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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Commonwealth English: Baffling Americans Near and Far

#IndianEnglish It seems that wherever English is spoken, it takes on the flavour of the land. In India, I find myself marvelling at the twists and starts of a language so familiar and yet so foreign. Apparently, I’m not the only one to notice this. #IndianEnglish was trending recently on Twitter, and as I scrolled through, … Continue reading »

Categories: communication, confusion, india, language | 15 Comments

Adoption Update: Orphanage in Jaipur!

We’ve been assigned to an orphanage in Jaipur, Rajasthan that is willing to accept our file! They’ve informed us that it will likely be 6 months or so until we receive a referral for a child. But! This is great news! Since December 2012 we’ve been assigned two orphanages, and both informed us they would … Continue reading »

Categories: adoption, family, india, kids | 5 Comments

Conference Survival Guide for Cowardly Extroverts

Alright friends, it’s confession time. I’m the worst extrovert ever: I fear small talk and meeting new people. But seriously. I’m heading to the Write! Canada conference and I’ll be honest, I have no small amount of anxiety about being in a room full of business card wielding strangers. Thankfully, my family loves to dole … Continue reading »

Categories: communication, customs, family, hilarious | 8 Comments


So I described myself today as someone who “blogs regularly” at ESL Marriage. Yeah…so about that. It’s high time for a post. Unfortunately, this post doesn’t contain a funny Varunism. Not because he hasn’t said anything hilarious recently. He has. I just can’t remember anything and it’s 11 p.m. So why have I been so … Continue reading »

Categories: Uncategorized | 2 Comments