Being Nee #5

Hey everyone..πŸ™‹
A lot has been happening to keep me out of WP!!

I am yet again on a travel spree..πŸŽ’
January saw me visiting my home, Bangalore, to welcome my brother,SIL and my nephew..

πŸ‘ΆπŸ»Laksh is an adorable baby..always quiet and lost in his own baby world..while on the other end I have Rhea who is quite a brat..πŸ™ˆ

Laksh and Rhea with my dadπŸ’–

So with many meet and greets lined up time just flew..
I had the chance to relax and recuperate at the comfort of my dad’s home..πŸ’†πŸ»β€β™€

Jan end saw me travelling back to my place and thanks to the hubby’s sudden idea, I found myself travelling with my in laws to Banares..πŸ™„
Now most of my WP friends would know how I much I love banares..
I have a series of posts on this wonderful city..

Banaras # 1

I have always visited this place during the summers when it has been hot and humid so I got a chance now to enjoy the winters as it comes to an end..
So here I am basking in the dull and lazy Banaras sun and just loving it..😍

I somehow prefer winters than summers..
I love the cosy feeling and the warmth that comes with it..
So that’s about me Nee..
I have a couple of books lined up to read!!
β˜•πŸ“šπŸ›€πŸ»So maybe my dream of Tea, Books and Lazy noons will soon come true…
Until next time..read away…πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€
Have a great weekend everyone..πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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πŸ’˜Valentine’s aahaa!!!πŸ’–

Hey everyoneπŸ™‹

Happy valentine’s day!!!

As usual,with Valentine day πŸ’˜ just around, the newspapers were loaded with to do, to see, to eat, to freak out options, soo many people celebrating rose day,🌹 chocolate day 🍫 and god knows what all daysπŸ˜“..

No…nope… not at al!!! It isn’t a question of sour grapes..😌 I have been there, done that and now I feel it’s all soo silly.. Having just one day to celebrate love..If you feel it, everyday is wonderful.. Anyways, let’s keep that lecture/ rant πŸ—£ for some other day..

Here’s my version of gooiness… πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

I am reposting this for the new readers, just brings back memories enjoy!!

πŸ’•Love At The TempleπŸ’•

A prince was put under a spell so that he could speak only one word each year. If he didn’t speak for two years, the following year he could speak two words and so on.

One day, he fell in love with a beautiful lady. He refrained from speaking for two whole years so he could call her β€œmy darling.” But then he wanted to tell her he loved her, so he waited three more years. At the end of these five years, he wanted to ask her to marry him, so he waited another four years. Finally, as the ninth year of silence ended, he led the lady to the most romantic place in the kingdom and said, β€œMy darling, I love you! Will you marry me?” And the lady said, β€œPardon?”

Joke by Vincent F., Manchester, Mo.

And this is what stupid cupid does..

Ahh and love is in the air..πŸ’•or not??!!

Ewwwwwwwww it definitely is…🀣🀣

Poor cupid..

Until next time Remember…πŸ‘‡

CheersπŸ₯‚

😎StarstruckπŸ’«

Hey Everyone!!πŸ™‹πŸ»β€
A quick weekend thought!!πŸ€”

Are you on Instagram??Twitter??Facebook etc etc etc etc??Do you follow celebrities like I do???Have you ever commented apart from just liking their pics or posts???Gosh I recently just did that!!πŸ™ˆ
I was soooo tempted to see what happens when you message a celebrity..πŸ˜›
Just wondering if they posts pics on their own or do they have assistants to do this too??? Still wondering..πŸ€”
I have seen quite a few good natured and fun loving celebrities comment and interact with fans on Instagram!!πŸ€“
I am sure, given their busy schedules they wouldn’t have time to even poop but yes some do reply back!!😝
So thinking about this I just about dared to comment and now I am waiting to see if I fall into the lucky dip pile and get picked and if this particular celebrity will reply back..lets see,sooo stupid of me yet high hopes I know,So what is the harm in trying!!
A little online adventure for me!!! πŸ˜›
Have you ever done some thing as silly ( if you may call it so) as this?? If yes please share in your views and thoughts..😎

🌞HNY!! This and That!!🀷

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Happy new year!!🎊🎈

There was a time when I used to post on the first day of the new year about happiness and things we should all ponder on and stuff like that!!Today 4 years since I started my WP journey, thoughts differ..πŸ€”

I don’t feel like stating this or that anymore..

