Monday, December 22, 2008

Holiday is here


I finally have my leave approved for two whole weeks (with a little white lie..hehe)...my leaves start today...wow!!! and I am so relieved and refreshing. I can now rest, rest and rest. No irate customer, No customer's issue/query, No pre/post shift meet, No "Bte, will you be taking the shift meet?/Can we leave?" once the shift ends, No meeting with the managers, No "uh oh, have I done something wrong?" when your Ops. Manager called you...aaaahhh..at least for the next two weeks...a real relief.

However, I hate the fact that I will not be able to spend it with my family..but...my sister, cousin sister, nephew, friends and .... are here so I am trying to make the most of it.

I haven't done my Christmas shopping yet which I hope to have by tomorrow. Ok, what will I get for myself - new shoes?, new jeans?, new sweater?, new boots?...decisions, decisions..contribution would be appreciated *GRIN*. Anyway, I have trimmed the tree but still have to work with the decorative lights in the balcony.




Anyway, here's a few lines from one the most beautiful Christmas songs:

City sidewalks, Busy sidewalks, Dressed in holiday style
In the air there's A feeling of Christmas
Children laughing, People passing, Meeting smile after smile
And on everyStreet corner you'll hear

Silver Bells, Silver Bells
It's Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling, hear them sing
Soon it will be Christmas Day


Merry Christmas to all!!! God bless! And Peace



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Sunday, December 21, 2008

18 and still counting...???

I came across a quite an interesting news while browsing Pople's website. It was about this Duggar family who has the 18th child...wow. I wonder where they get all the energy from:P. It makes me wonder if my good friend Kima, formerly known as Silverchild, would be able to top that..hehe.

On a serious note..come to think of it...18 kids and still counting?? As reported:


Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of Tontitown, Ark., had their eighteenth child Thursday – Jordyn-Grace Makiya, who joins the rest of her J-named siblings. Jordyn-Grace was born via C-section at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers, weeks before her due date of Jan. 1. She weighed in at 7 lbs, 3 oz and was 20 inches long. "Mother and baby are resting and doing well," says a rep for the Duggar family, whose crowded house is featured on the TLC network show 17 Kids & Counting.

For Jim and Michelle Duggar, eighteen isn't enough. After welcoming a 7-lb., 3 oz. daughter via C-section on Thursday to join their 17 other children, the proud papa tells the Associated Press: "We both would love to have more." The Duggars now have 10 sons and eight daughters, ranging in age from 17 months to 20 years, all with first names starting with the letter J, including the newborn addition, Jordyn-Grace Makiya Duggar. "The ultimate Christmas gift from God," said Jim tells AP. "She's just absolutely beautiful, like her mom and her sisters." The family's crowded house in Tontitown, Ark., is featured on the TLC network show 17 Kids & Counting, which will have its name updated to reflect the birth of No. 18.

Thought this is not my business but I wonder how they looked after the kids. They have to be quite a well-to-do-family and they must be. If the mother's health is good..she must've been blessed with all the health...just imagine having 18th child and still doing fine. Not only that, already think of having the next..wow.

My sister had has 3 kids and after that the doctor won't let her have another one. This makes me realize how blessed the Duggars family is and they all looked healthy and happy.

Okay, once the 18th child or the younger ones start their schooling, I am quite sure that they will have problem remembering their brothers and sisters names. If it is in Mizoram school, the quesiton would be like:

1. What is your name?: easy
2. What is your mother's name?: which could be answered easily
3. What is your father's name?: another easy question
4. How many brothers and sisters do you have?: getting tough
5. Name them:..aaahhhh

Jokes apart, just want to say ...Congratulations!! :)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Lazy

...that's me. I am too lazy to even update my blog or think up of something to talk about. I go to work regulary because that's my duty. Except for that I seem to neglect almost everything. I have so many pending works at home because I am too . I know that I still have to go to CitiBank and draw my check that I surprisingly received from IBM. The amount is small but it is good to receive the "BONUS" check out of expectation. It's been almost a year and a hlaf that I have left the company and I guess I will never know what that bonus is for..not that I am complaining :)...I must have done something right (hee hee).



I have lost Rs. 1000 Shoppers Stop gift voucher because I felt lazy. Believe it or not, the voucher was valid for one year and finally expires on Nov. 2008...it was a real waste. I did try to use it in the middle of the year. I went shopping with my cousin in Noida mall but forgot to bring the voucher. That was the closest I have come to use it. The now-uselsess voucher is lying among my files...I know some would be real mad at me for this.



However, I did change my template and created the banner. It may not be a masterpiece but I did my best and I guess it is quite okay for the time being. I don;t know what got into me these days but I am crazy about flowers and thus use it on my banner. I know I still have to work on my template but it will be sometime. Let the enthusiasm comes first.



