Stories about home – Lady’s story

I brought something that has been on my wall for a long time. My family originally came from the Philippines, so home is a big thing for me because I feel like it will always be the Philippines where I grew up, but at the same time, we’ve also established a home here in Toronto. … Read moreStories about home – Lady’s story

Stories about home – Honey’s story

Usually people think about family and stuff like that when they think about home. I don’t. I think of home as the place where I can go where I’m totally safe and comfortable and creative and imaginative. And I looked around all my stuff. Of all my stuff, which one most represents home? And I … Read moreStories about home – Honey’s story

Andrew’s story

(English translation follows)這是我的工具。我用它們來做食品雕刻當自助餐擺設。一些照片是用南瓜雕刻的,有些是用蘿蔔。我爸爸在1970年去世,當時我還只是一個小朋友。我媽媽認識有人在一家餐廳工作,她把我帶到那裡做學徒。我做了四五年,一邊上夜校,一邊工作。當時我年輕,所以辛苦也沒關係。這裡的工具,我只會用其中兩個小刀子。一把是雕塑刀。雕塑刀可用於削皮。當我還是一名學徒,我每日都要用雕塑刀來把馬鈴薯和紅蘿蔔去皮。我們有時會用削皮器,但削皮器佔用更多的空間。對我們來說,使用雕塑刀是一門基本功。在那個時候,我甚至可以閉上眼睛來切蘑菇。就像我剛才說的這是一門基本功。我們需要知道如何使用一把刀。但我只用兩把刀來做雕刻。一把是剛才說的雕塑刀,另外一把是削皮刀。我用磨刀石來磨利他們。黑色盒那套工具是我回香港的時候買的,以防萬一我有一天想用它。我試過在這裡的商店尋找類似的工具,即使在Canadian Tire,唐人街或其他地方的五金鋪,都找不到。他們沒有這種東西。我在多倫多找不到,所以我上一次去香港的時候,買了這一套工具回來。當我來到加拿大的時候,我是在一間酒店裡的熟食部門工作。雕刻是我的興趣,不在我的工作範圍,所以我習慣把它帶回家去做。我問了一下我在生食及冷菜部門的朋友我們的酒店能不能夠做食品雕刻,他們說做不到。他們沒有時間做這東西,因為它需要最少兩個小時才能做到。還有,你不能犯任何錯誤。否則,整個疏果要浪費。這就是為什麼他們說,他們沒有時間去做食品雕刻。 These are my tools. I use them to carve vegetables to put in the middle of a buffet. Some of the pictures are butternut squash, some are daikon.My father passed away in 1970, when I was just a teenager, just a small kid. My mother knew somebody who worked at a restaurant … Read moreAndrew’s story