Marichyasana I

Marichyasana I

I’ve recently tried to add Ashtanga into my practice for at least 2 times a week.  I love this yoga style because it instills discipline into my practice.  It likewise challenges me out of my comfort zone.  My favorite pose in the primary series is Marichyasana I, a pose dedicated to the sage Marichi. I…

circuit challenge

Day 2: Core Galore

In today’s lunch session, the circuit challenge focused on abs.  I decided to ask Coach Meynard to document the stations that Coach Pau prepared since I was practicing yoga, focusing on back bends. Of course, I didn’t skip the circuit challenge.  I attended the afternoon session instead. Coach Pau prepared a grueling core sequence:  Total of…

1st four stations

Day 1: Total Body Workout

Today’s class was a total body work out with focus on the core – a total of 8 stations.  But since there were 12 of us, coach Heman added 4 “wait stations” to complete the circuit. The entire session was supposed to be 3 sets/rounds, devoting 30 seconds to each station in round 1; and…

kale-juice

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…

Work Smart

Work Smart: Do More with Less

I was inspired by the work of my hubby and his colleague when they came up with this slogan and poster, which won 2nd place in our Do More with Less campaign: “We can do more with less by working smart. This requires critical thinking to reduce the understanding of a complex problem or goal to…

society

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…

camel pose

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…

society

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: …

Elephant Balance

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.…

lemon fruit

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…