How many New Year’s resolutions have we made and lamented a few months later? The challenge is, and has always seemed to be, to get the goals to actually work.
Russians observe a period of fasting for several weeks before Christmas. During their fast they do not eat any meat products or animal products including eggs, milk, or anything with animal fat.
St. Nicholas used to deliver Christmas gifts to the children, but Grandfather Frost took over in honor of the happy new year 2019 wishes during communist rule. Grandfather Frost continues to deliver the Christmas gifts to the Russian children, even though communism has fallen. Instead of Santa’s red suit, Grandfather Frost wears a blue suit. Grandfather Frost is accompanied by a handmaiden who hand out the presents.
W Hotel Westwood is hosting “Just Add Ice” at their Whiskey Blue Lounge. For the $100 price tag, you can ice skate at Chill (also located at the W), then head over to the open bar after 9pm and celebrate with DJ music and champagne toast.
Kat Yeh writes a heartwarming story celebrating Chinese culture through the eyes of Jasmine, a young girl who learns calligraphy from her grandfather. Both of them are magically transported into the world of dragons, fish, horses, and more through their paintbush creations. The book also offers a multilingual introduction to Chinese words.
It is the degrading of food in our gut that contributes to the presence of intraintestinal parasites, slowing down of peristalsis, and the lowering of internal body pH. Most of this rotting food is due to the ingestion of highly processed foods such as table sugar, table salt, fried foods, and foods that are canned, pickled, frozen, cooked, or chemically altered such that our cells can not uptake nutrients in their original natural form.
So, if you are looking for a real adventure in the Land of Smiles, try riding a motorcycle and please ensure that you do follow the rules and regulations of Thailand, drive safely, and wear a quality helmet.