Wet Night, Sunny Morn

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Last night we went out to meet the Tamil/Dominican couple we first got to know on my last visit. The power went out yesterday about noon and as of 7:00 it still had not returned. So we had to get ready in the dark, using the flashlight from Karan’s cell phone to…

Weekend at Grandma’s

Last weekend Karan went with his family to visit his grandparents. It’s a 4-5 hour trip by bus from Chennai. I took these screenshots while I talked to him on my iPod (I was lying down in my bed so I look really strange). I like them because for the first time…

Mustache Pay & Other Idiosyncrasies of India

In the three years I have been with Karan, I have learned about India, or I should say, his India (Chennai) through different things he has told me. For those who aren’t up to date on facts about India, I’ll do my best to enlighten. Similar to the United States, India is…

Our (not so) Little Secret

We have a secret, a not so little secret — Karan’s family does not know about our relationship, at least not officially. Yes, it has been two years, but before you can understand why they don’t know, I need to tell you the backstory. Karan, as you know, is from India, not…

Indian Grocery Store

Typical items for sale in an Indian Grocery.

There is a great Indian grocery store in Jacksonville that I discovered called Kalyaan Market. Friends have told me about other markets in Jacksonville but I found this one and it seems to be the biggest. All I know is that after my first visit there many months ago, I’ve been longing…