Story of a lost journalist

June 28, 2008

Eat with a smile. Enjoy your food.

Filed under: Just talking,Personal — Cris @ 23:29
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This is a personal entry. Naa nothing big. Self analysis. Here goes.

Most people I know are crazy about pastries, ice-creams, payisams and chocolates. Well some or all of them. Except a few chocolates I am not fond of any of the other menu items. Ice-creams I used to love as a little kid. But pastries and payisams I have them when I have to have them and not otherwise.

Young people, especially girls are meant to be especially fond of this stuff. Now I am not in a venture to prove I am different. It’s just that I feel I am missing something. The way they enjoy and run to the pantries or attack their plates, the happiness, the gleam in the eyes, it’s all too good to watch.

I like to enjoy my food. I am not that food crazy. I mean I sometimes forget about taking my food but when I remember it, I can’t think of anything else. There have been occasions I was in meetings and sessions imagining myself in front of yummy dishes and even how I will be eating them. By the time I really go to have food I’d be making a lot of cry about my barren intestine system and how anything that makes it barren should be illegal. After all this hullabaloo, I end up announcing a full stomach at the end of half of what a regular non-hungry person eats.

So I eat little, but I eat more often. And like I said, I like to enjoy my food. So when I am really hungry, I like to have food I really like. And then as I mix ‘em up and take each spoon to my mouth, I get this beautiful feeling of satisfaction. Ahh everything seemed so right with the world. So I again go wondering… people who just stuff things into their mouth for the sake of surviving are missing so much. Just like I probably am missing a lot of things that gives them the aforesaid feeling.

Well all this food-talk cause yesterday I had my dinner and felt so happy about it. No I don’t jump to cloud 9 every time I take dinner and sing songs about it. This was just nice. It needn’t be your favorite food. It could be just yourself sensing what you are doing, what you are eating instead of finishing a task you have to.

So mm the point? Oh yeah. Whatever it is you are doing, know it, feel it and enjoy it. This is probably not the first time someone said this. But I was enlightened yesterday in my dining room at 10 p.m. and wanted to share the wondrous joyous experience. Hope I did a good job.


  1. Yea!! You did enlighten me! I am a lil like you , often i forget to eat when i have to and skiping meals are my passion.. But even if i am not hungry , and i am served with something i like, i can eat 2 stomach full! 😉

    Comment by Srijith — June 29, 2008 @ 00:47 | Reply

  2. I fall in the category of people who “stuff things into their mouth for the sake of surviving”. I eat my breakfast, lunch and dinner in under 10 minutes each. But then I don’t feel that I miss anything because I consider food only as a requirement for my existence. Not that I don’t like or dislike dishes. In fact there are some that I like very much and some that I don’t like that much. But I eat all alike :-). I am an eat to live man and I refuse to accept your claim that I miss something by doing that.

    Comment by Anoop John — June 29, 2008 @ 01:48 | Reply

  3. i love ice-creams.. not all flavors (hmm for eg:i hate that mango flavoured icecream). Vanilla n chocolate are still my favs. i can actually go on n on …till i get an icecream 🙂
    i love most of the chocolates and pastries too.
    Then abt payisams ..i love ‘palada’ the most. But not tat fond of other payisams.
    I think i like all kinds of junk food !
    i agree there cris ..u have to enjoy what u take!
    ohh crissie ! now u shuld get me something yummy … hmmm !

    Comment by rose — June 29, 2008 @ 05:04 | Reply

  4. he he! u forgot to add – whenever u have food; it rains big! 😀

    Comment by sajith — June 29, 2008 @ 10:50 | Reply

  5. @Srijith, you are more my brother now! Hehe.

    @Anoop John, well good for you. Its one thing missing something, but its another thing missing something and not knowing how much you are missing. So you are just as good not missing it. It only hurts when you know! But given a choice, I would choose knowing what I miss. That way you appreciate every aspect of life more, and not just the part you like about it. Maybe someday I will get there. (I am making such a huge deal about food!)

    @rose, I know your interests. Thats why I said its nice to watch girls beaming with happiness when they set their eyes on icecreams and pastries. It great to watch you or Pugs in action. I miss it all by not having any interest in them. Sigh

    @sajith, we will take that offline!

    Comment by Cris — June 29, 2008 @ 15:41 | Reply

  6. @Cris – I am not too sure if it is a matter of not knowing what I miss. In my case it is a matter of choice to enjoy eating food fast. I think enjoyment is again a matter of choice. I believe that you are talking about relishing food no matter what food it is – so basically it is about enjoying the act of eating, which could be eating fast or eating slow. Doesn’t it make sens?

    Comment by Anoop John — June 29, 2008 @ 15:55 | Reply

  7. Lovely post…I’ll always remember that advice….”Most people I know are crazy about pastries, ice-creams, payisams and chocolates’….u can count me in too…I’m a really big foodie 😛

    Comment by meghnak — June 29, 2008 @ 15:59 | Reply

  8. Nice post 🙂 … need a pizza now!let me call up…

    Comment by Gov — June 29, 2008 @ 18:05 | Reply

  9. good one:) i had a similar moment of enlightenment while trying to wake up one morning…and i have been true to that enlightenment ever since:D

    Comment by nithin — June 29, 2008 @ 22:34 | Reply

  10. Hi cris,
    nice article,payasams &pastries &all sweets r my favorites too;))))its always a good feeling for me,wen i take time to enjoy my food.:)))

    Comment by mirage — June 30, 2008 @ 18:58 | Reply

  11. @Anoop John, Sure it doesn’t matter how fast you eat as long as you enjoy those few minutes and fully connect to what you are doing.

    @meghnak, that is great kiddo. It is a gift to be able to love and appreciate good food 🙂

    @Gov, lol! Send one to me too! Make it Margarita!

    @nithin, welcome to the world of food-enlightenment-victims!

    @mirage, exactly!

    Comment by Cris — July 1, 2008 @ 01:51 | Reply

  12. As a matter of fact I use the 10 minutes thinking about the things I have to do after food, but of course I enjoy doing this, irrespective and in spite of the food :))

    Comment by Anoop John — July 1, 2008 @ 02:03 | Reply

  13. awareness, they say, is the key to the right way of living.

    Comment by usha — July 1, 2008 @ 15:18 | Reply

  14. Nice Title 🙂

    Comment by Name — February 19, 2012 @ 05:05 | Reply

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