Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Mai Tuzse hi Chup Chup kar

Lovely lyrics...  Beautifully sung...

Hawa ke jaise chalta hai Tu, Mai ret jaisi udti hu....
Mai Tuzse hi chup chup kar Teri Aankhe padhti hu...
Jis din Tuzko na dekhu, pagal pagal firti hu...
Kaun Tuze yu Pyaar karega... jaise mai karti hu...

This song is going to be definitely on my list to sing and record... 


I always love these Up versions songs. Feels like Relationship goals or something...

Demonetization and Money Matters

After our PM’s bold decision of demonetization, a different side of India is seen these days. People have suddenly started realizing the value of cash and whole marketplace has changed a lot.
We have been watching the news of people distributing water and tea to the people standing in long queues on the television.   But I myself have personally observed people helping others at various locations. When I went to fuel station to fill in fuel in my vehicle, one person had old note and he didn’t want to fill in full amount of fuel. The attendant was forcing to do so. Another person in the queue came to rescue and gave him the change of the old note. One of my relatives has actually waived off several bills in his hotel if person genuinely don't have new currency. In ATM queues, even though the queue was very long but when a pregnant lady came in the queue, automatically all the people ahead of her gave her way. I see strangers informing me about no money in ATM, even when I am looking at the ATM casually. Everybody is in the same situation and everybody understands that. J

There are many people who haven’t yet visited bank or branches…. And they are just adjusting somehow… and I am proud to say I am one of them…   If you are old reader of this blog, you know that I would plan and observe some n number of No Spend Days in given month in my monthly goals. So, I have survived till date without much cash. I only had problem initially for vegetables and grocery shopping.  I did search all my old jackets, purses, wallets, bags n what not for some little extra cash. I have totally avoided my monthly visit for grocery shopping to the wholesale market and to my surprise, it is going well. I am using all the items in my kitchen shelf for cooking.  I needed cash for some fees for my kids school too.  I have managed it by having some cash from a friend while I transferred same amount of funds to her account online.  Now since the month end is approaching, I will need to pay some of the bills in cash and that I need to take care. Well meanwhile, it doesn’t mean that I haven’t had my shopping attacks in this period. Yes, I have had but difference is I have spent considerably lesser amount in such time. I had looooots of shopping for me and my kid, all wrapped up in Rs.450 only.  Once when I am feeling very -- for myself and I have those “Bahut ho gaya, Now I have to have to have to spend on myself” wala shopping attack, I do buy anything, even if its not needed. Can you believe I have bought a little MAC Kajal of Rs.2400 when I had several types of Kajal already with me. But that’s fine. Such feelings come to me once in six months only.  (Whoo… what a relief… bank account saved…. J ).

Many local bodies have started with different offers where daily utilities are sold at some discounted rates, many shopkeepers, auto drivers have gone cashless after this decision and so on.  One of the radio stations is offering various vouchers for hoteling/salon/movies etc as their No CaSh November campaign.  Needless to say, I had already won one of these vouchers.  (Some of my old roommates just react by saying, do you still win at those contests?  J . Yes, Baby, you only win when you participate and I do participate. I don’t tell you about 18 times when I don’t win but I do announce those two times out of 20 when I actually win the prizes. So, people think that I always win. )

But because of all this situation, I got chance to review my investments and savings. Generally, I have tendency to “Invest and Forget”. Over the long run, it generally generates good returns. But in some cases, this doesn’t hold true and I have suffered losses too. This habit I will have to change. Once again, this thing was encountered. Had taken a note of this and will have to do something about this. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

If you want to be Strong, Learn to Enjoy being Alone…..with God... :)

 Alright, so this post may sound very silly and stupid.. well not actually silly and stupid… Because there are many people who don’t have this skill….Anyway, so it is very minor thing… But it has marked a milestone in my life…It’s driving.

Yes… I learnt car driving skill in my 2013 goals, I guess. But I was pregnant then and I couldn’t practice it for long time. I did drive around at my hometown, post-delivery months but I always had kept a driver with me throughout pregnancy and post-delivery. Still, I was okay but then when I came to this city again and I met an accident while driving. The people around me did not go well with me for that and that was it. I tried requesting for accompanying me when I would drive, just for moral support. But more than a year, my car was just parked in parking with all the dust lying. I had low confidence because of that accident say, so I alone didn’t dare to go for drive.

