Thursday, December 16, 2010

Colors...

Isn't it funny that i post after almost 2 months and post on the same topic as the last one :)
Yes you are right - It's Thursday challenge again and here i am once again..posting on the same topic

"FOOD" (Farmers Market, Vegetables, Meat, Cooking, Restaurant,...)



The above pictures were clicked in the Bloemencorso (FlowerParade) in August 2007 in Poelwijk, The Netherlands

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Serene...

Taken in Strasbourg in July 2009

Taken in Luxembourg in Jan 2007.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hip Hip Hoerraaaa....

It's another thursday and the topic was such a nice one...I looked at pics from the carnivals, the flower parades, the birthday parties ...and found these such happiness filled ones...and all moments from that day came alive. It was a beautiful day - 2nd birthday of my darling daughter :)




A beautiful 2nd birthday party and the fun revealed in huge hip hip hurray :)





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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Keywords

It's another thursday, another theme so another picture. i didnt have any good one in this category and i could not click any new. So i am posting one which was taken by my mobile phone just for testing. Somehow the keywords there say a lot....whioch i didn't realise while clicking.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Life means ...Music ..Dance

After seeing this at Monika's i also got inspired to take part in Thursday Challenge  especially  because the topic is so close to my heart too.
I went through the collection of pics and came across this one...

I am glad I could pass on the dancing spirit to my little daughter through genes :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

"para.say.ta.mole"

Dear Paracetamol,

Who says small is weak! Who says small is not good!

Look at you dear paracetamol - you changed the perspective all together. You are the one who made it possible to say - Good things come in small packs.


How on earth did you gain so much popularity especially here in Netherlands? Complain about any physical problem and - plop - comes the reply - slick in few paracetamols. Isn't that great? I bet we would not have heard a name more times than "para.say.ta.mole". (for those who don't know how to pronounce it :) :) )

Age no bar, sex no bar, location no bar, and even the disease and problem no bar..."paracetamol" is like the magic word.

Someone has cramps - give paracetamol.

The child has some infection - give paracetamol.

You have stiff neck - take paracetamol.

You have a sprain in your foot - take paracetamol.

You have some allergy - take paracetamol.

You have a broken leg - ... think we can guess the answer :)

So come what may - DO NOT forget to swallow some paracetamols.

Now thats some market capturing you have done here dear Para.say.ta.mole. It's no less than a mantra followed and repeated deligently by the medical world here.

Para.say.ta.mole - we love you in all your forms..even that form created especially for kids :)

You give me courage to stand up and rule the world. Small is no longer weak.

Here is your power conveyed...

"Happiness in marriages are the paracetamol for treating every sick marriage"

Bravo..Kudos...Hail - Para-say-ta-mole!



Disclaimer: Views expressed here are totally my own and meant only for humour.

Friday, July 30, 2010

7-days to positivity - DAY 7

Finally I am on the last day of this experiment. I could not post everyday but then the positive side is that I felt that positivity for more days than just those 7 days :) Even though i did not post everyday, I still spent time reflecting on days' activities and the uplifters there-in. Isn't that the whole idea. It's great!

I think I would continue writing down 5 uplifters and happy incidents every now and then.

So how has this final day been -

  1. That half hour extra that I slept this morning was absolutely great. Though i reached work half hour later yet it didn't matter much.
  2. I am glad that just before leaving home I put on that cardigan. It was windy and cold outside.
  3. Late to rise and early to bed...wow ..that was one luxury :) Went to put my daughter to bed and i think i slept before she did.
  4. I love that "kruidenboter-stokbrood" (Bread with butter and herbs - kind of garlic bread). Had one -  freshly baked at home. What a pleasure!
  5. Chatted with a friend after a very long time. She pinged and brought smiles. Thanks.

Isn't this life all about such small moments? These are the real ingredients which make life worth living.

Enjoy, have fun and smile!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

7-days to positivity - DAY 6

I am doing it on alternate day basis but i am still happy that I can find out 5 things to feel great and thankful about everytime i try it.

So this list is for things from yesterday.