I don’t feel like oh yeah I should do this or that thing this year..

I have learnt to just go with the flow, atleast I don’t stick to any resolutions but yes I do have plans for the next few months,as  always and similarly this year too I kind of know where I am headed to and I know what is in store for me!!( Fellowship calling) Don’t we all know that, so no biguhh deal!!

An Act of Kindness I still follow, though not to the T but yes most of it..

I have learnt to be selfish over time, Yessss some times you need to just sit back and let the world move by, absolutely no need to be part of the “Jerry ” race!!

Sometimes just put your feet up and relax and care two hoots about anything and everything specially about humans around you!!

Sometimes you need to work for self and not others, do what you like and not what others expect of you and  yess there is happiness in that too!!

Sometimes just give a deaf ear and go ahead and read that book and laze around!! I am going to do just that this year!! What about you??!!😜

Until next time,Laze away…do whatever you wanted to do and just remember enjoy the little things life has to offer ( Aahh philosophical me..Nee!! I need to implement that first) So once again happy happy new year and have a great month ahead!!πŸ€—

The Good,The Bad and The Hmmmzzz!!!

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The year that was…

That’s me Nee!!

Hey everyone..πŸ™‹

Another year zoomed by and here I am with my annual post!!😜 Kidding!! It is going to be more of a “Rhea’s Journal” than mine!!

So here I go..
This year it was basically me trying to come up with different themes every month for Rhea..having transferred all the pictures, I am left with only a few to post..πŸ™ˆ

πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§So January just zoomed by!!Me busy with my Mommy duties and all I can think of is Rhea celebrating her first Pongal/ Sankranti festival!!

Rhea @ 3

πŸ’•Come Feb and she was all decked up like cupid..!!

While I reminsced about the previous year, when I conceived her and it was all emotional for me!!

Cuter than Cupid!!

She turned over for the very first time making us all ever vigilant, we couldn’t leave her unattended now on!

✈March saw  Rhea taking her first flight to my in laws place..yeah we were there for a month!!Curious rhea exploring the place ..new faces and new tastes!!

Attending her first wedding,travel and fun at Benares!!

🍧April was Rhea’s annaprashana..she completed 6 months so this is a ritual where the child on completing 6 months is initiated to food and Rhea had her first own party and also her first taste of Ice cream!!

Annaprashna…

Exploring Benares, visiting friends , Ludo time!!

Rhea @ 6, Ghat and Ice cream outings!!

First taste of many things, shopping time, wrestler in the making..

🀰🏻We had a baby shower for Ruchi( my sis in law) in May which saw Rhea travelling to major cities again!!

Ruchi’s baby shower!!

πŸ‘ΆπŸ»We welcomed Laksh( my nephew) in June, who came a lil too soon ( eager lil munchkin)

So Rhea had a lil brother!!

Our “Laksh” baby!!

🎊July was spent watching rhea learning to crawl, then stand with support!!She celebrated her grand dad’s bday!!

Rhea had her first train travel and she thoroughly enjoyed it!! 

πŸ›«Hong Kong calling!!
August brought out the adventurous side, we were hopping cities!!

Lovely HK and the amazing food!!

I loved Hong Kong..the stay was short, a wee bit hectic what with us visiting ocean park and Disneyland back to back Phewwww!!

Ocean park!! Gelling with my soul sisters🐼

Madame Tussauds, craziness revisited!!

🎑My dream of visiting Disneyland came true!!

Ahh truly a dream come true!!

 πŸ€” September was a deciding factor month, we had to relocate to a new place with a new job!! Rhea started walking on her own without Andy support or her walker!! Wheeeee….

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§My lil baby turned one!! All I could say and think was time really flies..

Here she was a lil baby just born and soo soon she’s a year old!!!October also saw us shifting and it was a tough time adjusting to the new place!! 

🀷November was spent in house hunting and exploring the new place!!

🏑December we shifted and settled finally in our new residence!!

πŸŽ…The little ones celebrated Christmas..

Laksh and Rhea..

