Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tour de France - III
The language immersion lessons at school were definitely helping. After school, Suji now plopped down in front of the TV, which Amma made sure to turn on in the half-hour before she returned from school, at the risk of dealing with a fit of sulks. She would toss her satchel and jacket in the hallway, rip off her shoes and dump them in an unceremonious pile, wash her hands at the kitchen sink and grab a tray of snacks with dazzling efficiency in her rush to get to the TV before the start of L’Île-aux-Enfants (Island of Children). It was her favorite show, starring a benevolent yellow orange dinosaur named Casimir, along with a host of friendly humans and his cousin Hippolyte. His favorite food was Gloubi-boulga ,a mouthwateringly disgusting concoction of mashed bananas, whipped chocolate, strawberry jam, strong mustard and sausages (anchovies and crème
Chantilly optional). She was lost in an enchanted world till it was time to switch off the TV.