Part of the reason why discovering a new restaurant or a unique dish is so satisfying is because food is a universal language. It expands beyond the boundaries of culture, generation and political affiliation. When you break bread with someone, you also simultaneously break down whatever preconceptions you might have had about each other. You’re both human, you both eat to survive. These are the basic facts.
In the month of March, I decided to be more conscious of the food I put in my body, in hopes of changing my habit of eating processized and otherwise unhealthy foods. I used Facebook as an outlet to hold myself accountable to eating better by publicly announcing my Compassionate Food: Photo Blog for 30 days.
On our recent theme of friendship, here’s a photo from the first ever Avocado Jungle Artist In Residence, Angela Richelle, entitled, “Let’s blow this popsicle stand…”
March 23, 2010, at 10:00 am — Blogs
/ THEME: Friendship
In school, friends are easy to come by. You see each other everyday and you are constantly updated on each others lives. In university, friendships become a little harder to maintain due to the workload, deadlines and difference in schedules. However, it is in university that you begin to realise who your true friends are and who will stick by you as you enter into the work world.
On the first day of class, I noticed her red slippers fashioned with red ribbons. Perhaps, she couldn’t ignore my inquisitive eyes longing to make a connection with the only other brown person in the room. Alas, after many more awkward encounters, we became friends—the Pakistani American Muslim girl and the Indian American “culturally” Hindu girl. Our budding friendship found safe-haven in an undergrad American playground when perhaps elsewhere in the world, this wouldn’t be the case. Podcast available.
I’m of the mind that one should never do something creative entirely alone. You should definitely have a trusted pack of buddies by your side while crafting some tunes.
Congo and Steve from creator John “J.” Lampinen of congoandsteve.com. This strip, on the theme of friendship: “Friendship… eh?”