The T Record: Vacation Present Information, Half I

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Ndimakonda pafupifupi zinthu zonse zazing’ono komanso zokongola, kuphatikiza makandulo a sera ya mtengo wa Daiyo. Daiyo ndi bizinesi yabanja yaku Japan yomwe idayamba 1914, ndipo zingwe zamakandulo awa ndizopangidwa ndi washi ndi silika; Zotsatira zake, zimawotchera komanso zimakhala ndi utsi wochepa kuposa zomwe mumakonda parafini. Iliyonse imangokhala kwa mphindi 15 zokha, motero amakhala oyenera kusinkhasinkha kapena atha kugwiritsidwa ntchito ngati njira yoyeserera poyesa nthawi yophimba. Pa cholemba china, mogwirizana ndi miyambo yakale yopereka lalanje pa Khrisimasi, ndikupangira pepala lalanje, lopangidwa ndi manja ku Oregon. Zipatso za citrus zimapangidwa kuti zisasulidwe, ndendende, kenako osamasulidwa, ndikulowetsedwa mkati mwa riboni ndi mphotho zomwe zimachokera pamtengo wamtengo wapatali mpaka confetti popper mpaka mphini yakanthawi. Mukadakhala kuti mukusangalala kwambiri, mbale yayikulu yodzaza izi imasangalatsa diso.

Zida zochepa zonyezimira zingakupangitseni tchuthi chanu chanyumba kukhala chowala pang’ono, ngakhale mutakhala nokha amene mumaziyamikira. Ma moccasins opangidwa ndi manja opangidwa ndi manja okhala ndi mauta okongoletsedwa agolide amayeneradi. Ndi gawo la mzere watsopano wolemba Serena Uziyel (wakale wa Sanayi 313) waku Istanbul, yemwe watsegula malo ogulitsira ku Istanbul ndipo akuyambitsa masitaelo angapo atsopano ndi Net-a-Porter koyambirira kwa Disembala. Palinso ndolo zagolide zopangidwa kuchokera ku Jameel Mohammed, wopanga mzere wazodzikongoletsera ku New York Khiry. Wouziridwa ndi omwazika ku Africa komanso mawonekedwe amadzi am’madzi a ng’ombe, madontho ang’onoang’ono koma apadera (mainchesi 1.5, kukhala achindunji) sangabweretse kukongola ndipo mwina ngakhale kusangalala.

Mutha kukhala kuti mukudziwa kale Sabah chifukwa cha nsapato zake zachikopa zaku Turkey, zomwe zimabwera ndi utawaleza wa mitundu, koma bolodi la backgammon la chizindikiroli ndi mnzake yemwe ndimakonda kuyenda naye chifukwa ndizosangalatsa kuyang’ana momwe zimakhalira kusewera. Wopangidwa ku Istanbul kuchokera pachikopa chapamwamba kwambiri ndipo amaperekedwa m’mitundu itatu (ya buluu, yofiira ndi pinki), imafika yokonzeka kutsegula tchuthi chilichonse, phwando la chakudya chamadzulo kapena kuthawa kumapeto kwa sabata. Ndagwiritsa ntchito zomwe ndakhala ndikuchita chaka chino mosalekeza, ndipo ndazindikira kuti, popita nthawi, chikopa cha Sabah chimangopeza patina wokongola.

Zinali zondichitikira nthawi zonse kuti mafuta amanja okha omwe amawoneka ndikununkhira pang’ono ngati mankhwala, ngati kuti adapangidwa koyambirira ndi madotolo aku Switzerland othandiza kuchiza chisanu, amatha kuchita chilichonse kupulumutsa khungu langa lonyowa m’nyengo yozizira. Koma posachedwa ndidakumana ndi zosiyana. Mtundu wa Lux wa 79 wochokera ku London umasungunuka kwambiri – umasiya manja akumva ofewa komanso otetezedwa koma opanda zotsalira zilizonse zonunkhira – ndikununkhira, mochenjera, wa rose geranium, wokhala ndi cholembera chapamwamba chomwe chimafotokoza kuchuluka kwa vitamini C chilinganizo apindula. Kuphatikiza apo, zonona zimapangidwa ndimalo akomweko, makamaka zopangira organic ndipo zimabwera mu chubu chakuda chakuda cha aluminiyamu (kampaniyo imayang’ana ma pulasitiki pafupifupi kwathunthu), ndikupangitsa kuti ikhale mphatso yayikulu komanso yosatha.

