Friday, December 18, 2009

The ‘Lucky Chinese’ Tag

Oh Man …. Here I am~ back to blogs after a long long time … Thanks to Rakesh for an accidental Tag …. Lol … I can make this thing pretty boring …. Trust me …

8 TV shows I like to watch:
1. AC360 ( I am an addict ..)
2. Larry King Live
3. Everybody loves Raymond ( I am crazy …. I love Robbie )
4. Seinfield ( Sometimes )
5. Friends (sometimes)
6. Gray’s Anatomy ( Yes i think Patrick Dempsey is HAUUUUUUUUUT)
7 .Aap kee Antara( New show on TV , My uncle aunty said it is cool and I started watching it)
8. Hindi news.
8 favourite places to eat (and drink)
1. Red Lobster .. Wood fire grilled Shrimps , scallops and Lobster ...Love it
2. I would say Chipotle
3. Applebees ,TGIF
4. A place called Mithas .. Best paani puri place
5. Nanking at Time Square …
6 . Thai food place near work
7 . Biryaani house . The best place to buy Biryaani ..Ambience Sucks….
8. Gyro Stall on 51st street NY … The best place to have Gyro’s ..Highly recommended but need to stand in que for atleast 30 minutes .
8 things I look forward to
1. A trip to kashmir … Mammma here I come ..
2. No shocks in 2010 . Please God !!
3. A girls trip to canada… I have been waiting 4ever now but this year we ll make it ….. Me and ma girls …yay
4. Ice skating at Rockefeller on christmas … I need to practice more and more … Don’t wanna fall down and make a fool out of me :)
5. To set some things right for me . Ohh That would be the happiest day of my life if I could gather some courage and speak for myslef . Please please Please God !!!
6. To spend some days with my kids ( My nieces and nephews) without their parents around .. I wanna spoil them like crazy …. I love it when they say We Love LUBNA Maama....
7. To do some certifications and PMP… P.S I am not a dork
8. Ohhh why doesn’t he attend any party at work ..I always keep my camera ready and he never shows up … I have been dying to capture him in my camera ….. Mr XYZ ~doesn’t matter if he is 56 ..he is still HAUUUUUTTT ….. and should I add that he should stop calling us kids …. Damn !!!
8 things that happened yesterday
1. Woke up and ran to work
2. Spoke to my best friend
3. Did some work at office
4. Ignored two guys at work …. As a girl I have to admit that desis are anytime better . They wouldn’t dare and ask you for a a date again and again but these GoRa’s would make ur life miserable .
5. Had a fun lunch with my girl friends . We laughed non –stop . Ha ha ha …
6. Took a nap at work …. Yeah I have a blanket in my office and I do it once in a while …..
7 . Left office early and made egg curry at home . P.S my friends say that I m the best cook ever .
8 . Watched A debate on Climate change till 2.20 am … I know I know I am crazy …
8 things I love about winter
1. Snow , I love when it snows .. It takes me back to my childhood days . I like sitting near window and sipping on coffee when it is snowing outside .

