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Zentraveler on the Zen Frog Garden!

Zen Garden

There was a movie which said: “build it and they will come.” If you believe in destiny the house I rented in Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, Philippines came with a Zen garden and I learned the owners were Japanese and took care in the Feng Shui of the house and grounds. There are huge clay potteries set everywhere in all types of settings inside the lavender fenced estate. The house and garden is set within huge green coconut palm trees…and within these walls is the Zen Garden.

Every day I start out listening to Spanish music and then begin to water the Zen garden. It seems the plants like the Spanish music as well and won’t respond right unless I put on the Spanish cd. In fact the yellow flowers won’t open unless they hear the hot Spanish Flamingo music.

After a few days I noticed one frog on the edge of the Zen garden and then like an evening ritual more frogs started appearing like magic and began hopping around using the sidewalks as their play area.

Each day I began to notice more visitors into the Zen Frog Garden. The first new visitors were a pair of morning doves dusting themselves off on the dirt and then flew away. The following evening approximately 20 sparrows came into the Zen Frog Garden and ate small insects and really seemed to enjoy themselves as they manuvered througout the Zen Frog Garden.

The following morning I saw a huge single bumble bee gathering the nectar from a patch of bright purple flowers. The next day a single greenish hummingbird came into the garden for an exploration trip. That afternoon a large black butterfly with white wingtips hoovered over the pink flowers and then flew away so quick…. you couldn’t have caught a picture with your high-speed camera.

A rather large brownish bird swooped down from the sky and walked around the garden as if he owned it. Strutting around and opening his wings as if to say: “hey look at me!”

When I went out into the night there was a black, spiral legged feral cat, with a bobbed tail… just sitting there observing the nights activities. The following morning a two toned brown rooster, with beautiful black tail feathers, somehow squeezed through the fence, and marched around the garden… as if he was announcing to the world: “don’t even think of messing with me I am king of this roost”… he spread his wings, puffed his chest full of air, and let out a verbratto of Cock-a-Doodle-do.

One small dog wondered around as if he was looking for a new home. I could tell by his demeanor that the Zen Frog Garden suited him fine. He kept wandering and finally disappeared as mysterioisly as he appeared.

Not wanting to be left out a rather large brown moo cow came to the edge of the fence in the coconut grove, studied the Zen Frog Garden, and then let out a large moo, moo, moo, which within minutes a baby moo cow appeared from nowhere. They both stuck their heads over the fence and seemed mesmerized by the Zen Frog Garden. You could see the mother cow whispering a special cow code to her youngin— I wonder what the mother moo cow shared with her offspring.

So there you have it! Something so small as a Zen Garden can bring so much joy into this world to so many living creatures —-it really just demonstrates we are all connected to a magical universe and are really one.

QUOTE: “Zen Quotes by Langya Just think of the trees: they let the birds perch and fly, with no intention to call them when they come and no longing for their return when they fly away. If people’s hearts can be like the trees, they will not be off the Way.”

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: The water we drink is 3 billion years old.

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Seeds! Save your seeds from the fruit you eat. Dry them and then begin to plant into small containers. One more transplant and you are days away from harvesting your own garden.

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Build a Zen Garden and they will come.

From here to Infinity is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on.

Follow the Zentraveler Blog often for Travel, Health and Zen-like stories and such. Where else can you get a three in one blog for the price of free?

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Zentraveler on Herbalife weight loss!

Perla's Herbalife Results

Perla's Herbalife Results

My friend Perla living in Bantayan Island, Philippines got involved with Herbalife five years ago and has made an amazing difference to the community. As a testomonial she herself lost over 35 pounds by simply using the Herbalife shakes as meal substitute and adding fresh bananas, mangos, and fruit on a daily basis.

Some days she only eats three shakes plus some peanuts and fresh fruit and vegetables. She also consumes 4 liters of mineral water every day. One liter when she wakes up and one liter just before going to bed. This addition of water washes the impurities and toxins out of the body and stimulates her immune system. She has not been to a doctor for four years and has her medical records to prove it.

Before Herbalife she was very sickly, had skin blemishes and her eyes and tummy were swollen. Now when she goes to a Herbalife convention they use her for a model since she has such beautiful skin and natural appearence.

She is the first to tell you anyone with desire can start small with Herbalife and grow their business just by telling people how to lose weight and improve their health. She wears several Herbalife buttons when she travels that says: Lose Weight Now Ask Me How and Work From Home Ask Me How!

In her small community she sells one Herbalife vitamin at a time and will mix a small shake for children and people who are too poor to purchase even one shake. She has testomonials from her entire family and her mission is to help anyone in need of good health and nutrition and keep all of her family healthy. She also helps with children who are suffering from extreme malnutrion.

