Thursday, June 23, 2016

50 million views!

Over 50 million views!
I am overwhelmed.
THANK YOU ... my friends, followers and visitors.

Never envisioned all the landmarks, turns and experienced on this journey called G+, when I joined it almost three years ago.
I have learned, shared, laughed and cried ...
I met people, lost some, found many, exchanged a lot...
Communicated and shared almost everyday.
So, once again, thank you from the depth of my heart.
I dedicate this pic to you all, as a gesture of gratitude.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Coexist ~ visitors on my deck.

I saw these two (rascals) finishing all the bird feed the other day.
I was about to shoo them away but then a thought occurred.
I can buy some extra feed and let them enjoy the seeds.
So I moved the feeder and gave them some on the other side.
They turned my deck into a party site.

We may be all different, in colors, race or creed ...
We, each bring something unique to the table.
Without losing our place or identity, we can coexist.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day!

I wish my tears have the wings ...
On which they reach the heavens above ...
And tell you what my words fail to convey ...
How much I miss you each and every day.


Friday, June 17, 2016

Roses vs Humans

Roses, I look at them and think of humans.
Doesn't matter what color they are, or where they grow...
They need Sun, water and soil.
We humans also, regardless of our gender, age or background ...
need the light of caring, flow of compassion and stability of love bloom.


Xin Tian Di ~ means "New Heaven and Earth" (Shanghai, China) Xintiandi is famous for its Shikumen-style houses, which were constructed from the mid 1800s. Shikumen means “stone gate.”

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

You & I

It's just you & me in this very moment...nothing else matters.
Enjoy every second, who knows about tomorrow!

Company or Crowd

"Two is company, three is crowd", they say, but then, "More the merrier", is also on their tongues ...depends on the situation, I think. A confidante can be only a single one while a party calls for a crowd :)))
Cheers to all our friends and friendships.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Wazir Khan Masjid

Historical places are treasure boxes, full of precious gems, the most valuable ones of which are the lessons they teach.

Monday, June 13, 2016


Hello ~ I say, to all my friends.
After 40 hours (a combo) of flying, waiting, transit and driving,

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Dragon Boat Festival

Happy Dragon Boat Festival to all my Chinese friends!

Qu Yuan (340–278 BC) was a patriotic poet and exiled official during the Warring States Period of ancient China. He drowned himself in the Miluo River on the 5th day of the 5th Chinese lunar month, when his beloved Chu State fell to the State of Qin.
Local people desperately tried to save Qu Yuan or recover his body, to no avail. In order to commemorate Qu Yuan, every fifth day of the fifth lunar month people beat drums and paddle out in boats on the river as they once did to keep fish and evil spirits away from his body.
(Google facts)

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Xin Tian Di

Xin Tian Di is a major Shanghai attraction, for locals and tourists alike.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Happy Ramadan

Happy Ramadan. 
Ramadan is the fasting month for all Muslims. 
Fasting means to obstinate from food. 
Fasting exists in all religions and cultures, in one form or another. Religion teaches restraint. Even those, who do not believe in God, realize that giving free rein to human whims and fancies, only leads to disaster, at the end. Control is needed to bring and maintain balance. Fasting is a religious duty and a conscious effort to do so.