Winter Jacket

I just landed safely in Windsor and it’s beautiful. It’s freezing cold here. It’s fun as winter is my favorite season but also sometimes it becomes unbearable.

However, if you wear lots of things then you will at least be able to bear the things and keep yourself alive.

Be that as it may, I am here to share my another story.

So, Yesterday, I went to registrar’s office to get my enrollment letter.

A lady named Rachel processed my enrollment letter. She is Indian. After giving me my letter. One small conversation took place as she noticed Surat, India in my address.


She: So when did you arrive?

Me: Yesterday night.

She: (Seeing me wearing lots of winter gear) Oh! You must be feeling cold. Eh?

Me: Yes. I do. Even after wearing 5 layers. I am still feeling too cold.

She: Yes. Just keep yourself warm. I know it would be a bit tough to adjust in this weather. But keep yourself as warm as possible. And don’t catch fever or something. Otherwise, it would be really bad for you.

Me: Yes ma’am. I will. Thanks for your suggestions. I really appreciate it.

She: Ok. Here you go. This is your enrollment letter. I have updated your address to your local address as well which wasn’t updated before. Have a good day.

Me: Thanks. You too.


I went back to home.

During the night, I received one email with subject being ‘Winter Jacket’. Something like this…


Hello Unnit,

This is Rachel from the Registrar’s Office. I processed your enrollment letter. If you like I have a brand new jacket at home that I can bring it for your use if you need it. Please let me know.


Seeing this email, I thought about how polite and kind people of this country are.

I replied…


Hello Rachel Ma’am,

Yes, with the help of that letter, I got the SIN Number and your help is appreciated.

And for that Jacket, Yes, definitely it would be a great help if you can land it till I get the new one. It’s literally freezing here.

Regards,
Unnit Metaliya


Got a reply….


Good morning Unnit,

I have the jacket with me. Either you can collect it from my office or I can bring it over sometime today. Not sure about the time.

Rachel Philipose


I went to her office around evening…

After seeing me…


She: Oh Good to see you.

Me: You too ma’am.

She: Please come with me.

(She took me inside her office from the desk.)

She: Wear it.

I did.

She: Perfect. You can keep it with yourself. No need to return it. No need to buy a new one.

The jacket is very warm and perfect for Winter. Canadian Winter.

Me: Thank You very much, ma’am. I really appreciate this. Which part of India are you from?

She: South

Me: That’s great.

Me: Okay. So I am going to bring some sweets for you tomorrow which my mom packed for me. Please don’t deny that.

She: Smiled. Sure. ?


Just a second day in Canada and I already started seeing humanity everywhevery timetime.

I have heard many good things about Canada. And I am glad to tell you that, I am seeing and experiencing more than that.

Too polite and kind people.

Just a beginning. More to experience.

Read: Statment of Purpose Format

Travelling in Business Class from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Toronto, Canada

After lots of searching and planning, I decided to go with Jet Airways as many of my friends had booked flight with Jet Airways. I was advised that there’s no need to book the Window seat as they give it away on request while checking in at airport.

I went to Bombay Airport 4 hours prior to my flight time just to get a Window seat. While checking in they denied and said that it’s not available! Gave me an aisle one. I became sad! 

After reaching Amsterdam where the flight had a layover, I went to Jet Airways desk and asked for a favor to update my boarding pass to Window seat if it’s available! She gave me 18K seat number as it showed available in their system or whatever!

She took my old boarding pass and gave me new updated one!

I was like…. Yessss! Finally got the window seat and now I will enjoy the scenery and will be able to see the snow in Greenland!

I became happy! I was on cloud 9.

Boarded the flight and sat on my seat. After a while, one couple arrived. Lady told me that you are seating on our seat. I was like what!!! She asked me to check my boarding pass and same did I.

Both of us were having 18K seat number. I experienced the ultimate level of sadness thinking that it’s gone again! Back to ground from cloud 9.

We told our issue to the Air Hostess and she took both of ours boarding passes and went to crew manager.

She came back running and informed me that, Congratulations, Sir!! YOU GOT UPGRADED TO THE BUSINESS CLASS…!! Sorry for the inconvenience as there were some seat duplication issues!

I was like OH MY HEAVENS!

Is there anything above than the cloud 9?

I literally shouted out of excitement, ‘Oh Really!! That’s like a dream come true!!’ and all the other passengers busted into laughter. 😀

And, if you are traveling into business class they won’t even let you transfer your luggage. They do it for you even if you insist them not to do so. But still, I was human enough to help her and carried one bag.

Here are some insights of the Business Class in Jet Airways.

