Mens walking shoe review, Skechers go walk 3, Most comfortable walking shoe

Skechers Go Walk 3

Ok Yes there is a Go Walk 4, but after reading other peoples reviews I chose this one.  It sure didn’t disappoint me either.  Being a guy 65+ with some recurring foot problem,  I needed help and this was it.  Shoe fit great and I have gotten numerous complements they could not believe it was actually a slip on.  These awesome shoes come with a special patented goga mat insole and great gripping soles on the bottom.
High Ratings and deservedly so:

Here is a review of the Best Mens Walking Shoes for 2018    

They agreed with me and rated it” most comfortable walking shoe” and then went on to actually rate it #1 overall.  I was fully convinced, so I checked around and found that Amazon had them the most competitively priced.  So with their very simple process, I ordered them and received my shoes in just a few days.   I have enjoyed them everyday since.  I have worn them to work at the office,  when going out in the evening,  actually wore them to an engagement party (mine) last week, to church and yes I walk in them a lot.

Comfort is out of this world:

Those goga mat insoles and the great fit make for what I would describe as the best shoe experience ever.

So without hesitation I really want to encourage you to click on the link below and go order your pair of Skechers and you too will be walking on clouds.

Skechers Performance Men’s Go Walk 3 Slip-On Walking Shoe  

Fuji Instax Mini 9 review, Missionary Camera, the new instant photo camera craze

Review of the Fuji Instax mini 9

 The Fuji Instax Mini 9 is latest craze in instant cameras, but is it worth it?  Lets take a look, this  a great family camera, a gift, recording  wedding adventures and possibly the perfect missionary camera. With 5 cool colours you can be you in your choice. Is this the little camera that could?

Why the craze?

First many baby boomers will remember their first experience with the polaroid instant cameras with the take and shake pictures.   Ok so it was pretty cool, but honestly this Fuji Instax Mini 9 blows that away.  Great quality pictures in colour and or black and white.  You can check out the listings here:


Is it perfect?  No it has some draw backs  Indoor lighting can be a challenge. Pictures as with older polaroid lean toward the darker side.  Great in the outdoor lighting.   Make sure your settings are on bright.

Pictures are a little smaller  thus the mini concept but really a non issue.

Who’s is the Fuji Mini 9 for and whats it’s real value?

Recently saw at an engagement, many pictures printed of the couple together and hung from ribbons. Then more were added through the night was so popular, everyone seemed to love it.  Could also be a wedding party addition.  No waiting for all those great professional pictures take some with you now.

Capture the moment in the moment

Added features of the Fuji Instax Mini 9

This series also has a selfie mirror added which is a cool feature.

For the whole family

Children love this camera and it isn’t so fragile that you can’t let them use it or give to them as a gift.  They love taking pictures especially capturing embarrassing moments.  This camera actually teaches them many things including patience.  Better than a smartphone.

My Favourite use for the Fuji Instax Mini 9!

In the title I mentioned missionary use.  This is amazing.  I think every church that has a missionary out reach or sponsors them needs this camera.  It is not that expensive as I showed you .   This  camera  the  Fuji Instax mini 9  will capture those special moments and make so many memories.

I still remember handing the first picture to a local who had never seen a picture of themselves before.  They ran through the village showing everyone.  All the teeth they had left were gleaming with joy.  What a special moment.  I knew then this was something special.

Spread the word

If your reading this and you go to a church like that, encourage them to get one or maybe you can buy it and deduct it as a donation and give it to them.

A moment in time a memory for life

Other uses for the Fuji Instax Mini 9

What about the homeless, like the people missionaries often visit they can’t do digital smartphone stuff.  Take a picture of you and them of them and their dog of them and a friend.  Give them the pictures it could mean the world.

When losing friends is common place a memory can mean everything

What about Nursing homes with people who lose friends to early and would love a picture.  What about that grandma who has lost her memory give her a picture with the loved ones if and when they visit.

Do you get the picture?  This camera can be something special and create something even more special.  Buy one, give one away, make laughter come back to life.   In conclusion this is for sure the little camera that could  so now for you, just do it.

If you want  buy whole the package from Amazon,  get started now..

Ok that’s it see you on the next review..   RDD with OVS

Planting the seeds for growth

You reap what you sow?

What are you Planting Today?
Water daily for proper growth

Are you planting the seeds of growth?  What are you doing or going to do to water these seeds, to make them grow into what you want to become, to where you see yourself? Plant them daily.

