Thursday, December 31, 2009

Entry - 86 " Christmas Day"

Christmas Crib.

Christmas Day 2009 Community Dinner

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Entry - 85 " Because You Loved Me"

Your Love had conquer it all. Thank you for Loving me. For all the pain you have been through...

What I am today because you loved me. This song for you.
For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right   
For every dream you made come true 
For all the love I found in you 
I'll be forever thankful.  
You're the one who held me up 
Never let me fall 
You're the one who saw me through 
Through it all   
You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see 
You saw the best there was in me   
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach 
You gave me faith 'cause you believed
I'm everything I am 
Because you loved me.   
You gave me wings and made me fly 
You touched my hand I could touch the sky 
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me 
You said no star was out of reach   
You stood by me and I stood tall 
I had your love, I had it all 
I'm grateful for each day you gave me  
Maybe, I don't know that much 
But I know this much is true 
I was blessed because 
I was loved by you    
You were always there for me, the tender wind that carried me 
The light in the dark shining your love into my life
You've been my inspiration through the lies you were the truth 
My world is a better place because of you  
I'm everything I am 
Because you loved me

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Entry - 84." Christmas Season"

This is the season of Christmas.

I went around for window shopping and i saw everywhere beautiful decoration. India is diverse culture of land where we celebrate as many festivals compare to the other countries. This is the uniqueness of India.

This year I am planning to spent my Christmas either in Pondicherry or Chennai. I have limited holidays so cannot go far away from my working place. I am applying for long holiday the coming new year, so decided to accumulate all my holidays instead. Last year I celebrate my Christmas at Hyderabad it was so peaceful but this year due to political chaos may be different atmosphere.

I ask my other cousins working in Delhi and Bangalore through facebook they have their own planning for this coming Christmas. My cousin Florence has decided to spent at Goa. I wish she has a great time over there.

My Mom on the other side miss me so much as i cannot spent with her, she calls me everyday. I promise her that i will pray, so that she will have happy time this coming Christmas.

I wish A Happy Christmas & Properous New Year to all my blog readers.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Entry - 83 "Feng Shui"

1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

2. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

3. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

4. When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.

5. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.

6. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

7. Believe in love at first sight.

8. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.

9. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

10. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

11. Don't judge people by their relatives.

12. Talk slowly but think quickly.

13. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'

14. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

15. Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.

16. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

17. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.

18. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

19. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

20. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice

21. Spend some time alone.

Each point has a deep meaning in our life and great lesson to learn everyday.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Entry - 82. "My Choice Happy or Sad"

As I wake up every morning I have a habit to pause for a while five to ten minutes to say a short prayer.

Than the choice comes in my mind either to make happy or sad day. I always prefer to have happy day so I only think all the positive aspect which I have in hand at the moment. Despite of work pressure I try my best not to carry home any work matter at home. A few years ago I work in challenging, high pressure and tough situation, sometimes I recall the painful day and time I have gone through and just cannot belief myself how I overcome those tough time. I remember the book i have read "TOUGH TIME NEVER LAST BUT TOUGH PEOPLE DO" so now I am much happier ever that I have an opportunity to face those tough time and situation. I never regret rather it make me stronger each day I face new challenges.

Happy or sad is my choice. What ever I do, wherever I go I can find unhappiness. Instead I always look at things in two direction that is how I learn my new life concept this year and glad to say that it is successful to me. It may be worse circumstances I always try to see the silver line which comes next.

This is how I make my life Happy each day.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Entry - 81 "Creative Speech"

This "Creative speech" has been send by one of my friend via email, after i read through, it touch me so much that i decided to post it out in my blog. So here it is -

On the first day, as Abraham Lincoln entered to give his inaugural address, just in the middle,one man stood up.He was a rich aristocrat. He said that, " Mr.Lincoln, you should not forget that your father used to make shoes for my family". And the whole senate laughed;they thought they had made a fool of Abraham Lincoln.

But Lincoln-and that type of people are made of a totally different mettle, Lincoln looked at the man and said, "Sir i know my father used to make shoes in your house for your family, and there will be many others here...because the way he made shoes; nobody else can. He was a creator. His shoes were not just shoes, he poured his whole soul in it. I want to ask you, have you any complaint? Because i know how to make shoes myself; if you have any complaint i can make another pair of shoes. But as far as i know, nobody has ever complained about my father's shoes.He was a genius,a great creator and i am proud of my father".

