I tried to do a version of this series a while ago but somehow never really kept up (real answer: procrastination). But here I am resuscitating it into existence with a new face (plastic surgery for blog posts) and inviting you all to come join me in kicking off this totally new (that’s a lie) series called Chai Talk. Drummers in the house, I need a tiny drum-roll, thanks.
So Chai Talk is going to be about us talking to each other (that wasn’t evident at all) with chai and/or your beverage of choice. I’ll try to do this once a month, perhaps first Monday of every month? We’ll see how it goes. We’ll pick one topic and discuss its brains out. Sometimes we’ll talk frivolous, sometimes serious.
For the first one, I want to get to know you guys. I’ve been wanting to ask some basic facts from all of you since quite some time and then this idea came to me and I bunched it all together.
So tell me about yourselves. Anything you want. What do you do, how old you are, are you single/married/divorced/widowed, boy or girl, are you an animal lover, stay-at-home mom/working mom/childfree, what do you love, where do you live, ANYTHING YOU’D LOVE TO SHARE.
And since you pretty much know the basic facts about me already, I’m going to tell you five things about myself that I’ve possibly never shared before and then we move on to you.
1. I passionately love the rain.
2. I wish I knew how to swim but I’m too lazy to learn it.
3. My dad used to make thick milk coffee for me every morning for breakfast when I lived at home. He’d have it ready for me when I’d wake up and always give it in this red nescafe mug that I was obsessed with for no reason. I broke it right before moving to Karachi. When he brought some of my stuff over later to my new place, there was an exact replacement mug in my things for my new home.
4. I’ve become very spiritual over the last few years.
5. I love pugs.
I’d love it if you picked a name/alias even if you’re commenting anonymously and kept it consistent throughout this series, that way I’d be able to identify you better and we can become best friends and braid each others’ hair and shit (unless you’re a guy with uber short hair in which case I am open to discussion).
Bring out your chai and let’s go.