Happy Hours :)

Does happy hours exist ? Is there a particular hour in the whole day when you think you will be only happy?

Yes…. Happy Hours exist. All it needs is to understand your definition of happiness. We all have our own definition of happiness. Whatever is your definition of happiness, ultimately that becomes your #HappyHour.

Happiness for me is Life. Life is the longest happy hour. There is nothing greater than life. When a life comes into this world, we celebrate; we celebrate that day every year as birthdays. When someone dies we moan. Everything else is because of Life. Have you ever thought, what would you achieve or lose if you were not alive ? So for me happiness is Life; #myhappyhour.

It’s not like I have a royal life that’s why I am talking great about life, it’s just that I value life. No matter whatever you achieve in life, you will not really be happy unless and until you value and understand how blessed you are by being alive.

My life is simple but beautiful. You may even call it routine yet it’s lovely. Every morning I wake up and excitedly think of what all I have to do at work. My office is like my second home for me. Once I reach office I totally belong only to my work. It’s just me and my work. I am never in a hurry to leave from office so my Mumma calls me everyday at 6.00 pm to remind me that I need to come home πŸ™‚ my brother even gave me a table clock so that I see the time and leave from office on time. Anyways that was about my office, when I come back home my kids wait for me in the compound and every single day give me a warm welcome. When I see their smiling faces I just forget about work stress if any. I have not given birth to them still they are my kids. As soon as I reach home they tell me what they did in school. If they win a prize they show it to me first. More than their own parents they share all their secrets with me. Sometimes even I get involved in their pranks and it’s fun. If they do something wrong I scold them and they very positively accept their mistakes. I am like a role model for them, whatever I do/say is always right according to them. They look up to me for everything. On weekends I play with them and they bring back my childhood memories. Every evening we decide on which colour clothes should be worn and we all wear the same πŸ™‚ ; since blue is my favourite colour you will find them wearing blue on the days we are not able to meet and decide the colour. We celebrate every festival together. On my birthdays more than me they are excited. They make cards and make my day special.

Weekends are family days. Mumma gossips about all the evil aunties πŸ™‚ ; those silly fights and arguments with my brother. Sometimes my brother takes me to events with him and we enjoy a lot together. Some weekends I go out with the kids and friends and we have a blast.

I’ve had my share of struggle in terms of health and career. I am sure this is not all; there would be more struggles in future but I am prepared for it. Nothing really would stop me from loving my life. I am blessed with a lovely family, caring friends, sweet kids and of course one khadus Gabbar Boss πŸ™‚

So that’s My Life My Happy Hour πŸ™‚

My Journey At Talent Selexion

Talent Selexion (TS) is the place where I work. I’ve completed a year today at Talent Selexion so thought of sharing my experience with you guys. πŸ™‚

I still remember my 1st day at TS I felt like I’ve come to a different planet altogether and people around are aliens πŸ˜›

Being from a carefree environment I had suddenly gone to a place having rules, regulations, procedures, systems and God knows what all. When Jesson Sir (my boss) was explaining how they function my head was spinning and I just wanted to get out of that place. I’d thought I’ll never go back but since I have a tendency of not giving up easily I again went to work the 2nd day. Hmmmm 2nd day I tried getting myself into that system. A week passed, yet I was unable to adapt to the rules and system πŸ™‚

Jesson Sir was like a monster, one small mistake and he used to give a full long lecture on rules, regulations, procedures and systems. I just hated him for that. I started calling him GABBAR πŸ™‚ (Jesson Sir, if you are reading this, sorry πŸ™‚ ).

A month passed I still didn’t like TS. Somewhere I knew the problem was not in TS, the actual problem was that I was too attached to my previous organisation. I just didn’t want to accept the fact that now I am a part of TS. I hated everything in TS. I started making mistakes on purpose to irritate Jesson Sir but I always found him extra patient with me.

