My baby's gone from this... to this... in what seems like overnight and I am not sure how I feel. On the one hand, I can't believe what a beautiful young girl she is growing up to be. Beautiful both inside and out (and that's my very objective opinion ;)). On the other hand, she's… Continue reading Too Much Too Soon
...that's what I've been over the past many months. I've finally embarked upon the journey to becoming a graphic designer. I'm in the process of building my portfolio, I have my domain name registered and I am so excited, I can barely contain myself. It all started 13.5 years ago when I got married to… Continue reading Busy Bee…
A week or two ago, on a warm and bright Saturday morning, we were at Ka's Taekwondo class for her belt test. As always it was a treat to watch. The kids were focused and doing a great job and Mr. M (he really doesn't deserve to be called that anymore, but let's save that… Continue reading Showing Respect 101
5 weeks of no scolding. I was feeling pretty proud of myself. I still am. 5 WEEKS. I did not so much as raise my voice once. Every time she pushed my buttons, I tried to remember that she was not giving me a hard time, she was having a hard time. And I succeeded. … Continue reading Try, try, try till you succeed
I have been busy trying to lose weight for a while now. I am now at an all time high of 68 kilos, not counting the 70 from my full-term pregnancy days. My knees have been hurting constantly and I really can never sing "I feel pretty" without the voice in my head going, "Yeah!… Continue reading Losing It
"Amma, what is the difference between an arranged marriage and a love marriage?", Ka asked on our way back from the airport. It was pouring cats and dogs and there wasn't much else to do other than to sit and wonder about this and that. Of course, this kind of "this and that" is not… Continue reading Arranged or Love?
I woke up this morning feeling anxious and uneasy. I checked on Ka and she was fast asleep. Since I was up and going back to sleep is never really an option for me, I thought I'll write some. So I did and then my mind started wandering. When I thought about how I was feeling and tried to find… Continue reading The New Series
"saare jahaan se achcha hindustan hamara"...ROFL!!! Muhammad Iqbal Saab, I revere your sense of humour!!!
It finally came off. Grandpa was brave enough to pull out Ka's super wiggly tooth yesterday (6th May 2012). The logical next step for Ka is to put the tooth under her pillow. The only problem is that she's been told by her grown up (7 yr. old) and experienced rich American friend from school that tooth fairies give… Continue reading The Lost One
Our refrigerator stopped working a couple of weeks ago. We called the real estate agent who in turn called the house owner who took the trouble of calling his much trusted maintenance man, Mr.Su. After a couple of days of trying to explain the urgency of the problem (and discarding a lot of rotten vegetables and spoilt… Continue reading The Magic Tool