Andraab idayambitsidwa mu 1996 ndi abale awiri ochokera ku Kashmir, India, Mubashir ndi Muzakir Andrabi, omwe amafuna kutsitsimutsa pashmina kwa kasitomala wamasiku ano popanda kupereka luso. Kugwira ntchito ndi oluka nsalu aluso komanso opeta nsalu ku Vale of Kashmir, chizindikirocho chimapanga shawls za cashmere zomwe zingakukumbutseni chifukwa chomwe olamulira a Mughal kuyambira zaka za m’ma 1600 mpaka 1800 ankakonda kusonkhanitsa nsalu zapamwambazi. Amabwera mumitundu yosiyanasiyana, makulidwe, mitundu ndi mitundu, kuphatikiza macheke, mikwingwirima ndi ma chevrons. Ndimakonda kwambiri Dussa shawl, yemwe amapezeka mwamphamvu kwambiri ndi malire ofiira kapena abuluu okongoletsedwa ndi manja, kapena oyera oyera okhala ndi m’mbali ofiira. Kwa iwo omwe amakonda mtundu wowonjezera, pali mitundu iwiri, Do Rung, mkati mwa fuchsia yakuya ndi lalanje, ndi inki yabuluu ndi yofiira.

Monga ambiri omwe adapezeka kuti akufuna njira ina yonyamula anthu chaka chino, ndayambiranso kuyamikira phindu la njinga. Koma pamene okwera anga ankachulukirachulukira, ndinazindikira kuti ndiyenera kusungunula mawilo anga kuti agwire bwino ntchito. Baba Tree Basket Co imapereka madengu a njinga zamoto zopangidwa ndi manja ndi amisiri ku Ghana. Sikuti malonda ake ndi ogulitsa mwachilungamo okha, koma owomba amalipidwa ndalama zowonjezera, pamwamba pamlingo wawo wamba, pazinthu zomwe zagulitsidwa. Ndipo kwa iwo omwe akukonzekera kukhala pafupi ndi nyumba, chizindikirocho chimaperekanso madengu angapo okongoletsera, miphika yamaluwa ndi mabedi azinyama.

Ngakhale sitingathe kusonkhana kuti tidye, ndimafunabe kudyetsa anzanga komanso abale. Kwa iwo omwe amakonda kuphika, ndikufuna kutumiza Omsom Bundle, gulu lanzeru la “oyambira” aku East Asia ndi Southeast Asia – mapaketi azakudya ndi maphikidwe ofanana omwe amapangidwa mogwirizana ndi ophika aku Asia-America – omwe amathandiza ophika kunyumba kupanga nyama yachifilipino ya sisig , tingly Chinese ma la saladi ndi mbale zina zinayi zamchigawo. Pazakakhitchini kocheperako, ndimakonda kumasuka kwa Cavi-air yatsopano ya restaurant ya New York Ariel Arce, yomwe imatsutsa caviar ndikupangitsa kuti ikhale yotsika mtengo; Amapereka mitundu ingapo ndi tchuthi, ina ndi champagne, koma chomwe ndimakonda kwambiri ndi nkhono za ku Siberia, zomwe ndizonyezimira komanso zakuda, ndipo zimakonda kwambiri, miyambo imatsutsidwa, pa chipu cha mbatata cha Lay.

