Monday, February 27, 2006

Shopping with the Opposite Sex-My Version!

This post has been inspired by Hubby Dear's very 'eye-opening' post here, forcing me to publish the other side of the story!

All married folks will agree that shopping is one of the most lethal causes for fight! Yes, (having learnt this lesson earlier itself) there have been rare occasions when I have turned to Hubby dear as a Shopping 'companion"...and these are some reasons why men(most of them) can be easily a desperate choice for shopping!

1) Shopping for men is abt buying the "first thing you like"...not the "best thing you like". So in all probability you will like something in the first 2-3 shops you visit and hence anything that needs more than 4 shops to buy invites the "Why do you need this?...dont u have enugh of these already"...q!

2) Men never like to do the dirty job at home-throwing the garbage, cleaning the bathroom sinks, toilets!...It all needs to be done, only not by him. Same holds true for bargaining.!Bargaining is embarrassing. Its not bad-just 'embarrassing'. So while wifey 'shamelessly' bargains and disregards the honour of hubby dear (sigh!)....hubby dear will stand 200 mtrs away during the process and pretends to be an alien till the deal is struck--and when we have got the gold at dirt price wifey dear gets blessed with a "Am proud of u hug"!-Thank u hubby dear for being there!

3) Expensive is good. Yes-any brand(the brand itself doesn't matter), just the fact that its a brand is good enough to attract a purchase from the opposite sex. More importantly only expensive is good!....So while they admit that they genuinely like some "cheap" stuff, it is below them to possess anything that is without an original label!..ahem
p.s:- Have grown up in Bombay thriving on road side vadapao's and shopping at fashion street/ linking road-thank god I had a normal childhood

4) Shopping is about buying!...Well there is no concept of "Window Shopping"...if you go to shop you buy....err...hubby dear ideally yes , according to the dictionary shopping is with the intent to buy....but most women havent EVER opened a dictionary!!!!!!....They just need to kill some time and convince themselves that the stuff they've got already is better or cheaper!

And well Hubby dear for future reference...When a woman asks for opinion during shopping....she doesnt really care for your opinion(she knows exactly what she wants!)....shes just checking to see if your still tuned in or checking out some other babes shopping ard!.....;-))


Thursday, February 16, 2006

My Anthem...

This song has been my anthem for a while....something that has kept me going often!

Some things stay with you and some things never leave you--This song to me is something like that..........Its Amazing (lines in italics are godly lines EVER)!

Amazing- by Aerosmith
I kept the right ones out
And let the wrong ones in
Had an angel of mercy to see me through all my sins
There were times in my life When I was goin' insane
Tryin' to walk through The pain

When I lost my grip And I hit the floor
Yeah, I thought I could leave but couldn't get out the door
I was so sick and tired Of a livin' a lie
I was wishin' that I Would die
It's Amazing With the blink of an eye you finally see the light
It's Amazing When the moment arrives that you know you'll be alright
It's Amazing And I'm sayin' a prayer for the desperate hearts tonight

That one last shot's a Permanent Vacation
And how high can you fly with broken wings?
Life's a journey not a destination
And I just can't tell just what tomorrow brings
You have to learn to crawl Before you learn to walk
But I just couldn't liten to all that righteous talk
I was out on the street, Just a tryin' to survive


Thursday, February 09, 2006

These are a few of my Favourite Things!

1) Talking to Myself
2) My 30 min shower bath everyday-put under the category of -"My time with myself"
3) Seeing old photographs
4) Getting Pampered-Loads!
5) Hubby reading bedtime stories to put me to sleep
6) Mom's Pav Bhaji
7) Doing baby talk with Hubby dear
8) Hugging Lolly-My 3ft tall garfied teddy who always has his arms open for me-ALWAYS THERE FOR ME!
9) Listening to Aerosmith's Amazing-Just singing along makes my spirit soar!
10) Chandru's vada pav and Dabeli in Chembur station(Bombay)
11) Eating cheese maggie with pringles and lemonade for 'brunch' at 3:00 pm on a lazy sunday afternoon while watching crappy movies on DVD cuddled next to Hubby dear
12) Discussing recipies on international calls with my bestest friend -santy(she always makes my day!)
13) Discussing about crazy and wild school and college days with my best buddies
14) Having what hubby dear calls-"Our cute fights"
15) Chocolates!

