i am a vegan

anonymous asked:

How does one convert to Veganism?

Well there isn’t just one way to do it.

For me i did it over night, i woke up eating meat and animal products, spent a day watching documentaries and educating myself and then the next day ate fully vegan and started looking into vegan bath/body etc products and have been vegan ever since. I am the type of person who has to go all out on something or i won’t go through with it. I have never been a vegetarian and never went through a transition phase because that just isn’t how i work.

A lot of other people will transition, and that is what works for them (and that is okay!!), some will go to vegetarian and then go to vegan, others will slowly start to cut different things out. You can start off by making it a goal to eat at least 1 veggie and 1 vegan meal each day, then move to 2 vegan each day and then finally fully vegan. Another easy thing to do to start is to look into what brands you use for shampoo/makeup etc and start to switch those to vegan brands, some people will just start to buy only vegan things and then use up what they have at home still- depends on the person and what works for them!

Step 1 no matter how you are transitioning i would say it to educate yourself!

anonymous asked:

I never realised you were vegetarian, cool! How long have you been vegetarian? Would you ever go Vegan?

I’ve been vegetarian for like 7 years almost? I love being vegetarian but I know that health wise it would be irresponsible for me to become vegan and even though I am lucky enough to have the privilege of access to lots of vegan options around here in the Bay Area I just know that I wouldn’t be healthy as a vegan and my health is already questionable as it is ~~~~~

Ask me some questions!
  1. 3 Fears
  2. 3 things I love
  3. 2 turns on
  4. 2 turns off
  5. My best friend
  6. Sexual orientation
  7. How tall am I
  8. What do I miss right now
  9. Favourite color
  10. Do I have a crush
  11. Favourite place
  12. What am I listening to right now
  13. Shoe size
  14. Eye color
  15. Hair color
  16. Meaning behind my URL
  17. Favourite song
  18. Favourite band
  19. How I feel right now
  20. Someone I love
  21. My current relationship status
  22. My relationship with my parents
  23. Favourite season
  24. Tattoos and piercing i have
  25. Tattoos and piercing i want
  26. The reasons I joined Tumblr
  27. Do I ever get “good morning” or “good night ” texts?
  28. Have I ever kissed the last person you texted?
  29. How long does it take me to get ready in the morning?
  30. Have you shaved your legs in the past three days?
  31. Where am I right now?
  32. Do I like my music loud or at a reasonable level?
  33. Do I live with my Mom and Dad?
  34. Am I excited for anything?
  35. Do I have someone of the opposite sex I can tell everything to?
  36. How often do I wear a fake smile?
  37. If I could meet anyone on this earth, who would it be?
  38. What do I think about most?
  39. Do I prefer to be behind the camera or in front of it?
  40. What was the last lie I told?
  41. Do I perfer talking on the phone or video chatting online?
  42. Do I believe in ghosts? How about aliens?
  43. Do I believe in magic?
  44. Do I believe in luck?
  45. What’s the weather like right now?
  46. What was the last book I’ve read?
  47. Do I have any nicknames?
  48. Do I spend money or save it?
  49. Can I touch my nose with a tounge?
  50. Favourite animal?
  51. What was I doing last night at 12 AM?
  52. What’s a song that always makes me happy when I hear it?
  53. What is my favorite word?
  54. My top 5 blogs on tumblr
  55. If the whole world were listening to me right now, what would I say?
  56. Do I have any relatives in jail?
  57. What is my current desktop picture?
  58. Had sex?
  59. Bought condoms?
  60. Gotten pregnant?
  61. Have I ever kissed somebody in the rain?
  62. Had job?
  63. Smoked weed?
  64. Smoked cigarettes?
  65. Drank alcohol?
  66. Am I a vegetarian/vegan?
  67. Been overweight?
  68. Been underweight?
  69. Gotten my heart broken?
  70. Been to prom?
  71. Been in airplane?
  72. Learned another language?
  73. Wore make up?
  74. Dyed my hair?
  75. Had a surgery?
  76. Met someone famous?
  77. Stalked someone on a social network?
  78. Been fishing?
  79. Been rejected by a crush?
  80. What do I want for birthday?
  81. Do I like my handwriting?
  82. Where do I want to live when older?
  83. Have I ever got caught sneaking out or doing anything bad?
  84. What I’m really bad at
  85. What my greatest achievments are
  86. The meanest thing somebody has ever said to me
  87. What I’d do if I won in a lottery
  88. What do I like about myself
  89. My closest Tumblr friend
  90. Any question you’d like?
  91. Are you outgoing or shy?
  92. What kind of people are you attracted to?
  93. Do you think you’ll be in a relationship two months from now?
  94. Does talking about sex make you uncomfortable?
  95. Who was the last person you had a deep conversation with?
  96. What does the most recent text that you sent say?
  97. What are your 5 favorite songs right now?
  98. Do you like it when people play with your hair?
  99. Do you think there is life on other planets?
  100. Do you like bubble baths?
  101. Do you like your neighbors?
  102. Where would you like to travel?
  103. Favorite part of your daily routine?
  104. What part of your body are you most uncomfortable with?
  105. What do you do when you wake up?
  106. Do you wish your skin was lighter or darker?
  107. Do you ever want to get married?
  108. If your hair long enough for a pony tail?
  109. Would you rather live without TV or music?
  110. Have you ever liked someone and never told them?
  111. What are your favorite stores to shop in?
  112. Do you believe everyone deserves a second chance?
  113. Do you smile at strangers?
  114. Have you done anything recently that you hope nobody finds out about?
  115. Ever wished you were someone else?
  116. Favourite makeup brand?
  117. Last thing you ate?
  118. Ever won a competition? For what?
  119. Ever been in love? 
  120. Facebook or Twitter?
  121. Twitter or Tumblr?
  122. Are you watching tv right now?
  123. What colour are your towels?
  124. Favourite ice cream flavour?
  125. First person you talked to today?
  126. Last person you talked to today?
  127. Name a person you hate?
  128. Name a person you love?
  129. Is there anyone you want to punch in the face right now?
  130. Do you tan a lot?
  131. Have any pets?
  132. Do you type fast?
  133. Do you regret anything from your past?
  134. Ever broken someone’s heart?
  135. Have you ever liked someone so much it hurt?
  136. Is cheating ever okay?
  137. Do you believe in true love?
  138. What your zodiac sign?
  139. Do you believe in ghosts?
  140. Get the closest book next to you, open it to page 42, what’s the first line on that page? (via catscuddlingandyou)
Prompts for writing, journals, get to know me’s or whatever

