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Accident on Friday night

It wasn’t any of us this time, but it was really bad. We were coming back from a wonderful dinner not too far from home. It was about midnight (we closed the restaurant, something I hadn’t done in a long … Continue reading

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Our big cat is getting fat.  She wasn’t small to begin with and even had to go on a diet before boarding the plane since “(cat+carrier)<18 pounds”, or we couldn’t take her as carry on.  But she slowly packed those … Continue reading

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The simple act of grocery shopping

No more getting a seat at the dinner table and being served.  We now have to go grocery shopping if we don’t want to starve.  A hundred years ago, it was “you eat what you kill”, it has become “you … Continue reading

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A Vespa and Christmas lights

While I was gone… He got a Vespa.  I had left for two weeks knowing something was going to be bought “behind my back”, and I was right, we now have a shiny scooter standing next to the bicycles in … Continue reading

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Eight years’ salary

I went to settle our bill tonight, or at least the charges we have accrued until now.  The people at the front desk had kindly informed me that we were over the allowed limit, and although they trust their customers, … Continue reading

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The international language of screaming

No no, not me, not yet, I am still cool as a cucumber, enjoying every minute of this amazing country. But I still don’t have a phone. It was supposed to take 2-3 days.  It’s been 14 days.  It was … Continue reading

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Immigrants and cookies

Up at 6:30 to be at the immigration office at 7:45.  It’s called the Foreign Regional Registration Office or FRRO for short.  It takes at least an hour to drive to downtown Bangalore but if you leave early you can … Continue reading

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Day two: we crashed a wedding

We really didn’t mean to!  I wanted to go to a Catholic church, not because it’s Sunday and I wanted to go to mass, but because my mother passed away two months ago, and you can’t erase the effects of … Continue reading

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Country of residence? India

We made it.  All of us.  And all four of us seem happy. At the hotel this morning: “Could we bring plates to our room to put the cat food please? Sure, no problem Madam.”  They come back a few … Continue reading

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I wasn’t born in ’05

We are almost there.  The countdown has started.  Suitcases are getting packed.  Lists are made.  The grieving continues.  Documents are scanned, signed and FedExed.  Cars are sold.  Hopefully, so will the condo in the next few days. We are encountering … Continue reading

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