Daily Prompt- Perfume

Attempt 1

I think, it’s a blessed day today for my blog 😉 As I’ve ignored my blog, writing and reading in long time, today is the day when I not only passionately wrote and published a post and decided to start a series of my wedding experiences; I’ve also participated in Daily Prompts Challenges. And to add, I read month on month posts of one of my fellow bloggers, whose posts were so captivating that I kept on reading and reading. So this is going to be my second post in a day.. round of applause and beating drums… 😀 The idea of this post had crossed my mind this evening when i came back home and while i was going through various blogs and saw the Daily Prompts Topic, I couldn’t resist myself from writing this and hence, two posts in a day. So kindly bear with me 😀 😀

Perfume, Aroma, Fragrance, Bouquet, Odor, Scent, Stench, Stink can all be used to describe smell and what are those distinct perfumes, aroma, fragrance which makes us happy and nostalgic. Here are some of my favorites-

  1. The sweet smell of boiling milk (one of the primary reasons which triggered the idea of this post 🙂 while i was making tea this evening)
  2. Not to forget and high on ranking- smell of wet soil during rain
  3. Smell of agarbatti, diya and kapoor (camphor)
  4. Aroma of ghee and havan which fills and purifies the atmosphere
  5. Ghee ka Tadka in Daal either using jeera (cumin) or rai (musturd seeds)- super nostalgic. I instantly start to miss my mom and her food 😦
  6. Smell of a new born baby and Johnson’s baby products. I love its fragrance 🙂
  7. Smell of my husband’s deo/perfume 😉
  8. My own body smell 😉
  9. Aroma of brewing coffee… ahhhh.. so fulfilling… 🙂
  10. Rose water- It’s so freshening
  11. Smell of lemon and cucumber salad
  12. Aroma of delicious and lip-smacking Chicken Kosha/Curry by Hubby dearest 😉
  13. Smell of freshly cut onions and when you stir fry them along with garlic; fresh coriander, curry and mint leaves, raw mango, lemon, mere thought of mango and lemon are enough to make my mouth water! 😀

At the moment my thinking capability is limited to only these many points. I think, we all have this love and hate relationship with perfumes, aroma, smell… etc etc. They have this instant capability to take us back to memory lane.

 

Happily Ever After…is it? Part 1

Setting the stage

“…And they lived happily ever after!!” We have been hearing this ever since…. no one exactly knows. Every girl on this plant wishes for a fairy tale wedding and wants her prince charming to come on a white horse and sweep her off her feet with his looks, love and care. Maximum Bollywood or Hollywood movies portray this picture; the girls are eagerly waiting for their prince charming to come and marry them; writers across globe find this to be a lucrative subject to in cash upon. The female leads of Television serials have this sole purpose in their life- to find that one person who loves them unconditionally no matter what and end up marrying with no tension and adversities in life; and they are even able to find one. Lucky souls indeed! And our poor janta aka mango people aka common people falls in this trap as woven by our movies and serials. Hey have set the expectations high for any girl or guy or may be parents. The makers of such movies and serials don’t even know what they have done to the mango people who are watching their creations. If you see the business model of the Wedding Planners in India or abroad, they are set. They are totally set without any loss. It’s a high profit making business. Today, every Indian girl wants a pre-wedding photoshoot, a grand haldi, mehendi and sangeet ceremony. Every girl wants to don either Manish Malhotra or Sabyasachi lehenga which almost equals the ¼ (or may be more) of total wedding budget; which again, girls hardly wear for 3-4 hours and that lehenga never sees the day of light post wedding.

Coming back to the eternal question- is living happily ever after a reality or just an illusion? Why our movies and novels don’t dare to look and talk about post wedding scenario? Because they know, loving someone and chasing them/their families to get married is easy but living in a marriage and taking all the efforts to cope up with post wedding situations is the REAL TASK for both guy and the girl and if it’s a wedding with a twist like- inter caste, inter culture or the boss of all- inter-religion wedding, then toh it’s gone!! God bless the poor souls and their families.

Since my wedding is over and I’m a married girl now, one would wonder, why all these ranting and cribbing about wedding now? Is it natural or is it the side effects of 4.5 months old wedding? Could be or could not be! While I was watching a short movie on YouTube, I was compelled to think about my pre and post-wedding life. We all think that initial few months of wedding and job are “honeymoon” period! Is it really? No… not in my case at least. Let me tell you, we haven’t stepped out of this city together anywhere till this date. Our movie dates, coffee shop dates, lunch-dinner dates have reduced. We are one of those men-women who are financially challenged at the moment. No, I’m not cribbing or sad about this fact; because I know we both are trying hard and hard to make ends meet and I’ve no regrets or complaint about it. bigmarriagerefurbquotes19So, how does it look like to be a married girl or how are you supposed to feel when you have to live with a guy and handle him with all his loving annoying habits! How does it feel to manage finances and give up/compromise on certain things?
There’s lot more which I can write here, but let’s not get into them and straight away get to the point. Let’s face it- I AM MARRIED NOW and every wedding comes up with lot of new things. It’s a multifold dimension of life which keeps throwing surprises.

So, let’s get into my journey of “Happily Ever After”! Lot more to come… 🙂

The story of Pasta & Missing Wallet

Sitting in a way as I always wanted…with my laptop, in a café near the giant window seat with outside view and a light music in background. I can see my office; it’s just in front of the café. Have ordered red sauce pasta and I can hear the sizzling sound of its cooking and now even the aromatic smell is mixing in the air and making me crave for it even more. Having lot of thoughts in mind and just jotting them down. It has become a nice weather suddenly… it has become lil cloudy, I just wish for the rain to come to make it a perfect ambiance.

I am contemplating my life. The twists and turns, the changes in life and in me. There are times when I really hate myself for being highly unproductive, lazy and lost for no reason; and this is one of those times. I am actually not liking what I’m doing at work front. I should have been more productive and proactive but I’m not and I’m not liking this behaviour and attitude of myself. I know I’m not like this. This is just not me.

Ohh.. there comes my Penne Arrabbiata… my red sauce pasta… looks yummy!! Let me have some!! 


Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…….. 😎 and with this pasta came the most embarrassing situation of my life (am I exaggerating… well may be yes but it has never happened with me, so technically yes… it is very embarrassing!!). I forgot my wallet in my office! 😨 This realization made to swear and drew attention of restaurant staff!! Explained them my situation in most embarrassing mode and excused myself after finishing meal. Every bite was so humiliating for me but once I was done, got back to my office, borrowed money from a colleague, another embarrassing moment, paid the bill at restaurant and phewwwwww… I felt relieved!
I’m the only one with such embarrassing experience? Share your’s and how did you handle that!! 😀

P.S. Now I double check my wallet for money and cards to avoid such embarrassment!!