Its been a loooong while since my last post! There’s just a lot going on in my life, as I’m sure is the same for you. My last post was about the Animal Rights March and many life changing things have happened since then that I won’t be able to share on this blog… for now, but also many great things, like….. SOLTI is finally available in Siargao, Iloilo, and El Nido! Wowowooo! And that, tomorrow, my friends and I will be launching an Ecstatic Dance Movement in Cebu called, TranscenDANCE! We’re so excited to start and we can’t wait to get feedback. Tomorrow is also my sister’s birthday and she was ever so kind to volunteer to be the DJ for the event :] Transcendance will be held in Asmara Urban Resort at 9 30 AM – 12 PM, PHP200 entrance including pool use for the day. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as we do ❤
For those of you who haven’t heard of ecstatic dance, it is a space for self expression, movement, and release. A space where you can move any way you want to, feel any way you need to, and be who you are, completely with no judgments.
Below is a video from the Byron Bay Spirit Festival that beautifully showcases what its like to be in an ecstatic dance.
Doesn’t it look like fun!? No drugs, no alcohol, just sober dance to beautiful music…
Details on our event can be seen on here. We do hope you can join us tomorrow, and if not tomorrow, next time! ❤
Much love and happiness to you all x
I would just like to share this important event coming up on 25th August.
As you all know, I am an animals rights activist/ vegan ninja 😛 and I am so happy that I will be a part of this year’s Animal Rights March. I can’t wait to be around such compassionate people and, of course to meet other vegans in the country! If you’re joining, do let me know, I would love to meet you! Just shoot me a message on Instagram @kymberlymaitlandsmith.
UNITE FOR THE ANIMALS!
The Official Animal Rights March is an annual vegan march founded by UK animal rights organisation Surge. The march began in London in 2016 with 2,500 vegans and in 2017 the march doubled to 5,000 vegans marching for animal liberation through London. In 2018, we’re bringing The Official Animal Rights March to the Philippines in order to spread the message of animal liberation across the globe.
In order to make this march succeed, we need your help. Invite your friends, tell every vegan you meet, this is the day where we unite, where we stand up, rise up and say no more, not in our name.
The future is vegan, but we must continue to speak out on behalf of the animals until the day that their suffering ends.
Save the date, spread the word – and let’s make history for the animals.
Assembly Point: Andres Bonifacio Shrine
Assembly Time: 11am
Route of March: Taft Avenue – Quirino Avenue – Mabini Street
Length/Duration: 6 kilometers/2.5 – 3 hours
End Point: Parade Ground, Quirino Grandstand
Here are a few reminders to help you get ready!
We are encouraging all participants to unify in wearing black shirts on the day of the march. Any writing on it would preferably have a message relevant to animal rights and veganism. This is an animal rights event, so please DON’T WEAR any animal-derived clothing (e.g., leather, fur, silk, down, suede and wool) and please DON’T BRING AND EAT any animal-derived “food”/beverages (e.g., meat, fish, honey, dairy, and eggs) during the march.
WHAT TO BRING:
* Signs/placards/banners/flags (with animal rights/vegan messages)
* Drinking water using reusable bottles
* Megaphone, drums/percussion, whistle (if you have one)
We also advice you not to bring your animal companion because the activity might stress them out.
See you all on August 25 at Andres Bonifacio Shrine, Manila!
My sister came over the other day and taught me how to make vegan bechamel sauce. Since then I’ve been eating a little bit too much of it, but nevertheless! This recipe will help you put down the dairy and pick up the soy!
While boiling the pasta, heat another pan on low heat and pour a cup of soy milk and a spoon of dairy-free butter (I like to use Nuttelex Original. You can buy this in Landers & SNR)
Stir till the butter has melted and slowly pour in some flour while stirring. It’s important to keep stirring or whisking so that the flour doesn’t clump! Add about half a cup of flour. If you want a thicker sauce add even more flour, and if you want it to be soupy, add less. Play with it!
When you find the right consistency for you, add chopped onions and garlic and continue to stir. Throw in the sliced zucchini and let simmer.
I like to add nutritional yeast to give it a cheezier flavor. Add about two tablespoons. If your sauce has become too thick for your liking, add a dash more soy milk and continue to stir.
You’re nearly done!
Drain your pasta, mix it in with the sauce and add salt and pepper to taste.
There it is! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 🥒
If you haven’t been, take some time away from General Luna and head up to the Magpupungko rock pools. Its amazing there! Make sure to check the tides so you know when its the best time to go.
After an afternoon there, we found this little guy… so we took him home! Name: Pungko ♥️
My boyfriend’s family have a beautiful place in Pilar, a town located in the middle of Siargao Island. Quiet and right on the water, this is a destination fit for friends and family. Rooms will be available for rent very soon! This is the view from the deck.
Shooting Steph in her SOLTI Activewear reversible bodysuit
Swimming and enjoying the company of friends and family 💙 and of course, watching Mike poi dance…
I don’t leave my room without using my favorite La Mer products, especially the UV Protecting Fluid with SPF 50. Need to keep those sunspots away!
SOLTI Activewear Luli Bodysuit, La Mer essentials, and my favorite scented flip flops from Lookeeya.
Shakin it up at Shaka. My favorite place for juices, power bowls and banana bread.
At our “Secret Beach” that’s not so secret anymore. Still a great place to swim, chill and play silly.
After basking in the sun and enjoying the quiet, we went to Lotus Shores in General Luna. If you’re ever in Siargao, you have to try out this restaurant. They are well known for their delicious vegan menu 🌱👌🏼 and everything was superb.
Lovely as always 🙏🏼 Salamat, Siargao
All photos taken by my Fujifilm X-T20
Looking for all natural, handmade and cruelty-free, hair and body care products? Head over to Lace & Rue’s website 🌱 All locally made in Cebu, Philippines!
Beautifully packaged and naturally scented flavors, you can’t go wrong with their products. Plus, they’re great for gifts!
For those who are unaware of the main causes of Global Warming, destruction of our rainforests, and water contamination, Cowspiracy will open your eyes to the truth. A must watch!
“Californians use 1500 gallons of water per person per day. Close to Half is associated with meat and dairy products.”
Pacific Institute, “California’s Water Footprint”
A film by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn
For those of you who are sceptical, check out Mic. the Vegan on Youtube.com ✌
Thank you, Rustan’s Supermarket & Bigseed PR for my delicious and nutritious basket of local goods! I received dark chocolate, granola, wild ginger tea powder, coconut spread, and more ✿ Who knew it would be so easy to find VEGAN coffee on the go!? Bam Bam is also very happy, he loooves banana chips…
Stay healthy& support local! ✌ Have a RICE day!