Tell me, princess... when did you last let your heart decide?





I have a confession to make. I've had lots of absurd crushes and one of them was Aladdin and I was jealous sour of Jasmine. I mean, who could miss that dashing smile Aladdin had? Or the way he would brush his fingers through his hair when he wanted to act smart. The boy who looked cute in tatters became the handsomest guy on screen when Genie transformed him into Prince Ali Ababwa. 


I just felt like sharing this photo with you lovely girls tonight. Don't we all have so many childhood memories associated with Disney classics? Aladdin still manages to be on the top! They are like a treasure trove of lessons and ideals for life Stand up for yourself; Find your place in the sun; The good always wins over the bad; You're beautiful just about as much you are at your heart; Beauty is skin deep, ugliness isn't; THERE IS MAGIC, only if you believe; HOLD ON TO FAITH; A happily-ever-after; so much more! Before you go, princess, when did you last let your heart decide? Think about it. Cheers!

P.S. I'm coming back to writing fiction very soon. Down with flu. Yukh.
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No Place Left In Heaven



How would you feel if you opened your eyes to see your body lying on the floor and a horrifying realization dawns upon you that you are so-very-dead and TRAPPED!? Yikes! You see all the people you care about going about their daily chores, they have moved on, life has moved on, it's only you who is stuck at a dot where there is no touch, no sound, no sense of time and space. You are just one invisible lot of immense cold. And with time, you start growing hands and arms, a head hovering in thin air but that's all the reflection you can get off the full length bedroom mirror. Freaky? Totally!


I'm reading Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger, inspired by her International bestseller, The Time Traveler's Wife. The above lines are from one of the characters in Her Fearful Symmetry. The Time Traveler's Wife was a splendid book. It spoke to me on different levels, but mainly on the level only women can connect. Ah I think I'm gonna go and watch the movie finally. Never was able to have the courage of seeing the movie, the book was just too perfect for me. Tonight shall be it! I need a dose of mushiness and romance tonight because I just dread the thought of a Monday and a loooong week ahead. (In case any of my bosses are reading this, I love my work! Completely!!)


Clare, Henry, here I come! Promise to sweep me off my feet tonight because I just love your love story!


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A Haiku: Wonder - Wordful Wednesday




"a dazed bird sits
in old forgotten alleys of
a bright human world"


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My Lonely City



A lonely city this is. I watch the sun go down with my deep brown eyes. It gives off shadows that spread like dark winged angels on my city that shines as a diamond by the radiant sun. I watch. The tall buildings. I think of the people living in each of them. People with budding hearts, hearts the beat, hearts that resonate with love. One of those hearts belong to me, that darling, silent, unknown heart that I have known for all time. 

A lonely city this is. I watch scores and scores of people, and yet, sometimes it seems like a barren, deserted place. A lonely car I see far off, headed towards an unknown destination. An unknown journey. Take me with you, silent rider, and may be in the midst of not knowing, I'll strip off the last layer of camouflage that suffocates my skin, bare myself to you, in the hopes that you will know me for all my ugliness, for all my weaknesses, for all my sorrow.

A lonely city this is. Let's leave its quiet loneliness behind and drive away to our new mysterious stopping point. I want to lose my silence in yours. Tell me all your sorrows and may be, just may be, you can be convinced that I am what your dying heart needs. Your faint heart beat needs two warm hands to hold it and keep it from fading. Let those hands be mine. Then may be, you won't have to leave my lonely city by nightfall like this. May be , the loneliness won't intimidate you any longer, and may be you'll stay. For me. 


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Love is... Holding onto every precious moment!







I used to collect these comic strips when I was young and paste them all in a diary, meaning it to be a gift for my future husband. I'm feeling so nostalgic right now. I still have that diary with me. I took it out and had a good look at it once more. It was soothing because it reminded me that a sincere love is always returned and I will soon have my share of it too :)

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First World Problems -- TGIF!



