2018 Rewind!

Hey, you guys!

Last day of the year! Woohoo or Thank God?

Unlike every other year, I really wanted this year to come to an end ASAP. It was a difficult or rather challenging year for me. Not completely grey though, it did include a few rainbows, a lot of happy memories, and lessons, but overall – blah! Read More

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24th Birthday

Hey, you guys!

It was my birthday on the 5th of May, and I turned 24! Usually, age doesn’t really freak me out, but this time it just hit me. Ever since I started planning things in my life, I had set 24 as the age, till when I was supposed to accomplish certain things/goals. And there were certain things lined up to be done after I turn 24. Read More


Birthday Cake

Birthday – Part I

It was my 23rd birthday on 5th May and I won’t lie about it, but somehow the number freaked me out. I don’t mind getting older and I am not scared of the numbers but somehow just this one number ’23’ freaked me out. Probably because of the fact that this is the year a lot of changes are going to take place or simply because this year can completely transform my life.

My birthday started off with my school friends coming to wish me at midnight with the birthday cake, which I think was really sweet of them. It is only when you are out of college that you realise who truly is there for you and who isn’t. People surely wish you on FaceBook, but very few people will spare 2 mins to actually send you a personal message or call after seeing the reminder. It means a lot to me when friends I am not even in touch with, make sure to at least drop me a message every year. As we get older, our circle starts getting smaller and smaller. So was the case with my birthday. But I am really glad that it started off with the people who mean a lot to me, people who really care for and who love me. No unwanted people this year, just everyone who are a part of my small inner circle.

Anyway, that was that. On the actual day, my day started off in a very unusual manner, something that I have never done. I woke up at 5:15 AM, I mean I had to. I am not at all a morning person. But I have this Yoga Internship going on, for which I had to take the class. I met these students just 4 days before my birthday and all of them were so sweet, they wished me, sang the birthday song like we used to in school, gave me their blessings and good wished. It was a different yet amazing start of my birthday. For lunch, we went to Madeira and Mime in Powai. I must say, I absolutely loved the place. In fact, you can read the detailed review about it on Zomato. I had a great time over there, after which we went to the Powai Lake to chill for a while till the time our Uber came.

For dinner, I went to Barbeque Nation with my family. No, my birthday wasn’t just about the food, but hey, I am a Punjabi and food is important. I had a good time over there too. It’s like a family ritual to have dinner together on birthdays and I absolutely love it.

Just 4 days before my birthday, my sister had taken me shopping and she knows how crazy I am when it comes to perfumes. I always wanted a perfume from Parcos, but since a majority of them are expensive, I always thought to enter that store when I had a good amount of cash with me. Suddenly, while shopping, my sister entered the Parcos store and asked me, ‘Which one do you want?’ I was completely shocked! I wasn’t even ready to enter the store. But since she wasn’t coming out, I had to step in. In just 2 minutes we came out of the store with a Parcos bag and a Calvin Klein Perfume!!! I cried for 30 minutes straight. I am strange that way, I get over emotional when something really touches me.

Ah! It was such an amazing day!
XOXO


Types of people you don’t need in your life!

We all make these fancy New Years’ Resolution but seldom keep them. But this New Year, instead of the normal resolutions like going to the gym, keeping your closet clean and what not, try to stick to this one resolution and you will not regret it. This New Years’ take a resolution to stay away from toxic people. You definitely don’t need this kind of negativity in your life. Probably, you don’t even consider these people to be negative, but try staying away from them and you will see the difference. What kind of toxic people you ask? Let’s dive in:

Sponges:
These kinds of people soak up so much of your time that they do full justice to a sponge. And after being with them all you think to yourself is, ‘I could have utilised my time in a much better way!’

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Criticisers:
You definitely don’t need these species in your life. Sure it is good to get some criticism to do better in life, but constant criticism? You can give that a miss.

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Victims:
These are the kind who like to play the victim in every situation, even when nothing has gone wrong. And what happens? They want sympathies, all the time. They are very harmful to you, so stay away.

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Pressure Cookers:
These pressure cookers are very short tempered. They tend to get angry quite often and over nothing. Stay away from them and keep your head cool. You don’t need this unnecessary stress in your life.

