Friday, July 30, 2010

Day 4 of Positivity

Writing down good moments continuously for the 4th day is getting tough, but I had somehow managed to come up with the following list of 5.

1. We have a gym at our office premises and special timings have been reserved for ladies from 3 to 5. I knock the gym down quite regularly but with frequent misses. I am thankful to my concern to give me an opportunity to take care of my fitness too. Working out in the gym really enhances my senses and make me feel good for the day.

2. The monsoon shower in Hyderabad is making the climate so chill and I had a chance to enjoy it without an umbrella in the morning hours of the day. Me thankful to the nature for it.

3. I am grateful that I get to eat sumptuous and tasty dinner every day prepared readily by my mom when I reach home. Yesterday’s dinner was little more special with the freshly prepared lime pickle.

4. I am thankful to my shopping sense which made me buy a cute bracelet long back. I found it deep inside my box yesterday and wore it. Got the idea of buying a similar piece in Gold very soon.

5. Got my salary today and so happy to see my balance really high for the day and its Friday – Obviously a day to be happy to start my weekend. Happy weekend to all. Cheers.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Day 3 of Positivity

I am first of all grateful to write down 5 happy things for the 3rd in a row. Here is today’s list

1. I was happy to look at the first collage of photos which I made for my blog. I felt it really cute to put all the pictures into a single frame. Do let me know how the collage looks. The link is here.

2. After the summer, I alter my wardrobe shifting my daily wears from cotton to synthetic clothes. This monsoon, I had bought a brasso material and I was grateful to the tailor who had given it a decent shape with no alterations required further.

3. Anything newly learnt is exciting for me and in that list, it is the concept of Balance Transfer this time. A polite lady from SBI customer care together with my friend helped me understand it. Thanks to both of them.

4. I left from office a little early and had managed to get a long night sleep in this lovely weather. The sleep helped my senses to calm down and rejuvenate better after a bitter day.

5. I was happy to learn that I am entitled to a bonus component in my salary which I will get in a couple of days. Finally the happy news was revealed by my manager.

Wish to keep writing happy moments for 4 more days to come 

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

7 Days of Positivity - Day 2

This theme of Positivity, I had found later that it had its origin from Preethi Shenoy’s blog. So I would like to thank her too for letting the bloggers enjoy writing about their happy moments. I am quite late in posting my happy moments and these account to the things happened a day before when I am writing them. Coming to the day 2, here are a few moments for which I felt happy and thankful to people who made them happen

1.Every one who returns from onsite in my team gets a bag full of chocolates and yesterday was a day when we all had a feast of nearly 8 varieties of Danish chocolates. I was happy that I could grab as many as I could before the pack goes empty.

2.After the three books, which I had borrowed from the library, I am thankful to find an old book, The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton and to read his fiction set up in 19th century.

3.Got a chance to meet up a friend of mine who got married recently and felt happy for her and congratulated her for a new phase of life. An another college friend of mine gave me a surprise call at the end of a bitter day at office to share me her marriage news over the phone and personally invited me. More wedding bells heard this season.

4.I am happy that my friends who had a trip to Lonavala last weekend returned safely and securely in midst of monsoon showers and wet weather. Thankful to my friend who took pains to buy me nearly 4 – 5 types of chikki. They were yummy.

5.I am indeed so happy to see my butterfly puzzle taking its shape and it is nearly 75% completed. The butterfly looks so real with its vivid colours and what fantastic shades of blue and green.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

7 days of Positivity ---- Day 1

I borrowed the theme of this post from Priya’s blog. The main idea is to jot down 5 things which made u feel happy/grateful every day starting from today for a week. If you don’t find such things, you can simply be grateful that u got 3 times food. Finding out the happy moments and treasuring them by blogging can give you nice feelings to last for long time. It is also said that optimistic way of life is good for long health. I believe that sharing happiness will definitely multiply it and return it back to you. By seeing someone happy, you also tend to forget your sadness and be happy, as the positivity is contagious. As I always write down in this space, I do want to remember only happy thoughts in future. This could be the perfect way to do it. I do not blog at night and hence I shall be putting down the things which made me happy the previous day and here comes today’s list.

1.I am happy that my dance class went fine yesterday and I have completed learning the first item in Bharatanatyam – Pushpanjali. I am yet to practice it some 100 times before I become extremely comfortable to perform it on a stage.

2.I happened to watch the movie – Inception in PVR yesterday afternoon and the movie was too good and a feast to my brain. Dream within a dream, so many levels/layers of dreams, extracting a thought from a dream, inception of an idea to another person via his dream – all that fiction made a complete movie and I felt so happy to watch it with my sister who joined me after a long time.

3.The monsoon showers which made its presence felt the whole day was more than enough to make me smile whenever I stepped out of house. My eyes were fortunate to get a drop of the rain into it. The moment when the rain drops fell in my eyes were just amazing to recollect.

