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Self-Discipline

Self discipline is one of the most toughest and my next to be conquered quality. Being social and highly unsystematic makes it even more difficult for me to even think for this goal. But i have made a decision to achieve the target of been self-disciplined.

Before starting i must remind myself the effort put by a normal person ( a person who is at-least more systematic than i am) could require less motivation and effort to be self-disciplined than me. Where as I would require a mountain’s measure effort to get the same result which a normal person could put a ants effort to achieve. So in nut shell to achieve a goal i would end up requiring more motivation and effort.

Effort is one parameter which i am comfortable putting in….but problem lies in motivation. I am not motivated enough to do that effort. Lets start with understanding what is self-discipline?

Self-discipline is the ability to get yourself to take action regardless of your emotional state.

Consistent emotional state is something that i have been struggling life long. Either i am way to excited or sad or surprised or confused or ……….so its not constant. I dont know for other people but for me its always a merry-go-round.

So by now u might have understood my need to be self-disciplined..is basically to overcome my emotional state.In order to achieve my target i have designed ways as described below:-

1) Schedule a task:- Schedule a particular task either in the morning or evening.The task should not take more than 15mins and should be practise every day.Wait for the exact scheduled time. If you are usual busy than keep a phone alarm 5 mins prior to the scheduled time and also at the start of the task.When the schedule time is due start the task.Stick to the schedule for at-least 2 months.I have scheduled reading blog as my task. I am habituated to read blog as in when i require time and the time consumed was enromous when calculated at the end of the day.

Scheduling helped me to focus on priority issues rather than getting carried away with other task.

2) Harness the power of routine:- Instead of devoting a lot of hours one day, and none the other and then a few on an another day and so on, allocate a specific time period each day of the week for that task.Be firm.Don’t set a goal other than time allocation, simply set the habit of routine.I Applied this technique to projects.

You are working on tasks in small increments, not all at once. You first develop a habit, then the habit does the job for you.I am still trying to master this routine, as its kills me to follow a routine.

Self-discipline is like a muscle. The more you train it the stronger it becomes . The less you train it the weaker it becomes.Just as it takes time to build a muscle, it takes enormous time to build self-discipline.

It’s a mistake to try to push yourself too hard when trying to build self-discipline. If you try to transform your entire life overnight by setting dozens of new goals for yourself and expecting yourself to follow through consistently starting the very next day, you’re almost certain to fail. This is like a person going to the gym for the first time ever and packing 300 pounds on the bench press. You will only look silly.

Take small steps and enjoy the result.

 

 

 

Been Mermaid for the first time

It had been a long cherished dream which i had thought to make reality one day.The dream was Scuba Diving.Right from the time i have learnt swimming( 7th grade) i wanted to dive and see the life beneath the water. For some unknown reason it was a attraction filled with curiosity.Deep blue water with fragile fish and dense coral with amazing snaps made it a fantastic experience for life.

Scuba diving had definitely been qualified in must-do -before-die list of mine.I was waiting for the right opportunity though. I always thought  scuba diving is extension of swimming. U just have to wear the apparatus and jump in the water with those light weight cylinder and beautiful fins and you are welcome to witness the beautiful underwater life in their surroundings.I was dying to become mermaid…….with pink fins(me being girl, excuse me of the fins colour) and invisible oxygen cylinder, my hair open floating in the direction of deep water –making me a perfect mermaid, what a dream.

Finally me and vishal got a way to book the scuba diving experience. We thought lets try, no harm been mermaid in controlled atmosphere.I whispered to vishal, you would see the mermaid in me rolling all under the water and gliding so comfortably that you would forget i am human.

The day(23rd june) arrived on which we had booked our session, it was 9am in the morning on Saturday.I exactly woke up at 9:5am and jumped out of my bed to hit the pool for the wonderful scuba diving experience. For the first time i dived with dive-line Ipswich.It was 9:30am by the time i figured out  the place. The guy briefed me to come back next time as the session had already started.So he re-booked us on 6th August 2011. The mermaid in me was trying to come out desperately…….but somehow i put her to rest for few more days.

