Ode to 2015
I’ve heard lots of people tell me how fast this year has gone; how it’s just flown by and now the new year is only a few hours away. But for me it’s been quite the contrary. Despite how much change there has been this year (see previous post), the amount of places visited and things done, the year has unravelled at a pace I’ll liken to a … Continue reading Ode to 2015
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
Walk This Way
x Grandma AL Continue reading Walk This Way
Sink or swim?
Change is never an easy thing. When you’re comfortable with what you’re doing and where you are in life, the last thing you need is a curve ball strong enough to knock you off your stable ledge and into the unknown waters below. But then again, how do you know there isn’t something better out there? If we knew with certainty which way to go in life, whether it … Continue reading Sink or swim?
I’ve been going to graphic design class after work over the last few weeks. It’s always fun to learn something new especially when it involves using those long lost creative muscles. As kids, learning new things is an exciting part of everyday life. Riding your bike without training wheels for the first time; exploring the wildlife living in your backyard; discovering Motown music at your grandparent’s place; experimenting with … Continue reading Never stop
Pacific Square, Maroubra Junction En route to my bus stop. I didn’t run for the bus that day. x GrandmaAL Continue reading Morning run
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
Argyle St, Millers Point Captured on my commute home from work. Everybody needs a good rest sometimes. x Grandma AL Continue reading Crossroads
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