Thursday, 19 July 2012
Well, I have finally found my way again to my blog.
Time has passed... not too long but long enough for me to come out of my hibernation. A mixture of feeling in a rut, stuck, whatever you may call it came upon me and I just let go. Not receiving constructive feedbacks on my postings was one of them, I guess. The one-way traffic did nothing for me to continue either. Couple that with maintaining a home, cooking , teaching, baking , chauffeuring and painting really got me so bogged that I just gave up after some time.
Anyway a lot has happened since then. My thoughts have changed, my view of life has changed, my spirit has changed, my outlook to life has changed , I am more spiritual than religious in faith and now I know and feel nothing happens by chance, not to me nor to anyone. There's a reason for everything that's happening in our lives.......... Geez ! Sounds like a load of crap, doesn't it ? Well, I have felt like that and gone through that too !!! (lol)
Next, I went to India. A 3 week trip. Very exhausting and exhausted. The heat was unbearable - it was considered ' summer time temperature ' in June and the weather was changing to cooler climes just a day or two before I left. Talk about perfect timing! Things in India are certainly cheap, especially foodstuff. Got carried away and gorged on gorgeous Malkova and luscious Alphonso mangoes almost daily until I was quite quite sick. Same experience with pomegranates - fat, round and red ones with fuschia pink and ruby red pearly seeds inside. Everytime I cut open them, the sweet juices would cover my grubby hands and I couldn't wait to prize open all the seeds and pop them into my greedy mouth at one go !
I was on a vegetarian diet all throughout. Would you believe it if I say that Indian food in India is really spicy , even for a Malaysian Indian Hindu like me ?. My food orders were limited to Chinese fried rice ( can't excape this dish anywhere in the world, I think !) and idlis / naan bread with lentil dhall and chutney . And I thought that I could have a jolly good time eating everything I fancied, being cheap and all.............................sigh
My main intent and itinerary was to visit the 5 main temples dedicated to the 5 elements of the Universe - Air, Water, Earth, Fire and Akash ( Space). It so happened that I had the luck to visit only two of them. The Temple of the Fire Element in Thiruvanamalai and the Temple of the Space/Sky/Akash element in Chidambaram, both of which is located in Tamil Nadu, South India. I guess I have to go again to India for another trip.............lol
Uuurrrgghhh !!!!! God! I just found out that all my pictures taken in India via my I Pad have all disappeared. How awful ........urrrgghhh what rotten luck..................... well, well, well..... looks like the God Almighty really wants me to go to India again, for sure. All rightey.... I got the message.
That's about it for now.
Happy reading, friends
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