Wednesday, December 28, 2005

A drink a day keeps the shrink away


Its celebration time isn't it? Everywhere I see people enjoying the festivities...irrespective of what cast, religion or creed...thats what it is called the fever ...in the air...its so contagious....that no one remains out of its catch ;)

“Enthusiasm is contagious. Be a carrier.”

One thing mostly I found...and that is....this picture will tell you everything :)

"Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul" ~The Koran

People were enjoying....giving gifts and were trying to be with there loved ones...whether they were near or far....communication isnt tough these days :)


"Marriage is like a phone call in the night: first the ring, and then you wake up"

So you wine,dine and shine on the phone like a star ;)

"They are not long,
the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while,
then closesWithin a dream"

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling


The two aspects that I believe when its Christmas.... :)

"Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most."

&

"One of the nice things about Christmas is that you can make people forget the past with a present"

Merry Christmas and Happy Shopping ;)

Thursday, December 22, 2005

“Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.”


I was wondering...what is tough...to read ??? OR to make one read????

“For a tree to become tall it must grow tough roots among the rocks.”

Tough I guess its like the never ending story of the chicken and the egg :)
I really admire the teacher...the guru...the professor...Guide....and what not...the more we respect ..the more names we have...but ever thought how tough it would be???

"He who opens a school door, closes a prison" ~ Victor Hugo



I always think and that is what I plan...that I should end my retirement age by teaching poor needy kids...give my knowledge or I must say at least teach something that I have learn through out my life. When I go away from this world I want...to give something...there is always happiness in that.

“It's important to give it all you have while you have the chance.”

But when I see ...how tough and difficult it is to teach a kid..what can on think of many kids...in school...!!! Its a nightmare...I wonder...how these teachers do it. I am sure they have to give 100 marks for there patience and calmness :) but yes...some dont and that you see on the legs or face of the kid....may be as a mark or may be as tears :)

"Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre" ~ Gail Godwin

I loose my patience over something like this so quickly that...I wonder ...will I be able to teach any kid? Its a sincere effort that I want to make in life to teach someone...!!!

“All human wisdom is summed up in two words - wait and hope”

I always ran away from this profession coz...I always felt...a teacher has to learn life long :) to teach others ..hehe...so whenever I had the opportunity to play a role of a teacher...for some reason ...I always stood first and got first prize too ;)
Irony of it...I guess everyone knows now :D....all I could so far figure out is...if you are trying to teach a kid...and you dont loose your patience...and still rockin....then boy...I must tell you...you are doing a great job ;)
For me...patience is virtue...I have to learn it by heart ;) and believe me ...this quote really has taught me a million $$ worth lesson...I love it...:)
Keep smiling...always...;)

“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.”

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

"Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance"


I have read history in school and I am pretty sure so many of you may have too. Getting interested in history subject is more or less an art of the teacher who is teaching you...as that teacher's tacts of teaching make one interesting and curious about what is history and to explore it further deep down to know the reality.

"A teacher affects eternity he can never tell where his influence stops" ~ Henry Adams

But more than reading true history and what is taught as history is two different aspect and I dont blame this on teacher..instead it could be the syllabus or so...

"The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds" ~ Frederick W. Robertson

All I want to say is reading the true history and watching history is really a discovery in itself..!!!
I had read so many stories of world war I & II and the catostrophy that used to take place and the inhumane bloody incidents...but I could never imagine..how worst it could be...I blame it on my imagination :)...well it also depends on the upbringing too ....as you can ony think bad to a certain limit and it could be a very simple thing of hitting anybody...or at the most..killing..(since now a days we see so many things..imagination can wander..) but brutal, torturing ...inhuman killing of human beings...gosh!!! I just cant think of it...!!!

"War is organized murder and torture against our brothers" ~ Alfred Adler

Recently, I have been watching too many movies related to history...such as The Pianist :)...Dr Zhivago... & lately The Schindler's....boy this movie..at one point I felt why we people love to watch such movies..where they are torturing people and treating them like insects and worms...I think even they live a dignified life in today's world...!!!

