Friday, December 31, 2010

Yet another year over

How time flies. I find it hard that we are at the last day of 2010. Like we joked in the morning the year has ended before “we decide our new year resolution”.

The year 2010 is sure brings a mixed up emotion to my family. A new nephew of mine, the sweetest one anyone could ever ask for. He brings joy to the family. On the other side, my cousin sister and my aunt were diagnosed with cancer. Fortunately, the operations were successfully. At the end of the year, we are happy. Thank you, Lord.

Looking back at the year, I asked myself if I bring joy to anyone’s life. Did I achieve something great? I have no answer to these questions. What I do know is that I did hurt someone and I am sorry for that.

Being away from home for a long time now, it is sad to hear demise of our dear and close ones. A few days back, I was shocked with the news of the untimely death of LMSA ("Lalmalsawma" but that's how we called him) whom I've known for so long; we have been in the neighborhood for so long that I cannot even recall how I know him. All I can say is that he was one of the best person I know. Besides him, I have lost some close friends like Rocky, Lalrintluanga, Frederick (an old classmate) to name a few. It's hard to believe that I will never see them in this world again. I still think of them and still wonders. I could go on and on but enough of talking about dying here..heh!  

Looking at the brighter side, I am in good health; I have great friends, great family, good job and colleagues and oh, a roof over my head J. And a new found brother, family through LK..hehe. For all these, I thank the Lord up in heaven. If I am to repay for all these, it would take me forever to pay back.

I really wish I had spend my Christmas and New Year back home. I really had good time last year with my family. Anyway, hope we all will be well and spend the next and more Christmases and New Years with them.

To end this year, here's a small prayer:

Lord, thank you for your countless blessings. 

Thank you for wonderful families, best friends, job and a great team

Lord, do bless all my dear and loved ones with health, wealth and wisdom

Amen

Happy New Year :)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Just for laugh

I came across one website http://www.lotsofjokes.com and just want to share some of my favorites:

There was this guy who really took care of his body. He lifted weights and jogged 6 miles everyday. One morning he looked in the mirror and admired his body and noticed that he was suntanned all over with one exception, his penis. He went to the beach, completely undressed, and buried himself in the sand except for his penis which he left sticking out. Two little old ladies were strolling along the beach. One was using a cane and upon seeing the thing sticking out of the sand, began to move it around with her cane. Remarking to the other little old lady, she said "There really is no justice in the world!!!"

The other little old lady said, "What do you mean by that?" The first little old lady said, "Look at that........

When I was 20............... I was curious about it.
When I was 30............... I enjoyed it.
When I was 40............... I asked for it.
When I was 50............... I paid for it.
When I was 60............... I prayed for it.
When I was 70............... I forgot about it.

And now that I am 80, the damned things are growing wild and I am to old to squat!" :D

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Definitions of words by gender...
THINGY (thing-ee) n.
Female: Any part under a car's hood.
Male: The strap fastener on a woman's bra.

COMMITMENT (ko-mit-ment) n.
Female: A desire to get married and raise a family.
Male: Not trying to pick up other women while out with one's girlfriend. 
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Some great tips on love and relationships by kids between the age of 5 and 10...

WHAT IS THE PROPER AGE TO GET MARRIED?
"Once I'm done with kindergarten, I'm going to find me awife." (Tom, 5)

WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?
"On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date." (Mike, 9)

WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
"You should never kiss a girl unless you have enough bucks to buy her a big ring and her own VCR, cause she'll want to have videos of the wedding." (Jim, 10)

CONCERNING WHY LOVE HAPPENS BETWEEN TWO PARTICULAR PEOPLE:
"No one is sure why it happens, but I heard it has something to do with how you smell. That's why perfume and deodorant are so popular." (Jan, 9)

ON WHAT FALLING IN LOVE IS LIKE:
"Like an avalanche where you have to run for your life." (Roger, 9)


"If falling in love is anything like learning how to spell, I don't want to do it. It takes too long." (Leo, 7)

ON THE ROLE OF GOOD LOOKS IN LOVE:
"If you want to be loved by somebody who isn't already in your family, it doesn't hurt to be beautiful." (Jeanne, 8)

"It isn't always just how you look. Look at me, I'm handsome like anything and I haven't got anybody to marry me yet." (Gary, 7)(hahahahaha...i love the confidence)

"Beauty is skin deep. But how rich you are can last a long time." (Christine, 9)

CONCERNING WHY LOVERS OFTEN HOLD HANDS:
"They want to make sure their rings don't fall off because they paid good money for them." (Dave, 8)

CONFIDENTIAL OPINIONS ABOUT LOVE:
"I'm in favor of love as long as it doesn't happen when 'The Simpsons' is on television." (Anita, 6)

"Love will find you, even if you are trying to hide from it. I have been trying to hide from it since I was five, but the girls keep finding me." (Bobby, 8)

"I'm not rushing into being in love. I'm finding fourth grade hard enough." (Regina, 10)

