To the boy who lands up dating my older sister:

I know I’m not the one to be giving you such a talk; I’m too young to be a threat-giver. But my sister is far too nice a person to ever threaten someone this way so I’ve taken the onus upon myself to make sure you know what you have, and the consequences of hurting the girl I cherish the most.

I have watched her grow, stumble, fall. And then pick herself right back up and be on her way again. She is capable of being her own guiding light, she doesn’t need anyone to hold her hand while she’s taking over the world. Because she’s brilliant. But what she requires is someone to watch her be her awesome self and shower her with praises for every little victory. Because her eyes are so fixed on her goals, she doesn’t realise how many challenges she has already overcome. And on some days, it feels like she hasn’t done enough. Be the guy who tells her how awesome she really is.

Remind her that she is brilliant. Laud her for every little win. And be loudly proud of the wonders she does.

She says she isn’t very affectionate, but that’s a lie. Her heart is filled with love to give out every single day. You will feel her love, and you will grow because of it. But don’t forget to reciprocate that at every step of the way. She secretly loves all the love she receives. I know for a fact that it makes her heart swell!

Her enthusiasm for life and adventure is contagious. Her determination to cross things off her to-do/to-visit list is rigid. You need to be by her side while she’s getting all of this done. Don’t get me wrong, she will do all of it without you, but the joy is in seeing her spirit when she’s at her highest inspiration peak. Even if it means waking up at 5a.m to see Penguins in a zoo. Do it. Seeing that wide-eyed face drooling over nature is worth every second of lost sleep.

She’s social. She loves meeting new people and is quite good at it. Don’t change that about her. It’s very rare to see someone who actually likes people. Let her party, let her come home late. Give her the space she needs to unwind. Let her be the reason why you want to enjoy every minute of life.. because she’s such a wonderful example of it.

Last, but probably the most important, she’s a boss babe. She’s probably a hundred times more hard working, more dedicated and more talented than you’ll ever be. Don’t ever let her feel anything less. Don’t ever feel like you’re never enough for her. Because all she really cares about is you being a wonderful companion. And believe me, she probably adores you more than you even realize!!

So that’s that.

Be there for my sister

Be her rock. And her weakness.

Be the reason she tells her clients that she won’t work post 7!

Be around.

Be faithful.

And always be the reason she fell for you in the first place.

Be all of the above, and I will always stand by your love.

Now, and forever,

Your to-be sister-in-law.

P.S.: My screening standards are very high. I doubt you stand a chance to even make the cut.

😛

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That pretty eyed boy

You can change your career at the drop of a hat,

you can climb to the highest peak.

You can learn a new language, teach yourself how to sew.

You can probably even teach a monkey to speak.

You can learn to drive a geared car on a narrow winding road,

or put back together a broken toy.

You can paint every wall in your house by yourself,

but you can never say no to a pretty eyed boy.

 

You can wrestle alligators and crocodiles in the wild,

You  can grow hair under your feet.

You can be President of the United states,

Or just the lady who changes his sheets.

You can visit the moon and build a home,

You can dance over the ocean with joy!

You can swallow a pumpkin in one whole,

but you can never say no to a pretty eyed boy.

 

You can be burdened with weeks of work…

…stress soaring right through the roof!

You can feel lonely in a crowded pub,

landing a reputation of always being aloof.

You can spend days on end with terrible hair,

You can get away with velvet and corduroy!

Even when everything feels out of place,

You can never say no to a pretty eyed boy.

 

You can fall apart with just one Instagram post

of him and his new found love.

You can promise yourself to be stronger tomorrow,

even though you know it’s going to be tough.

You know that you will never mean anything more,

Your mind knows it is a failing ploy.

But all it takes is one look. One deep stare into his eyes.

To say yes to ANYTHING for that pretty eyed boy.

Falling Half in Love with Strangers

We really need a word for moments like these. Or maybe we don’t. Maybe that’s what makes it so special – the fact that it cannot be explained.

When Do I Get The Manual?

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I love being able to express myself in writing.

It feels more accurate somehow than speaking words. Talking for me can sometimes feel like playing tennis with a colander; I mean, it’s possible, I can do it, but it’s not ideal. The ball goes over the net, but just about. It goes where I want it to go… more or less. I can’t be sure it’ll hit it’s mark, but I can hope. Later, I’ll go home and think about how I could have done it some other, better way.

Writing is different.

Writing is a tennis racket. When I’m writing, I have the time to think about what I’m trying to say, and then mentally flip through millions of words looking for the one that slots into my sentence like that Tetris block you’ve been waiting five minutes for; the one that gives you a combo and wipes the…

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A little over a quarter

Come Sept 19 and panic awakes,
This year is so bad..we couldn’t even manage a cake!

