Kiss me I’m Asian

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.

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Journey to the East Asian Mart

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.

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Image via White Night Melbourne

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!

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Image via Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra

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.

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Author: missrosannablog

I'm a marketer, writer, blogger and creative type interested in all things art and culture in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia ranging from inner city to outer suburbia and beyond.

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