On 6th august we hit the pool before time.I couldn’t hold the mermaid in..let me out you human bitch…….let me out. I was like,sssssshhhhh for couple of minutes than you will be on your on.The instructor greeted us and started to brief about certain safety measure. Couple of things that he briefed:-

1) Sign language inside the water. For obvious reason you cannot speak in water.You have to get your work done with sign lang.I hope i had this rule in my office, i would made my boss run post to pillar to explain her stand to me.Never mind,coming back to the topic.Everybody has to be on same page for the sign lang.Hence we practised a little bit and we were through

2) Pressure level on ears and lungs.Which ever part of your body has air, will be subject to more intense air pressure.As you go deep in the water you should be aware of how pressure works on your body.For simple reasons to be alive.

3) Apparatus:-Introduction, cleaning and fitting of fins, oxygen cylinder, air gauge and face mask.

All dressed up and excited. We entered the pool.Our 1st objective was to learn how to breathe inside the water with the help of  oxygen cylinder.The instructor carefully explained to all of us and showed us the demo. I was really impressed by him.He than asked us to dip ourself in the water and start breathing.I went inside and within 2 mins surfaced out……what the hell the happened? I couldn’t breathe, where is the mermaid in me.””””’hello….some one there…please come out””””’. The instructor followed me on the surface and again trained me on the breathing process. My observation made me realize i was the only one on the surface, all other participants where doing fine.Where is the mermaid in me…….let me call her mermaid mermaid…..no response.Guess she didn’t like the water or the fins colour( the one i was wearing was yellow)…. never mind let me give it a try.Vishal came twice to help me with my breathing couple of times. When we were on surface he made faces to me…..”’gliding in the water, i can barely see you in water”’ . I had bugged me with my excitement all the way till v started diving. Now it has his turn to bugg me on my non-performance. It took me 20 mins to figure out the right way to breathe.By that time the whole class was ahead of me….i was the only one struggling.

It was such a wonderful experience to be weightless and breathing inside the water like mermaid.Finally, instrutour explained us the various safety measure taken in the water. We played disc for a while, had a small competition across the pool( You guessed it right, i was last) , experienced pressure 20feet inside and water and splashed lot of water on each other. Overall very satisfactory experience.Will recommend again to everyone till than i am trying to get hold of the mermaid in me.

Think different

I have fallen in love with this commercial, i have read it like hundred times by now. Every-time i re-hear it-it gives me more in depth definition and en-lightment.  ”Think different” is an advertising slogan created for apple computers in 1997

The one-minute commercial featured black-and-white footage of 17 iconic 20th century personalities. In order of appearance they were: Albert EinsteinBob DylanMartin Luther King, Jr.,Richard BransonJohn Lennon (with Yoko Ono), Buckminster FullerThomas EdisonMuhammad AliTed TurnerMaria CallasMahatma GandhiAmelia EarhartAlfred Hitchcock,Martha GrahamJim Henson (with Kermit the Frog), Frank Lloyd Wright and Pablo Picasso. The commercial ends with an image of a young girl (identified as Shaan Sahota) opening her closed eyes, as if to see the possibilities before her.

Original
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward.

Maybe they have to be crazy.

How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?

We make tools for these kinds of people.

While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Full version
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. – Apple Inc.
Short version
Here’s to the crazy ones. The rebels. The troublemakers. The ones who see things differently. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Canape Cuisines

Lately i was suffering  to some recipes where in i encountered this word canapé recipes.My increased curiosity led us to a hotel themed with canape cuisine.

canapé is a small, prepared and usually decorative food, held in the fingers and often eaten in one bite.