Now what’s in store for me the next year only time will tell..πŸ€”
As always, What do I look forward to, in this new year..πŸ‘€ πŸ‘€

Ahaaa..hmmmm..errrrr…nothing much..no specific resolutions  cause I don’t stick to them but yes, every passing year I find myself evolving to be more mature.. ( Off which I am glad about ) seriously this year I actually understood few people’s mentality and how to deal with other stubborn souls!!

So there you go you have a mature me,Nee!!πŸ˜›

Basically I am just going to go with the flow and see what the new year has in store for me!!😎
A silent prayer to god to keep my dad healthy,  hearty and in good spirits..πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
So once again I am really happy to share this with my wonderful wordpress friends.. πŸ˜ƒ
Pssst….
Not sounding overtly dramatic 
Hope all of your dreams come true too..
May all of you achieve what  you have always wanted..
Let good health and peace prevail..
Make some one happy each day with a little act of kindness..( m still trying too)
Live and let live..πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
And let’s all  jingaa la la la hooo people!!!πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ
Until next year… It’s the time to disco ..whoo hooo

(This year I guess this song says it all..just couldn’t stop listening too…enjoyyy)

https://youtu.be/05TA9jNnCdU

πŸŽ„Merry Christmas πŸŽ…πŸŽ„

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πŸŽ„πŸŽ…Hellooo everyone..πŸ™‹

Our Lil tree..

Here’s wishing all my  reader friends a Merry Christmas..πŸŽ…πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽˆ
It’s the season to Share..Love and Celebrate..πŸ’

This year it is a little special as Rhea is beginning to understand why there is soo much excitement at home..the balloons, fairy lights and she totally loves the santa cap!!

Rhea all excited!!

She also helped to decorate the Christmas tree (by being quiet as I worked on it and by not tugging at the ornaments)

And how can I forgot the new addition to our family..Laksh baby..my nephew..He celebrates his first Christmas!!!

Laksh all geared up!!

We were invited to a Christmas programme held at an orphanage where we thoroughly enjoyed watching the kids put up wonderful acts followed by an awesome pre Christmas dinner!!

Celebrations at the orphanage!!

As we are in a totally new place, I did not feel I was missing out on the festivities!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!πŸ€—

Without missing out on the Christmas fun and spirit..🎊🎈Here’s wishing everyone again, a very very Merry Christmas..πŸŽ‰πŸ’πŸŽ„πŸŽˆπŸŽŠπŸŽ…πŸ’ž

Masha and The Bear🐻

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Hey everyoneπŸ™‹

A quick post..

Christmas is around the corner and all around the world people are prepping up, while I look around this teeny weeny town hoping to see some kind of festivities and decorations in the market..πŸ€”

I managed to get a Christmas tree from a local shop here, all of 3 feet and few decorations so that Rhea can enjoy and help me decorate it..🌲

She has a fascination for small lights so I am sure she will light up too like a decorated tree!!πŸŽ„

The one song ringing in my mind every morning is “Christmas season is the reason …” From Masha and the bear, if you are wondering who or what is Masha, do check out the following links, though basically it is a Russian animated series, it has English episodes too..

Masha and the bear!!

I came across these wonderful series on my journey to show some rhymes to Rhea and boy I love masha and her antics with poor bear!!

Our favourite is the Christmas season episodes ( Yes me and hubby too love watching it!!)πŸ€—

christmas episode

And do you know the muffin man??!!!Oh I don’t know about Rhea but songs like this make me super duper happy!!

Muffin man!!

So here’s to the pre festive happy mood..πŸ₯‚

πŸŽ€Happy holidays everyone..until next time jingle away..πŸŽ„

JFL!! Sunday laughs..

Hey everyone πŸ™‹

Here’s for some Sunday laughs..( with no offence to anyone out there😜)

These are the common conversations that take place during our Indian doctor’s reunions post our graduation which reflect the different phases of life and it’s priorities,some of which may feel sad though,but taking it lightly here it is..

I- Graduation Party..

1- What are you planning to specialize in?

2- Planning to settle in India or abroad?

3- Did you propose to that girl you were moving around with all the time?  

(Oh I did but she said that all the time she considered me just a good friend and that she was sorry if her behavior had created and misunderstanding.)

 Ok then if you don’t mind I will try my luck

II- First reunion 5 years after graduation 

1- What did you specialize in?

2- Own Clinic or Job?

3- How much do you make?

