One Linkedin connection and Range Rover Evoque

In the last month, lot of things happened. I went to Manchester for the PLAB 1 preparation course. But that was only the gateway of what happened next. I met some amazing people there. Bonhipriya, Manjula, Marsha and Robin. There were so many more there, but somehow these four and I became a close group and it was awesome. I didn’t expect to be making friends at this stage of the life, and that was quite a big surprise to have friends again at this point.

After a really long time, I felt alone despite of having friends all around me. I had a huge crush on someone there who was our tutor. Most probably he was even younger than me, and being from an Arabic background, I knew that it was absolutely impossible to have something for us. But the truth is that I was feeling unbelievably alone.

My roommate was Bonhipriya, and she was having some problems with her boyfriend Amit. Manjula was there with her fiance Ganthan. Marsha had Izaaz, her husband visiting every weekend. Robin was mostly alone, but we saw him falling head over heels for Bonhipiya. It was only me who was alone.

I don’t mind being alone actually. In fact I prefer to be alone after what I experienced while being with someone. But I saw that every one of my friends got calls during the breaks, after the classes or even in weekends. And then there was me – completely alone. Putting a very brave face all the time, like nothing bothers me and blah blah. My old friends who used to know me 8 years ago, can’t even guess how much I have changed inside. They still think that I overreact, I express all my emotions and all these things. To be honest, I like that they think I’m still the same. I really don’t want anyone to know that I am hurt and scared and freaking out inside.

I was staying in a hotel after coming to London, with Bonhipriya and Manjula. I knew I was behaving stupidly about my crush on M. And after such a long time I started sharing my feeling with people. And in the hotel I saw them judging me how stupid I was behaving – in Malayalam which I couldn’t understand. I got the topic of the conversation with their lowered voice, mentioning our names and specific words that I used while I talked about M to Manjula. I love both of them, but you are not supposed to that to a friend, right? I was hurt beyond anything. Again I was proven right not to trust even the closest of friends about your emotions. And that was only a crush, not even anything real.

Somehow every time I am emotionally involved in anything, I get screwed. BIG TIME. I am so tired of this. I am alone, I choose to be alone right now. I feel lonely sometimes. But when I go to the gym at 7.30 in the morning without worrying about making breakfast for my husband or my child, and when I watch a movie at 11 am on a weekday just because I felt like it – my loneliness seems so much smaller compared to the comfort. My heart is still a human’s heart. I’m not only talking about the anatomical heart, I’m also talking about stupid-emotional heart that we read about in literature, and watch in the movies. But is it really worth of it to share one’s heart with others?

I went to Euston from our hotel to see off Robin after the exam. I carried his suitcase and helped him find the platform and everything. When he was saying goodbye, he said to me “You know you are very independent, right?” Later the same week, one of my MSc course mates, Nick also told me, “You are very independent.” Again one Bangladeshi learner in the tuition center I work in told me “You are like a guy”. I understood that he wanted to say “independent” as well, but because of his lack of English language proficiency and social status, it came out like that. I actually feel pretty good about myself when I hear these things. It boosts my confidence.

It has not been very easy. It’s not easy now, and I think it won’t ever start getting easier. And I will always feel alone and lost up to a certain point. I shared my emotions without anything hidden to one person, then I shared a big chunk of my emotions and feelings with some refinement to another. The first one was so occupied with his own that he never put any effort on mine, at least I thought that. And the second one, my ex-husband fucked me over and over with whatever I shared with him. So moving on from guys in general, I shared somethings with some of friends – who were not supposed to judge and everything. But they made fun of me in their own language. And the friends that I love with all my heart – Titlee, Mishu, Sharmin, Disha, Pinky – they really don’t care now. They are all very busy with their lives and I completely understand that and I really don’t wanna bother them. They still take everything I do on the face value. They still think that I am just being overemotional like I used to be before. And I don’t have the energy to correct them anymore. And Pinky and Titlee – Pinky directly told me to “stop telling me these” and “I can’t take it anymore”, Titlee forgot about talking to me when I particularly asked her that I was feeling bad and I needed to talk to someone. I really feel for them. Pinky, being the strong one and Titlee, being the perfect wife and mother, they don’t have any time for my BS. And although I got very mad when these happened, but I knew it was high time for me to move on from depending on anyone about emotional stuff.

