My True Blood … ABC Drink

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Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 9.35.20 PMMy TrueBlood… ABC smoothie a Great Little Detoxifier!

1 Apple
1 Beet
1 Carrot
If you Wish add Lemon, Blend… At last Drink Up & Enjoy!

Let’s get a bit personal… about 1 year ago I was having very bad problems in regards to my period. I simply was not getting my period, around the same time I was also having a lot of back pain and funny enough due to the back pain is how I stumbled upon this little magical juice!

A holistic/masseuse and simply amazing woman who I visit for a massage told me to try “ABC juice” because she was not only giving me a massage but she was also genuinely interested in learning about my health and she suggest this juice.

I kid you not, after FOUR straight months of NOT getting my period and before that getting my period very irregularly I got my period that same week of making this juice. After that miracle I wholeheartedly believe in the magic of this juice and still make it every now and then.

These are some of the benefits she told me about the ABC Juice:

  • Helps with Period
  • Helps to better Skin quality and Acne Problems
  • Helps your digestive system
  • Cleanses you liver, pancreas, and kidney
  • Cleanses your body of toxins
  • Can seriously help you after a Hangover* 😉

*If you are wondering about the taste I seriously don’t mind it, specially if you put extra pieces of apple but is not necessary and is my period regular now, YES! 🙂

Polévka z červené řepy = Beetroot Soup!

The first soup I tried in Slovakia was Beetroot soup! It was super delicious and quite interesting as it was my first time trying it and I had never even heard of Beetroot Soup. Beetroot is said to have tons of benefits therefore this soup plus the juice will probably do magic to the human body!

If you try these please let me know in the comments! I hope it helps you as much as it has helped me.

Lastly, songs of the moment, the videos are pretty cool, interesting and Wow the “Take Me to Church” Video is just WOW incredible and sad, and mesmerizing all at once. After such video I can help to Wish that one day we will be able to accept everyone for what they are just simply human beings without all the stupid labels that are so unnecessary and only bring hatred to this world.

Kwabs – Walk

Hozier – Take Me To Church

Enjoy! 🙂

Na Zdravie to New Beginnings!

Drum Roll please!!!! ta ta ta taddadat t ta ta a da tt taaa… I have left the States and I am currently living in Europe, Slovakia to be exact!!!

It has been 31 days since my best friend Loh and I arrived in what is to be our new home for 1 year or perhaps 2! This is the BIG Change I hinted on a previous post, since April of this year Loh told me about the opportunity to work in Slovakia teaching in a private Kindergarten and I figured why not let’s apply! But I have to say the Life is quite funny because I was planning to quit my job and travel to Norway to “find myself” very cliche of me but I felt lost/numb/and lifeless ever since graduating college and Norway seem so breathtakingly beautiful plus I felt in love with the images of this magic new land and even with the language, I was so seriously set on going there that I was learning Norwegian on my own and funny enough I found a man who offer to teach me, such a strange sign that Norway was where I was meant to go. But instead of Norway I ended up in Slovakia, a country that I knew was in Europe but seriously that’s all I knew about it and a country I had never dreamed of visiting. It is quite interesting and peculiar the way life works, I really do believe the some things or maybe everything is already written for us but sometimes we alter what is written if we don’t follow the signs. I really thought all signs were leading me to Norway but I have no idea why end up in Nitra, Slovakia though I do feel very strong about the fact that I am exactly were I am meant to be right now in my life and perhaps one day I will reach Norway but for now I am exactly where I need to be. I am living “my own personal legend” as Paulo Coelho would say in “The Alchemist.”

BTW I recently read “The Alchemist for the first time and I am angry I did not read it earlier on in life but again maybe now is when I needed it most so perhaps it is the perfect timing for me to have read it, and I strongly recommend you to read it if you haven’t already because it is magnificent!

Back to Slovakia and our work… Well so far the program hasn’t been fully organized but I figured this would happen as Europeans just seem more relax about everything and even though I don’t love uncertainty it is refreshing to be in a country where people work to live rather than live to work, that is my favorite thing about all the European countries I have visited that I have noticed.

As for me so far I am beyond happy with my decision to come here even though I have had my little struggles here and there, and I miss my family like crazy I just feel way way happier about my life right at this moment. In USA after graduating college I was feeling quite numbed and now I feel alive again, I feel like blood actually runs through my veins and that is what life is about for me. To feel alive at all times because it is not enough to breathe everyday you got to feel it in your veins.

But enough with the lecture, I will talk through pictures now as I have tons LITERALLY tons!

Bratislava!

Bratislava!

Our cute Hostel in Bratislava!

Our cute Hostel in Bratislava!

