Monday, April 1, 2013

LAST year's NEW YEAR Resolutions AT LAST fulfilled

After one year, Almighty has bestowed his kindness upon me. Your prayers worked wonders :)
After writing my last post on March 6th, 2012 I felt the need to work towards the New Year Goals that I set for myself. Things got deranged and the effect came on my job. But everything with God's help got sorted out and in a strangely amusing way!! Read on.

I wanted a disease free year but unfortunately in later March I got my pelvic lymph nodes swollen like marbles which were accompanied by high fever at night and severe coughing. My state became so severe that I felt difficulty in walking. When the doc advised me for a Tuberculosis test I felt wrecked. My throat was so sore that even when I tried to talk, people listening to me could feel that something really bad is going on. My Mantoux Test (skin test for TB) came positive. I was absolutely wrecked. Then God intervened..... My later tests like  blood test, sputum test and chest x-ray showed no signs of any severity. Everything was normal. So the doc opined that the Skin test for TB was positive due to previous BCG vaccination. They treated the swollen nodes with medications and by April end I was Hale and Hearty. My 1st resolution threw my off track but I determined to not get sick for another whole year counting from March 2012 to March 2013.

Though I was quite good yet, medications and recovery caused stress and somewhere it got reflected on my job. I wasn't able to achieve the told targets of an editor and was continuously loosing in some invisible career race.

Thus in July, I did double job to maintain my sanity. I worked part time in a law firm and side by side freelanced for my old law publishing house. I worked like this because the work load of being an attorney was far less from being a law editor where we have daily tasks lined up on desk ... daily!!!  When I was able to gather up some Money. God fulfilled my 2nd New year Resolution :
Got a better phone.. a Windows smart phone. YAY :)

My 2nd resolution was fulfilled again, when I started enjoying thick paychecks.
My 3rd resolution was fulfilled by papa when we got a good flat screen TV (t'was a secret as how we got it.. but we are just enjoying it.)

My vacations-resolution has not yet fulfilled so, I am looking forward to this year. But I went flab free, pimple free and actually disease free all year long!! I tried to sleep early and work out, all that helped in bringing the refreshed side of my creativity and then I looked for new opportunities.

This year... so far as I believe.. God bestowed his kindness. He gave me what I needed most.. Since being an attorney is boring I needed a good opportunity where I could put my writing skills to work. "You ask from God .. you Get from God"

I dropped my double jobs this year when I got a nice but strange opportunity to co-author a CLAT cracking book (Common Law Admission Test - its similar to LSAT, Law School Admission Test). This week the book will be available in book stores. So here I say.. Thanks to God for being with me. Everything happens when almighty desires but we must never loose our faith!

It feels great :) Looking forward to share more good posts with all of my loving buddies, your prayers for me, got answered.
But.. more needed please :D


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Picture Perfect

At times, I wonder what pictures meant in the past?

This question popped in my mind when I was seeing a slide show of my digital pictures. I nearly spent a whole day looking good but just got few "good looking pics".

I wondered How quick the photo taking process has become.. click it .. dont like it.. delete it.. click another.. dont like.. delete it.. after few more bad clicks.. battery down..  :(

I compared my digital pictures with the hand held photo albums where one has to turn the pages one-by-one stopping few seconds or more (i stare the picture for a minute) and seeing the "perfect" toothless smile when you were really "a babe" and a freckle less, frown less, wrinkle less picture of when you were 11 and a glowing skin (with no visible zits and acne) when you were  13-14 and some out of focus pictures as cameras were just cameras then and not automatic focus, anti shake and exposure fixing machines.

When I was 12 and my sister 16, we used to spend our monthly allowance on buying camera reels. Its about the year 1999 and life was REELY simple and we started feeling being " new grown ups" as we bought our personal camera. We used to dress up and then one after another we used to click photos in various poses. Wow.  The reel had space for 32 photos so we used to make it sure that we don't end the film by clicking pictures in dark, or in over exposure and the ULTIMATE AIM WAS TO CAPTURE OUR GOOD LOOKS in different attires :) we were and are still a pair of funny sisters who never threw tantrums! So we would spend a lot of time without creating much fuss in getting the best out of each other in those pictures.

When we finished our 32 picture slab, we used to give the film for getting it developed at the photo developing shops and eagerly waited for the next evening when we will get our pictures in hand!

After getting the pictures in our hand, we used to hurriedly see the pictures, flipping them really fast in order to check if any picture was wasted by us? Every time 2 or 3 pics were shaken or hazy so we would say.. Oh I really look good even in the shaky/hazy/blurred/out-of-focus picture! At home we would orderly arrange the pictures in the album and show it to our friends as a pass time :)

This exercise was repeated even when the cousins used to come home for vacations, we would go for clicking the pictures outdoors and posting them theirs at their addresses when they were gone.

Now I have seen that people have the tendency of clicking meaningless pictures, there are people who want to take public opinion about their nail polish color whether it suits them or not? I know a girl who clicked a picture of her manicured hand that had nail art over it and to me that looked really a wastage of battery, if not film!

