Day 79: Aspara and Luau

Vik (science expert) and Gary (photographer/philosopher) told me about two very different art & food events today.

As it turned out, they’re unable to go, so I need to cover for them by having a double serving (of art as well as food).


The first was the Aloha Festival. Hawaiian dancing and barbecue. Combine those two things, and it’s impossible not to have fun.

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The dancers’ backsides are shaking in ways that would cause certain injury to most people I know.

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The food’s excellent, but I wasn’t able to try all of it.

The next event, over near Berkeley, is an art gallery premiere, and a fundraiser for Unicef. The artist I’ve come to see is Siddhartha Deb. I knew I’d like his work, but I wasn’t prepared for the Aspara of Rice.

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I’m seriously drawn to the concept of a sensuous spirit rising from the steam of a household appliance. Makes me want to cook more. Gary’s right. This was a good idea.

Random assertion: If you’re looking for a deity or a muse, don’t give up. You may not find her, but she’ll certainly find you.

Steganographic data: 1820/3.5

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