28 November 2008

say cheese

Christmas like Hari Raya has symbols that announce its coming. One of them is the Queso De Bola.

photo by flickr

22 November 2008


My predilection for chocolates dated back when I was a pre-schooler who understood the sins that go with it. One instance, upon waking up, I could feel the gooey lumps of unrecognizable Kisses that have tangled with my hair. Invariably, I ate chocolates even in my sleep.

Years later, friends in the States generously sent us Mary Sees chocolates together with Guccis and L'air Du Temps and silver trays from Macy's. Then, in Mecca and Medina we held our breaths when the scrumptious Patchis were weighed at the scales. At Harrod's we lingered on and on at the Chocolate Room and promised to hoard the bought goodies at home.

It's no wonder that my no-longer-secret of a wishlist include one of the most expensive chocolates in the world. These are the "G" chocolates from Godiva and cost 120 Pounds per lb. Like the other items in my wishlist, this is virtually a wish that remains a wish..lol.

20 November 2008


SMS sent back and forth today -

Hubby: I got hole in 1 at hole no 2
Me : Wow
Hubby: Tq n love u 2
Me : Wow
Hubby: Tq again n love u more

19 November 2008

khawuleza mama

Sure, we know Hakuna Matata and can even sing it. Hakuna Matata is something African and lovely and inspiring.

Recently, we heard about the death of Miriam Makeba. She was an African woman who sang out the ugliness of apartheid. Why was it that we did not know her? As people basked in the Obama story and after reading "Dreams From My Father", anything African is an eye-opener for me. It is never too late to discover Miriam Makeba and see right through her soul.

06 November 2008

we love America again!

American politics took a grip on us again. We are a lot happier now, though. In 2000 we asked Why? when Gore lost. It was so agonizing, that we totally ignored the TV in 2004.

01 November 2008


Those days before the onset of lactose intolerance and when ice-cream was not a once-in-a-while treat but childhood staple were the most memorable. The sorbetero was a welcome sight. Our mothers called it the dirty ice-cream. Thanks to flickr, one can easily indulge in nostalgia.

photo by flickr