Today marks the start of the 6th year of my becoming vegetarian. It all started on 26 November 2002, when my passport expired and I was forced to stay in Malaysia for a few days. I decide to set an official date to go vegetarian and it was to coincide with international meatless day (25 November every year), however, I made a mistake of eating some bee hoon kueh served in meat based soup. My mum suggested that I eat less but not totally no meat, but I was bent on becoming a vegetarian, and this dispute caused a lot of distress. Eventually, my hard-headnesses won, I went veg on the 26th. Veganism started about a couple of years later, but I didn't set a specific date for it. My story of why I went vegetarian and eventually vegan is here. Here is another story of how a convict became a vegetarian, a touchy one though. If you became a veg, do share your story too.