Late night thoughts..

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With a journal in one hand, she stopped at the edge of the lake. That was one of the hardest days to pass, every year. Maybe that’s the way it was supposed to be. Maybe she will always be that girl whose sadness is bigger than her. Maybe she will always be the same girl she was, when she was 8, 14 or 21 or maybe there will come a time when age stops having anything to do with her life, when it’s only her and her beautiful,wicked & kind pieces. Until then, maybe she will just stay the way she has been all this while, complicated & confused, but still hopeful.

Maybe she should start acknowledging the stranger she bumped into, while on her way to work. Maybe she should make amends to things that no longer are, or maybe make peace with the past demons. When the world is struggling to make peace with themselves, she should compliment them and watch the sparkle in their eyes. Get to know their fragments. Destroy the idea that drags her down, makes her unsure of herself. Don’t let the world frighten her, she is used to picking up the shattered pieces by herself. But how will she not flinch at the heat of fire? How will she not move out of the way when someone tries to run her down? How can she just stop being human? What she should do, is stop settling for a life of sitting still! She should go out there and tell people how she really feels, until one day she is okay with the silence and emptiness, that is left behind.

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She should stop deconstructing herself from the inside, she belongs here, you belong here, because she’s more of what everyone can see and there’s no need for the world to know every bit, down to her core.

And no one will ever know, what that day meant to her.

xoxo
Manveet.

Turn me into literature, will you?

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Distorted thoughts hit me like a hurricane and you know i’m tired.
When i tell you everything that disturbs my calm,
do you care enough to present the world in my palm?
Saying things out aloud is easy, what is difficult is the art of meaning.
Do you mean what you say, or do you just ‘say’?
Regardless of the collateral damage that comes with every conversation,
Won’t you love me like i’m an answer to your your every effing temptation?
Rainfall maybe a cause for celebration for some,
but, floods, the ones you caused, had the power to overflow our lives.
Sunsets that bring out the romance in me, will you let it die or let it thrive?
Different people, different mindsets, yet an alignment of thoughts..
Will the universe experience it fully or in snapshots?

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Will you then get under my skin and try and understand what my veins tell you?
Or would you just let it slide by, like the creases on my dress?
Its hard to say, its hard to tell..
Is love easy, or will it swell!

So answer me, my love..
Will you ever, ever, turn me into literature?

xoxo
Manveet

The Legal Affair


It had been a hectic week at the office. She was ecstatic to have a relaxed Friday evening. Just as she was about to reach for her bag, the phone buzzed. It was him. They had been sneaking around like this for almost 5 years. “Hi, what time are you planning to leave?”, he asked. Still indecisive about her plan, she said, “the usual time”. “I’ll be waiting at the coffee shop in 20 mins, let’s catch up.” She hesitated but gave in, “Yeah that would be great, see you! ”

 
She thought about how long this could last . But as they had successfully completed 5 years of their marriage, she knew they could still do these little dates, without anyone else knowing them.
By Manveet Kaur

The Stranger With A Blue Diary.. 

The most startling revelations are the ones that you never saw coming about a stranger who you would probably never see again. I’d always wondered what it must be like until I experienced it myself.
On a train to Marseille, I bumped into a man, who seemed very nervous & anxious with people around him as he kept moving his hands & couldn’t rest at one place. He had a dreary face which dripped of pain. I noticed him on the platform first, waiting for the train to arrive. As the train chugged slowly towards us, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of intrigue about this stranger who had a little backpack which he kept hold of very closely like it was a treasure of sorts. I boarded & as the train gained momentum I noticed the same man sitting right across me in the fully occupied coach. The usual hustle-bustle of train stations was getting away from us & moving towards the destination. A while later, I was lost in my own thoughts when suddenly a ruffled noise distracted me. What caught my attention was a blue diary he had in his hand. He kept opening it up, looking at something & closing it down. I wondered what it had. Wondered what was going on in his mind.
The train went past warehouses, bridges & shattered old houses. Through tinted dirty windows I saw people going on with their day & the parallel lives they lead.
I came to my senses as the train came to a jolt. I struggled to read the free newspaper handed to me as nothing was successful in holding my interest. Once again my eyes wandered, I looked up & saw him touching the seat next to him & the blue diary. He was the only one occupying two spaces in the coach.
After the ticket collector left, my focus shifted to the radio the person next to me was listening to since the past half hour. It was going to be a cloudy weekend ahead & they were cautioning people to stay indoors as a storm was expected in the next 72 hours. I thought about my pet dog at home, how he must be going crazy with all the thundering in the skies.
There was an old lady chatting away on her phone, just everyday banter about a neighbour. And just when I thought the man wouldn’t fidget with his diary, he did it again. My mind was racing with a million whys & my palms were sweaty.
The coach emptied a bit as people got down at various stations. And I tried to get as close as I could to this mysteriously strange man, he got up from his seat & as he leaned forward to see outside, he dropped a piece of paper. Picking it up as soon as I could I slowly moved my fingers on the demarcations drawn on the hastily torn paper. It appeared to be from a personal diary as there were random thoughts scribbled all over it. One of them said – “You know you’re okay, when thunderstorms and lightnings turn into lullabies and make you sleep.”

These lines struck a chord with me. I was clueless but they pinched right through my heart & I wanted to know the reason behind this pain.
The blue diary raised a lot of questions time & again in my mind & as the train arrived at its destination I gathered my things & quickly decided to follow the man. I went past tea- coffee vendors, book sellers & little kiosks. He stopped near one of the soup stalls & looked dearly at the train he just got off from. This emotion on the face disturbed me & as I began to walk towards him, he moved towards the exit, took a taxi & left. I followed suit.
I kept following him until he reached an old house in the suburbs of the city. The name plate on the door read ‘Samuel James’. I watched him go inside & contemplated what to do. I kept waiting there for any activity or information I could get.
A little while later, another man arrived at the house, he was a strong muscled man with a receding hairline & had a briefcase in his hand. I hustled to hide behind the bushes & in the process got scratched by the thorny ones & started to bleed. I covered my bruised leg & tried to sneak a peek inside the house. I saw the man with the diary, writing something in it. And the other one watching him contently.
After what seemed like an hour the muscled man comes out the front door. They exchanged goodbyes & he moved towards his car. I walked up to him & introduced myself as a friend of Samuels’. He seemed surprised with this information & said, ‘Sorry but I haven’t seen you around ever.’ ‘I was away for a while for a job assignment so,’ I managed to reply. He said he was glad to see a friendly face & would be good for Samuel. I struggled to keep up the facade & handed him the piece of paper i had so he could decipher it for me. ‘He just comes across a very disturbed person with a lot of pain in his emotionless eyes, I would like to know the reason,’ I said. ‘ I’m sorry but I’m his therapist & I’m not allowed to leak any information about my patients’, he said with a stern look. I coaxed him & he replied,’ Didn’t you say you were a friend?’ ‘I’m an acquaintance, I said , maybe he doesn’t remember me at all. Please help me out here, I really want to know what happened with him.’ He signalled me to sit & took out the piece of paper. What I found out in the next half hour shook me up. He told me, ‘ Samuel had a wife & today is her first death anniversary. She was travelling by the same train he did today. He was in therapy since the past one year & only today I got him to travel by the same train. The seats he occupied were the ones he & his wife sat on. And the blue diary he had in his hand was his wife’s where she often wrote her heart out.’ I couldn’t muster up the courage to know how it all happened but then again I’d to know. He proceeded to tell me that the day she was travelling, a group of terrorists hijacked the train & started shooting randomly. She was just trying to protect a child when she got hit by a bullet that ripped right through her heart & there she died, right on the spot. Since that day Samuel hasn’t recovered. He loved his wife so dearly & his whole life shattered the day she left the world. Today was an extremely difficult day for Samuel as he left his home and tried to face the memories that haunt him. I was left speechless with nothing but just a piece of paper in my hand written by a stranger about his current state of mind.
xoxo

