By DANIEL ESCUREL OCCENO
In the Chinese
calendar the Year 2010 is the Year of the Tiger. The Chinese culture
also believes in the Three Kings or the Three Wise Men. Wisdom is more
important than gold, but I am forty-nine years old. I have plenty of
wisdom but not one ounce of gold is in my possession.
King number one
I have heard many
times and been sent E-mail responding to my articles with a similar
repeating point: How can your country end your poverty? The government
does not have that kind of money.
I believe in the
market economy not in Socialism. There are several men and women in
the Philippines that already have the great wealth to end poverty in
their properties. Many have large sums of money available to invest in
more developments. You might say luck will be required to bring
fortune to the poor, but it is our destiny to end our poverty like
with domestic tourism and domestic trading, province to province,
region to region, and island to island.
King number two
Prosperity can be
defined as success or the enjoyment of wealth.
By developing a
working middle class, the
can end poverty. The division of the rich and the poor will merge as
one unit with a common goal of prosperity for all.
Education is just the
first step. Jobs creation will be crucial, but it should be jobs that
the native born Filipino children are capable of doing. The average
height in the Philippines is with most of the working adults stand
less than five-foot-seven inches tall so labor intensive jobs would
not be recommended to create.
Jobs in construction
will be plenty as the country continues to develop.
sedentary, and less labor demanding jobs would more likely meet the
overpopulated human resources available in the
Jobs in television,
communications, and the movie industries would be examples of
non-labor intensive careers; but it is more important to build studios
similar to Pinewood Studios in England because of our rainy seasons.
Outdoor filming would be limited as indoors would offer year around
salaries and will improve success, being wise to be more profitable.
is a must, then the need for intellectual assistance must coincide
with the labor force such as robotics in the workplace and machinery
to mass produce in making salad dressing bottled with 100% coconut
cooking oil as just one example.
King number three
Bitter herbs are good
for diabetics because it is natural diuretics that flush unneeded
sugar and fat when we urinate. As we get older, however, your family
doctor might recommend that you cut back on coffee and tea because of
the caffeine. It is more important to get plenty of natural sleep
because digestion occurs during deep sleep.
Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO)
is marketed as a food supplement in the
with claims that a teaspoon a day is good for diabetics. Family
doctors will worry that people will stop taking their diabetic
medicine with such claims, but digestible protein is a preventive
medicine for diabetics.
If you are healthy,
may I recommend Philippine prawns (giant shrimps) and Blue Marlin
steaks if you were told to avoid beef, pork, and chicken in your New
Yearís diet. Blue Marlin steaks fried in 100% coconut cooking oil is
excellent. No need to add salt to a deep saltwater fish. Egg battered
Philippine prawns fried in 100% coconut cooking oil would ruin a New
Yearís resolution diet. Do not forget to peel the skin and butterfly
the prawns before dipping in egg batter. Use non-fat flour (rice
flour) in the egg batter to thicken if you are worried about getting
Of course the best
preventive medicine to live a long-life or my fountain of youth is
natural Vitamin C.
The Philippines does
not have a 100% fresh squeezed Florida orange juice industry
available. We can have a fresh pomelo (Chinese grapefruit) juice
industry squeezed by a hydraulic press in the hundreds of thousands a
day. We have plenty of 100% pineapple juice however. But medical
doctors will tell you that the secret to a long-life is to poop
regular, flush out solid waste from your colon and intestine.
If liquid refreshments
are not for you, how about fresh papayas, fresh mangos, and vegetable
roughage like lettuce or cabbages would also help. And I like adding a
slice of fresh ginger root to my orange pekoe cup of hot tea. Fresh
ginger aids in digestion. But the caffeine so pureed green papayas
added to chicken noodle soup with sprinkled ginger powder for spice,
then boil and simmer. Slurp when cool. Just to poop and live longer.
But get some deep sleep.
Exercise is needed to
stay mentally and physically healthy. Standing toe touches can replace
sit-ups for us with a couch potato stomach belly. Spread your legs
wider with bended knees if that belly is a problem to do more toe
touches or to touch the ground.
Some joggers will tell
you that they jog not to be skinny but to shake loose the undigested
waste in their intestine. I have asthma and crippling arthritis so
power walking with leisurely-walking to control my breathing when
needed is what I can handle.
May the Year of the
Tiger bring you fortune, prosperity, and long-life!
Happy New Year and