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Gratitude!

An old flame who filled a long time in my life had its own time to turn so faint so far away. Amazing wonderful years those were when we used to be close. Those years when we would meet whenever we felt like, cooked together, eat, shop, talk endlessly, travel back home together and be there every now and then for each other.

I truly admire those who fly high in their career and are blessed with good opportunities as much as they deserve.
And so was I happy for my friend too. I was as excited as her about her relocating to a new country far across the oceans, to that place I dream of. And the days passed by as she prepared herself, planned everything and so on.

Like I read somewhere, we live as if we would never die. I’d like to say that we live as if we would be close together forever! Just this way I never thought that day would finally arrive!

The excitement about her new life suddenly turned into an emotional shock! More severe because until then I was truly happy for her success and her next assignments and her new life in a new world, who would think about how much I’d miss her.

Well, Its been about three months. I don’t remember thanking her for all that she did for me and all the good time I had with her. Thanking her would simply mean a burst of tears and I did not dare to do so, nor did I talk about it with anybody else.

Friends make our life so beautiful and fortunately I’m blessed with those true friends who mean so much to me.

Avelet Fernandes here I am, sending across a big THANK YOU. May you have a wonderful journey of life and may you shine in your career as you’ve been shining today and even more!

Here’s to our Friendship!

Coconut ice-cream with water chestnuts

Coconut ice-cream with water chestnuts

I miss you!

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I ♥ Travel

Many of you too, don’t you? Be it alone or in a gang of ten, whether adventure or leisure, cold or sunny, I love travel in every form, shape and size 😉

Wherever the road leads, who cares? let the humps be..

Wherever the road leads, who cares? let the humps be..

The white architectures. There's something about them.

The white architectures. There’s something about them.

I do...

I do…

Traditional - Malay. What's with fish?

Traditional – Malay. What’s with fish?

The ancient letter writing.

The ancient letter writing.

Chinese

Chinese

A Church by the Orchard road

A Church by the Orchard road

So much to say..

So much to say..

A sight worth seeing with Marina Bay Sands Skypark & the Flier

A sight worth seeing with Marina Bay Sands Skypark & the Flier

Merlion - My favorite!

Merlion – My favorite!

Imperial Cheng Ho Cruise.  Alone, so what?

Imperial Cheng Ho Cruise. Alone, so what?

What kind of travel & trips do you prefer? Cities or adventures or historical captures or any other?


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Merlion & more..

Here’s a glimpse of my summer tour + business trip + yet another solo travel, this time to fetch some luck!

A glance from high up

A glance from high up

Singapore it is!!

Singapore it is!!

An island country in the south east Asia, Singapore is one of the world’s major commercial hubs and also a tourist destination for adventure, sight seeing & dining.

From the cable cars..

From the cable cars..

At Sentosa, a view from the cable car

At Sentosa, a view from the cable car

Sentosa Merlion. I found it magnificent!

Sentosa Merlion. I found it magnificent!

This is inside the Merlion.

This is inside the Merlion.

Wish!

Wish! From inside the Merlions’ mouth

I did have the courage of my convictions to capture this into my camera & upload here. Thanks to Kathy from Lake Superior.

I did have the courage of my convictions to capture this into my camera & upload here. Thanks to Kathy from Lake Superior.

The pink dolphins.

The pink dolphins.

Flap Flap all the way

Flap Flap all the way

Underwater aquarium..

Underwater aquarium..

Fishes all around..

Fishes all around..

Happy & Content.  That's me.

Happy & Content.
That’s me.

Thanks for liking the pictures, more to come soon! 🙂


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Summer story through pictures

Hey there,

Hope you all are doing good. I suppose some of you are enjoying the may days while the others are struggling to beat the heat. Its the second category well, let me tell you, summer has been really harsh on us this time. ruthless.

My forever friend, troubling me like never before.

My forever friend, troubling me like never before.

Hot! Sunny!

Hot! Sunny!

Crazy we were, but it saved us in the night,

Crazy we were, but it saved us in the night,

So lively. Why aren't they grumbling like me? silly.

So lively. Why aren’t they grumbling like me? silly.

Hope. Possibility. Savior.

Hope. Possibility. Savior.

yippieee

yippieee

Rowing slow

Rowing slow

A raft

A raft

Rapids. Prodigy.

Rapids. Prodigy.

Birdie too.

Birdie too.

Seasonal. Jackfruits.

Seasonal. Jackfruits.

