One evening I am sitting in the living room of their Athens home, having pre-dinner drinks with him and Katrine and he reminisces about his trip to Thailand, while Katrine listens in with her ever so sweet dimpled smile. The way Jean Jacques tells it is obviously more animated and somehow sounds cuter in his French accent. But I will try my to re-tell it as best I can, albeit in third person.

His father-in-law is a diplomat and at the time is posted in Thailand. Jean Jacques and Katrine are taking a vacation in Bangkok. Whereas Katrine has traveled some days earlier, Jean Jacques has just arrived after a long flight from Athens. It’s just before dinner time in the evening and the family of four is sitting around in the living room having drinks before the dinner is served. Considering that Jean Jacques would be tired and may enjoy a nice relaxing massage before they sat down for dinner, his in-laws have arranged a professional masseuse to give him a full body massage. She has set up her massage table and is waiting for him in one of the rooms in the house. She is young and pretty and an excellent professional of her trade. During an hour long massage, he is completely relaxed and refreshed and is thankful for the thoughtfulness of his in-laws. But he gets a bit uneasy when he feels her pulling at his underwear. He is not sure. If a bit guiltily and hesitantly, he allows her to finish the massage, the one he terms: with a happy ending.  He emerges out of the room, not able to hide the glow of the guilty pleasure, blushing like a little kid. He notices a slight smile on his wife’s face – the kind I am noticing right now – followed by smirks on his in-laws’ faces before all three break out in a hearty laughter.

‘Comment était ton premier Thaï massage mon chérie?’ Asks Katrine. He just smiles back, thinking, what’s there not to like?

© Haresh Shah

Illustration: Celia Rose Marks

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THE DUTCH TREAT

Nope, this one is not a cheap one. Actually its about the dinner at Restaurant de Hoefslag at the time of its two Michelin Stars glory. It must have cost an arm and a leg. Delicieux. And all that champagne flowing? Lekker!

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