Sunday, January 30, 2005

Card Anyone?

Green Card that is....well finally Mom, Dad and Sis will be getting theirs. :-) I, on the other will have to wait a while before I can get mine. Its the cost of being older than 21 years of age when dad applied for it. So now its all up to me to get mine, it will take some time, time is what I have not much of these days.

Seems just like two days ago that I sat down to write the last entry of the blog, and its been whole 7 days. Atleast this writing is making me think back and realize the time that have been spent in those 7 days. Usually when someone asks, "What did you do this week or weekend?" I will say, "oh not much just did nothing." This writing is actually changing that, it makes me put down thoughts

So now with this card, its time to take a much needed vacation for mom and dad. I think vacation aside, its time to go back to india and visit relatives, visit memories, visit graves. I think now mom can start shopping for the trip, getting things for the people back home. We have to buy things for almost everyone we know....everything we get from here is actually made back in India or China, but they still love that we bring it from here.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Snow storm NYC

The first snow storm of NYC.
It has kept me hibernated inside the apartment for two straight days, no basketball, no going out, nothing. Just practically confined to my room.

So I took out my camera and thought I will take some pics of people who are braver than me to actually get outside in the snow.

Snow storm NYC Posted by Hello

How come we get used to snow so much that we sometimes loose the beauty of it.

Nature can be beautiful, nature can be cruel as well. The affects of Tsunami is still being calculated, lives are being changed day by day. Hope you guys are doing something yourself. Some financial help, a prayer at night. Anything.


Its been two whole weeks since I have gotten a chance to write something. I have a chance tonight before this weekend comes to an end as well. The time just goes too fast, I cant believe we are almost the end of January. I wish I can hold on to the smallest moments forever, sometimes I do by taking pictures but its not like we can have a camera everywhere we go and have it with us when we are doing every single thing.

This friday was Eid, Eid-ul-Adha to be exact.

Eid-ul-Adha (the Festival of Sacrifice) is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Prophet Ibrahim's (PBUH) willingness to sacrifice his son for Allah. Allah rewarded his willinging by sending in a ram(goat) to be sacrificied instead.

For the first time in 10 years, the time that we have been here in the US, we sent money back home(India) to give a goat as a sacrifice. This goat will be distributed to the poor and needy first, relatives second and then shared with family members.

I miss being back in India during these festive times. It would have been a big occasion and celebration. Here it was more subdued, went to masjid to pray in the morning, went to work. Went to work, how is that for a day of celebration. :-) But all in all, we are happy with how things are going, so we have to be thankful.

Sunday, January 09, 2005


It has been a week in to the new year, and nothing much has changed.
So much will change.

Someone close to me will be getting married in December. :-) YaY
I will eventually know what i will doing and where i will be going before the middle of the year.
Contract with my current employer will be over and I will either be looking for an extension or trying to get away from the place totally.
I cant believe its been almost 3 years since I started doing internship at this place. 2 years of internship and 1 year as a consultant.
Yas (sis) will be turning the page on her teen years and will be moving on to
I am sure many other important things that I am not able to think right now.
Sometimes the changes occur and if you dont anticipate it, they just blend it and you dont even notice them happening.

Coming back to the topic of this post, for this weekend, the change was pretty much in the cell phone plans of dad and sis. mom became a newcomer to the cell phone market. Now it seems that even though she didnt pick her own phone, she probably has the best one out of them all. So now all of us have a cell phone, hmm....and they have the family plan. Not just that... they are going to be getting their green cards soon. They they they, hmm and I am all alone. Haha.. but we still have dinner together, mom's cooking is oh so nice(mother's love has no comparison), dad's thoughts, advices and view of the world, sis's ohhhh everything.... so that makes up for it all. :-)

Saturday, January 01, 2005

A New Year

A welcoming of a new year is much needed. Hopefully it wil be a happy one. A safe one perhaps is a better way to put it.

For the past few years, the eve has been spent at the comfort of home with mom dad and sis. This year was no different, except the home was in someone's else place. A subdued new year was much needed, a time to pray and hope. Time to look back at things that had been happening in the world. Time to look back at things that happened withing myself, surrounding, people I affect.

I wont bore you with the detals of the changes, but in the coming entries i will be sure to go back myself and think through things. There is a lot one can learn by revisiting decisions made, choices that were picked, arguments that were necessary (uncessary perhaps) , people we loved, fell out of love. Some things we carry on, some leave behind.

Wishing you guys a Happy New Year.