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1989 Baby

Back in my time….so long ago….life was so simple. There are things that ONLY 90’s babies will know and understand what I’m talking about. I’ll proof it to you and please leave comments because it will be interesting to know if we have similar answers.

FAVOURITE TV SHOWS

This is so hard. Because I had loads of favourites! But here’s a few!

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MOVE IT FOOTBALL HEAD! Haha. Hey Arnold was one of the classics. I love how she hated him but secretly weirdly loved him and had a Arnold Shrine room. CREEEEPPPY!!!

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Is it still sad that I know the tune that Tommy played on his Dragon Dagger’s flute to call forth his mighty zord?! Wait let me just copy and paste this video. I’m actually crying with laughter. Their zords seemed so big and real…they just look like toys and someone’s playing with them to make them move.

Come on say the Morphin Time Sequence with me….I know that you still know it!

I loved Recess, Arthur,  Rugrats, Pokemon, Johnny Bravo, Powerpuff Girl, Fresh Prince of Bell Air, Sister Sister, Saved By the Bell, X-men, Hulk, Sabrina the Teenage Witch (loved salem the cat), The Moomins, Barbar, Art Attack, The Demon Headmaster (freaked me out when he said “look into my eyes”!), Are you Afraid of the dark, The Queen’s nose (where your 50p at?), Bernards Watch (I used to imagine me having the watch), Kissyfur, Goosebumps and so many more! Is it sad that I still know most of the character names? :-/

FAVOURITE TV COMMERCIAL  

Um Bongo how I miss you so. You made me get in touch with my animal side and I felt like I was back home in the jungle.

HOW MANY TAMAGOTCHI’S DID YOU GO THROUGH?

I mean forget about real life pets, lets just focus solely on feeding our virtual pets and cleaning their poop. I think some therapy session was seriously needed when my pets died. It was traumatising. I had a blue tamagotchi and he was such a loving dog, God Rest His Soul. My brother had a pale blue one…I think he had a dinosaur.

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FAVOURITE GAME CONSOLE 

OK so on Gameboy it must have been Tetris. But me and my brother first got Nintendo and we played Super Mario Brothers so many times! SO FREAKIN AWESOME!

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FAVOURITE BOOKS 

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FAVOURITE COLLECTABLES 

Whoever thought of creating Pokemon Cards was obviously a genius. I think I gave mine away when I was 16. I had loads! I wanted to catch them all!! Pogs! I had all the looney tunes and I think they used to sell them in crisp packets too! Man good times.

Whoever thought of this, was obviously a genius. I think I gave mine away when I was 16. I had loads!

Pogs! I had all the looney tunes and I think they used to sell them in crisp packets too!  Man good times.

 

90’s PHASES/TRENDS  

The alien in the goo in the egg. It’s so funny we thought they were actually alive and they grew. I remember as if it was yesterday,  it was in the evening in our garden and my brother being stupid chucked my alien in the air and held his hands to catch it. We waited. And Waited. The alien never came down again.

As kids we took our Yo-yo Battles down to the playground. Kid’s had different moves and techniques and some even had the yo-yo’s that lighted up. Totally Gangsta.

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Remember this? My dad got me one of these and I was like wow an electronic calender, diary, calculator, dictionary. It can’t get better than this.

FAVOURITE DISNEY MOVIES

My dad used to buy me all the Disney movies on video (of course). It has to be Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Beauty & the Beast.  We watched Mary Poppins a lot as a family so that’s got to be my favourite too.

FAVOURITE MUSIC ARTISTS

Backstreet boys, Steps, S Club 7, Five, Spice Girls. I remember in primary school me and two friends wanted to share a song “Every night in my dreams” in front of our class in Year 5 maybe? Hilarious, thinking about it now. I just wanted to be a pop star. I remember we practised so many times during play time. For our Year 6 leaving play we performed “Tragedy” by Steps and totally did all all the moves. It was the coolest moment ever.

