I’ve guac you covered!

I visit Mejico just to eat their Guacamole (minus the Coriander which is a flavour I struggle to understand why people like). There is no doubt that their guac would still taste better than mine for some reason or another, BUT if you really wanted to give it a go here’s the what and how …

What you need? Avo, Lemon, Onion, Chilli Flakes, Salt, Pistachios, Olive Oil & I’d substitute the Coriander for Parsley if really required.

How? Here are the basic steps. If you try it please do share your thoughts on this. Was it successful?

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Step 1: Scoop the avo in a bowl

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Step 2: Add Chilli Flakes

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mmmm

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Step 3: Get an onion

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& chop it finely

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Step 5: Add Pistachio

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Step 6: Don’t forget the salt

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Step 7: Voila, you’re done. Smash it all together and add some Olive Oil

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bon appétit!

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Suzie

Those that know me well are fully aware of the power of ‘Suzie’ and who she really is, and for those that don’t, well, you’re about to find out.

Over the past two days, I’ve spent some time watching a Netflix documentary called ‘Inn Saei” produced by Kristín Ólafsdóttir which discussed the notion of intuition vs logic. It highlights the impact these have on our everyday living and potentially our future based on which we decide to go with. Ultimately these decisions are framed by our personalities and who we are as individuals.

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I’ve decided to do a little amateur research of my own, and along with proven studies, my anticipated findings suggest that logical thinking is more common nowadays. The similarities in people’s traits are clear, those that are logical thinkers are less emotional and more calculated thus more risk-averse. It’s the way our education is nurtured, how our workplaces are programmed and how our society positions logical thinkers in a brighter light in making decisions over intuitive personalities because of this idea that rational is correlated to stability and assurance. I wonder though, how have successful artists, musicians, designers, creative people done this? There is no logic in what they do.

What if they never took the chance?

Prior to technological developments, it’s said that people were more connected to their senses and have more awareness of the world around them, which is true. In the past, they would have had to make decisions based on responses to nature, their experiences and perhaps failures. In today’s world, we don’t need to look outside to determine the weather, our phones can tell us the temperature nor do we need to be as ‘confrontational’ because we can address issues over texting or be emailing and in most situations, we receive a calculated response to smoothen the situation. Isn’t doing the same thing over and over again to avoid failure means you will never progress? or is it a level of comfort and security one isn’t willing to give up?

Where does intuition play a part here?

Ian McGilchrist, a Psychiatric and Author of a book called The Master & His Emissary explains that Institution is not just some pink and fluffy feeling. Intuition is the awareness of the subtle stuff which lies outside the focus of attention. The stuff that we’re aware of subliminally and unconsciously and they act to alter us to things that are rather slow conscious mind may not be aware of. They, therefore, are often implicit things, subtle things”. By following your instincts and through experiences I really believe you can almost predict people’s behaviour and their decisions, but at the same time, there’s a chance you get it wrong you then fail.

Is chance a good enough reason to gamble and succeed or is the failure not worth the risk?

That brings me back to ‘Suzie’ my alter ego, my intuitive self, the one thing about me that knows all, predicts all and finds all. I can count on one hand the number of times its failed me, through her I see within, from the inside out – she is always ahead.

Yes, I am emotional, irrational and definitely not logical she gives me purpose, one to never stop.

Don’t you believe me? ask around, for those that know me can tell you.

I would love to hear your take on this, do you agree with the above?
Leave me a comment or contact me via Instagram @noorsimhairi or email me on noor.simhairi@gmail.com

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I’ve got you.

Hey friends,
Many moons ago Frank Ocean wrote a letter to himself, one that was simple, significant and best of all still relevant. I had shared this four years ago, perhaps it was close to my heart and although years have gone by, if you read you’ll get it.
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You learn that life moves on, time heals all, you’ll meet good people and bad people, unhappiness is temporary, nothing lasts forever, work is work, worrying is temporary, the bad days fade, perhaps you’ll come across worse or the worst might have passed, if the next comes it will also pass, relationships change, logic is often reasonable, people change, what was five years ago may not be today and that’s okay, you’ll feel happy, what you thought was grand becomes insignificant in time or perhaps it grows greater, unexpected things happen, the past shapes you but the future is what makes you.

Always trust your first instinct, be kind, loyalty is sweet, don’t accept s***, be vocal and stand up for what you believe in even if the world is against you, learn what lines to cross and carry your self with the highest and utmost respect. Don’t start drama and say you hate drama, practice what you preach, and just know that “it is during the worst times of your life that you will get to see the true colours of the people who say they care for you”* – ain’t that the truth?

*Rita Ghatourey

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