My Swiss Culture Shock

My Swiss Culture Shock

Its been about 3.5 years since I moved to good old Switzerland and as I was thinking back I realized that there are some things that are somewhat normal for me now that were complete shockers in the beginning. Continue reading “My Swiss Culture Shock”

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2 Weddings, 2 Continents, 3 Dresses

I love weddings, am not sure if it’s the idea of seeing 2 people in love, the free food and drinks or the dancing that gets me excited but I just love weddings.

flowers

Weddings have become rather extravagant and expensive in the last decades and despite the advice from people not to make too much of a splash of it, we still go on and make sure we have the things we like the most on the big day. What makes a wedding successful is not how much or how little money you spend on it, it’s the memories that come from it. Continue reading “2 Weddings, 2 Continents, 3 Dresses”

When you realize you married a man that can’t peel a banana, an orange or count!

As easy as peeling a banana

On a rather random day we bought bananas and when we began peeling them to eat, I noticed that Luki (the weirdo am married to) peeled his from the wrong side altogether. (second pic) It was the first time I noticed it and so I immediately stopped him and asked why he was not using the knob that already stuck out. He found my suggestion rather odd and remarked that no one peeled a banana that way. Realizing that we were both stuck in our ways and so sure we were right, we laughed because we had a blurred understanding of why the other one peeled it that way but we simply would not change the way we have known all our lives. Continue reading “When you realize you married a man that can’t peel a banana, an orange or count!”

You don’t need to be perfect to be happy

You don’t need to be perfect to be happy

It took me quite a while but in the end I realised that perfection is a myth, there is no perfect person, we all have flaws. Now,  I am at a stage whereby i no longer pursue perfection, I only seek to be the best version of myself.

This may not be true for everyone but when you post a picture of yourself on social media, you try to post the one that portrays something close to flawless, because that is what feels most comfortable. If that is what everyone is doing then we are all hiding behind masks and comparing ourselves to filtered versions of others. Ouch! If there is one thing that brings my spirits down, its comparing myself to other people. This comparison goes beyond self image and speaks for our actions as well. Continue reading “You don’t need to be perfect to be happy”

I almost settled

I almost settled, but thank God I hated it! I wish there was a practical experience book that told you that the path from university to the working world was not always clear and straightforward!

For some, the path is clear; go to university and there is a job waiting for them. To start off, there are not so many possibilities in my home country for the moment and I hope that changes soon! Secondly, being in a foreign land means that language is a barrier and when the language to be learnt is German then man oh man things get interesting. Please do not get me wrong, I made a choice to live abroad and I am pleased with that but it has made me aware that sometimes you have to find your way in a not-so-straightforward path! And yes – I am a proud holder of a B2 German Certificate! Continue reading “I almost settled”

Faith in Humanity = Restored

Faith in Humanity = Restored

Just when it looks like the human race is on a downward spiral, i found a silver lining in a dark cloud and i hope you find yours. I slightly raptured the ligament in my ankle while playing Netball a little over a week ago. The pain was excruciating and i was convinced something had broken (thank God not). Needless to say, my teammates (bless them) stopped the game and helped me take all the right steps to make sure it didn’t get any worse. One of my teammates even offered to drive me home and she made sure i was ok before she left. How kind right! My biggest surprise however,  was not from how my teammates were there for me, it was from the strangers i have met along the way. Being in crutches has not been easy but here is my silver lining;  Continue reading “Faith in Humanity = Restored”