Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.
I say,
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Maya Angelou

Sunday, June 21, 2009

25 things i should have done before i turned 25!!

I kept telling people tat i wanted to start blogging but never really felt motivated to do so...
And den my interns happened and suddenly i realized i had a lot of free time (not tat i was really busy at college!!!)

So here i am... I recently turned 25.......OK!!! not so recently... but considering tat earth evolved millions... or is it billions (wateva!!)... it's still quite recent!! and here's a list of 25 things i think i shud've done before i turned 25...

1. Learn to play a musical instrument.
2. Continue with Bharat Natyam (i trained for 8 years and den suddenly quit)
3. Write a book.
4. Travel to Mansarovar (my dream destination)
5. Continue one sport tat i really enjoyed - swimming!!
6. Teach for a cause(i kno i'm a gud teacher - my ex-student can vouch for that)
7. Completed my education (not tat i flunked and hence still studying!! i was working and joined a b-school in June 2008)
8. Fall out of love :)
9. Fall in love (again!!!)
10. Take up a creative hobby (i guess photography)
11. Work more on my baby - Felicite
12. Save more
13. Keep in touch with a whole lot of people
14. Learn to bake a perfect gooey chocolate cake
15. Make a complete, total fool of myself and den tell everyone about it so tat dey can have a laugh of a lifetime
16. Read more books (i know wat most ppl must be thinking!!)
17. Talk more (most people complain tat i am a very quiet person!! only if they knew me better!!)
18. Learn to let go of unnecessary baggage!!
19. Be more carefree
20. Expand my circle of friends, reach out to more people and form a support group
21. Stand up for a cause
22. Learn a foreign language
23. Be more assertive and learn to say no
24. Start work on my restaurant!!!
25. Start writing a blog