Thursday, October 13, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Last Friday, I couldn't update anything as a part of the new post thanks to my Internet connection going kaput...come to think of it,heck, I haven't been doing any writing off late...There's a lot going on right now, and sometimes, it gets a little overwhelming and sometimes I feel like all I need to do is just rant and blabber and get it out of my system...and that is what got me to this little web site called Blah Therapy.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
I apologize for the lack of action this week from my end but my Internet connection decided to call it quits sometime last weekend and I finally managed to get it back on track yesterday....
I don't have any questions for the week...rather, I am not in a mental state to quiz anyone about anything right now and I don't want to rant about it because it is not going to get any better.
So....all I'm saying is that I can't think up anything to ask...not that there isn't anything...just that my brain refuses to work and come up with a good question to ask.
So, once it gets back to functioning, I'll get back to you guys.
Until then, Ciao.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The past week had been busy, and it's more or less the same this week as well...at least from the look of it...and this is about work...on the personal front, let's just say that I am trying...I am trying not to let my temper get the better of me, I am trying not to get discouraged, I am trying to be as valiant as possible and stay calm and composed....not easy, most of the time.
Since I have talked about how I try not to let worries discourage me, the question for this week is this: What helps you move on....to plod on, to fight your way through difficulties so that you finally achieve what you want, whatever it is. How do you keep yourself motivated and stay positive even when the going gets hard.
For me, I normally try and set short term goals which are achievable, if it comes to something that is measurable. And once these goals are set, I try and occupy my mind with ways to achieve them...and if it's something that cannot be measured, I dream...I dream about how it feels to be in that place I want to be...because when you really really wish for something with all your heart, life has a way of tumbling it into your lap...or so I think...
And if it is something I can do nothing about...I try and think about it until I can reconcile with the fact that nothing can be done about it, and that helps to put it behind me and march on.
Okay....that's all that I had to say....now, I am looking forward to hearing from you and listening to what you have got to say. Please do not disappoint me...
Friday, August 19, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Now, the question I wanted to ask today is based on the observations over the past few days, or rather, weeks. These days, we are quick to admonish the people around us and say that there's no humanity left in anyone anymore. There's only selfishness, violence and crudeness all around. The world's going down...it's never going to get better...and few of the recent incidents forces us to think that way as well....
However, I have also experienced kindness from strangers whom I'd never meet again, from acquaintances who I barely spoke with otherwise, and encouragement from quarters unexpected.
So the question is this: would it make a difference if we turned to ourselves and take a moment to wonder what we could do to help the people around us, help the world and be the change we want to see. I know it's nothing easy but I also know that it is not impossible.
So today, let's start off doing one good deed a day, and you never know, like how many drops make an ocean, we might just be able to save the world, one day at a time. So, why don't you tell me what was your one good deed for the day.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Okay...so this week, the pondering has moved from Sunday to Monday due to having a jam packed weekend...there were loads and loads of clothes to wash, dry and fold thanks to my recent trip back home, and then there were a few experiments to pull off...in the kitchen, coz no one in their right mind would call my episodes in kitchen cooking....and then there were a few errands to run...in a nutshell, it was a very productive, and therefore, very short a weekend.
Okay...I see that I am digressing from the topic here...so getting back to it...here's the question for this Sunday...errmmm....Monday to ponder on....
What would it take for you to lie about something?
Fairly simple...yeah? And my answer....here it comes....I would lie, and have lied, when I have felt that it would save someone from trouble. I would not be able to pull off a lie because even a two year old kid can make out from all the squirming and twitching that goes with my fabricated tales that I am making THAT one up...so no prizes for guessing how successful I am when it comes to fibbing.
But then, I do manage to tell a white lie or two just to protect someone I care for...if I felt that it would help them, or get them out of trouble, or maybe, save a friend or family member from getting upset, then I would go ahead with a half truth, or perhaps just leave a few truths untold.
So that's about me....I know it's a weird question which is why I am really looking forward to reading your answers...
All of you take care and have an amazing week...
Monday, July 4, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
I didn't realize that I hadn't put up this post until today...so apologies! Now, when I check the stats, i don't know if it's an issue with the Blogger, well...it most certainly looks like that, but I have been getting page views which is extremely extremely high when compared to the regular views...I don't think that this one entry per week Blog is so interesting to garner that kind of views. So at this point, I'm kind of baffled...So, please let me know if any of you have been facing a similar issue or if it's just me.
Now, getting back to the question for the day...you know how you read a book and then think, "hey, that's what I want to be when I grow up?"...or maybe, you see someone and think that that's what you want to be...as a kid, I am sure all of us would have dreamt of being a fireman, or train driver or a pirate or even a princess. How you were so captivated with what they did that you had sworn secretly to yourself that that's what you wanted to be.
So, the question is this: Who did you want to be when you were a kid? What was that one thing you wanted to be and you dreamt of as a kid? It can be as fantastic as a being a fairy or a pirate, or it can be something that caught your attention from the day to day world like perhaps, a doctor or a teacher.
I don't remember clearly what I wanted to be as a kid, but I had always dreamt of being able to travel around. And my cousins say that I was a bit of a story teller as well...and being a Princess....a tom boy Princess that is, would have been nice too....