It’s just better to vest on more material things for the sanity of my mind. Need to buy Range Rover Evoque within 5 years. No time to feel this stupid emotions until I have that in my garage.

Also, I have got a Linkedin invitation from someone who is the most special one in my life. Having anything close to him in my life can make me go on forever.. 😉

I am not looking for somebody with some superhuman gifts, just something I can turn to, somebody I can kiss.. dooo doo dooo doo… I want something just like this….

 

A surreal world, within the too real world

While on some very important task to do, my habit is to turn on Youtube in the background to keep me company and it kind of gives me a boost to finish the task as soon as possible, with a fake vibe that I am starring in a movie on my life while I finish everything I need to do to excel in everything with the amazing background score. But sometimes, rather than helping me, the Youtube musics take me to a certain dark place that I am really scared.

Being from the Indian subcontinent, I have frequently watched Bollywood videos, and when I am in a particularly happy mood – English romantic pop songs are also a very favored choice. And as the autoplay is on in Youtube, I keep going back to these love-wins-all songs. Same thing happened today.

To get on with my huge study load, I have been escaping from the house and placing myself on the corner most table of the Enfield town center McDonalds every day. I was deeply engrossed in my another futile attempt to understand ECG better, I had my earphones on and my eyes on the book. Then a very sweet romantic Bollywood song came on my playlist. The girl was singing how she feels beautiful and special and loved by the guy’s behave and attitude. Well.. the whole thing was the girl’s imagination. She was imagining the guy to be appraising her beauty, her skills, her brain – all the superlative traits of a oh-so-simple girl in a movie. I always liked this song very much. So I gave up my ECG papers for 6 minutes to watch the video. I started feeling really bad for myself. I always wished someone would be in my life as well – who will love me, not because of how I look, but the way I function or the way I think or the way I am constantly growing up as a human being. I know that I can be considered as okay-looking in most standards of beauty, I am decently “poised” (only when I need to be), I have a clear idea of how how to act in public. Also I have achieved a fair amount of success in my student life and in my career. In personal life, I can say confidently that I have received the devoted love of at least two persons. Although one was a bit immature when it came to the matter of hearts, but he was true and very honest. The other was my ex-husband. No matter how terrible the marriage turned out at the end, he loved me for what I am for a certain time. But that didn’t last.

I am not very sure that I want any kind of relationship at this point of my life. But being loved and adored is the best feeling in the world. At least for me. I always fly on the cloud nine when I really feel that somebody likes me. But that happens so rarely. I have become an old hag now, and if I, by some miracle, meet any guy who gives me a nice smile or just a polite handshake, I feel butterflies in my stomach. Most of the time, I come back to the cruel practical world and harsh reality too soon, as I perfectly know what I am. And I completely accept my shortcomings. At one time, maybe, if I was smart and mature like I am today, I could have got the adoration and admiration of guys, qualified-good guys. But for a divorcee, 30-year-old, cynical me, it is not possible to get the feel-good-butterfly-in-stomach feeling from being admired. I have accepted the reality.

However, when I need to escape this bitter truth, Youtube is always here for me with some singer’s undying love… And if I minimize the window and turn the volume really loud while imaging people surrounding me are part of the serenade, I can always think of myself that the song is only for myself! And I am the main character of the movie on my life, even if it is in some alternate dimension….

“I can see it in your eyes
That you despise the same old lines
You heard the night before
And though it’s just a line to you
For me it’s true
And never seemed so right before…”

PS. Image collected from Google image search 🙂

You are on my mind ;)

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In all the years of my life and all the people I have met, I only remember a few. Not because I wanted to forget them, but because I couldn’t remember them.

Voice, oh my God! A smooth voice with correct pronunciation are the first things that attract me toward a person. I have a friend who’s voice was literally smooth as silk, although I never liked her very much, but every time she speaks, I just listen to her amazing tone, pronunciation and style. Same thing happens for guys too. A masculine voice with perfect pronunciation… a dreamy combination in a guy.

Then what? Foolishly enough, for me, it’s the smell. Although if the person is not particularly “good smelling”, I can’t remember it. But when I smell the same perfume or cologne the next time anywhere in the world, I keep thinking about that person. Only for this reason, when I live far from my mum, I spray Elizabeth Arden Red Door a couple of times on my pillow and I feel she is there with me. I do the same thing with Oud perfume on my coats to remind me of my dad. But the worst thing that happens with this is that I also remember the bad things a person did to me when I smell the same perfume/cologne he used to wear. Ralph Lauren Romance, you are ruined for me!