FAVOURITE TOYS

My friend bought me Polly Pocket and roller skating Barbie for my birthday. It was the best moment of my life. I brushed and washed Barbies hair more than my own. I loved furby and my spring toy that I would find amusing playing with it down the stairs-again and again.

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FAVOURITE CANDY 

I used to love when my parents bought me Kinder Surprise! I just wanted the toy inside, I didn’t care too much for the chocolate. Sherbets were a huge thing ages ago too. They were 2p and the yummiest sugar candy ever. Here are some other sweets that you might remember:

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50 Facts About Me

So I thought I would share with you all 50 very random facts about me.

Why?

Because.

6a017eeb0fde45970d01901ec29063970b1. When I was a kid “back in the days” I used to hum a lot when I ate my food. I still kind of do it. I really don’t know why. But I think it’s when the food tastes really good or when I’m really hungry. So if you cook for me and I hum….Thumbs up! 

2. I used to pretend I was sick in Primary School so I could be sent home. Naughty girl.

3. I love Thai food. Love me some Pad Thai from Basuba.

4. I talk to my friends on the phone when I’m on the toilet.  They hate it but I still do it.

5.  I understand Tamil but cannot speak it fluently.

6.  My star sign is Pisces. Just Keep Swimming.

7. Love Lord Of The Rings. I’v seen the movies sooooo many times and I’m still like wow :-0

8. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and all the series up to book number 7 have to be my all time favourite reading books.

9. My friends and I met Hermonie Granger (Emma Watson) in a restaurant in London in March this year. 

10. I had braces when I was 13 or 14 for a year and a half. 

11. I  have played the harmonium since I was 7 years old.

12. I get super excited when I’m at the airport. It’s like seeing a plane for the first time every time. 

13. I have only been to Canada, France (school trip), Barcelona (obviously Hen Do) and India (pilgrimage trips). 

14.  I am 5″2. Not too short not too tall. 

15. My shoe size is 6 and 6 1/2. 

16. I have a brother who is 4 years older than me.

17. I have been a vegetarian since I was around 5 or 6 years old. 

18. When I was younger my brother would scare me by saying if I swallowed an apple seed or any fruit seeds that a tree or plant will grow inside me. I believed it. And I believed it for a very long time.

19. I’m scared of going on roller coasters 

20. I watch loads of tv series…I’m obsessed.  Grey’s Anatomy, Game of thrones, Arrow, Homeland, The Vampire Dairies, The Big Bang Theory, Nashville, Reign, Pretty Little Liars, Revenge, Scandal, Downtown Abbey, New Girl and I’m sorry but Keeping Up with the Kardashians is my guilty pleasure. I cannot wait till 24 starts again!

21. When I was younger my mum always put a matching ribbon or hair-band with my clothes. I hated it. 

22. I cut my hair when I was in Year 6 and attempted to copy the magazines of the models that had side fringes. EPIC FAIL!!! My mum was horrified as was I and yet I stupidly completely denied cutting my own hair. It was so embarrassing looking like I had a spiky hedgehog where my middle parting was. As I said EPIC FAIL man.

23. I can draw Homer Simpson pretty well. 

24. Nadal is my favourite tennis player.

25. I love mangos and passion-fruit. 

26. I love Skittles.

27. I don’t like when people call me Babe. It just reminds me of Babe the pig. It’s just not right. 

28. I can’t really walk in high heals. I’m more of a flat shoe kinda girl.

29. I have seen loads of musical theatre. One of my favourites has to be Phantom of the Opera. 

30. I don’t smoke. I never have or ever will. I just get high on life.

31. Listen to Disney songs on my iPod. “Under the sea”, “Hakuna Matata” , “A whole new world” and “Beauty and the Beast” are my jams. 

