BEAUTIFUL GOA…

My native place is Goa and although born and bought up in a city like  Mumbai I love my annual Goan trips and love to relish and soak in its natural beauty.. Let me share a few pictures and will share many more too. Please comment and let me know if you would like to see more images of my Goan visits.

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Hello!!

How are you today morning ?? Did you pay special attention to the whats app forwards that I mentioned in my earlier post … Lets see one more today

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Isn’t this quote so true, as you grow and  become wise enough to understand life…You realise that people are so different from each other , what makes sense to you will not necessarily make sense to the opposite person and hence gives the other person chance to criticise you . But why should we criticise or lets others do that to you..?? You have to understand and make others understand that each one is different and although living in the same age and circumstances lives lived will always be different , hence one should learn to respect every individuals for his choices and preferences. By accepting the other person we not only reduce our own stress levels but also keep a calm around us.

 

 

THOSE WHATS APP FORWARDS…

Its been a long time since I have written here, and that really made me think , is there nothing that I want to say ( as I would always write things that were close to my heart on this blog ) or is it that there is no inspiration for me to write.

But then I decided why not make a fresh start and write a little something for you to read or you can say just for myself , for me to feel good after writing , and to have my thoughts on paper .

I have been reading a lot of books and observing people around me so that I can understand life better, in my quest for the search of human behaviour and nature I learn interesting things everyday ,because I make a conscious effort to do so. each event happening in ones life teaches you something and as its a part of your life ,Its always better to learn something good from events happening.

Now to the topic of Whats app forwards , every morning we sit with our cup of tea and read messages which we have received while we were sleeping by our dear ones and not so dear too from the other part of the world. Its also from those who are up much before us and have spent time to send us some forwards for the day.

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It normally happens that one goes through the messages sent by our dear ones first, we tend to read them with focus and try to find a message in that message ” Hehe” , then on to the messages sent by others now…. so we read these with our whole mind and focus, not always , But  some relationships demand a response and so we click a  ” thumbsup”.

As this has become our everyday ritual why not make that time a little special, I truly believe that there are some awesome forwards or quotes doing the round on all the whats app groups, saying which really make us think about what they say…

so I decided why not share and discuss some of those quotes which might give a little sweet meaning to our day.. what do you say.. How do you like this idea .. ?? I will try to put in a quote once in a while which we can discuss and give it a little more meaning , buy doing so I feel that each one of us will take the quotes and forwards a little more seriously which will indirectly help us grow.

So today’s quote is

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what do you learn from this??

I learnt that we should try and make our every moment perfect and not wait for those perfect moments to happen.

like enjoy a first cup of tea in Your favourite mug, read something you love (if you like reading) first thing in the morning ( I love sitting on my ipad reading my favourite blogs , who inspire me positively).

Although all your daily activities are not always the way you want them to be , try to do a little something every day to make your moment perfect .

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LITTLE THINGS IN OUR LIFE..

As we grow older, we learn more about life, we learn how to interact, how to live our life the best we can.

Along the way we read books which really help us to know more, we talk to our parents, elders. But there are still many questions that we ask ourselves every day ,questions that are unique to ourselves or are universal , we know that they may be something that all of us ask ourselves. 

So I felt the need to discuss them with you.. How about I asking you a question and you replying in the comment section. When there are different views and different perspectives we can look at things with a broader outlook. But I will only if you friends are ready to discuss it..

As I always have this question, “If you are the type who always adjusts to a certain situation, to make it easier for the people around you and also for yourself .. , do you feel that doing so is good in the long run or will it make people around you take you for granted”.

Or does standing up for yourself and not adjusting make life more difficult for you.

LONG TERM FRIENDSHIP

It’s lovely to have great friends, friends who have been with you through your life, since your kinder garden times or even since your school days.

We have seen the ups and downs in each others lives, we have lived those great and not so great moments and hence it has become a long term friendship where we go beyond being good friends.

Each one of us yearns for such a magical relationship which has lasted the taste of time.

There comes a time when there is lot of familiarity in the relationship and you know what the other person thinks or what the other person is going to say. This is when you have to be really very careful, this is the time when you start taking the other person for granted.

Over the years each person develops his own individuality, he is his own person with his own firm beliefs and ideas and hence when someone close to them tries to teach him things which although may be for the persons own good may not be looked at in the same way.

I have seen many relationships strain or break because they take each other for granted.

Always keep this in mind that we should give advice only when asked for and also to respect the other persons individuality and that how much ever you feel that you are doing something that is good for the other person , it might not be necessarily what your friend wants.

HOMEMAKING …when family comes visiting

Hi
friends
Last week was pretty busy .. I should say really very busy with family i.e my brother who is on the project to the US was visiting .. He is with me on and off as he has other places to visit and stay too..
My main focus is normally on food , it always happens when someone comes visiting the first thing that we start planning is the menu for them and then the preparation starts a couple of days before they came.. like here in India we have to go to the fish market and get fresh fish and as we are from the coastal region fish is the main part of our menu.
Here the fish that is purchased is not cleaned, it just comes from the fish mongers we have to cut and clean it before we consume it so it almost takes at least a couple of hours for the whole process.
My brother and family where with us for three day over the weekend and will be coming this week too. The menu was totally fishy with lots of fried fish, 2 types of vegetables with each meal , roti , dal , rice and salad..
Let me share with you a typical menu on Saturday for lunch.

king fish fry
Dal with tomato
Brinjal and potato dry vegetable with prawns
french beans and peas vegetable
boiled corn with chat masala
and also made kokum (a sour fruit found in Goa) kadi which can be had as a appetizer.

Sunday we had lunch at a chinese place while dinner was at home
for dinner my brother did not want me to make anything elaborate
so I made
ALSANDE TONAK (goan black eyed peas) masala with coconut gravy
bread.
Rice with curds

BREAKFAST MENU..
Breakfast time….made Poha (beaten rice with potatoes) on Saturday and made Upma (spicy semolina) on Sunday.

Had made besan or chick pea flour ladoos as a snack for my little niece a couple of days in advance.
I have put this menu up for those who are not Indians and would like to know what it is like to have guests in an Indian house .. where food is always given priority over other things.

MORNING…

I have posted about my morning me time before so here is my morning tea in a new cup and plate.. I love the colour combination of lavender with brinjal purple for the plate.They are not a set but I made them into one.

This is what you should look out for ” the magic of everyday “the pleasure you find in the everyday , little things that seem so insignificant as you just pick up a cup and have your morning or evening tea and just finish off .. off course all of you will not be as interesting in the type of cups or other kitchen crockery used but I am sure when you have a coffee or tea you have it because you love the beverage so why not enjoy every bit of it.. try to make time in the morning for this little act of tea /coffee drinking and see the magic it brings into your day.

Morning time is normally very hurried and rushed but these 5 minutes that you spend with yourself , is a feel good factor in your day. TRY IT TRUST ME.

This is what I had for breakfast .. Muesli in  a plain white bowl but to make it look pretty I used a polka dot plate, which is not necessary but never the less made my breakfast look a little special for me..

How did you spend your morning today..?

what did you have ?? Pls write to me it will be great hearing from you.