Strengthen your Yoga Practice and Run Faster + Farther with these Tips

April 28, 2017


Strengthen Your Practice with A Day With Fe

Yoga is not only about poses. It is actually more about being comfortable and confident in your own skin. And, to be comfortable you need comfortable clothing. Fret not, A Day with Fe is here to help! This aesthetic brand offers stylish and comfortable active wear, perfect for yoga, lunch with the girls, and everywhere life takes you. A Day with Fe delivers that exceptional mindfulness mantra that will make your body move with flexibility and easiness you’ve never imagined!

Practicing yoga can seemingly become difficult when you first try tweaking it into your busy routine. But it’s never too late to strengthen your practice to the core.

Here’s how you can incorporate yoga practice in your daily life:

Fresh Hair: Organic Dry Shampoo

There’s nothing worse than getting a beautiful blowout and having to wash it out the next day because of a greasy scalp. What shall be done? Is there any way to keep the picture-perfect hair fresh and bouncy all day long? Let us be thankful that ‘dry shampoo’ exists as the ultimate hair savior! With dozens of benefits, dry shampoo saves hair from washing -and ruining- delicately styled hair as well as saving time in the morning when you’re getting ready for school or the office. Gourmet Skin Bar, Hong Kong’s supreme luxury beauty boutique, offers such originally crafted organic and 100% pure beauty and bath products within your reach.

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Pilates for Running Faster and Farther with Less Risk of Injury.

Whether you’re a competitive runner or weekend jogger trying to shed a few pounds, there’s no doubt that running is an easy way to keep in great cardiovascular shape. But your body can take a beating from running if you are not careful, this is something that Pilates can help with! Pilates exercises create a stronger, more flexible spine and core, helping you to transfer forces through your body more efficiently.  Another huge benefit is that it both reduces the risk of and promotes faster recovery from strains or injuries. The majority of runners injure themselves out of running- learn how to run effectively and efficiently at a leading Pilates instruction and training center, like Iso Fit. Training at Iso Fit keeps both experienced athletes and beginners healthy, fit and happy.

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New Polestar Running Course in Singapore – Runity

Polestar Pilates is the world-renown provider of Pilates Education that has produced top-notch Pilates teachers around the world. Every training session stems from the notion of impacting the world via an intellectual moving force with the nourishment of awareness of self and society. Polestar Pilates Asia offers training in the main urban centers throughout Asia at their Host Centres; fully operational and well equipped Pilates facilities owned and managed by experienced professionals. Polestar is a huge fan of Runity and their Painless Running courses for runners of all levels. Polestar Host Site, Focus Pilates, in Singapore will be the first centre in Asia to host a Runity Course!

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Using Social Media to Grow Your Business

April 26, 2017


Looking to increase your brand’s reach on social media? Social media is one of the most cost-effective ways to connect those internet users with your business. To make your business communication more effective, count on Prosperity Research Digital Agency (PRDA). With more than a decade’s experience, Asia’s leading social media agency provides so many digital solutions no other social media agency can offer. This way, you can just catapult yourself to success by optimizing and spreading the word with PRDA! Read on for a few tips to ensure your business is using social media effectively:

Business Presence on Popular Search Engines

At a bare minimum, you need to make sure that your business has a presence on Google and Facebook. If your business has been around a while, it may already have a listing on Google, but you need to claim that listing and ensure it has correct and relevant information.


Ensure your Social Media Presence is Diverse

There is a real advantage to having a social media presence on several different platforms. Different sites can feed into each other, and each have their own unique advantages. For example; creating a YouTube page and posting a few videos is an easy way to boost your search ranking.

Schedule Your Postings

Reaching larger target audience on social media requires time management for your posts. Timing depends upon the type of social media site you’re using, as every social site has a different ‘best times’ for posting. Always schedule your posts for peak hours- this is something PRDA can manage for you!


A Helping Hand

Managing social media takes time and expertise, especially when your business is looking to maintain a presence across multiple sites. Some businesses delegate the maintenance of social media pages to someone already working in the office, but this often results in inconsistent quality. Personal experience with social media is useful, but an assistant with a Facebook page is not usually equipped to project a professional image for your brand. However, the social media experts at  Prosperity Research Digital Agency (PRDA) can always be availed for such service. Try their Free Facebook Report and Competitor Analysis here and let them help your brand succeed!


