A Malaysian Blog about Food, Family and Friends – by Lyrical Lemongrass
At which point does happiness start and end?
Some time last year, I put up a picture on Facebook, a somewhat unflattering picture of myself sans makeup, my hair messed up, and my face plastered with a wide goofy grin as I leaned back against my husband. I labelled it simply “Happiest Day of my Life”. We were at the Iguazu Falls in Argentina and I had experienced a baptism of sorts, a cleansing of the spirit and a reminder that there is a greater hand in control of our lives and our world. And while Tim went away to enjoy a boat ride to the falls, I opted to sit on a rock near the falls in solitude, my thin clothes offering me little warmth thanks to my hardheadedness at wanting to experience nature up close without a raincoat. I was a sight – a candidate for a wet t-shirt contest, although my physical aspects were less appealing considering that my competition consisted of buxom Argentinian lasses with boobs spilling out of their bras. It would be incorrect, though, to say that I didn’t get any attention. Little old ladies thought it fit to interrupt my reverie by asking me to take photographs of them because I must have looked like I desperately wanted to take photographs of little old ladies at the falls.
I guess my point is that happiness doesn’t start or end. Each experience, each interaction, each action brings about a different kind of appreciation for blessedness. And the moment I realised this while sitting on that rock at the falls, I knew that I could count my blessings under any circumstance.
I’m doing this as a favour to my friend who owns Tanamera. It isn’t food related, but you can definitely get a whiff of lemongrass in some of their products. I’ve been using Tanamera products for a couple of years already and I am absolutely in love with their products. The bath products, body lotions and skincare smell heavenly. My favourite products are the Spa Jerneh bodywash which, naturally, smells of lemongrass, lemon, lime and ginger, and the complementary body moisturizer with similarly refreshing scents. I carry these items with me when I am on holiday as a little reminder of the tropics.
If you’re keen to know more, or you’d like to grab Tanamera products at discounted prices, do drop by at Central Market this Sunday, 25 March, between 11am and 5pm. Tanamera is also working with EcoKnights on a recycling programme, so bring your old clothes along and exchange them for free Tanamera goodies.
See you at Central Market!
Food, for me, is a means to an end and not an end in itself.
Food, for me, represents the love of family, the fellowship of friends, and the community and communality it brings.