Travelling and Windsurfing
by Toh H L
When I was younger,
I windsurfed 3 times a week.
It was excessive,
but the hope was to reduce the appetite.
About 8 years ago,
I bought a new surfboard,
the urge is still there,
the mind is willingly,
but, alas, the body is uncooperative!
I still retain the hobbies of travelling,
hiking and a bit of mountain climbing.
These activities not only exercise
the body but the mind as well.
Planning a travel itinerary,
requires a lot of brain effort.
Somehow, these hobbies releases
the happiness hormones, ie dopamine, endorphines, serotonin and oxytocin.
It’s a bit addictive, but we are
merely triggering and tickling its release
to feel what Louis Armstrong sung….
“What a wonderful world.”
by Toh H L
Hold my hand
least you get lost!
I read about a grand father who wandered many kilometers away from home. Getting lost may be the first sign of Alzheimer’s.
“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is.”- Ellen DeGeneres
Slowing down in life
what’s that drumming
one has no control.
what’s that buzzing
in thy head and veins
exploding to the very core!
what’s that aching
begging to be kneaded.
It’s not the siren behind one,
but signs to beware!
How they creep in
insidiously with age…
“You know you’ve reached middle age when you’re cautioned to slow down by your doctor, instead of by the police.”—Joan Rivers
Too generous a teaspoon salt!
I was watching YouTube. This Italian granny chef was showing how she whipped up her dish.
Here she goes in the video…
“Now, a teaspoon of salt over the meat…” And she sprinkles … generously ( definitely more than one teaspoon)!
“Saute the garlic and onion in a little oil.
Stir in the meat and… and, add a teaspoon of salt…” There she goes again shaking the king of ingredients all over the pan… I am pretty sure that was more than a little teaspoon!
“Now, let’s do the pastry to wrap the meat.” Needless to say what she added to the flour…
I wonder if aging and loss of taste- buds, contribute to this phenomenon. Not to mention its added risk to those with hypertension!
On another note, when giving hot drinks to the elderly, make sure it is not piping hot… and burn her lips, mouth and tongue!
She may not realize the heat till the burn hits in!
Old? Who is old?
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. Mark Twain