Thursday, December 29, 2011

let me know!

....during this shopping season I practically visited all the stores....and had some good time with my cousin from Canada,it was fun looking at the huge crowd with all the nationalities guessing who is Indian here..Trust me ..I usually end up at times mistaken as to who is who?
..now the real post :)
I was at Victoria Secret (favourite store) my pinks... I love the smell of that store ..
This year I visited Victoria couple of times ..it basically carries women's stuff ..all lingerie's and perfumes ...But this yr ..I saw more men in that store..which unfortunately doesn't carry any stuff for them.. so why pork your nose inn...Its cheap..
.... I had coupons frm this store as I visited.."all the ladies having VS credit card will be knowing wht I am talkin  about"!
standing in line to get my stuff rung ..there were guys ahead of me..holding VS shopping bag with ladies bras n panties... I could see. My cousin looked at me and gave me a wink .. "how do they know sizes " lolzzzzz she said..in curiosity...
I laughed.. the guy ahead looked at me.. I pretended to be looking at wall seriously
..he checked one of the women's bra ..on display...in front of me..
I muttered under my breath "besharam log" (shameless creatures)..
on a serious note...
tell me how many men visit lingerie store and buy bra n panties for their GURL.??

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

LIE.

Detroit river.
..its like good time of the year,spent with friends and families ,and best part is the parties where you get to meet some friends far n close..
all year around we have certain experiences and incidents  which is hard to forget...this time of the year we share with our friends that some are so hilarious that they make others laugh too..
...one such incident ...
This friend of us from Toronto (Canada) came for the party ... this yr and shared his ticket incident with us ...
Driving from Toronto (Canada)to Michigan (USA)which is four hours drive ...otherwise Canadian border to US is jus twenty five minutes drive,its that close!! Detroit river sets them apart .Its amazing to stand at this side of the river to see Canada on other side.
ambassador bridge
river walk(this side of Canada)

...Now this guy who was coming from Toronto couldn't reach to the party as everyone was curious and wanted to know where he was and 
as promised why he dint show up?
 he shared his experience..
he was over-speeding  by fifty miles per hour at a certain stretch.. and came to know only when he was  surrounded by two police cars as he was driving too fast.. when the cop asked him reason for driving so fast ..he dint know what to say ..and made an excuse immediately that his parents sitting behind ,his father is having pain in heart ..so he wanted to make sure he reaches hospital before its too late. 
Hearing this the cops assured him his father would be alright they would take care of that and called emergency vehicle immediately ... in few seconds paramedics reached on highway and immediately put his dad on stature ..the dad was staring at son with anger not sayin anything to save his skin...
Soon Dad was in the hospital and they told the son ...it will take a day as they have to undergo all the tests to ensure stability...sitting there in the hospital he dint know whom to call and  what to say.. so they had to wait patiently ...
It took overnight and all test were done...everything came negative and he was fine...they said they couldn't find any apparent reason as such for the pain ..and he was discharged from hospital.
The cops were informed too by the hospital authority,so this guy he got a ticket of $200 for over- speeding...and later in mail got hospital bill of $900 ...for all the lab work done and stay-in hospital SO all together a bill of 1100 in a day for a lie which he says he said accidentally..
...Later on when he brought his father home ..his dad was so pissed off for the lie he said and dint talk to him properly , a day wasted for no reason and above all a bill of $1100 straight out of his pocket!

 :) lesson learnt..Never tell a lie specially if laws of the country are that hard!
happy holidays ...and no drunk driving!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Marriage anniversary!

...today is my parents ( in-laws)marriage anniversary ...they met fell in love and got married..




