VSS eNewsletter 3 Nov 2005
VSS eNewsletter 3 November 2005
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This eNewsletter is sent via Yahoo! Groups. Unfortunately, Yahoo! has a bad habit of doing what’s known as “bouncing” people’s email addresses. It even happens to VSS Exco members, and it’s not because of full inboxes or anything like that. We’ve emailed Yahoo! about this problem and spoken personally to the head of Yahoo! SE Asia. No luck.
So, if you suddenly stop receiving this eNewsletter, please send an email to info@..., and we’ll take care of it. Also, you can go to the Newsletter page of the VSS website and read the Newsletter there: http://www.vegetarian-society.org/revamp/html/index.php?module=ContentExpress&func=display&ceid=14. Sorry for the bother.
The letter to the ST Forum page that appeared in the last issue of this eNewsletter has since appeared in The Straits Time Interactive. You don’t need to pay to use certain of its features. The letter is at: http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/forum/story/0,5562,349082,00.html. This online resource is another venue for educating the public about the dangers of meat.
Last Sunday’s VSS cooking demo at Awareness Place bookshop was so good that one participant took her VSS cookbook (available at Awareness Place, Popular, etc.) and immediately went home to show some of the recipes, such as Green Papaya Soup, to her mother.
If you’d like to arrange a cooking demo at your workplace, CC, etc., please contact info@....
Our last issue linked to a piece from the Sydney Mor ning Herald which quoted from a book by 2003 Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee. A reader wanted to know more about Coetzee’s work. Here’s a good place: http://nobelprize.org/literature/laureates/2003/coetzee-bio.html. You can even listen to this vegetarian giving his Nobel acceptance speech. Plus, here’s a review of his latest novel: http://www.villagevoice.com/books/0535,strong,67298,10.html.
Pumpkin seeds are available at NTUC FairPrice and many other stores, not to mention the availability of fresh pumpkin. Pumpkin and pumpkin seeds are both high in calcium. Pumpkin offers fiber and is rich in vitamins A and C as well as beta carotene. It’s also high in potassium, contains only a trace of sodium and fat and no cholesterol. Pumpkin seeds and oil are a source of zinc and unsaturated fatty acids. The seeds are high in iron and phosphorus, with some magnesium and copper as well as vitamin E and a mix of B vitamins. TCM also recommends pumpkin seeds (nan gua zi): http://tcm.health-info.org/Herbology.Materia.Medica/nanguazi-properties.htm. Last but not least, pumpkin tastes great.
Dr Clarence Ing, MD, MPH is the President of NEWSTART Medical Clinic. He is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine with a Masters of Public Health in Nutrition. He was Director of the Youngberg Wellness Centre in Singapore for about 10 years. His talk begins at 7.30pm, Fri, 4 Nov, at the Youngberg Wellness Centre, 798 Thomson Road . It will cover the role played by lifestyle, nutrition (including vegetarianism) and activities in the avoidance and management of many diseases that destroy many lives and affect many more. For details, pls contact John Cheang: 9674.2512, johncheang@....
Andrew Tay, long-time Singapore vegetarian and nature know-it-all (in the good sense of that term), sends this advice after a visit to KL:
Blue Boy Vegetarian Food Centre
No.6001 Blue Boy Mansion , Jalan Tong Shin, Kuala Lumpur
Ope ning hrs: Daily 7.30am to 9.30pm
(From here, a short walking distance to town centre Bukit Bintang shopping area).
This is like an extended HDB kopitiam with 10 plus stalls all selling vegetarian Asian dishes such as char kway teow, assam laksa, curry mee, dry/soup noodles, popiah, laksa, cheecheong fun, tom yam, burgers, fried rice, yongtaufoo, curry puffs, kueh-kueh.....!!! They also have a dry goods shop.
It is walking distance (a few hundred metres, 10mins) from the main PUDU Bus Interchange. From the interchange building, cross the main road ( Pudu Lama Rd ) and walk down in the traffic's direction. Turn left into a small lane/lorong after bypassing the Chinese Maternity Hospital on your left. The entrance to this lane is directly opposite the big Swiss Garden Hotel across the road. You can already see the Blue Boy shop sign ahead facing you.
For those needing a quicker vegie bite with no time to lose, just across the road opposite the PUDU interchange is a corner 7-11 store. At its left is a small lane which leads to an Indian Temple . On this lane, on the right is an Indian vegetarian kopitiam (basically situated behind the 7-11 building) just before the temple. They sell all the usual Indian delicacies, from thosai to nasi padang . You can keep an eye on your bus while having your veg meal!
On Orchard Road , from Wheelock Place to Far East Shopping Centre, fantastic photos of the Earth taken from the sky are accompanied by powerful words about sustainable development:
http://www.alliancefrancaise.org.sg/exhibition_La%20Terre%20Vue.html. For example, the explanation accompanying a photo of a prawn farm explains the pollution caused.
Don’t like the Orchard crowds? Go to: http://www.yannarthusbertrand.com/index_new.htm. You can also get music. Sadly, for all the photographers’ wisdom about sustainable development, the collection seems to speak rather too softly about the plight of our fellow animals, especially those who we eat.
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