Beirut Editions yomwe idatulutsidwa ndi ojambula ndi kampeni yogulitsa zipsinjo zochepa za ojambula kuti athandizire zopereka zothandiza ku Lebanon pambuyo pa kuphulika kwa Ogasiti 4 ku Beirut. Ndalama zonse zogulitsidwa zipita “kukapereka chithandizo mwadzidzidzi kumadera omwe ali m’mbali zomwe zikusowa thandizo posachedwa,” malinga ndi tsamba la kampeni, ndikuwonetseratu mgwirizano, ojambula, ojambula, ojambula komanso ojambula onse adathandizira pazifukwazi. Chodziwikiratu ndi chojambula cha Nadine Redlich cha “Smile” chokongola, komanso chophimba cha silika cha Iman Raad chofanana ndi Cubist “Yet Life With Oranges, Errors and Table Checked.” Kugulitsa kumachitika mpaka Disembala 10 ndipo zosindikizazo ndi zokongola komanso zotsika mtengo, mitengo yake ikuyamba $ 10. Ndidayitanitsa angapo achibale ndi abwenzi – ndi ochepa kuti azipachika m’nyumba mwanga.

“Ndidalimbikitsidwa ndi abwenzi omwe anali achidwi ndi tiyi yemwe ndimawapatsa,” akufotokoza wolemba (komanso wakale mkonzi wa T) a Deborah Needleman za kusakaniza kwake kwatsopano, Garden Tea, “ndipo ndidapeza kuti ndikosagonjetseka komwe ndingasangalale nawo ntchito yopanga pomwe ena angasangalale kumwa. ” Kusakanikirana kochepa kwa Needleman – kopangidwa ndi masamba ndi maluwa azitsamba 10 zosiyanasiyana monga mandimu verbena, chamomile ndi lavender – zimanditumiza kubwerera ku tsiku lotentha la chilimwe ndikumwa chilichonse. Gawo lirilonse la tiyi, kuyambira kubzala ndi kubzala mpaka kukolola ndi kuyanika, amachitika kunyumba kwa a Needleman ku Hudson Valley ku New York. Kuphatikizana kumeneku kumabwera m’thumba lokwanira bwino ndipo amapezeka kudzera ku Saipua, yemwe famu yake yakumpoto ku New York, World’s End, amakhala ndi malo ogwirira ntchito komanso malo okhala, ndipo amapanga zinthu zopangidwa ndi manja, kuphatikiza sopo wake.

Masiku ano, kutenga mphindi ndikosavuta monga kutulutsa foni yam’manja, koma osati kalekale mumayenera kukonzekera zamtsogolo. Kalelo, kamera yanga yosankha inali Polaroid Instamatic nthawi zonse. Ndinali wokonda kwambiri kotero kuti nthawi zambiri ndimabweretsa limodzi ndikamakondwerera masiku akubadwa a anzanga, ndipo ndimangozisiya patebulo ndikulola kuti mfundo ndi kuwombera ziyambe. M’kupita kwanthawi, kupeza kanema kunakhala kovuta kwambiri ndipo kungogwiritsa ntchito foni kukhala kosavuta, koma munthawi imeneyi momwe kumva kulumikizidwa ndikofunikira kwambiri, kamera yomwe imakhalapo nthawi yomweyo imawoneka yofunikira kwambiri kuposa kale. M’malo mwake, Polaroid wayambitsa pulogalamu yopulumutsa makamera ake amphesa, kuwakonzanso ndikuwapatsa moyo watsopano. Zikuwoneka kuti akuyembekezeranso, kukhala moyo wachisangalalo.

Kudziwa kuti sindidzawona okondedwa ena nyengo ino kumandipangitsa kuti ndifune kufalitsa chisangalalo kwa iwo momwe ndingathere – ndipo ndi njira yanji yabwinoko kuposa chokoleti? Chaka chatha, Richard Christiansen, yemwe anayambitsa bungwe la Chandelier Creative, wasintha nyumba yake ku Los Angeles, Flamingo Estate, kukhala munda wochuluka ndi zipatso, komanso khitchini yoyesera, komwe wayamba kupanga mzere watsopano katundu mogwirizana ndi alimi akumaloko ndi opanga zophikira. Zina mwazoperekazo ndi mitundu itatu ya mipiringidzo ya chokoleti, yopangidwa ndi Nick ndi Peter Dale wa Condor Chocolates, yokhala ndi zopangira zatsopano monga fennel mungu, nthangala za zitsamba, nkhuyu zakuda zakuda, buckwheat yodzikuza ndi mizu ya ginger. Pazogulitsa zilizonse, malo amalonjeza kuti adzalima chomera chatsopano pamalo ake – ndipo mipiringidzo iyi, yopangidwa ndi 72% ya chokoleti yakuda, ndiye njira yabwinoko kuposa ambiri.

