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Posted by on February 26, 2013 in Quotes

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2013 in Quotes

 

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Posted by on February 12, 2013 in Quotes

 

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Off to Far East

Just four days more and I am going off to Singapore for a much awaited and according to me a much deserved vacation … Yeaieee !!!

The last two months in office have been crazy … Lots n lots of work but nothing that would interest me … The cherry on the cake was the super irritating office politics going around everywhere … Just  getting up and going to the office had become a difficult task … Things in H’s office were also bad so he also was so stressed that I wasn’t able to seek any comfort with him … I was stressed to my max … I felt like running away somewhere … Just go out and have some fun … But something always came up and  due to limited budgets all we could do is go for some small day trips …
That just failed to refresh me … I could see that H was trying to make the most of whatever time and money we had to spare just to cheer me up but somehow it didn’t help ..I felt guilty and disappointed at the same time …
Over a period of time my boredom and stress rather than diminishing intensified almost everyday … My productivity at work had gone down considerably and I was ashamed of myself … I was really down in pits and all consumed by self pity and disgust at myself because of that …
I knew I had go get out of this office and find work that excited me but somehow I was scared and lethargic  to even get off my butt and do something about it …
Then things brightened up … H found a new job… So things suddenly looked sunnier … His mood improved and with the prospect of a pay hike just around the corner we could go for a vacation …
I have travelled a lot with my parents and been to a lot of different countries but travelling with H is special … Doing things together , exploring new places gives me so much happiness …even if I have seen a place before,  seeing it with him gives me a whole different perspective … I love going out on vacations with him and this time I just NEEDED it …
After thinking about a lot of places which now fitted in our now expanded budget we zeroed in on Singapore .. We both have been there before ( me actually thrice ) but I love the city with its architecture and nature co existing so well together ..
Thankfully indigo airlines had very good deals going around and we availed the offer happily …
And so my days of planning and preparing for the trip started … My mood has lifted considerably and I am waiting waiting almost impatiently for my break to start …
My planning phase had its own challenges but that will take another whole post … Anyways I have written such a lot that if you are still awake I want to scream and shout
I AM GOING TO SINGAPORE  !!!!
Yeaieee !!!!!!!!!
 
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Posted by on February 11, 2013 in Miscellaneous

 

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Flamingos !!!

One Saturday afternoon ,me and H impulsively decided to go on a long drive somewhere … Just as we were leaving from home a picture from the newspaper caught my eye … It was of the pink flamingos that have arrived in the city… Suddenly I was excited … I wanted go see the flamingos …

Now the question was where do we go?Two years back, H had taken me to Sewri to watch the flamingos … They were far off n I could just see that there are some big birds there in the wetlands and assume they are the flamingos… We didn’t have a binocular then … Not even a decent camera … But still my darling had drove all the way there so that I could see the birdies…
But that trip was a fiasco as after driving around for hours also we couldn’t find a spot where we could watch them a little closely so I said we won’t go to Sewri this time and rather find some other place …
So off came the shoes again n we sat back on the sofa with the laptop trying to find a perfect spot … Actually I got no where online there aren’t any specific places mentioned … I was disappointed …Just then  I thought of one of H’s friends who rescues snakes but is also interested in birds … I immediately dialed his no and spoke to him … He was like I know a place where we can see them up close but its a long way from the Eastern Express Highway and the road is small and very rough … I asked him if he was free to join us on this trip n he was all excited … H made a very sad face at the prospect of his car getting dirty n muddy but my pleading look convinced him and we almost ran out of the door , well equipped this time with a good binocular and a nice camera  with 30X zoom ….
We picked up the friend and went on this super bumpy ride along the salt pans ..The roads got narrower and more bumpy …Soon we couldn’t see any other human being or settlement anywhere …and my excitement grew …The friend said that just around the corner we need to park the car and then walk for about 15 min …But as we took the turn to my surprise there were three other cars already parked there but no sign of anybody …The friend told me that this is a very popular spot amongst the ornithologists and journalists but its a well guarded secret because if  lot of tourists started coming here they would disturb the birds and the birds  probably won’t come back here …
So as we walked , my excitement was growing with every step …I was controlling myself hard not to run or talk loudly …I love watching animals and birds and I know the importance of being quiet trying to blend in the surrounding n so I tried to minimize any sound that I was making …
And then all of a sudden we came to this big plain with tall grass growing and in front of this plain was a big expanse of water with the FLAMINGOS …About a hundred of them …All white and pretty (they turn pink if they eat a special type of algae … so i am told) …
All three of us took our place behind the bushes surrounding the water watching them with awe …We clicked some pictures …but mostly were content in taking in the sight with our eyes …We just sat there till the time of sunset and were rewarded with this beautiful flock flying high ( or rather dancing to my eyes ) above our heads for almost 10 minutes …It was amazing …I couldn’t click the pictures of the flamingos in flight but I have that beautiful memory stored in my mind forever …
After the sunset the other people who were there also came out from their places in the bushes and everyone was greeting each other , showing the snaps they had clicked as if we knew each other for a long time …One person was a free lance journalist who persuaded his hobby of bird watching very seriously … He had this big big lens kinda like you see with the journalists clicking pictures during a cricket match …He had clicked these wonderful pictures of flamingos in flight and took my email address saying that he will mail me some of them ( which he hasn’t  yet) …
So after chatting for some time we all left from there …H looked a little sad when he saw his car really muddy …But after he got a big thank you hug from me and he the big happy smile on my face he said that this was worth all the trouble …Awww…

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Posted by on February 10, 2013 in Photography

 

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Posted by on February 5, 2013 in Quotes

 

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Happy Eggy !!!

i came back home from work hungry and irritated… I can be a monster when I am hungry  .. For once, H was home before I reached .. He immediately guessed that i am cranky because I am hungry.. So by the time I freshened up he made this yummy omelet for me…And my darling even put a cute lil smiley on it…How cute!!!

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Love you H !!! God Bless you and your timely thoughtfulness….

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2013 in Miscellaneous

 

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