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October – Diary


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Day 1

Since Long time I have wanted to start my day with writing my mind here, Pouring down my feelings, emotions, sentiments, experience and all whatever I have gone through. Finally thought why not start from today itself. As its 1st October today!

What’s so special for today? Well everything. We humans have a tendency to be ungrateful, complaining more and being less thankful. I have learned my hard lessons from life and the 1st and foremost is of being ‘Thankful’. I am starting my beautiful day today with a smile, thanking for everything – EVERYTHING in my life. I have witness we can stay happy if we complain less and look our life with all the happenings in it with a different attitude.

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Here, today I am elated as my daughter’s exams got over yesterday. Ah, what a relief truly. Though still she is in her primary grades but the stress of her exams for more than two weeks I felt was on me. I felt as if I was appearing for my board exams. I studied each and every subject with her in detail to make her understand and prepare for exams. No doubt I revised my old portion and learned a lot of new things. So, Yes I am grateful.

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She took me to my previous days of learning. I was forced to recall my combined studies that I had been doing with my friends and classmates. What fun it used to be. More gossip and less studies (I guess that’s what combined studies are! Isn’t it?). Midnight tea breaks and instant Maggie Noodles were the centre of attraction rather than the focus for the result and marks. We have one or two black sheep in the herd, who were studious and were behind the ranks but the rest all of us were badass cracked heads 🙂

With all the fuss and drama that we went through jointly for the past two weeks were thrilling. So finally yeah, here I am celebrating the HALF YEARLY EXAMS completed and looking forward to the ANNUAL EXAMS now.

Day 2

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Just two days for exams to get over and marks have started to pour in. MCQ marks! First I learned the abbreviation of MCQ – Multiple Choice Questions! I am not so into the marks that are scored for this year exams but still I am! Mind understands that we are going through hard times. This Pandemic situation has made everyone adopt the change with new lifestyles. I am debating these days with myself for marks scored and grades received! Is it truly important? Especially in today’s situation! When all our children are taking online classes. It’s the virtual school they are attending. More than eight months have passed and they have not met their friends, or talked with them personally or hugged them. No more going out of home, or doing any physical activities. Everyone is just trapped in their own secured homes for the sake of safety! So what children are actually memorising by course learning and understanding, are these things gonna work for them in future or in practical life? I agree knowledge is important but how we use it and implement it in our practical life is altogether a different chapter.

Day 3

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Well, Writing my journal here is On & OFF. So Day 3 here precisely can be the other day also :-). Anyways, in no time it was the weekend. From March 2020, since this Pandemic started everyday is a working day, at the same time all days are like weekends. Full family has ‘Work from home’ schedules. School from home. Initially it was great but now it feels like loads of never ending work. Household chores, other works, professional work, personal work, everything has come under one roof. Pretty sure making everyone go crazy now. Most of us must have gotten acquainted with this new lifestyle, but am sure there are still many who are struggling to get adjusted and adopt this. It’s not easy I know. But with no choice left we have to learn to cope up with this routine.

Anyways, so yeah as I said it was a weekend and I decided to treat myself with movie night after a long long time . . . The other day I was reading reviews about the movie ‘Five Feet Apart’ released in 2019. Release Date: 15 March 2019 (USA)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director: Justin Baldoni
Written by: Mikki Daughtry and Tobia Iaconis
Cast: Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Moises Arias

The movie is influenced by the Novel ‘Five Feet Apart’ by Rachael Lippincott released on 20th November 2018.

“Humans touch our first form of communication. Safety, Security all in a gentle clasp of fingers or a brush of lips on your soft cheek connects us when we’re happy, bolsters us in times of fear, excites us in times of passion and love. We need that touch from someone we love as much as we need our breath but I never understood the importance of touch. His touch. Until I couldn’t have it. So if you’re watching this, and you’re able, touch him. Touch her. Life’s too short to waste a second.”

Yes, so, the entire movie is centrally focused on the importance of human touch and the fact that Stella realized the importance of it when she couldn’t touch the person, she loved more than herself, Will. 

She realized the importance of touch when she longed to hug her best friend, but she couldn’t ever again. “Could you ever love someone, you can never touch,” This question, questions our sanity and our beliefs of love. The answer lies in ourselves, would ever fall for someone, whose lips wouldn’t ever fall on you? Would you stay away from them, just to keep them alive? Would their survival ever mean to you more than yours?

Stella and Will, the protagonists of the drama unknowingly meet in a hospital and they are obliged to keep apart six feet at all times. However, Stella steals an inch from Cystic Fibrosis, and the disease was indeed indebted to her, by robbing all her joys of her adolescence and the distance is reduced to 5 feet. So, that’s why it’s titled Five Feet Apart.  Apart from the premier protagonists, you’d love the tale that’s intricately crafted with a huge amount of amour and even all the other characters like Barb, Poe, Julie, and Abby, my personal favourite.