About me

Am I a clean or messy person?
Am I a tea or coffee person?
Am I a vegetarian/vegan?
Am I afraid of heights?
Am I allergic to anything?
Am I an early bird or a night owl?
Am I an extrovert or introvert?
Am I an innie or an outie?
Am I easily embarrassed?
Am I in a relationship?
Am I left or right handed?
Am I much of a daredevil?
Am I scared of the dark?
Am I social?
Am I superstitious?
Am I ticklish?
Can I bake?
Can I cook?
Can I curl my tongue?
Can I dance?
Can I drive?
Can I juggle?
Can I play poker?
Can I roll my r’s?
Can I sing?
Can I spell well?
Can I swim?
Can I wiggle my ears?
Do I correct people when they make mistakes?
Do I have a collection of anything?
Do I have a strong accent?
Do I have any nicknames?
Do I have any pet peeves?
Do I have any piercings?
Do I have any strange phobias?
Do I have more girl friends or boy friends?
Do I have much of an ego?
Do I judge a book by its cover?
Do I like bubble baths?
Do I like classical music?
Do I like clowns?
Do I like my handwriting?
Do I like roller-coasters?
Do I like scary movies?
Do I like shopping?
Do I like to gossip?
Do I like to talk on the phone?
Do I like travelling?
Do I play any instruments?
Do I sleep with the lights on or off?
Do I smile at strangers?
Do I suck or bite lollipops?
Do I talk to myself?
Do I tend to hold grudges?
Do I use earphones or headphones?
Do I use sarcasm a lot?
Do I want any tattoos?
Do I wear glasses?
Have I ever been on a plane?
Have I ever been on tv?
Have I ever been to the hospital?
Have I ever crashed a car?
Have I ever got in trouble with the law?
Have I ever had a rumour spread about me?
Have I ever had braces?
Have I ever pulled an all-nighter?
Have I ever skipped school?
Have I ever started a rumour?
Have I ever thrown up in the car?
How long does it take for me to get ready?
How many relationships have I ever had?
How old was I when I first got my period?
How tall am I?
What am I most likely to be doing when I am outside?
What am I usually doing on a Friday night?
What are my favourite bands?
What are my favourite flowers?
What can I smell in the air?
What colours mostly dominate my wardrobe?
What is my appearance like?
What is my culture?
What is my current wallpaper on my phone?
What is my full name and why did I get it?
What is my greatest strength?
What is my greatest weakness?
What is my guilty pleasure?
What is my Hogwarts house?
What is my most expensive piece of clothing?
What is my most heavily used makeup product?
What is my most used phrase?
What is my most used word?
What is my personality like?
What is my personality type?
What is my religion?
What is my spirit animal?
What is my strangest talent?
What is my zodiac sign?
What is one trend that I completely bought into?
What is something I can’t do no matter how hard I try?
What is something I hated as a child that I like now?
What is the last thing I bought?
What is the longest I’ve ever gone without sleep?
What is the pet I would like to have?
What is the worst injury I’ve ever gotten?
What language do I want to learn?
What video games do I play when I want to relax?
What was the last book I read?
What was the last movie I saw?
What word do I always use as an exclamation?
What word do I always use to describe something great?
Where do I currently live?
Which is my favourite season?


