• White cow on a beach in Chennai India.

    Day Trip to Mahabalipuram

    Happy lunar new year! I’m starting the lunar calendar documenting the final day of Shasha’s and my trip to India last June. We spent it revisiting asian art history via a day tour to Mahabalipuram. This trip was booked at the service counter at New Woodlands Hotel the previous day, which included a private car rental to shuttle us directly from the hotel to wherever we wanted to go. I’m so not a day person though. By the way, that’s an amusing Threadless t-shirt I own titled ‘Cowboys and Indians‘ – you know, in an alternate history. Shasha and I had breakfast at Krishna Restaurant located right inside the hotel. This was where Rohit…

  • Shopping in India outfit: Cotton On top, Uniqlo UV straw hat, RV Designs silk duck hunt scarf, Uniqlo grey jogger pants, Taobao grey socks, Zalora shoes.

    Shopping in Chennai

    Shasha and I had two free days after the wedding in Chennai. Our first free day was spent hanging out with Mr. Anthony and his family. Mr. Anthony was Shasha’s colleague back in Singapore, but his family lives in Chennai and he has the cutest daughter! She was originally very shy and quiet, but after she warmed up during lunch, we saw firsthand the meaning of the word ‘rambunctious’. Mr. Anthony and his family picked us up at our lodgings in a rented taxi and we headed to a very ritzy Grand Chennai by GRT Hotels for lunch. It was a feast, and by all accounts we were pretty filled up after…

  • Bed head.

    Monsoon Wedding in Chennai

    I had the privilege of attending a wedding in Chennai a few (read: six) months ago. Shasha’s friend Divya held a traditional Brahmin wedding ceremony there, and Shasha didn’t want to travel to India alone, so I jumped at the chance of this pilgrimage of sorts. The both of us had never attended an Indian wedding before either, so this was an experience of firsts for the both of us. Rohit, Divya’s fiancé, picked us up at the airport and so off we went in a taxi to what would be our lodgings for the next five days at New Woodlands Hotel. We were briefed on what to expect for our…