Why I Write ...

Purely as a form of expression to the emotions that run riot in my life at different junctures. This blog has seen several title revisions that also reflect the state of being and evolution I am constantly in. If one were to remain stagnant in hope of never changing their temporal present, one will awaken someday to much regret. Life is about living, evolving and adapting to the constant changes all around us.

My spot on the web is essentially a journey along with my monologue ramblings of my coherent mind accompanied by the incoherent thing called life. Read me if you like ... if you don't it is not the end of the world. I am at the very least a believer in humility lifts us further than pride.

Happy trails

23 November 2013

Sometimes beauty is seen when we least expect it to take our breath away ... 
I have my handy iPhone to help me immortalize such fleeting moments ..
let me share what my eye sees in the world around me .... 


4 October 2013

Q3 and Chugging Along 2013 .... Oct 03, 2013

Time sure as hell flies by when you're occupied and busy.
Coz otherwise it has this knack for crawling almost like a vacuum nothing moves.
That kind of "stillness" to me is suffocating.
Perplexes me no end.
I am like one of those characters in literature books that seems to be waiting for something in the horizon to happen to shake the world, to wake it up from its lulled lazy slumber.

Q3'2013 has been quite hectic.

Even then I feel like I am in a never ending limbo
July 1st saw me take over the helm of the project I have been working on since last year. 
What a journey of ups and downs and horrible devastating moments of self doubt when everything you put in with a passion is overlooked and bypassed or made insignificant by those who have a say in your progress.

Naturally it was very emotional time for me.
To be recognised for the work and dedication I have put in selflessly
But on one hand while recognising my efforts, I was hearing but oh we're still concerned because of perceptions out there that people have of you.

These perceptions are exactly what they are.

Ideas perceived by some individuals who continue to bang their empty tin cans trying to tell everyone this is how she is - she's not good enough, she's not qualified, she's not exposed, she's etc etc etc .... after a while you get tired trying to prove people how wrong their idea of you is.
And I let them think I am whatever they want to think of me.
Am too bloody old to be popularity queen.

When school closed out, the plan was that the girls head to Italy for a couple of weeks to allow me time to settle into my new routine of being in charge.
Luck would have it, tickets paid for and everything ... Chickenpox arrived.
First Ashna and then Kasha.
Needless to say both ended up spending the first 3 weeks of summer cooped up at home.

Then it was time to head home for the summer holidays. 
This year I ACTUALLY took 30 days straight.
My brother was finally getting married .... YAY a wedding in the house.

My brother has converted and they were having a Muslim nikah (solemnization) and it was a little nerve-wrecking trying to understand religious, cultural dos and don'ts so that everyone would have a happy celebration of 2 people coming together in marriage.

Some hiccups along the way, ruffled feathers, raw nerves, egos, and typical pre-marital drama tears and arguements went on but on the day itself ... it went smooth and was an encapsulation of a beautiful union cross-cultural and religions.

To the newly weds, this is a lifetime commitment and a journey full of adventure - I wish you happiness and love through all your days as you nurture your marriage and the family to come.

All too soon wedding over, it was time to head back to Dubai - still in its scorching mercury levels and humidity that left you drained and listless.

But day one back behind my desk - had a little excitement in my Carpentry section of my project.  We had a chap nailgun his 3 fingers together while building a crate - AAIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE what a welcome back to work.

But thank God, it turned out despite initial fears to be a minor injury and the chap is well recovered and back at his job - a lot more careful now - nobody wants to ever go through that kinda pain ever again.

September rolled on in .. and 60 hour weeks chugged up. Work was moving along.  Things were beginning to be routine.  But I got a awesome gift end of September from my client - an email appreciating my efforts and my leadership - BOOOYAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH now that was UBER special.  Finally a little recognition for a year of slogging ... and it came at a time when I needed it ... so Yeah! Thank you Mr. Templin and Mr. Cotharn ... your words inspire me to do better ...

So as we're crawled into Q4'13 what's ahead? More adventures for sure .... 

Looking forward as the mercury starts to drop ever so slightly ... there's the Dubai Air Show, there's my brother and sister inlaw visiting in December and some definite scenic tours with my road knowledge of the UAE heheehe 

Onward we go .... till next time Happy Trails y'all