Dessert in Jet Airways Business Class

Dessert in Jet Airways Business Class

Hot Chocolate in Jet Airways Business Class Flight

Hot Chocolate in Jet Airways Business Class Flight

Salad in Jet Airways Business Class Flight

Salad in Jet Airways Business Class Flight

Apple Juice and Nuts in Business Class - Jet Airways

Apple Juice and Nuts in Business Class – Jet Airways

Indian Pav Bhaji in Jet Airways Business Class Flight

Indian Pav Bhaji in Jet Airways Business Class Flight

Lunch in Business Class Flight - Jet Airways

Lunch in Business Class Flight – Jet Airways

Room or a Seat- Jet Airways Business Class

Room or a Seat?

Window Seat - Business Class - Jet Airways Flight

… and the Window Seat. Finally got it!

Got treated like a chairman in Business Class of Jet Airways! 🙂

So, that was my story of a combination of Sad Luck, Bad Luck, and Awesome Luck!

Memorable Experience!

What a welcome to Canada!

Note: If you want to see the pictures of me enjoying and making most out of Business Class, then, you should check-out my journey post here: Been a while, How are you? Documenting my journey from India to Canada

Day 30/30

Day 30 of Unnit Metaliya's Challenge

Done! 😀

What an amazing journey it was!

I truly wonder how fast one month can pass! Or should we say 8.33% of year?

Trust me, I have tried and made many resolutions and challenges and gave up at halfway. I really feel glad about this challenge as it did not end up just like that.

If you have read all the posts from Day #0 then you might have sensed that this challenge was a roller coaster ride for me. Yes, the challenge had a rough terrain at some point and sometimes it seemed hard to make it at 5:00 a.m. On the other side, there were some days when it was total cakewalk to wake up.

The easiest part of this challenge was decision. Do you wonder what was the hardest part? It was EXECUTION! Because, hey, decisions don’t take any effort, execution do! A lot of it!

I would say these 30 days were most amazing 30 days of this year for me. I did many things in past 30 days. I visited many places and met many people. I learnt and accomplished many things. Only because all the days were having discipline and productivity.

You don’t realize but in just 30 days, many things can happen.

Meeting some friends after such a long time, visiting school after such a long time, doing work, establishing new business relationships, visiting banks, hanging out with buddies, visiting hospital, getting parking ticket, receiving offer letter, helping friends, getting trolled and countless other things happened in these thirty days.

There were some days in which I was lacking time and there were some days as well in which I was feeling deadly bored. There were some days in which I felt like I want to go outside when I was working and there were some days in which I felt like I want to go back home and get my hands on PC to complete the work when I was chilling outside. But, I did according to priorities and circumstances.

Now, let’s talk about the four things which I wanted to achieve with this challenge.

Is Self-Discipline There Now?

Yes, 100%.

Gone are the days when I would go to sleep too late and wake up like king at any time I wish. Stretch the whole nights and literally waste the day because of laziness. There is system in my daytime now. And I feel pleasure to follow that.

A couple of people (critics!) came and suggested not to force myself to do something like this and I should live in moment and enjoy the present and blah blah jibber jabber! Well, I have two words for you which I won’t write here. Take care by the way.

I have encountered both kinds of people: Night Owls & Early Risers. To best of my observation, those who wake up too late have almost no purpose and no meaning for their life. It’s like they sleep, eat, chill and repeat. Early risers on the other hand have discipline, determination, higher goals and motivation to achieve more in their life. Mornings are magical!

Do You Procrastinate Now?

Amm… Will it be okay if I answer that question tomorrow!? ( That was a PJ! 😆 )

To be honest, yes I do.

Killing procrastination totally from ground zero is not a small deal at all. It’s a serious disease.

However, I would say that the scenario is a lot better than before. Earlier, I used to procrastinate, procrastinate, procrastinate, procrastinate, pro… and do or don’t do as I would reach the peak where there would not be any need of doing anything. Now, it’s like procrastinate, procrastinate and do. Isn’t that better than before? No, it’s not. It should be like “Do It Now”. I am working on it.

What About Most Important Thing First?

Yeah, there were some days in which I had to get indulged into some activities right after waking up which weren’t that important for day. But, again circumstances and priorities as I said earlier.

And Self-Satisfaction?

Again 100%.

Now, I naturally feel drowsiness in my eyes before I go to sleep unlike the days before this challenge in which I had to struggle with bed to get a sleep just for the sake of it. That ain’t case anymore. So yeah, self-satisfaction can be ticked off totally.

What makes me feel more pleased is few people getting motivation from this challenge and starting their own. Some of them quitted at halfway and some are on their way. It’s awesome!

So, that was the last post for the series of this 30 Days challenge.

From tomorrow onward, there will be no posts related to this challenge. However, I will try and come up with some awesome stuff for you in near future for sure. I ain’t going anywhere. Just keep looking this space.