Besides this, I went to Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan, N.Delhi and it was worth

it. It was last month, though. I bought the small chilli pickle and bamboo shoot pickle. The chilli is quite hot and makes my mouth water just the thought of it..heh! One of the things that I fear most is not being able to have chilli due to stomach problem. I really need to know how to take care of my stomach..lolzz. My friend, Mathlana, sent me the pics. I was hoping that he would send the pics without us in it but he did not. Anyway, here is one with the umbrella I really like. I asked him to buy it for me but when he checked it, he knew that it was not useful so..:(




Anyway, I feel very very very tired these days. My muscles ached and my old bones really need all the rests they can take. I do not know why I always feel tired. The only reason I can think of is that may be my aging body cannot take a non-vacational-year-long work....that's may be..lol.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

My Appetite

How will I start? I know how terrible I used to feel when I lost my appetite; I lost my energy, always drowsy, no energy. For me, the worst part of losing an appetite feeling hungry yet not do not feel like eating. For instance, take a bowl and after 2/3 sip, you stopped taking it 'cos you do not feel like it..but your bady still need more so badly.



No, I am not losing my appetite. In fact it is so good that it worries me..sometimes. WhateverI eat taste wonderful and ate it to my heart content...fully satisfied and could barely move 'cos I am so full. Then after sometime, when there is something to eat, I can still have it..lol. I am not complaining :).



The only reason why I am worried is because I am gaining lots and lots of weight. Worst of all, my tummy..no longer sexy...hahaha. The thought of going on diet do sometimes come to my mind but always put it away. I am a person who always oppose to people on diet, ie strict diet so as to be thin.



I think that modelling is the worst profession. Yes, they are beatiful, tall, glamorous, can carry off all type of clothes etc etc. But they cannot eat whatever they want. What's the point in earning lots of money and not daring to or cannot eat what you want? If their profession requires it, they have to do it. This is one of the reasons why I love my job...I need not look beautiful but just professional..hehe. I may not be blessed with long legs, poise etc etc and I may not carry off all type of clothes but at least I know I wouldn't be laughed at with what I am wearing. And I do not wear all kind of clothes :D.



I love what I eat so much that I cannot understand why people vomitted themselves right after eating. Even when I gave a thought to do the same, I think of what I just lovingly had and do not want to go it a waste..so I never do it..:P.



I talked to my dear friend LV the other day and he gave me the following advice:



1. Stop taking meat (I love meat too much to give up)



2. Stop taking tea (Never!!! I am a tea drinker)



3. Do not take banana 'cos its fattenning. Eat apple (I can do this)



4. Drink lots of water (I do)



5. Go for walk (I do but not regularly :()



6. Do not take eggs. Even if you do, avoid the yolk (I love eggs)



7. Eat vegetables (not a problem)



8. No beer (Impossible, :P)



9. Curd has low fat content so have it. (Quite easy to follow)



10. Take Bio Slim (I have to try this :D)



The moment he mentioned Bio Slim, he blabbered on how effective it is which makes we wonder how much this company is paying him...lolzzz.


Anyway, let me conclude and say "I still love my appetite"..hahaha

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Yellow

No, I am not going to talk about the term 'Yellow' or 'Yellow Belly'.


Since I planned to shift yet again, I was packing my clothes and I was quite surprised with the color of my clothes. I was shocked to see the number of yellow colored tops. I have two salwar out of which 1 is yellow :D. And then my other tops are yellow, yellow and yellow. I always say that black and blue are are my favorite color but the color "Yellow" topped that. I guess I have been unknowingly choose a yellow colored tops.


Then I checked out this so called 'color and you' or something like that. This was what said about this color:



Yellow shines with optimism, enlightenment, and happiness. Shades of golden yellow carry the promise of a positive future. Yellow will advance from surrounding colors and instill optimism and energy, as well as spark creative thoughts.

Not bad, not bad..hehe

The
information also says:
Yellow is psychologically the happiest color in the color spectrum. (uh huh)
Intelligent (I can't argue :P)
Warm (Yes...hehe)
Loves comfort and will pay for it (True..lol)

hehe..ehem!!

Then I took a quiz and this is the result:
YELLOW

You are very perceptive and smart. You are clear and to the point and have a great sense of humor.

You are always learning and searching for understanding.

Find out your color

at QuizMeme.com!



hahaha..strange.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

I used to take it for granted

After being bed-ridden for four days, I am finally up now. I had been blessed with health and I do not know the meaning of being really sick. Except for some cold with fever and menstrual pain, I never take medicine. I always guess I was always the lucky one.

Then last Thursday (2nd Oct., 2008), I felt really tired when I woke up and I wanted to just sleep the day away. Not knowing what the viral cause to my body, I got ready for work anyway. And yes, I did go to the Office hoping that I would get better once I reach there. Then, I prove myself wrong; my situation got worse and I could hardly keep my eyes open.

After sometime, I finally talked to my ABM and request him to arrange a cab for me. After a 15 minutes (the longest ever), I was finally on my way back to my house. Once I reached my room, I just collapsed on my bean bag. Then after an hour or so, I saw my sister next to me, calling me. I could hardly open my eyes.

I was so darn tired and the energy inside me was completely sucked out. I hardly moved out from my room, unless really really required.

Anyway, I am back to the Office and I am getting better day by day though not yet fully fit. The good thing is that I have not yet smoked for the last 6 days which, I guess, is a sign that I have not fully recovered :D

While I was lying on my sick bed, I realize how it was like to be healthy. I was blessed with good health which I used to take it for granted. And the health that I used to enjoy was priceless – appetite, good sleep, enthusiasm, energy etc which were taken away.

