A cooling thought on a warm evening


How about some gelato, ne?

Gelato of many flavours can be found in this little shop, tucked away in a narrow cobbled stone street, nearby Piazza del Duomo in Florence (or Firenze as the locals called it). Well, one can find a Gelataria or gelato vendors nearly everywhere. You’d be hard pressed not to find one when you are in Italy. I do so missed the fruity popsicle that is made from real fruits and there’s even veggie popsicle.  I like them more than gelato.
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Grains of Rice


Grains of Rice

They leave rice fields to travel far and wide:
who doesn’t count on them for sustenance?
Doffing their golden coats, they bask in sun;
displayed in every place, they shine like jade.
Time after time, their forebears saved the realm-
for centuries their breed has fed our folk.
By fire and water they’ll forsake their lives:
is anyone aware what they do?

(from An anthology of Vietnamese Poems)

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