Dad did his masters (m.tech)frm india and then his ph.d from ohio (US)..he worked in india at one of the top positions and then migrated to US..As per mom  ,she worked before marriage too as a school teacher.. 
life has been so lovely with them I came to US becuz of them ..they were always with me ..whenever I wanted they took care of me irrespective of the fact and urgency on other side..
the incident that touched my heart was..when I was expecting my first kid..and the due date was very close..on the other hand my hubby's brother was getting married on the same date..Mom left that marriage..and took care of me here in US.. and dad went to india with my bro-in-law and did all arrangements for his marriage alone ..jus becuz they wanted me to be in safe hands....
..Sometimes small little things make a mark in your life.. due to which it is always loved n respected.
Mom today works and keeps herself busy by reading or spending time with dad ..she is very fit.. goes to gym.. drives herself ,does all her work..recently they made a trip to india and came back happily..they usually take vacations off n on and try to keep their life busy..
Mom today works for pharmacy as supervisor... and Dad is a senior engineer in FORD ..he works on police Cars.. (designing)..
When I see them together.. they look so cool.. 42 two years of marriage and still so much in love :)
Amazing !!
I hope we also cover those milestones in same way lovingly...

happy marriage anniversary ..mama &papa..love you both!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Blessings!


...when we talk about blessings ..we think about about almighty only ..BUT to me I think our parents blessings are more precious then anything on this whole wide world.
Parents can be our own parents or in-laws too..
Now when it comes to in-laws ..it gets harder to digest for some people as why should we be good to in-laws when they are not good to us...and the whole issue comes up.. 
In the heat of the moment we end up doing all that which is something that become s a curse for life time unknowingly ...
Many incidents happen ,some we hear ,some we see ...But when we see with our own eyes its hard to believe how the saying gets true to every word"What goes around,comes around"
(its a real story ...I wont name anyone here)
  ..I met this lady couple of yrs ago..who was very well-off and lived in a big house in one of the best areas in the city. I came to know she had some issues with her in-laws always due to which one day things went out of proportion and worst thing she threw her in-laws out at midnight...The old parents not knowing where to go at that time of night requested their son to at least let them call one of the friends ..to take a shelter at night ..so they called the friends but before leaving the house the parents were in tears as to they had to see this day in their life and such a shameless kid they had... whom they made an Engineer giving best family values and all comforts of life was today not ready to keep them even for one night.
The boys mom was really hurt and said few words to both of them (son n daughter-in -law)"I am leaving this house and you mark my words ,the way you have insulted us ,this house you will never live ,,,you will loose everything in life you have then looking at her daughter-in-law she said ..the things that make you happy and you are proud of ,you will crave for that but it will never come back ,its my curse!!!
... that night they stayed at one of the friends place and told them the whole story...how their kids behaved..since they were US citizens and were on legal benefits provided to senior citizens ..they thought of renting an apartment and living on their own independently..which they did..
the only problem they had was they couldn't drive and had no license ,, so they told their friends to help them in giving them a ride ...as n when anyone goes for shopping or trip to grocery store.
the old couple made their life comfortable ..and never talked to their son again..

one day... the same daughter -in -law came running to them asking for help as the couple had a fight and she had no place to go with kids... 
they refused and said they have nothing to do with her and their son too.

.... time flies ..slowly the things got worse in case of daughter-in-law and they started facing problems.. at last ..they had to file bankruptcy and then...a separation!!
the same house went on foreclosure and the couple left each other...the lady  had never thought in dreams to under go such hardships without any support!!

... Today when I think of those parents who are no more  and this couple who never got back together.. happiness never came back to their door ,they are legally divorced and this man is a big alcoholic and the lady is making both ends meet to keep her bread n butter intact...its like problems all over the place.
they lost all they had and never got  anything again...they never got any blessings,,,and their parents  left the world with a heavy heart .....
This guy was beside his parents during death,,said sorry many times but ...no words could ease the pain given to them and insult they had to face in the society.
today when I see this family in-front of me suffering ,it hurts me... scares me more.. how the blessings work...what happens when we we hurt our own parents and insult them..."this is the end result" ..
I met this unfortunate family few days back...which made me write this post.
..the whole idea of telling you this story is ..please ..be kind to your parents and in-laws..
if the relationships don't work try to get into a solution which helps in both ways and keeps up the honour of your parents too ,try balancing your relationships with parents and wife both!
otherwise...this is what happens when we fail to get the blessings!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

husband.



