November, 2010

112410_The look of a teacher

The matron and her plastic bag

It wasn’t hard to notice her amidst the pedestrian and bicycle traffic. The summer heat called for casual and light clothing. Yet, she wore a tweed-like dress that…

Patrons of street art

[imagebrowser id=8] “What is this?” “What does this all mean?” Existential questions? Hardly. Just curious thoughts being blurted out, accompanied by some headscratching. This past summer, I met…

Fresh from the Farm Minhang 01

Fresh from the farm

The idea of fresh vegetables for me, a born and bred city girl from Singapore, is having my produce vendor pick out crisp greens at 7am in the morning…

110410_Barrel roll1

Barrel roll a yo-yo

He rolled his eyes and sighed. I had proven to be an utter disappointment, having failed to master the yo-yo. Scowling, I slapped the toy into his open…