32. I was obsessed with listening to “Happy” by Pharrell Williams over and over and over and over and over again.

33. I have most times icey hands and feet. Sometimes I have to wear gloves and socks to bed just so I can get to sleep. 

34. I passed my theory and driving test both first time.

35. I don’t drink tea or coffee. More of a hot chocolate with biscuit girl. 

36. I farted in a narrow packed school corridor once that people shouted, “Someone threw a stink bomb!!” If only they knew that stink bomb was actually me.

37. I pretty much wear my pj’s all the time when I’m at home. If I could I would wear them to work too. 

38. I seem to have a lot of animal print clothing in my wardrobe. Mainly the leopard print.

39. When I worked for Toys ‘R’ Us for my work experience in school I got caught napping and lying down on the huge trolley by the manager. Who knew there was a camera in the stock room. Not me!!! 

40. I had posters of Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys everywhere in my room when I was younger.

41. I loved the Spice Girls! Baby spice was my favourite. 

42. Love Assassins Creed! Haven’t played the latest one yet 😦

43. I hate, absolutely hate going to the dentists. I can’t sleep properly the night before the appointment and my stomach is in complete knots on the day. I mean it’s not a pretty sight…I’m sweating like I’m in the Sahara desert and my heart feels like it wants to pop out of my chest. The noise and smell and everything about it just freaks me out. 

44. I have worn my glasses since I was in year 6.

45. I prefer Spring and Autumn. 

46. My favourite book right now is “The Fault in Our Stars”. John Green well done. You are on my awesome list.

47. I have a box of memories of birthday cards and messages from the age of 13 to now. Love reading them randomly now and then. 

48. I drink Soya Milk.

49. I was probably 10 years old when I first watched The Candy Man. This is the reason why I do not watch horror movies. I can’t sleep and get weird scary dreams if I do. 

50. I know it’s not real but I wouldn’t say Bloody Mary/Candy Man in front of the mirror three times or look into the mirror  in the toilet when I have to pee in the night. I obviously don’t believe in chanting it three times but I’m just saying YODO.

Rain Rain Go Away Come Again Another Day

Good Evening civilians.

I am glad to be back at home in bed writing this post to you all. The weather has been absolutely awful today.  No wonder majority of the people  in London are moody sods.

Including me.

I have reasons sometimes. Like last weekend when Nadal lost at the Australian Open. I  was feeling blue and actually pretty annoyed that the OZ crowd booed him for no reason!

But then I have a tendency to be moody for no reason at all.  It’s true. Here’s my moody t-shirt.

On a happier note, two weekends ago I was transported to the imaginary world of Quidam at the Royal Albert Hall.

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I haven’t been to the Royal Albert Hall in years. The last time was when I was in Primary School and hundreds of kids from Primary and Secondary schools performed a musical concert. We sang songs from The Sound Of Music and old English songs as well as playing the recorder in unison. It was a huge deal for me. I was so excited and it was the first time experiencing the posh side of West London. It seemed bigger and more theatrical somehow when I was younger. It’s such a beautiful building with the Albert Memorial and park opposite it.

I got really good seats which cost a bomb. But it was totally worth it.  We were seated in the Grand Tier box and had front row seats.

Quidam is produced by Cirque Du Soleil and is one of their many dazzling shows- famous for their incredible acrobatics and sets.

” Quidam celebrates the nameless passerby, the person living lost amidst the crowd in an all-too-anonymous society. Quidam (pronounced key-dam) is a story of the one who cries out, sings, and dreams within us all. A tribute to those faceless strangers we all are to one another, evoking the joys and sorrows of everyday life. ”

The music was performed beautifully in French. Not that I could understand a word of it, but I certainly appreciated how well it suited what the show was about.  Some of the acts made me laugh and it felt like a silent movie with Charlie Chaplin as the “Little Tramp”.  At certain points of the show I have to admit, I had no idea what was happening and who was who.  A few people from the audience were called upon to help stage the act which was quite amusing. Quidam’s effects, juggling and acrobats were awesome.  I watched in wonder and disbelief as they broke the bounds of physics and wowed the audience. There were moments in the show  where some of the performers  made me gasp because the act was real and dangerous. It’s amazing and mind boggling what we can do with our bodies but actually see someone do what we dream in our wildest dreams we wished we could do.