4.I was happy for my sister as she was lucky to find a beautiful colored designer sari at Kalamandir. I had the chance to view and feel so many colours, fabrics, designs; --- wow I love the sari shops. Her wedding is nearing and we three(me, mom and sister) at home talked about her marriage day costumes and I was really really happy that I am the organizer for all such stuffs 

5.I wore a new t-shirt yesterday and I was happy that it suited me the whole evening for the shopping and I was happier that it was bought at a very reasonable price in the sale going on @Lifestyle.

Careers for a change

Of late, I have wondered what other careers amuses me and I have listed nearly 10 professions which I would like to pursue apart from being a Softie..

1. Doctor -- The field of Medicine has fascinated me the most right from childhood. Be it any specialist, I just honour them for saving life which is the most precious
entity in this universe.

2. Dance Teacher -- Dancing wow the rhythm and the music, coordination of the whole body and the gracefulness, the emotions shown without words. I shall definitely try to master one form of dance in my life and wish to teach kids and help them enjoy the elegance and happiness out of dancing.

3. Marriage/Party Organizer -- Organizing an event is not a piece of cake and not any less if it is a marriage, I am all set to enjoy cum plan it well and I would definitely like to take the whole burden from the bride and groom's family members and make it a memorable day for the couple.

4. Personal Assistant/Secretary to a business Magnet -- I am kind of excited about this profession, where the secretary is like the right hand cum left hand of a ever-busy business person. I shall be the inner - credit for his/her success and can boast of his/her achievements.

5. Glass cleaning in a multi storeyed building --- I would like to experience this work atleast once. The huge glass buidings and the long rope hanging from the terrace to which I shall cling to and clean square by square -- Can you imagine me like that? The thrill of the height and the difficulty involved in it is attracting me.

6. Librarian -- I would love to arrange the books and have a catalogue of them only in an airconditioned library :P. Also, I shall get to know a milllion author names
and have access to read them at my desk Arranging, Organizing are just good time pass careers for me.

7. Photographer - What more needed when the frozen memories of the minute are captured excellently in a camera and when the beauty of nature is explained without words. Mastering the skill of photography is yet another desired profession of mine.

8. News Reader - Every morning and evening I shall look spic and span and read out from the tele-prompter with my crystal clear voice the news happening around the world from the idiot box. This is another profession which I would like to lay my hands upon.

9. KinderGarten Teacher -- Kids -- their smile, their unanswerable questions, thier cryings, their pranks I love all these. I wish I have the patience of a KG teacher to open a PlaySchool.

10. Writer -- I want to keep writing blogs like this for years to come and be encouraged to do this. Apart from blogs, I haven't in my wildest dreams thought of
writing something fiction. But would like to test my imagination some day.

So do you have any such list of yours? If so I would definitely like to hear about them.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Ten to One --- Tag

No body tags me. :( and I am hence picking up the tag myself from blogs I read and the ones I find interesting. And I am passing it to all who reads this.

Ten how’s:

1. How did you get one of your scars? After a 5 minute search on my hands, feet and my face, I could spot a scar on my right thumb. The scar was created after some kind of plastic surgery performed to remove a small white foreign substance beneath my skin. The surgery was performed to avoid an evident scar but still a light scar stayed.
2. How did you celebrate your last birthday? I cut a cake @ my office, gave a b’day treat to my friends, got a gift and had a pleasant time having a nice dinner at a wonderful ambience on the shores of Hussain Sagar Lake.
3. How are you feeling at this moment? I am so much excited that I am doing a tag and I will be posting 3 posts today. Yes I love blogging and giving shape to my thoughts.
4. How did your night go last night? My last night started with a feeling that I had put up some extra weight. Then I was also happy for my to-be bride soon sister as she purchased 3 saris after nearly 3 hours of shopping. My night ended seeing the second half of the 3-idiots movie.
5. How did you do in high school? I was the topper in my school, in my town, in my district and stood 5th in my state. I am thrilled to remember those memories and really shocked today to know – “Was it me who did all that?”
6. How did you get the dress you’re wearing? I am right now wearing a parrot green colour chudithar which my aunt and mom shopped for me. They do a lot of shopping for me apart from what I do for myself.
7. How often do you see your best friend(s)? Hardly twice a year.  I wish I see them more often. But then I do keep in touch to forget the distance.
8. How much money did you spend last month? My Credit card statement shows exactly how much I spent and I did spend a lot more. I spent 30% of my salary apart from the regular household expense.
9. How old do you want to be when you get married? 27-29
10. How old will you be at your next birthday? The answer is within my blog and find it out for yourself.

Nine what’s:
1. Your mothers name? The name of a river in the land of Cholas.
2. What did you do last weekend? Danced, Watched a movie, Had a fight with sister, and Shopped with family.
3. What is the most important part of your life? My relationship with loved ones.
4. What would you rather be doing? Completely wrapped up in my bed either with a novel or sound sleeping in this lovely weather.
5. What did you last cry over? 48 hours before. When I realized I uttered some words which I should not have said at any cost even after being provoked so much. I cry a lot if I come to know I am wrong.
6. What always makes you feel better when you’re upset? Talking to my mom and my aunt. They make me feel really really better if I am upset.
7. What’s the most important thing you look for in a significant other? Must be active and intelligent.
8. What are you worried about? Nothing significant to list in this. I am glad for it. Touchwood.
9. What did you have for breakfast? Cornflakes & a glass of milk.