I came across this picture, was actually very happy ...now that we have place for husband too ..
We as women also need  time to relax ...and a day off from kitchen so this a good place I guess ..
:-)
have a good week ahead!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Magic!

..look at this picture for ten seconds.Focus on the coloured dots and then shift your-gaze to a plain white wall preferably ,you will see the person clearly in colour without a negative...its a magic... an after effect of the negative picture...
when I first looked at the plain wall I was totally surprised ... as to how this works..
can you guess who is this lady?
...if we have an opthomerist among us ...they will definitely give a right answer.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas JOYS

Moving towards Christmas ..I can feel the winter chills and temperature dropping.. the screeching of cars and late night shopping...(the stores are open till midnight)..I can hear the best Christmas songs this time of the year.

my hubby took a day off this Monday ..as I am off on Monday's too from work...
so sending kids to school ..having a cup of tea (I guess after a yr) together in the morning ...He said" what do you want for Christmas??"
I smiled.." honey ,remember you brought me a diamond pendent last year..I looked at one of the sale papers ..this ring goes exactly with that...its jus for $500"
he smiled... this is even better he looked at the ring "Ahaa.. jus $20 ..beautiful and would suit on your finger too"
he was pulling my leg... I kept quite...
today morning ..I got a call from him.." whats your ring size?"
lolzzzz
hope its $500 and not $20..
..
every year we exchange gifts with-in our family ..and we open them on 25 th DEC that's the official Christmas morning...its fun and I love to see kids jumping with joy..
Christmas is celebrated all over by friends and relatives,, its time to get together share,enjoy and be merry... marked as official time for party..
...People usually ask me,, do you do Christmas thingy?
..I end up saying ,, whats wrong,,?? it doesn't have to be religious aspect necessarily...jus celebrate and share the joy ..

hope the Christmas brings joys and tranquillity and we are all blessed with this wonderful celebration at the end of the year.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

owls!

Holding my key chain as Owl in my hand I entered the grocery shop..
The grocery shop is a family owned business selling fresh groceries around the corner...The lady smiled at me looking at me standing in the line...As I came closer she asked"" do you like owls"?
I looked at her " owls?? then looking at my key chain I laughed..o yaa.."
she observing me closely said" we consider owls as bad omen ...not good..its our cultural thing"
I looked at her and then looking at the beautiful owl in Rhine stones and cubic zircon ... I said ...is it?
I came home asked mom ...Are owls bad?
she looked at the key chain ,,, and said"In india we do consider it bad..but its your faith n belief. "dont get into that".
.....
is it bad? wht do you say??

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Snow !(2011)

today when I got up this morning ,a very obvious surprise ...snow all over the place shining with pride....winters officially in Michigan.
We are heading towards Christmas ...how is it possible that we don't have white Christmas... last night after putting up Christmas tree till 11pm ...the boys were jumping with joy at the decorated Christmas tree ... We are late this yr putting up the tree ,usually we do after thanks giving...But my house was packed with guests so dint get time ..
its official winters now ...I got the feel when I had to put my snow boots , cap and gloves... then removing the snow from car and heading towards gym... which was wet too with snow on the door and carpet filled with water...
Oh Boy!!
Dark gloomy days..no sun for weeks ,jus snow all over the place..there is no other option jus be happy and take it as gift of mother nature,its part of the package I guess ...
my drive way.

backyard.


my backyard.




(neighbourhood)

(backyrd)

(sukh bhare din beete re bhaiiya ...abb thand ayoo ree :)
Sunny days will be here again in March....


(Picture courtesy :harman
iphone)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

DEV ANAND r.i.p



Sad ...its very sad...A legend is no more... 
Debonair and evergreen are the two words that come to mind when you think of Dev Anand, who passed away in London at 88.
The evergreen romantic hero of Hindi cinema, whose career spanned six decades and whose romancing skills set millions of female hearts aflutter for a few decades from the 1950s, will perhaps be best remembered for his unmatched rendering of timeless melodies.