2. Awww what can be more beautiful than a white christmas .. Christmas tree , Sparkling neighbourhood , Santa clause , secret gifts . and loads of snow ..
3. Holiday season …. Less work at office . People wishing and greeting each other .
4. I love working from home ….. Lying on ur bed , you are watching TV , accessing Facebook and working at the same time …. Yes , our facility closes if there is heavy snow .
5 . I don’t know for some strange reason I think people look beautiful in winters …. Atleast I do ;)
6 . You enjoy tea, coffee , kababs , Maggi and movies ….. Trust me life is all about food and entertainment ….
7. You can survive without taking a shower ………. It happens only in winters ;)
8. You save on Manicure and pedicure …. ;)
8 things on my wishlist
Oh God , here is my wish list . Try granting me # 1 but if you cant for some reason , keep going down the list ..
1. To marry and have a family with Salman Khan ..10 kids
2. Okay if not 10 kids , I can manage with 2
3. If not kids , I can just be married to him
4 . Okay no marriage , can I date him
5 . If no dating , Can I get his autograph .
6 . Remember you are GOD , go back to # 1 wish
7 . I can still be happy with # 2
8 On a serious note , Oh God , Please keep my family happy and healthy.
8 things I am passionate about
1. Driving
2. Adventures like sky diving , Scuba diving
3. Work
4. Sports
5. News
6. Cooking
7 . Helping people
8.Loving people
8 words or phrases I use often
1. Sorry …
2. Oh Mannnnnnn
3. Jigar ke tukde … all kids are jigar ke tukde and anything I like is Jigar ka Tukda .
4. Inshallah .. I use that a lot ….. Even in meetings J
5. Girdhar Gopal .. If we have a crush on any person , we call him Girdhar Gopal … It goes like “ Mere to Girdhar gopal , doosro na koi ”
6. hello … I do get lots of phone calls
7. Aaye haye :)
8 . Salman … How can I not take his name at least 100 times a day
8 things I learnt from the past
1. Awwww …. Even if some people say “ I LOVE U “ they don’t mean it ……
2. Stay away from people who suffer with a disease called inferiority complex . They can make your life miserable ~ no matter how much u love them
3. People make mistakes and it is not necessarily their fault .
4 . Do not trust a person who betrayed you once .
5. People say “Forgive but don’t forget” . I believe in “forgetting but not forgiving .”
6. One moment can change your life . Good or bad .
7. Having enough patience and strength can be bad for you at times
8. There are always some people who love you for wat u r …. no matter wat …..
8 places I would love to go, visit or see
1. BANDRA ( for obvious reasons)
2. Egypt
3. African Safari
4 . Drive around Europe
5. Bahamas ( it is better in the bahamas)
6 . Kashmir …..
7 . Mexico
8 . Middle east
8 things I currently need or want
1. I need some comforters and mattresses . I am expecting 5-6 guests on christmas … Damn I better go shop
2. Vacuum cleaner … My Damn Hoover stopped working
3. Hoover for my car …..
4 . Christmas lights …yeah need to put some lights outside … I am expecting some from secret santa though .
5. Hair straightener … That reminds me that I need to send that straightener back to company ..It cracked and I spent like $120 on that …. DAMNNNNNN
6. Vitamin E oil …. I need this so bad ….. winter time ….. Moisturisers and body butter doesn’t help .
7. Boots …. I don’t need these but I want these ….Anyone interest in gifting me one on Christmas ..please volunteer
8 . Hair cut …. I need one
And I need to tag 8 people…
The first 8 people to leave a comment are tagged. No, seriously. I’ll add your names to this post once you comment !

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Poor me :)

Finally , some time for bloggin .. Finally sometime for myself ..

Like my friend Preeti , I have been longing for a date with myself :)

I have been living on the edge .... First thing i say after i get up is " Run Lubna Run " ... I start running as soon as i wake up .. Unfortunately i have these morning meetings on my schedule which start at 9.00 am ( yeah that is early in my world ) ..

Somehow i manage to brush my teeth/shower and start getting ready ... Exactly at 9.00am my cell rings ... These guys are so punctual Ufffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff !!
Multi-tasking ... I talk to my team and curl my hair at the same time .... By the time call finishes i am done with curling , make up , packing of my laptop .... It is already 9.30 and next meeting starts at 10 .00 ....

Run Lubna Run ....

I have these chocolate boxes in my car .. My friend Gayatri calls it "Breakfast" ... So while driving i have my breakfast and by the time i reach office it is already 9.55 am .... I speed everyday to achieve this ... 70 miles/hr on 40 miles limit lol

Reaching office at 10.00 makes me feel as if i have achieved everything in life ... and then starts my day at office .... :( ..After every hour, i go to coffee machine to take some freshly brewed coffee and keep on sipping while i am workin ... I doubt if there is any blood left in my body .. Coffee might have replaced it by now.. ;)

My day at office finishes at 6 pm and by the time i reach home it is 7 pm ... I look for all the left overs in fridge and finish them ... Sometimes i am so hungry that i don even microwave them .. I take all the food to my bed room and switch on the T.V .. I am such a news freak .... I can live without oxygen but wont survive without CNN .... i chk my emails , listen to news , return calls ... and then rush to kichen ..

Cooking , eating and back to my laptop .... Ufff ... and by the time i finish my work it is already 1 am ... and then i would call my team back in India and assign them a good amount of work which should be completed before i get up ... yeah i know they hate me :(

OMG it is ..Time to brush my teeth , cleanse my face and pop in some pills ...... i look at watch and it is already 3 .... ha ha ha ... Run Lubna Run .. you have a meeting at 9.00 am .... lol ... and the worst part is even if i go to bed at 3.00 i won't sleep at 3.00am …. I would just lie on bed but not close my eyes ..and after every half an hour I would look at watch and count # of hours left …..

So this is my schedule ... Is there any scope of fitting a BF or a husband in this schedule???? ..... Nahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!

Now who on this earth can explain it to my Mom ..... My mom is such a sweetheart that she will never ask or bother me directly ... She talks to my friends and makes them so emotional that they are almost in tears when they call me My sister and Brother in law do this too ….

Yesterday my sister called up and asked that i should give them a time frame ..... lol .... They desperately want to hear that i have found someone so that they can relax ... I hate to hurt them but i can't help them at the same time .... lol ...tricky situation but i have a solution for everything

Here is the plan .. I am gonna call my sister and tell her that i found the guy and we ll get engaged in one year ...

