Saturday, April 30, 2011

Minimal Things Maximum Living

Summer is here and we have welcomed it atlast by repairing our desert cooler.We were confused as to whether we need to buy an ac or not but ultimatley decided to wait a few more weeks.Minimal living is our concept though i wont say we live to minimal to that extent.We have not brought sofa sets.My cane stools serve as a stool,storage area and TV stand and a good flat surface for making Barottas (in fact i am mighty proud of them).Our diwan is 4beds stacked together which will go to their respective bedsteads when company comes to stay.Our TV accessories are kept on wide cardboard boxes covered with nice velvet cloth. I am extremely happy with the arrangement.Its fun being married and its fun arranging stuff in your house.Recently i went through photos of thing we started out when we were just married and how much we have now and not even a year has passed. Blessed we are....

We started our new life with these as our assets.

The hall / dining area

I have only seen a kitchen as tiny as this once before, still enough for me.

8 months Later........

Kitchen...Only and Only Mine :)

Hmmmmm...Maybe the title does nott suit but still let it be.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The most painful thing is hearing your mother cry calling out her mother.

Back to Gurgaon

Reached back Gurgaon from a two week vacation. Though there was a nice feeling of coming back home i won’t deny my heart sank a little when we left Kerala and even more when we reached Delhi. Our heart still remains near our childhood homes. How technology has made our life easier. The time we took from cochin to Delhi was the time achchan and amma took to reach Trivandrum from cochin.

This time, the flight trip was quite ok. Thank god the seats we got were good. On the journey towards home it was so difficult. Not only were our seats non pushable exit seats my experience with the air hostess was not that good too. I was amazed at their nonchalant attitude and immaturity in dealing with the customers.

I have travelled in flight during my childhood days with my father when we used to go to Chennai availing his LTC. Indian Airlines. The crisp cotton saaries with high necked blouses, the sophisticated language of the cabin crew chief, the voice of the pilot, the melodies in the plane. I always used to have a good feeling while travelling with Indian airlines. Of course nowadays when one has to pay from one’s own pocket one tends to choose the low cost airlines. I was quite happy with spice jet for the last two three years but this time in both my flights towards and from cochin, i was not very happy with the way the air hostess behaved.

I might seem quite churlish in my attitude but i was beginning to think that nowadays anyone who knew to put makeup and wear short skirts could become air hostesses. Then it hit me. Then air hostesses used to be sophisticated ladies who knew etiquettes’, who could enforce it on passengers yet make the customers feel like royalty but now a days they are hardly school girls out to make a glamorous career. Then i guess airhostesses were trained in every aspect of hospitality but now a days with the mass production of flights has come the mass production of service. It is expected the quality service had to drop.

Maybe this blog is quite judgmental. But next time i would like to travel by Indian airlines once again even though i know it has fallen from grace quite a long time ago.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Writing simply just to not lose touch

Today i was the perfect house wife. i hear people call it a home maker now but are not all women home makers. literally just becasue i work outside doesnot mean i am any less a home maker, does it.Anyhow whats wrong in knowing as a house wife i would never understand. Anyhow i got up, got tea and food ready alone(normally DH helps me out ). gave food for him while he went to work, cleaned the house , made lunch for him , he came in the afternoon . we had lunch and again he left for office. Morning was great but by evening i felt alone.It must be difficult being alone this way. I guess when we have babies it will be extermly different .I actually wanted to stop working but now i think maybe i should not be that hasty.

While my friends are trying out great great recipies, i am sticking to normally easy ones.Made tomato rice today.Maybe tomorrow i will try something else new.Time goes quite fast when he is there with me.More only one week to go to kerala. the trip will be difficult in a way but weirdly i am rarely thinking about it.2 weeks. i will miss my home.It will be fun to meet everyone once again. We live too far from home.....