Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The story of my Tablet and the new Lenovo Yoga Tab #BetterWay


"In my view the tablet and the PC are different. You can do things with the tablet if you are not encumbered by the legacy of the PC." Tim Cook
"Five to 10 years from now, if not sooner, the vast majority of 'The New Republic' readers are likely to be reading it on a tablet." -Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes thought of 5 years from then, but seems like the day was closer than expected. The world has been taken by storm with the advent of tablets. They have touched every single part of our life and here’s how I enjoy my tablet on an everyday basis.

To be very honest, the tablet I own is my life. It my tea time news reader, the toilet seat book reader, the web browsing buddy, the late night video watching tool, from the very moment till the time I sleep I am surrounded by activities which include my iPad*.

It has been 3 years since I bought this tablet and since then I have become a loyal user of it, never let it rest for a day. The tablet is a perfect companion when you need to do media and content consumption work be it web browsing to watching Rihanna's new music video, the always ON feature of tablets just turns me on ;)

I've shifted my entire work and entertainment base from my cranky old PC to this sleek device, responsive to every time I touch it. (I kind of feel that great, if you know what I mean) Jokes apart, my tablet is just the perfect all-rounder when it comes to doing about anything a student would want to do. Being a fanatic reader, I have over 600 e-books all on my tablet and the best part is now book reading isn't restricted till the time the lights are switched ON. Now I can keep reading way into the midnight without hearing my mom's dialogue, 

So ja! Raat raat jagta hai kya ullu hai? Sare din mein tujhe novel padhne ka nahi suujta?
(Doze off now! Are you a descendant of the owls? During the day you never ever think of reading the novel.)

How am I supposed to make her understand that I love reading at night, the stories just turn into reality when I'm lying on my bed and have completely immersed into the plot. My tablet just solved that problem so easily. Now I can live the book without the occasional midnight shouts of my mom.

My tablet is the best option for surfing the net, watching YouTube videos, stalking people on Facebook without having to go through the lugubrious and time consuming booting of my PC where all I do is stare at the Windows* Logo doing nothing but transitions to some old and boring animations. With just a tap on the screen I’m on the web right away and the best part is I can do that any place in my entire house, nothing can now confine me to one place (I hated being chained up sitting in front of my PC). So now right from the time I wake up and I’m in my bed drinking a hot cup of coffee, I instantly glaze through all my social networks in one go. Just beautiful.

With the best games now being launched on all major mobile platforms, it has been my game consuming machine. The thing that my PC could never offer was the motion based gaming’s real experience. The way I now drive my car at 300 mph in Asphalt 8 is way different & better than using those arrow keys on my PC. Evolutionary!


But there are some troubles with my iPad that the Lenovo Yoga** tablet aims to have sorted. So I went to the nearest electronic store to check out the new Yoga Tab and trust me they have done a wonderful job. Seeing the name and the way the tablet is designed, I was thinking to myself all sorts of wonderland stuff that I could do with that tab in my hand. It has an ergonomically designed body which makes it a perfect fit for your hands, the circular curve down there just gives the best hold mode out there available with any tablet and just above all the INSANE 18 HOURS BATTERY LIFE!!! (I can literally marry this tablet)

So the most outrageous thing that I thought after seeing the tablet was because it has such high grip in the hand, how if this tablet be used by someone who was air diving, using it to see his altitude while he falls under the weight of gravity and use it to open his parachute at the right time. With the way this tablet fits into the hand this is so possible.

This is how my iPad looks with its cover on top of it.
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Using the stand mode my woes of holding the tablet all through the night over my head or sleeping in an awkward position so that I can read the book on my tablet can come to an end. While on the iPad I use a costly cover to function as a stand and provide protection, the Yoga tab doesn't need anything like that, with the built in stand it just fits everywhere you want it to stand without a sweat and the best part is the tablet isn't covered with a Rs. 2000/- blanket which just hides the beautiful design it’s meant to show off. Typing is so natural on the Yoga tab that I just fell in love with it the few minutes I spent with the product.

