I WANT TO BE THE BEST SHAPE OF MY LIFE

It takes a lot of hardwork, attitude and motivation in keeping in shape.

Specially when we are or I am ageing.

Keeping the best shape of our life can be very emotional.

But what makes me going?

I am basically fighting fit.

For years that I neglect my health.

For years that ignoring it.

For years nothing in my head but making money.

For years nothing but eating unhealthy and sleeping late…

Now, I am paying for the price as I will be soon getting into golden years.

This will be my motivation..

Hope you all will keeping yourself healthy while you can and while you are all still young.

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I want to be the best shape of my life

Hey guys,

I recently enjured my knee. But I really want to be the best shape of my life this year.

I uploaded this video directly into WP app on my mobile. Hoping this will work as I really wanting to upload short video clips into my blog or post.

This video is about motivation to all.

Not long but hope it does work.

As I have some knee pain currently, I have to avoid running into treadmill and squatting too much.

I hope my knee heal soon.

What about you guys,

What do you do?

Tell me your stories by commenting this post.

❤️love,

Elvie

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439 CALORIES LOST FOR SO LITTLE EFFORT IN THE GYM

Just smashed the gym for an hour.

Here is how my new routine:

Started with 20 minutes intermittent walk and run.

What do I mean by that?

On the treadmill:

I slow down and hit for about 177 to 180 bpm : heart beat per minute then I slow down again to bring my heart beat to 150 bpm, then I run again. I do this for 20 minutes.

After the 20 minutes on a treadmill, I go weight lifting, squatts with about 10 kilos weight on my hands (5 kilos each hands.

I do it on alternate position to whatever I could think of. (I learnt it from youtube)

I will end up with push on the floor and some stretching.

All these can be done even there is no gym equipments.

Exercising dont need to be expensive or going to the gym.

It s all about us! All about you.

Start your routine today!

In my food intake:

I eat lots of fat these days becuase I am on intermittent fasting.

16 to 17 hours of no eating but only water, then 8 hours of eating. Meaning, I eat my breakfast, lunch and dinner within the 8 hour period.

But I use a lot good fat, I am avoiding sugar food. I use only quality salt like himalayans.

I can survive 16 to 17 hours of not eating with the help of bullet proof coffee.

Bullet proof coffee is made up of real brewed coffee, 1 tsp of butter and 1 tsp virgin coconut oil , put it together into a blender and blend it for 20 seconds. Darn it makes me full.

Keeping loads of salads and vegetables still part of my diet.

No soda for me but loads of water, water, water.

Ocasionally, but socially, I have a glass of wine either white or red to respect my husband and friends over dinner.

Well, hope that helps for you.

This is my own experience. I am no expert.

I share to perhaps give you some motivation.

Try it!

Love❤️

Elvie Lins

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HOW TO SHOP AND SEND PACKAGE OUT FROM BANGKOK TO OTHER COUNTRIES

If you are thinking of shoping and sending out a package or parcel out from Bangkok, this article is for you.

Upon writing this article, I basically just finished sending out a 20 kilo grams of clothing with the box provided by EMS in Bangkok Thailand.

Where to shop in Bangkok?

Without a doubt, there are provably thousands of places and location to shop until you drop in Bangkok.

My number one recomendation:

Bobae Night Market

This market open only at 2am till 6 am in the morning.

Imagine you have to get up from your deep sleep to shop here.

I understand the scenario. It is only meant to open 2am till 6 am, not the usual 7 to 12 mindnight market.

You can really buy an affordable lower prices for clothings, latest fashions and all the ‘barang barang’ all sort of stuff related to fashions need here.

Pratunam Market, Day or night.

Pratunam is a changing store kind if place.

From 6 am you see different stalls and during night time,

Sellers and vendors are busting at 6am till evening.

In Pratunam, at day, sellers are more impatient than night vendors.

Oposite Pratunam, Platinum Fashion mall is there waiting for shoppers who want to pay using credit cards.

The price in Platinum Mall will be multiply x2 when comes to price. Quality wise, they are all the same.

Then price between Bobae is about 20% higher in Pratunam.

If you get lucky they will give a little more if discounts as long as you buy more than 3.

You are not allowed to try on or even when after you paid it.

Now, you are so done with Shopping. How you can send it to your buyers overseas?

Sending out a package from Bangkok I taught is a nightmare.

But thankful it is not that complicated at all.

