Its the starting day of Lent today (25th February). Like last year, this year again i would like to go vegetarian for the next 40 days in the run up to Easter Sunday (12th April). And yes, i would like to even stay away from eggs.
Today is celebrated as Ash Wednesday by the Roman Catholics. According to about.com, Ash Wednesday is described as
During Mass, the ashes which give Ash Wednesday its name are distributed. The ashes are made by burning the blessed palms that were distributed the previous year on Palm Sunday; many churches ask their parishioners to return any palms that they took home so that they can be burned.
For me, its nothing to do with the religious significance, but once in a while i like to test myself and see if i can stay away from something that is such an integral part of my food. Its practically impossible for someone to find some good vegetarian food in Singapore unless one is cooking at home and packing lunch.
Singapore is a plce where even egg is considered vegetarian and vegetarian food means serving a few green leaves blanched in hot water. This would mean that i would need to start cooking from today onwards every night after going home. Tough luck. But no choice. Let’s see how i can manage. Btw, i have no intention of staying away from milk and other dairy products too. I love my tea with milk in it. There shall be no compromise on that front 😉
Meanwhile, i put up a ticker on the right side to remind myself of the number of days to go for the D-day (Easter Sunday)
Above cartoon from: Cartoon Church