Favourites

What is my favourite accent?
What is my favourite animal?
What is my favourite band?
What is my favourite childhood book?
What is my favourite colour?
What is my favourite drink?
What is my favourite flavour of ice cream?
What is my favourite food to eat on a rainy day?
What is my favourite food to eat on a sunny day?
What is my favourite number?
What is my favourite place on the planet?
What is my favourite radio station?
What is my favourite sandwich?
What is my favourite snack?
What is my favourite song?
What is my favourite swear word?
What is my favourite word?
What is my favourite thing to wear?


People

Do I remember the day I met …?
How are my mother and I similar and different?
What are the compliments I have given other people?
What are the compliments people have given me?
What do my best friend and I have in common?
What gifts would I like to give everyone?
What if I could meet anyone on this planet – who would I choose?
Where is my best friend?
Which actors & actresses do I trust enough to watch whatever they’re in?
Which teachers inspired me the most?
Who are my favourite characters?
Who are my friends?
Who are my parents?
Who are my sisters?
Who are the new people I met? – their names and where we met
Who are the writers I trust enough to read anything they write?
Who brings the sunshine on the days I see nothing but a grey sky?
Who is my best friend?
Who is my celebrity crush?
Who is my favourite youtuber?
Who is my role model?
Who is my secret valentine?
Who is someone I admire?
Who is someone that saved me?
Who is the most intelligent person I know?
Who is the most supportive person in my life right now?
Who was the last person I texted?
Who would I like to go on a midnight adventure with?
Who would I love to randomly see this week?
Who would I really like to hug?
Who would I really like to punch?
Why am I grateful for …?
Why am I grateful for dad?
Why am I grateful for mum?


Music

A playlist for 12-year-old me
A playlist for throwback Thursday
A playlist for when I’m angry
A playlist for when I’m in love
A playlist for when I’m in the mood to party
A playlist for when I’m sad
A playlist of songs that I have on repeat
A playlist that makes me want to dance
A playlist that makes me want to sing
A playlist to inspire me
A playlist to listen to on the bus/train
A playlist with the classics
A song that really speaks to me
A song that was stuck in my head today
Bands and their logos
Song lyrics
What are the first 6 songs when I put my playlist on shuffle?
What song always brings a smile to my face?

Places

A place where the architecture made me want to wake up and see the city skyline every morning
A place where the customer service made me tip £100
A place where the memories were unforgettable
A place where the nature made me want to live in the middle of nowhere
A place where the people restored my faith in humanity
How to get to my favourite place
Places I have never been to but want to see.
Somewhere I want to go before I die
Somewhere I want to go before I turn 20
Somewhere I would rather be right now.
What are the popular places in town?
What is the worst place I’ve been to?
Where is my favourite place to shop?
Where was I born?

Lists

A list of every single song on the albums released by my fav bands

Every tom and jerry’s ice cream flavour (I want to try).

