Monthly Archives: January 2013

Stillness in the air

As I sit to meditate in the early hours of the morning I reveled in the silence in the air. As I close my eyes I became aware of the sound of crickets outside. I started noticing my mind is … Continue reading

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Cookie-baking

The kids had fun mixing, rolling and cutting out the cookies. They watched as the cookies go into the oven and bake to perfection. And of course the tasting part was the best! Thanks to Nel and Mel for organizing … Continue reading

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Musical night

Our neighbor invited us to a musical night by the American Music Abroad folk ensemble of Grammy Award winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer with Barbara Lamb, in conjunction with Malaysia’s leading fusion band AkashA. We grooved to original American … Continue reading

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Cat therapy

There’s something therapeutic about sitting with a toddler at the verandah and petting a cat while enjoying a beautiful afternoon. Pure bliss!

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Pongal 2013

This is the first time I am celebrating Pongal with Svadhi in our home. I still remember fondly how my grandmother used to celebrate this festival. It’s a thanksgiving day celebrated in South India at the end of the harvest … Continue reading

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Counting my blessings

When she comes knocking on the door incessantly while I am using the toilet, pleading “Amma please open door“, a thought crossed my mind: soon the house will be empty and I’d be missing all these little antics. As much … Continue reading

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Svadhi & Suria

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God-sent angels

It’s strange how God works. By sending angels to keep you alive, to keep you dreaming and to nudge you to live life to the fullest. One of them is Mrs. Usha. Her vivacious personality is so electrifying – leaving … Continue reading

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Gathering around home-cooked meal

We love having people over to our home. It just enlivens the house. Providing our guests with home-cooked food is one of my favorite things to do. Today’s menu: Capati with vegetarian fish curry and potatoes, ikan bilis sambal and fried … Continue reading

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Our day out

Today is Wednesday – a day dedicated to Svadhi and I where we go out and have fun. We had a vegetarian lunch at Secret Recipe Beyond Veggie in Tropicana City Mall. After lunch, we passed by a pet shop … Continue reading

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