Around the world with food

WKND - - W H A T ’ S H O T - 17 FE­BRU­ARY 2017

Can’t get enough of food fes­ti­vals? Well, here’s one ev­ery foodie must at­tend. Eat the World DXB is here to en­thrall taste­buds be­tween Fe­bru­ary 23- 25 at Burj Park Park, Down­town Dubai. The three- day food fes­ti­val will have a bit of every­thing, from food stalls and ar­ti­sanal mar­kets to an out­door cinema fea­tur­ing food- themed films! Those want­ing to learn a thing or two about cook­ing are sure to en­joy demon­stra­tions from famed chefs such as Woo Wai Leong ( Masterchef Asia win­ner) and Bjorn Shen, chef at Ar­ti­choke and Bird. Tick­ets cost Dh50 at the door ( Dh40 in ad­vance), and kids un­der the age of 12 get in free. For more in­for­ma­tion, and the chance to pur­chase tick­ets, visit www. eatthe­world. ae or www. tick­et­line. ae

call­ing all lit­tle su­per­stars

Wafi Su­per­stars 2017 will give those aged be­tween 4- 16 the op­por­tu­nity to present their best, be it in the cat­e­gory of Danc­ing, Singing or Mu­si­cal In­stru­ments. Par­ents can reg­is­ter their kids by down­load­ing an ap­pli­ca­tion form on www. wafi. com. They have to sub­mit the filled- out form with a short per­for­mance video at any Wafi Cus­tomer Ser­vice desk, af­ter which se­lected kids will be in­vited for an au­di­tion ( to take place be­tween Feb 24 - March 10). One win­ner ( or group) in each cat­e­gory, stands the chance to win prizes!

What is your favourite child­hood mem­ory? The mo­ment I won the Sports Cup ( Ath­lete of the Year award) back in high school. That day, I had pushed my­self to par­tic­i­pate in more than four races and sev­eral other ac­tiv­i­ties to sup­port my team. In my eyes at the time, I’d ac­com­plished the im­pos­si­ble! Child­hood mem­o­ries will al­ways be spe­cial. They mould you into be­com­ing who you are to­day.

If you could move any­where in the world, what place would that be? Prob­a­bly the cres­cent- shaped­san­torini, Greece, for a lit­tle bit! There aren’t many places in the world where you can en­joy exquisitely clear wa­ters while perched on the rim of a mas­sive ac­tive vol­cano in the mid­dle of the sea.

The big­gest learn­ing point or ex­pe­ri­ence in your life. When I r eceived my yoga i nstruc­tor cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. I was sur­rounded by such i nspi­ra­tional, s up­port­ive and unique in­di­vid­u­als. To­gether, we were one fam­ily from very dif­fer­ent back­grounds who shared a com­mon love for yoga. Pas­sion for what you do can take you places.

What is the one skill you’d love to learn right now, and why? To learn ju­jutsu for self- de­fence; plus, I think it’s a very cal­cu­la­tive form of mar­tial art that re­quires great dis­ci­pline and strength ( some­thing I need when prac­tis­ing yoga).

What ad­vice would you give your younger self, if you could? To start my blog ear­lier! Like any other sport, pas­sion or hobby, the ‘ younger you’ ini­ti­ates and the ‘ bet­ter you’ achieves. You grow and learn with it.

If you could go back to any era in time or wit­ness any ma­jor event in his­tory, which one would it be, and why? India on In­de­pen­dence Day, 1947. Must have been a beau­ti­ful mo­ment of vic­tory that words can never de­scribe.

Your great­est fear. To be left alone with a snake!

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