To be happy or sad

In office, when a new girl joined the office and she came to know I am married:

She: You are married?

Me:  Yes

She: You do not look like one, I thought you are a fresher just like me.


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In a park where I took my 4-year-old niece to play. Niece finds her classmate and runs to her. Both the girls are playing. The other girl’s mom comes to me:

Lady: Your baby looks so pretty.

Me: Err, I am her aunt.

Lady : Oh, I thought you are her mom.

Do I be happy knowing that I look like a just finished college graduate or do I feel sad that I already look like a mummy?

Three cheers

Long ago, there were three award functions which yours truly could not attend. But the hosts being patient and nice knew I would come for sure. I say so, because when I went to claim it today, my award was still lying in their showcases – pretty and shiny.

Lovely, inspiring, creative. My very own L-I-C award 🙂

Who gave me the awards?

Techie2mom – I address her as ZM cause she is mom to cute Zini. An awesome cook, who also regales us with Zini’s tales, she has conferred me with the lovely and inspiring awards.

Kismitoffeebar – Now we all know Toffee, don’t we. Her posts are so bubbly and effervescent, not to forget – enriching. I got the lovely and inspiring awards from her too.

Tinu Menachery – TM blogs at Same Old New Stuff and her stories are marvelling and captivating. The way she delves into the psyche of her characters surprises you. Creative blogger award comes from her.

Thank you ZM, Toffee and TM 🙂

The last time I got an award, I did not comply by the rules fully. And thus was labelled a cheat by Scribby. Since I cannot have the same label branded onto me again by these sweet ladies, I will share with you 7 things about myself.

(a) I have a OCD of checking the manufactured and expiry date of each product I buy. The products should be latest, for example – between an option of choosing cooking oil with the manufacture month as July 2012 and August 2012, I will choose the latter.

(b) I address people elder to me by their title and not their name. So that makes me the odd one out who addresses family members as bhaiya, jijaji, didi, etcwhen the rest of them call out each other by the names irrespective of the age difference.

(c) I used to have a sweet tooth, but I lost it after living with Zack. Now I love spice and my fondness for sweets has been passed on to Zack,ex sweet-hater 😛

(d) Looking up sitcom and movie wiki’s is a favourite pastime.

(e) Am allergic to cocoa and chocolates. So I get royally treated by an alternative pie or pastry when there is an office party 😀

(f) Absolutely love all kinds of dry fruits – cashews being the favourite.

(g) I like using my camera at the most mundane moments. Like this time, when it was raining one night and there was nothing special about it. But still, the lone rose getting drenched was enough for me to lay my hands on the lens.

Conferring these awards to already awarded blogs seems repetitive, many of whom I read have already these awards – it’s just me who is redefining the word – late *shamefaced*

Want to have some entertainment? Watch this 😀

The other wife

Midnight phone calls.

Impromptu outings.

Sneaking out without telling anyone.

Absence for long periods in weekends.

Long drives.


This and a lot more encompasses the relationship between Zack and his first wife M. Who first wife? His best friend since 200 AD.

If I address a guy as his wife, then you can imagine the depth of their relationship. It befuddles me sometimes, when a call starting at 10PM continues till 12AM and stops only if I glare a tad too much. Zack’s aunt has caught up with me. Both of us address M as the first wife, much to everyone’s amusement. As of now, talks are on with a prospective bride for M.

Wont you miss M when his marriage occurs, I ask Zack.

Oh no, in fact we can exchange notes now, he replies gleefully.


I officially have a reason to run away from him.