How To Find Magic in the Winter (Read: Try)

Winters are harsh in this country. I don’t know if I can find magic in the winter. I try. Listening to her snow stories, I wished I was born in Gilgit like my grandmother. I was skeptical to believe that her father couldn’t see her for six months after birth. It was the 1920s and roads to…

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What is my culture?

Recently while eating spicy Thai (and not even a coconut base) chicken and a bowlful of sticky, shinning rice, in a half Deutsch-half Vietnamese (?) restaurant named Panda ( there’s enough Chinese as well), I had one of those culture moments. What is my culture? Growing up, my idea of home has increasingly got clearer…

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The Headfake: Yin and Yang

Sister’s birthday present via Art Meets Fashion You have so many Gods. Very good idea.Yes but primarily there are two energies male and female all others are derivations of those two. This is the female ‘energy’Ok, like Adam and EveNo but they are not men and women. They are just energies. Female represents environment/ earthOk,…

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How does travel change your culture?

I’ve lived in different cities. Home has always been a tricky question. I’ve not underestimated growing up in a conflict zone, but I do think I got over-protected as a child by parents. But now I do also realise how it was a good thing. They made me live out and think out of my…

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TheFirstSixMonths

In the first six months, I don’t really think time flew. I like that it didn’t. I wanted it to be paced evenly, savour it and not let it rush me by. I have had to struggle through Deutsch, several attempts at getting the kitchen right (the pictures on the blog are obviously better attempts),…

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Seeking your blessings!

The German girls I live with decided I should write a Kinderbuch (I’d be really impressed if I go through my first children’s short story soon) because we keep landing ourselves onto interesting Kultur conversations. That which seems normal to me, seems strange to others. And it takes an aha moment to recognise it at…

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