Smell of the Beach

I was drown in the chaotic feelings that occupied my thinking. I sat on the beach, looked at the smooth waves hitting the shore. I felt calm and focused. I was ready to face the world.

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Can I succeeded in being a vegetarian?

Being a non-vegetarian since childhood, I wanted to do an experiment being a vegetarian for a month.So during my 3 week holidays, I went to stay with my friends from Nepal and China (they both are part of Tao, which means they are purely vegetarian, no fish, no chicken and no onion and garlic) Even bringing non-veg food inside the house was not allowed. This gave me a chance to control my temptation for meat. So a month journey started and I became a vegetarian.
The food was no doubt delicious. With the touch of Nepali and Chinese cuisine, it was like a vegetarian paradise. With vegetarian mushroom soup to cauliflower carrot curry . I loved each and everything.
I also shared the most famous Pakistani traditional dish: Chicken Biryani ( by substituting chicken with vegetables of course) . With fingers crossed I started to follow exactly what my mother was telling me to do. ( My Mother’s food are always delicious).
The worrying part:
Vegetarian Biryani was the main course, and they invited 12 guests to be part of the dinner.
I was hoping that my food will elicit a lot of praises from the guest. And by the grace of Allah and my mother’s recipe, the vegetarian biryani was excellent and mouthwatering. Dinner went awesome with all the praises and “Thank you – Thank you”.

But To be honest, I cheated once. It was the third week, I was craving for non-veg and I went outside to a restaurant and had Malay Mutton soup.

Mission Possible: 1 month of being vegetarian. 29 days of being vegetarian.

I did notice that I lost 2 kg in 3 weeks time, which was great. I got glow in my skin and I felt fresh. Even though I didn’t continue being vegetarian, I still do weekly experiments. My next plan is for being vegan for a week at the start of 2017.

Hopes high, Fingers crossed! 

Rain on a sunny day

 

I was laying down near the slope of the lake in my university. The grass was flooded with the hot sun rays. The water in the lake was scorched by the summer heat. I felt relaxed in my own way. I checked out and reviewed the nature around me. Everything was blazing and flashing with the bits of sunlight. Then I saw the birds flying away into their nest as if they know some secret. I closed my eyes to smell the scorching sand around the lake. After  few minutes, I felt few water droplets on my face. The secret finally revealed. A thunderstorm was on its way.

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Malaysia’s weather is unpredictable. For a moment it seems the sun is only a couple of kilometres away from the earth, while the other moment clouds emerge and make the dry land wet and overflowed with water once more. Strangely, this frequent change in weather makes me release all my tension and stress. Although, it hinders the ability to do a lot of outdoor work, but it makes me feel relaxed and calm and give me time to be with myself.

Rain is an excellent blessing and it’s superb to be closed to the lakeside, under the heavy natural shower. Watching how the rain is clearing away all the dirt from the buildings and the tall trees. The beauty of nature will keep opening layer by layer, every day.  🙂

 

Don’t forget to enjoy the blessings of nature. Happy rainy season! ❤rain-2