Monday, December 31, 2012

Things to do in 2013

1) Find the thief at work. (The one who stole my water bottle. He/She has gone one step ahead by stealing my colleague's official trophy from his desk)

2) Get passport

3) Give cooking a try. I mean real try.

4) Watch Shawshank Redemption.

5) Talk in Hindi without laughing at myself.

6) Do not eat chocolate or a sweet after every meal.

7) Try Yoga. (Assuming Shilpa Shetty's yoga CD still works. It was bought long back and the CD has been thrown around a lot)

8) Wake up at seven every morning and go for a walk with mum.

9) Do not fight with friends and family. (For more than a day)

10) Do not force people to read blog.

11) Buy pepper spray, swiss knife and stun gun. (No state or city is safe and the torch i carry is not enough of a self defence product )

Sunday, December 30, 2012

What plans????

We have come to that time of the year when everyone, including kids who spend whole day watching Chota Bheem asks you only one question. "What plans for 31st night?"

I don't get it. Is it mandatory to have plans? Can't i just spend 31st night like any other night? Have dinner, watch TV for sometime, read and go to sleep. I've understood that people judge you based on your plans. Been telling everyone I'm working that night 'cos i am and the response i got was so funny. Few of them called me a boring person. Really??? You think I'm boring 'cos I'm not partying that night?

If fun to you is partying, good for you. I'm not judging you. I'm not defining you 'cos there is no need for it. Understand that not every person needs to be at a party with loud music and dim lights to have fun. I'll work and spend time with my family 'cos i like that. You think i don't have fun doing this?

What I'm trying to say here is don't waste your time, energy and words in judging a person.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

No more music

I have this habit of listening to music with maximum volume in phone. This might actually be the reason I'm gradually going deaf. But can't help it. Even if a particular is already one of those loud can't understand a word type, i listen to them in maximum volume. In earphones. This is good for me while traveling in Bangalore 'cos it blocks the traffic noise around me. But not so good when the cab driver is trying to ask you about the route and you don't hear it which makes him think you are rude.

This habit of mine once made my parents scream at me. Few days backs had a huge fight with dad while having dinner over a silly thing. So finished my dinner as soon as possible and locked myself in the room listening to music in earphones. As usual volume was at maximum and could not hear anything else. After like twenty minutes, i got a call from my dad's number. This was strange 'cos why would he call when I'm at home. So cut the call and opened my room door to find my parents really worried and scared. Mum just sat down without saying anything. Dad then got really angry an explained that they were knocking on my room door and calling out my name for past fifteen minutes or so and were scared i didn't respond. He was about to go round the room and bang on the window when my smart niece told them to give me a call and check. Which obviously worked. Dad was more worried 'cos i had just had a fight with him. I felt so bad about the whole thing.

I'm not going into the details on the long lecture i got from mum about it. I'll just say that I'm no more allowed to listen to music in a locked room.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

No end

The world cannot end tomorrow.

I have so many more books to read, movies to watch, places to visit, people to meet, clothes and bags to buy, languages to learn.

Most of all, i want to apologize to all those I've hurt and few hours is not enough to do that. There are also people i want to forgive and just not ready to do so. It takes time. 

Time is what we need.

Its not going to be finished. It just can't end.

We are not ready. We are not ever going to be ready.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hero, Heroine, Friend and Driver

Last night on my way back home in the cab, was with my friend, who lives very close to my place. So we are usually in the same cab. Best thing about this friend of mine is she always knows when i want to talk in the cab and when i want to just look out the window and listen to music. There are days when we talk and gossip whole drive back home and then days when we don't say a word to each other.

So last night as usual we got in the cab and it was one of our "look out the window" day. After few minutes, she answered a call and was over excited and happy. Reason being, the guy she kinda likes was waiting for our cab just to look at her. They were both so so happy. He waved and she laughed. The cab didn't stop. He followed the cab in his bike for next twenty minutes and spoke to her over phone. I know some of you who are like me will be thinking "That's not safe at all. What's wrong with him?" But the lover boy obviously didn't care about it and lover girl couldn't say anything other than "Oh ma god, Oh ma god.. how sweet" :-)

It was all so Bollywoodish that i loved it. Was the first time i experienced something like this. I felt like those side actors or those girl friends of the actress in a movie, who don't say or do anything other than smiling. But i loved it. Was so happy for my friend that i felt like clapping and hugging her once the lover boy went on his way. I could feel her smiling till we reached home. What more could i ask for? Bollywood experience and my friend smiling at the end of a tiring Monday. It was a perfect end to my day 'cos i was smiling too.. :-)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Loving the bijlee song

I can't stop listening to Matru bijlee song. Love everything about it. To me, Anushka Sharma and Imram Khan are the best among the new set of actors in Bollywood. Have liked them in all their movies. Can't wait to watch their next movie.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thief : GO AWAY

Its December and i expected few gifts from Santa. But from when has my life gone the way i expected? Instead of Santa, a thief has entered my life this Christmas at my work place.. :-(

He/She is stealing things like Chocolates, Cheetos, Markers and stuff. Few days back, bought a pack of those cute little chocolate muffins and kept in my credenza. Next morning, Its gone. How is this possible? 'cos i lock the credenza everyday before leaving. Its so freaking irritating. Just last week, i had a long interrogation with my niece thinking she's the one taking chocolates from my bag. Feeling so bad about it 'cos now I'm sure its not her.