The whole senate was struck dumb. They could not understand what kind of man Abraham Lincoln was. He had made shoe making an art, a creativity. And he was proud that his father did the job so well that not even a single complaint had ever been heard.

It does not matter what you do. What matters is how you do it-of our own accord, with your vision, with your own love. Then whatever you touch becomes gold.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Entry - 80 " God Speaks to You"

Last weekend on my way back home I happen to catch up with one of my colleague Esther. Though we are working in the same company we hardly meet each other as our job nature is different. Sometimes we met in café, on the walk way, garden or corridor and just say hello and went off to work. She has cheerful looks and give smile to people she met. That is very nice part to know her casually.

This very evening after work I left my office and went along with Esther. We were sharing about our day to day job and have a nice time chatting on my way back home. Between our conversations she tells me about one lady who come to India from Middle East in her department and acquainted with her for quite sometimes. This friend used to tell Esther about her experience in life, career and family relations etc. So Esther also shares with me many good things she learns from her new friend.

Conversation goes very smooth and I feel very interesting and one particular word strikes me “Be PATIENCE in life”. As in my case I am always hurry and cannot wait many things in life, many a times I do not have patience to wait and sometimes ask myself why to wait when I can do today? Yes there are many things which need to wait but in every person these things will be different, so depends on persons to persons and situation they come across. Thought time is precious but we have many things undone and also there are many cases which need time to wait. So all these needs to be rectify, analyze and think it over again and again.

This same thought comes to my mind from the time I wake up from bed this very morning. As usual prepare my self to work and headed to office. From my residence to office it takes 45 minutes. Reach office and work as usual. The day went peacefully complete my day to day job. I just ponder, why Esther did mention again these words!! I was surprise for a while. She too incidentally speaks out her thoughts to me that very day. At the time of departure I told her, Esther we have the same thought today. And she said “Irene, God speaks to you today and be happy” than she left me.

After Esther left, I am still wondering about our discussion today and also my present life. Those many years ago I want to have and do things but never get it or done until the times comes. So everyday I learn many new things. If I have what I want in those days and done, may be I do not know the value and what God wants. So now, I realize God schedule everything for his people and loved one. We need to work on it continuously and have patience. He will provide everything if we trust and belief in him.

While this thoughts filled me all over I am overwhelm to hear this song “Four Days Late” by Karen Peck & New River.

I quote here only the chorus of this song –

You are Four days late
And all hope is gone
Lord we don’t understand why you waited so long.
But His way is God's way
Not yours or mine
And Isn’t great! He is four days late
He is still on time.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Entry - 79

Sis with her Roomie & Me

On Saturday night I receive a call from my cousin sis saying "please come to see me I am sick". I was very embarrass and was shock to hear, after when she narrate her situation I am cool down and told her that I will be coming the next day. Thought we are in the same city we cannot stay together because of studies. She stays in Madras University Campus as it is much more convenient for her everyday classes and schedule.

The next day was Sunday, wake up early in the morning I prepare myself to visit her. But I pause for a while to decide, whether to attend coaching classes first and visit in the second hour. And finally I decided to cook some food and visit her in the second hour. In the hostel we cannot cook as we like as facilities are very limited. I understand her situation very well as I am in the hostel around10 years long.

This is the first time I visit her since she change her hostel. Thought she is much younger to me she is smart, strong and can take care of her self. She knows that I am also busy with my work as well as my studies she hardly disturbed me unless in serious matter so whenever she call me I give importance to her request too.

When I arrive in their Hostel Campus I am lost which road to take. So I waited for her at the entrance of the campus for a while. In spite of her weak health she has to come long distance to pick me I feel sad for her. She came along with her roomie and when she saw me she feel very comfort and happy. We chit chat all the way while we are walking inside the campus.We have nice time together, had lunch under the shade trees and continue chatting. After lunch they took me around of their university campus, its so beautiful and greeny environment. It reminds me of my college days when I saw many young college students hanging around inside the campus.

Before I depart, I advise her to take extra care and to take medic on time and promise her to see again next weekend.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Entry - 78

Entrance of the Restaurant.

