Sunday, August 31, 2008

Bye..... Bye .....California

It was been 2yrs we came to California,USA. Being here is like we are a home away from a home, resembles metropolitan cities in India with lots of friends, lots of Desi restaurants, Temples, gatherings, parties etc... not even missing Indian aroma in our life. For the first very few months we stayed in San Jose where our apartment didn't have much Indian community, even I didn't had the option to browse, felt bored and very lonely that too with the early days of my pregnancy suffering from nausea with no one around me to help. The only entertainment I was left with are the shows in English channels.

slowly, we bought a car, Laptop and planned to shift to new apartment. I met one of my friends Pratima through Orkut and I came to know that they live in the opposite apartment to which we were shifting.I felt so happy as I knew her from my school days. After we came to this Apartment, she invited me to the New year party (2007) organised by our apartment friends. I still thank her for introducing me such good friends in my life. In no time we mingled with all of them. I miss her as they moved to India for good. I want to share about you my dear friends.

Santoshi, she is the first person to talk to me and I used to go to their house when ever I felt bored she cared me a lot that's what a pregnant woman needs...I miss her delicacies now as they moved from this place recently.

Jyotsna, fun loving girl keeps on talking and cracking jokes capable of changing the world around her.she too moved to India.we miss you a lot Jo.

Neeraja, I learnt from her how to be joyful. Her conversation starts,continues, and ends with a hearty laugh. Her words gave me a lot of support when I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes in my pregnancy. Very supportive and friendly too.

Praveena, had a very beautiful art in her hands.I donno whats the magic behind her, kids love her very much. we used to meet at least thrice a week though I knew her a bit late than others, we became friends soon.

Kiranmai jasti, my very close neighbour, always we used to chitchat by standing in front of our houses. The real kiddo in our gang. Our send off party was arranged well in their house.

Kiran, speaks and wishes every buddy with lot of excitement with a smiley face. Though we both are from same city back in India I never know her before.

Sandhya, cool,jovial,mother of a little cute princess, I love the way she dresses her little angel.If I had a daughter I would certainly follow her.

Rani, loves to freak out with friends., forgets the world around her when she is with us.
Suchi, sharp and straight forward, I could never forget the day you arranged my Baby shower party in your house with the help of all other friends.
Sharada garu, your advices really helped me a lot during my pregnancy and post pregnancy and I need to learn from you the tips to raise a kid. Sirisha and Rekha I am very lucky to have you as my friends.

who will not be sad to leave such good friends like you??? but we have to go with the days.... my Dear Hubby got an offer for full time job in Connecticut, so we have to move from this lovely place.Thanks for the fare well party arranged by all of you. I enjoyed yummy yummy dishes prepared by them with lots of love.I miss you all..........
Last but not least sorry if any of my words hurt you. Wishing you all loads of happiness.Bye

Monday, August 25, 2008

One...Two....Three....India is the best

I forgot to submit this post , though composed it 3 days back.This is really a great achievement, I am talking about the performance of our India in the Olympics. "Olympics lo Okka medal ravatame goppa ani anukuney vallandhariki buddhi chepparu" YES WE ARE VERY VERY HAPPY TO SEE INDIA WINNING 3 MEDALS.

I appreciate the parents of the winners as well the parents of other participants in Olympics. They gave importance to the intrest of their children and encouraged them . The people /coaches who found their talent also share a great role.

Sushil Kumar, who won Bronze for India in wrestling, was a Son of a MTNL bus driver and with minimal funds, poor training facilities for wrestling in India, even for the 2008 Olympic team, Sushil's family made sure he obtained the necessary dietary supplements by sending him tinned milk, ghee and vegetables. Even his Cousin Sandeep who was an inspiration for Sushil had to quit from wrestling as the family is capable to support only one wresler. Really hats off to him and his family for making this a great achievement.Its good that now Government has recognised him with a promotion in the job and also cash awards 1Crore 65lakhs.

Coming to Vijender Kumar,the same story repeats who won bronze for India in boxing was a Son of a bus driver who drove buses overtime to raise funds for Vijender's training and his mother is a homemaker. He was inspired by his younger brother Manoj, a former boxer. He worked overtime to pay for coaching at the Bhiwani Boxing Club. After achieving success at the international level he also did modeling part-time.

So come on guys........ Cricket alone not the world, we have so many other sports that represents our nation. Let us encourage all the other sports too.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I am Sorry My Son

Last Wednesday I went for shopping with my Lil Rithvik. While I was looking at their collection, Suddenly Rithvik took the plastic disposable glass and bit a piece of it and swallowed. I immediately kept my hand inside his mouth. I could feel it but he slipped out of my hands when I made an attempt to take it out and I failed to do so and then I made him upside down but all in my vain. I called my DH and asked him to come over there( thanks for the Lady who gave her phone to make a call to DH)and we called the Doctor and she advised us to fed him Banana/Rice. She said that even an X-ray could not trace the piece so there is nothing we can do unless running for a emergency if he has any abnormal behaviour.
He rejected Banana and I gave him rice he ate it and played for some time and slept as usual but no one could imagine what we have gone through that night. It was so terrible keeping our fingers crossed, we both did not had a sleep. Next morning even I could not notice it in his potty. But by God's grace, he was fine. A feeling in my Heart is bothering me every second that it was all by my mistake and my inability to take care.
We enquired in India and the doctor there said that it is okay if we didn't face any complication until 2 and half hrs but the doctors here opine that it may take 1 month to get that piece out from his body and may expect complications, which was so shocking for us. Now my mind was fully disturbed making me to react hyper even for his usual behaviour. Only a positive thought could help me now..........Oh God..........

