Hello, I hope you all are doing well. As the title indicates my lockdown was not so boring… I was about to shift to a new place on 29th of march but I have to postpone it due to lockdown. Iam glad I decided to stay here because here I have good neighbours, relatives, friends and most important Iam familiar to this area.. Just imagine, how hard it could be to adjust in a totally new area when everyone is a stranger and that too during lockdown. One more question was….either I should go back to Himachal or I should stay in Jalandhar… And till now my mother do endless discussions on this topic…She is always worried for us…LOVE YOU MAA but Iam really good here. I should focus on today’s topic …
Earlier my routine was really busy. I never had enough time for me and my daughter Shanaya… So Initially in lockdown I relaxed for few days but I am not that type of person who can sleep full day and night… I never sleep during day time… So I am listing below few activities that really helped me alot to pass my time or utilise my time in lockdown…
1. Pencil Sketches
I love colors, paintings, drawings..Iam not great at it but I feel good whenever I do this.. I tried to make few sketches. I learned them through some videos that popped up in my fb.. And must say these were easy …you should also give it a try…
2. Tried my hand on CASIO
Please DONT LAUGH… because I still have my 17 years old CASIO that my brother used to play when we were kids…I tried to learn some bollywood tunes by watching some you tube videos … I feel like everyone should learn to play atleast one musical instrument..It also helps us in better understanding of music… But my interest faded away within few weeks…
I love dancing and whenever I have house chores to do, I play a good dance number, turn the speakers on start dancing . It motivates me to leave the bed and laziness… Sometimes even my daughter join me… She knows very well that music can turn me on whenever I am not active. I tried some BTS songs choreography tutorials also… 🤣🤣 but in vein… To be honest, my efforts were not enough for learning those tutorials, instead I used to switch to zumba dance🤣 When you feel to dance , just start it ….
4. Korean dramas
K Dramas are something that really send butterflies in the stomach and let us to dive in the sea of imagination. They are so beautiful and interesting that it seems unrealistic. It’s craze is enough to get one’s curiosity level high. I can’t list them all but I posted pictures of few K Dramas that entertained me during this lockdown period…. Fight my way, The Heirs, What’s wrong with secretary Kim, Cindrella and the four knights, Legend of the blue sea, The King:Eternal monarch… .. and many more…. I think 🤔I should write about kdramas in my next blog.
5. BTSARMY Forever
My love for Kdramas is really getting deeper…and may be the reason is BTS, a korean boy band … I watched all their old episodes, their live vedios on vlive app, all seasons of BTS bon voyage, etc… First time in my life I am addicted to someone … As a person I liked them more… That helped me alot to understand their music, lyrics. They have written some of their songs on true incidents, feelings and after watching their vedios I can relate with them… All of their songs have a social message. Whenever in the future , they will have concert in India… I will definitely go there..Iam BTSARMY forever… If you want to know more, how I became addicted to BTS, you can read my first blog…
6. Learning Korean..
You can guess why Iam so keen to learn a totally new language. I prefer kdramas with eng subtitles instead of eng or hindi dubbing… Oppaaaa, unniii, annyeong… And many more words are there that made me curious about this language… And BTS and kdramas motivated me alot for this..Initially I started learning basics of Korean using you tube vedios but currently I enrolled myself in Learn Korean Beginner online course under a professor of Yonsei University of South Korea.. But it is not that easy.. Its easy to read but really hard to understand the meaning because of different vocabulary. I am familiar to korean alphabets i.e. HANGUEL . Here is the link of Indian youtuber Mr. Satish, teaching korean
7. Best out of waste
My daughter love plants…even I love them…so we planted few indoor plants. I cant go out for new readymade planters so I made some planters from waste plastic oil cans… I really believe in concept of best out of waste… Below is the link for the steps, if you are interested in making a planter…
Also I tried bottle painting, keystand, wall hangings etc.
Iam a mother also, so many of you will imagine me as a very good cook .. I must clear your doubts… I cook very well but just to full our bellys… Maybe because we are in a city and whenever we crave for something….. SWIGGY and ZOMATO are always there…. So I am not a masterchef🤪. But due to lockdown, I spent alot of time in kitchen, making Samosas, Dhokla, Idli, Cakes, Sandwiches, Tikki, Gulabjamun, icecreams and many more items that I usually order from restaurants…I must confess I didnt tried ‘GOLGAPPE’…
9. ME time with MOON
I am a moon admirer, moonbaby. It started when I was in 11th standard. I attended 10 days moutaineering camp near Rohru, Himachal . We used to do camp fires, sleep in tents, make our own food, look at the moon and stars. I must add here that watching Nightsky while lying on the mountains is totally different than city night sky…. Here we cant see that much stars. Usually our busy routines dont allow us to be free and look at the beauty of moon and stars. But lockdown made it possible for me and I did introspection while looking at the moon under the open sky.
10. Online webinars
In my free time , I attended some online webinars also but I must clear that I prefered only free webinars… Few of them were recommended by my friends. Learning something new while sitting comfortably at my home is always a new experience. Personally I will prefer going out for seminars rather than doing them online. But due to covid 19 we should stay home, stay safe.
11.Focusing on my fitness
I have put on some weight during lockdown, so now I am little bit focused to eat healthy and do some regular exercises… I purchased a weighing machine also in order to monitor my weight. I start my day with a warm drink of apple cider vinegar diluted in water.. Its taste is so ridiculous. If you feel bored while doing exercise, change it to ZUMBA, you will have fun…I eat more veggies and fibre foods now…eating healthy is important for better immunity.
12. Started a blog
I started my blog on 8th june 2020, I always wonder how to be a blogger.. Though Iam not great at it.. But just for curiousity I decided to write. And few of friends motivated me to take the first step… So here Iam….and you are reading my blogs…Thanks alot for visiting…
13. Reading my 17 yrs old diaries…
It was an amazing experience to have a look into me when I was a teenager. At the age of 13, I started writing my diaries. During lockdown, I read my old diaries..full of emotional, funny , weird moments of my life… If you want to know more click the link and go through my blog.
Inspite of all these above activities, I am spending more time with my daughter now and also doing lot of other stuff nowadays. But I highlighted only 13 activities.. Few people believe 13 is an unlucky number but I dont care because my birthdate is 13 😊. I should stop writing now as I have to practice Korean Hanguel.. It is really tough. 😬I need more time to practice.