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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

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The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."

Yes....the time has come for which I was desperately waiting :D...I have no worries from work ...no deliverables..ohhh can't believe no more meetings ....no more changes and updates...wooowwww!!!!! Believe me friends it's a great relief to know that there is no pressure :) I am so glad that I am on my vacation...:) just like the cat above..but my suitcases are all well packed and I am about to go with my music and books....:D right this moment I remember this song..."dil hey mera deewana ...yaaron mein to chali" ;) hehe....friends as excited I am about heading on to my journey....but a slight sadness is there, that I won't be able to be here reading and writing blogs of mnine & my friends....so not to worry ...you must understand ...after all the trouble of 18 hours journey I am going to reach my destination...so...please do miss me ;) as I will be :)
"A beginning is only the start of…

"All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much."

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oops!!! I forgot about the cake...what kind of birthday it would be without a cake ;)

"Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake."
Happy Birthday ;)

It takes a long time to grow young ;)

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Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time...and today I want to wish my friend...on his birthday ..:)

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate
But you know what some of the great people say... I want to share this here ..hopefully my friend reads it and my other blog buddies also can make use of it ;)

Men are like wine: some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
Pope John XXIII


If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.
Abraham Sutzkever


Okay....Let me wish..Many Happy Returns Of The Day...I know you must be busy giving party and having fun...so...let me wish the best for you today and forever :)

And in the end...:D
It's not the years in your life that count..it's the life in your years ;)

"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun"

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"There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy."

Yes...that's how I feel as the day is approaching...:) I am enjoying this stress of packing and when I see that my luggage is increasing :O...but thank god...I can check them in ;) !!

I don't know but ...no matter how tensed or stressed situation is ...I need to laugh and have a little fun ;) that's me...as it's not the end of the world hehe on saying that.....my two days are going to be so busy ....meetings...walk-thru's.....updates of the documentation and then sign-off's ...gosh!!!! Project Management isn't that simple as it denotes....but then..sometimes I just look at people and admire as an outsider...and then..try to find what is the problem hahaha!!! It's fun even in stressful situations....I often enjoy...such moments ;)

"It is a happy talent to know how to play."

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone

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Today I went in a school for the Spring Carnival ...and I met this girl...who is all alone here...we chatted and she felt so good that she invited me to her home..! I was a bit hesitant but looking at her happiness ...I agreed..and we chatted whole evening until I saw it was 10 oh gosh!! I could see that she has no friends and hence she didn't want me to go...but then I have to go..it was a tough situation for her...but I gave assurance to her..that no matter what she can always be in touch with me for any help. :)!!

She was feeling a bit sad that we met and soon I will be off for my vacation...but I gave her that hope...of tomorrow :)

Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.

We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die

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Today...I also did my Personality Test :) and this is what they say about me ;).....

"Personality has the power to open many doors, but character must keep them open"

Your #1 Match: ENFJ

The Giver

You strive to maintain harmony in relationships, and usually succeed. Articulate and enthusiastic, you are good at making personal connections. Sometimes you idealize relationships too much - and end up being let down. You find the most energy and comfort in social situations ... where you shine. You would make a good writer, human resources director, or psychologist.

Your #2 Match: ENTJ

The Executive

You are a natural leader - with confidence and strength that inspires others. Driven to succeed, you are always looking for ways to gain, power, knowledge,and expertise. Sometimes you aren't the most considerate person, especially to those who area bit slow. You are not easily intimidated - and you have a commanding, awe-spiringpresence. You would make a great CEO, entrepreneur, or Consu…

A long journey is well started, once you are on the other side of the door

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Tired...dead tired!!!!! am sleepy....!!! But still up packing ..organizing...and donating ;)

Don't limit your challenges; challenge your limits

Morning when I went to get my visa ...I thought I have so many things to write about the Indian Consulate etc...but then it took the whole day and guess what...I eneded up reading a book suggested by one of the buddy bombayite :) 'MaximumCity'.....yes its a nice book..lot of things I found similar...except one thing...here in Canada I have never found anyone showing any discrimination...as he mentioned in one of his chapter...I guess by the time I came here ...diversity is at its peak in Toronto...and probably that is the reason lot many people migrate here ;)...so it just started..!!!

