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More conversations with potential husbands 

This may come as a shock to you, but the arranged marriage world is full of wise old owls waiting to share their wisdom with you, a naive baboon. Boys’ mothers shook their heads and clicked their tongues sadly, asking me how I was going to keep myself occupied if I married their sons and… Continue reading More conversations with potential husbands 

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Matchmaking Madness Pt 5 – Conversations with potential husbands

Ever since the circus that is my personal life opened up for business, people have been asking me to write about my experiences. My friends would ask me how my arranged marriage conversations were going, barely masking their glee when their question was followed by a sigh.  Today, I will indulge you monsters by telling… Continue reading Matchmaking Madness Pt 5 – Conversations with potential husbands

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Matchmaking Madness Pt. 4 – Matrimony Apps

Can you believe the younger generation uses dating apps to find love? Where have we gone wrong?! These kids are so harsh and full of judgement. They “swipe left” for such superficial reasons. If they can just get over this shallow thinking, they will find true happiness in the world of matrimony apps, where people… Continue reading Matchmaking Madness Pt. 4 – Matrimony Apps

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Matchmaking Madness Part 2: Elders’ Advice

Little known fact: Once you enter the marriage market, anyone who has successfully been married off is your elder. Your mother’s cousin’s daughter’s friend’s old classmate who is two years younger than you? She’s now qualified to give you advice.  Most of these lectures were spectacularly condescending. Against my will, I was buying into the… Continue reading Matchmaking Madness Part 2: Elders’ Advice

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Gilmore Girls – Unpopular Opinion #7: The Stupid Questions Edition

I didn’t watch a lot of TV growing up. I read a lot of Enid Blyton, and tried to turn my study corner into a Faraway Tree shrine. As an adult, I’ve discarded one of those two habits. So here I am, with some spare time and a gaping hole in my life where a… Continue reading Gilmore Girls – Unpopular Opinion #7: The Stupid Questions Edition

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Home for the holidays: A story in five parts

Suitcases and shopping carts She’s been counting down since the beginning of the month. It’s been an agonizing few weeks of submitting papers and clocking in last-minute work obligations, and she can’t wait one more second. Her suitcases are lying open on the floor – half packed – with over a week to go. Not… Continue reading Home for the holidays: A story in five parts