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MATE Tea (tee)

MATE Tea (tee)

Displayed is my current MATE Tea fever addiction collection.

so about a month ago, i discovered Mate Tea (tee) at a Mate Tea ceremony at Meta Mate in Berlin, Germany. A group of friends, passing around a couple Cuias and Bombas around filled with Mate and hot water. It is a great way to relax, chitchat, and hang out. Great experience. A social drink of South America since the 16th century .

I recently became hooked with this discovery! I dropped my Coffee addiction habit and went straight to Mate, from one day to the next.

Researching Mate online, i found that Coffee sucks vitamins and minerals from the body. No wonder my body felt dehydrated after 5-6 cups of espressos / coffee’s a day!

With Mate I do not feel this dehydration reaction. It turns out that Mate tea actually replenishes vitamins and minerals to the body instead of taking it away. My back immediately began to feel better! and the Energy is amazing!

Mate has similar effects to caffeine, as it is an alternative. Instead of caffeine, Mate has mateine.
I read online that Caffeine raises the adrenalin level, while Mateine stimulates the central nervous system.

What this means for me???

I felt many sleepless nights with Coffee.

With Mate, I am focused when i drink it throughout the whole day. I get work done. Life mentality  is structured. When I want to stay awake I stay away. And when I wanted to go to sleep, i sleep at ease. Similar to Caffeine, but I am in control.
Every body and individual is different, so this is just my opinion on how Mate Tea reacts to my body. I cannot hold responsible for other’s reactions. What I can say is that friends love this stuff!

Yesterday, I went to this place in Kreuzberg, Berlin called Yerba Mate Argentina. This is actually inside Bike (bicycle) shop, with a large selection of Mate! Don’t be fooled by the Bike shop! At first I did not find the Mate section, but when the Store owner pointed it to me, i went completely orgasmic! hahaha
they also sell a nice collection, and packages, of Cuia and Bombas.

I tried the Cuia and Bombas, and honestly it burns my throat, mainly because i drink it too quick after the hot water is poured in. Mainly because when i want to drink it, i don’t think about it and just drink it.

How I prepare it, which might insult all the genuine Mate drinkers out there!
I prepare it like regular loose tea really.

Half liter of Hot Water.
One full Tablespoon of Mate.
Let it cool down and filter/sift it through. Drink.

So, the picture above is my current collection of Mate Teas. Please if anyone has recommendation of certain brands, and or other comments to share, that would be fantastic! Enjoy!

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The crazy things I do when I am not painting!

Pagoda Hell – The Trailer

Press PLAY!

Screen shots!

Winston Torr - Pagoda Hell Trailer

Winston Torr – Pagoda Hell Trailer

Winston Torr - Pagoda Hell Trailer

Winston Torr – Pagoda Hell Trailer

Winston Torr - Pagoda Hell Trailer

Winston Torr – Pagoda Hell Trailer

Info and Credits taken from the Video Source Youtube page.

Phil Mato is back and this time he’s trapped behind the Bamboo Curtain!

Special thanks to the cast and crew – Marlon Mann, Steve Wang, Junie Hoang, Jake Garber, Winston Torr, Jake McKinnon, Christine Nelson, Lex Nakashima, Lindsay Vivian, Jon Fedele, Jody Fedele and Les E Claypool III.

Special thanks to Winston Torr and Lindsay Vivian for the use of their art pieces.

A Michael S. Deak Production

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Holy Moly GIANTS…

This is amazing!!!!

Check out these Giant Puppets of

Royal de Luxe in Nantes

Royal de Luxe’s Giant Marionettes.

Amazing! I would love to see this live!

I wonder how many people work on each individual figure. Anyone take a guess?

Very inspiring!

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Me Body Painted by world famous illustrator David Gilmore

I have been very fortunate to have been apart of world famous illustrator David Gilmore’s current series of body paintings… Working with him is devine!… It is definitely such a great experience being on the other side, and David definitely made it worth while!

Check out these pics!

Take a look at his fantastic celebrity illustrations: http://www.prettyontheoutside.com

Show your support by buying Gilmore’s original illustrations and prints available on his website.

Winston Torr  body painted by David Gilmore

Winston Torr body painted by David Gilmore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winston Torr body painted by David Gilmore

Winston Torr body painted by David Gilmore

Winston Torr body painted by David Gilmore

Winston Torr body painted by David Gilmore

 

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Virtual Chat Program gone 3D WILD!!!

So, I really do not remember how or where I found this link. I assume it was a link from Facebook.

I looked on the website, and wowzers! this is A.D.D. heaven.

There is this website: http://www.imvu.com/

You can create your own character, and talk to tons of other people around the world… mostly hermets, but then again, I shouldn’t talk… it is an animated, 3D, chat program that you download, and basically have fun with your friends on there while chatting with them…

I know, get back to real life Winston. Honestly, I just stumbled on this link, and thought, wow, what a way to end my insomnia… so I signed up and gave it a go…
You can sing, dance, sit, swim, play dress up, etc…

heck, check it out yourself and let me know how it goes…

Pictures:
A virtual pic of me:
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Here’s me in my Virtual Flat:
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Virtual Bedroom:
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Dancing:
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Hanging out with some friends:
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Secretly looking at Britney Spears:
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I have no idea who this guy is:
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Dancing and making out with Winona Ryder:
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Having Coffee:
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