I lost track of how many hiatuses I’ve taken in the last year but I figured I’d pop back in to wave around a flag to let people know that I’ve not collapsed in the library stacks, but am alive and well. So far…exams start this week so if my family and friends thought I was hard to get a hold of before, I’m about to pull a Where’s Waldo act on them and going to obscureness until August 16th.
I thought I should reply to comments from the last post, but I realized now that it’s been a month and there’s probably some statute of limitations on replying to blog comments [replies done]. Thankyouthankyouthankyou for all the encouraging words and silent support my peoples.
People, now is a good time in the world. We are all bonding and unifying together for one cause to better society. I’ve seen this happen with other people, but had yet to experience it for myself, but now that I have, it’s brought tears to my eyes.
Yes, when it comes to a single 25 year old girl, the world at large hastens to links pinky fingers and form a circle around her all in efforts to find her someone to complete her life.
I’m walking through the media centre at school – fancy term of place with lots of computers and tables where people chat, study, play PS3 and Wii and otherness. I see a friend I hadn’t seen around campus for awhile and wave and say hi since she seemed busy talking with another person. I’m about to pass by her when she catches my attention.
Her: “Hey!” she says jumping up from her seat.
Me: “Hey, how’s it going? Where have you been?” I say turning towards her.H
Her: “Good, been busy. Hey, are you looking for a man?”
Me: You actually want me to answer that !? “um…aren’t we all? Ahahahaha..ha…” Good God what the hell else am I supposed to say to that?!
Her: “so-and-so told me you were looking for a guy”
Me: so-and-so needs to have a talking to and possibly be knocked down “well…I’m not ‘looking’ I mean, I’m single right now, so I’m willing to meet people…but, um, yeah”
Her: “Ok because I know someone”
Me: OK…I know many someones too. “Oh?”
Her: “Yeah, he’s Hyderabadi [place in India where my parents are from] and so-and-so said that’s what you were looking for”
Me: so-and-so needs to have her lips sewn shut. Or stapled. “I never said that – I told her that’s where my parents from but I’m not looking for anyone specifically from that background”
Her: “Ohhh ok, well do you want to talk to him? He’s in India now but he lives here.”
Me: “I…uh, well I’m not looking to stay here after I’m done school…so…”
Her: “Ok well he’s on my Facebook if you want to check him out. He’s really nice. And he’s Hyderabadi. Nice guy. You should talk to him. I have to get to class, but let me know if you change your mind!”
Me: “Uh, yeah, I will, right. Sure thing. Bye.”
On the phone with my mom.
Mom: “Your aunt has found a couple guys for you.”
Me: “Of course she has.”
Mom: “You should take a look”
Me: “What do you mean ‘take a look’?”
Mom: “She found them on Shaadi.com. I can send you the links”
Me: Why did we teach you how to turn on the computer?! “Gotta go study mom. Maybe some other time”
Mom: Should I email them to you? There’s also someone in Alberta that -”
Me: “My email isnt working right now”
Mom: “Ok I’ll wait until you get home in August then”
Me: Yay. “Ok mom, love you, bye”
But then there are times I get reassurances. Like this email from my cousin in Florida:
” FIND A PERSON OF YOUR OWN CHOICE. As you know your parents and me are from India, and despite assuming than we know better than you folks, trust me, sometimes we do not know anything about this place!!! Its very scary and intimidating as well. Desi’s came over with the sole purpose to earn money, other than earning money they just don’t know a damn thing!”
When I read things like that it makes me laugh at the entire situation and I can go on with my day. What else can you do but laugh, right? I’m a strong believer in the word “faith”. Faith in anything makes people better for it. It strengthens convictions, makes you bolder and it defines love. I don’t know if I have faith in my abilities as a future lawyer (don’t tell my clients that), but I do have faith in God that so far I’m living it right enough that whatever happens I can make the best of it. And I’m content with that for now.
I’m reading everyone else’s blogs off and on but haven’t commented. But once exams are over everyone is getting a massive comment spam from me 😀
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