Adieu 2006 and Ola 2007

As I woke up this morning, the first thought that struck me was OMG..it’s the last day of another eventful year! As I lay on my bed, I ponder the need to reflect on 2006 and what it means to me.  Everyone has difficulties in their life, and needless to day I did have my fair share of them. I was exhilarated to realise that the year has been one hell of a roller coaster ride, with its share of ups and downs, bends and curves and some pretty straight drives! But at the end of it all I can say that in this year, I have learnt much, both about myself, and others.

The year began with one of my closest friends exchanging her vows, which was followed by another friend being blessed with an angel, reunion with an old school friend which brought along with its the entire nostalgia of school days, parting with another friend who left Indian terrain for greener(?) pastures abroad, but to top it all, the year 2006 brought into my life some really nice people who within a short span of time have become an integral part of my life and whose existence really makes a difference to me.

As far as New Year Resolution goes…well I dont have any..rather I never make any..cos if I find myself at fault anytime..I try to rectify it instantly, as I am never afraid to admit that I am less than perfect; this is the essence of my humanity.

So here’s looking forward to 2007 which brings its share of happiness, success and well-being to people around me, as their happiness, success and well-being will be reflected in mine! So I am being a bit selfish here..you see! 🙂

So here I bid adieu to 2006 on this note:
“Dont let the future be that time when you wish you’d done what you arent doing now.”

happynewyear1.jpgAnd welcome 2007 with these lines, I really find inspiring:
Wake every morning with the awe of just being alive.
Discover each day the magnificent, awesome beauty in the world.
Explore and embrace life in yourself and in everyone you see each day.
Reach within to find your own specialness.

Wish You All A Very Happy New Year!!!

Orkut Under Maintenance

Early morning this came as a shocker to me “Orkut Under Maintenace”!! How on earth could they do to us without a prior notice!! It was like taking away my morning fresh air..and i was left gasping fro breath! It’s like choking….not knowing what people had to tell me via their scraps! And I can say without Orkut the day will be slow and agonizing. I feel like a drug addict who gets placed in rehab in an abrupt fashion. It seems to be like the days when I was unknown to the social world of Orkut. It will be dull definitely, but productive I guess. 😉 and the reason behind it..c’mon I need not tell!!

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Hope its back and up soon!

“Doorie” – Atif’s Latest

Hey my blog is turning out to be. some kinda..a music review blog..but i cant help it. In recent times there have been some very good songs ..and me being a music lover..can’t help but give my humble opinion ..yes I do have on opinion on everything not only under the sky but beyond too!

Coming back to the topic..yes Atif‘s new song “Doorie” from the album of the same name is out finally!! I think it’s amazing…..and I couldDoorie- Atif identify myself with the song cos me too missing a very dear friend and wish we were not apart!! And as always, Atif has renderd the song very beautifully ..he has the knack for these nostalgic numbers. I love this song but cant say the same for other tracks of the album. Like the number “Hum Kis Gaali Ja Rahe Hain” is a bit of a let down.

Doorie Lyrics

Doorie.. Doorie …Doorie
Sahi jaaye na
Sahi jaaye naaaaaa
Sahi jaaye naaaaaa
Sahi jaaye naaaaaa

Khamoshiyaan yeh seh na sakoon,
Aawaaz deke mujhe tu de ja sukoon.

Doorie Doorie…….

Adhoora hoon main ab tere bina,
Adhoori meri zindagani reh jaayegi

Doorie Doorie……….

Har raah mein tu aaye nazar,
Kat ta nahin ab akele tanha safar.

Doorie ………..

It Feels Good!!!

This Christmas has been full of surprises for me…getting two unexpected gifts..no make that three ..the third one not unexpected but definitely a great gift.

First that  WordPress gave me the theme of my desire – Vermillion Christmas.

The second being my blog featuring in WordPress.com Blogs of the Day……yes I made it there not to the top but at no. 24. But that doesnt reduce it’s importance. I’ m just loving it! Hey here is the screenshot of it.

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Coming to the third one..found one great human being to add to my list of assorted friends. I believe each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.

When it comes to friends I can say I have been very lucky to have found some real gems..they are not just precious …they are priceless!! Except for one or two who turned out be ….just stones….but one needs the presence of both good and bad, genuine and false….to distinguish the two and appreciate the real ones.