Places I would like to see.

Sounds I like.

Sounds I dislike.

Sports I like.

Star signs.

The first 5 things I saw on my way home.

The first 5 words that come to mind.

The main roman gods.

The main Greek gods.

Things I don’t own but like.

Things I want to buy.

Top 10 episodes to watch

Top 10 favourite quotes.

Top 10 movies to watch.

Top 10 people I want to meet.

Top 10 places in Manchester.

Top 10 restaurants I love.

What is the sentence on line 13 of page 23 in the book nearest to me?

What movies do I watch when I’m feeling down?

What tv shows do I always recommend?

What were my favourite tv shows as a child?

What words don’t seem real to me?

Wish list



Experiences/Memories

A memory in summer

A memory in winter

A memory with my family.

A memory with my friends.

I’ll never forget the day (a teacher) did this.

Memories from high school

Special moments I want to witness.

The story behind my first kiss

The story behind my last kiss

The stories behind my scars

What are the memories I never want to forget?

What is my saddest memory?

What is the first thing I remember?

What is the funniest thing I remember?

What was my most embarrassing moment?

What was the happiest day of my life?

What was the last concert I went to?

What was the most amazing thing I’ve ever witnessed?

What was the most disappointing thing in my life?

What was the most nervous I’ve ever been?

What was the saddest day of my life?

When was I last scared for my life?


Letters

A note to my favourite teachers.

Dear _____, I would like to tell you.

Dear 5-year-old me.

Dear 10-year-old me.

Dear 13-year-old me.

Dear 15-year-old me.

Dear 16-year-old me.

Dear 18-year-old me.

Dear 21-year-old me.

Dear 25-year-old me.

Dear all the boys I’ve liked.

Dear someone I need to forgive.

Letters to my future children.



Questions to answer

A wise person learns from the mistakes of others – do I agree?

Advice to any if the new kids at sf.

Am I a bad loser?

Am I a good liar?

Am I a writer?

Am I an artist?

Am I good at giving advice?

Am I happy with myself?

Am I happy with the person I’ve become?

Am I the kind of friend I would like to have as a friend?


Books I always reread

Can insanity bring on more creativity?

Do I admit when I’m wrong?

Do I believe that people are capable of change?

Do I belong here?

Do I hold grudges?

Do I have trust issues?

Do I like confrontation?

Do I live or do I just exist?

Do I prefer to be on camera or behind it?

Do I really want a cat?

Do I trust easily?

Have I ever been bullied?

Have I ever been on a date?

Have I ever felt like I wasn’t enough?

Have I ever felt rejected by my friends/family?

Have I ever had a friend turn into an enemy?

Have I ever had a paranormal experience?

Have I ever had a public perception of me change from good to bad?

Have I ever had a song or poem written about me?

Have I ever hopelessly failed a test?

Have I learnt from my mistakes?

How am I feeling?

How do I find comfort when I’m sad?

How do I vent my anger?

How do I want to be remembered?

How could I avoid getting hurt?

How does a (any appliance around the home) work?

How I think will determine how I live – agree or not?

How would I define my sense of humour?

What am I like when I’m angry?

What am I most afraid of?

What are some things that stand between me and complete happiness?

What did I like about being a kid?

What did I want to be when I was younger?

What do I admire most in others?

What do I hate about sf?

What do I hate most about myself?

What do I love most about myself?

What do I notice first when I see someone?

What do I think about selfies?

What do I think about the most?

What do I think could be improved in the educational system?

What do I think people think of me?

What do I touch first when I stick my arms out?

What do I wish I didn’t miss?

What do I wish for every night?

What does a rainbow mean to me?

What fictional character do I wish was real?

What fictional universe would I like to be a part of?

What is an experience that has made me stronger?

What is an item of clothing or jewellery you’ll never see me without?

What is my biggest dream and how do I plan on making it become a reality?

What is my biggest what if?

What is my greatest achievement?

What is my greatest failure?

What is my secret weapon to get someone to like me?

What is one aspect of myself that I feel confident about?

What is one thing I am interested in learning more about?

What is something that makes me feel vulnerable?

What is the best gift I’ve ever received?

What is the first thing I think of when I hear the word ‘heart’?

What is the hardest lesson I have had to learn in life?

