Sunday, 25 October 2015

McCain Smiles to put a Smile on my Lover's Face

My girlfriend was strictly advised by her dietician, to not touch carbs. However, she blatantly defied her dieticians directions and kept eating whatever made her salivate. Yes, she is a foddie. She often takes me to new restaurants where odd and unique dishes are served, and I end up either loving the experience, or being absolutely disgusted. One of the places had Pav-bhaji fondue, which sounded disgusting to me, but turned out to be absolutely delicious.
McCain Smiles
McCain Smiles
Her birthday was coming up in the first week of August, and I was at my wits end as to what surprise to get her. We were in a relationship for over five years, and in that time I had done it all! That’s why I couldn’t think of any new way to surprise her. I sought advise from my mom, who suggested that I cook a meal for her. The idea was pretty good. There was nothing that would surprise my foodie girlfriend more than seeing a n entire meal cooked by me, only for her. There was only one big flaw in this otherwise perfect plan, and that was that I could not cook to save my life! I looked at my mom with desperation, as if she would teach me to cook in five days. The comical montage played in my head. But my mom, dispelled all my worries and simply said one word. A word that was used in households for decades. A word that brought smiles on the faces of children and adults alike. “McCain”.

McCain Super Wedges
McCain Super Wedges
My mom didn’t need to explain any further. On the morning of my girlfriend’s birthday I bought a pack of McCain Super Wedges, McCain Cheese & Jalapeno Nuggets, McCain French Fries, McCain Smiles, McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites and some of McCain’s other finger licking potato treats. Now, McCaine’s products are easy to prepare and required little to no effort on my part. I plated the food and decorated the house. I also dimmed the lights and lit candles which I placed on the table. I was about to give her a “McCain Candle Light Birthday Dinner” brought to her by her’s truly.  
McCain Cheese & Jalapeno Nuggets
McCain Cheese & Jalapeno Nuggets
McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites
McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites 
The door bell rang. I checked myself in the mirror, before I went open it. She walked in. The aroma took her by surprise. “What’s that amazing smell?”, she asked. I took her to the dining table. It was completely covered with McCain’s delights . The table could not be seen at all. It was as though McCain’s potato goodies were just levitating in the air, awaiting her arrival. She looked at the beautiful scene that was before her. Tears of happiness slowly sarted appearing her eyes. I wiped those tears as I gave her a long hug and pulled up a chair for her. There, in the dim-lit room, we sat, stuffing ourselves with only a part of the huge variety that McCain had to offer. The McCain Smiles had put a smile on her face. She said, “Thank you. This was one of the best birthday surprises I have ever had. And it’s all thanks to……” I puffed my chest waiting to get the credit for the effortless meal that I prepared. “…McCain.” she said. 

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Real Togetherness...

Today almost 80% of population is busy in digitalization & enjoy staying alone with growing technology. I still remember when I used to be a kid and how badly I used to wait for rains & summer vacations in order to go out to play with my colony friends in our common colony garden.  
Nowadays I see gardens only for love birds and not for kids. You just can’t blame only to love birds for making it a place for romance; instead you can say that today’s kids are no more interested in playing outdoor games as they are always busy with their hectic schedule of education & technology.
Monotonous lives of today’s kids have spoiled their innocence of childhood and their childhood has been merged into a responsible candidate of tomorrow’s race.
Cyberspace has taken so much special place in everyone’s life that people even find their soul-mates on cyberspace. They get married online, they take divorce online and gradually they start living in online world rather than spending time with those who are with them in reality.
Nowadays kids play online games & uses tablets and it becomes their pass time in order to spend vacations. Instead of enjoying rains they protect their gadgets from rain and prefer to stay inside their home rather than being a part of nature.
It’s often been observed by me that there is nothing like which used to be when I was a kid.  There is no noise in public parks, there is no kid with dirty clothes and there is no kid with mischievous activities alongwith cute innocence.
I hardly see any kid or parent interacting together and asking or informing about their native roots.
I want back those old gardens which were full of noise of children. I want back that childhood which was the soul of every kid.
Well.. It’s not too late; we still can define the meaning of “Togetherness” once again. Once again we can start group activities for planting trees and protecting environment that also can develop a new definition of “togetherness” with our neighbors and children; which will become a new chapter for our children apart from their technological and hectic schedule of educational life. 
Nature can do it and we also can do it. Nature has always supported togetherness with us; now it’s our turn to share that togetherness with our future generations.
We should start a pace towards our environment in which we can plant trees and protect the disabled of our society. Indeed this would be the best worship of god and best token of respect and a humble way to say “Thank You” to our nature, our environment and future generation.  
Let’s bring that childhood back.
Let’s bring back that togetherness…

Let’s bring that innocence back!!
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