And hence I will conclude today as my packing is still...going on :D

We rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance, character; character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us

One ought to be just before one is generous

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I read this quote and I was wondering how true it is :

"Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you"

And believe me it's a great feeling when you see around people who really care for you and suggest you the best! Often we drag ourselves into so many things that we forget or get distracted from the main focus and ultimate fact and its happiness in one's life....and when someone else tells you ...its like a great sense of relief ...as wow! this is what I wanted to hear...and so truly they help you in understanding as what you really need :)

I might be saying what is just randomly coming in my thoughts...but believe me when I get the feeling that someone even starts caring as to begin with just 'C' of the word care...it means a lot to me...as my Dad used to tell me...always value people :) and hence I always love his teachings...:)
"What's done to ch…

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again

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“To do is to be.” – Socrates
“To be is to do.” – Plato
“Do be do be do.” - Sinatra

ha ha ha :)

Today I am feeling some what homesick...:( naturally, when you meet your close friends after a long time and then part with them..its always painful. I was trying to concentrate on my work ...since I have stuff that needs to be completed.. before I go on my vacation...:) but still...an emptyness is still there...may be this is what is called missing....your friends....more or less the warmth...homeliness....togetherness....and lots of happiness :D

"It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives"

"My memories are inside me - they're not things or a place - I can take them anywhere."

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Am back!!!!!!!!!

My trip was amazing....loved the drive both ways...it took me 21/2 hours to reach to Buffalo and I really had a good time with my friends....cherishing some old memories ..right from my school days till...date....! I had taken old albums...and we all were just talking and talking....it was really worth this long weekend!

"Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag"

I was so surprised to see Tim Horton's in Buffalo...as I remember ...we used to buy Tim Horton's coffee (famous coffee and donuts...through out Canada you will see...), at the border in Niagara- Canada and then used to drive into US...as we never used to get any of those canadian brand brand ;)
But to my surprise while I was driving down the roads...saw this big board and I got so restless to try it out as ...my suspicion started...is it for real or something in the name of Tim Horton's someone is fooling.. lol ...bu…

The flame never dies because the commmitment never ends...

Friends....its not that I don't talk to myself...or my blog ;)..but am away for this long weekend...from the stressful week that I have been mentioning...all this time in ...and making you all feel it as well ..lol...!

I am exploring my hobbies with the same passion and enthusiasm....my long drive to US ;) with my music....and with my friends!!!!
So near..and dear ones...(that's how you all are to me ..;) )....am just around here chilling out enjoying the summer...unofficial summer in Canada....after a long time ....will be back with the celebrations of victoria day and after the fire works...;)

"Be patient wild eyes.Soon will come a storm to tame you.Let her winds surround you. Match her fury and let fires reign.There is no escape.Nature means what she does."

I will be back by Monday.....yes its long weekend due to 'victoria day'.....The Sovereign's birthday has been celebrated in Canada since the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901).
May 24, Queen Victoria…

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.

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Milind Date on Korean Arirang TV Channel...Date blends and Incorporates Indian Music and techniques with styles from other countries and genres, including Korean music...:)

You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note

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WOW!! Guys....today am so happy and excited and proud too ;)!!!!

I am so glad that my scope is well defined and am on my way to achieve them...with all this accomplishment..I heard from my friend...who is knowns as Indian Musician in 'Bansuri'..Milind Date!! I saw his interview on Korean TV Chat "Heart to Heart"...wow! Milind I must say...am so proud of you...I can't believe ..as if it was yesterday when we all were going from Zoology practicals to Botony and Chemistry...with all our funny jokes and gestures...that the time will be deciding something like this as well..!!!

I would like to share what Milind said to the audience...that Eastern music is going to make a big impact as its evolving all the time...his diversity with the aspect of different music, different instruments and different notes & ragaas are definately going to bring harmony and peace to the world...what a best thing....that he cannot speak Korean language but can understand the hearts of th…

Let loose of what you can't control. Serenity will be yours

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Don't fill your time with worry - fix what you can and let the rest take care of itself

Aah!! that's what I was told today...and it gave me so much peace and relaxation!

Sometimes we take too much upon us thinking it belongs to us :)....but many times unknowingly we take it for granted that we are responsible for everything...its all because.... am a sports person ;)....the Team player...:) But I love it ...coz... if not me my team member will take care of things ;)...for a change again I had a laughing day....these couple of days...I was so busy learning & at the same time running the show....!! Today ...am so happy...that words can't do justice :)

Continuity of thought upon one single thing and the suppression of every source of distraction multiply in an extraordinary way -the value of time :)
My lunch was excellent after a long time ;) .. so what I say is...

Treasure this Moment. Be Here Now!

I've got dreams in hidden places and extra smiles for when I'm blue

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Today I read something...

"The world is full of cactus, but we don't have to sit on it"

When I read it...the literal meaning striked to my mind and I visualized .....how could one do that ...lol ...and then the actual meaning I tried to analyze...so true it is!! Often we get dragged into materialistic point of views and then gather all negativity!!!

