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Some yummy new cocktails coming to Casa Azul soon!

Gosh, I feel like every 3rd post is about me not having blogged for a while. I have no idea what’s going on. I guess I haven’t been doing much of the fancy stuff as I used to back in the days… and whenever I do experience something new I just want to enjoy my privacy and time on my own and not bringing up the camera.  I feel like I’m in a place in my life where I just want to take the time to do the things I want to do for myself… not spending time on getting dressed, putting on makeup or snap photos of everything that I do or eat… and just be. That might sound weird, but I think that’s what’s going on here… so, for the time coming, you might not see much of me here or on Instagram for that matter. Is this what it feels like turning 25? Hehe, I’ll try to be better, but I’m not promising anything. But once we fly out and explore next month, I promise you guys to connect more with you too. I also bit into something the other day and have been experiencing some serious toothache and the dentist just told me that I needed a root canal because of this. I’ve already been there once, but every weekend until I leave to Norway I’ll have to come back to complete the whole treatment. I did it yesterday and the tooth itself and area around doesn’t hurt at all unless I chew on it, and I haven’t even had any painkillers yet… but I woke up with the worst headache, fever and cold today. Safe to say I’ve been sleeping on the couch all day, but at least I managed to watch the first episode of Game of Thrones season 7! Now we’re making some homemade broccoli soup and hoping to recover for tomorrow. Talk soon guys. Xx

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It’s MY life

Sometimes we forget how lucky we are. Not only because we born on the other side of the poverty line, lucky enough to be surrounded by people we love and who loves us back, but we area also extremely lucky to be raised as women, in an age where we can have an education and aspire to be whatever we want to be. Where we and have a voice and make our own terms in life, regardless of what men or society tells us.

Beautiful woman SK-II

You would think that today, in this amazing world that we live in, and that with the opportunities we are all presented with, men and women are facing the same obstacles in our daily lives, because after all we do have the same responsibilities. Taking care of ourselves, working and for some of us eventually taking care of our families. But unfortunately these aren’t the feelings that we all are left with as we turn a page older in our book of life.

SK-II’s survey shows that both women and men agrees that women are in their prime in their 20s, while men in their 30s. Society has put so much more pressure on women, staying young and beautiful, getting married, having children- that all these great things that we are so lucky to be brought up with soon becomes forgotten. “Why haven’t I found the right person yet?” “Am I not good enough?” “Am I getting too old?” “Am I not beautiful?”. These are questions us women are struggling with asking ourselves. But the toughest ones are the questions we get from our loved ones.. ”Why haven’t you gotten married yet?” “When are you getting married?” “When will I have my grandchildren?” And this is where the problem comes along… all this pressure. This is where the questions you are struggling with yourselves becomes a reality. This is where the hopelessness kicks in.

More than your age, SK-II campaign

It’s not the pressure of failing to complete these tasks in life, but It’s the pressure of disappointing your loved ones. Some of us wants to be independent and marry on our own terms when we fall in love. Some of us might not want to get married or have children at all.

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SK-II launched a study to gain a deeper understanding about the social age-related pressure where a total of 7541 subjects participated from all over the world. The study show that only 2 out of 10 women describes themselves as comfortable with the idea of getting older. It gets even higher in the single groups of women where 46% are feeling unhappy about being older. In China and Korea as high as 60% are feeling pressured to get married. 52% of Korean women under 30 state that finding a suitable partner for marriage is their biggest concern about getting older.

In this amazing world that we are living in, with the opportunities that we have been handed. I say we forget about the pressure of completing tasks on other people’s list. At the end of the day you have to come first. You can’t help others before you find your own happiness. Don’t stress with time, we have no expiry date, as long as we are alive nothing is too late. It’s YOUR life. Don’t marry because you have to, marry because you want to spend the rest of your life with that person. Marry on your own terms and always remember that you are beautiful. No age can ever define that! We have been raised in a time where women work and make their own living, let’s not let the opinions of others set us back again. Live the life that you’ve imagined, and never look back with regrets.

 #INeverExpire #changedestiny #inpartnershipwithskii #skii @ski 

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Best birthday present ever!!