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Liars:
Need I say anything about them? They claim to be your good friends, but they lie to you in your face. Time and again they’ll lie to you and cover it up like they didn’t do anything wrong. Don’t fall for this kind and maintain distance.

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Gossipers:
Trust me on this one, this kind will gossip around and with you ALL THE TIME. And even if you don’t like gossiping, they’ll pull you into that swirl, after which everyone considers you to be a gossiper. They’ll also keep the gun on your shoulder to fire and you won’t even notice.

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Drama Queens:
Trust me you don’t need this drama in your life’s movie. Their life is any which way a super hit movie.

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‘What will others think?’:
Anyone who uses this dialogue on you for any situation, throw them out of your life instantly. It’s your life and you can live it the way you want to without worrying about what others will think. So to hell with those dialogue delivers.

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Do you have any such people in your life that you need to kick out?
XOXO


November Favourites

November was more like a friends and family month. I met so many people this month, it was more like my favourite month because I like being around everyone and just having fun. Let’s jump straight into my November:

Sister’s Birthday: The month started off with my sister’s birthday on the 1st of November. Initially, we thought it was just going to be the four of us, but 2-3 days before her birthday, my grandmother called and she said that they’ll join us too. So we went to Sigree, Powai for her birthday dinner. It was so nice to have the whole family around after a long time. How I love celebrating with everyone! Since I know how tired she gets from her work schedule, so I gifted her a spa coupon from Myo Thai, which she really valued, she never knew I would put this much thought into buying her a gift, but she loved it.

Weekend Getaway: This was a plan that my school friends were making since quite some time and finally it happened. We went to Lonavala for the weekend and I must tell you that I loved the bungalow that we had booked. Just in case, if you are looking for a space in Lonavala, Valley Vista is the name that I would like to recommend. Anyway, I enjoyed this mini-trip and had fun.

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Day Out: I really wanted to meet this one friend since a month, but he had his exams going on so we couldn’t meet. Whenever my mind troubles me, I talk it out with this person. He is more like my remedy. Finally, we both got free and had this amazing day out in Mumbai, we were literally place hopping that day, but it was so much fun. The wait was worth it!

Movie Night: It is very rare that our family goes to the movies and that too at night because everyone has to wake up early the next day. But we made it this time, it was such an impromptu plan and I love such plans. We went for Dear Zindagi and I really liked the movie. I wish I go for more such movies with my family.

How was your November?
XOXO


October Favourites!

Is October over already? Damn, it just brushed away, didn’t it? 31 days went in a jiffy and didn’t even feel like it. Well, that is the case with year ends. How I love the year ends, though! Anyway, my October was good, with people around me and not just my Macbook, read on:

Last Day at Work, again: I finally quit from that stupid workplace of mine. And it has never felt this good! I feel so relaxed working for myself now, and on my times with good people, I can’t even tell you. It’s done, over.

Yoga Exam: I had my First Term’s exam in this month, and I happy to tell you guys that it went well. I am proud of myself that I got into this course and I am loving every bit of it, even the theoretical part.

Dinner Date: My sister and I hardly get any time to spend together, it is because both of us have got so busy with our schedules that it gets difficult to be free at the same time. I love spending time with her, she doesn’t know this, but yes, I do. Finally, one evening she told me that she is free and I couldn’t let that opportunity go. We just chilled by a local café, but the date was worth it. Finally, we got some time together.

Diwali: You guys must be knowing by now that I love having people around me and getting dressed up and enjoying. What can be a better occasion for this other than the festival of light, Diwali? I love how everyone is happy and together-together for festivals. As usual, my Diwali was spent with my family. We had a puja at our place followed by doing the same thing at our office. And the best part was being together, happy, more than anything.

Girls Day Out: Remember I had told you guys about how all my college friends are off to different things in life and we don’t get to meet that often now? So, it was the last day of October and we all decided to catch up. I can’t even tell you how amazing it was to meet all of them together. I miss hanging out with them. But whenever we do meet, we make sure we have a great time together.

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Now that I have written this post, my October kind of feels like a reunion/people month to me.

How was your October?
XOXO