Fear not you have not missed out! I believe there is another show called Dralion which will be at the 02 arena in June. So you should  definitely check it out.

Right I’m off to watch the season finale of season four’s Downtown Abbey. I have somehow crammed in four seasons in the last two weeks. I can’t believe I’ve never watched it before now, it’s a brilliant show.

Night Night Friends.

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Happy New Year

Better late than never right? 

I was sent an email just before New Years from Word press about a review over my blog in the past year. I only blogged three posts last year! Pretty bad. I mean I was planning to blog 4…but three….I know it’s not good enough. It’s my two years anniversary with Word press today so I thought I would actually post something on this special day. 

You know when you come to the end of the year and think how fast the year has flown by and all the highs and lows…Well there were a few highlights: 

1. Hola Barcelona! Had an awesome time with my friends for a hen do! As mentioned in one of my old posts, I’ve never really been on a proper holiday with all my close friends. It was a shame it wasn’t the hottest time while we were there but it didn’t stop the kid in me to go swimming in the freezing water! I even did the slow motion of the bay watch run with my friend down the beach. Hilarious! We just looked like fools but I couldn’t be happier. 

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2. First time eating Lebanese food at a restaurant called Levant in London for my Birthday! If anyone hasn’t eaten there, I recommend it! Me and my friends were amazed as soon as we entered the restaurant. You feel like your in Morocco! The setting and decorations were awesome and the vibe and atmosphere was great. They also have a live band as well as the talented belly dancers! 

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3. I’ve seen a few famous faces. But nothing beats meeting Kate Middleton! It was on a Saturday morning in Chelsea where I work. I mean out of all people who could rock up to your work place…it only had to be blinkin Kate Middleton. I just couldn’t believe how skinny she was after giving birth to her baby just after a month. I mean its not normal.  Got to say it was a pretty cool moment. 

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4. You know the feeling when you don’t feel like doing anything and you just want to lay in your bed? So does my pal, Bruno Mars. Another favourite moment of mine, seeing him in concert and putting on a great show with his talented band on his birthday was awesome. 

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5. I climbed. I conquered. Last summer I climbed up the 02 and it definitely was a bouncy journey up and down. But my mind felt so clear and I felt on top of the world.

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And obviously ending the year with my family on Christmas Eve to Boxing day was a plus, with all the delicious food we stuff ourselves with and feeling too fat and bloated to move. 

But it really didn’t feel like I accomplished much or felt happy with myself. So as lame as it sounds I was looking forward to a new start and new year where I would kick ass and feel Happy. 

So here we go 2014. Lets make it count!!!

Oh I also gave up chocolate again and to change it up…added crisps. I know….going totally big. 

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But it’s good to have goals of what you would like to do and to help you progress.

So I wish you the best for the New Year and hope it is filled with happiness and success. 

With Love, 

Little Miss Awesome

Shopping Blunder

We’ve been really lucky this summer in London because the weather has just been so beautiful and hot. I’m an Autumn girl but I have to say the hotter it gets the happier people are around here. It is nice when you can make most of the weather and hang out and chill in the huge parks we have here in London. 

So my story today is actually an incident that happened a few weeks ago. But I thought it would be quite funny or stupid on my part to share with the world. I’m not really bothered about telling people the stupid things I do, because I’m shameless. 

On my lunch break few weeks ago I decided to check out the sale in GAP. They had some really cool stuff and I swear the sizing has changed because it’s seems quite generous. But anyways, there were some nice pair of denim shorts that I liked. Now when I saw these shorts I thought it was really unusual that they had a stretchy  band at the waist instead of a button or zip. But I was over the moon because it looked like it would feel so comfortable and help cover my stomach. I wanted to quickly try on the shorts and a few other tops I liked. 

