My First Flight Experience

I got an opportunity to visit from Ahmedabad to Bangalore by flight on May 02nd, 2012. This was my first flight experience. My Dad and me reached the airport at 8:30 PM. We got our tickets and then had the security check. Our Spicejet flight SG 345 was scheduled to leave at 9:30 PM. So we had our dinner at the airport itself. The flight was on time and luckily i got the window seat (the child in me was so happy :)).ย  It was a hopping flight with a 30 min break at Pune. So i had double benefit in my first experience ๐Ÿ˜€

We were ready and waiting for the take off. Firstly the plane went on the run way till the opposite end and all the while i was feeling as if i am sitting in a bus :D. But finally it took an about-turn and the speed increased exponentially. Within a few seconds we were high, up in the sky. The view was breath-taking. The roads seemed like bright lighted lines, the houses and cars seemed like toys. The actual city looked like a toy model of a city. My ears were humming initially when the plane increased the height, but later on everything was fine.

Time just flew and very soon we landed at Pune. After a 30 min break, the plane again took off. Almost everyone was asleep, but i was so happy and excited that i could not even think of sleeping ๐Ÿ™‚ Again there was similar view from the top. Our pilot Mr. Shashidharan was an expert. We reached Bangalore before time at 12:30 AM.

The Bangalore airport is awesome (maybe because the domestic and international airport is common). A bus dropped us till the airport. So may planes were lined up there. Our plane was at 72 numbered stop so you can imagine the view. There was so much rush at the airport that it seemed like a railway station ๐Ÿ˜€ I must admit that i am in love with Bangalore at first sight. Even at night the city looked so beautiful and well maintained. It is like heaven for a nature lover like me ๐Ÿ™‚ It was so cool and pleasant that unknowingly i fell asleep in the taxi ๐Ÿ˜ฆ and missed the night view.

I would also like to add my second flight experience ๐Ÿ˜€ since it was a morning flight back from Bangalore to Ahmedabad the next day. I am sure you won’t believe me when i tell you this, “There were soooo many sparrows chirping merrily inside the Bangalore Airport”. Firstly i was shocked and then i was surprised. I am sure that the nearby people must have thought that i had seen the sparrows for the first time ๐Ÿ˜€ But i didn’t care :D.

The view while returning back was also very beautiful. Almost all the while (2 hrs.) i was happily looking out of the window (yes! again i got a window seat :)). The rivers and roads seemed like snakes. The green patches were beautiful. Very soon we were at 33000 feet. Even the clouds were below us. I thoroughly enjoyed myself all the while ๐Ÿ™‚

Some of the points i thought up above in the sky were –

  • After seeing this view i have an urge to look at the Earth from the space ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope i get a chance one day !
  • The feeling of “ME” vanishes and the “EGO” dissolves. From 33000 feet we are not even equivalent to a speck of dust. So even at this great height i was grounded to the Earth ๐Ÿ™‚
  • It felt flying like a bird in the sky. I want to try sky-diving now !
  • Importance of time. A 30 hour-long tiring journey by train substituted by a mere 2 hour flight. I saved a lot of time and energy (for my forthcoming exams)
  • Nothing is impossible. If we take up some task and give our best we can get what others say is ‘impossible’. For eg. man can fly like a bird and swim like a fish. An interesting quote related to this – When you do anything new, at first people laugh at you, then they challenge you, then they watch you succeed and then they wish they were like you ๐Ÿ˜‰

It was one of the most memorable experience of my life ! Thanks a lot Dad ๐Ÿ™‚ In 24 hours i traveled by a car, bus, plane, jeep and auto that day ๐Ÿ™‚ Later on the complete journey felt like a dream. I hope i have such dreams recurrently ๐Ÿ˜€

It feels Good

It feels good
To give/get a hug
It feels good
To drink coffee from a (big) mug

It feels good
To gaze a starry night
It feels good
To fight for right

It feels good
To get a deserving prize
It feels good
To hear a newbornโ€™s cries

It feels good
To listen to oneโ€™s heart
It feels good
To make a new start

It feels good
To make new friends
It feels good
To set new trends

It feels good
When someone misses you
It feels good
When you miss the same one too

It feels good
To fulfill a desire
It feels good
To help one whose lifeโ€™s dire

It feels good
To lend a helping hand
It feels good
To support someoneโ€™s stand

It feels good
When things happen as they should
It feels good
When someone feels good

PS – Image Credits – thefeelgoodlifestyle.com

The Child in Me

Sometimes some circumstances wake up the child within us. Some childhood memory, some past event, something exciting i.e. anything can trigger this feeling. Itโ€™s wonderful to be a child once again even if it is possible for some limited time. Once again we can go back to our dream world, where everything is possible. Where there is fun and frolic, no tension or stress and life is bliss!

