Today I decided to take a moment to discover my surroundings. I went to Melbourne's Camberwell Sunday markets. It was a lot larger than I anticipated, so, it was my own fault that I ran out of time. Not going to make that mistake again. It was full of people's hand made crafts, vintage items and clothing. As you know I like to take photos. This was one of those days that I didn't do that. I think it was better to experience rather than have a photo log.
You're probably thinking: "it was just a market?". Yes it was, but for me it was so much more. Coming here has placed me out of my depth. I am alone. I am in a city I have no idea about. I have hardly any friends. I don't know where I am in relation to anything. Sure, I can research about things to do but at the same time, I don't want to research on things to do here, because, I want that exciting feeling when I do make a new discovery. I think all those little insignificant moments we take for granted, need to be explored further by myself.
I am out of my comfort zone. And, it is so disconcerting but I feel I NEED this. Walking around at the market gave me the opportunity to see stories in people's belongings. Wondering about where some items came from. Appreciating someone's ability to design. Then there was always the mad scramble for people to selling every piece of clothing they had for 50 cents each just to be rid of it. It was a pleasant day.
For those that don't know me very well, I hate cooking. Oh my gawd I'm a woman who doesn't like to cook! Shocking! As a fish out of water, it's forcing me to cook for myself. Who knows, I might come to love it. Tonight I really did not know what to cook so I kind of winged it. I used whatever condiments that were available. I made the simplest of meals - ginger soy mushrooms served on English spinach and cos lettuce. I used 3 ingredients with the mushrooms: ginger, oyster sauce and soy sauce. Actually tasted nice surprisingly. Another new discovery ^_^ Simple yet befitting for this lost Asian girl.
Will check back with y'all soon! Ciao lovelies!