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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Table Talk

This week we had a delicious dinner of Mutton Curry and Aloo Gobi, paired with ridiculous conversation and a lovely Indian family. My friend A invited us for supper with her parents, who were born and raised in Mumbai. They have lived in the Middle East, India and Canada, and were delighted to meet Varun. … Continue reading »

Categories: confusion, hilarious, india, indian food | 1 Comment

To Buffalo With Love

This might be how parents feel after dropping their kids off at University: Whew. I am glad that’s over. And OMG. What if I did something wrong? Will they be okay?! Except I didn’t drop my kid off a university, or even kindergarten. I mailed our immigration paperwork. If you’ve been following this blog for … Continue reading »

Categories: immigration, international, life | 3 Comments

Fun With Words

This morning. Pre-coffee. Varun: Do you have water? Me: Um, yeah, my water bottle is in my bag. Varun: Okay, I’ll just take a swiff. Me: A swiff? Um, you can have a swig. Varun: Swiff. It’s what we say in India. Me: Really? Varun: No, I just say that when I want to invent … Continue reading »

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Adventures of a Wannabe Film Aficionado

I’ll be honest, I’m not entirely sure what the difference is between the producer of a movie, and the director. Don’t get me wrong, I love watching movies. But I only know the most famous actors and would hardly call myself a film buff. However, this weekend, for just one day, I was a pretend … Continue reading »

Categories: birthday, celebrations, family, language | 1 Comment

A Small Reflection on September 11, 2001

Although I have spent the majority of the post 9/11 decade living outside of the USA, I am still amazed and saddened by the impact that day continues to have. Even now, ten years later, my skin crawls just thinking of the horror and sadness I felt as I watched the towers fall. Many people, … Continue reading »

Categories: life | 1 Comment