January 2 is the universal day of chaos! Holiday’s over and it’s back to school and work we go. Apparently a freelance photographer like me, no exception. I have parenting duties when I am not hauling my backpack from venue to venue. Year after year without fail, sorting out the kid’s school books is a near nightmarish experience. From not being informed when there would be a book sale to sold-out text books to who knows what’s next … utter chaos!
On the way home from school, one of our regular vegetable seller happened to be doing some work so I dropped in to say hello. Located just 10 minutes from my house, this garden is managed by a couple who like many in this trade has been in business for years. Neighbours can opt to get their vegies right from this farm or at the designated tamu (open market).
All images © Jan Shim Photography
Back to school also means back to greens for the kids. It’s increasingly becoming a trend that many kids including my son Jamie aren’t getting enough greens in their diet. They are great at coming up with excuses not to eat them (pretending to puke is a classic!). It’s an on-going battle to get him to eat his vegies and apparently this is a well documented problem with kids.
In a kampong (village) like ours, the community is close-knit and there’s easy and convenient access to farm fresh vegetables any day while imported variety such as brocolli, mushrooms are available at our local supermarket.