I often check in with the Universe. I see the Universe in 3 Layers...Human World, Spirit World, and "Extra" World. It's similar to taking a spiritual vibration elevator.
After checking in with some of my favorite humans, I often check in with my spirit guides, etc. It's only when I'm really bored that I check in with the extraterrestrials. This is the image that was shown to me tonight that made me laugh. My spirit guide has a sense of humor! I just had to randomly share after finding the perfect image. There ya have it! That's your 2020 "Matrix". lol Call on them to speed things up. They obviously aren't up to much. haha
P.S. I did win Best Costume and some prizes one year with this Halloween look.
You can try that out too if you want. ;)
As much as couples need a little spontaneity every now and then, routines really do keep relationships "sane". This can also apply to the relationship with yourself!
Here are some things to take into consideration...
* Your Biorhythms (energy patterns) - Knowing you and your partner's high and low days can save you a lot of time on the "mood swings". You can check them HERE. I talked about more compatibility aspects HERE.
* Your PMS days - Men have these days too! This is a prime time for taking your partner out to eat, out to drink, and/or bringing it all in to them. You think most Mukbangs happen around this time? Try to keep the majority of the foods that you consume in the low sugar and low salt range IF you can. Otherwise you'll both have to deal with cramps and/or crampy moods later!
* Your Birthdays - This is just in case you forget. You may want to write down the age that you or your partner will be. I stopped doing the math and caring after age 35. You're as old as you look and feel in my opinion. You may want to include other special occasions if they are important to you.
* Spa Days - Self care days should always be marked down to remind yourself to Chillax.
Enjoy some time off to enjoy a little pampering.
* Date Nights - Date nights should be scheduled based on mutual moods and mutual interests.
It's good to plan atleast 3 to 6 days in advance to avoid "cancellation highs".
Fellow Millennials love cancelling plans that they never wanted to do in the first place.
You may want to plan further in advance for travel plans, concerts, etc though.
* Errand Days - These are great to mark for grocery deliveries, package deliveries, and/or errands that you actually run.
Frugal couples know when the best sale days are for just about everything.
Mid week errands are often low on the crowds. They can also be good travel and sightseeing days.
* Adulting Days - These are days to handle your foundations (health, career, finances, home, etc). Solid foundations = Solid relations.
* Pet Care - Animals need routines as well. Your fur babies will appreciate it.
Ex: My little hamster in spirit always knew when it was play time. He was taken out of his cage to run around in a supervised area at exactly 7 pm. Hamsters are active during the evening vs day. Make sure to learn about your pet's biological nature. This routine kept him from escaping his cage like Houdini. Even if the clock went 5 minutes past that time, he would look at me like "What's up Denise? Are we going to do this or what?" That's how his personality sounded in my head. lol
Some animals (Ex: dogs) like having a job to do as well. Give them a little backpack to carry with their own water, snacks, etc during walks. You can also take your cat(s) out on a leash. They actually do like the outdoors! Stray cats in Asia are chilling at the parks and seaside all of the time. :)
Living in Asia will make you appreciate the simplicity and healthy supply of homemade soups, especially during the Year of the Rat.
Soup is the go to meal when you want to cook, BUT don't really want to cook.
It's great for the elderly as well.
Soup allows you to be creative and work with your natural "grandma" instincts.
You really just need a vegetable or chicken broth, fiber (brown rice or brown rice pasta), veggies, proteins, and herbs and spices.
The anti-aging soup kitchen should have ingredients to take care of your daily recommended needs as well.
* Atleast 1 serving (1/2 cup) of fruits
* Atleast 1 serving (1/2 cup) of legumes (Ex: lentils and/or beans)
* Atleast 3 servings (1/2 cup each) of vegetables
* Atleast 1 serving (handful) of nuts
* Atleast 2 servings of whole grains (Ex: 2 slices of whole wheat bread, 1 cup brown rice, 1 cup of brown rice pasta, 1 cup of whole grain cereal, etc)
* Atleast 2 servings of protein (Ex: 3 oz salmon, chicken, plant proteins, etc)
* 8-10 glasses of water for body hydration
* Healthy fats (Ex: olive oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil)
* Herbs and spices (Ex: garlic, onion, turmeric, thyme, oregano, rosemary, ginger, etc)
Anti-aging add-ons can add to your powerhouse of daily nutrients.
