This may soon be a very different world

In the summer of 1999 I spent a week in New York, sleeping on a former newspaper colleague’s couch in Brooklyn. I remember the two pairs of shoes I bought there: soft gray boots and three-inch platform black sandals. I walked everywhere around the city in my Japanese cotton dress and those black New York […]

Mandela in Mandarin

From Nan Fe with love My lovely friend Andrea sent me this picture she took at the SA Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010. It sits so right: “We must use time wisely and forever realise that time is always ripe to do right.”–Nelson Mandela And if you didn’t quite get that in English, read the […]