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Bliss.

I characterise March as Bliss. What a wonderful month it has been:
– Personally: some fantastic memories created with Red, lots of laugh and tonnes of parties, great moments with loved ones
– Socially: hung out with some great people, got to make new friends, re-bonded with some old ones
– Professionally: all goes according to plan, which makes me happy, content and satisfied.

What else does one need really?! Laughs, Friends and Good times x

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Whoop!! I called it!

February has been AN epic month:

  • Work has kicked a$$
  • I have had surprise lunches, dinners, spontaneous plans that have been fun
  • Attended parties, enjoyed massages, had dates with me
  • Opened up some amazing conversations with people I enjoy discussions with
  • Cooked some delish dishes
  • Written out my plan for the next while
  • Embraced some beautiful moments with friends and family
  • Soaked in some rays
  • Planned a new adventure
  • Accepted (what feels like a million) wedding invites of people I care about
  • Laughed, laughed and laughed some more
  • Loved, loved my friends, loved my family, loved myself and loved my life

I am a truly happy person today, cocooned in happiness that radiates from every pore of me!

Told you it was going to rock, didn’t I?!
Hope you had a fab Feb too and here’s to an amazing March! May it be as brilliant 🙂 xx

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The scale of funny…

Hehe, I like this…!

funny

Any way, doesn’t matter the scale, go laugh! I have laughed a lot this weekend and hope you have to

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Stop crying!

Get a move on- cry, learn and move on… c’mon, you can do it x

dont cry at the same thing

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To my friends…

It’s been a tough few days so here’s why I love the fact that those of you who have been here for me are still here for me…

attracted cos of kindness, smile and laugh

And for those of you (a certain H among them) who know what I am going through and still haven’t reached out, I hope you mature up soon and here’s blessing you with love and kindness. I forgive you and ask you to forgive me.

And for those of you who aren’t around, I hope you have a good excuse 😉

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Life is pretty darn good

These days all seems to be going well… I was talking to a friend of mine who was trying to understand my “relationship” with Red and I surprised myself by saying this:

Screen shot 2013-06-04 at 22.56.27I have almost always been the relationship sort of a girl, I have fun but don’t get serious but this time, there is something different. Lady keeps wondering if I am compromising on what I want but the truth is out there- I am happy, I am having fun and yes, I would be keen to know if we have a future but hey, there’s no crystal ball!

break, forgive, kiss, love, laugh, no regrets, smileAnd you know what, I might be doing something unconventional, I might be playing with fire but I am creating memories that make me smile and hopefully always will.

AND I am meeting some amazing people 🙂 All in all, I am pretty damn happy with the way my life is!

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Green is my new Red

For those who know me, I have (for the longest period of my life) been synonymous with red- red shoes, red clothes, red bags, red lipstick, red, red, red- my wardrobe is practically ALL red- but over the past 12 months or so, I haven’t bought too many new red items- maybe a bathrobe, a pair of runners but that’s pretty much it.

What surprised me is when I was in India this time, looking at everything in the shops- there were some beautiful red prints- they looked fantastic, the cuts, the colours but I just didn’t want any of them for me. I mean, my mother thought I was unwell (she hadn’t taken me seriously when I had said it to her earlier that day- Geez, mothers!)

I think one of the primary reasons was I realised my personality is fairly strong and outspoken, the red only accentuated the alphaness and kinda took away from the lady I can be- demure, sophisticated. And I think, it’s just everywhere- earlier, it was a symbol of confidence but when everyone starts using it, it’s no fun- to redefine myself now!

(and we all know I am not short of courage and kinda like to stand out!)

Instead, I am constantly in awe of yellows, oranges, greens, mustards these days- is it called maturing up, do you think?! Or are those the new colours that make me happy? 😉

And talking of happiness and the post I wrote earlier today, this is pretty darn good advice!

Go on, people, dance in the rain, laugh with friends, play with babies, kiss the one you love, splash in a pool with a dog, travel an unexplored road, do whatever it is that makes you happy!

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Some cool inventions over the years that well, never made it mainstream…

Spring mattress- I understand, spring bed… hmmm… not sure I would want one of them personally!

Hahah kinda funny but useless but may mean less breakages at parties!

If I find one of them, so getting it for the shower! Defo!!

Love! Love!! Love!!! Want. NOW. I heart penguins.

If this gets me out of bed in the morning, it may just be THE alarm clock I need!

