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Can I have some things?

I am alone in the house, with our little kitten who is sleeping in my carry-on. Little does she know she will be in her carrier for 20 some odd hours, on her way back to Texas. My checked luggage … Continue reading

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Passing with distinction

Last week, around 9pm, rather late, our maid calls. She’s talking about ticket numbers and computers. I have no idea what she’s talking about. Mam, my brother call you. He did a few minutes later, explaining that the results for … Continue reading

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Begging for school fees

This is the time of year when maids and cooks and others come asking for loans or advances on salary for their children’s school fees. The difference between a loan and an advance is that a loan is repaid over … Continue reading

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Let me make a few enemies

Dear neighbor, You said I pay my cook too much. Let me tell you what’s on my mind right now. I don’t pay her “too much”. I pay her whatever I please. And I believe that a hard-working woman who holds … Continue reading

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Republic Day

So many holidays, so many celebratory days, so many religious days, so many reasons to party! Today is Republic Day. I, like many, thought it was the same as Independence Day. Wrong again. Republic Day commemorates the Constitution of India, … Continue reading

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240 portraits later

When I first started going to my school as an English teacher, I also volunteered to be the school photographer. So when they recently asked me to do the school portraits, I sprung to action, with my favorite assistant, hubby … Continue reading

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Happy belated birthday India

Yesterday was India’s Independance Day, or equivalent of the Fourth of July for Americans, or Bastille Day for the French.  India is 68 years old.  We didn’t see any fireworks, nor military parades, but we saw quite a bit of … Continue reading

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