My brother and his newlywed wife went on a late honeymoon last month to Cox's Bazaar Sea Beach, Chittagong. They had loads of fun at the beach and rode on ski jets, dined at various restaurants, and went on beautiful sightseeing. Amid their pleasures, they didn't forget to bring me tokens of a gift, which I appreciated.
First of all, my brother handed me over a lovely jewelry box. I thought that was all. I opened the lid to find a cyan-colored beaded necklace and matching bracelet. I was so excited! You can see them in the picture below.
I suddenly remembered that my brother had presented me with cyan-colored nail polish as one of my gifts on my birthday last year.
So, it dawned upon me whether my brother knew that cyan was my favorite color, or it was a pure coincidence. I decided to take a short interview with him on this matter. LOL!
I next thought I would buy a cyan-colored dress. But then it flashed to my mind that I already had a dark cyan dress that would match with the jewelry and nail polish.
And then I hit upon an idea. I would pay my brother and sister-in-law a visit to their residence on the floor above us and wear the cyan getup. I don't usually go to their place, rather they come downstairs to our place. This time it would be a little different. I let my brother know I would be visiting them on the weekend. He said, "Sure!"
I ironed my dark cyan dress, nail-polished the nails of my hands, and wore the necklace and bracelet. Then I decorated my face lightly.
I took selfies on my smartphone. I had already ordered sandwiches from Food Panda Service. They were delivered to my home. I was ready to leave with the packed sandwiches.
As I rang the bell of my brother’s place, he greeted me at the door, and I went in. Their living room was not yet ready. So, I sat in a comfortable chair in the dining space.
My sister-in-law showed up, and she served light refreshments. Here is a picture of their dining table with refreshments.
I had vegetable rolls, a homemade sandwich, homemade noodles, and a glass of cold tasty juice. My sister-in-law requested I take more items, and so did my brother. I told them I was already full, and I loved their menus and their hospitality.
We chitchat together for some time. And then I told the couple why I was visiting them. I told them honestly that I appreciated their token of a gift from Chittagong, and I wished to wear them as a gesture of kind courtesy.
My sister-in-law said politely, “Apu, you don’t have to come to our home for a reason. You are always welcome. Just come in whenever you feel like it. I would appreciate it. After all, Photon (her husband) is always busy with his laptop in his home office. Even if I yell calling out his name, he doesn’t listen to me because he has earplugs listening to music while he works. I would love your company.”
I replied, ”Yes, I understand. I would love to visit this home more often. Thank you for your kindness.”
After the above conversation, I shifted my focus to my smiling but guilty brother, and I changed the topic of our dialogue. I asked him why he had gifted me always cyan stuff. Was it his favorite color too, or did he know it was my favorite one?
Interestingly, he replied that he saw me wear cyan dresses over the span of years, and above all, he knew cyan was my favorite color. And it wasn't his favorite color, but dark green was.
That dissolved my curiosity, and I happily conversed with them a few more minutes before I came back home.
It was indeed a happy, memorable time for me. In fact, I made good use of my favorite color, cyan.
© 2021 Rosina S Khan