I was so frustrated that I wanted Jesson Sir himself to throw me out of the organisation. Once I lied and got caught. I felt bad about it and was even a little scared but at the back of my head I thought at least now Jesson Sir will ask me to leave the organisation. It was as if Jesson Sir had made up his mind that no matter what he will not ask me to leave so he just shouted at me and told me don’t repeat it again. However I decided I will resign and I did. May be this was a shock for him but surprisingly he called me and spoke to me politely. He tried to understand what was bothering me, stopped me from leaving.

That day I realised what a big idiot I was. I realised how nice Jesson Sir was. I really started respecting him after that. He made me feel that my presence was important. Then I decided to stay in the organisation. I put my heart and soul in everything that I did and learnt a lot more than I knew. And of course I even adapted to the rules and systems πŸ™‚

Now that I was fine with TS I even got along well with my colleague. We had our own little fights and arguments but never had any grudges held against each other. No matter what happened we had a mutual understanding and worked together. A new colleague joined us and she was a real chatter box. I never mix up with anyone that easily but she got friendly with me herself πŸ˜› It was fun now because earlier it was only me alone who called Sir Gabbar now even my colleagues supported me. Jesson Sir was no longer a monster for me. Neither his shooting hurt me. In fact each time he shouted at any of us we used to laugh it out by saying “Gabbar ne aaj meri class li” πŸ™‚ Everything was perfect we worked, we cracked jokes and laughed. We even used to party at times. Unfortunately due to some misunderstanding one of my colleague had to leave. After some days the other colleague also left. Everything changed in a blink of eye.

After my colleagues left I had a feeling that something bad is gonna happen but I paid least attention to my fears because I thought TS needed me so I kept working. New colleagues joined and somewhere my fears came true. This new person entered and ruined everything. Due to her I even had arguments with Sir. Once again I felt like leaving TS. This time it was my Mommy who told me don’t leave your job because of someone else. I stayed back but during that period unknowingly my colleagues had triggered an incident that I had left behind. All over again the past started playing on my mind. I was so disturbed that was unable to concentrate on my work. I didn’t perform well that time still Jesson Sir was patient and gave me time to over come things. Luckily I went on a short Christmas vacation that time. In the company of friends and family my self confidence was back. I was all set to go back and work at TS. When I went back due to some reason even these colleagues left. To be frank this didn’t affect me at all because they had just spoilt the environment with office politics. However Jesson Sir was upset that again people left. Now I hope whoever new comes in TS may they come with good intentions.

In spite of all finally I completed a year at TS. It’s surprising how I completed a year at a place where I thought I won’t survive even a month. πŸ™‚ TS taught me many things. It mae me more organised. Now I follow the system. I am not that perfect because unintentionally I still make silly mistakes and Jesson Sir patiently corrects them. TS even taught me about two faced people.

Recently there was a Rickshaw strike and I was unable to go to office. Jesson Sir picked me up from home and even dropped me back in the evening. This was really a great gesture because no boss would do so much for an employee

I must say Jesson Sir is the world’s best boss. At times I have told him stuffs that I shouldn’t dare saying as an employee but he has handled it with maturity. He never shouted at me that I am your boss how dare you say this, instead he sits with me and politely clears all my doubts. Not only as a boss but as a human he is a very kind and just person. After my family, I trust and respect him a lot.

Don’t know what’s in-store in the future but I hope I share a good relation at TS. Even if I have to leave TS shall leave on a good note πŸ™‚

Madeofgreat

We come across so many different people in our lives. Some we like, some we love, some we hate; some stay in our lives for a e long time or forever, some stay in our lives for a short period of time. We wish some people to be with us always but unfortunately due to some reasons they don’t be with us. Such people always live in our hearts. We at times hate the sight of some people yet we need to deal with them. These all are #coloursoflife

That was about our routine life. In our busy life we at times come across some incidents/people which/who leave behind an unforgettable mark on our lives.