Monday, August 18, 2008

Hurray!!!!!!!!!! I got an Award

Thanks a lot Sree for the Award. Well I know her by Orkut . First of all I love her DP that sharply reflects her thoughts. As far as I know you dear, you could win the hearts of many.

ohhh Hurray I got this award from Keerthi too, know her by orkut.Thanks for orkut for making our life sweet from friends like her. She simply rockss achha telugu lo cheppalantey thana blog chadivithy thana tho matladu thunnatlu anipisthundhi. O manchi coffee lanti Blog :)

Once again Thanks for the Award, a mere encouraging for the beginners( in blog world )like me.
Brilliant Weblog is a prize given to sites and blogs that are smart and brilliant both in their content and their design. The purpose of the prize is to promote as many blogs as possible in the blogsphere. Here are the rules to follow:* When you recieve the prize you must write a post showing it, together with the name of who has given it to you, and link them back.* Choose a minimum of 7 blogs (or even more) that you find brilliant in their content or design. Show their names and links and leave them a comment informing they were prized with ‘Brilliant Weblog’.* Show a picture of those who awarded you and those you give the prize (optional).

I want to pass this to only few.....

(Swathi, I want to pass this to you too but I guess you got one.)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A great Independence day gift from Mr.Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Bindra, we are very proud of you for winning India’s first individual Olympic gold medal in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. His score was 700.5 points(596 in the qualifier and 104.5 in the final). Apart from this, He is the CEO of Abhinav Futuristics, a PC games peripherals distributor based in Chandigarh. India is lucky to have gems like you.My dear friends, click this link to wish him at his blog
You made us to hear our National Anthem on the eve of Olympics.

[ Note:Data/pic collected from different articles]

Monday, August 11, 2008

On his Birthday....

This weekend went busy for me. On Saturday I woke up at 6am which was really hard for me(I usually wake up by 8am) curious to know why? I wanted to bake a cake for my DH s Birthday which was on Sunday.Mid night cake cutting is common, but this time I want to arrange it in a different way.As soon as i baked the cake, my kid and hubby woke up and I hid it. After lunch, I forced him to go for shopping alone and I managed to decorate it before he is back.

I gathered all the decoration items aside under our futon.In the night I prepared fruit punch.I fed my son real fast and made him to sleep a bit early by 10:30pm(yes, 10:30 pm is early for my son to go to bed) . My DH also slept with him I cleaned the place and vacated the surroundings as I wanted to have cake table only. I brought the stuff from our store room which I bought for this day nothing but candles and balloons.I made Velvette rug as a curtain for the window and sticked it with a Happy Birthday banner and made a autin shape with flowers. I pumped the balloons.I placed the candles in the room here and there, arranged the cake table with few candles and fruit punch in two glasses on it.

I got refreshed, dressed in the way he loves. Last but not least, I lit all the candles and switched the lights off . By the time I was done, clock struck 12.I wished him and asked him not to open his eyes and took him to the room he was bit confused and said Thank you,Thank you dear and.... and...Shhh..sensor cut. The look was very fantastic with the candles .

He liked the taste of the cake I baked, and just sipped the fruit punch and had few snaps and Rithvik too enjoyed the decoration.The next day on Sunday we went to temple, attended for a Birthday Party and as we are tired, we three slept for about 2 hrs after the party and in the night, we saw Olympics.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

My dream country

Controversial to one of my previous posts, "Dear America, will you agree with this "I got to write this. I am expecting my fellow Indians(including me) to inculcate these to make India more brighter.

1. Being Punctual:
For the very first get together here(USA), other than hosts we were the first couple to attend, we waited for more than an hour for others to join and there on for the next parties we too followed the suit. I felt guilty when our guests got a chance to welcome us on my Son's first Birthday party :(

2.Following rules:
The Government makes/educates the people to follow the rules strictly.Here they levy fines if we are against the law.

The primary issue that should be eradicated to make my country progress ahead of others.For every matter, bribe matters.I didn't observe this here.

Almost all the places here are clean.Usage of trash cans,proper drainage system etc keeps tidy.

5.Value of the life:
I learnt how the people care about LIFE they mean that it is precious than anything else in this part of world(US/Western world)

6.The other qualities like the way they wish the people,welcoming new styles and expressing happiness with lot of excitement makes me to raise my eyebrow.