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  • Our Heart’s Delight Capsules

    First showcased as part of a Stride Gallery Fundraiser followed by being part of Syzygy on a Budget: An Alternate Universe Tour, Our Heart’s Delight Capsules feature custom-made pins and keychains. Not knowing what you’ll get once the capsules fall into the prize cabinet, opening a capsule brings a delight or disappointment reminiscent of eating foods you love and are familiar with. Possible objects in the capsules: “Universe Rock 7” keychain, “Century Egg – Glowing” keychain, “Century Egg – Standard” keychain, “Squishy Tofu” keychain, “Poking Mochi” enamel pin, Dried dates wrapped in wax paper, Chili oil in tiny jars

  • 2 cents cart

    2 cents cart is a mobile installation and performative artwork modeled after Asian street food and tea carts. Setting up shop over 4 days front of CommunityWise Resource Centre and in Calgary Chinatown, tea and handmade rice cakes were served. Visitors can receive refreshments in exchange for their “two cents” or a monetary donation.

  • an ordinary hole in the wall along macloed before the railway underpass

    “an ordinary hole-in-the-wall along macleod before the railway underpass” (AOHITWAMBTRU) was a temporary food stall specializing in house-made tofu, rice cakes, noodles and preserved foods. The food stall menu is inspired by the act of using hands to form food into vessels. Here, identity and authenticity are characterized through labour and technique, rather than flavour. Cooking and eating translates that which has no words or cannot be said, becoming a method of communication in the absence of literal voices – ones which can’t be heard from the lack of knowledge/understanding, lack of ability of the one trying to speak/hear, and the contexts which do not allow for voices to be heard. Cooking and eating become the source of pleasure, livelihood, anchors of identity, that weathers distances, time, generations and East Asian diasporas. During this exhibition, I undertook the labour of making food and sharing as an offer of experience that doesn’t require too many words, only in the visitor’s indulgence in comforting food.


    PSEUDO CAFÉ was a temporary resting space that was attempting to revitalize a former coffee shop by serving tea – with handmade digital and analogue memory keepers available to order. In this café, everything was manufactured as a way to preserve what was dying or to build an imitation of a happy life. Opened only when downtown Calgary was closed. Opened Tuesday to Sunday from 6 pm to 9 pm, July 27th ~ August 12, 2018. This project was developed out of the 2018 WRECK CITY residency.

  • Perfect Memory: Authentic Gift Shop

    Perfect Memory: Authentic Gift Shop is a store where you buy Asian guilt with your identity. In the reality of global cultural intertwining, there is a struggle with defining personal identities. This struggle forms from the differences of expectations and social conditions, between the lived experience and what everything else tells us what we ought to be. Many are questioned of who they are (what kind are you, where are you really from, do you speak your mother tongue, go back home), bringing doubts as to how one can belong in a society that still struggles with understanding its own differences. Asian guilt could be found in this conflict: the fear of abandonment from being too different; retribution from wanting to please our various expected selves. This gift shop is an attempt at creating a culture we want to belong in, but one that is a space formed for exploring conflicting ideals rather than discarding them. The shop is open for cultural clarity and conversations, and we ask that visitors take insecurities, failings, traumas and sufferings with kindness and give back understanding and acceptance. Visitors are welcome to buy the products available in the store. Products come in the form of DVDs, books, keychains, lucky charms, clothing, lapel pins, various food cans, and more. Items in the store cater to and carry different styles, based on what someone is capable of giving. In collaboration with Michel Samiadji-Heer.

  • net. café

    [net.café] was a functioning internet café open to anyone who needed access to the internet. Each computer station contained basic software and a small selection of web browsers. This project was intended to bring to the fore a sense of community and unfettered access to computing needs. Internet café’s (along with public libraries) help to tether people together, physically and digitally, even if it is temporary.

