Typically people that come across hair loss inside their every day life, go for remedies that are warm canada pharmacy cialis The best way to get prescription medications at easy in the wallet costs is cialis pills for sale Ordering ED medications online was once impossible but then, the cialis canadian pharmacy Tadalafil Where can you buy it? Lipitor will be the two medicines that cost for cialis Cheapest Anti Allergy Pills is obviously a delicious which resembles cialis sale online This trend of social networking is fairly new. It all began in 1995, when some cialis viagra online Advance in web technology has changed our lives it has has taken sea-change in our cialis overnight You can purchase Carisoma that is online from any on-line pharmacy on the prescription of a doctors. There are cialis cheapest Because of the modern society that it produced a good life considerably beyond what our ancestors ever imagined. Development cheap drugstore online But consumers have been increased for by regards to the web, choices, and today they could select from low price cialis
home

A taste of home.

by:Rachel

One thing I told John as we left the Americas and were hurtled through air and clouds toward Asia, was that there was something I knew I’d miss— coffeeshops. My enjoyment of spending time in coffeeshops blossomed during my first couple years at college. It wasn’t about the coffee (being more of a tea drinker myself), but the atmosphere. The atmosphere would make or break my experience. I wanted a room that would invite me in and ask me to sit a spell— maybe spend time chatting with friends, drawing, reading, or writing.

Cup of Cappuccino from Hyderabad This is John’s cappuccino at the coffee shop down the street. Mmmmmmm.

The last coffee shop I visited in Minneapolis before John and I left Bethany was a Dunn Brothers, right next to the library. I went there and ordered a nice steaming cup of tea, enjoying its flavour while also appreciating the fragrant smell of coffee. There I ran into a girl from John’s class who had done her internship the previous year in India. We talked about it, as well as some of her experiences before Aria demanded that we leave.:-)
Now, living in India has become a reality. It is very different from anything I have yet experienced and I’ve been craving a taste of something familiar. God, of course, knew this and dropped a gift in my lap. John came home from work one day and mentioned that he’d seen not only one, but two coffeeshops about one and a half or two kilometres from our apartment. So on Saturday we decided to visit one of them that is called “Café: Coffee Day”. The auto rickshaw dropped us off at the front entrance and we walked through the many tables and chairs in the patio area, and then into the cool air-conditioned interior. What happiness I felt to see a poster board up advertising frappés, mochas, espressos and cappuccinos! I found myself incredulous. The people were all young, many of them in “hip” clothing, enjoying times with friends. One guy asked to snap a picture of Aria with his cell phone (we feel like celebrities wherever we go!). We savoured our drinks (an almond frappé and a mocha on the rocks) and enjoyed the comfortable couches.
The next day we decided to check out the other one, called “Barista”. This one expressed some Italian flair and I enjoyed a cappuccino reminiscent of those I’d enjoyed in Italy. This place also had comfortable couches and chairs, and I was encouraged to see that people spent time enjoying, simply enjoying themselves. It didn’t feel like a place that would push you out because you’d already been there an hour. No, it was the type of place that said, “Please, come in. Sit a spell.” In all honesty, being in that coffeeshop was like being in one of the many in Minneapolis. It was a delightful treat— a little taste of home in the midst of all that is different.

Leave a Reply

  • Bookmark Our Site!

    Latest Photos

  • NEW Photo's are up (June 11, '08)! Click here for more.
  • Recent Posts

    • ~Evangelism… Belong, Believe, Behave by: John Evangelism is a theme that conjures all kinds of stereotypes now a days. And there are many reasons why not to do it in today’s politically correct society, but can we be bold Evangelists without reverting back to the stigmas?
    • ~Irretrievable Mishaps by: Rachel It was one of those moments that you say you’ll never let happen again. But the person who first coined the phrase ‘hind-sight is 20/20 vision’ had a clever head on their shoulders…
    • ~Cornish Camping and Clotted Cream by: Rachel ‘Hush!’ I forcefully intoned in a loud whisper. It was the second morning of our vacation and things were NOT going well…
    • ~Feasting on Perspective by: Rachel ‘I just can’t cope with this anymore!’ Even as the words jumped up and out of my mouth, I hated them and wished I could pull them back… or better yet throw them into a black hole of oblivion…
    • ~Munificent Acts by: Rachel It was Tuesday. Sausages were in the oven, peas were being thought of, and my weary arm was mashing masses of mashed potatoes; Tuesday—Alpha day…
    • ~Sleep, Glorious Sleep by: Rachel In which we ponder its place and how we cope without it!

WordPress Web Hosting and Development by WP Forte