Thursday, September 29, 2005
I always wonder about travelers...how would they feel about....after long travels....and exploring adventure trips how did they feel about coming back home!
...for me...when I was checking in my luggage...it was like...oh! Finally am gonna be at home!..but guys I would like to make a request....even if you get a free ride via Aeroflot.....just don't accept it..>!!!! It's the worst kind....of flight..service...and what not....gosh!!! I had to wait 8 hours at Moscow..:(
And believe me sitting at the airport... ( a sad place to be for so long ), I remembered what M K Gandhi had said once..."The fragrance always remains on the hand that gives the rose"
But yes..after that 8 hours I took my flight to Toronto and that too a long 10 hours of journey .... the plane landed....at the Pearson Intl airport and guess what...things were all so fine...customs didn't take time to clear... I got my luggage....and so off there...with my car :D
I know how crazily I was driving on the road at 2 am :)
I remembered this one..."Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back" and dear flick .. this is said by ...Eugene O'Neill.
During this wait of 8 hours.....I made some friends ... some seniors....One Sardar ji uncle who works for Glaxo in Mumbai and his wife....they were coming here since there daughter-in law is expecting...I felt so good for all of them....they have a good reason to join and celebrate.... and they did share there parathas with me... :)while I was waiting there. Friends...if you do travel..via Aeroflot then there is no guarantee that the connecting flight will be on time and when you wait there for long ....u better have something to eat....as there u have nothing much options and language prob is another pain .!!! I heard lot of Indians disappointed and commenting that..ones this country was so powerful and look what happened today!!!!
But those parathas and sweet roti...yummmies :D !!!!
"He who comes first, eats first "- said by Eike von Repkow , but there myself and that Sardar ji uncle we both said and agreed upon this :)
..my prayers for that family will be there always!!!!!!!!!
Sydney J. Harris said:
"Happiness is a direction, not a place"
Friday, September 09, 2005
Friends...I really had a long..long vacation this year..:), though its never long enough isn't it ;) hehehe!!
"No one needs a vacation more than the person who just had one." ... ;)
That's human nature ...how greedy I am :D !!!
I have no words to 'Thank' for all the love, affection, hospitality, some challenges..(which I think is to make me smart...lol) & finally its time to say 'Good Bye'!!!!
"I cannot say good-bye to those whom I have grown to love, for the memories we have made will last a lifetime and never know a good-bye"
It will be a long break again for me...since there are no 'free lunches' hahaha...I will be busy with my schedule updates...I will try to be soon back in action...till then :)
I was asked...what is the message before leaving India ...lol....:D
Faith makes all things possible.
Love makes them easy :)
"Sometimes we need to hold our head high, blink back the tears , and just say GOOD-BYE."
Thursday, September 08, 2005
"It's not what you do once in a while, it's what you do day in and day out that makes the difference."
A lunch with a friend..!!
My lunch with a friend was pre-scheduled and I was very much looking forward to meet. As the time is approaching for me to say good bye.....it's a feeling of ....grab as much I can...& hence we met and decided for a place to for lunch..! I must say...for us lunch was an excuse it was more or less to talk ...and spend quality time...!
I remember I have often taken ample of useful time of this friend with my stupid questions and doubts and this friend never ever....rushed me for anything. I always appreciated the calmness and the patience with which he often accustomed the answers for my queries..!
"A true friend is one who knows all about you and likes you anyway."
Not everyone does specially on there quality time expense..! My belief is when we spend a moment of time also in talking to someone we can make out.. .how far this friendship will go and believe me...seven seas across this friendship of ours .....is still growing only to flourish more and more!!
I got a very invaluable gift which I would like to share here in this blog...as this could be an awareness for my other blog friends :)
It is a Divine Life Sadhana...with Pranayaam's & Yoga....the right way to do and the benefits of it in one's life to live healthier. This gift reminds me of my nature - 'Prevention is better than cure' & my friend gave me something that is worthwhile for the life :)
How can I just say 'Thank You' ?? for all this...it sounds so less !!!
This lush green leaves show how close they are like the five fingers...:)
"I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar."
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Its my Dad's Birthday...:) though India lost in final ;)...but I had something more to cherish and enjoy!!
We had lots of fun ...lunch was out and evening was filled with gifts & yummy cake!!!
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate
I remember..I was a very demanding kid..specially with my Dad :D...you only demand whom you love the most and know that your demands will get some heed ;)
This time I wanted to fulfill all that wishes for my Dad...which usually our parents dont do...they never ask anything...but there kids happiness...& when we understand our parents feelings ...we know what they want. I wanted give all the happiness that I could give...:)
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate
Happy Birthday Dad...I love you!!!!
Monday, September 05, 2005
Today is Teacher's Day...and this reminds me all my childhood memories...right from kindergarden till date..:)
How strange it is..when we were kids we used to think our teachers in school are the real teachers always...but then our nursery begins at home...our Parents!!!
I am so proud of my Parents that they taught me the true values of life...and taught me how to differentiate between the real & materialistic world and related people with it.
Many times we learn from others and many times its others and/or our experience...so what I learnt is in every moment of life we learn from everyone...and everyone is a teacher in one or the other way..!!
When one teaches, two learn...
A surprise was waiting...this early morning...my mum told me about this tiny tott bird...which I knew is a new one to the world...as I have witnessed the mamma bird preparing the nest..which gave me the clue that soon they are going to lay eggs in that nest...and here ...this baby bird...who learnt from her mamma..:) how to fly...she left her nest and got into the house ...:) I tried to take it in my hand and gave drops of water...she flew and came by on to my shoulder ...:)
A very right example I saw..through nature..:) !!!
