Tag: sydney

Not What I Wanted, But Butter

JOURNAL November 5, 2018

On Sunday,

I thought I’d give myself a shot at baking.

 

I walked the isles of the supermarket,

bought all the ingredients,

went home and followed the recipe.

 

Step. By. Step.

 

 

The result was

– for the umpteenth time -,

a burnt mess.

 

 

But this taught me a life lesson

and I won’t barter a precious life lesson

for a well-baked banana chocolate muffin.

 

 

And the lesson learnt is that even when you follow rules,

that doesn’t always take you where you wanted to get.

 

 

 

Some may call it laziness of buying a balance like grown-ups do,

some others inability of complying with the suggested grams of sugar,

 

 

me, I just call it serendipity.

 

 

 

Because things may not always be what I was hoping for,

 

 

but better.

 

 

 

 

By the way,

my muffins sucked.

 

 

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City

CORNERS, JOURNAL, TRAVEL September 7, 2018

After 10 weeks,

Max and me decided to leave the tropics and move back to the city.

 

The rhythm is faster,

the noises louder,

the people different.

 

 

We found a place in Surry Hills

– little residential corner just below where the skyscrapers and the bus lanes collide.

 

 

There’s a supermarket down the road where I stop by in the morning

                                                                                     to get almond croissants,

 

a park with a rugby pitch in the middle

and a bottle shop a few steps away.

 

 

There’s no heating, the fridge is often empty and the stairs are steep,

      but it feels good to have a place to call home.

 

 

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