The Slow Down…

Posted September 5, 2009 by Empowering Roots
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image So a lot of people are wondering, why I have not been blogging off late. Well, there has been loads that has been happening at this point in time which has completely taken the time of my hands.

There has been work challenges, along with personal ones – and there is that perfect blend of having good times and sharing the bad ones with people whom you love. There is a breeze of sunshine and rain altogether at one time.

I miss reading up on all of your blogs guys and miss responding to those comments. I absolutely intend continuing my rendezvous with this part of my world. I have some amazing adventures lined up in the next coming months and will be on for posting about those.

Till such time, do keep me posted with all the happenings in all of your lives and I will surely be in touch and respond.

It’s not Adios….but its Cya soon for now!!!

Emp

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The Club 99!!

Posted August 7, 2009 by Empowering Roots
Categories: Life, Philosophy, Philosophy of Life

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image Once upon a time, there lived a King who, despite his luxurious lifestyle, was neither happy nor content.

One day, the King came upon a servant who was singing happily while he worked. This fascinated the King; why was he, the Supreme Ruler of the Land, unhappy and gloomy, while a lowly servant had so much joy. The King asked the servant, “Why are you so happy?”

The man replied, “Your Majesty, I am nothing but a servant, but my family and I don’t need too much – just a roof over our heads and warm food to fill our tummies.”

The king was not satisfied with that reply. Later in the day, he sought the advice of his most trusted advisor. After hearing the King’s woes and the servant’s story, the advisor said, “Your Majesty, I believe that the servant has not been made part of The 99 Club.”

“The 99 Club? And what exactly is that?” the King inquired.

The advisor replied, “Your Majesty, to truly know what The 99 Club is, place 99 Gold coins in a bag and leave it at this servant’s doorstep.”

When the servant saw the bag, he took it into his house. When he opened the bag, he let out a great shout of joy… So many gold coins! He began to count them. After several counts, he was at last convinced that there were 99 coins. He wondered, What could’ve happened to that last gold coin? Surely, no one would leave 99 coins!”

He looked everywhere he could, but that final coin was elusive. Finally, exhausted, he decided that he was going to have to work harder than ever to earn that gold coin and complete his collection.

From that day, the servant’s life was changed. He was overworked, horribly grumpy, and castigated his family for not helping him make that 100th gold coin. He stopped singing while he worked.

Witnessing this drastic transformation, the King was puzzled. When he sought his advisor’s help, the advisor said, “Your Majesty, the servant has now officially joined The 99 Club.”

He continued, “The 99 Club is a name given to those people who have enough to be happy but are never contented, because they’re always yearning and striving for that extra 1 telling to themselves: “Let me get that one final thing and then I will be happy for life.”

We can be happy, even with very little in our lives, but the minute we’re given something bigger and better, we want even more! We lose our sleep, our happiness, we hurt the people around us; all these as a price for our growing needs and desires.

That’s what joining The 99 Club is all about. It’s a choice you make, to be a part of it and continue wanting for more – without enjoying what you currently have OR Enjoy and be thankful for what you have along with working for more.

Emp

3’s of Me!!!

Posted August 4, 2009 by Empowering Roots
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For a change…I have enjoyed doing the tags off late. They have been pretty interesting. Here goes another one!!!  I was tagged by Shibu, Vanessa & Sanity Found for this one:

You’ve been tagged. You are supposed to write a note with the 3’s of YOU. At the end, choose 20 people to be tagged. You have to tag me so really you just need 19 more people. If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you – but not in a creepy stalker kind of way.
(To do this, go to “notes” under tabs on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your 3”s of Me, tag 20 people – in the right hand corner of the app – then click publish.)

Three names I go by:
1. Deeps
2. Deepa
3. Deepu

Three Jobs I have had in my life:
1. Trainee
2. Investment Banking
3. Philosopher 😛 And Preacher 😛

Three Places I have lived:
1. Mumbai
2. Mumbai and
3. Mumbai

Three Favorite drinks:
1. Vodka
2. Margarita
3. Orange Juice

Three TV Shows that I watch:
1. So you think you can dance
2. Friends
3. Brothers and Sisters

Three places I have been:
1. USA
2. HK
3. Dubai

People that text me regularly:
1. Milo
2. Sunshine
3. Papey

Three of my favorite foods:
1. Penne Vodka
2. Vada Pav
3. Pani Puri

Three friends I think will respond:
1. All Are
2. Welcome
3. To – Reema 🙂

Emp

Getting To Know Each Other Tag…

Posted August 3, 2009 by Empowering Roots
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image It has been Tags Galore the past week, with a lot of people tagging me on various stuff.