Manveet

Madness, Romanticism & a touch of Sentiment. 

” I’ve to act sane with you, which isn’t really my forte, the thing about most people & situations in life is that they try & control me & my madness which in fact is my guiding light. What would I do without my insanity, if you take that way, you take me away. Is that what you want?” , she said after a long pause. This thought had been lingering on for long in her mind & she dreaded the moment she had to spell it out but now was the time & she was in no mood of holding it in anymore.  
It was one of the few cold mornings which made the heart feel the chill too. What do you do when your heart goes cold, she wondered but then it had been long she had felt anything & knew the feeling way too well. And one thing she agreed with herself upon, the fact that she never lamented things, there were always perspectives that inspired her & whenever something bothered her, all she did was change her perspective. From being sentimental to being a romantic, you gotta switch between the two so that your heart knows the difference & can stop itself before reaching the point of agony.


This exactly is the irony of life, there’s a difference between being a romantic & being sentimental. Romanticism can be felt all by yourself, walking past an antique store & feeling romantic about a typewriter which flames the old soul in you & you wish to type love letters, not particularly addressed to a certain person but to the idea of love. Sentiment on the other hand is attached with a person, a thing, a memory & hardly leaves you. Talking about this makes me nostalgic about a book I read – This Side Of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald which states – “I’m not sentimental–I’m as romantic as you are. The idea, you know, is that the sentimental person thinks things will last–the romantic person has a desperate confidence that they won’t.” So the choice of being either or both lies in your hands but mind it, both of them come with their own baggage.

Love

Manveet.

The Art in an Artist..


As I picked a book up from the airport bookshop.. I accidentally flipped open another one thudding loudly to the floor. With all eyes on me, i quickly picked it up and to my surprise, I noticed the page that was left open. What it read, made me think about the joys of serendipity.. There it said –

Love & live fiercely (and don’t forget to stop along the way & take pictures!)
What a beautiful message I thought to myself. Sums up my life pretty perfectly.. All i want in life is to live it, make a difference, run like crazy through situations that don’t make sense & just not stop, keep moving even if sometimes it’s on a snail’s pace. But only an artist can know the pain that comes along with always trying to get a meaning out of life & that’s one of my biggest struggles ever.
 There’s a theory not often discussed, perhaps because I’m the inventor of the theory – that if you have not been miserable at some point of your life, or hit rock bottom then probably you have never felt what it takes to be an artist. Don’t know about you, but believe me, an artist is in itself a piece of art and I’m sure the sadness with which they feel things can never be put into words.. They are someone who can connect with the happiest & the most saddest people on the planet because that’s how they feel things, in extremes.


Sometimes when you fall in with an artist it’s like falling in love with the most beautiful flower, you gotta love the roots as well but the ironic thing is you don’t focus on the roots in the first place, as in the case of an artist you just focus on the art but not the pain it is inspired from, but when fall arrives, and the flower sheds its leaves, you get lost .. Why? Because you never knew what to do with the morose roots & with the new found form of the flower.
So, here’s to finding beauty in the most rawest of forms & to feel the fall arrive, finally!

Love

Manveet

Escalating escapism!

imageIs it the downpour or is it you that’s put me in this mood. The mood which takes me from one memory to another, from one person to another, I know for a fact that not everyone can comprehend what I’m trying to write here but isn’t that the beauty of life, not understanding everything yet hopelessly expecting the best to happen.. Do you even know what it’s like to have a conversation. A conversation with oneself, that too in this melancholic yet thought provoking weather. Something in me turns around and says, ‘ Why all these layers? Who are you waiting for to peel off all these one by one and get into your soul? ‘ But then I realise it’s me who wants some stardust.. To sprinkle it on the many layers of my insides and light them up for the world to see what was hidden all this while. Not hidden by chance but by purpose. It’s not a crossword you could solve but an abstract painting, the more you keep staring at it, the more you would be puzzled.

imageOnly a Pluviophile would understand the combination of the weather & the thoughts that occur within you. It’s like the rain comforts us, let’s us feel as if along with the refreshed greenery of the leaves, we too would be washed up by the dripping droplets and our souls would dance to the rhythm of the monsoon. Is it only me or you feel the same ?

This is only an excerpt of the vividness of my mind while I wait to travel alone to the city that’s mine. Makes me feel connected to everything I left there.. Here I am looking out to the dark painted sky that’s making me love the gloominess around.. With the heavily guarded heart of mine, I tread onto a path that will only let me delve deeper into what I’ve been trying to escape myself from!

xx
Manveet

The Unanswered Ones. 

large (10) What is it? What is that one thing that makes you different.. Different from the rest of this beautiful yet cold world? Tell me about it. Do you think you know a person you have spent more years with or the person whose years you have known in just a few days? Think about it. Take as much time as you want but give me an answer I’d be convinced with. 

I want to know what drives you crazy or what is it about people that turns you off. Also the things people do.. Do they have an immediate impact on you or do you have an emotionless persona?
Is it really those winter nights that trigger your loneliness or is there always winter in your heart?
Or is there hope for another season of spring just waiting to bloom!
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Tell me the things people said about you or to you which will never be forgotten or just how they can never be true, including the moment you thought they would not be so cruel yet bearing it all with an indifferent expression trying to hold yourself together.
Also about the night you fought with your demons and survive and silently applauding yourself for the little battle you won.. They say you should choose your battles, as not each one of it is to be fought but what if the battles choose you?
Tell me why is it that some part of you will never be known by anyone. Why that little corner hidden from the world, when it is as beautiful as the icebergs that kill you yet you are intrigued to know more!
And what goes on in your mind.. The thoughts that conquer you when you lie awake at night, hoping for once that this time, you won’t bleed through someone else’s wounds.
xoxo
Manveet.

familia! ❤️

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There are things and there are memories.. There are people and then there’s family. There’s nothing in this big wide world that can make you as vulnerable as family. What they mean to you, no one can even come close to it. The ‘n’ number of times you fight & make up & the bond just goes stronger. How would I ever explain in words how much I love them and how I would do anything just so I could see them happy.. the highs of highs & the lows of lows you have seen with them and they won’t judge a single thing you do, they would just accept you. No matter how many times you puked & your brother was there to hold you always and just no matter what my wish , it was his command. Also the numerous bad decisions you made, and they were always there to let you just be & yet they would embrace you in your arms and cry for hours, over things that mattered, and also on the ones that didn’t. 

