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Hi! I just discovered this site today and it is absolutely inspiring!
But living in Manila, Philippines... I feel there's not much (or any at all!) raw eaters here...
ANY 30 DAY RAW PEOPLE IN THE PHILIPPINES?!?!?!
Send me a text at 0920 9068838... Let's support each other in this food loving country of ours!!!! :)
11-01-2006, 09:52 AM
My two roommates are from Manila but they aren't raw. I wish they were. It'd be a lot easier for me and I worry about their health. The stuff these two eat is worse than SAD.
I've found this: http://www.therawvegannetwork.com/sanchez/index.htm Perhaps you could email her.
11-01-2006, 10:52 AM
My fiance' is Phillipino (Nova) and we will be in the Phillipines near Manilla for the month of January. I hope you can find what you need to be raw there. I could use the help when we get there. I figure I can live on fruits and coconut for the month.
Jack fruit, mango, mangosteen, baby coconut, fresh bananas. etc.
It sounds really good to be able to go and get really fresh fruit......
I look forward to your posts....
11-01-2006, 01:47 PM
Binx, I hope you will find raw friends in Manila, Quezon City and around,
and why not start potluck meetings when you find them?
Good luck to you!
Bingka, I was once i Manila and Pangasinan one month (November).
The mango were out of season, but I found a lot of papaya.
You will find a wonderful country and the people... so nice,
kind, warm and often laughing. Pure therapy.
11-01-2006, 02:04 PM
Have a look into a market in Manila:
rambutan, suha, atis, papaya, lanzones, and the young coconuts, husked and ready for drinking (and of course, eating).
You will not starve!
11-01-2006, 09:56 PM
Thanks for the info. I can't wait to go there....
I will have an interesting comtrast in cultures. I am spending most of December with my brother in Pennsylvania and all of January in the Phillipines.
It should make for some interesting posts.
11-02-2006, 07:41 AM
Wow, Binx. Lucky you! I spent one summer in Manila, one summer in Penang, and two summers in Bangkok. I LOVE Southeast Asia. Fresh fruits and veggies are abundant. They're fresh, delicious, extremely inexpensive, and available all year round. A friend of mine, whom I stayed with in Bangkok, has banana trees, papaya trees, and mango trees in her backyard. It's outrageous!!! She would pick banana blossom off the tree, slice it up, and make one of the most outrageously delicious salads I've ever had (it's raw too!). And, OMG, the rambutans. I can eat 2-3 kilos of it in one sitting. I think that's the way human beings are supposed to eat, you know? You're hungry? Pick something off a tree. Gosh, I miss Asia. I have that feeling every time winter is approaching.
Anyway, I hope you can hook up with local raw fooders and form yourselves a support group.
Ken - have a great trip. I know you will. The Phils is such a wonderful country. Do me a favor, will ya? Eat lots of rambutans, durians, and mangoes for me.
11-02-2006, 08:41 PM
I am sure I will over eat on all the rombutans I can find....oh yeah, don't forget the Durians and fresh coconut...yummmmyyyyyyy.......
11-02-2006, 09:44 PM
I wish I was there in the Phillipines! These posts are making me crave tropical fruits. Binx, we will help and support you, and you will see, the raw foodists in your area will just magically materialize as you go about your life. That's what happened for me here in Los Angeles, I thought I was the only RF on the east side, but it turns out there's a lady just a few blocks away!
11-02-2006, 11:00 PM
Wow! Reading about all the fruit that grows there in abundance makes me want to go to! Then I thought, "wait a minute. Many of those grow here but hardly anyone takes advantage of them." We have two citrus trees and three papaya trees. People around town have mangos, lychee nuts, avocados, loquats, bananas, and coconut palms. We don't have them in public places though. It'd be wonderful to be at the mall and be able to just go outside and pick a mango when you get hungry. That's how I imagine it in the Philippines.
I don't really think it'll happen here though because most of those fruits are exotic species. It's a shame.
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