4- Relationship Status?

5- Do you own a Car? Which brand?

6- Been on an exotic vacation or solo trips?

7- Look at that girl.. Is she the same one whom we didn’t even know existed ? Wonder whether she’s still single ? What a transformation man 😱😍

III- Second reunion 10 years after graduation 

1- How many kids? How old are they? Which school do they go in?

2- Which is a good school? Do you have a contact there?

3- My son/daughter is this/that and they have achieved this/that blah blah blah ….

4- What does your spouse do? Medico or Non Medico? 

5- Do your parents stay with you? Does your wife approve of them?

6- Does your wife and mother get along well?

7- Flat or Bungalow?

8- How many Cars? Any Luxury car or Bike? I have a Benz and a Harley.

9- Own clinic or job? How much do you make?

IV- Third reunion 20 years after graduation

1- So how is your son/daughter faring in studies? A group or B group?

2- Which college is you first choice to send them for graduation? Planning to educate them in India or Abroad?

3- My son/daughter is this/that and they have achieved this/that blah blah blah ….

4- I see so many patients daily. Do so many surgeries. I am considered an authority on this/that. I get invited to so many conferences/ workshops as key note speaker. I am this/that committee. I am Chairperson of this/that… Blah blah blah….

Others:- Good Great (Yawn Yawn)

5- Are you still married or divorced? This question has nothing to do with point 4. As the one speaking in point 4 is already obsessed by his profession and married to it.

V- Fourth reunion 30-40 years after graduation 

1- Are you still working or retired?

2- How is your back/prostrate/ piles/fissure/varicose veins/ joints etc etc???

3- What are your children doing? Settled in India or abroad? Married or no? Oh am looking for a bride/groom for my son/daughter. Do tell me if you have someone in mind.

4- Are your children staying with you? No ok- Do they come and visit you sometimes? 

Reply:- β€˜Oh the youth of today are very busy nowadays. They have their own lives and whenever they get a vacation they are off to some exotic location. They too need a break no.

5- How many Grandkids? Do you look after them while your 

6- My Grandkid is so cute and smart. He/she can do this/that. I eagerly wait to visit them or meet them. 

7- Which is a good school nowadays to educate them? Anyway it’s not going to make much difference even if I know because the parents are not going to ask our opinion or advice.

VI- Fifth reunion 40-50  years post college 

1- How many of our batch mates are still surviving?

2- Are your bowel/bladder habits normal? Do you have to wear Diapers? Which is a good brand of Diapers?

3- Where do you stay? With your Children at their home or Old age Home?

4- Do you know of any good old age home/retirement home in our city? It should be just neat and clean with good nursing and healthcare facilities. Difficult for us to maintain our huge bungalow. Children are busy with their lives, not interested in coming and staying with us. They tell us that if you can’t maintain such a big bungalow sell it off and move into a smaller place. Don’t know why I built such a big Bungalow in the first place. Grandkids have their own group of friends. Don’t even know when they come home, go to sleep, wake up and go to college. Hardly get to see or meet them.

5- Still Married? Divorced? Or Widowed? Interested in marrying again? I know of this man/woman around your age who too is alone and desires company.

VII- The LAST reunion 60 years post college 

1- Where have my Grandkids brought me? 

2- Who are you? Your face looks familiar?

3- Ok you graduated from so and so college in this batch? My batch? I don’t remember.

4- Where’s the washroom?

5- Who is this beautiful lady with me? 

Oh My wife!!! When did I marry her??!!

Have a great week ahead everyone..until next time jingle away..πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Being Nee #5

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Hey everyone!!πŸ™‹πŸ»

Happy December!!β˜ƒ

Winter is here and I am stuck in this place which has so called cold weather to the natives here while we still sleep with the fan on!!!😏

I never thought that vacating the current house which I had occupied for barely 50 days would make me feel soo bad!!

In a span of just one and half  months, I gelled with the surroundings, taking my daughter for long walks,letting her explore her newly acquired walking/ running skills, me mingling with a particular neighbour, who was a nice person in this new place to whom I used to go complaining about my maids problems..

My husband too had developed a liking for the surroundings which is always quiet and calm..

I used to go for an evening walk to the nearest grocery shop some 3 kms away with Rhea and he used to pick us up on the way back from work..