Make it your goal to grow a little bit daily.
Looking up moving toward the light

We can all feel trapped at times. Like we are always looking up into the light, but unable to climb out.  Well together we can change that, we can become that better us.

So last blog we talked a little about physically growth.  This time lets talk some about our spiritual growth.  It is so important as it affects our emotional life, which can affect our physical and in the end affect our financial. So what do we do?

How do we start ?

Lets start in the beginning.  The beginning of our day that is.  What is our ritual or habit each morning?  Are we planting seeds for good growth this day?  You know if you don’t take control of your life at that first moment, the world will drain you of those new visions and goals, pulling you into, well just life.  This is critical.  Heres my list of do’s and don’t, maybe you could share yours.

  • Be thankful and just smile.  You woke up right?  Thats something to thankful for.  Set the mood for the day.
  • Yes bathroom, then drink those glasses of water
  • Relax don’t start thinking of the day yet, breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth, just be at peace for a bit.
  • Now for me I like reading the Psalms and Proverb of that day.  Like a cross, if we get our upward right (Psalms) our outward seems to follow( Proverbs)  How we see God effects how we see and treat others  It also effects how we see ourselves and know we were created for better than what we are now.   Be transformed daily.
  • Give your day to God and ask for guidance and assistance in accomplishing  His will and seeing people like He sees them.  Remember His will is for you to be your best. Riches are far beyond possessions, in fact be sure you possess things  and or goals or desires and they don’t possess you.
  • Now Yes Now think about what you want to accomplish today.  What are your priorities? What has to be done, you need to do and then what you would like to do.  Make a list and allocate time for each.  Again schedule your time or the world will schedule it for you.  Remember NO is not a dirty word.  Say yes to your goals and plans first and you will actually be of more value to others than always saying YES.
  • Do some simple exercises to get your blood flowing and your body functioning
  • Ok go eat and start your day.
  •  Check your emails
  •  Log into Facebook
  • Begin thinking about all the things others say you need to do or even expect of you
  • Resist letting stress and worry sneak in and steal your joy and excitement for the new you. Yesterday is gone it’s not coming back. What happened happened you can’t change that.
  • Forget or forgive what anyone has said or done that could ruin your day.  Its past it’s not you or at least not the new you.
Be at Peace with yourself and the world around you

Now let that breeze blow in your face and know you are growing better everyday.

Think of things that matter 

Lets set our minds on thinking about things that really matter in life.  Don’t get drawn into focusing on the trivial things that will all pass away in time anyway.  Build lasting value.

Take off into your future.  We can’t get anywhere if we don’t take flight, so lets spread our wings and go.




Have you done your 7 levels checkup?  If not, please see my previous blog and find your Why!   Thats your Why for all the areas you want to grow in.  Financially, physically emotionally, and spiritually.  Can you see it?  Visualise yourself where you want to be, in each of these areas of your life?

Thanks for visiting and we are going to do this..  Today ends January so no more sitting around, we have to get things done.  I’m not totally satisfied with my progress so far, but I did grow.  How did you do?  See you next time.


3 steps to better health

Where to begin?

Steps to better health

Every journey starts with taking the right steps.  So what are the rights steps to better health or at least the first ones.  As we move along this  journey you’ve joined me on, we will be growing in financial areas, physical, emotional and finally spiritual.  This time lets focus on better health ok?  I show you my 3 steps.  You with me?  Lets start walking.

                        Come on lets get going

Step #1 Get off that couch and start walking

My first step was starting to walk daily.  As I have some feet issues find the right shoe was very important.  I did my home work and checked the rating and found that Skechers had a slip on that was rated #2 overall.  Wow here in a SE Asia country where taking your shoes off before entering main places made a slip on ideal I was interested.

Next I compared prices online and found that Amazon rocked price wise.  I placed my order and within a few days these gems were delivered.
 All I can say is wow.  These are simply amazing.  They have this special insole that is called yoga mat some kinda of memory foam.  Not sure what it remembers but feels awesome.  Are my feet perfect now, No.  Can I walk further and more comfortable than before ,  Absolutely .   So this my first step toward getting in better shape.  Lets see whats I can do next.  Whats your first step?

Step #2 Japanese Water Diet

How about we try this  Japanese Water Diet.  I have  taken this as my next step.  After reading many studies this is both good for your body, and easy to do.  I can get up and  drink some water before anything else, ok after morning bathroom break lol.  Lets do this one too ok?

