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Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.
(Swedish proverb)
Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
(Sicilian proverb)
Your friend is that man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
(Elbert Hubbard)
You can always tell a real friend; when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
(Laurence J. Peter)
Friends are family you choose for yourself.

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Monday, 7th June 2004
I did not like the corn bread. It came too sour and bitter. Well, I will give it another try. For now, I will stick to the raw wheat flat bread, the only dehydrated food that I eat.
For those wondering whether I ever eat cooked food, I do sometimes have those experiences. They relate to social interactions with my non-raw extended family and are rather sporadic. I have observed that cooked foods give me pimples, constipation (= going to the bathroom to do no.2 less than 2-3 times a day) and the feeling of being lethargic, and so, naturally, I avoid them. I do not feel drawn towards cooked food. If you could tasted the delicious, sweet, dark grapes that I am having right now for breakfast, you would understand what I mean.
Looking after myself is easy. The difficult part is looking after my family and providing delicious raw foods for my chidren that they will WANT to eat. I am learning!
Wednesday, 30th June 2004
I came back from Beijing last Sunday. This was my first raw travelling experience. I was hoping that I could maintain a high % of raw. Before my departure, I had a number of very regrettable experiences (due to my laziness), for which I paid with many pimples on my face. I was happy to see that they disappeared in China, as I munched on fruit there. Bargaining in non-department stores is something that I really did not like doing, but I had to, as they were asking ridiculous prices (which always happens at the starting point of the bargaining process). Funny, isn't it, bargaining for fruit? Anyway, I not only survived, but came back with a clear skin and no stomach problems (unlike my colleagues, who unfortunately suffered, due to eating meat, I think). I ate various fruit for breakfast (this part was easy, since the breakfast at the hotel was supplied as part of the conference deal) and in the evening I was eating whatever I deemed OK at the conference dinner (which sometimes was challenging, but luckily, I did not starve) . During day, I was surviving on bananas, grapes, oranges and nuts. I am glad to be back in Australia where there is an abundance of delicious fruit and no barganing! There is s omething useful that I observed in China: I was quite happy without my raw bread. This is the first time that I considered living without grains.


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