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Hi Everyone we are organizing a cultural show on the 27th of October 2018. Please do come along and help make this a success, if you can spread the word then also please do so.

All help will be greatly appreciated…

The show includes Lead Singer Sidhu Moosewala (SidhuMooseWala ‏) , and also Features Bhangra Maestro Benny Dhaliwal (DhaliwalBenny) and Aman Hayer (AmanHayer1 )

Hosted by: Harpz Kaur

Dj Entertaiment by: Dj Harv Kudos

A Night Not To Be Missed…

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All tickets can be bought from eventbrite Click here for Tickets

The seating plan is as follows .. Seating will be round tables of 12 on VIP GOLD and 10 seating on Diamond.

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I will be there , if you guys come do look me up and meet up , would be good to see you all..

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Wow February is already here , A month has already gone in the new year. Time is definitely flying, so without wasting any more time let me just post this post else it will be Christmas again..  Last Christmas I had put some questions here are the answers to those as they came out of the Crackers 🙂 Hope you like them all

1. What do you call Father Christmas in the beach?
Sandy Clause!

2. What do you get if you cross Santa with a detective?
Santa Clues!

(Rekha , you almost got it 🙂 and Santa Holmes is also a brilliant answer) 🙂

3.  What is the best Christmas Present in the World ?
A broken drum, you just can’t beat it!

4. Did Rudolph go to School ?
No. He was Elf-taught! 

5. What did Adam say to his wife on the day before Christmas?
It’s Christmas, Eve!

6. What did Father Christmas do when he went speed dating ?
He pulled a cracker!

7. What does Santa do with fat elves ?
He sends them to an Elf Farm!

8. What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck?
A Christmas Quacker!

9. What do you call a blind dinosaur?
A Do-you-think-he-saur-us.

and the Last One…

10. Where does Santa go when he’s sick?
To the elf centre!

A Bonus one 🙂 

11. What do you call a bankrupt Santa?
Saint Nickel-less!

Hope Everyone has had a Brilliant January, Here’s  wishing the best for the Rest of the 2018.. 

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Lohri is celebrated as the Harvest festival in punjab, wheat is ripening , turning golden, soon it will be cut the grain taken and the farmer will take it to be sold for the rest of the nation to fill their bellies.

It is also Celebrated as the Eve of Maaghi a very auspicious day For Sikhs, Maaghi means primarily the festival at Muktsar Sahib, a district town of the Punjab (it is also my home town), in commemoration of the heroic fight of the Chali Mukte, literally, the Forty Liberated Ones, who laid down their lives warding off an attack by an imperial army marching in pursuit of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

The following song is sung as a tribute to Dulla Bhatti, he is the central character of most Lohri songs , He was regarded as a hero in Punjab, a Punjabi version of Robin Hood as he besides robbing the rich and giving to the poor, would rescue girls being forcibly taken to be sold in slave market during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar. He would then arrange their marriages to boys of their religion with rituals and provide them with dowries. So every other Lohri song has words to express gratitude to Dulla Bhatti.

Sunder mundriye Hoye Oh beautiful one like a ringlet one
Tera kaun wicahara hoye!

Dullah bhatti walla hoye

Dullahe ne dhee vyayae hoye!

Who will save you poor one (to a rescued girl)

Dullah Bhatti is here for you (He rescued the girls who were abandoned and rejected after kidnap!)

He married off his daughter (the rescued girls were adopted by him as his daughters)

Ser shakkar payee hoye!

Kudi da laal pachaka hoye!

Kudi da saalu paatta hoye!

Salu kaun samete!

He gave a measure (ser about a kilo)of sugar!

The girl is wearing bridal red dress!

But her shawl is torn (poor and soiled-girl has been raped?)!

Who will stitch her shawl(repair her reputation)?!

Mame choori kutti!

zamidara lutti!

Zamindaar sadaye!

The maternal uncle made sweet ghee bread (choori)! (maternal uncles were responsible to vouch for chastity of the girl)

The landlords ravished it (meaning the girl kidnapped by rich moghul landlords!)!

bade bhole aaye!

Ek bhola reh gaya!

Sipahee pakad ke lai gaya!

Sipahee ne mari eet!

Lots of innocent guys came (poor grooms)

One innocent boy got left behind (the poorest of poor!)

The soldiers arrested him! (Indicated that he was in collusion with Bhatti the rebel)

The soldiers hit him with a brick! (tortured him)

Sanoo de de lohri te teri jeeve jodi!

Pahnnve ro te pahnnve pitt!

Give us lohri (gifts) ..long live you couple!

Cry or howl!

Back home in India I would have got up early, worn nice new clothes, met up with my friends from the neighborhood and then go house to house, singing the above song demanding some gift. We would get money or sweets… Money usually..