Because they are often served during cocktail hours, it is often desired that a canapé be either salty or spicy, in order to encourage guests to drink more. A canapé may also be referred to as finger food, although not all finger foods are canapés. Crackers or small slices of bread or toast or puff pastry, cut into various shapes, serve as the base for savory butters or pastes, often topped with a “canopy”

The French started offering canapés to their guests in the 18th century, and the English adopted the practice at the end of the following century. One modern version of the canapé is the amuse-bouche. Amuse-bouche literally means “mouth amuser” but is translated more delicately as “palate pleaser”

Being a vegetarian few canape recipes go well with cocktails are:- Tomato tarte tatins and Mini lemon Tarlets.

Top 10 Hollywood Romantic rewatchable movies of all time

Have you ever wondered which movie you can watch over and over again without learning more of that movie’s dialogues.I have figured out my list of romantic hindi  movie that i can watch all over again that too enjoying throughly.

10) aane tu ya jaane na

An expected movie with a good engagement for the viewer.It breaks the traditional concept of the plot i.e the main lady lead has to be beautiful and crystal clear with what she wants in life.A good portray of confused minds with excellent plot.Every one has done justice to their roles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9) Bachna ae Haseeno

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yet another Yash raj production i sa flick which would be liked by anyone who is on love or is some one close to love.Bachna Ae Haseeno has a great cast, great chemistry amongst actors [so sizzling, it could melt butter], great locations [jaw dropping actually] and some great moments.The film talks of three love stories: Raj and Mahi [Minissha], Raj and Radhika [Bipasha], Raj and Gayatri [Deepika]. Different ladyloves at different times in his life. And each of them teach him a little bit about love and a little bit about life, in their own sweet, sexy or sassy way.

8) Dil to pagal hai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although, I found most of this film, to be quite juvenile in it’s projection of love. I have still, always enjoyed it for several reasons. For one, Madhuri Dixit has never looked better and has certainly never been dressed better. Also, I quite like the songs of the movie, even though there is not one single song I’d classify as a ‘classic’. After watching the film, after a gap of quite a few years, I think, it still holds up well enough.

7) Andaz apna apna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andaz Apna Apna is the greatest comedy of all time. Rather it’s the greatest Hindi comedy of all time. This movie does not attempt to do anything but be funny. It does not have a single moment of drama, sentimentality, crying, etc. etc. It’s nonstop comedy.

The story is about Amar (played by Aamir Khan) and Prem (played by Salman Khan) and their wacky adventure in trying to win the heart of a beautiful, young, rich girl Raveena (played by Raveena Tandon). They start on their love journey and end up sharing seats in a bus.

Everything is smooth sailing till they discover that both are after the same girl. A fight ensues, each trying to better the other. Somehow both manage to get into Reveena’s house. Also present is Raveena’s equally beautiful secretary Karishma (played by Karishma Kapoor). Who will win over Raveena? Who will be stuck with Karishma? That is what we discover, laughing senseless along the way

6)  Pyar tho hona hi tha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anybody seen French Kiss?  If you have and you don’t want to see it again, then don’t watch this movie.  But if you do, then don’t go rent the original flick, go see this one.  With brilliant songs and beautiful scenery throughout, this movie is as much a pleasure to watch as French Kiss.

Sometimes when Hindi movie producers and directors try to “derive” stories from English flicks, the movies aren’t too successful.  Pyar To Hona Hi Tha‘s direction and story derivations were flawless, and if the viewer hadn’t seen the original English movie, this movie would pass for an original production

5) Kuch Kuch hota hai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is another love story, produced under the Dharma Productions banner, and is being distributed by Yashraj Films, which means quality work. Karan Johar has done a superb job as a debutant director, and is already considered to be at par with directors like the Chopras and Sooraj Barjatya. Shahrukh appears in a fatherly role for the first time, which he plays marvelously, giving a new touch to his acting. Rani Mukherjee plays a very short but sweet and winning role, for which she has gained a lot of popularity in a short time. As for Kajol, she is the one who should get most of the credit (after the director) for this film. Her outfits, her versatility, her looks… Everything is the best it ever has or ever could be! Love-triangle… well, turns out to be a love-quadrangle, in fact! Kuch Kuch Hota Hai seems to have made history. Critics feel that after a long time, a film has come that may be compared to the all-time classics

4) Hum dil de chuje sanam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A tremendous boxoffice smash upon its release in 1999, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam boasts a pair of thematically divergent halves — pandering to the young at heart in its first ninety minutes as it revels in the rebellious behavior of its youthful lovers, and then transforming in its second half into an ode to traditional values. Both halves feature their share of dazzling song-and-dance numbers.

