We, the eight cousins from my dad’s side, have a hyper active whatsapp group. The eldest is 40 something and the youngest is 23. We have global presence. I am here in US, one is in Australia, another one in Ireland and the rest in India. With services in four continents, we are planning to… Continue reading Day 15 – Never ending group chat
A week after our wedding, we went to Bangalore to get my visa docs done. We stayed at my SIL’s house. I have not lived anywhere outside Kerala until then, except for the occasional visits to my sis at Hyderabad and aunt at Bangalore. I was yet to build a relation with SIL then. So… Continue reading Bangalore days
I was raised in a middle class joint family far away from the city. My sister is 7 years elder to me. By the time I was in Std I, she was moved to the city to stay with my maternal grandparents as there was no good high schools in our place. Around the same… Continue reading Achamma
Hello hello! It has been a long time since I posted something or commented on my fav blogs. But I am reading you.. I am too lazy to log in to my WP these days. I have a lot to update here, but I really don’t do it because i don’t know where to start… Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share
It has been almost a month since I flew down. As I mentioned in my previous post, it was a surprise for all.. First my parents. They were surprised, anxious, happy and worried – all at a time. They were worried why I landed all on a sudden.. That too, without Jay. They wanted to… Continue reading Hello from India!
Didn’t I mention it here that my Sis and BIL are the king and queen of surprises? My Sis acquired this skill by marriage and I acquired it by being behind the scenes for most of the surprises planned by them. 😎 Jan 29 – Two days before our anniversary Amma casually asked if we… Continue reading A surprise!
My dad is a perfectionist. In his 34 years of service, he was a Gazetted Officer for the last few years. He knows even the tiny teeny law points of Kerala Service Rules and Kerala Education Rules. He is a walking encyclopedia who was consulted by most of his colleagues. Not just in his field,… Continue reading Day 84 of 100 Happy Days – When Malayalam calendar crossed seven seas
Happiness is neice .. ..taking over your crafty genes.. Niece1 is 5 years. She loves art and craft. We both have done so much of crafting whenever we met. Now I miss her n ahe misses me.. On every other Skype she checks with me on when am I coming back to India. Since, I… Continue reading Day 51 of 100 Happy Days- Crafty niece
Happiness is teaching MIL to whatsapp When MIL was here with me early this year, she has seen me sending pics to my Sis, Amma and SIL and they sending me the pics / messages. She started showing interest in Whatsapp by reading my chats with SIL and Jay’s family group. I taught her a bit… Continue reading Day 38 of 100 Happy Days – Teaching MIL how to whatsapp
Happiness is seeing parents happy. My mom was working for 29 years as a teacher and has retired in March 2015. She woke up as early as 5 o clock and made breakfast and lunch and left for school. Even on the days I was at home, I had never bothered to help her in… Continue reading Day 28 of 100 Happy Days – Achan and Amma
Happiness is having a sister. My sister is 7 years elder to me. But we have had a hell of siblings fight. Ever since our size of clothes and shoes matched, the one bought by sis can be used by myself and vice versa. Then we fight over it . The visits to her place… Continue reading Day 24 of 100 Happy Days – Sister
Happiness is your niece calling out your name for the first time. Yup, my sister’s younger one, 18 months old, called me mema (meaning aunty) for the first time yesterday. All through our Skype sessions ever since she started with words, I was waiting for this.. Yeeeee 😊😊😊😊
Another Onam just passed by. 🙂 This Onam was special. This is our first Onam after wedding. Jay, being brought up in North India, has never ‘felt’ an Onam. This is my first Onam outside Kerala – away from parents and family. Three things that come to my mind about Onam is – Pookalam, Onapudava… Continue reading Onam 2015
I turned 26 on 16th. Birthday celebration as a kid meant going to school wearing colour dress, being wished in the school assembly proudly standing next to Principal, bunking first period in the name of distributing cholcolates, a sadhya with payasam in the afternoon (if it falls on a holiday), and that special neipayasam from… Continue reading The birthday surprise
And yes.. I got married and moved to US with my husband 🙂 Coming from a middle class family in South India, I lead a very very normal life. What happpens in my life right now all seems to be a dream.. It took me time to sync and settle down. Our rented apartment had… Continue reading Life in US!!