Life is nothing but a bag of happy and sad moments. And we have so many people with us, around us to be a part of this bag, share this bag with. We live in a world where we put everything out there. We share everything good or bad, happy or sad on social media. We do not believe in privacy anymore.
We have always read that happiness if shared is doubled and sorrows are divided and all that crap. What if you want to be selfish and don’t want to share it with anybody? Is that wrong? Does that make you a loner? I have lived in four cities with friends in every corner of the country, yet will I be considered a loner if I choose to keep things to myself? I don’t think so! Sometimes I would like to live with myself and my happiness and sorrows without telling it out to the world! Whenever I’m sad, I disconnect with my close ones. I have always done that! I don’t answer calls, I don’t text back unless and until it’s important and I don’t meet them! Does that make me unhealthy? Absolutely not! I feel powerful and strong. It makes me believe that I can handle myself. Its true that you don’t realise how strong you are unless the only option you have is to face it! I also don’t pick up my phone and call someone and say, “Hey im very happy. I got my dream job!” For someone like me who is a chatterbox, you might think it’s difficult. But yes, I do cut off!
Why is it important to cut off?
We are asked to trim our hair every two months for new and better hair to grow. We cut off the rotten part of the fruit to eat the good part. Whenever you meditate, you are asked to put your phone aside, disconnet with people so that you can concentrate, be in the moment, live the moment. Do you realise the importance of cutting off? You need to live and embrace the happiness and sadness of your life. You need to own it. Cutting off doesn’t mean not talking to someone. It means not sharing your thoughts. Your happiness can mean someone’s sadness and your sorrows can make someone happy. You don’t need that negativity in life!
We generally take vacations after big life moments. When you get married, you go for your honeymoon, when you get a job, you take a trip, when you’re sad, you feel like travelling. That is cutting off! Cutting off from your regular life, the people and going somewhere that soothes your mind. If there is anything I would like to do more in the coming years of my life, it would be to cut off from the regular life every now and then and take vacations, watch a movie alone, or just do nothing and spend more time with myself.
First of all wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR. I hope you had a kick ass start to the year with all those resolutions which we never fulfill , yet make them every year in the hope of achieving them. But then hope is what we believe in right? While the entire world was pledging to diet, I on the other hand went to enjoy an extravagant lunch with fellow foodees to a very stylish place called the EAST COAST AT MADRAS SQUARE at neelangarai. Read what I had (and get jealous) and my review for the same.
We began with potato leak soup. The soup was creamy yet light. The caramalised onion and leak enhanced the taste of the soup.
The creole spiced fries were crispy and balanced. The spice was a nice touch. It was served with mint mayo which was a perfect companion for the fries.
I am a lover of bruschetta and this tomato and basil bruschetta was nothing short of tasty. The basil was not very strong and well balanced with the tomatoes.
Mushroom and feta bruschetta was my favourite among all the things we had. The mushroom was so light and flavourful. The feta was not very salty hence the exact taste of cheese could be felt. It was just perfect . It was so good that we asked for a second serving!
Chichpea sliders were made like cute little buns and served along with fries. They tasted scrumptious. I never thought chole without the typical indian spicy masala could taste this good.
A casarole typically a vegetable in cream and cheese sauce bake with herbed rice. If you are a cheese lover the this is a must-have. It was filling too. It was also baked perfectly.
Now this was the king of all the dishes, the favourite of the masses, the much coveted PIZZA! It was a not-so-basic margherita . Why no-so-basic? Well first of all the dough is prepared in advance and left for fermentation for enhancement. Then the cheese that was used was buffalo mozzarella. And then it is cooked in a terracota oven to add flavour at a very high temparature. And then we get this beautiful and absolutely yummy pizza. I now regret for not eating more. Regrets . Regrets .
It is basically a pasta tossed in olive oil with pressed garlic, minced chillies, parsley and topped with parmesan. If you are not a very big fan of tomato sauce and watching your weight and avoiding anything very cheesy and creamy, then this is the best pasta to have.
Puttanesca was cooked in slow spicy tomato sauce and tossed with veggies topped with basil and pepper. How I love puttanesca. It has the right balance of tangy and spicy.
Finally the favourite part of the entire lunch had arrived. It was time for dessert! First we had the banofee pie which was served with ice-cream . It was crispy from the outside and had a banana filling below the whipped cream. The whipped cream was light and enhanced the whole experience. The ice cream had a tinge of cinnamon which added a different flavour to it.
Ok doesn’t that looks yummy? It tasted even yummier. This theobrama is a six layered chocolate cake which has milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate sponge, ganache, white chocolate. I individually tasted each layer and couldn’t pick a favourite. All of it was yummy. This is also a must-have and I shall definitely order it in my next visit.
The decor is simple and sophisticated. They took the minimalistic route and nailed it. What I loved the most were the stone sculptures which spoke about the history of our state. I am a lover of such things and was highly impressed.
They also have a cafe, a flower shop, a shop natural beauty products, a furniture store and a few more things. It is a stylish place and for someone like me, I was just mesmerised. It was green and silent and beautiful. A perfect place for a date or a fun time with your family, everything will be perfect here. I am going to take my dad here for he loves good food and a sucker of great ambiance .
POINT METER :
Food – 4.5/5
Ambiance – 4.75/5
Variety – 4/5
Value for money – 5/5
Will I visit again? – Yes
Over all it was a great experience dining at East Cost at Madras Square. Special mention for Mathangi who personally took care of us and made sure we taste the best things. The staff was courteous and made our experience even more delightful. I wish it was close to my home so I could visit often. Well some things are worth the pain. Hope to visit the place soon.
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Hey you lovely people. The title gives an image of a post that would contain ramblings. But it’s an outfit post with a few ramblings ofcourse. This is my first post featuring pictures from my Malaysian vacation in September. My friend gave me a very good advice while I was leaving for the trip. She said leave your past in Malaysia when you return. This is the best advice anyone has ever given me. That’s what vacations are about right? To leave behind the past and come back with new and exciting memories and experiences.
So my last stop before we left Malaysia was a visit to this beautiful place built to look like it’s France. It’s built in the outskirts of the country at the hills. It’s near Genting Highlands. My love for France is eternal, and while me actually going to France is a distant dream, this was more than enough for me. The place was beautiful with pavements and cafes and parisian windows. Oh I had the yummiest chocolate tart ever. There’s a pic below. It’s a really beautiful place and a must visit. Do not, do not come back without going to this place if ever you go to Malaysia. I wore my AND by Anita Dongre tunic as a Cape. I dint even know I was going to this place and my outfit was just apt for it. So yay! Have a look.
Tunic as Cape – AND by Anita Dongre
Leggings – Mango
Sling bag – Zara
Necklaces – shop in malaysia