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Yon and GS meet up - you should too!
« on: August 22, 2010, 09:48:42 pm »
Eric (Yon) and Edwin (GS) met up in Manila and went places.

Yon got sick really bad from eating roast pig while in Palawan so I had to use all my healing powers on him plus we consulted our anthroposophic doctor.

So it seems in this case when traveling, try to stick to raw as it is cooked food that is dangerous.

Meeting up with a fellow raw paleo dieter was a great experience, we are like this lost tribe.  And you get to communicate so much more in person.

Eric flies to Bangkok tomorrow.  He might go back to the USA or he may go to another country.   He's still deciding.
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2010, 10:02:08 pm »
That's so great you two had the opportunity to meet!  A first forum meetup?


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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2010, 10:19:49 pm »
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Yon got sick really bad from eating roast pig

i am as well do no have a good experience with lechon.  i did not get sick but had headaches and felt lethargic every time i had it.

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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2010, 12:42:49 am »
How is Yon affording these travels?
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Re: Yon and GS meet up - you should too!
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2010, 07:40:25 am »
Yon / Eric just graduated from college.
With his savings and a little help from his parents, he back packed around south east asia.
So getting cheap hotels and free offers is his thing.
He first travelled with his dad and cousin, then just with his cousin.
Eric and his cousin look for bargain accommodations.

He stays in some countries longer if he can get a farm job with organic farmers who are part of WWOOF http://www.wwoof.org/

He worked in a farm in France for 2 weeks and in a farm in Oregon state for a month - had all the free raw livestock he needed.

That's so great you two had the opportunity to meet!  A first forum meetup?

Seems like it.  You and Eric could be the 2nd meet up since you both live in the USA.
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2010, 09:34:00 am »

Seems like it.  You and Eric could be the 2nd meet up since you both live in the USA.


I think I'm at least 1,000 miles from anyone here :(

I welcome the idea though!.. I'm still waiting for someone here to have an RPD-party on the beach  ;)

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Re: Yon and GS meet up - you should too!
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2010, 09:39:34 am »
1,000 miles can be covered by air travel easy.

Another advantage of being raw paleo when traveling is food is very cheap.
Eric only needs to know where the wet markets are wherever he visits.
No restaurant food expenses!
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2010, 11:24:21 am »
yes, we need more meet-ups for sure. when i get back to the US, im gonna hunt you guys down, ha. i don't know, it was just so nice eating raw stuff with edwin. i haven't had that feeling of sharing food with people in so long. it was great. got to try lots of new stuff too. horse, sea urchin (uni), dulong, carabao, blue marlin, clams, seaweed, etc.

so, i live in austin, tx. ioanna, where you at? where's everyone else? let's meet up!

also, there is a small chance that i won't go back to the US immediately. i may instead go to australia. i know some of you guys are in australia (i'm looking at you wodgina, ha).

but seriously, why have there been so few meet ups? it's confusing to me. we're such a rare breed. why not get some feeling of community from it?


miles: my dad paid for most of my travels while i was with him in thailand, laos, vietnam, and cambodia. ever since he went back to the US (a month ago), it's been on my dollar. im using my savings right now. no source of income. so that has me a little nervous. but i figure it's probably worth spending some money on. i can always get a job later. also, wwoof is a cheap option and can be done almost anywhere in the world.

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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2010, 04:45:13 am »
i know how yon and gs feel about there meet up when i just had a conversation with sully last night... it feels so great!  rawzi supposed to meet me in brooklyn, ny, instead she met with my parents in georgia. so, i'm also waiting to meet up with our paleo friends nationally and internationally. Yon,  if you want, you can stop by my home too for couple of days on your way.
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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2010, 02:08:50 pm »
but seriously, why have there been so few meet ups? it's confusing to me. we're such a rare breed. why not get some feeling of community from it?
I would definitely like to meet with you guys and eat together some rotten meat. ;)
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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2010, 06:05:49 pm »
I think I'm at least 1,000 miles from anyone here :(

I welcome the idea though!.. I'm still waiting for someone here to have an RPD-party on the beach  ;)

Hi, lovely! We will have an RPD party on the beach! Get yourself over here! :)

i know how yon and gs feel about there meet up when i just had a conversation with sully last night... it feels so great!  rawzi supposed to meet me in brooklyn, ny, instead she met with my parents in georgia. so, i'm also waiting to meet up with our paleo friends nationally and internationally. Yon,  if you want, you can stop by my home too for couple of days on your way.

