At one point in my life – I was vegetarian. I think it was close to two years – that I didn’t eat any meat. I did eat eggs and dairy products though. It all started when I watched an episode of the X-Files where they featured that chickens were actually fed innards of the dead chickens. That grossed me out and I suddenly lost my taste for animal products.
Back in the 90s – it was difficult to be in the Philippines and to be Vegetarian. For Filipinos – even vegetable dishes always had meat in it. I didn’t go hungry but I ate a lot of bread and rice. Needless to say – even if I was vegetarian – I was fat.
Today, it’s a lot easier to be vegetarian in Manila. There are a lot of Indian restaurants which serve vegetarian dishes. Moreover – there are other vegetarian cafes like the Corner Tree Cafe at Jupiter st.
We decided to try it out.
I am no longer vegetarian. After those three years, I slowly introduced other meat products into my meals. The Corner Tree experience was good – but I realized I can never go vegetarian again.