Then I take a look at what the other person is wearing, but to be honest, if the other person is a girl and she is not wearing a super fancy dress, then I am not bothered about that. But if the girl is wearing Saree, to be specific, a classic Saree like Vanarasi or Kanjipuram, I get stuck with it. And if that is a guy, then if he has a good physique and wearing formal, well-fitted clothes, then that guy is sketched on my mind forever. Otherwise… who cares! It’s not that I like guys wearing formal clothes all the time, but to remember him, well-fitted formal get up really helps me.

The next thing that I really adore about fit people are the shoulder blades. As a medical student, I know how significant the shoulder blade or scapula bones are. But when a well fitted shirt/t-shirt wearing guy walks with his magnificent back, it literally takes away my attention. For girls, I actually don’t feel such excitement, but it’s good as well. Another physical thing about guys, when they walk and their elbows make an angle with their bodies, a slight bend at the joint… that looks so good to me. It happens quite often that I see a guy somewhere and I see the perfect shoulder blades poking at his back, the perfect angle his elbows make… and then he turns around and that is a 60 year old guy! smh

Weird things!

Heal me

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All my memories wander in my mind. I remember them even when I pick up a pen. Sometimes I think about my treasures that I might loose. Whenever I see the rain pouring from the sky, I wish I had some way to change my pains to hopes and dreams. I bring the darkness and then I fight them. And even if I win in the fight, I get lost in the shadows.

Please find me the light, find me the dawn. I want to breath in the freshness, I want to smell the fragrance. I want my eyes to be blinded with that brightness. Please find me my soul, that I can call my own, that I can take care, with whom my darkest secrets will be gone.

My ailing body, my sickened soul have endured enough. I want them to heal. I breakdown and I get up again. I try to clean my mess. I light the fire.

But only my soul burns. I bring the darkness and then I fight. And when I win, I get lost in the shadows again.

*Image collected from Google search 🙂

Buying sex before marriage

I’ve been married, so I got my “license” to have sex after saying “kobul”. But it was so much disaster for me, I never actually cared for it.

When you find someone close to you doing something that might hurt you in any way, it just destroys the whole life. But “Sex with someone other” is not the only or principle thing that can hurt like this. There are so many other things that can hurt you more than this type of confessions. I don’t know your boyfriend, or you. And I never find it acceptable to go to a prostitute and “Buy” sex. But if he’s true to you in the past years, and if you feel like you can trust him (because he’s actually confessing what he did a long time ago, which you couldn’t possibly find out if he hid it from you) then I think you should give him a chance. Because “SEX” is really never the maximum hurting thing in a relationship. There are hundred more things you can find in a relation that make you feel very insignificant (Once I found out my ex-husband is masturbating while I was asleep, you just can’t imagine the pain you feel when even being with the significant other makes you feel small and incomplete)..

There was a dialogue from a Korean movie I’ve seen, it is something like this “Will I ever have that kind of love which will give me warmth in a cold, winter day, that will never make me feel alone”. And if you have that kind of love or warmth from him, then you should just forget about the whole “Prostitute” thing. It’ll of course bother you some times, but just ask yourself “Will it be easier to live without the person who confessed doing something wrong and stopped doing it for my sake than being with a person that might have a similar history (or anything that can hurt you a lot more) that he kept hidden from me just for the sake of the society”.

You’ve been physical before, so you know about the factors that drive toward doing something like that. And for guys, “Sex” seldom gets mixed up with emotions, it is just easier for them to submit to their urges than us, girls.

I used to think “Being virgin” before marriage is a very important thing, then I found out my ex husband had so many other things (although he was a virgin) that killed our relationship. I could never bond with him. So you should value the bond that you two have rather than focusing on the past. But it’ll hurt you. Hurt you bad when you will have disagreements between you. Just think that someone might have more hurtful things in the store for you. Focus on how you feel without him. Focus on how he feels without you. That will help you taking the right decision. Because at the end of the day we all want to be with someone that we love, not someone with whom we can have sex with. Girls want to “Make love”, not have sex. Will you be able to make love with someone other than him? And will you be able to make love with someone about whom you do not know the whole story?

I’m sorry if I offended anyone with this. But it’s actually what I think…