Hi Raw, if I'm ever back in the NYC area, I would love to pay you a visit. :)

So earlier this afternoon, I had the closest thing to a date in over a year and a half. ;)  I spent the most wonderful afternoon doing things I have never ever done before with an amazing, handsome man: making a $15 Jerky Maker, actually making jerky (slicing and seasoning), seeing how a legendary RAFer prepares his food, trying melted rendered fat mixed with raw ground beef, and trying a very fatty cooked bacon-rendered fat-stirred egg mixture with a bit of alfredo sauce, cheddar cheese, and tapatio mixed in - an impromptu Mexican-inspired topping for the raw ground beef. OMG, it was sooooooooo gooooooooood!!!! Tonight was my first time trying rendered fat and this rendition prompted me to exclaim, "I didn't know rendered fat could be so good!!!" ;D

OK, so it wasn't really a date and he's married, but I had the most awesome time with Lex! He had all the components of the Jerky Maker ready for me and showed me what to do. I'm so proud of myself, I actually made a Jerky Maker! It is my pride and joy and Lex helped me make it... making it is simpler than one might expect, but if I did it on my own, it would have taken me 50x longer because I'm a perfectionist AR. This was so perfect. I was measuring, cutting, taping, screwing screws, cutting tube, splitting electrical cord, connecting wires - everything! I feel so accomplished. Lex also had meat and seasonings for me, showed me what to do, and my jerky making with my new Jerky Maker started right then and there (the smell is glorious) in his incredibly tidy and well-organized garage!

As my jerky was becoming jerky, Lex showed me what he eats, how he prepares it, and let me sample it. (He was out of pet food mix and I was a bit relieved. :D ) And it is completely true - his meals are def swimming in fat! Swimming... swimming. Saw it with my own two eyes. Lex answered all my questions and we talked about lots of different things. As a newbie, I wanted to meet with Lex to get inspired and perhaps "solidify" some kind of commitment to RPD...

Instead - I feel somewhat upside down, backwards, inside out... in a state of much confusion. It was a bit unsettling and discouraging at first (I felt discouraged by me, not Lex), but I'm not upset. I see this as a very beautiful, essential, and self-actualizing thing. My head is still swimming with all these new thoughts and ideas and I'm questioning everything about my WOE, my motives, my priorities, my true desires - how do I truly want to live and to eat? What truly matters to me and am I living according to my core values? Am I being true to myself and living authentically - according to me and only me?

I had wanted to wait until I was like 90% RPD for awhile before I met Lex, but I'm glad that I didn't wait and that I met him as a newbie. I would rather do some soul-searching and questioning now than to do it all down the road and have a nervous breakdown. ;)  Lex didn't really say anything to me that he hasn't probably said in his Journal - so you all know where he's coming from - but it meant a lot to hear what he had to say in response to my questions, experiences, and the things that I said. Basically, I'm in a state of confusion (which is good) and unsure about what kind of commitment I want to make to any sort of WOE, if any, and yes - I was totally inspired by Lex. Meeting with him made me realize that I'm not really sure about some of the things that I thought I was sure of... He inspired me to open my mind even more and to be open to thinking differently from how I'm accustomed to thinking. And I learned so much from him (about RPD, health/nutrition, and beyond all that) and about him (what a stellar baker he is!). He is very much a doer (really gets things done) - and a gracious giver - and I so appreciate and admire him. (His garage and shed are neater than my bedroom is.)

Before we met, over the phone Lex warned me, "Prepare to be disappointed." I understood why he might say that - people regard and respect him so highly and build him up, I think - so I told him not to worry, that I knew he was human and that I'd be sure to lower my expectations... Well, I was so excited to meet him but decided not to build him up too much in my head - I was just going to appreciate my time with him - and even with moderately high expectations (couldn't help it), he still exceeded my expectations and I just think he is the most super awesomest!!!! ;D  He is as sharp, vibrant, funny, honest, modest, confident, authentic, and charismatic as you might suspect him to be. I had sooooooooo much fun and I can't wait for my jerky to be ready to eat!

