No Grand Gestures.

Humming “fly me to the moon” as the autumn breeze passes on,
feeling a little blue as the suns not there to shine any longer,
the leaves falling from the trees,
kids playing as I cross the central park,
People whispering, talking, looking at me,

Am I too loud?
I question myself.

Maybe. Maybe not.
I answer myself.

I sit on a bench right next to our favourite coffee stall,
Waiting for you to come along after oh so long,
wearing my usual t-shirt and sneakers,
plugged in headphones playing Frank Sinatra.

Whats the time, darling?
An old lady appeared suddenly,
I’m afraid I don’t have a watch.
No phone?
No, sorry.
How come? She questioned, surprised?
Time makes me anxious.
She smiled and left.

No grand gestures,
Just a smile.

I saw you from afar,
Frank Sinatra still playing,
You waved, I waved,
You hugged,
I kissed.

No grand gestures,
Just same old love. `


The time is here, the time is now.

Wake up, take a bath, eat or completely ignore the breakfast, run to catch the metro to reach on time, enter 1 hour late to office. Yep, that pretty much summarizes my morning routine and it has been this way since the very first day of my corporate lifestyle.

To be very very clear, 9 to 5 is just a song (which I dearly love), believe me there is not even a single day where I’ve left early from work until and unless it’s an emergency which obviously doesn’t count here.(duh!) You’ll be working for hours and hours which you won’t even realise until it’s too late to back down making you work for 2 more hours. Not that I’m complaining, I love my job, very much more so because my office is a shopping centre, what more can a girl ask for huh? It’s probably the best place to work at minus my travel time though as I live 1.5 hours far so that is 3 hours of travelling daily. And now it’s more awesome thanks to the increased prices of the metro commute, seriously THANKS! (:

Why am I writing this?

To be honest, I do not know.

I think so that we all can read my words and remind ourselves how much all of us should love our lives more than loving our 9 to 5 jobs.

Every day, we kill ourselves to achieve our goals or just to put that brand name on our resume, Oh, I know because I have been doing that for sure.

But, is it all worth it?

Again and again, the same question pops up in my mind… is it all worth it?

Money? Power? Position? Status of working in a corporate?

It’s not. As much as I love my not so 9 to 5 job… it’s not.

This brings me to my next question, then what is worth it?

I don’t know but all I know is that we have to figure out, we have to go after it because we’ve got only one life and if you think about it… the time is not really enough to fulfil all our “hopes and dreams” while we spend majority of our time fulfilling somebody else’s “hopes and dreams”.

What am I planning to do? Same thing I’m telling you to do here,

Let’s GO FOR IT.
Let’s DO IT NOW.

The time is here, the time is now.

Ghum hai.

Guzarta samay,
badalta samah,
unkahi baatein,
aur in sab ke beech;
ghum hai.

Khoobsurat Chehre,
andekhe sheher,
anginat raaste
aur in sab ke beech;
ghum hai.

Behta samundar,
muskarata suraj,
nachte hue yeh do pal,
aur in sab ke beech;
ghum hai.

Khud ko khojne ki khwaish hai,
khud se jeetna hai,
khud ko samajna hai,
Ghum hona to bas bahana h.

Met you in the dark.

Met you in the dark,
unravelling my way out on
the way your eyes widen when you get excited
the way your lips curl up to say the words
the way your face lightens up with a big smile.

Met you in the dark,
When we waved goodbye to the sunset
and danced in the moonlight
when we sang till dawn
and promised not to let go.

Too wild to last,
We grew apart…
but here I am thinking of how we gave up too soon
You still have half of my heart.

Even now, I’m here recollecting my thoughts about the night,
The night, I met you in the dark
Hope you know you’re worth waiting for!


Remember, I stood next to you. 

Remember, my favourite taste is always going to be you. 

Remember, my best view will always be the one from the terrace.

Remember, I had a thing for the moon. 

Remember, you taught me how to let go of things I was afraid to move on from. 

Remember, you made a corpse a human again. 

Remember, there is always going to be light at the end of the tunnel. 

Remember, I’ll always be by your side. 

Just remember that I existed. 

Remember, the sea will always meet the shore. 

Remember, all the stories I told you when you’re bored. 

Remember, my touch when you feel cold. 

Remember, to sing when you feel alone. 

Remember, to make someone smile when you see them frown.

Remember, it’s a small life. 

Remember, you need to let go.. 

Just remember that I existed.  

Remember me for this moment, just this moment and let that tear fall, look at the star shining bright in the dark sky and know I’ll always always be by your side.  

What you seek is seeking you.

Let there be light,
Let there be shine,
Let the world know,
that you have grown.

Let them scream,
Let them joke,
Let them be,
you, have to let it be. 

