Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year!!

The hiatus from blogging for the past bit has been due to the fact that my sister has arrived from Canada. It's been hetic to say the least. A little bit in culture shock due to the fact that I am travelling Cambodia and having food, experiences that I could never ever afford.

But I love having my sister here. I realized that I miss our family conversations and dreaming sessions.

So in order to spend more time with her we are heading to an island of the coast of Cambodia for some one on one family time. Really excited!!

Will show you pics.

BTW> MUCHO love to everyone for the packages. I didn't open all at once because I was overwhelmed with new amazing stuff. So the Xmas packages will be gradually open when I get back to my semi-charmed life over the next several months. I have to make amazing gifts like this last!!

much love

Friday, December 19, 2008

#7 :: A wonderful week. Apres CWY

A nite of good conversation - 2 1/2 years after the program. Followed with some Dan Jazz Piano, Sri Lankan Curry, Wine and a Chocolate Fountain!

This was one of the highlights of last year. I spent over 6 months living with these youth several years ago and now they are my friends and some of us are all over the globe right now. Miss ya crazy partypants!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The Biking Xmas Tree

It's December here in Siem Reap, but it feels like August.

It just doesn't feel like Xmas due to the fact there is no snow, no holiday cheery music, no xmas parties and no drunk people in santa hats.

So to make life feel somewhat normal I decided to make a xmas tree on Saturday with another artsy friend of mine - I choose the bike theme this year to go with the flow of work/life/dream.
So know I need to come up with a game plan - do I just want to make it out of chains?
Do I want to show up at the bike store and pull out parts?
Should i make the "star" out of used bike bells?

Any tips/advice/pics would be kick ass.
I expect design schematics.


Friday, December 05, 2008

Sorry I was late. I got beaten by a Ninja.

It's my favourite Gmail theme.
And I am sorry for not responding to the very amazing encouraging emails that I got from everyone recently.


Thursday, December 04, 2008

#6 :: Fave Places and moments that have made the last year super duper:

Thanks for the amazing response on the top 5. I was shocked. At one point I got a letter from my old prof/amazing journalist telling me that I was amazing writer. I didn't know what to say and still haven't found the words to respond to him. So as promised the adventure continues.

Fave Places and moments that have made the last year super duper:

Bandipur, Nepal: Occasionally you get to lead a trip that makes you stop and think – how did this happen? After last year's FreedomizeIndia trip in which 6 out of 24 members got married in less than 14 months, well you don't think you just couldn't beat a finer crew.

Well this year I found myself in a similar situation. While arranging the second honeymoon for one of those 24 members, we found ourselves in Bandipur -Nepal.  Bandipur is basically home of the Gods, the mountain range and beautiful people. While the mooners were off gawking at the moon.  I sat out alone in the square with a bottle of wine, a full moon and a lamp and soaked it all up.