A Sweet Read and a Sweet Moment

4 Mar

Life_of_Pi_coverI finally have some free time with work winding down. I have been thinking of a couple of novels that I have read before. One of these novels was the critically acclaimed “Life of Pi.” It told the journey of a young man stranded on a boat with a bengal tiger. In the beginning, the story did not strike me as enjoyable but as I took the time to read I was soon captivated and enthralled by the writing. Symbolism was used to represent human characteristics in this case, animals namely a zebra, orangutang, hyena and tiger. From beginning of the story to the ending, Martel used these animals to depict human nature but he also used religion to touch base for salvation. One may question way he reflected on religion but it answer is simple; it is through religion where we find hope, strength and courage. Isn’t it why individuals pray or go to temples after all? On a deeper level, Martel actually touches on a darker more sensitive issue, cannisbalism and survival. I guess that was why Pi choose to use animals to represent individuals to retell his ordeal at sea as it was less frowned upon. The story was unfolded beautifully as it gave a detailed account of a young man stranded out at sea with virtually no hope and no chance of survival and how he overcame his obstacles. An example would be cohabitation with a Bengal Tiger, which of courses was a human being; moreover, how religion came into play and gave him hope and salvation when there was none. I savoured this read very much as it touches on every day life and how each individual was dealt with a deck of cards to play, every individual could be Pi, and no matter how hard the cards may be, that individuals through determination will triumph.

No sweet read could be accompanied without a similarly sweet dessert. This time it was Japanese Cheesecake again with a twist. A friend had ordered it for a get together and had requested for a cheesecake. This time around I chose to decorate it fresh fruit and created a caramelized sugar ball on top. Fruits naturally complimented the soft spongy texture but it was lacking something thus I created a sugar ball compliment the fruits. Voila.

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The photo certainly did not do much justice for the cake but I was quite happy with the outcome of it. Hope you all have little sweet moments!!!

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One Response to “A Sweet Read and a Sweet Moment”

  1. wattwurmnashi July 11, 2014 at 8:42 PM #

    Beautiful arrangement, although I’m not big on cheesecake.

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