“Sooo..any good news?”
“Are you guys planning a family?”
“Hasn’t it been a few years since you got married..have you checked with a doctor?”
“Maybe you should go to this temple and tie a cradle”
You probably guessed what the above questions are about. Continue Reading
Six months since the big day. Good food in our bellies, henna stained hands, decorated with colorful flowers, animated conversations and bright smiles, surrounded by the people we love. The day I had to wake up at 2 AM to get decked up for the ceremonies that started at 5 AM 😛 It definitely was a very memorable day !
In the long four hour ceremony, I still remember that moment when I felt “married”. It wasn’t when my dad gave me away to the new family or when R tied the sacred knots. It was when the priest asked us to look into the other person’s eyes, after walking around the fire seven times. As we looked into each other’s eyes, the priest reminded us about love and our promise to be there for each other. It was the moment when it hit me , all teared up I said my vows silently, promising R my everything. Our words had always been love, compassion, commitment, acceptance and independence. Continue Reading
Bae,” Urban Dictionary says, is an acronym that stands for “before anyone else,” or a shortened version of baby or babe, another word for sweetie, and, mostly unrelated, poop in Danish.
The latest endearment word that’s been going around. Every time I read it I start laughing out loud because in my head a tiny voice says it out loud – baeee/behh/baaee. Believe me I wish I could record that voice and play it to you guys!
My latest way of driving R crazy has been by texting him bae whenever I am bored and enjoying his reaction every single time. To put it mildly, he hates it. It baffles him that of all the words already available to be used to call your SO , people chose bae. I am not a fan of it either but I don’t judge. I couldn’t care less if you call your SO in more revolting ways. As long as it has the effect you desire on the other person.
So why am I writing about this?
- If you didn’t notice , I have been off my game for a month now. I keep thinking I should update my blog but it never happened and so today was an ultimatum to myself. (and this was the best I could come up with )
- The usage of this word as a joke made me realize that such things can also create your moments. R’s realization on how bae is not his thing also made him realize what his words were and how their usage will shield him from getting more bae texts from me 😛
So what’s your take on this? Bae or
bae .. what are your most favorite words to address your SO?
“You didn’t change your name ?”
“No I didn’t because… “
I have answered it so many times now in the last few months.
No I am not offended by the question since it is a norm for centuries and so people are curious when someone decides not to change their name. And then comes the second question
“What would your name be if you had decided to change?”
“Ermm..” …the conversation continues for 30 more minutes as I explain the various aspects of a south-Indian name.
Hello hello! Here is my next solo trip. San Francisco.. One of the cities where you can truly lose your heart. One of top favorite places of mine. A must-visit city for many 🙂 I have been to San Fran quite a few times now. But for one day I became a tourist and experimented to see if I can enjoy the essence of this place frugally.
My budget = $50
Can you tour the city with just $50? Yes you can !!
I consciously made sure I did not spend anything additional and at the same time have a great time.
I had recently updated a life – event of becoming an organ donor. Immediately I had a lot of people asking how to do it. So here you go , procedure to register as an organ donor in India and USA. Continue Reading
What is the other person is thinking of me? Continue Reading
The Maestro, the Genius, the King of South Indian film music.. Music that makes people want to listen to every waking moment. Music that gets people through their life, through ups and downs, through love, joy, happiness, heartbreaks, death, loneliness. You name it and he has a song associated with it. Songs that will make you experience the emotion and get through them. Continue Reading
Palo Alto California: home of many renowned Nobel Prize Winners and Silicon Valley CEOs (such as Mark Zuckerberg). Home of Stanford University – Beautiful, chic, rich and expensive in terms of real estate.
What do you do when your SO is out working and you are on vacation? Explore the neighborhood and document it 😀 I had an opportunity last winter to chill out for ten days with R. While he went to work , I went about exploring places in and around the area. The first being Palo Alto.