Monday, November 22, 2010

From Where We Left

The baby has been ignored way too much. I have been a very bad girl. And no excuses this time. There is so much happening in life that I can write a book, let alone a blog post. But then, when there is way too much happening in life, something’s do take a beating. And in my case it was my once cherished blog. So no more saying I will be regular, it’s rather I be regular and say later.
Settling-in in Singapore has been far easier than I ever imagined. Things have fallen into place pretty smoothly. The home, office and the works!! So good so far.
Have been doing a lot of “exploring the city” kinda stuff over the weekends. Shopping is at an all time high and I really need to put a stop on that. This retail therapy will soon put me into forced financial therapy. The holes in the pockets are getting bigger by the day but the temptation seems to outdo any sane thinking. But there is one thing that I am sorely missing and that’s my book shopping. Not that there are no book stores here, there are and in plenty. What I miss is reading Indian Authors, which in the last few years meant reading beyond Salman Rushdie and Vikram Seth. Those gems are unfortunately not available. So my respite is Amazon but you see the feel is missing.
These few initial months in Singapore have also led to some realizations. A very close friend always said that cooking for her acts like a stress buster, so even after a very hectic day at work, she would get back and cook and feel fresh. I never understood that while I was in India. But strangely, here in Singapore, I have started to enjoy cooking. Although we still eat out a lot even on weekdays, yet I have started to look forward to doing my bit in the kitchen. Like I say, we are always learning more about ourselves and this is the latest self discovery! Aman is busy basking in this new found interest of mine; let me see how many weeks will this last.
So how has life been with you all? Let me be really good and open my Google Reader now!!


Passionate Goof said...

Too many friends in Singapore now, I just have to visit. Good to know you are so happy and busy in life, and happy to see a post!

Swaram said...

Have fun shopping and sighting ;)
So, did u get to the reader :P

Anonymous said...

being in singapore u really cant be away from shopping can u :P

Prathima said...

welcome back Iya.. nice to read your blog after a long time:)
Singapore must be a great place to shop .. so why think of stopping?:0

masood said...

Haha et tu, iya?

i have been ignoring my blog for ages. Averaging abt 1 post a month now. and not reading posts or blog hopping anymore. but its never too late to make a comeback. so i am trying.

glad to know that you've settled down in singapore.

Iya said...

@ Passionate Goof - u have too, sad that we couldnt meet when i was in Mel!
@Swaram - see i couldnt get to the reader, i know ur blog would be full of posts..gawd so much to catch up...
@ Monu - i am not a tourist here, so i cant shop each day!!
@prathima - thanks, and yeah, why stop, but then who explains this to husband??
@masood - tu bhi gayab?? chalo i less to cover up!!

Anonymous said...

Good to know about you being settling down in Singapore.

About books, I would suggest you become member of Public Library here. There you find all kind of books n even books from Indian Authors are also available. All Chetan Bhagat books are also available here. I suggest you should visit the National library @Bugis and @Esplanade theatre. Apart from books you can find loads of dvds n cds. DVDs includes classic old Bollywood movies also. I hope once you visit these libraries you won't complain any more. I think annual membership is around 40S$ and in that you can borrow 4 books and 2 media.

One more thing I wanted to share is we have formed a small group of Indian bloggers in Singapore. We meet peridoically and discuss about blogging and do some chit chat. Today also we met in the afternoon and had a lunch in Bombay cafe @Suntec. Next time we are likely to meet in February next year. If this interests you, then feel free to join us.

Keep enjoying your Stay in this City state. :)

Iya said...

@Krunalc, hey thanks for all this info, will surely check it out. And and for the meet, i will love to join if i am around.