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Sunday, March 18, 2012

After the Juice Fast

Some stuff I noticed after the Juice Fast:

You know what? The zit has a black dot and I have no idea when it's going away, but other people are commenting that overall, my skin is looking healthy. I am super encouraged!

My clogged nose got unclogged. :)

I started eating solids. Here's what I ate:

The past three days, I was at a seminar. Since I didn't have a place to keep fruit, I decided to bring steamed rice and veggies been using a food steamer lately. It is really super easy to use. I slice the veggies, pop them in and set the timer. On Day 1, I had a bunch of bananas, a jar of green smoothie, my green juice, and my brown rice and 3 Lock-and-Lock containers of steamed veggies (one day it was sweet potato, garlic, sigarilyas/winged beans, white radish). I haven't been exercising all throughout the seminar and room is airconditioned to below 18 C, so by the end of the day, I am feeling like I need to defrost!

On the last day of the seminar, I went out for some Japanese with NFFs . John Pogi (the waiter!) said my order had walnuts (The walnuts turned out to be candied :( And silly me - I went ahead and ate them), mangoes, lettuce, tomatoes, shrimp and dressing. I let the others have my shrimp and dressing, while I had some of their tuna and salmon sashimi. I hope the food intolerance (to shrimp and sugar) doesn't come back to haunt me tomorrow :( I am also curious if I'll have insomnia later.

Update: No, I didn't have insomnia, but I got a zit :(

*Not raw food related:

On the upside, I did enjoy our little chat over dinner. I do not believe in accidents and I know we all got together in that class for a reason :) One of the gals is someone I met through a coworker eons ago. I enjoyed catching up with her a lot. It was also neat getting to know the others. I have a feeling we are going to be meeting each other again  real soon. :)


Stuff Raw Foodists Like #14 Bumping into Another High-Raw Foodist at a Resto and Asking What They Ordered

Need I explain more? :)

I'm not strictly raw anymore OK? This is what I'm eating:

Update in 2017: Back into raw! Let's do this!!!

I was at a Mediterranean Place. Bumped into Arvy! Hi! :)


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Stuff Raw Foodists Like #13 : Pasalubong :)

Pasalubong – n. gifts usually in the form of, but not limited to food, coming from someone’s travels, intended to celebrate someone’s homecoming/ thanksgiving for a safe journey. the root word salubong means to meet. 
J came back from her babymoon from the States and her pasalubong for everyone was chocolate, which immediately took its spot in our special nook in the office, right on top of our filing cabinets, where pasalubong snacks are available to anyone who feels like partaking.

But mine was extra special because these were just for me.
Look at these beauties! Handcrafted, raw, gluten free, vegan chocolate. Yum. Mee. :)

I felt special because I usually don’t get pasalubong when people travel. And I don’t expect people to bring me back pasalubong. I know it is a hassle for them to go out of their way to get something just for me ---raw/organic/sugar-free treats are often pricier than their cooked counterparts, and fruits that have not been processed are usually subject to so many duties. But I super appreciate it when someone makes the effort to get me a raw treat from abroad when they come back :)

I was going to save one bar for today, then another for tomorrow, but I just couldn’t help myself. (Marshmallow test fail!) They were sooo yummy, J! And the side effects say it all!

The treats couldn’t have come at a better time too --- I've been feeling pretty discouraged lately, and they were a really nice pick-me-up! Thanks J! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Welcome back :) !

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Do you have a pasalubong culture in your country? What kind of pasalubong is your favorite?

I know my aunts in California really like Ding Dong and butong pakwan (salted watermelon seeds) and my landlady in Federal Way really likes Yes! Magazine. I also used to bring her Chicken Joy too, back when Jollibee in Southcenter hadn’t opened yet. I tried bringing back macaroons from Bizu to my cousin in Phoenix but those don’t really travel well.

(Can you say smash to smithereens seven times?)

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