4 books

 Why haven't I blogged? What have I been doing all this time? 

Travelling. Reading. Spending time with Friends and Family


Today I want to share 4 of the many literatures I've been reading in the course of 2017.
At first I was annoyed at the simplicity of the Alchemist. Was this the same book that everyone raved about? Then I realized the irony of my feeling was in sync with the ending of the story and the big take away moral of the story. Oh we humans , we do like to complicate things lol

This year I've matured in my spiritual journey and have been seeking for "more" outside of Sunday service.
I mean life goes on in the other 6 days of the week right?
I've read a lot of faith related material throughout the year but the 2 above resonated with me on a deeper level because of their practicality.

This book was a gentle reminder that celebrities are people too. People who also get the unbiased luxury of life's colorful experiences despite their fame. It also made me consider that when we envy other people's lives as am sure most women envy Gabriel Union's relationship with her husband, we also have to want her painful past and all its drama .

So ask yourself, will you be willing to be a rape victim or someone who has multiple miscarriages if you knew that some time down the line in your future you'll be married to an NBA player?

This year I read a lot of different materials from fictional novels to science, religion and biographies.
Books, articles, blogs, journals, magazines and everything in between.

Half way through the year my verb of the year 
( I always assign a word to guide my decisions for the year ) 
kind of morphed from whatever it was to one that required me to be in the moment.
I recognized that I was more engrossed with recording pictures and videos to post on my multiple social media platforms instead of being present in the moments.

So I quit most of them including Facebook. 
Also my computer crashed and I didn't bother to get a new one. 
I felt like the universe was in agreement with my spirit that I needed a  social media purge and a break .

Now I only have this blog and my Instagram account. This has been a great break and I hope to keep a more regular blog schedule next year. 

So with that said, check out my book recommendations above and have a 

Bike Blender

What IS the purpose of a bike blender?

Is it practical?

Without knowing anything about the history of the "invention" of this product and its practical use, it's safe to assume that this will be a good device for those living in regions that have limited electricity.

For me I envision its use in a village setting in my home country of cameroon. But I don't understand the practical "fitness" part of biking beyond the physics of it serving as a "motor" system for the blender. Allowing one to blend up not just smoothies but spices for cooking.

Beyond that, the average villager's lifestyle is pretty active because they do a lot of manual labour and walk many kilometers due to the lack of  affordable public transportation. 
So is this just a first world fad gadget?
Who buys this product?
And how do they put it to use?
Is the objective to be able to achieve some level of fitness goal with this?
or is it a just for the fun of it, gadget?

New England Fall - Maine Edition

New England is so beautiful in the fall.
It's one of those things that is difficult to explain and no picture can do it justice better than you taking it in with your own eyes.

From Vermont to Maine, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut, I've had the opportunity to visit all of these states.

During a short work trip to Kingfield, Maine, I decided to check out IRA mountain overlook, not far away from my "hotel", the Herbert Grand Hotel.

I also went further down to the Sugarloaf Resort in Carrabassett Valley , where I purchased a day pass so I could use the fitness center, pool and jacuzzi since my hotel which seemed more like a B&B from the 1950s was lacking in all those amenities.

It was nice to explore what little I could of Kingfield, Maine. I ate at the longfellow's restaurant, which is basically right across the street from the Herbert Grand Hotel. I decided to be touristy and had the Longfellow burger which was pretty delicious.
I can't wait to drive down to vermont and see all the foliage in full bloom.

Happy Fall Season and Pumpkin Spice Lattes

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