For my 14th food review video my cousin Sujith & I went to Hotel Avenue Regent’s 24 cafe Cocoa Tree and ordered the humungous Club Sandwiches that they have. Them sandwiches comes with pork bacon & a French fries on the side with cream cheese. I rarely get to have bacon and that made this sandwich very memorable. It merited a 9 outta 10! Enjoy!
“Age is just a number,” says the well-worn adage. But is it a number you care about, or one you tend (or try) to ignore?
By now long time readers (all 6 of you) should know that I have a saying : “You are only as old as the girls you feel!” so bring on the 16 year old chickies! I love that saying, even if I came up with that myself!
Ah, on a more serious note, while I do believe that you can remain young at heart by following your dreams, being silly at times and enjoy doing the things that you love and having fun, there are certain things that you can’t escape from as the passages of time throw it’s long dark shadows on you. I don’t feel much different, other than physically, from the time I was in my early to mid 20s as I do now – a couple of days away from my 38th birthday.
I’ve always felt younger than my age and this will probably continue to be so until my dying days. But the growing old part doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. Nothing can last forever so why fret over it too much? I guess though it’s hard to comply to that way of thinking.
Prompt from the Daily Post at WordPress.com.
I wonder why it took me soooooo long to write about this as the event took place with effect on the 1st of April, 2014 (the beginning of the financial year). I only wrote a post in May about the temporary (hopefully) closure of one of them. Anyways, as per the ruling at took place earlier in the year, and that has been bubbling for a long time, and the new liquor policy in the state all bars that did not have a 3 star rating in the state of Kerala were not allowed to renew their license to serve alcohol and some which were found to be lacking were denied their licenses and hence around 418 bars in the state closed their doors – some forever and some hoping to reopen once they could improve on facilities and get their licenses renewed. 418! Which meant almost all of my favourite & affordable bars (Oberois on MG Road, Velocity near High Court, Malabar House in Convent Junction and Karthika Regency’s Kairali Bar in Edapally) have been closed since April 1st!
Since last October I’ve had alcohol exactly 3 times – on New Year’s eve and 2 beers each with a cousin and a friend and so I haven’t actually been to one of those bars (the beers I had on both occasions were at a family style restaurant that also serves alcohol) since October – this hasn’t really affected me as of yet! Due to financial situations I had chosen to avoid drinking as a personal decision until I get a full time proper & well paying job. But yes this decision did anger me a lot as this is purely pandering to the section of society that wants to get rid of alcohol drinking because one section of society drinks too much and abuses their wives/families and use most of their money for drinking. Those idiots ruin it for the majority of us who just want a few drinks with some good food in the company of friends once or twice a week. So now because of this, I or others like me have to shell out a lot more money if we want to drink in a more expensive bar or hotel. Or ofcourse go stand in the large queues at the BevCo outlets and buy the bottles and come home and drink them. However a good news has happened yesterday.
The State Human Rights Commission has ordered the closure of all open bars that do not have two-star facilities. Additionally, the Commission has ordered that 2-star level bars among the 418 closed bars should be allowed to operate. Commission chairman Justice J B Koshy further asked the government to roll out its liquor policy at the earliest. The Commission noted that there was discrimination in the allocation of licences to the bars and said this should be avoided. Which means all the good ones will be allowed to reopen their doors. Which means probably Velocity, Malabar House & Oberois will be allowed to open. I am not sure about Kairali – it seems good enough! Oh well, 3 outta 4 is not so bad. Let it happen!