We should always look at the brighter side...yes...in this cactus plant all I could see was those beautiful red flowers...and it reminded me how for some the glass is half filled and for some its half empty!!! Somehow those flowers didn't even make me think of the thorns...so its all about the attitude ;) like Winston Churchill said once..

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

So I am all set with that creative thinking hat on my head...ready to face another milesstone ;) as happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same...:) !! I am focussed …

I am not angry, damnit, I am passionate!!!

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Today I am dead tired....work ...work and more work....when you try to accomplish a lot in less time and then you have problems with technology...grrrr how do you feel :) ? Its awful...full of frustration....for a while and then I felt...no worry...:) I should relax this moment at the least...!!!

That's when I remembered a saying "Rainbows apologize for angry skies." Such a huge meaning is hidden in those lines...I felt ....and started thinking...from history how anger has affected the world..the people...even mother nature has it...but then there is always a compensation to it like the rainbow...a better side to look at ..:)

It had been a long day....one of the pics I posted in April blogs..."it was a long week-sleepy kitty" ...Its only Monday and I already feel like that ..!!!! It's time to go to bed...say prayers and sweet dreams :) with this saying...

Anger blows out the lamp of the mind


My eyes see the present and my mind paints the future

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Ever it happened that you need to do a lot...but it doesn't get done...!!! reason could be anything...was feeling lazy...or low...or just didn't had any reason lol !!!

I have so many things in mind to accomplish and still am there...planning!!! It says in any task..personal or official...the more time we spend on planning...the more perfection it tries to achieve :)...now who the hell want to achieve perfection.....I guess by the time I am about to implement things should be in place....I must not forget things...!!! So many things happening around that don't know how to just focus on my vacation :D...sounds strange isn't it? But yes....the precautious nature of mine...is thinking about the after effects of my vacation...I have to come back...:) My dad used to say .....think about the later part as well...as its not all that fun....:) and I often found it correct..!!!

Remember how we often go out for picnic and enjoy and at the end we had to clean all the mess that we cr…

"What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well."

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Today...I felt exactly as what once I read ..very philosophical.....give away everything...as nothing belongs to you...you came in this world with empty hand and you will go from this world empty hand..whatever you made you made here...so what is it that is yours :)....

Yes I read this when I was in school...and today I felt that I am giving away things....as if am gonna be born again :)...!!!!

It is not that there are no accidents, evil, deformity, pettiness, hatred. It's that there is a broader view. Evil exists in the part. Perfection exists in the whole. Sin is seeing nearsightedly. And I can choose this broader view - not that I always will ...;) but I always can :D

" The lessons we learn are forthcoming every day. What we take from them is up to us."

The time to relax is when you don't have time for it

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"Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer. "

So truly said ....today I feel so much relaxed...even though am told to work 18 hours per day ..nights and weekends ..lol !!!! As they say nothing is free ;) hahaha my spl friend is my boss as well :D so have to do it...either for boss or either for spl friend ....hard way isn't it ...but there is a bribe for me in that...if I work as mentioned then I get extra week and guess what...I don't even have to choose ....my spl friend says ...go to California...:D I laughed like a crazy there...seems like a plan...;) am all set for it....lol!!!!

I am much looking ahead for this weekend and even though its raining here ...with cold wind....am gonna be shopping ;) isn't that fun!!!!
Today I actually had so much fun at work too....my spl friend really made me laugh like anything...and I believe laughing is the best medicine ;) and guess what there is no tax on it :D

Today...I saw one senior …

"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun"

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aah!!! my training ended...!!! Do you remember how after the training they discuss about the accomplishments from the sessions and then they ask you...so are you ready to implement this...on your job!!! boy!!! I infact got more pressured..with my exam....but then I thought..I will only worry after my vacation ;)...why spoile it with my own hands..!!!
So read some of Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam...

How long, how long, in infinite Pursuit
Of This and That endeavour and dispute?
Better be merry with the fruitful Grape
Than sadden after none, or bitter, Fruit


You know, my Friends, how long since in my House
For a new Marriage I did make Carouse:
Divorced old barren Reason from my Bed,
And took the Daughter of the Vine to Spouse


For "IS" and "IS-NOT" though with Rule and Line,
And, "UP-AND-DOWN" without, I could define,
I yet in all I only cared to know,
Was never deep in anything but - Wine


And lately, by the Tavern Door agape,
Came stealing through the Dusk an Angel Shape,
B…

Illusion is the first of all pleasures!!!

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Most words evolved as a description of the separated realities of the external world, hence their inadequacy to describe the one gentle reality within us all.