Eight you’s:
1. Have you ever liked someone who had a girlfriend/boyfriend? Yes.
2. Have you ever had your heartbroken? Yes.
3. Have you ever been out of the country? No.
4. Have you ever done something outrageously dumb? Dumb – Yes. Outrageously dumb – I could not think of any right now.
5. Have you ever been back stabbed by a friend? Yes.
6. Have you ever had sex on the beach? No!
7. Have you ever dated someone younger than you? No!
8. Have you ever read an entire book in one day? Yes quite a few Indian fictions when I had the time at a stretch to complete the book in a day. I wish I do get enough time like that more in future.

Seven who’s:

1. Who was the last person you saw? My friend Sidhu, sitting beside me at office.
2. Who was the last person you texted? Chaitanya, another friend of mine.
3. Who was the last person you hung out with? My mom, sister and her fiancée.
4. Who was the last person to call you? A close friend of mine.
5. Who did you last hug? I never hug anyone.
6. Who is the last person who texted you? Again Chaitanaya, to whom I replied.
7. Who was the last person you said “I love you” to? I haven’t said it since a very long long time.

Six where’s:
1. Where does your best friend(s) live? She lives in bangalore and He lives in Hyderabad.
2. Where did you last go? A sari shop.
3. Where did you last hang out? Movie in a multiplex.
4. Where do you go to school? Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu.
5. Where is your favorite place to be? Necklace Road & British Library.
6. Where did you sleep last night? On my bed in my room here @ my Hyderabad home.

Five do’s:
1. Do you think anyone likes you? Yes I do!
2. Do you ever wish you were someone else? Na… I am so happy that I am myself and grateful for who I am now.
3. Do you know the muffin man? No I dont. Going to google it now.
4. Does the future scare you? A little.
5. Do your parents know about your blog? Yes. My mom is a regular follower of my blog.

Four why’s:
1. Why are you best friends with your best friend? He and She accept me for what I am and never think twice to correct me if I am wrong. I have 2 best friends.
2. Why did you get into Blogging? I was feeling alone, I love reading, I love writing, I liked to know new people and make friends.
3. Why did your parents give you the name you have? My sister’s name is Vinupriya and my grandpa felt that my name also should rhyme with it and hence the name.
4. Why are you doing this survey? It’s quite a long time that I had come up with some posts in my blog.

Three if’s:

1. If you could have one super power what would it be? I would like to create a atchaya pathiram to serve the whole world – a mythological food bowl whose content never reduces at all how many ever times u try to empy it.
2. If you could go back in time and change one thing, would you? I would change my grand parents’ mindset to have allowed my mother to complete her graduation.
3. If you were stranded on a deserted island and could bring 1 thing, what would you bring? I would like to carry with me the Hope that I will be saved one day.

Two would-you-ever’s:
1. Would you ever get back together with any of your ex’s if they asked you? Hmmm yes, I have did that.
2. Would you ever shave your head to save someone you love? Yes if I have no other option left.

One last question:

1. Are you happy with your life right now? I am very much happy. No complaints. No regrets.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Peril @ End House

Nothing has enthralled me so much till now than finishing a Agatha Christie novel in less time. @ End House Monsieur Poirot, Christie's famous Belgian Detective widely remembered as a short guy with a sharp mustache accidentally gets involved in solving a murder mystery even after his retirement. I really felt so bad that I didn't read a book for the past one month or so, due to my sheer laziness and nothing else like priorities, reasons, work etc. Wanna direly get rid of that feeling, hence went to library and got 3 books as usual -- one is Agatha Christie, other is Indian Fiction and the third is a story in the English Land. Peril @ End House by Agatha is one of the stages where Poirot's intelligence is showcased. The plot was same, the characterization was same, the country atmosphere was same and with our same Poirot this time, a different puzzle to solve. In the course of the novel, all the characters are being suspected for the murder except a few who has clear alibis for them. In the end, the surprise was that to-be victim character herself was the assassin. Through Poirot, the author tells that any mystery is like a bundle of puzzle pieces and each has to be fitted in its right place to give us the final shape. Also, organizing the things, planning out properly, noting down the events happened, writing down the doubts as questions all help in solving the problem so easily. How simple it would be if Poirot's logic and wit is applied to all matters of life. Yet another time, it has been proved that Poirot's Grey cells can match none. Alas, my Grey cells could never succeed in hand before to guess the criminal. I have read so many Agatha Christie novels till date, but every time the excitement has never been less than before. The thrill and the eagerness to know who killed whom and the motive behind it and gathering the proofs to prove the murderer guilty--- all help in spending my nights so well that I tend to forget the time more often :) I am looking forward to read such exciting books.