新的开始 new beginning（印地文 Hindi）
This year, a new life awaits Xinying and
her husband, Akshay. They’ve just
made a trip to India......
"Akshay and I are expecting our first little bundle of joy, and according to Telugu custom, we did a Seemantham function to bless mother and baby.
Akshay 和我正在期待着我们小宝贝儿的到来。根据泰卢固习俗，夫家都会举办一个为母子祈福的 Seemantham仪式。"
"It is mainly a ladies' function with my mother and mother-in-law (as well as her mother and mother-in-law). They presented me with gifts of clothings (which I put on one after another during the ceremony) as a form of well-wishing. Then there were bangles and sweets too, to convey their blessings.
"Akshay's dad wrote a classical poem for me (on the poster behind me in the photo) and his paternal grandmother also wrote three songs. My sweet Hokkien-karaoke-loving dad even proposed a musical collaboration with Akshay's grandmother!
A baby is not just a new life, but also a new stage of life for us, and for our parents who are becoming grandparents for the first time.
Akshay 的父亲为我写了一首古典诗（图中挂在我身后），他的奶奶则为我创作了3首歌。而我那爱唱福建歌的老爸，竟然提议和 Akshay 的奶奶一起合唱，令我好感动！"
Special thanks to Xinying & Akshay,
for sharing their trip to India
特别感谢 Xinying & Akshay