Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Diversity of Houston

I am so impressed by the diversity of Houston. Its a huge city and like New York.. a tremendous melting pot of all kinds of cultures, languages and cuisine. Apart from that, there is so much to do, if one ventures out to explore. I have been fortunate enough to carve out some time to get out there and do some fun stuff! Some of it is off the beaten path kind of activities, which are the kind I enjoy more :) Some may not be to normal people's taste... I never claimed to be normal or have normal taste, so...

If you are looking for something diferent to do, try out the Zombie Escape Room Houston if you are looking for an evening of fun and hysterical laughter. NO, you won't get eaten up... it will be very hot,  so dress appropriately.. go with a group of friends and it will be an evening you will remember!!

You must have heard of the Cirque Du Soleil. Guess what? They come to Houston around once a year!!! and my oh my.... its worth the ticket price. If you are tech savvy.. go sign  up on Goldstar or download the app. You can find some great deals on tickets with them from time to time!  My husband is not one who is big on the performing arts, but absolutely fell in love with this group

if you want to look at a stunning video of a portion of the performance.. take a look at my instagram post here

If you enjoy stand up comedy... Houston has its own comedy club. We usually go to watch Maz Jobrani as he visits at least once a year. If you want to know when he will be here next... you can subscribe to his website and get updates on his tours

Well that's my update on my Houston life so far!! If you have any suggestions as to fun stuff one can try out... Please let me know....and if you are new and I was able to enlighten you... fantastic!! 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Slowly Edging My Way Back In....

So... as some of you may know... though not necessarily care.... I took a hiatus from everything. Stopped writing.... basically disappeared. Much of it was due to getting used to my new life here in America. Its amazing how work can take over every aspect of one's life. I would have to say the first two years of my life here in Houston, were probably one of the hardest times of my life. Happily, we got through it and aside from the few cursory hiccups that life throws our way... things are much better. 

My eldest daughter is at college in London, the 2nd one is at Stony Brook and youngest is getting ready to take off as well. Now that I am starting to get a grip on what my life is really going to be looking like, I feel like I want to go back to exploring my creative side. I even auditioned for  a community theatre group, and started rehearsals. Except, I realized I don't have the energy I used to have ... had to bow out regretfully because of time and energy constraints. To be fair, the rehearsals were way too far to follow up with every day and may still try and find something closer to home :) But if you are in Houston... go check this play out. The tickets are reasonably priced and its a very well written play. 

Now I am helping a friend launch his clothing line by the name of Razail. Looking forward to seeing our idea come to fruition and then may even delve back into theatre. I miss it. I know I have always loved the performing arts and now that I have taken such a long break... its as if my soul craves it. Lets see what opportunities come my way and what wonderful people I come across as we all meander about our journey of life. It's past midnight, and perhaps time to get some rest before I get sucked back in to the practicalities of life