Brave the Rain, Wanna Play?

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The whole world knows us Kerala’s ardour for football and our long romance with the monsoon gods. If football is ardour, rain is a gift from the heavens then soccer in rain is Euphoria. There is nothing unworldly like getting on the field on a rainy day, just run right through it, hustle , hit and “GOAL”. Get ready for Goosebumps, pitter-patter sounds, and new smells, myriad of unknown emotions that whoosh through your heart. Unleash the kid inside you; get dirty, playful while the rain washes away your worries of the day.

Remember when you were little how you run around in the rain, stomping on those puddles. Soccer in rain is a one-way ticket to your childhood days, Laugh a little, aim for the soggy puddles and drench yourself in a spray of gooey mud. Let there be happy faces with a smug grin, let the feet’s get dirty and let your soul be content.

Apart from all the above, soccer in rain benefits you in many ways. It keeps you cool, no sweat and no heat. There is extra oxygen, and it is easier to breathe while it rains. A light drizzle can change the views around you and the after rain smell of the rain that wafts around you is a soothing one. The chatter of raindrops against you feels like beatboxing by nature, the glistening emerald green of the turf under your feet, the water jewelled goal post, rain changes your ordinary day to marvellous. Your day’s worries are washed away by the rain gods. When life gives you rainy days, lace up your boots and head straight for the ball.

While I was writing this article, the dusk falls, there are foreboding clouds above me, it is hot and humid, and there is a slight wind, Yay! It’s going to rain. So I am gonna brave the rain, Wanna Play?

This is my latest write-up for Football fanclub South Soccers. 

South Soccers is a football fan club from Kerala.We are a bunch of Football Enthusiasts entitled as South Soccers, from the God’s own Country, Kerala. As a loyal fan club, we ensure all football supporters across the globe that you’ll be the first one to know about the latest news from Kerala Blasters.

 

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Childhood then-by a true blue 90’s born

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This is a pic-memoir about my childhood. I am a true-blue 90’s kid from Kerala. My childhood was i-pad free, app free, technology free and mobile-game free and it was pure bliss and entertainment, entertainment and only entertainment.

While I was writing this post, a sudden burst of childhood memories flooded through my mind. And I find it easy walking down the memory lane because it was action packed and gripping era of my lifetime.

The best fights, best kisses, best journeys, best weekends, best friends and the best season of my timeline, my childhood was the best. And I am truly sad and broken that it’s over, but the child in me never will never say goodbye. She’s with me and I will never let her go because she fascinates me, urges me to speak the truth, make me behave like a stupid in front of other and she tells my soul to go overboard, coz then I was a crazy girl.

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That Unrequited love of mine

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I was just mentally slapping myself when I got this idea to write about my unrequited love. There is a saying “it takes two to tango”, so I couldn’t play that very special tango with him.
I use to visualize you and me as the hero-heroine of all the HEA films, love songs I use to watch. I use to visualize all our long drives together with my favourite playlist. I had already planned our pillow talks, our baby names, our picnic getaways and our anniversaries.
Whenever I see you in a crowd, I had to control my mind and eyes to never glance in your direction. I had to kill all those traitorous butterflies on my stomach that drives me insane and stupid in front of you.I had to keep myself under control not to climb over you, not smile, not talk and look at you. You don’t know the energy and time I have spent last few years only thinking about you. You don’t know how much I love your beautiful eyes, face, silence, your humble heart, kindness and smile.
When I finally heard you are someone’s now, you don’t know how much I cried, how much I scolded myself for being a goofball and not telling you clearly how much I crave for you.
All I wanted to do now is to get you out of my system, but I pity myself because I can’t do that, ever.I lost my dream boat, I lost my happily ever after and my prince charming.
All this time, I was on a long journey, a solo and you were my destination, a destination I was not able to reach.

Must-eat delicasies of Kottayam and Kuttanad -Kerala Cuisine

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Get to know the signature Kerala -dishes, for what we are famous for. From our lip-smacking specialities as well as the people, everything is awesome. So the ooh-so-yummy delicacies are:

Karimeen Pollichath

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A traditional Kuttanadan delicacy that is fried in coconut oil and then marinated with sauteed onion, masala and coconut milk and is wrapped and grilled in a banana leaf. The mouth-watering smell of baked banana leaf is something homey and so yummy…

Beef Ularthu

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If you ever visit Kerala, never miss the hot-bomb, Beef Ularthu. Spicy beef curry is then fried in cheenachatti in coconut oil with spices. Experience the dance of spices in your mouth. Some rice, beef ularthu and Pulissery is a match made in heaven.With the latest beef ban in India, we don’t know how we gonna survive. Beef Love <3.

Tharavu Mappas

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Tharavu Mappas aka Duck stew, a Syrian Christian delicacy and a blend of delicate coconut milk and spices. All of my Christmas and Easter breakfast is a lovely combo of lacy Palappam and Duck Stew.

Kottayam Fish Curry

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A must-try fish delicacy cooked in spicy gravy splashed with kudampuli in an earthern pot. This is my forever favourite. Try it with rice , veggies, buttermilk or mashed tapioca and you will fall in love.

N.B:- images are from Shutterstock and Google.

 

 

Leah’s Bucket List

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Just now I was thinking of a travel bucket list where all I wanna go and whet my wanderlust.

Santorini, Greece

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To me, Santorini is a white canvas splashed across with some brighter tones. Look at the image, isn’t she charming beauty set across the sea on a steep hill with white of the white touches. Santorini, Here I come ❤

Pamukkale, Turkey

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Wowwww …. Again a white beauty, I just think this is a piece of heaven with white fluffy cloud-like formations. I just wanna bask in the summer sun here with my beloved. All the white soothe my tiring mind.

Chatsworth House, United Kingdom

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This is my Darcy’s house(Pride & Prejudice). My life will be happier if I get a chance once in my lifetime to visit this beautiful house. I wanna take a lazy stroll across its grounds with a paperback of Pride & Prejudice. I am a Janeite ❤

Malta

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Yay! Malta is a sod of a place. rich in culture, diversity and scenic nature. I just wanna stroll across the harbour place, Popeye village and the lamp-lit streets of Mdina. As it’s a sod, I know there are much more awaits me here.

 

Cotswolds, UK

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Another dream destination of mine, resembling a painting of a pretty street. Yeah, it’s pretty, very beautiful. The beautiful honey-brown homes set across an enchanting street rimmed with greeneries and flowers. I wanna buy a house in this very lane to keep my greedy mind a content one <3.

Well, my list is pretty lengthy, I will share it with you very soon.

❤ Leah. See you soon.