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
It’s the tail-end of summer in the Philippines so for the past several weeks, my social media feeds have been filled with photos like the one below. Looking at such photos always made me want to go to the beach, but when we finally did, it was cold! And I’m not used to facing an… Continue reading Beach vibes
This is what marriage looks like, at the moment. We’ve been married for more than half a year now, but have only lived together by ourselves for the past two months or so. And this past few months have been crucial in establishing what our marriage would be like outside of the direct influence of… Continue reading State of the Marriage (Mo 8,Yr 1)
Many things happened when we crossed into the second quarter of the year. Two of them are: we moved to a new country and into a house with just Scott and me; and we got library cards. These meant I had fewer responsibilities, more time, and easier access to books. I tend to forget the… Continue reading Book List (Q2, 2017)