Pictures were taken then to keep the joys and progress of the family in tact on the paper. To keep the smiles on and not to showcase five colored fingers! We never took public opinions on how we looked as we were just natural and the wait for the photos to come in hand.. made every photo precious. .. but today I feel I should be appreciated in my photos.. for what.. for doing the most difficult task... choosing which photos to show where I look okay.  Leave aside Perfection.. Now it can never be achieved.

To achieve that perfection in photos is not possible now.. not atleast with the DigiCam in hand for me.


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Fake vanity

Everytime I will turn my TV on, I will see a good amount of advertisments which will showcase adobed and airbrushed plastic beauties that will tell how they became fairer in 7 days after using "this" fairness cream and how they looked 10 years younger after using "this" skin regenerist cream. I have seen different western commercials on youtube that endorse "tanning creams" and how great one girl can look in a swim suit with that dusky body! oops.. is it funny?

Gimme a Break!

When someone is dark then what is so gross about it? Isn't this racism? If Dark skinned girls buy such creams to gain fairness then when someone is white skinned then why she should be asked to get a tan?
The market has been captured by Garnier, Olay, Loreal and Ponds who sell their different products in this range :Loreal white perfect, olay white, ponds white beauty, garnier light, and then the ANTI-AGEING creams like age miracle, fine wrinkle reduction, regenerist offerings i dont know what but why are we delaying the 7 signs of ageing! and then they ask you to buy the same because you are WORTH IT... so am I worth being a fool?

I have no clue, why all this and other delayed aging things are being sold ? why dissatisfaction towards one's appearness is being created. Why? In fact now men are also targeted, for them garnier has made "garnier men, power light" oh.. what happened to the old fairytale "tall dark and handsome man" why we need a fair and handsome guy?

I read this, you can read it too. It all leaves such a negative impact but how to boycot these Non-magical products? Airbrushed beauties taking hundreds of dollars for making you look dissatisfied with yourself and we too want a flawless skin and shining hair like hers. :)


Sunday, January 15, 2012

This new year I want ...

Dear all,
I wish you a great great New Year ( oh c'mon its just 15 days old sentence so please accept the same with a  SMILEY)

I can't believe that my holidays are over and the season of fun and enjoyment is over too! But I want to take this year with a bang and a bingo so that I don't miss my vacations sooo much which I spent with my fiance after approx 19 months  :)

In 2011, I kept working  (hardly) on my computer so that I could keep my poor self Employed. I earned last year (only) for my bread and butter and for some chips as well but this I want to earn enough to buy something better to eat,  THERE'S MORE TO LIFE THAN EATING BREAD AND BUTTER ALL THE TIME..

SO this year
I want a disease free, flu free, flab free, pimple free health 365 days
I want thick pay checks all 12 months and more savings each month

However here are some quintessential things that I want this year :

I want for myself a good techie phone before April 2012,  last year my best fone went dead and I am stuck with tacky fone from China ($38) with loud speakers. i want get rid of it now.

Next, I want for myself a good TV before August 2012, this year im sure my Tv will also go dead (yes.. its that bad)

And lastly I want for myself a good outstation vacation before December 2012. I will be fed up if I work so much. :)

Now if i have to get all these things I will have to develop 3 qualities
and Organisation I know.. oh these words are so ancient but only if i have all this only then i can work more without quitting anything.

Hope I keep working in and working out.

And I want to be friends with more God loving buddies.

Happy New Year frnds

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Im a GOOGLE Addict !

In this world there are so many addictions. Some people find themselves addicted to chocolates or ice creams, Others are addicted to those things that make them high, give them the feeling of overcoming their inhibitions and they become addcited to drugs.

Some guys are addicted to technology, the newer the better. Girls are addicted to Shopping.

My sister is addicted to cosmetics. Once a cosmetic company of her choice launches their new eye make/lipstick/gloss/blusher/nail paints etc. my sister grabs it all. It appears that she sometimes earn only to spend it on Lakme, Oriflame, Avon, Elle, Maybelline and Revlon. ( I hope my sis never reads it.. ooops)

Coming on my self analysis. Im addicted to nothing but one thing in particular and that is The very useful search engine which I reckon is the best.☺

I think Google is something that I want everywhere to be with me. when Im working or not working, when Im in office or at home, when I am cooking a meal or painting. I need Google to be opened in my Phone or in my competent browser :) but ultimately I want myself to be surrounded with google search bar Always.

In my office, my colleagues even call me Google Naqvee instead of Gulshan Naqvee (Naqvee being my last name). My initials actually make it clear how much I love Google.
My tagline is like this :
If there's a question there's an answer and the same you can find in Google. Simple.

Reason for addiction :

Human mind is full of questions and mine is no exception but what I need is a constant boost of answers. Things that strike my imagination or questions that  pop in my mind needs an immediate answer which can not be done unless you are with someone who is equal to the search engine Google.


How Google saved me from ridicule:

I remember I was in my first office last year and my boss asked me some weird section of some legal enactment
She asked me to show how little I know.