The child in me wakes up when:

  • I get a window seat in a bus/train.
  • I get a chocolate/ ice-cream.
  • I see a big water body like a river/pool/sea.
  • It rains.
  • I see a huge teddy bear.
  • I see kids playing hide n seek.
  • I see a tree/plant in full bloom.
  • I find someone playing video games.
  • I see a wind mill.
  • I see a person selling balloons/wind spinners/toys.
  • I find a hidden nest of a bird somewhere and it has little birdies in it.
  • I see cartoons.
  • I see a strange bug/insect.
  • I suddenly see an elephant or a camel on the road.
  • I ride a giant wheel.
  • I see a glass of milk (I donโ€™t want to drink it ;)).
  • I open ms paint. (It was my favorite software when i was 6 :D)
  • I see a plane flying in the sky.
  • I see a cloud resembling the shape of an animal/thing.
  • I see the moon/stars/shooting stars.
  • I see circus posters.
  • I see cute puppies.
  • I visit a beach and feel like collecting shells or making sand castles.

I hope you enjoyed this post and the child in you also woke up by recalling some similar event :). Now a question โ€ฆ

When does the child in you wakes up? Please share โ€ฆ

Book Review – Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love is a true story of Elizabeth Gilbert or ‘Liz’. This book motivates us to face all the challenges of life boldly, not to give up, to listen to one’s heart and most importantly to make ourselves content and happy. The book has been written in a very beautiful way. No doubt it is a bestseller.

Liz is married and has everything in life one can dream of. But she is not happy. So after struggling a lot she ends her marriage. After divorce she is filled with sorrow. She can’t see what is happening in her life. And thus she goes into depression. It is one of the most difficult phase of her life. She loses a lot of weight and thinks of self-destruction. Finally she realizes that no one else can make her happy. So she will have to make the efforts herself.

She always wished to learn Italian language. It had no specific reason but she just wanted because she liked it. Secondly through a friend she came to know about a spiritual guru whom she made her guru. She wanted to visit her ashram in India. Finally a few years back a medicine man had read her hand and told her that she would come back to Indonesia and he would teach her everything.

108 is considered to be a good number. So this book has 108 chapters. The book is divided into three parts each of 36 chapters. So Liz decided to take a one year break and spend 4 months each in Italy, India and Indonesia (3 I’s).

EAT
This part describes her stay in Italy. She learns Italian from a person there and teaches him English. She has a great time in Italy. She make a lot of friends. She spends most of the time eating ๐Ÿ™‚ in Italy. Every day she visits new restaurants and enjoys a variety of sumptuous food like pizza and pastries etc. Slowly she starts feeling good and regains the lost weight.

PRAY
The next part of the story leads to India. She stays in an ashram near Mumbai. She learns meditation. In the beginning it is very difficult for her to meditate and concentrate. But slowly she learns everything. She discovers tranquility and peace within herself.

LOVE
The last part leads to Indonesia. There she again meet the medicine man. She helps a lady to buy a house for herself by asking all her friends to contribute. And finally she finds love again. She meets Felipe and both fall in love with each other. Since both are divorced they are not ready to marry immediately however both are ready to lead a happy life together.

To know more what happened after Eat Pray Love the author has written the book Committed. Overall EPL is a good book. You will enjoy reading it. And at some points you can easily relate with Liz. Happy Reading ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s the trailer of the Eat Pray Love movie –

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Sheer Bliss :)

Sheer bliss !!! Yes that’s how i feel when i complete my targets and deadlines. Sometimes the targets may be small just like to finish some particular task in some time duration and sometimes the target may be somewhat big like to complete some major portion of the project. But believe me the pleasure, happiness and sheer bliss is always almost the same :).

Happiness is one of the best achievements of the life sometimes even more precious than name, fame or money. If you have everything but no happiness then that ‘everything’ is of no use at all.

Such moments make me feel so good. I forget my surroundings and also the past setbacks are no more remembered. Sometimes this sheer bliss persists for weeks together ! I love such happening times of my life when i go over the top. I hope the frequency of these days keeps increasing exponentially :).

The main cause of this happiness and bliss is a sense of achievement and fulfillment. When you put in hours or days or weeks of efforts into something and when its finally completes successfully it is bound to give happiness. Its a great feeling when efforts finally bear fruits.

So i would suggest, next time when you get the opportunity to perform, take it as a challenge. Give your best. Give all your time. If it’s not good enough then try again. Don’t give it up in between. Because quitting or giving up is one of the worst feeling in life. Trying and losing is always better that not trying ! Finally when the time, energy, efforts, hard work and perseverance result in a big success ENJOY !!!