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How after everything you would just run upto your mother and give her word by word descriptions and she would always just attentively listen and advice you selflessly, like you are the most important, like there’s nothing more valuable than you are. She would always be there, without asking any questions, supporting you through thick & thin. Hearing you talk about your friends, relationships, peer pressures, life changing decisions, letting you weigh all the pros & cons and making you feel like you take your own decisions whilst she would silently be guiding you.
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And lastly the most important man in your life, your father. How could I ever repay him for not only being the loving & kind father he is but also the most generous & clear-hearted human being. He’s the one who could never see me cry, the one who couldn’t see a pimple on my face, the one who would hug me & everything just fell into place. Who will always be your hero, the one man in your life who will do anything just to see you smile. I cannot thank God enough for all the three angels in my life. How I wouldn’t be the person I’m today, without all of you. The loves of my life and my lifelines.
To Family.
Manveet

I Never Thought.. 

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I never thought.. 

 
That the world could revolve around one person.. That waking up to that someone can be the most beautiful thing ever felt.. That missing the one can be so positively painful.. That sometimes sharing the thoughts that dominate your messy brain can sound like music.. That watching TV together could be so simply satisfying.. That it would be so easy to sometimes just believe that everything will fall into place when being with that someone, also when real world issues crop up and you had thought that it would be a difficult way but then there’s the one that just sweeps you off your feet and you just know what you were waiting all your life for.. That venting to the one could be so heart-relieving & that life could be stress-free in a flash.. That the silence between us could speak volumes.. That life’s everyday stuff could be so sexy, just watching the other person be and being comfortable with each other’s presence could be as therapeutic as listening to the sound of rain.. That love could redefine its own meaning and not mean putting each other down but uplifting each other’s lives in the most inspiring ways ever.. That life will never be perfect but you gotta find happiness in those imperfect moments. 
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That you could feel like a dervish feels when dancing to God’s tunes and be in sync with your own soul when being with the one.
 
It was not possible, not until I met you. 
 
xoxo
Manveet 

Live it up, it is indeed these moments..

Life is usually a mix of things.. Things that life up your soul & make you feel that there’s nothing better in this universe than the present moment. It’s the little bakery shops that smell like they were dipped in chocolate. Or the cute European cafes that give you blissful food and you land up savouring the last bits.. Life is what you make it to be.. It’s also the tiny baby steps taken in the park slowly maintaining the balance and then falling in the most adorable way ever. The things, the moments that invoke emotions.. The feeding of the ducks in the ponds.. Or maybe just sitting in the park writing this piece of work.. Also look at mountain tops & imagine screaming at the top of your voice.. Or just sit and look at clouds forming shadows on them.. Become the kid whose building castles in the sand or just keep building castles in the air.. Look at infinite and unending lake shores or wonder what’s it would be like to be there collecting pebbles..
Feel the water or drown in it.. Your soul is your window and your life is the door to make it all come true..
You can just widen your horizons in your dreams or grab them in your hands and make them possible..
What you do with what you are offered or what you make out of it, is all upto you!

xoxo
Manveet

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Perpetual Evolution, Inspiration & A Little Dose Of Sin.

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For no apparent reason, i sometimes feel like the essence of life isn’t that you live it simply, the way its meant to be lived but to thrive on uncertainty which has its own aura, the aura of the unknown, where only a few who dare to cross the lines that are drawn for them, reach. Is there anything more risqué than that? Probably not because if you ask me, i’m all for a li’l bit of adrenaline rush that makes you forget the right & the wrong and just lets you live the moment, savour it and makes you gush about it whilst you are simply sitting recounting the countless times you have narrated the experience and still felt the same like you did the very first time.

But people change.. so does life.

We all do, for the better or worse is an entirely different question, a question that sometimes haunts you and comes knocking every time you are in an idle moment, because if whatever happens in your life doesn’t change you, it evolves you, maybe gradually but believe me it is perpetual and inevitable. Sometimes you grow into a better version of yourself but sometimes you are directionless, as jumbled as the wires that refuse to untangle and that’s when you know what it feels like to be part of the mystery called ‘life’.

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Inspiration goes a long way, in making you feel at home when in actuality you are lost. Like a deep-frenzied conversation, where you don’t know what the crux of the conversation is but you don’t want it to end because if that happens, that will end your misery too and that’s not what you want. Feelings, they say, make you miserable but what if those feelings are the ones that inspire you. Inspiration is subjective and if that’s what makes your heart tick, go for it, no matter how miserable you get.

There’s a saying that goes – ‘ Don’t judge someone just because they sin differently than you.’ Does that ring a bell?

xoxo
Manveet

Of folded pages and people..

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As i pick up that book i had been reading from the past few days, i run my fingers over the edges of the page that was folded, setting it straight i realize how it feels heavenly losing ourselves between some folded pages like there’s something that will have its own continuity, being read or even written by us that would change the course of our lives and when that happens, be sure to accept why you feel a certain change in yourself and how you owe it to those few folded pages.

The relationships you form in life and the things you read and learn have a very intermingling effect, they are entwined with each other like knots that refuse to untie. How you treat the people in your life and how beautiful it turns out, is something that completely depends on the kind of person you are and want to be. What you read and immerse yourself in actually affects the kind of people you will have in your life and the ones you will choose to let them stay. Then there will be those that will have a ripple effect on you like everyday acquaintances, the ones who leave an impact on you by just a single sentence or gesture. How you choose to let it define you, is totally your call.

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Then there are those you will find in those ‘folded pages’ that are those fictional characters that make you feel alive and how you wish they existed in reality. Also the ones you write about as those words hold more truth than memories because there will be a time when i won’t be able to recall but i can read them again and feel as if i’m reliving the same.

Then there are those who inspire you to write, not only about them but just write. Like i get a feeling that i have known you, from another time or some other world where we existed. And now i just found you.. Like you are so much a part of me and i completed the puzzle.. like you were breathing all along but i felt you just now.. All this and how!

Between the folded pages..

xoxo
Manveet

“Will You Love Me in December As You Do In May?” – Jack Kerouac

Will You?