One child was so skinny the doctor said there was no hope and dismissed her as just another case. Perla kept feeding the emaciated child the Dutch Chocolate Shake with bannana, pineapple, and mango. Within three months the child looked normal and the neighbors said it was a miracle.

The Herbalife Corporation is probably the best business to start from scratch (very little money) in the world and has enormous rewards for very hard workers.

Jealous people ask Perla who funded her for the Herbalife and she is the first to explain she funded herself and started using the product to improve her overall health. Since her involvement with Herbalife she has been able to travel to Singapore, Thailand, and various islands throughout the Philippines for training seminars, travel experiences and relaxation. (You should see Perla on a Tiger in Thailand)

So there you have it! If you are struggling to make ends meet… are not happy with your weight and want better health and nutrition the first step is to get involved with Herbalife. You can start with a small investment of 3500 pesos and then attend training seminars and work with a mentor supervisor to increase your sales. Or if you just want to be healthy and use Herbalife for your personal use …you can receive a large discount just by signing up for the Herbalife product.

As a reminder if you decided to open a hot dog stand in the United States it would probably cost you one hundred to three hundred thousand dollars and you would never have any residual income. You would also be responsible for your entire staff, all of the food preparation, health laws, taxes, rent and even percentage rent. You would have to be the majician Hudini himself ever to recoop your investment and ever make a profit. Most small businesses fail within the first three years of business.

Any folks living in the Bantayan Island area are encourgaged to contact Perla G. Illut directly for a personal conference and testomonial on how she was able to start a business on a shoestring and has been growing her business ever since.

We recently visited her Herbalife upline supervisor Flor Aton in Bogo and learned more about the product and the success stories of Herbalife folks springing up everywhere throughout the Philippines.

Perla & Flor  Herbalife

Perla & Flor Herbalife

For additional information or a personal consultation on the Herbalife product and business please Contact Perla at:

Perla G. Illut Herbalife International Independent Distributor Santa Fe, Bantayan Island
cellphone: Smart # 09194632919 Globe# 09052504899 Sun# 09222237864
E-Mail: Telephone: 516-0598

In addition to her daily shakes she ads fiber, herbs, vitamins, and minerals from Herbalife. She uses a small easy to carry plastic pill box with five sections which she takes twice or three times per day. Without this organization the average person will be too lazy to open each bottle each time and will soon forget to take the recommended daily doses. Also it is important to get rid of most of your other supplements and stick with the proven Herbalife formula which is doctor and scientifically recognized to help with your weight and health problems.

Perla’s secret formula! Perla takes any of the three flavors chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla… ads fresh mineral water and fresh fruits in a blender and either serves cold from the frig or freezes the shakes for something that tastes better than icecream-is cool and refreshing, has no nasty additives… and is oh so good and healthy.

The kids line up at her house to get their daily treats… and you can hear them singing: “UH LA LA! ”

Fun with Herbalife

Fun with Herbalife

Perla’s Tip: If you follow the Herbalife program for at least six months you will see amazing results. The people who are successful using the Herbalife products begin to see amazing results within the first few months. However this is no miracle cure. Your body has been worn down by using life’s excesses like alcohol and cigarettes and the big killer stress.

Perla is the first to tell you if you follow the program for at least six months your whole life will change for the better, The ones who quit the program too early without giving Herbalife a chance are the big losers. Perla stands buy to guide you on a personal evaluation and exact formula to acheive excellent health. If you continue with the Herbalife products you will look and feel younger and younger.

Rewards with Herbalife

Rewards with Herbalife

“When we are young, we lost our health to gain wealth. When we are old, we lost wealth to gain back our health.”


Perla Ogtong Cave

Perla Ogtong Cave

QUOTE: We take refuge in pride because we are afraid to tell the truth to ourselves. …..(Kakuzo Okakura)

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Rafflesia arnoldii: this parasitic plant develops the world’s largest bloom that can grow over three feet across. The flower is a fleshy color, with spots that make it look like a teenager’s acne-ridden skin. It smells bad and has a hole in the center that holds six or seven quarts of water. The plant has no leaves, stems, or roots.

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: You take for granted that ALL you own can disappear in a matter of seconds… Leaving you with ONLY the things you chose to save that mattered most… Usually all of that will fit in two hands.

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: It’s all in zee attitude. If you have a lousy attitude begin today to be happy. Each day that you are happy or make somone else happy will spin around the world like a miracle windstorm and effect millions. Pledge to yourself that from this day forward I choose to be happy… and like a miracle you will be.

From here to Infinity is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on.

Follow the Zentraveler Blog often for Travel, Health and Zen-like stories and such. Where else can you get a three in one blog for the price of free?


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