With the tablet designed so thoughtfully I find that the Yoga Tab can be used in more ways than we think it’s possible. Because of its unique design it can be used under mines by miners to get various information which can save them from a variety of incidents which cause so many lives. Inside anything where you fear of using your current tablet because it might just slip out of your hand because you know you don’t have a good grip on the tab and that bulking cover (sadly which converts to a stand) puts on excess weight and reduces productivity the Yoga tab is meant just for you.

I see infinite possibilities with its unique design which stood out from the crowd of tablets out there and the thoughtful design which makes using this tablet such an easy job.

It is truly a #Betterway than what is available out there.
To find out more please visit Lenovo’s official Facebook page at


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** Lenovo Yoga Tab is the new tablet from Lenovo. This post has been written for a competition on  www.indiblogger.in All photos used are sole copyright of Lenovo Ltd.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

The place I belong...

It has been long since I took to writing. Today I feel this overwhelming urge to pen what’s going on inside me. So here it goes…

Rain and flair, skies lit up, brilliance, the stars,
The moon witnesses everything, nights apart,
Thousands miles, everyone’s jubilant,
But does the sparkle live in everyone’s heart?

Pain and sorrow, are not too far,
Where love lies, and days are dark,
Gloom finds a corner to sit and stalk,
The prey isn't very far, the heart beats..

Things shatter, with no remorse,
Nothing can stop, it is inevitable,
Fake can’t last for truth won’t wear a veil,
Many dread the unveiled verity.

But it shows itself, naked and bare,
Heartless as it was, it destroys many,
This time, the prey was an image in this brain of mine,
Created by illusions around, but it lives no further.

Life isn't a mild teacher, harsh are its actions,
Meanings too great to comprehend,
For I learnt that nothing ever changes,
Change is brought about, it never just happens.

First impression always last, who cares what runs deep?
Chivalry hardly fairs, for the lame rules this world,
No one looks for the steady, for fast is the new vogue,
Fun, shameless and charming, attracts more.


Now I sit, not gloomy, not sad,
For I know my limits, I've paid enough for being foolish,
I will never blend, into the world of glamour and first-love,
This isn't my playground, I know I belong somewhere else,
I just don’t know where…

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Life...

It isn't how well you play,
It is whether you win the game.

It isn't what your school lessons taught you,
It is whether you learnt what life teaches you.

It isn't whether you get wet in the rain,
It is whether you avoided the mud the car split at you.

It isn't about you living your life,
It is about how well you live your life!    

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Reliance Store Experience R-Mall - Mulund (Reliance Digital)



Standing alone, the self sufficient Reliance digital store at Mulund R-Mall presents herself as an elegant store different from others packed with the trendiest gadgets.

My experience at Reliance store.

Reception bit disappointing....
I had reached at R mall Mulund at 11:15 AM. There were   3 other guys who also came from Indiblogger.  We had a talk with the receptionist at the entry point but  she had  no clue about the event. She guided us to go to CRM reception where we came to know that the store manager was yet to arrive. However Mr. Nehal from Indiblogger spoke to Mr. Nair, the store AGM and make him understand the purpose of our visit.  

       But it never happened as expected The store manager will be expecting you" as stated in the invitation letter.

However we were   shown the store, it was amazing. We liked the concept of the store and the hard working staff who were focused on ensuring customer satisfaction. Some of the findings, which attracted us, follow.....

Reliance digital experience has got 3 dimension of outlook
1.    Reliance Experience
2.    Single point solution ,
3.    Customer focus

1.    Reliance Experience - once you enter the store you will be guided with the sales boy. He will understand your need and will take you to respective section of the store.  Each section has unique collection to understand the different specification and the device capability at one place. Once you select your desire specification you may go to the display section where you may select the computer, laptop, camera etc..from different brands. Photographs are attached for your understanding.




                             

We were impressed by seeing the distance marked at 6/10/12 feet from the TV, this will give you a better understanding and you will really feel the viewing experience. This will give you an idea about the size of T.V you need at home. Reliance representatives are trained and experienced to guide you with latest technology and models available at their store. Attached photos for better understanding...

2. Single point solution - this was very impressive as Reliance has own set up for installation repair and maintenance team. Reliance also coming up with a customer call centre and customer complain cell. Services department promises to attend to all the complaints within 24 hrs including Saturdays and Sundays calls. Well appreciated...   