Reading and watching ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ just makes me want to quote one of its very famous lines – ‘As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.’ Its a beautifully written book that describes how love can come knocking to you in the most grimiest of life’s situations, yet how amazing you feel from your insides like they would burst into little sparkles and lighten up your world.

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Some would describe love as ‘An Illusion beyond imagination’, as one of my longtime friends’ once mentioned. But is it? Is it something that would be beyond what we imagine it would be or its an illusion that disappears right when we are about to enter the world of hopeless romanticism with hints of modern cynicism.

Or Is Love like the little gestures of care and kindness that we are so used to in this so called life that we forget to acknowledge them and take them for granted as safe investments that won’t expire until we don’t want them but one day you wake up and realize that they just got past the maturity date and all this while we forgot to redeem them.

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If you ask me, Love is the caramel on top of the sinful french desert called ‘The Crème brûlée’ , as its burnt so softly that the beauty of the desert lies in it burning gently and feels like you just tasted ‘paradise’. 

Love is simply anything and everything that makes you feel on top of the world and all you want is the one you love, sitting beside you, in the balcony of a lovestruck home with flowers and having soul-deep conversations with. It sometimes does get in-explainable and that’s the wonderful thing about it, you don’t know what you are into until you are neck deep in it and have no way out, only to let it swing you along wherever it leads to, which i’m sure would be a place where sunshine and rainbows meet.

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Also Frida Kahlo once said – ” Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic.” What happens when you find someone like this? You keep them in your heart, let them in your world and gradually all they do is become that world. Treasure is too understated a word for this. You should lock them up in the deepest corners of your soul and let them breathe through the little spaces that you have pierced in yourself, just as much as you are ready to share them with the rest of the mankind.

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So until i find you and lock you up, i would keep sleeping because you appear in my dreams and that’s where i keep you with me.

xoxo
Manveet.

Be a firefly in the dark.

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Do we ever realise what we do to our life?

Do we ever just sit & ponder over what lead us to this, the self-questioning and the chaos in this little world that has so much love to offer?

When did we become so cruel that we didn’t really pay attention to what we were doing to ourselves and to the people around us?

These questions, no matter how much we try to answer, will still be answer less, if we don’t really know what we truly crave for in this world, is kindness.

You can’t just do things and not expect them to have ripple effects. You can’t just not think about how it would affect the people around you. Maybe I’m sounding ‘ too good to be true ‘, right now but what I do believe in is the fact that you gotta live your life in a way that truly reflects the goodness and the humanity that’s required in this harsh world of mean & selfish people. Be like a breath of fresh air, so that when people meet you, they want to be like you and in order to be that, they end up inspiring someone else too.

Be your authentic self, believe me, you’ll never be more happier.
Embrace whatever scares you, make little changes and soon you will see a big one.
It only and only starts with you, so go out, make a difference and sleep like a baby who knows no bad in this world, whose just untouched by all the hatred, who knows no difference between two people of different religions or races. Just be whatever makes you feel good in the inside and you will glow like a firefly in the dark!

( Inspired by ‘ The Secret Letters Of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari ‘ )

xoxo
Manveet.

A Writer’s Love.. With A Glass Of Wine!

Not like those dry spells you have but like a glass of wine that makes you feel like that life and love go hand in hand and with a bit of pixie dust of romance, it can light up fires that are hard to extinguish.

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When you come to think of it, It’s actually not about the missing pages that were lost from the book of her life.. It’s about the ones that are yet to be written and are slowly disclosing themselves. The ones that tell you that love exists, but with different intensities.

Live her through the many characters she creates, the many written pieces of her soul not everyone can comprehend.. Discover the ones closest to her heart and figure out why, those are the ones that tell you who she is.

Feel the intensity of the words inked by her, kiss the stories they weave and the meaning they give to your life, it’s in those stories you will find emotions carved with utmost delicacy without spilling them all over.

 

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There’s something about the written words that give you a concrete proof of being alive. It’s when you feel that dull ache, do you truly realise what’s it like to feel everything so deeply.. It maybe a boon but it is as much a curse. And that’s when you find her etched in the excerpts of those beautifully expressed pieces of art.. That touch you and leave you spellbound.

 

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But it’s the one that she gives her heart to that tops everything that came into her life until now. It’s the only one that counts.

Be the forever she always dreamt of, and there maybe a love that doesn’t care where forever ends..

xoxo
Manveet

What are you.. A 2 AM or a 2 PM person?

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They say you never really know what you talk about when you talk from the heart and without using much of your mind.. The thoughts that dominate your conscious mind are the ones that come out subconsciously at night, slowly and steadily creeping out of the grey person you are. Why do i connect this with someone with a grey mind? Because somethings and some thoughts are better kept in between the blacks & whites of your life.. and if you can decipher those, believe me.. the greys that you feel and discover, are most often the ones that overpower you and there comes a time when you just can’t contain them in your heart, they overwhelm you with all of their beauty and there’s nothing more breathtaking than exploring the ‘in-betweens’ and yet feeling like you have figured yourself out.

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You are someone at 2 pm, living the life that is expected out of you, behaving the way society wants you to, juggling between the responsibilities of your so called life but the ‘You’ that you are when the duskiness is at its peak, that is who you are. You let your feelings speak, you let yourself be and the best is that you don’t feel apologetic about it, no matter what is it that you feel or how it is that you feel that, regardless of the fact that once the day breaks you have to be the 2 pm person that you are.

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There was never a written statement somewhere guaranteeing you that knowing the grey in me would be a peachy walk in the sun, i’m born out of the 2 am personality that draws you closer to falling for an addiction, an addiction that you know can be crazily fatal for you but yet you want to feel it, get hooked on it and maybe never get out of it and if that’s what you want, i welcome you to stay and know the 2 am people that we are, without even the slightest crease of it in the 2 pm moulds that we have to be.

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xoxo

Manveet

The Inevitable & The Necessary.. Change & Growth!

Once in a lifetime when you decide things for yourself you need to make changes that are inevitable & that will only make your quality of life, worthy of what it has to be.

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The trouble is you think you have time.. Buddha quoted it, you gotta live like it.

 

Listed below are some pointers as to what they could be:

-Only the contact numbers, Facebook friends, weekend plans, relationships and roommates you actually want including acquaintances.

-Being confident enough to no longer justify what you eat, who you date or what you wear, not only to other people, but to yourself too.

-A clear picture of what you consider to be your ‘go to’ outfit, something to wear to an interview, office party, wedding, impromptu night out and a date if it crops up out of nowhere.

-A drink recipe as you like it, a restaurant for that without a doubt yum lunch, hairstyle that takes less than five minutes in the morning, a diary that you can scribble anything into, a favorite book to lift up your spirits, and a personally decorated area at your place where you’d like to entertain friends & family.