Anyway, so couple of days back I actually tried first time driving after gap of years and it was good actually…  I practiced for couple of days with my younger brother and then today I took my car to my workplace. I did chose odd hours so as to avoid heavy traffic. All my coworkers friends knew my driving stories and the fact that my car was parked for so long duration in my parking place that the car key didn’t work when I wanted to unlock it couple of months back. Whatever, fact is that I have driven the car today in traffic for good distance… alone… Last night when I announced that I was going to workplace by driving my car, I didn’t get positive response from around. Even my manager didn’t recommend so. Come on guys, it’s my life… n it’s my decision… I actually need winnings now.. in each little thing… I need confidence boost now…and this thing was going to give me just that…I knew, God was with me always… then there was nothing to worry… Last night I alone went to long drive in the traffic areas of city…and that’s it. Anyway, this may be very trivial thing but it made me extremely happy, once again feeling that I am getting myself back… One more step done for my self-growth, towards becoming independent.... once again..... I am feeling like the train of my life was stopped for some duration, now it has started again…

And yes, about driving, I did okay, I didn’t speed up anywhere, I was cautious everywhere and yes, I once again realized, I can’t park properly. I faced problems while parking the car. I did take help from a stranger. I don’t feel anything wrong in taking help from anybody.. Yey, I am not superwoman and I don’t even want to be. I have past that phase and am matured enough to accept who you are with your strengths and weaknesses. By the way, radio was on while I was driving, weird was the song it came that time when I was able to listen it. It was, Just Go to Hell Dil, from Dear Zindagi…What God wanted to suggest with this song to me?

Well, this song… at this moment? Well, okay… I like when heart gives us strength to work wonders but I also accept that at the same time heart gives lot of pain too. So, I don’t think we should tell heart to Go to Hell… J. Don’t go to hell Dil…. It’s okay… I understand… I love it when you give me happy moments…. then I should also know that there will be sad moments too. 

Anyway, so I will be seeing myself now going on long drive late in the night.... just to listen my Car wali playlist that I had created since I was in school or may be to eat a Kulfi, or somewhere far away... for a tea.... Enjoy Dear... You have all right to enjoy your life... God is with You... :) 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Bichadi hui aaj mai Muzko mil gai

The Duniyadaari theory that I believe since childhood, we always get whatever we wish for.. The only catch is we don't get it at the time we want it... All our life is the struggle to get whatever we want at the time we want...Otherwise, when we get it, we don't have it's value. This is true for people too. When you value some one too much but you may not get the response you deserve at that time. After some time or say years, you get what you had dreamt once, but it's meaningless for you.

So though I did something very nice today which I was waiting for, the situation was not what I had expected. It's so little trivia thing that I can't even write it here... but I know how much it mattered to me.

Alright, cutting all my drama short, direct to the point, I did something that I had dreamt for years now. Early morning at 5 am I was living my dream and then this song accompanied me... Oh God... Thanks a lot...  :)

I know, everything is going to be positive in life now. 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Don't give up on Faith

That's fact... I don't know how everything will be done. But I know strongly that whatever happens, God gives me strength to handle everything and everything works out to be perfect in the end. I know, I have a very bright future waiting.

Actually, thing is that, I just feel lonely when my kid is not with me and I can't do anything about it. :( Or is it just the insecurity feeling... I don't know... But it will definitely fade away with time as I manage to get over it.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Mere Paas hai Tu... Mere Saath hai Tu...

Do I have to say anything? It's lovely music... The feeling of the song is similar to Tum se hi... Taking Love as Strength and not weakness...and believing...
Ahh.. wait a minute... did I like the song or Akshay Khanna here?

Goals for the Month - November 2016

I know I am already late for posting goals but my goals are clearly set in the mind for this month.

There is just one and only one goal in the mind at this moment - My certification examination preparation.

I failed in a practice test, just a couple of days ago and I am damn upset with it. I am spending my nights in preparing and after this test where I failed I realized, that's not enough. Well, the practice tests before this particular test, I was able to do well. But then I tried an another website's free test and bang. I had ideas about my weak areas but this particular test, I think, everything was from weak areas only. I just had that college wali feeling, Yaar, sab option me dala hua hi aaya tha paper me.. :(

Alright, so that is my ultimate goal this month, I will just continue with my minimum 4-liters water drinking and then plank challenge. I will be trying to do my health related things but I am not sure since I would be mostly sitting in front of system and reading, practicing the tests

Anyway, all the best to me..

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