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Capturing Perfection



I've known nothing but perfect love. It's just the way I'm built. And no matter how crazy or weird it gets, things eventually fall into place. Building software systems and testing them, I found no matter how hard we try, we cannot make a system to the perfection of a cent-percent-brilliance. But the system made by the Almighty is perfect in every sense of the way. Everything balances out its opposite. And everything, absolutely everything is made to fit into the larger picture.

I have given up being a control freak a long time back and I was amazed to see how relieving it was. Tell yourself that some things are bound to happen while some things are just not meant to be. You can try, and all your struggle can either bring fruit or go down the drain. It hurts, some times it goes way more than just a four letter word h-u-r-t. But leave it. Shush. Leave it. Let go. Open your hands and give your troubles over in God's safe hands. Let Him take care of them for you. Relieve yourself of the worry, the control-it-syndrome. Stay human.

So, like I said, I believe there's a perfect love indeed, even when half the population of the planet complains about how unfair life is. There is never a single day I don't find something to bring me a smile. And yes, there isn't a single night that goes dreamless. Pain, hurt, sorrow, gloom, poverty, tyranny exists because there is happiness, love, kindness, purity, honesty, faith, hope, tolerance and compassion to contrast to that. Without this contrast, could you tell the difference?

Perfect love exists. Seize it!

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6 Songs That Celebrate Girl Power

Welcome to this week's Tunes I Like Tuesday and see what's on my play list this week.
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1. Destiny's Child - Independent Women




2. Lady Gaga - Born This Way




3. Toni Braxton - He Wasn't Man Enough




4. Christina Aguilera - Fighter




5. Pink - So What




6. Shania Twain - That Don't Impress Me Much



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The Best Of the perfect line








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Knowing Myself: A Haiku -- WordfulWednesday (51)



"i want to forget
you; but then, how will I ever
remember myself"

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10 Best Songs of All Time

Welcome to this week's Tunes I Like Tuesday and see what's on my play list this week.
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1. Believe (1998) Cher



I remember when this song made it on the top charts for so many consecutive weeks. I discovered Cher with this number and the tune just stays in your mind longer and longer, every time you hear it! 'Believe' and other songs of the likes took us into a new phase of music starting with the 2000s, slowly making way to digital music.


2. Wannabe (1996) Spice Girls



Who can ever, ever, ever forget this one out of a playlist of 90s hits!? Personally Spice Girls and Boyzone make my favorite pair of girl-boy chemistry. Spice Girls made it big with this song and is still played the most out of all their hits. Kinda like the true girl powa song for you. If you wana be my lover... boys are you listenin'!?

3. Apologize (2007) Timbaland feat One Republic



The perfect song for a blend of awesome music and sentimental lyrics! If you're a music junkie like me, your playlist won't be complete without this one. Why is it that any time you're down, your favorite sad song seems to be playing on the radio? Most of the times, folks, it's this one here. Save Apologize for the last sad song you're playing tonight and the music will just stay with you in a subtle way!


4. Another Brick in the Wall - Part II (1980) Pink Floyd



I've always been a fan of old music because of their class, music, concept and meaningful lyrics. Forgot this one? I'm sure you didn't! 


5. Staying Alive (1978) Bee Gees



The best song for a party any time, any day, whatever the year. Happy, happy tune that just makes you get up and dance. Down in the dumps? Play this one and you will surely be smiling by the end of it! Many remixes of this song are available, but there's nothing like the original one! Rock on!


6. Thriller (1982) Michael Jackson



The song that took the King of Pop's music career to sky high, rocket power success. Thriller doesn't even need mentioning. The song/album not only made this Music Genius a fortune, but sold billions of copies after his death too! Michael Jackson's career is a journey of one star studded performance after another, but there is nothing like Thriller. Nor there will be! 


7. I Will Always Love You (1992) Whitney Houston



The beautiful, beautiful love ballad in the deep, soulful voice of Whitney Houston just takes your breath away. Have you known a selfless love in your life? Did you ever have to let them go? Whitney's best song, one of the most famous songs of all time, I Will Always Love You is as timeless as a fairy tale, as beautiful as a classic and as tender as a heart felt emotion!