-The ability to pack one’s essentials at a moment’s notice should you have the chance to get away for a weekend, or a completely new life.

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Don’t Wait.. Make it happen!

 

-The clarity of who you are and the ability to forgive yourself for who you thought you were.

-A sense of contentment in one’ s beliefs & the unadulterated power of not getting affected by the right/wrong karma of people present in your life. It’s your path that you gotta concentrate on, not the others.

-Travelling plans for the future, be it with a bestie, a partner or even by yourselves as that’s the way you meet new people, explore new places & broaden your horizons.

-A clear idea of what one needs in a romantic relationship, not just what you want, or what you think you need, and the willingness to explore different people and other ideas to find out what exactly that is.

-The faith that one deserves better in life, no matter what the current scenario maybe.

Whichever way.. make sure it pleases me!

Whichever way.. make sure it pleases me!

All that matters is the belief that you are and will always be your favourite.

xoxo
Manveet

 

Travel Diaries.

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Constantly contemplating between going or not, I finally decide to go & see what unfolds in the days to come. What started as just an idea turned itself into reality & there I was travelling to Delhi.

It’s ironically funny how people around you can affect you, and that too in inexplainable ways. What I love the most about travelling alone is the time you get to yourself, to observe the various kinds of people on the way, just how lost in thought someone can be when there’s no one to interrupt you, how a certain person can be lost in a book, or how a mother can put her baby to sleep, no matter the chaos.

There’s a kind of an adrenaline rush you get when you are in the ‘self-proclaimed travel mode.’ A sense of discovery in the way you want your life to be yet you have no clue but the belief that it will all work out in the end, no matter how vaguely blurred it may seem right now. But what makes the journey worthwhile is the fact that you are holding on to the hope that maybe someday, there will come a moment, a moment of utmost clarity when you will just know what you were meant for, always.

So keeping my positive vibes intact and fingers crossed, I strike off another thing on my sort of ‘bucket list’ and that is travelling alone.

xoxo
Manveet

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A chance encounter..

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This was an amaze moment. Whilst strolling the streets of Mussoorie in India, happened to walk into a li’l bookshop and was pleasantly surprised to see Mr. Ruskin Bond sitting there. Met him and believe me he is a gem of a person, so down to earth & the sweetest. He signed a book for me and it felt so great meeting one of the most famous authors of the world.

To meeting more such brilliant people & that too serendipitously.

xoxo
Manveet

The Flawed Perfection.

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They say it takes a long long time to figure out what you are, what you wanna be & what you actually desire in life. It does, but what no one ever told you was the unending journey to the deepest corners of your soul, time & again, where no one can reach you or even know it exists, the places in your heart which ache with a beautiful poem or a passionate description of a person or just simply a baby’s unconditional smile. May be I feel too much or I get too pragmatic about something, sometimes but at the end it’s all about me. Only I decide what I feel or I don’t. May be I am an extremist at times or a little too balanced sometimes, in the end, it’s me. It’s what makes me humanly flawed & beautiful in my own way and whether you get into it or not, trust me I revel in my imperfections. I celebrate myself in ways you will never be able to get yourself acquainted with, only because you are clueless how to love. How to love yourself, how to love the people around you or even how to be in love with the idea of love!

There’s nothing more powerful in this world than someone who knows what the heart yearns for and feel complete in its incompleteness.

xoxo
Manveet

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New Year.. And a new who? You! :D

Yes, only you can start being unapologetically you!

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Whatever ‘what if’s’, ‘could have been’s’ are going on in your mind right now, put them to rest. End them before they end you. Now, with a clean slate look forward to a wonderful 2014. You know what, as the new year begins.. do something new everyday, make some art, no matter how it turns out to be, sing at a karaoke night, draw something out of your imagination, write your heart out, or simply live the way you have longed to.. after all its all about perspective.. isn’t it? And don’t let others judge the way you live your life.

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Kiss someone who thinks you are amazing the way you are. Drink wine, enjoy your favourite dessert, make a hearty meal from scratch. Make more mistakes, you will only be a better person. Dream so big, that others find it incredibly & outrageously wonderful and make something only you can. Also, believe that you will be loved & liked and also be hated & disliked by all sorts of people but it really isn’t something you should be bothered by, its their problem & their feelings, you love yourself & that’s enough.

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Don’t stay at one place, in one relationship, don’t be stagnant, just don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or how perfect can it be because life will never be. Don’t wait for things to happen, don’t wait for people to change, don’t give others the right to degrade you, don’t let them take the steering wheel of your life in their hands, just keep going on unaffected and trust the world will be an oyster!

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whatever it is: art, love, work, family or life, let your heart guide you and don’t ever second guess yourself. Have faith!

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it. Bring the change in you, in your life!

Make mistakes, next year and forever!

xoxo
Manveet

Poetry Musings.

There are some lines and words that touch your heart and inspire you in ways, you never knew, could. 
Poetry.. only a few can comprehend, but those who feel.

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Here are a few of my favorite poets & their pieces – 

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And never forget, after me all else taste redundant, my otherness will ruin you. 

Let yourself become living poetry.

xoxo
Manveet

Are you intellectually capable of falling in love with me?

May be.. May be not.

Because this isn’t the kind of love your next door neighbor is falling for but the one which will rip out your brain and would in an instant make you feel like a fool and that too a lucky one. You are way too busy playing mind games whereas the moment you realize what you are about to get into, will be a sort of a revelation to you. Why? You ask.. Its because this isn’t your regular cup of coffee you order at your local barista but a highly intoxicated cocktail of being in love with a sapiosexual. But the real question is – Will you be able to handle it? 😉

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Its very easy to get attracted to the cute face, the sparkling eyes or whatever it is but to keep me from wandering off you really need to uphold your side of conversation, that too in a brilliant way. I may not be in the epitome of adulthood to talk about this in great detail but yes i’m there and exploring every bit of it. And of course now that i truly know what stimulates my mind, i’m so not ready to just give in to the regular cup of coffee!

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Its like finding food for thought in each other, like you don’t just fall in love with the person but the brain and obviously that hugely counts. So the next time, anyone out there falls in love, be sure to cuddle with the brain first!

xoxo
Manveet

The Checklist.

How often do we make checklists of our needs?
Not very often, right?
But before you go on creating one, make sure you know what to include & what’s just not applicable.

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Here are 14 things that are too important to be oblivious to in life :

1. Being fully present to someone in the moment, whether that’s hugging your love in broad daylight or a conversation with your best friend.

2. Being okay with the connections that don’t last a lifetime and enjoying the time you get to spend with people for what it is, as these are the ones that will make lifelong memories to replay in the coming years.

3. Knowing what your boundaries and limits are — the things you’re okay with and the ones you are never gonna put a thinking cap for.

4. Allowing yourself to get angry when you need to let your feelings out and having someone to talk to when you need comfort or a sounding board.

