Chocolate Pleasures And Shopping
- By Indu Shanmugam
- Published 12/20/2007
Indu Shanmugam is a 20-something, college student from Oregon, USA. She is majoring in English literature and language. She also studied Theology for a short period. She wants to be a teacher. As a literature enthusiast, she enjoys literature of all types and from writers of various backgrounds from the classics, French realists, Christian writings like C.S Lewis and South Asian literature. As for her own writings, "I am still trying to find and develop my own voice." She sees the art of the written word as a way to speak about Christ and explore truth. Before she met Jesus Christ, she has been searching for the meaning of life through experimentation of other religions, philosophies and ideas. At the age of 17, she accepted Christ after a powerful encounter with God through a miracle. God's presence and deep truths in the Bible fuel her creativity. She is involved in church activities and has a love for the church and would like to see every believer grow, become closer to God and live fruitfully. She loves traveling, sipping bubble teas, theatre, music, films and hanging out with friends and has a weakness for cheesecake.
According to a British survey over 70 % of women prefer chocolate over sex. I say that's very right. I'll settle for chocolate pleasure anytime. I got a coupon for free chocolates at Godiva, which usually charges $2.95 per piece. When I got my samples, I was a bit disappointed. Since the chocolates were expensive, I thought I would be sinking into a state of pure bliss. Godiva chocolates are not that much different from Lindt chocolates or Ferrero Rocher that I can get from Safeway for much less (like $7 for a box). What a bunch of marketing hype!
I've been in the mall, finishing up my Christmas shopping and to wander around because there is nothing else to do. I would start to hate shopping because of the crowds and if I am not finding what I am looking for. I am looking for a cute, fun, top that I could pair with dark jeans, killer heels and a cute purse. But it is hard to find 'party' clothes or that aren't too revealing or expensive. So finally, I'm glad to find a long printed babydoll top that looks like a 60's mini-dress. It has a cool flashy print and details.
I can't believe the crowds. It's hard getting a parking spot. I am thankful that I don't have to work retail this Christmas season. I hate it. I prayed for a better job. God provided me with job that has a better pay so that I don't have to work long hours. I can use the time for better focusing on school and helping out more in church.