I have search and compare between DHL and EMS.

Dhl cost double the price compare to EMS Bangkok

There are many Thailand post everywhere.

I have sent a package weighing 20 kilograms via EMS and costed BHT 3,250.00

What’s Best?

If the goods are heading to the same direction like you do, bring it with you and get extra luggage.

I send mine to Philippines and it was fine.

HOW LONG?

You provably want to know how long will it take to arrived with your package destinations?

According to Thailand post- EMS

It will take 5 to 7 working days.

So, basically if you are a purchaser for your customers, you can tell them how long it will take to arrived.

Happy shopping!

If you are looking for a person to shop for you in Bangkok or Vietnam, do let me know.

❤️love,

Eve.

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Home Made Mango Cheese Cake

Today, will share with you some idea of how I make this home made cheese cake.

My husband requested to have some cake for the weekend. I made him a Home made Mango Cheesecake and Tiramisu to be exact.

But in this post, will share with you this “healthier recipe” (he he he).

I am not a sweet eater, but my husband is.

The ingredients:

Cooking pan/thins

1/2 cup oats

100 gram butter

1 tablespoon honey

2 tables spoon water or milk for the oats

400 g soft cheese (Pheladelphia)

200 g mascarpone

4 table spoon yogurt

1/2 cup full cream milk

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon starch

2 eggs

The preparation

Prior to prepare all ingredients, heat up the oven to 180 degree.

  • I combine butter and instant oats into a bowl. Adding 2 tablespoon of milk into the oats.
  • I bake it for 10 minutes in 180 degree oven heat. You maybe need more time or less. Once you see the oats is brown and harden as well as looking crispy, then remove it from the oven and cool it.

The cheeses

I combine the cheese, and all other creamy ingredients one at a time. Using metal whiskier or do you call it a beater?

Combining the eggs and sugar, I then added it to the cheese mixture.

Adding corn starch or potato starch.

Be sure to blend it really well untill the batter looks smooth and creamy.

Your oven is now ready.

You’ve added the cream mixture onto the pan where your oats. Bake it for about 45 minutes until you are satisfied the browny color.

This is now out from the oven after 45 minutes of baking with a 180 oven heat.

I cool it down then put it into the refrigerator for at least 8 hours.

I added slices of ripe mangoes on the top with sole blue berries as well.

Looking good and delicious! Don’t you think?

I serve it after lunch to my austrian husband and he almost ate half of it.

It was the first time for me using oats and it turns out well.

It wasn’t taste too cheesy either.

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KOH LIPE IS A BORACAY OF THAILAND

At this moment, I am in Koh Lipe Thailand. It reminds me of Boracay in the Philippines.

The fine white sand beach and the calmness of the sea flowing back and forth to the beach line. (Pattaya Beach)

Tonight I have seen the nice sunset because we move to a villas in the other side of the pattaya beach. 

Pattaya beach is not in Pattaya Thailand- they call the beach pattaya where I believe the sun sets in this side and the other side of the beach has Sunrise and the beach side over there is Sunrise beach.They like to sank boats in sunrise beach. Ha ha ha!

This image was taken in Sealavie bar in sunrise beach. The waves in Sunrise is stronger than in Pattaya beach where we stayed.

Sun Sets in Pattaya

Though it is nothing compare to the sunset of Boracay but still beautiful on its own.

The powdery white sand is just like Boracay.

Super fine and nice to walk barefoot on it.

Local and International Food available.

Somehow, because this is already a popular island, seems to be as there were many western tourists I see to this point of time when I’m here, food is not a problem.

Big villas, resort, hotel and hostels are available. Get 10% cash rebates if you use this Link. 

Shoping for some local sovienirs are available too in Walking Street.

There is something for everyone in this island.

How did we get here?

Me and my husband drove our car from Singapore to Wang Kelian immigration – border of Malaysia and Thailand.

Wang Kelian is also the closest border to Koh Lipe.

If you guys happen to be coming to Thailand, you like to consider Koh Lipe.

Away from traffic short and easy walk along the beach.

Kids can play sand castles ad the adults drinks beer etc.

What I notice?

I notice some kind of smell from certain areas as I walk passed. The drainage from the toilet with both hotels we stayed has some similar smells when I was in Boracay before it was seased for cleaning.

Somehow, someday, hopefully it will not turn like the seawage problem in Boracay for Koh Lipe.

