How’s Life ?

Last day, while chatting with Merlin, she asked me how I was feeling. And ย I told her, without a second thought, that I was feeling great! She asked me if there was a specific reason and I didn’t have any. I mean, I’m just happy. I’m not exactly doing much over here. In fact, all I do is catch up with the movies/music I missed, read, loaf around, talk to Ann, so on. If I were back at Kerala, I’d probably be telling you about how bored and fed up I’m with the same situation.

There’s something about this place that really connects to me…brings back the happiness that I don’t feel elsewhere! I feel more myself, happier …and the best part is I don’t feel the need to search for happiness. Back there, I used to feel like something is missing, that I need to search for that ‘something’ to make myself feel better. Over here, I can sense a kind of completeness from within. ๐Ÿ™‚ Which is exactly why I love this place!

Every time I come here on vacation, I rediscover the zeal for life…then, I go back and lose it… only to come here and find it again. It’s incredible how places can have so much of influence on you, right? ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m in love with RAK for the sheer joy it always gives me…for the way it awakens all my dreams and hopes!ย How’s life going with you? ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

 

Home is Here! :D

Tadaaa…I know it’s been an awful long time since I posted last! Really sorry. What happened is this: 17th was my last exam. 18th was just spent with friends at hostel. 19th was the class Farewell. And ย on 20th, I vacated from hostel. That’s in short. I haven’t mentioned anything about how it pained me to think of leaving my friends, knowing that I might not be seeing half of them ever again. I haven’t told you anything about the teary farewell we had, how I couldn’t stop my eyes from welling up when I had to leave Maria and Merlin (my best friends at college). I also didn’t tell anything about how I still don’t seem to be able to accept the fact that college is over, that I can’t go back there at the end of a vacation, or sit in those boring classes or talk shit about it! Most of my classmates aren’t readers…and reading would be the last thing I’ll expect them to do when they are online. So, I know they won’t really be reading my blog (with the exception of a few). Still, if they did, they will be able to read between the lines and feel all these unsaid emotions, I’m sure. Because they went through the same. I’m going to miss them a lot! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Anyway, Merlin put up a surprise for my birthday. It was quite unexpected because she had always (almost) been with me during the day; I hadn’t exactly given her time to sneak away and arrange a surprise, you see. Inspite of that, she did come up with something. And I loved it! Apart from Merlin, some of my dearest friends and juniors were part of it, which made it all the more special for me! It was my first, last and best birthday at college/hostel! My previous two birthdays (while in college) were spent at home, getting bored!!

After going home on 20th, I didn’t do anything much. Since there was a cousin’s marriage on 23rd, all of us were busy with stuff. I had some awesome new experiences during those couple of days. ๐Ÿ™‚ After the marriage, I was so damn tired. Couldn’t pull myself up from the bed! ย Yet, when my cousin put up this plan of going for a movie that night, I was all geared up to go, ย  keeping aside the ‘body-ache’ย that was killing me! So, we went for a movie that night…It was a first time experience for me ย – going for a movie at night (it’s kinda unusual in this part of the country). And it was fun!!

Next day was spent in packing and blah blah…nothing interesting. And on 25th, ย Tadaaa… I flew down to RAK! I’m coming home after around a year and half. And my first glimpse of the desert was awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚ I couldn’t stop looking down at the view – the stretch of ‘unadulterated’, untouched desert…truly spellbinding! For me, atleast!ย It made me feel so damn happy! ๐Ÿ™‚ ย I landed at Sharjah Airport by 12 30pm and, within an hour, I was on my way home, with mom, Ann ย (youngest sister), a cousin, her kid and mom. I loved seeing the vast expanse of desert all around…the feel of the heat, the buildings on the way, familiar landmarks, the usual chatter in the car… Aaahhh…I can’t tell you how great it felt to be back home! ๐Ÿ™‚ I know you’ll perfectly understand, anyway!

Back here, almost every tree you see looks barren… They have bare branches, look absolutely devoid of moisture, kinda lifeless… That’s how nature looks like out here (unless you spend time and tend to the plants/trees). But, seeing those trees, I felt a sense of joy that I haven’t felt in a long time. I’d prefer seeing these bare-branched trees any day, ย rather than the lush greenery of Kerala! I know that sounds weird and crazy. But I mean it. And I said so to my mom! I guess it’s probably because I was born and brought up here…and everything about this place connects to me, to my core being.

Well, so…I don’t want to get you yawning with too much details about home, ย  blah blah. It feels liberating to be here, because I know this is where I belong. I can kinda sense my soul rejoicing…because it knows it’s home. ๐Ÿ™‚ So, I have arrived! ย You can expect many happier, ‘awesomer’ & more regular posts coming up… ๐Ÿ™‚ Have fun!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Never Plan Too Much!

Never plan too much about anything. I think that’s something I should have learnt long back. But seems like I’m still in the process of accepting it as a valuable lesson for life. Guess what? I’m at Merlin’s place right now. I didn’t want to go home, so came over to her place. On the way, she mentioned about how this must be like a second home to me, considering the many times I’ve been here. ๐Ÿ™‚ And yes, it is so much like a second home to me. Even though her relatives may not be very familiar with me, I’m more than comfortable with her family; I feel so much at home over here. So, it’s no wonder that I seem to have words pouring out of my ‘fingers’…

Well, so…I have this super-bad headache. Don’t know why. But to add to it, there are a couple of issues that have come up. Like some plans being ruined, guess I mentioned that yesterday. I’m all muddled up right now because of the issues running around in my head. It bugs me like hell when things go wrong, like way too wrong. I can accept some deviations, some unexpected surprises/shocks…but not too much of it. I just hope I find some way out of this mess. There’s so many places I need to go to/be at, which includes my exams, vacating from the hostel,ย  a cousin’s marriage and an important interview!! And I’m trying hard to squeeze in everything as best as I can. It just gets to my nerves when dates get rescheduled and I have to change the whole plan…especially when I don’t have enough time for anything to be postponed.

By the way, I’ll be going home soon…and when I say home, I mean ‘home’…like home home! That’s Ras-Al-Khaimah (an Emirate in UAE, not very fast-paced like Dubai but beautiful and awesome enough for my taste). That is the place I call home, in the true sense of the word. And I’ll be flying off to RAK soon, probably by the end of this month. ๐Ÿ˜€ I think that is the only thing I’m happy about, right now. Like, really happy…like, my only spot of sunshine! ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to it! I can’t wait to get there…I can already feel the familiar heat of April, the smell of the desert all around, see the barren trees everywhere… (inspite of seeing so many lush green trees out here, I still miss the sight of those bare, dry trees for some reason…probably because they symbolize home, for me). So, the thought of being back there, with my family, in a place where I belong, is what drives me on right now. ๐Ÿ™‚

So, I guess I’ll just pull myself together and go on, trusting that whatever happens will be for good! Good day to you all! ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S: These are a couple of photos I loved, from the day out with friends.

LOVE this pic! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

We were laughing at some random stupid comment...and this was clicked unexpectedly...Yet this happens to be my top fav, because of the wide smiles on everyone's face! ๐Ÿ™‚