Now I am recovering and count each day as a new blessing.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Still love them...:)

*Sigh!!*


Its been a decade and a half but I still love them a lot. With their come-back, I get excited all over again. I have even subscibed their news letter and also sign up for Google Alert..hahaha..how crazy I still am.

I read the report of their comeback concernr and I could so relate myself to this:

"The Garden was more than ready for Wahlberg's love-in. Many of the fans, who were mostly women between the ages of 28 and 40, came to the show in 20-year-old T-shirts and buttons, and held signs that said things like "Before there was Justin there was Jordan," and "Donnie and Jordan in '08."

Source

And the on other pages, I noticed this cute photo:



source

I am quite sure that had I been in their place, I would do the same....with their Tee..of course. If only I have the chance to meet them at least once :)

And, would you believe I still have their big posters safely packed at home.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Silly Questions and thoughts

The other day I was a a friend's place and we had a girly chat when one of us suddenly asked:

Q1. What would you do if your pay check suddenly increased to Rs. 1 lakh?
After 2/3 secs of silence, the first answer came:
Girl1: I will go for a holiday
Girl2: Me too, I will do the same
Then, after much thought...
Me: I will move to Green Park..hahaha

The next question is from a dear cousin of mine, Abe (who was quite broke at that time)
Q2. If the road from here to the main road (2 mins walk) is filled with Rs.5 coin, and you have the whole day, how much will you be able to collect? Then she answered her own quetion
Ans: I think I will be able to collect at least lakh. I will keep on collecting until I passed out.

The other question is from another cousin of mine, Esther
Q3. Do you think Bill Gates will be willing to pay our 1 month rent if we asked him? 'Cos it will not matter to him at all while it will be a very huge thing for us.
Well....she never wrote to Bill Gates and so no answer.

This question comes from my dear dear friend, Chris
Q. Will it be ok to ask Bill Gates to give us his 1 hour income?
That question then took him to dreamland..hahahaha

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Have Noodles - The Mizo way!!

I have been craving for the Mizo Noodles for a very long time. The only thing that stops us from preparing one is because of the type or quality of the noodles you find out here. Then one day we finally got a package of chow/noodles from Aizawl :).

Here is how we prepared and things needed:
1. Chow/Noodles (preferably from Mizoram :P)
2. Pork
3. Onion, garlic, ginger, dahnia
4. Chillies
How to prepare :D
1. Boil the pork for 2/3 minutes so as to make the cutting easier.
2. Cut the pork into pieces (size as per your desire but should not be big piece)
3. Grind the garlic and ginger
4. Cut the onions
5. Now, fry the pork and add water.
6. Meanwhile, boil the chow/noodles and let it cooled
7. Add the dried clillies with onion
Once the pork is cooked, take a bowl, put the noodles and pork with soup togather...and enjoy!!




Saturday, August 02, 2008

A new dance routine???

What do men usually talked about when they sat or stand together? In thought that the disussion would always end up with hot girls, sex, bike, cars. But these 3 guys standing together on thebalcony proved me wrong. Though I never found out what they were doing but it looks like they are working on a new dance routine :P.

Step 1: Guy 1 point towards the sky while Guy 2 observed it carefully while Guy 3 looked away


Step2: Guy 2 now got the steps and joined Guy 1. I guess the step would be like..left arm up, right arm up..and so on..and Guy 3 is still lost so just laughed away (but secretly observing the routine)



Step 3: Guy 3 finally got the hang of the it and joined Guy 1 and 2

The routine is a bit too tough for me :D

Friday, August 01, 2008

Need number :)

After 3 longs years of service without any problem, it seems that my Nokia 6060 decided to retire L. The other day I went out and it was drizzling that day. Then later I found the comics, money including my cell were wet. I took them out and dried them. But my cell never retrieve to life again L. So all my contacts are gone and I am at lost.
Before I changed my SIM, some numbers were stored there but I now noticed that I have not saved any number in my not-so-but new SIM.
So, I would request you all to forward me your number once again J. Thanks!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Time to eat :)

Date: 20th July, 2008
Place: K-226, Sarita Vihar, N. Delhi
Menu: Pork, Beef, Mizo Bai (bambooshoots), Dangpuithu, Beef soup with khatual






I know the table is a mess but I guess none of us is bothered with whatever extra stuff is lying on the table :D

We were the last four who ate late...and now I guess some of you would know what I was doing at 2 - 3 am..hehe

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Ni tin Lalpa

He hla hi ka tawngtaina a ni ber mai tun lai chu

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I hate me

I am a bad person. I hate me.

This is what I said to myself almost everyday after my shift ends.

I questioned myself why I lose my temper so easily. Am I not right for my job? Am I expecting too much from the agents? Or am I always the person who loses her temper easily? Do I need to go for Anger Management treatment?



Almost everyday I used to tell myself "I will lose my temper tomorrow" but I guess I always lied to myself. The worse part is that I always regret losing my temper at the end of the shift and hated myself.



