Sunday, July 28, 2013

Boots for the Rainy season

These boots are perfect for the rainy season and look cute too.  Don't you think?   Made by the French brand Aigle, it's called Chantelib Print rain boots!  

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Ambi " Pure " Memories

It was a beautiful Sunday.  Bright and sunny. I was at home in Mvpa. It was my dad who suggested we go for a drive.  Mvpa and some of the nearby places are really blessed with natural beauty.  So we have plenty of great choices for a drive. We decided we would drive to Pala via Tdpa.
         In an hour we were ready. We took some grub to keep us going.   We all loved cheese, so we had a variety of cheese like Gouda, Edam and Gruyere with us. 
Mummy made cheese and pineapple sticks with cherries on the top.Cheese and pineapple is such a yummy combo, dont you think? Actually feel like having some now while I write. We also made some sandwiches, chicken and ham, bacon and tomato with thousand island dressing. There was also some Banoffee pudding in the fridge which we took along.  Some plates and glasses, tissues, towels, sanitizer, forks, knives, spoons, some water all went into our picnic basket.  And also a big sheet for us to sit down on. No fun without music right?  So we picked Shreya ghosal, Black Eyed Peas, tamil melodies by Ilayaraja and AR.Rahman and also some hit songs by Madonna, Seal, Aerosmith etc.  Then we all packed ourselves into the Porsche. 
And off we went. Needless to say we were really comfy in the plush interiors of the car. Conversation flowed.  We spoke randomly of this and that. Laughed for no reason. And Shreya sang softly in the background. We left Mvpa and passed through Tdpa with its lush natural beauty. Then we left Tdpa and was close to Pala with it's lovely Rubber plantations.   Everything was green.  Here and there, there were crystal rivulets of water flowing down.  Suddenly  we saw a leafy spot where we could park the car.  There was lots of shade with all the branches overhead.    Out came the sheet.  We sat in a circle and gorged on the sandwiches and nibbled on the cheese.  The pudding was soo yummy too!!  After which we all climbed back into the car and kept the roof open. No sun.  Just the trees and leaves.  It was awesome.  In 10 mts or so we fell fast asleep.   I don't know how long we slept but after what seemed like eternity  I woke up.  I felt something soft on my face.  It was a white flower.  White flowers were falling from above.  Thousands of them.  In fact our car was full of them.  On our laps.  On us.  Outside the car too.  It was like a floral carpet.  Slowly one by one everyone woke up.   There was also a refreshing fragrance.  Subtle and fresh.  It reminded me of the pleasant Ambi Pur scent we had in the car.  
  We got out of the car and walked in a daze looking at the falling white flowers.   It was my nephew who saw it first.  He was excited.  He said he saw sparkling water.  How true he was.   The water was shining and glittering.  Ethereal.  We took it in our hands.  Glittering as though light was radiating out of it.  Just like the light which comes out of diamonds...I splashed it on my face.  My nephew started to wade in.  We all followed.  We were in a trance.  We started splashing water on each other, laughing and having fun.  It was my mom who finally reminded us that we had to leave.  We reluctantly walked back.  Joyful. Ecstatic!!  We had almost reached the car when  my dad looked at me and said that I had lost weight.  He smiled and gave me a hug.  He had become ten years younger.  Everybody was looking at me.  I looked around and noticed that everyone was looking more youthful .  Everyone was looking their best.  We were all happy and smiled.  We all packed ourselves into the Porsche and drove back.  Blissful and contented.  Everyone was in a daze.  We relaxed and enjoyed the return trip.  Everyone was silent and thoughtful.
This was the most amazing and fantastic road trip I have ever had.   Now each time I get the Ambi Pur smell, I think of this beautiful experience I had. 

PS:  This post is written for a contest hosted by Indiblogger and sponsored by Ambi Pur.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Blue-tooth Makes the World Go Round

I am feeling soo excited and happy.  Jubilant in fact.  Joy is now radiating out of me, like a white light if you will.:)  It's actually a serendipity.  I knew when I woke up that something good was gonna happen.  Just didn't expect it right now.  In the morning that is.
Moving all my contacts from my BB to my Samsung has been on my "to-do" list for some time now.  I kept postponing it much like I did my Hindi lessons for my degree.  The day I got my new phone, I fiddled around and clicked a few buttons.  This being a smart phone, I had inadvertently synced alot of data from various social media. So I ended up with a whole bunch of contacts from day one itself.    
But in the back of my mind, I knew I had to transfer all the contacts which was in my BB.  Either manually or through some other method.  I'd heard my dad using the drop box and I was thinking I would first need to transfer data from the phone to my PC.  To make sure I was on the right path, I decided to do some internet research.  And that's how I discovered, I could do it via Blue tooth.  I've never used Blue tooth much before.   But today, I was nothing short of amazed.  Can you believe that technology can do this to people?
All I had to do was turn on Blue tooth for both phones.  Each phone scanned and detected the other phone.  I then accepted the devices or rather paired them. When I clicked the track pad on the BB, the option to transfer contacts was shown on the list.  I clicked that and the file was transferred onto my Samsung.  All I had to do now was accept the file. Voila!! All BB contacts with phone numbers on Samsung now.  I did a random test just to make sure.
All this happened in a few minutes.  I was over the moon!!
                                               God bless all the developers.