Wednesday, November 30, 2011


..Everyone has to grow old... Age is something that doesn't  spare anyone..when we are young we are on high ..not knowing we are jus following the same foot matter how much we try to keep up or stay in good shape But ..the truth, the universal truth is ...all of us have to go through the same path or should I say "Patli gali se"(narrow street)
Beauties of indian cinema name ,fame and money ...Today when we see some of them we cant recognise them..its AGE ,that shows up... and nothing can be done here..Botox ,laser ..implants ..facials .. gyms everything fails!
Take it gracefully and enjoy thats what it shows up here...
take a look at this picture closely!
below are the pictures of these stunner's... starting from left... Nanda , Wheeda rehman , Helen  and the  beautiful Sadhna... during their age and peak of their careers.....
Compare the recent pictures with old black n white....
Can we stop aging?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

thanks :)

Kevin wanted to say thanks personally a special thanks to all of you for lovely comments on his birthday! he wrote on piece of paper ...he could have used my laptop but I wanted him to write personally as mark of respect to all my friends ...
thanks to all of you once again.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

My little Boy..

(these are my personal pictures ...if an attempt is made to copy them I can take a legal action against it)

 ... how can I forget this day after thanks giving ...when my bundle of joy came to my life...
Soft like a cotton ball pure naive ..eyes full of hope and tranquility .. a cute little smile and hugging to me..I was an honoured mom ..I thanked God many times..
A women is complete with motherhood ...blessed are those who are moms!
Kevin my older Son came to my world  26 November 2004 Monty (hubby) and me could not take our eyes off from the little boy ..
I never imagined this how beautiful my world would be...
We named him KEVIN ... as we decided on many indian names ..hindi punjabi ..but looking around ... as names change in schools as kids grow up...Jasbir becomes Jaz...ramesh becomes Ronnie.. Sidhu becomes Sid... and so kevin was the name means ..Handsome ,smart n intelligent ..(all in one)..and it wont change in school.
Kevin was a cranky kid in a month or so I came to know..had a stranger anxiety in beginning ...due to which I faced lot of problems ...and never got opportunity to visit friends or relatives ...But with time he became very sober and unexpectedly well behaved kid any one would imagine...
His paediatrician still remembers how Kevin made big noise in doctors clinic and nurses had hard time in handling him..
I had put Kevin in private Montessori  school But his problems made us pull him out of the school... and I ended up putting him in  elementary where he came up with flying colors...
kevin four yr old.
kevin two year old
kevin three yr old.
kevin eight yr old.

kevin two yr old.
kevin five yr old.
kevin grew up ..became friendly and very obedient .. he is still introvert kid but  very confident.
His major milestone was when we got a letter from principal that your son has been selected as star kid for his academic achievements and being invited by principal for lunch... 
Second milestone was when got a gold medal in running ...on sports day.

*Kevin has always been good in studies and made us proud ,he has few selected friends out of which Marc is his best friend.
*Kevin loves Indian food ...unlike most of my friends kids who throw lot of tantrums on indian food.His favourite food is Paranthas for breakfast which I make sure he eats before he leaves for school.He loves vegetarian food too specially Pizza.
*Kevin loves skate boarding  he can sleep with his skate board ..
*Kevin Loves to read books ..he makes frequent trips to book store ..his room ,his draws ,his table has all books...
his most fav is" Diary of the wimpy kid"
* kevin Loves his Dad more then me ...I always noticed this unlike my other son who loves me more :) he can share all his troubles with his dad only ...may be he knows mom is very strict!
* kevin is very clean freak ..he jus cant tolerate used  napkin on the table and ends up leaving his dinner ..unless I notice it as to what is troubling him.
*Kevin usually ends up smiling to himself whenever he looks at the girls ...
* Kevin Loves Salman khan ..he generally talks about Salman with Marc and about indian movies ...which I find amusing...he  generally watches english movies of his age and interest.
...Today kevin is nine years old ...he got his first laptop today which his Dad gave him as surprise gift..for which he was delighted.
Kevin is very good in computers ..handles most of his stuff on computer and fixes minor computer problems himself ...
Happy birthday to my little boy!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


..happy thanksgiving to all! has always been a top priority in my life..all the best colors of summers and winters..
shocking pinks to lovely summer green coats in my wardrobe..including my fall color formal shirts and lovely scarfs at work!
we are heading towards Christmas and winter now ..Snow on the way and lovely black friday sales coming up...What can I ask more from God... he has been so kind to me... 
Every year I leave the house for black friday sales at five am... prior night I tick mark the stores I have to visit and my shopping list ...
... I had already visited mall this week to check the prices and check sale price on black friday so that their are no gimmicks ..and I don't end up being a fool..
Stores like American eagle and express has some good tunics and denims ...which will show up on black friday..
...Target Massimo ..wide leg flares (latest) denims looks cool and awesome with striking pencil heels...Macy can be caught for some ...women's knee length shoes for winter with fleece lining and some purses..and now comes the Gap and old navy Sweaters and sweat shirts twenty bucks or so...the deals are awesome..time is short and efforts should be put!
lets hope to catch few of the deals!
happy shopping!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

tag time.

 Thanks for tagging me I am honoured.. Renu ..that was nice of you..
...tags are actually telling about yourself ..likes and dislike...
If I were a month, I’d be july ..its my Birthday ..:)

if I were a day of the week, Friday....where the weekend begins!

If I were a time of day, I’d be to hear the chirping of birds ..the  fresh cup of coffee ... my Favourite Golden temple infront of my eyes ..on Tv..the hymn and chants of early morning..

