Thursday, 15 August 2013

While I was away...

Its a long long time since I have been missing on blog front, of course you can ignore my special appearance "I-am-back" as  I was not even back for a day. I had just disappeared from blogger. Sorry, sorry to all those who had visited this blog, when I was busy, if there were any..;)

Last few months were too eventful for me. Life was moving at a super-sonic speed. Though each of it calls for a separate post, but keeping in mind my past laziness on this blog, I'll summarize them here, and if ever get a chance, then will write in detail again.

I had already told you all about my first job. It was one fun job. Though the quality of work was not at all good, and my manager sucked. Everything apart from these two were just great. Wonderful colleagues, wonderful work culture, easy holiday and many holidays, great timings (keeping in consideration my love for my beauty sleep) and awesome lunches. I got some really great friends there. But I got a bigger, better opportunity last week and I had to bid my adieu to the wonderful organisation. I never knew good byes could be so difficult. Within 4 months I was so attached to everyone there that I had tears in my eyes leaving that building and actually sobbed on my way back home. I didn't knew I would be missing them all so much. Apart from all other friends I'll miss the most one of my best friends "Savera" (earlier mentioned here ) who had joined the same office within a month. She had shifted from Delhi to Chandigarh only because we could be together. Last three months were so much fun with meeting her daily, our regular gossips, eating out together (even if it was rare, it was there). This goodbye is surely not meant for her, it won't effect our friendship, but still I'll miss meeting her daily. Staying in the same city yet not meeting again. I guess we have become accustomed to see each other daily. Never mind, Vodafone is going to earn a lot now and our wallets are going to have a biiiigg telephone expenses hole...:D :P

The next big thing was my new job. Now I'm a Sarkari Naukar. Finally got a job which was worthy of my education. Now I'm working as a manager in a PSU bank. Bigger organisation, better job profile, much better salary, everything looks so good. I got posted in my home city only, which is such a rarity that now I understand its true when people say being patient pays, though if I had a choice I'm sure I would have never been patient. ;) Bank is nothing in terms of office environment, if I compare it with my previous office. This one is hell boring. All colleagues are of my Dad's age and its always serious, quiet atmosphere here. Its just been 3 days here and I miss my old office friends a lot. Our giggles, our fun, our talks, our lunches, our youtube songs, our tea time gossips, my extra sleeping hours, less working days, everything. I guess, I have become a spoilt employee and will take a little longer to get used to this sarkari atmosphere.

And now the last but very big update, I'M ENGAGED. Getting married in February next year. This surely calls for another update, so rest to be continued, hopefully soon...;) :)

Monday, 25 March 2013

I'm back...:)

Hola People...

I know I have been missing on blogger front since a long long time and I have no valid excuse for that. I was simply lazy or better I was out of motivation. Frustrated with other  issues, I didn't want to express my anguish here. So now with the most important issue of my life solved, yes I'm FINALLY EMPLOYED...*grins*

"Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering." ... Paulo Coelho

Last eight months passed with wait, then anger, then disappointment, then frustration and at last helplessness. Its actually the worst feeling when you don't know what to do to improve your situation, how to achieve what you had always dreamed of. Not accepting the needed change and still hoping in the corners of you silly heart and yet knowing that your brain is telling you its-high-time-girl-let-go. This confusion is so frustrating.

 Its really difficult to forget how you had day-dreamed of your future, but I guess that is where all those change-is-necessity-of-life-quotes come from. During these eight months I have learnt one lesson of life that its not always that what you want is achieved when you had expected it to happen. Maybe its not meant to be or maybe not meant to be at this point of time. Times change, dreams change, course of action changes.And that's life..:)

Embracing a new job, taking a big time risk with my career, hoping that someday in this course I'll meet the targets I had expected to achieve, I start my professional career, my first job.. Wish me luck friends..:)

"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us." ... Joseph Campbell

Love you all.. <3 <3

Monday, 14 January 2013

For all Maggie lovers...;)

For all the lovers of Maggie NOOLUDS, which though claims to be cooked in two MINIT, is never actually made in 2 minutes... ;) 

Any OMLET lovers also there???? :P :D

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Happy Lohri....:)

For all those who are unaware of this festival, let me tell you, Lohri is a festival celebrated in North India, mainly in Punjab and Haryana. This festival is celebrated by burning logs of woods in the evening and eating and dancing around it. It is celebrated at a large scale in families having newly-weds or new-born marking their first lohri. Lohri signifies the end of harsh winters and beginning of a relief from chilly winds. For farmers it marks the celebration of harvesting of their crops and so as a thanks to God as well as a part of celebration this festival is enjoyed. 

I guess this sounded like an essay on 'My favourite festival' written by a student of Class V and ofcourse most of you would already be knowing about it, courtesy Veer-Zaara and plethora of other bollywood movies.. ;)

So let me give you some insight into the actual culture of Lohri, which is not shown in any bollywood movie. The major part of this festival is asking for lohri from others. Kids and ladies sing songs asking for logs of wood and food items related to winters like moongfali (peanuts), fulle (popcorns), gachak (i have no idea what is it called in english, but its a sweet dish made of jaggery, nuts, peanuts/sesame), rewri (another sweet thing made from sugar and sesame), etc. In olden times it was limited to eatables, now its eatables money (eatables are BOUND to be given along with money). As kids we also used to have a lot of fun asking for lohri, now it is limited to family members only. Many things have changed, but the tradational song has been the same since its inception, i.e. from the era of Akbar. Here it is,

Sunder mundriye ho!
Tera kaun vicharaa ho!
Dullah Bhatti walla ho!
Dullhe di dhee vyayae ho!
Ser shakkar payee ho!
Kudi da laal pathaka ho!
Kudi da saalu paata ho!
Salu kaun samete!
Chacha gali dese!
Chache choori kutti! zamidara lutti!
Zamindaar sudhaye!
Bum Bum bhole aaye!
Ek bhola reh gaya!
Sipahee far ke lai gaya!
Sipahee ne mari itt!
Bhaanvey ro te bhaanvey pitt!
Sanoo de de Lohri, te teri jeeve jodi!

Beautiful girl
Who will think about you
Dulla of the Bhatti clan will
Dulla's daughter got married
He gave one ser of sugar!
The girl is wearing a red suit!
But her shawl is torn!
Who will stitch her shawl?!
The uncle made choori!
The landlords looted it!
Landlords are beaten up!
Lots of simple-headed boys came!
One simpleton got left behind!
The soldier arrested him!
The soldier hit him with a brick!
(Cry or howl)!
Give us Lohri, long live your pair (to a married couple)!
Whether you cry, or bang your head later!

My best wishes for all of you on this festival of warmth. may the fire of lohri burn away all yours sadness and sins and bring the warmth of health, happiness and joy in your lives. :) :)

Off I go and ask for lohri from my father singing another two-liner.. And you all also, give me some lohri, afterall I'm singing too...;) :P

         Saade pairan heth saliyan, asi durr pindan to aaiyan
         Saade paeran heth roorh, saanu cheti cheti torr
         De maayi lohri, jive teri jodi