Friday, November 22, 2013

It's time to say Bangkok

Neither I have paid attention nor I have tried to understand the situation when people complain about broken relationships. I always found it easy to advice them “Just chill, forget it, take a break and forgive him”. It was out my reach to realize the amount of pain one goes through, after you collide with a jerk.

Never in my life I thought a day like this would come to me. They say “Every dog has its day”.. how true isn’t it?. I have not certainly in my wild dreams imagined myself in clumsy clothes, untidy hair, starving eyes and gloomy face.  Yes..I had a break boy friend dumped me..sounds bad..right ? He is one with whom I was totally, madly and badly in love. 

I have been spending  days with tears, old memories, frustration, and in depression. One find day I thought  "I cannot be like this anymore. I cannot become so dull". Finally with strong heart I said to myself  “Get a life baby. This is not the end of the world. This is just the end of an Era !.”

My abnormal behavior at office and home troubled  folks. A good friend of mine suggested me to take a break and go on a holiday so that I can bounce back or at least I can act near to normal. 

"Not a bad idea" I thought and started searching for the list of places to visit. The first in my list is Bangkok. Ever since Pooja is back from her Honeymoon,I have heard much about Bangkok and I promptly decided to put it on top of my dream destination list. My bestie has given enough description about the city that for few days I was fancying myself roaming on the Thai Streets. 

  • Palace and Temples:

Bangkok has rich culture and various religious places to visit. The beautiful palace and temples are symbol of peace and  purity. The visit to Wat Arun and Grand palace and Wat Prakeaw will surely comfort my heart.  These places have great history and palaces are built according to the taste of Royal Kings.

                                                     It’s time for peace of mind.

  • Buddha:

I have heard lot of stories on Buddha since childhood.  But, I  never had a chance to understand the philosophy of Buddhism. I will make it a point to visit Wat Kalayanamit, Wat Pho and Wat Suthat.

                                                       It’s time to get little Philosophical.

  • Magical Streets:

The best therapy girls can count on for break up is shopping. Don’t you agree? My personal love for street shopping makes me cheer all the time. The night shopping street will wake up Zombie inside me.
The exchange of many things for a single currency note is most attractive part of  street shopping. Silk is the most royal and finest of the clothing. I woud l love to deck up in designer Thai Silk clothes. Chatuchak weekend Market , Jim Thompson House out for me.


                                                            It’s time to smile and pose

  • Electrifying streets and Carnivals

The most electric and colourful streets attracts any kind of person. Khao San Road and Soi Cowboy
will lighten my spirit.  Cocktail bars, flashing neon lights carnival like look will bring varied people and culture and together.  The party animal in me rush out to peep at the surroundings.

                                                      It’s time to sing and dance.

  • Still waters:

The name Floating market is itself very exciting . The fresh fruits and vegetables will refresh my moods. It will en create fresh thoughts in me.The intoxicating experience of Chao Phraya  river is memorable and refreshing. It is such a pleasure to view the river and enjoy the cool breeze. This is simply a paradise on Earth.

                                                  It is time have some pleasure and forget pain

  • Thai Massage :

A soothing and relaxing body massage is much needed for me to vent out stress and anger.

                                                          It’s time to Pamper myself

  • Thai hair cut:

It has been long since I had a haircut. Chinese and Thai hair cuts are really cool and cute with tresses on your forehead. It completely makes you forget what you look like and presents a novel you in the mirror.

                                                          It’s time for a new look
  • Thai Cuisine:

My continuous diet has made my taste buds dormant from quite few months. Good food,  few glasses of Vodka will make me forget few unwanted reminisces. I look forward for a superb sea food in Thai style. 
Who doesn't want to be at the highest point of the city and have a bird's eye look at the City ?.
Few glasses of Tequila shots at the Rooftop bars and Restaurant is what I need the most.

                                                             It’s time to get high

  • Thai Tattoo:
Tattoos are really cool and make people notice you at a glance. After all who doesn't want attention
I will get a Tattoo done on my ankles and shoulder. The monks have designed the images inspired from the Yantras.

                                               Yippee It’s time to go Crazy and get noticed

Having decided to visit Bangkok, I have been looking for best deals for air fare. But, one thing which is bothering me is booking the air tickets. At this point of year, when new year celebrations kicked off, the fares are at its peak. With troubling mind, I opened internet and was surprised to find the Air Asia's unbelievable Offers. The  World’s Best Online Travel Fair  I have seen for southeast Asian Trips.
Also Air Asia plans your travel from different locations. The hot food served there and red carpet will makes me feel special. The best travel experience I can never think of will be here in some days.

Thus I have decided to freeze the date and book the tickets.

It’s time for a holiday
It's time cheer and have some fun
It’s time to explore  Bangkok
It’s time to fall in love with myself again
It's time to Say Air Asia.

This Post is written as the part of Dream Asian Destination Blogger Contest! by AirAsia in association with Ripple Links

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Platinum day of love

Dear Mr. Right,

I am seriously wondering whether I should really write this to you or discuss in person when I meet you. But I am actually timid if I miss out anything or will be panicky when I meet you.  I do not wish that to happen. I am a simple Indian girl with ideals and principles in life. Not a nerd, but with above average IQ Levels I was able to complete my masters in Business Administration.  I am 25 now and my parents are insisting robustly on me that I should get married soon.  After their many ordeals I finally harmonized the situation with simple “yes”.  As I See the rigour, I sense that you can be found by my family shortly.  You are the one whom I have been thinking about and posing questions in my dreams since teens.