What is the ideal age to be and why?

What is the most scandalous situation I’ve ever been involved in?

What is the nicest thing about a person?

What is the single best decision I’ve made in my life so far?

What is the single worst decision I’ve made in my life so far?

What makes a great relationship?

What makes me smile?

What motivates me to succeed?

What part of my life would I relive if I could?

What part of my life would I remove if I could?

What question am I afraid to tell the truth to?

What questions would I ask to get to know someone better?

What was I doing at 12am last night?

What was I like as a child and how did my personality change as I got older?

What was my favourite subject in school?What was the last lie I told?

What was the most ridiculous thing that made me cry?

What will I do in university?

What would I change about my sf?

What would I change about my life if you knew I would never die?

What would I change about the world?

What would I like to change this year?

What would I do differently if you knew that no one was judging me?

What would I do in the event of an apocalypse?

What would I have to see to cry tears of joy?

What would I want written on my tombstone?

When did I experience stage fright or nervousness in front of a crowd?

When do I feel most at peace?

When did I last send a handwritten letter to someone?

When did I not speak up, when I know I really should have?

When did I witness something controversial and had to keep it a secret?

When was the last time I cried?

Where do I see myself in 10 years’ time?

Where do I want to live?

Where is the best place to get pizza?

Where would I go if I got a plane ticket to anywhere?

Which do I value more in others, brains or beauty?

Who do I get on with better, girls or boys?

Who do I miss the most?

Who do I need the most?

Why couldn’t I get out of bed this morning?

Why couldn’t I sleep last night?

Why do I hate insects?

Why do dogs hate me and I hate them?

Will you lend me a hand – how do I think this idiom got started?

Would I ever spread gossip?

Would people consider me a diva?

the vast majority of “vegan activism” i guess i would call it is essentially liberal idealist consumer activism (e.g. “vote with your dollar”) that places more importance on ending the use of animal products than… ending capitalism, which is literally the source of global warming, which has caused the extinction of countless species, which will never allow the cessation of the use of animal products because profit is prioritized above all else.

like how am i supposed to sympathize with a vegan who shops at whole foods for their “ethical” lifestyle while whole foods exploits the labor of prisoners? and, like, obviously this is not unique to whole foods; there literally is no ethical consumption under current capitalist conditions, the global economy and every government connected to it is reliant on exploitation.

but yeah i do use the term lifestyle, because the individualist ethical veganism lifestyle is seamlessly integrated into capitalism in the sense that, under capitalism, we are denied meaningful identities, and the identities that society allows us to have are identities defined either by consumption or production.

hence “vegan” is an identity defined by consumption; it is a market demographic. any type of consumer product can be positioned, marketed, designed to garner more sales from the Vegan Market.

anyway, moving on:

there’s the widespread racism and xenophobia towards cultures that have traditions of using animal products. Like i understand if you have a moral objection to, uh, Any Animal Being Killed For Any Reason (regardless of my inability to sympathize with that point of view) but that does not exempt you from the responsibility to exercise nuance and cultural sensitivity. you still have the capacity to express your animal rights beliefs in a racist, xenophobic, islamophobic, or antisemitic way.

it’s not that bigotry within activist circles is unique to animal rights groups, because it isn’t, but the way that it presents itself in animal rights groups reveals where their priorities lie…

and the oft-repeated phrase “they care more about the ‘rights’ of animals than they do about the oppression against people of color and the working class,” sums it up pretty darn well.

of course when talking about anarcho-primitivists and Animal Liberation anarchists, the conversation is slightly different. but a lot of the same fundamental problems are present in those circles as the ones I brought up here.

…side note: a prominent example of a shitshow from far-left animal rights activists is the Deep Green Resistance transphobia debacle. yikes.

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Beacuse of my darling baby Angharad, I have convinced two people to stop eating cows. They haven’t gone full vegetarian or vegan, but this big baby warmed their hearts enough to feel remorse for hurting them. His intelligence and love has really opened their eyes. It’s not a lot of people but it’s a start, and I’m really proud of the work we do together and the bond we share.

