Saturday, February 25, 2017

Pineapple - Cucumber Salad

I got pineapple for my kid. But he didn't eat it. Hence, I wanted to use it. This lazy morning, I had already thought of making some kind of salad using fruits. So, I just did and here it is. I have added Pineapple, watermelon, grapes, cucumber, bell pepper, coriander, black pepper etc.

It was really delicious. But I need something to munch on continuously and I don't have patience to wait for things to cook/prepare completely. It was really very nice salad along with my lunch but at the time my fingers are typing this, my stomach is really feeling hungry again and now I am not ready to get up and make something to eat. I will just order something.
PS: With this salad, one more goal is achieved from this months plan.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Keep Your Cool

I have subscribed to Merriam-Webster dictionary for learner's word of the day. I receive one English word/phrase daily afternoon with its meaning, the demonstrated use in some sentence. I have been receiving these emails for more than 9 years now and it helps certainly even though I don't remember consciously those words/phrases.
Anyway, so I was angry on something and I was just ... I don't know. But guess what, here is the word of the day I received.

keep your cool informal also chiefly US maintain your cool

: to remain calm

He kept/maintained his cool [=he didn't get angry or upset] even though it was clear that he was being unfairly treated.

Oh God... Seriously? This is how, God suggests me the correct path. Thank you God. I was wrong. But no, not completely...I also have my side. But okay, if you say so... I will keep my cool too.  

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Aankhon ke Saagar..... Le Doobe Hame....

I was in mood of listening to somewhat classical so I actually searched for Khamaj's Mora Sainyaa. Now, I kept it on when I had to chat with someone where I needed to share my desktop.
Now, scene was I am listening to Fuzon songs and my song has finished and another started but I can't go back and repeat my song since someone else is trying to understand some application on my desktop.
(My colleagues actually laughed... it was such a big problem.. See the severity of problems in my life guys.... I wanted to change song but I couldn't and no one knew any short cut key as well.)  Anyway, but good thing was because of this situation, I actually moved on from Mora Sainya Mose  to this lovely one eventually....Aankho ke Sagar... Othonke saagar... Le doobe Hame

Oh My God... It's one of those songs..  which actually makes me feel to be singer... once again... I am definitely going to release my own album one day.... If no one else produces, I myself will finance it... and will be hit like the Sahara lady... Oh Baby... I think, you should go to sleep now.... You need to sleep.... You are dreaming already...

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Mexican Rice

Cooking is not my Passion since I don't have much patience to wait for food to prepare completely for eating. But yes, when I do cook with all my heart, say for my loved one or I am in very good mood, I do cook good. And yes, good means GOOD... :)  Last few months, I was just not cooking good food but I think now my flavor is coming back again. 
So here it is, Sunday special... Mexican Rice... I did refer Sanjeev Kapoor's recipe.... with my own twist.. 

Improvements for next time - This could have been more red in color i.e. I could have used a red bell pepper and a tomato extra while preparing the Mexican red paste. This time I was not sure about the taste it will add to rice. Also, next time I could prepare vegetable stock in bulk so that I can use it for another dish as well. I used brown rice this time but I think I should try it with regular rice.
With this, I have just achieved one of my monthly goals since this is something that I made first time. One off the list.
 Just a thought, say a part of me is upset with myself and then another part of me cooked this with all love for myself, then I think I will melt by eating this delicious dish.

Saturday, February 18, 2017


Friday, February 17, 2017

Baawara Mann Raah Taake Tarse Re...

Alright, so I am very busy at the moment... working on a presentation... need to check few details and has a scheduled meeting in some time... But I can always steal some moments for music... you see.... I can always find excuses for the things that I wish to do... say in this case...I can listen to music when I am drinking coffee..or snacking on something or am in washroom or checking on my kid...   :) So this is something that my ears are craving at this moment..

One thing God has taught me after several experiences that... No Matter whatever situation is...Keep Believing... Keep Smiling... Keep Listening...Keep Singing...
Everything happens for betterment. So, I don't actually worry... I know, God has already taken care of everything.

Such a lovely song...

