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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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Goodbye, Simba!

 This week, Simba (Varun’s family’s dog) passed away after a long and full life. He will be greatly missed! “Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into … Continue reading »

Categories: animals, family, love | 3 Comments

The Strange Things We Say

This weekend, we were heading to a super awesome wedding. The Bride and Groom had requested that, due to fragrance allergies, we refrain from perfumes and aftershave. Fair enough. Me: Crap. I should have brought more deodorant. I’m going to stink like a donkey by the reception. Varun: Just stay by me. People will assume … Continue reading »

Categories: animals, awkward, confusion, hilarious, wedding | 3 Comments

Happy Blog-aversary!

Varun and I went to two birthday parties today, one for a dog, and one for a friend. But today is also another birthday: this blog’s! Wooo! As of today, I’ve been blogging here for one year. Recently, Varun and I were chatting… Me (in Hindi): You’re an owl’s husband Varun: What?! Me: (repeated it … Continue reading »

Categories: animals, birthday, celebrations, communication, confusion, language | 11 Comments

This is a Children’s Movie?!

Moving means I’m eating a lot of junk food. One day, Varun grabbed the last sour gummy worm and put it into his mouth. This is my favorite candy. So I went in for a Lady and the Tramp-style kiss/steal the candy. Me: (Chewing contendly) Aww, just like in Lady and the Tramp. Varun: What?! … Continue reading »

Categories: animals, confusion, hilarious, language, semantics | 2 Comments