Minggu, 15 Januari 2017
Why Being Vegetarian Means A Lot of Fun
Counting again, it's been my 3rd vegetarian years. Well, not a flawless period, folks. I've switched from pescaterian, to ovolacto, now ovo. But still, need more effort to avoid terasi (shrimp-based) and such.
But anyway, I'd like to share some...fun moments during the time. Here's why being vegetarian equals happier life:
Because, firstly, you're a bit further than guilt. If you started from guilt of supporting animal murder, yea, the very important feeling you'll notice is: you're not feeling that much guilty again. In the transition, sure, you'll still cry over an incidental chicken broth in your veggie soup, or you'll miss a taste of crispy salami on your pizza, or rendang...BUT, get going and enjoy more and more happiness from stop eating living animals! You know what that means? PEACE! Peace in your soul. Really.
Two. Decided to eat only plantbased food is a challenge! Honestly saying: ONE BIG CHALLENGE. But, don't worry. You'll have many games to play, here are some examples:
1. Vege-meals seeking at wedding receptions
Oh, mashed potato! Ah...mixed with bacon.
Oh, nasi timbel! Hey...ikan asin.
Oh, fried rice! Ah, bakso around.
(eats only plain rice with some sprinkle of bellpeppers from sapi lada hitam, and a cup of es teler plus buah potong, buying mie tektek with no chicken after the party)
2. Trying to explain how you want your pasta to cook to a waiter:
"Without meat, please."
"But with sausage, right?"
"No, no sausage."
"What about meatfloss?"
"Oh, well, OK, I'm a vegetarian."
"Aah! I see. Is fish okay for you?"
Actually, I was so frustated with this kind of situation, at the beginnings. But slowly I've changed my perception about the tiring dialogue. It's actually silly, and funny. So why don't you just smile and speak softly? Don't make people think that vegetarians are annoying!
3. Telling your family / friends that you're a veggie one
"Mama, I love your ayam rica-rica, but I can't eat this any longer."
(Mother is nodding but, maybe, a little bit sad...)
"Ow, we're going to KFC!?"
(thinking hardly about what to eat besides french fries)
Well, this is just a fun article anyway. Please don't put in too deeply into your heart, and no offensiveness, I wish. :D