Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday Stealing: The Finish The Sentence Meme

1. I've come to realize that my last kiss...lasted longer than I thought it would.

2. I am listening clock tick-tock.

3. I talk...a lot when I am excited and I am excited most of the times.

4. I love....every minute I spend with V.

5. My best friend/s...are all happily married.

6. My first real not for anybody to know.

7. Love is...what makes life beautiful.

8. Marriage is...a lot more than just a commitment.

9. Somewhere, someone is thinking...of the person they love the most.

10. I'll always...remember the people who make me happy.

11. The last time I really cried was because...I hated to stay away from V for a month.

12. My cell on charging.

13. When I wake up in the morning...I wish I could sleep longer.

14. Before I go to bed...I remove my glasses and turn off the reading light.

15. Right now I am thinking about...finishing and posting this meme and get back to my reading.

16. Babies are...God's most beautiful creation!

17. I get on Myspace...Nope.

18. Today I...had a peach after lunch.

19. Tomorrow I will be...doing the same stuff I did today.

20. I really want to happy as I am right now, if not more, all my life.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

...until they met

“Hi!” he said. She could hear his smile.

Even after four months, even before listening to his voice, she knew it was him.

“I am coming home” he said, “will you come to meet me?”

She trembled as she put down the phone. She wasn’t sure now if she was surprised or shocked. She wasn’t sure if the call was real or fiction.

She didn’t want to think of all that today. She didn’t want to question. She didn’t want to wonder. She just wanted to enjoy the moment. The moment that brought back blush to her cheeks, a smile to her face and life to her smile.

That night she slept like a baby. The questions and doubts could wait, until they met.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Kite Runner

"For you, a thousand times over!”

Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner has been lying around at home for a year. V told me to read it but for some reason I kept pushing it. I finally picked it up 2 days ago.

Ofcourse it is a great book. Beautifully simple and wonderfully written. I feel a little guilty saying “I enjoyed it”. The suspense and the mystery of the story kept pushing me not to put the book down but a heavy heart and misty eyes made it difficult for me to not-put-it-down. It made me smile and the very next moment broke my heart. I wanted to know what happened in the next paragraph yet wished the book ended. Every page is a surprise, or should I say a new shock? Tears trickled down my cheeks quite a few times while reading it.

Childhood, innocence, friendship, jealousy, hope, pain, fear, regret and redemption. And more. All of them so beautifully knitted together.

And when I finished reading the book, I wished I hadn’t finished it. I am glad it ended but sad it’s over.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sunday Meme on A Monday

1. What thing is nearest to you ? Apart from my laptop the TV remote.

2. What is your ringtone ? Agency.mxmf

3. What was the last message in your inbox ? From my friend Aruna

4. Who is your best friend ? Aruna and V

5. What is the brand of your TV ? Samsung

6. What schools did you attend? St. Joseph’s Girls High School and Heritage Residential School (both in my home town Vizag)

7. Do you own a MP4 ? No.

8. What song are you listening to now ? Am not listening to any song at the moment. Watching a Telugu movie on TV.

9. Did you kiss anybody in the past 2 days ? Of course. I am a happily married woman!

10. Have you ever kissed someone you met in the blogosphere? Nope and never intend to even in the future.

11. What would you want to call if you weren't your current name ? I don’t know.

12. Would you be happy if you had everything ? What is “everything”? I am happy with my life and that is everything.

13. Are you always thinking of someone special? Not always. I think of a lot of other people too.
14. Tell us of your most desperate dream? I have a few dreams but am not desperate for any at the moment.

15. When did you last laugh till you cried? Last Thursday! Thanks to V!!

16. If you had a crush, would you tell them you love him/her now ? Nahhh… I am smart enough to know the difference between a crush and love. I am already in love and haven’t had a crush in a long time.

17. If you could be anywhere in the world now, where would you want to be ? Any place where I would have had the freedom of taking a walk by myself, sit in a café with a book or go watch a movie with V in a theater.

18. When was your heart last broken? Ages ago. But it doesnt matter. I am very happy today!

19. Whose birthday(s) is/are coming up? Mine!

20. How many email accounts do you have? Three but I use only one!

Too Hot to Handle

With the temperature fluctuating between 48 and 52 degrees Celsius, spending even 15 mins, at a stretch, in the kitchen has become next to impossible. The water from the tap, from morning to night is hot enough to make a cup of coffee and I am not exaggerating. And in the afternoons I probably can just make noodles in that water even without using the stove. And because I have the killing desire to keep my kitchen sink dish free, I bought a pair of gloves with which I can wash my dishes even when the tap water is hot.

V and I have finally started going for our brisk walks in the evening. The weather for sure is lousy but we couldn’t delay it any further. We realized we are growing out of our clothes and we don’t have enough space to stack any more clothes than we already have. By the time we are back from our walk, we are drenched in sweat. Literally. It’s even worse for me with my burkha over my clothes. When I am brisk walking I don’t like talking. That is one time I don’t want to talk. I need to be with myself and preferably with my headphones.

I am getting a new fridge in a day or two. And I got a new hair cut 2 days ago. This time an inch shorter than the shortest I ever had. I made it that short on impulse but am not regretting it. Some think it’s cute some don’t like it. I think it’s ok. And V thinks it’s cute.

