Inspiration Within! Get Motivated with these Reads

February 20, 2017

 

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Gay Games Hong Kong 2022 Ambassador: Derek Ko

People with physical disabilities are often not well-regarded in the world due to their presumed lack of confidence and abilities. While many assume the Gay Games are only for the LGBT community- this is false! The Gay Games are a top notch multicultural sporting event that promotes equality of human rights on a platform for people from all walks of life and all abilities! Anyone can participate! We are fortunate that Derek Ko has agreed to be one of  Gay Games Hong Kong 2022 Ambassadors; with his inspirational and motivating story.

Who is Derek Ko? Read on!
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Serve up Nordic Flavor with Smoked Sea Salts from Flodins

 

New to smoked salts? Perhaps you just snagged a free promotional Nordic salt from Flodins Omega-3 pork promotion at TASTE at Festival Walk? Once you begin incorporating Flodins smoked sea salts into your recipes, we’re confident that you’ll start dreaming up endless uses- and even wonder what you ever did without them! Smoked salt adds a unique and aromatic flame-grilled touch to your dishes. The rich salinity enhances your dishes’ natural flavors, while the smoke intensifies the savory essence roused by an open flame- even if it wasn’t.

 

Here’s what you need to know:
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Easter Break Essentials

Between work, kids, relationships, and the overall busyness of life, do you ever wish there was a reset button to get you back on track when you’re feeling stretched by it all? Enough is enough. Let’s disconnect and getaway! If you’re ready like we are, take these tips from T8 Fitness to heart and take the time to recharge and invigorate your mind, and body over your Easter Holiday!

T8 Fitness brings to Hong Kong and Asia the finest in yoga, Pilates and fitness products and accessories – and many of these products are compact enough to be used while travelling! First thing to pack…..Get a grip with the new Spring ToeSox collection and experience comfort, leisure and fashion at the same time! Launched on 15th of Feb, the Spring 2017 collection is filled with bright colors, florals and mosaics allowing you to bloom in your transition from Winter to Spring!

Planning a getaway? Preparation is key- Read these Tips.

 


Serve up Nordic Flavor with Smoked Sea Salts from Flodins

February 15, 2017

 

New to smoked salts? Perhaps you just snagged a free promotional Nordic salt from Flodins Omega-3 pork promotion at TASTE at Festival Walk? Once you begin incorporating Flodins smoked sea salts into your recipes, we’re confident that you’ll start dreaming up endless uses- and even wonder what you ever did without them! Here’s what you need to know:

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Smoked salt adds a unique and aromatic flame-grilled touch to your dishes. After you first smell that smoky aroma,  you’ll want to go crazy with it; but remember that it’s still salt. Start light and taste as you go. The rich salinity enhances your dishes’ natural flavors, while the smoke intensifies the savory essence roused by an open flame- even if it wasn’t.

Here are 3 varieties you may run across:

Bamboo Jade Coarse Salt

This extraordinary salt contains bamboo leaf extract prized as a health aid in southern China for thousands of years. It is great on vegetables, Fish and seafood. It is generally used in Asian cuisine and has an Earthy flavor.

Black Lava Coarse Salt

This revered salt is used for adding depth and complexity to the finest of culinary creations. In addition to its stunning flavor, Black Lava salt is infused with activated charcoal which assists the body in removing harmful impurities, and is exceptional in essential minerals to help maintain the body’s normal functions. This scrumptious salt adds a truly unique flavor to roasted vegetables, soups, stir-fry dishes and on the barbeque.

Inka Coarse Salt

Enriched with the most essential earth elements. Inka has spent over 250 million years absorbing trace elements and minerals in the heart of the Andes Mountains. Protected from pollution and impurities, this salt is stored to maintain its purity and freshness. Inka’s subtle flavor and texture is sure to enhance sweet and savory dishes.

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So how should you use smoked salt?

  • As a dry rub for meats; like Flodins tasty and tender Omega-3 pork.
  • As a substitute for bacon crumble- Sprinkle it on deviled eggs, a salad, or in a homemade vinaigrette dressing.
  • Use it to add Savory to your Sweet: Salted Caramel anyone? Or complement the sweet and crank up the smoky by adding it to roasted peaches with bourbon syrup. Yum!
  • Make your evening Snack-tastic: Sprinkle on top of tomatoes, hard boiled eggs or watermelon.
  • In sauces and garnishes: Finish homemade BBQ sauce with a pinch or two.
  • Breakfast time: Enhance your morning eggs with a sprinkle!

