I was born in Bangladesh in a mud hut in my village. I then moved to London at the age of 3 with my parents where I grew up loving and hating the city until my discontent caused me to leave at 19 thinking I knew everything but really knowing nothing! I landed in Berlin where I spent the next 13 years. Now I am 37 and living(some of the time) in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
I love food and cooking, music and dancing, travelling and people!!
Throughout 20 years of my working life, I’ve gone through more jobs and homes than most people. I’ve moved house well over 30 times since leaving my parents home at the age of 17, and probably a matching number of different jobs.
The variety included: Florist’s assistant, Insurance salesman, Owner of a women’s and kiddies clothes shop, Kindergarten assistant, English Teacher and in my last two jobs I was a cook. Funnily enough what I enjoyed most I did last!
There is a reason for this. I have a phobia that whatever job I do, I end up hating(sooner or later) so I didn’t do what I loved at work. Namely cooking! (The other being dancing but I don’t ever imagine earning money with that). And in the end my fear was justified. After nine months in two different cooking jobs I realized that in the restaurants with a set menu, it’s very difficult to be creative in the kitchen. The jobs became tedious and as usual, I start hating the job!
So I said to myself I will only do what I love doing and if I stop loving what I do I will do something else…that I love!
It wasn’t as easy as that of course. Many jobs, many changes, lots of stress and getting ill both physically and mentally from over-working.
Anyway I’ve now been in Asia since 18 months doing nothing useful or career enhancing most of the time, except being myself, being happy!!
And now this blog is where I share my love for food and my love for life!
I hope you enjoy and thank you for visiting!!