Goal #7. Dine at Noma (Chef René Redzepi), Copenhagen, Denmark.
Noma has reclaimed the no.1 restaurant in the world title this year.
Third time’s the charm. Got out of bed at 3am to book a table at Noma. I’ve learned from past experience. You have to be at the booking site just a little bit before it opens and they assign you a random number in line to get in. I was the 135th person to get in. Phew! There were more than a 1200 people in line! I was so excited, I couldn’t fall back asleep for a long time!
The reservation is for September 10, 2014, which means I have to go to the EuroSense Conference in Copenhagen. I just hope the presentation proposal gets accepted.
Goal # 16 – Learn Thai Massage – COMPLETED May 9th, 2014
It was an intense 5 day. At least 8 hrs a day of class, and then another couple of hours of practice every night.
Goal #27: Give Thai massage to at least 5 people (for free). – COMPLETED June 6th, 2014.
I have actually given massage 6 times to 5 people, including my masseuse, as I wanted some professional feedback. It seems that everyone really liked it. My masseuse even offered me to work at her place. I’m seriously considering it!
Giving a Thai massage is actually hard work. In many ways, you’re helping the receive do yoga as you put them into many yoga poses. But at the same time, the practitioner is also doing a kind of therapeutic, yoga-like exercise. There is a neat little article in the American Massage Therapy Association website recently, which says, “Even though Thai massage requires specific physical strength, stamina and flexibility of the practitioner, the focus on good body mechanics, alignment, stretching with gravity, and mindful breath can actually help the practitioner develop the very qualities it requires. ”