Baawara mann Raah taake tarse re...
Nayna bhi malhaar ban ke barse re...
Fika lage hai muzko sara jahaan...
Yeh kaisi Khushi mom si hai..
Ankhon ke raste haske pighalne lagi...
100 balaayen le gaya to sar se re...
Naina ye malhaar ban ke barse re...
Mai kaagaj ki kashti... Tu barish ka pani...
God what are these lyrics... How these people write such things...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

Alright, it's about 3 am in the clock and I am not able to sleep. I thought I will post something nice. But I am speechless. I don't have any words...Facebook feeds are showing only the wishes and photos posed for this day by the friends... I realize, Valentine's Day is not just for couples...But that's how my Facebook feed is showing up at this moment.

 Happy Valentine's Day Everyone... Hope you meet and get and stay with your Loved One forever.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

First... failed attempt for Chocolate Mousse

Well, not failed completely... Because it did taste good.. rather very good... Just the presentation of it was not good... Well, I can give reasons like I didn't find the things I wanted to decorate with or I didn't have good mood at the time it was prepared n I was decorating it.  But anyway, everybody liked it... or at least they said so...

And I made this first trial from chocolates in my bag. I have many chocolates, and I am that strict mother who won't allow her boy to eat chocolate and hence, I too don't eat to be fair with him.. So anyone gives me chocolate goes in my bag. So, I have many more chocolates with me so I am definitely trying this again. It's very simple thing to do. I just need to search the things I WANT to decorate it MY WAY.


I mean Is it me You looking for...?

I met with an accident and died on the spot. Investigation happened for how the accident happened or was it a murder or something. My office colleague actually observed 2 minutes of silence in my memory. Government actually announced some amount to be given to my family members. Well, there were a pair of eyes who could not express the pain but yes, they were sad. I felt bad too... as an observer in the dream.

Anyway, so that was my dream when I wake up this morning. (Seriously, I had mentioned earlier too, my dreams are just perfect movies... They are just full of drama... just like me.... ). I wanted to sleep again to end my dream positively (which I do often ) but I could not due to some prior commitments and had to get up from bed. So when I got chance to sleep in a day, I did and guess what, I didn't see any dream. ( :( So bad...).  But, here is how I wake up. In some good old days, on weekends when I would sleep until late morning, my younger brother would start some old songs to wake me up and I would wake up with some lovely song in mind. While sleeping today, my subconscious mind realized something was going on near me (Trolls was going on....) but when this music started, I had to open my eyes...It was this...

I mean Hello, is it me you looking for...I can see it in your eyes... I can see it in your smile..

Oh my God... Thank You so much... Please make all my mornings like this...  :)
Good Morning All... Have a lovely day...

Saturday, February 11, 2017

11th February - Promise Day...

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Valentines Week

Alright, so its the Valentine's week going on and each day becomes just "Oh God" with the surroundings for young singles. One of my coworkers who is a young single girl feels really bad with all this social pressure of being single. The radio station keep playing  lovey-dovey songs these days and when she or I am humming some romantic love song, her reaction is "I hate you... I hate myself... I am single and I have nobody.. Nobody will give me chocolates or flowers". I just smile and react her by saying, "don't worry, I love you baby... I am there for you". (Oh Girl... seriously? Are you telling this to me... about single and all....? Me? )  Well, doing this multiple "I hate you and  I love you"  sessions for whole day, by end of the day she lands up into dinner date with one of her friends and she happen to asks me for instant make-up tips. After she goes for date, I turn with a smile... missing my room mates... Whenever one girl from room would go on coffee date or lunch date, all other girls would feel excited and would do all the preparation for her... 'You wear this top girl, wear this bracelet, is this too revealing or better I will just go with my own style... simple and sweet and sober things... Anyway, I am sure... some late night, just like now I am missing them all, they would also be missing me... We talk over phone... But obviously, we are just talking about some important things in life... I talked with 2 of my room mates in this week only... But it was just "matured" kind of talk... Seriously, is being matured is just being boring? Life is meant to be enjoying parallel...I don't know... I am in that phase right now... where I am not "this"  and not "that" too... I am just in middle... If I would have been the earlier version of me, I would go out each evening with my room mates who would off course be alone and have no plans this week...Just to see other couples sitting on the famous roadside or riverside beaches to tease the couples or something naughty funny things like that...