The Golden Gates! Haha just kidding this are the gates of The Bratislavský hrad... Hrad means Castle!

The Golden Gates! Haha just kidding this are the gates of The Bratislavský hrad… Hrad means Castle!

 

Walking in Bratis (Bratislava)

Walking in Bratis (Bratislava)

This Cup is just sooo flipping cute!! And Coffee in Europe is just stronger, I LOVE IT!

This Cup is just sooo flipping cute!! And Coffee in Europe is just stronger, I LOVE IT!

Normal Picture of our backyard!

GoPro View of a Foggy Day in our backyard!

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My Bestie Loh, Lee another teacher who lives with us, and Me!

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Pictures don’t do justice to this amazing view.

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A little Beer with Lee and a Shameless Bathroom Selfie before a Night Out!

Food!  1.Bryndzové halušky 2.Tomato Soup 3.My Favorite Grilled Veggies & Mash Potatoes 4. Yummy Salad with Lox on a bread Bowl. 5.Ham, Cheese, Corn & Mushroom Pizza! 6.My Favorite/easiest Dinner... eggs, cucumber, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, & a pinch of salt!

Food!
1.Bryndzové halušky
2.Tomato Soup
3.My Favorite Grilled Veggies & Mash Potatoes
4. Yummy Salad with Lox on a bread Bowl.
5.Ham, Cheese, Corn & Mushroom Pizza!
6.My Favorite/easiest Dinner… eggs, cucumber, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, & a pinch of salt!

 

Nature is so mesmerizing!!!

Nature is so mesmerizing!!!

Lovie Longboarding in Zobor

Lovie Longboarding in Zobor

More amazing views & mega selfie with our little Slovak Family! :) <3

More amazing views & mega selfie with our little Slovak Family! 🙂 <3

Girls Night with new Slovensky Friends!

Girls Night with new Slovensky Friends!

Waiting for Romeo hahaha

Waiting for Romeo hahaha

Awwww Nature!

Awwww Nature!

Lovie & Me! So happy & blessed that we get to come in this adventure together!

Lovie & Me! So happy & blessed that we get to come in this adventure together!

Futbal Game, thanks to our Awesome Landlord Vlado who brought us to see the game! :)

Futbal Game, thanks to our Awesome Landlord Vlado who brought us to see the game! :)

Lovie aka my New Model! Waiting for her Romeo hehe

Lovie aka my New Model! Waiting for her Romeo hehe

Just love how stunning these Colors are!

Just love how stunning these Colors are!

Having some Pivo (Beer) alone!  Coffee, just love the coffee here!  Shots of Gold Tequila with Cinamon and Orange, a first for me and they were delish!  A Alcohol Breathalyzer at the Bar, interesting & smart!

Having some Pivo (Beer) alone!
Coffee, just love the coffee here!
Shots of Gold Tequila with Cinamon and Orange, a first for me and they were delish!
A Alcohol Breathalyzer at the Bar, interesting & smart!

I like the street signs in the places I have been in Europe!

I Love Funky Street Signs!

 

Having Lunch with a View

Having Lunch with a View

Na Zdravie!

Na Zdravie!

And lastly the songs of the moment!

ZUZANA SMATANOVÁ A ADAM ĎURICA – MIESTA

*Loving Slovak music, this one is my favorite!

Enrique Iglesias – Bailando (Español) ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona 

*Love this song & the video was recorded in my home country! 🙂

Peter Cmorik – Mam pocit I love Peter! Probably my favorite Slovak Singer!

OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself

*This songs, is one of those songs that are just so perfect, just LOVE IT LOVE IT!

Foreigner – ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’

*Hahaha this is song, what can I say, is just funny & perfect! An oldie but Goodie!

Carolina Wallace · Infinity / Wicked game (Mashup cover) 

*One of those songs that simply hypnotizes you!

Hope you are having a Lovely Monday! 🙂

NYC Trip – Finally!

During Summer my best friend Loh & Me decided to take a NYC trip, we have both already visit NYC but we figured it will be a little nice to take a trip and really enjoy the city. 3 of my favorite things from this trip was trying Couchsurfing for the first time! Meeting new amazing people who made me laugh harder than I had laugh in a very very long time! And discovering a little Island I had never heard of which is right in NYC!

Lets talk through pictures now!

Lovie, Me, & the lady who photobomb Lovie haha

Lovie, Me, & the lady who photobomb Lovie hahaWe are both wearing Sunglasses from an awesome vintage store called Flying A!

Roosevelt Island - How cool is this little Island!? Beyond peaceful there too, is like having NY & the peace of the Countryside all in one!

Roosevelt Island – How cool is this little Island!? Beyond peaceful there too, is like having NY & the peace of the Countryside all in one!