                       Water the elixir of life

Step #3 Quick easy work out

My last step for now in this area was to purchase one more thing from Amazon.  Yeah it is easy to purchase, quick to receive, and ok yes a little lazy.  But wait I am in Laos and send these to friend coming over, so they can bring along, not really lazy just practical.

Ok so what did I buy for better health, toning up, and losing some weigh?  These resistance bands.

They arrived last week and I have to say I love the versatility of this set.   You get 2 hand grips 2 leg straps and an over the door holding strap.  A guide book with a nice set of standard exercises and of course multiple coloured bands,  Each band has a clip at the end so you can use 1 band 2 or more to increase and control the intensity.  Have loved it so far and yes it even makes it hard for a guy like me to find excuses not to do a quick work out.   I keep you informed how I am doing.


Ok so now it’s your turn. Yes you, what steps are you going to take. Come on we can do this together and no you don’t have to go buy something like I did.  Just get up off that couch and move.  Take the first steps to that better you.


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Looking into our future


Where did the time go so quickly ?

Wow the first week is already  gone  in 2018.  As we start looking at our future, what are the steps we need to make for lasting change?

Did you make any progress this week?   Yeah me too. I gained some, but fell short in others.   So how do we improve? How do we actually reach our goals?

What usually isn’t lacking are ideas or good intentions. We all have those it seems and they usually come from  a sense of frustration, regret or just dissatisfaction of what you haven’t accomplished or what you haven’t become. Ok so actually make lasting changes to our lives?

Did you do this last year and the year before and yeah the year before that too? Lets make this year different, let’s break the mold, lets knock down those barriers that have held us back. That’s so easy to say and yet if we don’t actually set a course for achieving these things we will fall back into that same old rut called, just existing. Were better than that you know we are. Ok lets do this come on walk with me

Take a moment write your list

Make the List

Have you listed your desired changes yet? You know the New Years resolution list, the I can’t keep doing this list, the something has seriously gotta change list. If not, do that now. Ok are you back with me? Good now lets do an even more important part, lets ask ourselves that really hard question.  Why?

Find your “Why”

Why? You have admitted you want to make some changes, you want to accomplish more, you want to impact, you want a life with meaning, but what’s your why?  I recently heard a talk by Dean Graciouca of millionionaires guide, about just this question. He actually challenged us to ask 7 levels of why.

This will cause us to get past the mental and actually get to the heart of question before us.  So before you read farther will you stop and like me ask that question?   Why? maybe watch this video and learn how.

Lets move on to the 7 level deep method to get from our heads to our hearts. Did you take a few minutes to watch the video?   Thats good, ok if you didn’t I will summarise quickly. . Why do i/you want to lose weight, make more money, be less stressed? Actually I will choose just one.  

  1. Why do i want to lose weight?  I want to look and feel better?
  2. Why do i want to look and feel better?  I feel embarrassed and also know I will live longer and better if I lose weight.
  3. Why do i want to not be embarrassed and yeah live longer?  I do care what people think of me, because  as I live longer I want to be a positive influence.
  4. Why do i you want to be a positive influence?  Negative people bring  people others down and I  want to build others up.
  5. Why do i you  want to build others up?  I believe life is about encouraging those around you, making them better than they are.
  6. Why do i you want to be an encourager?  I feel it gives life true meaning and is a great reward.
  7. Why do i you want true meaning in your life?  In the past I have felt very unimportant at times and my life lacked true meaning and I don’t want that for me or others ever again.
What your why?

So thats my real why actually for many of my goals, now take a minute and do yours, please.  Ok so now whats your WHY?  yes many times is what I don’t want more than what what I do want.

Making our WHY a reality ( bringing your list to life)

Now lets turn that why into a reality? It’s a journey that seems long, but really it’s just one step at a time. But we have to take the first step. I don’t want to just give you ideas,  but an actual method and plan for success. A common statement out there is that one meaning of insanity is doing the same things we have always done and expect different results.

Tim Ferris of 4 hour workweek fame and others even talk about how thinking of the negative effects of not making these changes can be more motivating, than focusing on the positive effects. Each of us ultimatilly has to decide what drives us forward and knocks down those walls and finially set us free to reach that higher ground.

Whats your wall? Lets tear it down

If I can do this I know you can. I am absolutely committed to making real lasting change in 2018, emotionally, financially, relationally, physically andmost important to me spiritually. So what next?

Plan for that change we desire

Yes a plan. I am sure many of you have heard people say “if you fail to plan, then you actually plan to fail”. That’s not us we are doing this.

