Asian Finesse | The Culture

I think it's great to be flawed. I am hugely flawed, and I like it this way. That's the fun of life. You fall, get up, make mistakes, learn from them, be human and be you. - Priyanka Chopra

Figuring out life
The Culture
The Foundation
Deep in thought
Striving for better
Child of an immigrant
Can you relate?
The acceptance 
Before expression
Art as an escape
From the cruel reality
On the other side
Is the grass really greener?
I think not
It's an illusion they sell
Enchanting our thoughts 
Stuck in a 9 to 5
Barely surviving
Is this what we call life? 
These are just thought in my mind

Living in a country that's situated in the western hemisphere occasionally a disconnect occurs when culture is involved which shouldn't be the case at all. However, it is very much a reality, I question myself as to why is this the case? With different languages, ethnicities and fashion styles we're already against the norm, in order to balance, we may try to fit into the crowd and not appear to be the outsider. Or perhaps we weren't exposed to the culture nor interested in self-educating about the history. There are numerous factors and variables to consider in each instance. 

Admittedly, at different stages of my life, these reasons were accurate. Though adoring the lavish Punjabi culture, I would have to think twice about wearing traditional clothing, the music I listened to around my peers or the food I ate which was alien to those around me. Story time: when I first moved into my area all those years ago, it was predominantly white, attending school became difficult as I was bullied for having a different complexion to the other children. What was I experiencing? My young mind couldn't comprehend. This had never been an issue before, yet it mattered, it mattered to them and it mattered now. Not only did it affect my happiness, it also made me feel uncomfortable about my own culture, in hindsight, it's quite foolish but welcome to the beginning of the disconnect.

When I think of my culture, three things stand out to me, bright colours, spirited individuals and conversation starters. We all need to research about our histories, expand our knowledge and discover who we truly are. Happiness comes from appreciation, if you can't find joy then your misery is inevitable and deserved. Read here five things I appreciate in my happiness series. There are more similarities than differences, hence why I decided to create a t-shirt (apart of the Lioness collection) with a slogan that boldly states: We. Are. One. To end, I mentioned on Twitter recently, I want to spice up my blog with some Punjabi culture, whether that's through outfits, music or wish lists, be on the lookout for more culture popping up, this is just the beginning. Honestly, I'm excited to execute some of the projects that I've thought of around this theme. If you would like to collaborate just e-mail me at

What do you love about the Indian culture?

Until next time, stay blessed and classy,

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