Hindi Means “NO” in Tagalog

November 13, 2015 | kirin


I made some friends from the Philippines and one of the things that instantly made me feel like I FOUND MY PEOPLE was the fact that “Hindi” in their language means “NO”. I cannot find a better word to describe how I felt towards the language for a major chunk of my life. Hindi has …

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That time a cat bit me and i became catwoman.

October 23, 2015 | kirin


“Cats don’t bite.” OF COURSE THEY DO and I am living proof that they do bite. Back in 2010, when I had come home on Easter break, I went shopping for stuff to take back for my friends. My friends were pretty low maintainance, so my shopping list contained parle-g biscuits, haldiram’s cornflakes mixture, nestle …

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Mr. Smalltalk

October 11, 2015 | kirin


Once upon a time, there was this girl, let’s call her Bubbly bee. She always had issues with people who tried to force themselves on to other people. She was also not a fan of meaningless banter that went nowhere. She was always up for conversation though, but the empty “hey, how R U?” “what’s …

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Casual Sexism

August 29, 2015 | kirin


I’ve always had a massive chip on my shoulder regarding gender assumptions and certain things people say to a female as opposed to a male, especially in a place like India. Most of the time I am incredulous while having the conversations and at other times, I wonder whether if I were a guy, would …

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Ambition

August 7, 2015 | kirin


Some people presume I lack ambition. This doesn’t particularly bother me, since they are mostly people who have made a snap judgement based on the very little information available to them. Why would they think such a thing? MOSTLY, it’s because I’ve had Funkanatomy up and running for four years now and I haven’t really …

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English is Hard

July 12, 2015 | kirin


English is hard bruh. There’s little nuances which make communicating in it really difficult. The following incidents took place at a hospital which boasts of 12987642 branches abroad and this branch having international standards of everything. *AT HOSPITAL INFORMATION DESK*  Kirin: Hi. I’m looking for a podiatrist. can you please tell me where to go? …

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2613 kisses from a tree

July 4, 2015 | kirin


Officially, we obtain the status of Adulthood when we hit our 18th birthday, but I don’t think adulthood can be restricted to a number. It could be the moment we’re forced to being self sufficient individuals, economically independent off our parents. This could be at any age. I’m still struggling to get there, but this …

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Fall in Love

June 12, 2015 | kirin


Sorry it took so long to get one more of these blog posts out! I covered this song on the ukulele way back in 2013  …Thought I’d try recording my ukulele + bass cover of the same one. Bass was a bit tricky to work out. I love these old timey songs for the simplicity of …

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Marriage

May 1, 2015 | kirin


I’m at about the age where people start asking me about when I’m going to get married and I hear ridiculous things like “your body is ready for babies” and it got me thinking about things. I mean marriage and kids and all are seen as something that’s aspired towards (for both men and women, …

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Break Down

April 7, 2015 | kirin


The Human body is a marvellous thing and it’s a pity we never really appreciate the amazing way in which it works until something goes wrong. I tore my calf muscle last week  and was forced to RELAX and take it easy because my body was physically unable to do certain things that I took …

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