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Balaam Leisure Centre – I’m now a gym goer!

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Food, Health

I’m officially a gym goer now. I signed up to a gym that is very local and is only 7 minutes walking distance from where I live. Last week I had a tour of the place and I pretty much liked it from the start. It’s funny as I did a Google search for this gym and there were quite a few negative reviews. Here are a few of the reviews: The leisure centre/gym has an overall rating of 3.1 out of 5. This is obviously not very good and I do think they need to make a few changes – that aren’t too costly nor too difficult to make. So what are those changes? I agree with the second review above – and that was made a year ago. Staff at reception seemed a little abrupt and they...

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Chinese food at Westfield Shopping Centre & Pretzels

Posted by on Dec 8, 2013 in Featured, Food, Life, Tips & Advice

This weekend has been somewhat eventful. I have actually found a Chinese restaurant, which isn’t too expensive and that actually serves some great Chinese food. In fact, it’s inside Stratford’s Westfield Shopping Centre and they actually cook the food fresh – believe it or not. It’s made me rethink the whole idea of going to buffet restaurants, as the food just doesn’t stack up in terms of quality. I guess I expected too much out of those buffet restaurants in London’s Chinatown. Lotus Leaf Fresh Chinese Street Food The restaurant is called “Lotus Leaf” and they actually cook all the food they make in front of you – similar to how it is in Taiwan and perhaps China, too. It was pretty cool seeing them make strands of dough, which eventually became my noodles! Unfortunately I didn’t take a...

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