  Inside the Restaurant.

Food arrive on the table..yummy...

Now gonna fill hungry stomach...

I am preparing for the upcoming Events and I have to complete all the in invitation to be sent out on time. So work very hard that no pending job. I always like to finish my job daily and start new assignment everyday. If I have any pending job it always disturbed me during my sleep so always I have a habit to complete whatever possible everyday. Work seven days without proper rest and finally complete and get it done...hurray!! and my Boss immediately flies off to Europe and here I am..

Now I feel deserve to hang out to exit myself and relax. I decided to hang out at park where I can feel close to green environment of nature. Admiring the architect landscapes design and it beautiful flowers, shrub and trees makes me feel relax. Walking along site of coastal area with bare foot and the sea wind blows gently, blew away all my tiredness. After long distance walk get in to a wonderful restaurant to fill my hungry stomach...yummy...very great appetite to eat….

Entry - 77

Aizawl during monsoon.                                                                    

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monsoon in the hill station like Mizoram state receive heavy rain every year. Due to climate change the weather keeps changing during monsoon. I could not go back home to enjoy the beauty of nature, so they send me beautiful picture of Aizawl the capital of Mizoram during the monsoon. When I saw this picture I was amaze to see the natural beauty God has created. Living in the most southern part of India where I could rarely witness this amazing natural beauty so I decided to post it to share with my friends.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Entry - 76

Me in the Seminar.

Delegates in the Seminar inside the Auditorium.

Some Senior Delegates in the Seminar.

The Seminar for the IGOF which my department handled directly was held at MIOT Auditorium. Delegates from Europe and Asia continent of Professional Doctors comes together to share their special skills. I was very tense if anything goes wrong during this seminar. So without any problem we wind off the seminar gracefully. I am very grateful to all other department colleagues who make the day so successful. Cheers to them all…

Monday, September 28, 2009

Entry - 75 "My B'day '09"

With my colleague at work place.

With my North east friends at home.
Happy Birthday to me! 2009.

Thanks to my Mom, who sends warm wishes accross the miles, my Boy-friend who sends loving wishes along with birthday card accross the miles, my friends who sends wishes through face book and orkut social networking, my colleagues and all my North east friends who arrange a wonderful dinner of North east cuisine... Thank you one and all. I am happy and glad from the debt of my heart to all my well wishers and love ones that they make a great day. You will be all remembered always.

All my friends despite of their busy working schedule they spare wonderful time for me. Its great!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Entry - 74 "Spencer Plaza"

Weekend shopping at Spencer Plaza.

Inside the Mall.

Building of the Shopping Mall - Spencer Plaza.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Entry - 73 "At Pelita"

Mutton Murtabak, Ikanbilis sambal, Satay Ayam, 
Egg Noodle & Sauce

Me enjoying authentic Malay Food at Pelita Restaurant.
Yummmy...…I take a chance to visit the famous Malaysian Chain Restaurant. Original Authentic Malay cuisine serve in Pelita Restaurant is my first time to taste Malay cooking recipe. The Restaurant is located in the heart of the city of Chennai, T.Nagar where shoppers can fill their hungry stomach. The Malay recipe has similarity with south Indian recipe. Those who like hot and spicy food will like the Malay cooking style.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Entry - 72 " For My Boy - friend"

I am posting this Mizo Love song and dedicate to my Boyfriend.I request him to listen for me as this word speaks out what I want to say...

KA HMANGAIH CHE SIN by H.Lalmuankimi

Tinkim ka han dawn changin
Tawn loh kar hun tawite pawh
Kei ka tan kum tam iangin
A rei lua a sin
Min han dawn ve thin che maw
Ka Duhlai Mampui

Ka duh ber che, Ka Hmangaih ber che
Tia biahthu ka hlan che hi
Min la rinhleh sak dawn em ni
Ka Hmangaih che a sin.

Zantiang chawrthla eng hnuaiah
Mahten ka han dawn thin che
Awmhar lunglen tuar a har
Kei ka tan tahna mai maw
Min han dawn ve thin che maw
Ka duhlai Mampui.

This particular song stanza is for me. This is exactly what I feel…Out of the blue it happen! Love has no boundary...

