SISTERS

An Ode to my SISTER from another Mister!!! (tips on matters of skin and mind)

                                         SISTERHOOD GAME ON POINT!!!

HAVE YOU EVER CRIED FOR 21 hours STRAIGHT and there’s no particular reason for the outburst! BUT YOU JUST CAN’T STOP CRYING!!!!

Now, however I can tell you-

I WAS CRYING OUT OF FEAR FOR THE UNKNOWN!!!

STORY OF MY SISTER FROM ANOTHER MISTER-

July’2008:Delhi Summers are burning the Delhites down and Melbourne Winters are          freezing the Victorians up!!! 

And a 22 yr old Deepa is right in the middle of it all! Literally!

On a HOT summery July’08 night, I am at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi!

“All my bags are packed and I am ready to go!” 

My bags are packed, BUT AM I READY TO GO???

I was to leave for Melbourne for my Masters in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics! 

Until this fateful day, I could barely hold on to my excitement! I wanted to leave for Melbourne asap!

I wanted to know how it felt to LIVE ON YOUR OWN!

PS: I, until this day have had a SUPER PROTECTIVE LIFE!

Until now, I HAVEN’T EVEN BOUGHT MYSELF AN APPLE ON MY OWN!!!

I have only known self-studying! Besides that, there have been no SELF-EXPERIENCES!!!

Buying vegetables is a concept which is alien to me! I don’t know NOTHING about how the world runs!

Tada!!! I, The “DEEPA WHO KNOWS NOTHING” has LANDED IN MELBOURNE!!!

To begin with, this whole charm of the “foreign lands” never got to me! 

The moment I landed, I regretted my decision of coming to Melbourne.

My parents never wanted me to go anyway (they just didn’t want me to live away from them/parent love)!!! And LIKE ALWAYS, I NEVER LISTENED!!!

And it was a downfall from there on!

The only thing I did well and with confidence was my studies! But, my emotions were playing havoc with my mind! Studying was soon becoming impossible!

1 week into the Australian Life, with all the Long Life Milk and Ready to eat packages of food, my face was far from what I landed in this country with!

1 month later, I was 7 kilos over and face wasn’t visible! All that was left on my face was eruptions!

I stopped going to classes because I FELT SICK and ashamed of how I LOOKED!

Then, one day out of no where, walked in the most beautiful girl I have ever known!

MANEKA CHAWLA!!!

She simply walked upto me and said, “come lets go to the city today! and then after today, once I have shown you everything, you should walk the city ALONE”

I LAUGHED AT HER FACE! Laughed at the thought of me WALKING THE STREETS ALONE!

AND SO THANKFUL THAT SHE CAME!!!

We went to the city together!

We ate chocolates over chocolates and then after that day we ate every single dinner together for the next 5 months!!! She would wait for me to return from classes (she usually came much before me)!

I would cook, she would teach! 

PS: WE BOTH KNEW SHIT ABOUT COOKING! She however was better than me without a doubt! Especially, when it came to thai food! She is THAI, THAT’S WHY!!!

She lifted me up from my anxious state of mind and told me to stop having the copius amounts of milk (a lot of dairy is what is ingrained in the INDIANS FOR SURE) that I had back then! 

I LOVE DAIRY!

I, once again didn’t listen! BUT, she KEPT NAGGING!

I, finally gave in and also went to see a doctor because by now SHE was sure that its not just me feeling SICK!!! 

I was ACTUALLY SICK! 

SHE WAS CORRECT!

I was detected with SEVERE LACTOSE INTOLERANCE! I had serious stomach infections!

(SKIN TIP-  Women, if nothing is working and your skin is not improving, it could be your stomach! GET IT CHECKED!!!)

DAIRY WAS TOXIC FOR ME!

SHE practically emptied my stock of dairy, and I got better in less than a month!

But by the time I was visibly better, she has gone back to Thailand!  

I wasn’t LONELY ANYMORE, though! She had taught me that art!

By the end of my first year, I WAS the STRONGEST I HAD EVER BEEN! 

EMOTIONALLY, I WAS LIKE THE MORETON BAY!!!

And this was because I had experienced MY FIRST sisterhood!

After this, there was a deluge of lovely women in my life! This is what has seen me through almost everything so far!!!

(Tip for matters of MIND: SEEK and GIFT SISTERHOOD)