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Saturday, December 20, 2008

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"Masala" is a term used in Indian cooking to describe a combination of spices, ingredients and flavors.

I'll admit that I like my food with lots of spice and flavor, and think life should be lived the same way. Every day is just a little more interesting when you mix in some unexpected ingredients . . . .

As a second generation Indian American now married to a wonderful man who is half Italian, half Puerto Rican - I think that "Masala Chica" sums up the international flavor of our joint family and household fairly well.

I am what is sometimes referred to as an ABCD - an American Born Confused Desi. "Desi" is a word that is synonymous with Indians, just so you know. There are lots of us here now in the United State and we have a great many shared stories to tell. Some are pretty hilarious, others are sad. But I want to make sure they do get told. So bear with me while I tell some of mine.

This ABCD is trying to figure out how to navigate parenthood, being a working mother, a good Indian daughter, a good Daughter in Law to my Italian side of the family and an even better Daughter in Law for the Puerto Rican side of the house.

Represent!

My children are what I lovingly call - quarter-riquenos. I can't find one of those wavy fancy things for my n right now, but you know what I mean.

Thanks for reading and hope you enjoy! Please chime in with your own "spice."

I can't promise I will respond to you, but if you want to humor me (it's not me, its the fact that I really am a jerk at heart. If I respond to too many people, I am bad about brushing my teeth. If that multiplies, I forget to brush my children's teeth.)

Nobody wants this.

I know.

Peace out homes.

Kiran

Kiran

4 comments:

The Glamorous WAHM said...

Hey girl! I've been checking you out for a few weeks and I love your blog! Your writing style is very funny. =) I would like to invite you over to my blog The Glamorous WAHM for two things:

1)A free sample of the Purex 3-in-1 complete sheet. It's a detergent, softener, and anti static all in one sheet. I am on the Purex Insiders Team and they sent me the link to give to my friends before they release it to the public. So here is the link to my blog to get your free sheet http://theglamorouswahm.com/index.php/2010/01/free-samples-of-purex-complete-3-in-1/

2)I would like to invite you to enter a giveaway I am hosting for Eden Fantasys. If your looking to add a little spice and fun to your marriage, this is the giveaway to enter. =) Don't worry it's not raunchy or x-rated. I don't allow that on The Glamorous WAHM. Here is the link to my giveaway and feel free to tell your friends and readers about the both of these. God bless! http://theglamorouswahm.com/index.php/2010/01/winter-storms-bring-romantic-nights-giveaway/

monisha mehta said...

hey , nice blog , like it ,
won't be nice if i u can clickover to my blog page too ,
& post some suggestion

monisha mehta said...

hey , nice blog , like it ,
won't be nice if i u can clickover to my blog page too ,
& post some suggestion

krishna pachegonker said...

kiran, i immensely enjoyed reading yourscintillating ideas on your blog! great creative mind!
krishna pachegonker-aurangabad-maharashtra-india

 

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