I’m visiting some relatives from my dad’s side in Houston, TX for my Christmas/New Year’s break. Its the third city in U.S. that I have had the opportunity to visit (First two being San Francisco and Salt Lake City). Because of the big Pakistani community here, there’s always something going on. The evening I got here ( Dec 17th) there was a mehindi (pre-wedding ceremony) we went to. It had been over 4 months since I had attended a wedding. Even though the event ended after mid-night, it was worth the delicious food. The next night, we went to the “real” wedding ceremony. It was nice to see people from previous night again and by now, I had made one friend. He introduced me to his other friends. They all seemed cool.

I still have another 2 weeks here till I head back to BYU. I hope this break stays awesome!