  1. That fruit lunch yesterday was sooo nice. Me and a friend went out, brought a selection of different fruit, made a fruit salad. I had it  with that lemon juice and ahe had it with some powedered sugar and yoghurt.
  2. It was a great feeling to wear that top again after like 6 more than months. It fits me again. YIPPEEEE.
  3. I felt unwell yesterday but becasue of that my husband came to pick me up from work and i went backhome early. It was so great to take that nap on the couch while he cooked dinner :)
  4. It was awesome when my daughter came back home from creche and saw me there. She got so super exccited and screamed out of joy. No need to say how elated and fortunate i felt.
  5. I totally enjoyed watching that movie lying in bed with my little daughter lying next to me. Oh what pleasure it was!
:)
What a booster!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Nail Art - II

I am still continuing with my love for nail art and painted it again this weekend.
After the design last week, I tried a new one this week.

I so love this art. Want to get some nice thin brushes to design more detailed patters.


Here is the new one..

7-days to positivity - DAY 5

I missed out one more day in between. Just was a bit busy day and then did not feel like logging on to my laptop by the end of the days. Preferred sleep over it :) Isn't that better? The idea is to feel good and keep up the positivity - whether i pen it down everyday or not.

Ok here goes my list including some uplifters from yesterday

  1. Got to sleep in yesterday morning owing to headache... but yet  extra sleep is always gooooooooood.
  2. Watched a movie in a thatre after almost 4 years. That was the HIGHLIGHT. The charm of it would take a days to fade away :)
  3. Spoke with a very dear friend after a long time. Heard some bad news yet it was so nice to talk to her after months.
  4. Got on the scales and saw some movement in the dircetion i would want it to keep moving :). I almost jumped with pleasure. 
  5. Went to pick up my daughter from creche yesterday evening. Usually my hubby does that. I hardly go there ever because of my long travel to work. The pleasure and surprise on her face was beyond words. I will treasure that moment forever.
It feels great to write few things which make you feel great. If not today, they would surely help you later in life whenever you cpoem back and read them.

Enjoy!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

7-Days to positivity - Day 4

A litte bit late posting for day 4 but so what.....what matters  is that i feel happy about something and feel better :)

Here goes today's dosage.

  1. Got up early to finish some household work so I can have a relaxed day later on. Yes it felt great.
  2. Finished some long pending cleaning tasks...it's the most wonderful feeling of the day. I have been quite stressed about all the pending work ..there is still lots left yet as long as its moving ..i am more than glad.
  3. Did finger painting with my little girl. Can't tell how great it felt. Enjoyed it thoroughly.
  4. Watched a movie, painted nails in new design :) Loving it. This is third design in 3 weeks. I plan to change every week. I absolutely love it.

  5. Had dal-rice with mango pickle for dinner tonight. Its a bliss. Nothing compares to that.
  6. What a lovely day!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

7-days to positivity - DAY 3

Today is one of theose days when you go through extremes of moods. At some point you feel happiest of
all and then in couple of hours you feel competely opposite.

Today is one such day. The day started with me feeling very low but then got so happy and then again bit low. Thats the cycle of life.  The key is to keep holding on to that moment of happiness and admire it at the time when things don't go the way we think is right.

My positive moments of the day are :
  1. That 10 min nap in the metro this morning. It gave me more relief than the whole night sleep  :)

  2. Listening to that absolutely awesome music which my darling friend gave to me as a gift.

  3. I felt so so so lucky and fortunate to have a really great friend here.

  4. I am so happy it's friday today. i am looking forward to so many things - being with my little girl, watching some movie, sleeping and just being home

  5. I am so glad that i can sew and also have one sewing machine. I like sewing. And i loved it how I made short kurtis/tops out of long indian suits i had which i were not wearing anymore :) I converted one long shirt to top last night too. 
I definetely feel better after going through this process of remembering all things which give true happiness.

What about your day?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

7-days to positivity - DAY 2

Oh its GREAT! Life is great. you are great. I am great. Day is great. Place is great. I am happy :) and smiing. Isn't that infectious. Are you smiling as yet?
Ok that was like a spoonful of  positivity syrup. Doesn't it make us feel good. A spoon full gives such relief to our sore soul. We  stop coughing. We are able to get that sleep we have been missing.