"Dignity is like a perfume; those who use it are scarcely conscious of it"

I really .....was exhausted to watch the way Germans treated Jews. I have no sympathy for the Jews b'coz it has to be beyond sympathy. I swear...all the time I was just thinking ..thank god..I was not born at that time...I could feel the pain of those people..how...just to protect there own lives they used to hide in holes like rats...oooh!!!
I sometimes wonder how..we as civilized people treat one another...are we civilized enough to be even called one???

"The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself"

In that era also there was this guy called Schindler...who was a womanizer...money minded but still he was carrying a heart..which saved so many Jews...!!! I could see him just like a drop of water in the desert....in the mouth of a thirsty person...a drop of life...!!!!When he was saving people ..he didnt realize what he is doing until at the end when he felt...all he could was cry..thinking..he could have saved more!!!!!!!

"Prosperity is the best protector of principle" ~ Mark Twain

Sunday, December 18, 2005

"The secret to humor is surprise."


It was end of the week...friday...:) and the feeling was exactly what everyone thinks on that day... "Thank God Its Friday" :D....most of my deadlines were working out as per my plan...and suddenly I get a call ...asking what's ur plan for the weekend? and I say...well you guys decide....:)...!

They told me to get out of work by 4...:D guess what...I was chatting with my boss till 4.45 pm about Monday's plan of action...where am I gonna get at 4 hehehe...then they finally call me and say ..ok..get out by 5 but no later than that...& I assured them !!!

I got out of the office around 5.15 pm and then I drove down to my house...I got freshen up myself...and I hear the honking sound...I got into there car and didnt even ask ...where they are heading..to ..........and I was all discussing about my work...and hectic week...and I see...Naz Cineman Theater...WOW...I said..movie??? I smiled as this was a total surprise to me....and I dont even know which movie...!!!

"Art must take reality by surprise."

So I asked which movie guys....and they cooly said 'Bluffmaster' hahahaha gosh...I only had a plan to watch this movie...of Jr B and....didnt even know that it would be coming up such a beautiful surprise ...:)
I was damn happy and got lost in the movie...and the songs............:D

"Scratch an artist and you surprise a child"

Yes...my weekend was full of surprises....did you ever had something sweet surprise which really made you think...Is this for real????? :D

"That I exist is a perpetual surprise which is life."

Thursday, December 15, 2005

"Good morning starshine, the Earth says hello!"


"It is generally agreed that "Hello" is an appropriate greeting because if you entered a room and said "Goodbye," it could confuse a lot of people" ;-)

As my last post says ...how the holiday season is spreading the fever of celebration...so is the busy period for the postal authorities as well..with so many greeting cards :)
As a kid I had stamps, coins and different kinds of pencil erasers collections...as well...that reminds me I had a classmate-friend Uma -she had plenty of scented erasers in a nice little jewellery box...and all she used to share it with was ME :).....we were not together for a long time though in that grades of 1st and 2nd...that was the journey or time I spent with her but some people's affection and sensitivity remains in your heart forever...:)

"We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish."

Its so strange I started writing something on a topic of my collection... hobby and I remembered this friend...I really miss her and those days. I wish ...if she still remembers me and we could some how interact just b'coz its a techy world...I wish...oh I can only wish :)

"Sometimes I wish I were a kid again; skinned knees are a lot easier to fix than a broken heart."

Well...as I grew up I gave away my collection of coins and stamps to my little friends in the neighbourhood...thinking that they will carry forward the trend ;)

"When in doubt, predict that the present trend will continue."

However, I still... love to collect greeting cards...specially those with great wordings..and sent to me :). My dad has a good sense of selecting a card..at least for me ;)....as its full of deep ..loving ...yet emotional wordings...which just touches my heart....and to place the cherry on top - my mum's hand written note :)....I think I have achieved everything in the world :)...believe me guys...its a trend at home now...my dad's job is to select the card and mum is suppose to write it....:) ...and whenever I call them...my Dad love to hear about - how much I loved his card ...:D b'coz all he is doing is thinking about me...when he is buying that card...:)

"The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause."

