Leila is a true product of Asia, conceived by IVF in Gujarat, born in Hong Kong, lived in Chengdu until age 3, Koh Samui until a year ago and now Bangkok; and she certainly rocks! (Of course it’s not just because she’s my daughter that I’m saying this!😉 Seriously though, she’s one of the most … Continue reading Leila – One of the cool kids who rock Asia!
Category: Leila mein Leila
“Leila mein Leila” is a song from the 1980’s movie Qurbani starring Zeenat Aman. I used to dance to the soundtrack in Livingstone when I was a little girl.
Darkness in Paradise
I read something today about being in darkness. It struck me. “Fall in love with the moon”, it said. There is beauty all around. Not only in the obvious breathtaking views and warm, easygoing island lifestyle. But also in the scariest of the snakes and spiders, in the depths of the lonely jungle, and in … Continue reading Darkness in Paradise
The Magical Unicorns: A Poem by Leila Rose Kassar
She sat on the bed and was rehearsing something. All of a sudden she recited this poem of hers. Leila is quite the dramatic one! Proud mummy moment: A poem by Leila Rose Kassar The Magical Unicorns High above the ground, I sailed. Helplessly. Helplessly. Floating along in my abandoned boat. Help! Help! In the … Continue reading The Magical Unicorns: A Poem by Leila Rose Kassar
A Reason Not to Die
Lelia: Why your tattoo is still there after you shower? Me: Because it's a real one. It will never go away. Leila: Even when you die? Me: Yeah, even when... Leila: But I don't want to die. I want to see snow. Me: Oh really, you want to see snow? You will probably be able … Continue reading A Reason Not to Die
Leila just waking up: Mama. In my dream I had up slippers (high heels). And they were lighting up every time I walk. How time till I can have real up slippers? Waaaa Waaaaa, I want up slippers. Me: Well, don't you complain about your neck hurting, and your legs hurting? She nods. Me: High … Continue reading Dreams
Park Yoga with Papa
A Doctor and a Dragon (part 2)
To explain where stories come from, we helped Leila and Rahul make their own mini-books. I transcribed their stories.Natasha Visits Dr. Leila by LeilaDoctor Leila goes for a walk.She goes to the nurse's house.The nurse goes to Dr. Leila's house.They do a blood test for Natasha.They check Natasha's heart. (L and R both demand I … Continue reading A Doctor and a Dragon (part 2)
Hospital Yoga with Papa
Both IV lines are just off. Down to oral meds- morale in the room is up!
Translating Bullshit into Bullshit
Rahul and Leila chopping play dough vegetables. Maher: Qu'est ce que tu cuisine Leila? Leila: Uhhh, I'm cooking mothika. Maher: Ah bon. C'est quoi "mothika"? Leila: Papa, ummm, en francais c'est lita.
First day back in Chengdu after a month. Leila hesitates before descending a slope. Leila: Mum. [Re] Member me, I fall down here? Me: How the hell did you remember that? I remember Leila! A few months ago, you fell down this steep slope. Leila: I cry mummy. Me: You're bigger now. You can do … Continue reading Wemember Me