Recently I’ve met one such person at #BNLF and his name is Raghava. Raghava is truly #madeofgreat. I met him just once n was with him only for few hours. We might never meet again but he’s definitely left behind an unforgettable impression. This man is blind and it is really amazing the way he lives his life. He is full of life. I don’t know much about him but whatever little I know has made me respect him. ‘Respect’ is a small word for him. There are not enough words in the dictionary to describe him.

He was not born blind he lost his eyesight later, don’t know when exactly. If a person is blind from birth it really doesn’t affect him much mentally, but when a person goes blind all of a sudden it takes a lot of courage to accept and live a normal life again. Raghava has made that effort and stood up strong against his own disability.

At the lunch table I told him I am a recruiter and he happily said he was a head hunter but never found head nor hunting πŸ™‚ He had no regrets for his failure instead he laughed over it. We all should learn to be like him

He being a blind, fights for the  rights of all handicp people. Hats off. Now that’s just marvellous. He travelled from Hyderabad to Mumbai alone just to  attend BNLF. I don’t know what really motivates him but he is a true inspiration for all of us.

At the time of departure he told me that I am a strong lady πŸ™‚ I believe he is stronger than me. That’s why I call him MADEOFGREAT  πŸ™‚

You Disappointed Me

Hello all you gorgeous readers here I am to review another Garnier product.

In my last Garnier blog I was excited to tell you guys how lovely was the fall fight range, but this time Garnier has disappointed me.

I am talking about the “Goodbye Damage” range of Garnier.

I love Garnier range of shampoos but the goodbye damage range makes me wonder ‘does goodbye actually mean a goodbye to damage ?’

Product description : Just like all other Garnier shampoos this one too comes in an opaque and flip cap open bottle; orange in colour. The shampoo is white in colour and has a runny consistency.
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Ingredients : Water, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Chloride, Amodimethicone, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Niancinamide, Sugarcane Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Sodium Hydroxide, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Trideceth-6, Salicylic Acid, Limonene, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Apple Fruit Extract, Carbomer, Pyridoxine HCI, Citric Acid, Cetrimonium Chloride, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Lemon Peel Extract, Hexyl Cinnamal, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Fragrance.

My view about this product : Hmmmmmmmmmmmm what can I say! There’s nothing good about this product. It claims to strengthen your hair 3 times more from root to tip. Sad enough it doesn’t at all live up to its claims. Moreover you end up with more damage to your hair.

It doesn’t lather that well and it gives you a sticky feel after wash. It makes the hair dull and dry that breaks easily.

The only good thing is the fragrance. It has a lovely fragrance that stays onΒ  the entire day.

So ladies do not fall for its cute packaging because the cute looking shampoo wouldn’t make your hair look cute in return.

I will give this product just 1/5 starΒ  for its lovely fragrance.

That’s all for now. Do wait for my next blog I am going to introduce you to one of my newest love and I am sure you guys too will love it.

Till then stay healthy and be smart before you fall for cute products. Cya πŸ™‚

Thought for the day

No matter how big mistake you have made it is always better to confess the truth to your loved ones. If the person is matured enough, he/she will appreciate the effort you took to speak the truth because not everyone have the guts to confess the truth. And even if the person doesn’t forgive you, at least you feel good from within after speaking the truth.

Finally if the person really cares for you then sooner or later he/she will understand. All you need is to give them time. Time has the power to heal everything.

I Love Garnier

Hello everyone,

Here I come with an exciting product by Garnier. Well Garnier is well known for its wide range of products and most of us just love them, don’t we ? πŸ™‚

If you talk about me , l love Garnier range of shampoos. I keep switching from one to the other range of Garnier shampoos. And to be honest all of them give me almost the same results, its just that fragrance keep changing πŸ˜€

Today I am going to review the Garnier fructis fall fight fortifying range of shampoo.

