Actually, this post is more like…NOT celebrating holidays in a cross-cultural household. I read somewhere that one of the good things about being from different cultures is that you can celebrate double the holidays. But in our case, if we’re not in the country, we end up celebrating neither. At this time last year, we… Continue reading Celebrating holidays in a cross-cultural household
This is it! We made it! Anniversary time! High five to the dude! I’m writing this because I want to document my state of mind at this moment that we’re celebrating a milestone. So yes, I agree that celebrating a full year that passed is a milestone. But at the same time I feel that… Continue reading State of the Marriage: First Anniversary Edition
When we were in Nepal, Scott’s aunty remarked that I was lucky that my husband helps me out with the household chores because her husband doesn’t. They seemed to have this unspoken agreement that uncle would do his job to support the family’s financial needs but everything related to running the household would be aunty’s… Continue reading Division of chores in our household
This is not a surprise. If you’re a foreigner and your partner is Nepali, there’s a good chance that your prospective in-laws did not exactly jump for joy upon finding out about your existence. Scott and I have discussed this many times, trying to imagine worst-case scenarios, long before we told both of our parents… Continue reading Forbidden love: A tale of cross-cultural partnership
In my previous blog post, I recounted the events leading up to Scott’s admission to his parents about our relationship. In this post, I will pick up where I left off and talk about the first time I met my future parents-in-law. While there are common themes in many cross-cultural relationships (opposition from family, strict… Continue reading Meeting my South Asian parents-in-law for the first time
Formally known as menstruation. As with my previous post, you might ask why this is a thing for me. It wasn’t something that merited a lot of thought and attention…until I got married to a Nepali. This week, international media picked up local news on the death of a woman during chhaupadi, which is the… Continue reading Let’s talk about Period!
You might be wondering why is this even a thing. Most of the time it’s not. But if you’re in a relationship with a South Asian person, then it most likely will be a thing, if it isn’t already. A quick Google search will point you to the most popular blog posts and reddit discussions… Continue reading Telling South Asian parents about your cross-cultural relationship: This is our story