Have you set a course?

This song  Motions by Matthew West it’s lyrics  helps motivate me, maybe it will you too.

“This might hurt, it’s not safe  But I know that I’ve got to make a change.  …. Because just okay is not enough Help me fight through the nothingness of life I don’t want to go through the motions I don’t want to go one more day … I don’t want to spend my whole life asking, What if I had given everything, Instead of going through the motions? No regrets, not this time I’m going to let my heart defeat my mind “

There is so much here to grab ahold of.

  1. Change hurts
  2. Its not always safe,  playing it safe
  3. You know you have to make a change
  4. Really in some ways are we stuck in the nothingness of life
  5. Do we want to just go through the motions
  6. We need an all consuming passion inside of us
  7. Do we want to spend the rest of our lives asking
  8. What if we had given everything
  9. So come on No regrets this time
  10. Lets let our heart defeat our mind.
Are you you ready to start?

If you asked the 7 levels of Why, you know the heart issues that drive you. Now lets do this.  Are we committed?  I am and there is a sense of urgency for each of us so lets get started.

Please review this and get your list done, and answer your whys, then start making a plan. I will get back with you soon and lets go over our plans.   If some how you’re stuck then I will help you break out of that life you have decided to change. Together we are moving through that threshold and making that leap.

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2018 Resolutions, the mountains before us

2018 Making a difference changing lives

Hello and welcome.  I am Roger and this my new blog for 2018.  Hope you will join me as we venture through this year and together we make our resolutions reality.  Lets begin to climb those mountains to that better life.

So have you made some new resolutions for 2018?   Are they much different than last years?   How did those work out for you? I did actually gain on a few and lost on some others. What a year it was.   I will start with a few details , but really this blog is not going to be about looking back, its about looking and walking forward into our future.  Lets do this together ok?

My 2017 in Review

Maybe like me, you felt you needed to make some changes. I sure did. Outside I looked like I was doing great, smiled and said good whenever someone said the old “How are you doing”. I was able encourage others and overall I was having a decent impact on those around me, and really was getting by, yet something wasn’t right. Underneath all that was some wrong relationships, bad habits, missed opportunities, and a lost focus.  I needed to refocus and make the most of the time I had left. So I found myself praying for a change actually something to rock my life.

At my age staying in shape or getting there was crucial. I was doing ok on this one going into 2017.  That worked for a while and then life kicked in.  Or maybe I should say that the life changes I had prayed for began to kick in.

Rocking my world

I became very ill living here in Laos.  This seemed to  give some good reflection time and helped me set a new course.  But as I got better I found I hadn’t broken all the habits or ties of 2016. That soon would be addressed though.

In early Spring I had an accident of the motorbike I was using. Laid up again stopped in my tracks and this time it worked.  I turned the corner and broke the relationships, changed some habits, took advantage of many opportunities and began to refocused on what was really important. Was life perfect? No way, but so much better. One problem though was that getting into shape thing. I didn’t lose all I had gained, but a lot.

Accomplishments of 2017

So I turned 65, visited Italy for the first time,  to see on of my son’s and my daughter in law, made it to another son’s wedding in the U.S., and met an awesome Christian lady here in Laos.  Rewrote my first book, learned many things about starting and growing an online business, learned how to build 3 web sites,  promoted some Facebook pages , used Facebook adds, helped 4 Lao businesses grow , designed 5 new products, and feel like I impacted those around me in a very positive way. So overall I have to give a big thumbs up to 2017. But somehow I just have a feeling it will pale in comparison to 2018.

Yesterday’s a closing door, we don’t live there anymore, lets say hello to our new life..

I admit I am excited about what the future holds. As a Christian “I believe I don’t know what the future holds, but I do know who holds the future. “ Would you walk with me a ways and see what it brings. I will share my victories and yes my failures. Trying to be transparent along the way. I really want to hear about yours too, so please take time to comment, like and subscribe. You can push me if I slow down and I will encourage you as well. Lets start this journey ok?

So it’s 2018 and it’s the first day of the rest of my life, oh yeah and yours too. What will we do with this precious thing called TIME?  I plan on making better use of mine and hope you do as well.   Your welcome and in fact encouraged to come along on this journey and we will see if we can’t improve together.

Thanks for checking in and I will be back soon with my plans for the New Year.   In the mean time work on yours and we will see how we can make them become a reality ok?. If you want you can adopt some of mine and help me along the way.   Be blessed for now.


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