When I tried on the shorts it really felt like a K-CI and Jojo moment:

All my life I prayed for some shorts like you

And I thank God that I finally found you. 

I can’t describe how incredibly  comfortable they were and the stretchy band felt so nice against my stomach which helped hide my Mount Himalaya. I mean I could wear this for Christmas dinners and I could eat as much as I wanted. It was a  no- brainer. These bad boy shorts were coming home with mama. 

I showed my work colleague what I bought. I told her that I found these shorts and they were so comfortable and that I wish everyone made shorts or jeans like these. 

She burst out laughing and said to me that surely I knew what I just bought and why there was a band on the waist area. 

Yeah, because someone out there is a freekin genius who wanted to make my life better. 

No Meera. These shorts are maternity wear. 

Hold up. Say what? 

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I told her it can’t be because I found them where all the non-maternity wear clothes were so it can’t be true.  I checked the label and dammit it was maternity wear!!!!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why does the truth hurt so much? Well how was I to know? I mean some idiot put these shorts in the wrong section and gave me false hope! 

I’m not lying I contemplated long and hard for a few days whether I should keep them or not and just not tell anyone. I mean I care more about comfort than what anyone else thinks. 

Wrong. My friends could not believe that I was actually serious that I wanted to keep them and told me to return them unless I actually was pregnant…WHICH I AM NOT!  As I was reminded over and over again. 

It was a sad day when I had to return them. I am now on the look out for the same style but I know what I had was irreplaceable. 

Bubbleology

The Truth is…..

I was abducted by extra terrestrial species and this is why I haven’t been able to blog. I tried to “phone home” but those slimey buggers forbid me to. So there you have it. That’s the truth and I’m sticking to it like a stamp on an envelope. 

Coming back from another world, I have many stories to share. 

My first story is Bubbleology. 

I was under the care of an alien, named Jiggly Anna Puff. I know like situations weren’t weird enough.  I remember it well, the first time she spoke to me. 

“So…Ho”

“Hey JP….who you callin Hoe? I ain’t know Hoe”. 

“Silence Human. You talk jibberish that I do not understand. This is Planet X and we are in land Soho. You and me are going drinking.”

“Drinking what exactly?”

“Bubble Tea!”

Bubble Tea? What the hell, these aliens are cray. The only crazy thing I drink is hot chocolate so I don’t know about this Bubble Tea business.  But how do the kids say it nowadays…YOLO (You Only Live Once) 

Apparently Bubble Tea is quite popular in Soho because there was a queue outside the building which looked like a laboratory inside. Jiggly and I walked in and it looked like I was walking into a dangerous experiment where the aliens were dressed in white lab coats mixing all sorts of flavours together. I didn’t know what to order but I ordered what seemed like a safe and tasty option: “Mango and Passion fruit.” Jiggly looked at me and said drink. It was bizarre because you drink this bubble tea through a straw as wide as your finger but it actually tasted delicious and very sweet, like milkshake with tapioca pellets- bubbles they call it. The bubbles were the best bit but so many in a cup that it’s like a meal in itself. Jiggly then took me to a place called Primark. Women aliens are scary crazy here. When we were both inside I felt someone was following me and when I turned around it was a guard who sternly said I was not allowed Bubble Tea in this place. I think he was jealous that he didn’t have bubble tea to drink.  However, Bubbleology was a sweet experience and what seemed to be a friendship blooming because Jiggly Anna Puff looked at me and said, 

“Bubble Tea with my best-tea”

Dear Blog. I’ve missed you.

It seems like a New year has flown by and a birthday since I’ve last blogged. 

And what do you know…its 2013 and I just turned 24 last week. So Happy New Year folks, hope the start of this year has been good to you so far. A few of my friends mentioned that I have been very quiet and missed reading my blog. So I guess you can say I’m back by popular demand 😉  To be honest, I didn’t feel quite inspired to write anything but tonight me feeling the magic again. 

