I have always loved the kind of work that I do at the workplace, but I was waiting for a role that would help me grow further in my career. I am happy to announce that 6 months ago, I did get a role of my choice. Yes, it feels extremely good to be playing a role of a lead. I have learnt a new technology and I am enjoying working in this space to the fullest. Going to office feels even better these days and I am thankful to my loved ones. My loved ones have motivated & supported me a lot to reach where I am today. This is certainly not the end! I need to learn more and more as days pass by in order to get better at what I’m doing.
The people I work with have appreciated the work I’m doing. It feels so good when your effort is being noted and appreciated. It brings about even more energy within you to learn and perform better. It always boils down to the basics, doesn’t it? Appreciate and watch it do miracles in life. Our house construction is not complete yet. It might take another 6 months. We are not sure if we’d be moving there as our offices are located at the other end of the city. Traveling every day from home to office would be quite a challenge, hence we need to decide wisely. But, in any case, I am glad S and I are really happy working in the places where we are now.
Truly, our patience and long wait has paid off. Take care friends, dream and work for it. Dreams do come true when we work towards achieving them with a lot of patience.
The third day was totally relaxing :). S and I woke up early in the morning and went out in the open seating place in the hotel. It felt so peaceful listening to the songs of the birds and watching them flying around in their natural habitat. Surely they dominated the human population there and it felt good being with them. S and I felt really peaceful and blessed for being a part of a beautiful world 🙂
You know how much I longed to see the house sparrows that flew in and out of our house when we were kids. I had always enjoyed running after them and watching them hop around on the terrace. S and I were super pleased to see them near the hotel, hopping in the garden, hiding on the branches of the trees and singing songs all day long. 🙂
We had a sumptuous breakfast and then relaxed. We later went out for sight-seeing. We visited the wax museum and the lake. We couldn’t go for boating as it was raining heavily. Hence, we did some shopping for home-made chocolates and returned to the hotel.
Since the weather was cold outside, we preferred staying in the room and watching movies, S’s and mine favorite pastime. During dinner, we opted for a customized order rather than taking the buffet. The previous night’s food experience wasn’t good and S had complained to the staff about it. Surprisingly, the food that we ordered was delicious and the complaining did pay off well 😉
On the fourth day, we returned to Coimbatore, relaxed at the hotel and did some shopping in the evening. Th next day, in the morning, we took the flight back to Bangalore. We had a lovely holiday and would cherish the memories always.
Sharing some more pictures –
On the second day, we had a nice breakfast and started our journey to Ooty. The entire journey from the Ooty Main road to the Highland hotel was scenic and we didn’t close our eyes for a moment. Since we were traveling uphill, we couldn’t even afford to fall asleep ;). We saw a lot of monkeys on the way and a few waterfalls.
The hotel was situated at a high altitude near the Doddabetta peak which is a major tourist attraction. The view of the Nilgiri hills from the hotel was breathtaking ☺. We checked-in, had a light lunch and then went for sight-seeing. We went to the Botanical garden and spent sometime amidst the greenery. The garden was decent with some good collection of flowering trees :). While we were returning, it started drizzling, yeah drizzling in the month of April. We got back to the hotel. In the evening, we spent sometime near the bonfire. The hotel staff played some melodious songs and we enjoyed sitting near the fire. Our surroundings were so scenic and serene. It was like meditation.
We then had dinner. It was very spicy and not very tasty though, much below our expectations. But, overall, it was a lovely day spent on the Nilgiri Hills 🙂
Sharing a few pictures of the Nilgirs Hills taken from the hotel –
S and I planned for a 5-day holiday during the occasion of S’s birthday in order to relax, spend some time together and make the occasion even more special. After all the hard-work that one puts up on a daily basis, one really needs some time to relax and spend with loved ones .
On the first day of our holiday, S’s birthday, we boarded a flight to Coimbatore early in the morning. We were at the hotel by noon. The hotel was neat and luxurious. We relaxed for a while and then had a nice lunch together.
Later, we went out to watch a movie and do some shopping. We watched a decently-nice English movie. S and I love watching movies. Later, we did a lot of shopping. Mom had talked about the city being popular for selling good cotton wear, hence we bought some cotton sarees.
After returning back to the hotel, we relaxed for sometime and then had a nice dinner. The dinner buffet arranged by the restaurant staff was good 🙂 After dinner, we spent sometime chatting in the lobby of the hotel. It felt so peaceful. S’s birthday was spent well and I was so happy about it 🙂
Sharing a picture of the ceiling in the lobby of the hotel-
On a Friday, on the occassion of Holi, S and I went to office. We didn’t take a leave from work. While, riding my scooter on the way to office, the weather was super-nice, slightly cloudy and a cool breeze was hitting over my face. The best part was that there was very less traffic on the roads. I enjoyed the drive so much 🙂 Riding on the same old road felt so peaceful and nice. When there are fewer people on the road, especially the ones who do not honk incessantly, it feels so good to drive.
The weather in Bangalore has changed in the last week. It feels pleasant unlike the usual hot summer days. Also, I get to see so many colorful trees these days. Even during the late morning hours, we can hear the birds chirping and it feels so musical.The flowers on the trees are like treat for the eyes, the pink Tabebuia trees are found all across the city and they are my favorite ones too. Also, the teck-park where I work has become super-colorful with flowers of all colors – yellow, red, white, purple and so on. I love to drive to office these days. This is the best part of Bangalore – it’s beauty and I am so glad that S and I chose this city to settle down 🙂
I do not like to play with colors during Holi. I don’t mind playing with water though ;), I love water to the core! But, after the festival the entire city has been painted with lovely natural colors and I enjoy watching them again and again. So, that’s what I meant by my love for colors. He He 😀