We hope for the best and we can do our part as a tourist to re use our towels as long as we can.

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In GEORGE TOWN PENANG

Hey Folks,

I am currently here in George Town Penang Malaysia.

I drove from Singapore to Penang.

I stayed a week in Icon City mainland if Penang for some work and after that, spend 4 days in Merbok with a friend place which basically surrounded with Jungle.

Yet a very relaxing indeed.

Back to reality.

Back to work, here in George town to do some work.

After this, maybe heading back or go to Thailand.

But we have a storm here right now.

Tropical storm BABUK is here in Georgetown.

I was walking around today and it was gloomy.

As I write this, a heavy rain in falling right infront of my very eyes.

But I must admit, Georgetown is a unique town.

I stayed at Cititel hotel.

Well, I shall write more later.

Always and with Love ❤️ from George town Penang Malaysia.

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I SPEND NEW YEAR IN A JUNGLE

Greetings Everyone,

I wish everyone A Very Happy New and Prosperous Year of the Pig.

I am currently here in Merbok, Kedah Malaysia

Merbok has a natural beauty which mostly only local comes here.

There are farms who accept travellers that do (WORKAWAY) whereby you can work in thier farm for an exchange of shelter, food, etc.

The nature of many streams of water from the mountain that drops in between stones that creates a water falls is so amazing.

Locals were swimming and doing picnic.

No internet here, only nature. I have to go up a hill to get connection. This is just a short write ups from me today. I will publish a video once I am in reality.

❤️Eve

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A TOURIST IN SAIGON (What’s Best and What’s Not)

I am a tourist in Saigon from Singapore.

My happy moments in Hanoi made me visit Ho Chi Minh City or to some people like me, I prefer to call it “Saigon”.

It’s kind of reminded me about Ms Saigon MISS LEA SALONGA

If you are interested to go to Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon, these are the places I visited:

(Though everyone of us are different of likes and dislikes, I am only sharing you my opinion as travelers perspectives.)

  1. Caravelle Hotel Rooftop Bar called Saigon Saigon Rooftop

I find this place more relaxing. Not so loud. You can have a conversation normally. The only time the bar gets loud a little was when there was a live band singing.

2. Top of Liberty Building called ABOVE” – Though they played good music, they have a good DJ’s in this place.

The place i find it hot. I think because it is on a high floor, the glass fences make it warm and humid as not much of a wind blowing in.

Located at Liberty Central Saigon City Center.

 

3. CHILL Bar on top of Capella building.

If you see that Building that has (CAPELLA) in it, this bar is on top of that building.

I must say, that the service here were very poor. Or perhaps, you may like it as they don’t force you to buy and buy drinks.

 

You need to look for them when you want to a drink. The service crews were just standing next to the bar and talking to each other.

If you need a drink, help yourself to the bar counter. But the view here can be nice. It was a little raining and cloudy when I went here but the skyline neon lights were fantastic.

4. Walking Street

When I visited here at one Tuesday evening, this walking street were so loud. One bar after the other and seems like a competition of who is the loudiest music played.

Find a Hostel in HCM Walking Street Here

If you like backpacking, this is the best place to stay as there are may hostels here.

The top image is the Entrance of the street or would rather say, the other end of the street.

Perhaps if you can remember Miss Saigon the Movie, this maybe named after that. This place has one of the loudest music too.

 

5. Pasteur street

In this street, like walking street- many bars and girls. But not as loud as walking street.

The girls were just sitting outside the bar. They are not 

 

 

 

6. Street Food Market

If you are into some good price food, local food as well as western but in really local price, you have to come here.

Located just in district one near Ben Than Market.

Like many tourists do, I was also doing some sight seeing such as Mekong Delta floating market and Cu Chi Tunnels as well as tour around the city.

Basically You do not waste your money to do touring around the city with a tour agency. Do it on you own. I paid 540 thousand dong and it was a rip off. Yes, comfort with Car instead of walking but that was it.

All information inside the opera house, war meuseume and other places to visit has all information it it.

As for mekong Delta floating market where no market only junk boats – honey bee tour and blah blah, it was kind of boring for me as I have seen mekong river before.

Cruising into river of Mekong Delta, doing a little sight seeing but only for you to buy those honey and some rice crackers, etc,  and after that, you have to give tip to the boatman.

Prepare to give tip to all of your tour guide too if you are happy.

