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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Of Younger Brothers, Airplanes and Cheesesteaks

“Do you want to know what zero gravity feels like?”, Luke asked over the crackle of the radio. This is not something you want to hear from your 20 year-old brother who is piloting an aircraft. Before I had time to answer, he tipped the nose of the airplane down and my stomach jolted. When … Continue reading »

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Home is where the (heart is) slippers are

The Surprises We Find is a series of guest posts written by friends in intercultural marriages. Over the summer, they will share the hilarity, confusion, shocks and romance of being in intercultural relationships. For some, the shocker is how similar they are, despite differing backgrounds. For others, the shockers include new types of food, in-law … Continue reading »

Categories: communication, customs, family, language | 2 Comments

Want Some Chai?

Varun, it seems, will go to great lengths for a cup of chai. Or so I learned last week. Varun and some friends had gone camping for the weekend and I was secretly wondering if they had packed enough, were they eating anything other than chips…the usual. Of course, I was quite intrigued by Varun’s … Continue reading »

Categories: Engineering, food, friends, summer | 8 Comments

Strawberry Rhubarb Coconut Crisp

If there’s one thing I can’t resist, it’s freshly picked strawberries. Each week I head to the farmer’s market armed with reusable grocery bags, crisp $20 bills and well-functioning salivary glands. Every week in June had me coming home with my fingers and bags stained pink by the fresh strawberries I had bought. Last month, … Continue reading »

Categories: dessert, summer | 1 Comment

The Surprises We Find: Giraffes and Biltong

The Surprises We Find is a series of guest posts written by friends in intercultural marriages. Over the summer, they will share the hilarity, confusion, shocks and romance of being in intercultural relationships. For some, the shocker is how similar they are, despite differing backgrounds. For others, the shockers include new types of food, in-law … Continue reading »

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