Experiment and enjoy adding Nordic smoked salts to your Flodins Omega-3 pork. It contains 4 times more of the omega-3 fatty acids in comparison to regular pork meat, making it tremendously beneficial and way healthier. This tender, juicy and particularly delicious pork is easy to cook to perfection, so you can savor every single bite.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Snapchat for Business

February 15, 2017

 

With every social media channel, there are certain strategies that work best and industries that can benefit more from the use of certain social media channels than others. For all platforms, there are certain strategies that work best and industries that can benefit more from the use of certain social media channels than others. Asia’s largest and finest social media agency, Prosperity Research Digital Agency(PRDA) has a comprehensive set of solutions for all your digital needs. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat, PRDA is here to make your social media business goals happen!

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You have probably heard of Snapchat, but maybe aren’t sure what it is or how it works. Simply put: Snapchat is a mobile messaging application used to share photos or videos that only last for a brief amount of time. Snapchat is rapidly becoming a prominent social media platform; it is estimated that there are 200 million active users on Snapchat, with 400 million snaps being sent per day.

  • When a user sends a “snap” to their friends/followers, they can indicate the amount of time it will be viewable, from 1-10 seconds, before it disappears. Users can also add photos/videos to their “Snapchat Story” where the content can be viewed by all of their followers, as many times as they like, for 24 hours.

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Before you start, choose a unique name for your brand to help your followers recognize you. Also, when you add a contact number associated with your business, your customers will notice your business on Snapchat when they are adding you on this fast growing social site.

  • If you are planning to run contests and attract customers, you can also receive snaps from customers to keep your business trending upwards!

Emojis, texts, geofilters and many extra features can be used with snaps on Snapchat to make your business unique and interesting. Try giving your new customers/followers an “inside” peek of your product or business to keep the fun going while engaging (and gaining!) followers.

To find out more about where your brand stands among competitors, try PRDA’s Free Facebook Report and Competitor Analysis here.

 

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Fitness Trackers: Garmin, Polar, Sunnto, and Fitbit

February 15, 2017

 

Staying healthy and fit has become the ultimate goal of the majority of individuals who dwell in today’s modern society. There are different ways through which a person can stay fit. However, is there a way through which they can find out whether they are on the right track or not? With the introduction of fitness trackers such as Garmin, Polar, Suunto and Fitbit now they definitely can. Keeping that in mind, if you are someone who loves to stay fit then you might be looking for the best fitness accessories on a budget. In order to solve this issue; Le Luxury, a trusted online retailer, has the best deals on the best brands like Garmin, Polar, Suunto, and Fitbit!

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Before purchasing any of these fitness trackers, one needs to know what these trackers usually do. They are known for their high functionality with regards to monitoring the heart rate, tracking the number of steps and even sleep hours. The features of the fitness tracker purely depend on the individual’s need and lifestyle. One such fitness tracker is the Garmin Vivosmart HR+ that has been rated as the Fitness Tracker of the Year at the Wearable Tech Awards 2016. It offers a great mix of activity, heart rate and GPS tracking. Another amazing tracker is the Fitbit Charge 2 that is known to be one of the best general fitness trackers. It provides steps, sleep monitoring, and 24/7 heart rate monitoring.

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Ready to get your hands on these amazing fitness trackers? Then Le Luxury is the best place for you! As Le Luxury is an online retailer always has the best prices for the products it sells. Some of their fine fitness tracker items available online include the Polar A360 Fitness Tracker, Garmin Vivofit3 Fitness Activity Tracker, Fitbit Blaze Fitness Watch and Suunto Quest Heart Rate Sports Watch.

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Easter Break Essentials

February 15, 2017

 

Between work, kids, relationships, and the overall busyness of life, do you ever wish there was a reset button to get you back on track when you’re feeling stretched by it all? Enough is enough. Let’s disconnect and getaway! If you’re ready like we are, take these tips from T8 Fitness to heart and take the time to recharge and invigorate your mind, and body over your Easter Holiday! T8 Fitness brings to Hong Kong and Asia the finest in yoga, Pilates and fitness products and accessories – and many of these products are compact enough to be used while travelling! First thing to pack is your ToeSox and the Spring 2017 collection is filled with bright colors, florals and mosaics allowing you to bloom in your transition from Winter to Spring!