But sometimes I can't help it. Repeat the same line, resolution more several times a day and the next day is a new beginning - you have to repeat the same resolution all over again and again. There are cases I checked for them and corrected. Then the next day comes, the agent receive almost the same issue handled the day before, checked for the agent again..then you will see the same mistake..and then I corrected that person again. No matter how many times you corrected that person, you will always find the same mistake over and over again.



Yesterday, I almost shout at this person for the repeated mistakes after so many corrections. I said "I have corrected this line each time you handled this kind of issue but see the same mistake each time". To this, the person replied "Sorry, I will take care of it". I sure hope its just not words that came out of that person's mouth.

May be I am really an impatient person with a bad temper. May be I am not right for my job. May be I sometimes find it hard to handle the pressure. May be I should stay home. I really don't know me anymore.

I could use all the prayers I can get.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

A visit to Lotus Temple

After being in Delhi for a couple of years and running past this place so many times, I finally gathered enough strength to finally visit this place, The Lotus Temple.






Monday, June 23, 2008

Count your blessings

It was rather a sad news to read about the demise of a friends' mother due to bike accident. When I read about this in Buannel, at first I thought that the face was familiar and then read what was written about her. Then I thought, 'It can't be..then read on'. She lost her husband (one or two years back) and she was a cancer patient..five children. Still hoping that I heard wrong, I called up Jimmy and then Zonuna, whu confirmed the sad news. I felt so sorry for them and there was nothing a human being can do and felt depressed.

I was lost in my thought with lots of questions, "Why?" "Was the biker drunk? How could he hit a woman in a broad daylight?" "They needed their mother...how could this happen" but not a single answer.

Then I continue to think, "This could happen to me..to anyone" and then said a silent prayer thanking God for taking care of the only parent I have now, my Mom and also prayed for her safety. The last time I saw my mother was on 4th Jan, 2008, the day before I leave for Delhi and now waiting for Christmas time so that I will go home to spen holiday with my family.


Always give thanks to our Lord for his blessings, thank him for giving us what we still have. Thank the Father up in heaven for having a mother or father who would scold you, disagree with you, grounded you, laugh with you..cos there might come a day when you suddenly realize how important parents are but too late to cherish every moment.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

In the Office....

Just a small update...nothing special. We had a Pizza Party in the office last and here are a few photos..


How I have gained weight :(


The only girls..oops..ladies in our shift, heh!


People I see everyday...



This is the closing, lolzz

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Wish you were here

I guess I got the blues these days. I went down to the memory lane, Googling some names on the internet, hehe and sure had a hard time to get the information I was looking for. I just wish that I am in Aizawl these days, maybe for a week or two...I just feel the need to be there. And this song, Wish you were here by Jewel kept on ringing in my ears. I search for the video on Youtube but to no avail. Then I finally turned to my good friend, Michael who searched for the song until he find it, knowing that I will keep on asking him until he found it..heh! So, this song is dedicated to whoever is out there -

Wish You Were HereMe, oh, my country man
Wish You Were Here
Wish You Were Here
Don't you know, the snow is getting colder
And I miss you like hell And I'm feeling blue

Wish You Were Here
Me, oh, my country man
Wish You Were Here
Wish You Were Here
Don't you know, the snow is getting colder
And I miss you like hell And I'm feeling blue

I've got feelings for you, baby,
Do you still feel the same?
From the first time I laid my eyes on you
I felt joy of living
I saw heaven in your eyes
In your eyes


I miss your laugh, I miss your smile,
I miss everything about you
Every second's like a minute
Every minute's like a day
When you're far away


Wish You Were Here
The snow is getting colder, baby,
I Wish You Were Here
Wish You Were Here

A battlefield of love and fear,
And I Wish You Were Here
I've got feelings for you, baby,
From the first time I laid my eyes on you
Wish you were hereMe, oh, my country man
Wish You Were Here (I Wish You Were Here)
Wish you were here
Don't you know the snow is getting colder

And I miss you like hell
And I'm feeling blue


download here

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Addicted

I am addicted to Minesweeper....again!!!!! I was addicted to this almost a decade back now I am slave to this again. Many of you migth not be aware what Minesweeper is. It is one of the games that comes along with your Windows along with FreeCell, Spade, etc. When I really used to play this game, I even see myself playing it in my dreams..hehehe and I was proud of my scores those days. My best times I could recall were:
Beginners level: 4 secs
Intermediate: 34 secs
Expert: 64 secs
I am not so proud of my current scores :(



Anyway, how the game goes depend on the number that appears. For instance, if there is 1, this means that there is one Mine that touches that number and if there is 4, it means that the No.4 touches 4 mines and that No. 4 will not touch more than 4 mines. This means that numbers that appear can share the mines or whatever it is.

The Red Flag indicated where Mines are or I believe where they are. Right clicking on the button will let you mark this Red Flag.
This pic shows when you clicked on the wrong button. I did this on purpose so as to show you all *wink*.


And this is what you will get when you completed the game.


To access this game, go to Start, the Program Files and then Games. If Games is in your Accessories, you will have to go to Accessories.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Back to Ice Age?