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it
I respect and salute all the Parents..whether its ours- humans, animals or insects...everyone does there duty in the right way...thats why we do not see much differences in the behaviour :)...I mean the mammals too ;) ...lol
Happy Teacher's Day!!!!
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
Sunday, September 04, 2005
Friends....it was fun reading the answers...as it shows what people think about someone...where there is some name but no face :)!!!
I have often seen ..we as people making perception about others by just looking at them, there style or personality...even though we dont know much about them.
"Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things."
So..for me such quizy & mix n match kinda games are more fun..:)
Results, rewards are mere a key factor for motivation and to keep the spirit high ...:D
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."
So whats so ever it is...for me its a great feeling that everyone did participate...the love & affection and more over the time...yes havent you heard ..."Time is money"....indeed everyone has contributed that...for ME...and I feel honoured :)
"Honor is simply the morality of superior men."
Hence...my hug (most commonly known in India as "Jaadu ki Zhappi") is for all...and this Buddha (laughing buddha is considered lucky for all ) & the two chocolate cookies trying to hug eachother...shows all the love...with full of luck & cho...co...late....:D
"Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart."
Just imagine the love am trying to share with you all ... lol
Lets talk about me ;)....the five facts :)
1. I am a known classical dancer in my school time.....
Yes...it took a lot of time for me to get it out of my system ...as those times when I should have joined some classical dancer's school...the facility was not much!! Now when I see in Canada everywhere there is Indian Classical Dancers school...I just 'smile'.
2. My first crush for a guy was when I was in Xth grade...
NO...this never interested me as those times it was sports that was rocking in my mind :D
3. Friends used to call me 'Hitler' when they saw one of my childhood pic....
Yes....the pic is very innocent looking with chubby cheeks...a nice outfit with a fountain pen in my hand ...dont know what made them say that ...lol...but they feel the stirctness n discipline has come from the defence ...:D
4. My first boyfriend was a Captain in Army
NO....it never tempted me ...:) I have friends though ;)
5. I love ghazals and my fav singer is Pinaz Masani
NO...my only fav is Jagjit Singh and no one else :D...am a die hard fan!!!!
6. I am crazy about Shahrukh Khan
7. My fav. cartoon is 'Tom & Jerry'
Yes...my all time fav..as a child and still ...lol :D
8. I love to play cards & I am always the winner
NO.....I dont know how this game is played...many tried to teach me so that I can at least be used as a filler when ppl find difficulty in finding one person to complete the team :) but...invain !!!!
9. In field hockey, I was known for my long shots, good passing & finally making goals
Yes....my passion...my energy..my sports teacher n coach were always proud about me :)
10.I am very superstitious & make sure things happen at the auspicious times only
NO...never!!!! am a Karma believer :) most of them know about this..as I have depicted this in other's blog often!!!
11.I am a great fan of junk food & carbonated drinks, I can stay without food but not the junk food & drink
NO....never...no junk food n no carbonated drinks.....coke pepsi kuch nahi :)
12.Once my pic came in a Company magazine for academics
Yes....me being the topper in Univ...did boost my Dept...;) for personal growth & achievement I was caught for the magazine by the HR!
13.I am scarred of ghosts & related stories
NO...I dont believe since I have not seen it :)
14.Even today I dont go to bed until someone tells me bed-time stories.
No...as some of you have quoted here...there's no one to tell me the bed-time stories :) & sleep is never away frm me when I lay my head on the pillow ;)
15.I like to grow my nails long enough till they break by themselves.
No...long nails...irritate me often!!! hence I cut them more often!!!!
So the person who topped in this is Gumnaaaam :) (that was a surprise..its been hardly a year that we know eachother...great job gal!!!
@avik: you are correct on 3 things ..thats really great as far as you know me...amazing guesses!!! Thnx
@mirzaghalib: wow 4/5 amazing!!! :)
@gumnaaaam: actually you pass :D...5/5 awesome!!!
@bombayite: wow...your guesses about me were so wild hehehe...u score 2/5 ;) cheers!
@manish: am so glad about your confidence...maaan gaye ;)... 3/5 adaab :D
@keshi: am so amazed with the logic that u used...awesome...I thought you got it all but...sshhh its 4/5 ...marvellous..I must salute you dear :) Thnx so much !!
@puneet: hmmm this time its U following keshi hehehe...cool! you also get 4/5....is there any cheating...hahaha...am kidding but I liked the logic that was running through ur mind...I enjoyed reading them all ...same as I did for keshi's :D Thnx
@arz00n: Welcome dear I really appreciate your comments...felt very nice..! No one knows me that way..if you would have tried am sure you would have also scored more than...3 at least ;)...do come again...thnx...!!!
@nuyi: wow...am glad that u got some time after all thnx to the long weekend ..lol...well you were about to get disqualified since u answered 6, instead of 5...but then U know...am so nice hehehe...so as per your corrected answer sheet ...:p you score... 3/5 :D...& I know why you selected "14th" hahaha...:) there are some facts about me which I didnt knew haha!! cool..!! Thnx
@kl: oh my dear dear friend..am so happy to see you here on my blog...am so glad!!! Good luck and lots of best wishes...but am sure even if you would have given a try...U would have scored...but let me know wht were ur answers still ;)
"There is no such thing as failure. There are only results."
Friends, finally a thank you note to all ...since all of you showed the enthusiasm to participate and I consider that is a big step...its not how many of them get what...its the love & time that you all gave me...am blessed !!!!
"The world is run by those who show up."
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