Sarah Brown adakhazikitsa mtundu wokongola waku UK Pai mu 2007 pomwe sanapeze mankhwala abwino omwe amafuna kugwiritsa ntchito pakhungu lake lomwe limatha kuzindikira. Mzerewu wakhalanso wopembedza chifukwa cha zotsukira zopanda mankhwala, ma toniki ndi ma seramu, kuphatikiza okondedwa ake ananyamuka mafuta m’chiuno. Kwa iwo omwe akusowa chitsogozo, Pai amapereka mwayi waulere wogwiritsa ntchito khungu pakompyuta (mutha kusankha gawo la mphindi 10 kapena 30). Ndinali ndi yanga ndi Kate Burton, m’modzi mwa akatswiri pakampaniyo, yemwe anali wachifundo pa chikhumbo changa chofuna kutsatira zomwe sizinali zofunikira kwenikweni. Mukasankhidwa, chizindikirocho chimapereka kuchotsera kwa 10% pazogula zilizonse zomwe mungasankhe. Kupanda kutero, ndikulangiza mphatso ya Nellie, gulu locheperako lazinthu zonse zodziwika bwino za Pai.

Zitha kutenga nthawi yayitali kuti ine ndi banja langa tibwerere ku Hawaii, koma ndikaphonya zokolola za misika ya alimi, ndimakumbukira kuti zipatso zambiri zimapezeka kumeneko – zambiri zomwe zimakhala zosatheka pezani kunyumba ku New York – amathanso kulamulidwa kuchokera ku Miami Fruit, woyeretsa ku Florida. Kampaniyo, yomwe idakhazikitsidwa ndi Rane Roatta ndi Edelle Schlegel ku 2016, idayamba ngati njira yogawa zipatso zochuluka zam’malo otentha zomwe alimi kunja kwa Miami adachita. Posachedwapa, banjali linagula munda wawo ndipo linamanga nyumba yonyamula katundu kuti athandizire kutumiza zomwe akhala akukulira ndi kusonkhanitsa kuchokera kwa ena. Pomwe mkazi wanga adandilembetsa ku Miami Fruit’s Variety Box chaka chatha, woyamba, phukusi lolemera kwambiri la sapotes, sapodillas, coconut zophuka ndi zipatso zina zovuta kuzipeza zinali mphatso yabwino kwambiri yomwe ndidalandira zaka zambiri.

Pomaliza, pali mazana azinthu zopanda phindu komanso njira zopezera ndalama kuti aganizire zopereka nyengo ino. Wolemba T wamkulu Nancy Hass akukonzekera kupereka Omangidwa Bwino, yomwe imagwirizana ndi madera akumaderawa kuti ipereke madzi akumwa abwino ku Upper East Region ku Ghana. Wolemba mkonzi Monica Khemsurov posachedwapa waganizira mabungwe omwe akulimbana ndi kusintha kwa nyengo, ndipo akuwalimbikitsa kupereka ndalama ku Zovuta Project, Center for International Environmental Law ndi zomwe zikukulirakulira Kutuluka Kwadzuwa. Wowongolera Zinthu Michael Miller akupereka lingaliro lothandizira Pezani (“Amagwira ntchito yoteteza kuchotsa malamulo mdziko langa la Michigan”), komanso Mzinda wa Southern Poverty Law, yomwe imamenya nkhondo kuti ichotse ukulu wa azungu, mwazinthu zina zopanda chilungamo. Wothandizira mkonzi wamkulu Kristina Samulewski wabwerera Moyo wa Moto Moto, gulu la alimi aku Afro-Indigenous lodzipereka kuthetsa kusankhana mitundu komanso kusalinganika m’zakudya. Pomaliza, mkonzi wamkulu wazama digito Alice Newell-Hanson ali wofunitsitsa kuthandizira Kukoma Kwabwino, njira yokhazikitsira ndalama kwa alendo ndi mabungwe a BIPOC ku New York.

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