Friday, February 12, 2010

It is all a blur

The snow has kept us out of school for a week now. Have been trying a few things to keep sane...shoveling for exercise, scrap-booking, and painting. Here is a picture I took in Seattle that came out blurry and with it is my blurry rendition in acrylic on canvas. Looks better if you squint your eyes (~_~) when you look at it.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mumbai Stories on CNNGo

Recently, came across CNNGo on CNN's online newsite. This section has a compilation of the local happenings and chatter in some of the biggest cities in Asia. They have a long list of articles on Mumbai here. Most articles tell a tale of a city that is largely unknown to me. Mumbai is changing so fast and isn't the city I remember living in seven years ago.

Celebrating the wallah and walli of Mumbai's streets
is one article that I can relate to completely. The article truly describes the heart of the city in all the wallahs and wallis. Some of the others that were a daily part of our lives were the kachre (garbage) walli, bhel puri (local chaat guy) wallah, dhood (milk) wallah and pav (bread) wallah. One thing is for sure though; don't remember saying recycle wallah, instead we quite literally called him the batli (bottle) paper wallah.

Monday, February 1, 2010

So random

Had a hectic weekend that included driving to Delaware for my sister's TOEFL test, eating the most delicious ribs, a slow drive back in the snow, job applications, early spring cleaning, cooking frittata, the Grammy's, and being woken by the fire alarm. Some of these deserve more than a mention...

Big D's Pizza and Barbecue at 3634 Old Capitol Trail, Marshallton DE 19808. We found this small shop along the way that serves the most delicious, fall-of-the-bone good, hot ribs! The place has won several awards for it's food. If you are ever in the area or driving on I95 in Delaware, you got to check it out.

Frittata: Tried out a new recipe this weekend and it turned out to be delicious. Check out this recipe if your looking to trying something new. Was my first time cooking Kale and it is now my favorite green leafy vegetable.

Sigh, Taylor Swift won the best album of the year at the Grammy's! She defeated Lady Gaga, Black eyed-peas, Dave Mathews Band, and Beyonce! What is this world coming to? BTW, Jon Bon Jovi performed Livin on a Prayer and it rocked.