Author Archives: Joe

The One Thing You Need to Learn Chinese Quickly

I often get questions about how I picked up Chinese so quickly, and I think it came down to a few key reasons- – I knew I had just 6 months until I would be on a flight to China. – I learned to pronounce and speak first with very little writing. – I was fully committed to practicing every… Read more »

In the Jungle

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2 days out of the big city. No shoes river rocks cocktails with lime break of dawn awake solo journey friends nearby. Push through pain continue, Nature is not comfortable. 4 month training helps move, yet immune & indurance need work. 1 day to recover for 3 days action. Worth it? yes. And yet highly controlled. No raw wild. Next… Read more »

Bolthouse Farms Protein Plus: Chocolate

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Chocolate is the third Bolthouse Farms flavor I’ve tried so far, and mango & strawberry were great so I had high expectations. The Protein Plus Chocolate is good, but it’s tough to stand up to such competition. I may be biased because chocolate is such a standard flavor that it’s hard to set it apart against the rest of the… Read more »

Odwalla Protein Monster: Chocolate Protein

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I’ve tried enough of these protein shakes to not expect much from them in the taste department. Especially in the chocolate ones, there is usually some kind of weird aftertaste. To my surprise though, Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monster is great. It tastes just like chocolate milk made with whole milk. The chocolate tastes real, and it’s a little thick, but… Read more »