To begin with, even though my physical and physiological aspects are already known to you I want you to know my psychology as well. I am 5 foot and 3 inch which is very ordinary (Average height of Indian Girl), I don’t have perfect figure and curves that a guy looks for. My complexion is neither fair nor I have a milky skin. My height and weight doesn't maintain that perfect Proportion. I am little Plump and have a fat deposits on my tummy.  However, my black silky wavy beautiful hair minimizes the other loopholes. I must say my eyes will remind you of a portrait of any renowned artist. There is something called inner beauty which I have in plenty : P.

Do you know about my hobbies? Will you ever appreciate my paintings and aesthetic sense? Did I tell you that I am trained singer and partial towards to Indian classical music?  Do not assume that I am not a fan of Bryan Adams and Michael Jackson.  Lately, I am in love with Photography and wish to learn some techniques. Apart from my reading skills, I also love to write (though not professional).

My creative skills dominate my analytical skills. I am jack of many arts but master of none. There are more Prospects for me in arts than selling insurance policies. I have firmly decided to start my own business in near future. Don’t worry!  I am not asking for the funding. I have saved some money every month left after clearing my Emi and expenses. I will be using that if I don’t spend it on saris and accessories for our wedding. I just need a moral support from you. Are you ready for it?

I do not want to miss out on this.  I wish to adopt a girl child. This is one pledge which I have made to myself a decade ago. I want our kids to be brought up with ideals and goals in life. I want them to be courageous, outgoing and let us leave them their choice of career. I yearn for their victory be it doctor, singer, athlete, or a soldier. I want to give best education possible with strong basics. We will go on a holiday every year with family. Thus, my thirst for adventures and travelling is solved along with the break from routine life.  Do you think I am thinking too far and I echo like an auntie? But, better Planning is never awful.

I respect your family and friends. Am I wrong the expecting the same from you? Will you restrict me from visiting my parents or helping them?  I promise to become a perfect wife and responsible daughter in law which you wish for. I can certainly cook delicious food be it Indian or Italian. I am capable of managing household work and office efficiently. But do you know how to cook and dust when I am not well? (Oops  ...I forgot to tell you that I am a cleanliness freak) How will you take care of children when I get late at office?

I am very sensitive at times and you have bear with my insane talks.  Apparently, my moods are very erratic .If I haven’t told you yet, please read my write up “Mood Swings”. When I am furious, don’t show your ego and walk away. It adds catalyst to the burning flame. Just make me calm down, crack some jokes, and persuade me. If it doesn't work out hug me and say how much you love me.  It will elevate the respect I carry for you and compel me to love you more. I know I am sounding childish by saying this but this is best way which can bring us to peace. When I am low or afraid, don’t leave me alone. Sit beside me, hold my hand, and wipe my tears.  Let me lean on your shoulder. Say everything is fine and you are going to take care. Even if you don’t, it gives me enough strength to face the challenge. Take me to long drives, night walks and buy flowers and ice creams. ( chocolates would have be more apt instead of ice creams, but my love for ice creams doesn't allow anything else to occupy the top position :) )

Will you be okay if I go out on a trip with my friends?  Friends undeniably add more colours to our lives. Just like you, I too have friends from college and work place.  Parties and trips are planned once in a while to take a break. Just like you even I want to spend some time with them. I don’t mind you going out for parties and discos. Neither your occasionally drinking nor smoking  bothers me. Occasionally huh! I repeat again : P.  To articulate, I want both of us to give space to each other.

Finally last but not least, are you the kind of those educated tribes who demand dowry from the bride and her family? Are you expecting an expensive gift or a property to be given to you in addition to the beautiful bride? Let me tell you something, I come from a middle class family.  I have a younger brother who has just begun his career. My father is going to be retired soon and we do not own any ancestral assets. I don’t want them to feel my marriage as a burden. Above all I am anti against Dowry.  It will make look you and your family trivial to me.  If you know the value of hard work and money you will never expect such things.

I am really skeptical whether Mr. Right ever exists or not. But, I wish you to be more analytical unlike me, fond of gadgets and technology, affable, sanguine and charismatic (“Opposite poles attract”). Show me your care and love for me. I have planned many surprises for you in the long journey which we will be sailing.  I will take you to many places, tell you wonderful stories and pray for your health and wealth. A candle light dinner decorated with tropical flowers, red curtains and aromatic candles with a bottle of wine and chicken Pahadi kebab is already planned.

On that day, I want you to hold my hand, look into my eyes and propose me in a filmy way.  It would be the day that I wish to relive, relish and remember  forever and ever. That day is a Platinum day of my life as it becomes most precious and delightful. I wish to celebrate platinum day of love and make it memorable with platinum band of rings. The ring which I have been longing for, waiting for and living for past 24 years. I wish to wear that platinum love band on  my finger till my death bed, making you and your precious gift part of my body and soul.

I am zealously waiting for you to come and hold me for rest of my life.

With Love