Family Fun with the Strongest Men

Family Fun with the Strongest Men

The sumo arena on a typical match day This Is Sumo What better way to wow your kids (and perhaps yourselves), than with astonishing feats of strength performed by the biggest, toughest warriors? All that can be achieved with a simple day-trip to the Ryogoku Kokugikan, modern home of Japan’s ancient national sport of sumo(…)

Travel Guide to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Travel Guide to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu is the largest city on the island of Borneo, and the capital of the Malaysian state, Sabah. The city is situated high on the northwest coast of Borneo and it overlooks the cerulean waters of the South China Sea. Kota Kinabalu, which is popularly referred to as KK by its inhabitants was originally(…)

3 Natural Hair Remedies to Keep Your Locks Silky and Strong

3 Natural Hair Remedies to Keep Your Locks Silky and Strong

If you’re dealing with dry, damaged, and brittle hair because of product overload, rest assured, you’re definitely not alone! We’ve all been there – plenty of times. Constant hair treatments, blow drying every day, and using over-the-counter hair products full of chemicals is enough to leave your hair looking less than its best. What’s a(…)

Kiwi Crepes with Rich Chocolate Drizzle

Kiwi Crepes with Rich Chocolate Drizzle

Yield: 6 Servings Ingredients: 4 kiwis, peeled and sliced ¼ cup sugar Crepes: 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup water 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons butter, melted and divided Chocolate Sauce: 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 ounces semisweet baking chocolate, roughly chopped 1 tablespoon grated semisweet(…)

Travel Guide to Phuket, Thailand

Travel Guide to Phuket, Thailand

The immensely popular tourist destination, Phuket consists of an island located in the Andaman Sea off Thailand’s west coast. Often referred to as the ‘Pearl of the South,’  Phuket whose name is derived from the Malay word ‘Bukit’ meaning hill, offers a landscape that features lush green hills, cliffs, forests, waterfalls and simmering golden-sand beaches,(…)

Craving Spicy Asian Cuisine? Put that Red Wine Back!

Craving Spicy Asian Cuisine? Put that Red Wine Back!

Throughout the year, there are many occasions when I crave spicy Asian food.  There is something about the heat, the sweet aroma of chili spice, and even with sweat on my brow and coming through my pores I still want to eat bite after bite.  Perhaps it is not just the chilies, but the earthy(…)

Rich Meat Lasagna with Herbed Tomato Sauce

Rich Meat Lasagna with Herbed Tomato Sauce

Rich Meat Lasagna with Herbed Tomato Sauce Yield: 12 Servings Ingredients: 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 pound sweet or spicy Italian sausage 3/4 pound lean ground beef 1/2 cup onion, minced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes 2 (6-ounce) cans tomato paste 2 (6.5-ounce) cans tomato sauce 1 cup water 2 tablespoons(…)

Bali Real Estate Purchase – At A Glance

Bali Real Estate Purchase – At A Glance

When it comes to a quintessential tropical island lifestyle, the Indonesian island of Bali has few equals. Blessed with year round sunshine and a rich cultural identify, the very name conjures up images of sublime beaches and rolling emerald green rice paddies. Over the last 20 years, thousands of foreign buyers have taken the plunge(…)