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What a day it was !

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Am still basking in the gorgeousness of yesterday… ūüôā
We had missed workouts on Monday and Tuesday since S was sick…and I wanted to exercise on my birthday ( wednesday)…since it will be the great start for me…I just love the day¬†I workout….its Oh, so good !
It was step aerobics and its my favorite… :)…my first present..and as soon as the session came to an end my trainer brought in an “Eggless chocolate cake” for me….and I was shocked at this…thats really sweet of them…to remember that I am a Lacto-vegetarian…though I was very embarrassed ( well there were around 20+ people singing “Happy birthday”) I still loved their warm gesture…and the cake tasted divine…
Truly, a surprising start for the day…..
¬†¬†¬†¬† Well, something happened in February…though I wanted to share it with you all long time back…I wanted to wait till it sees the light of the day… I was chosen for a photoshoot(my aerobics trainer¬†pens a health article )for a local magazine here..its a new magazine and co-incidentally their launch fell on my birthday…so in the evening S and I were at the party…and we loved it ! …As soon as S could lay hands on a copy he frantically started searching for my picture ….cho sweet of him! and¬† there were two of mine indeed…one on the Index page and another in the article ,I felt delighted …..my few minutes of fame…hehehe…not really…but I admit I felt very good about it….and when S said that I look much fitter now when compared to the picture my joy knew no bounds…The magazine will be out for everybody in a couple of days ….but S didn’t want to wait and with his mobile phone clicked pictures of mine from the copy…he’s just crazyily thrilled about the whole thing ….here is a picture of it…

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¬†¬†¬† And from there on we proceeded to a¬†superb restaurant called “Bamboo Bay” and we just loved the meal, the evening…and everything…Its a beach side restaurant and for the first time ever we had a real candle-light dinner….the food was great, ambience excellent along with the music of waves…and I simply loved the day…and will cherish it forever…for so many sweet surprises……And I absoultely love Urli’s…can’t resist them and¬†there was¬†one at the restaurant…loved it, though the floating candle went off by the time we were about to leave…

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NOTE : I promise that¬†it will be the last post on my birthday..I know that I’m bothering all you folks too much with this¬† ūüôā

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A Special Day !

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¬†¬†¬†¬† This is a special post…special since its my birthday today and am¬† on top of the world with all the extra attention and lovely wishes….Am really feeling like a Queen (Are you listening/reading Hanlie)This is extra special since its the first after marriage and am loving it with S..he had wished me zillion times till now and am sure it will go on….Oh, I have a lovely husband.Touchwood!
¬†¬† And another reason for this one to be absolutely special is the “Healthy you Challenge ” and support from all you wonderful people…its amazing and oh so inspiring…I’m loving it ! ūüôā
I feel so good when I effortlessly slip into all my clothes…yeah, you got it right…I’ve lost a few inches…I dont know how many but I know that I did lose some….and I haven’t got on to the scale since we are not able to find a decent one at the Aerobics studio and S and I will never get one for ourselves..its way too stressful…so I am not bothered about the number…am enjoying this loss which I feel, the rosy cheeks after the workout and the new energetic,confident and enthusisatic me ….so the scale will have to wait…
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Today morning when I put on my new dress I have noticed that its comparatively loose….since I wore it in the trial room last time…Oh, that feeling…its more than million presents…and S said the same too…and I bought this new dress three weeks ago…..so these 3 weeks were indeed good.
¬†¬†¬†¬† We have decided to eat out today…c’mon I dont want to cook on my birthday¬† and while at lunch I noticed that both S and I are invariably and unconsciously¬†choosing healthy options….its just happening as a way of life..we are not pushing ourselves…its just that we are used to it by now…and I have no cravings whatsoever….now what else can be blissful than this…and here today for the first time ever I am going to post a picture of myself on this blog…for all your wonderful people…I shall come out with a more detailed b’day post tomorrow…about the day and¬†happenings, surprises…
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† This picture is randomly shot by S with his mobile phone at lunch today …..while we were waiting for our main course…I have a great fancy and weakness for side silhouette’s (click for the actual size)¬†….I find them endearing and irrestible…..and I won a NSV for myself…my b’day treat….truly on cloud nine ūüôā

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Mix of sorts (Healthy you challenge update)

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Mix of sorts

Thats precisely what my¬†past week had been….I missed checking-in last week since I was caught up with a flu and didn’t do anything substantial to write about…foodwise or even exercise wise…but we didn’t breach or drift from healthy eating except for a few cookies one evening….somehow the same junk food which I earlier craved for (though very occasionally) doesn’t excite me anymore….It feels good.And then, since the past 4 days there have been tiny warts on my scalp and ouch, they hurt and itch….S and I were worried and visited the doctor immediately…the medication didn’t help too…and over the past 2 days a couple of them surfaced on my back and near the ear….I called my mom and discussed this with her…I always do this whenever I fall sick…she¬†always comes up with accurate home remedies which nurse me back to health in no time…and this time too it worked…All my mom said is it must be the changing weather and the heat inside the body….so drink buttermilk,tender coconut water,watermelon juice… I had a water melon at home and immediately sprung into action…that was yesterday and voila, today morning they hurt less and are subsiding at a frantic pace….it feels so good…and I decided to stop the medication….it anyway served no purpose…its incredible… I mean my mom never goes wrong with these therapies…and I am always bowled over…its prodigious that she knows her child through and through though we live¬† so far ….mom’s are ever wonderful…they are truly angels on earth…I love you mom…and miss you …
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Am fine now, S and I are back to our routine and are enjoying our workouts…..and¬†my standoffishness with the scale continues….but today morning somehow I broke the resolve and treaded over it….and it showed 2 different weights…the 2 times I tried and it was crazy….S also ventured…just to check its authenticity and his number was even more bizarre…so we realised that its untruthful and moved on….I love it when S does these affectionate things for me…..they mean a lot…he was sure that with the number it showed me..I’d be depressed…so he set foot and then declared that its kooky..if it weren’t for him I would have been sulking the whole day….mourning over the number….he is a real darling…am blessed to have him….Love you S

