Many things have been said about what real love is. While each of us may have our own individual unique and different encounters with love, yet it remains to be a universal feeling. Some even believes that it is strictly an affair of the heart, something that cannot be understood, just experienced. I have enocuntered too many definitions of love but for me, only one definition applies and I consider the best definition of true love. It is written in I Corinthians 13:4-8, which says and I quote:
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut.
Doesn’t have a swelled head.
Doesn’t force itself on others.
Isn’t always “me first”.
Doesn’t fly off the handle.
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others.
Doesn’t revel when others grovel.
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth.
Puts up with anything.
Trusts God always.
Always looks for the best.
Never looks back but keeps going to the end.
True Love never dies.
In the photos below, the above definition of true love was best exemplified. The man is a soldier who battled for the United States against Iraq. After he came back from the war, he married the girl he is so in love with.
Before the War…
After the war: (Scroll down to view more pics…)
He lost his hand, too…
NOTE: I’ve found this pics from my mailbox sent to me by my pretty cousin
This is a forwarded electronic mail that has long been kept in my mailbox. It might change your mind about eating rice.
The human body was never meant to consume rice! You see, our genes have hardly changed in more than 30,000 years. However, our food choices and lifestyle have changed dramatically. The caveman would hardly recognize our food or way of life. Caveman food was never cooked as fire was not yet tamed. Thus, he ate only those foods that he can eat without treatment with or by fire. He ate fruits, vegetables, fish (sushi anyone?), eggs, nuts and meat. Yes, even meat. You can even eat meat raw if you were starving in the forest. You have the necessary enzymes to digest meat. However, rice – like wheat and corn – cannot be eaten raw. It must be cooked. Even if you were starving in the desert, you cannot eat rice in the raw form. This is because we do not have the system of enzymes to break rice down. We were NEVER meant to eat rice. To make matters worse, we not only eat rice, but also make it the bulk of our food. In some parts of Asia , rice forms up to
85% 85% of the plate. Even if we take rice, let’s keep it to a minimum.Remember, it is only for our tongue… not our body. Actually, rice and other grains like wheat and corn are actually worse than sugar. There are many reasons:
Rice becomes sugar- lots of it!
This is a fact that no nutritionist can deny: rice is chemically no different from sugar. One bowl of cooked rice is the caloric equivalent of 10 teaspons of sugar. This does not matter whether the rice is white, brown or herbal rice. Brown riceis richer in fibre, some B vitamins and minerals… but it is still the caloric equal of 10 teaspoons of s ugar. To get the same 10 teaspoons of sugar, we need to consume lots of kangkong… 10 bowls of it.
Rice is digested to become sugar.
Rice can be digested only when it is thoroughly cooked. However, when thoroughly cooked, it becomes sugar and spikes circulating blood sugar within half an hour… almost as quickly as it would if we took a sugar candy. Rice is very low in the “rainbow of anti-oxidants”. This complete anti-oxidant rainbow is necessary for the effective and safe utilisation of sugar. Fruits come with a sugar called fructose. However, they are not empty calories as the fruit is packed with a whole host of other nutrients that help its proper assimilation and digestion.
Rice has NO fiber.
The fibre of the kangkong fills us up long before our blood sugar spikes.This is because the fibre bulks and fills up our stomach. Since white rice has no fibre, we end up eating lots of “calorie dense” food before we get filled up. Brown rice has more fibre but still contains the same amount of sugar.
Rice is tasteless.
Sugar is sweet. There is only so much that we can eat at one sitting. How many teaspoons of sugar can we eat before we feel like throwing up? Could you imagine eating 10 teaspoons of sugar in one seating?
Rice is always the main part of the meal. While sugar may fill our dessert or sweeten our coffee, it will never be the main part of any meal. We could eat maybe two to three teaspoons of sugar at one meal. However, we could easily eat the equal value of two to three bowls (20 – 30 teaspoons) of sugar in one meal.
There is no real “built in” mechanism for us to prevent overeating of rice. How much kangkong can we eat? How much fried chicken? How much steamed fish? Think about that! In one seating, we cannot take lots of chicken, fish or cucumber, but we can take lots of rice. Eating rice causes us to eat more salt.As rice is tasteless, we tend to consume more salt… another villain when it comes to high blood pressure control. We tend to take more curry that has salt to help flavor the rice. We also tend to consume more ketchup and soy sauce which are also rich in salt.
Eating rice causes us to drink less water. The more rice we eat, the less water we will drink as there is no mechanism to prevent the overeating of rice. Rice, wheat and corn come hidden in our daily food. As rice is tasteless, it tends to en d up in other foods that serve as rice substitutes… like rice flour, noodles and bread. We tend to eat the hidden forms which still get digested into sugar. Rice, even when cooked, is difficult to digest. Can’t eat raw rice? Try eating rice half cooked. Contrary to popular belief, rice is very difficult to digest. It is “heavy stuff”. If you have problems with digestion, try skipping rice for a few days. You will be amazed at how the problem will just go away.
Rice prevents the absorption of several vitamins and minerals. Rice when taken in bulk will reduce the absorption of vital nutrients like zinc, iron and the B vitamins.
Are you a rice addict? Going riceless may not be easy, but we can still go riceless. Eating less rice could be a lot easier than we think.
Here are some strategies that we can pursue in our quest to eat LESS RICE:
Eat less rice – Cut your rice by half.Barry Sears, author of the Zone Diet, advises “eating rice like spice”. Instead, increase your fruits & vegetables intake.
Takemore lean meats and fish.
You can even take more eggs and nuts.Have “riceless” meals. Take no rice or wheat at say, breakfast. Go for eggs instead.
Go on “riceless” days. Go “western” once a week. Take no rice and breads for one day every week! That can’t be too difficult. Appreciate the richness of your food. Go for taste, colors and smells. Make eating a culinary delight. Enjoy your food in the original flavors.
Avoid the salt shaker or ketchup. You will automatically eat less rice.
Eat your fruit dessert BEFORE(Yes! No error here!) your meals.The fiber-rich fruits will “bulk up” in your stomach. Thus, you will eat LESS rice and more fruits.
Almost three years ago, I had a visible lump at the back of my wrist. I went to an orthopedic to have it checked. The doctor said that it was acquired due to excessive use of my hands. He asked if I was using the computer frequently and I said “Yes.” That’s when he concluded that I may have some improper use of my hands when pressing the keyboard of my PC. He recommended a minor surgery if I really want to get rid of it. But then I decided to just minimize using the keyboard and if I can’t help myself from using it, I should observe proper handling of the keyboard. True enough, there was no trace of that lump now. But as I observed, it comes back whenever I tend to abuse my hands.
When I checked my email today, a message captured my attention that reminded me on how I used to abuse my hands. But this time, this message is a friendly reminder for us to better take care of our hands. Kindly read on for your own benefit.
Here are some correct postures which should be used while using a computer to reduce stress and other ill effects.
Take good care of your wrist while using the keyboard and mouse on your comouter. Long term repetitive action stress can lead to Carpal Tunnel. You could end up undergoing a surgery that looks like this:
I received a forwarded email from my cousin on March 4 and got only the time to view it now. I wasn’t able to guess what the photos were. I hope you will do better than me, hehe!
You want to know what these pics are? Well, I hope you guessed it right. This is the Central Prison in Austria! If ever I break the law and be punished, I’d better do it in Austria! Just imagine you are going to have free housing with complete amenities. I’m sure as hell I will be living like just a normal human being, and I must say much better than ordinary citizen here in the Philippines, haha!