Something I’ve learned over the past few years is that Indian weddings vary widely. Every single one I’ve been to has been different – customs vary between region and country, and the celebrations I attended last month for one of my high school friends were particularly amusing because she’s the most Westernised of our group. Much like I eyerolled my way through a brief tea ceremony the day before my wedding, she endured all the rituals without really knowing what was going on or what to expect.
I wonder what the next generation of weddings will look like. As we discussed with some of their parents, as time goes on, those customs get amended or diluted. Traditions are forgotten, not passed down, or simply fall by the wayside in modern times. My friends all married within their culture, but who knows – their kids may well end up in interracial marriages. Indian wedding rituals are so beautiful, lively, and colourful, though, that even blended with others, I’m sure they will be spectacular no matter what.
Links I loved this week include:
A bunch of RTW bloggers break down their budgets (and predictably get slammed for spending too much in the comments – YAWN)
The perks of travelling with the love of your life
There’s a difference between livable vs visitable cities (Auckland is definitely the former)
A tale of trying to buy property in Auckland (for non-Aucklanders: Kelston is supposedly an up-and-coming suburb but has never quite made it and probably never will; and most houses are sold by auction)
Should Budget and the Beach leave LA? Weigh in here
Here’s how to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a single 30-something
Stephany articulates SO MUCH about what I experience as an introvert
Fuzzy about what rape culture is? Me too, so read this
I too was more influenced by real-life beautiful girls at school than models in the media
But on that note, I’m feeling a bit let down by our usually awesome national airline – asking people to work for free and going the swimsuit model advertising route – is it a coincidence that all these things happened after former CEO Rob Fyfe’s departure?
Why you should work harder on yourself than your job
Design Sponge explains how the blogging world has changed, including the fact that commenting died in 2013, or at least took a big hit, and how generally our internet consumption changing. Food for thought for both my day job and hobby…
Finally, apparently American universities are moving away from the roommate model (intriguing – we don’t really have this in NZ – I think at uni halls you get your own room, usually? That said most people share a house/flat as adults and it’s rare to live alone – we have very few apartments)