8. I'll be Missing You (1997) Puff Daddy & Faith Evans ft. 112



A song that one chants as a religious mantra. You cannot help but sway and sing along to this one. Lost someone? A loved one? Family? Partner? A best friend? A soul mate? This could be the most apt, beautiful dedication to them!


9. I Gotta Feeling (2009) Black Eyes Peas



Let's welcome a newer song into our playlist. We have so many of them with the rise of hip hop and digital music. This one is a happy number. Play it, get up and dance! Truly enjoyable!


10. Macarena (1996) Los Del Rio



Somehow this feels like a blast from the past, doesn't it? Funky, enjoyable and peppy! Remember our chic Macarena? Come meet her!


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A Story Of Survival





It was a blissful weekend; a lot of soul searching, a lot of soulful music, heart to heart talk with some of my old friends, knowing how they have been doing all the while we were disconnected, catching up, the sorts. I'm happy I linked up with them once more. I am discovering myself all over again, and I'm discovering who my real friends are and who love me for me and who just don't. I'm just taking each day as it comes. I know it will be fine. God will heal me.  

But you know what? Amidst all thoughts of yourself, you realize there are so many less fortunate people than you. Your own sorrow seems small in front of them. I want to open my heart and let this tell me I still have so much to be thankful for. 
Sometimes in life we feel so blue, but someone somewhere is not happy as you.
Somewhere far at the border when a soldier sleeps, missing his loved ones he silently weeps.
Somewhere a mother painfully sighs 'cause, her new born baby didn't open her eyes.
Somewhere a poor dad silently cries, when he sees his son begging for a bowl of rice.
Somewhere in an orphanage a little girl is sad, when she misses her mom & dad.
So at times a reason to smile you may not have any, Just say to yourself that you are happier than many
'Cause life is beautiful & its not always blue
And someone somewhere is not as happy as you...

Got this poem in a text message. Heart warming isn't it?
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Happily Ever After Starts Here - Fantastic Friday


Welcome to this week's edition of Fantastic Friday, where we talk about happiness and inspiration and everything that goes in between!
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What was that one fairy tale you solemnly believed in as a girl?


Once upon a time there was a little girl who had a bottle full of love. She loved it so dearly, she held it close to her always. The bottle shone out with affection to anyone who would look at it. Greedy as she was, she never dared to open it and hence, missed out on all the magic of it. The label at the back said, "Learn to share, and when you do, open this bottle, it's meant for two; it will bring you joy, and cast away all pain, when you find your happiness, in someone else's gain..." 




A woman I know dreamed day and night of a knight in shining armor. Her imagination showed her a gallant hero like figure who would save her from the clutches of a dreadful evil and take her to his far off kingdom where they would live happily ever after. When love came, it wasn't a knight in shining armor; what mattered was kindness, compassion, trust and a little manly ardor!


Grandma and Grandpa were an awesome couple. They often ended up mixing up and drinking tea from each other cups. They finished each other's sentences and I never failed to absorb the love they so generously radiated. When grandma grew fatally ill, grandpa never let her be sad. "Why should she be sad when we have had an ocean of happiness between us?" When grandma closed her eyes, she was smiling back to grandpa over a forgotten joke. Romeo and Juliet died in love, But grandpa and grandma were far better, who grew old together!


To the bride, whose husband never loved her enough. You gave someone your life, your time, your devotion, all so willingly. You thought marrying someone meant having them too. It hurts, I know, hurts every time you watch him sleep indifferently. Don't cry, Darling Bride. Every tear you shed takes the form of a tiny pearl somewhere. Your fairy tale does not end here. All it needs is a little faith and a warm heart to place that faith. Your fairy tale hasn't begun but it soon will be. 


We all make mistakes. Eve's apple. Same story over and over. Every thing falls into place when it is all meant to be. Fairy tales are written in Heaven! 


