Saturday, August 20, 2011

ANOTHER lonely Eid

This is gonna be another lonely eid... it's so hard spending the entire day at home wondering what to do and have no company ...I feel like a useless creature. And i miss those times when Eid used to be super fun.. when it was the time of the year we'd look most forward to.. and we had a constant barrage of guests...

Here's one of my best Eids... Winter of 1999

ok i could try and lose weight once and for all this Eid.. perhaps...

Tagaytay.. Fall of 2006... the time I had the epiphany... Need that inspiration again..

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A New Beginning...

for sure.
Back to Oral Pathology

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Eid without Ammi and Abbu

It's my first Eid without either parent. And it's sad. Nothing is the same. I totally forgot to bring a set of shalwar kameez worthy of Eid... even though I have at least 6 brand new shalwar kameez hanging in my closet. I woke up super late. There was no sheer khurma to gulp down before Eid prayers. There was no mehndi and no family lunch.Even chand raat was so lonely. So i de-stressed myself in the kitchen churning up some novel mattar pulao which bordered more on chicken fried rice.

Then my younger brother and I dined together reminiscing about bygone Eids and other childhood pranks. I laughed loudly and uncontrollably... the shrieks of laughter reverberated throughout the house ... By the end of the meal, the joy, the bliss and the spirit of jubilation of Eid had returned ... at least somewhat...

Here's my brother and I. I wanted to re-experience the feeling of eating with my hands... so here I am putting a chunk of rice in my mouth lol


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Billy... my cat REVISITED

Billy, my cat in Manila 2005-2006 was the bestest pet ever. Abbu picked him up from some street in Makati where he was roaming aimlessly apparently abandoned by his mommy hehe... He brought him home and he became our sweetheart. Ammi's biggest fear was how he would be toilet-trained... but he surprised us... he was INNATELY toilet-trained hahaha... It took a consultation from my ailurophile (cat-lover) teacher to establish its gender but anyway... he was such a good kitty.

Here it is with my brother, whose loving side with animals I saw for the first time with Billy the cat

And with me... I loved to give him anti-flea baths and learnt so much about cat and dog fleas in the process :)

Come on, look at the camera kitty

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Blast from the past

I was going through some old photos and chanced upon this one. It was taken May 7, 2007 on a trip. The person who took this photo passed away 23 days later in a car accident. Unimaginable when the four of us had lunch together at this stopover on some highway on the way back to Manila... Here we are grinning for the camera, totally oblivious of the future. How fragile life is...

Saturday dinner