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

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

Travel

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

Art and Crafts · Travel

Giving Museums A Chance

What if you went to a museum and the exhibits were dusty, turning color and rusting? What if the displays never changed? What if captions barely told you anything about the piece of art? Would you ever go back? Growing up I rarely went to museums.  Despite museums, having some beautiful works of art, the… Continue reading Giving Museums A Chance

Immigrant stories

Dependent In An Independent Country

I have been wondering what is the best way to put this out there. And then I read Kriss Carr’s, “Crazy Sexy Love Notes,” which basically said I should tell the truth. Not that I was planning on lying, but this just gave me the push I wanted. I moved to New York, to America… Continue reading Dependent In An Independent Country

Art and Crafts

Andy Warhol Is Everywhere

Every since I first heard of Andy Warhol in Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, I have seen his name in every museum I have been to. I read on the placard by his work that he was a silk screen printer. My ignorant self had no idea what that was. While I saw his name… Continue reading Andy Warhol Is Everywhere

Art and Crafts

Performing Art- A Good Deal

It is absolutely exhilarating to come out of a theater having watched performers act live. My mind feels at peace having spent two hours or more completely immersed in a show. My lips repeat the dialogues and songs that will over taken my being for the next few hours. I laugh about the scenes from the show,… Continue reading Performing Art- A Good Deal