Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Theatre of Dreams :)

Appa is visiting Manchester tomorrow! He will be going to Leeds. Iv asked him to visit Old Trafford and take pics!!! :D

Iv also asked him to get me a Manchester United jersey!!!

Boy, am I happy! Someone from my family is getting to visit the Theatre of Dreams :)

Mohammad

On Thursday night, I got out of office by 7.30 PM. Planned to watch Dasavatharam at ElDorado theatre near office at 8.30 PM. Went to buy tickets and turns out, they didn't have a show for 8.30. So bought a ticket for the 10.30 PM show and decided to finish dinner and come back.

Bought some eats, an energy drink, chocolate milk, refilled my cell and sat at the park near Al Salam street to have my food and talk to Appa, Amma, Nithu and friends. Had a chat with everyone and finished the food. Came home to change into something casual and hurry back to the theatre.

As I was walking along to ElDorado, at the junction between Al Salam street and Electra, suddenly an Arab man came walking towards me. I said: "Yes"?

His arms were outstretched, like that of a father wanting to prevent his son from harm, his eyes were wide and had pain written in them and a searching look, as if he was looking for his missing son. He said: "Mohammad" and looked into my eyes.

In that moment, I could see a desperate search. I simply couldnt place it. Why? How? For whom? I just couldn't explain why that man searched for a "Mohammad" in me. It was all in a moment.

I walked on.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Silence Is Golden, Silence Is Golden :)

Its been 5 days(and nights) in Abu Dhabi so far. From losing my baggage to regaining it today, getting used to the life around here, feeling mad at the poor public transport and communications facilities to coming to terms with them. Beautiful Gujarati thali lunches and dinners, super-sized everything. Malayalis everywhere and office talk in Hindi and Malayalam.

Its been a novel experience. And works not even begun yet :)

Dads abroad, Sis travels often, Mom at home, me here. When did times turn such :) And the beauty of it is that love has no distances :)

All the weaknesses, naivete, open-eyed view of life of a young boy has crystallized into the cool, unruffled present. Theres no bitterness over the method of teachings, nor any pain. Coz Iv learnt that Silence is golden :) No matter how badly you are hit, no matter how hard your heart breaks, no matter what... travel is the balm to all that you wish to move on from :D

Jeena shayad isi ka naam hai.

Am looking forward to the experience.