Random reading and fun!

The likes and dislikes of one are part of their personality and somewhere deep down lies the reasons for such choices either good or bad. The outer appearance of a person might be totally different than the person.

Think about a situation where two neighbours staying together for decades hating each other. If a murder was free who knows they might have tried hard. Their lives flow independent of each other but at a right moment the curves of their lives not only crossed each other but they got tangled.

For a certain reason they stick together and tried to help each other despite their differences but yes at the end they donot become friends. Still life goes on.

A couple of weeks ago I had to pick a book with not much time in hand. I chose a book by Yemande Omotoso, “The woman next door“.  At the end I felt like it was not a bad bet after all.

Then soon after it, I started with Roberta Gately’s “Lipstick in Afganistan“. Roberta has served as a nurse and humanitarian aid worker in the third world war zones including Afganistan. We donot see the real suffering of the people but still was a good read.  A new angle.


In the mean time Brenda of  “a mediative journey”, in her post “a fatherless child” introduced me to Frances Hodgson Burnett and her book, “A little princess” . Though it is a children book,  I enjoyed it thinking if only all the stories have happy endings the millions of children suffering around the world would have had some hope. A hope for better tomorrow.

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live ~ Gustave Flaubert



She is Brave!


Autumn came very early in her life.

A question she asks her herself,

where is the spring gone?

There are millions of guys around the world

not just one suitable for her!

One day magic happens,

she realized she is far more lucky than millions of souls.

She does not find happiness. That’s true!

Yet can she be reason of someone’s happiness!

She is brave. She found her own light.

Be your own light!

My entry for today’s prompt

Request for suggestions…

Dear friends,

I hope you all are doing good! In a few days will be travelling to Hong Kong and then to Tokyo, Japan. This will be my first journey in that part of the world. Although it is a work trip I would love to visit few places to get the real essence of these wonderful places. of which I have heard wonderful things and seen great photos.

I would really appreciate any comments or suggestions about do’s or don’t, a must see/visit or avoid places or things or acts.

Every place has a special work culture and social culture. If you have any experience kindly share it with me. If you know about a particular blog or post or site with interesting informations of these two places, kindly leave a link in comments section.

Thank you in advance!





Nurturing Thursday 87: Accept help

Neither refuse to give help when it is needed, nor refuse to accept it when it is offered ~Lloyd Alexander

Take a look at that flower. The third image 🙂

It is a natural phase in our life when we need some kind of support from others. It’s wise to accept it in time. We can of course give a helping hand to someone in their need.

Yesterday I saw a Magnolia Sieboldii tree (not very big but moderate) in full bloom even when it was on support. Or shall I say it was saved by giving support.

For Becca’s Nurturing Thursday theme.

Nurturing Thursday 31: Talk

nt_12feb15For Nurturing Thursday on Becca Givens blog.

Usually I do not say why I selected the given quote but today I want to share this. Just recently I borrowed a book from the public library, titled “110 stories: New York writes after September 11”. The book is edited by Ulrich Baer.

After reading a few stories, (not all are of my taste) what I realized most is that we humans need to talk in our hard times. Talking or sharing of thoughts is sometimes more important than the food on our plate. So please help someone in need 🙂