It’s been almost a month and a half since my last post. So much has happened and no motivation to write about it. Tearful goodbyes and happy reunions. The joys and pain of being a wanderer.
The feeling of seeing my lovely sisters, mum and dad again is glee and happiness. And my daughter, oh my God!! The emotions here are way off the richter scale!! I’ve missed 2 whole years of her life. She is now taller than me. So full of love for everything. So much to catch up on.
It’s cold here. That was obvious. The shock’s not as much as I expected. Even the job market looks promising. Ready to render my services for a worthwhile sustenance for my ongoing adventures.
Reading newspapers in paper form, chocolate digestives dipped in tea, extra thick double cream (oh joy, oh mighty :-)) spooned without guilt, kettle crisps….and more than anything my mum’s delicious cooking.
There is much I have missed here. Then again I miss Cambodia. For now my life is in Europe. For now I am here without my beloved. I will do my best to make it a happy and fulfilling time nonetheless!!
At the moment I’m cooking faster than can I process the pictures and write it all up. So I’ve got a backlog of recipes from the past week.
Here’s a classical Bengali fish dish that we often have at my mum’s. It’s called “mas biran”, which basically means fried fish. The dish is actually a starter in Bengali cuisine. I’ve made it here as a main dish though as it’s more than adequate to be one. The fish is one of my all time favourites. It’s a freshwater fish that has a very distinct flavour that I only know in this particular kind of fish. It’s called “Khoi or Koi” in Bengali. In Khmer it’s called “Trey Krung”. The downside of this fish is that it has a lot of bones. But that’s not a problem for us coming from Bangladesh as we eat with our right hand and can pick the bones individually with our fingers.
I’ve been scouring the internet for hours now looking for the English name but without success. Also when I bought the fish it looked like this:
Categories: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fish, Recipes
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My insomnia led me to still be awake the whole night and suddenly it was 9:30 in the morning. I don’t usually sleep till 2 am but in the last week I’ve been going to bed later and later. I’m just not tired. That’s my normal status. It’s how I’ve always been. 4-5 hours sleep every night and 8 hours 1 night a week! I put it onto my thyroid being overactive. But then what was it when I was a child? And then a teenager? Continue reading
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Tags: being a father, berlin, broken relationships, cambodia, depression, father, healing, holistic therapy, hyperactive, insomnia, london, manic depression, overworked, parent, relationship, relationships, thyroid