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Healthy Gastronomy: Using Rapeseed Oil for Cookery

April 26, 2017



The popularity of rapeseed oil in cookery has surged since 2008 when it was discovered that it has amazing health benefits. This also explains why premium meat producer Flodins, dedicated to providing their customers with healthy foods, have found that carefully enriching pigs’ diets with Brassica napus seed(Rapeseed) improves the texture and flavour of the pork, as well as enhancing the level of Omega-3. Rapeseed oil is drawn from the black seeds of the rapeseed plant, a member of the brassica family. Read on to learn more about using Rapeseed Oil in your meals and it’s many health benefits.

Rape oil into glass bottle, blossoming rape field


Rapeseed Oil itself has a longer shelf life as compared to other cooking oils hence being very economical and healthy. Just make sure that it is properly stored in a dry place, shielded away from the sun. Cold rapeseed oil can be used as dressing for your salad- simply drizzle on with a high quality vinegar. When it is to be used for frying healthy, delicious meat or pork, then rapeseed oil has to be heated.


Rapeseed oil has many  health benefits, including the following:

  • It is high in the essential fatty acids omegas 3, 6, and 9.
  • Its omega 3 level is 10 times that of olive oil- these are very proactive when it comes to keeping cholesterol in check.
  • It has the lowest saturated fat levels of any oil, half that of olive oil.
  • It is an excellent source of vitamins E and K.
  • It has virtually no trans-fats.
  • It has no artificial preservatives.
  • It is not genetically modified.

These health benefits are accessible to almost everyone since rapeseed oil fits well into a vegetarian, kosher, halal, or gluten-free diet.


The high quality fat in Flodins Omega-3 Pork is distributed throughout the meat, which makes it more tender, tasty and full of the mouth-watering juices that every professional chef or home cook aims to bring to the table. Both quick to prepare, and with a better flavor and texture- it’s no surprise that many top Nordic chefs choose Omega-3 pork for their menus! Home cooks in Hong Kong can now also prepare amazingly delicious dinners for their families with Flodins award-winning Omega-3 Pork- it’s available at ParkNShop FUSION Supermarkets (Discovery Bay, Parkview) and TASTE Supermarkets (Festival Walk, Stanley Plaza and Hopewell Center).


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Just Get Up and Dance!

April 26, 2017


Everyone loves to dance! People were shaking their stuff on the dance floor long before YouTube launched Gangnam Style and the Harlem Shake. Dancing is a skill; an art rather than just tapping your feet on the ground and clapping around. Dancing brings people close and helps them forget the world around them.  Committed to including the sports you love, DanceSport will be one of the sporting events at Gay Games Hong Kong 2022. Everybody is capable of moving to music. And dance breaks all barriers of race, gender, sexual orientation, and age.

Not everyone realizes that dancing has been a sport since the early 20th century. It was Camille de Rhynal, a French businessman, and other magnificent dancers who initiated dance contests in place of the traditional ballroom dances. In 1907, the first international Tango tournament was held in Nice, France and later followed in Germany and England. ‘DanceSport’ was the term coined by the World DanceSport Federation in 1980s.  As a sport, dance delivers all the physical requirements of a sport, and also incorporates unique artistic attributes. DanceSport is a balance of “Art and Athleticism”- most similarly seen in Ballet. Moreover, it represents the comprehensive image of an activity that remains within the reach of every individual- crossing all barriers.

No matter who you are, DanceSport is for you! One of the sporting events at Gay Games Hong Kong 2022, Dance Sport events will be sanctioned by IFSSDA (International Federation of Same- Sex Dance Association) and Asian Dance Sport Federation (ADSF). Planned event venue will be located at Queen Elizabeth Stadium Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island.

Gay Games Hong Kong 2022 will be an empowering experience for all – anyone can participate- regardless of ability, age, sexual orientation, race, gender, nationality, political or religious beliefs, ethnic origins, or HIV status- and let their passion for sports bloom without fear of being judged or stigmatized. Show your support by following #GGHK2022 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.



