Book 1 of 50: Paula Deen’s Memoir

This year, I’ve committed myself to reading 50 books. I just finished reading Paula Deen’s memoir: it ain’t all about the cookin’. I found this book while traveling up north for my 30th birthday and the new year and it has set the pace for my year. For a few years, I’ve watched Paula Deen […]

Blogging Goals for 2011

Writing is my zen. It’s therapeutic. Kinda like Fruit Ninja on the iPhone. I’ve been looking back at my archives for 2010 and I realized my blog sort of suffered. I posted when it felt convenient but this year I’d like to be on schedule, have a game plan, and blog consistently here and on […]

Welcome to the 30’s, Suki

They say life begins at 30. Truer words couldn’t have been said. Growing up wasn’t easy. I didn’t have the ideal childhood meaning I missed out on all sorts of pop culture trends and silly things like carnivals, riding a bike, learning how to swim etc so for the past few years I’ve been like […]

Family and Friendship = Chicken Soup for the Soul

It’s Christmas Day. Last night and early this morning, our family celebrated their first Christmas. It was an exciting time for us. We decorated our first tree, wrapped presents, and eagerly watched each other unwrap those gifts. It was also a bit awkward. Do you unwrap presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Is there […]

Inspiration from a Pizza Box

On a rainy Friday night, I didn’t want to brave the elements (mild rain storm) or venture into my kitchen to see what I could cook up. So what did I do? I grabbed my iPhone, launched the Pizza Hut app, ordered a pepperoni pizza, then checked into Foursquare and become the mayor of Pizza […]

Lesson Learned: Just Say No and Let it Go

It would be pretty easy to sum up this year by saying I learned a lot which is true however today’s #reverb10 prompt asks us what was the best thing you learned about yourself this past year? And how will you apply that lesson going forward? There is no canned response for that however there […]

Thoughts on Friendship

Growing up in a small town and living a sheltered life wasn’t easy. I only spoke two languages – Hindi and Punjabi. Imagine my surprise when my parents enrolled me into Preschool where everyone spoke English, had blond hair and blue eyes, and laughed at me because I was different. I was 4 years old, […]

2010 in 5 Minutes

Today’s #reverb10 prompt by Patty Digh is: “Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010.” This year has seen me go from introvert to extrovert so let’s just start from there. My First Tweetup […]

2, 4, 6, 8 Who Do You Appreciate?

In today’s #reverb10 prompt, Victoria Klein asks “what’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it?” An old song from my childhood instantly came to mind (the blog title) and I thought to myself this one is easy. I have a lot to […]

One Year and 50 Books

If you’ve ever come to visit me, you’ll notice my place is surrounded with books. They’re stacked up against the walls, on the dining room table, around the coffee table, in my bedroom and just about everywhere. No, I’m not a hoarder and neither am I messy person. It’s just that I’ve collected every book […]