Immigrant stories · Lifestyle

My First Snow

Saturday’s snow in the North East ( of The United States) reminded me of my experiences with snow. My first snow here, in the country I have chosen to call home, was filled with anticipation, joy, excitement followed by pain, tears and discomfort, and then again sheer ecstasy! If you have been reading my blogs,… Continue reading My First Snow

Travel

To The NYC Tourist

There’s more to New York than Central Park or seeing Time Square when it’s dark. One World Trade does not a New York make neither is the number one dessert Carlos’ cake. Macy isn’t where we usually shop nor do we frequent the Empire State’s top. Fifth Ave isn’t our usual route nor is Wall… Continue reading To The NYC Tourist

America · Ask Tara · Lifestyle

How To Heat An Apartment In Winter

I am always cold! What do I do? As the weather gets cooler and then turns to cold, I start figuring out what needs to be done to keep myself cosy and comfortable at home. What needs to be brought out from storage? What needs cleaning and when to weather strip my windows ( some… Continue reading How To Heat An Apartment In Winter

America · Immigrant stories

Fall Guide For A New Comer

As I started to feel more and more at home  in the United States, I realized that it had was because of my familiarity with the seasons. Getting used to seasons is not just about getting used to the hot and cold weather nor the erratic weather that comes in between. For me, it’s about… Continue reading Fall Guide For A New Comer

Travel

A Few Hours In Sacramento

I spent only a few hours in Sacramento and despite all the history, museums and government buildings, I decided to simply wander around some of the streets in historic Sacramento and peek into some shopping and residential areas of the city. I like to get the feel of the city and going to see ‘sights,’… Continue reading A Few Hours In Sacramento

Ask Tara · Travel

Dream To Move To New York City

I am 17, I live in Oklahoma my dream is to move to NYC. Do you have any advice? It looks so beautiful there. My Answer– I too like many others, had this dream. In 2010, I was lucky enough to visit New York City like so may others, I Fell In Love with the… Continue reading Dream To Move To New York City

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Visit Placerville – A Historic Town In Northern California

Entering from the barren, dry grassy hills of El Dorado Hills, into Placerville (pronounced plaa-ser-ville) is quite a treat to the eyes. Almost suddenly I am transported into a land with beautiful, tall Pine, Oak and Fir trees. Not just are the hills greener and the sky more blue and welcoming, all of a sudden… Continue reading Visit Placerville – A Historic Town In Northern California

Art and Crafts

An Artist Without A Signature

I have no training in art, I trained in Math cause I thought that was smart. I guess alls well it played it’s part, It helped me come to NYC for a fresh start. I taught in a school and had no time to learn, weather it was art, lifestyles of about trees and ferns.… Continue reading An Artist Without A Signature

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New Yorkers Travel 350 Days A Year

If you are fortunate enough to live in New York, like I do, you know that vacation is when you stop sightseeing and doing new things. You stop seeing new things only for two weeks of the year, basically when you are on vacation. If you do not live here, you will just have to… Continue reading New Yorkers Travel 350 Days A Year