Let's go to a restaurant : 我们一起去餐馆吧。(Wǒmen yīqǐ qù cānguǎn ba)

When you enter in the restaurant , you’ll often hear :

你们几位? (nǐ men jǐ wèi) : How many people (are in your group?) or simply 几位?(jǐ wèi)

You might respond : 

Two: 两位 (liǎng wèi)
Three: 三位 (sān wèi)
Four: 四位 (sì wèi) etc…


What you might hear (too) :

您要点菜吗?:(nín yào diǎncài ma?) Would you like to order?

您要点什么?:(nín yào diǎn shénme?) What would you like to order?

您已经选好了吗?:(nín yǐjīng xuǎnhǎole ma?) Have you chosen already?

您要先喝点儿什么吗?:(nín yào xiān hēdiǎnr shénme ma?) Would you like to order some drinks to start with?

马上! (mǎ shàng): Be right there!


Getting the Waiter’s attention

In a Western restaurant, we may politely say something like, “Excuse me. We’re ready to order.” Not so in a Chinese restaurant. 

Waiter! Order food! : 服务员! 点菜! (fú wù yuán! diǎn cài!) 

Instead of 服务员, depending of the place (Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan…) we can use 小姐 (xiǎo jiě) for waitress. 


Making your order : 

I want… :我要… (wǒ yào) or I would like: 我想要 (wǒ xiăng yào)

Examples : 

  • I’d like an order of Kung Pao chicken : 我要一份宫保鸡丁 (wǒ yào yí fèn gōng bǎo jī dīng) 
  • I want a bowl of rice : 我要一碗饭  (wǒ yào yì wǎn fàn)

Do you have chicken ?: 请问,有鸡肉吗?

Is this beef ?: 这是牛肉吗?

(While pointing to the menu) : 这个, 一份 (zhè gè, yī fèn) (One serving of this.)

I want a bottle of Coke: 我要一瓶可口可乐 (Wǒ yào yī píng kěkǒukělè)

Asking questions : 

Waitress/ waiter, please give me the menu: 服务员, 请给我菜单 (Fú wù yuan,qĭng gěi wŏ cài dān) 

What can you recommend?: 你有什么可以向我推荐?(nǐ yǒu shénme kěyǐ xiàng wǒ tuī jiàn?)

What’s the most popular dish here?: 这里最火的菜是什么? (zhè lǐ zuì huǒ de cài shì shén me)“

Where is the restroom ?: 洗手间在哪里 ? (xĭ shǒu jiān zài nă lǐ)

Restroom/WC:洗手间 (xĭ shǒu jiān) or 厕所 (cè suǒ)


Complaints : 

这不是我点的  (zhè bú shì wǒ diǎn de) :This isn’t what I ordered 

我点了炒饭,还没到 (wǒ diǎn le chǎo fàn, hái méi dào) :I ordered some fried rice and it hasn’t arrived.  

帐单不对 (zhàng dān bù duì) : The bill is not right. 

Other phrases : 

I don’t want MSG : 我不要味精 (wǒ bú yào wèi jīng)

I don’t want it spicy : 我不要辣的 (wǒ bú yào là de)

I don’t eat meat : 我不吃肉 (wǒ bù chī ròu)

I am a vegetarian : 我吃素 wǒ chī sù

I am vegan : 我吃全素 (wǒ chī quán sù) (or 我吃 纯素 wǒ chī chún sù)

I’m sorry, is it possible not to put meat in that? : 不好意思,可以不放肉吗 ?(bù hǎoyìsi, kěyǐ bù fàng ròu ma?)


After the meal, you might say :

The bill, please!: 买单! (mǎi dān) or 我买单 wǒ mǎidān (I would like to pay) 

How much is it (in total)?:  一共多少钱?  (yí gòng duō shǎo qián)

Can I use a credit card?: 刷卡可以吗? (shuā kǎ kě yǐ mā) 

Pay together: 一起付 (yī qǐ fù) 

Pay separately:分开付 (fēn kāi fù)

[EXTRA] 

It’s not customary to tip in restaurants in China. If the service was exceptionally good, and you are paying in cash, you can simply ask them to keep the change as a tip.

  • Don’t need to give me the change. It is a tip : 别找了,算小费吧。(bié zhǎo le, suàn xiǎ fèi ba)

or 

  • 不用找了,当小费吧!(bú yòng zhǎo le dāng xiǎo fèi ba)” :No need to get change, keep it as a tip!