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Om Shanti. Vegetarian on and off for 20+ years. Like groovy live music, dancing, happy children, nature, peace, good clean food, reading, and funny things.
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Los Angeles, California
22 Sep 2006
Fav Place:
my vegetable garden
Fav Books:
Dragon Fighter, Huckleberry Finn, The Education of Little Tree, A People's History of the United States, Optimist Magazine, Mother Jones
Fav Music:
Ani DiFranco, Ben Lee, Krishna Das, Pete Seeger, Rage Against the Machine
I Admire:
ShantiMayi, Howard Zinn, Rebiya Kadeer, Ani DiFranco
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02 Feb 2017
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Vegan pastries Hug Life
Yummy spicy noodles Bright Star
Did I order the wrong dishes? Loving Hut
Delicious biryani Ashirwad The Blessings
If you have a sweet tooth Caked Up Natural Dessert Bar

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Reasons why I prefer to eat vegetarian or vegan:

I prefer to eat vegetarian because plant-based foods taste wholesome and delicious. Yummy to my tummy! I also prefer the smell of fresh produce. Can't stand the smell of flesh meat raw or cooked... eek! But really, I feel that eating vegetarian is better for the planet, the animals, and for my body. Eating vegetarian makes me feel light, vibrant, and grounded. Positive vibrations!

I joined HappyCow Members Community because:

I am interested in chatting with other members and see what people think and feel about life and all that good stuff. I am happy to join a community with others who also choose the vegetarian path (or on the way). To me, this is a very special common ground. Yeah.

Here are some places I've been that I liked... and places that I would like to visit one day:

I'VE BEEN TO: Mexico City, parts of USA, Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, Beijing & Shanghai & Tianjing China, Narita Japan, Tahiti/Moorea, Guam/Rota, Micronesia, Maui & Kauai. I LIKE somethings about each place... enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the city with its cafes, delicacies, people, and culture. Enjoy the tropical islands for the fresh air, clean water, exotic fruits, and snorkeling. I WOULD LIKE TO VISIT: everywhere if possible, starting with Peru, Italy, more of Japan, somewhere in Africa, Alaska, Canada, EUROPE, and work my way from there.

Some of my favorite veg*n foods include:

Living Tree Community Foods brand coming out of Berkeley, California, makes the best quality live products I've ever tasted. They sell nut butters, grains, dried fruits, raw chocolates, raw tahini, and more. Expensive but worth it. livingtreecommunity.com Homemade salads using fresh and seasonal farmers market produce... A really good Thai green curry with warm brown rice... Virgin coconut oil on whole grain toast... Homestyle Taiwanese cuisine... Brown rice avocado sushi rolls... and all kinds of snacks... NO MSG please.

Here are some books, movies, magazines, and my favorites that I would recommend to other HappyCow members:

RECOMMEND MOVIES: Cave of the Yellow Dog (about nomad life in Mongolia)***Into the Wild(living freely under the sky)***God Grew Tired of Us (about the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who survived)*** Emmanuel's Gift (inspiring documentary on disabled persons advocate from Ghana)***Water (about widows in old days India)***Harold and Maude (70s American)***Who Killed the Electric Car? (documentary about automobile industry). RECOMMEND BOOKS: Fast Food Nation***A People's History of the United States (by Howard Zinn)***Dragon Fighter (autobiography by Rebyah Kadeer)


Posted on 31 Dec 2011

Thanks for letting me know those things about SF - I was out there recently too. I'm sure I'll be out there again soon, as one a good friend of mine recently moved out there, so I'll be sure to try the restaurant.

As far as the finance world, I'm still in it. I was promoted to assistant vice president recently so I'm going to stick in that role for a little while. I would like to do something more interesting though. We'll see what happens. So what have you guys been working on?

Tell Shanti I said hi! She's such a cutie, I bet she's grown a lot since I saw her last (February?). Happy New Year!


Posted on 30 Dec 2011

Wow! You've really been hitting up some restaurants lately! I have a few to review myself, but nowhere near as many as you. So how are you? When are you guys going to finally visit the Midwest?


Posted on 09 Nov 2011

Thanks for the ad, Chia! Music died for me in the 90's, need a little Grunge to get my day started off right each morning! Looking forward to staying in touch,


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