弄堂

Laundry

On a brilliant and sunny Saturday along Wangjiamatou Lu (王家码头路). A photog friend once said to me that she never liked photographing old houses on the weekends. “Too…

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…

Fruits and vegetables

Each time I go to the market, I see the same vendors sitting in the same spots, only marked by different clothing and wares. Each season, the fruits…

Haircare

I found him standing by the pavement, staring into the distance. He was wrapped in a large plastic sheet with a giant plastic clip cinched near his neck. His hair…