If I were a season, I’d be Spring to see nature and fresh green leaves ...the path full of flowers and bushes dancing with lovely smell of lavender.

If I were a planet, I’d be Moon....(Mera chand sa chehra:)
If I were an animal, I’d be the peacock...lovely and grand.

If I were a direction, I'd be the north!(as I am a north indian:)
If I were a piece of furniture, I’d be a centre table in my living room ..a Centre of attraction.
If I were a liquid, I’d be Water!(nothing as fresh as that)
If I were a tree, bougainvillea..people would love to stand next to me for pictures :)

If I were a tool, I’d be hammer ... straighten everything out.

If I were an element, I’d  be  Gold..pure n divine...

If I were a gemstone, I’d be RUBY!(my birthstone)
If I were a musical instrument, I wud be dilruba!(its a musical instrument)
If I were a color, I’d be Red!(my favourite color ... matches my per my horoscope too)
If I were an emotion, I would be Courage.

If I were a fruit, I’d be a lychee favourite.

If I were a sound, I would be song of Ar rehman..(love his songs)

If I were a car, I’d be Buick la Crosse (GM).. (my hubby designed it)
If I were food, I’d be gulab jamun!
If I were a taste, I’d be sweet!
If I were a scent, I’d be fragrance of rose!
If I were a pair of shoes, I Would cross any hurdle!
If I were a bird, I wud be Dove

If I were a Fast bowler, I’d be the Kapil dev
If I were a Batsman, I’d be the ...Sachin tendulakr
...thanks ..
I would like to tag ...mishi n Uma.:)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Change for good...

I am not able to understand these people ...who cannot change for good...
Coming to US and still keeping up with same kinda behaviour and environment back home... Its strange ...its sad  when people cannot understand your lingo or pronunciation then its difficult to communicate..
Few weeks back I was at work and an old couple came to me .. they knew none other then Gujarati ...I was like shocked ...they said  "no English ,no Hindi  jus Gujarati":)..I asked are you guys from Hindustan?? and dunno to speak Hindi ..why?...they looked at me ...I looked at them ...and they kept mum.
They started speaking in Gujarati.. I smiled and remembered my dad...
thanks to my dearest Dad who was posted at every corner of India and my communicating skills... so communicating in Gujarati after long time was very interesting but the fact is why??.. why cant we improve ourself..

My hubby 's friend an automotive engineer ..from Delhi and  they did masters together in same university in US..he dint learn correct pronunciation even after studying here...I asked my hubby ..why  does he speak that way?? my hubby replied "he doesn't want to change for what he learnt back home ...he says "its others problem to understand me ,not mine to make them understand ... " very soon he was laid off from work and is now in Seattle...

This same friend once gave us directions to reach a certain office on College road..we ended up looking and wasting one hour ( we dint have navigation system that time it was few yrs back) couldn't find the place ...came back home and my hubby went online to check ... it was Coolidge rd and not College rd it was pronounced wrong :P

We change for good its for ourself to make our life easy ...its not for others or we are getting into some different life style or we sound too Americanised .. there should be no shame in accepting the same accent to communicate properly otherwise you will end up pulling your own hair or hair of others in frustration :)

hope you guys had a good weekend!keep smiling.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


 After Celebrating Diwali ,it was Halloween' s turn now..Basically kids are  having a blast at this time of the year ...and ending up with Christmas and  New year!
recently ...we had halloween festivites in US ...
when I first came to US I was quite surprised as to what kind of festival is this where every house has been decorated as haunted house? wearing Halloween (scary)costumes ...may be to appease ghosts?I was kinda scared myself as it gave me a creepy feeling ....I dint celebrate  this for sometime  ...But then later I had kids who really liked this trick n treat and fun behind this humongous festivity!
the history behind Halloween is...
ancient religion of the Celtic tribes (circa 500 B.C.) from whom came the Britons, Scots and the Irish. Present day Britain's, Scots, Welsh and Irish are all descendants from these ancient Celtic tribes,believed in the spirit world. They worshipped over 300 gods. Their chief god was the sun and they celebrated two festivals revolving around the sun: Beltane, to mark the beginning of summer and Samhain or Saman to mark the start of winter.
The Celts believed that at the end of summer, Samhain, the lord of death becomes powerful and overpowers the sun god. On October 31, Samhain assembles all the evil spirits who had died the previous year and allows them to return home to visit the living. 
Today, Halloween is a festival of fun for kids. An occasion to dress up as little monsters, ghosts or witches. Over time the custom of adults dressing up as demons changed and the children took over. As they went from house to house they would knock at each house and cry "trick or treat". People would then give the children apples or buns and later candy to keep from being tricked...
 Many halloween parties are kept on weekends where adults dress in ..different costumes ..there are special stores which carry costumes and all kinda scary things for this season ..these stores show up only during this time and are otherwise closed through out..the spirit of halloween shows up!!
The cops are very vigilant  during this time as to no mis-happening should take usually starts with police siren (an indication as to start officially ...trick n treat)and stops with a siren (as to be an indication that trick n treat is over.)
Most of the time parents accompany their kids and get dressed themselves too for trick n treat!

I was with my kids this year for trick n treat( no I dint wear halloween costume )...every house in the neighbourhood was haunted ...but there is always one best in Sub ...I have clicked few pictures to show my friends ...

the joker I guess.

the best haunted house in the Sub!

witch on the breakfast table :)

the best haunted house.

the skeleton ..there was a huge smoke when we enter the house.

dont miss the fall colour behind Harry Porter.



my little one.
my older son.