“Beldi! Beldi!”, the vendor repeated while showing us the oranges. “It means it’s good for you”, my mom’s incomplete explanation.
But I didn’t just close my eyes and listen that morning, I also took the time to observe and notice details I missed the previous days.
On my last day in Fira, while taking a walk alone through its streets early in the morning, I decided to write down everything I was experiencing and what I was feeling right in the moment. Here is what came of it.
As soon as the big feast, ceremony and fireworks on Lunar New Year’s eve end, people usually go to bed so they may wake up early the next day for a few other Tết rituals.
Although the Vietnamese community in Canada celebrates Tết, the atmosphere just isn’t the same as it is back home, so I thought I could share with you how I remember Tết as a kid.
It’s always good to come back every now and then, see the things that have been there since you’re a kid still remain the same and see new things pop-up, especially street food restaurants.
The sidewalks here are used for everything but walking. Here are some obstacles you might encounter as a pedestrian:
Pho is simply a bowl of broth with rice noodles served with boiled beef, it can be any cut of beef, or chicken. However, depending on your geographical location, it can be served so differently!
Many Cape Malay dishes are thought to be Afrikaans such as bobotie or tomato bredie but the dishes are very much a marriage of East and West.
The bunny chow can also be referred to as “bunny”. Disclaimer: no bunnies were harmed in the research process of this blog post.