life · Uncategorized

My 30 by 30 list

This was a list I had made of the things I was hoping to achieve before I reached 30.

1. Clear my loan
2. Get a good Non IT job
3. Write something really good
4. Learn to ride
5. Learn to drive
6. Learn to cook
7. Learn a new hobby or master an existing hobby perfectly
8. Learn to dance
9. Control my thoughts and not let them control me
10. Be okay being alone
11. Take care of my skin and my hair
12. Color my hair a shade of red
13. Once every year, take a mini vacation
14. Watch a movie on my own
15. Live alone
16. Buy my own diamonds
17. Run a 5 km under 30 minutes or Run a 10 kms under 1 hr
18. Learn to do my own makeup and hair
19. Learn to wear a saree
20. Be a part of a social cause
21. Be a part of a cultural cause
22. Get rid of the belly
23. Have my own study
24. Travel abroad
25. Binge watch marathon weekend.
Do not leave the house. Do not receive any phone calls and messages.
26. Popcorn movie night
27. Watch a sunrise and a sunset on the same day
28. Wardrobe makeover
29. Be more kind to myself. Be more self confident and assertive.
30. Grow a plant from stratch.

I haven’t exactly checked all these items. Some stuff is pretty ambitious, like, clearing my loans. Obviously this will take time.

Some things I have managed to get into the beginner stages. Like with my driving and cooking and my hair color.

Some things like growing a plant or watching a movie on my own, I can definitely do, I’m just lazy and a chicken.

And some things that are related to my mental health may perhaps take more time than one more decade..

So, the new plan now is: To try to complete as much as possible from my 30 by 30 list in my 30’s 🀞

Thoughts · Uncategorized

A Question A Day for 30 days

Question 1: What’s the best thing you’ve got going on in your life at the moment?

Hmm.. Ideally this question wouldn’t have taken most people a lot of time to think about. Let me see…

If I have to name one thing only, then I will go for this month – November!

This month is the best month of my life, every year. And it’s because of several reasons:

  • My birthday and anniversary fall in this month.
  • I am looking forward to the one week break from office at the end of the month.
  • I get to splurge my salary on myself this month.
  • There are planned vacations/functions/holidays to look forward to in this month.
  • My favorite festival is in this month.
  • I will get to eat lots of chocolate this month.
  • I will get to spend proper time with my family this month.
  • The climate is cool and the general atmosphere is always bright and cheerful in this month.

I guess I got a positive and friendly vibe going for me at the moment. That by far, is the best thing to happen to me, considering the year that I have had!!

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Friends · Interests · Uncategorized · Weekend Fun

The One with the Reunion

17 years after the show ended, the cast and the makers of F.R.I.E.N.D.S reunited for an evening down memory lane.

Like countless people around the globe, I am a huge fan of the show too. I was looking forward to watching the Reunion and now I feel I could use a group hug!!

As the show makers; Bright, Kauffman and Crane put it: It is about that time of your life when your friends are your family. Each one goes through this phase, which is what makes this series relatable to every generation. The styles and locations may be a 90’s time capsule but the essence of the show “friendship” is timeless.

The episode opens with each FRIEND walking into the recreated set; which brought back all their memories. Matt revealed how Courtney used to write her dialogues on the apples on the dining table!!

The cast recreated their famous trivia game night and reacted to their bloopers.

It went all from laughing out loud one moment to sad tears when Courtney said this could be the last time they might get to do this together as a group.

My favorite part of the episode was the table read sessions for “The One Where Everybody Finds Out”

Phoebe’s “My eyes!! My eyes!!” is still bang on

and the first kiss between Ross and Rachel 😍

David and Jennifer admitted that they did indeed have a crush on each other back in Season 1, but their ships were always sailing away from each other, so they channeled all the adoration that they felt for each other into Ross and Rachel.

Chandler and Monica were supposed to be a one-time fling but seeing the way the audience reacted, the creators had to take notice.

The show makers also shared stories about how the FRIENDS were cast – from coaxing David out of early TV retirement to making a cross over to get Lisa on the show. Jennifer shared how she was a part of another show at the time and how they had told her that F.R.I.E.N.D.S would never make her a star. Could that be more ironic?

Many guests made an appearance , I liked the part where Lisa Kudrow and Lady Gaga sang “Smelly Cat.”

It was good to see Mr & Mrs Geller and Gunther again. And “Oh my Gawd” Janice!!

She revealed that her high-pitched laugh was a spur of the moment reaction to stop herself from bursting in peals in front of Matthew – who incidentally added a lot of spontaneous jokes to the original scenes.

Sure, we would all like to know where the FRIENDS would be now in their lives. But as Lisa rightly said, in order to do that they would have to unravel all the good. Sometimes, it’s best to leave something at a beautiful point in time.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S has changed the lives of not only the people who were a part of the show but also all those who have watched it. It certainly brings a smile to my face every time!! πŸ™ƒ