by Veena Davis (Singapore) | Jun 13, 2011 | India, Motherhood, Working Mother, World Interviews, World Moms Blog Writer Interview
Where in the world do you live? And, are you from there?
I now live in a City known as the ‘Garden of India’ – the famous city of Bangalore (or “Bengaluru” the politically correct name today). I came here a little over 5 months ago on account of my job change.
However, I was born and brought up in the Kingdom of Kuwait, then did my graduation and post grad in India. And my place was the little southern state of Kerala, known as ‘God’s own Country’ in tourist brochures 🙂
What language(s) do you speak?
Well, I speak a little of this, and that. My mother tongue is Malayalam (which is also a palindrome by the way, the only language which is a palindrome). I also speak English, and have a working knowledge of Hindi and Tamil (enough to haggle with the auto-rickshaw drivers). I can also read and write the Arabic script. I am not that great at picking up language speech and do better with their scripts. (more…)
Veena has experienced living in different climes of Asia - born and brought up in the hot Middle East, and a native of India from the state known as God’s Own Country, she is currently based in the tropical city-state of Singapore. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Several years ago, she came across World Moms Network (then World Moms Blog) soon after its launch, and was thrilled to become a contributor. She has a 11-year old son and a quadragenarian husband (although their ages might be inversed to see how they are with each other sometimes). ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ On a professional front, she works in the financial sector - just till she earns enough to commit to her dream job of full-time bibliophile. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ You can also find Veena at her personal blog, Merry Musing. ⠀
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by World Moms Blog | Jun 10, 2011 | Canada, Childhood, Eva Fannon, Family, Family Travel, Friday Question, India, Kids, Mexico, Poland, Polish Mom Photographer, Salma, Technology, Third Eye Mom, Transportation, Travel, USA
This week’s Friday Question comes from World Moms Blog writer Maggie Ellison. She asked our writers,
“What is one of your favorite childhood memories?”
Read on to see what some of our World Moms had to say…
Dr. Lanham of Arizona, USA writes:
“My favorite childhood memory is sitting with my grandfather on my grandparent’s front porch in Indiana while it rained. We would have a soda, sit in the swing and watch the rain fill up the lake across the street. I’ll never forget it!”
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