Wednesday, June 27, 2007

“Living on Earth may be expensive, but it includes an annual free trip around the Sun.”

Last week things were going on busy with some or the other task. I didn’t know until Thursday evening that we are going to Yosemite and we are going to stay there for 2 days. I had to work long hours to leave work early. I had a good team lunch on Friday, since a new person has joined our team. After lot of discussion and consideration we went to this Afghani Restaurant which is famous for its authentic food and good customer service. We really had good time with some good discussions around…different countries, currencies…US economy, India, China and above all company shares etc. We also decided this kind of event should be more often as this is like a team building event ;)! After lunch I rushed home and packed some stuff and rushed to pick other friends who were going to join us.

“A nation as a society forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally responsible for his society” ~ Thomas Jefferson

Journey was cool…when you have friends around to talk and have fun. Though traffic was hectic still we reached late and another group of friends were waiting there and I have to mention that these were the ones who actually made this trip a success. We went to the Glacier’s point and believe me by the time we reached here it was getting dark as the drive is so long…but to my surprise watching nature in moon light was my first and utmost experience.

“Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.” ~ Albert Einstein

Really, this place can be called another God’s own place. I just loved the nature, the beauty…with which its kept intact! I have heard from grannies how it was all fresh and real in there days and now I proudly feel we also have something if not all…real that we can boast of :D

“Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.” ~ George Washington

Night was a bit tiring…when we went to our hotel rooms I just remembered London Hotels where the interiors were British kind, even the posters were that of ancient English women dressed up in all her long big gowns flowing all over the floor.

One thing I forgot to mention…the cell phones don’t work here. So if you need to contact your friend who is in the neighboring barn cottage you have to drive / walk down till there and so we got our wake-up call with a knock on the door. When we asked who’s this…we were told ‘room service’ hahaha it was funny when we saw our friend coming in and asking us to get ready and rush for breakfast to there cottage since the kitchen was there and they did a nice job by preparing breakfast for all.

Its been long since I had such trips …this reminds me of my school days when we used to go for camping as scouts and guides and we used to have all kinds of fun!

“So live that your memories will be part of your happiness”

I was told its going to be very cold however, learning from past experience I had my shorts and t-shirt and believe me it was much relief as it was getting hot and hiking was already in the agenda. We had a good near by river bath…where it was flowing water with lots of turbulence in between and if you try to swim against it …it will take more time to move 5 minutes distance from where you are. Quite an interesting event …I took lots of pictures…and this red dragon fly caught my eyes and I was just following this one.

In the middle of all this fun we forgot that its past lunch time – 3 p.m. We reached a place where we could park and this buddy of ours was smart enough to pick a spot some where inside the bushes hidden with pine trees the benches where we could have our lunch. It seemed very private and no one to disturb. We had a good lunch as everyone was hungry and had a good relaxation time. By now, when we are planning for further places to go we are half sleep.

I had a good nap in the car while going around. When I woke up I was desperate for a coffee…but to my bad luck there were none! I got cold coffee, cappuccino but none of them were hot. I remembered my Korea trip where I had struggled to get a simple regular coffee…and I had to walk miles and miles when I saw Starbucks but not to get a coffee instead they gave me cold cappuccino.

“Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.” ~ Hal Borland

“Map out your future - but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip.”

See the moon out there.................

The waterfall which I expected the least in this season :)“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” ~ M.K.Gandhi

"The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration"

Still life is beautiful…had some cool photography by the time it was sun set and to my surprising the cliffs were hiding the setting sun behind them and hence I couldn’t get a glance of sun-set.

“Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.” ~ Vincent van Gogh

I understand this place is huge and needs more than a week to cover. But the best is its nature…mother nature who entertains you ….with all her beauty…I thought of you all and brought some in my camera for you ;)

“By nature we have no defect that could not become a strength, no strength that could not become a defect” ~ Johann Wolfgang

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Happy Birthday Keshi...........................

“Whatever with the past has gone, the best is always yet to come.”

Many Happy Returns Of The Day Dear Keshi..... :)
Since Pink is your favorite color...I ordered the cake pink ;)

“Friends are angels who lift our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly.”

Sunday, June 17, 2007

“A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.”

My Dad was strict yet not so...but his face is not less strict than a military guy :) ...Children and adults both get scarred yet he is loved for his deeds :) I remember kids used to call him Amrish Puri (villain of Indian Cinema)...!!! Though I remember his jokes which often made my mom upset but his jokes are also worth which always teach some lesson from the real life's aspect! He is my ideal...! So might be for others too!!!!

Happy Father's Day To All Fathers...

“Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!”~ Lydia M.Child

Friday, June 15, 2007

"Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from."

Lately, life is busy…at the same time busy with interesting thing in life :)

I mean what else would you ask for other than ….getting to learn new things, new aspects to grow and to add cherry on it …good friends :D

“Don't think, feel!
It is like a finger pointing away to the moon.
Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory”.

I love being in this New Company, the ride is comfortable enough for me to be with my music …in my own world and my set of friend circle is increasing too.

“Just think how happy you would be if you lost everything you have right now, and then got it back again.” ~ Frances Rodman

Whenever I used to join a company my goal and motive used to learn something new at the same time give my part of knowledge and grow with the company and being in such track I have made many good friends ….whom I miss a lot!

I miss many things that I used to do in Toronto. But now I feel like home.

“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be” ~ Marcel Pagnol

This is the summary of me being away from my blog world…though it wont be the same…as I am back with action…creation…all with passion ;)

“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” ~ Tom Bodett

I missed you all friends…hope you all are doing great!

“May you have love that never ends, lots of money and lots of friends. Health be yours, whatever you do and may God send many blessings to you.”

Thursday, June 07, 2007

“Have the courage to live. Anyone can die.”

Its very sad to hear that one of my blogger friend ‘Rachana’s’ daughter left everyone in a car accident. I don't have much details but when it is a child ...we all can feel what trauma it will be...!

I am deeply shocked and unable to even think how my friend would be coping with this.

All I can pray for my friend and the angel child.

“Mourning is not forgetting... It is an undoing. Every minute tie has to be untied and something permanent and valuable recovered and assimilated from the dust.”

May the Angel’s soul rest in peace and give the family, specially the mother the strength to bear this sorrow (amen)

I remember it was last time when she wrote poetry when she saw her kids playing in the water in the swimming pool.

“Life lives, life dies. Life laughs, life cries. Life gives up and life tries. But life looks different through everyone's eyes.”

Also, another news I heard one of my friend ‘Shamshad’s’ dad expired due to cardiac arrest.

Inna Lillahe wa inna Ilahe raje'oun

May his soul rest in peace and give the family strength to bear this pain (amen)

My post pictures are to express that I deeply feel the pain as they all are going through. It is mourning moment for me as well.

“What we call mourning for our dead is perhaps not so much grief at not being able to call them back; as it is grief at not being able to want to do so”

Saturday, June 02, 2007

“If you trust before you try, you may repent before you die.”

Taba is the Arabic root for "to repent." Tavvab, in the Persian pronunciation, is "the repentant one." In the vocabulary of the prisons of the Islamic Republic, tavvabs are those prisoners who repent their "counter-revolutionary" and "divisionist" pasts and see the light of God on pain of death.

“Now that I burn in the fire that I myself have set,

I speak of my sleep and awakening...

From the extremes of humiliation

I speak of eternal shame,

Of a strange but newly familiar sorrow.”

“Confess yourself to heaven: Repent what's past; avoid what is to come” ~ William Shakespeare

Think and reflect upon!

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