KL Revisited

I return to Kuala Lumpur,after six months,to visit the best Oriental Osteo Care Clinic in Malaysia.

Worn knee caps, sciatica pain in the left upper leg imposed this visit,in this hot part of the world, upon me.

I am advised to eat fatty fish, salmon,mackerel,sardines to mention a few. I refrain from saying ‘I am a vegetarian’. My host ,instantly announces’to the fish market.’

He drives to the market at Hasar Besar,Taman Tun, Dr.Ismail.

We are welcomed with the surrounding joy of Christmas 🎄.

Everybody , the fish monger,the vegetable seller,the grocerer are all striving to make a living and others, are striving to live and are here to shop for food.

I respect others and I respect ✊ food.

I learned from the Bhagavad Gita ‘ there is God both in the dog and the dog eater.’

We buy 2 big Red Snapers, 2 bunches of watercress, root vegetables, fresh tomatoes and ‘fines herbes’to make a Mauritian speciality,the ‘Bouillabaisse de Poisson 🐟 ‘.  A ‘delice ‘ for the tongue when accompanied with boiled  white rice, ground coconut  and mashed potato chutneys.

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CHICAGO 

A few months ago, more precisely in May, I visited Chicago in Illinois in the company of my son, Toshlen.

My poetry book ‘Soul Poetry’ published by Partridge India was exhibited by the Combined Book Exhibit of New York at the Book Expo America.

I seized the opportunity to travel to America and I dragged Toshlen along. I was at my third visit to the States. For an unknown reason I am attracted to this country.

On 13 May, we took the bus from Dr. Martin Luther King, Mc Cormick Place to S Indiana Avenue. Toshlen gave me a treat of seafood in a posh restaurant. 

On our way back, he clicked this photo and said 

‘Ma, Donald Trump will win the elections in November!’

He pointed out to me the name ‘TRUMP’ on a building. Being short sighted,I could not see the name but Trump has indeed won the elections. Rough guess or prediction ⁉️

Illustration/Photography/Toshlen Bacha 

FRANKFURTER BUCHMESSE

Par excellence, a major travel destination
Frankfurt entices the biggest books celebration
The content literary oriented will find displayed
Poetry, classical, horror on shelves neatly arranged
My flight on British Airways was booked
A voracious book worm was hooked
I have to make it to Frankfurt Buchmesse
I hazily jump out of bed, rush…rush
The alarm of my Smartphone rings too late
I am in the kitchen sipping hot chocolate
Half asleep in my pyjamas on the toilet seat
I compose and send an illustrated tweet
 Shampoo and body wash under the hot shower
Up the stairs I climb to switch off the timer
So many little but significant things to remember
When leaving home deserted mid October
A brand new fine linen voile white shirt
A stylish pleated black cotton skirt
 Colourful leg warmers and thermal socks
Ouch! The thermal pants pinch the buttocks
I have radiant energetic youthful looks
I am totally and absolutely in love with books
Trendy in knee high leather boots
Matching jacket and a satchel of books
I drive with confidence to Heathrow, Terminal five
My mind set in catching the early morning flight
Anita Bacha
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