The best way to manage that tea break with only 2 cookies!

For the Irish weather and the fact that girls never have place for a brolly, this might just be the answer!

Even for someone as lazy as me, that’s going TOOO far!!

Errr Ummm REALLY?!

AND NOW FOR MY PERSONAL FAVOURITE:

I want these stairs PLEASE!

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And then, I laughed

Yesterday, after what seems like ages, I feel I laughed.

It was a good day for Ryan- one of his lifelong dreams came true- he picked up his new car- a car he has been wanting for a very long time. It is an absolutely beauty, a dream to drive and something he truly deserves. What amazed me is the pride I felt for him as he picked the car! I suspected a part of me would be jealous or I would feel a twinge of regret at some of the decisions I have made that haven’t allowed me to get a car like that but all I felt was a feeling of contentment as I saw the man who means the most to me achieve something he had been working towards for so long!

And when we took his Kelly for a drive, the two of us genuinely laughed! We laughed and shared a moment of utter, pure contentment like none other. It was absolutely beautiful. And then we went out for dinner with some of our friends- a lovely evening of tea, chats and just pure craic. And at some stage, Ryan and I started arguing and I kicked him and he hit me back etc but again, all of us just laughed. It was lovely. Absolutely lovely.

After a very long time, or so it seems, we laughed like we used to.

There is something about a good friendship and it really makes my day when things are good. All’s well that ends well.

x

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Alcoholic Shennanigans!

They should NOT be allowed!

But they are… and you know why- because they make us laugh and laughter is the best medicine for everything. So the last few days have had MANY shennanigans- where do I even begin to start the stories…

  • Last Thursday was a beauty pageant called Miss Sunday World- personally, in my opinion, very mediocre- in many ways- organising, PR, models, judges, atmosphere, logistics etc etc etc but either which way, Ryan’s lady was one of the finalists and so we went along to support. Now, for those of you who know me, know I am not particularly fond of fashion- I love style, but modeling, pageants, fashions shows etc are things I shoot and do work at every once in a while but that’s pretty much it. So when you put Pixie (another very close friend of Ryan’s who absolutely detests his girlfriend) and me together in a place we have no interest in, in a place we don’t want to be seen in- our best bet is drink and so we drank! 2 other friends of ours joined in and basically, before you knew it- Pixie was singing ‘Time to Say Goodbye’ in O’Donoghues and she brought everyone to a stand still- I SO think she should be a singer, professional one, I mean. Let’s just say, very little food + a lot of drinks + shots = messed up us!
  • Then, after the drinks, we needed food, right? Sensible thing to do, right? Well, so we did the sensible thing and went for some food- kebabs! Yay! Now there is only one place and one place only in Dublin for kebabs and they are also the only kebab place that take credit cards (I think)- anyway, I decided to pay by credit card and the f*ckers charged me 100x the amount!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAARGH. My fault for not noticing it either but still- UGH.
  • Hungover on Friday, I am driving to work with Ryan and Pixie… and they hoodwink me into making the decision to go away for the weekend and guess what- I went and did exactly that- buy a ticket for a weekend festival with Ryan, Tigger, Daddy Long Legs and many other mates.
  • Come Saturday, I am tired, sleepy, hungover but full of energy and just buzzing with life… however, life has its own plans every so often. Ryan and I ended up getting exceptionally drunk and having the most amazing heart-to-heart one could imagine ever. We have NEVER come close to pouring our hearts out so much at one time and I always knew how much I meant to him but after the weekend, it was even more obvious and I felt great to know that he was saying all that just ‘cos he was so drunk and so happy to be spending time with me. And potentially the best bit for me (and Pixie) was him agreeing to sort things with his girlfriend because he realises she is taking him for granted and is not the one for him!

On a completely different note then, I was reading some stuff written by one of my favourite actors- Anupam Kher:

In The Little Prince, the protagonist falls in love with a rose. And he is truly besotted with her as he thinks she is the only rose in the world, till he discovers fields of roses! Predictably, he is crushed. But he realises another simple truth: People may raise five thousand roses in the same garden — and they don’t find in them what they are looking for. And yet, what they are looking for could be found in one single rose!

Aren’t these words so beautiful? They remind me of a discussion my mother and I had many years ago about how the more we are given choice, the less we can decide and the more we have seen, the less we want to settle and how to some extent, ignorance truly is bliss!