This post is last minute, like everything else I do..
But she’ll appreciate the effort, that part I know is true.

This year is special, we’ve come miles to make it grand!
And believe me dear readers, its ridiculously well-planned.

All credit goes to her. She’s a genius that way..
Running through life making sure she’s always a step ahead each day.

Power and dedication; she uses to conquer it all..
Humility and patience, to help you up should you fall.

Its a rare combination, such a rare jewel is she.
The best role model God assigned to me.

A quarter down and she’s taken the world by storm,
Inspiring lives with that unbeatable charm.

If you’ve experienced her, you’ll know my words are true..
Life without Tammy, would sure as hell be blue.

So wish her with me and let’s make sure she knows,
That we’re grateful to her for teaching us to open our heart’s closed doors.

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Things that are on my mind right now:

1. Sales is a tough career to be in.
2. I wonder what I can eat for lunch today.
3. My kitchen sink needs to be cleaned.
4. I think I should go home this weekend.
5. Where is my allotted salesman for the day?!
6. I can’t believe I woke up so early to be kept waiting here..
7. I should probably use drainex in the sink today.
8. Need to read the fridge manual.
9. Need to pay Sam for all the expenses yesterday!!
10. Shit my toe nails have grown too long!
11. I think I may need to pee very soon..
12. WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE? 😦
13. I wonder what the creatives are doing in the office?
14. Somebody get me out of here!!!
15. Ooooooo such a pretty birdie 😀
16. These offices need organization.
17. Must check Pinterest today.
18. Must call up internet guy and set up WiFi at home
19. Damn I’m hungry.. :/
20. Can we start this thing already?! I have to go home and clean my kitchen sink!!!!!

Why I love my roommate

Two years ago after our first official lecture, I, sitting on the very first bench of my MBA classroom, turned around and said to the girl sitting behind me “Hi! I guess I’m your new roommate” 🙂

She smiled and said “Yeah. Hi!”

And then she gave me the most nervous, yet warm smile I have ever received.

You’d think that my head would be spinning with thoughts of ‘What type of person will she be?’ or ‘How am I going to live with this complete stranger?’ but honestly, I was looking at her and thinking “How in the world does she not get bothered by that fringe constantly blocking her eyes?” 😛

Who would’ve thought, that Rhea-The-Third-Girl-From-Baroda, would go on to become Rhea-The-Girl-I-Cant-Live-Without?

She’s a blessing, this one! Such a blessing. I really don’t understand what good I’ve done to be surrounded by such wonderful people in my life..but I am grateful. I am! 🙂

I couldn’t be there to personally wish her for her birthday, so this is my way of making up for that! Here’s 24 reasons why I love my roommate..

1. She washes my dishes when my hand swells.

2. She makes my breakfast every morning.

3. She lets me eat the end of the Cornetto cone (Which if you don’t know, is the best part!)

4. She will watch any chick flick that I want.. No matter if we’ve seen it umpteen times and know the dialogues by heart!

5. She shouts at me when I overdo the cleaning (which is good..because otherwise my hands swell)

6. She says corrupt things unintentionally, resulting in me laughing till my sides hurt! 😀

7. She is always up for a shopping trip. No matter the time, no matter the temperature outside.

8. She has the same shoe size as I. AND she owns some pretty shoes! 😀

9. She lets me practice hairstyles on her super silky hair..(You must know, she is very particular about her hair)

10. She bears the smell of BodyShop Rose cream every night, because I use it as foot cream (This is why people should stick to my list of birthday gifts!)

11. She googles Lyrics of Lorna songs and sings with me

12. She lets me make fun of her ‘silly moments’ 😛 Which are too many to remember now. .

13. She knows me through and through and can read my facial expressions. (Okay, this one is actually not a good thing for me..but still.) 😉

14. She provides encouragement on the days that I’m feeling low..

15. She doesn’t snore.

16. She eats all the chocolate that I don’t want.

17. She lets me rob her clothes from time to time. (No Tammy, I don’t float in them!)

18. She doesn’t shower me with too much affection because she’s knows I’m weird like that.

19. She loves to dance.

20. She drinks the horrible tea I make without saying a word

21. She fished out my soap cover from the toilet (which btw, she herself dropped!) so that I didn’t have to do it.

22. She loves sleep just as much as I do

23. Left with each other, she and I will always be late. No matter how early we start getting ready.

24. She’s a Vegetarian. Which means more chicken for me..Yay!! 😀

I trouble you and make fun of you every single day..but I love you with every bit of my heart.