One scientist said that we will move back to the Ice Age due to this global warming etc etc and I really start to believe him. This is because of the pleasant, sexy (:D) we have out here in Delhi in mid of May when the temperature should have been 40 to 45, but its quite cool and pleasant. And to make my point clear-

1. I slept without switching on my fan, not to mention the cooler

2. It actually rained continously for hours and not the usual heavy 5 mins. shower

3. I used my blanket without turning on my fan

4. The clothes that were washed at around 11 a.m are not dry completely even at 4p.m (I still find this hard to believe. Now, don't think that y place doesn't see sunlight 'cos you every part the house and room are exposed to sunlight :))

5. I actually heated up water to bathe (in mid May)

6. I actually feel cold while smoking after having my dinner. Our cafetria is on the 6th floor and out side is the smoking area or where you can hang around but I felt too cold...in mid May

7. I haven't used my cooler for the past one week

8. It's actually cloudy for the whole day

9. I haven't taken lemonade for the past 3 days (miracle, hehe)

10. It's still quite cloudy outside

Sunday, May 11, 2008

My Mother

I have not spoken much of her here in my blog; but as today's Mother's Day, here's my chance to talk about her.

She may not be a leader of Women's Front or whatever organization is there but I will never know a strong headed, leader, a listener, a good mother as her. She may not be as highly educated as other women but she knows how ti take care, how to deal with a situation and I can go on and on. She is not the person who will fold you in her arms and tell you how much she loves you, but she would do anything for you...and taught you how to be tough, how to be strong, how to face the wold in her own way.

There were times when she wants me to go home and stay at home but showed enough respect to my decision.

Mom, though I have never say the word "I love you", but I want you to know that I love you with all my heart, you are the best Mom in the world...the best parent anyone could ever asked for.

I love you, Mom. Happy Mother's Day.



Sunday, May 04, 2008

This was a wake up e-mail for me

I have received this in my email today and it sure was wake-up email for me



Read only if you have time for God (
thought of ignoring it when the word "deleted" caught my attention)

Let me tell you, make sure you read all the way to the bottom. I almost deleted this email but I was blessed when I got to the end (
don't have time for this)

God, when I received this e-mail, I thought...

I don't have time for this.. And, this is really inappropriate during work. (
Exactly, 'cos I opened this email while in office)

Then, I realized that this kind of thinking is.... Exactly, what has caused lot of the problems in our world today.

We try to keep God in church on Sunday morning... (
I am lost for words now)

Maybe, Sunday night..

And, the unlikely event of a midweek service.

We do like to have Him around during sickness...

And, of course, at funerals.


However, we don't have time, or room, for Him during work or play...


Because.. That's the part of our lives we think... We can, and should, handle on our own. (
I've got nothing to say here b'cos I am always too busy or too tired, or so I thought)

May God forgive me for ever thinking...


That... there is a time or place where..

HE is not to be FIRST in my life.

We should always have time to remember all HE has done for us.

If, You aren't ashamed to do this...

Please follow the directions.

Jesus said, 'If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you before my Father.'


Not ashamed?

Pass this on ONLY IF YOU MEAN IT!!




Yes, I do Love God.


HE is my source of existence and Savior.



He keeps me functioning each and every day. Without Him, I will be nothing. But, with Christ, HE strengthens me. (Phil 4:13)

This is the simplest test.

If You Love God... And, are not ashamed of all the marvelous things HE has done for you...


Send this to ten people.
Now do you have the time to pass it on?

Make sure that you scroll through to the end.

Easy vs. Hard


Why is it so hard to tell the truth but Yet so easy to tell a lie?

Why are we so sleepy in church but Right when the sermon is over we suddenly wake up?


Why is it so easy to delete a Godly e-mail, but yet we forward all of the nasty ones?

Of all the free gifts we may receive, Prayer is the very best one...


There are no costs, but wonderful rewards... GOD BLESS!


Notes: Isn't it funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell.

Isn't it funny how someone can say 'I believe in God' but still follow Satan (who, by the way, also 'believes' in God).

Isn't it funny how you can send a thousand jokes through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing?


Isn't it funny how when you go to forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it to them.


Isn't it funny how I can be more worried about what other people think of me than what God thinks of me.


I pray, for everyone who sends this to their entire address book, they will be blessed by God in a way special for them.



Amen!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Birthday Party :P

Date: 19th April, 2008
Theme: Flowers
Venue: K-226, Sarita Vihar, N. Delhi
Guests: Selected few :P

Now, I am not going to reveal what was on the menu but you won't be wrong if the guess is "great menu", hihi.

As the theme of th party was 'Flower', I was quiet intrigued what the reaction would be with some of my guests. It was either a flowery shirt, dress or a flower. Here is a few reaction:

"Flowers??? Oh no, no way..I have never hold a flower. I don't want to come if I have to wear something flower".

"Flowers? oh no..that's a big problem"

"I really want to go but the main issue is that the theme is 'flower'".

"Flowers? Alright, since I do not have flowery shirt, I will bring flowers."

The good news is that all my expected guests turned up..with flowers, of course.

I got a call right after midnight. A call from Illusionaire in the morning and his report on the Basketball tournament was funny but I was too sleepy at that time to laugh..(but I really find it funny and interesting about the tournament).