This dosage of  positivity syrup helps us realise its all much smoother than we thought.
Here is my spoonful of positivity for the day. And I am feeling absolutely awesome :)

  1. A very dear friend of mine asked me for my opinion about a very important decision of his life. I felt great and thankful for being so important in someone's life and that my views actually mattered so much.
  2. I could actually motivate a friend and make her feel great about something she and her partner are going to buy soon. She was not at all excited about it and tought it was a wastage unless we focussed on the bright side of it and allthe benifits. They surely did surpass the negatives :) And she is all looking forward to it now.
    I felt great that I could add to positivity in her life.
  3. I was sooo happy when inspite of running so late in the morning and leaving home too late to catch the metro - i managed to run fast enough and catch it :)
  4. I am happy that i can actually finish more than 2 jugs full of water in a day. I have been drinking too less..sometimes just one glass whole day.
  5. I so enjoyed that fruit flavored water this morning. Isn't it awesome how many types of "water" we get these days:) Though the traditional plain simple cool water wins over hands-down.
Ok that  was generous serving of  the syrup for the day.

Smile and Think positive!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

7-days to positivity

Preeti mentioned this wonderful way of adding some positivity in life. We always focus on all negative things happening around. Mind always takes us to whatever is not right. First thoughts about anything out of normal routine bring all negatives possible. We look up and see clouds only and totally miss that ray of light and that sun shining somewhere behind. And when it shines brightly, we look up and see the scorching heat rays only and pay no attention to the life flourishing around with that heat and shine.

So to remind myself of all that we usually miss out and be thankful for tiny smiles, i am taking up this 7-day challenge. For 7 days now i am going to smile and feel good about everything that goes unnoticed but can actually be uplifting. Afterall what matters in the end is the happiness we felt and smiles we shared in this journey called life.


Here goes my list for today -

  1. I am happy to get that email from my sis early morning as my open my inbox.
  2. Enjoyed lovely sushi for lunch with 2 friends. 
  3. Was happy to have left that extra pair of sandals at work yesterday. I could wear them today after my feet got sore in high heels :)
  4. I felt grateful for feeling full with having only half the quantity of food I usually eat. ( Someone trying to loose weight can understand that pleasure)
  5. I am thankful for that extra time in the morning because of which i could alter my new pair of triusers and wear them today :) ( How cool is that)
WOW...am feeling all charged up

GO..think again and be happy :)
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Nail Art

Sometime ago during NaBloPoMo i came across a post from Neha about her nail art hobby. And it immediately brought back memories from my college and early work days. I was totally in love with this art and would design a new pattern every week. I loved it. It brought back such beautiful memories. I remembered how i have also won the best nail design contest at that time :)

So after reading hers, i felt the urge to do it again. And yes, i gave it a try during my vacation last week. I have started it with absolutely simple design. I changed it to new design this time - again a simple one. But am happy with it. I look at my nails so many times and feel happy about it. (Small things like this matter so much in life and make your day with smiles non-stop - that's my renewed realisation) How taking out few minutes can bring about so much satisfaction in life !!

So here is my attempt from this week. I don't have the picture of first attempt from last week... :|



I know this is a simple design but I like it and I like the fact that so many people noticed it and also appreciated it ( Atleast i am believing those beautiful words of praise were genuine)

I will come back with new design next week. Till then have fun !!
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Friday, July 16, 2010

Vacation is over...

A friend asked - "How is it going after the vacation?"

I had quick and short reply -

"Loads of work for extremely sleepy me.A breath-taking (meaning literally) messy house. Piles of washing and tons of ironing(all in to-be-done category till noone knows when)"


I have set priorities .... It starts with

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I did it !! :) (Day 30)

:) :) :)
YOOHOOO....finished the June NaBloPoMo.
I am so happy with this accomplishment. It's not just about writing because so many times it was not a quality post(atleast i think so). i am amazed - How i would take time out to post every single day, How the thought of it remained in my mind all day, How I could keep up with the promise ! I am very glad and satisfied with this. (Not that i had many readers but still ok :) ) (Patting my back non-stop)

Let's celebrate my first ever month of posting regularly with this cake :)


And some flowers for the summer cheer...