This is not so simple , I need to decide on the name , Surname , some pictures from Internet , some work in photoshop .... some fake weekend plans ....

OMG ... i need to achieve this in one week ..... Run Lubna Run .......................

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Oh i hate this word ......

Well not long ago at a Christmas party my friends introduced me to this girl named Nicole and her boyfriend Mike . I had seen her at work but because of my busy schedule never gotta chance to talk to her

The first thing she asked me was "Is Iannick coming to the party?? " Iannick was the French guy at work she had a crush on ..and because Iannick worked in my team she thought i might know if he was coming or not.I didn't answer her to pull her legs ... lol ...I loved the way she was , funny and noisy..

Well after Christmas , i always saw Iannick and Nicole smoking together .... I would just go and stand with them to tease Nicole .. There were couple of more people in my team she had crush on …lol …. Well I guess her crush list was the biggest list on earth

One day i saw her sad which is very unlike Nicole ... She wanted to talk so we went out . ..She was having issues with her BF .. She told me that her BF asked her to move out of his house ..He wanted some time alone to think about their relationship..

Poor girl was explaining me how she fed the cats and cleaned the house before leaving the house ..... I felt bad for the girl and i was surprised to see that most funny and noisy girl at office is very emotional at end of the day.She loved her Boy friend more than anything else in this world and the stuff she used to do was just for fun ...

I went home but thought about Nicole couple of times ..... Didn't get a chance to talk to her for couple of days but she looked fine . I will always regret not talking to her after that.

It was my last day at work and we clicked some pics together ... It was good to see her back in cheerful mood .. :) ..

Just two days back , I got a call from my ex-colleague and She said " Did u hear about Nicole ?" .
I was like " Wat about her ..Did they lay her off ?? " Lately i have been hearing this a lot ..

I couldn't believe my ears when she said that " Nicole died" ... I was out of my mind for sometime . " How can it happen , I just posted her pics on facebook and some days back she texted me too"

But then truth is a truth ... She had gone to office on Thursday and after work she texted some friends saying that she is so alone and depressed ..Next morning she didn’t show up at work .. Her friends at work called her up but she didn't pick up .. one of the ladies called her ex-bf and asked about her. He didn't have a clue but after 5 minutes he called back saying " Nicole is dead " .....

Nobody knows wat happened to her ... I spoke to our common friends and most of them think that there is a possibility that she might have taken sleeping pills . Oh it hurts when i hear that how sad she was about her break up :(

I can't believe how can people just leave the other person and be happy in their own life .... I can't believe how can a 27 year old girl cry day and night for a person who is not bothered at all...

It is okay if people stop loving but they shouldn't stop caring ....
May be it is too early for me to say all this ... May be she died because of some disease ... but one thing is for sure ..

She was not happy in her last days .. She was living with this devil named "Depression"....

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Start of something new .....

I trusted blindly ,I saw nothing
I got scared ,I faced nothing ....
I tried to be calculative, I learned nothing ...
I tried to be fake ,I liked nothing ...
I kept trying hard ,I found nothing....
I spoke it out , I heard nothing ....
I prayed a lot , I got nothing ...

Well facing your fear is not bad at all ...People say never give Up but sometimes i wonder why Keep trying hard for things that ultimately do not bring happiness or pleasure in life ...

I gave up .... I lost nothing ...
I faced the truth... I feared nothing ....

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My brother Subhash

It was April 1 ..... it was pretty boring at office and then an idea clicked in my mind ... I picked up the phone at my desk and called the guy who was busy doing some programming .... I changed my voice and said " Can i speak to Mr. Subhash Kasturi ".. He said " Speaking" ... With full attitude i told him that i am rep. calling from standard charteded bank and he owes Rs 60000 to the bank ... I told him that i am waiting at his office reception for the check .. I dropped the phone and started noticing him ...The poor guy took out the check from his Bag and started walking towards reception ... That is my brother Subhash....

He has been target of most of my pranks....I remember he used to work hard for his MBA exam ...he knows almost all the words in English Dictionary... One day we were just talking at coffee break and i used the word " Awain " ... ( Punjaabi word which means Just like that or without any reason) ... It was a new word for him so he asked me wat that means .. I told him it is an English word and obviously supported it with making a face " Don't believe U don't know this" .. I continued my acting and he just kept quiet ... well i told all my colleagues to join me in the mission so everyone behaved as if it was a simple english word.... I cant forget his face .." How cum i don know this " .... He went back to his seat and started googling the word .. That is my brother subhash....

