Tagged with Observations

Little people

I think I have an uncanny ability to attract the wrong kind of company. The kind of company that screams and stamps its foot and incites you to consider all kinds of evil measures. I’m talking about children. (I could very well be a Miss Hannigan in the making, singing ‘Little Girls’ in my bathtub and … Continue reading

13 tips for a smudge-free manicure

I can’t count the number of times I’ve had the perfect manicure ruined by a careless turn or a negligent move. Sometimes, I am just resigned to the possibility that I may never once make it home without some mishap that will bring to naught the entire process of having secured a coveted appointment, set aside … Continue reading

Hair today, gone tomorrow!

Ever thought about the fact that a visit to the salon is fraught with many a pitfall? If I had a dollar for every grooming product I’ve ever been talked into buying in my life, I would be a rich woman indeed. (Well, I could treat myself to a fancy lunch at the very least!) Owing … Continue reading

A day at the races

Last weekend I was at the races for some frock-filled fun and festivities. If you had asked me who the main contenders were or how many races were being run, I would have stared back at you dubiously (but radiant smile still firmly in place). On second thought, strike that because for the first time … Continue reading

The smell of nostalgia

It really is a miracle of the human physiology that the minute you get a whiff of a familiar smell, you can be instantly transported to some nostalgic moment of your life. It’s déjà vu of the olfactory kind. In a way, it’s also a God-given gift for us to relive the days of our … Continue reading

Birthday blues

It’s that time of year again. A time for new beginnings. When I must be thankful for all the blessings of the past year, when I get long-forgotten limbs waxed and facials done, and when I try to clear out all the emotional clutter in my head. Yes, I know it’s not New Year’s Eve … Continue reading

Games people play

Have you ever met people with whom you share an instant sense of veiled hostility for each other? You can’t quite pin down what it is because you have no history with the person, but you can slice the tension between yourselves with a knife. Sometimes it’s mutual dislike, and other times you just feel … Continue reading

Elevator rules

If you’ve read enough of my posts, you would have realized by now that I seem to make a lot of references to elevators. That’s because the elevators in my apartment building must be the slowest in the city, which gives me ample time to observe and get irritated at leisure. No matter what wee hours we come home … Continue reading

Take ye rest

If you’re anything like me, you may often feel that you take on way too many social commitments during your weekend: brunches and birthdays and late-night dinner parties. You can’t help but feel that you’ve become the proverbial hamster on the wheel, going through an endless cycle of professional and social obligations. The two days that … Continue reading