Friday, June 10, 2016

From Hopelessness to Life

Recipe: Ghee Roasted Phool Makhana / Foxnuts

June 1st was my 3 year old's first day of "big school".

I almost teared up when I realised that there was a brief time when I thought I might never be able to hold him in my arms. It was during the 4th month of my pregnancy when there were some anomalies detected in the detailed ultrasound scans.

It was a scary time, filled with heart-breaking sorrow and fervent prayers. Those depressing days would have been difficult to get through if not for the love and care of my wonderful family and friends. And more than anything, the peace and reassurance that comes from pouring out our heart to our Maker.

Scan after scan, the diagnosis looked bleak for the little one growing within me. After seeing problems in 8 scans, the doctors were getting ready for amniocentesis and counselling after one last scan. And then surprisingly things turned around and became perfectly fine in the 9th and final scan!

I remember the joy, the relief, the happiness! I realised that the Lord of the Universe is not bound by man-made rules disguised as science. And truly we are at His mercy for every breath of life.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Nostalgic memories with Paperboat Drinks

Some flavour combinations are timeless.

With their latest chilli guava flavour, Paperboat drinks hit the ball out of the ball park.

It is so refreshing to taste a drink that is not very sweet and has just a hint of chilli to pep you up.

One sip and it took me back to the days of climbing the low branches of guava trees looking for un-ripe fruits. And then rushing back with a handful which after a quick rinse was gobbled up as fast as possible. The remaining ones were taken home and leisurely eaten with a sprinkling of salt and chilli powder.

Of all the Paperboat flavours, I have to say that this one's my absolute favourite.

Way to go Paperboat!


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