So the worst thing that anyone can tell a girl is that they look a bit fat…to their face. But Amy in Pitch Perfect would introduce herself as Fat Amy. 

Aubrey: What’s your name? 
Fat Amy: Fat Amy. 
Aubrey: You call yourself Fat Amy? 
Fat Amy: Yeah, so twig bitches like you don’t do it behind my back.

Well it happened to me! I mean I didn’t introduce myself as Fat Meera. But a twig basically called me fat! 

I went to get my eyebrows done yesterday and the ladies in the beauty shop said to me how they haven’t seen me in a long time. I pointed to what could only be described as Freida Kahlo’s eyebrows but much worse.. and said yes its clearly been too long.

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I’ve started IPL treatment 7 months ago for my face and I just get too lazy to go in to get my eyebrows done. Family members would comment and say why do you keep them bushy… you need to get those bad boys tamed. 

Anyways back to my depressing story.. so my eyes started tearing up because she had to thread so much hair off and she kept apologising saying sorry there is just too much hair! I did chuckle, because I couldn’t believe I left my eyebrows in such a bad state. Then she said you look a bit different Meera. You are enjoying your mummy’s food aren’t you? Your cheeks look bigger…you look a little bit fat :-/ 

AWKWARD! WHERE IS THAT EYEBROW PLUCKER PLEASE KILL ME NOW. I mean what was I meant to say? I know I’ve put on weight so I nervously laughed (while dying inside) and said yeah I know…I’m trying to lose weight. She must have felt bad and said you’re only a little fat not too much fat!  I seriously could have finished her off like a chocolate fudge cake. But I thought mmm… better not. 

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Ok I’m just going to pay and leave now because the awkward laughs will soon turn to tears, 

 So yeah… I had a few more brownies and comfort ate more the past few months and started using the bus more instead of walking like I used to. I told myself this morning to suck it up. I refuse to feel sorry for myself. In a way that lady was doing me a favour and I realised that I have to get back to being fit and healthy again. So I went to TK Max today and bought myself a skipping rope. I lost a lot of weight before when I was skipping regularly as well as walking and eating healthily.  I have my friends away hen and wedding as motivation to get a beach looking body. I’ll update you all soon on my progress. 

December Goodies

Hello lovely readers.

I cannot believe how fast this year has gone as a New Year nearly approaches us. So I would like to share with you some of my exciting December goodies that you may like or feel that you need. Or actually you may feel these goodies will benefit someone else. Whatever you feel….these goodies will save the piggy bank.

What?!…I hear you say. It’s true. You may dance your happy dance. 

So the first item is: 

The Original Deodorant Cream

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Product Description: The trusted classic! Dove Original Anti-perspirant cares for the delicate skin of your underarms. Only Dove has its 1/4 moisturising cream formula that helps skin recover itself after shaving, leaving underarm skin visibly softer and smoother. And with the 24 hour protection you would expect from Dove.

I know I am not the only person who suffered from bad smelly odors and terrible sweating that made you want to run far far away in a far far away land. But FEAR NOT! Dove, my friends have come to rescue our armpits. I found when I switched to use a roll on, it changed my life. I wouldn’t have to keep my arms by my side tightly any longer, scared and self conscience that any living thing could die just by the horrid smell that was sadly coming from my underarms. I was free and I loved life and myself again.

Fast forward to the future. I was in need of  a deodorant as mine had finished and so I went to Boots and this instantly caught my eye. It’s basically like a moisturizer that is so smooth and smells so fresh and light. And it actually does lasts for 24 hours. Even when I sweat it smells so Dovey.  I don’t know why I did this and I don’t know why she did it but this is when I got the idea to blog about this product. I asked my friend at work to smell my armpit  because she didn’t believe that after doing some errands at work I still smelt like Dove! She was pleasantly surprise and you will be too. This deodorant is the shizzle and you need to buy it people!!! If not for you, do it for your armpits.  Buy a non sticky effective dove roll on for two pound fourty.