5. Be in touch with what you really want. Sometimes you need to ask your inner self if you even want to date right now. What exactly will strike your heart’s chords?

6. Also you gotta be independent and form friendships and relationships that are reflective of what you are and not because you’re reliant upon them and also know when to let go and when to hold on.

7. Achieving a balance in your life, whether its your career, your relationships or even as simple as an event to attend to, you just simply should know when to say no.

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8. Having fulfilling friendships with the people who have stuck by you since you can remember and who will stay by your side, even as relationships come and go.

9. Knowing that you can take a stand enough to ask for the kind of relationship you want and able to show others how you want to be treated. Not settling for less than what you know, you need out of life.

10. Doing things that scare you every day, even things you never thought you would ever do like travelling to an unknown destination or dating someone totally wrong for you.

11. Just living in the moment and not fretting about the future.

12. Stand by your decisions, even the craziest of choices and your mistakes, knowing that we can’t grow unless we mess up sometimes.

13. Never being afraid to ask for what you truly deserve, no matter what it takes.

14. Last but not the least, simply believing yourself and having faith in God to lead you to your destination, irrelevant of the current circumstances in your life.

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These are just a reminder of what you really can be in life and knowing that it will all work out in the end.

xoxo
Manveet

It’s not love if it doesn’t consume you!

Have you ever wondered what exactly it feels like being in love? Does it overwhelm you? Does it consume you? Or is it just like any other random feeling? Too many questions, yet there are very few answers.

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For the record, If it doesn’t consume you, it’s not love and believe me when i say this, it really isn’t. There’s no point looking for love when you can’t sit and daydream about what makes you feel on top of the world. Being in love is probably one of the best feelings you will ever experience in life, but are you ready to take the leap? If you are affirmative about it, then take the fall & don’t worry about the consequences or where you might land up in life. There are times when you got to consider & figure out stuff in your life, and simply trust God with whatever happens.

There also are times when you get too vulnerable, you just let it all get crazily intense and for a split second you feel like there exists nothing in the world other than your heart beating with everything locked up inside. But here’s the catch, you can let it all get to you or take a deep breath and hope, hope for the best.

But whenever you love, be deeply, madly, crazily, insanely, & to the moon & back in love!

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Take the fall, it will be worth it all.

xoxo
Manveet

Dreamy Eyed!

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All that you have with you sometimes are your dreams, dreams that liven up your life, dreams that scare you, dreams that you can’t stop dreaming about, dreams which won’t let you sleep and dreams, dreams & dreams. There’s no end to them and gladly there shouldn’t be as an end to your dreams means an end to YOU.

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You should never be afraid to dream a little bigger, a bit higher, a step ahead or even just a few times better. What you don’t know about yourself, they do. Even when you are not sure of yourself, just have faith in the power of your dreams and before you even realize it, you will be living them. Yes, sometimes they do take time and sometimes they seem like they are not leading you anywhere, but even in the middle of all that chaos & confusion, they are being functional enough, and when you step back & contemplate for a micro second about where you stand, you will see very clearly your biggest of dreams shaping up. Because there’s no other way and they just will have to.

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“We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams.
World-losers and world-forsakers,
Upon whom the pale moon gleams;
Yet we are the movers and shakers,
Of the world forever, it seems.”
― Arthur O’Shaughnessy

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Just.. Dream on!

xoxo
Manveet

Tea or Coffee.. Is life really that simple?

No. Life’s not. It surely is not.

It was easier when the only decisions to make were tea or coffee, red or white, or just the everyday choices to make. But you know what it might be arduous or even challenging you every minute you breathe and all you can think about. It drives you crazy, however still you know what to do and you can’t get cold feet while doing so.

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Trust me when i say, it’s going to be a very significant path, the one you eventually are gonna choose and tread on to. You got to live your life beautifully, accepting that some people or situations that come your way are only there as memories or lessons. At first glance, it may seem hard to get on with your life but look again, always do, it will be worth a shot.

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And a Bob Moawad puts it –

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.”
― Bob Moawad

Live it & love it!

xoxo
Manveet

Life Is Beautiful.. Dress Accordingly!

Dress up or Dress down.. It’s all your call!

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The way you dress is what you are.
Here are some resolutions for the year 2013 for the fashion-forward and uber chic woman of today :

1. Belted floral dresses.

2. Whites are in, so damn in.

3. Collarless Blouses.

4. Dynamic brights and soft neutrals will go a long way.

5. Animal Prints can never go wrong, especially when they are trending all over, from gucci’s 2013 show to valentino!

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6. Shades of green and blue, pops of lemon zest and a neutral pastel make for the perfect colour block look, while poppy red and Monaco blue can have you sailing away in nautical-inspired hues.

7. Digital prints are going to stay so make the best use of even the tiniest of bits you can put together well.

8. Peekaboo pieces ranging from daring cutouts, midriff-baring separates, up-to-there splits, and sheer fabrics were all over the runway.

9.  Statement sunglasses add a runway feel to your everyday basics. Pick up a pair of spring’s OMG-worthy sunglasses.

10. Stripe-up your outfit with stripes – horizontal or vertical.

11. Atlast, one of my favourites – Sequins can never ever go wrong, glam up your party outfit with silver, golden or base-color sequins for a blingy effect.

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These are some of the best fashion forecasts of 2013 spring/summer. Follow them and you are bound to make an impression.

Get Creative & Be Stylish!

XoXo

Manveet

 

Volia C’est L’automne!

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when

everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been

saving up all year for the grand finale.”

– Lauren DeStefano, Wither

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“Like a Graceful Ballet Dancer, The Autumn Leaves Flutter About”

Author: Unknown
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“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.”

Author: Elizabeth Lawrence
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“If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in

the spring and stay that way later in the fall.”

Author: ~Nadine Stair
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“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have

seen in one autumnal face.”

Author: John Donne
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“October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came – The

Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name. The

Sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss

Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band.”

Author: ~George Cooper, “October’s Party”
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“Thoughts of love like falling leaves… Swirling in the

Autumn breeze.”

Author: Unknown
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“Spring comes with flowers, autumn with the moon,

summer with the breeze, winter with snow. When idle

concerns don’t fill your thoughts, that’s your best season.”

Author: WuMen
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“There is nothing quite like a fall day. The cool crisp air,

pumpkins in the fields, and playing in the leaves. The smile

on your face can warm a chilly day.”

Author: unknown

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“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil

painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.”

Author: Stanley Horowitz
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“October is a symphony of permanence and change.”

Author: Bonaro W. Overstreet
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“A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was

treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I

made. The acoustics of this season are different and all

sounds, no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air. -“

Author: Eric Sloane
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“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I

were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking successive

autumns.”

Author: George Eliot
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And last but not the least..

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I love all things romantically autumn and enjoyed compiling all this together!

