Cycle 5 – Item 209
2 (Sat) August 2014
at JR’s home
-Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-
SM, a new technical officer in my unit, is yet another wannabe vegetarian. Like all wannabe vegetarians, she eats seafood, which would make her a pescatarian. Nevertheless, again like all wannabe vegetarians, she announced herself to be a “vegetarian.”
I despite the term “pescatarian,” even more so the people who subscribe to it and other similar terms. Why do they insist on categorizing themselves based on what they won’t eat? Fine, I’m a fuck-you-I’ll-eat-whatever-I-feel-like-atarian.
Bonafide vegetarians (e.g., those who’ve grown up strictly vegetarian for religious/allergy reasons) tend to keep quiet about their dietary habits, probably because they’ve come to realize over the course of a lifetime that diet is a very personal issue, not to be shown off like a bogus badge of honor.
JR and KR invited the gang over for dinner again (see most recently 5.156 Kava), something of a welcome party for SM. Potluck. Earlier in the day, as guests were exchanging emails about what they’d bring, a veg-heavy theme very quickly emerged. Me, on the warpath against all wannabe vegetarians and their would-be toadies (see 5.187 Oven-Baked Prawn Tails with Tomato & Saffron Sauce), I launched an animal assault by packing the table-top grill and loading it with samgyeopsal, plus all the fixings.
SM is a very nice person and a pleasure to work with.
(See also BOOZE)
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN PHILIPPINES)