It was such an amazing ride with you world and thank you very much for your support.

Dream Big! Work Hard! Stay Humble! Listen Everyone! Follow Instinct!

Good Bye.

Day 29/30

Day 29 of Unnit Metaliya's Challenge

Happy New Year People! 😀

(Don’t roll your eyes after thinking that new year comes on 01/01! I am talking about new year of Hindu people—the people who believes in The God Rama 🙂 )

Not only me but my whole family woke up too early today as it was new year.

The day began with taking blessings from parents and wishing and greeting the new year to cousins and closed ones.

The overall day involved taking/making phone calls for new year wishes, replying to copy-pasted emotionless messages by our copy-pasted emotionless message, eating sweets, napping the whole afternoon off etc.

After taking the afternoon nap, I was sited in veranda and was thinking that how fast years come and go. Normal human has got around 70-80 years (yeah thanks to junk we eat and exercise we don’t do! 🙄 ) with himself/herself and it doesn’t take long for 1 year to pass by.

So, take a look back to the past year and think about what significant you have done in past year and make a look forward to this new year and think about what significant you are going to do in this year. And I wish you all the very best for that.

Around evening, I was getting so bored as I had nothing to do. Well, I have pending projects but I made myself take a break on this day. So to kill that boredom, I picked one book – Paper Money by Ken Follett from my collection and read half of it in one go. The book’s plot has took interesting turn and hopefully I will complete it in couple of days.

Here’s a glimpse of my collection by the way..

Book Collection of Unnit Metaliya

After that, I received best troll-come-call of the year from one of my friend’s aunt for wishing Happy New Year. Aunt is such an amazing person and her place is our by-default hangout place. We haven’t talked on phone ever so she might have thought to troll me by continuously asking about some Rekhaben and pretending that she had cold fight with her lately and wants the matter to get sorted out. I lost 5.3 kg of my weight explaining her that there’s no Rekhaben on this side and you have dialed wrong number.

Now, here I sensed that, there’s someone who knows me on the other side of the phone and just trying to troll me. The conversation lasted bit longer and then after getting few hints, I figured it out that it’s my friend’s aunt and it then got followed by laughter from both the side. Troll Successful! 😆

Life Lesson: Never be ignorant or arrogant freak with unknown numbers! There can be anyone respectable on the other side who just wants to pull your leg sometimes. Be Aware!

And around late evening before calling it a night, as usual, I spent some quality time with family and had some talks and laughs.

Overall, the day was amazing!

Tomorrow’s the grand finale!

See You There! 😎


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Day 28/30

Day 28 of Unnit Metaliya's Challenge

Happy Diwali People!

I hope all of you are safe. 🙂

Well, yesterday I set a level of puzzle to “too hard” from “hard”. And the puzzle I got was this,

Puzzle Alarm to force you wake up

It took me around 20 minutes to get the correct answer. I tried and tried to calculate in my mind and get the correct answer but ended up getting wrong ones. Then I had to take a pen and calculate traditionally on my palm and get the answer.

This thing kills sleepiness totally. You just can’t go away from irritating sound of an alarm unless you solve the puzzle or go outside and throw or dump your mobile somewhere (which you wouldn’t). One can remove battery but those who got handsets with non-detachable battery have no way out. So. if you also got ‘snoozing problems’ then give this app a try. (Type “Sleep If You Can” in PlayStore)

Now, talking about the happenings in the day, the day was quite similar to yesterday. It’s unwanted vacation for me as because of this, many places stay closed and I can’t get the work done. So, what other can be a better option than chilling with buddies and having great time? 😀

In morning, I have passed much of my time reading my previous posts and took a glimpse of the whole challenge. I wanted to read all the posts again but wasn’t getting much time to do so.

After around 2 p.m, the same thing took place which happened yesterday. Gathering at one friend’s place, having good time talking interesting stuff, making memories, discussing future and so on.

Around evening, we went to one sports mall in town and played Table Tennis, done bit of hover-boarding (It ain’t easy! Be Careful! ) and cycling on Segway and had amazing time. It has been many days since I played some sport and what other day can be better than Diwali to play some sport? 😛

Then I came back home, had dinner, passed time here and there and started feeling sleepy. So, initially I thought that I would post tomorrow and went to bed. But, then preferred not to do so and got my hands on dashboard and started articulating the post.

Right now, I am getting annoyed by the noise of firecrackers and thinking that how others would have felt when we used to fire firecrackers like crazy in our childhood. Nonetheless, everyone has got their own way of celebrating and cracking fires is the standard way of doing so. I know it shouldn’t be but I don’t want to be hypocrite here as I used to fire firecrackers like crazy when I was kid. So, enjoy yourself.

To sum up, the day was amazing and memorable!

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