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Kale Juice

They say the darker the leaves, the healthier it is.  I have recently found a supplier of organic kale and I have been enjoying kale in my salads and juice.  Kale is high in beta-carotene, vitamin C and even calcium.Here’s another juice recipe starring this extremely powerful vegetable with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. a…

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Greed is not Good

This is the last of the 5-part essay that attempts to answer the question:  Is it good for society if the financial services sector is motivated by greed?.  (READ:  Greed is Good, Greed and Society, Greed is Good, Or is it?, Special Role of Financial Services Industry).  The paper concludes that certain constraints need to be…

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Chelsea Football Fan

Originally posted on Travel Tales of a Yogini:
[gallery type="rectangular" link="none" ids="3295"] Today is my hubby’s birthday.  Cheers to an avid Chelsea fan.  Here’s a little throwback of our trip to Stamford Bridge (circa 2009).  I love you to bits! After spending our Christmas (Read: Christmas in London)  at the Grosvenor Hotel, we moved to…

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Why I’m in love with a Central Banker

Top 3 reasons why you should fall in love with a central banker: He’s smart Compliance is his business.  In your relationship, there are only two rules.  Rule #1  The wife is always right.  Rule #2  If the wife is wrong, refer to rule #1. Stability is his mandate.  Here’s a little throwback (circa 2009) of our…

Ethics

Greed is Good….Or Is it?

This is the third of the 5-part essay that attempts to answer the question:  Is it good for society if the financial services sector is motivated by greed?.  (READ:  Greed is Good, Greed and Society),  This post discusses some of the theories that provide the framework for different arguments for or against greed. Specifically, I discuss…

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Greed and Society

Here’s an essay I wrote back in 2010 when I was taking up Ethics in my MSc in Capital Markets, Regulation and Compliance course at the ICMA Center, University of Reading, UK.  The paper itself is quite lengthy, so I will be posting bits and pieces.  It seems so obvious that greed is not good,…

Greed is Good

Greed is Good

Here’s an essay I wrote back in 2010 when I was taking up Ethics in my MSc in Capital Markets, Regulation and Compliance course at the ICMA Center, University of Reading, UK.  The paper itself is quite lengthy, so I will be posting bits and pieces.  It seems so obvious that greed is not good,…

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How to Make Time for Things that Matter

Pursuing a balanced life is not easy.  It never is.  We would always have the excuse that it is impossible to “find” time to do the all things that are important to our well-being:  spending more time with the kids, exercising, eating the right food, relaxing, dating the hubby, etc.  There are so many urgent things to do: …

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A Balanced Leader

Our mentoring program has started me thinking on what my work philosophy is and how this influences my leadership style.  I have never really thought too much about it, but now I realize that my work philosophy has actually evolved over the years.  At the core, I strive for excellence, grounded by the highest standards of…

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Trips with the Hubby

Originally posted on Travel Tales of a Yogini:
This gallery features my trips with the hubby.  Chronicling romantic getaways and loving memories.  Click on the pictures to read the stories.    Travel Tales of a Yogini. Honeymoon to Remember. 200   Anniversary in Beijing. 2012 Bonjour Paris! 2013 Birthday to Remember. 2012 ? ? ? ?…

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Christmas in London

Originally posted on Travel Tales of a Yogini:
My stay in the United Kingdom back in 2009-2010 is one of the most memorable experiences for so many reasons.  It was exciting to once again enter academic life, taking time off work as a full time scholar, and meeting new friends from all over the world.…

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Three Ways to Use Lemon

Lemonade.  Who doesn’t love the zesty, tangy taste of lemonade sweetened by honey or sugar?  Here’s a quick recipe:  6 lemons, 6 cups of cold water, 1 cup of sugar.  When juicing the lemons, firmly roll lemons between your hand and table/countertop before cutting in half.  Combine lemon juice, sugar, and water.  Stir, adjust to taste…

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The Alps

Originally posted on Travel Tales of a Yogini:
This is another post for my throwback series of my adventures around the globe. Year 2006.  This is one of the most unforgettable years in my life.  The year I lost my beloved dad.  I distinctly remember that we were encouraged to talk to him through his coma since…

Ashtanga Jump Back and Jump Through

It took experts 5 years of daily practice to finally be able to float through the poses.  Let’s start by breaking it down.  I love this short tutorial by Kino MacGregor: Practice and all is coming.  Namaste.  

Moving Beyond Asanas

Just a couple of months ago, I wrote in Getting to Know Yourself that asanas play the only role in my practice.  But after reading Iyengar’s Light on Life, I started to gain a better understanding about the other limbs of yoga. As I explore my yin practice further, I noticed how setting intentions and focusing…

The Spa: Ultimate Indulgence Day

In my article Why Rest Days are as Important as Cheat Days, I highlighted the need for rest in any exercise regime.  This allows muscles to repair, rebuild, and strengthen.  This is indeed true for me as recently, I have been experiencing back and shoulder muscle pain from my strong vinyasa practice.  Stress from work…

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Yoga Studio: Beyond Yoga

In my article 5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Yoga Studio, I indicated that I would start visiting yoga studios and post reviews.   I have reviewed Urban Ashram.   This time I was fortunate again to get a discounted 20-class card at Beyond Yoga.   I have also earlier attended beginner’s class for the studio’s…

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Weekend at Tagaytay

Originally posted on Travel Tales of a Yogini:
At our Wedding. Tagaytay Higlands, Philippines. At China Palace, venue for the team building Tagaytay holds a special place in my heart because this is where my hubby and I exchanged our wedding vows.   We just celebrated our wedding anniversary a week ago, so a visit…