Sunday, 31 August 2014

Day 28 - Most embarrassing moment!

Rickshaw.

Enough said!


Saturday, 30 August 2014

Day 27 - What's in my closet

My real spirit.

Something I have stopped revealing or listening to years ago. Something I have possibly started revealing and listening to again, quite recently. Something so fiercely powerful that I myself am not quite sure of what would happen if I set it free.



Friday, 29 August 2014

Day 26 - My hidden talent

Well, this was “hidden”, until I pen it down.

Now.

Erm… I think I can draw decent cartoons. I write a little, too, as you see here and all over.

So, probably, if you join these two together, I could one day come out with a comic strip. Someday.

I quite could, trust me. I seriously could!

Until then, it would remain a not-more-hidden-but-still-unexplored talent.

Oh, and.. Another wildcard entry -

I think I would make a decent babysitter. Bring 'em on, as many as you wish.



Thursday, 28 August 2014

Day 25 - My biggest regret!

(Well, this one will, for a change, be a really real matter. So, just in case you have been following my endless narcissist blabbers for the last so many days of this 30 days’ challenge, while I assure you they’re soon coming to an end, it is also my duty to warn you about this particular one. That, this one I will let to be real one. And serious, therefore.

So, skip or read-and-forget.)

I once had a friend.

Well, let’s take a step back. I have always had friends as everyone else did. With some I had good group-times, with few I had good small group times. With few I even had adventures, like ones where you got to lie to your parents about where you are going and what you are up to. Of course, only until they find it out all themselves, eventually. So, it’s surely not uncommon that I had a friend.

What, however, was uncommon is that this was a different kind of friend.

I won’t get into the description of the kind of friendship we had; I’d neither know where to start or to stop, or telling what would make it adequate. So, I’ll leave it at that.

Only, when I had that friend, I did not need anyone else; to accompany, to tell stuff, to conspire, to share passwords, to sing out of tune or to recite over the phone, to shout at, to cry or laugh aloud with, to express my deepest desires and wildest dreams, all at once. I could just tell everything, EVERYTHING, to that friend. That friend understood, even when I didn’t tell.

I broke that friendship.

Suddenly. Without a warning. Without a parting word. Without a reason, most importantly.

If I didn’t, I wouldn’t have been so miserable today. I know. I just know.

Ask me about my biggest regret?

This!



Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Day 24 - What attracts me on love

Let's admit, I possibly didn't get the question right.

But as some teachers once told me, if you still have time, never leave a question unanswered. Write something, even if you aren't too sure.

I love the idea of love. The ache, the insomnia, the deprivation, the envy, the insecurity - all of it. I suffer, but not that I'd wish it away.

Like everyone else, or mostly everyone, I have had my share of small and big crushes. Of the grown-up years of my life, I've been in and out. I've been to reserved or shy enough to let it pass, I've been shameless enough to drop hints at every chance, I've been hypocrite enough to admit it not even to myself,  I've been coward enough to shudder away and then give in.

But all in all, it's worth it all!

Too serious, eh? :)


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Day 23 - If I won the lottery

I'd first clear all the loans. Then, put away a corpse for Dhopash's education, medical exigencies, rainy days. And fix some amount to guarantee a fixed monthly income which should cover the standard expenses and fees.

Then, hopefully with quite some peace of mind, I'll take the plunge.

Or, will I dare, even then?


Monday, 25 August 2014

Day 22 - My worst habits

To not tell people who I love, that I do.

To not tell people who I hate, that I do.

Yes, quite stupid that is!

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Day 21 - What makes me sad

Songs, such as this!



Saturday, 23 August 2014

What makes me happy!



These are a few of my favourite things...




Sports activities... you know!

Cliff jumping



Bowling


Bunjee jumping 

Paragliding



Cricket, erm!




Water-skiing



.....and then, for a change,


Staying in hotels such as this... with three walls for glasses overlooking the sea!


Visiting a church... 



Musing by the sea, all by myself...


Quite time with Nature...




But not quite!


Old pals!



Ice-creams, of course!


Jewelry, for a buy (hardly for a wear)



Snugging a puppy!




Puppies, puppies... (do you think they'll let me keep me one, ever?)


Hogging... Hogging...


Let loose, once in a while!




And making it up with a peaceful napping (snapping) on a hammock... (I know it's torn, but nevermind!)

Streams...



And rivers!

Such as Jhelum, at Pahalgam.


 Fishing...



And fishing...


Enough said!





But this. O yes!


Swimming pools, at standing heights!


Holidaying :)





Paint my walls (I can't afford a painter, but that's fine!)



Or, when I run out of walls, paper...


Or, wood.




Or, after running out of everything, watch Dhopash paint.


And playing colours, otherwise as well!


An occasional dance recital. Occasional, as in, once in twelve years!


These days, it extends to watching Dhopash perform too...


Playing with Dhopash, despite my spine!


Kids - more, the merrier!


 Hear Dhopash strum and sing all at once...


Watch 'em play! 


- do -


When both of us read, peaefully!


Or when she is at her easel...


See her perform...




Or just catching up, about the cruel, cruel world...



Reading, of course!


...and, of course, SNOW!!