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VSS eNewsletter 10 July 2007

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    VSS eNewsletter, 10 Jul 2007 (the Table of Contents isn’t hyperlinked this issue) VSS News Volunteers Need for VSS Exhibition at Tampines Regional Library
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 9, 2007

      VSS eNewsletter, 10 Jul 2007

      (the Table of Contents isn’t hyperlinked this issue)


      VSS News

      Volunteers Need for VSS Exhibition at Tampines Regional Library

      VSS at Art Magazine Issue Launch – Sun, 15 Jul

      Coming Attractions: EarthFest 08-08-08


      Other News

      Learn about Raw Food on 15 & 21 Jul

      Addition to the Veggie Food Outlets List

      Veg at Suntec

      Health Retreat in Thailand

      The New 5 Cs

      Teresa Hsu Turns 110


      VSS News


      Volunteers Needed for VSS Exhibition at Tampines Regional Library

      Following successful exhibitions at the Central Library (Jul06) and Woodlands Regional Library (Jan07), VSS has been invited to bring our exhibition to Tampines Regional Library 14-29 Jul. The exhibition will be open during regular library hours: 10am-9pm. Even if you’ve seen the exhibition before, you’ll want to come again, as we are constantly trying to upgrade it. You might also want to help staff the exhibition.


      As part of the 2wk exhibition, 14-29 Jul, on Sat., 21 Jul, we’ll have a day of presentations. For details, pls go to:



      Alternatively, go to http://www.nlb.gov.sg and click on Current Events in the left frame. Then, use the calendar to go to 21 July and scroll down to Tampines Regional Library. The VSS events are in English at 10.30, 12noon, 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm.


      VSS at Art Magazine Issue Launch – Sun, 15 Jul

      A local art magazine has invited VSS members and friends to its free upcoming issue launch. The magazine, Forum on Contemporary Art & Society (FOCAS), is titled Regional Animalities. “Regional Animalities concerns the ways in which human/animal places, spaces, ecologies and exchanges are imagined, represented and performed in a range of historic and contemporary contexts in South East Asia.”


      VSS has a hard-hitting ad in this issue, designed at no cost by staff at the local office of the internationally renowned marketing company, Saatchi & Saatchi: http://www.saatchi.com/worldwide/fast_track.asp


      FOCAS’s celebratory issue launch 7-9pm on the evening of Sun 15 Jul at The Substation Theatre at 45 Armenian Street .


      Sociologist Sharon Siddique will be guest speaker, and there will be readings from the articles in the publication. Drinks and vegetarian snacks will be provided. For more info: focas@...


      Coming Attractions: EarthFest 08-08-08

      Last weekend was a kind of breakthrough for vegetarianism, as meat’s impact on the environment took the international and local stage, still not as the main act, but as a voice that can no longer be ignored.


      The Inescapable Truth about the harm that meat production causes to the environment was raised both at the international Live Earth event broadcast on Channel 5 and at the local version, EarthFest at One Fullerton, with a VSS booth and two VSS-nominated speakers.


      To build on the momentum of 07-07-07, organizers have announced plans for 08-08-08, with VSS invited to take part.


      Other News


      Learn about Raw Food on 15 & 21 Jul

      Interested in raw food? You need to meet Paul Yeoh who is teaching raw vegan cuisine: http://rawfoodcuisine.blogspot.com


      Paul has two events coming up. He will demo salads from local organic veggies on Sun, 15 Jul at 2pm at ZenXin Agri-Organic, Pasir Panjang Wholesale Market. The demo is free of charge.


      On Sat, 21 Jul, 2pm-5pm, Paul will teach how to make the following: almond milk, cream of zucchini soup, Mediterranean kale salad, not tuna paté, zucchini noodles marinara, and chocolate mousse. The class will be held at the Function Room, Blk 18 Cavendish Park, Pine Grove (off Ulu Pandan), and the price is $60. Registration closes 17 Jul. For details: rawfoodcuisine@...


      Addition to the Veggie Food Outlets List

      Ba Bao Vegetarian Restaurant

      Address:  282A South Bridge Rd

      Nearby landmarks: Next to Chinatown Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

      Nearest MRT: Chinatown

      Days the outlet is open: 7days

      Hours it is open on those days: 11am-9pm (1st/15th: 8am-9pm)

      Specialty dishes: veggie suckling pig, mutton curry, eight treasures shark’s fin soup

      Brown rice? Not sure

      Organic? No

      Onion & garlic? No

      Eggs? No

      Dairy? Not sure

      Phone numbers – landline: 65347727

      Do they cater? Yes

      Date information collected: 2 July 2007


      Veg at Suntec

      A reader wrote in to say that although one veg outlet at Suntec has closed, another remains open. That is Indinine at 3 Temasek Boulevard Suntec City Mall #03-16, 6238.6755.


      Health Retreat in Thailand

      Adventist Community Services is offering a 3D/2N health retreat at Farm Chokchai, Thailand, 150 km from Bangkok, Aug 8-10, (Wed to Fri). The price is $280.00, which includes 6 vegetarian meals, a farm tour, 5 health lectures with notes and 2-way airport transfer. (Flights are separate.)


      The 5 health lectures focus on:

      1.  Using plant-based foods to boost immunity

      2.  Exercising – the proper way

      3.  Weight loss – the natural way

      4.  Transitioning to a meatless diet

      5.  Balancing stress & rest.


      30 places only, 22 places already taken up, left only 8 places. Deadline for registration is 15 July. For enquires or registration: markchan@... or 9743.8362.


      The New 5Cs

      Chris Turner, one of the two speakers for VSS at last weekend’s EarthFest, had a letter in The Straits Times Forum page yesterday, 9 Jul. The letter is about what Chris calls the 5 Cs we need to avoid if we want ‘Global Cooling’:


      1.      Consuming unnecessarily

      2.      Carnivorism – Chris urges everyone to go veg

      3.      Car

      4.      Cooling (overuse of aircon)

      5.      Cooking – Chris urges us to eat more raw food.


      Teresa Hsu Turns 110

      Teresa Hsu is a remarkable person for any age, but the fact that she runs a charity for the underprivileged – http://www.hearttoheartservice.org - and teaches yoga at age 110 is really remarkable. Last weekend, a VSS Exco member had the privilege of being one of more than 200 people attending a birthday party for this compassionate vegetarian who says, “The world is my home, all living beings are my brothers and sisters, selfless service is my religion.”



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