Sigh – when we dropped in at Asha Sweets the other day on Sampige Road, I was pleasantly surprised to see that they have extended their offering to bakery items also. While Pulari had a veg puff that looked very appetizing, and Uma went into the sweets section to get some sweets and savories for her guests,  I bought a couple of stuffed dinner rolls and a burger as it was approaching dinner time. It was a little more kaaram than we could handle, but I guess most people enjoy it that way.

I felt nostalgic when I saw the kachories and samosas – which my mom used to love. She’d just have a samosa around 4 o’clock in the evening and say that was her dinner. What fun those days were…especially when we’d go for leisurely walks down 8th cross, take a break for the Rs.10 pizza (now Rs.15) for Vidur, and then continue to window shop. We’d buy sampige flowers from the lady at the corner and mom would keep those seemingly forever – so strong would their fragrance be. I don’t think there will ever be a time when I go out to get something and not think of my mom. It is the blessing of growing up together and doing things together. What a warm person!

Ah, and so – Vidur had his first studio recording experience yesterday and that was what I was so excited about. Now his voice, along with a dozen others from his school will ring across the sports stadium at the inter-school sports meet. I am hoping to get a copy of the CD when it is available.