The stereogram experience

I first learned about stereograms in 2001. Back then, the term was new to me and I had no idea that it was possible to see 3D shapes on a 2D screen with the naked eyes.

What are stereograms you ask?

A diagram or computer-generated image giving a three-dimensional representation of a solid object or surface

Wikipedia, as usual, has a nice article explaining stereograms.

After a long week of trying hard, researching and learning various techniques, I managed to see my first stereogram:

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3D snowman

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Seven Golden Keys for Good Health – an advice from Dr. Shinya

fruit-basketI ran into the following article when researching the topic of Kangen Water.

The contents of this blog post has been compiled from excerpts from the “The Enzyme Factor Paperback – April 1, 2010 by Hiromi Shinya MD” book.

I find this article very useful, therefore I am sharing with you slightly modified version of it. It will contain 7 important diet and mental attitude tips to inspire you to have good health and longer life.

Make sure you check the other recommended articles.

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1. GOOD DIET

You should be consuming 85-90% plant based foods and 10-15% animal based food and proteins.

Plant-based foods

Eat a 85-90% plant-based foods:

  • Eat 50% whole grains, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, barley, cereals, whole grain bread & beans including soybeans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, lentils, pinto beans, pigeon peas, black, white & pink beans.
  • Eat 30% green and yellow vegetables and root vegetables, including potatoes, carrots, yams and beets and sea vegetables.
  • With the remaining 5-10%, eat fruits, seeds & nuts.

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Acroyoga – Impromptu display at Ballard’s Sunday Public Market

Acroyoga-hangle-dangleI was exploring the Ballard’s Sunday Public Market and then I run into a couple performing Acroyoga near the market.

So what is Acroyoga you ask?

Acroyoga (also written Acro-Yoga or AcroYoga) is a physical practice which combines yoga and acrobatics.

–Wikipedia

Luckily, I filmed the performance:

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Metta Prayer and other quotes of wisdom – In the memory of Mr. S.N. Goenka

I learned about Mr. S. N. Goenka when I wanted to learn the Vipassana Meditation technique. His teaching method and the meditation technique was the best I learned in my life.

About S. N. Goenka

Some background about Mr. S. N. Goenka, from the Dhamma website:

s.n goenkaAlthough Indian by descent, Mr. Goenka was born and raised in Myanmar (Burma). While living there, he had the good fortune to come into contact with Sayagyi U Ba Khin and to learn the technique of Vipassana from him. After receiving training from his teacher for 14 years, Mr. Goenka settled in India and began teaching Vipassana in 1969. In a country still sharply divided by differences of caste and religion, the courses offered by Mr. Goenka soon attracted thousands of people from every part of society. In addition, many people from countries around the world came to join courses in Vipassana meditation.

Over a period of almost 45 years, Mr. Goenka and the teachers appointed by him taught hundreds of thousands of people in courses in India and other countries, East and West. Today, meditation centers established under his guidance are operating in Asia, Europe, the Americas, Africa and Australasia.

The technique taught by S.N. Goenka goes back two and a half millennia to the Buddha. The Buddha never taught a sectarian religion; he taught Dhamma – the way to liberation – which is universal. In the same tradition, Mr. Goenka’s approach is totally non-sectarian. For this reason, his teaching has had a profound appeal to people of all backgrounds, of every religion and no religion, and from every part of the world.

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Video: Tummy Tuck Surgery

Out of curiosity, I wanted to learn about plastic surgery and I ran into this video.
I am appalled at how the doctor takes her belly skin apart, removes some fat, tighten the muscles and then stiches everything back together!
Very intrusive surgery! I can only imagine how much trauma the body takes during/after this surgery.

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The seven chakras and spiritual dating

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Introduction

After living in the West for 7 years now, I could not help but observe how the dating values are upside down from what I believe dating and how humans relationships should be.

Let me quickly explain how things run in the Western world: Two people meet, they go have sex on the first, second date, or third date then later (and perhaps) go through the efforts to really know about each other or just dump each other and start looking for a new sexual adventure all over again.

It seems it is a recurrent pattern where people these days rarely go through the trouble to know each other on a level deeper then the carnal and physical dimension. Instead, they first jump directly into the sexual phase with random strangers after a few drinks or just because they could not contain their animal instinct. Continue reading

Saj bread making

Flat and thin bread and the size of a round case also known as “Saj bread” in Lebanon is my favorite bread.

This is a video I took while visiting Lebanon. Sorry about the wrong orientation, it only lasts for a few seconds. Enjoy!

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