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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
What happened to my life?? Why nothing good is happening to me?? Oops !! bills are not paid, I am late to office! Where is my phone charger? Why did mom scold me for this? Why dont they understand me? Why there is no hike this time, Some more deduction in salary this month! I am putting on extra kilos! Why things are not happening as I planned? Did my bf/gf think of me today? Was it my mistake? I don't like this s**t life.....STRESS in each and every activity that we do..Is STRESS our best pal or relative that stays together through out the day?? We are so attached with Stress that we share our feelings with it.. react with it.. go according to what it responds... We are so obsessed with it that we are not willing to ignore it.
All this week I was very stressed, I was unable to concentrate on anything (What I did this weekend is a beautiful blog written by me, please check and comment on http://sowsheelya.blogspot.com/2010/07/weekend-n-i.html ) Finally, I realised that I wasted a week's time in my precious life. The charger I searched, the boy friend who was busy,(of course its u Chiky) the bad cold I had, all these are not remembered after ten years. Its the Happy moments that we lived, the smiling faces that we had and the fun that lasted for a while
are all carried through out our life. We forget the truth that life is very simple and we complicate it as much as possible and blame that life isn't happening as we planned. The truth I found was - Life can be very simple and peaceful. Accept everything as it is and the best one is 'Expectations Hurt'. Oh ya .. This line is really awesome. It's a simple 2 word phrase but I bet, it has a whole lot of meaning in it. It creates wonders if u follow for a day and lots of positive energy is generated from us. Ultimately, at the end of the day we will have a smile on our faces. I envy the smileys, they always smile and spread them :-). It seems to be simple to follow but in reality we will have a tough time as beginers. once we realize the fruits of being simple without expectations we will be very happy in life.On sunday night I had a philosophical thought on my bed about how to reduce stress in life and decided to stay happy from monday morning. Monday morning came within an hour - it's 12.30am already. It's time for chiky to get up for his shift. I tried giving a wake up call, no responce. Tried once again. Remember I have to be happy, so with a smiling face I tried twice, thrice, slowly my smilimg face changed to what-to-do face. Ten minutes passed still chiky din't pick the call. Oops tensed about what happened to him..Did he get up?? getting ready?? reached office?? OMG tried calling him once again after half-an-hour.. Call is picked..
me : chiky ! u dumbooo. Its time to office.
Chiky : let me sleep.
me : u always do this lazy fellow... blah blah blah....U promised me many thing when u proposed me ... blah blah blah.. i am living her for u ... blah blah blah blah blah.... ............... ........ ............. ...... ................. ............. ............... ............. Blah blah blah ............ .........think of our future...... ......... look at yo friend ............ ............. ..........don't u love me any more....... ................ ................... ............. ............... have to face my father in near future.................. .......think of our kids... ................ ........... irresponsible .............. ........... insurance and bills................ .........blah blah blah.....................HmmmHmmm (breathing hard).
Chiky : Its my off today.
me : okay sleep. bye.
What sleep he will get after listening to all this. Still it's okay.. It's just early hours of Monday let's keep up our words from Sunrise... thud thud thud... Someone knocking... Very consciously remembering to smile even after badly disturbed from a sound sleep. It's my laundry woman(Lw)
me : Akka,here is the money and keep the change.
Lw: Amma , your dresses.
me : Thank u Akka.
Lw: just wanted to tell u, my cousin came to visit me and tried helping me in ironing the clothes. by mistake he burnt your blue salwar.
me : whaaaaaaat?
Lw : !
me : what the hell are u thinking about yourself? Do u know how costly it is ... Blah Blah Blah Blah......give back my change.. never ever come here to collect the clothes..
THHUUD... door closed.
These are the results of trying something new, all of the sudden. Anyways it's just a funny situation I encountered last weekend.
