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Rapti B

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Rapti B

3 months ago

Book Review: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith



A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
is a poignant read about Katie and Johnny Nolan, and their kids Francie and
Neeley Nolan. A powerful metaphor of the Tree of Heaven, which flourishes
everywhere, it is set in Brooklyn of the early 1900s. It’s beautifully
sentimental, following the daily lives of these children as they navigate a
childhood full of poverty, yet with dreams in their eyes. It’s a book that’ll
make you reach deep within your mind to your childhood, and pull out memories
that you th...

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Rapti B

3 months ago

Sesame Egg Noodles

I’m sure all of us have our versions of this noodle dish
tucked away in our mental recipe list – but before you scoff, remember, some of
us occasionally need reminders of the basics. Consider this recipe a reminder
of the basic with a twist of sesame. Because that, my dear friends, is my
little addition to the recipe. The BIL and elder sister prefer to cook in olive
oil. But I’ve found that the use of sesame adds an earthiness to this
particular dish, raising the taste level by several not...

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Rapti B

6 months ago

#Issue2 – Catching up with…

I’ve apparently been watching a lot of drama involving the medical fraternity. Descendants of the Sun, Doctor John, Hospital Playlist, It’s Okay Not To Be Okay – four of the dramas I watched recently revolve around doctors, psychiatrists and men in the military. And the one thing that all these dramas had in common – other than the above mentioned – had emotional triggers. What are the emotional triggers? To put it simply, an emotional trigger is a topic that makes you uncomfortable, that remind...

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6 months ago

#Issue1 – Catching up…

I want to, but I can’t write off 2020 yet. After all, August was the month when I found myself hobbling back to reading for fun and giving the concept of ‘binge watching’ another shot! This is something I may have mentioned before and perhaps will repeat in the near future. Because you’ll be the one taken for a ride when I’m delighted with something I’ve read/watched and want to write about!In the past month (and a little before), I’ve been using Asian dramas and romance novels to escape the sam...

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