And since I have been so terrible at posting recently, my top 3 of last week would be:

  • Starting back work after over 2.5 years away! And yes, it is VERY tough.
  • Enjoying the conversation and the laughs on Saturday with Ryan.
  • Beginning to think ahead already and planning my Halloween celebration.

Till laters, I will hopefully be a bit more regular.

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Ah Men- can’t live with them, can’t live without them ;)

You know, every month we ladies are allowed to be moody, behave erratically and expect our man to just deal with it as we go through the PMS. Somehow I feel sad for the men not getting that monthly outlet to just be slobs- maybe that’s why they do it ALL the time…

Anyway, just wanted to share this video- an oldie but still funny! Enjoy the laugh 🙂

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Womenism!

Since I believe in equality, I can’t have an opinion on menism and ignore this side, right?! 😉

Ha! That’s just an excuse- it just seems women is the common theme between some of the topics playing on my mind tonight:

– As you know, I sit on the board of a few different organisations around town. Well, one of these companies is run by someone (for the sake of the blog, we’ll call him Ryan) I admire alot. But love him as much as I do, there are times I do think he misses the differences between males and females. And this amuses me, since he has no brothers, 2 sisters and works in an office with 5 ladies and spends atleast an hour a day talking to me- another female.

Now I know there are issues with women leading women at times and I mentioned it to Ryan as part of one of our discussions and it’s been playing on his mind so he informed one of the key members in the staff about the fact that I might be stepping into a full-time role for a while. However, in Myers-Briggs terms, he went with a VERY ‘T’ approach and I suspect she is a ‘F’. Now, next week will mark her 4th anniversary in the company which is a BIG deal for all of us so we plan to pamper her silly with a card, cake and the usual little things that just show our appreciation for her work. We want to give her a raise too but I think I’ll personally tell her about that when I get down there to have a chat about her career, her plans and her increased responsibilities.

But why oh why, are we women so very emotional about these things and why do we misunderstand the intentions sometimes?! Or is it just a matter of emotional intelligence to be able to sift through to things that really matter??

– Well, on the topic of emotional women, Ryan and his girlfriend make for great entertainment (and frustrations) in my life. Basically Ryan’s girlfriend works for us in the summer and (ab)uses her position as his girlfriend which makes me REALLY angry- like seriously angry but he is so forgiving (love really IS blind). He gets irritated at her, vents to me and tries to teach her what she’s doing wrong but she gets in a huff. She has spent 3 months doing something that should have taken her a week! My main manager (the one who is completing 4 years next week) doesn’t want to supervise her because she knows what a handful she is and rightly so- it’s kinda tricky to boss the boss’s lady! But the other day the girlfriend spent the whole day NOT doing what she is meant to do, fought with Ryan and then just stormed out. She handed in her notice and then, the next morning, decided to come back to work. Such  behaviour would not be tolerated if it was anyone else- what can I do? As a person, she is all right, extremely immature and even though I can’t say I like her but I really think Ryan can do so much better- as his best friend, I am slightly biased yes, but really he should be with someone who appreciates him and all he does for them and not take him for granted.

– On a completely different topic, my mother is driving me insane right now- she is telling EVERYONE that I am getting married in 2011. Errr… mum, there is a fundamental need for me to say yes to that- MY wedding, I choose the person and time, remember?!

– And since I seem to be going through the generations, great grandma tips I have been loving recently are:

  • When one bruises, one of the best things to drink: milk, turmeric and sugar- hate the taste but works really, really well
  • Baking soda and hot water makes an excellent exfoliator
  • Vitamin E on scars works wonders, as does coconut oil
  • Yoghurt and lime makes for a great cleanser- especially to remove colour (if anyone wants to) and moisturise at the same time
  • Salt and coffee misture are very good on the skin
  • Surya namaskar (yoga)

– On a completely different note, I did something hilarious last night and everyone but everyone is talking of it in my gang today: We were all out for a big night out, and had been drinking since 7 p.m. Come 1 a.m., we were in a night club and they had Wii there. Now I am a divil for Wii Bowling- and I am just brilliant at it, if I may say so myself- despite the number of drinks I had, despite the crazy busy dance floor, despite everything I beat the sh!t out of this guy who plays Wii VERY regularly unlike me, who plays about twice a year. So, as I was bowling a shot, my remote connected with another lady’s drink and the glass went flying in the air. On paper, it doesn’t sound funny but I am pretty darn sure had someone made a video, it would be ALL over Youtube!!

