Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ayn Rand's Words...

So True...

Life has a strange way of making you take the paths you least expect... Like I have come to believe,there will be ups and downs,but they will only make you stronger.

The weak ones arent those who fall,but those who fall and dont pick themselves up.

Times change... and so do people.However,the people who love and respect you do it for who you are,not for who they want you to be,and that NEVER changes.

What good is being the best... if it brings out the worst in you?

Saturday, November 24, 2007

One Year!

Tonight I complete 1 year in Tokyo. It seems like yesterday that I set foot outside Narita Airport into the biting cold. When I look back over the last year, I sometimes wonder how quickly it went and sometimes feel it moved so slowly!

I have changed. Plain and simple. Much more confident, much more bindaas, much more impatient, much more rapid firing. Today, I walk with my head held high at all times. I walk knowing for the first time in my life, that I can achieve ANYTHING I want to. I am not afraid of the world, its crooked people, its ways. Quite simply, my self-confidence is so high and my mind is so secure now, that I care a fuck for this world and its shenanigans.

Through this experience, I have learnt the value of time, family & friends and having a goal in life. I have learnt that money is never a constraint to a dream. I have learnt to live alone and independently, yet not lost that love in my heart for my loved ones and close friends. I have learnt that whatever will be, will be: Just do what your heart says. Iv lived well. Iv managed to fulfill a lifetimes wish to bring and show mom Japan. To me, that makes my trip a success.

There are times when life has been hell, the workload has been mind-numbing, the efforts have taken a heavy toll: and having faced all this, I am now confident of facing any situation in life with a newfound aggression and vigour.

I have learnt to let go of lost causes, break-away from the past, meet life head-on and never give up on my dreams!

Above everything, I have learnt to value and respect time.

Thank you God. Thank you Amma and Appa. Love you Nithu. Thank you friends. Thank you Tokyo. Thank you for my success. And thank you for the memories.

Sing With Me! Sing For My Laughter :)

Dream On - Aerosmith

Every time I look in the mirror
All these lines on my face getting clearer
The past is gone
It goes by, like dusk to dawn
Isn't that the way
Everybody's got their dues in life to pay

Yeah, I know nobody knows
where it comes and where it goes
I know it's everybody's sin
You got to lose to know how to win

Half my life
is in books' written pages
Lived and learned from fools and
from sages
You know it's true
All the things come back to you

Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears
Sing with me, if it's just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good lord will take you away

Yeah, sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Sing with me, if it's just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away

Dream On Dream On Dream On
Dream until your dreams come true
Dream On Dream On Dream On
Dream until your dream comes through
Dream On Dream On Dream On
Dream On Dream On
Dream On Dream On

Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Sing with me, if it's just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away
Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Sing with me, if it's just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away...

Thursday, November 01, 2007

I Don't Wanna Close My Eyes

As this trip winds up, I wonder how life seems to rush past when it is going well :) All the meetings with friends, lunches, spending time with dad, mom and sis, visiting friends, visiting Guruvayoor and Triprayar and having a lot of unanswered questions answered by the Almighty HIMSELF, watching the final F1 race of the season, visiting Palasdhare, attending weddings, visiting Ahmedabad and having such a wonderful day, watching photos of Tokyo with family and friends, answering their questions, meeting up with office pals and celebrating with them.

I have lived in the last 3 weeks and yet this greedy heart wants more. Just a moment more to enjoy it all, just a moment more to take it all in, an unending moment is all I need.

I could stay awake just to hear you breathing
Watch you smile while you are sleeping
While you're far away and dreaming
I could spend my life in this sweet surrender
I could stay lost in this moment forever
When, every moment spent with you
Is a moment I treasure

I don't wanna close my eyes
I don't wanna fall asleep
'Cause I'd miss you, baby
And I don't wanna miss a thing
'Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream would never do
I'd still miss you, baby
And I don't wanna miss a thing