Oh wait a minute, you're early. Well alright. Let's get this started! Hi, my name is Ivana,
and I live in Bangalore. In previous episodes of my vlog you could see how India went back
into full lockdown, to battle the second wave of Covid. Also monsoon was just around the
corner, and right now we're really getting into the showers. Despite Bangalore slowly
opening up again, in this vlog I'm living my best monsoon life at home. So if you're ready,
let's kick off with a moody, but very cozy, monsoon morning. [music playing] you off my mind
wake up see this guy see the clouds amongst the sun
see the day for everything it could be stop treading on that snooze button run
open your eyes and see everything it was and isn't will be all at once
It's the most wonderful time of the day: lunch. Today I was in the mood for a warm first soul
hugging meal, while the rain keeps pouring outside. [music playing] i wanna be next to you every night
I am so excited to have this lunch/brunch, because it so reminds me of my days
when I used to do yoga teacher training, back in Kochi. In case you haven't seen those vlogs,
it is the 2015 playlist. But I'll link it down in the description below, so you can catch up
if you want to. Also, in case you have never seen this before, this is puttu. Which is a flattened
rice I think, and then mixed with coconut, and then steamed. So it's basically a rice coconut cake.
With on top of that kadala curry, which is a black chickpea curry. I am drooling because
I really, really, want to eat this. Then I have a veg curry, and because we're in the south
there's a lot of coconut in there. Which I freaking love. In the meantime,
can you hear it? It's still actually quite raining outside. Bangalore weather right now, it's just all
over the place. Then the sun comes out, then it's raining a lot, and all in one day. It's still nice
and warm. So I really, really, don't mind the rain at all. It's really cozy actually. While I have
lunch, I actually want to watch some Netflix, and I really loved your movie recommendations last time.
I looked up 'Homeward bound', 'Balto', 'Padman' is still on my list to watch. But today I want something
light, so a dog movie. Unfortunately 'Balto' and 'Homeward bound' are both not available on the
streaming services that I have. But I can get recommendations based on those movies. So one
that I found is 'White Fang', which is available on Netflix, and I'm going to watch that one.
But of course I also want to give you guys some movie recommendations, because I have been watching
a lot of movies. If we're looking at adventure movies, survival movies, sometimes apparently
my preferences tend to go into horror waters. And one movie that I really like is actually
'Ready or not'. The horror in there is quite light I would say, in terms of like ghosts, and spirits, and
those kind of things. However it is extremely gory, but that is compensated with humor. So if
you need a good watch, 'Ready or not' I really liked it, I really enjoyed it. If you have any more
survival, or dog movie, or maybe cute animation movie, recommendations for me
let me know down in the comments below, But Netflix India was like 'hold by chai'. I saw this super cute
trailer for the Bollywood movie 'Skater girl', and instantly got sucked into it. I adore
any kind of Indian movies which teach me more about village life, as I don't often get the
opportunity to visit, and learn. If you've seen this movie too, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it as
I found the ending quite odd. If you haven't seen it, I definitely recommend it. If you're confused as
to why I'm off to do my laundry on a relaxing day, well I'll let you in on a little secret. Wait let
me first start the washing machine, and please your eardrums with one of the most soothing sounds ever.
I really, really, love doing laundry. I love washing laundry, I love folding laundry. I think it's
super, super, soothing to fold laundry, and I have this neat folding hack that I want to share with
you guys. Basically what you do is spread out pants, or a top if you have it, then you fold it
double, and then you fold in the crotch, let's just call it what it is. Then fold the top over, so it
makes for a little envelope, and then just roll the bottom until the envelope, and put it in. You can
do this with your pants, but you can also do this with the top. So with the top it's the same thing,
however you will have to kind of create a little envelope first. You fold in the left side to the
middle, then the right side to the middle, then you fold to the bottom as a little envelope, and then
you roll the top into the little envelope, and that's it. It's freaking amazing! My closet has
been so much more organized ever since I use that folding hack. What's your favorite household chore?
Or don't you have one? I can also imagine that. Ta-da, look at this! And how much more peaceful
is it when the laundry is gone? I absolutely can't stand it, this is a hot spot in my house.