Item 2:

Good N Natural – High Strength Aloe Vera Tablets
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I bought this from Holland and Barrett for 19.99 and it’s the most amazing thing I have ever bought. This would be a miraculous gift to someone.  I know it seems so expensive right? But that’s because this particular bottle is highly concentrated. The aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years and is grown in most  subtropical and tropical locations including South Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.But people can grow them indoors in the UK too. The reason why I bought it was because I had really bad bloatness and I used to feel so uncomfortable. I thought this would support my digestive system with it’s healing touch and by God it did.  I took  either 1-3 tablets (no more than that) to cleanse out my colon and I felt so much lighter. I was surprised how much it helped my scars, eczema and spots. Of course aloe vera also supports the health of the skin. So this bottle really does wonders for you.
So there you have it…two amazing December goodies that will benefit and change your life for only the better. Or like I said it could be two thoughtful gifts for Christmas 😀 

 

Get your sweat on girl

Don’t worry guys, I’m still alive.

It seems that I am repeatedly apologizing as I begin my posts but I have a perfectly good reason. I have been dying to blog for ages but at this moment I do not have a laptop…well a functioning laptop. I have somehow managed to persuade my dad in letting me use his computer for a while.

It is a devastating moment in a woman’s life when you realize you’ve gained a few pounds because the freshly baked cookies have become your best friend. So about a month or so ago my friend and I decided to join a fitness class.  We browsed on the internet for good deals and we came across Bikram Yoga. We didn’t know what it was but it sounded interesting.

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“Time to get HOT”…..because you will do a series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises in a heated room for 90 minutes! We were excited because to us that sounded like chillin in a sauna and just doing few stretches and losing weight at the same time. AWESOME. We decided to buy an intro package for 35 pounds for 20 consecutive days.

I do not have a flexible bone in my body…I can’t even touch my toes without bending my knees…what the hell have I got myself into?  I’m going to look like such a chubby fool. I felt good knowing that my friend who would accompany me wasn’t really flexible either.  I went to buy some yoga gear from the sweatshop and they informed me that I would need to wear shorts and a tank top because it would be REALLY HOT.

Damn.  That would mean people will see my massive thighs that jiggled and wiggled and I would need to shave!! Listen, I have no shame in saying I get lazy in the autumn and winter. I just can’t be bothered to maintain the hair removal regime.

We were 15 minutes late for our first class and we didn’t realize how packed it would be for a morning class on a weekday in London. As soon as you enter the building you can feel the heat instantly. Luckily as it was our first class we were allowed to enter the room.

O-M-G. I can’t describe first of all the weird smell and the overwhelming heat that hits you.  I was then shocked to see how nearly naked the guys were. Yes girls there were quite a few men in the class in their trunks! It felt like a weird hot dream?! I dunno. It was weird. And I was already thirsty. You can take a water bottle inside but you can’t really drink a lot because it will make you sick.

I took a quick scan around the room and everyone was sweating hardcore and so toned and slim. I am not kidding I was the only chubby kid in the room. Even the other new comers were skinny and way more flexy than me. Some people were seriously flexy…like a pretzel. It was insane. It’s amazing what we can do with our bodies.  I could have moped about this but it actually made me want to work that more harder. I stretched out my arms and I was already freakin sweating. The thing is it’s the hardest thing I have done because its really intense. It won’t be for everyone but that’s why you buy the intro package, to get used to the heat and to see if this is for you. Either way you can laugh and share this experience with your friends.

Sadly for my friend, it wasn’t for her. She looked like she was going to pass out due to the heat. I went for two more classes and actually I felt really good afterwards. I wish I could continue but it’s hard waking up super early and then doing yoga and then making sure I’m running my ass off back to work on time. I was so tired! If they had a studio closer to home I probably would have carried on to see if there were any positive results.

