A Piece for The Balloon Project

0 Jeju is a volcanic island off the southern tip of South Korea. It is the home of 해녀 (haenyeo), the sea-women, the free divers who gather seafood for a living.   1 Mainland Koreans who saw commercial potential of Jeju migrated to the island at a rate of more than 1,000 people a month. … Continue reading A Piece for The Balloon Project

If not capital

Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to present at a student panel held as part of Summer Writing Program at Naropa University, Boulder, CO. The week's theme was "If not capital: the other side of forest." Although the panel was video recorded and archived, I'm also sharing my script here (I'm terrible at improvising & … Continue reading If not capital

Rant about awkwardness

Onto-something. Ontology of becomings rather than (fixed) beings. Protean self. What is self other than relations (including negations and dispositions that are dependent on already existing language and semantics—Descartes thought in French). It is an illusion, the binary between the body and the consciousness. It is an illusion that there is linear time, like space … Continue reading Rant about awkwardness

Google Translator in the Kitchen

6.16 Notes Helping amma (mom in Sinhala) cook dinner Rice cooker on, for ten people Defrost chicken in water Let's make potato curry Grind one whole dry coconut, mix with water, can sieve coconut milk twice, then dump the coconut Cut aubergines (eggplant), red chili powder one small spoon and mix Peel and cut potatos … Continue reading Google Translator in the Kitchen

Farmer’s Market and Biking Around In SF

Back in SF, we went to the Farmer’s Market at the Embarcadero. The market closes at around noon and we both are lazy bums on weekends so this was a feat. Operated by the nonprofit Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture, the market opens Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in the morning. We had a … Continue reading Farmer’s Market and Biking Around In SF