Monthly Archives: April 2016

BioAge Report

The gym I was going to offered a free BioAge test for the team who won one of their challenges and lucky for me I was in that team. Before that I was not aware of BioAge.

A BioAge assessment gives you an extensive health assessment that will allow you to compare your chronological age with your measured biological age, as well as advice on how to reduce your biological age and improve your longevity.

Source : BioAgetest.com

For my BioAge test, I had to fill a form which had questions regarding my health and my diet. Then they measured my weight, height, BMI and after that they got me to do a few physical tests like plank, steps, crunches and some more exercises.

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It took around 40 minutes for the entire test to finish and I got the result the next day.

The result stays that my biological age is a lot younger than my chronological age, 8.5 years to be precise.

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I am very happy with the result actually because I have doubts about my fitness at times and with this test I know I am in a good place. I could still build some more strength and could improve it further. One thing I noticed was that not smoking and not drinking alcohol helps to positively increase the gap between the chronological age and the biological age.

Take care everyone,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Easter long weekend fun

Last weekend we had a few extra days off as it was the Easter long weekend so we planned to utilise it to the fullest. It is autumn here but the weather is still warm so the plan was to be outdoors and have fun.

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One of the days we went to the Helensburg temple. I have told you about the temple here before. It is really nice to go for a drive, visit the temple and enjoy some yummy vegetarian Indian lunch as well.

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We went there with my parents and my brother’s family. Chhori was really happy to be out and about as she has started walking and loves to explore everything. The temple was busy as it was a public holiday but we had fun. There was a long queue at the canteen for food but the wait was well worth it.

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On the next day we went to the Easter show. The last time we went there was 4 years ago and I had written about it . It happens every year but I don’t see a point going there every year. But this year was special as my parents were here and it was going to be Chhori’s first time as well.

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Chhori loved everything about the show as she got to run around and touch whatever she wanted.

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The best place was the Farmyard where she got to touch the baby goats and sheep. She was ok with the small animals but the big ones scared her a little.

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My parents enjoyed the show as well and they were tired at the end. We were blessed with good sunny weather as well on the day.

Take care everyone,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Being a good mum

I think being a mum is a really hard job as you are constantly judged. Not by your little ones as you are their world (at least when they are small) but everyone around us. Every time you have a conversation with someone, they will subtly imply that either they are doing a better job than you or that you am doing something wrong.

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There are many instances like that but here are some recent examples.

  • As I mentioned previously, I normally make Chhori’s jaulo in advance. I make a batch for 3-4 days so I don’t have to cook every day. A mums have a shocked look on their face saying how baby can eat old food. They also mention that, they never even give their kids foods that were cooked in the morning for dinner. So fresh meal is prepared every meal. First of all, good job for doing that but please don’t judge me. I want to spend more time with my daughter when I come home from work every time than spend too long in the kitchen preparing food in advance helps me achieve my goal. It is good that you can manage everything so well but not everyone is the same so let it go.
  • I told someone that Chhori is sleeping in our room in a cot and end up on our bed as well. I was told we should make sure she sleeps in a separate room form around 3 months if not from birth. I guess being from Nepal, I felt it normal to have baby in our bedroom. We have made a room for her but I am not ready for her to sleep on her own yet. According to them, making them sleep on the same room as parents, we are not giving them room to be independent.
  • I am still breastfeeding (Chhori is 13 months now) as I still have plenty of supply and am thinking to continue it until she is around 18 months. People are shocked that I haven’t stopped already and that I am still thinking to go for so long. These days recommended timeframe here is at least 1 year and longer if you can so I was thinking I was following the guidelines but some mums think I am doing it all wrong.
  • I wrote a post recently about Waiting for baby to wake up when she sleeps in a car. Many mums think I am going overboard and someone even mentioned that I should get “Mother of the year” award. But for us, it is necessary as Chhori mostly has short naps like 30-45 minutes and if we wake her up, she won’t even sleep that long.
  • I love dressing Chhori up and to my surprise, some people have a problem with that too.
  • If you are on my Facebook, you will see lots of photos and videos of Chhori. I frequently update it and it is mainly for our family overseas. AS’s parents haven’t met seen Chhori yet so it is important for them to see all these photos and videos but some people think I am sharing too much.
  • When I started going to the gym, initially my mum was here so I used to leave Chhori with her but later I put her in childcare. A few people told me that she is too young to be left with strangers even for 2 hours. It was selfish of me to leave a baby just to exercise.
  • I used to take packaged food (purees) for Chhori when we are out and about when she was small. I was judged for buying her food instead of bringing home cooked meal. Now she can eat our food so I try to give whatever she can eat. So now I am judged for giving her adult food and not bringing baby food from home.

These are only a few examples. As you can see, there are so many times that people make me doubt about me being a good mum. I am trying my best and I love Chhori so much that I want the best for her.

Am I being unreasonably upset or this happens to you as well?

Hope you are having better day than I am. Take care.

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Devil’s Curry

I am big fan on Malaysian cooking so I decided to try their famous Devil’s curry. I used Chicken and potatoes and lots of chillies. If you are not into chilli, this is definitely not the recipe for you but if you love spicy food, you can give it a go.

The amount of chilli in this recipe can be adjusted according to your taste. The following recipe is for hot curry.

Ingredients

For Spice Paste:

  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 15 dried red chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • 5 fresh garlic cloves
  • 3” knob of ginger
  • 3 stems of lemongrass, white part only, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup of oil
  • 2 tablespoons of water

Other ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoons of mustard seeds
  • 1 kg of chicken breast fillet cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 large potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 2 cups of chicken stock
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Add all the spices in a blender and make a smooth paste. The paste will be thick.

