• fromthecornertable, from the corner table, airport time kill
    Travel

    How to Kill Time at the Airport

    I love airports! Pressing my nose against the glass (where allowed!) to watch those mammoth-sized machines takes off, rubbing shoulders with people from different corners of the world, window shopping and grabbing hot meals before boarding a flight are just some to the things I enjoy when spending time at an airport during a layover. A few of my friends tend to stress over “what will I do at the airport for such a long time!” Not me. Over the years, I’ve come up with some alternatives on how to pass time at the airport – some of these are from experience and some came in the form of suggestions.…

  • Tuck-In

    It’s Cake Stall Time Again!

    Oops… I’ve done it again. I’ve gone ahead and committed to being part of something that is adding to my anxiety-ridden life. One would think that being ‘experienced’ would rid me of all doubts. But tell me, does that one experience count? I still get sweaty palms when I think about those panic-filled days that followed my decision to host a cake stall at a Durga Puja pandal. The emotional meltdown, the nail-biting moment when my oven quit on me and the stubborn cookies. So much happened in those days. Why, then, did I push myself into that quicksand of nervous tension again? Perhaps to feel again that moment of…

  • Travel Tips, from the corner table #fromthecornertable
    Travel

    Travel Checklist – Print, Pin, Plan

    Packing terrifies me. Meet me a week before I am to travel and you will think I am a toddler on a sugar high, the anticipation of travelling and excitement of exploring a new (or been there) place evident on my face. But two days before D-day, a manic look starts creeping into my eyes. Courtesy the re-realisation that I need to pack I need to pack light I could forget important documents I need to take money, insurance, etc I hate packing My idea of packing has always been to create a huge pile of ‘things to carry’ in one corner of my bed. That pile invariably covers the…