Finally, I happened to find some time for myself. My folks were not at home and I decided to laze through the day, cozy on my couch with some savories for my taste buds. Having made myself comfortable, I watched television and even took advantage of the fast paced internet service for a while. Soon enough I was tired of the indoor activities and to add to that, my snack supply was depleting!! Thus I sat back for a while, dwelling into my surroundings and thinking what I’d do next when I was awestruck by some thoughts. Thoughts about the location my home is situated in. And I soon began to feel privileged!!
Position plays a very important role in our lives whether we are talking about status, products, services or mere convenience and access. And guess what… I felt that the intensity of access I have to possibly anything is immense due to the location of my home. I decided to put it to test and therefore conjured up a list of things and services I would like to have quick access to in order to mark a location as sophisticated, important and convenient as per my assessment. I was ready to experience an important aspect of my personal life, something that I had never paid attention to earlier.
The sun was blazing hot and I thought about an air-conditioned coffee shop or maybe an ice-cream parlor or a cake shop. Whoa!! All three, Barista, Temptations and Birdy’s respectively present just a lane away which means an average paced 5 minutes. And what else you say?? General stores to fill in the snack bars again and also Shoppers Stop in case I’d like to fill my wardrobe too. Consider travelling a little further away and I can find a rickshaw at a hands wave. Rickshaws can get expensive at times though and so the bus stand and the train station can also be found within a distance of 10 minutes at an average walking pace. Voila, we now have the metro too! Convenience to travel certainly gets thumbs up here considering that I tend to taking advantage of these facilities and always find myself comfortable.
Well, I was not really considering spending any money though I wanted to stay outside my house. Window shopping was certainly an option but that would tickle my shopping urges and I was not keen about that either. With the evening sun setting down, it did not take me too long to decide that I would just go for a walk. High time I decide to let my blood circulate well and the best way to do that is around nature. So I head towards the garden. And yeah this calls for some decision again because I have to choose one of the two gardens that are hardly two buildings away on either sides of the building my apartment is in. I decided to go in to the bigger one with a keen eye to notice the facilities we are provided. So I found innumerable trees and flowers that help keep the place cool and beautiful, also some park games like slides and swings. What was more interesting though is the fact that in spite of the surrounding hustle and bustle I found a feeling of calmness and serenity. Soft green grass beds frame a natural mat for yoga and meditation while the benches certainly help friends to sit together and catch up free of cost in the midst of nature. Exactly what I like while I am trying to save money!! Walking around has helped me with the exercise but gotten me hungry too… and though I specified earlier, I probably cannot save any money any longer if I want to eat because I do not want to cook.
Talking about money reminds me that we have three banks around here at about a five minute distance again with 24 hour ATM’s so we have no emergency monetary issues. Issuing money generally means we are going to spend it but before that we have the Vodafone store and the MTNL office just about a block away in different directions that make certain about our communications and connections which is pretty important in our social media world.
If you have not yet missed it, I still have not spoken about the office spaces. Well we do have them, though I must mention that this is a pre-dominantly residential area which I consider as a benefit considering the added serenity in the midst of a hectic life. Just about two lanes away from the main S.V. road, my house provides me with my space in spite of the intense access.
Resident life by itself is very plush with a few bungalows around and nice restructured buildings which provide the old rustic buildings with more value for existence. Time to say thank you to my family for making sure we own a home and stay here because I certainly cannot afford an apartment any longer with the soaring realty rates. It is expensive enough to make me feel sick. Oh yeah!.... we also have quite a few doctors in and around the area. Walk able distance even when you are unwell not only makes it economical but also convenient.
So, I am finally heading home, still hungry and ready to cook. The local grocer delivers the cooking materials to my house after which I begin with the preparations. Just then, my parents and some guests are back and hungry too which makes it a lot of food for me to make. Order food is the only thought I have and so I do. Never lack a choice around here though. So my options vary from north Indian dishes, south Indian dishes, Chinese, pizza or anything else home delivered and quick. Also the pictures for these memories can be printed at the photo studio close by. By the way….Home delivery is always free here in India.
Finally I would also like to mention the educated class of individuals who live here which by itself speaks of the standard of living and the immense concern by the area association for its maintenance which is well done. The people are nice and so is the place.
Looks like I must mention the place by its name now. Lallubhai Park in Andheri west, Mumbai, provides us with the best facilities and I am a proud resident of this area that passes extremely well through my assessment test.