If you are interested to try it out, there are a few places in London-Canary Wharf and London bridge.

In the meantime let me try power walking 🙂

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Tango is Tangerous

Sorry I’ve been quiet. My excuse is that I’m becoming one of those people who are too tired to do any thing after work and being a boring old fart. I pretty much blame my reasons for being the unsociable butterfly on work and that it’s an absolute necessity having 8 hours sleep. One becomes a mad hatter otherwise or just dopey. If I am not calling or accepting phone calls it’s because I’m tired from working. If I’m not in the mood to party and vogue it’s because I’m tired from working.  I stand on my feet all day and I can’t be bothered to do anything when I get home.

There is the crazy man on the bus who can talk till the cows come home. Borderline offensive but funny that he is sharing his opinions loudly without giving a shit. “Scandals that’s what makes the world go round. Good news doesn’t sell. And people by into it. They love gossip and buy the magazines. Women they love it. They’ll buy anything that has gossip in it!” Like I said borderline offensive.
When I catch the train its during the peak hours so it’s packed on the platform and on the train. It’s really hot when your using the central line and its unfortunate when you are lodged near a sweaty armpit of an unhygienic man. I have come to learn that people do not own a deodorant or just choose to smell of bio.
I’m so excited when Friday comes that (it’s sad but I don’t care) I start singing that annoying song by Rebecca Black- Friday Friday gotta get down on Friday…. It’s the freaking weekend! I don’t get down… I’d start yawning in the club if I did… My idea is going home having dinner and getting into my pyjamas. If only we could wear our pyjamas all the time. Sigh.
But then it’s like what Gerry said to Holly in P.S. I Love You. Stop being a cranky bitch and  let your hair down! Stop being a GRANNY!  My mum says its life! Wait till your married and have kids! I would like to be selfish for a couple more years please.
 It’s true though. I have it easy.  My dad most times drops and picks me up from the station too. You just have to learn to suck it up and make most of  your time. I think I found it hard initially because I was a bum for year after I graduated. But I have found my routine and am learning to use my time effectively.

Sort off. I do find myself running my ass off for the bus and the train and all the way to work. My exercise for the day. I don’t know why I do this to myself and stress myself out. I test the laws of time  and it does not go in my favour.

I complain but I love my work and I love working. I work in retail in a lovely and busy area in central London. The people I work with are awesome and it makes my job that more satisfying. It’s a bonus I love fashion and I have learnt to appreciate it being a form of art and expression that we wear.

Though I do find it annoying that I have to inhale so much smoke as soon as I come out of the station. City workers sure love their cigarettes. It’s like I’m smoking without actually smoking!!! I don’t want to breathe that shit in the morning. Also the AC on at work is kept on and I’m cold like a vampire. It’s like a slow death in Antarctica. We layer up at work but it’s so warm outside. Its like having a fever.  And one last thing I hate that Bus and train fares are so expensive. Half of your wages are gone before you can save and enjoy it.  Sort it out Boris!

But despite all this silliness I’m loving life. I swear. Right so let’s just get onto what this post was meant to be about. So I need to have water next to my bed incase I get thirsty in the night if I wake up. Few nights ago I didn’t have water but had an open tango can. I was so thirsty I just drank it. And because I drank fizzy I couldn’t sleep and I was feeling hot so I drank more and more.

 
O M G. Totally screwed with my brain. I was having weird strange dreams that I thought was actually happening to me.  Though Freud would have his own views that this dream happened because subconsciously this is what I was feeling. I mean this is what happens when you sleep drink. I couldn’t sleep properly. I was being tangoed. I looked and felt like rubbish the next day and my stomach felt awful! I would have thought I learned my lesson drinking red bull and relentless in my school and uni days.
 
I would like to take this opportunity and warn you all. Just Don’t Do It!!! Just put the can down and drink H20. Because tango is Tangerous.
Have a good weekend guys and be awesome 🙂