I believe I can fly. I believe I can touch the sky......(R. Kelly song).
Touch the sky is beautiful. How about touch the clouds in the early morning? Cloud eggs toasts are great to make your day brighten up.
Ingredients: Fresh eggs and bread
(recipe source from Daily Mail)
Health Benefits and tips:
1. Treehotel, Harads, Sweden
Treehouse is the paradise for kids. Stay in the tree hotel near the small village of Harads in the north of Sweden is never short of amazing. The remote tree hotel dwelling brings you back to your childhood fantasy of the "Swiss Family Robinson" fairy tale. The shelter of the hotel is made of the aluminum structure with the mirrored glass to reflect the surrounding and the sky. The children would get excited about the tangle of green limbs swaddled the tree house like a living hammock. By and large, you would feel like the life has slowed down and allowed you to sit back relighting the spirit of the child within. In fact, it is an adult escapist fantasy embrace with the emotions for adventure seeking, nostalgia, and proximity to the wild of nature.
2. Robot hotel, Nagasaki, Japan
Henn-na Hotel in Nagasaki is the world's first hotel operated with staffed entirely by robots. It advocates the “ultimate of efficiency” assortment of innovation in a weird sense. The guests check in with the help of a vicious-looking dinosaur robot. If you don’t like talking with the scary dinosaur, that robot lady with blinking lashes probably can serve you better.
What is scarier than the dinosaur robot is that when our children grow up, they would have a hard time to compete with the much more sophisticated machines. The robots work harder than us, definitely can work longer hours than us, and accept lower pay than us. The jobs of the future will be what robots can’t do such as something related to creativity, imagination, leadership, analysis, telling the joke, writing a book, doing science...
3. Floating Hotel, Japan
Japanese theme park Huis Ten Bosch will launch the weird floating hotel pods by the end of 2017. They are the capsule hotel room floating across the sea overnight. The concept is interesting. It is awesome to gaze up at the stars through its glass ceiling at night. But I somewhat dislike the feeling of drifting and floating. We like sailing more than drifting, aren't we? We are the captain of the parenting ship steering to the wonderland of happiness for our children. We don't want to be like Alice:
Alice: Would you tell me which way I ought to go from here?
The Cheshire cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.
Alice: I don’t much care where.
The Cheshire cat: then it doesn’t much matter which way you go.
(Quote from Alice in Wonderland)
4. The Dog Bark Park Inn, Idaho, USA
The closer we get to animals, the more joy they give us. What if I tell you to experience the joy of cherishing animal from staying inside a 30 feet tall beagle? His name is Sweet Willy, at 30 feet tall, is the biggest beagle in the world. The Dog Bark Hotel is a beagle shape building in Idaho with beds and breakfast accommodation which is great for the kids on vacation.
5. The Hobbit Motel, Woodlyn Park, Waitomo, New Zealand
It would be great to explore the charm of fantasy from the tale of hobbits, wizards, dwarves, and dragons in the Hobbit Hotel. The Hobbit Hotel located in Waitomo surround with the magnificent landscapes of rolling green pastures in New Zealand. The interior design of the room is surprisingly modern and comfortable for up to six people accommodation. The outside appearance of the hotel looks like embedded with the underground for hobbits come straight from Tolkien’s Middle-earth! The structure was using polystyrene for keeping the room cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
6. ION Luxury Adventure Hotel, Nesjavellir, Iceland
View the aurora is one of the must-do items in the bucket list, isn’t it? ION Adventure Hotel is a great spot from where to view over the Icelandic lava field and the Northern Lights. The location of the hotel is near the Thingvellir National Park, close to the “Golden Circle” route. Viewing the aurora is conditional. Some people stayed for weeks in Iceland but may not lucky enough to see this natural beauty in real.
7. Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya
What would be an unusual safari experience in the Nairobi with the giraffe appear at the upstairs window when you are eating breakfast? Giraffe Manor is small hotel located in the suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. The design of the hotel is colonial feel look like the Scottish hunting lodge. It is awesome to take a break from the daily routine by stepping away from the hectic life to enjoy the beautiful smell of nature telling your mind that everything is ok.
The world is evolving at the speed of light. We survive in this world that is too loud, too bright, too fast, and too cruel to bear the fear of missing out. Very often, the pursuit of speed become the mantra to live our time. We are busy and prioritized our time to tackle the urgency for meeting the deadlines set by someone else. Pressure comes from all sides of deadlines such as you have a bus to catch, an interview to attend, a movie to catch, or an assignment to hand in. We are so much hard wired fearing to the painful feeling of missing out. In fact, a deadline is not equated to exit. Missing out the deadline will not cause the death. When we concentrate on speed, the process along the way is becoming murky. We would miss out the clarity of the important things matter most to us. Conversely, slow living is the lazy way to drive you faster when you can see clearly:
Who are the ones need you most?
What kind of person do you want to be?
What is the difference you seek to make?
Slow living is a strategy to live a happy life.
Eat to Live
Health issues during women reproductive years are intrigued with the physical and emotional commitments in the family. We are what we eat. Sit down and take time for the meal. Mindful eating instead of going for the first food we see out of convenience and desperation. Eat slowly and chew the food slowly, it is not a race after all. Our body is not a machine. The components are expensive. If the component gets deteriorated, money can't buy a new one.
Live to Love
House is not a home. We are women good at turning the house into a home. I couldn't agree more that the home is a creative space to make a statement of individuality for full expression of who you are. Spend the time on creating the supportive home environment welcoming to family and friends. Home is where the kids learn how to love and care. Wisdom begins at home, isn't it?
Love to Growth
Take the time to spend the enjoyable moments with our children. The child-parent interaction has the critical impact on the child development and shaping his/her personality and worldview. Parenting journey is always rough around the edges. There is no ideal key or right answer that can unlock the future. When I was a child, my mom tried to do everything right to path the way for making my life happy. She was not so much successful, indeed. When the conventional wisdom is shaping our worldview, the opposite side can help us to learn more. Unconventionality isn’t a goal in itself, but it means looking at the world through an inquisitive lens as we did when we were a child. It takes time and a lot of effort.
Slow down a while to adjust the focus seeking the life you want to live.
A mom, feminine optimistic style, love to travel. Addict to coffee