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“If you're going to panic, panic constructively”

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Panic is the word that I am going to discuss today…! I know we all panic at one or the other way at certain time and situation…but what about panicking even before something happens…mere coz you are a negative thinker!!!!?

“Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

I have so far in life met two such people…who have no patience and just get panic if things don’t work at the first attempt…! This I am discussing because very closely I have met people like this…and I have seen how they become impatient at certain small things and tell to themselves…’ok cool…down…cool down!! Once this happened in front of me and I was laughing assuming he was joking…but no that’s how he keeps himself out of panicking and still he gets restless …I was wondering if such people suffer from anxiety attack ..or so!

“Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man hold…

There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life - reciprocity

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Its so amazing that sometimes you don’t plan and it turn out to be a wonderful moment :D!!!
Monday morning as usual…there was nothing much to do at work…as most of them were dependable on others…so I had to just make sure if they know there responsibilities…as usual I took off from work….with Jagu in the background singing….

‘kabhi yoon bhi to ho, dariya ka sahil ho poore chaand ki raat ho aur tum aao’…(sometimes it should happen so …should be near the sea shore and it should be a full moon night and at that moment you should come)…something like that ;)

I was thinking of cooking something for dinner…when I got this phone call saying how about dinner out…@ a Ethiopian restaurant….gosh! How can I say no…as I had once and its just so awesome!!!
The evening turned out to be a gala…! We went to this ‘Queen of Sheba’ restaurant…’Sheba’ is one of the tribes in Ethiopia. I had read on the net that the owner of this restaurant came to California to do his Electrical Engineering and then he got i…

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.”

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I was just rushing to some place when I saw this big line-up and I got curious to know on a Sunday morning what is this line-up for ? ‘Excuse me’! please, may I know why this line-up is for ? ‘. A guy while pushing another person in front said – they are giving visas to go to Pakistan :D !

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

I rushed and stood in the line to get a visa to Pakistan! …it took a while but was worth to be in the line as I got the visa…! I saw it was 6 p.m. and I had so many things to do! I rushed home started packing all my clothes and necessary things that I will need while I am in Pakistan…!

“I will prepare and some day my chance will come.”

Everything was so quick …that I didn’t realize when I reached Pakistan….it was unbelievable …I saw this old guy who was feeling so cold and was looking very hungry and tired…I gave him one of my jacket…without saying much…everything was through the gestures of eyes and facial expression when…the guy asked me…what …

Practise as if you are the worst, perform as if you are the best ;)

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Have you ever been felt that you are torturing your Manager with your high performance…!?!

"Performance stands out like a ton diamonds. Non performance can always be explained away" ~ Harold S Geneen

It seems like…there is a trend in this project…where things takes place at a slower rate…and my quick and on time deliverables…were more or less considered as a headache…:D, as what to give next task :D…

"Let your performance do the thinking" ~ H Jackson Brown Jr.

yes, and guess what…yesterday I was given a task which has lot of meetings for requirement gathering and understanding the process flow and procedures to be written…and all this made me so excited that I have something where I can spend time …but guess what….due to some unavoidable circumstances….everything got postponed…!

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future, it is something you design for the present” ~ Jim Rohn



I am not sure was it good or bad…as sitting in my cubicle…staring at the pc screen……

The busy have no time for tears

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“I thought that I had no time for faith nor time to pray, then I saw an armless man saying his Rosary with his feet”

I am a bit busy with my new project…and hence my absence…am touched by my readers and friends around here…I am away but not far from you all …:D as you all live in my heart ;)

“Love is missing someone whenever you are apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you are close in heart”

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right!

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Its celebration time everywhere…whether its North America, Middle East or even South Asia…people are in celebration mood…

" Tolerance and celebration of individual differences in the fire that fuels lasting love"

I remember in Toronto, the moment Bisakhi comes…all Punjabi crowd…used to celebrate it just like as if there are in Punjab…! There is this radio program which is called ‘punjabi leharein’ a very awesome program with some good educational tips on finance, songs, management and positive thinking aspirations…and in those some times I used to hear people calling and expressing there love for there country and the festivals and food that they miss out there…!

Here there is nothing like that. May be on weekend’s people do have programs but….its not a long weekend !

Today I read this email that was circulated @ work… :D

“India office will be closed tomorrow April 13th and on Friday April 14th in observance of Good Friday. UK office will be closed on April 14th for Good Friday a…

“Life is like a rainbow. You need both the sun and the rain to make its color appear”

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I guess Saturday made me a bit of greedy…and didn’t I say the other day I read…’greed is healthy’ ;) …well I tried to and hence rushed Sunday morning the moment I got free with my domestic routine work and got out…on another drive!

“To greed, all nature is insufficient”

It was cloudy and all of a sudden started raining heavy…did I say that I love rains :D…well I do…in fact the only sad part is that …I can’t get wet in the rain…as I was driving…and already people look at me weirdly since they make out some how that I am not from the Bay area ;)…and hence I decided to go to the book store…Borders.

“Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain”

I remember whenever it used to rain…I used to make some excuse not to take any umbrella or raincoat with me…and thus gets a fair opportunity to get wet! Its different story that later I do get the scolding too from my mom. So you see life is not all that rosy as you think: D…. one has to pay taxes for everything…lol!

“A poet i…

“O, Wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?”

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Yesterday was yet another weekend, and I had no special plans…still everything seemed like falling in place :D

"When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it" ~ W Clement Stone

Sun was bright and shiny…after a fresh warm shower…I just came out at the backyard…and felt its been ages…that I got a time to look at the flowing river …the water is showing the ripples coming in and disappearing away…and the sun with its shiny rays…just tries to tickle your eyes…I was just lost in those waves…mind was totally at its meditation…!

"Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit" ~ Jeremy Taylor


It was a good day…and I could really feel spring has sprung : D finally!
Spring is nature’s way of saying,” let’s party”! ~ Robin Williams

After that….it was me, my camera and my car :D….it was a traveler in the neighborhood just trying to catch up with those beautiful mountains …and…

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love

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There are these couples…who often fight …at least they argue so much and that makes one feel they always fight. But at the same time they love each other so madly…! It was in the afternoon when the door knocked and she opened the door…it was hubby who had come to have lunch…just because it gives him an opportunity to be with his wife…(how sweet)!

I hold it true, whate'er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
~ Alfred Tennyson

He just goes in the kitchen to grab the food and asking his wife if he can take out some food for her too. She quietly says no as she had a late breakfast. He eats while his wife sits beside…and they converse …something happens and they start arguing!
The wife feels she hates to meet the boss in her hubby and hubby doesn’t realize if that happens sometimes accidentally, both argue and hubby leaves the home saying…I will not come hence for lunch …as I only come for you!
This makes the wife fe…

“Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see”

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I am a soul with so many passions and dreams...and as I cross the paths in life...I feel ...there is so much to do and so much to see...When will I be able to do all...How am I going to fulfill them...my passions which are the true strength of my life...!

“There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life.” ~ Fedrico Fellini

My hobbies, my passions, my dream.... all these make a big hurricane inside me ...and I feel I must set my soul free....!

Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway. -- Steven Coallier

Yeah! That’s how I am feeling...I guess its the moment when we think there is so much to do and you wonder if the time is too short...:) you want to deliver all and yet you want it on time...but want to be prepared for the next one too!!!

“If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

Does life goes as per our project plan? Even projects do have uncertainty so does life...!
I need to make a plan for my life too...

In the thoughts..
In the …

I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.

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Today...basically there was nothing serious work that I had...and my mind was upto playing some pranks ;)
I spent sometime reading a book 'What It Felt Like' ~ by Henry Allen, by the time I reached to the chapter where it says - Morning again - greed is healthy...I remember reading about greed for money at keshi's blog and here it was ironical so...something mischievious happened...and I thought to play my pranks on someone ...;)

“An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.” ~ Buddha

My morning started with some cool jokes which I received from my ex-colleague and a friend in Canada ...a very hillarious, funny with great sense of humor...! This guy has no limits...and I really miss those morning afternoon coffee times..:)!

"A conclusion is simply the place where someone got tired of thinking."

I did some pranks at home..and it was fun to trouble...;)...I was looking for some more...lol!
By now enough fuel …

“A happy life is one spent in learning, earning, and yearning"

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This story is of my middle school...and I thought this pic fits in perrrfect for the incident..!!!
It was our Science class and Mrs Sinha somehow used to love me so much as I always used to score full in her subject.

What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. ~Karl Menninger ;)

Even in class, when she used to ask questions, I was the one who used to be ready with logical answers..;)!!! Some how we both knew about ourselves and about eachothers thoughts for eachother :D

The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book. ~Author Unknown

One morning..Mrs Sinha, was finishing her syllabus quickly ...when my next seat partner started writing something on my rough note...(this was the usual ways to talk in between the lectures...oops did KL read that ...lol)!

“It takes two to get one in trouble.” ~ Mae West

Couple of exchanges and finally we were caught..probably Mrs Sinha was not getting my 100% attention ...lol...I stood up and she asked me what's going on...? I w…

“Best friends are the siblings God forgot to give us”

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I can say I was busy...these days..but with so many things...:) !!! But for sure all in search of my friends...yes..its not that I dont have any...but somehow I was so keen to search my school friends...my University friends...and I was just trying to use the internet..the all possible modes of alumini websites...! And I was so surprised that actually I found one of my classmate who was in 7th grade with me :D !!!!

“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart”

One thing I noticed about myself was..that I was so engrossed in searching that...I actually lived all those moments and days of my childhood till my University days..:)...as I was remembering...each persons name started coming in my mind and...all these days I was in those sweet memories...I can say I was on a journey to childhood :D!!!

“Good friends are like stars.... You don't always see them, but you know they are always there”

When I discuss about my childhood...…