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  Introduce Yourself - connect with new friends

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Welcome all! :star2:

Please sign-in and introduce yourself. Are you a vegetarian or vegan? Becoming one? Or simply just curious? Tell us a bit about yourself, share your story, express yourself. Then if you have questions, or want to get involved in veg*n discussions, explore the rest of the board! 

So let’s bring the dreaded questionnaire to this forum and introduce ourselves shall we?
  •   ● what’s your name?
  •   ● where are you from?
  •   ● where are you currently and have you been travelling?
  •   ● what do you do?
  •   ● how long have you become vegan/vegetarian?
  •   ● what have you learnt from becoming a vegetarian/vegan?
  •   ● [insert your own question here]
No need to answer them all if you don’t want to 

But the more you share… The merrier! :tada:



Mateo Bynumato

Name at Birth: Matthew Bynum
Social Media: https://facebook.com/DLVRYCOMPANY
Country: United States
Currently: Brooklyn, New York
Hobbies/Activities: At night I'm a quiet caretaker of Mentally & Physically Impaired Persons but by day I transform into the voice of independent delivery drivers everywhere. Standing on the top of my rooftop Ill shout down as loud as I can to the driver in front of me and let him and everyone else know how much of awesome driver I am!
How long vegan: At the end of 2015 I wanted to change my life and do good things for myself and others.
Life Lessons: Being the king of an unknown destiny is not akin to me as I choose where I am going.

Fajar Siddiq

Name: Fajar Siddiq
Twitter: https://twitter.com/fajarsiddiqFS
Country: Singapore
Currently: Singapore, just got back from Malaysia (Nomading)
What i do: I run 3 startups as designer/developer, love doing side projects as a maker
How long vegan: when i was 16,17, 18 years old (XXX) lol straight edge. But after that i stop. Maybe i want to loose weight now to actually be vegan!
What have i learnt: Being vegan, you get to loose weight, you don't get to eat chemical process food.

Ryzal Yusoff

Hello everyone :wave:  I'll start:

My name is Ryzal Yusoff . I’m 27 years old as in 2018. I’m originally from Malaysia and currently live in the Manchester, United Kingdom. I develop apps/products and trying to make a living 
as a solo indie maker so that I could become a full time digital nomad. I do this while working in one of the UK’s tech startup here.

I’ve been a vegetarian for about one year now and I love it! It’s all started when I pickup a book to read called How Not To Die by Dr Michael Greger. The book thoroughly explain and help me understand the scientific evidence behind the plant based diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of premature death and disability. So inspired by that book, I dicided to give the plant based diet a try and eventually become a vegetarian by the October of 2017.

A few weeks after becoming the vegetarian, I started to read and research more about how the meat industry works and started to realize how cruel and unethical the industry is and how badly it is affecting the environment. So what's started as the way to just improve my health and prevent deadly diseases, has now become my way of expressing my view towards animal rights and environment as well. I started reaching out to other vegans and vegetarians to keep me motivated and have taken lots of ethical and plant based trips. I love to meet people with similar mindset and eat at new places, but I felt that it's just hard to do so given that there's no proper app/site that I could really use for these purposes. There are of course a few apps out there that are trying to solve this, but I didn't really like the solution that they offered as they seem to be outdated and messy to use for me. Thus, as a developer and solo indiemaker that was in search for a product to buid, I know that I had to use my skills to contribute and build something proper for myself and for the vegetarians and vegans community. And that is how Veggsocial was born, a site which you are using right now :tada:

This site basically combining my love for travel, people, animals and environment all into one place and I hope you will love this site as much as I do :hugs:

by ryzalyusoff