Thursday, December 31, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016

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As a New Year dawns
I wish with all my heart for Joy
The Joy to be with my past intercepted with the present TO face a future full of HOPE
The Joy to know that I sometimes lost and still awake with a winning smile
The Joy that a hope is risen when the trials come washing down
A Joy to not give up when all I wanted was to turn back the clock
The Joy to know that no matter what
I am still a force to reckon...

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE - MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU IN 2016!!
GOD BLESS

-shobana-
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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Of Family, A Christmas Tree, Fruit Cake and Cookies!!





Of Family, Christmas Tree, Fruit Cake and Cookies !!

A Joyous Christmas to one and all
With special mention to my readers far and wide
The Spirit of Christmas awakens the meaning of
LOVE, filled with FAITH and CHARITY and most
of all the will to HOPE for a future filled with all
the trimmings of a joyous LIFE. Merry Christmas!!





-SHOBANA-
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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Everyone loves a Christmas Story



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Outside it is snowing
The snowman just keeps smiling
Its winter coat of red and black is hidden
In the blizzard of the snowflakes just falling

Inside the warmth of the fire burning is just comforting
They sit with a cup of chocolate mulling
The snow flakes soft they watch with eyes capturing
The beauty of the night where the white of the snow is just captivating

The music playing the "Silent Night" is just soothing
As they watch the snow they discover a peace overcoming
The silence just mesmerizing
No words can express the beauty of Christmas 
In the arms of the one you Love
And witness the charms of Creation with adoration..

-shobana-
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Friday, December 11, 2015

My Christmas Wish


I hope Santa hears this one out
I want a special Christmas without any taunt
No wars or rages to begin with and I am being blunt
I want a peaceful Christmas to dance

To sing the carols to me taught
From the age old songs I want to sing out loud
I want it sung in choirs of angels on harps
A Christmas that belongs to one and to all

I want the silver, gold and chimes
That my hearts desire is fulfilled with much mirth
I sing of reindeers on a sleigh full of gifts
I wish that it brings my heart's desire to the fullest

A Blessed and Merry Christmas to one and all
Tis' the season of Joy, Peace and Hope

-shobana-
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Monday, December 7, 2015

My trip to Jakarta - Au Revoir, Till We meet Again


 The instant I landed at the Jakarta International Airport, I was instilled with a warm sense of welcome. Pass the immigration, over to collect my baggage a gentleman of foreign boding with a Malaysian passport I suppose on holiday too, took the liberty of asking me if I was OK. A prompt nod and recognizing him from the line at the foreigners passport queue I thought to myself that I would have looked lost.

No, I was just taking in the scenario while waiting for my friend Jessica who works in Jakarta and was on the way back from a short holiday in Malaysia. I often have the look that says that I am lost I suppose but even if I do get lost - I ask for directions or actually get lost to discover another avenue of interest.

There is no sense of excitement if there is no adventure in your travels.

Jakarta was breathtakingly a get away from Kuala Lumpur. It looked beautiful everywhere with the lights on when I landed in the hours of late evening.
The people charming, exceptionally good looking and courteous is what crossed my mind.


We were centered in an area where the malls were just two or three minutes away and with rows of gourmet dining there were live bands playing beautiful music at intersections. We danced the 1st night to line dancing- it was just so infectious since the music was fantastic. I was taken up by the talents of each band that played different repertoire of music. There was even a Spanish night where the songs were sung in excellent tunes to the originals.

Christmas decorations were springing up really quickly and on the 2nd day I saw reindeer all lighted up.

 I spent leisurely hours there browsing the outlets at the malls and buying some gorgeous batik motifs. Night time I just listened to the bands that played beautiful numbers that took me back to the 60s, 70s & 80s. I think that Jakarta projected what multi culture-ism is all about. Different ethnics singing, drinking and enjoying each other's company with good food as a companion - well you can never ask for more than that. For a Muslim nation, it is a success I believe in bridging racial barriers and strife. 

I loved my short stint there and will someday make it back. Au Revoir Jakarta - till we meet again.
-shobana-
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