If u think this guy is not brave , U r wrong .... He does not get scared at all .... The other day i was telling him the story where i scared the old man at the graveyard and he didn't get scrared at all ...he did not close the balconi door and neither did he ask me to stop singing .... That is my brother Subhash ;)

Well he is the one i trust , he is one who is always there for me . I am so proud of him ....He is the most intelligent guy i have ever met , I started my career as his subordinate and i am glad that i got a mentor like him .... He is great teacher and a wonderful person .... That is my brother Subhash!!

As i said , he is always there for me .... He is the one who is going to arrange a dinner with Salman Khan ..How ?? We have a plan in place .. he is gonna fly to Mumbai and lie down in front of Salman's car and ask him for a dinner . If that does not work he will go with a rope wrapped around his neck and will try to hang himself .. I have already arranged a bottle of poison too ...Well if u have more ideas , please feel free to share .... Now who on this earth will do this for a sister ........That is my brother Subhash .....

Monday, February 16, 2009

List is not long

I have been thinking and i came up with a small list of things i wanna do before i die me itz not long..

I want dogs to speak…
I want to fly…
I want a ride on a dragon….
I want one date with Salman Khan...
I want to travel around the world in 79 days....
I want my loved ones to always be happy...
I want to be the first to make any contact with aliens....
I want to have thousand kids...
I want to beat Serena wiliams once
I want to play in Men's cricket team..
I want to demolish gravity….
I want to be invisible….. ...
I want all the mango trees in the world in my backyard…...
I want a backyard….
I want to pass a law against birds shitting on people’s heads….
I want to erase my shadow……
I want to make crying illegal…
I want a pyramid built for me when i die...
I want to turn the Pacific Ocean into my private Jacuzzi...
I want a genie….
I want to get hungry after i eat..
I want to dance till eternity…..
I want to make people smile more often..…..
I want to scale Eiffel tower with Spiderman….
I want to build a black Taj mahal …
I want to be able to help everyone....
I want to see everything before I die…..
i want to know what 'everything' is...

That is not all . I want my dream wedding to be a reality .I want to sit on a white horse , I want all my Girl friends to dance till we reach groom's place , i want all the guys at groom's place to receive us ... I want groom to cry when he leaves his home ... I want Grooms parents to sing " Baabul ke dua leta jaa" ... I guess i should stop here... ;)

Enough Dreaming Lubna ..get back to work :-(

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The last year

Itz time to pack my bags.... and m getting scared ..........New place, no friends , new job and same old me .....Would i able to adjust ?? would i be happy ??Lemme go back to 2008 ....

Feb 2008 --- 4 friends in cleveland .... Me , Shweta, Tulika and Aman ..... Aman's marriage was few days away and we wanted to have a dinner together before he leaves for India ..... Picking up the place for dinner wasn't easy but because of bad weather we decided to go to the nearest Indian restaurant ..... Me and Shweta were getting ready for dinner ,Tulika called up and said that she wont be able to join ... She had a knee injury and she was in pain ... :( ..Me and Shweta decided to visit Tulika first and then take Aman out for dinner ...

Aman Picked us up and we 3 went to Tulika's place .... We saw that her knee was swollen but she wanted to go out she got ready too .... ... We had a blast ...we were laughing , talking , singing and wat not ..... Non- stop non-sense is how i would define it...

On our way back home,It was snowing heavily ...Although Aman has a 4 door car too but i don know why he drove a coupe that day .. Because of Tulika's knee Injury, Aman wanted to drop Tulika as close to apartment door as he drove upto stair case and his Car got struck in the mud and snow .... lol ....It was late in the night ...We were not drunk but behaved as if we were....Aman told Tulika to go out of the car and push the car since me and Shweta were at back seat of a two door car . I cant believe he actually ignored the fact that she had a knee injury .....Poor Tulika went out and was pushing the car ..... Me and Shweta were just enjoying the scene :) ....Finally Tulika gave up ..She was like " It is not gonna work " So she got a rope and her car ..... They connected the cars by rope and pulled the car out of mud and snow ...... It was really funny ...... Nobody even remembered that Tulika had a swollen knee and poor girl had to run here and there to pull the car out ....We clicked some pics while all this drama was happening ...... we laughed , danced in the snow ...... ha ha ha..... ....

A year from then , Aman is married obviously .. He is still in cleveland but i see him once in 3 months ..... My best friend Shweta got married and she moved to chicago ..we talk once in a month or two months..Tulika got married too and she is in cleveland only.....she makes it a point that she finds a new reason everyday to see me :).... Everything has changed in one year ..Life has changed so much for each one of us ....How Unpredictable life can be ?? I don know the answer but i definitely have an idea ...

While packing my bags i think about wat has happened in the past year ........