Indians and Pakistanis, and RSVPing. Cue: laughter. It's true; this is not one of our community's strong suits - along with being on time. (grrr) So this post is inspired by my momma, as she just sent me this with the instruction to post it on my Facebook, lol: Lol I laugh because my fiancé… Continue reading Wedding RSVPs in the South Asian Community
Ah, what an appropriate post to reblog on MyBigFatPakistaniWedding, as I’m just another Punjabi girl that an Urdu-speaking boy fell for, lol 😛 Favourite line of Chaidaani’s post about the awesomeness of Punjabi girls: “She will understand the cliche that the way to his heart is through his tummy, simply because hey, the way to HER heart is also through her tummy.” Amen, sister, amen!
I begin with the disclaimer that this blog is not for 3 kinds of people:
1. Those who have an issue with the sweeping generalizations I am about to make in the spirit of fun, though parts will be definitely based on truth and years of research-based observation.
2. Ladies who are non-Punjabi and take the title as a jibe against themselves, and say to themselves “what does she mean? Don’t men like non-Punjabi women? She doesn’t know what she’s talking about! I know my husband would never be able to do with a Punjabi woman…..they’re so loud!”
3. Punjabi women who, well, have ended up with the “non-Karachiite-type” thaith, purely Punjoo men.
Ok so it just me or do you see it all around you? Out of the inter-provincial, inter-cultural marriages, engagements and other stuff, as a Karachiite I have always seen non-Punjabi men falling for Punjabi women…
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Last week we went for the food tasting at the Host Restaurant in Yorkville. They seated us in their private dining room, pictured below: I had no idea what to expect and was so pleasantly surprised. First off: the service was excellent. There was one waiter in particular, Babu, who just made our experience so… Continue reading Menu Tasting at the Host
When I was in Lahore this past March, designer lawn was all the rage. It seemed like every designer was coming out with lawn print collections, and me being the eager shopper I was made sure to visit some of the top exhibitions. (Of course my cousins made fun of me for this - they… Continue reading Sania Maskatiya 2013 Lawn Collection
I'm blogging as I get a pedicure (note: blogging while getting a pedicure is awesome). This particular pedicure is for my bridal shower tomorrow (yay! And, stay tuned), but today I wanted to blog about taking half of my bridal party (4/8) girls to Gerrard Street East (little India!) to get their measurements taken for… Continue reading Bridal Party Sari Fitting
When I was in Pakistan this March I ended up going to Mehdi's bridal boutique in Defense after falling in love with his ready to wear collection on MM Alam. A troop of young girls who couldn't possibly have been over the age of 15 greeted us at the studio, but seemed to be sworn… Continue reading Bridal by Mehdi (This is not my wedding dress!)
One of the first things I did in Pakistan was make my Khala (aunt) find the old suitcases with all my mom's wedding clothes in them. What's better than playing dress up with your mom's vintage wedding wear?! Her dress was made of a heavy tissue material which when reflecting the light looked various shades… Continue reading My mother’s wedding dress
This is what happens when you have a sister who is ten years your senior...she dresses you up as a Pakistani child bride when you're 7 and she's 17...lol, sigh. Let's hope I'll look a little happier on the actual day!!
Ok so a while ago I wrote about the dolki (traditional pre-wedding girls event!) that my cousin's threw for me in the homeland, and promised pics, here they are!:
What better time to pen a post than when one feels nostalgic about the subject?And how I do! For Liberty, the main shopping bazaar in Gulberg, Lahore, the heart of the city's commercial/shopping area.Yes: shopping in Pakistan can be frustrating, things take time, shopkeepers don't always keep their promises, it's hot and tiring... but I… Continue reading Liberty! (Clothing Edition).