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Everyday Asia – 17th Quarter Summary

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Who counts 17 quarters? Seriously?!

Quarterly updates was a tradition I began years ago – once a quarter share a bit on what is happening both in real life and a blog recap. So four and a quarter years later, I may not be regular but Everyday Asia is still around!

So what’s up?

I already shared the biggest news of all – getting married in Manitoba! Which sparked a bit of travel to London, Winnipeg (Canada), back to London, Mumbai, on to Singapore and finally back home. Not much has changed, with a few minor exceptions!

I also shared work has been busy… keeping me exceedingly pre-occupied pre and post wedding, surfacing only 2nd week of August. Reflections on one aspect of such projects led to my sharing The numbers game aka “When 1 + 2 doesn’t = 3” (or elephants have 2 trunks!). I’ve since shifted gears back to the regular activities and efforts, much neglected with the project pressures.

Ms Zoe has had a gentleman caller – Mr Q. While these two felines may not be best friends, they did become fridge buddies and could be found scampering around the flat. Q has since gone back to his home, and Zoe has repeatedly demonstrated her happiness at having her home back!

On that front… we were given notice… Our beloved rental home was up for sale. Which prompted us to consider finding our own place. After  an initial check on the market, decided though prices have come down, what you get for what you pay still isn’t justified. So redirected our efforts to a rental flat. Found one… were about to sign… only to have our landlord announce he’d changed his mind!!?

As it made more sense to stay, we backed out (with much chagrin). What a weird, short but fascinating glimpse into the absurd Mumbai housing market. Sheesh!

We are taking advantage of a bit of a lull to continue to tackle reducing our clutter – move or no move – and catching up with friends. All in all a good quarter.

As for Everyday Asia? The top posts for the quarter are:

Given my other blog Whisky Lady has been prodigiously producing content, my last three monthly round up made it into the top 10 with Whisky Lady’s May 2017, June 2017 and July 2017 summaries. That blog has been blasting through all expectations with the range of whiskies sampled, now surpassing Everyday Asia with over 500 posts and over 3,000 followers – yowza!

While my Everyday Asia posting may be sporadic – little when busy with projects and a sudden burst when between gigs – it continues to fun sharing a few insights into the amusing, mad and sometimes remarkable life of a Canadian transplant in India!

Thank you as always for joining the journey…

Earlier updates:

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7 Comments

  1. Congrats! I hope your wedding day was an amazing one.

    Your landlord sounds kind of like me these days – I seemed to can’t make a decision and stick with it. 🙂

  2. You had me there Carissa :/ As you well know Nips and Pints are refered to as Quarters and halves I was expecting a rundown of your consumption in this piece 🙂 🙂
    Yeah who counts quarts as you say 🙂
    Congrats and Happiness to you guys. LOL
    Come will be happy to have you guys taking a break up here with me.in charming Champawat.

    • Hey Saikat,

      Yes indeed – nips ‘n pints are ‘quarters’ 🙂 As for the rundown on tastings for the month, just published that today!!!

      Many thanks for the congrats – its been quite a life ride. Little chance of a trip to Chmpawat in the near future but wishing you all the best!

  3. Hey Carissa, Belated, belated Hearty Congratulations for the new status!!!

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