|Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.
|Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
|Your friend is that man who knows all about you, and still
|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.