Odyssey | noun | od•ys•sey | \ ˈä-də-sē \
1 : a long wandering or voyage usually marked by many changes of fortune
2 : an intellectual or spiritual wandering or quest
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

For the most part, I still do largely agree with what I wrote here.  However, it was a bit simplified, which I'm sure I meant to do at the time.  But health is really a complex matter, and involves so many factors, and I have been studying it for so long.

Diet alone, is quite complicated.  I've been experimenting and researching for so many years, and I still have not come to a definitive conclusion as to what the ideal human diet is.

And then of course you have to factor in personal nutrient deficiencies which varies from individual to individual, as well as genetic predispositions and any illnesses one may have.  The amount of toxins and heavy metals in the environment and in the food and water we consume is also big deal.  And age is also major factor, which I likely did not realize back then, because I was not yet without the abundance of youthful energy and hormones.

Original post below:

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

I've been "tipid" or frugal lately; I have been on a tight budget and have only bought rice. Ironically, although sometimes it's not very fun since I am unable to travel to other places (hence I am still thinking of ways to earn money), I find times like these when I have to cut down spending to almost nothing quite rejuvenating. Let me explain.

Instead of riding a tricycle, I run to the palengke (market) or any other place I may need to go. And the food I end up eating is decent in a nutritional sense and does not include any artificial junk. For example, the food I ate this morning, which I have photographed, is a common meal I will have during these times. The egg I got from the free ranging chickens you see in the photo devouring more rice than I do during any meal. For vegetables, I picked some talbos ng kamote (the green sweet potato leaves), and for a little flavor I dip the talbos ng kamote in some bagoong (anchovy sauce) mixed with kalamansi (musk lime).

So, in other words, what I'm trying to say is that during these frugal times, I am forced to exercise and live off the land. It makes the body lean, but it's not bad and probably ends up getting rid of toxins from the body. Anyways, when I do get money and am able to spend a little more, my body recovers and gains more meat once again. It's all just cyclical, just as virtually everything else in life is cyclical. You just have to remember to keep calm and don't panic as Mother Nature has the things to take care of you if you make the effort to look around, move, and think.


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Anonymous said...

Hey, I have been reading your blog since two weeks ago. You are amusing man! As you said, most filipinos are willing to die to leave the country.. and yet you are there.. experiencing the ironic life in pinas firsthand.. anyway, thanks for refreshing my memory to my motherland too...

salamat ng marami!

Anonymous said...

hey just an idea. since you are running out of resources, why don't you contact some media people to document your journey/adventure in the philippines in exchange of some money to help you get by. Getting in touch with them can be daunting but i'm pretty sure they will be interested in you. It's not everyday that they will encounter people like you. With you, they can have informative, educational and entertainment documentary.

Anonymous said...

There aint nothing wrong with talbos ng kamote. fo' sho' man! I see you got your carbs, veggies, and protein from eggs. Best of luck to you Coconuter!

Anonymous said...

sell coconuts!

Zarly said...

I enjoy reading your site David! I just sent a little gift for you. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Hey David, Just stumbled on your blog yesterday. What's the purpose of your adventure to go back home? Is this part of your soul searching? I hope you find what you're looking for. All the best and God bless.

Ramil said...

Hey David! I've been reading your blog since three months ago. I enjoy reading your blog 'coz i see myself on you during my earlier days (the things that you do now--the kalabaw, the camote tops, bagoong, etc.) Do you have an Ilocano background? Coz I am.

Keep posting your activities. Kaya mo yan!!

dindo marcelo said...

there's a saying na "kapag maigsi ang kumot,matutuong mamuluktot".

as i read your article today its shows kung gaano ka matiisin.i can say that your determined to prove something not only to yourself but also to other people.

Anonymous said...

hey David,
i know your searching for yourself and i know also that you almost find it.I was really touch with your story upon watching it in "NAGMAMAHAL KAPAMILYA" i vowed your attitudes. halos lahat ng tao sa bahay ng araw na 'yun tumulo ang luha . they were really touched your story.

Anonymous said...

Hi! David,

I'm happy for you that you went back to your roots.

Anyhow, just want to say, here in the states pinoys like me do crave for talbos ng camote and bagoong---it's easy to get hold of them in Hawaii, California, and some warmer climes in the states.

God Bless! Hope you'll find what you're searching for.

carmi said...

wow, ang sarap naman..
bigla akong ngcrave ng bagoong with calamansi..

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