Stress can be reduced by various ways. I would like to share the adverse effects of it. Stress can trigger our body’s response to perceived threat or danger, the Fight-or-Flight response. Here I would like to tell about flight or fight response which means its ability to enable us to physically fight or run away when faced with danger. So there is a possibility that we run out of the situation and develop a fear to fight kind of attitude. It's a natural hormone that acts on us, which get conveyed as decisions that we take.
Stress can lead to :
- hair loss
- heart disease
- obsessive-compulsive or anxiety disorder
- sexual dysfunction
- tooth and gum disease
Utilimately, the best way of living is to stay away from Stress . Now how is it possible??? Though not an expert I can explain few ways in which we can have a stress free life style.
>>Wear a Smile always.
>>Exercise everyday as we have very less physical activities in our day to day life.
>> Have a interesting and rarest hobby that no one can ever think off.
>>Clean yourself twice a day in stress filled day.
>>Meditate just the minutes equal to your age. For example if you are 25 years old meditate for 25 min everyday.
>>Don't leave your passion on anything for any cause. Be independent on your interests
>>Don't sit idle and think too much.
>>Have a good attitude.
>>Speak to god whenever possible. For non-belivers, speak to yourself whenever possible.
>>Never expect anything.
>>Yoga is a natural way of living disciplined life - follow it.
>>Reduce salt intake.
>>Have your favorite pleasant colour things beside your (like bag, cloth, pen, purse, bottle. screen saver), even though if its out of fashion.
>>Laugh aloud whenever possible.
>>Don't compare with neighbors (You may never know what they don't have and you have it)
>>Drink lots of water.>>Belive in yourself more than anything.
>>Faith and Positive thinking is the key for a happy life.
Looking forward for comments from all our friends for more tips to reduce the distance between us and to increase the distance between the stress which is staying with us and Let's get united here with a stress-free coffee chat.Love,
Friday, July 2, 2010
Woww...I thought over that after a while...my name just became a list of electronics.... A for apple (I cannot remember if I actually meant the fruit apple).
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
When a women is giving birth to a kid, the day is too long for her parents and husband. Eagerly waiting for everything to happen well. When they bring up the kid, its the shortest that the parents would experience, running around the daily activities of the kid, feeding, putting him to sleep, monthly check ups (OMG!!).
As I started this post with a wish that I need a machine to control the time for any moment in life. I would use it to the maximum in my day to day life. My sleep time will be set to least speed, my fights with Chiky which I'm gonna lose will be the maximum one. I hope you had the longest time of the day reading this fiction post ( imaginary time-machine called 'KAALA YAANAM' ). I gladly end this post with a beautiful quote which I came across by Henry Van Dyke - a short story writer "Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” (This is what I was trying to explain in the entire article !!DUH )
Monday, June 28, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
This Dosamania continued for days , weeks , months , semesters . Finally there came the anniversary of the Dosa Day . Scratching head ? that how did I remember the day ??? here is the answer, while I was packing all my stuff to vacate the room after my college final year exam I found the bill of the dosa pan I bought (I preserved it for the one year warranty that comes along with the pan). If at all the shop keeper knew my usage of the pan which was 24*7*365 probably he would not have given me the warranty card (lol!!!) . Finally , I vacated my room and the first person whom I bid Farewell were the dosa; from then on I never ever looked at the word that contains D O S A . I became very reluctant to this one dish , so much that I informed my mom not to ever make dosas at home , never ever let anyone serve me dosa or even talk about it . There was this one incident which got to my nerve and I yelled at people with all my strengths . It was a few days before a marriage event for my cousin where we had a get together for all ladies in mehendi function to my surprise my aunt arranged for a Dosa mela ( yuck ! now u understand my temper) . Its a short past in my life in which dosa has a major role . Its been 5 years now , a life without dosa and continued like that.
