Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My vegan adventures in Auckland

 Hi all!

 What an adventure the past 5 weeks have been. On the 20th of July, I left the comfort of my family home and ventured off to Auckland on my own to study at Unitec.

 My first week up here, it was great spending time with Jordan Wyatt, Elizabeth Collins and William Paul, my wonderful vegan friends:

@ The Revive Cafe :)

 And going to the National "Animal Rights" Conference with Jordan and William, the vegan food was the best part!

Lunch on the Sunday - Spinach and pesto filo with onion
jam, Teryaki vermicelli noodle salad, Mixed bean salad and
Leek and walnut tart.
 It was great to be in a vegan atmosphere, and I met some new vegan friends at the conference! While I didn't agree with some of the things the speakers talked about, overall it was a great experience.

 This is my first time living away from home, so I'm learning to do my own shopping and cooking. Now that I have to buy everything I eat, it's a big shock how expensive everything is! But I'll survive. Somehow.
I love the location where I live, and I am flatting with a lovely vegan Chinese family, so that's good. I'm glad to be out of the Waikato, no longer having to live close by to an awful place that makes money out of murdering innocent beings simply for the pleasure of human taste buds..

 Unitec started on August 1st. Being home schooled, it's the first time in a long time I've been in a classroom situation. But it's been pretty good. I wish smoking wasn't allowed on campus though. My favourite class is the Thursday class - which is more of the acting side of things, I love being crazy and making funny noises! :-)

 I also went to the vegan potluck dinner in Auckland put on by the NZ Vegan Society, which was awesome! There was so much food! I always eat way too much at vegan potlucks...

 Outside of Unitec at the moment, I'm working with Liz to make a NZ Vegan nutritional pamphlet, and I'm also working on my next Outlook for Someday movie with my flatmate Clare, which is my biggest movie project yet! So keeping busy.

 Unfortunately, I've decided to cancel my radio show Vegan for Life. I wish I could continue it, but I don't have the time to do it anymore. So I'm just going to blog now, for the meantime.

  I love living here, and am looking forward to future adventures of living in Auckland!

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