Since I was sitting in her chamber, I got out and headed straight to the restroom. I opened my web browser on fone and googled that provision. pat came the answer with some distimctive case laws supporting the provision.

I went back to my mam's chamber, sat satisfied and asked "Sorry, which law were you talking about?" She said with a raised eye brow " I was talking ABOUT Special Economic Zones Act"

I said.."ohh the 2005 one? The one with blah blah provisions" She thought I was one confused lass.. But I just laughed..heheh... and the provision And case laws.. I discussed all that left her Tight Lipped. LOL


At times, when I am alone and sad instead of sharing my sorrows with others I google the words "how to overcome sorrow" and pat comes the website urls with topics like "20 ways to beat the sadness" or "Faith to overcome sorrow and suffering"

when I think about sprituality and then think why faith/religion matters in a person's life then I google my question and see how the world answers about it.
Since my relationship with my fiance has turned into a long distance relationship from past 3 years I face difficulty in managing it. So i google to boost my confidence that can Long distnace relationships survive without problems. and people from around the world exhibit themselves with their own stories and articles.

♥ for me, a new window to the whole world is opened when I google something, from space to sea bed, From mountains to moss Anything that crosses my mind I can see it though Google's assistance. It is not so that other search engines are not good with me.. But Google is just like me, fast.  

There are just so many things that I do, search for games, free music, recipe books, easy meals, cleaning articles, grooming and technology blah blah and my subjects and free copies of legal Acts.

Google is one stop for me. And im Addicted to it without any dangerous side effect. But when my eyes itch after spending too much time staring the computer screen or fone...



Saturday, October 8, 2011

Keeping up the spirit

hi all..

my heart melts and reaches out to such people who are battling with their life while gifting away their talent to the world.  I feel so small in front of them and so untalented. They have dealt so much with life and they are continuing with it every day.

Recently my sis got a packet of greeting cards and small best wishes cards on which some very b'ful paintings were made. I asked the reason for getting the whole lot and she said "look at the backside of the card" when I turned over I saw a small symbol of two people holding their art brushes in their mouth and between their toes :( 

They paintings and artists are promoted by an org called Indian Mouth and Foot Painting Artists, by engaging highly talented Indian mouth and foot painting artists.

All the artists either draw/paint by holding the art brushes in their mouths or between their toes since they have their limbs amputed due to certain reason or the spine has been completed got bad while other artists were born this way.

Look at them and see if you can purchase their art,greeting cards,bookmarks,calenders,shoopy bags,tees etc. EVEN if u dont purchse anything, still just appreciate it and we all can learn a lesson together as to how to battle with this thing called LIFE.

They paint amazing .. plz have a look. Click here : Indian Mouth and Foot Painting Artists ,

You can also Read the small bio's of every artsist, a story on how they lost all and also earned it back !


IS Quitting a job an easy thing?

Since this Monday I have been performing quite poor in terms of my job ! At times, I feel like I really should not do any WORK at all as working in office is against the NATURAL LAW. But then living and enjoying life in better quality is not so freaking against the NATURAL LAW. 

Why I feel I should quit working is bcoz I sometimes hit the downs from ' the ups and downs of life' and I become sad and think that someone better than me should sit on my chair. 

But then I re-think what are my chances out there if i quit my present job of a legal editor.

then these jobs come to my mind lets analyse if i can do them.

1)  I can be a Painter : You have seen my art work already but for those who haven't its "here" So, do u think I can exhibit them and earn some bucks if not fame. :) but painting needs INSPIRATION and trust me I get hardly inspired more than twice in a month. 

2) I can be a Macaroni specialist:  These days everyone has to master something in the cooking field also. I think if I take a kiosk on lease in a mall and cook my type of macaroni I can earn bucks if not appreciation since I will serve it for dirt cheap price. :D but i think i wont be able to stand the disgusting look of not liking my food on theor faces.

3) I can be a clerk: Working in the office also helps you learn clerk skills. I can be that and its pretty easy also but it pays you almost nothing as compared to the present remuneration.

4) I can be writer : I love writing. I will write stories for kids and teens.I am good with vampire knowledge also hence, I can re-model the period vampires with a twist. ;) but i know..

5) A FulltimeTutor: Actually I teach as well (at home) so a full time tutor is a good job but it will end up with a headache since kids ask a lot then my answering power

6) ... a paid blogger?


the ultimate question is why should I quit?I compeletly love my job reading and writing about law is my passion. Can one bad phase really defeat my passion?

Moreover, why think about quitting as I wont end up with a better opportunity of self learning.

 All the aforesaid professions need time, energy and inspiration. I can be a macaroni specialist for my guests, painter for my wall, story writer for my future kids, a tutor for my own thirst of re-learning the education, a clerk for my sister's office and a blogger for you..

But for my personal satiety I am sure my present job is customized for me. 
Therefore, I must swim a little more deep to understand why Im hitting the lows and how to rise back to the surface again.

Yes.. Quitting a job is easy but it is difficult to understand what made you quit?

I have understood it now.. so no more thoughts 'bout quitting.

I took this pic when my Dahlia was blooming.
I have a a green thumb so fit
for the post of gardener :))


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