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Fashion + Fitness, Music, Chocolate and Swarovski Sparkles Within!

April 21, 2017


Tavi Noir: Where Fashion Meets Fitness

Workout a little stale? Boring? Many people stop their fitness programme because of lack of interest- it’s important to love your workout and your workout apparel! Style is an external reflection of our personality. There’s no need to suppress it or compromise it just because you are getting sweaty during a workout. That’s why T8 Fitness offers a diverse range of equipment and accessories that meet both your fashion and function needs.  When you feel good about the way you look you have more confidence in what you do. So, express yourself through fashion during your fitness routine to make the workout more fun and enjoyable with T8 Fitness’s new Grip Socks brand- Tavi Noir.

If you’re looking for superior functionality, deluxe fit, high detailing and comfortable wear, then click here to read more!

Help AYOHK Transform Lives Through the Power of Music

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything – Plato

Since the beginning of time, man has used many languages for communication, one of which is music coming from euphonious trills of musical instruments. Considering music is a multifaceted dimension, one can lift himself up above the clouds and experience heavenly bliss. However, the musical heritage has been preserved with great care for centuries and in doing so, the Asian Youth Orchestra (AYOHK) has played a pivotal role. Not only has it strived to become the leading orchestra around the globe but also, has transformed the lives of Asian youth with the power vested in classical music.

Every contribution is welcome! Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Enjoy Chocolate, Savour Mindfulness

It’s widely known that your mood can trigger food cravings, cause you to overeat or kill your appetite entirely. But the opposite also holds true in that the food you eat can make or break your mood. One of these foods is very well known around the world; chocolate. Chocolate has a host of good-for-you benefits; including being loaded with high antioxidants, Vitamin C, magnesium and chromium, counteraction of depression and stress, longevity, prevention of diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases. Yes, that’s true! It all comes down to choosing the right chocolate to enjoy. Choose good quality, organic and ethically produced chocolate- such as Goodio Chocolates, recently brought from Helsinki to Hong Kong by Food Linkers.

Chocolate is best enjoyed when eaten mindfully. Yes, you can have a mindful experience while munching on some good chocolate squares! Click here to learn how.

Must-See Swarovski Beauty and the Beast Figurines for Disney Fans

With the recent release of the new live-action Disney film “Beauty and the Beast”, these keepsake Authentic Belle Swarovski Crystal and the accompanying Enchanted Rose are flying off the shelves! Good news, you can find them and many more Disney Princesses and other characters, as well as adorable animals and other Swarovski collectibles at Le Luxury!  Le Luxury is an online store where you can find the perfect gift for any occasion for your loved ones.

Click here to learn more about their current Beauty and the Beast and other Disney figurines!


Boost Your LinkedIn Profile with These Tips

April 19, 2017


You only get one chance to make a good first impression- so it’s  important to have a well-presented and well-expressed profile that catches the eye. To plan success for your business and guide you clearly through the social media design, Prosperity Research Digital Agency (PRDA), may be the pivoting point for you! As the leading social media agency in Asia, they provide services such as SEM, SEO, Social CRM, Risk Management, Lead Generation and much more.

Here are some tips to make your LinkedIn profile stand among others and get selected:

  • A Professional Photo

Although it’s not compulsory to smile in your display photo, it can make your profile attractive and approachable. Adding a nice photo from a recent event with happy face(s) can get your profile noticed!

  • A Meaningful Headline

In many ways, the profile’s headline is its most important element, because it’s the one piece of information, other than your photo and current position, that shows up on LinkedIn searches.


  • Treating Career History Like a Mini Resume

LinkedIn is a professional website to build connections, so add your work and career history. These is no need to stress over formatting like on a resume, and as this is a public profile- be smart about which details are shared and which are better left private)or discussed 1-1 later)

  • Your Connections

Whether you know them or not, building up connections is what keeps your professional reputation alive. It’s important to share mutual interests with the people you connect.

  • Education Matters

Enlisting your educational qualification can help throw the ball in your court! Sometimes recruiters search for candidates via degree title and relative educational information.

  • Endorsements and Recommendations

Endorsement makes it possible for hirers to get an idea of candidate’s’ skills while recommendations carry more weight with recruiters.