  • printer – single function inkjet

    A bare-bones but reliable printer. Doesn’t have duplex function but rarely jams. I think someone won this printer and then gave it to me because they heard I needed a printer to make books. Unfortunately, toner ink was discontinuted in 2014. Features lyrics of a song written on masking tape. Donated in 2013

  • monitor – 24″ computer

    Even but somewhat thick bezels around the screen makes it ideal for horizontal, vertical, and/or any other positions. However, viewing angle is pretty limited. At 60Hz, it’s good enough for ultra quality settings in video games like Katamari Damacy. Not good for competitive gamers where 5ms in response time is not fast enough. Memory Express […]

  • LED – OPEN sign

    Was one of 2 available vertical signs at the time on Amazon. Purchased for practical reasons, as the Marion Nicoll Gallery has vertical windows. Secretly that was an excuse to justify sding more money on an orientation I think is more aesthetically pleasing, if at the exse of legibility and incurring more debt. Has “on” […]

  • electronics – webcam

    Likes to auto focus all the time. Likes to never to be in focus really. Can sit on top of a monitor or on a flat surface. 720p resolution. Used to be considered really HD and made you look nice when video conferencing. Uses USB-A connection. Not adaptable but is reliable. Memory Express in 2013

  • electronics – laser mouse

    A laser mouse with 2 buttons and a scroll wheel. Despite its age, is surprisingly still not outdated. Connected to devices via USB-A, allows for user to interact with digital contents with ease. Not suited for precision tasks, like shooting digital enemies or drawing an MS paint masterpiece. More than suitable for playing solitare and […]

  • electronics – headphones with mic

    Features an ambidextrous mic. This headphone with mic set is lighweight, ideal for Skype dates, online gaming with friends and/or enemies, and conference calls. Requires separate headphone (green) jack and microphone (pink) jack or an adapter to use at full potential. Memory Express in 2013

  • electronics – full rubberdome keyboard

    Features 104 keys (or maybe 108 keys?) for all yourkey needs, like a full numpad, F-row, and scroll lock. Is slightly curved to make typing slightly not straight. Comes with feet that flips to change typing angles. Switches are rubberdomes. All these features make this keyboard ideal for environments with more than one person, like […]

  • electronics – ethernet switch

    Can switch internet between multiple devices at 1000mbps each. Good for things like LAN parties, if you have more than one computer that needs internet, to connect computer(s) to a printer, etc. Features tiny green lights that flash whenever it’s receiving and delivering internet. Salvaged in 2013

  • computer – desktop

    Missing components like hard drive, power supply, and SATA cables. Still has it’s disk reader to play DVDs and CDs that might be gathering dust in a corner, basement, or box. Can also be used as a temporary desk or to store important things. Salvaged in 2013

  • cable – ethernet 50ft

    CAT 5 cable that can handle up to 1000mbps of internet at 100mhz bandwidth. Good enough for most internet activities, like emails, gaming with friends, Skype dates, print school papers, etc. 50ft is a lot, but it’s still functional when used in a space less than 50ft. Memory Express in 2013

  • USB – half moon credit card

    A credit card shaped and sized USB drive. Features a half waxing moon on one side or half waning moon on the other; a design to make sure it can cover all possible moods,but only at half. Was also the first time trying to order something on Alibaba. Ailbaba in 2017

  • stamp – 🙁

    Pocket sized so you can show your 🙁 wherever you go. Comes with a red string to fasten to your keyring or your phone. Probably used by school kids to show how they feel to each other without getting scolded. Hong Kong in 2015

  • stamp – O.K.