The house that gave money was blessed by US by

“Dabba bharaya leera da”
“Ai ghar ameera da”

The house that did not give

“Hukka bhai Hukkaa”
“Ai ghar bhukka”

My grandfather would give me the traditional 500Rs, My dad is a miser he would not give :), mum would give though depending on how much she has… I bet if mum was not at home a lot of the above Hukka bhai hukka was sung in front of our house he he he … I am just kidding

It would soon be college time, oh yes holiday-no holiday, festival – no festival, College is a must,  Not just me but everyone in the group would be there, to start the planning how to go about celebrating (I do think Now , why did we not plan a day earlier on the 12th.. hmmmm, would have saved coming all the way to college) , where can we have the big pyre lit have the dholi beat the dhol… dance around the fire eat the sweets the gachaks ( groundnuts and jaggery), Rewadi’s , nuts , next door neighbours would come a few other friends make a night out of it .. Dancing- singing … then once exhausted just sit around the fire till late in night just chatting…

So Here’s wishing

Mere SAARE YAAR BELIYAAN NU                   — (To all my friends)
Te uhna diyan Sohnia Sohinia saheliyan nu  — (and to all their beautiful Girl friends)

Mere Yaar Sharabiyaan nu                                — (To all My drunkard friends)
Te meriyaan Shonia Sohnia Bhabhiyan nu    — (To all my beautiful sister-in-law’s)

Mere Yaar Puraniyan Nu                                   — (To all my old Friends)
Te uhna di Nikke Nikke Niyaniyan nu            — (And to their Little Children)

Te Sab Budhiyaan Nu                                          — (To all the Oldies)

HAPPY LOHRI EVERYONE…. Have a blast .. EAT – DRINK and BE MERRY… Enjoy

HAPPY LOHRI . and dont forget my LOHRI… ..

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Here we are Christmas EVE.. 🙂 Tomorrow is Christmas .. So here’s wishing all my readers and everyone who visit here.. wish you all a

A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE ..

From the bottom of my heart .. and so does  ME and My Random Thoughts

At our Christmas lunch , collected a few Christmas funnies that pop out of the crackers ..

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So have a go at them and enjoy the day ..

1. What do you call Father Christmas in the beach??

2. What do you get if you cross Santa with a detective?

3.  What is the best Christmas Present in the World ?

4. Did Rudolph go to School ?

5. What did Adam say to his wife on the day before Christmas?
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6. What did Father Christmas do when he went speed dating ?

7. What does Santa do with fat elves ?

8. What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck?

9. What do you call a blind dinosaur?

and Last but not the least ..

10. Where does Santa go when he’s sick?

Have a Great day tomorrow and I hope and wish Santa brings all the happiness and everything that each of you has wished for ..

Let me share one of my favorite songs too ..

 

What are your favorite Christmas songs ..

PS. A small lecture before I leave .. Please Dont Drink and Drive., Have a Safe Celebration.

 

I have not posted for a long time , in-spite of it all being a holiday season I been so busy with everything, yet it feels i have not accomplished anything, I must have driven more than a few thousand miles and flown at least half a dozen times for something or the other, I bet the lady at the check-in desk for emirates probably recognize my face by now at the airport.

Thankfully I have a day off today so I thought I will post, something that I have observed even though I worked at the airport for a decade it did not hit me till now I guess I am a slow observer or learner I should say ..

You know we have a duty-free at almost all the airports which although sounds like a bargain but I have my doubts I am sure the duty-free is not that cheap as we think it is, anyway it’s not the prices I want to discuss.. Right so you buy some items and go to the check out, where the smiling lady at the till asks for your BOARDING PASS…

I mean you have to prove that you are flying on an aeroplane even though you are in the airport..

NOW why would they ask for the boarding pass are they trying to figure out that we should not be in that place, or have we just barged in to the duty-free shop.

Are they suggesting that I got up early morning at a ridiculous time to make it to the airport , parked my car at the car park at ridiculous high price , stood in the queue to check in my luggage , then walked up the escalators through the airport security (forgot the shuttle bus ride from the car park to the airport) 🙂 .. I mean the airport is supposedly the most security conscious place, after getting myself imaged in the new human camera, and then getting patted up and down by the security staff just because my bracelet set the metal detector off..  do the duty-free people still think that I just might have got into the shop without the BOARDING PASS.

December is here, Festive season’s , the year coming to an end, I love December though because of all the festivities, and also one of my favorite person has their birthday this month (although I am not their favorite 🙂 ) ..  So I would like to wish them a very happy birthday a couple of days late I know.. but then that’s me a Late Latif always 🙂

So whats the plan for Christmas everyone two weeks left .. Have a great month everyone …

 

Here we are On the first day of a brand new year, First of all let me wish everyone reading this a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR..