Prosperity Research Digital Agency (PRDA)’s proven data driven process delivers predictable results driven by organic, real people action. Contact PRDA now to grow your business!

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Write Your Success Story with Schneider One’s Innovative Rollerball Series

April 19, 2017


“The most noble and honorable task we have in our life is the upbringing of the next generation.“

There’s no arguing that laptops, tablets and smartphones enable us to communicate quickly and effectively. Surprisingly to some, studies show that the majority of business professionals still use handwritten notes in addition to digital media. One may conclude that by integrating handwritten notes with digital communication, workflow and overall productivity increases dramatically. Think to-do lists. One of the best innovative writing tools used by successful writers and professionals is the Schneider One Innovative rollerball series. You can find them in Hong Kong at Planethome (Bed & Bath) Ltd in Tsim Sha Tsui or you can always visit Le Luxury’s online store on eBay to buy these exclusive, high-quality pens at very affordable rates.

Handwriting also has benefits for the writer.  Researchers believe that the simple act of constructing the letters and forming words and symbols on paper increases our ability to recall information. Whether or not composition on a digital device has similar benefits is an open question. With every word written, the rollerball series by Schneider One is specially concocted for smooth precision, writing comfort, and premium sustainability for everyday use and is suitable for a variety of handwriting styles at any situation. The best one available in the market are from Schneider, a Germany-based company that is now offering a new and improved miracle rollerball pen delivers a completely different writing sensation due to the juicy flowing ink.

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The Schneider Rollerball Series also incorporates unique characteristics of One Hybrid by combining indestructible steel with durable flexible plastic. The ingenious Liquid-Ink-System fitted within equalizes the pressure during writing, prevents leakage and lets you utilize the ink till the last drop of it. Clever, isn’t it? What’s even cleverer is that all the colors of Schneider One rollerball series are waterproof and won’t dry out for 2-3 days when left open! In addition, this beautifully crafted writing instrument has a high quality metal clip that follows the classical example of a fountain pen. Ready to snag one for yourself? Then head on over to Planet home (Bed & Bath) Ltd in Tsim Sha Tsui or stop by  Le Luxury’s online store on eBay now!

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How to Make Crispy Pork Belly – It’s Easier than You Think

April 19, 2017



Even if you don’t have much experience in cooking and especially in meat recipes, this crispy pork belly recipe is ideal for you. With careful attention to the preparation, this recipe will make you popular amongst your friends and family. The key for every successful recipe is always to start with the best ingredients, therefore, make sure you choose a nice tender pork meat from Flodins. Flodins award-winning Omega-3 Pork is available at FUSION Supermarkets (Discovery Bay, Parkview) and TASTE Supermarkets (Festival Walk, Stanley Plaza and Hopewell Center). Read on- this Crispy Pork Belly method ensures a bubbly, honeycomb-esque layer of crispy goodness every single time!


In order to get the desired crisp on your pork belly, the first step is to create “one thousand holes” in the skin so that the fat will render. (You don’t need to really do one thousand—”a lot” will do.)

Next it’s time to give your pork a dry run- as dry skin crisps better than moist skin. Start by rubbing equal parts baking soda and salt into the skin—this will draw out moisture and set you up for success.

Now it’s time to give the meat a rest and let it dry overnight. After it’s rested for at least 8 hours, rinse well to remove the baking soda and salt.


Season and Cook

After rinsing, transfer your Flodins’ pork belly to a sheet pan topped with a wire rack.  Apply your seasoning to the meat side of the strip, leaving the skin bare. A delicious combo of Asian-inspired flavors are honey, lemon juice, Chinese five spice blend, and salt.


Put the pork in the oven at 350 F or 180 C for an hour and a half. After that, raise the temperature as high as your oven allows you to. Pay attention now, because you don’t want to overcook it. You’ll know the belly’s ready when the skin puffs and is super crispy, which will happen fairly quickly after raising the heat.

Roasted Omega-3 Pork Belly Danish Style

by Chef Jaakko Sorsa at Gourmet Master Chefs Competition



If you follow the above instructions and select a fine piece of Flodins premium pork, your recipe will become a favorite tradition among your family and friends.  And Flodins pork is extremely heart-healthy too! Containing 4 times more omega-3 fatty acids in comparison to regular pork meat, makes it tremendously beneficial and way healthier for your loved ones. Bon Appetit!