JodhaaAkbar

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I’m haunted…..and ruminating at length..
We watched “JodhaaAkbar” last evening and since then my thoughts are engulfed¬† and am soaked up intensely…this movie transported me¬† to a diferent era…and I had been contemplating on the lifestyles and people of that period…It gave an introduction and took all my concentration…S and I have been discussing at great lengths about how people lived, behaved in that era and how different/similar are we now?…It made us put on our thinking caps…
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Now, coming to the movie…its a rather long one…though it entirely didn’t bore me…I did sometimes feel that I was watching a documentary….Still I would recommend it to everyone…and the only reason is “Hrithik Roshan“….he entirely shines through,takes you to dizzy heights and¬† the movie belongs to him…he fits the bill picture perfectly and its impossible to imagine anybody else….he is not hrithik….he is “Akbar”….only”Akbar”.Aishwarya does what she is expected to but looks old in many scenes…
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Do not watch the movie for any historical connection…it will fall flat…its a lovestory…and only the milieu happens to be¬† the mughal era and the characters are named “Akbar” and “Jodha”…do not look any¬†further for¬† association with history…..since it simply doesn’t have any.For me..its an archetypal love story setup in the mughal era….The difference is it shows chemistry along with history and geography…..a¬†¬†variant combination…..but the romance is regular…..what interests is, the cross-cultural and inter-religious relationship…which even today raises curiousity …..Love marriages especially cross-cultural,inter-religious ones…always invoke intrigue….that works for this film too….and the song “Khwaja..mere..khwaja” has possessed me and is spooking me…Great job,Rahman!

Conjugal treats

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5 months ago…on this very same day S and I tied the knot and honestly life is eminently blissful eversince…
I am a total sucker for birthdays and anniversaries…I get super excited about them …..Infact I was more excited on S’s birthday than he himself was….this happens all the time …….
Today is extra distinguished since it marks our 5th month of marriage and S’s b’day falls on a 5th too ( date wise)..¬†this coexistence makes me¬†as happy as a clam at high tide……Am a silly moonstruck loony ūüôā
Thus, 5 is very especial¬†to me…..Love you S !

Please appreciate her !

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A forward from an ex-colleague.       
I do not wish to post work which is not mine….but I didn’t have the heart to¬†miss out on this one, so genuine and precise.

Tomorrow you may propose a working woman,
but you should marry with these facts firmly grounded in your mind……..

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Here is a girl, who is as much educated as you are;
Who is earning almost as much as you do;

One, who has dreams and aspirations just as you have because she is as
human as you are;

One, who has never entered the kitchen in her life just like you or your
Sister haven’t, as she was busy in studies and competing in a system that
gives no special concession to girls for their culinary achievements. One, who has lived and loved,
Her parents & brothers & sisters, almost as much as you do for 20-25 years of her life;

One, who has bravely agreed to leave behind all that, her home, people who
love her, to adopt your home, your family, your ways and even your family name,

One, who is somehow expected to be a master-chef from day #1, while you
sleep oblivious to her predicament in her new circumstances, environment and that kitchen

One, who is expected to make tea, first thing in the morning and cook food at the end of the day,
even if she is as tired as you are, maybe more, and yet never ever expected to complain;
to be a servant, a cook, a mother, a wife, even if she doesn’t want to;
and is learning just like you are as to what you want from her; and is clumsy and sloppy at times and knows that
you won’t like it if she is too demanding, or if she learns faster than you;

One, who has her own set of friends, and that includes boys and even men at
her workplace too, those, who she knows from school days and yet is willing
to put all that on the back-burners to avoid your irrational jealousy,
unnecessary competition and your inherent insecurities;
Yes, she can drink and dance just as well as you can, but won’t, simply
because you won’t like it, even though you say otherwise

One, who can be late from work once in a while when deadlines, just like
yours, are to be met;

One, who is doing her level best and wants to make this most important
relationship in her entire life a grand success, if you just help her some
and trust her;

One, who just wants one thing from you, as you are the only one she knows
in your entire house – Your unstinted support, Your sensitivities and most importantly – Your understanding, or love, if you may call it.

But not many guys understand this……
Please appreciate “HER”
                                                                                                                                            

Good times

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Many a times seemingly trivial things in life bring utmost satisfaction ,happiness and comfort.
My last weekend was full of such stuff. We haven’t¬†done anything adventurous..but am¬† basking in its after effects.
Its been a simple and quiet weekend. We did the basic necessary weekend stuff….bought groceries from many stores (every store doesn’t have all what you want here)..went shopping for fruit and vegetables..mostly ate at home except for a terrible and disastrous lunch on saturday at an awful restaurant.
The only deviation from normalcy is my successful completion of the¬†long pending visit to the beautician…and an evening out at the beach.
I had been contemplating what made me so happy about this evidently simple routine…its about doing all these with S…its about spending constructive time with him..its having¬†my precious pixie¬†all for myself…
Though we work at the same place ,travel together ….one can’t truly address them as “Together times” and by the time we are home we are exhausted,tired and bone dead…
But this weekend it was different….we did every little thing together…and having him around all the time all to myself is a real treat….am jubilated beyond belief and am blushing while typing this too….
This weekend will go down memory lane as the king of good times and will be etched in my heart forever…