The very idea of a low carb high fat (LCHF) diet, often called the keto diet, is the stuff of most Singaporeans' nightmares. If you ever let slip that you're on this diet, best be prepared for critiques like, "How to lose weight when it's HIGH fat?" and "You need carbs to live!" But dealing with concern-trolling family members/colleagues is only the second hardest thing about doing the keto diet in Singapore. The number one hardest thing is going LCHF on a budget. Try swapping your $3 char kway teow for $15 protein bowls at that trendy CBD salad place for a month, and you'll be feeling lean in more ways than one. Obligatory disclaimer: Obviously, MoneySmart isn't a fitness or medical advice website. I'm not going to extol the virtues of the diet, nor will I disparage it. Whatever your reasons are for wanting to go on a LCHF diet, here's how you can do it without going broke. WHAT IS A LCHF/KETO DIET? AND WHAT'S THE POINT? A low carb high fat diet is one that restricts the amount of … [Read more...] about Keto diet in Singapore: How to go low carb, high fat on a budget
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Manny Pacquiao’s next foe is Keith Thurman on July 20 Abac Cordero (The Philippine Star) - May 13, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — There’s no easy fight when you’re Manny Pacquiao, who at 40 is a world champion being ranged against younger, hungrier opponents. On July 20, the Filipino icon returns to the ring to face fellow WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman of Clearwater, Florida. Pacquiao, an incumbent senator, is 61-7-2 with 39 knockouts while Thurman is undefeated at 29-0 with 22 KOs. The fight, which took weeks to make, was announced yesterday by PBC (Premier Boxing Champions), which promotes both fighters. There’s no venue yet although it’s likely to be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas – boxing’s epicenter. Pacquiao confirmed the fight on his Instagram account yesterday, saying, “The summer just got a little hotter!” A quick press tour is scheduled on … [Read more...] about Manny Pacquiao’s next foe is Keith Thurman on July 20
WATCH: Where is the best lechon in Cebu? Rosette Adel (Philstar.com) - April 30, 2019 - 9:29pm MANILA, Philippines— Cebuanos are often asked where to get a good lechon or roasted suckling pig as it is one of the city’s most popular delicacies. The dish is not just known in Cebu but is also a staple in Filipino celebrations. In 2018, late celebrity chef and award-winning host Anthony Bourdain praised the lechon for its exceptional taste. “The best pig, ever!” he was quoted as saying. The Cebu lechon was also recently featured in Netflix’s original series “Street Food.” The show highlighted the lechon of Leslie Enjambre in Talisay. Her family’s lechon business started in the 1940s and was dubbed as the best in the city. READ: Who’s who: Cebuano chefs featured in ‘Street Food’ Cebuano food writer Jude Bacalso and Chef Myke Tatung Sarthou, who were part of … [Read more...] about WATCH: Where is the best lechon in Cebu?
The classes and the learning are fun, and the settings can be spectacular. Spend five days learning to sail including overnighting on a yacht earning an internationally recognized competent crew classification. Or spend a few days under water earning a scuba license from PADI. Learning to cook Thai cuisine can be fun and a great skill to take home. Thai massage skills will put you in high demand when you go home, too. Or for something totally different, be the first one in your town to learn how to be a mahout, an elephant trainer. Or learn to rock climb on the spectacular beachside cliffs in Krabi. For a longer commitment, several Thai universities, including the kingdom’s oldest - Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, offer semester courses or semester exchange programs, and even degree programs taught in English. But for a short stay, you can learn for a day, a week or a month. Thai food is appreciated the world over, and the secrets of Thai cuisine are a very … [Read more...] about Learn and have fun on a Thai “school holiday”
By Lesley-Anne Scorgie Personal Finance Columnist Sun., April 28, 2019 Since finding out my fiancé and I were expecting a baby boy this coming summer, we’ve pivoted our wedding, stag/stagette and shower plans into baby plans. The wedding, and peripheral celebrations will wait until the summer of 2020. And, because of the volume of major life events happening to me at the moment, I’ve become a pro at understanding the financial etiquette involved with becoming a bride, or groom, or parent. It boils down to being financially considerate and not offending people. Gift registries Making a gift registry for your wedding or baby shower isn’t greedy. It’s helpful for guests to know that what they’re giving you is what you actually want. The rules to follow when building a registry are to be registered at least two places where both in-store and online purchases can be made, add a large variety of differently priced items, and … [Read more...] about What friends, family should spend on a baby or wedding gift