It was bad, heart breaking and you feel like your tears will never stop. Little Girl, cry if you want. But no more tears tomorrow. Tomorrow is a new day; leave the past here in the now and close the book. Open a new one, a book with empty pages and fill them words of hope and happiness and love. Design it with colours. Adorn it with lessons of your past. Someday, someone might open your book, and fall in love with all that you have to give the world. Dance once more, smile from the heart, let it fill your eyes with shine. Let every love ballad warm your soul and let it fill you with hope, because happily ever after is soon to be!


Because







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...who do you think you are, running around leaving scars, collecting your jar of hearts, and tearing love apart...


Thursdays bring the same nostalgic feelings as Octobers do. Kinda like, take me back in time when Thursday used to be the last working day of the week and Friday and Saturday were holidays. That makes Sunday as the first day of the week. We spent the day going out to my aunt's every Thursday and watching an old, crazy movie with my cousins. What am I missing about that time? I'm not sure. But the thing I miss most about my childhood was the eagerness to grow up and share what I had to give. Every second of my childhood still within reach of my recall has somehow been tied with the one person that I waited to meet and did meet only later, to be unsure of any feeling towards it.


Working since 7am, the crazy routine is taking its toll on me but at least it gives me no time to go into another train of thoughts. But Thursdays, ah, they are something I so dearly love. That's all for now, need to rush once more.


Question for the day: What was the fairy tale that has never failed to charm you?


Come by tomorrow!
Take care~ 


Title Courtesy: Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri
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A Modern Fairy Tale -- WordfulWednesday (50) *W/LINKY*



"each step keeps pulling
us together; the calling of the
heart is still so strong!"
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Woh Humsafar Thhaa - Sufi Music: Tunes I Like Tuesday



Dedicate it to your someone special, I just did to mine!


Just today I was talking to my friend about how my Tunes I Like Tuesday series were getting boring but I came across a song I just had to share! This one is a soulful number, originally sung by Abida Parveen, one of the finest Sufi vocalists of the modern era. This song completely takes you to a new level and the remake is equally enjoyable. Currently airing as the OST for a famous Pakistani TV Series Humsafar, the ghazal is making waves amongst the youth once more, with all the modern music, drums and guitars they enjoy. And yet, many are turning back to the original version for the immense grace of it.


You don't have to understand the language to appreciate the magic of this ghazal, as long as you enjoy pure eastern music. Just hit the play button and let it take over you!





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Life Partners; So You're in it for life!



Women are to be treated as queens. Any man is not a man till he understands and accepts that his respect is due to all the women around him, especially when it comes to his wife. 

A wife is every thing from your best friend to your life partner, but make sure you give her the due position and respect she deserves. First and foremost of her rights is love and respect, without condition.

Love her, accept her, help her into her new life with you, and she will surprise you with the way she loves you back. Love her unconditionally, for she leaves her family, friends and her whole life and steps into yours to start a new one, just with you. Do not underestimate any sacrifice she makes for you.

Love her when she sips on your coffee or tea. She only wants to make sure it tastes just right for you.

Love her when she "pushes" you to pray. She wants to be with you in Jannah (Paradise).


Love her when she asks you to play with the kids. She did not "make" them on her own.


Love her when she is jealous. Out of all the men she can have, she chose you.


Love her when she has annoying little habits that drives you nuts. You have them too.


Love her when her cooking is bad. She tries.


Love her when she asks if she looks fat. Your opinion counts, so tell her she's beautiful.


Love her when she looks beautiful. She's yours so appreciate her.


Love her when she spends hours to get ready. She only wants to look her best for you.


Love her when she cries for absolutely nothing. Don't ask, just tell her its going to be okay.


Love her when she suffers from PMS. Buy chocolate, rub her feet and back and just chat to her (trust me this works!)


Love her when whatever you do is not pleasing her. It happens to every one once in a while and hers will pass too.


Love her when she tells you how to drive. She only wants you to be safe.


Love her simply because she is yours. You don't need any other reason more special than that!


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