We had hopes that when we took this assignment we’d get the opportunity to experience the Indian culture more than just from afar. Several months into the school year we learned of an event put on by ASB called Incredible India. It was an opportunity for the school community to embrace the local culture, dress in traditional Indian attire, and experience foods from all over the country.
We quickly went to the local mall and bought clothes for you three and me. Your mother ended up going shopping separately with a friend to find a Sari. Unfortunately she didn’t end up finding one, but instead found another Indian dress, which looked amazing. I guess she’ll end up with two traditional Indian outfits.
The night started out with a gathering at a friends place where met even more expats that we didn’t know. It’s a common theme, and each time makes me grateful for the opportunity to experience such a great group of people from all over the world.
The pre-party gave you all time to run around and play before we took you to the event…which actually turned into more running around.
The event was held at the secondary school campus which took about 45 minutes to an hour to reach from Powai. We left just as the event was starting and arrived fashionably late, although there were still plenty of people who arrived after we did. Yeah I usually watch this when we are late to an event, it’s a bad habit.
Held in the back of the school, the even had foods from all over India, local vendors selling deserts and hand made craft, and performances by students, faculty, and parents. Within 5 minutes of entering the event the boys found friends and proceeded to run around for the rest of the night. We’re not the parents who allow for such things in crowded events, but the place was enclosed, covered with security, and there were already dozens of kids running around. So when you can’t beat em…
The food was amazing, the entertainment was great, and everyone had a great time. I look forward to next year.
Mom and Dad