I was happy with Rio. He is a good tour guide in Cu Chi Tunnels but the tour guide I had with City tour was a lazy one. I cannot recommend you any tour agency because I did not like mine. It was too costly. I heard from others, they pay only Dong 280K instead of Dong 540 for mine.

TAXI AND TRANSPORTATION AROUND THE CITY.

Best is download the GRAB APP. It is common to use this grab app in the city. Becuase the normal Taxi is kind of expensive.

Grab motorbike I paid a few times for only 10 thousand dong per trip. Please give a little more if you can.

(This is Ben Than Market facing A&EM Hotel. 

I stayed at District 1. Mostly likely convenient to walk around.

PLACES  THAT I WAS EATING FINE & NOT SO FINE DINING

  1. STREET FOOD MARKET – is where the most tourist go. It is place to meet new people in this area. Aside from food locals and international, the drinks like beer cost you Vietnam Dong 25,000.00
  2. Pizza 4P’s – Located along the street where Street food market is ( DISTRICT 1). Right at the junction. Look on your right corner if you come from the main road. You will notice it as many people will be waiting in line  by the entrance near the road side to get their table.  This place accommodate fine and not fine dining though. Great service and good food.
  3. THE DECK – The Deck is far out from District 1. About 20 to 30 minutes by taxi – depending on the traffic and time you go. 

 

This is the Deck- Located along Saigon River. Very relaxing to dine here. The food is also especial here. I was here with my husband and we order their special meal from appetiser to desserts.

Well, these are all I could share with you. The rest to share is a video which you can see it here below.

I do hope you like and you share it to someone maybe interested.

As always,

Elvie (Eve) Lins

My Visit to Cu Chi Tunnels – (Vietnam)

The Cu Chi Tunnels – Sadness during the war still exist until today.

This is the video footage I created about Cu Chi Tunnels

It was an interesting day for me and my husband to visit the war zone between Vietnam and America.

Little that I know about Vietnam. A country which I never thought of coming to visit as a tourist.

Many of Asians I supposed, want to see Europe or America.

The very first time I visited Hanoi in May this year had left me a great memory.

So when my husband says, we go to see Ho Chi Minh City- I did not hesitate, I was even excited!

At this time of Visit- there was a Big event for The people. The Suzuki soccer Footbal Match between Malaysia and Vietnam.

A big monitor displays at Saigon Time Square were sets for the people to watch the game.

Cu Chi tunnels is about 2 hours drive by tour bus from Saigon city.

Our first stop was to see the Home of The Victims from AGENT ORANGE.

The people that works here were affected by the Chimicals called AGENT ORANGE.

This was a kind of Chemicals used to attack and damage the life of many Vietnamese during the war and even until today, still remains, pass on from Generation to Generations.

After the stop, it took about 50 Minutes to reach to Cu Chi Tunnels ticketing both.

It was a Sunday, so there were many tourists around.

This is Rio, our tour guide. Very knowledgeable to explain us what happen in Cu Chi Tunnels.

Cu Chi Tunnels were made like a spider web

According to Rio The Guide, Cu Chi Tunnels is like a spider webb, there is no actual point where we can call The meeting point.

It is not known until today how the Vietcong really communicate in such a way that they can meet in a particular time and place.

One thing for sure, the war live many sorrows, heartache , destroy the lives of many and even until today due to ORANGE AGENT EFFECT AFTER WAR.

It is good to learn all these information told by Rio but it create some heartache and emotions for me. After all, we are human.

WHY WAR? WHY NOT JUST MAKE PEACE, LOVE ….

A few from our group including me, we experienced the Tunnel of about 100 meters walking and gliding inside. The tunnel was modified already for the tourist so it was an easy through it.

After the tour in Cu Chi tunnels, we head back to Saigon via motor boat.

It took about 1.5 hours from Cu Chi to Saigon by boat.

How much was The costs of this half day trip?

Tour bus pick up from hotel – Vietnam Dong = 440 per person.

The boat ride back to Saigon was optional. You can get the same bus as you go to Cu chi without extra cost.

The boat ride cost us $18 USD per person.

Was it worth your money?

That really depends on you. For us, It was worth to learn. Though We will not do it again. One time was enough.

Our trip was book at #KimTravel. Maybe you can find more cheaper fees, I am not sure.

Basically, I like comfort when I travel.

Hope you enjoy reading my travel today.

As always, happy to be your servant.

❤️EveLins

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