This month made me better in so many thing

I regained my confidence that if I really commit I will be able to keep up to it.

I learned that if you really want to do something you will always find time for it no matter what.

I realised that spending that hr or half an hour every evening or so gives lot of time to think about things close to heart. You do not need a proper fixed time for that.

I felt that connection with the world which is actually physically miles and miles apart.

I liked the idea of sharing small-tiny achievements of life with the unknown world.

And Yes - my blog followership doubled :) it became 8 from 4 :) :)


Thanks a lot to everyone who took out the time to visit this blog, read and leave a comment too. :) I appreciate it a lot.

I will take 2 weeks break from now and come back with some nice posts after our vacation.

ciao ciao !!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Wishlist - Top 10 (Day 29)

Today since morning I have been thinking what to write for today's post. Many ideas came and were rejected with a "nahh - this is not nice enough"

Then read that beautiful beautiful post by Monika about memories associated with rain. (It's such a lovely post - you gotto go and read it yourself) I thought let me also do the post on same topic but then sooo much came to mind that I could not decide what to write and what not...

Then i thought of doing pictures/photographs post but could not find some nice ones from the collection.

Then i thought of writing about my baby but then this is not baby blog - there is separate one for that and i should update that instead.

SO after spending like whole day i could not decide what to write...and now i am running out of time...

The idea stuck me..and i decided to compile my wishlist...i keep thinking about doing lot of things and then do some, forget some and ignore some.

So here is my short list with top 10 things and this is valid life long :) - these are not things which i want to do this month or this year.

10 things i want to do before i die- in no particular order

  1. I want to learn playing violin
  2. I want to do bungee jumping
  3. I want to learn professional photography
  4. I want to be able to speak, write and read atleast 5 foreign languages
  5. I want to have a painting exhibition of my paintings
  6. I want to fly in a private jet
  7. I want to become 50 kilos :) :) :)
  8. I want to go on a world cruise
  9. I want to do rock climbing
  10. I want to sing on stage ( in front of huge audience)
This was top 10 and obvisouly the list is not limited to 10... its endless...I picked up things which need physical efforts and learning from my side :) There is a separate wishlist for watches, a separate one for shoes, another one for bags .... :)

You can take it as a tag and do it...What are top 10 things you want to do before you die?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Know me more...Tag(Day 28)

OK So saw the meme tag at Preeti's blog and immediatey agreed to picking it up. Got delayed by few hours but you would know the reason as you read below.

It was total fun :)

Hope you enjoy reading it too.

1. What curse word do you use the most?
~S#!+ (that's all i use)

2. Do you own an iPod?
~Yes and love it too

3. What person do you talk to on the phone the most?
~Sister and a friend (Spouses don't count in this, they are by default - right??

4. Do you still remember the first person you kissed?
~Ofcourse yes....always

5. Do you remember where you were on 11/9/01?
~Yes In Delhi and my husband - then fiance - was in air at that time flying to US.

6. What was the last movie you watched?
~Oh My God..i don't even remember...it's been quite a few days or may be weeks..umm...

7. Has anyone ever called you lazy?
~Oh yes...though only one or two people have said so

8. Do you ever take medication to help you fall asleep?
~Never taken till now

9. Has anyone told you a secret this week?
~YES..like Preeti I am full of secrets...for childhood till now.

10. What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
~Smile and way of greeting :) (Now my husband knows the secret behind being the fortunate one to become my life-partner :) :) )

11. What are you looking forward to?
~Vacation in Venice (Italy) - YOHOOO...can't wait...it's just 3 days away

12. Do you own any band t-shirts?
~Nopes..  Won't matter even if i had.

13. What will you be doing in one hour?
~Sound sleeping - hopefully..unlike yesterday..not a single minute of sleep for reasons unknown to me.

