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Hello, I am Kiran Srivastava. Commonly known as the Chatterbox in the family. Ten years ago, I met Tarun (the Hubby) and we instantaneously fell in love. Our life so far, has been a roller coaster ride. From Malaysia and India, we begun our journey as husband and wife to America.

I started blogging our journey since 2007 for our families back in our homelands. When we are not busy blogging, you will find me working on recipes, photography, learning web designing, indulging in occasional twittering & facebooking!

Admittedly, I am a scatter-brained, often forgetful and not willing to admit that I am over 30 years old now. I am always 29 πŸ™‚ But I love my husband, our family, life and living abroad – not that it has anything to do with Ricky Gervais’s show.

Some random facts about yours truly:

  • Born in the land of Malaysia, truly Asia on April 6th.
  • 3rd child of 4 in the family. I have two elder sisters and one little (brat) brother.
  • Completed my MBA via distance learning. It’s not easy, but I did it.
  • Love to cook, eat and feed others.
  • It’s been a while since I’ve jungle trekked.
  • Love traveling, swimming, cycling, reading and recipe testing.
  • Been caught with drama/serials/tv series bug lately. GLEE fan. Huge.

Click here to read more about me. And be sure to subscribe to us so you’re notified as soon as we have had the chance to get more of our lives published. I meant, our story.

Living abroad is like a new birth to life. Learning to take baby steps all over again.


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1 amreekandesi December 10, 2008 at 7:52 PM

Thanks for the praise for my humble blog, and the blogroll mention. You are on my blogroll now.

Look forward to reading more of your posts.

me: Welcome! Thank You Amreekandesi for visiting C h a t t e r B o x and adding us on your blogroll πŸ™‚ Count me in as one of your regular readers.


2 Aathira December 17, 2008 at 6:44 AM

I forgot to mention, you’re on my blog roll too πŸ˜€

me: Thanks for adding us on your blog roll Aathira πŸ˜€


3 Sunny December 18, 2008 at 12:58 AM

For some reason,
Your blog doesn’t show up on Google chrome.

me: Welcome Sunny, and Thank you for visiting C h a t t e r B o x! I would look into this matter and email a reply to you. Do return for more Chat’s πŸ™‚


4 knowledgetoday March 31, 2009 at 6:04 AM

I love your site. Keep it up !


5 Kiran August 29, 2009 at 1:49 AM

Welcome, and thank you for visiting our blog knowledgetoday πŸ™‚ Glad you liked it and do return for more Chat’s.

Apologies, but I had to re-reply to you comment as all previous comments were deleted without warning.


6 Mahak August 30, 2009 at 5:23 AM

love the new blog!!! loveddddddddd it


7 Kiran September 9, 2009 at 8:28 PM

Thanks Mahak πŸ˜€


8 dinu November 7, 2009 at 10:06 AM

cool ! you bought thesis !! congrats !


9 Kiran November 10, 2009 at 11:06 PM

Thanks! It was long overdue! But so worth it πŸ™‚


10 Sunny Bhasin November 23, 2009 at 11:51 PM

Nice blog Kiran πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
The photos are great great , i will surely use it for my upcoming posts πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


11 Kiran November 24, 2009 at 10:25 AM

Welcome to Chatterbox Sunny, and thanks for the comment πŸ™‚ If you need to use any photos, please refer to our Disclaimer policy – kindly email me for permission before using any.


12 Nilesh November 27, 2009 at 2:06 AM

Hi kiran good blog,

i just got lik from speakbindas and read few of your post, it is good idea to be connect with friends via blog.



13 Kiran December 9, 2009 at 11:30 PM

Welcome to Chatterbox, Nilesh and thanks for the praise πŸ™‚


14 Bharath Reddy January 20, 2010 at 8:54 AM

Regarding Advertising…

Hi Kiran,

My name is Bharath Reddy Punuru. I was looking at your website and wanted to find out if it would be possible to advertise with you. I would be willing to pay you a monthly fee just to have a link to my website in your blog roll. No need for a banner ad or anything just a link to my site in your blog roll. I don’t know if you are accepting advertisers but basically I would be happy to pay just for a link.

Please let me know if you have any questions as I assure you I am a serious and would very much like to do business with you.

Thank you very much,

Bharath Reddy Punuru


15 sanjeeta kk June 14, 2010 at 7:41 AM

Beautiful concept and nice reads.


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18 Ameena December 2, 2010 at 5:01 PM

Love your amazing blog…just though I’d say so! I also love India and Malaysia – you are lucky to have lived in both places!


19 Kiran December 10, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Thanks so much for your compliments. Made my day πŸ™‚
I’ve lived in Malaysia all my life. My hubby is from India. I’ve visited India only for short holidays. We are liking it so much here in Orlando.
Do visit us here again!


20 blogjunta December 13, 2010 at 8:49 AM

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21 Kiran December 21, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Team BJ,
You can reach me at


22 mummy loves u miss u very much December 26, 2010 at 8:18 AM

mummy misses u so much…. love you


23 Kiran January 12, 2011 at 9:56 AM

I love and miss you too Mummy πŸ™‚


24 mummy loves u miss u very much January 13, 2011 at 9:21 AM

Hi kiran the food on your blog is so yummy…. mom got to learn from you la i guess.. my little girl,,,,, im so proud of you.. love u so much n miss u loads. n not forgetting my adorable son in law love him too. god bless u both with loads of happiness.


25 sulz August 18, 2011 at 4:33 AM

just dropping by to say hi and to let you know that i love that candid photo of you sipping. you look so comel. πŸ˜‰


26 Kiran August 26, 2011 at 1:37 PM

Thanks a lot honey! Hope to meet up soon, whenever I balik kampung πŸ˜‰ *hugs


27 Aakash Kokz September 11, 2011 at 4:11 PM

I love your site very much. Very well organized, looks very beautiful. Keep up the good work. Your posts are indeed a treat to go through.
Aakash Kokz recently posted..Bittersweet memories of Love


28 Kiran September 13, 2011 at 3:26 PM

Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments – it surely makes me happy that you are enjoying the blog as much as I am, writing πŸ™‚


29 Ankitha October 16, 2011 at 4:44 PM

Ooooohh wooow.. ur blog is sooo refreshing…
M ankitha.:) i just startedblogging it will b great to keep in touch..!!
By the way u look cute..:)


30 Kiran October 18, 2011 at 2:09 AM

Thanks for those wonderful compliments dear. I am so glad you are enjoying our blog space πŸ™‚
I am Kiran, and it’s nice to meet you. Good luck in your blogging adventures!


31 sunil varma March 11, 2012 at 8:11 AM

I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award because you bring a smile to my face and in one way or another; you encouraged me. You can read about what you need to do here: and get a copy of the Sunshine Award picture to place on your blog.


32 Kiran August 29, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Sunil — thanks so much for the mention and award! I am so glad my blog brings a smile to you πŸ™‚


33 Fausto Cadet August 1, 2012 at 2:27 AM

If you dont mind, where do you host your blog? I am shopping for a good quality host and your web site appears to be extremely fast and up most the time


34 swapna October 22, 2012 at 2:35 PM

loved your blog… its so much fun!! πŸ™‚


35 Ananya Kiran June 13, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Nice blog and guess what my hubby’s name is Kiran πŸ™‚
Ananya Kiran recently posted..Nalini Keshava’s Journey- 4. The Unconditional Love


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