I've been tolerant about this for too long and i won't anymore 'cos today my Tupperware water bottle is stolen. If any of you have read my post on my Tupperware bottle, You'll know what I've been through to buy that bottle. Had to let go of my made in china bottle, took a lot of advice and suggestions and finally made an investment on Tupperware. But now its stolen.

I have decided to draft an email listing all the things I've lost over the past two months and send it to the facility guys at work. Let them go through the feed from security cameras and give me an answer and get my water bottle back.

Until then, will manage with those coke or fanta bottles.. :-(

Monday, December 10, 2012

Victim of Blackmail.. :-(

Emotional Blackmail  : When the people in your life use fear, obligation, and guilt to manipulate you. It is a very powerful form of manipulation in which the person directly or indirectly threatens to punish you if you don't compile with how they want you to behave.

Some examples of things Emotional Blackmailers say are: "If you really loved me..." "After all I've done for you..." "How can you be so selfish..."
An emotional blackmail artist will use your vulnerabilities and deepest secrets against you.

Wow..!!! That's what i found in Google. But my mum, who i think can teach a thing or two to the blackmail artists, has gone a step ahead of all the above mentioned. She has decided not to eat Jalebi 
( her favorite Indian sweet ) till i agree to get married. If you guys think this is typical Bollywood or Hindi serial type. You are absolutely right. I laughed so hard when she told me about this, it irritated her even more. Told her i was gonna write about this here and that didn't bother her at all. She made a sad face and said its been five months of not having Jalebi.

Feel so bad about this 'cos i know how she loves it. Her birthdays are incomplete without them. Last birthday, dad got hot jalebis for her and she ate it all by the end of the day. There were more than ten, so that kinda scared us. But this time she's been so stubborn, tried enough to change her mind but of no use.. :-( 

Will wait for her next birthday and ask dad to get more than ten jalebis. Lets see how that goes.:-)

Friday, December 7, 2012

Say Sorry

I know a kid who'll say and do anything but apologize even when she's sure its her fault. Most of us say "kids are kids.. its OK". Maybe it is 'cos they don't know the impact of not apologizing.

But what about us? We have knowingly done so many mistakes and hurt people and not apologized just 'cos we don't want to accept our faults. Don't we know that not saying sorry might actually make us lose a well wisher? We do. Know it very well but we've programmed ourselves to ignore the voice from within telling us to apologize. We argue, fight and try our best to prove we are right though the voice says "You are an idiot, its your fault" to us every minute.

This has got to change. Saying sorry obviously makes us a better person and not lose the ones who care about us. So why not right?

Not saying I'm gonna change right away 'cos this a huge change in my attitude that can't happen overnight. But really going to try my best. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tired Tired Tired

I have been working for the past ten hours and can feel my eyes go blur every few minutes. Four cups of tea has not helped at all. Fact that I've not had good sleep for god knows how many days, is just adding up to tiredness. Usually reading few pages at night put me to sleep but that's changed as well and can probably finish reading a whole book in few hours nowadays. I'm physically very tired today but love that I'm occupied in work. I like this. 

Had to travel in a bus today to reach office and saw that people don't offer their seats to school children. This is so not right. Just one look at their tired face and heavy bags makes me feel bad. Also 'cos I've been through the same traveling in bus during my school days. Though it was for a short time, it was terrible.

On what basis do people judge before offering their seats? Can't we offer seats to those who look more tired than we are?It doesn't matter they are elderly or children. I don't know what people feel about this but to me this is the right thing to do. And i will follow this.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Don't let go

Its so easy to have hundreds of friends in facebook. But do we trust each and everyone of them? Its stupid of me to ask this question.

The real question is, Do we trust anyone at all? Do we even let ourself to? Is it hard to make friends in the kind of world we are living in now? Do we talk to anyone just to get to know them better and not have any other motive? No, we don't. Its always when we want to get something done, we talk to those who can help us.

I've seen that people even talk to someone for more than a year and don't consider them as their friends. I don't get this. Things are so complicated nowadays that no wonder i see many around me who don't even want to have a conversation with anyone for more than few minutes. They don't want to get involved in these twisted relationships where you call each other friends but try to put the other down and win over everything. I feel very sad to say that no relationship is simple and how its supposed to be. Even Friendship.

But if you have that person in your life, whom you can trust and who trusts you without thinking twice and you call each other friends, consider yourself very lucky and no matter what, don't let them go away.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Yes or No?

Do you feel irritated when someone gives you a not yes not no kinda answer? Its like when you ask a friend if she would like to order pizza and her answer is "i don't know". I usually give a rude look and place my order.

I try my best to give Yes or No answers. Not 'cos I'm not interested to build a conversation and DISCUSS about anything and everything. Though that's my reason most of the times with few people. Almost most of the questions, we can give yes/no answer. So why can't we all try to make up our minds and not give "I'm not sure" "i don't know" kinda answers?

Examples :

Do you want uncle chips? : YES

Do you want to play hide and seek?  : No

Can you talk?  : Yes

Can you say anything other than Yes/NO?  : Yes

So can you say it now ?  : No

You see what i mean now? Its as simple as that. Try it.. :-)