02/03/16

Hello March


We’ve finally managed to break our sleeping pattern… at least to some extent. We haven’t been able to sleep until 3 am lately, due to last minute netflix or youtube browsing. Last night was no exception, BUT we woke up early(ish) this morning, so tonight should be better. We always start the days by walking baby Diego, before we go back to our other duties. But today was a chill day for me. I’ve just been hanging out by the pool reading and tanning. I also had time to make breakfast which consisted of delicious eggs and spinach with smoked Norwegian salmon breakfast. AND I even had time to make  a big salad I’ll make sure me AND Tom eats until it runs out. I’m not bad when it comes to eating greens, but I do want to make sure I have at least a salad a day. We’ve also started adding spirulina to our shakes and I’m already feeling more energetic.

Beautiful nature from our room at the Rain forrest eco restort in Phitsanulok.

This is not what I made for breakfast, but a yummy photo from Rocket in Silom!

This is not what I made for breakfast, but a yummy photo from Rocket in Silom!


Are you getting enough Vitamin D?

Blah, I’ve become so annoyed with all this plastic use in Bangkok lately. I mean, it’s always been pretty bad, but somehow it upsets me extra much these days. I always make sure to save the plastic bags that aren’t used so at least they aren’t made and thrown away for nothing. From now on I will have a tote lying in my office for when I go for lunch, or anywhere else and even in the car for shopping. It is hard to remember, but so important. Let’s take a stand together and pack it in our bag already guys.

Oh, and btw, add me on snapchat, I’m Byea. Also add Manaosoda for the future. I might start using that one soon.

<3

 

-A

01/03/16

Perfect place for work and playtime


Found an awesome new dog friendly cafe at Ozono in soi Sukhumvit 39.. It’s called Dog Rocks and is also a bike shop/showroom. The food is just alright, but the working environment is perfect. It’s so easy to get things done there, but at the same time you get to bring your little doggie to play. The owner has a playful dog that loves to roll around with Diego while we’re working. Luckily they both don’t bark, hehe. There’s also a grass area outside where you can take your canine friend for walks  and to relieve itself. We all know how hard it is to find chill and dog friendly places in Bangkok this place is top grade!

Note: It’s closed on Mondays.

girl looking at camera

Anyone else having troubles with freckles in the summer?

girl posing in from of camera wearing crop top and split skirt

//Top-forever21//Skirt-JJMarket//Shoes-H&M//

girl walking her dog at ozono park in bangkok

The outside area at Ozono.

Gonna talk Diego for some walkies and get some noodles from our soi. The guy opposite of our building makes the best sen lek with chicken!! Then I’m gonna try going upstairs to the gym to do some HIT followed by tanning by the pool before…I have to go to work.

Xxxx

 

-A

03/02/16

Daily dose of Vitamin D


Trying to start my days by the pool to get my daily dosage of vitamin D. It’s easier said than done, so we definitely gotta push that one a bit more. Gonna go walk little beast Diego soon. He has started to become a little baby in the morning; meaning he cries until we wake up. If that doesn’t work he’ll jump on the bed or pull of our blanket. It’s both cute AND ANNOYING at the same time. After walkies we’re gonna try make it to Sampeng market to check out some packaging before I go to work. Crossing my fingers we’ll make it!

Xxx

 

 

 

01/02/16

Bar crawling and exams


The few days of cold weather we had is long gone. Long days of heat is back, it’s hard to believe it’s winter here in Thailand. I’m not going to complain. On one side it was nice to be able to wear jeans and long sleeves again, but on the other side It was freezing hopping on a bike on the way from work at night time. You can’t have it all they say.  Talking about not having it all, I NEED to start my days by the pool now that the sun is back. I’m so white it’s awkward at times.I’ve been sitting so much inside lately it’s a joke. Studying and office work all day makes you white and tired looking. Anyone have any tips on how to concentrate while studying out in the sun? That  would be a much better idea for next term…

girl waring striped shirt looking at camera

I removed my hair extensions the other day. It was so painful and took me almost 2 hours! It’s never been that bad before, I wonder where it went wrong, it’s never grown that fast before I think. Normally it’s about 1-2 cm longer when I remove them but this time it might have been around 4-5 cm out, so that was fun.. No more extensions for years now. Don’t get me wrong, I love long hair with lots of volume, and it really is worth it, but your head needs to breathe. Especially in the gym.

girl playing with frenchie

Diego loves photos… ehm….

girl looking at camera

//Shirt-topshop//Skirt-forever21//Shoes-VNC//Cardigan-H&M//

You really appreciate weekends when you work every weekday. And this weekend has been extra good as my brain is not stressed over an exam at the moment. On we went to have a massage, ate som tam and chicken, so standard Anita I know… then we finally went to Wine Depot in our soi and it was quite good, a couple of glasses of wine later we went to Caza Azul in Ari for some more wine, coronitas and Nachos. We also visited bar in Ari for some drinks before we finished it of at Otto bar at the end of our soi. I’ve always thought it was one of those shady bars, and I guess you can say it is… but the live music was really good. I definitely think we will go back. I was going to meet Lotta for lunch early yesterday but managed to stay in bed until one, I have no idea what happened, but it felt good! We spent the whole day shopping and eating around central world and Siam. So much fun.
girl walking along the steet

We’re soon off to the post office to get my package that I get sent as a gift the other day. Wonder how much I’m going to have to pay..sigh. Then I’m back to work again!
What are you cuties up to today?

