The Gobbledygook !!

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I am 24. Going to be 25 in six months or so.

A small interjection : While working on one of my drafts soon after I joined, I typed “sex” instead of “six” and submitted the same to a senior 😮 So every time somebody uses the six, all I am reminded of is sex :-/ Shit happens.

Coming back to turning 25 soon. I think I am at a good place in life now. I am happy, I do as I like and most of all I am with people I wish to be. I might shift with Mani next year when her college gets over. That ways I would get to live with a person of my choice.

Mostly, people consider their college or school days as best. Something they would get back to if given a choice. I don’t think so. I think this life with a job in hand and a control over your life is what I would call the best for me. I still have the people I would want to be with in college. So, no worries with respect to that. A job might come with responsibilities, sometimes it annoys you, sometimes it just tires you out. But, isn’t it similar to having a relationship. Whatever issues it comes with, it still offers stability, certainty and a sweet reliability (not the dependent kind of).

Recently, the Dean of Graduate Admissions of the New York University visited our firm for a presentation on the various LLM programs they offer. He told us about the NYU culture, the courses, the fee structure, the scholarships etc. I made up my mind to apply for an LLM in International Taxation some three-four years down the line. But, the fees is a whopping 35 lakhs (and mind you this is just the tuition fees). And, getting a scholarship is no easy job. I realized this is too expensive a degree to be brought back home. And anyways, I wanted to go to New York because of the obsession I have with Carrie Bradshaw and Sex and the City. What If I can’t go to NYU, but I can definitely go to New York 😀

Such silly obsessions we have. Now, I must warn you this is an extremely silly, no topic post. I am just typing whatever is coming to my mind. Oh yes! Did I tell you, the Dean was cute and tall 😀 I don’t have any good looking guys in office. Most of them are married or not good looking or both 😦

I have asked Rash to get over with this judiciary exam business as early as possible. We have so many preparations to make for Gappa’s wedding. And look at him, he is studying 😮 I don’t like it a bit.

I was watching Devil wears Prada (yet again) yesterday, and I realized people make such amazing efforts to dress up. I don’t even want to shower and look at the women in this city, they look so chic all the time. I feel like a nomad in front of them. And, then I expect some attention from the opposite gender. Sometimes, I am in awe of a woman’s pretty face, and that being a woman myself, what would happen to men in such situations?

I feel very positive nowadays. I don’t even feel like doing evil stuff to anybody. I think I am settling down, sort of calming down and melting in slowly. I am liking this phase of my life. I just hope it is here to stay. Because I have too many plans for too many people and I would prefer to be in this happy state to execute the same.

Oh! By the way, I totally forgot. Gorgeous had a baby boy in March this year. He is just perfect. I call him toothless 😀 He is the prettiest baby I have ever seen and he makes me want to have babies too. But, Rash says I am going too fast and that he doesn’t like such changes in me. He liked the baby hater in me. But, toothless is so cute, I feel like gobbling him up. He has these perfect doe eyes, and when he smiles there is twinkle in his eyes and his cheeks turn all warm and red. In short, I love him.

Do you know where to get reasonably priced over coats from in Delhi? Please let me know. I know I know my whole point of writing this post was to ask you guys this question. Selfish. Bad. terrible. But I need it and I don’t want to spend a lot of money.

Will meet you guys next week. See ya till then. Have an amazing week 😀

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That all which needs to be posted :D

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There are lot many things which needs to be posted here.

The first of many is that I shifted in a flat. It is a 2 BHK spacious third floor house. I share the house with another female. I wanted to shift in a single one room place, but right now I don’t have the money for the same. Also, Gappa and Rash voted against it as I am new in the city and it is not safe. But, I will shift in a single one room (one BHK pto be precise) next year around the same time. Because, I have huge space sharing issues. We had single occupancy rooms in the hostel all the five years of college. I have absolutely no habit of sharing a room with anybody. Hence, the space sharing issues.

