• Health & Beauty,  Life

    Eat Fresh, Eat Well: Ryoshi Izakaya Signature

    This isn’t a paid post for Ryoshi Izakaya Signature. Rule of thumb when it comes to socializing is to appreciate the ones who are kind to you. Perhaps someone asks you out for a date, friends send you home although their house isn’t in the same direction with yours, or you’re invited for dinner. The appreciation doesn’t have to be ‘tit-for-tat’. It’s as simple as bringing them their favorite snack from your home country when you balik kampong and paying for the parking ticket. Or, you can also write a blog post about it, as I do 🙂 Last weekend, I was invited by a friend to his newly-opened Japanese…

  • Health & Beauty,  Life,  Money,  Travel

    To All Travelers Who Starve Themselves, This is for You

    As much as I wanted to write about Cuban food, somehow the idea of sharing my opinion about the relationship between some travelers and food appeared. In short, they starve themselves in order to travel. There’s some news about travelers who set an extremely low budget for food so they can travel. One girl walks to the office and eats only vegetable. If she feels like spending more, she’ll have canned fish. Her goal? To have luxury holidays! Of course, not all travelers go to that extreme. As someone who has done it, I, too, chose to be hungry so I could save more money to fund my travel. For…

  • Health & Beauty,  Money

    Workout Tips for Dummies Who Don’t Want to Hire a Personal Trainer

    The title isn’t a click-bait because I practice what’s written here myself. I guess you know that there are many workout tips for dummies to tone up your body like YouTube videos, health magazines, and articles on the internet. But, what if even with the existence of those, you’re still lazy to do your own research? On top of that, you don’t want to hire a personal trainer because the fee is expensive? Yet, you still yearn to have a toned-up body! Don’t worry, I’ll show you how – in the easiest way. Remember that it’s easy but it’s not easy for everyone, especially if you don’t keep promises. If…

  • Health & Beauty

    The Fat Within: Understanding Sarcopenic Obesity

    Have you heard about sarcopenic obesity aka skinny fat? At the time the photo above taken (around one month ago), I was at the verge of becoming sarcopenic obese. Now I am. A few days ago, I did a body composition analysis at the gym. The InBody machine will give analysis reports of your muscle-fat, obesity, segmental lean and body water. It also suggests if you need to gain or lose weight, fat and muscle. My recent analysis states that I’m a sarcopenic obese. I was like, WHAT? HOW COME?? Have you heard about sarcopenic obesity? It’s a condition when you experience both sarcopenia (low muscle mass/strength/physical performance) and obesity…