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Mezze is widely served in the Greek and Middle eastern world. An assortment of little dishes and tasters which accompany a nice ouzo or a glass of wine. So when you read mezze moments you will have tasty snippets of life as I live it, India for four years and now Brisbane Australia, all served up with some Greek fervour and passion.

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Thursday, 5 November 2009

Oh God is my Hindi that bad ?

Was at a reception last week and had just finished dinner so I turned to one of the waiters, there were a few of them on hand, and said :
“Can I have a glass of water please”
He looked blank so I repeated it a bit more slowly this time.
“Can… I…. have…. a glass of water please”
His face was puzzled incomprehension.
So I thought perhaps his English is not good and I said eagerly.
“Pani please?”
His face lit up and off he went.
A whole five minutes later he was back carrying a little plate with a teaspoon on it and the smallest pot of ….honey ! 
You could have knocked me over! Is my Hindi that bad !!
Pani – honey ??

I put the honey pot in my bag, and couldn’t stop smiling all the way home.


  1. Oh Marina, this made me GIGGLE!

    Shehed is honey ... how is that misconstrued for panee?

    So cute ... what a darling little jar o' honey!

  2. Ok time I found a good teacher nah ???

  3. Yeah! Sounds like fun! :-) I might prove to be a good one! :D


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