Thursday, August 20, 2015

30 Things that only a Firangi Bahu would understand

A little bit of humor for today...


1. Going to a desi wedding and getting stared at more than the bride...




2. Visiting India's national monuments and having random strangers want to take photos with you like you're an actual celebrity...




3. Forgetting which hand is left...and then proceeding to accidentally eat with your left hand in front of relatives...




4. The exact meditative precision it takes to put on the bindi/sindoor placement....




5. And how annoying it is when Westerners think you've cut your head open...




6. Feeling left out in family gatherings when everyone is talking in their native language...





7. Until you overhear your name being mentioned...




8. When somebody asks you, "Do you like India?"...




9. The grocery store clerk asking if you're "together"...




10. Or that disapproving look random aunties give you when they realized you married a desi...




11. Automatically expected to know everything about Indian cooking/family dynamics...




12. Or when your Indian family *attempts* to explain things to you in the most confusing way ever...




13. You still startle at the sound of that pesky pressure cooker...




14. When the spice jars have no labels on them (and you can't tell the difference between chilli powder and rasam powder)...




15. When your husband asks you whether you want RICE OR ROTI for dinner...(when you're really craving non-Indian food)...




16. When your inlaws camp out for a 3 month stay, or longer...




17. And then random buckets end up near your toilets...




18. You're the resident Indian culture expert and designated saree draper to all your non-Indian friends...




19...Even though that saree you wore for Diwali took 90 minutes to drape properly...




20...And BTW where the heck did I put my dupatta???




21. When Westerners assume you married a Punjabi (because those are the only Indians that they know of)...




22. Cringing when you hear people attempt to pronounce your marital surname...




23. People assume he married you for a "green card"...




24. Until they find out that you're not even American...




25. Your Indian family always worries that you might not fully adapt to Indian culture...




26. Meanwhile you are way more "Indian" than a lot of desi's...




27. Especially that moment when you realize you're doing the infamous "head wobble"...



28. When you see another Firangi Bahu carrying Indian attire so well...




29. And that special moment when you see other masala couples like you...




30. And if you see MORE than two masala couples per day you're like...


WEEEEEE!!!!!


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12 comments

  1. Ahh the 90 minute saree draping :P that would be a new record haha! So many of these hit close to home, also the one about unmarked spices and the water buckets by the toilets! They drove me insane!!!

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    1. Haha the last two you mentioned... me too!
      Meg

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  2. Very funny! Can relate to most of them:)

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  3. Haha.. enjoyed this post. Each of the image with description is so apt and TRUE. Loved it!
    And it is indeed true that you are way more indian than indians in Canada/America ;) of your generation :D

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  4. I love this post! All the GIFs are so on point!

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  5. Hahaha, I just loved this!!
    So true xx

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  6. "11. Automatically expected to know everything about Indian cooking/family dynamics..."
    THIS!!
    Why is this????
    Like 'm supposed to be able to cook everything from a biryani to perfectly round rotis automatically!
    When I ask my Indian family if they know how to cook any American food- like a PB & J sandwich- all I get is blank puzzled stares & crickets.

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  7. hahaha perfect image selection special that "amrish puri" one.... BTW you look way more beautiful in Saree than those boring gowns.

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  8. Love this! I'm new to the Indian culture as I have just been with my boyfriend from 8 months, but I've already experienced many of these.

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  9. LOL, #30 :)
    Saw three today, close to my record! I was at the Richmond night market. The most I've seen in one day was four (five including my boyfriend and I); that was at Harrison Hot Springs... apparently a hot spot for masala couples ;)
    Meg

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  10. Awesome...love it.. thanks for the good laughs. love how you did the video clips.

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  11. No.28... Last time in DH's town I saw his hype happy windian couple on a 2 wheeler, and went ahhhh... ;) (Pad)

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