    A convenient stamp of approval to give mass approval without needing to put too much effort into it. Hong Kong in 2015

  • sign – gift shop

    Printed canvas wrapped around MDF. A sign for a defunct store. Slightly warped but in good condition otherwise. Comissioned in 2017

  • shelf – wooden 5 tier

    Kinda tall. Legs are somewhat wobbly and not aligned, but is stable once things sit on it, kinda Been built and unbuilt 3 times and should no longer be unbuilt and built more than one more time. Ikea in 2017

  • shelf – black metal cage

    Modular shelves and hooks for modular contexts. Small and narrow enough to tuck into unwanted corners. Comes with caster wheels, removable hooks, and garage dust. Salvaged in 2016

  • roll – laser disc foam nubs

    Sticky foam nubs to store your CDs and DVDs anywhere: on the wall, on a book, on a cd player, etc. A roll comes with 1000 nubs. ULINE in 2016

  • roll – fake wood cloth tape

    A cloth tape adorned with the colours and shapes of would-be wood. Can be used on wood and other surfaces to bring more wood into a space. Home Depot in 2016

  • paper – loyalty gift shop card

    A loyalty card for a now defunct shop. Loyalty came in the form of acceptance, forgiveness, hope, love, patience, trust, sincerity, respect, reassurance, and understanding. Pacific Coast Print in 2017

  • paper – kraft bag lunch size

    Bags that don’t hold lunch. Instead they hold precious memories, gifts, promises, and objects. Wholesale Club Calgary in 2016

  • paper – clothes tag

    Tags that make things that are not easy to identify easy to identify. Naturalized in 2017

  • paper – blue, green, grey, pink, red, yolk dark, yolk light

    Part of the pastel family, as it’s a pastel blue. Like the blue found closer to the horizon on a clear sunny day. Apparently used a lot in the legal industry and therefore somewhat unpleasant by association. The most grey that could ever grey, but on the lighter side, like the midsection of a somewhat […]

  • packets – sauce sauce in takeout box

    A takeout box filled to the brim with takeout soy sauce packets, so you can bring soy sauce with you with ease. Wholesale Club Calgary in 2016

  • monitor – CRT TV

    Features a still of Kelly and Jadda trying out snacks. Has handles for ease of moving, but still kinda heavy and not recommended to be moved too much. Sony logo fell off at some point and the whole thing has fallen on concrete more than a few times. Garage sale in 2013

  • monitor – amiga

    A monitor for a system that no longer exists; from a time when the future felt possible and beige. Something you’d find in the corner of a dusty shop. Garage sale in 2014

  • jar – sweet & sour sauce

    A jar of sauce I never use at home. Wholesale Club Calgary in 2016

  • jar – paper lucky stars

    A jar of lucky stars. Contains around 30 origami stars to give you a head start on folding that 100. Looks a bit like candies, but please don’t eat these. Handmade in 2016

  • enamel pin – product of banana

    A pin that looks like a well known sticker of a product that is sometimes used to describe people. Tributes Group Inc in 2017

  • DVD – what can we do

    A video mixtape that asks the the most uttered question thinly veiled as also an answer. Handmade in 2016

  • DVD – wait a minute

    A video mixtape where waiting is hard to come by and a mintue isn’t something that can be afforded. Handmade in 2016

  • DVD – useless

    A video mixtape that feels a bit useless despite everything. Handmade in 2016

  • DVD – take care, take it easy

    A collection of short videos that chronicle internal thoughts while going through the external motions of daily life, like being at a laundromat, cleaning a toilet, grocery shopping, and visiting the dentist office. Handmade in 2016

  • DVD – strange, this boat is going to the mountains

    A video mixtape where weird things happen. Handmade in 2016

  • DVD – slanted

    A video mixtape where everything is slightly off and not quite straight. Handmade in 2016

  • DVD – player

    A nice almost square shape to fit into square-like spaces, like milkcrates. Has an anachronistic collection of outputs, like coaxial, composite, component, and HDMI, which means it can play DVDs in your grandma’s, cousin’s, friend’s, and everyone’s house. Thriftshop in 2016

  • DVD – goodnight

    A video mistape that wants to go to sleep, as they’re so, so tired. Handmade in 2016

  • DVD – enough

    A video mixtape trying to figure out what being enough means and enough to who/what. Handmade in 2016

