It’s the name of an article written a few years ago by Chinese Australian writer Benjamin Law, the headline of which has stayed with me all this time. There are a few of us Chinese Australians around now and I actually dropped in to the new Asian Mart at 149 Upper Heidelberg Road in Ivanhoe over the weekend while Mr Rosanna and I were out and about.
It was like re-visiting my childhood with some of the more unusual food they had on offer like tinned fried dace – one of my grandmother’s staples – as well as dried shitake mushrooms in packets. Mr R and I also like our spicy condiments and grabbed a large bottle of Sriracha hot chili sauce on the way out. I think my mum will be pleased when she’s next in town to find she doesn’t need to travel to Box Hill now to stock up on Asian groceries.
It’s been a cool few days and I’m hoping it might warm up a little for White Night Melbourne this coming Saturday. I love that the title they’ve gone with this year is Give me the night, which is also one of my favourite songs by George Benson – it’s been known to be on high rotation in our household on our record player. Yes, we love our vinyl here!
Some friends of mine went to the free MSO concert at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Saturday night and they also have a range of concerts for kids and families throughout the year. Meanwhile locally, we have the Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra and I am hoping to take my kids to the Children’s Concert at Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School later this year.
Have a great week and I’ll be back with a local profile up soon.