I’ve been dead on social media for a while now, no instagram, no blogging, no nothing. I wish I could say my only excuse was the fact that school has been very dominating with my time lately, but it’s not entirely the truth. I can honestly say I’ve been slacking quite a bit aswell… It’s hard to balance a life where you can fit blogging into the big picture sometimes, and I keep trying to make a scchedule to fit it all in, but I guess blogging isn’t my priority anymore. But I’m hoping that will change. So what have I been up to lately?

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Love my Diego <3

  1. Obviously school…
  2. Working…I normally only come into the office 2 days a week, but since it’s summer holidays and people are going back to Scandinavia I’m filling in the blanks.
  3. Planning my summer holidays. We’re flying to Norway in the beginning of August and staying a month then flying out of Alicante, Spain where my mom and sister lives. I’m stoked!
  4. Obessing over crypto currencies. Ether is my fave. If you haven’t gotten into in yet, you’re still not too late. This TED talk is great to get an insight!
  5. Turning 25!

Tom got me the best birthday present EVER. During our time in Europe, we’ll be flying to the UK for Reading Festival. And you’re not gonna believe it. Eminem will be performing! I’ll be heading there with him and my bestie Tuva! What better duo to go there with!  I never thought I’d ever have the chance to see Eminem live. It’s been a dream since forever!

My family is coming to Thailand soon too. Summer always rules! <3

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5 benefits of my juice cleanse with Lifestyle Juicery

I just finished my 6 day juice cleanse from Lifestyle Juicery. I did the Evolve Cleanse, which consisted of vegetable and fruit based juices. It starts of with a refreshing and tasteful juice in the morning and builds up to a yummy coconut cinnamon drink for lunch and ends with a delicious and rich cashew and almond milk before bedtime. There is a nice feeling to starting your day juicing, it wakes you up and makes you feel fresh and healthy, ready to conquer the day. This came at the most interesting time as I was just finishing my thesis. For those of you who don’t know yet, it revolved around environmental toxins where I took a closer look at BPA and phtalates linked to chronic diseases and as obesogens which made me extra curious to look into the facts of detoxing.

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detox juice cleanse by lifestyle juicery

Even if some of the promised benefits posted online are still under debate and studies have shown that our bodies actually don’t need to be detoxing to rid our bodies of pollutants, there are many things that I find beneficial with the juicing. I think it would be interesting if there would be done more epidemiologic studies to determine the level of significance of these claims, as the idea behind a detox is quite interesting. How can you not become curious about something that could lead to better health…I’ve listed the top 5 reasons why I love juicing in the bottom of this post.

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Starting from juice number 1: Carrot, apple and ginger//2 Spinach, apple, broccoli, cucumber, ginger, kale and lemon// 3 Beetroot, apple, broccoli, carrot, kale, lemon// 4 Coconut water with cinnamon// 5 Bell pepper, broccoli, celery, ginger, kale and lemon// 6. Almond, cashew, wild honey and cinnamon.

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You can’t miss the order of these. Everything is planned for you! My faves? 1, 3, 4 and 6… and here I am talking about how great greens are for you…

Juicing is expensive but as mentioned earlier this is definitely something I would recommend you guys to try out. You can use my code “abye6” when ordering from Lifestyle juicery and get a 1000 baht discount on the 4,6 and 10 day cleanse. They deliver 12 bottles every 2nd day to keep the juice fresh. There are six 500ml bottles that needs to be consumed daily and sometimes accompanied with some potions for different purposes. If you are just trying to keep healthy in your daily life they also have single bottles available for 130 baht for 250ml and 250 baht for 500ml which is a great price for fresh juices in Bangkok. Perfect to bring along to work and saves you a lot of time. We all know the hassle of cutting up and peeling the fruits and vegetables, and the absolute worst part- (especially since we don’t use a dish washer here in Thailand) cleaning the juicer afterwards. And also… these juices have much better ingredients than I’m normally able to find when going to the grocery store, and they are super delicious.  Raw, fresh and real cold pressed!