I was busy right from the moment I woke up; preparing the house, shopping and searching for flowery dress for me to wear. After a long tiring and no time to rest day, we finally began to settle down.

With guests coming in and food to cook, I was quite busy.




There was, of course, the dance. Funny thing was that we danced to whatever was played..from Akele hai, to kya gham hai. (from QMSQMT) to If you love he..hahahaha



And last but not the least..the birthday girl..hahahha

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Quotable quote


“Meeting with Nalini was my way of coming to peace with violence and loss that I have experienced
”- Priyanka Vadra

I would be deeply grateful if this could be respected. I don’t believe in anger, hatred and violence and I refuse to allow it to overpower my life.” - Priyanka Vadra

We (the Gandhis) do not carry anger or violence” - Rahul Gandhi


comments after Priyanka's visit to her father's (Rajiv Gandhi) assassin

Source

I have recently read about Priyanka's (Gandhi) visit to her father's assassin and I have to say that I have been deeply touched. I kept questioning myself if I will ever be able have such thought and the answer is mostly negative. The line I which truly touched me and want to learn is -

I don’t believe in anger, hatred and violence and I refuse to allow it to overpower my life.

I wish I have the strength to say the same :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Religion


This is going to be quite a short update.

I have been thinking about different religions.

We all believe that there is one God, who is in heaven but why are we so against each other?

Which one is the right religion? when we feel and know that the religion we hold on to is the right one.

Religion is built by faith and this is what keep us moving, disciplined us, makes us do what is right and wrong, avoid to fall into sin: but what if the other one's religion is fake, will he/she be punished at the end? when they give their best while alive?

What will happen to the devotees if the religion he/she hold on to was the wrong one? What good is her sacrifice?


Monday, April 07, 2008

Self Appraisal...

I received this in my email the other day; I like it so much that I decided to share it out here :)

A little boy went into a drug store, reached for a soda carton and pulled it over to the telephone. He climbed onto the carton so that he could reach the buttons on the phone and proceeded to punch in seven digits (phone numbers).

The store-owner observed and listened to the conversation:


Boy: "Lady, Can you give me the job of cutting your lawn?


Woman: (at the other end of the phone line): "I already have someone to cut my lawn."

Boy: "Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price of the person who cuts your lawn now."

Woman: I'm very satisfied with the person who is presently cutting my lawn.

Boy: (with more perseverance) : "Lady, I'll even sweep your curb and your sidewalk, so on Sunday you will have the prettiest lawn in all of Palm beach , Florida."

Woman: No, thank you.

With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver. The store-owner, who was listening to all this, walked over to the boy.

Store Owner: "Son... I like your attitude; I like that positive spirit and would like to offer you a job."

Boy: "No thanks,

Store Owner: But you were really pleading for one.

Boy: No Sir, I was just checking my performance at the job I already have. I am the one who is working for that lady I was talking to!"

This is what we call "Self Appraisal"

Monday, March 31, 2008

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! - Palm Sunday



"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"


They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Blessed is the King of Israel!" Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it, as it is written, "Do not be afraid, O Daughter of Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey's colt." John 12:13-15 NIV



pic source


So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. Luke 21:31-33 KJV

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Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, "Father, save Me from this hour'? But for this purpose I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your name. John 12:27,28 NASB
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Thanks be unto God for his amazing gift: Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God is the object of our faith; the only faith that saves is faith in Him.


Wishing you all a blessed Sunday

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

15 years ago....




Hard to believe I wintnessed all these, hihihihihi

Sunday, March 02, 2008

The innocent divorcee

I was reading the TOI's Matrimonials the other day when this particular ads(?) caught my attention - The innocent divorcee. (Now now now, don't ask me why I checked out the Matrimonials in the first place, lolz..it's just a habit *wink*)


Anyway, I've got to admit that I was quite curious when he said "Innocent divorce"; was it that his divorce was never his fault? or was it that he was too young when he got married and that it was not his fault for whatever happened. His height, I do not remember but he is NRI, educated, fair and is working..thats all I could recall.

I sometimes find it a bit funny to describe what kind of person you are looking for. some even include the height. qualification. etc.

A tought came to me; if I am to write my ads in martrimonials, how will I describe myself and decribe the quality of man I am looking for.

Let me try (hihihi..)

Fair (I guess this is a 'must' since everyone says sa *wink*), graduate, working and whatelse? (whew, tougher than I thought) is looking for (the easy part, :P) tall with handsome salary or really really rich guy, great family, great house, great cook, loving, who have eyes only for me, loving, caring etc.

I hope I don't drive the guys away

Monday, February 25, 2008

My daily routine

1. 7:30 – Opened door for Didi, the maid

2. 7: 31 – Hit back to sack

3. 8:30 – Didi woke me up to tell that her work is done and to lock the door. So got up to lock the door

4. 8:31 – Back to bed to continue my beauty sleep :P

5. 13:00 – Woke up by the annoying alarm bell. Opened my eyes to shut it off

6. 13:15 – Finally work up. Turned on the heater

7. 13:30 – Having tea or coffee while reading Times of India

8. 13:45 – Start cooking, if I feel like it or chat away with Anne and Reuben

9. 14:30 (sometime later than that) – Had my bath and get ready for work

10. 15:15 – Lunch (?)

