Thursday, 28 August 2008

Baby, I am on fire!!

So today was the first day I actually cooked! I made rice for the first time and no it didn't get burnt. I totally rock or what!

Being a closet feminist I have this great fear that for the rest of my life I'll have to thanklessly cook not just for myself but for a future husband and kids (Hint: Any chefs out there? Maybe I can marry you). I don't want to get stuck in the cycle I was hoping to delay my foray into the kitchen as much as possible but well I had to do it someday. And today it was.

Anyway, the date for leaving is coming closer. Its exactly a week now. And like all desis my suitcases are full of things like pressure cooker (of which I am intensely afraid of) , masalas and ladoos (which my cousin made for me).

And my ex-colleagues who very sweetly gave me a farewell party and loads of gifts like an ipod Nano and a beautiful wrist watch which shows dual time and the support staff gave me a wonderful parker pen.

And no, the gifts don't stop there. My friends gave me a gorgeous blue top and a collage of our photographs.

And my shiny new laptop is waiting for me in London.

And i'll update this post as more things happen.

Till then adios!

Update (Sept 3, 9.00 A.M): Leaving in 24 hours :O


Sindhu :) said...

Wow! Thats a pretty huge list of gifts :D

ALLLLLLL the best for you re :) And yeah! Don't slow down here :)

n.aka.zephyr said...

Hey Sindhu,
I know!! I was overwhelmed :)
I won't slow donw.. that's for sure... there will be so much more to write about!!

niceguy251 said...


LOL. So you did it. How was the rice?

Have a nice time at new place. Keep in touch.

Take care

BlueMist said...

I guess you don't have to worry on cooking part ; these days guys can cook as well :)

n.aka.zephyr said...

It was totally eatable!!! Tomorrow i'll do arhar ki daal... lets see uska kya hota hai :)

n.aka.zephyr said...

hey bluemist
i know!! some of my close male friends love to cook.. am hoping to find someone like them :)

p.s: welcome to my blog!

Anonymous said...

We have embarked on the adventure on the same day :D

Nice set of gifts *I'm J!!* :D

n.aka.zephyr said...

Hey Swat
We sure did!
Welcome to my blog :)

BlueMist said...

Thanks :) and Amen to your wish :D
Don't worry abt the Dal thing ; it will turn out awesome as well :)

and given that you will be staying away from home i guess getting along a pressure cooker is a good idea.

Vrij said...

Keep visiting 'Ambrosia' the food blog to get some cool recipes.. maybe theyd help u enjoy the cooking!

And yep.. have a great trip to Old Blighty! Bon Voyage!

moai said...

You ll soon discover precooked rice at really afordable prices and much more.
By the way having this sttuff on daily basis will make you WANT to cook.
Take care

Prasad said...

should we also giv u gifts??? :P :DDDDD

mayb u can giv us all a parting gift :P :DDDDDDDDDD

all da best keep updatin the space :D

n.aka.zephyr said...

Hey Bluemist
The dal was okay... I learnt to boil potatos too :)

The pressure cooker sure will be a life saver but i am still afraid of it!

n.aka.zephyr said...

I did.. a few days ago :) I'll need all the recipies now :D

Thanks for your wishes!

n.aka.zephyr said...

Hey Moai,
Maybe it'll be affordable..but i have visions of turning into a great chef!

n.aka.zephyr said...

Hey Pras
I won't mind any gifts ;)
I can't give you a gift.. only a parting virtual hug >:D<

I'll definitely keep updating my blog...

Taureandude_23 aka TD23 said...

Hey NG
aha so cooking lessons in full swing eh:D good good:d and cool gifts ha:D
all the best for ur stint in London. Considerin u have already been there be4, it wont be completely new 4 u:d i forsee lotsa travellin in the European continent:D
take care

n.aka.zephyr said...

Hey TD,
They sure are!
I am in london the frst couple of days went I'll land in UK... then I am off to my uni which is in a different city...

I hope to travel a bit during this time (there is a long list already!) but being a student you don't have the same privelges compared to when you are earning... let's see how i work this one out :)

moai said...

Good then congratulations.
Cooking is a fantastic hobby.
I am thinking producing easy recepies (from countries I have been through) on my blog.
Take care

moai said...

by the way i did check:
precooked is rice is expensive really expensive.

n.aka.zephyr said...

Hey Moai,
All I can do now is make simple indian food... nothing fancy... let's see what will happen when i will have to cook at the university apartment :D

oh... pre cooked rice is expensive :O

Prasad said...

so u've landed in london eh!!!

cheers mate :DD

n.aka.zephyr said...

Hey Pras,
I've landed in London and its sooo blooody cold!!!!

dharmabum said...

cooking isn't all that thankless, you know. atleast, i find it quite pleasurable to make that near perfect dish and then sit down and enjoy a meal, and maybe feed a soul or two!

n.aka.zephyr said...

Hi there!
Welcome to my blog..
I am looking for men like you... who love to cook :)