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The top five benefits from juicing from my personal experience:

  • The increase of raw fruits and vegetables that you get in your diet. No way can you eat that amount on your own. As we already know from growing up, greens are good for you! It nurtures your body with vitamins and minerals and are high in antioxidants. Also higher intake of greens means less meat consumed which we all know is better for our environment in the long run. Another important “fact” that many studies will agree with me saying is that eating 3-500 grams of vegetables and fruits a day will decrease the risk of several types of cancer. I’m not saying you need to juice for this purpose, but this is definitely a positive side of it. You can also just add a couple of juices a day.
  • Juicing is also great to shed some weight or pudge after i.ex a long holiday. I always lose weight from just a week of juicing. This is just a short-term effect if you start going back to your normal habits, but somewhat during that 6 day of juice cleansing, you will become more conscious about your eating habits, meaning you most likely will cut some calories later on and maybe replace them with… a juice.
  • Better skin! Another thing that I gained from this juice program was better skin. Even now after I finished, my skin is on another level. I never wear makeup unless there is a special occasion (except my brows ahem…) which makes it easy for me to spot when anything is different. My skin is glowing and I haven’t been moisturizer since I started.
  • Feeling fresh. Your body will rid of pollutants if you are being served what the bottle tells you! You will be less exposed to environmental pollutants. You are drinking pure juice (I assume that the bottles are BPA-free). Your body will feel good from it, even if it’s just for a short period, it’s a great way to reboot your system.
  • Self-control. The biggest lesson I bring from bring on a juice cleanse is… that juicing is hard. It is tough. It doesn’t matter how delicious your juice is, you’re always going to want to chew on something. When you watch other people eat or when browsing through Facebook and you see that yummy food recipe video pop up, It’s hard! Being on a juice program, especially over 4 days takes some serious self-control. If you are able to stay the whole course, see yourself as a strong-minded person because you are!

Have you or will you ever try a juice cleanse? <3

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Back on a fresh start

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Hi all my lovely readers. I’m sorry I haven’t updated you guys much lately.  As I mentioned earlier I’ve been finishing up my thesis, and now I’m finally done. There were also events after events last month and I just could not miss Together Festival. The first day was quite disappointing actually, I had expected so much more from Martin Garrix and Marshmello. The second day was amazing though, Axwell & Ingrosso killed it and Armin had a finale show like no other. I want to say that I’m resting forever after this- and I am.. just not today, as it’s gonna be the Cinco De Mayo of the year at Casa Azul tonight. Though I have been doing a 6 day juice cleanse from Lifestyle Juicery which has definitely helped me back to a fresh start. More about the juicing, Maldives and what I’ve been up to lately tomorrow! <3

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Afternoon tea at the Siam Kempinski

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5* for the creamy butter for the scones! Am I weird for choosing green tea for my afternoon tea?

As most of you know already from reading my blog, you know my love for afternoon tea is real. There’s never been a place that has quite managed to steal my heart away as the Dhara Dhevi in Chiang Mai, but now I found someone who can match them. Not mainly because of the eatables, Dhara Dhevi will always have my heart there, mostly because of their amazing macaroons. They make the best pistachio macaroons, but they also have original and exciting flavours like mango sticky rice. So yummy!

This is the spot for afternoon tea! Hanuman Bar.

Such a pretty set-up.

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It was only me and Tom who went and there was no chance for us to finish it all. You get one pot of hot chocolate, two pots of tea of your choice and all these sweet and savory treats- I think this is perfect for 4 people. We didn’t even eat before we got here!

Though the sweet and savoury pieces at the Siam Kempinski were all very delicious, it was more the experience and service that made the trick. I’ll give them 10/10 for making the best hot chocolate ever, that means a lot as I come from Norway, where hot chocolate is a stample drink in the winter. The staff is on point- carefully explaining every single ingredient of the hot chocolate as they make it in front of you. Pure chocolate, chilli, orange… So if you’re ever in Siam Paragon or that area, wanting to sit down and relax, this is the spot. The price is right, and the set can easily be enough for up to four people.

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Sugar happy!

I’ve been really good with dieting up until now- starting for before we went to Maldives (video here). I even hit my number and was planning to stay there, but then all these events are coming up, people coming to visit (not complaining guys, I love visitors!), birthday parties, Songkran. We’ve been out 3 times this week, and the coming week there’s another 2 birthday parties, AND Kolor Warehouse in the weekend. So I might as well eat as I please for now, I’m certainly not going to cut down on food to give space for the cocktails and cake. Ah, then there’s Together festival on the 29th- the lineup is too big to miss out on! I have to say, after hitting this age I dread going out. Once a week and I’m already complaining about bad habits. So these past weeks have and are going to take a toll on my health, hehe. For sure I’ll be welcoming May AND my 25th year on this planet with something different from what April had to bring.

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