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*.
Disclaimer: this took nearly 2 hours. The other day I was in HyVee (grocery store) with a friend of mine. Unable to find dark chocolate covered peanuts, he settled for milk chocolate and I made a secret plan to surprise him with dark chocolate covered peanuts this weekend. I spent the afternoon researching the task … Continue reading Cooking Challenge: Dark Chocolate Covered Peanuts.
Disclaimer: no animals were harmed in the making of this steak ❤ I only had one head of cauliflower because 2 seemed excessive for one person. And honestly, even just the one made about 3 meals for me. So use sparingly. I didn't measure the oil, spices, or cheese because I want to get more … Continue reading Cooking Challenge: Cauliflower Steaks.