See you again.. Autumn!

xoxo
Manveet

The Joys Of Reading!

‘ You are the books you read, the films you watch, the music you listen to, the people you meet, the conversations you engage in and the dreams you have.

You are what you take from these.
You are the sound of ocean, the breath of fresh air, the brightest and the darkest corner.
You are a collective of every experience you have had in your life.
You are every single day.
So drown yourself in a sea of knowledge and existence.
Let the words run through your veins and let the colours fill your mind. ‘

 

Read a lot and you will figure out for yourself! 😉

xoxo
Manveet

♥ To The Girl In You ♥

A girl should be a girl, behave like a girl and feel like a girl because if she does not, who else will. Celebrate being a girl with me! 😀

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feel it & Flaunt it!!
xoxo
Manveet

 

 

 

 

 

If it weren’t for angels..

Have you ever considered that, just perhaps,the reason you have gotten as far as you have is because of the invisible work of anonymous Angels? Good strangers in the night?
— Gary Kinnaman

 

Can you ever imagine what life would have been if there weren’t God’s angels protecting us? We all would have gone extinct, sadly this the truth. i don’t know how many of you reading this would understand what i mean, but the thought just occurred to me while i was reading the quote above and i realised how God with all the means, helps us, guides us and most of all protects us from evil. And by the experiences so far, trust me i know how people have just gone humanity-less!

The saddest thing in this entire world is that people hurt you, try and destroy you in all the possible ways they can and then come to you to sympathize with the most innocent and sweetest faces they could ever have, but what they fail to acknowledge is the fact that no matter what they do, if God doesn’t want it to happen, it won’t and unfortunately if something does really do happen, then the power above will make sure you come out of it, however it is.

I trust God, the super power.. Do you?

xoxo
Manveet

What A Woman Should Know!!

I came across this wonderfully described version of an amazingly polished woman.. so thought of posting it.

Read on..

“A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ….
enough money within her control to move out
and rent a place of her own even if she never wants
to or needs to…
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ….
something perfect to wear if the employer or date of her
dreams wants to see her in an hour…
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE …
a youth she’s content to leave behind….
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ….
a past juicy enough that she’s looking forward to
retelling it in her old age….
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE …..
a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black
lace bra…
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ….
one friend who always makes her laugh… and one who
lets her cry…
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ….
a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone
else in her family…
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ….
eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a
recipe for a meal that will make her guests feel honored…
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ….
a feeling of control over her destiny…
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
how to fall in love without losing herself..
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
HOW TO QUIT A JOB,
BREAK UP WITH A LOVER,
AND CONFRONT A FRIEND WITHOUT RUINING THE FRIENDSHIP…
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
when to try harder… and WHEN TO WALK AWAY…
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
that she can’t change the length of her calves,
the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
that her childhood may not have been perfect…but it’s over…
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
what she would and wouldn’t do for love or more…
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
how to live alone… even if she doesn’t like it…
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
whom she can trust,
whom she can’t,
and why she shouldn’t
take it personally…
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
where to go…
be it to her best friend’s kitchen table…
or a charming inn in the woods…
when her soul needs soothing…
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
what she can and can’t accomplish in a day…
a month…and a year…”
― Pamela Redmond Satran

Its a random thing!!

Daydream delusion, limousine eyelash ,
Oh baby with your pretty face,
Drop a tear in my wineglass.
Look at those big eyes,
See what you mean to me.
Sweet-cakes and milkshakes.
I’m a delusion angel,
I’m a fantasy parade.
I want you to know what I think.
Don’t want you to guess anymore!!
You have no idea where I came from..
We have no idea where we’re going,
Lodged in life,
Like branches in a river,
Flowing downstream..
Caught in the current.
I carry you,
You’ll carry me.
That’s how it could be..
Don’t you know me?
Don’t you know me by now?

– Before Sunrise, the movie.

These lines lift my spirits, its a different feel. Do you feel the same??

xoxo
Manveet

After-all, Its the feeling that counts!!

Its unfortunate how people under-estimate their feelings or just shy away from actually feeling something. Don’t they ever sit down, try and observe the beauty in the nature and realize its the heart that feels something, the mind doesn’t react, its just there somewhere lost in itself always trying to figure out some or the other complication of life. And its useless because at the end when your life will be at the edge and you will want to feel and run a montage of your life’s moments be it the happiest, saddest, craziest, spontaneous, tragic, or any emotion you could ever describe or experience,  in front of your eyes, you will only get an answer from your heart because its here that everything’s still felt and relived deep down there somewhere.


i know people out there in the world get so bloody pragmatic that they forget they are living a life, not surviving. You never survive it, you live it, feel it, get lost in the haze of life but never for once give it all up. Pursue your passion, turn your dreams into reality, forget making sense all the time, live the moment, get crazy,make love, walk alone, sit by a streaming river watching it for hours, listen to the sounds in the nature, create memories because after-all, its the feeling that counts!!

xoxo
Manveet

Intimidated By Perfection??

I recently heard someone say, ‘ There has to be something wrong with that level of perfection’ , which made me wonder how insanely we get desperate to be perfect in any or every way, which no one can be. Perfection isn’t something you achieve or attain its just something you can get closest to but never ever be perfect. Mostly people run all their lives trying to be someone else just because they feel he/she has the perfect life without any imperfections but what they don’t realise is that they too can make their life ‘perfect’ in their own sense. Its your standards and perceptions of perfection that intimidate you, not someone else’s. Trust yourself and create your own world of perfection!!

 Be Perfect in your own world and turn your imperfections as a boon for yourself. 🙂
Stay happy in your own Perfectly Imperfect Life!!

xoxo
Manveet

While Life’s cooking.. Why don’t you Brew up some Coffee?

What do we usually do when we get hungry and there’s nothing to binge upon or when we know something’s cooking but is just not ready, we simply snack upon the quickest and the closest option available so why do we cringe when it comes to life!! Why don’t we just get busy brewing up some amazing coffee, while life’s busy cooking the most “très délicieux” meal for us.

Because simply the more we wait, the more we suffer and more the hunger pangs bother us.. right?
There are ‘n’ number of advantages to getting on to something and not merely sitting around waiting, and trust me this is one of the greatest lessons i have learnt from my life. Don’t let people or their opinions, bother you. Do what you want to and till the time you’ll realize the pleasure in some cocoa rich coffee.. you’ll be treated with the most sumptuous dishes to gorge upon, by life itself!!

So let’s create our own ‘Recipe’ with some aromatic ingredients. 🙂

xoxo

Manveet

 

Travelling and Why!!

 

“Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.” – Freya Stark

When you travel, you see new places, feel the culture and capture them as memories. You can always see travelers chatting all around; the usual conversation about where they come from and where they’re going next. Why one travels : to learn and grow, to challenge oneself, stretch limits and foster an appreciation of both the world at large and the surroundings you have back home.