Ava mak em! Ka han dawnin
Tiang renga thinlai luah zo
Awm thei ngai hian ka in ring lo
Nang ngai hian e, tuan ka rel thei lo.

A va mak em! Ka hril thiam thei lo
Ti em a lung i dum mai hi
I sakhmelah dar zam em ni le
I tel lo chuan ka tlei thei lo.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Entry - 71 "MODE"

MODE Symbol.

Welcome Gate for M.K Stalin. Dy.Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

Highway near The MIOT Hospitals
I have attended the MIOT ORGAN DRIVE (MODE)held at Madras Institute of Orthopeadic & Traumatology Hospitals located at Mount Poonamalle Road. The function was hoisted by the Tamil Nadu Dy. Chief Minister Mr.M.K Stalin. Tamil Nadu is one of the leading provider of organ transplant in the country with public-private partnership in the world of health care. There are more than 2000 person who regitered themselves under MODE to donate their organs. Mr.M.K Stalin and His wife are the first people to registered themselves in this MODE function.

From my personal point of view this has special impact in the field of health care. The new advancement and higher technology in the field of health care sector has brought trememdouse life saving by organs transplant in this present world. Though the price may be high but patient pay the price to live long. There is also negative and positive aspect in organ donation. So it depends on each person concience to decide whether to donate organs in proper channel or not.

Every year, more than 100,000 Indians suffer from end-stage renal disease, but only 100 get kidneys from deceased donors. However, through private initiatives such as the MIOT Organ Drive (MODE) launched by deputy chief minister M K Stalin on Friday, private healthcare providers hope to chip in.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Entry - 70 "Christ the Redeemer"

The Statue of Christ, the Redeemer is among the Seven Wonders of the World. It is one of the tallest statues in the world. The statue is the symbol of Christianity and an icon of Rio and Brazil.The statue stands 39.6 meters (130 feet) tall.The Statue of Christ is located at the peak of the 700-m Corcovado Mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro.In the year 1859, Vincentian father Pedro Maria Boss arrived Rio de Janeiro and was struck by the mysterious beauty of the Corcovado mountain and suggested the construction of a religious monument in honor of Princess Isabel, which in 1921 gave way for the idea of a great statue of Christ viewable by all in the marvelous city of Rio.In the Year 1931,the monument is inaugurated.The monument to Christ, the Redeemer on the Corcovado Mountain becomes the largest art déco sculpture in the world.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Entry - 69 "My Working Place"


My Working Place.

Entry - 68 "Thai Exhibition"

At Thai Exhibition.

Thai Beautiful Handicraft.
It is very unique and interesting to visit Thai Exibition. This is my first time to see in reality of the Thai beautiful handicraft and culture. I am very facinated with all the show happening during the events. Thai Traditional dance perform in live is one of the wonderful creative arts which i admire most. The Thai Food is another attractive for me. The food are spicy and tangy which i like the taste.. so now dreaming to learn how to cook Thai Food he..he.. All my other Indian friends also love the show and enjoy it. Hope in future to happen once again if the Thai Govt. thinks successful.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Entry - 67

After Cooking...

S.Indian Fish marinade style

Curry has lovely aroma

1st Step - Peeling Coconut Skin.

2nd Step - Removed Coconut Skin

3rd - Break Open the Coconut
Here goes my first trial and attempt in Cooking South Indian Food under the guidance of Ms.Geeta.It's very exciting and interesting!! I have spend July 3rd Weekend in learning how to cook South Indian Food deliciously. I am very fascinated in cooking different cultures of food, so where ever I go I am trying to learn something new. South India is famous in spices, so almost all their dishes are blended well with different spices and colors. The aroma is commonly very strong and pungent. Since my traditional cooking style is very different I am very interest to learn new recipe. Coconut and curry leaves are one of the important ingredients in every dish. I was taught how to remove the coconut hard skin than break it open and finally peel out the white tender coconut to mix with dish. It takes quite sometime in removing coconut skin but the rest of the other ingredient to be used in cooking does not take so much time. As this is the first trial it takes me one and half hour to complete it.

Thanks to Ms.Geeta for spending her valuable time. I will always keep in my heart of what I have learned from the land of South India. So looking forward someday to cook for my family and friends who like to taste South Indian Food.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009