I see million little things in it...such as the togetherness...team work....love...sharing and caring...isnt that how a family should be or I must say a couple..:)

"The love of a family is life's greatest blessing"

Guys...today I was supposed to write on something but.........:) words and emotions have taken me close to my family...:)

"In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future."

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

"Smile - It's the second best thing you can do with your lips." ;-)



Everywhere its holiday time...everywhere you hear pplsaying..I did all my x'mas shopping...or I hv still to shop...and what not..:)

"To many people holidays are not voyages of discovery, but a ritual of reassurance."

Sometimes...I feel the talk itself distracts my mind from work...lol...:)

"Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!"

Yes..its beautiful to look around...I guess the atmosphere itself brings cheerness and celebrating moods in ppl's mind and heart..:)

"Happiness is more a state of health than of wealth." Frank Tyger
I also look forward for these holidays...as it brings everyone together irrespective of your differences..yet when one is happy they smile..enjoy and celebrate :)...so much of similarities...in our smiles :)

"Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so."

So my dear friends...."Happy Holidays"

Saturday, December 10, 2005

"Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object."


My week days were so terrific...with meeting deadlines...but this quote always kept me motivated... :)...may be it will do to you too ;)

"You can eat an elphant if you do it one bite at a time. "- Robert Riley

and so....I finished my deadlines..by the end of friday...I could only think of watching a peaceful movie and relax at home ...:) isn't that strange for a person like me ...that too on a friday evening hahaah ...

"Self love, my liege, is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting." - William Shakespear

Well...I decided to watch 'In Custody' starring all great actors..Shashi Kapoor, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi, and the list goes on...its actually based on a novel written by Anita Desai.

"Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides" ~ Rita Mae Brown

But this movie really touched the cord of my heart...how 'Urdu' is fading away...in todays era...infact I always loved this language for its politeness and sweetness...and the poetry...!!!

"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words." ~ Robert Frost
This movie left a sad thought...but Shashi Kapoor has done such a wonderful job..and I was thinking how come these ppl never got any awards...and ppl like Saif Ali...got National Award...for what.. 'Hum Tum'...damn is it the value of that award degraded or.....!!!!

"Only the man who crosses the river at night knows the value of the light of day"

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Symmetry is what we see at a glance


I was on my way to park near the Fisherman's wharf when I saw these symmetrical yet so beautiful...really I wonder sometimes...God's creativity... :)

"Even the greatest of creations start from small seeds"

I wonder sometimes..if I am really in US... lol...yes this part it doesnt look as part of US...its...more or less desert place or Mexico... :)But I must say weather is cool and so the scenes too ..!!! Life gives so much of excitement and happiness ...mere by admiring at them....this palm tree doesnt have much yet has so much to attract anyone :)
So...as one of my friend today sent me a quote...

"You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, she is beautiful because you love her "

Isnt that an awesome quote...so guys its not that love is blind hahahahaah ...oops am I opening another can of worm....;)

But all I know is............

"Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity"

Thursday, December 01, 2005

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


Ever thought how it is when you feel someone really cares for you and makes you feel so carefree about life...how it would be...???

"Men who love humanity have all dreamed at least once during their lives of bringing all their fellow men together in a state of carefree happiness. And only the world of the theater ever really succeeds in doing this."

Well...with me its so true..as I experience...!!! Its my nature to be extra precautious in everything that I am like 'man with the plan' kind and sometimes I think its too stressful too...to be over prepared....!!!

"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time." ~ Mark Twain

But then many times being prepared and over cautiousness is also not good...I suppose...as sometimes one need to face surprises too ...:) isnt it?

"People only see what they are prepared to see." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

And someone really makes me feel so stressfree about everything..whether its work...or my extra cleanliness attitude or even to say my organizing skills..that they just want me to put everything aside and for a while...want me to live mushy mashy :)...and guess what..??? am trying to relax....yes thats me Dawn in California...trying to relax...;)

"Your bones have been my bedframe and your flesh has been my pillow. And I'm waiting for sleep." ~ Ani Defranco

Country roads, take me home, to the place I belong...

This time of the year, I really miss India, specially Pune. Growing up in Pune as a Malayalee (Keralite) is one thing but I grew up watching...