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Planning a getaway? Preparation is key

As soon as your tickets are purchased and days off are granted, it’s time to get organized. Make a list of essentials needed for the trip and be sure to include these essentials:

  • Sunglasses, Sunscreen and your fave Lip Gloss with SPF
  • Water Bottle
  • A Good Book (or 2!)
  • Beach Towel (doubles as a blanket for the airplane)
  • Exercise gloves and Exercise individual toe socks by ToeSox – the specially designed and patented non slip soles allow you to practice yoga anywhere without bringing a heavy yoga mat with you.
  • Theraband – incredibly versatile, they enable you to stretch and tone while on holiday….and they take up virtually no space at all!

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Ready for super comfy yet stylish Yoga or Pilates gloves, socks and sandals? Head over to the T8 Fitness website and check out the ToeSox Spring 2017 Collection. The new collection includes bold, powerful and sexy designs, so you can workout in style! Yoga and fitness trainers alike will love the bright colors, florals and mosaics as you come out of Winter and explode in Spring! The specially designed and patented grip on the soles of the products allow you to practice yoga anywhere, easily and safely…and even without the need of a mat. The Grip collection are essential to preventing sliding and slipping, helping to keep your poses and movements secure and prevent injury. Get a grip with ToeSox and enjoy stress-free fitness over your holiday getaway.

What are you waiting for? Start planning your Easter break and order your favourite pair(s) of ToeSox online- before the new collection sells out!

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Gay Games Hong Kong 2022 Ambassador: Derek Ko

February 15, 2017

 

People with physical disabilities are often not well-regarded in the world due to their presumed lack of confidence and abilities. While many assume the Gay Games are only for the LGBT community- this is false! The Gay Games are a top notch multicultural sporting event that promotes equality of human rights on a platform for people from all walks of life and all abilities! Anyone can participate! We are fortunate that Derek Ko has agreed to be one of  Gay Games Hong Kong 2022 Ambassadors; with his inspirational and motivating story.

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Who is Derek Ko? At the age of 12, Derek lost his right arm in an accident, but his life didn’t stop there. Despite his physical disability, Derek is a keen sportsman and has made it his mission to help others with disabilities. He has represented Hong Kong in the Paralympics and other sports championships. He also embarks on overseas expeditions, including mountain trekking, caving, cycling and canoeing. Derek has also been awarded the Hong Kong Humanity Award and has been recognized as Hong Kong Spirit Ambassador, Regeneration Warrior, and Outstanding Disabled Person and Hong Kong Loving Heart.

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Derek is now the Training Director of the Derek Ko Training Academy. He provides sports training and activities for people of all ages and physical abilities. He also teaches vocational skills to people with disabilities to increase their chances of employment and help boost their confidence and sense of self-worth. In his association with GGHK2022, Derek Ko has shown full support by saying that, “It means a lot to me if Hong Kong can be the first city in Asia to host the Gay Games. Hong Kong can take the lead to eradicate all forms of discrimination and promote equality”.

In addition, Hong Kong’s barrier-free environment for disabled citizens enables easier access for athletes with disabilities to participate in the Gay Games sporting events. Show your support for Gay Games Hong Kong 2022 alongside Derek and many others. Contributions very welcome!

Donate: http://www.gaygameshk2022.com/donate

 

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How to be Successful in an Orchestral Audition

February 15, 2017

 

Since the beginning, Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO) has carried on the legacy to select the best young musicians to play at international musical programs. With an eagle’s eye view, this award-winning, leading orchestra pulls out the hidden talent from thousands of youth who come for auditions and then trains them for successful orchestral performance. Continuing this legacy henceforth, AYO is determined to pick the artists who have practiced hard and are prepared for their audition and tough competition.

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To be successful in an orchestral audition, an artist should use a metronome, which helps in preparing for a winning audition. Start off slowly until you recognize all the rhythms and notes and practice with different subdivisions, and macro beats. Remember to practice with the beat- not on the down-beat. While you practice, try recording yourself. Listening to the recording you just made can be eye-opening-and since you are your biggest and finest critic, it will help you notice areas where you need to improve. For betterment in your progress, you can first listen for rhythmic accuracy, then dynamics and listen for intonation for the third time. Recording yourself is especially helpful the closer to the audition that you get, when you are more prepared and can be more specific about what needs to improve. However, the more you do it, the more you’ll improve.

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Next; play among musicians and other people who may appreciate your progress and will give you some good feedback. Lastly, have a “dress rehearsal”. Try to simulate the audition conditions you’ll be performing in. For example; wear the clothing you plan to wear on audition day, recruit a small audience to listen to you and play through the repertoire-no stopping, no talking. Practice hard, be prepared and we’ll see you at the Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO) Auditions!

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