Archives for July 2013
Almond milk is my favorite milk-alternative out of all the others (rice, soy, etc). I find the Vanilla version to be way too sweet, so I always get the Original. But you could also get the Original... UNSWEETENED version! The unsweetened version has only 30 calories per cup instead of 60! The reason for that difference is that evaporated cane juice" is missing in the ingredients list, so instead of 7grams of sugars there are zero. By the way, "evaporated cane juice" is a fancy way of … [Read more...] about Love Almond Milk? Try the unsweetened version for even less calories!
This is a very detailed progress report. I am going to explain what I tried, what worked and didn't. I have learned that dieting is not a straight journey where you just keep eating at a deficit and you eventually have a 6-pack. We are extremely complex beings and our body is always trying to find ways to prevent us from losing fat for evolutionary reasons. I've learned more in this 6 months about weight loss and body building than ever before, particularly because this was the FIRST TIME I've … [Read more...] about Progress Pics: Six Month Diet Journey
So in the beginning of the video, that's my buddy CR and he's doing some incredible tricks. When someone holds two rings and just swings back and forth like that, the sport is called the "Flying Rings." Then later, you see my other buddy Jeremiah (great guitarist/singer!) swinging from ring to ring and that's what we call the "Traveling Rings." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMvGGGPL--Y … [Read more...] about Flying Rings and Traveling Rings set to the tune of “For What It’s Worth” [Video]
The following video is an addendum to learning how to ride your bicycle safely on the streets. In that article, I write about the importance of taking the lane and why it is sometimes necessary to do so. http://youtu.be/ioAXhrJq_Us Riding in the middle of the lane makes it extremely clear to drivers FROM FAR AWAY that there is a cyclist in the lane and that there is not enough space to share the lane. This may sound scary, but it actually provides greater peace of mind than the very … [Read more...] about Special scenario for taking the lane: riding around a blind curve next to parked cars [Video]
Note: Tennis Elbow is also known as lateral epicondylitis. It is in references to outer elbow pain, not inner. When I first started to experience tennis elbow pain, I thought it was temporary. Days and weeks passed by and it wasn't getting better at all. I tried to do so many things to make it feel better but it literally took months to figure out what works and what doesn't. There were many times where I felt utterly hopeless and depressed because I thought it was never, … [Read more...] about How I Got Rid of My Tennis Elbow
I was just playing around on the grass the other day and upon reviewing the video I decided to show this part because it's not too difficult and an interesting hip opener yet I don't see it done too often. Doing the whole sequence with your foot like that forces you to engage your core in a different way and opens your hips up in the process. If you never tried this before, just hang out in side plank (vashistasana) with your foot on your inner thigh, just like you would in tree … [Read more...] about Half vinyasa on the grass coming from a side plank tree pose (Video)
I was volunteering in the ER of a hospital the other day and when the bed/room for a patient becomes ready, I escort them to it. I looked at the next chart and I was supposed to be looking for an 88 year old male with a Japanese looking name. I glanced around the room looking for someone super-old (possibly in the wheelchair?) to see if I could figure out who it is just before I call their name out. I called the last name and this Japanese man and someone who was clearly his wife both stood … [Read more...] about Regarding the stereotype of asians and their youthful appearance
So for years I've wanted to grow my own food. I feel it's a shame that we waste countless gallons of water everyday on grass and shrubs that don't produce any food we can actually eat. Forget that idea of the perfect American lawn. That shit's stupid. It would be much nicer if that water was going toward growing delicious fruits, vegetables and herbs. Especially for me, as I live in Southern California, where we have a very temperate, easy-going Mediterranean climate where we could grow … [Read more...] about I’m [Finally] Starting to Compost
I did this for my brother. Several weeks preceding his birthday, I attuned myself toward thinking what gift he would love and knowing him, I knew he will take an experience over a physical gift any day, so I decided to get him a ticket to a 5-day music and arts festival he wanted to go to. Problem was, the ticket was $260 and I didn't have that much money either. So I decided to create a Facebook Group, set it to secret, named it the "Collective Bday Gift for Armand (Ticket to ABC)," and I … [Read more...] about Make a Secret Facebook Group To Get a Surprise Collective Gift for Someone!