At the end of the day, this pic says it all:

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Now, this is a RAMBLE!!

Today, I am gonna ramble, because I wanna ramble and I mean ramble so if you are in the mood, I highly recommend getting a cup of tea and some biccies to go with it so you can follow this random maze of thoughts!

– I was reading this article today and understood the sentiment really well. I have often wondered about my identity- am I Indian? am I Irish? am I American? am I Thai? Or am I just what is coined “a global citizen”? Love the idea of a global citizen as I do, there is something pretentious about using that phrase, I feel. It’s kinda yuppie… but at the same time, I may have lived in only 2 countries but have lived and worked with so many others- traveled extensively so what should I describe myself as? What values do I believe in? The ones I grew up with, the ones I see around me or the ones I find myself most comfortable with? And if the last option, then do I care about how I upset one culture or the other?! Sigh, life used to be so simple…

– And then, I read another article that just seemed to describe me, in essence- the facts aren’t right but there is alot of truth in what the lady says- all she is craving for is love yet she seems to be doing everything to mess it up. I feel the same way, especially with TS- I know I want us to give it a shot yet I also know I skip along alot quicker than others… and so end up smothering him in communication- the poor lad, so far he seems to be coping but how long before he blows his cool with me?!!

– The environmental hippie in me is loving these! I can eat the cup I drink in- it’s almost as cool as the shot glasses made of ice (yeah, they exist, I bough mum some for her birthday- BEST birthday present ever!!)

– I was working on organisational strategy today for a company I am consulting to and came across this amazing quote that shows how strategy is useless without culture!

“..culture eats strategy for lunch. You can have a strategy in place, but if you don’t have the culture and the enabling systems, the culture of the organisation will defeat the strategy”- Dick Clark, the CEO of Merck.

– One of my mates had me in splits for hours- this is the text I received:

“Ohh God just ran around to the shop for a jar of coffee I now see it is a jar of Branstons Pickles?? I can’t drink Bloody Branston Pickle!!”

Lots of other rambles of my twitter today- it’s just been one of those mental diarrhea days!

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My friends amuse me!

So today I was chatting to a mate of mine about his experiences with online dating and how he was faring and his comment had me in stitches for HOURS:

“no well im going to put up a new profile soon with a photo of me with more clothes on”

Now seriously, that’s hilarious! The background is he had NO picture of him on his computer bar one with him walking out of the sea in his speedos. And boy, does he pack those speedos well!!

Unfortunately, most ladies didn’t care for the fact that he is actually a really sensitive guy and very caring and extremely intelligent (maybe I should be dating him!!) but that he had such a dreamy body and ended up sending him pics that he really didn’t want to see.

Lesson learnt- if you want to be taken seriously, dress up!

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Blessed! VERY blessed :)

I am so blessed to have the friends I do in my life. And right now, I feel exceptionally blessed and just wanted to share this feeling.

Went for dinner last night with a lovely guy- beautiful meal, delicious wine (wow!), great dessert, fabulous company and many, many, many laughs. And he has such a cute smile too so it’s all good 😉

Woke up with a massive smile today to hear my mother gush on and on and on about a fruit basket I sent her way- thought it would be nicer than cake for the birthday- healthier, at the very least!! Love the fact that a simple gesture like that can bring such a huge smile to her face.

Tried going back to sleep after getting home (yeah, I scored the friend I fancy- he is still green as are 2 others so the fight is hotting up eh? 😉 I am enjoying this flirting, to be honest!), but got a text off my bestfriend, Dr.F telling us one of our partners in crime is over for the weekend and we are reconvening at our usual spot- I have missed my weekly munches with the boys so much and this news has just tipped me over so much- I love it. I look forward to my melon, the amazingly delicious pizza and may even go for the sticky toffee pudding because well, it is delicious! Ah Romano’s, thank you for the lovely Saturdays. I am delighted the friendship of this set of people has stood the test of time, travel, locations, hardships and I am so so so looking forward to this. But it also means, I can’t sleep now- I am too excited!

And if that wasn’t all, a friend just suggested going to Shrek- what better way to spend a Saturday?

Oh, I am loving life immensely and I feel exceptionally blessed. Thank you world for being so good to me.

P.S. This made me chuckle ALOT!

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