What more? What are your stories about the summer this year? Did you attempt any unique activities? It would be interesting to know.


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Surprise.Love.Happiness

I received a gift of happiness! A gift from oceans across, far away dreamy land, from an Angel who lives deep into the snowy mysterious woods.

Surprise!

Surprise!

You are just too precious Kathy!

Lake Superior Magazine

Lake Superior Magazine

From the cold, freezing cold Lake Superior, to the Queen of January from India; a January Edition.

Joyful moment to be cherished forever

Joyful moment to be cherished forever

As I opened the magazine, I found the autumn leaves inside – those I always dreamt of, the ones I always wanted to feel, the ones I wanted to collect and keep inside my books, the ones I wished to draw on, the ones whose color I love. Look at the snowy picture on the pages behind! Is the lake frozen now?

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

They come from Lake Superior. They are the special ones. The original. The pure.

Some more..

Some more..

I am deeply touched. Misty eyed. Is this true? I’m so thankful to you Kathy Drue.

Look at that! The shade!!

Look at that! The shade!!

The most beautiful one.

Lovely

Lovely

Gift of Love

Gift of Love

And then…oh my!!!!

A card! Work of Kathy's hands.

A card! Work of Kathy’s hands.

Tell me, isn’t this the most precious? This is so adorable..so sweet!

These are worth the thousand words...

These are worth the thousand words…

I feel blessed. I’m so thankful. Life seems much more beautiful..

I just can't leave them down

I just can’t leave them down

You made my day so much more beautiful, dear Kathy! You added several colors to my morning & this will be remembered forever..These are a treasure. May you be blessed abundantly with beautiful colors of joy in your life too.

P.S. I showed them to my colleague at work amid-st the bustle of daily chaos, and she was excited to see them too. She specially liked the hand made card. She says I must visit Lake Superior some day..


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What’s for the innocent?

On the cozy and cushy couch laid out at the reception area at my music school, sat an elderly lady who looked to be a foreigner. A German I thought. The lady wore a red color salwar kameez which looked gracious and blended well with her skin color. She was busy typing something on her laptop. The only place available for me was next to her. I sat beside her and opened my music sheets to revise my theory.

In about ten minutes time, a tiny little Indian kid ran towards her yelling fluently in German. My guess was right.
The kid then asked me in English, about my schedule. I told him I could understand him if he spoke in Deutsch as well. The kind lady was surprised and we exchanged some thoughts.

My music teacher called me in and we wished each other a happy new year. This was my first class for this year after Christmas vacations. He also offered a delicious cake to me, as a welcome note. Being curious about the Indian kid and the German lady, I was told that she has adopted this little kid. I also heard that the piano trainer is frustrated due to the kids slow performance and has asked the lady to discontinue his music schooling. This was followed by some heated arguments between the lady and the music teacher.

Several thoughts came to my mind. A foreigner, being kind and raising this little Indian fellow and giving him the best education. ( the fact that he spoke such fluent German and our music institute is one of the best & most expensive). May be he was slow in learning the music, and perhaps could have been given more time..

It wasn’t a pleasant scenario to me because I believe music is something not so easy to learn and produce. It needs constant practice. It needs a lot of time, dedication, and of course motivation from others. For kids, its more about learning to enjoy the music and being more confidant because they do not understand the meaning of what they play so well. I have seen other kids and they just produce what is written in the sheets without adding the finesse. Their tiny fingers needs to be trained. They need to learn to handle the big and complex instrument. Its perfectly fine and normal for the learners to take a little longer time to learn and get used to. It was heartbreaking for me to know that they asked this kid to discontinue the school. I heard the lady was disheartened too.

What is your opinion? Do you think if the child is slow he must be discontinued from a school?


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Newness

I woke up to a beautiful morning, not so cold and just lovely. For me, its the first weekend of the new year, here in Bangalore.

Life seems new. New activities, new passions, new people, new goals, new feelings, new outlook and newness in everything. A transition time towards being better, controlled, focused, relaxed & being joyful. Aren’t we all so lucky to experience the gift of being in 2014? Its going to be a splendid one. I trust.

For me, the year 2013 was fantastic. It laid a beautiful foundation and added several new dimensions. Carrying the same forward in this year, in a much more advanced, sophisticated level seems amazing. I am going to enjoy every bit of it.

What are your new year plans, dear readers? Are you equally passionate about being in the year 2014? Do you also feel the newness?

I wish each one of you a wonderful time as the days and months come along. Best of luck 🙂