Well, hair fall is one such problem that almost every 2nd woman is suffering from. Some of us just let it be, while some try many different products and treatments; in the course they end up having severe hair fall. Its OK if you just let it be but if the problem is severe you can always consult a professional. Frankly speaking there is no such shampoo that will give you 100% relief from hair fall but some shampoos can help you control the problem to an extent; Garnier fructis fall fight fortifying shampoo is one of them.

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Product description and claims : it comes in an opaque green coloured bottle with a flip cap. The shampoo is creamy white in colour. It has a perfect consistency, not too thick not too runny. It has a mild fragrance which stays for some while after wash. It doesn’t lather easily so a large quantity is required.

What it claims? It claims to strengthen your hair fibres from within and protect your hair from breakage.

Ingredients :

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Active fruit concentrate
Fructose + glucose, vitamins B3 + B6 nourishes hairs from the roots
AHAs strengthen the hair fibre.

My Take on this : hmmmm yes it does stands up to its claims to an extent. Now, to an extent I mean is , it doesn’t give 100% relief from hair fall but to a great extent it controls the problem. May be by regular use it might give you 100% relief but do not assure you on this because I don’t stick to the same range for long. I love all range of Garnier shampoos so alternatively use all of them.

Besides it doesn’t leave your hair dry and dull looking. It makes your hair smooth soft and healthy looking. It cleans your scalp and hair thoroughly maintaining the PH balance.

The only thing you might not like about it is that it contains SLS.

It has all the nice qualities that a good shampoo must have so I give it 5/5 stars

So now you know why ‘I Love Garnier’. As Garnier always say ‘Take Care’ until my next post Cya πŸ™‚

Think Twice Be Wise..!

Freedom comes with Responsibility. (Don’t misuse your freedom; if you do you might lose someone’s trust.)

Love comes with Respect. (Unless you respect the person you love don’t expect a good relationship with others.)

Loyalty comes with commitment. (Commit yourself completely to someone before expecting loyalty from them.)

Maturity comes with experience. (Don’t fear doing new things; either you will fail or you will succeed; either ways you would be the winner because you may learn a very good lesson for life or you might be surprised by discovering your hidden abilities)

Go Natural

Hello everyone,

Wishing you all happy 68th independence day.

In my last product review I had told you that I would be  telling you about the best product, I’ve come across up till now. First of all sorry to keep you guys waiting for so long.

You guys must be aware about the goodness of the age old sandalwood. Sandalwood used in combination of ayurvedic Eladi oils can do wonders. I know one such product made out of this combination of sandalwood and Eladi oils.

Breaking the suspense now; I am talking about Medimix Sandalwood. Yes today I am going to review Medimix Sandalwood.
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Product Description :-

This luxurious soap bar is orange in colour. Its fragrance, l kinda find it weird but nothing that to worry about; in comparison of its benefits. It lathers pretty well and easily washable.
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Product claims :-

It claims to give you a blemish free glowing skin. It is also effective on dark spots and pigmentation, leaving you with a clear skin.

Ingredients :-
Eladi Oil Constituents. Eladi Oil content in bathing bar is 0.2% in soap base made with Sandal oil, perfume and approved color.
Sanskrit Name:
1. Kushthah 0.915%
2. Tvak, Chocham 0.915%
3. Sthulailaa, Bhadrilaa 0.44%
4. Priyangu, Phalini 0.44%
5. Jataamaamsi 0.44%
6. Vaalakkam, Hriberam 0.44%
7. Saathi, Karchurah 0.44%
8. Tamalapatram 0.44%
9. Thagarah 0.44%
10. Jaali, Jaatiphalah 0.44%
11. Devadaaru 0.44%
12. Haridra, Varavamini 0.44%
13. Salah, Ashvakamah 0.44%
14. Naagapushpah 0.44%
15. Sallaki 0.44%
16. Gugguluh 0.44%
17. Ela 0.44%
18. Mayurashikha 0.44%
19. Satbalan 0.44%
20. Bolah, Rasagandha 0.44%
21. Aguruh 0.44%
22. Saralah 0.44%
23. Chandaa 0.44%
24. Khadirah 0.44%
25. Punnaagah 0.44%
26. Naarikelah 88.05%

TFM: 40%

Net Weight:
125 grams.

