Wednesday, March 30, 2005

One Flaw in Women

This was a nice fwd!!

By the time the Lord made woman, He was into his sixth day of workingovertime. An angel appeared and said, "Why are you spending so muchtime on this one?" And the Lord answered, "Have you seen my spec sheet on her? She has to be completely washable, but not plastic; have over 200 movable parts, all replaceable; able to run on diet coke and leftovers; have a lap thatcan hold four children at one time; have a kiss that can cure anything from ascraped knee to a broken heart; and she will do everything with only twohands." The angel was astounded at the requirements. "Only two hands? No way!And that's just on the standard model? That's too much work for one day.Wait until tomorrow to finish." "But I won't," the Lord protested . "I amso close to finishing this creation that is so close to my own heart. Shealready heals herself when she is sick AND can work 18 hour days." The angel moved closer and touched the woman. "But you have made herso soft, Lord." "She is soft," the Lord agreed, "but I have also madeher tough. You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish." "Will she be able to think?" asked the angel. The Lord replied, "Not only will she be ableto think, she will be able to reason and negotiate." The angel then noticed something and reaching out, touched thewoman's cheek. "Oops, it looks like you have a leak in this model. I told youthat you were trying to put too much into this one." "That's not a leak," theLord corrected, "that's a tear!" "What's the tear f or?" the angel asked.The Lord said, "The tear is her way of expressing her joy, her sorrow, her pain, her disappointment, her love, her loneliness, her grief and her pride."The angel was impressed. "You are a genius, Lord. You thought of everything! Woman is truly amazing." And she is! Women have strengths that amaze men. They bear hardshipsand they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love, and joy. Theysmile when they want to scream. They sing when they want to cry. They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous. They fight for what theybelieve in. They stand up to injustice. They don't take "no" for an answer when they believe there is a better solution. They go without so their family can have.They go to the doctor with a frightened f riend. They love unconditionally.They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards.They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding. Their hearts breakwhen a friend dies. They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left. They know that a hug and akiss can heal a broken heart. Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care aboutyou. The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning. They bringlove, joy and hope. They have compassion, faith and ideals. They give moralsupport to their family, friends and others. Women have vital things to say and everything to give. HOWEVER, IF THERE IS ONE FLAW IN WOMEN, IT IS THAT THEY FORGET THEIR WORTH.

Monday, March 28, 2005

For Love's Sake

We met a couple from Malaysia, they are basically from Tamilnadu, but born and brought up there. It was amazing to see them, the lady is handicapped and finds it very difficult to walk, walks very very slowly with help. The gentleman is really great, he is handsome, holds a good position, he knew her for quiet sometime and hence wanted to marry only her. It is a great selfless sacrifice on his part, his patience and endurance to go through such trouble to look after her. I was amazed to see such a couple, in a world where people are so selfish, money minded it is very rare to see such selfless people.Hats off to this great person!!

Thursday, March 24, 2005

My first Job

I have been lucky to work in different work environments, due to contracting. But I would never forget my first job in Chennai, India. It was the best and it would remain the same forever. We were such a team and we enjoyed each and every moment of our stay there. It was basically like going back to school, we were five and proudly called ourselves "HUM PANCH". We were seen together everywhere, during lunch breaks, tea breaks, functions etc. Finally we all worked in the same project as well, people used to envy us since we were together always and did things together. It was fun and we all enjoyed every moment of it. Even today when i look back those were the Golden days which we would never get back. Having worked in so many places so far, I have never got such a kind of friendship anywhere. Today though we are all in different places doing different things, we keep in touch with each other and know what is going on in our lives.Those days will never come back!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2005


CARS,CARS Everywhere!!. If a person doesnot have a car in the US, it sucks!!. We have been managing without a second car, by living close to work and i had the luxury of walking to work everyday. But now since there are no apartments close to work, I need to commute by bus which sucks!! since the frequeny of the bus is 1 hr and the schedule is mornings between 6 to 8 and evening 3 to 7. Last evening not sure if i missed the bus or the service was cancelled, anyway i was left all alone in the busstop waiting for the bus to arrive with a storm forming and the winds gusting away, i was shivering in the bus stand. If they have a good public transportation system here, then there is no need for so many cars to be on the road, wasting the fuel and to get the fuel to go to war. The fuels prices are just shooting up and people are spending more on fuel than anything else here since they drive big SUV's and trucks. They advertise to save commute time, by car pool and van pool. But why not save fuel by having good public transportation.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

My grandma

She was a remarkable lady beautiful, strong-willed, intelligent, courageous, gifted and very active. She lived through it all, ups and down, tears and laughs. Life was more of tears for her, but she brushed it off with her will to succeed and make it through all odds. She loved us all and had fun with us as well. She was my grandma.

I remember her more since I was brought up by her. Summer vacations, Easter, Christmas, New Year it was all fun at grandma place. I used to wait for the vacation to start to be at her place. It was fun to be at grandma place, her stories, food, outings, cooking sessions, ice creams. She was an all rounder, she played the violin, sang well, excellent cook, reader, excellent knitter.
I used to get her all types of knitting threads and she made me hats, TV covers, table mats and what not. She was on top of all affairs, she used to give me updates on News, TV programs and everything you name it. Even when things were not going right, she had the power to make us all happy, with great food, excellent knitting , joyous shopping trips and great stories. She carried herself with charisma.

Life was not easy for her, after grandpa’s death with 10 children to take care off, but she had the will to succeed. She was strong and the faith kept her going everyday. Not a day passed by without a problem, but she faced it like a rock. She was a remarkable woman and above all a great mom and grandma.

Today she has 18 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. We all love you grandma! May your soul rest in Peace.