On my walks I discovered a bakery kind of a place, a dosa stall on wheels, a tea stall where he used to churn out amazing Bournvita( a chocolatey drink), though the bakery was very expensive in comparison to Bangalore it was the only place to hangout so I guess they had hiked their prices..

A basic chocolate cake which used to cost me 500 rupees in Bangalore, costed me 800 rupees here..

We had a series of super markets in the locality too..me with rhea in her stroller had become a common sighting for many people..

It being a small town, everyone was everywhere it seemed..

Now that I am finally vacating I feel bad..I try not to let it affect me but I guess I am like that..

I cringe initially and then I get used to it and again end up cribbing when I have to say goodbye..πŸ™ˆ

Reality check, I have to come back to my present day woes as I type away on an early friday morning, thanks to Rhea for waking me up from a deep slumber and as her highness goes back to sleep I am left all groggy eyed awaiting for dear sleep to set inπŸ™„

Now yes you can ask me if I miss this place then why M I  shifting..πŸ€” Reasons being many..

The distance from the main road being too far and lack of  transport facilities where I live, that makes me dependent on hubby for everything which I just hate..

Secondly the famous maids probs..more on that in the later posts..Imagine they hold soo much importance that I am blogging about themπŸ™„

Thirdly the attitude of few people here..I genuinely thought people here would be much nicer as it is a small town and everybody knows everybody but as I guess as every place has a dominating superior character, in my case not one but two female queen bee dons!!Who kind of rule over this apartment and make life miserable to the other tenants, ensuring they don’t get maids and wanting to know the entire gossip what goes on in our houses, courtesy maids!!!( Like I care,yet M blogging about them wow!!πŸ™„)

Ughhhh sooo that bring me back to the fact that M shifting..not sure if the  new place is any better but just keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for the best..thus continues my sob sagas..πŸ™‡πŸ»β€β™€

Until next time hope to find a good house helpπŸ€”

And hope to remain sane!!😡

Have a happy month ahead everyone!!πŸ˜¬πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Being Nee #4

Hello everyoneπŸ™‹

Sunday came and Sunday went.. Here’s the rants I should have sent!!😜

 Bad one I know..πŸ™ˆ

So here I find myself lost in thoughts and pondering on things around me..

No it’s not monday blues, it’s just a routine day for me!!So coming straight to my sob sagas..

πŸ“Talk about being  overtly smart #Deceitfulness..

What I learnt now the hard way, from experience and (am still learning) I find people around me being pros at it, in straight words, good at manipulation..either I am a fool and think people around are too good or I am toooo stupid to notice anything!!

It’s not as if I am a Saint or something, indeed I do manipulate too where required, but unnecessary topics and acts occured which wasn’t required..

For that matter even my maid acted too smart to handle,that left nothing more for me to say..( more about it in later posts)

πŸ“Being Over cautious:

An acquaintance who was once kind of close suddenly popped up after being aloof for a year acting all goody goo,making me wonder what’s up with her!! Being the extra vigilant me, my talks, my acts and my messages reflected my over cautiousness..

πŸ“Talk about Losing faith and trust

I don’t trust anyone these days!!

If they speak something in my favour or benefit,it makes me wonder Why What When and the reason they being soo goody goody!!!!

Even if it is genuine my invisible antennas go up in attention and alert mode!!!

So much for truth and beliefsπŸ™„

πŸ“Straightforwardness versus Diplomacy

I find myself in a soup when it comes to being diplomatic!!

As mentioned earlier I am too stupid for that, my straightforward attitude has landed me in trouble many a times..

People expect you to be diplomatic in a nice way (what’s the bad/ worst way I wonder) Say whatever mean things you want but with diplomacy and a smile on your face and bingo you have nailed it.. gained their trust and whatever!!

So continues my self realisation journey!! As I turn a year older shortly, I wonder what more is left in store for me to sit and ponder on!!

Oh and don’t forget to watch  Justice League, the new movie in town!!πŸ˜ƒ

Yeah as usual I caught up with it and now I am in love with Aquaman…weird??? Yeah that I was always 😈ha ha ha until next time ( I hope to keep posting ) check out Aquaman!!! 😍 That Momoa guy is Khal drogo too, so now you get it😜

Have a fab week ahead!!🍭🍭🍭