Another week unfolds and wraps up. It pelts along before one can contrive any plans or dwell on any happenings. For memories to be registered, one has to look back and reminisce at least once; after which the memory can be recalled at future occasions. So, what memories do I have to register today? Last iftar... Continue Reading →
Ma’ Wednesday! Giving birth in Qatar….Part 4
To read Part 1 click http://jaznajalil.com/2014/07/09/ma-wednesday-giving-birth-in-qatar/ Part 2 – http://jaznajalil.com/2014/07/16/ma-wednesday-giving-birth-in-qatar-part-2/ Part 3 - http://jaznajalil.com/2014/07/23/ma-wednesday-giving-birth-in-qatar-part-3/ The results. Another dawn approaches. J’s body seems to be running on reserve mode. Sleeps for minimum possible time. Eats just enough for sustenance. It is amazing how quickly gaiety can turn into utter desolation. All J wanted was to... Continue Reading →
Eid at the H household!
*Warning – This will most likely be a very long post. Kindly grab a cup/mug/glass/goblet of your favourite beverage before you sit to read this. Gather some munchies as well if you wish… Enjoy! Some say they will not celebrate Eid this year…. Reasons? Well, that is their prerogative. I did give the notion some... Continue Reading →
Yaaaawn…. Have a Lovely, Joyous, Blessed Eid folks!
“All human plans [are] subject to ruthless revision by Nature, or Fate, or whatever one preferred to call the powers behind the Universe.” ― Arthur C. Clarke, 2010: Odyssey Two Will tell you folks why I started with this quote- hopefully tomorrow! For now, I’d just like to wish everyone a joyous and blessed Eid!... Continue Reading →
Going to get your wisdom tooth removed?
A friend called me last evening; he had a facial infection thanks to his sneaky wisdom tooth/ third molar. The poor chap’s face was swollen and he looked like he had been in a car crash. He could barely open his mouth and was running a fever. The darned thing hadn’t even erupted. It was... Continue Reading →
Watch the watch dude! Men and their time- pieces.
Watches have evolved from mere timepieces to personal statements. From functional mechanical contraptions to much- coveted pieces of art. J always judges a man by his words and deeds, but the watch (and shoes!) does partake in formulating a first impression. A watch need not be overtly luxurious, exorbitantly pricey, or pretentiously branded; but it... Continue Reading →
Blogging . The first month! Help!
It is finally time to go to bed, and guess what the time is? 3:40 AM. My day started at 6 AM this last morning. I’m bone- tired and blogging is the last thing I want to do (apart from putting up Z’s laundry which is still tumbling in the dryer!). But I cannot slack... Continue Reading →
The week that was- Ramadan tapers off. Festivities commence.
I am a very fickle person, prone to mood swings and crazy behaviour. Most weeks are a mix of happiness, restlessness, satisfaction and discontentment. The past week was unlike any I have had in a while. The usually muddy, stormy waters in my head are surprisingly clear and still. I know for sure this state... Continue Reading →
Ma’ Wednesday! Giving birth in Qatar….Part 3
To read Part 1 click http://jaznajalil.com/2014/07/09/ma-wednesday-giving-birth-in-qatar/ Part 2 - http://jaznajalil.com/2014/07/16/ma-wednesday-giving-birth-in-qatar-part-2/ Calm before the storm…. J is finally taken to her room at midnight. As they wheel her across the corridors, she cranes her neck to look at the miracle beside her. Nestled amongst generic hospital blankets, the lil one looks spectacular. Tiny eyes scrunched up,... Continue Reading →
Grubbie Tuesday! Recipe- My almost perfect Appam.
*If you have not read my “Appam Chronicles”(http://jaznajalil.com/2014/06/30/appam-chronicles/ )….please do so before reading this…. Helps with the continuity… Morning folks! So, you know from an earlier post how I learnt to make these delightful rice and coconut lace-hoppers . Half my pregnancy was spent in appam-making, failing and then perfecting. Appams are a well-loved and popular... Continue Reading →