THE PERSONAL QUALITIES NECESSARY TO BE A GOOD LOVER:
"One of you should know how to write a check. Because even if you have tons of love, there is still going to be a lot of bills." (Ava, 8)

SOME SUREFIRE WAYS TO MAKE A PERSON FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU:
"Don't do things like have smelly, green sneakers. You might get attention, but attention ain't the same thing as love." (Alonzo, 9)
"One way is to take the girl out to eat. Make sure it's something she likes to eat. French fries usually work for me." (Bart, 9)

WHAT MOST PEOPLE ARE THINKING WHEN THEY SAY "I LOVE YOU":
"The person is thinking, Yeah, I really do love him. But I hope he showers at least once a day." (michelle,9)

HOW TO MAKE LOVE ENDURE:
"Spend most of your time loving instead of going to work." (Tom, 7)
"Be a good kisser. It might make your wife forget that you never take out the trash." (Randy,8)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Happy Birthday, Sarah


I got a call from Sarah yesterday saying '' Nute, arn't you coming home?"

Me: "Of course, I am"

Her: " You are not going to be here for my birthday. Do you remember that tomorrow is my birthday?"

Me: "Of course, honey, I remember" (I lied a bit...stopped counting the date)

Her: "So, does that mean that you are not going to be here for my birthday?"

Me: (Tough question) "Sorry sweety, I won't be able to make it..still stuck up with my work"

Her: "Well, if you are not here, we are not going to celebrate it"

Me: "Why not??" (bit surprised here) "You have to celebrate whether I am there or not..and be happy"

Well..the conversation goes and with her saying "I really miss you".....and I really miss you too, darling. I really wish I could be there.

Sarah, it's hard to believe that you have turned 10 this year..wow..it seems like yesterday when I hold you in my arms and dressed you up. Yes, I used to take you to Aganwadi and you were barely able to talk.

Oh, how I missed you and love you.

I really wish I could be there for you on your special day.

Tough I am not with you, remember that my heart is with you and I love you with all my heart.

Remember that you have been such a blessing to our family; specially to your granny.

I love you, Sarah and Happy Birthday to you! I thank God for giving you to me, to us.

God bless you, my darling niece.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Yup...Another Year Older :)

April 19th - yes, that's my birthday - reached with God's blessings.

I know that people loved to pull my legs - you are this old, you are still single...get married..oh, you are such a senior-single-with job lady, you are scaring the guys away...and all craps...which, are not hilarious but have to smile out of politeness.

I used to see it this was - okay, they make fun, it's fine. How many people do not live long enough to see the stage I am in? How many of my classmates had lost life? How many got married and led a not-so-happy-envious life? I feel so blessed. Thank you Lord.

Okay, looking back at the years that I had spent, I asked myself:

1. Have a been a good daughter?:

For others to see, I may not be a problematic daughter - free from drugs, never dressed over the top, never awkward make up, a grad now with a job. But, had I been a good daughter? If I have to be rated, I know that I won't be rated high. There are so many things that I regret.

2. How do I rate as a sister?:

I remembered their birthdays and sent my wishes every year..and..ok. on my defense, I am the youngest so they should be looking after me :D...and they never remember my birthday unless I remind them over and again. No good wishes till now...

This is how I fair as a sister.

3. How about friend?

 I listened all the craps they can talk about with patience :D and sometimes try to help them out. But if I compare the time I gave for my friends to all the things the do for me, it become so little.And yes, these days, I spent so much time alone, which is really bad..My PC and my net become my best friends now

I have guests..but that do not stop me from browsing










Now, I am not going to ask how I am as a Boss or as a colleagues cos I know I am the worst, the most impatient, you name it and I am that.

To make it short, I am thankful that God had guided me throughout my life and blessed me with another year. Thank you Lord. 

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Boomarang - Live@ Turquoise Cottage

Place: Turquoise Cottage
Vasant Vihar, New Delhi

Date: 2nd April, 2010

Note: This is all after church activity :)

One of my friends called up saying that Boomarang will be performing Live and invite us to see them play and then later to have dinner.

Shall I call myself a Fan? :D Ok, I like the band very much and proud to read and hear about them.













These two could not turn their head/neck for the next 4 days...hahahha...when you call them, they turned themselves without moving their heads..lolz

(on just above pic) - Hlutea & William

Hlutea was asking me the other day how William is doing - if he is able to turn his head..lolz

It was such a great night that William completely forgot that he is - unable to walk properly and could barely walk, having viral fever, hard of hearing (:D) etc.



Will add more later...not in the mood

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Remembering my Father

Time flies so fast that I was hardly prepared for t- the same day when my father left us for his eternal home (31st March, 2001).

Lots has been going into my mind these days and I find it hard to make the right decision - what will be best for me. This is the time when I really really need my father to talk to - pouring my heart out and listening to his thoughts and make me understand what is right for me. Pa, I really need you these days - it's been so tough.