3) Qayamat se Qayamat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A great romantic story of all time.the movie was love story with a difference… considered to be debut movie of both juhi and aamir the movie is simply too good… awesome songs, awesome acting… juhi chawla looked so lovable and cute especially when she addressed herself as “hum”… aamir launched as a choclatee lover boy with this movie… character artists like dalip tahil, goga kapoor, alok nath, raj zutshi did a fabulous job… the movie had an unconventional ending where both the lovers die… a must watch for hindi movie lovers…

2) DDLJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filmmaker Yash Chopra says India”s longest running movie “Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge” is a “phenomenon that defies explanation”.Did Aditya Chopra realise he was making history while filming his directorial debut, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge?Occasionally a film comes along that hits a powerful resonance with its audience.  Such a film can be a trendsetter, making superstars of its cast, changing the direction of an industry, and even, to an extent, of a society.  Dilwale dulhania le jayenge (“The brave-hearted one shall carry away the bride”) is such a cinematic bellwether, striking a perfect chord at a particular crossroads of Indian society where foreign influence meets domestic traditionalism.  It’s a very important film, and it is also a reasonably enjoyable one.

1) jab we met

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

my personal fav of all time.Who can resist a good love story,  Jab We Met is exactly that – a warm, fuzzy, and for the most part, original love story. Both passengers on a Delhi-bound train, Shahid Kapur stars as Aditya, a dejected young fellow who’s nursing a broken heart when he bumps into Geet, the annoyingly cheerful chatterbox played by Kareena Kapoor.

Despite the film’s severely flawed second half which is too long, too contrived and predictable to the extent of being seriously boring, Jab We Met is still an engaging watch because it sets off on such a fresh note. It’s the film’s first hour or so that wins you over with its simple charm, its immensely likeable characters, and the intrinsic humour in the writing.

Rainbow

The last weekend was very hetic, friends- family- gym took all the time.The result was, didn’t get enough time to do my weekly grocery shopping.So decided to complete the pending work yesterday.

We started at about 7:30 to local sainsbury near my residence in Ipsiwch. As usual i was listening to some old loud music, when i heard vishal(my husband) saying,””’have a look outside, it’s a good view”””. By default vishal is nature lover and i am not…i mean nature is 3rd priority for me, adventure and history take the 1st and 2nd place. So i didn’t pay much attention and give a glance outside the car in the direction where he pointed.

To my surprise, it was RAINBOW……that too full…i mean the semi-circle of the earth. OMG…….i could see a rainbow. I don’t remember seeing a such crystal clear and dark rainbow where all the colours was visible. I was jumping with joy.The most good part was the rainbow was in front of us…..i felt like i am driving into the rainbow ……can U imagine that …..a long road with a rainbow in between and i am driving into the rainbow…..cool…..

I was excited like a small kid…..but than i pondered what is rainbow?A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines on to droplets of moisture in the Earth’s atmosphere. It takes the form of a multicolouredarc. Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the sun.

All the colours were visible and i loudly read out all the colours in front of my eyes….beautiful view. Thanks nature for such a spectacular arc.

After jumping off the car, i stationed myself in the sainbury’s park for 10mins to watch once in a life time view of the such a wonderful rainbow. It reminded me of all the fairy tales that i read in my childhood.WOW….

I was one very lucky to see a full rianbow

Few funny marriage proverbs i LIke

Marrying a man is like buying something you’ve been admiring for a long time in a shop window.  You may love it when  you get it home, but it doesn’t always go with everything else.

An arhaeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets the more interested he is in her

Marriage is a wonderful invention, then again, so is bicycle kit.