3. Customer focused - Sales person will guide you while educating you about product selection, demonstration, billing, financing if required and bidding you adieu. Work force of 50 employees with a monthly turnover of 2.5 Cr. Mr. Nair's confidence to increase it to 5 Cr within next 2 years is appreciable.

Some of the experiences about the store that needs to be mentioned are.....

1.    I-Pod billing (MPOS - mobile point of sales)- whenever there is a rush at the billing counter the sales person takes the I-Pod to the unit to be purchased, scan it, swipe the credit card and bills it with the help of the I-pod. It was launched 2 months earlier... Appreciated
2.    Sound proof digital sound experience- yes you may understand the real sound quality in sound proof room, I have not seen any other store having this facility.
         

                    
                    


3.    All items are kept open for visual understanding and for demo. Packed items are also kept underneath and you may pick up for billing.

                                                       

                        
                       
4.    Customer satisfaction survey forms are being filled in ensured before any product is sold. This is something hard to find at other stores.
5.    TVs are hanged on the wall and the necessary accessories are kept below for better understanding and ready reference.

                                                       

                        
6.    Customer can reach to store manager or higher authority as the contact numbers are available at the billing counter.
7.    CRM will help you for all types of support you need at the  store

                                                       

                           
8.    You may ask for extended warrantee even if you have not purchased the product from their store. Engineers will visit to your home evaluate the product and the warrantee may be extended with appropriate cost.
9.    Video game section for your experience and gaming CDs are kept behind for your ready selection.
                                                     
         

                         
10. No separate section for IOS device due to shortage of space. Bit disappointing for IOS lover!


                                                      

                       


11. Gift problem? Reliance has come up with prepaid card that you can hand over the same to your loved ones. This is valid across all Reliance stores in India.
                                                         

                       
                                                          

Summaries

Good experience. A well planned and organized store. A person with no knowledge of the product may choose wisely as per his or her needs. You will really feel the difference from other store. Understanding product, live demo and one point solution i.e. finance, repair maintenance, extending warranty all under one roof makes the Reliance store at Mulund a pleasant experience to be relished.


Reliance store is not just looking to sale the product but focusing on a long bonding with customer. You experience and cherish it....   


Experience it all here at Reliance Digital

Saturday, June 8, 2013

My First Liebster Award!!!

I have been awarded the Liebster award by Renu Vyas. Thank you !!



About Liebster in brief:

The Liebster Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. So, what is a Liebster?  The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

The terms:

  • Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves.
  • Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, then create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the award to.
  • Choose 11 new bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them in your post.
  • Go to their page and tell them about the award.
  • No tag backs.
Here are the 11 random somethings about me :

  1. I love reading.
  2. When no one's at home I sing, and mind you I sing very loudly.
  3. I love to do experiments with my phone.
  4. I can't stay without my books, my phone and pari! (Someone very special)
  5. I don't like movies.
  6. I can classify at times to be a big time dweeb.
  7. I still watch Doreamon and Shin Chan on TV (I'm 21 :P)
  8. I'm a big time foodie, but I only enjoy food at good and classy restaurants.
  9. I love driving. Fast, real fast.
  10. I'm a big time positive thinker, and I believe that nothing in my life can ever go wrong.
  11. Lastly I admit I've read Twilight and I liked it (Make faces :/) 

Questions from Renu:

  1. What's one thing that most people probably wouldn't know about you?
    A: 
  2. Name one thing that you want to do before you die.
    A: Become the CEO of APPLE
  3. What quote/phrase do you live your life by?
    A: "Every story has to have a happy ending no matter what!"
  4. If you could go back in time and give your younger self advice, what would it be and why?
    A: That everything does turn out good so don't worry and enjoy. This is probably because most of the times I used to take tension about the smallest things in life and waste the time I could've spent being more lively!
  5. What did you want to be when you were little?
    A: A Train Driver and then a Pilot
  6. What's your favorite thing to do when your upset?
    A: Listen to music and read Wodehouse Novels cause these novels are the only ones which always tell us that no matter how difficult the situation is, in the end everything does turn out to be good.
  7. If you could play any musical instrument, which would it be ?
    A: The Drums
  8. Your favorite movie.
    A: Shutter Island and the Social Network
  9. What is the weirdest thing you have ever done ?
    A: I do many weird stuff in public so there isn't one single weird thing which stands out.
  10. What inspires you to write?
    A: Nothing. I write because I feel the urge to. There's no inspiration behind my writings.
  11. Did you ever have an imaginary friend?
    A: Yes. And to be very honest an I even had an Imaginary Girl Friend! :P

Now by the terms of the Liebster Award, here I name my 11 fellow bloggers followed by the 11 questions for them.

