Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Memories with my Father in law

My best memories of life are with my father in law. I first met him when my husband’s family  came at my place to see me.  The day when I was too shy and nervous, and thought it would be a hard day for me. The day when everybody was asking me questions like never before.

When everybody was done, this man in his ironed shirt and short white beard was looking at me in an amusing manner. It was his turn to ask questions, he turned to me with a short pleasant smile and asked “Beta, do you want to ask something?” Being totally nervous I said no. I never expected his wonderful smile and kind of easy communication. He is my father in law now. Better to be called as Father.

He is the one who talks to me like a friend, like a father, like a naughty teen, like a child and at times like an old man. He is superb at nagging, especially when it comes to food. You can’t escape without sharing with him. And if you give him extra piece of chicken then you become his best friend for a day. He bribes you with sweets for extra cup of tea and we have to make sure that mother in law does not know about it. He keeps on asking you irritating questions about his new smart phone. He is smart enough to butter you for those movies on your desktop. He makes sure he fights with you when you are spoiling his towel. He eats like a kid and every time his white t-shirt is spoiled, he gives a smile and says “ food was yummy”. He gives you religious knowledge he has. He also read newspaper for you. The day when you are tired from office, he keeps on repeating his old jokes or shayaris, so that he lightens up our day . He treats his all bahus with tender love and naughtiness. At our home, all the bahus love him and everybody makes sure to bring something for their abba at home.

Listening to his Saudi hotel stories, how he managed things as a manager and stories about his best friend. I never thought of such a beautiful human being as my father in law, we dearly call him Abba. Abba makes sure to get something to eat whenever he goes out for a walk. Today when the time is all about gadgets and technology, a half hour spent with him create good memories. I want to hug him tight and say thank you for making life so easy and crazy with your jokes, sweets, sherbets, talks and your smile!

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Saturday, 20 June 2015

Kill the smell!

It was raining outside, but smelling inside
No, it was not the smell of those wet muds.
But the smell of my brother’s socks
It made me feel sick, as I wish I had a stick.

Then came papa with his old towel
I never knew why he uses the oldest towel in the world.
But the smell of towel makes me twirl
When I go to kitchen I hate the stinking smell of leftovers

I hate the hard smell of utensils too.
What if I say I have a dog nose
Can I wish for some rose?
I am happy when fish is for food
But the fish fry odour in the whole house makes no good.

Dadi ma keeps on innovating her old masalas
She makes sure she punishes me with all the pungent smells.
Mom lights the incense sticks especially for me
She knows how to keep me happy.

But the incense sticks does not last so much.
When there is s smell from nearby gutter.
Then my neighbour’s kid comes home.
They fart and pollute it more.

My sister loves her fish tank.
But the fish tank water stinks like a can.
The moisture in the rain helps the room, to keep it wet and stain.
You have wet shoes, wet raincoats and long-time umbrellas to help you out.

The combination of rainy smells and you pout.
Tell me which corner of your room don’t smell.
I smell the rats even in the toilet.
Who eats the odour and who does the spoil?

Bad toilet odour is everyday fight.
Please ask the maid to clean the carpet
It stinks like it came to life so late.
Please don’t fry anything at night

The smell remains in my dreams so bright.
What if I say I m freaking out?
I hate the bad smell every time I smell the rose.
Mom tried everything to remove the smell.

She tried the vinegar overnight.
She tried the roses to cheer me right.
She tried the incense sticks every time.
She tried the camphor lime.
Give me the solution someone
Where I can not only remove the odour, but kill one.

Imagine the world full of fun
Where there is a smell of spring
Where there is a smell of Fresh lavender
Where your nose smells the Blossom breeze.

My home, my room, and my car
I wish for the good smell everywhere

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Deodorising your room can be funny

Party at Home, but there is so much of smell everywhere. Why does the wet raincoat smelling so bad? I never understood my husband keeping his wet towels and old socks in the cupboard. My dog Diana makes sure that she makes me work after office. And now my mother in law is inviting guests for a party at home. I am feeling terrible, should I laugh or should I cry? Or should I make fun of myself. I am sure, gonna get good taunts from a distant aunt, she hates bad odour she is damn cleanliness freak. Even the curtains can’t be old. I think making fun of myself is an easy part. What do you think is funny when you are Deodorising your room? Let's check out!

Remove the Source
If I can afford to, I would have thrown my dog Diana along with her master out of the home. They are the one who keeps my dodging with smells everywhere. Plus, in Rains diana loves dancing on the couch with her wet hairs, she is more human than we are. In short, she will spoil the carpet and couch and then will sit in the corner like a good girl. When I shout at her, the master(my hubby) comes in to take her side and that’s the game every time.

Vacuum the room
It is so tiring and boring to vacuum the room, although they say life is easy with vacuums, there are some points to consider when you are using  the vacuum cleaner.
Vaccum the carpets, curtains and the upholstery.
Try baking soda into the carpets, give some time to absorb oils and smells and then vacuum it.
Also, make sure to change vacuum bags regularly otherwise the odour will remain in there.

Open the windows
This idea works from centuries, they say fresh air and sunlight helps fights odour. But not now, where there is lot of pollution in the air. The garbage bin smell, the gutter smell, the neighbour’s tadka smell and the adding to it is the flavoured cooking smell. I don’t know what the mixture of the smells will make. Another idea is to turn on the fans of every room you have. Let your room feel AC deprived for some time.

Suspect your husband for smoky smell
I feel this is better idea, look I don’t smoke nor Diana smoke. I can’t even point out my mother and father in law for smoky smell. Neither, I have cooked chicken 65 which require coal smoke, so where the hell the smoky smell came from. I am sure it must be from my husband who is trying to look like an innocent child who ate chocolates.

Use Vinegar
I have read this in the magazine. Keep a bowl of distilled white vinegar in your bad odour room for a night and feel the fresh air in the morning. I haven’t tried it since I thought somebody would drink it up. But they say, it really helps.
  • ·        Remove fridge odour by washing it with soapy water and vinegar
  • ·        Remove the smoky smells from the kitchen table by cleaning it with vinegar.
  • ·        Boil some vinegar in your oven and the smell is gone.

     What if I say you the best solution is to use Ambipur, it does not just cover odours it simply removes them.

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