Alright, so was propose day today... Oh God... See even my facebook feed is showing the Jannat song for propose day... Seriously? My younger brother had made me see this movie and this song like hundreds of times since he used to keep watching this movie daily (in his some phase... :)

I can sense something... I seriously need to plan my evenings in this week and whole weekend so that I should be super-duper busy.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Tanha Mai Akela Tuta Tara Koi

Sometimes I just love technology.... I can search for the songs that I had heard somewhere in my childhood days with whatever words I am able to recollect and guess what I am able to find them....
It happened with Tut gai Tadak kar ke... Well... I found it with whatever the words I remembered... Well, I was not able to listen it completely due to some reasons... But then I was in mood of listening something broken... so my subconscious mind suggested this one... Mai Tuta Tara Koi... And it was so easy to search... Here it is.... Ohh... so this is really a retro song.. Is it just co-incidence or these days my mind is remembering all the songs in this era only???? Have to think about this... ;)


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Ab Duniya se Shikwa nahi hai... Na raha Ab Zindagi se Gilaa...

This morning heart sang this one... I mean it was just instant... you see, some times your heart sing something suddenly as you see someone that types... Oh my God... This song... 

One second, how come this is only 2 and half minute. I had this song in my mobile that was longer and there was a stanza which I would like the most.... that is not included in this video. But this video seems to be the one authentic. Alright, will look for another meanwhile. But anyway, better if I am not finding that stanza at this moment.... because I am not singing that stanza now... Good lyrics, nice music and awesomely sung... It was good movie.

Goals for the Month - February 2017

Here is a list of my goals this month.

  • Weekends -- This time I am not planning trips/concerts/plays/spa or any leisure activity as I did in last month since I have some other very important thing that needs to be taken care of, mostly on weekends. I know, this will definitely going to get me in some being-upset-prone time on weekend. But anyway, have to deal with it.

  • Extra Income -- I am going to be aggressive on this after my important thing as I need to increase my emergency fund substantially. I will be deciding a number to earn and add in emergency fund.

  • PDUs-- I need to earn some PDUs to keep my PMP credential and I am definitely planning it right from beginning. I have researched it's quite easy and possible to get them all free if planned well. My goal for this month is to earn 3 PDUs. I have eye on some webinars and books to achieve this.

  • Drinking 4.5 liters of Water daily -- Continue with this.

  • Drinking Milk Daily -- Continue with this.

  • Tax planning -- Rest of Tax planning of this year. All of it.

  • Learning a new Salad -- I will try another salad this month.

  • A never tried dish -- Alright, so this can be as simple as say... some kind of Pulav or some different sort of Pasta or how about Nachos or say whatever.. but will be doing some dish which I will be doing first time.

  • Limit eating outside -- Okay, I think I am going totally opposite with last month's goal for some parts. I won't be getting my regular paycheck for some time. So, I am cutting on my expenses and obviously, I need to cut down on my eating outside too. So obviously, no lunch/dinner dates with myself this month.

  • Walking 30 minutes -- I want this to be done on ALL possible days and by possible means all days except the days I am feeling vulnerable and don't even wish to stand up.

  • Chanting 108 mantras for 20 days -- This is going okay these days so I think I will be able to achieve this easily.

  • Plank -- Plank Challenge for minimum 20 days. -- HAS TO BE DONE and that's it. No excuses.

  • Finance Planning -- Review finances and plan according to the situation and start and stop SIPs, buy/sell accordingly.
  • Car Driving -- I want to drive car to my workplace. And my workplace is not at all my area so I am not sure about car. So have to practice early morning and late nights on that road.

I still will *wish* to go on at least one adventurous activity this month.  And there are so many live-in-concerts this month in the city... Oh God, please... I don't want my life to be boring again.. But at this stage, I can't spend on entertainment or rather any not necessary thing. God you know what is the best for me, what I wish and what I want and what all things I am doing. Let this phase be over as soon as possible. I have many things to do in my normal life. Let the clouds pass and be the clear sky as early as possible.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Alright, I am still not going to use those words in title of the song...