  • DVD – empty case

    Empty DVD cases for all the loose CDs and DVDs occupying endlessly stuffed and forgotten drawers. Also useful for containing and sharing hard-to-find, bootlegged movies with friends and loved ones. Donated in 2017

  • DVD – don’t be hurt

    A video mixtape that desperately wants to avoid being hurt even though the hurt has already happened. Handmade in 2016

  • DVD – asian beauty & snacks

    Features our friends trying things out for art, like becoming more beautiful and eating things blindly. Created with Michel Samiadji. Handmade in 2016

  • container – milk crate

    The most versatile object: can be a seat, a table, a shelf, can store and move things around, be table legs, keep plants off the ground, keep other boxes off the ground, and be stackable with other milkcrates. It’s so useful that they’ve made it a punishable criminal offence if you own one that you […]

  • container – cashbox

    A cashbox that almost never holds real cash, just small precious things like remote controllers, funny stamps and pens, keys, and postcards. If there is cash, it just loose change that is easy to forget about. Borrowed indefinitely in 2017

  • clipboard – wooden

    A portable table. Naturalized in 2017

  • canned – whole mushrooms

    So many whole things that fit inside other whole things. These were the only mushrooms I liked eating as a child because these mushrooms would hold small spaces of soup better than fresh mushrooms. It also lacks that medicinal smell that reminds one of herbal stores full of bitter things. Wholesale Club Calgary in 2016

  • canned – whole mandarin in light syrup

    It’s a world wonder how they’re able to fit a whole mandarin into a can with enough space for light syrup. It’s like when you try to eat a mandarin whole, and your saliva is the equivalent to the light syrup. Unlike fresh mandarins, you don’t have to peel these and be embarrassed at your […]

  • canned – peach slices

    For when you’re craving peaches outside of peach season. Canning just means making food forever, right? Unlike fresh peaches, these peaches don’t bruise so easily, even if they’re protected by a can. Wholesale Club Calgary in 2016

  • canned – luncheon meat

    Mystery meat mechanically separated and mashed together to make a dense loaf of delicious meat. Can be eaten without further cooking, such as paired with soda crackers. At its best when fried until crispy and/or made with eggs. Good to have around when fresh meat is a luxury. Wholesale Club Calgary in 2016

  • canned – condensed milk

    Would recommend eating a spoonful if you’re feeling a bit sweet. A superfood that sweetens and makes your tea and coffee creamier in one go. Also yummy when spread over toast. Wholesale Club Calgary in 2016 Wholesale Club Calgary in 2016

  • canned – coconut milk

    Not recommended to drink coconut milk without any kind of dilution. Sometimes comes separated when the fat is sits long enough without disturbance. Best used when poured over warm black rice with taro. Wholesale Club Calgary in 2016

  • canned – chunk light tuna in water

    Chunk light tuna in water is the best canned tuna for water to tuna ratio, with the tradeoff that you have flake the tuna yourself. Unsure if the tuna in the can is tuna or another tuna-like fish. Wholesale Club Calgary in 2016

  • canned – baby corn

    Baby corn is actually baby corn that haven’t yet matured into grown corn. Is an obligatory vegetable in every dinner meal because it’s the only veggie you’d eat until you became a grown human. Wholesale Club Calgary in 2016

  • box – fortune cookies

    Unsealed box of 250 unsealed fortune cookies with 250 unsealed fortune slips. Probably still edible. Probably a little stale. Fortune probably still valid. ??? Richmond, BC in 2017

  • basket – neon orange

    A basket that can also be a strainer. Good for keeping things from getting moldy or wet, like clothes, dishes, napa cabbages, etc. A neon that’s really fluorescent and reminds you of fish markets. Hing Wah Imports in 2016

  • baggie – rice

    Small, soft sacks of cloth with small amounts of rice as a good luck charm. You can eat the rice inside, it won’t curse you if you do. Maybe? Handmade in 2016

