From looking at the title, this post is a bit left field from the usual. I know, it doesn’t make sense, but let me start from the beginning and I will explain where this is going. It starts off with me always being a hug fan of TedTalks. As geeky as this may sound, I love listening to TedTalks in the morning. If you don’t know what TedTalks are, basically it is a podcast that discuss technology, entertainment and design. Hence, the acronym TED. These talks are presented by the world’s leading thinkers and doers. I listen to these talks on a daily basis along with reading a new book every week. I’m a nerd to the max.
One of the talks I was listening to was from Aisha Chaudhari. She is 17 years old and is born with pulmonary fibrous which is a serious lung disease. The core of her talk was about being happy and living in the moment. It really got me to think about life in general. We tend to be easily blinded by stress, whether it is from work or studying for an exam. We don’t stop to cherish certain moments in life until it becomes a memory.
From her talk I got the idea of creating a mini series. For the next few weeks I will be having a mini series called The Foodie’s Time Travel Diary. This series will consist of six episodes. Each episode will consist of one item that was given to me by my Lola and Lolo, Filipino for grandfather, and relating it a certain recipe. This mini series will show you a deeper look into my relationship with my grandparents. I’ll be sharing with you the item given, the memory, what I have learn and connecting it to a recipe. I have to be honest with you, when I first started to brainstorm of this mini series I was scared to share personal memories I have with my grandparents. I share stories and recipes with you on weekly basis through my cooking. In these episodes, I will share the real in-depth personal memories, that I may or may not have even shared with my family. I had a tug of war with myself, and came to conclusion that this is worth sharing. Looking back at these memories, I realize that they are life lessons they have taught me, and I know if they were here they would want me to share it with you. I will be as transparent as I can get, and yes that mean I maybe showing you awkward childhood photos of myself.
So without further ado, the first episode takes place…