Tuesday, October 31, 2006

A trip back in time

I am finally back better and more blessed than ever before

This trip to Tamil Nadu has been an experience I will never forget

I travelled from Chennai to Mahaballipuram to Pondicherry (yes I went to the Aurobindo Ashram) down through Chidambaram to Kumbakonam (temple city of the world) to Thanjavur (where I bought a 100 year old antique Tanjore painting) to Darasuram to Gangaikondacholapuram and back to Chennai

Basically I have seen four world heritage monuments amongst other fabulous sites over this weekend and have been blessed in temples that I never imagined I would see

We braved cyclonic winds and flooding waters and finally saw sunshine on the third day but details and more pictures will follow soon - I promise

I will leave you with one comment a guide said to me at Mahabaliipuram when I was looking at an old structure
"Madam this is new, it is only 600 years old...The others are atleast 1400 years old!"

Hows that for history!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Keep your eyes on the road and your hands upon the wheel

I am off again - leaving on a jet plane.

I thought I'd sing the song for you but then that would be very predictable and I am not in the mood of being predictable as I am off on a South Indian adventure in the state of Tamil Nadu.

I leave this evening and once I am done with a couple of meetings in Chennai between this evening and tomorrow morning, I take off on a road trip.

I'm starting off in a quaint town called Pondicherry which is a union territory and still a French settlement. I have heard the French food and sea food is to die for and I am thoroughly excited.

From there I go and see Tanjore and some other temple towns which are hundreds of years old.

I'll be back Monday with loads of pictures and stories to tell

And make sure to keep checking in coz I might just be uploading you with information along the way.

Hugz n kisses

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Speechlessness is but a frame of my mind at the moment

Last night I turned out the lights at 10 pm and I stared at the ceiling till 4 am

Listening to my breathe

Listening to Natalie Merchant sing like an angel

Listening to every sound of my heart

Listening to my stomach making sounds

Just listening

But I was speechless

Pretty much, still am

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Bangalore, Madras and me

I knew my new job would entail travelling and honestly its one thing I enjoy doing in life...

I love exploring new cities, new cuisines, new kinds of people and this country is so fabulous and so large that every city greets you differently...

I spent some time in Bangalore last week - a city I love because of my friends that live there...

I am always welcomed so warmly with people opening up their homes and hearts to me...

I left Bangalore to go to Chennai (formerly known as Madras) - a city that I have not been to in many years

Also a city that I don't have any friends in (well maybe one but I haven't seen him in over 4 years and I found out he was living there after I landed)

I was apprehensive about Chennai and what it would offer me

I knew I had loads of work to accomplish while I was there and decided to concentrate on that

Never would I have realised what this wonderful city had in store for me

Chennai welcomed me with rain and loads of traffic - fun eh

But what was more is that Chennai gave me the opportunity to make a new friend

A friend that managed to read me like an open book

We were talking over drinks at the Madras Club when this friend just looked at me and said "You must be a number 8"

I have no idea what numbers I am but turns out I am a number 8 and 9

"He sang as if he knew me
In all my dark despair
(And then he looked right through me
As if I wasn't there) - not true
And he just kept on singing
Singing clear and strong
Strumming my pain with his fingers
Singing my life with his words
Killing me softly with his song
Killing me softly with his song
Telling my whole life
With his words
Killing me softly
With his song"

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

I promised...

Yeah so I am still cracking myself up with my Blond pictures...

It was fun to see the look on my mom's face when she saw me sitting at the computer with the blong wig on...lol

I didn't dare try it with my dad though, he would have freaked out...

I've been a bit out of sorts with my blog lately and thats my fault - I'm sorry

But I will make it up to you -I promise

So here I go...

My first two days at work have been good

But wait, the weekend stories...

As if Blond friday nite weren't enough...

Saturday night I went to what they call the biggest social party of the city

The Bombay Times Party

Don't ask me how I got invited thats another story

I wasn't planning on going - I was lying in bed when at 8 30 pm I was dragged out

And I hadn't even done my hair or my nails - ARGH

But I still looked good - even if I say so myself (modest eh)

Lets just say I eventually got to bed at 5 30 am

And I paid for it the next day

I'm getting old

30 is not the new 20

Whoever said that should be shot

But that never stopped me from going out right ;)

So I met this guy that I hadn't met for a long long time

And he decided to hang out with me and then decides to tell me - he has a girlfriend

Now what was the point of that?

But other than that works been great

I am enjoying my new job and my travels start from tom morning - but I will be checking in on my blog so you guys better be leaving me smiles

And tell me again - why did he have to tell me he had a girlfriend?

Monday, October 16, 2006

Blondes have all the fun

That is ME!!!

Friday night my last day turned into a themed farewell for me

And the theme was "Showgirl" (because I am moving into event and celebrity management)

I love my blonde wig

Say nice things and I may post another one tom ;)

Friday, October 13, 2006

Last day

Today is my last day at work

Bright and fresh on monday morning I will start with my new responsibilities

Last night I sent out a handful of emails to some of my seniors at work thanking them for teaching me all that they have...

It felt both good and bad

Happy and sad

I've been having alot of mixed feelings lately

I've spent exactly 2 years and 2 days at this company

And I'm rambling today

And thats usually because I have mixed feelings

I pray I do well in my new job

And I hope you are praying for me too...

Hugz n Kisses

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

This post is brought to you by the number "2"

*D R U M R O L L*

1, 2

Buckle my shoe...

Guys, let me thank you all for some wonderful advice.

Today's post is brought to you by the number TWO

Isn't two a great number?

Two is a couple

Table for two is always perfect they never say for three now do they

A pair is always two

Its the second number and already double of one - great achiever huh

But thats not the reason we're celebrating the number 2

and its not because of my 2 timing friends either he he he

Its because today I complete two years at the company I work at (well till I take over my new job next week that is)

And surprisingly I've only had two major jobs at two major companies

So, I figured here's to number 2

Does the number have any significance for you?

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Help me out with this one...

Should I be SAD that people that I thought were my friends turned out to be two-timing, back-stabbing err I can't find the appropriate censored words to follow - but you get the picture...


Should I be HAPPY that the universe showed me their true colours so that I can leave gracefully?


Saturday, October 07, 2006

Happy Birthday Lurker

There are a couple of lurkers at my blog that hang around and rarely to never leave comments...

But some of them talk to me on the phone on and off and tell me that they have been keeping an eye on me so to speak...

Today is one of my lurkers birthdays

And she knows exactly who she is

She turns 22 today

I told her that 22 was the best year of my life

Honestly it was

If I was ever given a choice to go back in time

I'd go back to being 22

But this post is about her and not me

Both her and her brother keep me young

They honestly have a certain joie de vivre

And its a pleasure to be around them

So here's wishing you all the best forever n ever

You and your family have taught me so much - more than you could ever imagine

So thank you and the warmest wishes always

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Inky Pinky Ponky

I love this picture of my feet

They actually look majestic and royal

What do you think?

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Eyes that speak...

My mom saw this picture that was taken of me yesterday and said my eyes look 'sad'...
How would you describe them?

Monday, October 02, 2006

Listening to the voices in my head

There are days when I am not receptive to listening to anything anyone has to say

This weekend has been one of those times

I don't feel like listening to anyone

Maybe because the voices in my head are louder than anything else around me

Its time for me to introspect again

This happens from time to time

Its a kind of spiritual healing that I do to myself

So that I can jump back to being my natural bubbly self

Hang in there till I recover