If I just have one thing there, like those books, I need to remove them as well, somehow in my mind
pandora's box opens, and I'm like 'oh I can drop everything here! And within a day or two it will
be the huge mess that you just saw. Laundry is truly a super fun chore for me, and I feel
I deserve some chai. Apparently my use of ginger in the previous video was absolutely appalling.
So let's follow your recommendations in this video, and see what happens. [music playing] walking as a whistle
somewhere in the middle letting things be simple let it go let it go
Ta-da! I am fresh and clean again. I don't think it's even 5 p.m, so that's a massive win for today.
If you're wondering 'why are you wearing such a warm sweater if it's still warm outside'? Well
for me things get chilly very fast. Anything below 28 degrees celsius is chilly in my world. So
might not be the same for you. However do keep in mind if you ever want to visit Bangalore during
the monsoon months, it might be smart to carry something warm, in case the weather just cools down
after massive rain showers. I think the hottest months are from February, that's when it starts
to warm up, until the end of May. And then beginning of June the first showers are starting to show up.
Now it's the mid-June, so yeah sometimes it's a little bit chilly.
Well I definitely have more ginger flavor in my chai, but unfortunately I don't have this anymore.
So I guess it's called a pestle and mortar. So I don't have the pestle anymore. It fell down on
the floor. Tiles-stone, it doesn't work. Luckily I have chai to comfort me. I will just enjoy that.
[music playing] never gonna say in front of me Guys I have absolute monsoon heaven. This is a
'mirchi bhaji' or 'mirchi pakora', depending on which region in India you are in. Pakodas, or pakoras, or
bhajjis, are the ultimate monsoon food. Anything fried actually. So mirchi bhaji is actually
a chili pepper, which is sliced open, de-seeded, and then filled with spiced mashed potatoes.
Not always, but usually they are. Then the chili is dipped in a gram flour batter.
Which gives it a million times more flavor than if you would make it with regular flour.
And actually most pakoras, or pakoras, or bhajis, are all made with a gram flour batter. Usually
it's served with a mint chutney, and a sweet and sour chutney. I have them mixed here. For the people
who are going to complain 'how are you going to taste them if they are mixed'? I like them mixed.
It's okay. We all have different flavors. And yeah, so you dip the bhaji into the chutneys.
This is very typical monsoon food. For the people who have eaten baji, pakoda, pakora in
their life, which one is your favorite? Mine is always mirchi bhaji. This nice, hot, fried, crunchy
monsoon snack is obviously accompanied by some chai. Ah we need to have chai on a daily basis
here in India. Or filter coffee. Let's not forget the South Indian gold. Because, actually fun fact,
filter coffee is much, much, more popular in South India than chai. Filter coffee
in the North I think it will be quite hard to find. Chai obviously is there everywhere.
Especially when it's a little bit chillier outside, this is so nice to
hug your soul. [music playing] But i'm afraid it's too late to try baby
I'm bored by now, so decide to get on with some work. Does anybody else also get back
pain due to bad posture while working? I'm trying to prevent this condition
called 'Dowager's hump' and these exercises have actually been helping me tremendously.
Actually 'din' means 'day' in Hindi. So that sounds a little bit strange, 'day', 'day', 'day', 'day'. Anyways, for
all my Bangaloreans, or if you are coming to Bangalore in the future, there is this
restaurant called 'Oye Hoye'. Nothing sponsored here, this is just amazing, delicious, food
that I want to recommend you. So 'Oye Hoye' has this tray, which is six rotis, and I think uh two
compartments full of bhaigan bharta. In case you don't know bhaigan bharta is roasted eggplant mash,
masala, curry, whatever you want to call it. And then there is actually this subzi, so veggie curry, on
the side. It comes with six rotis, and actually when I order it, I can have it for dinner, and the next
day for lunch. It's an amazing deal! And they're bhaigan bharta is delish. I have to hold myself back from
not having this every single day, because it's that delicious. Oh you eat it with your hands,
and trust me, I am a rice person in general, but bhaigan bharta is so much better with rotis.
I'm just going to chill now. Watch some tv, and probably go to bed a little bit later. But I'm not
sure if i feel like filming back then. So I hope you'll excuse me for that. Do yourself a favor, put
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