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  • Heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in a heavy bottom pot. Once the oil is heated, add mustard seeds and fry until fragrant.

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  • Now add the spice paste to the pot and fry until aromatic, approximately around 10 minutes. Make sure the heat is medium.

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  • Add the chicken and potatoes and stir to make sure the chicken is coated in the spice paste.

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  • Pour in the chicken stock and bring to boil.

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  • Cover the pot and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.
  • Add salt to taste and the curry is ready. Remember chicken stock will have salt also so taste before adding salt.

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Have a great day.

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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NEPALIAUSTRALIAN’s Blog Award 2015 Nominations Announced

Thank you everyone for getting behind Nepaliaustralian Blog Award 2015 and nominating your favorites blogs. So now the nomination has closed and it’s time to vote for your favorite blogs to win the title.

nepaliaustralian blog award 2015

Following are the nominations in each category.

  • Best Blog for 2015
  1. http://madh-mama.blogspot.com
  2. http://foodpleasureandhealth.com
  3. https://couragecoach.wordpress.com/
  4. http://www.indianbyserendipity.com/
  5. http://traveltalesoflife.com/
  • Best Photo Blog 2015
  1. http://retireediary.wordpress.com
  2. http://rajivchopra.me/
  3. https://lolawi.wordpress.com/
  4. http://laurazphotoblog.com/
  5. http://oilpastelsbymary.com/
  • Best Food Blog 2015
  1. http://foodpleasureandhealth.com
  2. https://dishnthekitchen.wordpress.com/
  3. http://thehungrymum.com
  4. https://calmlycookingcurry.blogspot.com.au/
  5. https://cookingfromheart.wordpress.com/
  • Best Travel Blog 2015
  1. https://lostinprettyeurope.wordpress.com/
  2. https://nikitarath.wordpress.com/
  3. https://customshouse.wordpress.com/
  4. https://irene-travelogue.com/
  5. https://journeyaroundtheglobe.com/
  • Best Fashion Blog 2015
  1. http://www.sylandsam.com/
  2. https://disasterdavis.wordpress.com/
  3. https://fashiongirlanonymous.wordpress.com/
  4. http://zaychishkastyle.com/
  • Best Personal Blog 2015
  1. http://witlessdatingafterfifty.wordpress.com
  2. http://crazychinesefamily.com/
  3. http://anewlifewandering.com/
  4. https://nepalmeromaya.wordpress.com/
  5. https://somehonestwriting.wordpress.com/
  • Most Diverse Blog 2015
  1. http://nepalikochori.com
  2. http://kenthinksaloud.wordpress.com/
  3. http://megaworthit.com/
  4. https://weourlife.wordpress.com/
  5. https://hungrydai.wordpress.com/
  • Best New Blog 2015
  1. https://calmlycookingcurry.blogspot.com.au/
  2. https://southmeetssoutheast.wordpress.com/
  3. https://disasterdavis.wordpress.com/
  4. https://onascribbledpage.wordpress.com/
  5. http://fatesclay.blogspot.com.au/

How to vote?

Please copy the following on the comment box and type 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 next to each category.

  • Best Blog for 2015
  • Best Photo Blog 2015
  • Best Food Blog 2015
  • Best Travel Blog 2015
  • Best Fashion Blog 2015
  • Best Personal Blog 2015
  • Most Diverse Blog 2015
  • Best New Blog 2015

 The rules:

  • E-mail addresses or blog addresses are required to vote.
  • One person can vote once for every category.
  • Winner will be announced in May 2016. First all of big congratulations on nomination. Please write a post in your blog about this award or reblog this post so your readers can vote for you. There are buttons at the end of this post for you to share or you can use the link below.

To all the nominees First all of big congratulations on nomination. Please write a post in your blog about this award or reblog this post so your readers can vote for you. There are buttons at the end of this post for you to share or you can use the link below. https://nepaliaustralian.com/2016/04/01/nepaliaustralians-blog-award-2015-nominations-announced-2/ Also add the image below with the link on the side bar of your blog so your readers can click there and reach this post to vote for you. nepaliaustralian blog award 2015_small You can Facebook or Tweet this post so that many people are aware about your blog and this blog award.

Good luck everyone and have a great weekend!!!

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

There is Chhori inside

I have introduced my nephew here before. He was one of the babies who I got to watch closely as he grew up. I was there when he was born, during his chhaiti, nwaran pasni and every birthday. He is going to be 4 years soon and I can’t believe how quickly he is growing up.

Meet my nephew

Meet my nephew

Now we have Chhori around so he seems even bigger in front of her.

Looking at kids, we are reminded how innocent they are.

I must be the only person around my nephew who he remembers going from no tummy to big tummy while I was pregnant. Then Chhori was born. So he got the concept that when someone’s tummy is big, Chhori comes out.

my pregnancy

In the beginning I didn’t understand what he meant when he used to point out to anyone’s tummy and said “Chhori, Chhori”.

But now I do and it is very funny. So if you have a bit of tummy no matter whether you are a man, woman, young or old, he will point to your tummy and say, “Chhori Chhori”. That means he thinks you are pregnant and Chhori will come out of that one day.

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My SIL also had to explain this to his childcare teacher as he kept on saying “Chhori” every time he saw the tummy.

Gold bless the innocence of a kids. Don’t know when we turned to be mean selfish human beings from those innocent kids.

Do share similar incidents about your kids/grandkids. I am sure there are many interesting ones out there.

Take care everyone,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO