Monday, December 28, 2009

Rawfood Vegan Retreat in Australia!

A wonderfully well made 'trailer' of the one week event on the fruit farm in Mareeba, Australia.
My Dad came here with me too! Hey pops, can you see yourself?

Monday, December 21, 2009

durian in Brisbane

found D-24 at Yvens asian market near china town in Brisbane. After staying with Fruitarian Ann for two days (which was so lovely!), My Dad and I headed to Brisbane. This Durian is nothing like the fresh ones in Malaysia. Its good to try when you come here, but not worth staying here long for. I plan to try the Ma sang King variety today if I find it there.
Being with my father for one month in Australia has been amazing (fruit farms, surfing, golfing, relaxing, campin on beach, people watching, exploring, taking it easy, etc.)... I am very fortunate to have such a cool pops. He is so open to try my current fruitarian lifestyle. He has lost 10-15lbs eating mostly fruits and some greens, even with the occasional pastry, bread, cake and coffee. It seems like my 68yr old dad is more in the 40's when he is stayin on the fruit, he shines, he smiles even more often, and his energy seems never ending.
Dad, I wish you the best back in USA, dont be hard on yourself if you want to eat other foods, just keep making others smile like you do.

Stayin with Ann osborn, Nigel, and Cappy was sooo cool.....Little 5yr old Cappy is a good friend of mine now. To see a little guy so happy and content with his fruitarian lifestyle was great for me. I aske him why he doesn't drink milk from a cow and he says, "because I am a fruitarian and I eat fruit" (good answer, no debates here...ehehhe).....I brought Cappy Sugar Cane juice from the Noosa Heads Sunday Farmers market, he loves it, we call it 'rocket fuel'.
I am so happy to get to know Ann and be friends with her and her Partner. Ann is living on Oranges for the time being. She seems to eat twice a day and is maintaining her perfect body weight and has bounds of energy (I went skipping with her up the road a while and it seemed she could go forever).
For those of you that dont know, Ann has written a book!!! an excellent book on can buy it on

Heading towards Byron Bay area for a while. plan to spend some time with Freeleas mom, Lindy. Surf should be plentiful there. I enjoyed surfing around Coolum beach for a while, but now want some more point break style waves.

Over a year of the fruitarian style diet has been well for me (minus a week) body weight seems to like around 150lbs energy is very high, especially when I go to bed more light (after a couple hours of not eating at least).
Avocados seem to be my 'drug' of choice here in AU, since durian isnt fresh and ready.
One avocado per day seems ok for me. Some day I will have the courage to monoeat oranges for a long time like Ann. I have no hurry, the time will come when I am ready. Meanwhile I am grateful I am clean, sober, and fruity.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

fruit in AU

Rusty's Market in Cairns, AU

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

raw retreat in Australia

WOW!!! My friends Harley and FReelea are putting on an exceptional retreat here on Clints Farm in Mareeba, AU (near Cairns).

The arrival evening I met up with Nick and Harley and Freelea and many new faces. There is one raw family here consisting of mom, dad, two boys, one girl...most of the kids have been raised on 100%fruit and some greens, they look sooo amazing and have bundles of energy.

The FRuit is abundant: my new favorites are: Ice cream fruit, Mamay sapote, Chocolate sapote, green sapote, white sapote, and the mangos are some of the best in the world..durian coming today and Roliena possible. The accomodations are my type of 5star: under the full moon, clear sky, stars, in a tent with a see thru ceiling, sleeping next to my father and his wonderful snores and next to the mango tree with huge bats feasting on mangos all night and making neat sounds.

The Farm has massive amounts of fruit trees to eat from I woke up and wnet for a jog around the 2km loop with Harley today...we did it twice in 20minutes, nice pace. later I ate the best LYCHEES ever from the tree, juicy and ripe and abundant. about 25 people here from all over:USA, AU, FRance, Europe, Brasil....great conversations so far...

Harley's first speech was on Hydration...tonight he speaks on eating enough calories (excellent job he is doing)..Freelea is teaching the morning fitness class..Nick is teaching morning Yoga...lots of time to swim in the pristine river...watching dvds in the night outside eating ice cream fruit as popcorn (showed the "Secret" dvd last night)...more fun and new friends ahead...EXCEPTIONAL RETREAT!!! I wish everyone could be here to enjoy, but maybe next time, as they are planning more.

My 4th day without durian and I think of it occasionaly, but i have so much new fruit to enjoy that I am handling it perfectly (but as I write this i almost want to book a flight to Philippines to go eat the exceptional Davao Durian and hang out with the country boys,eheh) Will try some AU durian tonight....I may stay in AU for my 3month visa duration and spend time with new friends.

It feels so good for me to hear everyone share their story of how they arrived at eating a natural hygenic diet...many people had sickness and weight challenges to overcome, some like me just wanted to continually grow and improve their health.
Getting plenty of sleep, Water and fruit sugars to make me feel optimal!