11. 15:30 – Cab arrived and board the cab

12. 17:00 – Reached office. Either goes to wash room or cafeteria

13. 17:15 – Entered the production floor

14. 17:30 to :45 – Signed in and work starts

15. 17:45 to 2:30 – Its work, work and work; with short and dinner break in between

16. 2:30 to 2:45 – Update agent’s information, the tracker made etc and if there is team hurdle, joined

17. 3:00 – Cab moved

18. 4:00 (or before or 4:10) – Reached home

19. 4:15 – Turn on the computer and stayed online (usually MIRC) while having tea or coffee

20. 5:30 – Clean up my face with rose water, brush my teeth, put on my pjs etc

21. 6:00 – Got to bed

22. Rolled back to No. 1

Tuesday’s my off and so it’s sleeping day for me….

Every Wednesday night is a client call and so extended my shift by 1 hour. Besides this, if there is a client meeting, any training etc, I extended too.

What an exciting life, lolzzz….glad that I am a bit busy to realize all these..hahaha

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Coping up

I am getting used to living alone. It was really hard at the beginning but I am used to it now. I do not have much to talk about here but just for the sake of update..I guess. I have been quite busy at work these days and so I hardly have time to lonely, eh! Yes, a phone call with 'ehem' helps a lot too :P...and I see the changes in my phone bill too but I am not complaining :).

I just want to share the "making of a model" or shall I say "How a model is born"? or "The first ever assignment"?. I guess most of the models started with a very small project and tends to grow..and later appear on the cover of magzines like Vogue, Harper etc. Here is one of the future Cover Girl.


When you see this face on the cover of Vogue..I won't come and tell you "I told you so" cos I've already said thdis here..hahahaha

I don't know why but I love this picture so much and I kept looking over again and again and over and again. I love the smiles here, so genuine and so beautifu. I do not know if you feel the same or if you see what I see but I just love this pic.
Today, there is a new option to write in Hindi, so am trying out: हाउ इस एवेर्योने दोंग? इ जुस्त वांट टू तरी थिस ऑउर एंड इफ आईटी रेअक्क्य वोर्क्स, हिहिही.

Friday, February 01, 2008

The first day

My first day as an SME was a great experience.

The moment I entered the floor, I was filled with nervousness. The well wishes come from each and every corner; it felt good but added to my nervousness.

As per the appointment letter, the post was to be affective from 1st Feb but I started my responsibility on that day, which was on 28th Jan.

I was grabbing a system and the ABM jokingly said to me, "You are not suppose to grab a system; your job profile changed" and we all had a good laughed over that.

As usual, there was a team hurdle and I was given a team; it's hard to believe but I am looking after team now. If i say, 'My tram, come here' then a group of ten people would come to me and waited for whatever I have to say. Funny, of all the people, me handling team and tell them what is best for them, lol.

Once the work starts, I got no time for myself; I was called here and there. The day was filled with:

"I cannot understand the customer"

"The customer wanted this, what will be the resolution"

"Please come over and help me"

"The customer is irate; what will I do?"

And it is my responsibility to have resolution or answer to each questions. It was hectic and I really really really need to be patient; not with the customer but with the agent. They could be so dumb sometimes.

Let me talk about one stupid, really stupid resolution I have to give to the customer, which the agent was unable to understand.

The question was like - I have bookmark my email page and now it is gone. How do I check the email sent to "email add."

The resolution was as simple as, "How do i check my Yahoo! email?"

I told the agent, "The customer wants to check this email address, how will he do it"

He looked at me with a blank face and said "There is no resolution". Sigh!

I paraphrased my question and he answered "He cannot do it". Whew!!

I really really started losing my patient here, especially when the shift was about to end and I was quite tired.

Then, after a few more paraphrasing, I finally said, "How do you check your Windows email account?"

He said, "I will go to this..I will click on that...etc etc".

That is what the customer wants; isn't it?

He still gave me that blank look.

Then I said, "That is the resolution, inform that to the customer".

Since then, I have avoided him, hahahaha.

Call me a bad leader but I can't help it.

Bottom line, he is not in my team and even if he do well, no benefits for me.

What I learned on my first day are:

1. I will never wear high heels in the office

2. I can give up my morning walk; my new profile gave me enough exercise

3. I will be losing weight real soon

All in all, I love my new profile and I love my job :)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Say 'Hello' to the new SME


Yup, I've been promoted as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and I can't help but smile today. I must have done something right.

The announcement was made last night. Since it was my off, I was not aware of the appointment till today. When I board my cab today, one of my cab mates reached out her hand and said "Congratulations!". I was dumb founded and said, 'What for?'

"You are the new SME; you've been appointed"

I did not know what to say and I was really excited about it. I was thinking, 'A promotion, wow!'.

Then Varun added, "I wasn't surprised when your name was announced last last night because I have been expecting this. I would be shocked if your name was not announced". Thanks Varun, I will take that as a compliment and it was really sweet of you to say that.

After hearing the news, I smsed my family and my closest friends, telling them of the good news.