This year brought a lot of good news *anti-jinx*. I joined my first job. I passed the stupid Bar Council of India exam. I graduated successfully and even went to attend my Convocation (though I do not appreciate the decision at all), Gappa’s wedding date got fixed, our house got the dining table it has been waiting for so long, Momsy and Popsy are learning to use a android phone and I have lost weight 😀

Gappa got a smartphone for dad as his birthday present. Dad’s birthday and Rash’s birthday fall almost together. I have decided what to get dad for the birthday. I am still going about how to celebrate Rash’s birthday as it is the first time we are together on his birthday with money in our pockets 😛 I have thought about a lot of stuff. But, I can’t pen it down here. One, because Rash reads the blog and two after reading he gets all worked up and gets into his “we will not spend a single penny without any reason”. But he doesn’t understand that I have to sing happy birthday for him in my high pitched nazel driven voice 😀

Next important thing on my to do list is shopping and organizing Gappa’s wedding. I am experiencing certain lack of excitement from both the sides. I don’t know why. But, I am crazily excited. I want everything to be perfectly done for her. Why not? I have been collecting trousseau pictures from the first year of college for her. What all she might need? How she needs to do her hair? Should we put gajra or keep it a bit modern? Can we modernise the Sangeet look and keep the ceremonial pheras look traditional? What food are we going to keep on the menu? Her henna designs for both hands and legs? The photographer? The decorators? Gossshhh !! (The list is endless). I get so excited sometimes, I feel all the energy inside me is being pulled out by some invisible force and I just can’t take it if anybody (even the bride) goes against how I want to do stuff because her wedding has been my dream all along, how can I let somebody else (just because they are older to me doesn’t mean they have a better choice) decide for her what and how everything should be done? Obviously, Gappa’s wedding deserves a special series of posts all together. Which is soon going to come 😀

Apart from Gappa, my favorite cousin is too getting married. I swear I hate that two of the most precious women of my life have decided to take the plunge together and I am scared that everything should work out well for them 🙂 But, yes I have so much to do for the favorite cousin as well.

I recently read a book by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. It is called “Sister of my heart”. I just love the way some people define cities in their books that you fall in love with the place even without having visited it. This is what this book did to me. It made me fall in love with Calcutta. The story of two sisters (not really bound by blood) but are anyways a part and parcel of each other’s life. It brought back to life my forgotten and lost belief that there is nothing like unconditional love. That if somebody loves you, no matter how you are, no matter how they are, they will always understand you. That when you take your life’s decisions a lot many people get affected by it. That sometimes it is the right decision to let go of your happiness for the space that it leaves is always filled by double the happiness that you let go of. That it only needs some time and patience for things to fall in place for you. That everybody deserves to be loved and that sisters are the best thing that can happen to you. 🙂

I have got a new book today. It is “The Lowland” by Jhumpa Lahiri. I hope it turns out to be good.

This is my first weekend post. I hope to keep the promise and post regularly. Tada !! 😀

Back and forth

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I have been planning to write a blog post from a very long time now. Feels like a century or so. I have become way too lazy, I should say I have become Rash like. Sometimes, he just doesn’t want to move his ass.

Anyways, so how are you people? I have been on a lot and I have decided to take matters in my hand now and deal with it more Sanity like as against Rash like.

I will (try) write a post every week now. No matter what happens, no matter if I want to sleep, no matter whatsoever. I will read posts, I will write posts and this is how it is going to be. *Nervous* *Fingers Crossed*

Winters have hit Delhi. I wear sweater to my office daily and the chilly wind in the morning after getting up and while returning from office is sending shivers down my spine. It is only November and I already can’t take it. Only god can help me during December and January.

I need to buy some woollens for myself. I am not at all prepared for the Delhi winter and I don’t want to fall sick with Gappa’s wedding preparations coming up.

Oh! I missed giving you the news. Gappa, my Gappa, the cuddly babyish face, the pretty long hair, the elder sister I so authoritatively scold, the graceful kathak dancer, the always ready to fight crackpot, the love of my life and of course the sister of my heart is getting married.

The date is set. Actually, nothing apart from the date is set. We need to shop for everything and anything. I need to show all my organisational skills that I have never showed anywhere. So people, please be kind to me and send me all the suggestions with respect to all the wedding preparations.

Woosshh !! Thinking about the wedding gives me goosebumps. I have absolutely no clue how is everything going to happen. Going further, I wrote the last post from the room of my paying guest in Delhi where I stayed for two and a half months. This post I am writing today is from the flat I have shifted to and I just now realised that this is my third month in the house I have so lovingly started calling home.

There are a lot of things that have happened recently. I attended my Convocation with Momsy. Popsy couldn’t come. I also managed to fare through the Bar Council of India’s exam and I am assuming I will soon get my registration certificate as an Advocate.

But, nothing feels different. In the mid of next month, I will complete six months in the office. My first job. My first six months. And there is nothing exciting about it.

I think I am zoning out now. It happens to me nowadays. In the middle of a client meeting or a call or a discussion or just plain reading, I simply and completely zone out. I dread the day somebody asks me something in the middle of such meetings and I will be like, “Umm I am sorry. I didn’t hear any of it. I was busy floating in a parallel world”

With the promise of a new post every week, I will take your leave now 😀