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The Tapestry of Grace

Unpredictable. Chaotic. Surprising. Arduous. Exhilarating. It’s hard to sum up life these days. Life since…well my last blog post was just shy of a year ago. I never stopped blogging intentionally; life became full and the longer I went without blogging, the more difficult it became to imagine posting again. So here we are: a toe-in-the-water … Continue reading »

Categories: adoption, friends, immigration, life, love, neighbours | 4 Comments

Many Villages: Acculturation or Assimilation?

This past semester I took 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”. In South Philly there are two Cheesesteak joints … Continue reading »

Categories: food, immigration, international, Italy, language, manners, USA | 4 Comments

Learning to Be Canadian

By Tuesday Morning, I had nearly given up all hope of ever receiving our permanent residency cards, the final proof that Varun and I are, in fact, Canadian Permanent Residents. After becoming PR’s in March, we were told it was a simple matter of waiting 6 weeks for the cards. However, having not received them … Continue reading »

Categories: Canada, celebrations, confusion, immigration, USA | 8 Comments

Choosing to Embrace Multicultralism

I rarely comment on political happenings/current events in public, perhaps because I gave my roommate a fright on the first day of university when I covered my closet in posters signed by a certain political figure from Texas. But, I’m deeply troubled by the case of Anders Breivik, the man responsible for massacring 77 people … Continue reading »

Categories: Canada, customs, immigration, india, life, manners, travel | 3 Comments

“We Both Do”

Varun and I are giddy with excitement: today we became permanent residents of Canada! As you’re probably getting tired of hearing, we’ve been seeking a common citizenship since we got married. After jumping through a few hoops, I became a permanent resident of India about a year ago. But if we want to stay in … Continue reading »

Categories: Canada, celebrations, immigration | 14 Comments