Few of my ‘Favourite Dialogues’ from the movie

“If I’m going to die, I’d like to actually live first.”

“How long will I live my life afraid of what-ifs?”

“I’m tired of living without really living.”

“…I want to be fearless and free. It’s just life, Will. It’ll be over before we know it.”

…Don’t think about what you’ve lost. Think of how much you have to gain. Live, Stella.”

If this year has taught me anything, it’s that grief can destroy a person.”

“I think a well-drawn cartoon can say more than words ever could, you know? It could change minds.”

If you read this till the end, take a deep breath, feel it, feel the life oozing inside you. Be grateful for the breath, be grateful for your life, express your gratitude for everything as not everyone receives the joy you’re treading by.

Day 4

Preparation for upcoming B’day!

A Bundle of Joy

It’s my birthday month. I can see the excitement for my upcoming birthday all around me. All my loved one are trying to hide it from me though I can easily feel it. Preparation and planning to surprise me have started much before then I thought. My daughter being the most EXCITED to celebrate it made up a gang with a couple of my close friends and families. All the secret phone calls and their murmuring kept me hooked up and suspicious. The more they tried to hide it, the more I would peep in to destroy their planning. Whole week turned out to be like the ‘Hide & Seek’ game in our house. Can’t wait for the final surprise on my Birthday. I can be a spoiler but I don’t want to be! So, yeah here I am supporting them all but keeping quite and acting as I don’t know anything. . .

But the secret of my life at my home front is ‘I am the Planner’. Planning and implementation can’t be done without me! So YES, I am there but NOT there. . . He He He. . .

Day 5

Birthday Celebrations

There are Angels on this earth, who made my Birthday a Blessed Day!

The day started with a fantastic surprise by my beloved daughter and her father. I could hear their whispers in my sleep in the early morning and knew they were planning out something for the morning and just waiting for me to wake up. Here, as I knew something is cooking up I took my own sweet time to wake up! My daughter was sleeping with me in the early morning but when I opened my eyes to get up I couldn’t find her beside me. I had to scream at both of them to signal that I have woken up. Initially I thought to creep in the Living Room and surprise them with whatever they were doing, but then as I said I didn’t want to be a spoiler so I had to call them to our to bedroom.

To my ‘Surprise’ they came up with a cup cake. Candle on top of it and two beautiful fresh ‘RED ROSE’. I was teasing my daughter by not blowing away the candle, she got hyper and stated MAMMA do it! After a few mins of teasing and having fun, I like a good baby did what I was asked to do and they hugged me singing the ‘Birthday Song’. On my Birthday I was not allowed to make breakfast. So I waited for the next surprise. My favourite Breakfast presented in the most elegant way. I truly cherished each and every moment of the morning.

My little angel got the ‘Birthday Card’ she has made at night and showed it to her father announcing proudly that I am the 1st one to wish mamma at midnight 12:00 O’clock. He looked at me and I couldn’t stop myself but to blush.

Then I was honoured with few of my favourite songs played in the background for almost half of the day. After lunch my little princess left to give a surprise to me in the evening stating have the gala movie time with DAD (daughters really grow up fast). She has planned everything with selection of the movie, the ambience, décor, and few snacks. I was thoroughly enjoying the pampering. In between yes calls and messages for the ‘Birthday Wishes’ that I kept reverting.

Now after the movie as soon as I planned to take a nap, the doorbell rang. I had my little munchkins on the door. Had a bigger surprise when few more friends arrived with freshly baked homemade cake. This was the surprise! The real fun started. My daughter along with our family and friends had planned this ‘BIG BOX’ surprise. Wherein my gift was wrapped in two layers of boxes with lots of confetti’s and handwritten wishes. My task was to guess who has written which wish and then only I can proceed.

Guess What? I guessed all the wishes written by whom WRONG! Now this was the most exciting part. I kept guessing wrong. None of my answers were correct. The room was filled with laughter and at the same time it was upsetting few and infuriating other rest of them. But I was enjoying it thoroughly. Finally as they had no choice left, I got all my gifts as they were for me!

Day didn’t end here! As soon as everyone disbursed for the day and I was relaxing on the couch, just 15 mins to go for the clock to strike twelve and change the date and day – the doorbell rang again. I was like who could be now at this point of time in the night? My little one opened the door and I had one more surprise. I had one of my best buddies at the door! she came up with her little munchkin and of course a DELICIOUS CAKE. Again an advance well planned surprise which my daughter knew. We cut the cake exactly at 12:00 and had it with a lot of fun and chit chats!

What A Day! I truly had the best time. Every year I think this is the best BIRTHDAY I had till now, but the later year proves me wrong with the previous year giving me ample memories to cherish with the best time spent with my loved ones.