Walking to take the train to NYC or you can also take The Tram - The Roosevelt Island Tramway is an aerial tramway in New York City that spans the East River and connects Roosevelt Island to Manhattan! AWESOME views!

Walking to take the train to NYC or you can also take The Tram – The Roosevelt Island Tramway is an aerial tramway in New York City that spans the East River and connects Roosevelt Island to Manhattan! AWESOME views!

Amazing Bridge view & Friends hanging in the little park in Roosevelt Island. Love it! #Parklife

Amazing Bridge view & Friends hanging in the little park in Roosevelt Island. Love it! #Parklife

The Cutest Apartment - thank you Evan for giving me an Awesome First Couchsurfing Experience

The Cutest Apartment – thank you Evan for giving me an Awesome First Couchsurfing Experience… Not the best picture but I didn’t want to intrude too much, it was nice enough that we got to stay at his place completely free!

With Our Awesome Host - Evan!

With Our Awesome Host – Evan!

Some Street Art of Course!

Some Street Art!

Some Bathroom Art! I LOVE bathroom art or any type of bathroom silliness that catches my eye!

Some Bathroom Art! I LOVE bathroom art or any type of bathroom silliness that catches my eye!

We had to check the a museum so to the Metropolitan Museum of Art we went! This place is huge so definitely you need a lot of hours or a few visits to cover the whole thing.

We had to check a museum so to the Metropolitan Museum of Art we went! This place is huge so definitely you need a lot of hours or a few visits to cover the entire place.

When on Vacation... one thing is certain you will eat, eat, drink, eat, and then eat and drink again!That's me on the corner trying Escargot for the first time- LOVE IT! Don't let the disgusted face fool you is just a little joke.

When on Vacation… one thing is certain you will eat, eat, drink, eat, and then eat and drink again!
That’s me on the corner trying Escargot for the first time- LOVE IT! Don’t let the disgusted face fool you is just a little joke. Bistro Les Amis!

We went to Ana Carolina's Concert - a famous Brazilian singer, she was unbelievable, so happy we went to see her! BTW I have an fascination with Brazilian culture, people, language!

We went to Ana Carolina’s Concert – a famous Brazilian singer, she was unbelievable, so happy we went to see her! BTW I have a fascination with Brazilian culture, people, language, simply love them!

Some where in Brooklyn - here we went to a Couchsurfing "meeting" aka we met some cool couchsurfers & got tipsy!

After the Concert we went Clubbing!

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Some where in Brooklyn – here we went to a Couchsurfing “meeting” aka we met some cool couchsurfers & got tipsy!

For Chocolate Lovers!

For Chocolate Lovers!

Really Beautiful Place - MarieBelle @484 Broome St.

Really Beautiful Place – MarieBelle @484 Broome St.

Chocolate Galore!!! inside MarieBelle

Chocolate Galore!!! inside MarieBelle

Last Day- we had a picnic in Roosevelt Island! #Parklife

Last Day- we had a picnic in Roosevelt Island! #Parklife

Had to leave my mark in NYC hahaha

Had to leave my mark in NYC hahaha

Enjoy your Sunday! Or Happy Monday! 🙂

Mi Quisqueya La Bella

Xmas Downtown Boston '13

Xmas Downtown Boston ’13

Damn I miss DR… today I am feeling beyond nostalgic for my little island, for the grandiose Christmas spirit such a tiny island can have. It is Christmas Eve and I am sitting at my desk working a half-day, if I was in DR I do be at the market picking up grapes, apples, and Telera (very famous bread Dominican’s eat around Christmas time). Growing up in DR I remember Christmas was such an extra special occasion, even when I didn’t get to spend it with my father, mother or brother Christmas was still very special to me. Is funny but even something like eating apples & grapes was extremely special because I would only get to eat them around Christmas time, here in the USA apples and grapes are super abundant all year-round therefore it is no longer a thing I wait anxiously for. Is funny how not having things at the tips of your hands really makes you appreciate it them so much more.

One fun thing I remember is the “Aguinaldos” this is very strange but super cool, you get together with your friends and neighbors and go around houses singing Christmas songs with a drum, guira, and acordeon. Usually you are given ginger tea, coffee, cookies, hot chocolate, or any other little treat when you get to the houses or also one house could be assigned to have sort of “the last stop” and this is where everyone gathers to have jengibre-ginger tea! This ginger tea is super famous around Christmas time in DR.

