Most people who are aware of these two facts will immediately link them together, assuming that I'm vegetarian because of my religion. But no, not really.
When I was young, I loved animals a lot. I couldn't bear the stench of raw meat and fish and even the sight of blood. I used to subscribe to a pet lovers' magazine which described the gory details of slaughter houses accompanied with photos. I wanted to become a vegetarian back then, but the decision was postponed until a year or so ago.
The turning point came when I watched a musical that encouraged vegetarianism. (long story） And from that day onwards I decided that I could eat meat no longer.
I have faced a lot of speculation about my diet from all kinds of people. Most of the time I laugh along with their jokes of grass-eating. Because really, people will talk and there is no use getting riled up about it. What matters most is your conviction in your choice.
Other than selecting the choicest veggies and petting cats, my interests include reading, writing, cross-stitching, playing Chinese musical instruments and so on.