Last Thursday, my day involved taking brat to the airport for his single day in Durban. Go figure. Anyway, the aim of the day was to get hold of some hipster noodles. Hipster noodles are like regular noodles but served and eaten by hipsters. I like the hipsters in Jozi as, because of them, there […]Read more "Lai Lai Garden: How to make GOOD Chinese Food"
I was vegetarian for six years of my life. I didn’t have a reason for becoming vegetarian. The basic story is that I woke up one day and decided not to eat meat. The decision had no basis in religious belief or in my love for animals. The decision did make me seem like a […]Read more "Greenside Café: Attack of the Vegans"
So it was a sunny day in the middle of last year. Being a day, I decided to give Riaz, Keshin and Brat a call and said, “Hey, let’s go to Soweto.” So we did. We really had no plan on what we intended to do or even where we were going. But we did […]Read more "Soweto: Some joint on the side of the road"
One very important reason why I believe religion was invented was for the purpose of congregation. It gave people an opportunity, every week or so, to meet other members of their community and engage with other people in a common surrounding. Even though people lead such divergent and uncommon lives with different hardships and successes, […]Read more "China Town: Chinese New Year"
Just as Oliver, in the play/movie/book “Oliver Twist” was told about the magical streets of London that are paved with Gold, so is the reason so many millions have flocked to Jozi. Jozi is filled with delicate beauty but the thing to remember is that what really attracts people here is the money. Jozi may […]Read more "The Baron: Mondays are the new Fridays"
Melville is one of those Jozi suburbs that has a story behind it. Mention Melville in a group of people and one of them is bound to smile as they recall a night out that is partially forgotten due to a multitude of circumstances. However, when I did move up to Jozi, I was told […]Read more "Pizza at Ant Cafe"