Wanting to do something is a desire, not a sentence. When I "decide" what I want, I translate my desire into a sentence and then follow the sentence... I take the desire out of my heart and put it into my ego. Asking myself, "What should I do?", brings to mind my habitual answers to that question, it brings in what the voices from my past would want me to do, and it ignores the fact that there are probably no adequate words to describe where my heart is leading me this instant :) I feel like the cat above...being mischievous lol!!!! Seems like training is working on too much ;)

All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones ;)

To live happy, live hidden!!!!!!

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Today...there was a lot that was covered...in the training...! I was feeling much comfortable as we were achieving our targets of completing one by one processes of project management tasks...I feel so much at ease!!!

But dunno, why...I had a slight headache...was it the smog :( ....!!!

And then I read something about...:) You!!!!

When you come close to selling out, Reconsider....
You - one worth so much to me, to us, to life as such...like a bowl of cheries:D

Isn't that amazing!!!!

And then I had a glance over this picture..;) kl....dear I thought of u hahahah..."please don't take it that way ...its not U" -this is what came to my mind lol
But I found that was smart..enough;) to have a nap that way!!!!!!!

Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance.....for heaven: a place somehow high above the clouds, yet deep inside your soul; a place of complete peace, of total and utter happiness; a place that is greater than the sum of everything you will ever be or could ev…

At the end of the day - Pray!!!

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Today was my first day of training for PM. I was late...:( there were two accidents on the highway...there wasn't much one dodge van touched the other truck...and the whole traffic is jammed...I don't understand in rush hour why people are prepared to see such scenic view...why cant they conc. on there driving..& let the cops do there job....I was late 15 mints...:( ....I reached there but was not able to be aligned...with the group but for my goodness...the lady didnt start ...she was just giving background...so phew...bach gaye!!! ;)

Well...I maintained a good repo with the trainer by staying back in the 15 mints break as the coffee & snacks were provided..& I needed that caffenie so badly ;)....so I thought to enjoy that & talk with the lady as well...killing two birds with one stone kinda thingy;)

She got to know my background and it was good as rest of the session she used all my project management world experience which gave me a good understanding...but gu…

"A mother understands what a child does not say."

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Today is Mother's Day, and I felt from my heart that this day's blog... I should dedicate to mothers :). Initially, this was only a North American concept or culture to celebrate...at least thats what I thought...and I used to find strange and infact used to make fun as only one day for that mother who takes care of u ..whole life...even if you are married or..old...that mother is always praying for her child's happiness...! One day is too less!!

One life is not enough to pay gratitude for what a mother has done..., how come one day would do...I remember the stories that as a child I used to hear... how the guy asked for his mother's heart for his girl friend and mother happily gave it and when he was rushing he..fall down and from the heart of his mother a voice came asking..."R u ok my son" ...that is what a mother is!!!
I felt that many times our mothers are taken for granted and hence this day I make sure I at least take time to say "Thank You" fo…

It Will Get Better....!!! ;)

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Ever you were told...that not to mention about certain good things until its fulfilled or you have achieved..?! well, I guess I was too loud to say about the summer and its heat..:( I had such a beautiful plan for the day...everything was like an agenda in my mind..!!
But guess what...dunno why I came in and checked my blog...baaah aaah!!! :( and guess what my blog was all in mess...the sidebar was all shifted at the bottom...:( and so I started working on it....with taking help from one or the other place :roll:...finally got into it hurray!!!!!!!! everything is streamlined....but still the clock is a bit...sleepy lol........so most of my day went into my blog maintenance....but still....it was not too late....I took off for a long drive....& I was listening to Munni Begum...after a long...time :) and it just made me so thrilled...."haath diya oosne mere haath mein..mein to wali ban gaya ek raat mein" ;) and am so glad that even now its so sunny out side...but guys I hav…

No, you never get any fun out of the things you haven't done

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...what a busy week it was...like everyone I was waiting for this friday to come :) Thank God It's Friday ;) and today the weather was so beautiful...all day sunny and it was 17 degree can't believe it ...but yes...the moment I got outa work...I rushed to eat ice-cream ....seemed like...life is back on earth ;)

Friday really makes me so happy...it was never like this before...but now things are different ;)

I really wonder how many of us really value these moments...its goes for the saying...Until you taste the sour...you don't know what is sweet :) Yes, and it goes all true for me !!!!

I had fun in the sun...though it was hectic completing all the deliverables...and the best was the movitation of the sun...kept me going...and the mission got accomplished :)

I missed a team Dim Sum lunch :( (and worst was when a member was describing about each dish they had ...aah!!! isn't that cruelty on earth ..lol ) due to my meetings...aah but that was ok...I met this chef in our cafe…