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Monday, April 5, 2021

Culture Talks with Reagan Gavin and Eisha Sarkar

Me: Who wears a Rolex nowadays! 🙄
He: Exactly. It's so 80s. My father worked in Kuwait and once he came back with a Rolex and at that time it was like, "Yes, I've got a Rolex."
Me: And did he get the bottles of Scotch too in the suitcase?
He: Not Scotch. It's Skaaaach 
Me: 😂😂😂
He: You know in Portuguese they have a word for the five-litre bottle with a handle. It's called garrafa. It's almost like a jug
Me: Ah yes, I know that
He: So the friends would come in. There would be roasted and salted cashews and Skaaaach. 
Me: That sounds a lot like the cantonment life in Pune
He: And... There would be Engelbert Humperdinck. You know Engelbert Humperdinck?
Me: Uh... Yes but no.
He: That and Jim Reeves
Me: I listen to Jim Reeves' Christmas album sometimes
He: 😀 In Konkani, the word for sleep is "jem". So it's not Jim Reeves, it's Jem Reeves 😀😀😀 And oh yes, Pavarotti. They'll put you to sleep
Me: 😀 You know, Pavarotti in Bengali means bread
He: 😂😂😂😂

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