14. Is anyone in love with you?
~Oh yes...many :)

15. Last time you cried?
~Yesterday

16. Are you on a desktop computer or a laptop?
~My Netbook - Eee PC SeaShell :) I loooooove it

17. Are you currently wanting any piercings or tattoos?
~No way.. never. i have ear piercings - thats enough

18. Would you ever date anyone covered in tattoos?
~Anyone else having those does not bother me..it's their wish, their choice and i respect that. Tattoos would never be deciding factor for liking or not liking.

19. What were you doing before this?
~Talking to a very dear friend after 5-6 years :)

20. When is the last time you slept on the floor?
~ 6 months ago in delhi

21. How many hours of sleep do you need to function?
~None. I can function well without getting any at all too. (Ok for few days - after that I would need 12 hrs at a stretch)

22. Do you eat breakfast daily?
~Yes. I can't do without it. Need it Need it Need it.


And that was it!! ENJOYED?

Sunday, June 27, 2010

WE Robots - Guest Post by Saurabh (Day 27)

After a direct order (ok i should say a-slighly-strong-request) I could convince dear friend Saurabh to write guest post for me.(As if I gave him any choice to say NO) Now thats also a style for getting guest post besides the one Preeti suggested :)

Saurabh is a friend who has always been very cheering and uplifting. NO matter how you are feeling - he will never fail to make you smile for the rest of the day. He is one of the friends with whom I never feel out of touch - He will contact - no matter what. And I feel very fortunate and thankful for that. Thanks Saurabh!!

And Ladies and Gentleman - Here I present a guest post from this all-time cheerful person Saurabh...

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WE Robot!

No, it’s certainly not a Will Smith movie sequel, neither an acronym, at least not intended, but now when I think of it, it can be Web Enabled Robots, by which you already must have guessed what I am writing about today, it’s about the social, personal and professional life of the folks in IT industry like me. My typical day starts with uneasiness in my mind about 100 things to be completed today, that thought goes with me while I am brushing my teeth, taking a shower, having my breakfast, driving to the office and here you go, I have the detailed plan ready in the office parking which I have to execute for the rest of the day. The WAR begins… Team Meeting, Leads Meeting, Daily Sync-ups, Project Management tasks, getting some issues resolved (finally), evening client calls, status calls, analyze where we are today and clock hits 11 PM, time to leave. This goes on and on, like someone has programmed us to do this daily without fail. It’s not that we don’t have a social life, now you will ask when you actually get the time to socialize. Technology has very easily accommodated that within the stipulated time through social networking sites like Facebook. Yeah and that’s where we socialize, via liking a picture, comment on posts, share a thought, all Web Enabled. Most of us will agree that sitting in office and not meeting people is Social outcast than anything else and yes my friends, we live in a world where “Social outcast is a form of Social Networking”. I will continue this in my coming posts (guest or otherwise) :)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Missing it all ( Day 26)

One full week of being with my kid who' s down with chicken pox. I don't remember when was the last time i stayed indoors for over a week - not stepping out even once ( ok the back garden of the house does not count as outdoors - right?)

I felt fine so far. But now i think its catching up. I have started to feel different being inside for days on.

There are many things I have started to miss...

  • I have started to miss that coffee i take every morning at train station after I have finished 1/3 of my commute ( My commute time to work is 1 hr 45 min one way :) )
  • I have started to miss reading books in the train ( And that is the only time i get to read something)
  • I have started to miss reading "metro" newspaper in metro ( only way i practice dutch and get to know whats happening in the country)
  • I have started to miss seeing those passengers either bidding byes or meeting their loved ones after vacations and those tourists taking pictures at the airport. ( I change my train at station at the airport)
  • I have started to miss exchanging smiles with those commuters i have been seeing for around 3 years now.
  • I have started to miss that 10 min walk from the bus station to the office and the window shopping I did during that walk while walking through the shopping mall. ( ok ok...i accept i am missing window shopping more :) )
I never realised I would miss so much when I have actually been complaining about all this long commute and wishing I could get some respite from all this.