In one of my previous posts I mentioned that I had a good I wasn’t ready to share yet. Here it is… My dear friend Shalini got married last week. I hate it that I couldn’t be there, but I couldn’t have been happier for her.

I have been in no mood to entertain any guests at home. I am not in a mood for formalities and pleasantries at the moment. I prefer sitting in my bedroom with a book, some music and a bottle of water. My landline also is off its hook for most part of the day. After I finish The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks, I have The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini and Danielle Steel’s Mirror Image and Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts to read. But am not sure which one to read next.

For some really odd reason, I have not been able to open my blogspot and Face Book from home. I don’t know why? I have asked one of my best friends Aruna to publish this and my previous post for me. This is it for now. Got to get back to The Guardian. The story has taken a twist and I need to know what the creep, Richard Franklin, is upto to next.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Discovering Peace

Sometimes you ‘experience’ moments that leave you with a feeling of fullness. A feeling that you cannot control. A feeling that you cannot explain. A state of bliss.

I felt that early this morning. When I was talking to my in-laws. They, finally, after more than a year of persuasion, have enrolled into the basic course of the “Art of Living”. Just talking to them about their experience made me feel at peace. Even without realizing, tears started rolling down. It was a spiritual moment.

Like everybody else, they were reluctant about the idea. They gave every excuse possible (which do not really qualify for an excuse), like anybody else would. I have never persuaded anybody for anything as much as I did my In-laws to do the course. I must admit that there were times when I thought there was no use explaining it to them. My mom-in-law always listened to me talk about it and a couple of times I heard her tell people “My daughter-in-law is a follower of Guruji.” I never missed the sense of pride that she had in her voice while mentioning it to others. We talked about it a lot of times but somehow her enthusiasm never lasted beyond the conversation.

Three days ago she had called saying that somebody had come home to tell that there was a class starting in the building right opposite to their house. That day, again, after cajoling her, I had decided that I was never again going to talk to her about it. It is not in my character to push someone so much.

Just 3 days of Pranayam and Sudarshan Kriya and my dad-in-law said, “I cannot explain the feeling” and my mom-in-law said, “I am at peace with myself.” Isn’t that amazing?
I just want to say…

“Amma and Papa, I am so glad that you two are doing the course. You deserve the tranquility and the new found sense of being. You have picked up a good habit; make sure you don’t give it up.”
Jai Guru Dev!!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Some of The Best Moments in Life

There are times, moments in life that you want to capture and hold them close to your heart and mind. There are moments that you want to last for more than just that moment. It’s not just the happenings but also the memories of these moments that make our life so special and beautiful. Some of the best moments are...
1. Falling in love.
2. Laughing till your stomach hurts.
3. Enjoying a ride down the country side.
4. Listening to your favorite song on the radio.
5. Going to sleep listening to the rain pouring outside.
6. Getting out of the shower and wrapping yourself with a warm, fuzzy towel.
7. Passing your final exams with good grades.
8. Being a part of an interesting conversation.
9. Finding some money in some old pants.
10. Laughing at yourself.
11. Sharing a wonderful dinner with all your friends.
12. Laughing without a reason.
13. "Accidentally" hearing someone say somthing good about you.
14. Watching the sunset.
15. Listening to a song that reminds you of an important person in your life.
16. Receiving or giving your first kiss.
17. Feeling this buzz in your body when seeing this "special" someone.
18. Having a great time with your friends.
19. Seeing the one you love happy.
20. Wearing the shirt of a person you love and smelling his/her perfume.
21. Visiting an old friend of yours and remembering great memories.
22. Hearing someone telling you "I LOVE YOU"

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Corporate Mails

A couple of days ago I got a forward that had a list of e-mails written by employees of various companies. I thought they were funny enough to share with you.

"Since I have to go to my village to sell my land along with my wife, please sanction me one-week leave."
From an employee who was performing the "mundan" ceremony of his 10 year old son:
"as I want to shave my son's head, please leave me for two days.."

· Leave-letter from an employee who was performing his daughter's wedding:
"as I am marrying my daughter, please grant a week's leave.."
"As my mother-in-law has expired and I am only one responsible for it, please grant me 10 days leave."

· Another employee applied for half day leave as follows:
"Since I've to go to the cremation ground at 10 o-clock and I may not return, please grant me half day casual leave"

"I am suffering from fever, please declare one-day holiday."

· A leave letter to the headmaster:

"As I am studying in this school I am suffering from headache. I request you to leave me today"
· Covering note:

"I am enclosed herewith..."

"Dear Sir: with reference to the above, please refer to my below..."

· Letter written for application of leave:
"My wife is suffering from sickness and as I am her only husband at home I may be granted leave".
"I am well here and hope you are also in the same well."
· A candidate's job application:

"This has reference to your advertisement calling for a ' Typist and an Accountant - Male or Female'... As I am both(!! )for the past several years and I can handle both with good experience, I am applying for the post.

I actually saw the following mail.

"It’s my gratification to inform you that, I will be captivating my Annual vacation preliminary Mid of Oct/07 to end of Dec/07, in the nonappearance of me, if you necessitate any Administrative Support, please match up with my reliever Mr. XXXXXXXXX, you may accomplish him on this extension 2924.

All the Customer Feedback System Related Thinks Has been explain & Handed over to Mr. XXXXXX if you have any CFS related issue’s please communicate with him, extend your full support to XXXXX."