Lovley October is the pink month and there are activities and product sells everywhere where a small amount of the profit goes to breast cancer research. From the beginning I like the idea and I remember when the pink ribbon came but now it feels to commercialliced to be serious. I do of course think it is important to support reseach against cancer but when all and every company try to make profit of everything pink they could think about and give a small share to the cancer research I am simply getting a bit tired of our consumption society. No, I rather donate money directly to the source than buying products that I do not really want or need to support the research.
Today an onsite and virtual event called #lunchpromenaden were held over Sweden where the attending ones should take a walk for 30 minutes at 12:00 and document it in social media. 30 minutes of daily activity is said to be decrease the risk of getting the tragic cancer diagnosis so together with my colleagues I took a walk in the park called Hagaparken at noon to be a part of #lunchpromenaden. During the lunchwalk I gave some extra thoughts to my aunts husband that tragically lost his fight over cancer last Sunday. Simply said, I do rather belive in a monetary donation to the source and taking as good care of oneselves health as possible rather than purchasing pink products.
/ Some Pernilla thoughts about pink October
Listen up! My little travel and training blog turned got the hounour to become the travel blog of the week at reseguiden.se . Hurray! If you like traveling Reseguiden is a great place to find lots of information about traveling written by travellers so check the place out if you dream about heading somewhere when the winter darkness takes over.
At the same time I want to recommend some other favorite travelsites of mine which are:
Wikitravel (the english version): a great source where you find everything from how to get to the place and where to go, what to stay and where to eat in a structured way.
Businessclass.se: great site if you like to read about hot travel news and reviews about airlines.
/ Pernilla looking forward to new travel adventures
I am home in Sweden again since yesterday morning and don’t blame me for the rain all Swedes, I was not the one brininging it here. So, my last day at the beutiful and sunny Indonesian island was also that one a real energy loading day consisting of a nice breakfast at the terrace, some swimming in the pool, a gym session hotel style, the last beachwalk followed by an ice cream for lunch and then some more beachwalking and swimming before I went to the airport at 5 pm. Although my vacation did not became as I planned to it turned out to be pretty nice anyway. It can been the most relaxing holiday in my life so now I have brought tons of energy with me back home.
/ Pernilla the Bali holidaymaker
This Bali vacation did not turned out the way I planned to due to my terrible cold but it has not been too bad either. I had actually only two requirements for this vacation and it was a long beach and over 25 degrees warm. Today I had a super yummi banana pancake and vanilla smoothie to breakfast and I feel so much better than the last two days!
I continued my day with bookreading and swimming in the pool and then I went to the hotel gym. I do not have fewer anymore so 40 minutes at the crosstrainer and 30 minutes with the weights was what I gave myself.
Then I went for a long beach walk and stopped for a Starbucks Frappe for lunch. On the way back I stayed and watched a surfing competition for a while. It was for under 16 years old and they were so good. A quite easy going day I would say.
Now I have watched the beautiful sunset here over Kuta beach and I will go and get something small to eat for dinner. Tomorrow is my last day here before I go back home again and I doubt that I will go back to Asia more times in 2014 – but who knows?
/ Pernilla in S.E Asia
Here you go ladies and gents, some beautiful pics that I took today here at Bali. I havn’t done a lot today just some hours of beachwalk and swimming in the pool. I really hope that I will feel better tomorrow so I can see something else at Bali.
/ Pernilla at Bali
I am back at Bali. And since I left almost one year ago it has changed. The airport was a brand new 120 billion IDR building. The crazyness along the roads still remains, hundreds of motorbikes and cars are sharing the small roads around the island. I flew here with Thai though Bangkok and I spent 95% of the flight sleeping since my cold got worse so now I am here at Bali with fever. But at least better to recover at a beach and pool in South East Asia than at home in casa Vasa.
And I heard that ice cream is the best medicine so I hope to wake up in normal condition tomorrow because my food intake since I left Sweden has consisted of two times ice cream,Fishermans friend, green tea, water and Strepsils.
Anyway, Bali is just a great place and as long as I get some beachlife I will be happy!
/ Pernilla at Bali
This is happy me earlier tonight, walking home from ICA with a big brown envelope under my arm. I didn’t know it was Christmas today as well!
Inside the box it was an Adidas treasure. One pair of pink Adidas adizero Boston 5 boost shoes. Although I already had played floorball today and walked to and from work I just had to try out my new pink shoes so I went for a 10Ker around route 2A. The castle, Slussen, Söder Mälarstrand, Västerbron and Norr Mälarstrand. This evening was perfect for running and after the arrival of boost material I think it will be hard for me to run with a different kind of shoe. It is simply the fastest and best kind. I mean, it is not for no reason that the new world record holder in marathon Dennis Kimetto that beat the world record at the 42 195 meter distance in Berlin last Sunday and won the race in his Adidas Adios Boost shoes at 2:02:75. That is unbelivable good! Next time I will use my pink newbees it will most likley be at Bali because there is where I plan to fly to tomorrow.
/ Cheers from Pernilla