Everyone has its own travelling personality and to divulge into it deeper, feels like knowing yourself in a new way. So my point here is that travelling is a great way to prove to yourself how wrong you are when you try and live countries by others’ experiences.

Travelling allows you to leave it all behind you and move on in an entirely new direction so that you live in the present instead of fretting about the past and planning for the future. When you travel, you do things you love, you buy treasured souvenirs, you pamper yourself with small pleasures. These actions make you feel good about yourself and hence you go back, rejuvenated.

Retail Therapy Expeditions are an indispensable part of my travelling personality as i simply love to shop and own souvenirs of places i visit, as i am so fond of re-living them when back. It awakens a different side to me and makes me feel more like living life.

Nothing in the world can be as fulfilling as your own travelling experiences because in the end you know, you are taking them with you to be etched in your memory forever.

xoxo

Manveet

 

Lust List!!

Ruffle tank dress
$188 – barneys.com

Rag Bone sleeveless dress
$450 – barneys.com

Marc Jacobs pocket dress
$795 – barneys.com

Surface To Air short sleeve dress
$200 – barneys.com

Vena Cava silk top
$225 – barneys.com

Alexander Wang suede motorcycle jacket
$1,125 – barneys.com

Christian Louboutin high heel sandal
$795 – barneys.com

Cacharel high heel shoes
$585 – barneys.com

Christian louboutin shoes
$955 – barneys.com

Christian louboutin shoes
$1,295 – barneys.com

Nina Ricci handles handbag
$1,650 – barneys.com

Balenciaga zip bag
$495 – barneys.com

Balenciaga bag
$1,245 – barneys.com

Fendi handbag
$2,130 – barneys.com

Mark Davis vintage look jewelry
$10,600 – barneys.com

Tourmaline jewelry
$12,000 – barneys.com

Linda Lee Johnson hammered jewelry
$3,125 – barneys.com

Irene Neuwirth 18k jewelry
$58,820 – barneys.com

Irene Neuwirth 18k jewelry
$25,800 – barneys.com

NARS Nail Polish – Kismet
$17 – barneys.com

Fornasetti Bocca Stool
$1,260 – barneys.com

Simon Doonan Eccentric Glamour
$24 – barneys.com

How to be a Goddess, not a doormat!!

Picasso said, ‘There are only two types of women – goddesses and doormats.’
Be a Goddess!!

I know each one of you is already a goddess but it just has to come out and be told to everyone who treats you like a doormat because you are definitely not one.

Here’s List of about 10 ‘how-to-be-a-goddess-and-not-a-doormat’ rules, read on and follow :

1. Be confident, self-assured and straight forward.

2.Be strong and totally independent.

3.Take control of your emotions, no matter what. Stabilize!

4.Be ‘not-so-easily’ attainable. 😉

5.Flaunt the feminine and girly part of your character.

6.Don’t chase, be chased, be it anyone!!

7.Don’t for a second, accept disrespect.

8.Give time to yourself, take care of your body. Head to the spa or shop (this is to be followed like a ritual).

9.Prize your sexuality, neither be prudish nor promiscuous.

10.Be optimistic because there’s no better way than to keep smiling. 🙂

Be a goddess, for life!!

xoxo

Manveet

Let’s Déjà vu!!

You know what you feeling but you can’t explain, you know what will happen next. Hasn’t this happened to you ever? I am sure it has. This is what is the feeling  Déjà vu. I have felt it quite a few times myself and its an alien feeling. 😀  

What if it was possible for us to have your own déjà vu moments whenever we want, that way we would have been able to relive our own special ‘oh-so-happy’ moments again!!

Do you know what’s the reason behind it?
I guess not, and even i don’t but there’s a story that goes something like this : They say that when you’re born, there’s a quick fast forwarding of your life in front of you and in the process, some moments stay in your mind and when eventually these moments take place in your life, you feel like you’ve seen it before, and this is what is the Déjà vu.

Rod Schmidt was once quoted as saying :

I went to a fancy restaurant called “Déjà vu.” The headwaiter said, “Don’t i know you?”

This is the super different way you feel when you experience Déjà vu!!

Till the next time you feel it..

xoxo

Manveet

♥ The Sexy Feminine You. ♥ Courtesy – Alluring Inner Secret Investments!!

The title won’t explain what i’m about to talk about in this article but clearly when you want to feel your amazing best, what is the first thing that you usually wear?? You do this or not but you should and that is wear some impressive lingerie just because when you feel beautiful inside, you feel the same outside. I know some people won’t like me blogging about this but i want to because i’m a girl and this is for all the girly girls!!

These are not useless investments (as according to some people) but very useful, super-classy, terrificly seductive ones, to say the least. These have the power to change you from drab to fab, in just a nano-second and for all those who don’t believe me should try it for themselves. They secretly make you feel awesome when the world doesn’t know why!! And that is the best part because this is one secretly enticing investment you won’t regret or your beloved won’t let you!! ;P

xoxo

Manveet

♥ Serendipity ♥

 

“Serendipity. Look for something, find something else, and realize that what you’ve found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for.” –  Lawrence Block

Serendipity is one of my favourite words in the english language. It sounds just so beautiful and the cherry on the cake is that i love what it means, i am a firm believer in destiny and this word explains it all. I guess life has its own way of unfolding itself, for good. You can’t alter what is pre-written for you by a higher super power so better have faith and accept what happens around us, with us and to us and actually be happy about it.

There are a lot of incidents in life which are pure serendipitous but we fail to realize and recognize them. Open up to life, to destiny, to luck and most importantly to to love, because you never know when its around the corner. Going by an example : Post-It Notes used a failed glue which was not sticky enough. 😉

 

The word has been imported into many other languages.For example: Portuguese serendipicidade or serendipidade; French sérendipicité or sérendipité but also heureux hasard, “fortunate chance”; Italian serendipità (Italian Dictionary Hoepli, cfr.; Dutch serendipiteit); German Serendipität; Japanese serendipiti ; Swedish, Danish and Norwegian serendipitet; Romanian serendipitate; Spanish serendipia, Polish: Serendypno ; Finnish serendipiteetti.

We have to recognize the role of chance in our lives.. Trust Serendipity!!

xoxo

Manveet

Review 2010!!

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 58,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 7 days for that many people to see it.

 

In 2010, there were 14 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 59 posts. There were 24 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was February 12th with 500 views. The most popular post that day was ChOcOhOlIc..;) Am i??.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, 74.125.67.100, search.aol.com, michaelbettendorf.com, and images.google.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for friendship, chocolate, love quotes, quotes, and feelings.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

ChOcOhOlIc..;) Am i?? February 2009
9 comments

2

Prohibition or Exhibition?? March 2009

3

What lies inside me.. March 2009
1 comment

4

“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” February 2009
3 comments

5

Procrastination..?? March 2009