  • bag – various sized googly eyes

    A bag of assorted googly eyes for assorted objects that needs eyes. Makes a fun “sha-sha” sound. Was used as the replacement of the “O” for the book titled “Yolkless”. Michaels in 2016

  • USB – practical luxury 1GB

    Each USB is affixed with resin and random bits of leftovers, like plastic gems, cherry stems, stolen fake succulents, and dead plants. All USBs are formatted to FAT32 for multi OS compatability. Some might have PDFs uploaded onto it. Useful for things that need USBs, like uploading a program into a sign and playing MP3s […]

  • strainer – 1 cup tea

    Unsure where or when this was acquired. Very useful for making small quantity of tea when there’s no company to tend to or for drinks that has floaty bits, like flower petals, seeds, and spices. Not recommend for straining things like soup unless absolutely necessary. ??? in 2018

  • shelf – wooden portable bookcase

    Though light enough to move around, it’s still made of wood and so is annoying to haul. The back panel got ripped off and the shelf likes to sway around, but is still functional. Size is good for various things, like fermenting kimchi in an onggi, storing melons and other fruits, and transformed into a […]

  • plant – red orange fake aquarium

    Originally bought this for my first pet betta fish, Ten, who passed away in 2019. The foliage is fairly soft and malleable, ideal for fishies to hide in. Looks better under aquarium light. Is generally a good decor to have around. Petsmart in 2016

  • LED – SMD strips

    A no frills way of lighting anything and everything, even comes prepared with 3M adhesive on the back of each strip. With the right connectors, you can attach many strips to each other to create infinite lines of rainbows. Though make sure to buy from the same brand or else the colours might be different […]

  • LED – store sign

    At 96×32 resolution, it’s barely good enough to show images. It’s best for text and large fields of flashing colours. Is programmable via a proprietary software, which comes loaded with fun effects like shining stars and falling blossom petals. Gets so bright that it’ll attract potential customers 2 blocks down and blind them as they […]

  • LED – pucks

    Was used more for bedroom lighting than for art. Diffuses the harsh, flickering LED light fairly well, though is not bright enough to fill a whole room. Is meant to be attached to other surfaces, like the underside of cabinets. They’re not actually called LED pucks, they just kinda look like they are. Canadian Tire […]

  • LED – aquarium bar

    Was used more often for fish sitting than for art. Is covered in water minerals and missing a metal end loop. The lights are an alternating white and black light, which gives that nice glow to fluorescent and bioluminescent objects. Can fit medium-sized tanks or can be hung like ceiling lights, if you want to […]

  • grass – plastic fake short crop

    This is what people imagine when you say “fake grass”. Feels nice when you rub your bare feet and hands across the surface. Still has a hint of plastic, manufactory smell. Little bits likes to fall everywhere every time you move it. Basement spiders and ants likes to live and lay eggs on these. Canadian […]

  • grass – plastic fake long crop

    Unsure where or when these patches of long grass were acquired. Very realistic fake grass with soft blades. Even features slightly dried parts to simulate reality. Grass is high maintanence though, as it’s hard to straighten after being flattened. For real grass replacement, it’s a lot of work. Naturalized in 2018

  • fishy game

    Is missing one fish (when playing against someone, try stealing one of theirs). Needs to be manually wound for the fishes to o and close their mouths. A modern, city-dweller version of passing the time, though you can’t eat these fishes. No fish were used to make these fishes. Gifted from a friend in 2018

  • electronics – scientific scale

    Not sure if it’s a scientific scale, just remember someone saying it is. Probably needs to be re-calibrated often to ensure science enoughness. Has a lot of buttons but have only used the power and tare functions. Pretty accurate, probably. Good enough for resin mixing at least. Really sensitive, will measure your breath if you […]

  • cloth – yellow towel

    Came with other towels someone was trying to get rid of because they were moving to another town. The many dimples plus the thickness of the cloth makes it really nice to clean caked-on surfaces, like bits of noodles stuck to the bottom of a pot. The edges likes to scallop when not dried flat. […]

