My name is Tasneem Amos and I am a twenty something year old female from Durban, South Africa.
I am currently a Client Relationship Manager at one of the leading medical insurance groups in South Africa and am a soon-to-be student, hoping to get my BA in communication science.
I enjoy reading, writing, blogging, cooking and baking, listening to music, socializing, public speaking, hanging out with friends and family and trying new things. I’m drawn to anything that allows me to express myself artistically.
I am an aspiring author and blogger, I’ve been blogging for about two years but really only got INTO it recently. I would love to one day do a photography course just for hobby sake.
I was married and now divorced and lost my son at birth four years ago. This actually inspired me to start writing and has helped me in my healing process. I write when I’m sad, angry, happy or even confused.
The purpose of my blog is to write about things that affect normal folk like myself, whether it’s about love, life, beauty, music, work etc.
it’s a place where we don’t judge, we own our flaws and do not conform to the sometimes absurd norms of society. We focus on the little things that can make one happy and appreciative.
I would love you to join me on my journey to self discovery through me blogging. I’ve signed up for blogging courses and this piece about myself was the first assignment to put out (:
So welcome, that’s pretty much all to know about me. I’m human, I make mistakes, I cry then laugh. I’m moody, I’m colourful, I’m me (:
Today’s quote is one that makes so much of logical sense, definitely one to widen our perspectives.
Albert Einstein once said:
Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish 🐟 by its ability to climb a tree 🌲 , it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid”
Now how absurd would that be: judging a fish by its ability to climb a tree right?
Similarly, we cannot judge people based on what we FEEL or THINK is right.
I can relate to this so much. We could never understand why my baby brother just didn’t do well in school, academically. He would pass subjects like Maths but fail English and Afrikaans. Yet today, he stands as a junior chef that is quickly gaining popularity because of his skill and work ethic in the kitchen.
Who would have thought? We thought he was doomed because he couldn’t do one grade just once, he always repeated and didn’t even complete his matric!
Some people fight different struggles, they have different habitats and background stories. It really isn’t about where they are, but rather, where they are going. Then, we put them in situations that they’re just not cut out for, Whether it’s academically, socially or even professionally. It doesn’t make them any less of a person, it simply means that God created a different path for them, he gave them a different gift to bless the world with, an essential gift just for them.
Let’s remember this whenever we feel we’re about to judge a person’s ability to do something that maybe is just not set out for them.
An insightful quote shared by just an ordinary girl
Last year I was blown away when I attended my baby bro’s (well he’s not a baby anymore but he will always be our “boy”) banquet. I was amazed at the effort, team work and skill his class had. If you didn’t make it to read that post or see the pictures, click here
This year was even more emotional.
My brother is currently doing his diploma at the Capsicum Culinary Arts Studios here in Durban . They hosted their Chef’s Table on Friday, 26 May 2017 at their campus. He was chosen to be the head chef for the function and so this was a big deal for me. So much so that not even bronchitis could keep me from attending his special day.
You would have read in the piece I wrote last year, why seeing him do so well is such a great joy for my family and I and boy oh boy, there is no prouder sister than I. All I can do is keep praying that the almighty guides him and keeps him steadfast and keep thanking the almighty for this gift that he has blessed my baby brother with, because he is darn gifted when it comes to food!
Ok, enough with all the mooshy talk,
look at the pictures of this year’s chef’s table. The class he has this year is a lot bigger than the class he was with last year. But that didn’t stop them from wowing us all. From the friendly welcome greets, to the nervous smiles, the team work and the delicious food, we experienced it all. It was evident that they put their hearts and souls into this evening In all hope that it would be a success.
Now brace yourself for the food!
The starter was ” A taste of Harrismith” It was a salad comprised of a bed of rocket with beetroot, pomegranate seeds, biltong and their own mayonnaise which served as the dressing. I’m not a salad girl but my tile was cleaned out. Yes, you read right, they served us on these super cute hectagon tiles! How cute!!!
Each meal was paired with a non alcoholic drink.
The main was ” lamb trio with veggies on a hill” this was lamb done three ways, with three different kinds of mushroom, a burnt onion, butternut and beetroot purée, and baby potatoes. This by far was something you’d eat / order at a top Restuarant! The flavours were amazing and the meal was presented beautifully, you almost didn’t want to indulge!
We also had pallet cleanses in between, beautiful citrus flavours and jelly cleanser to allow us to appreciate all the flavours of the dishes to come
The dessert 🍨 was absolutely amazing. Guys I swear, I’m not being biased but we have amazing talent coming up in the Chef industry. The world isn’t ready I tell ya!
The dessert was “Brrrrrr” made up of panacota with orange infused short-bread crumble on a bed of a raspberry reduction with chocolate and strawberry and mini meringues.
One would think that it was a lot going on and that the flavors would clash yeah?
Absolutely not, if anything, it was the total opposite! The flavours married together so well. I was truelly blown away.
The night ended off with games, laughter, heartfelt speeches and cheers from all who attended.
It was a ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ experience indeed🙏🏼♥️
This class should really be proud of themselves because I felt honoured being apart of this amazing evening that they prepared for.
Well done you guys!
Are you guys hungry yet?
A proud post from just an ordinary proud big sissy
” The first reaction to any calamity, should be patience.”
– Prophet Muhammed (May peace and blessings be upon him)
I believe that a calamity can be anything difficult that you’re facing; an argument, anger issues, loss of a job or loved one, car accident, health issues etc.
I chose this as the quote of the day because this is something I need to work on, patience. I’ve been getting it right on a few occasions and then the rest, the savage, dramatic coloured in me gets resurrected and well yeah, things don’t end well. So I definitely need to practice this more. I came across this quote and I knew that I needed to share this with you all because I feel it’s something that we all could use or practice more of.
Through the spiritual journey that I am embarking on, I’ve learnt that patience is a virtue indeed. I once read that a moment of patience in a moment of anger can save you a hundred moments of regrets, for a word spoken can never be taken back.
This resonates well with me as I was once extremely tempremental. But, by the almighty’s will and permission, I’m working progress 🙂 and it feels good, you actually feel a sense of power when you can control your emotion towards the difficulty that you may be facing.
So, the next time anything difficult strikes, remember that God is well aware of all that happens and then be patient, he knows what’s best for us.