Once of my closest and best friends, SPI, callled me up to congratulate me. She added -
I do not know your job profile but I like the same, it sounds beautiful and great.

Earlier, I got no intention of applying for this post as I just got back from my home, feeling home sick and not ready to work. In fact, I did not bother until Naveen came to me and ask "Have you cleared your first round?"

"For..." was my reply.

"For the SME. Have you gone through the first round?"

Then I told him that I was not interested and that I won't be applying. But he insists that I applied for the post. After sometime, I finally gave in. I was not sure if my application would still be accepted as I was very very late and to my surprise, it was.

The next night was the interview. I was in the middle of handling a case when I was called for the interview. The toughest question was the interviewer (our Sr. Ops Manager) asking me what I do not like about him. Whew..that was tough but I answered him anyway.

I am really thankful to Naveen; had it not been for him, I might still be in the same position.

I am really nervous yet excited of my new profile. I will be leading a team now and come to think of it, I have my team now, eh!

My responsibility is very high now and the team's future is in my hands. I hope I do well and live up to the expectation.

The Ops Manager called me today to congratulate on my appointment to which he added

"I want 10 Bteii from your team; I want each of them to be as good as you" and now I guess you can understand the pressure and the responsibility.

A comment from the ABM (Asst Br. Man) was, "Now, your team's score is your score." A very short remark but says a lot.

As I said, I am nervous and lost my confidence a bit and yes, challenging.

Join me in thanking the almighty and at the same time pray for me so that I do well. I could use all the prayers I can get.

Sunday, January 27, 2008



What Type of Drunk Are You?

You are a Celebrity Drunk. By the time you've finished your first drink, everyone in the room knows your name; but by the end of the night, too many drinks might cost you your fame.
Find Your Character @ BrainFall.com

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Alone

I have never felt so alone these days..especially after my roommates left for Aizawl this morning

Worst of all, I did not have the time to say 'Bye' to them. Since they were out of house for the past two days, I haven't got the chance to talk to them.

Talked to them last night, while I was still in the office and the conversation went like this:

"We are going home"

Me: ut...'

Her: We are becoming hurband and wife (giggles)

Me: Congrats! I am so happy for you. Wait for me...I want to see you guys before you leave. Let's celebrate

Her: Can't, the flight is early in the morning"

Me: But I want to see you guys before you leave"

Her: We want to see you too...thought today was your off and we came to see you"

"But we've got to celebrate"

laughter at the other end

"But we have to rush"

"Gosh, I'll be missing you guys"..and I meant it, I really missed them

"We will be missing you too"

"Anyway, I am happy for you ..and all the best...have a safe jorney..bye"

Bye

and after a few more laughter, our conversation end.

I've never felt so alone..the house is so empty without their presence..may be beccause I get so used to being their around

Cos each day after getting up got out from my room

'Good morning..how do u sleep?'

"I slept well"..with a smile

Then Thuama would get up and shoot me with all those crazy and stupid questions.

Gosh, to my surprise I really missed them a lot

I actually waited for the maid to turn up this morning so as to have someone to talk to. I know that they were usually asleep by the time I got back but then there is always something missing. I chatted with the maid

I know my Hindi's quite poor but we understood whatever we said, lol

She said (in HIndi), 'You are all alone in this house..how do you feel'

'Have they taken all theri things?'. I've told her that I didn't even want to check on their room.

Now, don't ask me how she said it but that was what she said..hahhahaa

Anyway..no time for self pity but I want you guys to know that I am missing you a lot and I feel so lost without you guys around. Wish you all the happiness in the world and...ram, I wish he is worth it. All the best. I love you guys :)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

My journey

Where shall I start? hmmmm. Let me start with the day when I suddenly decided to go home.

I was at home when I got a call from Maruati, inviting me to go home. She said, "I don't have money either, we will go by train. Let's go home". Couldn't say No and so it was done.

Left Delhi on 2oth Dec. 2007 and the journey was quite smooth. No, we did not get reservation but we met some guys from place who let us stay with them..and I am still very grategul to them. Reached Aizawl on 23rd Dec. 07. It was grreat to see your family and your dear ones and who are happy to see you too. After reacing home, made necessary phone call; reporting that I have arrived :)

The sky was clear and it was cool and beautiful. As I looked around, it reminded me of the comment made about Mizoram - House built on hillslope and how true that comment is.


It's been a busy week for the rest of my stay. Went for shopping on 24th and bought new shoes :).


Here is the Christmas Cake that we had. I might sound childish but it is a must to have Cristmas Cake, hee hee





Oops, I forgot to take picture of the feast day. It was great. Just as I tought, the pork was great, the beef was excelent and the chutney, vawklu etc were all upto the mark. All in all I give 100 per cent :).


Since it was the year that we lost our aunt, my family made it clear that we are to spend the Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve at their place, which is jsut opposite to my house. So, I did not go anywhere. But spending those eves with your family turned out to be quite fun; sharing laughters, fun, burning crackers etc etc.





After burning those crackers and all the other fireworks, we had Ar Sawhchiar (chicken mixed with rice) and it tastes wonderful. See how we enjoyed ourselves :)



I simply add this pic because he has the same name, Chris :P.