My final verdict :-

Aahmmm short of words to describe the goodness of this product. Definitely it stands up to all its claims. And much to your surprise, it goes beyond its claims. If you are tired of all those expensive treatments and long parlour sessions, just for the sake of getting rid of those annoying patches and spots on your skin; and yet haven’t got rid of it; go natural this time. Medimix sandalwood is one such product which is specially formulated to give you a clear skin. Within weeks you will see visible changes in your skin. Your skin will get clearer with every use.

Use this soap twice a day. Don’t use any other product simultaneously, this soap alone can do wonders to your skin. No product works overnight so you gotta be patient and let the product work at its space. You should wash your face too with this soap twice instead of opting for a separate face wash. Within a month you will find a clear, bright and glowing skin. If you suffer from a really bad skin with frequent breakouts and blemish marks then mark my words ‘ this is THE BEST product for you’. Ten people will give you 100 different remedies , but you gotta be wise and choose the best for your skin. Whatever you choose make sure you stick to one product. Don’t switch from product to product because that would harm your skin more.

Medimix sandalwood claims that it is suitable for all skin types including the most sensitive skin; which is true; anyone can use this product without having second thoughts on it. This product tends to make your skin dry in winters, but nothing that a moisturiser or body lotion can’t help. So be rest assured you can rely on this product all 365 days. You also notice a more even-toned skin without much effort. You even stop getting frequent breakout. You might get rare breakouts but it clears within a day or so.

That’s all for now. Do try this product and write to me about your experience. Will cya soon with some other product. Until then stay gorgeous and let that curve be on your face πŸ™‚

My Journey

Hi guys,

Here I am today, not to review any product but to share my life journey with all of you with the hope that it may inspire and encourage other people like me.

I was born normal. It was at the age of 5 that I started falling very often and eventually I completely stopped walking. Till almost 10 years after this no one could diagnose what exactly was the problem. My mom wasn’t that literate to understand medical terms and so she kept taking me to different doctors. Tried ‘n’ number of treatments. But nothing really helped. One of the doctors even told my mom that I was mentally challenged and I won’t be able to study in a normal school. My mom said my daughter from no angle looks mentally challenged. My mom decided to continue my studies in a normal school. And and and surprisingly I not only had a normal school life like others but also was doing well academically. As years passed my brother Alex found out that I was actually suffering from ‘Cerebral Palsy’.

After I completed my 10th my bro got me admission in a nearby good college. Simultaneously my bro was finding ways to get me treated. With the reference of Priya Duth my bro took me to the Spastics Society of India. We met a physiotherapist there who suggested me some simple exercises and even referred me to an orthopedist. He told that I can’t be completely alright and walk normal again. But he can make me better and help me by making my legs more straight. For this l had to undergo various surgeries. At that time I even suffered a major intestine blockage. My survival through this was a real time miracle. The best part was these things never affected my studies; simultaneously I was living a fun college life. I did all the pranks, masti, drama , celebrated all kinds of days in college. I was very fussy about doing my exercises hehe. I was more interested in my studies. And I am so proud that I never ever got a single KT in my entire college life πŸ™‚

Then came the day when I completed my graduation. I did my majors in psychology. I always wanted to be a special educator. So after graduation I visited few colleges and universities but unfortunately, since I couldn’t travel much I had to drop the idea of doing MA in psychology πŸ™

God knows how and when I got the idea of doing MBA in HR. Yes I completed my MBA in HR.

Completing my studies was never a big deal for me. The actual challenge was to get a job. Being a physically challenged person, the very first impression people had, “how will you manage job”. Many a times these little things bothered me a lot but then I have a lovely family who always supported me in all my decisions. Their love and care gave me the courage to forget such incidents and get going in life.

