Author Archives: Charmaine Pang

Community gardening in Sydney

Community gardening in Sydney

What to do when you live in a small inner city apartment and you want to expand beyond growing little pots of basil and mint on a windowsill? Increasingly I’ve been pulled into the idea of making more, consuming less. The past year has seen experimentations in making nut milk, fermenting vegetables, making bone broth,Continue Reading

Family tradition, from Hong Kong to Sydney

Family tradition, from Hong Kong to Sydney

I thank my lucky stars that I was born into a large family. Count seven children on my mother’s side and six on my father’s – that’s a whole lotta uncles and aunties. Throw their offspring and their offspring’s offspring into the mix and you have one giant melting pot of Pangs! (Both my parentsContinue Reading

The Great Divide

The Great Divide

“North of the Bridge? I better not forget my passport then.” So remarked my friend when I invited him to visit my new home, a dear little art-deco apartment. I’d just signed over the next 25 years of my life to the bank for an apartment that had lovely steel framed windows, original decorate ceilingsContinue Reading

Resolute Beach

Resolute Beach

A while ago I stumbled, literally, across one of the most serene and beautiful beaches in Sydney. Resolute Beach. Perhaps it’s familiar to some already, but to me it seemed like a secret known only to a few lucky ones (who probably own a boat). Being Christmas and all, I thought I’d partake in theContinue Reading

Kindness in the city

Kindness in the city

Taxi drivers fascinate me.  You can pretty much always strike up a conversation with a taxi driver, whether it be of the polite small-talk variety, the comedic, the road-rage hysterical, or even the politically incorrect. Then there’s the friendly conversationalist. The last of these always brings to mind an encounter I feel fortunate to haveContinue Reading

It’s Sunday, why don’t you go to the farmers’ market

It’s Sunday, why don’t you go to the farmers’ market

Sunday is without a doubt my favourite day of the week. Saturdays are usually full of errands and social engagements, but Sundays are my day. It’s the day where I get to indulge in a beautiful self-practice at the shala (I’m a yogi) and a little sleep-in after a week of super early morning starts.Continue Reading

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