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18 06, 2012

The Happy Tourist

By | June 18th, 2012|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: |

The Happy Tourist Saturday June 16, 2012 We start off in life as tourists, but often we turn into spies. Tourists come to see the good, to enjoy the journey, to notice everything this place has to offer. Tourists are upbeat, excited and happy to be visiting. Spies look for problems, always figuring out what’s [...]

14 05, 2012

Date a Girl who Travels

By | May 14th, 2012|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: |

"Date a girl who travels. Date a girl who would rather save up for out of town trips or day trips than buy new shoes or clothes. She may not look like a fashion plate, but behind that tanned and freckled face from all the days out in the sun, lies a mind that can [...]

8 05, 2012

Health/Food Documentaries

By | May 8th, 2012|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , , |

I love food. I live to eat, not eat to live. My #1 sin is Gluttony. It might be part of being a Foodie, a World Traveler who's main mission is to adventurously taste food from every culture and a small part being Chinese. Will I ever go Organic & Vegan? Probably not, but in health [...]

5 03, 2012

Peaceful Mantra

By | March 5th, 2012|Categories: Dharma Bum, India|Tags: , |

Whether you're an active Yogi, or just a friend needing a peaceful Mantra to get you through the 405 during Rush hour, I want to share with you one of my favorite Mantras. This is one of the Sanskrit chants we use to conclude Yoga sessions, adds a euphoric finishing touch! It's also one of [...]

14 02, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

By | February 14th, 2012|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: |

"So today I was in Hallmark buying my mom a Happy Birthday card when I noticed this old man standing in front of the Valentines card section contemplating which one to get. I decide to go over and I ask him “Are you getting a Valentine’s Day for your wife?” in which he replies 'No [...]

16 09, 2011

Sarongs :: An Essential Travel Accessory!

By | September 16th, 2011|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: |

Me covered in a rasta Sarong in Kollam, South India by Ama's "Hugging Saint" Ashram, where the Arabian Sea meets the Indian Ocean, March 2007 No matter where it is you're traveling, a Sarong is an essential traveler's accessory! You may be going on a romantic getaway to Bora Bora, a tropical printed Sarong would [...]

14 09, 2011

Do Yoga with Us on YogaVibes.com

By | September 14th, 2011|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: |

Hi Hi! In case you wanted to start doing Yoga from your living room or anywhere from your laptop, YogaVibes.com is on it! There are videos you may watch from your computer, taught by your favorite Yoga Teachers! My dear teacher Jeanne Heileman just filmed a few videos & kindly asked her students to join. [...]

30 07, 2011

Bon Voyage.. off to Motherland I go.

By | July 30th, 2011|Categories: Dharma Bum|

In 12 hours, I will be on a flight to Shanghai with my dad and sister. Motherland here we come! Back to the roots. Genetically, my grandparents and their ancestors and so on (or so I know) are all from China. Maybe Mongolia if we're going to root back to Genghis Kahn (watched a documentary [...]

24 07, 2011

Why? My Mission in Life.

By | July 24th, 2011|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , , |

I've been told I ask a lot of questions. I could meet someone and within 5 minutes, tell them about my life story as well as ask theirs. Some people are just as open, others not so much. For some, it takes a lifetime for them to unravel their life's story after trust is built. [...]

9 05, 2011

“Vidya” from the word “Veda” meaning Truth.

By | May 9th, 2011|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , |

In Sanskrit, Klesah means Obstacles. Avidya means Ignorance or Misperception, which comes from illusions. I'm learning these concepts during my path of deeper Yoga studies. In the Bhagavad Gita it is noted that all sufferings and limitations imposed by the ego come from Avidya. We have to seek knowledge, with which hatred, injury and greed [...]