Celebrating cuisine that’s just as spicy as moi

Last Saturday, I made a supreme effort to get out of my pyjamas end of day to catch up with my cool friends from The Tourism Authority of Thailand at Dusit Dubai as they launched the “Amazing Taste of Thailand Festival 2012”. I don’t normally sacrifice my weekend for ordinary people or events but I love everything about Thailand and the people from Thailand have become some of my closest friends here so I was there in all my glory…. I love the country, got married there after a crazy weekend trip from KL (in Hatyai with a few weeks … Continue reading Celebrating cuisine that’s just as spicy as moi

Celebrating cuisine that's just as spicy as moi

Last Saturday, I made a supreme effort to get out of my pyjamas end of day to catch up with my cool friends from The Tourism Authority of Thailand at Dusit Dubai as they launched the “Amazing Taste of Thailand Festival 2012”. I don’t normally sacrifice my weekend for ordinary people or events but I love everything about Thailand and the people from Thailand have become some of my closest friends here so I was there in all my glory…. I love the country, got married there after a crazy weekend trip from KL (in Hatyai with a few weeks … Continue reading Celebrating cuisine that's just as spicy as moi

Hidden health secrets from Kiwifruit

One of the beauties of coming from an exotic island tropical paradise is that you grow up eating wholesome organic fruits in abundance….and what we don’t have in sunny Fiji Islands, we get from our neighbours Australia & New Zealand. Without doubt, one of the most healthiest fruits from NZ is kiwifruit and the best ones to get is from ZESPRI which is now on the supermarket shelves of the UAE….delightful! Since I am always on the lookout for the next best thing with health benefits, ZESPRI’s  “superfruit” status caught my eye. Citing the high levels of Vitamins C and … Continue reading Hidden health secrets from Kiwifruit

Healing Juices….make it a habit

One of the healthiest things I started 2 years ago inspired by a book and my hydrotherapist was starting my mornings with juicing. Armed with a juicer and an encyclopedia on juicing, I also encouraged my near and dear friends to follow suit and now its great to see them wake up every morning and juice the life out of various fruits and vegetables. Its a legacy I’m leaving my closest friends and family so that even if they are far from me or travelling, I shall always be on their mind as the one who inspired them to take … Continue reading Healing Juices….make it a habit

Artesian Water takes top position

A bizarre phone call from a middle aged woman left me smiling today asking what makes FIJI water one of the purest form of water on the planet (I’m getting close to 40 soon so I guess that would make me middle aged too although I like to think 40 is the new 20 and I’m just about to start my life with gusto). Anyway, it was to ask if FIJI water really did keep you looking young and what was the big deal about artesian waters and the obsession by Hollywood stars to bee seen with one. Now I … Continue reading Artesian Water takes top position

Going back to Muay Thai

Apart from getting married in Thailand + loving Thai food and spa sessions, 5 years ago I developed a fascination for Muay Thai thanks to my ex-boss who introduced me to the National Muay Thai Team of the UAE who were about to leave for a International Championship in Thailand. (Who can forget the gorgeous Scorpion). After learning more about the sport from the Thai General Consul, I ventured to a few classes armed with gloves and guard to the nearby gym. Like many things, I delved into it briefly as I normally do because I have a zest for … Continue reading Going back to Muay Thai

Rugby World Cup 2011

While the Kiwis are gearing up for the much-anticipated Rugby World Cup 2011, the rugby fever in Fiji for the World Cup is equally festive and addictive. There seems to be talk of the big event in the Pacific in all shops, homes, playgrounds etc. (I have returned to the UAE with two official World Cup Rugby balls courtesy of Nadi’s Courts Mega Store who felt my reward for spending over FJD6,000/- for furniture with them entitled me to get nothing but the best I could take from Fiji). Naturally that meant something associated to rugby, the sea or crafts … Continue reading Rugby World Cup 2011

A dose of Chocolate to lift the spirits

To all the fitness freaks of the world who refute the benefits of chocolate, I feel oh so sorry for you. I love my soft voluptious self and its partly due to the treats I have been enjoying in the last few years….albeit laden with coffee and cocoa. The release of feel good endorphins and the mental orgasms are just an added bonus. So….if you feel like depriving yourselves of life’s simple pleasures, please do so. Just don’t impose your sad state of affairs and deprived lifestyle on me. So there…. PS: To me fellow choco enthusiasts, try out the … Continue reading A dose of Chocolate to lift the spirits