Rucha:                                                  http://thewonkycross.blogspot.com/
Suynita Kurup:                                  http://sunitakurup.blogspot.in/
Astha:                                                   http://astha18prak.blogspot.in/
Nayan:                                                  http://thenanotalk.blogspot.in/
Heena:                                                  http://heenasodyessey.blogspot.in
NJ                                                          http://www.nithinjacob.com
Grandma                                             http://thehappygrandma.blogspot.in
Bossanium                                         http://bonsaimum.blogspot.in
Kinssy                                                  http://kinssy.blogspot.in
Neeraj                                                  http://reddevil-neeraj.blogspot.com
Varshini                                              http://cookingwithloveandforlove.blogspot.in
Mobile Rik                                         http://diycampingoffthegrid.blogspot.in/


Questions From me:

  1. What's one thing that most people probably wouldn't know about you?
  2. Name one thing that you can't live without even for a minute.
  3. Which/Who is your favorite book/author? Why? 
  4. What is the one thing that you would want to change from your past if you were given a chance?
  5. What do you want to become in life?
  6. If you had a question for me, what would that be? 
  7. If you could play any musical instrument, which would it be ?
  8. Your favorite person in this world. (Can be anyone not necessarily someone you know personally but they should be your favorite.)
  9. What is the weirdest thing you have ever done ?
  10. Do you think you are weird? If yes then why? If no then, well I will ask you to think again, I know everyone's weird from inside :P
  11. Which is the most weird habit you have that's in the dark and no one knows off?
Enjoy !!!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

To the shore...

Let me be the way I am,
I have redesigned my own space for myself,
Of those that weren't meant to be,
I am not bothered about what I couldn't achieve,
Abundance would anyway ruin my life...

In your obscure world of dimness,
Like some piece of broken glass,
If you wish you can fly,
But I am not going to keep track and dip into the future..

If one early morning you,
Rediscover your love for me,
Don't stretch your arms in search of me,
I won't be beside you...

Don't turn on the lights to search for me,
I am now lost in the sea of humanity,
On this crowded station,
I won't be back,
Even by the last train..

Your world's moving around your ambitions,
If you could ever squeeze out time, please ponder,
Where am I in between your fingers?

In your materialistic world,
I don'
t want to be treated like vegetables,
Withering in your cold fridge,
Or a spec of dust floating in the glass of water..

The mast of my ship is shattered,
Still I'm scripting my own tale,
I'm no longer game for her midnight tantrums,
So I'm trying hard to swim to the shore...

Without you...

You left me,
In this lonely state of affairs,
Where all I hear is the nothingness of despair,
Quite it is, in and around me,
For all there was ever inside me, has left me...

Never had there been such a fanatic silence,
The trees forgot their rustle,
while the chirps of the birds are hardly heard,
For every living creature feels the pain,
That resides in my heart without you...

Monday, May 13, 2013

It's you...


When days turn lame,   
And I find myself stuck,
It's you who I look towards,
Gleaming eyes, eager soul,
Waiting for your words,
To sooth my tempest soul.  


When I see no path,
I find my legs walk towards you,
For you are the destination,
That my heart searches,
To find you there at the end of it all,
I find solace in life.

    
I imagined life without you pari,
Honestly its just a dark nothing,
When you whisper nothings into my ears,
I find my soul dancing to the melodies surreal,
I gather my strength, 
From you my love every single day.
    


While thoughts cross my mind, 
I just want to hug you,
Close enough that we become one,
Physically we merge to never part,
I wanna kiss you tender lips,
And think of forever in your caring arms always..