As I grew up, I initially decided that I wanted to be a journalist, and then ditched that plan in favor of being a teacher. Somewhere in between, I think I also wanted to be a pilot. And the fact is that I am in a field which is nowhere related to any of the professions mentioned above.
So yeah, these are the jobs I wanted to be in, and like always, I guess I was never satisfied with choosing just one of the options...so that's it about me. But then if there's one thing that I've always been, right from the childhood, it's a dreamer.
Now that I am done with telling all about what I wanted to me, I'm looking forward to hearing your stories about who you wanted to be. Waiting to hear from you.
Until then, signing Off
Monday, June 6, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Okay, now that we've agreed on all that points, I will proceed. Things are crazy here, and sometimes it takes quite an effort to try and stay aloof, and also, more importantly positive. There's been a lot of travelling, a bit of arguing, a lot of laughs, a bit of frown too...but I think it'll all turn out right in the end and that thought helps me stay okay.
Now, when all these things worry me, just to get away from all of it, I kind of get my brain to rewind to a different time period....hey, I'm not talking about flying cars and dinosaurs over here, just the times I've had more fun than worries...my favorite thoughts are always around the time I was in college...it is fun to think about all those fun things I've done with my friends, the laughs, the merrymaking and the carefree life of a teenager. And it's quite surprising for the reserved and cautious me in present to look at the daredevil, outgoing me in the past. And sometimes, I wish I stayed there for a bit longer, till everything just fixed itself.
So my question for you, dear friends, is this: If you had a chance to rewind through your life and pause at one point...mind you, just one point, where would it be?
As you've seen, I've already told you my answer...so what's left for me to do is to wait anxiously to read through your answers...
So, until then...
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I know, I know....I'm late....but hey, I make the rules...so I can break them too, right? Right...so, moving on....Belated Mother's Day to all those wonderful Moms out there....and thank you....for everything because like the saying goes, "God couldn't be everywhere, so he created mothers".
Since it was Mother's Day, it's only fair to ask something related to Mothers...which is, what is the one thing that you and your mother have in common...the one thing that gets people to say "Like Mother, Like Daughter"... A particular habit, an interest of some sort, a hobby...something that binds you two together...
What about me? Well, I believe that I get my creative streaks from my Mom...she's someone who's creatively inclined...who paints, who sings and has a very aesthetic bent of mind...also, she made our house a home...a place to go back to when something worries you,a place that makes you feel like everything is going to be alright in the end.
So that's about me...what about you? Waiting to read your answers...
Until then, signing off...
Monday, May 2, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Waiting expectantly for your answers...
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Hello everyone....hope it's been a good weekend for all of you so far....The question I want to ask this Sunday was not one I had to really think hard to come up with...This question comes to you in the light of the 100th International Women's Day that was celebrated on March 8th, 2011.
And the question would be:
Who's the woman who has inspired you the most?
For me, it has been more than one woman actually...and it's those certain qualities of theirs that made me place them on a pedestal and look up to them. So here is the list of women who I look up to:
1. Grand mom: My grand mom (on father's side) was considered to be quite the modern woman with respect to her approach to life and various situations in life. She was the patient one, the grand mom who'd feed you, listen to you and talk to you as a friend, rather than as an elder. She was the first one to know about our relationships, and in her quite special way made all of us feel special. She was someone who told us we were loved a lot....without words.
2. Mom: She has always been the aesthetically inclined home maker, the amazing cook, a dutiful wife and a very loving mom. I started looking up to her once I got married because that's when I realized how much effort she had put into making our house a home. She's fiercely protective of the people she love and always, always tries to make sure every one is taken care of.
3. Mother in law: She's one of those strong women I've met in my life. She has gone through a lot of ups and downs but has never let that stop her from finding happiness in the small things in life. She is someone I look up to for her patience and positive outlook towards life.
So now, it's your turn to tell me who that woman is who has inspired you....Waiting for your answers.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Mind in shackles, numb with pain.
Encaged in convictions, hands bound tight,
Not by self, but by strangers around, might.
Born in the form on Venus, I were,
A shame to the parents, waiting for an heir.
A burden I was bound to be,
“A curse”, they said, unheard of pleas.
A Son, they hoped for, to hold high, the name,
To bring home, pride, elation and fame.
Alas, born was a daughter, what a shame!
To send her away, decked, end of the game.
A daughter, mother and wife, just, they said I was to be,
A girl, to think otherwise, a shame it’d be.
Woman, a toy to play with, they say and then leer.
My pleas, ruthless, arrogate, they jeer.
Coy, demure, humble; a picture perfect frame,
Have been made, my race for, so they claim.
Pawned for a game, traded for penny,
A victim forever; assaults, abuse many.
“No! ” I cry out, in my new found voice.
Not just that, Woman, icon of strength and poise.
A daughter, wife and mother, I would be,
Yet my dreams, fulfilled, I wanted to see.
To live my dreams, to reach for the stars,
To hold my head high, to walk without fears.
A daughter who serves, a sister who loves,
A wife who cares, a mother who bears.
Women, many roles played in life,
Bestower of love, the family – crux, she strives.
Smiling through the tears, forgiving the worst,
Woman she is, you can trust.
Bound in shackles, yet I smile.
A woman I am, in tears, I will smile.
A bearer, carer, achiever, I, forever will be,
Woman I am, let me be free.