Last night I left a function early because people were getting too drunk and rude for my comfort.
You started off very polite, if not a little timid. Then we both started talking a bit more your heritage.
You said that you had been living in NZ for 10 or so years now and consider this as your home. You said that while India was your birthplace, you could never leave NZ to live back there.
Your comments made me proud to be a Kiwi and part of the cultural mixing pot that NZ is!!