2015 has been OK, usual and to be frank I have got used to the usual one now too much happiness and I might just have a heart attack and Die.. I surly don’t want that to happen:)

As in previous years  I have met so many new people over my blog which has always been a highlight of my years, but that came with some heartache too , as some near-dear one’s no longer wish to know me. What hurts more is that there has been no reason for that , well at least that is what I feel, but unless I am told I would not know.

Relationships have always been a heartache for me, for some reason it seems I get too close or friendly or emotionally attached to people TOO SOON, the rest of the world does not work that way, people have become intelligent,  and although I have been trying my best to change myself, I let myself down every time. Hopefully one day I will get or become as the world is 🙂

I been having this in my bucket list for a long long time, yet I have never been strong enough to change myself , to be how people are hence this particular item is still in my bucket list for the new year.

There have been a few highlights this year, some worth mentioning the medal which was in start of the year 🙂 .

I did the January blogathon this year and failed miserably so am not even going to attempt it in the new year, I am not capable of doing it, posting a post each day of the Month.

So all in all I have had a ok year it had its usual up’s and down’s , saying that I also feel that what will it be without the ups-downs , here’s hoping 2016 is equally good, with all its ups and downs to spice up the life. I don’t mind that at all as long as I have all the lovely people around.

I also want to say a Big Thank you to everyone who reads all the crap I write, All the ones who visit me and All you beautiful human beings who have made this blog a special place. I had written a poem for everyone sometime , which I am resharing here again as I still mean it with all my heart. To all My friends and All who visit this blog.

Over years I have made some very good friends Even if we have not met , or chatted maybe talked once or twice over the years, But It does seem that I know them very well reading there articles. I have some favourites too, and for some I am favourite.. Let me please Take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to everyone who click on the link knowingly or unknowingly .. Thank you for all the comments, a lot of you know and I have been blamed with that too, That I am comment hungry.. OH YES no denying that I love the comments coming , But If I have forced you to come then please I am sorry.

Some of you have stood by me in my personal problem times and Good times .. Some of you hate me , some love me .. What I have found is its true things change.. Change in Inevitable , Some have just brushed past, Some who stood by me THEN have turned their back now, but that is life.

Thank you for all the emails you have sent, The phone calls and Sms Messages.

This post is again dedicated to All the people who read what I write. The ones who are younger than me let me say I love you all , All who are elder to me I respect you all.

Over the time I am sure I have offended a lot of you out there Let me take this opportunity to say Sorry to anyone and everyone who I let down for any reason..

I am sorry

Please let By gone’s be By-gone’s and let’s be friends again, life is too short to hold grudges of any kind. I am sorry VERY SORRY from the bottom of my heart. I am going to quote my favourite saying which i have used so many times on this blog…

Chaman main ikhtilat rangon boo se baat banti hai
hum hi hum hain to kya hum hain
tumhi tum ho to kya tum ho

I would like to Extend my hand of friendship to all those who are there.. God bless you all, have a good day , Thanks for reading this And here’s WISHING YOU ALL ONCE AGAIN A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR..

May all your dreams come true in the year 2016,

May you dream more/NEW Dreams.

GOD BLESS and Love you all..

Let the Coming new year be better than all that have gone by

  • Vow to do something that you have always wanted to do but could not find time to do so
  • Call up a forgotten friend
  • Drop an OLD GRUDGE and replace it with some pleasant memories ,
  • Vow not to make a promise that you don’t think you can keep,
  • Stand up and walk Tall. You’ll look Ten times younger.
  • Don’t be afraid to say I love you Say it again .. They are the best words in the world.

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and Something for Fun 🙂

 

 

Wordless Wednesday :- To All My Friends

I had asked some questions in the previous post , but the Christmas cheer and all only one or two people attempted the answers, So here are the answers ..Hope you all are having a good time , enjoying the festive season..

 

1. What does Santa suffer from if he gets stuck in a chimney ?

Claustrophobia!

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2. Why did Santa’s helper see the doctor ?

Because he had a low “elf” esteem!

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3. What kind of motorbike does Santa ride ?

A Holly Davidson!

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4. What do you call a cat in the desert ?

Sandy Claws!

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5. What do you call a dog who works for Santa ?

Santa Paws!

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6. What did the sea Say to Santa ?

Nothing! It just waved!

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7. What do they sing at a snowman’s birthday party ?

Freeze a jolly good fellow

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8. Why did the turkey join the band ?

Because it had the drumsticks!

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9. What do you call a blind dinosaur?

A doyouthinkhesawus

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10. What fur do we get from a tiger?

As fur as possible

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New year is just round the corner so let me take this opportunity to wish all the readers , and to every one around them a Very happy new year …