Monday, May 21, 2012

Share Your World – Week 24

Here are my answers for this week's questions :

1)Are you left or right handed?

I am essentially right handed but often use both my hands. As a kid, this irked my parents because in Indian brahmin customs, you eat only with your right hand and the left hand is not supposed to touch the food ! I was often confused as a child and got whacks for handling food with my left hand. Eventually I began writing an 'L' & 'R' on my palms to make it easier for me !

2) What is one thing you love about being an adult?

For want of a better phrase - I think I'm a 'Grass-is-always-green-on-the-OTHER-side' kinda person! So there aren't too many things I love about being an adult. Probably the only thing that comes to my mind is being allowed to wear off-shoulder t-shirts & Skirts which I was often not allowed a child. This doesn't mean that I do wear them now ( I too shy!! ) but I can buy them if I wish too !!

3) What do I need to unlearn?

Assumptions - I tend to assume the worst and that keeps me worried the time! The logic is that if I assume the worst, the reality of things always will be good news to me.. but this also means unnecessary hours of playing out all different situations in my mind and my reactions to them ! So I wish I could unlearn this instinct.

4)What is success for me?

Success for me is that feeling inside when things go exactly as I planned them to. This can be in the form of successful exams, organizing events, patients' treatment results, appreciation by hubby for my cooking... I keep putting up tests for myself everyday and hope to succeed in them !

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Share Your World – Week 23

Inspired by Cathy from Ihave decided to start answering Cee's Life questions and try to answer them asregularly as possible.
I enjoyed reading her answers for 22 weeks andloved that it made me think about things we label as routine .. So here goes.... betterlate than never -

Here are my answers:

You are comfortable doing nothing? For long stretches oftime?

No.. Doing nothing is not an option for me !! I cannot sitstill... !! I love to multi-task if I have nothing to do I create projectsto start..and hopefully finish. I have always been like this..indulging in a lot of crafting in my study leaves.... taking up upcyclingprojects in my free time at work.. or cooking up something special. Ofcourse Iwould love to laze around and do nothing during a vacation.. but then tooI would try to max it out by finishing a long pending book or swimming.

If you could inherit a vacation home anywhere in the worldin which you could spend two months a year, where would it be?

Well.. there are so many places in the world I still need tovisit.. but one thats top on my list is Bali.. So I would imagine if Icould inherit a vacation home.. It would probably be in Bali with myown garden, swimming pool, reading room & meditation area.

If you were instantly able to play one musical instrumentperfectly that you never have played before, what would it be?

The only musical instrument I have trained in & played isthe Harmonium - a classical south indian karnatic instrument but ifI had to play another one .. it would probably be drums (ina sound-proof studio) !!

Would you rather be given $10,000 for your own use or$100,000 to give anonymously to strangers?

At todays' dollar rate - complared to the Indian rupee...Iwould shamelessly choose to keep the 10,000$ ! We (Me and my husband)are presently working abroad so we can earn enough to open ourown exclusive Orthodontic clinic in Mumbai. So , we try to save asmuch as we can.. so 10,000$ would'nt hurt too much! We do believein charity but more as service and time rather than giving money.