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I have been married for almost two weeks and as everyone says life has taken a different direction by 180 degrees...But I believe we both have been pretty cool about it till now...
Also I realized there is a lot of stuff I thought I knew about him, but didn't know :) Like he drinks a lot of tea when he is at his mom's place, doesn't like much sugar with tea and always prefer ginger tea ( I have been hopeless in learning to make Ginger tea). I am more surprised about the tea part because of the innumerous coffees and teas we had together before marriage.
A short trip to Andamans was another highlight of the last two weeks, though the pain of losing almost 250 photos due to a corrupted memory card in our brand new Nikon DSLR is still pinching us.I pacified my husband at that point by saying we can very well recover them by using software, but we have lost hope in that direction by now. I tried snorkeling and watching the coral reefs through glass bottom boat. The former was a great experience, but returned back soon as the experience was a bit too scary for me.
I also realized that sun rises too early in Andamans for our liking. It happens at around 4 O'clock in the morning. I feel funny when I confess that we didn't watch even a single sun rise or a sun set after spending 4 nights there in hotels with beaches next to it.
The return flights - Port Blair to Chennai and Chennai to Bangalore were quite a bit turbulent due to the onset of monsoon in India. We both were totally scared by the bumpy ride through the thick clouds. I am sure that we will think twice before planning an air trip in rainy season. Somehow turbulent weather while sitting inside an aeroplane didn't go well with us.
I am also trying to get used to the way my husband calls me by my first name "Elizabeth" unlike what he used to call me before "Eli". Unfortunately 'Eli' in Malayalam (my mother tongue) refers to mice and his eldest uncle has specifically instructed him not to call me like that.
One of the dilemmas of being a working wife would be about cooking. Till date after marriage, I have only cooked bread toast and bull's eye which was on special request from my hubby. Somehow all the cooking was done by either my mom or his mom and I never got an opportunity to cook :)
Coming onto the main topic of this blog, I have not been able to read much after my marriage. Constant travel was the villian. I did manage to read a few pages of the The Last Temptation of Christ by Nikos Kazantzaktis and Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro and half of Chanakya's Chant by Ashwin Sanghi.