Tag Archive: traditions

After Dark (Part 2)

October 26, 2018 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Thinking about the relevance of Halloween in American culture today and the older traditions that it stems from, it makes me consider similar traditions from my own Singaporean Chinese culture...

After Dark (Part 1)

October 19, 2018 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Halloween is a children’s holiday, but that’s not to say it’s not all enjoyable for people well into their second childhood. It might actually be one of my favorite holidays of the year…

A New Role

September 7, 2018 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Different person in different context … We just returned from a month-long stay in India. We began to settle back at home in San Jose, sleeping throughout random intervals of the day, as jet lag crept over us. Each person is different, but it usually takes me about 4 to 5 days to adjust to…

The Annual India Trip

July 13, 2018 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The much anticipated visits As a member of the Indian diaspora, I am all too familiar with the annual “India trip”. It is customary for Indians living abroad to visit their homeland annually. I have been doing these annual trips since I was a child. In fact, I would have so many school breaks, that…

Those Days in London

June 15, 2018 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

La Dolce Vita (sweet life) of a student… Recently, after a long hiatus, I picked up a PG Wodehouse “Jeeves” Omnibus. PG Wodehouse is the genius behind the much-loved character, Jeeves. Jeeves became so entrenched in the popular imagination, that there was once (before Google) even a search engine named “Ask Jeeves”. Jeeves, a gentleman’s…

An Indian Wedding (Part 3)

May 18, 2018 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In the eyes of my friend … In part 3 of the Wedding Series, I interview a British friend who attended my wedding in Jodhpur, India. Her responses allowed me to see my wedding through a foreign lens! 1. Was this the first Indian wedding you attended? Yes, this was the first Indian wedding that…

An Indian Wedding (Part 2)

April 20, 2018 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Whirlwind of a happy celebration… Our wedding took place over the course of two days in December 2014. Guests flew in from all over the world to the charming city of Jodhpur in India - also known as the “Blue City”. The city is called as such because, if you walk over to the highest…

Sports in India (Part 2)

April 13, 2018 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Previously, I started talking about some of the oldest sports in Indian culture, some of which began as means of battle and combat. In this section, I’m going to tell you more about casual sports that are played today in India...

An Indian Wedding (Part 1)

March 23, 2018 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Where do I begin … I got married in the lovely Rajasthani city of Jodhpur in India in December 2014. I had an arranged marriage. We met in person over 3 days in April 2014, and we said “yes” to each other on the second day of meeting. I can sense the collective gasp from…