    
While you sit there on your bed,
Remember I always think about you,
I just want you to know that I love you,
To infinity and beyond, I am yours,
We have something that's so beautiful,
And the thing that makes it real, is you!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Who I am...


In the world around me,
Of smartphones and their thrills,
Of the processor speed, of the technology surreal,
I find myself lost, in the world of texts,
Lost while I search meaning in the ‘what’s up’s and the ‘chill’s,
I bow my head down, as I immerse myself into the gleam of the Retina display,
Showing me emoticons, that resemble no emotions,
I’m in a matrix, away from reality,
Where talking has lost sound,
Where meeting people is too ‘Old and out’,
Lost are the days of Wodehouse and Blake,
Lost are days of finding old pages turning pale,
Cause everything today is unreal,
Stuck on that screen, so emotionless yet dear,
‘Virtual reality’ seems to be the new fad,
But I’m losing faith in even my own self,
Who am I? I have asked myself,
To listen to myself which replies, “You are the person running,”
“Look at you, on that iPhone of yours, chased by the monkey,”
“You run afar, you have nothing but the temple gold,”
“And you are running to save your soul.”
I reflect on those and I find it true,
My soul isn’t the purest, my life isn’t the safest,
All I do from morning to dusk, is run,
My life isn’t any more about happiness, its about achievement,
How much I earn? How good I am?
With these things I loose ‘The who I am’…       

Friday, April 26, 2013

Boston Bombing, Indian style… and more…



April 15th, 2013. Boston Marathon’s ending minutes. Suddenly an ear shattering noise followed by an aftershock and smoke caught most onlookers by surprise if not they were caught in the explosion. Onlookers describe that they saw body parts of people thrown in the air by the explosion and the subsequent blood bath, horrifying to state it in short
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 Dr. Paul Biddinger was at a medical station near the Boston Marathon's "Heartbreak Hill" on April 15 when his pager went off, notifying him of the bombs at the finish line, five miles away. Biddinger, who directs emergency operations at Massachusetts General Hospital, was standing next to someone from Boston Emergency Medical Services and someone from the state health department as they got similar calls. They'd drilled for this moment, using actors pretending to be patients, paint bullets and controlled explosions. Federal funding goes to Massachusetts hospitals to train medical personnel to respond to disasters such as the Boston Marathon bombing. Fortunately, on April 15, within minutes, Biddinger and the other medical responders were headed to where they needed to be.

There were a few lives lost and many more injured even after the emergency services arriving at the spot within 15 minutes of the explosion. Well that’s how Uncle Sam operates and they should be proud of that.
What interests me in this entire incident is the possibility of the exact same thing happening during Mumbai marathon or a similar event, doesn’t matter lets imagine a bazar scene in the heart of (let’s not even name the city and hurt sentiments) XYZ in INDIA. (Now that’s important-India)

So yes an evening scenario, right after dusk, the weather suitable for a stroll while you shop at the shops and plan to spend time outside with your family or your loved one till late night. Why wouldn’t you? It’s Saturday night and after a week’s struggle to even get inside the trains (forget the torture that your boss inflicts on you) you certainly want to spend quality time.

As you step inside a shop you hear a loud explosion and the entire shop is engulfed in smoke within minutes. Your first instinct turns you to protect the people you care the most, but luckily everyone in the shop is safe and sound (though coughing like as if they suddenly have an asthma attack.) As the smoke clears a bit you find people running towards the place from where supposedly (and by this time you know that the place has been bombed) the bomb went off.

So what do you see? Well people dead, mutilated, blood blah blah… That’s too mainstream, it happens everywhere. We are in India, and there’s lots more to a scene that attracts me.

The first thing-total indifference!

If you’re an Indian then its too mainstream to catch your attention but just in case you will find swarms of people surrounding the dead and wounded, whispering, making sounds like they are deeply hurt. But are they really? Naah. Its just drama, act for the moment. The people wouldn’t even care to call up the emergency services (If there are any- FYI 100 is claimed to work like 911. Now don’t laugh on it. :P)
A cold shoulder, that’s all people will render there. A few with some emotions and humanity left will of course help and I dare not deny. They will go to help beyond expected probably even more efficiently than our emergency services which will arrive at the spot after the inspector babu has finished his cup of cutting chai and he thinks that he needs to go for an outing.