Now I am looking forward to going back to work  - ahmm...to so many thing - on coming monday.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Power of words (Day 25)


Moments of pleasure
come and bring joy
smiles are shared
cheer is spread

some get captured in words
to last forever

Ages later
words get deciphered

moments are relived
by another soul
another life
smiles are shared
cheer is spread

words... 

So is the power 
Of the words from the past
extolling the glory
forever they last

(c) Do not copy. Please ask before using it.

Image courtesy : http://fysop.wordpress.com/

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The rest of our life... (Day 24)


Life is all about ups and downs-sometimes it makes u feel the happiest and the greatest in the world and next moment u feel like the most unfortunate one on earth.

It's all about balance And there is the need for a proper balance in everything in life..Just everything...

I always wondered why am i the one always picked up for all the bad happenings in life until I started paying more attention to the good-happy moments too.And i realised that at those rejoicing moments i actually get the maximum possible happiness...It might not last like that forever but the traces stay on. Learn to count those moments rather than the ones which cause pain and break u into pieces...

Faith is the strongest power. Keep the faith and u would win over every situation.

It is not about having lots of friends or a lover or a partner to be there by your side throughout that roller coaster ride that u are on...It's about holding tight to that seat and not letting yourself fall off. You need that inner strength- strength to keep holding on to your beliefs and faith and to the hope that u would soon come out of it safely and smiling.

It's on us to decide what kind of life we want to have - an average one where people will have to spend sometime to remember who we were or the one that would bring smiles on faces at our mere mention. And this all is possile with how much smiles we spread in our life. How much smiles we spread around depends on how much we believe in ourself and rejoice in every single moment.

There are reasons to smile all around us....a child's smile, a beautiful sun or a cloud with a silver line, some giggle, colorful flowers, raindrops, those busy streets with people laughing, shops full of things we love, that sale somewhere on our favorite store, that new favorite food restaurant just around the corner, a phone call from home, an email from friend, favorite player scoring a goal in soccer, weekend after every few days :), those flights to book for vacation, that countdown to visiting home.

Look around and you will have many reasons to smile and be happy !!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New and cheerful (Day 23)

It's been quite sometime that I had that template for my blog. Now that i have been blogging for last one month i felt like changing it to bring some cheer and life to the blog.

I always end up using shades of pink ( no prize for guessing pink is my favorite)

What with kid being ill, no blogging for very long, too much self-pondering - this blog definately needed some change.

Hope you like it ( If and when you visit my blog)

And to add to this cheer, i showcase here some pictures from the beautiful tulip garden from Netherlands.

How much flowers can cheer someone is evident by the smile which gets pasted on our lips when we see them. All the colors make our life so much more lively. Ever since I have moved to Nethetlands, i have not missed a single year to go and visit this beautiful garden. I look forward to the month of march every year when this park (Keukenhof) opens for 3 months.

When i came to NL, the greenery and the rows and rows of colorful flowers were first things that I noticed and they still do not fail to cheer me up everytime i think about them - even in those dark, gray winters.

Wish life remains full of colors and joy !!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tests of parenting (Day 22)

Parenting is a life long process. As I had mentioned in a post about being mother, it is also something that we learn as we go through it.

We have to go through a lot in this process. It has its ups and downs. We have to give so many tests to be sure we are doing it all right. (Though there is no right or wrong in this process - we as parents have to decide what is right and wrong) One such test is the test of patience. We have to give this test repeatedly.

One such test is when your child is unwell. When your child is sick, child's mood is unpredictable, Your child would ask you to make diferent things but will not eat any, your child will cry non-stop through-out the night and not sleep and so many such things. You willbe tempted to loose your patience at every other action but something in you does not let you do so. There is no way you can be impatient seeing a child in pain. There is no way you will fall asleep when your child is crying and is restless. There is no way you will say no to anything your child even gives a hint that he/she would like to eat.

Thats how we as parents develop this most useful quality of patience. And its useful for the rest of our lives in whatever situation we are.

Children keep us in check. Their laughter prevents our hearts from hardening. Their dreams ensure we never lose our drive to make ours a better world. They are the greatest disciplinarians known to mankind.
-- Queen Rania of Jordan, Hello Magazine

Parenting teaches  lots of lessons and each of them makes us grow as adults. lessons that go a long way and help us at every step.


