Friday, 4 April 2014

Cultures' Chord in My Life

Many of you already understood or are yet to be introduced to the fact that me and my husband belong to different countries, religions and languages. Lately I have firmly decided that with our family expansion I would need to make my blog a place to share this incredible experience as a mother of a mixed child :) I am thrilled at the thought of it, I am a little scared whether we will be able to inculcate in him/her that consciousness of being so much enriched by belonging to two worlds. I am sure it all will be all right and natural. So the blog name I am finally choosing shall reflect that hey, we are a mixed family, one of many such in the world, but one of a kind at the same time, because our story is so precious and unique for us first of all. 
Taking into account all your huge response to two latest posts, valuable suggestions and experiences, and considering my own preferences and my D's opinion that he actually likes my current blog's name too but yea, I can carry on with the proposed names... I have finally chosen this one "Cultures' Chord by Hindustanka". The URL has not been touched, and the new name is combining the good old and a new idea. Was I way too worried for this? Haha, but I feel relieved and happy, and now can expand blog's themes a little more and discuss questions of a cultural blend which arise in my head all the time and what will help me to understand things better. I was thinking of this idea when first started this blog, but it shifted in some other dimension. Now let me take a leave and wish you all a Happy Weekend!
And a quote I liked a lot:
"I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry" - Rita Rudner. I want to believe it, my D has one ear stud, hehe :)

29 comments:

  1. Love your final quote today! Your new blog name says it all. Even when I married a Dutchman 34 years ago, that was a "culture shock" to me and my American family. Our son was the "dutch cousin" to my American family and the "little American" to our Duch family. He used that to his advantage even to get into an excellent university in the US. Look forward to your blog! Hugs, Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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    1. Thanks Linda! Yes, that is what I like about it - you feel belonging to both cultures, yet can create a third one! Hugs back at you!

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  2. Rita Rudner cracks me up. I love the name of your blog, and I agree you probably shouldn't touch the URL. That's where most people seem to run into major problems! I am looking forward to your posts about both your cultures and your child is lucky to experience them.

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    1. I am glad of it Jojo, and yes, let URL remain as it is :) Thanks and I am excited to start something new!

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  3. I think the new blog name you have chosen is a good one. Enjoy your weekend. :)

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    1. Thanks Debi! Enjoy your weekend too!

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  4. Great new blog name! And yes, you can combine two cultures in your family successfully -- we do it all the time here in multicultural Canada!

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    1. We heard a lot about great cultural mix in Canada! Thanks Debra :)

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  5. Love the new name. I would love to send you a baby gift. If you will e-mail me with your address. Boy or girl? Or are you going to be surprised.
    Contact info on my blog.

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    1. Thanks Charlotte! :) I appreciate so your wish, but it is really ok. Otherwise I feel like I am asking people to send me smth, lol, as you are not the first one wishing to do so.Thanks a lot!

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  6. Hey Anna,
    I totally love the new name you've chosen. Its just apt.
    And your quote is great. hahaha I will send it to a cousin of mine who has an ear-piercing ;-)
    Your kid is going to be a wonderful blend of the two worlds.
    Take care!!
    Hugs!!
    Ranjitha

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    1. Hi Ranjitha! I am glad, phew, that me readers like it! hehe. It took me a while to figure out the name.
      Yea, do send it to him, I shall share with my husband too as he hasn't time to read this post yet.

      take care and have a great weekend!

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  7. I love the new name, your reasons for it, and like Linda (above) I love the quote. I shall be all over it and will spread the word when the site is up. I'm sure many others will want to participate/visit. And, of course, I shall share bits of my own experience with the Little Princess, who is being raised by a Pagan, an Atheist, a Jew and a Christian. Things get really creative for the child, every now and again, lol!

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    1. Thanks Magaly! Your cultural mix sounds even "mixier" than ours! I love it! I can imagine Little Princess's life in such a diversity, she will get so much good out of it.

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  8. Hi! *13 paws waving*...and Mummy Janey popping to in say hello from all of us at the Maple Syrup Mob and REAL Maple Syrup Mob xxxxx

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    1. Hii, lovely cats! :) Thanks for stopping by and following! meow!

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  9. I'm glad you have decided on something you are happy with Anna it sounds good to me. I think having two cultures enriches the lives of my children, they can speak fluently in two languages and can quickly adapt and feel comfortable in any situation, I'm sure your little one will be the same. :)

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    1. Thanks for support too Linda! We will make this journey as enjoyable as possible, I am sure it is going to be such!

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  10. Hi

    Do what makes you happy. Do what pleases you. Never leave those `what if' feelings tolinger on. Good. A new beginning. Am sure it is very much within a family as to how to mould a child, what values we give them. All the best dear.

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    1. yes, yes, I did it! I am so glad you liked it and I hope I can bring something interesting for all!

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  11. I like the new name ;o) It's excellent! The quote is fantastic! Made me smile ;o) Have a great weekend ;o)

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    1. I am happy now :) Glad you liked it too Stacy! I will search more of her quotes now :) Have a great weekend too!

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  12. Congratulations! Wishing you all the very best and hope you have a exciting time ahead with the lovely changes coming in your personal and blog lives :)
    Love

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    1. Oh Thanks Sangeetha! I feel like I have done smth really great :)hehe
      Love to you too!

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  13. The blog says it all finally and I'm sure the exciting part has just begun :)

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    1. Oho...I feel big responsibility now, Evu. Thanks!

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  14. Haha, that quote is funny :)
    I like the turn you are taking with this blog, sounds interesting!

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  15. I like your new blog name. Wish you all the success.

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  16. Nice new name, Anna, and it's fine that you're happy with it now :-). Funny quote!
    Happy Easter greetings
    Nata

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