Monthly Archives: May 2014

10,000 steps: Week 1 progress

As I mentioned in my previous post, the 10,000 steps program is going really well at work. I see everyone walking around with their pedometer and everyone trying to do some activities during lunchtime. Seriously, since this competition started, I have seen everyone around work trying to stay active and reach the target; which means this is really working.

One week down and three to go now but I am thinking to count my steps every day from now on so I know my activity level. I am hoping it will make me stay fit and healthy.

Here is the graph from my first week. I am really pleased with the result as I clocked more than 12,800 steps on average.

10,000 steps

Wednesday, the 21 of May was the most active day with 16,990 as that day I went for the bay run which is around 7km. The following day again I managed to do more than 16,000 steps as I was working hard to organise Australia’s biggest morning tea and it kept me quite busy.

I have days where I didn’t do 10,000 because it is really hard to do 10,000 steps if I exercise during the lunch time only. However, I am sure counting my steps has given me a real idea about how active I have been throughout the day and force me to exercise in the evening if I wasn’t active enough.

Happy exercising everyone, take care.

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

Happy Weekend

I am loving the weather in Sydney for the last few days, it’s been over 25oC and just amazing to be out and about.

On Friday after work, I was Skyping with my parents when AS returned home from work. I was on Skype for another 30 minutes before I finished talking with my parents. As soon as I was done, I wanted to go to the kitchen to make tea for us but as I was about to do so, I saw AS coming with a tray with tea and cakes. When he put the tray down, I was even happier to see a red rose on the tray. It was a nice surprise and I was touched. As I always believe little things definitely helps a lot and it definitely helped to lift my mood, and that is how I started the beautiful weekend.

spoiled

On Saturday, I wanted to go for my morning run but as I was coughing the whole night I decided against it and instead watched Downtown Abbey until AS woke up. When he did, he asked me to rest and cooked me a nice warm breakfast in bed. He is really looking after me so well that I feel so spoiled. We stayed home most of the day enjoying each other’s company, talking and planning our life.

Later in the afternoon after lunch, he ran me a bubble bath so I could relax. Since my sickness, I am feeling tired and my body feels weak so it was a good way to unwind and relaxed my body and my mind too. We went for a walk in the evening just to enjoy the fresh air.

On Sunday, we woke up early and went to IKEA for breakfast and quick shopping before coming home to change and attend our friend’s birthday party. She served us an amazing hotpot for lunch and it was a perfect weather to enjoy the food and company.

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They also had lemon and orange in their garden so I picked some for the first time in my life. It was so much fun.

lemon tree

Hope all of you had a great weekend too and happy Monday everyone.

Take care ,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

Easy Tom Yum Soup noodle (Sour Spicy Soup)

This is probably one of the easiest ways to have Tom Yum Soup noodle.

Ingredients

  • 400 gm udon noodle(ready to fry)
  • 2 – 3 cups chicken/Vegetable stock
  • 10 shrimps
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 lemon (depends on how sour you like it)
  • 2 chillies sliced
  • 1 handful of sliced Lemongrass
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar

Easy Tom Yum Soup noodle (1)

Procedure

  • Boil chicken stock in medium sauce pot.

Easy Tom Yum Soup noodle (2)

  • When the stock is boiling, add the sliced lemongrass, onion and tomatoes.

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  • Boil for about 5 minutes and then add the udon noodle

Easy Tom Yum Soup noodle (4)

  • Boil for another 5 minutes and add the shrimp
  • Boil for 2 minutes and add fish sauce, chilli and sugar, boil the soup for another 5 minutes

Easy Tom Yum Soup noodle (5)

  • Take the pot off the heat and squeeze lemon juice and check if you want to add more lemon if you like it more sour.

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  • The dinner is ready.

Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ Nepal

I am sure you have heard the ‘Happy’ song by Pharell Williams and the video clip which features happy people doing happy things which has been really popular.

Since its original video has been out, people all over the word have been doing their own versions of the song and I am sharing the Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ Nepal version here. I liked it as it shows different places in Kathmandu and people of all ages.

Enjoy!

While we are talking about Nepal, let me also share another great video that will make you want to drop everything and go to Nepal . If you have not already, hope after watching this video, you will.

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea 2014

Like every year, our work hosted Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea 2014 for the Cancer Council. Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is Australia’s most popular fundraising event and the largest, most successful event of its kind. Please click here to learn more about it.

This year, I was given the responsibility to decorate for it. With the help of a few colleagues I decorated the hall in blue and yellow and I am so glad that everyone loved the décor and it was a success.

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I even dressed in yellow 🙂

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As always, everyone chipped in with food and we managed to raise good sum of money. People were really creative with what they cooked and the food tasted so good. Look at the amazing amount of food we had.

If you would like to support the cause, please visit their website.