My mother took out her Kandyan bridal jewelry yesterday. I have had no interest in weddings or of being a bride, ever in my life. In my childhood, while every girl dreamed of their fairy tale wedding and playing happy families with their Prince Charming husband, I trained myself in self defense and dreamed of ridding the world of ...

My brain.....is numb. It's had a trying hectic week and it's going to have an even more hectic weekend, so I'm gonna just let it ramble on today. It needs to rant. It is overworked. I can almost see the fumes rising up, up and above, over the skull. It's sometimes a curse to be a perfectionist. People take ...

It's that time of the year again! Such hustle and bustle, such activity and beautiful smells wafting about seducing the senses. A few burns and cuts are absolutely nothing. You brush them away and bury yourself ankle deep in your dough/batter/mixture again. These are wonderful times. Side by side with Mother Dearest, two stoves, having a chat over boiling ...

Rainy nights. Ooh I like this! What I don't like is the pouring just when its time to get off work. I dislike mud with a passion. I dislike getting soaked after a hard day of work. I know, my relationship with rain is complicated. Was stuck at work till a bit late today. Nights like this I rush ...

My eyebrows were raped at the hands of a terrible, terrible salon personnel today. They are still recovering from their psychological wounds. You see, I have very simple requirements when it comes to my eyebrows - to have two instead of one. Nothing fancy, just enough to undo the Helga from 'Hey Arnold' look. The problem is, when these ...

Lady Grouchalot finally has her own food blog! All my food rants, food adventures and whatnot will be posted on peckishme.com from now on and I cannot be more thrilled! This food blog was years in coming and if it wasn't for our sweet web developer friend (who very graciously fit in this instantaneous request of mine in the ...

I think love is based on action and reaction. I think it has very little to do with the appearance of an individual, one's personality or any other trait in the long run of things. While the above mentioned factors are applicable to short trice, I think long lasting affection is based on one's reaction to the other human ...

Friday nights. Oh how I love them! I love them for their silence, their infinite patience, the soft, drawling limbs dragging, dragging, taking their time, taking their time. I am happy curling up with a book or just sitting by myself, my thoughts and I, far from the maddening crowds. You see, I am not the clubbing, partying kind. ...

Sunny climes are back again! Sweat trickling down the back, crazy frizzy hair and burning, scorching sun, oh how I've missed these! Christmas came and went but the celebrations still continue. It is the season of burnt, cut and blistered fingers, aching joints and painfully broken nails but radiant smiles on faces. With the habitual Christmas dinner on the ...

I'm a huge fan of horror movies, but that does not mean that I am not affected by the stupid decisions that they make. I do not sympathize with people who die in them. As I am continuously flabbergasted by how horrendously stupid these people are, I consider them to be an insult to humanity and therefore believe that ...

Yet another glorious rant! It's been a while since I ranted away to my heart's content. Those of whom are bored out of their minds by random ranting, be warned. This is your cue to run several miles. Been a crazy two weeks. Weekend had been non-existent. Work had been (dare I say fun?) but exhausting, for the lack ...

Scene 1 Setting - Melbourne International Airport. A girl stands in front of a screen displaying flight details. Voice - Excuse me [The girl turns around. Behind her is a gentleman around 35 - 40 years in a business suit carrying a briefcase. He is smiling at her] The girl - Yes? Gentleman - I'm sorry, you must hear ...

The Lady is a happy creature these days. She walks with a spring in her step and a smile on her face. A dogged determination to live healthy drives me these days. Well, healthy-er. Growing up with a health freak of a mother I've always learnt to eat healthy. Yoga is as usual and part of life as eating, ...

Sri Lankan aunties. Sigh. It does not matter that you have accomplished much more than they had ever achieved in their 50+ years or what their married with kids daughter/son ever will in their entire lifetime, it does not matter what educational qualifications you have in your bag, it does not matter that you are an internationally published writer ...

Bit of a mouthful, yes, But I have these every once in a while. Especially during the cold and flu season when the body is too tired to engage in anything else but the mind is working overtime. I sometimes wonder why we are here. Surely not just to eat, sleep, work our youth away, get married when the ...

Very much sleep deprived. The last few days have been eventful indeed. The Darling is back! It's actually quite amazing how seeing somebody makes you realize how much you've really missed them. Once again, a big, warm hug is only just a phone call away :) Being a bit of a loner anyway, I've appreciated the time alone. But ...

Sweaty business. And heady workout. Book Fair, why you no introduce shopping carts? The Book Fair for me, is an all-you-can-carry affair. I can feel biceps and triceps coming up on my arms to rival those of a lifelong bodybuilder pumped with steroids and protein shakes (not really). But still! And so it ends. Two visits, 33 books, aching ...

I do not like funerals. They require me to be social. I actually prefer weddings to funerals. Thanks to the very loud music that is usually played at these occasions, one is not really required to talk to one another. One can often get away with just a smile and a nod on these occasions. But in funerals, everybody ...

My biggest problem in life at the moment is this; to read or to watch a movie. Occasionally I debate between cooking experiments. Writing doesn't have a specific time or a space. It just happens. Mmm......I can get used to this. These days, I take immense pleasure in answering the question; 'So, what do you do for a living' ...

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