Valentine's day. Definitely not something Mr. M and I care about. But that week is always very special. I'll give you a hint: Birthday + Me. What's actually fun is that everybody has a birthday but I usually celebrate my birthday for weeks. I (shamelessly) start reminding Mr. M and Ka weeks in advance. I… Continue reading My 35th
Life's come a full circle and we're back in Seattle. Definitely glad to be back and loving it a lot more this time around. Somehow, the minute our plane touched down, I felt like I was back home. After all, this is where I have lived the longest...5 years. Granted that the last time around,… Continue reading The BIG Move
So that's where you were hiding all this while huh? All these months of whining and complaining and regretting when all I needed was to get on a plane and fly away from it all for a few days. What a waste. Life gets so much easier when the truth finally sinks in. When you… Continue reading Peace at last
A bus, so crowded that you would think sardines in a tin can have a much better deal than these poor people trapped inside that bus. A man, amongst many other men, hanging on to dear life on the footboard. One arm stretched to its maximum capacity desperately trying to hold on to a rod somewhere near the… Continue reading Yeh Mera India (1)
It is funny, this place. Not laugh out loud funny. Not even smile-ear-to-ear funny. It's kind of the-jaw-drops-to-the-floor funny. Weird funny. Want-to-punch-them-in-the-face funny. We are put up in a serviced apartment. Today Mr. M picked up the morning newspaper outside our apartment and found that the pages were all jumbled up and some of the pages didn't… Continue reading Draw a Line Folks. Somewhere…Anywhere!!
...and so does the countdown. Well, here we are thanks to his itchy feet. Landed at 12:00 am on 3rd June 2012. And within 45 minutes of setting foot in this country which, they claim, is "saare jahaan se achchaa", we had paid our first bribe. Mr. M even got to bargain a bit (something he rather enjoys doing). It was… Continue reading The Adventure Begins…
Yesterday was shopping day and we took a cab after having done some (which could also mean 'a lot') shopping and having baked ourselves quite a bit in the scorching heat of Shanghai summers. And once again we were treated with a live performance of 'Awara Hoon' from Raj Kapoor's movie, Awara. This time around it was 'funner'… Continue reading It happened again!
A few more days have gone by. Time refused to mend its ways. We are in Krabi and needless to say, time followed us here, wings and all. We have been roasting ourselves on some of the most beautiful island beaches (there is really nothing much else to do here), hopping from one beautiful tropical… Continue reading This Too Shall Pass
Day 2 in Thailand and I am as excited as Ka would be if she woke up one morning to find herself in Disneyland amongst all her favorite princesses! For those of you who know Ka (and her obsession with princesses), you would already be giving me credit for sitting in one place and typing… Continue reading Free Land
Hungry? How about some boiled eggs? With a little twist! Yeah! Just giving you a heads-up. Don't be surprised if you find something more than just egg white and yoke inside. Like what? Oh! Nothing much. Just a chick. Uh huh...not the yoke. The chick. No? How about some Chicken in chilli oil then? That sounds good. … Continue reading Yummy! Or, Yummy?