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Thousands Marched for Equality in Hong Kong Pride Parade

April 19, 2017


In spite of pouring rain, 6,800 advocates, diplomats, academics and supporters participated in the 8th annual Pride Parade last November to call for antidiscrimination laws in favor of the LGBT in Hong Kong. With their rainbow flags in hand, everyone showed their support for the rights and freedoms of the LGBT+ community.  Hosting the 2022 Gay Games is a big chance for all of Hong Kong to show its pride at the international sporting and cultural event for all!

The purpose of the parade was to urge the government to begin a public consultation and enact legislation to cover sexual orientation and gender identity issues. Hong Kong’s current discrimination legislation only covers race, sex, disability and family status. At the parade supporters wore green as an indicator that they accepted the status of LGBT community in Hong Kong. Meaning they approved adding the sexual orientation discrimination ordinance and emphasized it to be a part of the legislation.

Queennie Wong, a local social worker, stated “In Hong Kong, there’s not enough protection for the LGBT community. We still face a lot of discrimination- Marriage is not legal, there are few unisex toilets, and we can’t enjoy the same rights within a relationship.”

Others at the parade are quoted as saying:

“Lots of people fear coming out because that might damage their career. To have legislation is a way of influencing and pushing for a change in mentalities,” and that “both laws and greater education on LGBT issues for the population at large are needed.”

Many LGBT community members fear that revealing their sexual orientation might inflict harm on their career too.  To end such discrimination and misunderstanding, ignorance to the rights of LGBT must, therefore, be eradicated.

Hosting the Gay Games in Hong Kong for the first time, will be a never-to-be-forgotten experience to for participants. Where people strive for their personal best and feel the inclusiveness of joining sports as well as attending artistic and cultural events together with more than 15,000 participants of the LGBT+ community! It’s also hoped it will become a stepping stone towards finally legalizing LGBT relationships and marriages in Hong Kong.



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Health Benefits of Music

April 19, 2017


“Music in itself is healing, it’s an explosive expression of humanity we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” -Billy Joel

Music can connect us with moments of joy, sadness or any number of emotional moments, memories and reactions. This intense connection has deep roots in human mind, which not only brings back certain memories, but also affects the general health of an individual in a positive manner. No one understands these moments more than dedicated musicians- including the Asian Youth Orchestra (AYOHK) with whom the idea of music eliciting emotion is engraved in its essence as they work to improve the overall life quality of young musicians around Asia.

While music is often associated with entertainment, it is certainly more than fun. Here are some of the health benefits music can provide:

Music – woman wearing headphones listening to music with music notes drawn on black blackboard texture background. Serene relaxing beautiful young multiracial Asian Caucasian girl enjoying music.

  • Reduce Pain and Anxiety: Scientific research has claimed that music can actually ease pain. While the exact mechanisms remain unclear, many researchers believe one reason is because listening to music triggers the release of opioids in the brain, the body’s natural pain relievers.
  • Stress Relief: When feeling stressed, you may find listening to your favorite music makes you feel better – and there are numerous studies that support this effect. Listening to your preferred music can make you feel better because the rhythms of music synchronize with your internal beats and pulses to imply a calmer effect. Moreover, it also depends upon what sort of music you’re listening to as stimulating music elevates your body mechanism, while a slower, more relaxing rhythm lowers it.


Bonus Tip: Music’s effect on heart rate and its potential as a stress reliever has some researchers to believe music may also be effective for treating heart conditions.


  • Music and Memory: Specific songs have the ability to remind us of certain periods or events in our lives – some that make us smile, and some we would rather forget. This has led to increasing research as to whether music may aid memory recall, especially for individuals with dementia. Try including music in your daily routine- it may lead to betterment of mood as well as improving working memory.


Are you surprised music can be so beneficial to your health? The musicians at AYOHK aren’t! Join with them to help the Asian Youth Orchestra grow – recruit more people and reach out to a wider audience. Spreading the benefits of music throughout Asia!


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