The eyeliner Ninja
I travel 80km every day, to and from my workplace. Often I come across scenes that are way out of ordinary. Like the time when an adult woman sat next to me and started licking her elbows, or the teenage girl who started scratching my back with a long pointy stick that had plastic fingers mounted on top.
But last week I saw a girl who has singlehandedly redefined my goals. I spotted her on the staircase that connected upper and lower levels, wedged between humans, handbags, and backpacks, swaying along with the movements of the train. She was holding a palm-sized mirror in one hand, and hold your breath… applying eyeliner with the other.
Yes, my friends, it is now officially possible to apply eyeliner with one hand. It’s nothing less than a supernatural phenomenon. I turn into a raccoon even when I utilize both my hands. If I was any more flexible, I would have used my feet as well.
10k A Day
The registration for 10k-A-Day challenge officially closed in my workplace. Employees across the company worldwide have formed teams and are religiously trying to clock 10000 steps every day. The team that I belong to are proudly called Lazy Nerds, mostly consisting of developers.
For the first time, I have clocked 10k steps 6 days in a row. Yaayy! That’s a big win. The weekend was a challenge as it was so cold that the only way to clock steps was if I jumped around the house. And that is what I did. I connected my Xbox, played Dance Central and did some heart-pumping cardio dancercise for 2 hours. Mission accomplished.
But you know how siblings are, always looking for an opportunity to Jhand karofy you. My brother sent me his stats! What in the world is this!
Last Wednesday, when I opened the door to welcome my husband, he handed me this huge box of art supplies – an advance birthday present. ￼This was like a dream. I mean look at it… I felt like I was holding a treasure. But that wasn’t enough. He unzipped his bag and handed me 3 boxes of graphic sketches. Damn, now if only I had the skills to match the tools.
All attempts to curb down snacking at the office came to a sudden halt when my teammate brought us chocolates from Dubai. And then last week, the product owner gave me this orange shaped chocolate for resolving her production issues. It even had slices like an orange.
Client testing started last week and I haven’t slept well since then. But I learned to build an authentication service to validate encrypted passwords. I had no idea about validating soap headers when I first started the task, in addition, I had to deliver the code in few hours. Talk about deadlines huh. But it was all done and dusted well in time 😀
My zeal to learn Korean increased by ten folds after I finished watching Strong Girl Boon Soon. This K-Drama is so ridiculously adorable that I held a pillow and squealed like a teenage girl. Korean actors for sure know how to melt your heart into a gooey mess.
The next series I am planning to watch is Goblin, starring Gong Yoo, the lead actor of zombie flick Train to Busan.
If only I had started learning 10 years ago when I watched my first Korean movie!! Right now my Korean is limited to Aaish Oppa Sarangheya. I started with the Hangul alphabets and have installed 3 apps to learn Korean. But I find the YouTube videos more helpful. Aniyeonghaseyo. Rajlakshmiewo. Bangawo.
Python, not the snake!
Talking of languages, I am also learning Python at home, a programming language, which is available for free in Codecademy. We use Java and React (a framework developed by Facebook) at my workplace, but there’s no harm in learning a couple more and keeping yourself updated.
Did I tell you I was growing ginger in my garden? Well, last week I pulled out one of them, and look how much it had grown. I am gonna dunk this in my tea, piece by piece.
We had our first BBQ lunch party at home last month. My uncle loves this activity and he took complete charge of cooking. Aunty and I acted as helpers, while the rest of the gang played table tennis. It’s fun to spend time with family, especially when all your loved ones are thousands of miles away.
I first saw this pose on Instagram and it baffled me to no end. How gravity is supposed to work! So I gave it a go today. It is incredibly hard to balance… like seriously, I don’t know how others make it look so effortless.