To pin or not to pin?

Thank you IKEA for making the DIY abbreviation fashionable. I love IKEA and I love it even more when my husband puts furniture together (tsk tsk… there is something sexy about watching your man doing manual work). I’m also a big fan of the Pinterest website. All the stuff is so pretty and colourful and … [Read more…]

Valentine’s?

While the holiday season officially ends in January, I guess it’s safe to say Valentine’s Day is a spillover of some of the festivities. It’s time to pick sides – you can either be a Mush bag or a Cushion Heart Slayer. This year I believe I will be a borderline Mush bag. Did I … [Read more…]

Raising Hope

Playgroups are slowly beginning to grow on me and I’ve begun to appreciate them a lot more now. This morning I couldn’t help notice the absence of dolls and superhero figures from the box of indoor play items. It immediately made me wonder if this was a conscious effort to avoid sexist toys at an … [Read more…]

CTRL+ALT+DEL…THIS YEAR?

January is my second-favorite month of the year, only after my birthday month, though. For me, both these months represent new beginnings – an opportunity for self-introspection and change. Over the years, I’ve made several resolutions, such as: eat dessert only on Sunday, exercise five days a week, pay my credit card bill on time, … [Read more…]

An Alternate Career

Now that I am a stay-at-home mom and have a lot of spare time on my hands (read between the lines) to daydream, I have been toying with the concept of an ‘Unaccountable Year’. If my mother reads this blog post she might give me her signature dismissal raised eyebrow and probably suggest I visit … [Read more…]

A first-time experience

Let me begin by wishing everyone reading this blog post a Happy New Year. I’m guessing most of us are still in the holiday mood. It’s going to take a while to shake it off and get back to my routine. My eldest sister and her husband visited us for the Christmas holidays. While she … [Read more…]

My Big Night

So, last weekend my husband and I finally spent a night out in Bangkok – the first time to be precise. Home-stay was the new normal for us for a long time. A lot of research went into picking the venue, after all, I was stepping out sans a pram and into a pub with … [Read more…]

Christmas in Summer

Last weekend we finally put up the Christmas tree at home – it does look a lot like Christmas now; however, it doesn’t feel one bit like the holiday I grew up on. Like western countries, the malls in Bangkok are beautifully decorated with 40-ft high Christmas trees. And yes winter sales with promotion lines … [Read more…]

Let’s agree to disagree

“What’s going on in India?” I asked, overwhelmed by the news feeds across news websites. As expected, there is silence in the room. My husband ignores my anxiousness; he is confident I will answer my own question and is much more interested in my answer – that’s when the real debate begins. “An intolerance heat … [Read more…]

Come December

Hello, December! Are you here already? The year just flew by, didn’t it? Or do we just say the same thing year-on-year to avoid accountability! December is a mixed-emotions month for me. I feel excited one moment and anxious another; it comes in waves. It’s such a fun month keeping the festivities in mind – … [Read more…]