Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Both the words 'vegetarian' and 'vegan' caught my attention. Well, im sure you'd know what it means literally but somehow i decided to take a closer look. So i Wikied it.
Vegetarianism is the practice of following a diet based on plant-based foods including fruits, vegetables, cereal grains, nuts, and seeds, with or without dairy products and eggs. A vegetarian does not eat meat, game, poultry, fish, crustacea, shellfish, or products of animal slaughter such as animal-derived gelatin and rennet. A vegan diet is a form of vegetarian diet which excludes all animal products, including dairy products, eggs, and honey. A lacto-vegetarian diet includes dairy products but excludes eggs, an ovo-vegetarian diet includes eggs but not dairy products, and a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet includes both eggs and dairy products. Vegetarianism may be adopted for ethical, health, environmental, religious, political, cultural, aesthetic, economic, or other reasons.
Vegetarian diets should not be confused with various non-vegetarian diets; "semi-vegetarian" diets may consist largely of vegetarian foods, with the addition of poultry or fish (pescetarian). The common use confusion between such diets and vegetarianism has led vegetarian groups, such as the Vegetarian Society, to note that such fish-, or poultry-based diets are not vegetarian.
Veganism is a diet and lifestyle that seeks to exclude the use of animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose. Vegans endeavor not to use or consume animal products of any kind. The most common reasons for becoming a vegan are ethical commitment or moral conviction concerning animal rights or welfare, the environment, human health, and spiritual or religious concerns. Of particular concern to many vegans are the practices involved in factory farming and animal testing, and the intensive use of land and other resources for animal farming.
The word vegan was coined in 1944 by Donald Watson, who combined the first three and last two letters of vegetarian to form "vegan," which he saw as "the beginning and end of vegetarian."
The Vegan Society defines veganism in this way:
The word "veganism" denotes a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude — as far as is possible and practical — all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals.
So now I guess we could figure out why or on what reason someone could possibly be a vegan or a vegetarian. Hmmm...
Did some touring over Adelaide.Not all over, but not bad for a two-day trip. We covered it quite well :)
One of them was to Henley Beach. Felt like forever that I haven't been to that place. Reminds me of my very first 'house' (not literally) when I first step foot in Adelaide.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Yes. its Photoshop!
Feel sorry for Demi?
Ohh btw, today was our last day at Marden SC. Unfortunately, there wasn't a great turn up. But we managed to say goodbye to each other.
Well, 1st Dec is coming! Everyone's geared up for the presentation night!
(which reminds me i need to RSVP)
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Well, whatever the complaint is about, we'll just have to bear with it.
PS: Yaay! Managed to seal up 2 boxes tonight - a progress.
Thanks to the No.1 Coldplay fan.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Emmm..im still expecting the worse to come in the coming weeks. Yes, its getting tougher and tougher...
not forgetting embarrasment too! haha.
Funny thing is, i kind of enjoying every moment of it 'cept for the part of having to wake up earrrrly morning when mom is still fast asleep back home.
We did great! despite the crunches, mountain climbing, sprinting up hill, push ups, the A-B-C Abs just to name a few (there were heaps more!)
Ohh..not to forget, I loooove you both Cheryl and Kate for bringing up the spirit and strenghtening out our arms and feet. Hehh heh.
This one is for you and all my team members.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Yeah..the food was nice! the kebab, the so called long and shortened noodles (haha!), the rice, the dumplings.
Yeah...good for a taste from Turkistan.
Many thanks to Atika and her man for the scrumptious dinner!