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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 …

 

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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 …

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 my work Christmas lunch yesterday , 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 does Santa suffer from if he gets stuck in a chimney ?

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

3. What kind of motorbike does Santa ride ?

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

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

6. What did the sea Say to Santa ?

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

8. Why did the turkey join the band ?

9. What do you call a blind dinosaur?

and Last but not the least ..

10. What fur do we get from a tiger?

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

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

 

Here we are , the 11th of November. I am going to start this post with the following I read long time back..

” when life pulls you,wrenches you, the same life hugs you and kisses you and love you back.. we just need to know to be strong and be positive about life. ” by Aswathy here.

That is such a lovely thought ,  I know LIFE is such that you either love it or you hate it .. and those who love LIFE have a lovely life too and those who hate soon learn how to love life.

Today is a special day too as its Diwali so it seems the whole world is going to celebrate my birthday 🙂 and everyone knows how much i love fireworks, if I could I would light some fireworks all day long, since childhood i have been crazy about fireworks But sadly this year I am not celebrating Diwali due to a family mishap.

Since morning everyone has been sending messages -emails , whatsapp these days has become a necessity.

Before I get carried on let me first of all wish every reader and Visitor.. Wishing you-Your Family and EVERYONE Around you a very happy Diwali

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I always say God has been very Kind to me, I am sure he has a special place for me 🙂 Over the years I have had some dreams , actually a LOT of dreams some have come true , some have got lost and hopefully Some more will get fulfilled as time goes on. So today is My birthday too 🙂

11th November 2010

In college we had these dreams that as we grow old and start working, we will become independent , do this and that.. but it’s not that way.. as you grow responsibilities grow, priorities change , looking at the world differs, things which mattered than .. Don’t matter NOW. All those dreams we had, all friends will take up a job in same company and have fun but it was not to be. I am an average person. Everyone or well most people are confident in themselves to a level, but there is always self-doubt, should I do this or that , will I be successful, am I doing the right thing. I have my doubts at times. I also long for what everyone longs for Love, caress, appreciation, (you guys reading this write a comment HOW GOOD IT IS.. yes go on please please please .. he he he he )

In all these years I have done a lot of wild things, a few wishes have come true like

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Wanted to fly….. did it ( gliding and then the Flying

Wanted to be a good at sports – I been in nationals for hockey

Wanted to visit places — work in progress, been to Spain-America-Canada-Australia- Brussels- Dubai-Singapore- France-etc etc.

Wanted to do a few of the dangerous sport activities Bungee jumping, parachuting, skydiving, Have done the Sky dive and NOW have given up the idea of bungee jumping , don’t like the idea for some reason.

Wanted to do white water Rafting and other silly things , have managed to do them all now 🙂

I want to go to Disneyland in Florida.. Oh yes I do .. its nothing of being childish .. every person has a child hidden in them.. I do want to go and do it some day …

I also Want to do something like this 🙂  I want to Do this stunt myself .. I told my friend and they said “ARE YOU MAD“… But what fun it would be, and in case it goes wrong then No chance of surviving so all the better, because I would not want to be in an accident and live a broken life.

The one thing I am dyeing to do is go on a Safari in Africa , in a Hot air balloon, Imagine the drift flying you and then in the middle of it Pffft Pfffft Pfffft oooops the engine or whatever  it is stops … and you are slowing going down.. down .. you look down .. GUESS what .. A PRIDE is watching with those sweet innocent eyes , tongues hanging out , occasionally slurping with the thought of fresh MAN MEAT .. YUMMY .. .

Another thing I want to do is drive all the way to India, Yes , drive it all the way to India..at some stages actually had serious talks with a group of maniacs like me to do it , we just did not have that much money to buy the cars , else we just might have done it .. Just imagine .. wow.. I am getting an adrenalin rush just thinking about it… A road trip exploring various places around the world, Turkey, Istanbul,  Greece, Italy,Iran, Austria, Pakistan.. imagine the amazing places. I know a lot of people have done it so why not do it myself. ONE DAY GOD WILLING I TOO WILL.

More maybe next time .. What about you people out there anything ….

Lohri is celebrated as the Harvest festival in punjab, wheat is ripening and is 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 ..

Dulla Bhatti, is the central character of most Lohri songs , He was regarded as a hero in Punjab as he besides robbing the rich, 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.

Lohri reminds me on 13th January, we would go around the neighbourhood, house to house… singing the Lohri song demanding some gift, People would give money or sweets… Money usually..Takes me back to the good old days as I call them when my grand-dad and my dad were alive. Daddy as I called my Grandfather, would give me the traditional 500Rs, which use to be a lot of money in those days. Wants were and needs were less, Enough to go have a chicken soup at Goldie’s roost and a meal at Shangrila the Chinese place.

I remember our neighbours, The house on the left an old lady lives, She would have a bowl full of sweets ready, I would go and ring her bell, she would say “KHULA HAI” (its open).. Then a crisp 100Rs note and a bowl of sweets and TONS AND TONS OF WISHES, blessings, I miss them so much, don’t get all those wishes anymore from the heart.

The house right opposite us, were one of those misers too, hardly saw lights on in that house, I think the owners were in states, only a caretaker was there.. So nothing from there…

About 10 am it was time to go to college, as everyone would be there all my friends. meet up then the planning starts how to go about celebrating it, which usually started in the college canteen. In evening all of us would meet and visit every friends house , especially the girls 🙂 and the look on their faces seeing boys come to their house . In those days it was such a big deal if a boy talked with a girl or went to a girls house.

And since it is punjab, the visits always involved a few drinks here and there…

Then reach home, Dad always had a big BIG pile of wood… Lit the fire, have the dholi beat the dhol… dance around the fire eat the sweets The gachaks, 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…

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

HAPPY LOHRI . and dont forget my LOHRI… ..

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

We had our work Christmas lunch a couple of days ago, where by I collected a few Christmas funnies that pop out of the crackers ..

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

1. How do you get rid of a boomerang ?

2. What did the snowman say to the aggressive carrot ?

3. What do you call a penguin in the Sahara desert ? 

4. What has four legs but can’t walk ? 

5. What did the fish say when it swam into a wall ? 

6. What do you get if you eat Christmas decorations ?

7. What is the best xmas present in the world ?

8. What did Adam say on the day before Christmas ? 

9. Who hides in the bakery at Christmas ? 

10. What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire ?

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

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