There are many times when I envy those who still have their parents alive and well. I'd looked at them and questioned them in my thought "Do you know how fortunate you are to have both your parents with you?" "Have you thanked God for blessing you with parents?" - endless questions.

I know how much tougher it will be for my Mom, looking after the family without my father. Each day, I said a silent "Thank you for my Mom" prayer and I do not want God to take her away too. This might sound selfish but I want her to live for a very very long time.

I will never say goodbye to you my Father
cause I know this is not the end for us to see each other.
You will only be going to a place where there’s no pain nor suffering.

I am happy for you, for you will be with God.
For now we need to go in separate ways.


source


Today, Jesus, as You are listening
in your home above;
Would you go and find my dad
and give him all my love.


source

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A visit to Agra

I meant to share this long time back but, as usual, my laziness got the better of me. I kept telling my self to do it ASAP and here it is, finally..whew!!

There's a saying - If you stay in New York for a week, you will see everything. If you stay for a month, you will see some thing (place), and if you stay for a year, you will not see anything.

The same thing goes for me as well, I guess. After staying in Delhi for 5 yrs, I finally managed to see the great Taj Mahal and oh, it is so so sooo beautiful.

We went in a tour bus that came to pick us up. The journey was somehow tiring as it took 5 hrs or more to reach Agra.

Once we reached there, the first stop was at Agra Fort.

Whenever I see an ancient building/fort, the one thing that always comes to my mind is "How safe these/this place will be if there is an earthquake (touch wood)"....

I've always admired the laborers and the architects during those days when looked at the magnificent forts. How hard these people have to work to built it as those days they do not have the modern technology. Not to forget, the emperor or the king who could build it..how wealth they would be during those days.



The interior decoration is just so wonderful, and beautiful. I don't know what to say much but I can tell that they were really really advanced in architecture.


This place gave such a nice angle. This idea was given by the photographers swarming around - offering you to take your pictures for a price and give you the developed photos.


After this, our next stop was finally to the Taj Mahal.

I have seen and read about The Taj Mahal several times and always tell myself that it is a "must see". As we entered the gate, we were full of excitement and the moment I saw it, I was lost for words. It was so beautiful and enchanting. I stood still for sometime admiring the beauty and kept on saying "it's soooo beautiful,,it's wonderful..." on and on .

Then, back to the world, the first picture I captured of the Taj Mahal..not the best in the world but it's ..quite beautiful..not bad






This is where the late Princess Di sat when she the Taj Mahal. This seat was a Hot Seat and you have to fight to be able to take a snap..lolzz..and you don't even have the time to focus on the angel..the most important thing is that you sit there and took a photo..


After this, we moved the two other temples - where Lord Krishna was born and the other where he played as a child.

There was a Hindu march (that's how I call it) near the temple where Lord Krishna used to play as a child. I captured a few pictures of that march and here is one.


Though how we go is quite convenient, I would suggest people not to take the tour bus as it takes too much and and most important - if you want to see only the Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal. After visiting all the places and went home, we reached back home at 2:00 AM.

No next time or if you want to see the two mentioned place only, here is the best option:

1. Take train from Del to Agra (3hrs and even AC Chair costs around Rs. 300)

2. Hire a taxi to take you to Agra Fort and The Taj Mahal (if you are in group, you can contribute) or a bus (my guess is there will be bus)

3. Take a train back to Del (3 hrs)

This way, time is less consuming as you will used up only 6hrs Vs 10 hrs journey (to and fro).

And I simply must add the snap of our guide who couldn't stop smiling after I clicked this:

Monday, February 08, 2010

How well do you know yourself?

There was a girl. She was famous for her unkempt apartment. If you entered the apartment, you will see unmade bed, unswept floor (who know for how long), wrappers lying around, clothes everywhere etc. Adopted stray dogs which create more mess as her apartment was filled with new and dried craps that were covered with newspapers.

One fine day, she hired a maid who now kept the house tidy. Whoever entered the house now made a comment "The house is so clean, you can actually live now".

After this, she would proudly day "I cannot stand dirty house. I told my maid that everything should be spick and span".

Then, one of her friends left her house in a mess one day with clothes lying around. She was the first to make this comment "How could she be so untity, I can't stand it". It was a laugh for those who knew her before.

There was a boy who drinks quite heavily. When asked why he drank so much, he answered "I have an insomnia and this is the reason why I drink a lot so that I may fall asleep. But this did not help, I still cannot sleep, no matter how much I drink" and then after a few minutes, you can hear him snore. :)

* Characters mentioned here are fictional. If it resembles any person living or dead, it is a coincidence :D

What the ......

My system time says its 8th Feb 2010 but my very recently updated blog still show 7th Feb, 2010 and I was like..WTF.
Thinking that it was to do with my gmail setting, I checked but found out it wasn't so. (dumb of me to think as blogspot could be associated with third party email account)
Then I go to the settings and found out that it was set to Pacific Standard Times..hehehe


Update: Now the funny thing is that this update shows as the second last update