VSS eNewsletter 26 January 2006
VSS eNewsletter 26 January 2006
Happy Chinese New Year to All Our Chinese Readers
No newsletter next week L
Just a reminder that the animated VSS Chinese New Year Greetings Card is available for emailing at http://www.vegetarian-society.org/revamp/html/modules.php?op=modload&name=Downloads&file=index&req=viewdownload&cid=4. Just go there and click on the link, but you need PowerPoint software to view the card.
And, don’t forget the other great stuff on the Downloads page of the VSS website, including the “Love Us Not Eat Us” decal: http://www.vegetarian-society.org/revamp/html/modules.php?op=modload&name=Downloads&file=index.
Celebrate Chinese New Year by helping to raise funds for Man Fut Tong Nursing Home (http://www.mft.org.sg). Come to Tiong Bahru Plaza on Sat-Sun, 11-12 Feb, 10am-8pm. Don’t miss Singapore’s largest collection of Handmade Paper Fans, vegetarian food, appearances by the God of Fortune, performances, and a VSS exhibition. Free admission. Contact: Victor @ 6368.3301 or c_lovecommunications@....
VSS has planned a 2-day, 1-night trip to Desaru for 14-15 Apr. Enjoy a scenic get-away, including kite-flying, with four vegan meals, all at a reasonable price.
For details, please go to the VSS Events calendar and change the month to April: http://www.vegetarian-society.org/revamp/html/index.php?module=PostCalendar&func=view.
Last week’s VSS Newsletter carried a poem about a reluctant fisher. In response, someone sent in a piece by the 19th century composer Schubert on the same theme. Read the English translation at http://www.hitech-solutions.com/Trout/Schubert.htm. And, listen to the melody at http://ingeb.org/Lieder/dieforel.html (click on Melodie in the upper left).
Kenneth G. Williams is a vegan who has enjoyed success in bodybuilding championships. Read more about him and watch his tv ads for veganism at
http://www.idausa.org/kgw_frame.html. Visit his own website at
Genesis Health Food Restaurant, #1 Lorong Telok, S. 049014 (near Raffles Place MRT), specializes in whole-grain foods. This new outlet offers Eastern and Western food, including cream soup and salad with whole wheat bun. No dairy or egg products are served; the cream is made from rice and nuts. Open 7.30am-6pm, except 7.30am-3pm Fri, closed Sat, and Sun 9-3. Contact: 6438-7118, genesishf@....
NY Times Magazine on the Personalities of Our Fellow Animals
The cover story of this past week’s New York Times magazine reports research on the personalities of our fellow animals. All the more reason not to eat them. You may have to register to read the article, but it’s free: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/22/magazine/22animal.html?emc=eta1&pagewanted=print.
Synbiotics Health Optimum is organizing a series of vegetarian health events on 18th Feb (Sat): 3-5pm, 7-9pm and 19th Feb (Sun): 2-4pm at 15 Stanley Street, S. 068734. To register, call 6226.2621. Details at http://www.vegetarian-society.org/downloads/Detox_n_Regeneration_with_Biogenic_Cuisine2.pdf.
Last year, this Newsletter reported a web resource for calculating the number of our fellow land animals who we eat annually. Here is the URL for similar data on marine animals, except that data are by weight rather than by individuals: http://faostat.fao.org/faostat/form?collection=Fishes&Domain=FishCatch&servlet=1&hasbulk=0&version=ext&language=EN.
You can read selected articles from Vegetarian Journal magazine online at http://www.vrg.org/journal/vj2005issue4/index.htm. Lots of recipes and health info.
This one isn’t from Singapore ; it’s from the US . But it makes the good point that if done well, going vegetarian isn’t about shrinking our food choices; it’s about expanding them, by discovering all the great options in veg food. Plus, there’s a funny story of how sibling rivalry was what finally brought the writer to go veg:
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