Monday, November 22, 2010


Back to work after a glorious week in Lahore *sigh*

The mornings were lovely... crisp, fresh weather, clear skies and sunshine filtered through ancient banyan and oak trees. Mr. F's family home is in Cannt. The house is over 150 years old and some parts are falling into disrepair but the grounds are beautiful! There are lemon trees and lime trees, vegetable patches (lettuce, spinach, mint and various herbs), rose bushes and clementines. The lemons had just begun to ripen and turn yellow, so each morning, my 8-year old niece would collect the fallen lemons in a basket and we'd make lemonade with lots and lots of sugar :)

My step-mother-in-law taught me how to make doodh patti. I've never been a tea drinker but I've grown to like this particular version. Evening were usually spent shopping, sightseeing and entertaining with the family. One of my nephews is older than me and two brothers-in-law are younger so family dynamics are interesting... lol. I guess I'm the cool bahu/bhabi/mami/chachi from Karachi who listens to Lady Gaga and Rihanna and has gora friends :)

One of my friends from Princeton was visiting over Eid so we had fun showing him around. He's white from Nashville, Tennessee but moved to Kabul after graduation so he's familiar with Muslim culture. I think he managed to see more of Lahore than I have, including a Pappu Sain concert at Baba Shah Jamal. He came over for Eid dinner and all the kids wanted to shake hands with him :)

It's good to be back though! I can be my casual, unkempt self in baggy pajamas and t-shirt and Karachi weather's turned pleasant.

Have a great week y'all and Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Enjoyed reading ur Eid activities :)..Happy Thanksgiving :)

  2. Lovely. I want a garden just like thattt!! :)

    Have a good day!

  3. Cool... Nice... I imagined u'd be the cool one :P

  4. Haha I can definitely see you as the cool aunt!