Today was quite a significant day for three reasons:
a) I finally found one thing that I enjoy having and is yet healthy - Green Tea! Seriously, this day is like a milestone in my life because I don't think I like any kind of healthy food. I am not a fan of fruits. I am not a fan of vegetables, unless they are deliciously cooked in Indian style which usually makes them pretty unhealthy anyway. I am not a fan of fish and not of any kind of grilled meat etc. etc. etc. But today I gave up my half a cup of morning-mocha and decided to try green tea, the much recommended healthy beverage. The verdict: I love it! And I forsee myself having it all the time. So am quite happy to have taken a step towards eating (or drinking) healthy and making the diet-gods pleased.
b) I bought a tube of hair conditioner (oh-my-freaking-God)! This is yet another momentous occassion because I haven't bought a conditioner since 2004 when I was interning at P&G. That time someone sold the merits of the P&G brand Pantene to me and I used it for a while. I found it good but soon discovered that I am not cut out to be a hair-conditioner-user. It's just way too much hassle. However today, I happened to shop for conditioners for my mother in law. She had requested me to get her one when I go back to India later this week. But I was utterly confused about what to buy. The rows and rows of conditioners in all shapes and sizes stared at me from Watsons' shelves. Sure, being the die-hard P&G lover that I am, I didn't even glance at Elseve or Dove or Sunsilk but still I had a lot to choose from. Then my eyes fell on the Herbal Essences range and I caught myself smiling at all their pinks and purples and oranges and blues. Such happy colours! Soon I got a Herbal Essence conditioner AND also a Pantene conditioner (so I make at least 2 P&G brands happy) for my mom-in-law. (On a side note, I work for Head & Shoulders but there was no H&S conditioner available). Anyway, coming back to the point... after I bought mom-in-law a nice purple bottle of conditioner, I felt that a conditioner is THE product that is crucial to my beauty needs and I picked up a blue bottle for myself. So there, tomorrow onwards, am gonna have awesome hair.
c) After making huge progress in both my health and beauty lives, I tackled my social life. I caught up with a friend from Malaysia whom I had not met for the last 9 months! She used to work with me on SK-II and was in town today. It was absolutely lovely to catch up with her!
So all in all, a very productive day.
868 more to go.