Monday, January 31, 2005

The Five Year Plan.

a friend asked me a couple of days ago if i have a five year plan.
yesterday while sitting at the hospital with a friend whose father might not make it, i asked myself about my five year plan again.
are we talking a financial plan? or an emotional plan? a life plan? and how far can we plan before life sets in?

if life functioned in five year slots and then we had to stop and reassess, i just crossed my five year mark after graduation this last december. i got to wondering what have i done in the last five years that i could have said i had planned to do that winter morning in dec 1999 when i threw my cap nhigh up in the air as come kind of cosmic symbol to how high up in life i want to be? what have i done that i would mark off my checklist? do i even have a checklist? and as i get ready for another day, i think of the lunch im going to have with mariam, my coffee one on one with asad, and the unilever deadline i have to meet tomorrow and i realize, i may not have a plan for the next 5 years, but atleast i know what i plan to do with the rest of the day. have a nice one, everyone.

Friday, January 28, 2005

My Five "New Life" Resolutions.

Last night, I got engaged. As K and I sat there, on the blessed hot pink couch and exchanged rings amidst claps and hoots and cheers and blessings, everything blurred in a mad kaleidoscope of colours. And yet every single person's expressions stood out in sharp relief. Varying degrees of emotion, laughter, disbelief, love, happiness, joy. I wished I'd had a camera. To capture my very own sassy quirky perspective on being an engaged woman.

Now that I have been engaged almost 24 hours, I am older and wiser. Which is why I share with you my "New Life" Resolutions. We all make resolutions on December 31st, in hope that the coming year something will be better... Similarly, as I step into my "New Life" as someone's better half, I make some resolutions...for better or for worse.

1. I will try to always remember the flip and thrill of these days. And try to keep it alive.
2. I will not be cynical for the sake of sounding married.
3. Every single day, I will look for one thing that I appreciate in my relationship. And then tell K about it.
4. I will continue to be a GOOD friend- one who makes time to bitch, listen, support, shop, bum, chill and have coffee at Espresso with her girlfriends.
5. I will stay me, and improve, and remind myself that the road here was not easy and once upon a time, just a few weeks ago, I, too was a confused searching-for-the-meaning-of life-twenty something.

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Saturday, January 22, 2005

In July 1997, my best friend told me ‘it will happen’. That I have to keep on believing. Despite downs and twists and blacks and crashes. No matter what, believe, she said.

8 years later, I know its true.
What you believed in might have changed but not the intensity with which you believe. What you wanted might be different, but how badly you wanted it is still the same. What you prayed for might have evolved but the fervour you were capable of stays unchanged. And in the end, what remains is that, throughout, you believed that yes, it will happen, whatever ‘it’ might be. And that my friends, could be the elusive happily-ever-after.

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Friday, January 21, 2005

k with my parents| i cant believe its official! Posted by Hello

Monday, January 17, 2005

star light, star bright, i wish i may, i wish i might Posted by Hello

Life's Little Realizations: No. 4567

sometimes all it takes is a call from the past to remind you how far you have come into the present~ january 17, 2005.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

happy catty mao to meyum Posted by Hello

Sunday, January 09, 2005

First, Second, Third.

1. The First Love. The one who made you cry, dream, laugh and believe that 10 years was just a breath away.

2. The Great Love. The one who you loved like there was no tomorrow. The one who got away. The one you were able to let go because you actually loved him enough.

3. The Forever Love. The one who took all your broken dreams, mended them and made you smile again. And again. And again. Forever.

To the Wonder Years, With Love.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Breakfasts with K

the best way to start off a day is to have breakfast with someone you love.


we've all come a long way babay! wishing you two many years of joy, passion and love together.

Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul-mate is the one you are actually married to - J. R. R. Tolkien

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Saturday, January 01, 2005

to|new|beginnings Posted by Hello