Physical > Virtual

April 11, 2017 | kirin

Our parents used to write letters to each other and wait for replies. A few months ago, I was trying to find a photograph to ago along with another blog post i wrote (the one about my mom and dad falling in love with each other) and while i was doing so, I came across …

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Creative Self Loathing

March 1, 2017 | kirin

It’s been a while and for this I apologize. It seemed like every time I sat down to write about something… ANYTHING … the following would happen. Tomorrow I start my Biennial*  tradition of giving up potato and potato products for the duration of lent. (DID YOU KNOW that Biennial could mean BOTH FOR A …

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1980, Love Story

November 30, 2016 | kirin

Growing up, I had this terrible habit of demanding to be told a story by either one of my parents while i ate my food (forget TV dinners, I was ALL about live performance dinners). One of my favorite stories while growing up was the one about how my parents first met and was always …

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September 15, 2016 | kirin

A few days ago, I was minding my own business, doing some lurking on some of my favorite social media website, when TRAGEDY STRUCK. I came across a link advertising a website which boasted they sold REGIONAL snacks and sweets from all over india. I clicked on the link out of pure curiosity and it …

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Eenie Meenie Miney Moe, Five Slaps in a Row

July 12, 2016 | kirin

Have you ever been slapped by your parents as a child? Kirin on extreme right making her “academic face” My parents were fairly anti-spanking. In my entire life, I’ve been slapped a total of seven times, spread over three incidents. This is a blog post about one of those incidents. As a child, my academic …

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June 30, 2016 | kirin

The song “Because” by the Beatles has always been a favorite of mine. this is my take of it using only the bass and vocals. INTERESTING FACT : Yoko Ono was playing moonlight sonata on the piano when Lennon told her to play the same chords in the reverse order and the basic chord structure …

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The Lady of Shallot

May 20, 2016 | kirin

Have you ever read the poem “Lady of Shallot” by Alfred Lord Tennyson? It’s an old long winding poem which talks about this lady who sits in her ivory tower and weaves the scenes she sees IN the reflection of a mirror… Which happens to be facing the window which she can see the road …

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Dream Dream Dream

April 9, 2016 | kirin

I used to sing this song to my sister in high school to tease her about her then boyfriend. I think the Everly Brothers hit the nail on the head with this song – in terms of the lyrics… No one can deny day dreaming about someone when they’re not physically around. Hope you like it! …

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The fire of the Lord

March 27, 2016 | kirin

  Every easter, me and my family attend the Easter Vigil mass, which is really great considering the fact that it happens at 830 the evening before Easter Sunday which means Easter happens 2 hours earlier and I can eat potato and chips two hours earlier because that is what I usually give up for …

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Stopping the Loving

March 7, 2016 | kirin

I sort of suffer from a bit of stage fright, the only way I can get over this fear is to slowly try and conquer it, by facing it head on.. In my third year of college, I stood on stage and competed in the solo category at a college festival and sang a song …

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