I’m Emily Paul. A south Indian with a graduation in computer Science Engineering and a post-graduation in business management, married to the most understanding and encouraging soul, Stephen (Ste) and living in Auckland, New Zealand with 1 2-year-old little daughter, Elsa.
A Mom, an amateur singer, an educator, a traveler, a home-maker, a reader and a blogger (of course) – I enjoy every part of it. That’s a brief about me.
WHY THE MOM AND THE CITY?
Ste had worked in Auckland before wedding for few months. After a year of marriage, when I was 3 months pregnant with Elsa, Ste had to move to NZ for work. I couldn’t travel with Ste. Had to stay back in India for almost a year for delivery and post-delivery care. The separation was tough and when the time came for me and Elsa to move to NZ, it was even more difficult. I had no clue about the country, people, food and houses. The fear of raising Elsa in an unknown land seemed so hard where we had no relatives and no real friends except few colleagues of Ste.
New Zealand to me was just another country lies somewhere near Australia who has a very good cricket team until I married Ste. I don’t watch cricket. I haven’t watched “The Lord of the Rings movie” either except the making of the movie through some Facebook links. Now, think of my knowledge about the country. I am sure there might be many more Indians have the same knowledge as like mine. May be a little more than me. I am not judging!
I had hundreds of questions to ask on living, eating, weather, travelling, baby food etc. I have thrown all those questions about everything one by one on Ste. Ste, had one answer that “NZ is not Mars”. I had no clue of clearing other doubts then till getting into New Zealand.
The increased intensity of my reflections of understanding about living in New Zealand forced me to get connected with the “The Mom and the City” in helping others moving away from India. This blog is all about the explosions of inspirations and experiences on life and lifestyle of an Indian in New Zealand.
Keep on track with me and I am sure this long journey of mine might be a source of help for your move or just stay connected to know what and how it is to live in NZ.
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