I’m a vanilla cupcake, with a chocolate center, drizzled with caramel
If you are going to be a regular reader of this blog, the name Shahid Kapoor will pop up fairly often. Thus, to acquaint you the world of my Shahid obsession, here is a quick primer.
Shahid Kapoor is a one of Bollywood’s actors who has that perfect combination of the cuteness of a boy and the sexiness of a man. Add to that an amazing physique, unbeatable dance skills and a smile that melts your heart, it isn’t suprising that he has captured the hearts of hundreds of thousands of Indian girls and women.
I *discovered* Shahid sometime around before Jab We Met released. Prior to that, he was another Bollywood hero who I appreciated (especially from Fida), but who didn’t have the X-factor to capture my heart. I had even dragged all my friends to see Vivah, but the slow tempo and regressive storyline didn’t exactly click for us. And then came Jab We Met. Jab We Met is one of the reasons why Bollywood is so great: we do the best romantic movies. It’s an indisputable fact. This romance was fresh and sprinkled with a generous dose of catchy and soulful music. Kareena and Shahid’s chemistry made everyone set out to look for their Geet and Aditya (the names of their characters respectively).
And from then began the Shahid mania. First steps were watching his older movies and then playing is music videos on YouTube on repeat. At any given time, the beats of “Mauja Hi Mauja” could be heard from my dorm room. It wasn’t long before I extended my obsession to my friends, not limited to those of Indian origins. One of my best friends, Alex, joined in on the Shahid obsession and many nights were spent watching his videos instead of working on homework sets due the next day.
I am now more than 3 years into being obsessed with Shahid and have seen the majority of films, multiple times, good or bad. My dad knows of this and dutifully takes me to see his each release in the cinema. My father continues to indulge me in Shahid movies similarly to buying me teddy bears when I was a kid. We are joined at the cinemas along with groups of giggling girls or husbands/boyfriends who have been dragged to see his latest release by their better halves.
Obviously I follow Shahid on Twitter but have been unlucky so far in obtaining a direct response from him. But fortunately for him, his lack of attention won’t stop me from seeing his future movies. I’ve seen his latest release, Badmaash Company, but the full review shall be coming in due time.
And to Shahid, if you happen to stumble upon my post. I adore you and wish you lots of luck in the future. I hope millions of other women and gay men fall in love with your charm. Just remember, there is a devoted fan of yours who lives in Dubai.
Before you read further, take a minute and go find your wallet/purse, i.e. whatever you use to store your cash and credit cards. Yes, get up…I’m waiting!
Ok, now pull out everything and sort. Yes, this isn’t just a organization exercise but a survey. When I opened up my little Coach wristlet earlier today, it was to throw out a month of old receipts. If you are finicky like me, you place your cash bills together and your credit cards together. It was at that moment I noticed how much plastic I was carrying around with me. Even though my cash balance was limited to 35 dirhams, my wallet was overflowing with plastic.
On a closer look, the breakdown is 6 bank cards, 6 ID cards and another pile of coupons, cards, and vouchers. Now I’m not a simpleton, but I’m not extremely important either. The fact that I have 12 different plastic cards before the age of 23 puzzles me. Do I really need all this on a daily basis? The answers is of course not. So today I am cutting down to the bare minimums. I’m down to the essentials: debit card, credit card, building access ID, US and UAE drivers’ licenses, and my gym card. I even went ahead and got rid of all those loyalty and business cards I never need. Even though my wallet is only a few millimeters thinner and few grams lighter, life feels a lot less complicated. I might even have room for photos of the family in there.
So, what did you find and what did you trash?
Alright, so the blog has been setup since last November, but I haven’t done any posts yet. Well today is the day I start. These are my musings so feel free to comment but keep your criticisms positive. Enjoy!