Originally posted by Hsp.canada
Wow! Some discussion you ladies had, from education to banana bread.
Anu: I went to convent ( all girls ) & DAV ( co-Ed) school, from singing hyms to doing Arya samaj
tell me about the uniform woes
winter it use to be nice with the blazer summer was horrible with white skirt & white shirt with red tie( we should say red & white pehane walo ki baat hi alag hai)
Man on man those schools just churned kids into rote machines. If u didn't get into a med school or engineering school then your name was not published on the first page of the annual magazine.
Humbleness is acutely missing in us Indian. Bragging is the part of our culture. We did this and that. No ethics. Whenever I cross jersey city (Newport area) in NJ. I feel as if I am back in Delhi. Women are busy showing of their LV's and shopping at NM, Saks(coach is so cheap even my house cleaner as it) I have heard it. Men are boasting of their jobs and how wisely they have invested in stocks. Kids don't even get me started on that, they do this & that I pay 20k for kindergarten and they are preparing them for Stevens for first grade. I think there are 4 kumon & Sylan center in 3 miles radius. I never thought I will feel suffocated among Indians but I do. Bragging bragging is all we do.
I have stopped making banana bread or rather I have been banned
Agreed that boasting is in our desis blood...I guess the colonized mind, oneupmanship is what gets them going, but I also hate it when Caucasians continue to generalize Indians. Their knowledge about what india is is so limited that it irritates me sometimes. And itS not the general populace, even politicians and people one would assume would have some level of GK. When I moved to Canada, goras would condescendingly assume that I have lived here forever because I spoke English well... It would
really piss me off . you are from india, you must be thrilled to move here...Uff! But then there are all these desis who can't stop gloating over their mega homes and how much money they are making and what kind of cars they are driving...REALLY???? .
Went to someone's house many years ago, they had built a brand new home...all fancy with top of the line fixtures. They had a jacuzzi in one of their bathrooms, but I was horrified to find they were using it for storing bags of onions, toilet rolls and other stuff. Can you imagine!