Sunday, June 15, 2008

Small village livin in Thailand

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
-Martin Luther King Jr.

Harley and Myself have been givin a free apartment to use for a is in a quaint little village out of even has this internet cafe here....It is nice to meet our Thai neighbors and be in an even slower paced environment then other bigger it rained all day..I just relaxed at our place and watched the neighbors, watched people go by, sat on the porch and ate several delicious Thai "apple bananas", sweet and juicy!......
Last evening we had a local Thai friend, Bama show us his grandfathers fruit farm. Bama works as a bicycle mechanic in Chanthiburi. The farm had many fruit trees: Rambutan, Mangosteen, Durian, Coconut, etc.... Very lush ....I saw many farms on the bike ride there too....
Its amazing how well we can survive and Thrive off a fruit diet as humans, but so many fruit trees are being cut down to make rice fields......Cutting down fruit trees seems to take away the homes of many animals and birds too....Fruit eating is so simplistic and delicious....With all the abundance of fruit here in these Asian countries, I wish more locals would try a fruit meal instead of a rice meal then see if they feel healthier and more energetic......Yesterday I covered many miles on foot and bicycle and did yoga and strength training, and had an abundance of energy from eating a breakfast of mangosteens, Coconut waters, and some sure is fun to make time to think about and try different styles of eating and find what diet I thrive the most on that is the best for animals and environment and simple.
Harley and I are doing our best to educate the local kids about being Vegan and eating more fruits....we show them the fliers about all the abuse KFC allows to the innocent chickens before the slaughter them, we eat fruit around kids and others, we tell everyone we like the natural food and we dont eat meat....people are interested here...I feel being a voice for animals is even more powerful in countries that seem to admire the Westerners look and views.....Very fun and easy to contribute here.

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