As u know I work in night shifts , my eating and sleeping habits obviously changed . I will have to calculate the hours between my sleeps and meals (its not breakfast, lunch and dinner anymore). I eat food whenever and whatever available between the hours I am awake or at work . So here in office , I have few friends to eatout , hangout together (what ever u call it) . Since its late hours we have very limited source to arrange for food. At this point I have to mention my companion in office , its none other than Mouli (few of u know him already , the guy with the brainy brain) . The food which is available in my office pantry is limited to fresh juices and maggie noodles(which was half the time burnt) . We both have worked for 2+ , 3+ years in this office so already tired of these items . So we were finding out other options to fill our stomach after the shift . One day Chiky ( my man! ) came with a solution to try out something which is beside his office premises (which is also on-the-way to both of our destination).
It was 5 O clock , early in the morning , Mouli and I headed to the place suggested by Chiky . What we saw was unbelievable. Under a huge banayan tree there was a group of people neatly dressed and a neat pavement (which is very important to me !) and a welcoming smile :-) . With all this good sight that we had, we parked our bike and went near the table that had all the dishes arranged in a row . The guy who was on the other side of the table wished us and handed over the empty plate for us to serve from the dishes on the table. We were so hungry after a tiresome shift that the heavenly smell made us so happy to see the food that was arranged. We had 4 kinds of chutneys , sambar common for all tiffins . Idly was hot , Pongal was creamy and Poori was just out of the ocean of oil . I just turned to observe the corner of the table which had 4 dosa pan ready to make hot dosa quickly for the ones who ordered it . At the very first glance of the DOSA , I turned my head off it . Mouli felt happy to see the hot dosa (May be he did not have a past like mine!!!) . He ordered the dosa and He liked it so much that he went for the other one . This made me to have a thought about my old friend (The Dosa) . I ordered one . Within 2 minutes I had a golden brown crispy dosa straight from the pan folded in semi circle with 4 chutney around it .
Morning breeze , chilly air and hot steamy dosa in my hand (hmmmmm...). we really found a good place to eat . Since then I come to office everyday in a thought to go the tiffin center after my shift . It was a daily practice of Mouli and mine , but now there is a huge crowd from my project who would even wait after their shift ( not anytime for the project ) to eat with us. We go to the place will all our friends and have a hearty first meal of the day and with lots of fun but with a minimum expenditure . My relation continues with the dosa on roads..
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Today with all the happiness and enegry in me I wanted to share my views on the movie RAVANA...Chiky and I were waiting for this one movie for a long time as we both were Mani sir's fans.. I just love the way he narrates the storyline .. Hmmm with all these expectations we booked the tickets on the Second day of the movie release (on 19th of June) .. It was a sunny afternoon with less traffic in Chennai (god blessed me).. We already started late to the theater, Chiky and me were racing to reach the cinema on time. The man in the entrance said the movie just started and my heart beat increased. The first shot I saw was Aishwarya sailing on a boat, stunned to see two boats colliding (where did Mani sir keep his camera and which time of the day he sat and thought about the angles??). Finally, we settled in our seats and enjoyed each and every frame of the movie.
Vikram has already proved himself in many other movies and he used the opportunity well, Aish was as usually stunning , Pruthviraj was lucky to romance Aish in this movie .. I was happy to see old Mani sir's heros palying a major role like Prabu , Karthik, Ranjeetha. Priya mani was good in her performance (Obviously! National award winner).
Now coming to the storyline.. Its our Epic Ramayana with all these Cine stars on Silverscreen . In our busy lives we lost touch with our epics and puranas which are still precious with Non-Indians, Mani sir did an attempt to bring them back with new glitters (Ram in the epic was Police officer and Ravana was the Most wanted person ).
ARR (How can I forget the Blood of the movie) once again did an awesome job in making the audience to sail through the jungle in which mani sir took us. Love can be expressed through music and it can be only ARR's music ( I will the happiest one if he does it for my love story also :-))
As the movie progresses, we had a feeling of sitting in the jungle at the edge of the cliff with a huge bucket of pop corn in hand and coke in the seat pouch.
After a grand inauguration of this blog and heart felt posts about our friends.. hope this blog would be an entertaining one in our chats..
Finally it was worth watching the movie (but without boy friend's disturbance beside..Sorry Chiky )