Bismillah Hir Rahman Ir Raheem
Peace and blessings be upon you all
I had a food-filled week so brace for impact!
Sunday, 31st May
Here I am enjoying a wonderful day, recharging my mind via reading a spiritual book called Alif (the first letter in Urdu and Arabic alphabets), and recharging my tummy via this delicious salad.
Monday, 1st June
Summer is blooming and mangoes are ripening!! Usually mango is cut into cubes and served in a fruit salad but there’s a separate sort of joy in being messy like enjoying some sweet mango.
Tuesday, 2nd June
One of my favorite, flavourful dishes in my culture is Chicken Qorma made by my sibling which I literally wait every week for because it is so delicious (although appearing a bit too oily)!!
Wednesday, 3rd June
My family and I have finished watching the old Pakistani classic called An Kahi and since we have all the time in our hands now, why not watch another one? So here commences Sitaara & Mehr-un-Nisa (the two women whose pictures are shown above) written by Anwar Maqsood who’s a playwright whose every play I attend in the theatre, like Siachen and Nach Na Jaaney.
Thursday, 4th June
When caulifower looks so tempting you want to dive into it. When I was little, I considered brocolli as tiny trees….and cauliflower as yellow tiny trees.
Friday, 5th June
I came across this very spiritual and thought-provoking statement in the book I’m currently reading called Alif which I can’t put down. Here’s its translation:
“We think that the things we buy, the things we have, we are their masters. We don’t become their masters but actually we become their slaves. They become our masters. Their lives don’t revolve around us, our lives start revolving around them”Alif by Umera Ahmed
It’s a well-explained reminder of us not to fall deep into materialism that it starts ruling over us, so that we can finally be at peace with ourselves.
Saturday, 6th June
Chocolate cupcakes, anyone? I sent virtual chocolate cupcakes to you all.
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