To Be or Not To Be

A little kingdom I possess,
Where thoughts and feelings dwell;
And very hard the task I find
Of governing it well.
-- Louisa May Alcott.
...........hmmm....that more or less describes my situation !!

~A Wise Man Said~

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
-- Aristotle

Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Exactly one month more for my return to India! While I am naturally very happy to be going home, I also feel a trifle sad looking at the year gone by and all the things I have come to love and all the things I will certainly miss. Am sure good things lie ahead, nevertheless one can't help feel nostalgic about the good things one leaves behind...but, like a friend said to me recently, c'est la vie!

This weekend a group of friends and I went to Lantau Island, to see the world's largest outdoor seated bronze Buddha. A marvellous handiwork! Check out the picture in my photo blog...

Those following my culinary progress closely might know that I had never tried my hand at making non-vegetarian food. Well, I did it! Sometime back made Prawn Curry, borrowing the recipe from a Mangalorean colleague. It came out pretty good for a first-time attempt, and ahem, that's what the others said, not me. :)

Ever since I bought the iPod, have been enjoying my half-hour bus rides to and fro office. In the early mornings especially, I feel a wave of tranquility wash over me, as I gaze out of the window, watching the world pass floating into my ears.

There is this Chinese colleague of mine who resembles an Indian ex-colleague. I can't really point out in what way this resemblance struck me when I first saw him, but I realise now that it is not just the face. The Indian ex-colleague was an extremely polite/courteous person, as in, he used to stand aside for you even if you were a mile away, and other stuff like that. What I notice is, this Chinese colleague is also extremely polite and soft-spoken, and what beats me most, his voice is also pretty similar (when he doesn't speak Chinese, that is). This leads me to wonder: is it possible that there exist "types" of personalities in the world, defining certain attributes of the people of the type? Don't know, but this thought has crossed my mind many times...