Shopping trolleys

Life is like a shopping trolley full of groceries. Packed to the brim with life’s riches, rolling the thing home requires balance. Because no-one wants their bag of oranges rolling down Anzac Parade. A few weekends ago my bananas fell out of the trolley and I had an internal combustion. If there’s one thing this new job has taught me it’s the importance of leading a … Continue reading Shopping trolleys

Everyday People – Zulfi

I met Zulfikar (or Zulfi for short) at an art sale at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). Amongst a row of tables showcasing the works of SFAI students, I was drawn to Zulfi’s powerful photographs of his home town in Pakistan (that, and his bright floral kurta shirt). As a practicing Hindu, a minority religion in Pakistan, Zulfi often volunteers at shelters protecting fellow Hindus from … Continue reading Everyday People – Zulfi

Everyday People – Mom

Just looking at that bowl of pierogi (Polish dumplings) makes me salivate intensely. They were so damn good, I can still taste the crispiness of the pan-fried dough and delightfully sweet and sour flavour of the fresh cream and plum preserve on the tip of my tongue. One slightly damp morning in Haye’s Valley, we found ourselves at a quaint little cafe called 20th Century , which specialised in … Continue reading Everyday People – Mom

Everyday People – Chris

One night my travel bud and I passed by this small, bustling bar just off Divisadero St in NoPa. It had that cool make-shift garage look, complete with tribal skeletons sprayed on the walls. So after a fancy dinner around the corner we found ourselves at El Mercado La Urbano, the casual little brother bar to swish Mexican restaurant La Urbana right next door. We … Continue reading Everyday People – Chris

Everyday People – Cody

Cody has a special place in my heart as the first person to ever touch my skin… …with a needle and ink! I got my first one at Black Heart Tattoo on Valencia St in the Mission District, a colourful part of town where beanies, beards and trendy boutiques co-exist harmoniously alongside taquerias, Arabic tobacco shops and a crazy lady who wears lampshades on her … Continue reading Everyday People – Cody