Ya I know I am far too old to believe in Santa but for once it feels like I am a little child whose wishes have been fulfilled and she just cant stop smiling.  So I just guess that I have been a good girl this year..hence being showered with things trivial but bringingng with it loads of happiness!

Merry Christmas!!!

Move On!

Have u ever missed someone and felt terrible because
u think that
he/she
doesn’t miss u?

Missing someone is terrible but at the same time,
a
sweet feeling.

U will be sitting around wondering if u meant
anything to him/her.

Thinking if he/she ever cares about u.

Rushing to the phone once it rings hoping that
it’s
him/her.

Looking out of the window hoping that he/she will
surprise u by
appearing
downstairs.

Sitting in front of the television but thinking of
him/her,
missing the final episode of your favorite show.

Laying on your bed, thinking of the last time u
were
out together.

Thinking of how nice it will be to sit under the
stars again,
talking about everything, your dreams,
plans,future.

Logging on to the internet hoping to see him/her
online.

When u realise that he/she isn’t online and did
not
return your mail,
u will start worrying if he/she is okay.

Missing someone is a way of growing up i guess.
It exposes u to loneliness.
It teaches u how to cope with being lonely and let
u
know that there is
actually a feeling known as emptiness.

Sometimes it feels good to miss someone.

U know that u really care and u indulge in the
feeling of loving/caring
for
him/her.

But missing someone and not knowing if he/she is
feeling the same is
terrible.

U feel as if u are being left alone.
So if u miss someone, tell him/her and let them
know.

At the same time, ask if they miss u.

Don’t let the feeling of missing someone become
jealousy or paranoia.

If u are the one being missed and u know it, let
the
other party know.

If u miss him/her too, tell them. Don’t let them
wait.

And if the one you are missing can’t/doesn’t
reciprocate,

MOVE ON !!

Life is short, so instead of being hurt & waiting
around-Move on!!

Believe in yourself & life, there’s someone out there
waiting to miss U
too!!

Hold on hold on people..before you start praising me for such a wonderful post, let me tell you it’s not me who has written this..but had got this in one of my mails long time back. However, while reading a friend‘s blog  I just felt that he definitely needs a pat on his back and so buddy this post is for the never-give-up-in-life spirit of yours. Am proud to be your friend.

It’s Christmas!!!

Finally changed my theme. As I was browsing the WordPress Themes I came across “Vermillion Christmas” theme and how I wished I could have it on my blog. And today morning, voila..my wish came true..it was featured on WordPress and without wasting another second.. I switched to it. I just love it..it just sets the Christmas mood to full swing. Added this Sonific Songspot widget too to my sidebar and have this all time favorite “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” as the featured song. And if you are wondering how to get it on your blog. .. well WordPress gives you a step-by-step instructions with screenshots for your aid. So go ahead add one to yours too.

So as the song plays….

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“I wish you a Merry Christmas. ..

I wish you a Merry Christmas….I wish you a Merry Christmas!!”

“LeJa LeJa Re” Video

The soothing voice of Shreya Ghoshal, which is at its best in this purely divine song “LeJa LeJa”, aroused the romantic in of me. Shreya is accompanied by Ustad Sultan Khan, whose song “Piya Basanti re” with Chitra was equally sweet and romantic. I fell in love with the “LeJa LeJa” the very first time I heard it and my iTunes play count shows it to be 45..and as I type out this post the count goes up to 47. However, when I saw the rushes of the video, was really disappointed and thought the song hasn’t been justified.

But it was only this weekend that I saw the full video and I sure was in for a surprise…the video has been shot with a totally different concept…sweet n cute.. n.lovely. To sum it up in one word – “exquisite.” So here is the full video from YouTube.

Album: Ustad and Divas
Video: “Leja Leja”
Artists: Ustad Sultan Khan & Shreya Ghoshal

As for those who want to download this video and other videos from YouTube in a format playable on your Windows Media Player, read this post.

Not just another day

Well, today was a major day in my life. Got two people working under me ….with me giving them training. The thought of the d-day had been scaring me..but thanks to my boss and a colleague who kept on encouraging me and expressing their confidence in me, I finally did it. I was so jittery as to how will I manage two persons. But hey guess what I was able to handle both of them.. and I think I did a pretty decent job. And one thing I realized today was that patience sure is a virtue and I need to have loads of it. Nevertheless, hope I am able to perform my duties well and live up to the expectations my boss has from me and the faith he has in me. So people wish me luck!!