Two days ago our landlord invited us to join their prayer session. I might have to mention that our landlord is FBI – Fiji born Indian 😉 and Hindu, like probably all our neighbours here. As my hubby had to leave for his job, it was on me. Cowardly, I was hiding in our flat, but I still could hear the family and friends doing their prayer session in Hindi. ( I am not shy, just introvert as you know from my previous post). I was definitely out of my comfort zone, when the landlord came a bit later and literally picked me up. I’ve told him, that I don’t speak Hindi, but he said, oh the women inside do speak English. So, there we went.
I went inside and his two daughters politely gave me a seat and some entrees, sweet and savoury ones. Taste was yummy, but hey … there is only so much sweetness a human being can handle I thought. And the savoury ones, hot and spicy, absolutely fine with me … but do you really need to prepare them in that much oil? Despite that no one spoke English, I caught some words here and there and it was unavoidable to notice the topic was about school and half the room was filled with teachers. The new term starts tomorrow. It just confirmed that Indian’s are made for white-collar jobs, right? 😉
Back to the food topic. A bit later they served lunch and the oldest daughter kind of warned me that the family is vegetarian. I kindly confirmed that I am vegetarian too, to a degree. I really appreciated all the different things they have served, but I can only eat that much you know. I love how Indian’s spice these foods up, I really do and I appreciate it that I could experience it. But all that oil! Too much for my body and my system … it kindly rejected the food just half an hour later.
6 months in Fiji and I am still struggling with nutrition here. At the moment I feel quite malnourished, seriously. How can you eat healthy here? I really need to switch on my creative side of the brain and find a way to eat healthy that also fits my budget. I don’t want my limited budget limit my health … or is that the actual obstacle? Something to think about!