Most Recently I did Tags Nothing Better To Do On A Sunday… & Glee Torch Of Happiness…

Sanity Found tagged me on the below on FB; so here it goes:

If you’ve been tagged or you are reading this, you have the honor of copying all these goofy questions, writing your own response, and tagging 25 other victims. You have to tag me so really you just need 24 more people. If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you – but not in a creepy stalker kind of way.

To do this, go to “notes” under tabs on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your title as “Getting to know each other!”, tag 25 people including me (tagging is done in the right hand corner of the app) then click publish.

  1. What time did you get up this morning?
    At 11:00 am – I don’t need to get up a minute before that 😛 Jealous???
  2. How do you like your steak?
    Don’t eat steak.
  3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
    Hangover…and MY GOD!! It was hilarious! I mean, how more fucked up can a bachelor’s party get?
  4. What is your favorite TV show?
    There are quite a few actually – Friends; Brothers and Sisters; The Moment of Truth.
  5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
    New York or Miami 😛
  6. What did you have for breakfast?
    If I get up at 11:00am, don’t ya think, I am way too late for my breakfast 🙂 It was lunch straight away.
  7. What is your favorite cuisine?
    I like FOOD – Full Stop!!
  8. What foods do you dislike?
    Hehe..guess answering the earlier question would have been a short and sweet answer 😛 There are loads of stuff that I don’t like…guess that should be good enuf.
  9. Favorite Place to Eat?
    Outside cafes in a nice breezy weather Yuuhuuu…I am already dreaming about it. 🙂
  10. Favorite dressing?
    Thousand Island
  11. What kind of vehicle do you drive?
    I don’t drive…People drive me – sometimes nuts!!! 😛
  12. What are your favorite clothes?
    Ahhh Ahem…again a dicey question. Anything comfy and that suits my mood actually and the occasion.
  13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?
    Geesh! This tag, is really wandering me off and giving me a strong craving for a delightful vacation. I have an endless list of places that I would want to visit.
  14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
    Depends on what does the cup contain.
  15. Where would you want to retire?
    MIAMI FLORIDA 😛
  16. Favorite time of day?
    Anything after 12 in the night. Even after a long tiring hard day’s of work…I can really be in my highest elements till 2PM in the night.
  17. Where were you born?
    Dr. Chandiramani Clinic in Bandra – Mumbai. Watch out for my friends coming and commenting on this.
  18. What is your favorite sport to watch?
    When the kaamwali bai’s (the hired wage class labourer – female) slaps her husband in full public view on the road. The slap is so enthralling…that; You could literally hear the sound he must have heard in his ears; on till the first floor of my flat. 😛
  19. Who do you think will not tag you back?
    Dunna Know!
  20. Person you expect to tag you back first?
    This tag really believes that I am some lady with crystal ball or what?? That I will know everything?? Huh!
  21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?
    Not curious, but will be glad to read anyone who does this tag.
  22. Bird watcher?
    LOL, if they are from London, or Italy or Swedish – SURE! Why not!! 😛
  23. Are you a morning person or a night person?
    Completely a night person.
  24. Do you have any pets?
    No. My grand mom is against the idea of any other pets {read – animals} in the house; apart from me.
  25. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share?
    LOL…don’t embarrass me 😛
  26. What did you want to be when you were little?
    Believe it or not – a Doctor!
  27. What is your best childhood memory?
    My birthday cakes always arriving a good 4 hours late thanks to the torrential rains
  28. Are you a cat or dog person?
    NONE – Geesh!
  29. Are you married?
    You really wish, don’t ya!
  30. Always wear your seat belt?
    Ya – in these things, I am not that bad.
  31. Been in a car accident?
    Yes
  32. Any pet peeves
    Don’t like Tomatoes in sandwiches or curries – but laauuu tomato ketchup 😛
  33. Favorite Pizza Toppings?
    Spring Onions.
  34. Favorite Flower?
    hmmmm……Orchids I think!
  35. Favorite ice cream?
    Butter Scotch.
  36. Favorite fast food restaurant?
    Mac Donalds, IN and Out Burgers, Jack in The Box.
  37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test?
    I was always an A+ student. 🙂 Serious on that!! I Sweaar!!!
  38. From whom did you get your last email?
    Not checked them yet.
  39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
    I can’t really, My aunt keeps a tab of my spend thriftyness.
  40. Do anything spontaneous lately?
    Yeaaaa – Woke up from my sleep and Jumped on my mattress 😛
  41. Like your job?
    Yea – It has its own challenges that can either drive you or break you down personally.
  42. Broccoli?
    No Ways!!
  43. What was your favorite vacation?
    OoooLa La la…Miami Baby!!
  44. Last person you went out to dinner with?
    This dear friend who has landed up in my life – outta no where.
  45. What are you listening to right now?
    People chatting…
  46. What is your favorite color?
    Black and Blue
  47. How many tattoos do you have?
    My aunt has threatened me to throw me out of the house, if I dared to get even one – and for that dame primary reason of her revolting; I really want one – really REALLY BAD!
  48. How many are you tagging for this quiz?
    None.
  49. What time did you finish this quiz?
    6PM – IST 🙂

Emp

The Place They Hold…Happy Friendship Day!

