Monday, March 8, 2010

more power to you!

"You are kindness, thoughtfulness and lovingness personified."
>>That doesn't imply that your benevolence makes sense only when it is 'given'. Infact it is more healthy, when you let yourself too be the recipient of the same virtues.
No, it needn't necessarily qualify for Selfishness if the Benefactor and the Recipient are the same person.

"Respect others, their space, their boundaries, their likes and dislikes."
>> It doesn't quite warrant that you forsake your respect for yourself.
Respect your abilities. Respect your strength. Respect your own opinions and feelings. Respect your boundaries. Respect your preferences.

"Be supportive."
>> Why not start by supporting yourself first? Let's face it, if you yourself are needy of support, then how are you going to give the ever-so-important support to the ones that matter to you?

"Be there no matter what."
>> You know how much it means to have that GoTo person(/s) in your life. The one who is non-judgemental. The one whose love is unconditional. Why not extend the same to yourself? Makes things a lot better to be non-judgemental about yourself, doesn't it?

You stand up and fight tooth and nails for the safety and well being of your dear ones. Why not stand up for yourself too? If you wont do that for yourself, who else will?

"Be independant."
>> An Independant Woman is != a bra burning feminist.
Independance also means being Self-sufficient. Being Non co-dependant.
Basically, Independance is healthy. It feels good too.

"Be beautiful."
>> Feel beautiful. Because you are nothing, but that!

Here's to all those rockstars who risk the ridicule of being tagged a Feminist (since when did that become a bad word?) while spreading the message of goodwill, of equality, of being supportive yet stern, and more than anything else setting the perspective right for their contemporaries and the gen next.

I consider myself blessed for having come across such amazing ladies as you. Grateful that you chose to share your thoughts and wisdom. I'm amazed by your strength and dedication for a cause. For being so steadfast in your resolve. For believing in yourselves. For motivating others too, to believe in themselves.

God bless you.
More power to you!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

while I was sleeping

Of late, I've started believing more in my postulate that the mind is always super-creative and outrageously wierd while I'm sleeping. If nothing, my dreams are always indications of that.
Okay, so it gets pretty amusing at times when I wake up from a nice-ish dream and can recollect it.. but it takes its toll on me to wake up with a splitting headache after a nightmare, n desperately trying to drift into a half sleep, trans mode to somehow try and 'fix' the nightmare, if you know what I mean.. (yeah I'm a sucker for 'happy endings')

Guess what's latest at the dream front? I've been out on a date!
Guess with whom? With John Abraham! *beaming from ear to ear*
Okay, granted, I don't quite have the hots for him. But I've been a fan of him since Dhoom-2. Dhoom-1, you want to correct me? No dahlings, I'm talking of Dhoom-2 only.. It took a Hrithik Roshan to make me realise that nothing looks better on a bike than a John Abraham. Since then, he's been one of my fave eye candies among the Bollywood duds.( no, no.. that's no typo either. The 'e' is missing on purpose)
Plus, he's half-mallu, just like me! tadaa! yeah go on, call me a racist, if you will!

Ah, I'm digressing always, just like my nightmares.. so, back to my dream..

Guess where we went to?
We went for a date at a chaayakkada (the mallu cafe) in some pattikaadu (the mallu outbacks) in God's own country (the great Malluland).. yeah right..

boy! what do I tell you about the rendezvous.. sigh.. (now now, all you drooling ladies, please take a break and close that leaky mouth of yours.. salivating women in front of laptop monitors dont make a pretty good sight. so, easy! there..) I know, I know, you can't wait to know how it was to get Up, Close and Personal with Johnny boy.. Patience, ladies.. patience..

He was extremely chivalrous, thoughtful and sensitive, immensely caring, desperately trying to please, talked in cute-ish broken Malayalam, and in totality was boring to the hilt. I mean really really. He even volunteered to fix my smudged eyeliner.. which was like ugh!! now you know what I mean! It was such an excruciatingly painful and suffocating ordeal, that I couldn't even gulp down my super sweet chaaya.. and while he was busy working on that eyeliner effect, I was busy making informed choices between having that steaming yummilicious puttum kadalem and making some excuse and running out to catch the next KSRTC bus and get the hell out of there!

My mind is such a malicious one, you see.. just when I thought I got a break from those frequently recurring nightmares of being handed out the pink slip by my last reporting manager and me accepting it as detachedly and unaffected as always, with that eerie uneasiness.. I get to go out on a date with John Abraham, and it had to turn out this way!
Life is unfair, I tell you.. Very unfair! Sigh..

PS: Bipasha Basu, you can please keep your Johnykkutty for good. I'm not interested. Huff! *rolling eyes*

*chaayakkada - teashop
**puttum kadalem - heavenly foooood!!
***KSRTC- Kerala State Road Transport Corporation