When I go to a ship, sometimes I work, and other times I just sail.  A common question I face when I sail with Rob is,

AREN’T YOU BORED?!

My answer is always, “no, of course not!”  I do so many things to keep myself busy (mostly involving keeping this blog updated).

Have a scroll through to see what I did for 4 months on this last ship.

UPDATED MY THEME FROM FRESHY:

FRESY THEMETO OXYGEN:

OXYGEN THEME

CONVERTED MOST POSTS FROM THE CLUTTERED MOSAIC-STYLE PHOTO GALLERY ON THE LEFT, TO THE MORE READER-FRIENDLY, ONE PHOTO AT A TIME STYLE ON THE RIGHT.

This took a lot of time since I also resized all the images I worked with so I wouldn’t have to do a space upgrade any time soon.

CREATED MY ASIAN VIDEO 

SHOT AND PROCESSED TONS OF PHOTOS THAT CAN BE FOUND IN MY ARCHIVED POSTS

READ SOME GREAT BOOKS

EATING ANIMALS

I loved this book so much that I created a whole post about my favorite notes from it.

IN DEFENSE OF FOOD:

“EAT FOOD. NOT TOO MUCH. MOSTLY PLANTS.”

  • Calorie restriction has repeatedly been shown to slow aging and prolong lifespan in animas, and some researchers believe it is the single strongest link between a change in diet and the prevention of cancer. Put simply: Overeating promotes cell division, and promotes it most dramatically in cancer cells; cutting back on calories slows cell division. It also stifles the production of free radicals, curbs inflammation, and reduces the risk of most of the Western diseases.”
  • “The 1938 Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act imposed strict rules requiring that the word “imitation” appear on any food product that was, well an imitation…in 1973 [the food industry] finally succeeded in getting the imitation rule tossed out.”
  • “Since 1980, Americans farmers have produced an average of 600 more calories per person per day, the price of food has fallen, portion sizes have ballooned, and, predictably, we’re eating a whole lot more, at least 300 more calories a day that we consumed in 1985.”
  • “A diet based on quantity rather than quality has ushered a new creature on the world stage: the human being who manages to be both overfed and undernourished, two characteristics seldom found in the same body in the long natural history of our species.”
  • “Thirty years of nutritional advice have left us fatter, sicker, and more poorly nourished. Which is why we find ourselves in the predicament we do: in need of a whole new way to think about eating.”
  • “…you now have to eat three apples to get the same amount of iron as you would have gotten from a single 1940 apple, and you’d have to eat several more slices of bread to get your recommended daily allowance of zinc than you would have a century ago.”
  • “Clearly the achievements of industrial agriculture have come at a cost. It can produce a great man more calories per acre, but each of those calories may supply les nutrition than it formerly did.”
  • “The people of Okinawa, one of the longest-lived and healthiest populations in the world, practice a principle they call hara hachi bu: Eat until you are 80 percent full.”
  • “Is it just a coincidence that as the portion of our income spent on food has declined, spending on heath care has soared? In 1960 Americans spent 17.5 percent of their income on food and 5.2 percent of national income on health care. Since then, those numbers have flipped: Spending on food has fallen to 9.9 percent, while spending on health care has climbed to 16 percent of national income.”

EXPERIMENTED WITH TIME LAPSE PHOTOGRAPHY

WROTE SOME TIPS FOR VISITING SE AsiaMumbai, and Petra.

WAS INTERVIEWED FOR MY UNIVERSITY’S NEWSPAPER, The Western Front

WWU ARTICLE

MET LOTS OF GREAT PEOPLE, AND EXPLORED PORTS IN THE NETHERLANDS, FRANCE, CANARY ISLANDS, MOROCCO, SPAIN, PORTUGAL, UK, GIBRALTAR, MALTA, GREECE, SUEZ CANAL, OMAN, INDIA, SRI LANKA, THAILAND, MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE, INDONESIA, AND JORDAN.

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