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The 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge: Days 03 to 05 – Food, Memory, & Home Goods

Welcome to more of the 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge. I didn’t share anything over the past couple of days because I took them off to celebrate Eid with my family, which consisted of Sir Besty. Even though it was my mini-vacation, I still ended up working majority of the time. The joys of being a workaholic, oops. So, tonight, I shall be covering days three to five and should be getting back on track!

These questions seem to get more and more challenging as I move forward with them; really been making me think hard about my surroundings, particularly Day Five’s question. I stared at my computer for about twenty minutes before I could come up with an honest answer for that one.

If you’d like more information about the 30 Days of Gratitude challenge, please visit my introduction post where I link-up all of the information.

Day 03: What food are you most grateful for?

The Fijian barfi. In my family, it’s traditionally made with dry milk, and it’s been my favourite dessert since I was a kid. I can recall learning how to make it with my maternal grandmother. Unfortunately, she passed away when I was eight years old. But, on special holidays like Eid, I would visit her and watch as she carefully made the mixture, poured it into pans, and then decorated them as they cooled down. The memories and the rich milky, spiced flavour remind me of comfort and home. I shall always be grateful for it.


Day 04: What memory in life are you most grateful for?

This one is difficult to answer because I feel there are so many. All of them are memories that I share with my brother too. If I had to choose one that means more to me than the others, then it’s the very first time I watched him play piano. He was a teenager and I was kid, and it was in a public setting, and it was an experience, to say the least. That moment is one of the most impactful memories of my life, so much so, that I even wrote a work of prose for it in my poetry and prose manuscript (one day when it’s published, y’all will get to read it).

Day 05: What item in your home are you most grateful for?

My whiteboard. When I began studying Japanese seriously, I purchased a large whiteboard that I can roll around the house to whichever room I’d like to study in. It’s also double-sided. That thing has come in handy for so much stuff! Aside from practising my Japanese writing, I’ve used to create schedules for work and school, outline essays and blog posts, leave notes for my flatmate, and more. It’s such a versatile thing and I never expected it’d become an item that I’d rely on so much.

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