Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Life of without meat

Its been nearly 2 months since I started vegetarianism. It has been a lovely journey and I intended to continue for life. On contrary to belief, being vegetarian does not make you weak. In fact I felt much healthier than before. Also it does not need much discipline to hold on to vegetarianism once you have your reasons entrenched. So what are the benefits of being a vegetarian that I experienced so far?

You lose weigh automatically - I had lost 2 kgs since I started. It takes no attempt from my side. No need to exercise or eat less food.

You become better at temper management - There is significant reduction of my impulsiveness to fare up. I am currently able to be calmer.

You feel good about yourself - Feels that I am doing something for Mother Earth and the animals.

You become more compassionate - Seeing animals in a different light. Now i see them as living beings rather than food and I also attempted to understand them more. It is a great change from past where I usually think of how this animal can be cooked once I laid my eyes on them.

You influence your loved ones' dietary habit - Its amazing to see how much vegetables we had in our fridge now and how much more vegetables my family eat nowadays. Yesterday, Niki's mum even cooked delicious vegetarian fried rice for lunch. It is a miracle considering how intact meat eaters her family is.

You are able to make quick decisions on food choice
- It saves a lot of agony and time as compared to the past where I pondering what to eat. Now it is more direct. Vegetables, no meat and healthy food. It usually amuses me to see how undeciding Niki is towards her food. Feeling guilty and at the same time unable to suppress her addiction towards unhealthy food.

You tend to get more people striking conversation with you
- Its an interesting phenomenon to see that strangers opening up to strike a conversation with me, wanting to know why I become a vegetarian. What I eat, how i fare, how i discipline myself etc etc. Haha a great gift if you are usually too shy to break the ice. ^_^

You tend to smell better
^o^ - Haha this is the feedback I get from Niki. I can't prove to you how true it is. I guess it is true to a certain extend as there are researches saying that people who are heavy meat eaters tend to have body odour. (like rotten meat).

You fart less - Its observable in my case that I had farted so much less as compared to the past. Even if I fart, its usually smellness now. hohoho.

Great benefits if you ask me. Too good for me to go back to meat again. ^_^

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A wonderful Message by George Carlin

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less.

We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.

We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things. We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.

Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.

Remember, to say, “I love you” to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

How to wake up early everyday

1)Come up with a reason for waking up early. This is important as it gives you the motivation to do it.

2)Plan a list of things which you are going to do when you wake up. If you don't plan, you will definitely go back to sleep due to boredom

3)Begin with a 30 days trial. Making it a lifestyle may seem too overwhelming for some people. Try it for 30 days and see if it fits you. See if there is any reasons for you to go on. In regardless of whether you want to continue on or not, completion of the trial will give you a sense of accomplishment and increases your self-discipline.

4)Make a commitment to wake up at a particular time regardless of what time you sleep at night.

5)Put on a loud alarm which you are unable to ignore it

6)Once you are awaken, proceed to wash your face.

7)Turn on the light as it will reduce your sleepiness when light gets into your eyes

8)Get down to do what you have planned regardless of how you are feeling at the moment. For example, go for a jog if you have planned even if you feel weak. However, you can reduce the intensity. The aim here is “Just do It”

9)Finally, give yourself a pat once you have successfully completed your list. You have done well.