|Sneak peek of the living room|
What I’m watching
Still on Friends, boys. On season 8 by now and possibly going to start season 2 of The Flash once we’re done.
What I’m listening to
Cheap Thrills by Sia and Hymn For The Weekend by Coldplay. Both so good.
What I’m reading
I surprisingly did two books this month. I was gifted both of these QUITE some time ago and I just got around to them.
The first one was The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro which is the cutest book on the surface but with some hard-hitting stuff if you dig deeper. It’s mostly about a butler’s journey through the English countryside during a holiday but during the drive he takes you into his past and that’s where the magic is. I totally recommend reading it, especially because it starts easy and then naturally keeps evolving into a real profound read.
The second one was The Good Luck Of Right Now (read only the first two paragraphs in the link if you don’t want to know the whole story) by Matthew Quick (also the author of Silver Linings Playbook which was developed into a movie). A 39 year old who’s completely dependent on his mom loses sight on things when she passes away and resorts to secret letters to Richard Gere to find his way. It’s the sweetest book about a bunch of ‘misfits’ and you should just read it because it’s gentle and philosophical and will open your mind.
What I’m wearing
Have been styling my hair in loose waves a LOT. Still don’t know how to do it but manage to get away with something that can be categorized as a messy do.
What I’m loving
N got this incredible massager on his birthday from his brother and the sister-in-law. We’ve gone nuts for it. It’s an iTarsam Shoulder Massager (looks something like this) that they bought from Tarsam in Mall of the Emirates. I’m not a psychic but I do foresee a number of fights in the near future, between N and myself, over who gets to use it (answer: me).
What I’m eating
Falooda. Have already had it thrice this month. The pink falooda has slowly grown on me – Lahore has the real thing, of course – but now I love both and the Fruit Falooda from Haji Ali is pretty kickass. (Haji Ali branches are in Barsha, JLT, Karama and Oud Metha)
What I’m planning
Finalising the living room and doing a room reveal soon. I’ve had it at about 98% done for months now but have been so lazy to photograph. I plan on wrapping it up over the next few days and then fully enjoying it because it would be officially done (and of course, showing you guys too).
What’s the new thing I’m trying this month (based on 2016 goals)
N and I checked out a food truck I’d been hearing so much about: Salt. I took him there on a weekend afternoon as a casual surprise (he didn’t know where we were going) and it was at the beach and the weather was great and so we had a great time. I loved everything except that the food/design/aesthetic everything was Shake Shack inspired so I’ll just go there instead because it’s better (and closer).
For January, I thought I’d tell you what we grouped under the ‘new thing’: Our first train ride together from Lahore to Karachi and getting N’s hair and beard professionally chopped and styled at his brother’s wedding for the FIRST TIME EVER (I went crazy for him, FYI).
What I’m cooking
I finally got around to making the masala chai I got from Nepal in October. Any kind of tea gets me excited so you can imagine this was a monumental event in the rehman-moeen household.
Until next time.