These days, I don’t often get my groceries from the wet market. However, when I do, those visits tend to serve as jolting reminders of where my food originates from.
When one walks through the meat aisles in a supermarket, one sees organized rows of packaged cut meats (with a calm music at the background). In contrast, a similar experience in a wet market would involve loud thuds, cracks and strong stench reaching one’s senses. Such ‘gory’ scenes would have been normal for our ancestors. Not for us. We forget that, in order to get the packaged cut meats, somebody would have to butcher those meats up first.
On a side note, I am not a vegetarian. And, the egg shot is just a bonus.
Tekka Market, Singapore
“Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos.”
– Don Kardong
I spotted these two monks enjoying their potong (cut) ice cream. When I asked if I could take a picture of them, one hid his ice cream below the photo frame, while the other ate his portion.
Such cut ice creams (the one pictures is sandwiched between wafers) are popular in Singapore, and they are sold by many street vendors.
Go get an ice cream today (or tomorrow) to brighten up your day!
Chocolates do melt in your mouth. Do pork meats melt in your mouth? Not precisely, but it does melt when barbecued! My friend and I watched in horror (and guilt?) as fat juices oozed from our Korean pork bellies. Ah, the calories that both of us consumed. One pork belly bite, and you’d need 400 meters to run it off!
At the end of our BBQ feast at 2D1N Soju Bang (in Singapore), both of us were literally walking BBQ meats. I’m referring to how we smelled like! At least, the meal more than satisfied my friend’s Korean BBQ craving. She said, “No more Korean BBQ for the next 4 months!”
2D1N Soju Bang
46 Tanjong Pagar Road
This theme is so embarrassing! There is expiring Nutella, expired Yakult bacterial drink, and pears at the bottom shelf which have been there for ages. I guess I replenish the side shelf the fastest — milk, fruit juices. And, I always have bananas in my fridge! And.. no, I didn’t clean up my fridge definitely before I shoot this picture. It has always been in a state of minimalism, especially since 2 months ago when I decided to take over its ownership from my mother!
Anyway, this theme reminds me of Mark Menjivar’s “You Are What You Eat” photography project some time ago. Try to imagine to whom these fridges belong to, before reading who their actual owners are!
Owner of Defunct Amusement Park | Alpine, TX | 1-Person Household | Former WW II Prisoner of War | 2007
Carpenter/Photographer | San Antonio, TX | 3-Person Household |
12-Point Buck | 2008
Street Advertiser | San Antonio, TX | 1-Person Household |
Lives on $432 fixed monthly income | 2007
More photographs of this series here.
With the endlessly pouring rain, it turned out to be a very low-key Sunday. At first I wanted to shoot the macaroni soup that I cooked for dinner. But, when I compared this to the appetizing looking food from Masterchef Season Finale, I knew that my macaroni soup would make for a very bad comparison to such fine cooking! This dish, “Stuffed Quail with Creamy Potatoes and Spinach”, was prepared by Jennifer Behm.
Sesame balls in ginger soup never fail to lift up my day! These sweet, power balls are from Ah Balling stall in Amoy Market Centre.
Very chewy, and they bounces in my mouth. That could explain why my spirit rises with their presence.