So, yes! Meet-ups are just so wonderful... My RPD BFF (she knows who she is!) will hopefully visit SoCal soon - we'll probably pay Lex a visit, go to an AV potluck (that would coincide with her visit), have an RPD party on the beach, etc. and we'd love to meet other RAFers who want to visit SoCal at the same time. Doesn't that sound like fun?? No date has been set - so, plenty of time to start saving for the trip! ;D
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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2010, 09:44:38 pm »
Thank you for the edit, GS. :)

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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2010, 10:24:34 am »
Cinna, you are just the best! :)  I like your recap of visit with Lex and aspiring soul!

Seriously, anyone up for meeting in SoCal??   ;D

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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2010, 07:10:06 pm »
Is it warm?
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« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2010, 09:20:18 am »
yep :D

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« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2010, 09:35:56 am »
The problem is money...
That's for sure, but we can manage something somehow. Team work would be essential. :)

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« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2010, 10:35:42 am »
Cinna, you are just the best! :)  I like your recap of visit with Lex and aspiring soul!

Seriously, anyone up for meeting in SoCal??   ;D

hey, when's this happening? i would seriously consider it. im in austin, tx but don't have a job currently so have the time. details please!

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« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2010, 05:17:04 am »
hey, when's this happening? i would seriously consider it. im in austin, tx but don't have a job currently so have the time. details please!

Hey Yon, I would love you (and Wodg and Sully and Hannibal) to meet up with Ioanna and me in SoCal. There are no details yet - I'm leaving it up to Ioanna to decide when she wants to make the trip. Honestly, when she gets here, I'm going to convince her to move here because her soulmate is here somewhere wondering when his soulmate's going to get here. ;)  Then I would love it to be an annual thing. At the moment, I don't live in my own RPD-friendly household, so I can't offer shelter, but I can offer some transportation, access to resources/markets, and just pleasantness, genuineness, charm and wittiness (on a good day). C'mon, it's Ioanna and I! Whether it's a gathering of two or six or more doesn't matter to me. It will be fun.

If it were an annual thing, then for those concerned about cost who can't make it next year, you can always save up for the following year or the year after that. And I'm down for doing the whole cheesy tourist trap stuff - Disneyland? Universal Studios? Price is Right taping? Medieval Times? Road trip along the coast to the Bay area? Hit some nude beaches up north? (That's for Sully!) Crash PrimalCon?

Who knows, after Ioanna moves here ;) , I might have my own place (where people can stay and play with my baby goats), we might have a place together, or Ioanna and her new husband might have a place where we can gather - who knows. Meeting up would be great though and if anyone can't make it when Ioanna visits, hopefully there will be a next time and another next time. :)

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« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2010, 07:06:57 am »
Cinna, I just adore you!.. and can't wait to meet! :)

Is anyone else here interested in a SoCal meetup?  I don't care when, I just can't wait to meet people here.




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« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2010, 10:09:07 am »
cinna, an annual meet up sounds awesome! i hope i can make it over to socal whenever ioanna decides. would be fun. im contemplating going up to oregon sometime relatively soon so maybe i could work socal into that... party at lex's! jk, kind of. by the way, which other rpders have you met up with in socal?

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« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2010, 10:55:06 am »
Cinna you are awesome! ;) I wish I wasn't poor. Don't feel bad for me... At least I got food in my little belly. :)

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« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2010, 11:16:36 am »
Anyone comig to SoCal is welcome to drop by my humble home.  I'd offer my famous Chocolate Chip Cookies or my super duper apple pie as an enticment, but maybe for this group I should offer Slankers pet food!

We could do a jerky and/or pemmican demo as well if anyone is interested.

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« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2010, 11:22:34 am »
SDAP (super duper apple pie) for me!   :D HAHA....HA Just joking.
I doubt I will be able to go this year because of money issue. I will save up!

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« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2010, 11:28:54 am »
when is socal?

Edit: it means southern California, i see hehe
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« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2010, 02:39:18 pm »
Hey Yon, I would love you (and Wodg and Sully and Hannibal) to meet up with Ioanna and me in SoCal.
That would be great, but that's sooooo far from me.
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for those concerned about cost who can't make it next year, you can always save up for the following year or the year after that
I'll definitely try to save up, probably for the year after that. :)
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