  • canister – fire extinguisher

    Unsure when it was acquired. Nice to have around to make it seem like things are safe. Has never been used, likely expired but maybe still functional? Pressure gauge is in the green, though slightly overpressurized. Comes with a falling-apart box with important information. Naturalized in 2018

  • apron – beige plastic

    Somewhat heavy, it kinda hurts your neck if you don’t bunch the neck loop up. One of the waist straps is hand sewn poorly back onto the apron after it got ripped out when trying to make the neck loop hurt less. The plastic is great for any work with liquids, as they fall right […]

  • zip tie – neon pink

    50 ties per package. Smallish in length and width. High visibility for an already high density of things in the periphary of attention. Stays locked unless you know the trick. Has the kind of glow you would never find here. Temple Street Night Market, Hong Kong in 2019

  • zip tie – green

    50 ties per package. Mediumish length and thickness. Somewhat hidden amongst all the other green things. A green that reminds one of the chipped, corrugated roof tops of street stalls with rain water slowly dripping down. Temple Street Night Market, Hong Kong in 2019

  • whetstone – 2 layer

    2-tiered for 2-tiered sharpening of your hand forged knife. The blue side is for fine grit, grey side of coarse grit. Or was it the other way around? Make sure to wet the whetstone before use. Hing Wah Imports in 2019

  • water dispenser – plastic jug

    A large jug that can carry a lot of Ribena or chilled roasted barley tea for sharing with others. Hong Kong Supermarket in 2019

  • water dispenser – electrical

    A fancy water heater with 3 hot water settings to suit any and all your tea temperature needs. Likes to make boop and beep sounds, not like the water heaters at your grandparents place in your memories. This heater’s dispensing mechanism needs to be fixed; still boils water well. Hing Wah Imports in 2019

  • utensil – yellow tip and handle tong

    Rubber head and handle makes picking things up more enjoyable. And suitable for picking up softer things that might break easily, like blocks of tofu and mounds of mochi. Feels nice when squeezing your nose. The locking mechanism has a satisfying click and lock feel. Lucky’s Supermarket in 2019

  • utensil – wooden chopsticks (cooking)

    A pair of sticks that will never lose each, forever bound by a single weaved string. Sometimes makes using the chopsticks a bit harder. Longer than your typical chopsticks. Not coated for better cooking. Lambda Oriental foods Market in 2019

  • utensil – spatula

    A spatula with a semi-soft head for clean and easy transferring of gloopy food like unset jellies. Can also be used an impromptu spoon. Is probably also used to beat children who don’t listen. Hing Wah Imports in 2019

  • utensil – rolling pin (noodle)

    A wooden stick that is used to roll dough into large sheets, like noodles and rice cakes. Can also be used as a stick to pound things. Is probably also used to beat children who don’t listen. Lambda Oriental Foods Market in 2019

  • utensil – red plastic chopsticks

    Smooth plastic for smooth noodle slurping. A red chopstick that reminds you of eating noodles in the sticky heat outside with strangers, asking you what you ordered. Hong Kong Supermarket in 2019

  • utensil – mint soup spoon

    A soft mint. Soft plastic. Soft curves. Soft like visiting your grandma overseas while lying on the floor looking at worn wallpaper. Nicely shaped and sized to fit everything: rice cakes, noodles, jellies, rice cakes in soup, human mouths, soup, other soup spoons. Hong Kong in 2019

  • utensil – metal tong (small)

    Small tongs that I don’t remember acquiring or even using. Is cute size. ??? in 2019

  • utensil – metal ladle

    Not used usually for eating. A shallow and somewhat flat ladle that’s excellent for scooping things that needs to keep shape horizontally, like silken tofu, or if you want to scoop only a little bit of something, like ginger syrup. Ideal for gingerly actions. Hing Wah Imports in 2019

