Recommended Photography Blogs
I wanted to do my part in sharing the work of some of the talented and inspiring people that I follow here on tumblr and whose posts I really look forward to. These are arranged in no particular order.
jzaphotography.tumblr.com - James’ cityscape and architectural images are stunning.
backpackerchronicles.tumblr.com - Richard has a nice collection of landscape, nature and travel photos.
njwight.tumblr.com - NJ has a diverse collection of interesting wildlife photos.
nicholasdyee.tumblr.com - Nicholas has nature and architectural shots which are absolutely captivating.
jordanvoth.tumblr.com - Jordan’s portraits always seem to effortlessly convey the emotions of his subjects.
nosamk.tumblr.com - Keith takes impressive landscapes.
reneelouiseanderson.tumblr.com - Renee takes photos of various subjects; I love the tone of her images and she has really creative self-portraits.
youmebookbednow.tumblr.com - Jash’s fashion and portrait work never ceases to amaze.
kyokphotography.tumblr.com - Kyo’s nightscapes and images of Japan are brilliant.
amchphotography.tumblr.com - Alejandro always seems to find the most interesting scenes which are hidden in plain sight for most of us.
nickgerber.tumblr.com - Nick always takes wonderful photos of all his travels.
palawanrepublik.tumblr.com - He has always produced the best macro work!
rcwgrey.tumblr.com - Rob’s black and white and minimalist photos are always inspiring.
theedricchen.com - Edric’s fashion shots inspire me to learn portraiture and fashion in the future.
Lastly, if you’re looking for original photo blogs to follow then this would be a great place to start. Simply browse through their members page or the submissions page.
Finally done reading these. Thought I’d mention them in case some of you are interested in studying postcolonial theory and related gender issues. My brain feels beaten to pulp - the arguments and analyses present in these books and articles were intense, to say the least. Here’s a short list.
- Grace Poore. “The Language of Identity.”
- Naheed Hasnat. “Being ‘Amreekan’: Fried Chicken versus Chicken Tikka.”
- Lubna Chaudhry. “’We Are Graceful Swans Who Can Also Be Crows’: Hybrid Identities of Pakistani Muslim Women.”
- Surina Khan. “Sexual Exiles.”
- Naheed Islam. “Naming Desire, Shaping Identity: Tracing the Experiences of Indian Lesbians in the United States.”
- Manisha Roy. “Mothers and Daughters in Indian-American Families: A Failed Communication?”
- Sayantani DasGupta and Shamita Das Dasgupta. “Sex, Lies, and Women’s Lives: An Intergenerational Dialogue.”
- Rinita Mazamdur. “Marital Rape: Some Ethical and Cultural Consideration.”
- Satya P. Krishnan, Malahal Baig-Amin, Louisa Gilbert, Nabila El-Bassel, and Anne Waters. “Lifting the Veil of Secrecy: Domestic Violence Against South Asian Women in the United States.”
- Anannya Bhattacharjee. “The Habit of Ex-Nomination: Nation, Woman, and the Indian Immigrant Bourgeoisie.”
- Sunita Sunder Mukhi. “’Underneath My Blouse Beats My Indian Heart’: Sexuality, Nationalism, and Indian Womanhood in the United States.”
- Sonia Shah. “Three Hot Meals and a Full Day at Work: South Asian Women’s Labor in the United States.”
New Year Egg Drop Soup with Pork
This is, hands down, my new favorite recipe. I’ve already made it three times and I’m not sick of it. That’s saying a lot because usually I have a hard time eating something more than two or three times in a row.
It’s an easy recipe, but one ingredient you really can’t skimp on is this one:
Sesame oil makes this recipe, so please don’t try to make it without some!
You’ll need (makes 4-6 servings):
- 2 boxes chicken broth (organic, free range is best if you can swing it)
- 4-5 Tbsp sesame oil, divided
- 5-6 heads baby bok choy
- 1 cup green onion, diced
- 1-2 lbs ground pork
- 2-3 Tbsp coconut aminos (or substitute with soy sauce)
- 4-5 eggs, whisked together
- crushed red pepper to taste
- salt to taste
Begin by sauteing the ground pork in 1-2 Tbsp sesame oil in a large soup pot. When the pork is around 75-80% cooked, add the broth, coconut aminos, and crushed red pepper. The pork should look kinda like this before you add the additional ingredients:
Bring everything to a boil, then add the bok choy and green onion. Cook for about 5-10 minutes, then remove the pot from the heat source. Wait until the soup has cooled just a bit (1-2 minutes). Then, add the eggs by stirring the pot consistently while you slowly pour in the egg mixture. Turn the heat back on to low/simmer, and cook for another 5-10 minutes to help marry all the flavors. Add salt if necessary.
Garnish with more green onion if desired.
It doesn’t look like much, but it is completely and utterly delicious.
For vegetarians: use diced tofu instead of pork and add rice noddles if desired. You could also add pre-made veggie wontons.