For last few days I have been wearing sneakers where I used to be in sandals. The result is electirifying, literally!! I get out of the car, touch the door to close it.. and am *shocked*! After banging the keyboard for sometime or sitting on a chair in carpeted floor for sometime, walkout and touch something metallic -- and shocked again. I think winter also helps to build more static. Sometime it is so intense I can hear some sound coming from the finger tips. So now, I am all CHARGED UP! ;)
Unusual of me, am unconciously humming a Hindi song from "1942, A love story".
Ye safar bahut hai kathin magar,
na udaas ho mere hum safar...
Also took the trouble to find the meaning of the lines(Fellow traveller, way ahead is tough, but don't get restless....). I am beginning to like it. There is something about the song I can't figure out...
These are one of those times when I have not been writing much, either because I am too occupied or that I have got little to write. Such times, an old thought of shutting down the blog resurfaces. But ofcourse I would not do that for my own good. Instead, I try to keep it alive by posting pictures from my collection. Here is one.
This is one of my busiest weeks. Unlikely that I can post anything until around next Monday.... I got the last weekend to extend 4 days long and it seems like I am going to have to make up for that.....
Yoo hoooo!! My blog is now one year old!! Started on 7th December 2001, I was really not sure how long it would survive; I should say it has weathered the test of times. :-) All thanks to my dearest visitors for sticking with me all along and helping the blog grow. :-)
My old list of places to go all around the world resurfaced when I was watching this movie Insomnia yesterday. The movie has some amazing shots from Alaska. I often prefer to take the road less travelled than to hang around in the cities. Here goes the list:
Alaska: Got introduced to the beauty of the place for the first time 3-4 years back when the movie 'The Edge' was relesaed. I then thought I should visit the place but never knew I would get a chance so soon. Despite having been there during May/June this year, I want to go back and explore the place. See: pictures of Alaska.
Want to be there for: Around 3 months.
The Himalayas: Not much needs to be said about them. I have never travelled northwards so far. These mountain ranges are my childhood fascination. There are so many beautiful places to explore.
Want to be there for: A year or so!
NYC: The greatest city in the world, at least according to me. Want to be there for Christmas, shop in 5th Avenue, do some ice skating and enjoy the nicety filled in the december air. Want to go up the tallest of the tall buildings and enjoy the breeze, swim in the hudson and a lot more. Even walking in busy sidewalks of this city should feel great. This is one dream easily realizable. All I have to do is make up my mind(The tough part. :-) ).
Want to be there for: 3-4 weeks.
Brazil: A place I always dreamed to go. To explore the spelndours of the Amazon's rain forests and travel around the great river. Whenever I see these places in TV, I feel that I just have to be there. And I better make it fast, before they destroy everything out there. And ofcourse, there is also Rio.
Want to be there for: 3 months
New Guinea: Why in the world, would you wonder. This is probably the only place in the world yet where you can see forests so far untouched by man but still accesible. And here is where treepeople happen to exist beyond fantom comics!! Some of the tribes are known to spend more time on trees than land. They build huts on the top of very tall evergreen trees(!) and find a good part of their food in the trees.
Want to be there for: not for long. :-)
Kenya, Zimbabwa: Zimbabwe came in the list mostly because of the greatest of the great Victoria waterfall that spans to a width of few miles(!). If you have seen it in NGC or somewhere, you can't resist wanting to be there. Kenya, ofcourse for its now famous safaries, although I would prefer to make my journey much better than those safaries where the tours are very superficial.
Want to be there for: a month
Antartica! I am a little too curious about this part of the world. Want to go there during the months when there is light. They say air is so clear in this part of the world that a mountain 80kms far appears like 5kms away. Would want to say hello to the penguins too.
Austria/Switzerland: Wanna skeeeee. And want to see the alps.