Thursday, May 29, 2014

Elaan

Ealaan ceremony is the formal announcement of the engagement where the families of both the bride and the bridegroom get together, exchange gifts and offer 'Ardas' (prayers) along with other relatives. It's done in the gurudwara (Sikh temple) on the 19th of April 2014.






Friday, May 9, 2014

Happiness

What is Happiness??

According to Wikipedia, Happiness is a mental or emotional state of Well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. However, everybody will have different interpretations of the above definition. For me happiness is that state of calm when I want nothing more from life. 

I recently read an article on stress management that said to avoid stress taking a toll on you, you should find sometime every week for yourself and do things that make you happy. Now even thought thankfully I'm fare from being stressed out due to my utter lack of interest in anything remotely serious, the article inspired me to list down all the things that make me happy. So here is my list of 5 things that bring me ultimate happiness.(these are not necessarily my top 5)

  1. Being with loved ones: It's he comfort and extra adrenalin flush to the body that keep it nourish. I love to surround myself  with my love one. 
  2. Extra Sleep in the Morning: I'm sure everybody would agree with me on this one. Who does not like that 5 minutes extra sleep after you throw away your alarm clock. I don't know about others but I literally throw away the poor phone. And when you realize that those 5 minutes can be extended to an hour, the joy is indescribable. 
  3. Chocolate/Anything sweet: A new study shows that eating dark chocolate may lower levels of stress hormones in people feeling stressed out. 
  4. Going out with friends: I have been blessed with some really good friends. yes there are a couple of jerks as well but then you need them to  add a dash of excitement in life. Having lunch with my besties, while we all crib and complaint of everything that's going wrong in life is the best possible way for me to be happy. 
  5. Shopping: Though I'm a slight miser and usually don't spend money without calculating and comparing every possible store and item, there are times when retial therapy  is the only thing that can keep me sane.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Making Mistake

We all make mistake in our lives. Some small and some so big that they end up changing the entire track of our life. We always try not to make mistakes and do the best possible to avoid them. But they always creep up behind our back. They are there. 

As a quote says, a life without mistake is a life with nothing done. Though I don't believe there is anybody who has not made mistake. 

Then why are we so afraid of making mistakes? We know they would nearly always happen. Then why the fear?


I have made big mistake in my life. And when I say big I mean BIG mistake. And the biggest reason for this was that I was trying to not make a mistake. In this process, I ended up turning my life upside down. At that point of time. I thought that this was the end of my life and I have absolutely nothing to look forward to. I came to a dead end. 

But today, when I look back at those times in my life. I smile and realize how strong those mistakes made me. I had never been the serious in life type. I still am not. But that dead end gave me the budge that I desperately needed to get myself back on track and grow up. It made me realize how I am the only person who can help myself. 

It made me lose the fear of making mistakes. Now when I want to do something I just do it. I know I may screw up some things in the process, but what the hell. at least I enjoy life to my hearts content. Because I know that not doing something would just make me regret it.

I've stopped looking at them as mistakes. They are lessons that life taught me the hard way. Lessons that I really needed. My mistake have been stepping stones in my life. I'm glad I made them. Because they are what made me who I am today. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Bad Days

Life is never a bed of roses for anyone. Even if we think that the other person must be having such an awesome life, we never realize that everybody, no matter how cool or rich or beautiful would have problems and bad days. Some people are just too good at hiding or ignoring this fact that we all assume that their life would be nothing less than awesome. You could have a bad work day, bad hair day or just a bad day where everything that you planned went down the dump and you ended up with the worst possible day ever.

I have had a fair share of bad days. Sometimes things go so bad that I just want to run away somewhere and never come back. And yesterday was one such day. It seems like everything is falling apart and I just want to shut out the world, get into my bed, and hide under the blanket forever. 


After a very deep thought and prep talk with myself, it won't solve any problem but that's what I really want to do. And I know most of you would agree that many a times this is what all of us want to do. We try and put up a brave front but inside all we ant to do is cry and just let go. 

And I can't even cry, because I have to be all normal in front of everyone at work. So I just sit here as if nothing is wrong and laugh around with everyone but deep inside, a part of me is dying and I can't do anything about it.



Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tummy

Came accross this incredible article about bulgy tummy. It answered a lot of my questions with trying to lose it. It give an indept detail about the shape of the tummy and it causes. If your a health freak or trying to build abs then this is a good article, actually even if your not a health freak, you can read it. 

http://haileyshelpfulhints.blogspot.com/2012/03/tame-tum-spare-tire-or-stress-bulge.html?m=1


Monday, May 5, 2014

Empties April 2014

Not much things I've used up in the month of April. Here are some that I remember to collect:

  1. Vaseline Healthy White Serum SPF30 PA++: It was my favorite few months back but after using a whole big tube, I will not favorite it anymore. I like it but don't love it so I would not repurchase this. 
  2. NYX extra creamy round lipstick in tan: love these lipstick, there are super creamy. I will surely buy these again and now it's become more accessible in Bangkok.
  3. MAC Prep & Prime Face Protect SPF 50 PA++: This product has been with since I started wearing make up. I would not live without this. 
  4. Revlon PhotoReady Foundation: Not a big fan of this foundation and it has just expired. I will never go near this product again. 
  5. Garnier Light Brightening Eye Roll-On: It's an ok product. Does nothing to the eyes except for the calming effect.
  6. The Body Shop - Skin Primer moisture it: This is my base I used up. It would be a shield between my skin and the foundation. It did an alright job. 



White Lilies

What a surprise!! I came home today to these beautiful white lilies kept in my room. My fiance sent it for me through my dad. He sent me these beautiful smelling white lilies because he misses me very much. Awwww.. super cute gesture. Thank you so much babe. 







Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sunny Side Up

It's been forever I have uploaded a post about what I'm wearing. This was a casual saturday kinda thing and I wasn't doing much. I was ready to go out to run errands and to end the day with massage. I am wearing a 2 piece same print top and bottom. I don't understand much of this but the tribal/ ethnic sorta print are really in. I see a lot of people wearing. My cousin actually gave this dress and it you remember, this top I wore for my unplanned proposal, coz it was the same day my cousin gave this top/bottom and I had it in car to change from work dress to something casual for the dinner. 

What I'm wearing:
Top/Bottom: Gifted