I never ever imagined myself watching this song... The lyrics... the music... God... But still.. I did...
Obviously, if it can bring you up from Roya re to dancing on floor, it's good right... :)

Goals for the Month - January 2017 - Tracking

Here I had posted my goals of January month and below is the month-end review.
  •  Alright so starting with weekends first... All the weekends in this month were awesome.. I was rocking on all the weekends... I did go on trekking twice, I did paragliding (yipeeiee... hold your breathe baby, I went in air twice...), I attended Krav Maga Self Defense Workshop too, and I also ran in the Marathon... Spa, meeting friends...Vow... That's just like how my life should be... Knock on the wood... -- So status is Pass for this goal with flying colors. :) - 1000%

  • A lunch/dinner date with myself – Okay, so I did went for lunch/dinner dates with myself several times this month. Whenever I was not in good mood, I just went out for eating and it happened quite a few times... Thanks to fake friends.-- Anyway- Done. 400%

  • Learning a new Salad –  Tried new salad. Soya Nuggets Salad. Here are details. -- Check. 100%

  • A play/live in concert – I bought 2 tickets and guess what I was super excited and dreamt some quality good time. But I really got very bad day and I handed over ticket to my father and SIL. They enjoyed the play. -- Not done.  Why? Why you did this to me?

  • A spa – A spa done.  -- 100%

  • Going on a trip – This went extremely well. I went on more than one trip. Trekking, Paragliding all were day trips... I lived myself... Done perfectly. - 500%

  • Drinking Milk Daily –   Alright not a good start. Then I remembered this consciously but then I was PMSing badly and I had read drinking milk worsens the mood swings and other problems. So again few days wasted. But better late than never. Finally started with drinking milk daily and guess what my little boy also started drinking milk with me. So, this is motivation now. God. -- Started.

  • Walk for 30 minutes daily – Not very satisfactorily But okay. -- Done 75%.

  • Drinking 4.5 liters daily – Done on most of the days. -- Done 90%.

  • Tax planning –  Done 85%. But still would like to do few things. I did whatever was possible at the given moment in the situation.

  • Diamond shopping – I had again postponed this. Anyway, I don't need it, it was just a wish of girly heart. Instead, I am fuelling my emergency fund. -- Not Done.  

  • Read a book – I did read some book, wait, what was the name. It was some Sherlock Holmes collection I guess. I was in mood of watching/reading something horror or suspense and I got this book to read that time and finished it obviously in one seating late in the night. Well, review not written yet. -- Done 70%.

  • Get my money back –  I said I would be little bit lazy on this but I was just too lazy this time I guess. I hardly earned few bucks back. -- Done 10% 

  • Record a video - Okay so result first. Not Done yet. But I had goal of such a lovely song that I am going to record. (At the time of writing this, it's being played in the background... See the smile... Oh God... I mean...I seriously...I mean... I don't know...Okay.... Whatever....

  • Start a SIP  - Well, I did few lump sum purchases this month but SIP was not done. So I am going to mark this as not done even though I have invested much more amount than planned.

  • Chanting 108 mantras for 20 days.  - Alright, here little bit of planning failed. Late start and then skipping period days. I did it for around 15 days of the month.  --Okay. Plan well next time.

  • Plank - The biggest failure of the month award will go to this goal. All my exercise and workout plans went for a toss this month. Well, I can argue by saying that I did various sports adventurous activities on weekends. But obviously, working out only on weekends is not what I want to do. I want this workout regime to be included to my daily life. Alright. I was realizing this and was and am feeling guilty for this too. Anyway, its 2nd of new month and I had started this from last 2 days at least. So, I guess, I will be achieving this in February months goals. -- Failed.
Ohh... That's it... Only these many I had listed here. Alright. I am drafting my February months goals. Will post here soon. 

By the way, whatever may be the emotional things going on, I did love the adventurous weekends of this month and I wish all my weekends should be like this. One of my friends did advise me to go for a career in this field. Oh really?  God, please... you know na.. I am actually like this only. Please let me continue this  always and don't let me face the budget constraints for my trips. You know... :)
Thank You God... for everything...


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