 

xxx

-A

16/01/16

Welcome 2016


girl stretching in te sunset

All pictues from Jomtien beach in Pattaya <3 it’s a lot cleaner and a lot less touristy these days!

I think 2015 was the most stressful year of my life, first of all have never worked that much in my life EVER. I had a whole year where I chose to try financing myself. More work = less travelling. Full time studies. I worked my ass off to pay for school and a living. I lost someone near my to my heart. TWICE. I missed out on my annual summer with my friends back home, I missed out on Christmas with my family. For anyone that knows me this is so important to me. I’ve never missed out on Christmas and summer with my family. This was the first time in my 23 years of living so it did feel tough. Sickness. At some points I didn’t do so well… This also resulted in me having less time blogging, less time at the gym. It all felt hard at the time, but looking back at it, I learned so much. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t have the worst year ever. Just the toughest so far. It kinda made me realize how good of a life I’ve had. And have. And just makes me grateful for everything that I’ve been given and have gotten to experience throughout my life. And specially all the people around me. Especially Tom, I know he must have had enough at some point, hehe.

girl taking selfie beach pattaya

Looking back at it, there are so many amazing things that happened too. We had our Lofoten and Norway trip in January, my mom came to visit in Thailand several time during the year. We went to Chiang Rai for Tom’s birthday. We went to Phuket and visited the most beautiful island we have ever been on Koh Tachai. Tom won a stay at the Anantara in Trang, so we got to go back to watch our favourite sunset location. And even though I didn’t get a day off for my birthday, I had the best day EVER all thanks to Tom. I love this guy so much!And the craziest thing ever, I won a fully sponsored trip by Sony to New York for two during the autumn. We made the most of it visiting Norway for a week, then a couple of nights in Amsterdam followed london and visiting my family in Spain. And in December, we had an amazing trip to Singapore and chilled at the Valley Wing at the Shangri-la and got to play at the Christmas Wonderland during the evenings. We also got the most incredible gift for Christmas. We adopted a frenchie named Diego. You will see lots of him here on my blog or on instagram.

half thai couple kissing

So… for this year I’ve made some new years resolutions. I always think this is such a lame thing to do, as so many set goals that aren’t realisitc or just don’t bother following them. But sometimes people need a list or goals to follow.  Otherwise it just falls through the cracks and is forgotten. I’ve made mine simple, but it will take some work to push myself to keep doing it. And so far…for 15 days hehe, it’s been going well… 

Train more. I need to get back into shape again. Not sure if I’m going for skinny fit or muscular yet, but I’m just going to push myself at being consistent with my training.

Eat healthy. This doesn’t mean I’m only eating chicken and broccoli and cutting sugars completely. it just means I’m staying more aware about what I put in my mouth. No more pizza almost every day and candies before bed. I know, it’s crazy I have to put this as a goal but I LOVE to pig out.  Stress less.

Work on starting something on my own.

Read more. Study harder.

Travel more. Even if it means weekend trips to close by beaches or cities. I’m gonna make it work.

Explore more. All from new dining places, museums, parts of the city I haven’t visited. 

Blog more. Take more photos! 

Make more time for my closest ones.

Coconut everything. Meaning I’m going to slowly change main source of oil to coconut oils. Also try to drink a coconut a day. It gives you so much more energy. Makes you feel good and is amazing for you. We have been reading up on the benefits of coconut oil lately and the results of studies is just insane. I’ll share some with you later.

What are your new years resolutions?

XX

-A

 

 

10/01/16

Happy days in Pranburi


Chillin’ at the beach in Pranburi this weekend. I can’t tell you how amazing it feels to finally travel somewhere where it’s not for work, school or other things that doesn’t have anything to do with disconnecting from the real world and just being by ourselves.


I’m always super excited going here, not only because of the beach and getting out of town. But it’s one of the few places I manage to calm down; also I can’t mention this enough times; they have the best som tam and grilled chicken in this world! I also love how even if it’s a weekend and high season, it’s still nice and quiet.    

This must be one of my fave dining spots…

 

Som Tam (papaya salad) without dried shrimp haha, Gai Yang (grilled chicken) and Nam Tok Moo (grilled Isaan pork?) and Kao Niew (sticky rice). Make sure they give you all the sauces!!! Omg I drool…

 

This is Diego’s first time here in Pranburi and he’s LOVING it so far. Yay to playing in the garden, lying in the sun and running at the beach ❤️


What have you been doing this weekend?

-A