* 10 grams/2 tsp of Collagen powder (often includes Vit C to CoQ10 to More!)
* Kale powder (1 tsp/veggie serving)
* Mixed berry powder (1 tsp/fruit serving)
* Vitamin supplements
To Retire or Not To Retire. That really is the question when you're a Digital Nomad. Digital Nomads in Asia really do live like retirees at times. Even if you're not 50 (the age many Asian retirement perks begin), you start to feel like you're "retired". Nobody really retires though. Many people just take more time to enjoy their hobbies and interests. Many continue working as well. It's a great way to stay alert and busy if you love your job.
As I near age 39 (age 19 if people assume and age 29 if people are still confused) on Dec 20th, 2020, I've really started taking the time to look at Asian real estate. I've stayed in all sorts of Asian accommodations since 2019. There are some really great design aspects that I just love (heated floors, minimalism, compact kitchens, elevated entrances for shoes, floor futons, robots, etc).
Asia is quite foreigner friendly when it comes to purchasing real estate, esp in countries like Japan. You can visit https://realestate.co.jp/en/ to look at some modern styles for yourself. I highlighted the practical and unique Japanese Dome Homes already HERE.
Staying in Asian accommodations is a lot different than viewing them online though. Everything from soundproofing to maintenance to technology is taken into consideration. The biggest thing for me is technology these days. I have to give it to Japan for having the most diverse technology in their accommodations (hostels to rentals) thus far.
The funniest vision/meditation/lucid dream came about as I was taking a little nap after drinking some detox tea. If you need a calming high vibration lift, take more time for Tea Time!
The vision that showed up was hilarious.
I don't play around with energy balls much, but I did mention it in my Telekinesis post. Energy balls can be created by gathering energy from around you. You simply visualize a rainbow of colors and shape the energy into a ball. You can "throw" it into a room for example for a calming effect. Green and blue are good colors to use.
The actual vision/dream showed the game of dodgeball though. It came completely out of the blue. I was playing a game of dodgeball with the Kpop group A.C.E.
Disclaimer: Don't take offense to what I'm about to say though. Have a sense of humor along with me. It's a fun way to figure out your Bias in groups and/or life, esp if you're choosing between relationship (friendships, acquaintances, etc) potentials.
Some of yall really need to get off those dating sites by the way. ;)
Anyhoo...I was on a team with Junhee and telling him to focus. I'm a typical Sagittarius when it comes to sports. We were playing against Channie and Donghun. What I didn't realize until the end was that Donghun and I were on the same team. This is how the World plays out for those unaware. There's always people playing both sides of the coin.
During the game, I told Channie to respect his elders. He decided to get Junhee out the game with Donghun. While he was doing that, I threw the ball at Channie. He looked at me like WTF? Wow then came in as the replacement. He looked like he came to play. That's when fellow Rooster Donghun signaled to me to aim for Wow's ankles. Wow has strong Rooster thighs by the way. In doing that, Donghun and I won the game, hugged, and cheered as the winners. We then walked off somewhere to get a drink. haha It really does sound shady, but it really did show me who my bias was in the group. I couldn't stop laughing as I opened my eyes from this odd lucid state. I decided to try it with other Kpop groups (ASTRO, Shinee, etc) that I like. The results were just as hilarious in terms of the teams that played out, the neutral referees, etc.
I suggest you all try this Meditation, Lucid Dreaming, Vision, etc exercise for yourself.
Do it for fun or to make a decision in your life.
You can still love everybody in the end though. Choices.
Sagittarius Rooster with Over 20 Years Expertise in Metaphysics.