Beautiful Bouncing Balls

Photo of brightly coloured bouncing balls
Incase you missed this commerical, or if you saw it, so you can watch it again and the story of the making of too.
Bring on the bouncy balls!

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Surowka with Asian Influences

This salad looks exquisite, the combination of colours – white, orange, purple and pink where the beetroot juice runs – are unusal, flower-like and mesmerising. No photo for you here though – you will just have to make it and see!

(this recipe serves 3-4 as a large side dish)


1/4 large white cabbage, shredded
2 med-large carrots, peeled and grated
1/2 large beetroot (raw), peeled and grated

(For dressing)
3 tbsp peanut oil
2 tbsp/ freshly juiced orange (half a small one)
dash of lemon juice (exclude if orange is very acidic)
1 tbsp very finely chopped fresh ginger
2-3 drops sesame seed oil
2-3 drops tamari

(To garnish)
1 tbsp each of sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, toasted
1 orange, peeled and broken into segments (which you could peel aswell if you have time on your hands!)

Method – it’s obvious but here it is anyway…

I find grate-ing the carrot and beetroot in a food processor gives the best result in terms of texture/thickness – but grating by hand will do if its all you have. Toss the vegetables together in a large bowl. Whisk all the dressing indredients together then stir into salad. Throw in the toasted seeds and mix again. Serve, decorated with a few whole or half segments of orange. Enjoy!

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View of Vancouver

Cropped view of Vancouver
Take a look across downtown Vancouver from Granville bridge in this semi-panoramic photograph taken by north. Scroll far enough and you might find me there.
Vancouver wideshot
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Poem from Manila

In a yank-drenched city such as this,
One can only go amiss
on a day like today
when forced to say “yey!
let’s show our love with a merchandised kiss.”

Cardboard hearts and
commercial strawberry tarts
are substitutes for…
roses constricted by cellophane wrap,
chocolates suffocated by polystyrene crap
are supposed tokens of..
force fed cliche-drenched poetry
premanufactured rhymes passed between you and me
are proof of…
buying into this, buying into that
brainwashed, beautified
artificial tat.

-Rebecca Gillman, Manila (14/2/06)

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