Abstract Chatter

The randomness that is
March 28, 2016, 12:37 pm
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The aroma of filter coffee and uthapum sprinkled with cashews and coriander on a weekday morning now feels like home.

Globalization is real. American music, movies, and references are inculcated in everything– from India to Thailand.  The beats blasts in every restaurant, club, coffee shop, and rickshaw. With Netflix now streaming almost world-wide, I can’t even begin to imagine the influential force our pop culture will have.

Missing home. Is it weird that I’m in India and still miss World Market? Maybe I need to unsubscribe from their mailing list. In about a month, we’ll be headed back to the US to see family and friends iA. Pretty excited about seeing familiar faces and having some delicious food. What is it about good food that just. centers. you?

Our nanny asked about this sunscreen (not knowing that it was sunscreen), and asked why we have a bottle to kill off all the lizards. IMG_5815

Thinking about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and how I’m constantly hovering around the top tier. So blessed to have every other need met. Being grateful and counting my blessings.












Collaborate and Listen
October 27, 2015, 11:58 am
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No idea why this is the tile of my entry– I just can’t seem to get this song out of my head. $1 says you know exactly which song I’m talking about without saying another word.

The support after posting my last blog has been touching. And it’s made me think about all the things to be thankful for. Despite being shafted, I can say that most of my experiences in Chennai have been refreshing. In what other community would people call you over to dinner (twice), while your husband is out of town so you can eat while they watch your baby, or provide you interviewing advice at the drop of a dime, or give you expensive eczema cream to try out, or let you borrow their car while they’re out of the country, or offer to babysit in case our housekeeper doesn’t show up so you can go to an interview, or follow-up to make sure baby E is feeling ok, or invite you out on play dates? The list can truly go on, and it’s only been three months.


Bollywood pole kinda morning

Sure, I needed a moment to vent. Needed a space to validate my emotions. To acknowledge that it’s all part of a natural cycle. Not having a support system or your family around brings about it’s challenges, but I’m forever grateful to have these folks around — making this transition just a little bit easier on us all.

I hope to pay it forward in any way that I know how. Now that I have my bearings (kinda) straight.

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” –Buddha