LG... Life's Good
Many people in the Philippines are exceptionally poor — living in shacks, consuming not much more than boiled rice.
Yet they are quite possibly THE happiest people on the planet.
Their connectedness is inspirational. They don’t have doors on their homes – the mothers of all the villages are outside together, helping, talking, loving. Their gratitude for the simplest things is amazing. Their perspective is grounded and they absolutely love life. They’re not stuck in their story of self-pity.
They have FUN. The kids run around the streets fearlessly, with smiles from ear to ear. Not one tantrum in sight. Every corner you turn there is someone greeting you with so much genuine joy. They’re honest. They’re real. And they are rich with unconditional love.
While we can do a lot to help Filipinos monetarily, we can also learn a heck of a few important lessons from the beautiful people in this place.
I haven’t been to any other islands other than Cebu and Mactan, but I can tell you that I absolutely LOVE it here!
In the following video, we take a REAL tour of Cebu, diving deep into the Filipino street-culture. This was one of the funnest videos I’ve made to date. An amazing experience.
Perth is definitely one of the world’s most liveable cities. It’s so clean, serene, and beautiful.
In the following video I give a tour of some of my favourite spots around town, including King’s Park with it’s stunning views and pristine gardens, beautiful City Beach, along with it’s must-visit place for a beachside feast, Clancy’s Fish Pub. We also drop into Cottesloe Beach where I enjoyed an incredible lunch at Indiana (although I wasn’t able to film inside – let me tell you, it is awesome).
The tour ends at Crown Perth, where we're located all this week for the Australia and New Zealand Poker Tour, filming for PokerNews.com and PokerStars.tv.
I always get excited when I check-in to a hotel. I love that first moment when I open the door to what will be my new home for the week. Scoping out the free amenities and testing out the pillows on my “new bed” – that never gets old.
However, while the luxury of room service and a mini-bar are great, it’s really hard not to miss a full kitchen and wholesome home-cooked meals. Life on the road can be an exceptionally unhealthy one. Fighting jet lag often forces me to choose sleep over gym, and having a never-ending supply of Kit Kats staring me in the face every night when I get home from work is like self-torture trying to keep away.
My new routine, as soon as I arrive in a new city, is to find the nearest supermarket and stock up on no-cooking-needed supplies for the week. I empty out the Coca-Cola and Mars Bars from the mini-bar, and replace with water (that doesn’t cost $6 per bottle), almond milk, nuts, fruits, veggies, etc.
I travel with containers so that I can pack a lunch and snacks for the day, which helps keep me away from overdoing it on processed and/or regretful foods throughout the day. (The other bonus is saving money.)
My Typical Hotel Room Salad:
- Baby spinach and/or rocket
- Cherry tomatoes
- Nuts and seeds
- Dressed with apple cider vinegar & flaxseed oil
Put all ingredients into a container and shake – voila!