You know when you really gotta say something?
Back in March 2011, I really had to say something. Can’t remember what about. Or whose post I was responding to. Most likely it had something to do with South Asia, women, my mum or my relationship, but such minor details remain hazy. All I remember is my gung-ho excitement about…well, just saying it.
Hundreds of rushed, jumbled words later, I couldn’t wait to hit the ‘Post Comment’ button when the internet informed me I couldn’t comment unless I was a blogger myself!
Of course nothing was going to stop me at this stage. I rushed to WordPress, set up an account, came up with a random name, and then a random number when the URL with that name was taken, and with great satisfaction, saw my comment magically appear in the blogosphere.
Phew, what a relief!
But hang on a second…suddenly, I had a blog.
If I had my time again, I would put more thought into the setup, and come up with a sexier blog name and URL (or at least try to!). But at the end of the day, regardless of name, this blog has continued thanks to some of things I love: my partner L, writing, and everything South Asia.
Before (unwittingly) starting taswin12, I was drawn into the blogosphere by a fantastic group of writers, mostly in western/South Asian couplings, sharing their intercultural relationship experiences. You will find them on my Blogroll. I am rather ambivalent about the term ‘intercultural’, because I feel like it can put me into a box. Still, I resonate strongly with many of the issues being discussed by fellow bloggers. My posts usually swing between the topic of my family (my parents migrated to Australia from South Asia in the 80s), or the topic of my relationship (which undoubtedly falls under the ‘intercultural’ label). In keeping faith with the birth of this blog, I often write in response to the thoughts of others.