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Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Little Things:: Feasts and Movies and Procrastinating

Despite being up to my neck in schoolwork and work-work, I found some moments of joy. I managed to capture just a few in pictures! Thanksgiving feast Prepping for a presentation on India, and rewatching old Bollywood favourites in preparation for an upcoming trip to India Sunrise on the drive to school Cookies + snow … Continue reading »

Categories: food, friends, india, life | 2 Comments

Eating With Americans

Thanksgiving weekend is usually the time of year I feel most homesick. Usually, living far from family in a different country doesn’t bother me. Here in Canada, we have a wonderful and full life. However, Thanksgiving reminds me that I do live in another world. We don’t have off of work or school for a … Continue reading »

Categories: Canada, celebrations, communication, confusion, embarassing, family, food, india | 3 Comments

Many Villages: A Colourful Family

This semester I’m taking a course on Cross-cultural counselling. Part of the coursework is a weekly journal reflecting on anything I’ve learned, thought about, or found challenging from the course material. I decided to post parts of these reflections in a weekly series called “Many Villages”. Mixed race couples represent  3.9% of unions in Canada. … Continue reading »

Categories: adoption, Canada, customs, family, international, love | 9 Comments


Tired. Cranky. Stressed. Overwhelmed. These are probably the adjectives I used the most this week. And yet last night, as I baked an apple pie for our American Thanksgiving Celebration, I realized how full my life is with blessings. How I have so very much for which I can give thanks. And so, with the … Continue reading »

Categories: Canada, celebrations, Fall, family, food, life, love, USA | Leave a comment

Grocery Shopping for the Faint of Heart

I once confessed to my friend Joanna that I am often near tears every time I reach the cash register at the grocery store. My compassionate friend quickly told me that I was immediately disqualified from being part of her Post-Apocalypse Repopulating Earth Plan. (“If you cry at the check-out you’re not emotionally stable enough. … Continue reading »

Categories: confusion, food, friends, Housekeeping | 15 Comments