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The Forgotten Virtue

Since the time I can remember I have always got a kick-out-of-it when people have compared me [in any possible way] to my father and found us alike. However, after marriage I have discovered that I am like my mother in more ways than I can count. We both run our households quite similarly, I caught the fashion bug from her, we even deal with stress and tension similarly [we simply go to sleep! It's hard to be stressed or pissed if you are asleep!], etc. Among many things one similarity that I am actually most glad about is our need for a routine and punctuality. While many would find a routine boring, we find it a relieve. I would say a routine is what keeps me sane; for the control-freak that I am! 

I am a planner [There I said it, happy? :P]  and I love planning. Organizer has been my life-line for most part of my adult life. I love making lists, just so that I have something to tick-off at the end of the day. Besides the fact that it makes me feel in control, a routine, I believe also increases my productivity and efficiency. I was definitely not born to lead a nomadic lifestyle. There are things I need on daily basis [like one needs oxygen] e.g. some form of workout or activity, a good healthy breakfast, a clean house, and an hour to indulge in reading/writing/or dancing [not necessarily in that order]. 

The only spontaneity I indulge in lately is either while making travel plans [I am famous of getting-up and going anywhere anytime!] or over the weekends. From Friday evening till Sunday afternoon we [me and husband] forbid any routine to take over unless we want to!   

And don't even get me started on punctuality. While the west it still considerably better than the situation back home, nonetheless, basic courtesy of informing is missing everywhere. Last weekend when we were out with our friends Adam & Suzanne and we all were discussing how frustrating it is when someone is running late and they do not even call to give a head's up. Rule of thumb : If you are not going to make it within 5 minutes of the the instructed/assigned time - CALL [preferably as soon as you realized you will be late!]

I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time. Charles Dickens 


Me and Hongmi decided to go see "Date Night" to fill our lazy afternoon [followed by Starbucks, of course]. I am not going to write a review on Date Night 'coz really it's not even worth it. It was a decent time pass but Tina Fey and Steve Carrell can do so much better [I am just saying!] Anywhooo, about the outfit? I hadn't worn Indian clothes in a long time and I was itching to wear a salwar [the pants] so I decided to wear it with a twist! The pink top which I had worn previously with leggings here, I thought went quite well with the printed salwar. It was an easy-breezy outfit. My idea of Indian slash Bohemian look. 

Top - Fetched at a Flea Market [London]
Salwar - Cottons [Delhi]
Bangles - Local Boutique 
Shoes - Pretty Fit [Dubai]

P.S. The picture on the right-top-most-corner is courtesy Jamie
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