An early Selamat Hari Raya and Eid Mubarak to all. I’ll be heading back to the kampung on Friday for an extended holiday. The chances of getting online will be slim. I should be back in early December, hopefully with a lot of pictures to share. Maaf Zahir dan Batin.
Monthly Archives: November 2003
The Yard: Inherited Plants
As the yard was being cleared of brush, I came across a few plants of some value that I spared the parang for. The first is a very common seasoning in Malaysian cooking, Lemongrass or serai, Cymbopogon spp. Not surprisingly, it was planted just outside the kitchen door. From a distance it is hard to […]
The Yard: Adventures in Tropical Horticulture
Our new home is in fact several years old. The house itself is quite nice and liveable as is, but the yard… The yard needs a lot of work. I wanted a house with a lot of land, and I got that in the sense that the area is spacious. But it is missing about […]
Sharon Gallagher is white but she knows what it is like to be part of an ethnic minority. For the past 18 months she has lived with her three children in the predominantly Asian district of Manningham in Bradford. This was once a white area, but over the past 30 years most of the whites […]