Then came the day, when I was very happy because after so many rejections in interviews I gave the best interview of my life. I got selected for the job. My first ever job. It was a recruitment firm. Nah it wasn’t planned to get into recruitment. In fact I never even knew which field I was getting into. My basic funda was I am going to be an HR and give people jobs. The first day at work was quiet good. But gradually when I realised working on a PC is gonna be a real hard time for me, due to my eyesight problem, I was very upset. In second all the happiness, excitement of having a job vanished.

Somehow I was self motivated just for that one person who showed so much of faith in me and gave me this job. He’s an amazing human being. His values and teachings inspired me to get going. In the begining it wasn’t easy but eventually I was able to overcome my limitations. But one thing that demotivated me the most were my colleagues. Their indifferent attitude made me feel unwanted there. Not all were like that still the attitudes of few were enough to demotivate me. One of my colleagues who had joined along with me on the same day was very supportive. She always kept telling me don’t bother these people. But don’t know what exactly made me so weak that I decided to quit. I just couldn’t stand their attitude anymore. I left that job within a month itself. I still respect that person a lot who had selected me for that job. I will always regret that I couldn’t keep up to his confidence that he had showed in me.

Anyways life has to go on, so my hunt for another job started. Within a week I got another job. This time it was a part time job though. It was a health check up centre wherein they used to set up health camps at various places. People came there for routine health checkups and based on their reports the company had various kinds of vitamin tablets. My job was to follow up with the people who came for checkup, explain them their test reports, and sell them the medicines, it was all good. In the training I was picking up all the various kinds of health problems very well. But when I told them about my vision problem they immediately told me that they can’t keep me on this job. That was the most heart breaking incident of my life. After this I had decided I don’t want to work anywhere. During this phase also it was my family who stood by me. My mom, my brother Alex never made me feel bad about not having a job.

Months passed I started living a normal life again. My self confidence was back. I started feeling that I should do something. In those days I had nothing to do so the whole day I used to just surf the net. Visited various sites. I came across product reviews. I kinda found this very interesting. I started experimenting with various products. I found the reviews were so true about those products. I told my bro even I wanted to do the same. It was then that he told me about WordPress. He created this Id ; Ela re Ela; for me and told I can start writing here. Wow l just loved this. It was so fun experimenting with products and reviewing them. This went on for months. I was very happy with this.

After few months my brother’s friend told him about a vacancy in a recruitment firm. My bro fixed up my interview with them. I had no much hopes of getting that job. After so many failures I had become negative about giving interviews. Unexpectedly that day I got selected again. Hmmmm, my first day at work, I was so nervous, more than being nervous I was scared. The same old memories were tuning at the back of my mind. I felt like the history is gonna repeat again. But luckily nothing like that happened. I got a very nice and supportive colleague who helped me a lot. I learnt everything about recruitment from her. In fact my boss even allowed me to use my own laptop which is more convenient for me. I am able to use it well now. Its not like I am become an expert or everything is visible; its just that I am learning new ways to tackle things that are not visible. Each time I learn a new method I get the ‘WOW’ feeling.. :). Its been 6 months now since I joined my current company. I am enjoying my job. And to be frank recruitment has become a part of my life now. It really feels nice that people recognise you as the person who placed them in a company. And to top it all my office environment is very nice. Its peaceful and no office politics happen here.

Yeah I know you guys might be thinking, ‘great its a happy ending’ ; no its not the end, its happy though. I am sure there is more to life. Let’s see what more surprises life has for me in the journey to my final destination. I am very content with my life now. There is nothing missing in it as such but I do have a dream in life. Nah I won’t tell you my dream now, may be some other time. For now I just wanna say along with recruitment, I will continue writing as and when I get time.

Do let me know what topics you guys want me to write about and I will try my best to come up with those topics. Until my next blog Cya. Lots of love and prayers. Stay good and don’t forget to smile πŸ™‚