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A visit to the Little India in Bangkok is an explosion of colors and during the time of Diwali, it's even more so. Located in the old parts of Bangkok city, I have vivid memories of my visits here as a young girl. The three decades old samosa stall, the Indian provision store, the Royal India restaurant, and my grandfather's three generations old cloth shop...these are all part of the fabric of Phaurat Road in Little India, Bangkok. Check out my instastories to see my travel adventures off the beaten path and a different side of #Bangkok.
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What's the moral of the story of Pinochio, Mama? Never tell lies, kid! Especially to your Mama! 😂😂
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We had the best time exploring the fairytale-themed garden at the Pattaya Sheep Farm! Well worth a trip if you want a quick getaway from #Bangkok city. Check out my instastories of my trip to #Pattaya (1.5 hrs outside Bangkok).
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Had the best time at the Pattaya Sheep Farm today, a definite child-friendly place to visit on your way to the Pattaya beach getaway. It's just a short drive out from Bangkok city. You get to feed the sheep, goats, and alpaca, do pony rides, visit a fairytale theme park, and take lots of cutesy pics. Krishnav was over the moon. Now let's see if the next couple days at Pattaya match up to his awesome day today. *
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It started off as a flight of fancy. I was filled with wide-eyed wonder and bubbling excitement over living in a place like NYC. The “city” was where I got introduced to the awesomeness of food truck chowing and the fanciness of Michelin star dining. Before New York, I was a Broadway virgin, a subway snob, a kati roll non-believer, a driver instead of a street walker. It was in New York where I tried and got addicted to aerial yoga, Cross Fit, and U.S. Marine-style bootcamps. New York was the culprit behind me trading my Texan cowboy boots and laidback grad student attire for a more uptown look. There was just so much to see and do that I desperately wanted a way to capture all these experiences. A platform where I could pen down my thoughts and share them. And that’s how Urban Mantra was born.
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Talking on the bloggity blog about how I started blogging 5 years ago, how my blog has evolved, and why I continue to blog. Yes, I literally used 'blog' 5 times in a sentence. Check out my link in profile!
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This poor kiddo was handled by his crazy mother in various sitting and lying postions with dandiya sticks shoved in his hands...just to get the right picture! But hey, the festive season is upon us and I had to capture this cutie in his kurta for the first time. Priorities!! (Check out my instastories for funny outtakes)
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While I'm not very religious myself, I do enjoy and believe in getting the kids excited about our cultural celebrations, teaching them about our gods, and instilling good values. Being in a multicultural & multiethnic society like Singapore is a blessing because everyone recognizes and celebrates the different religious festivals, like Diwali, Eid, and Christmas. All this helps to develop a sense of cultural identity and connectivity to one's heritage while at the same time creating an appreciation and awareness of other cultures. In this world, we could all use a little more acceptance and love. *
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Dandiya sticks pictured here were made by this boy's older brother using @tokabox which was a huge hit!
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Sporting a fall-ish look in a tropical country: faux leather skirt + @myglobaldesi tribal-print crop top. Well, it works because the weather has actually gotten cooler with the daily monsoon rains here. Also, I'm doing a little dance because I could fit into this skirt which I had bought in my first trimester of pregnancy. Could it be that my squat-lunge-plank challenge is working? #littlewinsinlife
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Krishnav (sees me putting on my sneakers): Mama, where are you going?
Me: Just headed to the gym, baby. I'll be back very soon.
Krishnav: Wait, I want to give you a hug (hugs me). I will miss you Mama.
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This little boy is not so little anymore as he turns 4 today. He will eventually outgrow this innocence and may even outgrow me. But for now, all I want to do is hold on tight to these moments and keep his sweet words and gestures etched in my memory. Happy Birthday kiddo. Stay your sweet, loving, funny, and witty self! *
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Little Arjun turned 3 months today. He gives gooey, heart-melting smiles, wiggles happily when he sees colorful toys, listens obligingly to my out-of-tune singing, and loves to be held and cuddled. Yup, he's pretty sweet. *
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Right in the heart of Orchard Road shopping district in Singapore lies a small nook called Emerald Hill. It's lined with heritage Perenakan houses. Perenakan refers to the Chinese-born Malays who developed their own sub-culture, cuisine, and distinct architecture. I simply love the colorful designs of their homes and walking through Emerald Hill gives you a flavor of their culture. You simply have to turn into this small street...
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Not gonna lie - the tummy bulge that resulted after my delivery bothers me. After 2 babies, my core has taken a beating. Not to mention the mild diastasis (abdominal wall separation) that I have, which many women experience after child birth but don't even realize they have or know how to remedy! It will take a whole lot of effort in the form of diet & specific exercise to bring my abs back to normal. But I'm determined! Post-delivery body recovery begins and I'll be sharing snippets along the way. Stay tuned. #FitMom #FitnessFirst #Fitness
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Life with a newborn and a toddler: How to balance time with both! Almost 3 months into my role as a mommy of two, I share some of the practical approaches that have worked for me. Would love to hear back from the other moms out there! New post up on the blog & link in profile. *
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Casual, non-blogger look about town! 😀 Let's be real - those photos that we bloggers put up on social media are not always reflective of reality. In efforts to get that one perfect picture, we do multiple takes...a jut of the hip here, a pout there, a far off distant look thrown in for good measure. The blogging world is a wonderful platform to play with our creative side, step outside our comfort zone (whether it's fashion or otherwise), build friendships, and learn new things. But let's also try to keep it real for each other. My hair is oily and tied up, I'm hiding my makeup-less face behind sunglasses, and these are my home clothes that I just dressed up with nice flats and a bag on my rush to leave home for a lunch meetup! #KeepItReal