I remember having very simple Christmas trees in DR… I will cut a branch, paint it white, decorate it and voilà there is my Dominican Christmas Tree! Once I decorated the tree with this gummy candy that comes in separate wrappers, aslo another thing you don’t get to have all the time is just sort more famous around Christmas over there. Also I never received gift on Christmas morning usually my gift will come on the 6 of January by the Three Kings and not Santa. We usually have a few Secret Santas, in school, with close friends, and family. Another cool thing is Fireworks! Yes! We have Fireworks on Christmas Eve!

These little traditions and things is what I miss so much around this time of year.  I think what the problem is that I feel like I no longer have a set tradition, I no longer fully have a full on Dominican Christmas or a full on American Christmas. But don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy Christmas here too but sometimes I just can’t help to feel nostalgic of the feeling that Christmas was to me growing up in DR. But I am thankful and blessed to be able to share my new Christmas with the part of my family I didn’t get to celebrate with growing up and that’s a bright side! Another great thing I do really like of the “American” traditions are the whole sitting down to watch Christmas movies and baking cookies as I didn’t have this growing up.

I wish you all an exceptionally awesome Navidad anywhere in the World that you may be.

*Quisqueya is Dominican Republic – name the local’s use sometimes.

My Favorite English Christmas SongSarah McLachlanHappy Xmas

My Favortie Spanish Christmas Song is – Alegre Vengo de La Montaña

Merry Christmas!!! 🙂

 

THE HOLIDAYS – COOKIES

People need to cut it out with the Christmas cookies DAMN IT hahaha … No but seriously I have ate so many cookies lately and I found this video which is pretty hilarious about the whole #HolidaysCookiesProblem if we can call it that. There is cookies or some type of sweets everywhere I turn at work making it super hard to resist.

P.S. Clearly complaining about too much cookies is a #FirstWorldProblems

Glamour presents: SRSLY, IT’S THE HOLIDAYS: COOKIES from SRSLY. on Vimeo.

Indoor Piquenique … Indoor Picnic…

Indoor Picnic!

Indoor Picnic!

Oh my little baby Blog is been a while… Life happens… so here we go…

Let’s talk about “Indoor Picnic!”… As much as I love “Parklife” sometimes that weather is just not suitable for the occasion. But are we gonna let that stop us? Are we? Nooooo!!! Haha I am crazy but hey the crazies have more fun so is okay! When the weather doesn’t cooperate with our plans we bring the picnic indoors! If you have the space I say go all out and put a blanket on the floor, I live in a small place so the floor is not much of an option but I still managed, so I set the picnic in a small table. We laughed, we ate, we drank, and we simply had a good time regardless of the snow and cold weather outside. Sometimes we can’t just let life get away with things we have no control of, unless we are biffles with ‘Mother-Nature’ but we can certainly outsmart it and try our own new ways, sometimes it will work other times it won’t but at least we try!

Little fun fact – the super yellow cheese on the pic is from my lovely island Dominican Republic and is one of my favorite cheeses, is called Queso Geo! Queso means Cheese!

Of course I could not finish a blog post without giving you a song of the day, so here it is Endeløs by Danish singer Ramus Walter… Endeløs means Endless. HERE enjoy! 🙂

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Today I tried “Hot Chocolate with Blueberry Flavor” and it was pretty tasty! I was skeptical because the combination didn’t really sound appealing to me at first but sometimes I just enjoying trying new things in the name of search! How else are we suppose to discover new things and new “Likes” if we don’t try! Next time you are out there in the world try something new, experiment, explore! Sometimes you will be disappointed but somethings you may just be blown off your feet but you won’t know unless you try!

Hot Chocolate with Blueberry Flavor! Yumm Yumm

Hot Chocolate with Blueberry Flavor! Yumm Yumm

I also stopped in a little store and bought these 2 hair ties which I guess are called Seamless Hair Ties. I kept seen them in magazines and blogs and just wanted to know for myself what is the “big” deal with these. Not sure yet but they sure are cute!

Seamless Hair Ties

Seamless Hair Ties

Bye Bye Long Weekend…

I want to cry, ugggh so sad that tomorrow is back to reality aka work… There is nothing like a long weekend, unfortunately they go by sooo fast is sad but the world must run its course… But anyways to end our long weekend we had our favorite – Froyo! Frozen Yogurt whatever you want to call it, is delicious and I certainly urge everyone to try it if you haven’t yet is addicting… Here is my favortie Froyo place, perfect way to end a long weekend and also a good all romance/drama movie, we watched Safe Heaven and of course like most Nicholas Sparks movies is great! Also Happy Labor Day!

@SweetSpot - Froyo Time is the Best Time!!!

@SweetSpot – Froyo Time is the Best Time!!!

Here is an awesome & powerful song to start off your week or continued your week in good vibes! Enjoy – HERE (Brave by Sara Bareilles)

Nighty Night!

-Dani