Monday, February 23, 2009

Strawberries and flowers!

We are all packed and the house is almost empty except for the bed and a few clothes! :-) We have had some tense moments, running errands and trying to get things done. Despite the empty home, I have a good feeling that its OUR home! We will come back to it in sometime, anyway, right? right!

I am excited about Paris and have mentally made plans of what am gonna do there! To start with, there is a nursery right below our apartment there which has some really beautiful flowers. So you know where some of the plants will land up? Our balcony, of course! Where else? All my chimes will tinkle and make pleasant sounds when the wind blows...I remember I did a post on strawberries in my garden when we set up home in brings back beautiful memories...that sense of a new life, new people, new me a sense of deja vu...Life comes a full circle, doesn't it?

Will put up pictures of the garden as and when it appears in Paris! :-)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Happy Birthday, my darling S!

My Dear S,

Wish you a very happy Birthday !!!.

I wholeheartedly pray and hope God blesses you with everything you want, give you only happiness and love in your entire life, excellent health, success in anything and everything you do! May all your dreams come true :) I hope you live your life the way you want, life KING SIZE!

We moved into our home, exactly the same time, last year and celebrated your birthday here with both the parents, do you remember?

Its exactly one year since then, and mostly God has blessed us with lots of good things and happiness throughout...We both thank you God! :) As you embark on a new journey in a new country and a new role that excites you, I know you are excited and you are looking forward to this wonderful new challenge in your career. I wish and pray you get all the success you deserve and you are an achiever! I am very proud of everything you are...

Did I tell you that you are the best thing that ever happened to me? Let me say that again, you are the bestest thing that ever happened to me...

Wishing you many many happy returns of the day, Munchkin! Continue to be the suave gentleman that you are!

Love and Hugs,

P.S - He needs all your good wishes. Say a silent prayer for my S, pretty please?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

When I go to Paris...

  • I can wear boots and not look silly!
  • I am going to learn French, well i don't really have a choice!
  • I can get a French Manicure, the real thing!
  • I can allot more time towards acheiving my fitness goals as I won't need to rush to work, atleast in the intial couple of months!
  • I will keep wondering what is the time difference, and can I call up India now?
  • I can( will be) be the maid, the cook, the cleaner and the hostess too! :D
  • I will celebrate my Birthday in Paris!
  • I will enjoy being sort of anonymous ( not that am a celebrity or anything...but I don't know how to explain better...)

Will add some more or modify this, depending on how we progress...

Monday, February 9, 2009

How cool is that?

My new home in Paris is going to have a view of....

Awesome, eh?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

25 random things about me!

My friend Sudha, has tagged me on Facebook to do this tag. The rules of the tag are:

Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you.

  1. I am never lost for words and make friends very easily.I tend to give the impression that I am close to everyone but in reality I have very few close friends.
  2. I am a narcissist who loves to look at herself!
  3. I love tall, suave and intelligent men.
  4. I believe that S is the best thing that ever happened to me. He perfectly complements the 'hyper' me.
  5. I am a classically trained singer and can sing reasonably well.
  6. A highly emotional person, am very expressive about my feelings for everyone.
  7. WYSWIG ( What you see is what you get).
  8. I am an open book; very transparent and easy to read, even to a stranger!
  9. Lots of people assume that I am arrogant and over-confident looking at my personality. I would like to think I am confident, definitely not arrogant. So i tend to make an extra effort to appear friendly.
  10. I envy people who are naturally slim, who don't really need to make an effort to look that way!
  11. I am very enthusiastic and get really excited about even little things in life and believe that's what makes every day and moment interesting.
  12. I strongly believe its important that you love and respect yourself before you expect others to show love/respect for you. So I do LOVE myself :P .
  13. Music is a quintessential part of my life and I believe is highly theraupatic.
  14. I am a very bad judge of character; I hope to get better over the years.
  15. I have understood that I have a blessed life unlike so many other unfortunate people and am thankful for the life i have...Indeed, I am contented.
  16. I love the smell of babies; their innocence.
  17. I enjoy every phase in my life; be it school or college or now that I am working. I never feel that I want to go back to a phase in the past.
  18. You can always find a permanent grin on my face and sometimes, my mouth hurts from all the talking!
  19. I am a people's person. I love to meet new people and many of my friends come to me for advice. I am everyone's agony aunt! ( I am glad to help in anyway i can!)
  20. I am very good with interiors and home decor. I hope to run my own business someday!
  21. I don't really worry too much about what others may think if I do or say something. I just say it or do it as long as I am not hurting someone.
  22. I love the beaches and can never have enough of it. I love travelling as long as it does not entail hairpin bends and winding roads to the Mountains. ( S, can you read that?)
  23. I may forget but I do NOT forgive!
  24. I am short-tempered and am very much aware of it. So when I am angry I just keep quiet lest I say something hurting I may regret later.
  25. I cry very easily; even if I see someone crying...I end up crying without finding out why! I just can't see people sad. So I am good entertainment for people in movies!!
Thanks, Sudha! This was indeed interesting and got me thinking. Anyone interested in doing this tag, please take it up. Do let me know when you do it, I would love to read it! :-)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Its all in the mind...

Happiness is a state of mind. Really. Don't you think so? I think it is possible to be happy all the time. I can't believe it that I am saying this...coz i used to think its just that its the right thing to say...but I realize its true!

I am reading this book 'The Secret' as I have been recommended several times by different people and it says 'Our mind picks up frequencies and tunes into that thought, depending on the signal it gets'...and it makes sense too. Sometimes, my past haunts me and I am gripped by fear or uncertainity. It often happens that when you don't want to think about something, that is the first thought that comes up even while you are feeling happy about something. I strongly feel you must make a conscious effort to think positive and focus on the happy things in life, and certainly, you will attract the right things in your life.

For example, the move to Paris...I am definitely excited and happy about moving there, being exotic and romantic locale and all, but I was a lil upset about leaving my job AGAIN and to leave my friends AGAIN and of course, my folks, who I can't visit as often as I would want to...But Amma gave me a different perspective. Look at it this way, you are not tied down by the monotony of living in the same city for years...and you get to see new people, new places and new experiences...for a few years everytime! Who is so blessed like that? And on the flip side, I have made some amazing friends in every city or place I have lived in.

This year, with great difficulty, I must say, I have also detached myself from negative people in my life. I want to stay clear of such people, even at the risk of sounding rude or appearing arrogant. I am aware that optimism or focus on positivity does not happen overnight; but I have made a beginning...sometime back and I must say, it works wonders!