Sunday, May 13, 2012

China Videos

Hey guys! I'm going to try to post a blog entry either today or tomorrow with some pictures and explanations, but while I'm working on that. Here are some of the videos I've uploaded on my youtube channel so far on this trip.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tai Po Sam Yuk

Good morning everyone, or good evening to those of you in the US. I wanted to first apologize for the weird fromat my last blog post was in. That post was done in the dark on my iPad with an unstable internet connnection, so I had to make it fast.

I am currentlyl sitting in the library of Tai Po Sam Yuk Secondary School's library. My group and I are waiting to be shown to the first class of the day and I am debating which class I want to visit. Considering the options I have available to me I am seriously leaning towards their Economics class. I think it would be interesting to see what a Seventh Day Adventitst private school in Hong Kong teaches economics as opposed to the economic teachings I have been introduced to in the US.

Since we got into Hong Kong a day late we will only be staying with the students for until 12:10pm before meeting up with Dr. Allen (our sponser) to explore some of Hong Kong and attend a high tea. I will be sure to take some pictures to upload. Today will certaintly be an adventure. One that I am sincerely looking foward to.

Until next time be sure to visit my youtube channel where I will be posting videos on my youtube channel and updating my status on my facebook and twitter pages. Be sure to check those out for a better idea of what I'm doing as I'm doing it.


Hong Kong Arrival: A Brief Recap and Thoughts

We finally made it to Hong Kong!!!! After all the crazy delays and being rerouted what seemed like a million times (even though it was just a few) we finally made it to the Tai Po Samyuk Secondary School where we will each be shadowing a student for the day.I have mixed feelings about this part, mainly because we lost our "free day" in Hong Kong to explore. The flight from LAX to the Hong Kong airport was a little over 14 hours long. During which time I spent sleeping and watching movies (I was way behind due to school keeping me busy). The food wasn't raw but it was plant based and had some fruit with it. My stomach did not feelnall that great afterwards since it isn't used to eating cooked grains and beans for 3 straight meals. I miss all my yummy sweet fruit but It looks like on this trip I'm not going to get to stay LFRV on this trip but I'm going to try to eat as much fruit as I can get a hold of and remain a plant-based eater when it is unavailable. I just remind myself that when I go.home for the summer after this trip with the Union Scholars, it will be watermelon, mango, and tomato season back at my house where I can have all the fruit I desire. Until then, when I do have Internet available again I will try to post my daily journal entries (required by the Union Scholars program for this trip) as well as a few pictures. It's late now though and I need to be up early. Good night or good morning to you all! :)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Here Comes the Sun, do do do do...

Weather in Lincoln today was incredibly unusual and absoultely wonderful!! Today was sunny with clear skies and a nice breeze, and best of all the temperature rose above 60 degrees!!!!!                                 It started of a bit chilly before the sun came up when I went for a 10 mile bike ride. Once it was light out I refreshed with some fresh squeezed Blood OJ. It was simply divine. 

If you haven't noticed yet, I have a thing 
for drinking out of wine glasses. LOL. =)

In the afternoon it got really warm and I was able to sit out in the sun with my skin exposed to its rays while doing homework. All that vitamin D just made me come alive and be filled with joy!

So even though I had classes, work, and a 4 hour afternoon chemistry lab, life was good to me today.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Better than Chocolate!

     I wasn't kidding when I said that all my Sapote ripened at once. After I got back to my room after making the video I posted last Friday I checked on my Chocolate Sapote again to find every single one of them ripe and ready to eat! To try and keep them from rotting I lined them up on my window sill so that the cold being radiated off of the windows would keep them cool. Needless to say I broke my fast the next day (Saturday) with some delicious "Chocolate" pudding; and oh man was it INCREDIBLE. Who needs cacao when you've got Chocolate Sapote? It was so good that the only thing I ate yesterday was my sapote.

     The recipe for my "Chocolate" pudding will be in my recipe book. I have all my recipes typed up. At the moment I'm just trying to get pictures of some of my best recipes before publishing. One of these pictures I am definitely going to use in my e-book. 

     And like I promised I will give you guys another juice recipe that I came up with during my juice fast. I created more than one but you will have to wait for my e-book to get the rest. However, the following juice I am posting was probably my favorite juice out of all of them; it was mostly because I love the taste of tropical fruit and also because it was probably the simplest and easiest juice to make.

Pineapple Greenie
- 2 ripe pineapple 
- 2 lbs. Organic spinach

Cut pineapple into long strips about an inch wide. 
Leave the skin on if your pineapple is organic and/or 
you have a juicer that can handle the skin, otherwise remove the skin.
Juice the the pineapple and the spinach my alternating between 
a couple spears of pineapple and a large handful of spinach (the pineapple
spears will push the spinach through). Strain juice and enjoy!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Juice Fast Day #1


Jingle Jam Juice
8-10 medium sized carrots*
4 small gala apples* 
1/4 inch knob of ginger
1/4 of a lime (with peel)*
1/4 C. coconut water (optional)*
a dash of cayenne pepper (optional)*

*Organic ingredients

Monday, January 16, 2012