I've been back though for seven months and have spent the majority of that time reevaluating every aspect of my life - a somewhat daunting task. I love India. I love going to India. I love eating Indian food (especially southern). I love watching Indian movies (especially Hindi, Malayalam, and Tamil). I love listening to … Continue reading Honesty and Updates.
Have you ever eaten a cookie and hafway through, it caused you to contemplate your life because you knew that nothing could ever top that moment? Your wedding? Na. Huge promotion? No way. First born? Shmirst born. This moment, this bite of cookie, is the reason for your existance. Ok, a little much. But we've … Continue reading Recipe: The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Earlier this year. In the Spring. I had made an announcement. I was writing a book! Weaving together tales from my six trips, it would be a massive feel-good find-yourself novel and it was going to be spectacular. I wrote 5 to 10 pages daily. I planned the outline, scenes, character profiles. It was going … Continue reading Announcement!
So the other day I was just chilling. Minding my own business. Creeping on Facebook. The usual. For fun, I popped over to my YouTube Studio app and saw that I had like 10,000 views in the last 48 hours. Usually it hovers around 200. Naturally, I was very surprised. I continued to watch it … Continue reading Sudden Explosion of Views.
Hey again! It's been a while! Hope you're doing well 😊 As some of you may recall, I started learning Tamil a couple of months ago thanks to a dear friend of mine. Sadly it wavered off because my lack of dedication and us getting distracted by chatting instead of learning. But I've started again … Continue reading Learn Tamil with Me!
If you're familiar with my latest trip to India and the toll it took on me, you'll notice a fair bit of symbolism throughout this. I've been writing a lot lately and this is one of them that I like so thought I'd share. Standing at the edge of the water she looks side to … Continue reading I Wrote a Thing.
Six years ago I was a poor college student working at a local hotel. It was neither fancy, nor seedy. One of those that have kitchens in them and discounted rates for long-term stays. It was an easy job and I didn't do much. I worked the 3-11pm shift. That meant people new to town … Continue reading Diary 15 – Suicide.
I mentioned before that I was very interested in starting therapy due to some spiraling anxiety issues and my desire to get a dog (ESA letter ftw). I finally took the plunge and could not be happier. She's super nice, laid back, and a bit sarcastic like myself. She's helping me to find my triggers … Continue reading Diary 14 – Therapy and Poetry.
Hey all. ~crickets chirp throughout the empty room~ I have decided to probably not get braces. First - because lol $5000 (almost 3.5 lakh if you're tuning in from India). Second - because they're estimating 1.5 to 2 years which is a pretty long time. I know that they say not to avoid doing something … Continue reading Diary 13 – Learning Tamil.
Five years ago I had a wonderful Hindi tutor named Varsha. She was so sweet and incredibly patient. I was actually near fluency after only a couple of months! Then she moved back to India and my Hindi has gone a bit tatti (💩) since. When her husband came from work, she would make a … Continue reading Cooking Challenge: Indian Snack, Dahi Puri*.