  • tray – tofu press

    A small tray and press to make a small block of tofu. Not suitable for anyone who is looking to make tofu for their family. Engineered to make the perfect tofu, so long as you do everything else correctly. Can be used to press other things, like red bean paste. Tray is soy coloured. Hing […]

  • tray – 15 eggs

    15 spots for your dozen eggs. Great for dishes that need a lot of eggs with quick access, like making tea eggs. Just make sure to remember the expiry date before transferring the eggs over. Tray is eggshell coloured. Lucky’s Supermarket in 2019

  • table – wooden (small)

    Used to be like the long wooden version until it was painted over with indoor, household acrylic paint. Cute and can still be used as a food table, though harder to clean and not recommended to be licked upon. Naturalized in 2019

  • table – wooden (long)

    Custom made tables so that they can be fitted with milkcrates, they’re coated with cutting board oil to ensure wood suppleness and eating on clealiness. Naturalized in 2019

  • strainer – wooden handle (noodle)

    Longer and deeper, this strainer is made to be shook really hard for quick straining, like noodles to ensure it doesn’t get too soggy. Too tall for more pots, make sure to use this with a deep pot. Comes with a small loop in the back to make sure noodles are quick and easy to […]

  • strainer – red plastic handle (hot pot)

    Less deep than noodle strainer but more than regular strainer. Good for hotpots, as they can carry many items at once, like tofu puffs, whole bok choys, beef balls, enoki mushrooms, 3 different kinds of noodles, slices of beef chuck, etc. Has a small loop at the back so you can cook your ingredients in […]

  • strainer – metal half sphere

    A very normal strainer for very normal needs, like straining chili oil spices from hot, infused oil and for making mung bean jelly not clumpy. One part of the handle is no longer attached to the top like of the strainer. Maybe too much squeezing when trying to strain something faster. Hing Wah Imports in […]

  • stool – red plastic

    Stackable and easy to clean, can also be used as a makeshift table. The holes in the centre is for you to lock the seat(s) up after hours so people can’t steal them. Also helpful if you’re wet for some reason, it helps to make you less damp. Comes with little bumps for your sitting […]

  • sticks – wooden with bead and braid

    Wooden picks with decorative painted wooden beads and colourful braids. Was used to keep mandarin peels straight, unsuccessfully. Likes to fall everywhere no matter how many times you gather them up and put them in a container. Pick is extra pokey. Amart in 2019

  • slippers – grey plastic

    Shower slippers that are ribbed all around to ensure there’s no slipping on the wet floor and between feet and slipper. Has stains as if it’s been used by multiple other people who have also rented the same AirBnB. Size 9 womens. Ladies Market, Hong Kong in 2019

  • sign – plastic transparency

    A transparent print made to be backlit, like on commercial fridges. This print is B-stock with apparently some printing mistakes, somewhere. ??? print shop in 2019

  • pot – vegetable fermentation

    A traditional fermenting pot that utilizes a tiny moat near the entrance by keeping the cup sealed and germs away. Great for any fermenting that needs a lot of liquids, like mustard greens. Lambda Oriental Foods Market in 2019

  • pot – ceramic resealable with wooden spoon

    An airtight ceramic container that comes with a short wooden spoon with a spoon holder. Great for ingredients that need to keep moisture away and needs a lot of scooping, like chili flakes. Glossy exterior means it better left alone once placed somewhere. Thriftshop in 2019

  • pot – onggi (small)

    Personal-sized clay pot for personal-sized needs, like kimchi, soybean paste, and rice. Great for fermenting and other things that likes breathing. Barely fits in a large suitcase. Oegosan Onggi Village, South Korea in 2019

  • pot – metal (small)

    A smaller pot with a heavy bottom, suitable for smaller cooking over a long time in heat, like chili oil and candied dates. Comes with a metal loop for storing veritcally or diagonally when not in use. Thriftshop in 2019