 It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.
-- Joyce Maynard

Monday, June 21, 2010

Unwell (Day 21)

Prisha is still quite unwell..chicken pox is so annoying both for the kid and the parents. Itching makes it worse.

Its really difficult to decide what to do. Million opinions makes it even more difficult.


I am so glad to see how much patience my little girl has. (Touchwood)

Just wishing good health comes her way soon. Its been quite some time that she has been ill with something or the other.

PS: I wrote this post yesterday and after clicking "publich post" i went away. And only now i saw that it was still hanging on that page because of an error and had not gone through :(

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Today (Day 20)

Today I have to do with this hastily written post. Though i feel like writing a lot. Perhaps I will write more some other day.

My little daughter is sick and down with chicken pox and we have not even taken a nap since day before. Whole night she has cried in pain. Its heart-breaking to see her like that.

A father's day of a different kind. She is not letting us go a single second and is continuously sticking on me and just wants to be in my lap. It's tough, very tough. Such a helpless situation to see your kids like that.

And going through all this made me realize what all my parents must have gone through for me. 

So on this special day, I thank you my dad for being there always and most of all for being my dad.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

For you (Day 19)


He is always good and He is never bad
He does what he should and makes everyone glad
He never screams and never fights
He looks after us night after night

He is the guiding light
and shows the path which is right
He holds the hands
and always understands

Without him i would never be what i am today
he gave a strong foundation
which no one can take away

He is always there to listen and share
with his utmost warmth and care
He brings so much pleasure
and that i will always treasure

Today i admire and everything is clear
Those sentiments fill me each day of the year
And Today my dear dad i want you to know
your values and lessons will continue to grow.

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!


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Friday, June 18, 2010

Career confusion (Day 18)

What is the way to find out what one actually wants to do in life. Aren't there so many factors behind that liking. I am unable to understand how some people know exactly what tgey want to do inlife. May be i am lacking in some really important quality. Can it be called strong decision making so as to decide on one, give it your best and stick to it. Or is it open- mindedness OR straight forward nature OR extrovert OR anything of that sort. I dont know what it is.

I am working for a decade now and still i feel confused about what i actually want to do in my life. Of course such thoughts come and go in phases. But then if they keep coming back, i keep thinking about it. Sometimes my brain works overtime and i get loads of ideas about what i want to do and each one sounds more exciting than the other.

Sometimes the artist in me wakes up and i want to take up designing as profession. Then i want to become a photographer. Other times i feel like becoming a full time house wife. Again there are times when i want to design and stitch clothes. I also have a strong urge sometimes to do interior house arrangements. (is there anyone more confused than me?)

all this confusion brings me back to continue being a software professional. Perhaps the safest of all considering that's what am doing for a decade.

It's so unfair to live a proffesionally confusing mind :) (is there anything like that?)

perhaps its once again just a phaae and will be over soon.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Be careful (day 17)

A sunny day
a windy day
a lovely day
which turns into
a dreadfulday!

I was in tram going for a expat women evening when i herad a bang and the tram stopped. The tram had hit boy who was playing next to the track and came in front of the tram atvthat very dreadful movement just to catch that ball. He got hit and landed few meters ahead on the sude of track. He was lying there conscious but unable to move. Within 5 minutes police was there and in less than 10 minutes ambulances were there. Questions had been asked and witnesses were narrating what they had seen.

It was such tense atmosphere.

How a split second's mistake almost costed that kid his life. It made me think- however small an action may seem , do not ignore it and do not underestimate how much a second can change.

Be careful ALWAYS. For your own good and for all those around you.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mini world-Madurodam (Day 16)

Madurodam - As they say it's the tiniest city in Netherlands..I would say it's the country in itself. Yes, the miniature city built on 1:25 scale. It's a quick trip through Netherlands. Typical dutch houses, canals, historical and other important buildings, airport, boats, harbor, sports, fun - all in one place. 

I leave you with some pictures to get the glimpse of this miniature world.