Let them argue,
Let them sleep,
Let them be,
you, have to let it be. 

What you seek is seeking you,
Is what Rumi once said.
But is it true?
Or just another false hope?

Let’s seek our dreams,
Let’s catch those fights that we’ve been dying to get on.
Let’s follow our soul,
Let’s jump in the ocean and feel the salty water,
Let’s climb those mountains and see the city up front,
Let’s leave this monotonous life and become people
that we can’t stop talking about.
Let’s believe Rumi for once, and seek what we want to seek us back!

Welcome home.

Waking up to see his annoying face,
curled up in a white blanket,
looking like a winter night,
took every ounce of me not to kiss him.
I was hooked to a sleeping face,
a face so perfect that I could sleep in the cold of him.

I knew I loved him,
the moment I laid eyes on him.
I knew I would love this person for the longest time.

He opened his eyes slightly, slowly and then all at once.
“Hey, how long have you been up”, he asked.
A long pause and I’m still looking at him,
questioning myself,
how can a human be so in love with another human,
so much that there’s no realization of time. How?

He rolled up to my side, put his arms around me and asked
“Let’s run away today, someplace far away.
Just you and me. Grab your coat and come with me? Will you?” 

I nodded with a yes and buried my ears into the calm of his heartbeat,
It was then I heard my soul whisper,
Welcome home.

love, always

Whispering in your ears,

Whispering in your ears,
Take this hand and close yours tightly around it.

Whispering in your ears,
Dance with me, baby,

Whispering in your ears,
Hold me like hope.
Hold me close.

Whispering in your ears,
Let’s run and never come back.

Whispering in your ears,
Just say okay.

Whispering in your ears,
And I will love you, always.


What is it that you are afraid of?
Is it the society?
or yourself?

What are you afraid to show?
Is it your skills?
or your face?

What is causing you pain?
Is it an illness?
or your thoughts?

Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!

It is not the society, it is you.
It is not your skill, it is your face.
It is not an illness, but your thoughts.

Disappointed? you don’t agree? you think I’m lying?

Go, stand in front of the mirror, look at your reflection, you have nurtured it into this.

Look at it, stare it, stare it longer…
What do you see?

You’ll see FEAR.

Fear of being yourself, fear of how you look and fear of what your notions are.

The community, the expertise or any ailment, these are not destroying you,
You are destroying yourself.

Is it worth it?
The fear?
The pain?

I hope you find an answer and I hope it helps you live.

Fading Away…

You’ve started to fade away…
your face, I cannot recall,
your actions I cannot get myself to think about,
your talks, I cannot hear any more.
Your voice has been replaced,
You were here yesterday and now you’ve moved away.

All I needed was another day,
To keep you with me,
To tell you what I feel,
To tell you I need you.

Not long ago, we met,
Not long ago, I fell for you,
Not long ago, you decided to leave,
Not long ago, you forgot to tell.

You’ve started to fade away.

You aren’t here, you’re just not here, anymore.
I don’t want to let go of the memories,
I don’t want to let go of the secrets,
I don’t want to let you go..
But you’re fading away…


Let the winds touch your naked soul and whisper;
Let the time stop still for you to have a juncture;
Let the birds dance for you in joy when it rains;
Let the darkness vanish for you to see a new day;

Fly, oh love fly.

Let the boats planing across the water carry you to an unknown destination;
Let the shooting star burn to fulfil your desires;
Let the flower bloom to see you go scarlet;
Let the yearning be strong enough to let go;

Fly, oh love fly.

You aren’t meant to live a mundane life.
You’re meant to fly high.

Close your eyes and wish,
As the clock strikes 11:11
Nothing else…
But to fly.

Fly, oh love fly.


Escape from the monotonous life,
Escape and leave everything behind.
Escape to have a love affair with the world,
Escape to find your self-worth.
Escape as far as you can,
Escape as much as you can.

Life is not meant to be lived,
Life is meant to be loved.

The purpose is not supposed to be served,
The purpose is supposed to be earned.

Stop, Think and Act is not always what we seek;
Run, Live and Love is what we perceive.

Don’t try to live your life,
Go ahead and love your life.

You’ll fall. You’ll rise.
You’ll cry. You’ll smile.
You’ll mourn. You’ll celebrate.
You’ll be the worst. You’ll be the best.
You’ll always be more than what you think you are.

You’re weak but strong.
You’re fake but so real.
You’re a failure but also a success.
You’re so much more.

Escape to find the you in you.
Escape to find the love in you for you.
Escape and you’ll know that there’s no better version of you than you.
Escape and fall in love;
Because once gone the time won’t return.

It’s a fast-paced world,
Waiting to leave you behind
So, escape because it’s time you tell your tale.