Can you hear that beautiful sound? No?? Ohh!! Why am I alone hearing it?? Ahh!! It's the wedding bells. Maybe it's inside me!! Yes!! After years of dreaming and making wishes, it happened during a misty morning in December! Cindrella has found her Prince Charming!! (Here Cindrella being Indian in the context, her parents, the Matrimony sites etc played the role of the Fairy God Mother, the golden pumpkins, the whiskered rat, the mice, the lizards etc etc. In case you have a trouble remembering the details of Cindrella Story here it is)
And another twist in the story is the Prince here comes from the Arabian Sands (he did not really come on a Persian White Horse, he being practical opted for the Air India Express). Everything said and done we got engaged and the long wait began. The Little Guy who's the brand ambassador of Snuggies named Cupid got into his ultra modern times too! He's been stalking us through our phones, head-phones and webcams! Sigh! Cute little guy does wonders! There's no more questions in my mind about the Indian Traditional way of parents bringing you your Prince Charming! So finally I have no more arguments on that side! We are all set for our Happily Ever After!
Now here comes the last 50 days of the waiting and the countdown has already begun! The wedding planning, the shopping, finalizing the guest lists, sending out invitations! Voila! I can already see the busy schedules coming up soon! So finally the little Cupid Guy should really be given some break! And we got to get into the serious planning side!
As for the Indian Brides are considered, this is the time of their life! The real princess life! Everyone around you, your parents, uncles, cousins, close friends are all busy making arrangements for your Big Day! Every one is assigned their duties and you are there! Sitting in your couch dreaming and occasionally receiving the phone calls directed through Mr. Cupid's private service! And then discussing the colour of your wedding saree, and the perfect hairstyle with your besties.
Another entertainment service being listening to the ladies corner discussions about the weight of each golden chains and bangles that has been planned for the day and that you would next day after the marriage get them buried in a Bank Locker! Sigh! Enjoying all the attention and care that is generously being showered on you, which you had never enjoyed for the past more than 20 years of your life!
Here's it! Enjoy it now! All my married cousins and friends whispered the little secret into my ears! Yes yes I know! After the Big Day! It is also going to be the day I would no more be seen as a girl but as a married woman! And the nuptial knot would totally change the care free life! But as for now, like they told me, here's my time to enjoy the Princess Life!
So I have resigned my job here and got less than 2 weeks to work here in the Island of Pearls. After the wedding I shall fly in search of new horizons!
I am already looking forward to the traditional wedding in the Gods Own Country in the coming auspicious wedding season of the place. The Chingamasam! So as the Malayalam song goes "Chingamasam vannu chernal ninne njan en swanthamakkum" (Translate: When the month of Chingam comes, I shall make you mine, my love!)
To all my loving blogging friends: As my life's about to get all busy for the coming 2 months, I may not be able to update my blog so very frequently! But I really really love this blog baby of mine. I shall be honored if any of you would love to give me a guest post here in my blog! Please visit this link for more details.
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