Posted August 1, 2009 by Empowering Roots
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image Maybe my dedication came in too early with a lot of enthusiasm on my post Special Times…Special Gurls…A Special Place… but irrespective of the time or the day, what matters is that you stand up and let those relations know; who always have added a ‘certain bit’ more value in our lives in comparison to the others – how special and meaningful – they make our life.

Some of my favorite Friendships’ Quotes that I have lived by:

“A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away..”

“You cannot say you’ve lost a friend. If a friendship is capable of ending, it is because it never existed.”

“I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.”

“If our friendship depends on time and space, then when we’ve finally overcome Time and space, we’ve destroyed our own friendship.
..Overcome Space and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now.”

Happy Friendships Day to One and All. Thank You for being the loyal readers that you have always been, encouraging and pushing me to reach my limits!!!

Emp

Nothing Better To Do On A Sunday…

Posted July 28, 2009 by Empowering Roots
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I saw this Reema doing this tag. I was so chilled on a Sunday, so decided to run it myself as well.

Q: When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?

A:  Nice Eye Brows there gurl 🙂

Q: How much cash do you have in your wallet right now?

A: Couple of Hundred Bucks and no change.

Q: What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR?

A: FLOOR

Q: What is your favorite ring tone on your phone?

A: ‘It’s Too Late To Apologize’ by Timbaland

Q: Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?

A: It’s an unknown number which I missed.

Q: What are you wearing right now?

A: PJ’s – its Sunday man!!!!

Q: Do you label yourself?

A: “Angel” 😛

Q: Name the brand of the shoes you currently own?

A: Rocia – An associate brand of Regal Shoes.

Q: Bright or Dark Room?

A: Of course Dark Room 😛 😛

Q: What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?

A:  Intelligent Blogger.

Q: What does your watch look like?

A: Its a Silver Flashy Fast Track Watch!! Just Laaauuu Silver 🙂

Q: What were you doing at midnight last night?

A: Was having a naughty Chat 😛

Q: What did your last text message you received on your cell say?

A: Flashback: Send me one memory we had together, the first one that pops in your mind when you think of me. – My friends seriously don’t have anything better to do.

Q: What’s a word that you say a lot?

A: WTF!!!!!!!

Q: Who told you he/she loved you last? (Please exclude spouse, family, children)

A: A dear friend. 🙂

Q: Last furry thing you touched?

A: EaAAAAAAOOOWWW….I don’t like anything furry!!!

Q: Favorite age you have been so far?

A: The current one!! It’s been a Blast!!!

Q: What was the last thing you said to someone?

A: Ahem!!! I can’t type that out here 😛 😛

Q: The last song you listened to?

A: “What goes around, comes around” by Justin Timberlake – Lately, I have been addicted to it.

Q: Where did you live in 1987?

A: Mumbai

Q: Are you jealous of anyone?

A: No ways!!!!

Q: Is anyone jealous of you?

A: Seems to me …there are quite a lot of them out there…and I don’t understand why they ought to be!!!

Q: Name three things that you have on you at all times?

A: My Big Broad Smile, My cell, My Happiness 🙂

Q: What’s your favorite town/city?

A: Miami – Florida 🙂 It sooo had to be that!!!!

Q: When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?

A: When I had a pen pal!! Geesh!! That was ages ago!!!

Q: Can you change the oil on a car?

A: Na Na!! Don’t we have garages for that!!!

Q: Your first love/big crush: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?

A: Heheh there were so many…that I can’t remember who they were at this moment, let alone knowing about them!!!

Q: Does anything hurt on your body right now?

A: By God’s grace …nothing!!

Q: What is your current desktop picture?

A: This one sure brings a big smile on my face. Its my picture with the HOT Captain of my Para sailing boat with Miami as the delightful backdrop!!! 😀

Q: Have you been burnt by love?

A : No Comments!!!  🙂

Emp

Glee Torch Of Happiness…

Posted July 26, 2009 by Empowering Roots
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Vanessa had tagged me with – “Pass on the Glee Torch of Happiness” about three months back…sorry Van for being so late on this. Torch

The rules are that the recipient is to list six things that make him/her happy before subsequently passing forward the glee to others. (ok, so a meme by any other name smells as sweet…)

1. Friends

2. Rain

3. Tiramisu

4. A Stranger that gives you a random smile… 🙂

5. Miami 🙂 🙂 And the HOT Captain 😛

6. Shopping!!!

So I pass this on to:

This tag was named as the Glee Torch of  happiness…therefore anyone who feels they would want to share their happiness is more than welcome to do it.

Cheers!!!