Monday, August 27, 2007

RAKSHA BANDHAN.....


long time since i have written....my tomorrow has not yet come with respect to writing about the trip...soon it shall come...
today i m gonna write about a festival very close to my heart
tomorrrow is raksha bandhan...festival of brother n sister...festival celebrating the sanctity of this relationship....where a brother takes a vow to keep his sister happy...protect her..take care of her....and sister prays for his long life n happiness as well
history of this festival goes back when rani padmavati's(i hope its correct name) kingdom was invaded....and i guess her husband had either died or was fighting other invaders at other front or something.....and she didnt know what to do where to ask for help....in such a situation she sent a silken thread to emperor humayun saying she by sending this thread she had made him her brother and it was he should help her in times of trouble.....he was touched by her gesture...n sure enough reached there with his army n defeated the enemy n protected his sisters kingdom....
this is the way this festival started where a sister ties rakhi to her brother n feeds him sweets n prays for her brothers long life and brother gives her some gift...best part ;)
its a very sweet festival....
miss all my brothers who r away n have not tied rakhi to u for so many years....
miss u raja shubu saashrik saahill...
love u all a lot...n hope u have all got mine n mithila's rakhi by post....

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

trip....

well its been two weeks since i have been back...n i m sorry i have not written till now....its jus i guess due to not good internet connectivity and also my laziness....now again will write like a job...

well 1st v went to singapore........our 1st day of trip was a bit rough...delayed flights had to spend a lot of time at the air port.....got tired....but its part of the vacationing experience i guess....

well we arrived a changi airport singapore at around 8 am got fresh at the airport to spend the day sight seeing..but then v got lucky...our tour guide told us we wud be checking in 1st..having breakfast n lunch....n then leaving for sight seeing around 2 pm..

so v relaxed..ate a hearty breakfast of idli n dosa n medu vada....(it was nice to see so many indians there....and our hotel was in little india area...so it was good to see posters of indian actors n sports men.......

1st day was spent looking around at santosa island........there v saw many shows like images of singapore...4D but i thought it was like 3D only......n songs of sea....beautiful LASER show....and of course the marine park....

back to hotel at night......we were drop dead tired......jus ate dinner n conked off...

next day was singapore city tour.....went around the city..saw fountain of wealth...the only fountain in the world where water goes inward n not upward...also worlds largest fountain....had ride in singapore river....saw the merlion of course........saw floating stadium....visited gems factory.....saw orchid garden.......really gods marvel....so many beautiful colors....lovely flowers...

and spent rest of the day shopping!!!!!!!!

day 2 malaysia tomo....