The little foibles!!

Well, this little thing has been in my head for a few days now! Actually, since the day I saw or to be precise, noticed an interesting little thing! I won’t go into details, but someone had made his/her friend’s day special by writing notes on chart papers and posted it over a bridge of a railway station! And my immediate reaction was, wow! Who must have thought about that? Something, I would totally love to do for the special people in my life!

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Then I thought about it for a while, I discussed it with my friends, and their reaction was, wish someone does it for me!! Surprisingly, that is when I realized that this one thought never occurred to me. But, I always love to have such crazy ideas myself, so maybe that is why! It is so amusing to see how different people perceive the same thing!

That made me think even more, and as I pondered over it! (I know it wasn’t necessary, but what the hell! :P) So as I pondered over it and the whole idea of ‘perception’ actually intrigued me!

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Let us imagine a ‘what if’ situation!

I mean, yeah it is all exciting and amazing, if someone makes you feel that special, by doing crazy things for you! Now, here comes the “what if” – What if, the person who did something crazy for you isn’t someone you really ‘click with’!? In that case, the whole scenario changes, doesn’t it? I mean, suddenly, unnecessarily that person becomes creepy, crazy, or someone on those lines! You might even see and share some posts or videos (where you-tubers think they are really funny 😛 )where such people are stereotyped and made fun of!

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That crazy person would just believe that he/she is going to be a lonely loser all his life! Maybe that’s how I was too! And more than once I’d felt in my life, I’m just too crazy or weird for people to understand! That is when slowly some of my now close friends came into my life, and really loved and accepted me for what I am! I think that’s the best kind of gift anyone can give you in a friendship! I might have scared people by over-doing things in a friendship, but those stayed back, who could see through it!

It is a blessing to be loved by someone who accepts you for what you are! Someone who knows your little flaws, can read your mind just by looking at your face (Even though you are trying to figure out what exactly is going on in that neuronal mess)! Some say this person should be your friend, I say, in my case a friend is a small word to describe that blessing! Yes, I’m talking about my husband! I can go on forever, so I will just reserve my thoughts, maybe for some other time!

To put it in the simplest words ever said,

“You’re not perfect, sport, and let me save you the suspense: this girl you’ve met, she’s not perfect either. But the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other.”

-“Good Will Hunting”

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Adios Amigos!

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About Last Name

Many people ask me, what I want to be addressed as! And when I tell them it is Ms. Sameeta Golatkar! I get varied sets of expressions and questions! Well the most common reaction is; I had thought you are a feminist, how can you stand such redundant traditions! Well firstly I don’t call myself a hard-core feminist/feminazi! I just believe every individual should be treated as equal and his/her opinion should be respected! A person whether male or female is entitled to his or her opinion.

Well maybe people don’t get it and that is why they keep questioning and judging my opinions and decisions! The other most common question is! ‘Don’t you think you are losing your identity?’ Well, I still kept my first name, I didn’t get it changed and as far as I know my professional identity is as Sameeta ma’am and Personal identity as Sammy, none involve the surname! So well, no it doesn’t affect me as far as my identity is concerned! If my name was to be changed, I might have raised a little hell, maybe a lot! 😛

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So I totally understand when people don’t like their names to be changed, be it last or first! Judging any one of us based on our choices does more harm than good.

My reasons are a combination of ‘something silly’, conventional and something generally considered as immature. Haven’t we all as teenagers doodled our name with our crush’s last name! Those nostalgic innocent memories still bring a smile to my face and so does changing my name post marriage. Yes, like a true teenager from the 90s I feel cute as well as romantic about the change. In fact Mrs. Sameeta Golatkar has a nice ring to it! Not that it felt any bad earlier but this feels more complete, exactly the same as I feel with my other half! Call me silly, but who said I am not!

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Also, Sammy G sounds so cool something like Johnny G (a movie I enjoy any given time). And of course I can now happily gloat using the tag-line, ‘G mane Genius”.

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Then why not two surnames? That way I, rather my name, can have the best of both worlds. It is just something I can’t wrap my head around! Plus the child will take the father’s last name! And whether I keep just my maternal last name, or keeping them both. I would feel like a piece of puzzle that doesn’t fit, like  an outcast, ‘the one with the different last name’. Not a part of the team, and I don’t want it that way!!

Love it or hate it, I chose to take up the change! It wasn’t the easy way out in fact changing procedures officially are a headache! But I don’t mind!

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Each one his own!

Which one is yours?

The day my son went viral

Reality bites! We need to be careful! Must read!!!

Put the book back on the shelf

UntitledA couple of months ago my son, who is six years old, performed a solo routine at his school talent competition. I couldn’t attend but my wife filmed it on her mobile phone so I could watch it later. She also put it on Facebook for friends and relatives to see. Unfortunately, we hadn’t given any thought to the privacy settings and it was ‘shared’ amongst people we didn’t know. When we became aware of this we quickly changed the permissions and forgot all about it.

However, one morning, a few days later, we received a text from a friend telling us that the video was ‘trending’ on Buzzfeed and, as we hastily conducted some Google searches, it became apparent that we had a problem. There were bizarre stories about it on sites such as Huffington Post and Mail Online and these were being replicated around the world. Additionally, the…

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The need to evolve!!

This here is just a shift from blogger to wordpress! Trying to keep up with the ever dynamic e-world! A friend suggested, and well nothing else could convince me more!

The address has changed, but the writer and the words remain the same!

Hoping to get all the love here as well!

Cheers!