Dharam Dev Anand , better known as Dev Anand, was an Indian film actor, director and producer known for his work in Hindi cinema. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2002 for his contribution to Indian cinema.
A great Actor ..a very good looking person  and best films under his belt..
Famed for his roles in dozens of movies, including "Jewel Thief" and "Guide," the veteran actor, director and producer was working up to the last minute, with a new script in the works.

Dev Anand died in his sleep at the Washington Mayfair Hotel where he was staying. The hotel is owned by local Indian businessman Joginder Sangar. 
His son Sunil Anand had accompanied him to London for treatment. The hotel staff called an ambulance after family alerted them, but he died before he could be taken to hospital.
Anand lived and died on "his own terms," his nephew and renowned film director Shekhar Kapur said in a posting on Twitter. "He was working one minute. Sat down and smiled. And was gone the next. So much to learn."

Born on Sept. 26, 1923, as the son of a Punjabi lawyer, Anand studied English literature and law, eventually moving in his early 20s to India's film capital of Mumbai, then called Bombay, where he pursued a love of acting.
Dev Anand is the second of three brothers who were active in Hindi Cinema. His brothers are Chetan Anand and Vijay Anand. Their sister, Sheel Kanta Kapur, is the mother of renowned film director Shekhar Kapur...
he has many good movies..
my favs are
*Jewel thief
*guide
*Tere ghar ke samne
*Hum Dono
*jhonny mera naam..
*Asli nakli
*prem pujari
(I have seen all of his movies ...he was my fav star...best songs book marked ..favourite scenes captured on you tube,,, )
the playlist is too long ....But  I really like this one )
 
this yr we lost many celebs ..and known figures..
Kuldip manak a punjabi singer n legend also died jus fews days back...
 
God bless these departed souls!

Friday, December 2, 2011

love evaporates??

 (most of blogs are on real life and incidents ...only names I change to protect the personal ids,these blogs are not meant to hurt or offend anyone ..)
its sad to see ...how relationships break or love evaporates...
 
I was at school on parent teacher conference..it was an open house...
A beautiful girl  crying standing against wall(I guess so that nobody could see her)..
I asked Anita (one of the parents)... who is she? why is she crying??
Anita said" she is a mom of these twins (girls) and her Ex-husband is here too ..."
I looked at the corner ...where Anita pointed out ..there was this guy reading news paper..very calm n quite...
First I couldn't believe such a young girl mom of twins and then this guy who was sitting has a blue eye ..looked like some kinda accident..which left a mark..
Anita said"she is upset to see her Ex-husband..and dint want him to come here to school..."
 Looking at the twins when I go to school now...I don't understand what went wrong and what is  fault of these kids when parents go for divorces or separation ....kids have a disturbed childhood ...kids are the one who suffer the most,its sad!!
..the same girl who was crying would have married some time back happily taking the vows and having dreams of all kinds... now what happened??they got  exhausted ..hate each other? have big egos.. I mean can't they sacrifice their big egos for these cute little girls?
Is life to move on?? jus forget the past ..and keep yourself happy as long as we live?
Another example...
I was at store shopping in the mall ...a lady maybe in early thirties... was standing next to me looking at the same dress... A guy came a looked at her started talking crap like " you B**** ..never ever enter my house or try to steal my kid... F**** ..I looked at her ..tears trickled down she was quite... 
before he could be more abusive she took her cell out"I m gonna call the cops right now..you are harassing me" 
I saw the guy ran out and slammed the door hard!!
people in the store were all looking at her...such a shameful act ..publicly by this guy!!
she turned and went to wash-room...
I was surprised as to why people cant stand each other...the same people who were in love before...

so much hatred!! love flies out of the window?is it such a temporary thing ??or do we live in temporary world where nothing is stationary...?