Things to Do in Houston: Seismique Interactive Art Museum

We recently learned about Seismique, an immersive art experience, from my brother. Seismique is in West Houston off of Highway 6, near West Oaks Mall, in a former Bed Bath and Beyond space. It is similar to the Color Factory in Houston (Upper Kirby), where Sajan and the kids had a great time last year…

Two minutes alone

Two minutes alone to make masterpieces on our phones.   One day the four of us were having lunch with our friend Denise. She and Layla got up to go order some ice cream. Sajan and I could have looked at each other and started talking to each other. But we both turned to our…

Pieta in Kerala

In a high school art history class, we learned about the Pieta, a sculpted Michelangelo masterpiece of Mary holding Jesus’ crucified body. A few years later in Kerala, India, we drove past this Pieta outside a church.

The Year 2012 in Food

It’s important to reflect on the important things in life, like what you ate the last year. God bless America. Feb 2012 – Homemade steak for birthday/Valentine’s dinner by Sajan. April 2012 – Meatball Sub a la Tim K Thomas. This is the best meatball sub known to humankind. Favorite restaurant=Zelko Bistro. I order Captain’s…

Facebook’s Timeline is the Scrapbook of My Life

If who I was wasn’t recorded somewhere I would forget who I was. Sometimes I search my old gmail chats or hotmail/yahoo emails from years ago. Conversations reveal a carefree, engaging me. They reveal rich relationships. Sometimes I forget how close I was to certain people. I forget how amazing a time period was. I…

Ommagio a Crostata di Mora

I’ve been on a baking binge since the age of 7. Unfortunately, my expertise does not live up to my years of experience. I make sloppy but delicious stuff. You can’t go wrong when sugar, butter and flour make a love child. My latest favorite is a version of blackberry pie. Please enjoy my ode…

5 Things I Wanted to Be When I Grew Up

1. Scientist. In kindergarten, we had to draw one of those “When I grow up” pictures about our future career aspirations. I had no idea what any of this meant. Thus, scientist was my pulled-out-of-the-air answer. I drew a person with a lab coat and a bubbling test tube. 2. Artist. In first grade, we…