Well eventually everything settles at the place of the incident and there’s cordoning at the place for a few days. Then comes the politicians quotes and remarks.

“Bade sheharon mein choti baatein hoti rahti hai!” (In big cities such small incidents keep occurring.)

“Media is pushing this incident too far. There are only 9 dead!”

Isn’t it cool? Just 9 dead! Previous lives of people in this country of ours are just statistics!
‘Attacks of minor scale 9 dead 100 injured.’- our media too puts it in front of its viewers as stats. Number game that’s all these incidents have to it!

Forget blasts when a state faces drought, the Deputy Chief Minister says it’s not his fault. What is he supposed to do? Pee into the dams to fill them?

And this isn’t the worst part, the worst part is instead of revolting against such a system, our countrymen are slowing being swallowed in this quicksand. I over heard a fellow in the train talk about the Bangalore blast and he went like,

‘…arey it wasn’t that disastrous. It wasn’t like 100 were dead. 8-10 people is okay.’

Would an American die of shock reading this? I say anybody would! But we won’t, we are after all Indians and we are so accustomed to all this that it doesn’t even pick up our interest.
Girls getting raped and the Commissioner of police telling the parents of the 5 year old that they are lucky that their daughter is still alive!

What would’ve Obama done if he was the PM of India? The NIA created on the lines of CIA claiming that it would provide intelligence on such incidents, but mind you, the NIA comes to know about what happened through the news channels in India, we are that fast to act.

If our pizza gets delivered ½ a second later after the promised 30 minutes we jump with joy and make sure that it’s made free for us, but when the police arrives 2 hours after the incident occurs we act like cold blooded animals, we like watching the fun unfold on television, we love lighting up candles across important places. That’s all we love doing.

But yes its India and here everything is Chalta hai boss!(its okay)

And because of that, even I’m writing this post rather than doing something substantial to change the circumstances I wrote about. A couch potato in front of my PC with a glass of juice I wrote the entire article to maybe influence the few who aren’t in the quick sand yet, to appeal to those with sense left in them to do something and save this country from doomsday, and believe it or not, we do need Krishna right now to save us. Its beyond human capacity to even think about change when the entire system of judiciary and allied are so lethargic along with us. We in the process have become mere spectators and nothing else.

So I hope someone plays the role of the 11th avatar of Vishnu and make this country a peaceful and emotionally upright one like it was when Krishna stepped on Mathura. We want the sujalam sufalam India back and this is a request from all the people who feel that the end is quite near.

Reminiscing...

Reminiscing the days,
When every second was a sham,
But when I look back today,
Didn't everything happen to brighten today?

Friday, February 8, 2013

Does she know?

She says, 'Love me not, I am not worth it.'
'You'll find yourself someone, don't wait, go out with it.'
Does she know what it is to love?
While her words pinch the life out of me till dusk,
Does she know I love her?
Or is it me hallucinating her entire self?

She says, 'You're great, I would've loved you..'
'If not for my past, we would've kissed for sure.'
Does she know I am not at fault?
While she tells me how she can't fall,
Does she know I am lost in her?
To the extent, it's the end without her.

To me you shall always be, my only angel,
I don't want to burden you with my strange love,
I know I ain't the one you deserve,
But do you know, I can strive to be that one?
I tried everything you liked, witnessed a world with your eyes,
Do you know without you, I am blind?

People call me strange, to have given her all I cared,
Do they know, what she is worth?
No amount of money nor gold can weigh her out,
She is the one who holds my heart, makes it beat.
Nothing I can do, will ever be worthy of who she is.
But does she know this? Or is she ignorant of it?

It pains to let her see, slip away in the haze,
I am dying a painful death, day after day,
It's taking tearing me to survive the day, knowing that she has moved on.
Knowing that my heart isn't with me anymore.
She says, 'Find yourself someone better', 
What can I give this 'someone', when everything I have is you?

I am not insane, I am not drunk, oh I know for sure,
The days aren't the same, nights aren't peaceful,
Time is poison, slowly eating my entire self,
While I wait, for a window of opportunity, I see her smile,
I am happy for her, she has a life unlike mine,
But all this does she know?