eating in

January 16, 2017

One thing you might not know about the New 2017 Vivy?

She cooks. Everyday.

I know, right. I keep surprising you with my domestic goddess-ness.


Ok but seriously, I found a love for cooking in 2016 and ever since we moved into our new home, I’ve been feeling all domestic-y. Domesticky – what a cute word I invented. Haha. What I love most about cooking is not the taste of my cooking (I’ve served bitter curry before, and burnt chicken.. but you know.. not like they have any other choice…). But it’s the relationships that are strengthened through cooking. When I cook, I am in the kitchen with my helpers and it’s seriously so fun to just hang out with them and fuss over things and if we’re in fact sure if that’s salt or sugar we just put in the soup. And I swear I think they also love it, because we talk and laugh and I like to korek from them any problems that they’re having with their jobs. I always say that helpers who live with you are also a part of your family, so it’s your responsibility to take care of them and make them feel loved too.

And then of course, the eating part where it usually takes half an hour to get everyone seated that you sometimes just wanna take your food and eat it alone in a corner. #faster. Especially with small kids who are restless, it’s almost impossible to tear them away from their TV/toy/colouring book/iPad/bicycle/fridge/trail of ants they’re intently watching/insert anything at all here. But when everyone comes together and eats and talks about their days (well, me and Dean talk about our days while Daniel sings over us and Mariam smears rice all over her face), it’s just like one of those perfect family moments we see on TV. And when husband and wife help clean up together, that strengthens their bond too and grows the love (or whatever you need to say to convince your husband to help out with housework hehe)!

Doesn’t matter where we are, how much food we have on the table, or who didn’t help set the table, but the fact that we are given the blessed opportunity to eat with our loved ones in peace; that’s a huge rezeki that some people don’t even have.

So to more eating in and less eating out this 2017!

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You save a whole load of money too! Well unless you have a wife like me who wants to buy more kitchen stuff. Then it kinda cancels out so you might as well eat out. #womenarecomplicated #butyouchosetomarryus #jokesonyoubrother