Any of these make my day:-)


Friday, February 03, 2006

Bali for Me

The first Milestone was achieved-finally! 365 days post the well celebrated ceremony of marriage--yes we survived and emerged breathing and alive after 1 yr of marriage!;-)

So hubby dear(who sweetly did all the planning) chose Bali to be the destination for celebration....and celebration if was....galore!

We stayed in two different places in Bali for 3 days each-Ubud (the traditional bali) and Kuta (The hip and happening place)....for the complete Bali experience...

A few highlights of the Bali experience...
1) The most AMAZING resort called The Chedi Club in Ubud (thx hubby for choosing just the perfect place)...set in the middle of paddy fields and the most exotic villa cottages...EVER..hmmm
2) The 'almost' open bathroom( dont get ideas!)....made bathing a whole new experience...;-)
3) The awesome service and people-completely won us over!...the resort actually has one host called "butler" assigned to each guest...ours was a sweet girl called "Saturi". Unlike the so called "5 star hotels", this place indeed defined what hospitality is all about--EVERYTIME a guest returned to the resort from sightseeing, the security would inform the respective butler of the arrival at the gate and before we entered the reception area...there was out Butler greeting us with a namaste , eager to know how our day went!
4) The absolutely fabulous artwork in Ubud...yes Ubud is known to be the artisans village!...Every house there apparantly has atleast one painter...needless to say the canvases said it all....we picked up 6 paintings and loads of other wood work and still feel it was'nt enough!
5) The Awesome Paddy field trek which was the silver lining of our stay in Ubud-Thx Sutari for the awesome experience.
6) The absolutely-"To die for" Pancakes in breakfast at the resort!!!--BEST EVER!!!!!!!!....with Honey and fresh fruits....yuummmmm
7) The fact that Indonesian culture is sooo similar to India--the dances are similar to our classical dances and inspired by Ramayana and Mahabharata characters!...that was news to us!
8) The adorable scene of a monkey with its new born(littlest monkey ever!) clutched in its arms....was a sight...picture perfect!
9) The Kuta experience-Hard Rock Hotel (where we stayed) opposite the beach-to just walk over when we wanted to!
10) The BIGGEST EVER pool I have EVER seen--its so big its actually got a mini beach in there!--must dive into!
12) My first ever experience of watching the complete deal getting done!--in the hard rock pub--women walks in with a guy(apparantly her pimp)-both sit down on the same table as ours--they order a drink--women gets up and does one dance(seductive enough for men to notice her)--she drinks and enjoys music indifferently--man walks and scouts around the pub for potential client--finds one white guy--strikes a 10 min conversation(pointing to the girl)--closes the deal(I believe)--walks over with the 'client' to the girl and introduces them--sits away and lets the two of them "bond".....phew! first experience of watching the end-to-end deal closure!
13) The most memorable moment for the entire trip--Hubby dear and me both got permanent TATTOO's done as our wedding gifts to each other on the anniversary day!!--....(see pic of my tattoo!)--feel wild once again!
14 ) Hubby dear's scuba diving experience and his childlike excitment about it....he actually got a video done of himself underwater with fishes....(Love him more for being crazy too!)
15) The romantic and cute anniversary celebration dinner at Hard Rock Cafe....two of us and just us!:-)..muah!
16) The "holding each others hands" walks on the beach and our first sand house together (well it almost looked like one).....priceless moments for a perfect celebration.

Its been a roller coaster ride--and have felt the rush in my head everytime the ride dipped and the twist in my stomach everytime it went high....and yet I want it to continue forever....

Here's to us...Hubby Dear...Forever...and ever!