Friday, 26 September 2008

Saying buh-bye to goodbyes and hello to good-allos!

"Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes." ~Henry David Thoreau.

Goodbyes are the hardest things to
say, especially when they involve saying goodbye to moments ligated with friendship, camaraderie and time; moments of happiness, laughter, stimulating conversations and good food. Oxford is a student city, and like other university towns it is a cultural melting pot where students arrive from all over world bringing their own individuality, identity and cultural imprints. Yet, as a friend of mine said, "All good things come to an end" ; and while friendships emerge from acquaintances and affections develop, time moves on and its soon time to say goodbye.... This week and the next, people with whom I have spent last few months and a very buoyant summer are leaving oxford. Each one, with their distinctive personality traits was special in their own way and leave their own life impressions. I never understood what is good about goodbye and perhaps I never will. I am only human, if I had my way there would never be goodbyes,only good-allos! Yet, it is a fact of life. Sun doesn't shine 24 hours(especially in UK!) because if it did we would never appreciate it for bringing sunshine of warmth and brightness of life. So I guess, goodbyes are meant for us to appreciate the wonderful moments spent together. It is in those memories I believe, the good-allos live on! So I wanted to say warm good-allo to Isabel, Lidia, Koji , Mariona and Jin. The time I spent with you was awesome! I hope to see you guys again soon!

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Vivacious Red Tulip

Red is my favourite colour and tulips are my favourite flower. People who know me will tell you that I am full of life. Hence, Vivacious Red Tulip seemed an appropriate title for my blog. Chocolates is my other passion which I feel now deserved a place in the title but then Chocolacious Red Tulip would be just too good to be true, isn't it? ;) .