A mix of State Mandated Ignorance, and the consumer diet of Advanced Capitalism has killed me, my family and many I have come to know.
Subject: Live Music Tibetan Migrants and Food
Nils Bech (From Norway ): http://www.youtube.com/wat ch?v=IaGfEbRQi3s&feature=r elated
Cover was only 5 dollars as I was one of the first at the door.
Just met some guys from Tibet . I sat drinking a coffee in one of the many bakeries of Chinatown, and these four men were using a dielect I could not pinpoint but knew it was perhaps beyond Hunan near Sichuan . When I opened a dialogue with them using my mandarin chinese, I simply asked them what part of china they were from, and they said XIZHANG ( Tibet ). Very interesting. They must all live and work in the same place.
My breakfast today in Chinatown : $1
肉包 (roubao) meat bun
My lunch today in Chinatown : $2
蝦餃 (xiajiao) shrimp dumplings
My dinner was $2
酸辣湯 (suanlatang) sweet/sour soup for $1 and 鍋貼 (guotie) pan fry dumpling for $1
Total spent on eating out: $5 three meals. All delicious.
Shattering the Myth of Craft Beer:
Craft Beer is to beer, what regarding Guy Fieri, and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, is to geographical survey through culinary and culture excavation. Fact: He is simply revenue, and repetition.
Craft beer is to the human history of beer making, as astral projection is to serious physics and psychology.
Expounding on ones understanding of a tapestry consisting of depth and variety within what has become commercially, as well as popularly known as Craft Beer, shows one to be ahistorical in ones cultivation of taste for good beer.
The only astral projection that I am aware of, is the projectile vomit that is induced after my long time friend calls all to do Jägermeister shots, at 3 am, in a Greenwich Village dive. Such astral projections create a tapestry of colorful fluids and a historical record of the days diet, in a partially digested form, I might add, on the pavement of Sullivan or Bleeker.
A gentlemen who resides in the block apartment where I live,
and is an MA student of engineering at UCL,
spent the first 12 years of his life in his native Iraq
before his family had moved to Northern England
during the outbreak the Iran-Iraq war.
He speaks of the deep and interesting antiquity
of the Tigris Euphrates region near present day Baghdad,
while giving clues to the cultural practices of the present day occupants.
He has proven himself to be quite knowledgeable
concerning the history of the Ottoman Empire
as well, and is not short on the important points
of the contemporary social and political configurations of the region.
I can only feel of a strong desire to be amongst the people
of this unfortunately politically volatile region
and taste the food and experience such the different climate.
Another intrigue is to witness the devastation
that the UK and American alliance has brought to the people of Iraq,
and further to see the authoritarianism of the Iraqi government and the oppression
caused by the omnipotent authority of its ruler.
I feel that it would be best to visit now before it becomes a colony
of the US,
and designated for ‘Disney in the Desert’.
I have been consulting atlases and books
but I know not where I shall go and perhaps I shall simply return to New York,
where I can find much discontentment and unease.