You are a gem of a person and I’m so thankful for you everyday. 🙂

Happy birthday my Veggie Pie! :*

Huun Tane prem karu chuun! ❤

For the best friend. .

No matter how many years it’s been, or how far you’ve grown apart..

No matter if you don’t talk everyday, or if you’ve got a whole new social group..

We all have that one friend, whom we will always hold dear to our hearts, till the end of our days..

And for me, its you Jovia. It’s always been you.

I’ve known this girl for over 20 years, I think (because our families are good friends), and I have to admit, I’m so proud of the woman she is today. She’s always been the smartest person I’ve known. And I don’t mean the book worm types, I mean the actual really smart types!! Growing up, I used to think she’d become a scientist or a doctor (or some career that needs a lot of hard work and intelligence) but her career decision not only made me realize that I am terrible at judging people, it also made me respect her so more as a person.

She’s the person I’m usually referring to, when I tell people that “There’s a difference between something that you CAN do, and something that you WANT to do!” She is almost done with her education, and is on the path to becoming one of the best teachers to ever exist. I’d give anything to attend even a single lecture of hers! 🙂

She’s bright, sweet, humble, and ever so charming. The dimples in her cheeks make me jealous every time she smiles. A lot of people don’t know this, but she’s the reason I became really studious. (Believe it or not, there was a time when I hated the whole concept of education) 😛 I don’t tell her this enough, but she actually inspires me in so many ways!! She makes me want to be a better human being…because she’s undoubtedly the best person I know!

Jovia, I know you’re reading this, and I know this post is coming VERY late. This post does no justice to how I feel about you, or how amazing you are as a person; but I really want to thank you…

for believing in me when no one else did,

for being the push that I needed when I was on the verge of giving up,

for constantly looking at the positives in me even though I’m just as flawed as everyone else,

and most importantly, for being the soul sister I’ve always wanted. You are, and always will be, the best friend I’ve ever had.

I love you beyond words. .

Happy birthday, you beautiful girl! ❤

Annual gift list: 2015

It’s that time of the year again where I shed another layer of my skin. . Yeap. It’s my birthday month. And with about four days left for me to turn 23, I decided to post the annual ‘birthday wish list’ on the blog, for a change. .

For my readers who don’t know me personally, I send out a list of things I want for my birthday every year because I feel bad for the people who have to scratch their heads wondering if I will ‘like this’..Also, I’m not trying to be snobbish or anything, but this feels more like a win-win situation. It solves the gifting dilemma, and I get what I really want!

So without wasting any more words, I present: The Birthday Wishlist.

#1. A poem/write up about me

I have always believed that words are the most beautiful gift you can give someone, especially if those words come straight from the heart. You don’t always have to have a flair for writing or excellent grammatical prowess. Sometimes, the most touching words are the one’s the convey exactly what your heart feels.

#2. A song

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love music. Especially the raw, random jamming sessions where no one knows the lyrics but you still keep singing anyways! This has actually been a tradition for every birthday that I have had and I’d love to be surrounded by the melody of my loved ones. Grab a guitar and a few enthusiastic singers, and I’ll be pink with happiness!

#3. A plain white top

So I have this really beautiful brown pleated skirt, that my cousin bought for me from Forever 21. The problem? I don’t have any formal tops that go with it. Now this shade of brown only looks good with a white or a black top but I think I’m more excited about the white-brown combo. (Please make sure you know what the skirt looks like before buying the top!)

#4. A curling iron.

Now this, unfortunately, I ave decided to gift myself. I’m hoping it will take away the burden of having to guess if my hair is going to turn out good or bad today. Any curl that isn’t co-operating, will get a touch of the magic wand!

#5. Happiness. Pure, unadulterated happiness.

I’ve had a very depressing year, most of it because of people pretending to be someone they are not. This new year I’d like to get away from all the drama and just focus on this new non-student chapter of my life. I’m hoping to find solace in my thoughts, more creativity in my spirit and a true purpose in life. Mostly, I’m hoping to find myself.

So that’s about it. I don’t really want much this year. I’ve been blessed beyond measure and I’m grateful for all of it! 🙂

Note to those who are just getting to know me… Do NOT buy me shoes! NEVER buy me shoes!!! My taste in shoes is very specific and I am very particular about what goes on my feet. I appreciate the sentiment, but I may not appreciate the actual gift. Hence, play safe. And avoid the footwear.

P.S: I love handmade and completely out-of-the-box gifts. So if you have any ideas, bring it on! I’d be the happiest girl in the world! 😀

Here’s hoping this birthday will be quiet, simple, and stress-free.

Now, if only there was a way to get me excited about it. 😐