Have you seen the promos of CSI Miami? They often show 360 degree, slow motion clips of action sequence (like travelling bullets) which are impossible to witness in real. It’s interesting to see how the virtual eye dissects every detail of the frame in question. I finally got to catch an episode of it, after the long and exhausting celebrations of my brother’s marriage. A bride groom gift - dolls dressed in traditional south Indian brahmin marriage dress Months of planning, endless shopping spree and unstoppable need to please everyone are finally over. My home is filled with bouquet, gift boxes and sweets of several kinds. The much welcomed order and quietness has prevailed again. Here are some “unusual/strange/weird/ one in million/ or call whatever you wish “moments of it.
1. I baby proofed my entire apartment for the marriage – No surprise.
2. I shaved my dad’s head (don’t get me started on the reasons. It’s my first time but it proved to be fun and kind of dad-son bonding event.) …
“Where are all the Golu Park dolls?”, I asked my
mom over the quiet lunch. “enda kanna. It must be on the loft”, she looked at me curiously. Without waiting for my reply
she continued “Do you want me to pack that so you can take it Singapore? “. That
was a lovely gesture I thought. She
understood that I missed Golu and I might be interested to have them. Only she
could understand me without much words. “Nothing ma, just wanted to see them” ( pic courtesy : Google ) After lunch I managed to get on the big stool made
specially to access loft, and like a director of a movie, she guided me to the
location among boxes of stuff. Golu is
a 9-day festival where we adorn the home with beautiful mud idols of god. Park
is basically a miniature village usually set up around Golu on sand. Its
decorated with plastic houses, trees, villages, trains etc. “ Paathu kanna there
is so much dust, why don’t you wear a kerchief mask, you are allergic to dust “
she raised her usual concern. There it was, my…
The page markers I made for consolation prize, The one on the left is for Rachana's Humming Today. The one on the right is for Savitha, It denotes her vibrant yet sensitive and elegent personality. Today I ate rice by hand at lunch (I have lost this habit a while ago). It does have a difference in taste. I read somewhere that it helps by preparing the body to assimilate the kind of food you are taking. (Contact with oily food would make u secrete more gastric juice required for the digestion) Talking about food, Singapore has got vast variety even for a veggie like me. When I pack my bags by next month, I am going to miss eateries/food that isn’t available in India.
Here goes the rest of the stories from the contest, I am sure you are going to have as much as fun as I did while reading them. I have included the details of my favorite foods (of Singapore) in between for you to snack while reading ;)
Ondeh Ondeh, a malay sweet, equivalent of Kozhakatti with sweet center, I am addicted…