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Getting lucky in Macau! Woo hoo!

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As a single traveler, it’s always a thrill when I get lucky! During my six-month adventure in China a few years ago, it happened to me in Beijing. It happened to me in Singapore, too! I even got lucky in Laos at the end of a long passageway off the main road in Luang Namtha, near to Zuela Guesthouse.  And, it was years ago, when I was living in New York that I experienced it for the very first time! In each of these destinations, I got a taste of something that satisfied my desires, put a pep in my step, and made me feel strong and powerful for the rest of my stay there!

Want some more hot, spicy details? Well, in Beijing it happened here with her. In Singapore, this is where it happened. The Laos experience happened on day 1.  Yes, my friends, I’m speaking about something that’s perfectly natural, something just about everyone wants and needs, something that makes the world go ’round, something that builds emotional bonds between people, and something that if more people did it freely and without the societal stigma, would make the world a healthier, saner place! Yes, I’m speaking, of course, about EATING AT THAT PERFECT VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT!!!!

And now, Macau joins the list of places in which I’ve gotten lucky and found that perfect spot! It’s called Sum Yuen Buddhist Vegetarian Restaurant, and I kid you not, this is by far, the BEST I’ve ever had! It’s larger than any other in which I’ve dined. The menu has more selections (30+ page, full color, exquisitely bound menu), and the presentation of it all is fabulous!

The front entrance through the gate.
Close up of first floor entrance. Using Google Maps may lead you to the back entrance. Nearby bus routes: 30 and 35. (This photo: https://macaulifestyle.com/dining/local-eats/vegetarian-temple-restaurant/)

“Pou Tai Temple was founded in the 19th century by Buddhist monks and is the largest temple on Taipa Island. On the ground level of this Buddhist temple is…  Sum Yuen which officially opened during the last quarter of 2014.”–Macau Lifestyle

Like a kid in a vegan candy store!

With only about eight days left here in Macau, I’d never be able to try everything I’d wish to even if I dined here every day! Here are some pages from the amazing 30-page + menu (Everything here is completely animal-free; no sentient beings were harmed in their creation!):

See the entire menu at https://www.facebook.com/pg/sumyuenmacau/photos/

With that said, we (my “not shown” dining companions and I) tried the following items:

#008 – Avocado & Mango Rolls (Sushi)

#028 – Vegetarian Prawns Salad

#049 – Hong Kong Style Honey Glazed Barbecued Pork and Crispy Vegetarian Goose (deep fried bean curd skin)

#053 – Chiba tofu and spinach rolls

#058 – Assorted Mushroom Teppanyaki

#092 – Braised Vegetables with Fermented Beancurd

#134 – Pan Fried Vegetarian Dumplings

#146 – Steamed Chinese Sponge Cake

While I was there, I decided to practice taking photos and filming with my new selfie-stick! Yes, I’ve reluctantly, but also a bit excitedly joined “those folks” who do the stick schtick while traveling. In my defense, however, I’m doing it for YOU–in anticipation of doing a series of special Walt’s Walk & Talk through China and Beyond Youtube videos, so stay tuned and please forgive my new obsession!

You can find Sum Yuen’s listing here on HappyCow.net. Surprisingly–given how amazing this place is–there was only one review when I added mine!

See you there! Maybe we can get lucky together!

 

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Vegan Boxing Warrior in Macau!

I’m on Day 5 or so of an extended water fast–no solid food, just water every day all day. So, even though a faster’s energy level fluctuates and can be as high as ever during such a fast (yes, even with no solid food), the standard protocol is to take things easy, get a lot of rest and not to overexert oneself while the body’s natural healing code activates, heals, detoxifies and rejuvenates muscles, organs, bones, etc. (See “Stages of Fasting” at my https://www.fastandgrowyoung.com website)

So, when a friend here invited me to her 90-minute Cardio Boxing class at Warrior Fitness here in Macau, the plan was to sit and watch, snap a few photos and videos, take things easy, get a lot of rest and not overexert myself. I brought my training gear with me just in case I took part. I’d only boxed a few times before and I already have a decent amount of gear with me, but I decided I wanted to be prepared for this match properly, if I were to have one. So, I had a look at these boxing bag gloves reviews and others to ensure I had the best of the best.

So, when I was finally introduced to Agustin Delarmino, the instructor, and told him of my plans to just sit and snap a few shots, it seemed he had other plans of his own for me that day. He handed me a jumprope, turned up the music, got all the participants amped up and there I was!

According to the description on Warrior Fitness’ https://www.warriormacau.com website, “Cardio Boxing combines the skills and movements of boxing with a big dose of high intensity cardio. Designed to burn maximum calories, this class will keep you moving all the time. Less emphasis on technical boxing skills such as defence and sparring, this course is perfect for beginners and those wanting to try something new.”

Well, since the whole point of my “Jamaican” adventures is to try new things around the world, and since the entertainment value alone of seeing an already skinny, Jamaican vegan doing boxing while on an extended water fast should be worth a few visits to my blog, I was in!

We did jumprope, heavy bag, muscle endurance exercises and more! Videos below!

For several weeks prior, while on Saipan, I had already been learning boxing basics (“1, 1, 1, 2-3”) from Mike Rashid’s great Boxing for Beginners series of Youtube videos, but had only done shadow boxing in front of a mirror. This was a great opportunity to experience it and put my training into use with gloves and resistance from real objects in real world.

Before Agustin arrived with my HIS plan for my day, I took the opportunity to don some gloves and test out the heavy bag, mannequins and other bags.
Stomach muscle workout! This was the most challenging given my energy level during this fast
Chatting with Agustin after class
Class participant and fellow faster, Veronica outside after class! (Go for 3 days next, Veronica!)

If you’re ever in Macau, definitely check it out! It was a great experience! Social-wise, there were folks from Macau, New Zealand, the Philippines, China and Vietnam, and all were very friendly and welcoming! Thanks to the front-desk receptionist, Karen, for taking and sending the videos!

More video from Warrior Fitness: https://www.jamaicaninchina.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/MVI_3619.MP4

Walt

Nomadpreneur passive income update: I just made 30 cents! Woo hoo! If you check out my https://www.discoversaipan.com site, you’ll see that I’ve created t-shirts, buttons and stickers, etc with images of Saipan. Similar to the print-on-demand concept I use for my books, I use Redbubble.com to “print-on-demand” the tshirts, etc. Someone just purchased a sticker of a Saipan image!

The sale details:

Retail Price: US$1.95

Manufacturing fee including our facilitation fee: US$1.65

*Total Margin: US$0.30

I’ve sold several tshirts in the months since I launched my page. The point is, you can be anywhere in the world–even boxing in Macau–while your passive income streams generate income for you!