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Chiang Mai Peoplescape Aug 2021 people

Chiang Mai Peoplescape Aug 2021

(Aug 31, 2021) The last 2 months have seen upheaval and turbulence. We're still on Covid-scare Zeitgeist with bars and movie houses still closed. With personal relationships of friends including my own, I've seen unexpected turns - some for the better, some not so.....more »»

Making Homemade Kombucha recipes

Making Homemade Kombucha

(Aug 30, 2021) Kombucha, which is widely known as a pro-biotic fermented tea with a lot of beneficial health attributes, has been called the Elixir of Life. It is expensive when store bought, but cheap and perhaps even healthier when made at home - and it's not that difficult.....more »»

Wrong Question to Ask This Crowd verbatim

Wrong Question to Ask This Crowd

(Aug 29, 2021) It was a friend's birthday celebration and in the gathering, while I was having a conversation with one of his guests, he interjected and pontificated condescendingly about the validity of my question. The problem was, he didn't even know what the question was.....more »»

Pizza Nite with Tom, Chunyah and Goi food Pizza

Pizza Nite with Tom, Chunyah and Goi

(Aug 20, 2021) Tom and Chunyah are a pleasant couple to spend time with - on the yoga mat, at their lovely home or here at Nawa Saraan. Goi has long been invited for coffee and bread at Nawa Saraan but somehow too busy to make it. Finally, I get all three of them together for a pizza-making brunch and friendship.....more »»

Pizza Nite with Moms and Kids food Pizza

Pizza Nite with Moms and Kids

(Aug 15, 2021) It started out as an invite for regular Pizza Nite with the neighbors across the street. I'm being a good neighbor. But they wanted a different format and even suggested who I should invite. Hmmm. I said yes, curious to how things would unfold.....more »»

Bahya Kumbhaka (breath-hold on the exhale) yoga

Bahya Kumbhaka (breath-hold on the exhale)

(Aug 14, 2021) Bahya Kumbhaka (breath-hold on the exhale) is an advanced form of Pranayama (yogic regulated breath). This can be attempted when the yogi is already proficient in asana (physical postures) and pranayama. This class is a primer.....more »»

Vanillekipferl (German Vanilla Crescent Cookies) recipes

Vanillekipferl (German Vanilla Crescent Cookies)

(Aug 11, 2021) I was enjoying a cookie with a German friend at a Doi Pui cafe when she started talking about her favorite Christmas cookie - Kipferl. After my ice cream making odyssey, I was looking for a 'next project'. That was it - Kipferl Cookie!....more »»

Fighting Infection through Yoga yoga

Fighting Infection through Yoga

(Aug 3, 2021) When my face got swollen from a tooth infection, I employed everything I knew in yoga to reverse the infection - no anti-biotics, no dentists and no surgery. It took a few days of tug-of-war between my resolve and the infection.....more »»

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