My wife suggested a book for me to read to enhance our relationship. It’s titled, “Women are from Venus, Men are Wrong.”

I don’t worry about terrorism. I was married for two years

Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won’t even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.

There’s a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It’s called marriage.

Your marriage is in trouble if your wife says, ‘You’re only interested in one thing,’ and you can’t remember what it is.

Marriage is give and take. You’d better give it to her or she’ll take it anyway.

You know what I did before I married? Anything I wanted to.

My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.

We always hold hands. If I let go, she shops.

A man’s wife has more power over him than the state has.

I fell in love at first sight… I should have looked twice.

Marriage is like a hot bath. Once you get used to it, it’s not so hot.

I got rid of my husband. The cat was allergic.

Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?

After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can’t face each other, but still they stay together.

At the cocktail party, one woman said to another, “Aren’t you wearing your wedding ring on the wrong finger?” The other replied, “Yes, I am, I married the wrong man.”

When I married MR. RIGHT, I didn’t know his first name was ALWAYS!

A man said his credit card was stolen but he decided not to report it because the thief was spending less than his wife did.

When a man opens the door of his car for his wife, you can be sure of one thing: either the car is new or the wife.

Behind every successful man, there is a woman – And behind every unsuccessful man, there are two!

If you want a committed man look in a mental hospital.

My wife suggested a book for me to read to enhance our relationship. It’s titled, “Women are from Venus, Men are Wrong.”

New City

I felt like a small kid watching these well trimmed large landscapes of lush green grass and tress. The look made me feel like some one is closely monitoring the length of the grass grown and trims the excess growth very often. The wide roads might have never felt a human touch- they are aliens to human touch. Apart from accidents, people don’t stop, walk across or stop the cars to quarrel with there fiends or foe.

Surprise package was the camera installed at few miles to monitor the speed of every vehicle; there is a prescribed speed of the car which every driver has to abide. In case he exceeds the limit the sensor installed near cameras will click a snap of the vehicle number and fine would be issued on the credit card or delivered at home. Mentioned above are few ways of developed countries operations. I landed yesterday (28th July 2010) on Heathrow airport (London) at 5.25pm local time (10.30 pm India time) and from that time I am tying hard to relate to this country. The only person I can relate to is my husband rest of all is little strange to me.

The road signs and navigation symbols made me relax a little bit as it resembled India. I want you guys to remember that we were ruled by British for nearly more than 10 decades, so we follow there navigation symbols. The car drive is right hand-just like India-what a relief. At last something to relate. I was incessantly comparing the pro’s and con’s of this country with ours, finally decided nothing can beat India. In spite of better infrastructure, cleaner environment, money yielding companies nothing can beat family, gossip with friend, mom-mom’s food, bitching relatives etc. Hungry caught my attention- so I switched from psychological mode to hungry mode. We stopped on our way back to a costa caffe for a hot chocolate. The hot chocolate costed us 3£ which is INR 210/- ,– with INR 210/- even if I  drank a litter every single day I would have survived for at least a week in India. Strange  country, but powerful. One thing which I hated the most about this country-U have to keep your volumes low. Ask a person like me who by birth has got a extraordinary high pitch. U can’t make noise beyond permissible decibels-which would disturb the neighbours. In case if you dare do so- mamu is called to handle the situation. I was speaking to my family in India in my usual extraordinary high pitch tone, my husband came running out of sleep to remind me to lower my voice. I thought we was bossing around with me, but when he explained me if neighbours complained we would get a fine, I had no choice then to obey. I was like give me a break, wasn’t this a democratic country? now I have to lower my pitch which I have never done in my life. I switched on the exhaust fan in bath room and then spoke to my family in my normal pitch. What a desi feeling………I feel this country in in war, the roads are deserted by 6.30pm ( as if the government has issued a curfew after 7pm), they dont have a good sense of clothing and most of the food they eat is boiled,half cooked.There food category  are divided into 3 types, take aways- canned and microvable.I would prefer to get these food categories in my kitchen…..specialli in india.

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