Your Ad Here

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Our Feet and Shoes

To some, it will be unbelievable if I said that I hardly buy new shoes for myself. Why? Old shoes, especially those with genuine leather, are more comfortable when they have adjusted to your feet. That’s why I have old shoes re-soled to get more comfort and mileage out of them. Insoles could also be replaced. Hardly satisfied with those on display in shoe stores and malls, curiosity made look at some online. One is Blowfish Shoes. Their designs are nicely simple and look comfortable for our feet. There are only a few pairs that show on the site but it is suggestive to look for their brand at several of their retailers that could be near you, like Macys or DSW. It is sad to note though that this brand is available in only a few select countries. 

Our feet do many, if not most, of the work for us everyday. They are our most reliable means of getting us from one place to another. We owe a lot to our feet. The amazing thing with Blowfish Shoes shown on the site is you would not find them with high heels. Many of us will agree that flat soled shoes are more comfortable to our feet than those with heels or high heels. Even the Blowfish Men’s Shoes under the category of boots, only a few have heels not even really high.

Also, it is a wonder why shoe stores do not have a section for flat-soled shoes. We find sections for sandals, boots, high heels and athletic shoes. There are sections for moccasins but a good number of them have wedge-like soles. It’s been rare for me to find those that have true flat soles. Women love caring or tending to their feet than men. They will definitely love those Blowfish Women’s Shoes! I still have to hear or know of a man going to a foot spa. There are some men who have their toes with pedicure! That makes me cringe! On the other hand, maybe that’s how much they love and care for their feet.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Cashew Nut

The cashew nut is one of my favorite nuts because it tastes so delicious for me. It was not until I saw the actual plant with its fruit in my early teens that I realized so much about the cashew. 

First, it is not a nut but a seed. Second, the seed is not inside the fruit! The seed is outside the fruit clinging to the larger end. Third, the fruit also really tastes good but beware. It is so acidic that it would give a good burn around your lips once you bite into it. It happened to me because I was told first that the fruit tasted good but the warning came in too late after I had sank my teeth into the cashew fruit. Maybe the guys around me wanted me to experience it. The burning sensation around my lips was tolerable probably because of my high level of tolerance.

If I remember right, the cashew tree does not grow very tall or large. Those that I saw were just growing along road sides. Maybe, the height is around 8 feet and the trunk would be the size of an average human thigh. I am not sure though if those trees were still young.
Credits to wikipedia for the photo.