Archive | February, 2012

Don’t Quit | Poem

29 Feb

The power to hold on in spite of everything, to endure—this is the winner’s quality. Persistence is the ability to face defeat again and again without giving up—to push on in the face of great difficulty.

Don’t Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will.
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill.
When the funds are low and the debts are high.
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit.
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns.
As every one of us sometimes learns.
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out:
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow—
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out—
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
And you never can tell how close you are.
It may be near when it seems so far:
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit—
It’s when things seem worst that you

MUST NOT QUIT.

 

-Anonymous

smile that smile by shweta khosla

29 Feb

Shining and so pretty

this little thing I found

had me dazzled

had me frazzled

with its lovely sound

comes once in a while

comes unannounced

makes me wait

count days

till I smile that shy smile

I cant touch it,

I cant own it

I want to

I don’t want to

Lest the magic die

via smile that smile by shweta khosla.

Words Unsaid by Paurakh Shrestha

29 Feb

These are the words unsaid,

I write to you,

I love you,

I need you,

I want to be with you,

This I admit

I wish to hold you in my arms

And wipe off your tears,

I want to kiss you goodnight,

At times scream and fight,

As you have entered my dreams,

I knock on yours,

And ask you to let me in,

Where we will always stay,

You and I,

Forever lost in each others eyes,

As seasons pass by,

From day to night,

Always open and still,

Still and undiscovered,

I wish to stand in the midnight rain with you,

Together in the drizzle,

standing with our palms joined,

Like those two tragic lovers once did,

And calling your name,

I wish you would come,

To where I await,

Only for you,

via Words Unsaid by Paurakh Shrestha.

I write… by Martin McCollugh

25 Feb

I write for the purpose so people can understand what I’m sayin

I write so people can understand what’s in my brain

I write so you can nod your head because you feel the same

I write so I can express my pain

I write with an alias name

I write for personal gain

I write to keep from going insane

I write so a story is told for every sand grain

I write so what your thinking is said

I write so I get a increasingly better skill set

I write because I’ve come to realize I have no choice

I write so even the mute one has a voice

I write so you can see my progression

I write to prove to myself I learned my lessons

I write so we are on the same page

I write with the wisdom of a wise sage

I write so a solid foundation can be laid

I write so I can construct a sound building on top

I write for the love of it I couldnt care less if I was paid

I write to express you couldn’t pay me to stop

I write raw and untamed

I write what I think so I can’t be blamed

I write to stay relevant�

So I write to what pertains�

I write on a level with no equivalent

I write so I can the next person be better than

I write to make sense but if you don’t get it atleast pretend

I write to defend

I write with a start

I write continuously with no end

This poem is one of my favorite. It reflects my inner self and soul. Yes, the author and I have lots of similarity. I write to reveal my soul and I write with no end. Hope you enjoy this poem as I enjoyed it a lot.

23 Feb

I want to share this poem. Hope it is okay with you.

The Better Man Project ™

This is just something I wrote today. Hope you enjoy it.

Seek not the answers in that place,
From which society pulls away at your grace,
While looking for the answers in the dark,
Unsure of the journey you should embark

Seek not the answers through the flesh,
The sheets in color and of soft mesh,
For the solutions you will find in the skin,
Will only tear your soul from within

Seek not the answers in the pages,
The experience of those felt through the ages,
For most of the wisdom you will find,
Is that of someone else’s mind

Seek answers from within the heart,
The piece that had been with you from the start,
It is the only guidance you will need,
To give you a life, one that you shall lead

Evan sanders

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First day….Australian Accent….

21 Feb

It was my first day at my new job yesterday, February 20. I was excited so I got up early off my bed and I started preparing to go to work. Trying not to be late and of course to make a good impression too.  It was raining but I didn’t mind the rain. Rain is a blessing for me and I believe something good is waiting for me in the next couple of hours.

So I headed to the office and found out that I was the first employee to be there. Who will ever be in the office at around 7:00 am when the office starts at 8:30 am? I’m just a little excited perhaps. Well, I just sat at the pantry and listened to the set of music that I have in my phone.  A couple of minutes had passed and people started coming in and making coffee in the pantry. And they are looking at me because I’m not wearing an ID. I am also wearing  jeans, which is unusual because every employee should wear business casual attire from Monday to Thursday. It seems that I have broken the first rule. Dress code! 

Someone asked me “are you from batch 6?” and I just nodded my head. Afraid of talking perhaps. Then the person continued,” You have the biggest batch you know, around 47-49 I think.” Then I asked how did he know how many people are there in my batch. I didn’t even know how many are we. The person said that the managers told them how big are we and how are they excited about us. I accepted the fact that it was a good thing that we are welcome in the company and they are excited about us. That’s really uplifting for me.

I thought that the first day is like getting to know each other. I believe that it is the normal way to start since we didn’t know each other. But I was surprised that most of my batch mates knew each others. And I wondered why. So I asked and I found out that most of them had come from the same company before. That’s a relief. I thought they had a get to know each other seminar without me knowing it and I wasn’t able to attend to. Really a big relief.

The shocking part, we had a pre-test. English assessment and listening comprehension. I took the pre-test without complaining and my score is pretty good, I guess. That’s not all. We had an Australian Accent test. This test will measure if we have an Aussie accent. Yep. This is my first time working with Australian people and I’d like to say that their accent is cool and I don’t have the accent. I asked our trainer if he could read the words first with the accent so we can grasp the idea. Well he read it, and it was really fun listening to the accent. I am not making fun of it. I guess I am just happy because I am in a point of my life where learning new things is really fun. Out of the 15 words that I pronounced and tried to imitate my trainer with the accent, I was surprised that I got 3 correct words. Yes, a whopping 3 words I correctly pronounced with the Aussie accent. My trainer said that I suck. Yes I really do. But pronouncing those words with the accent I am really not familiar with and getting 3 words correctly pronounced, I can say it’s a good start. And I didn’t mispronounced it all. Not bad at all. Getting 3 words is better than having none. It just shows that I have a cup I need to fill up. It just shows that I can improve more and learn more. I just realized that I am starting a new path with this company. And take a good guess, I am liking it. I am challenged. And I am a person that will never run a challenge. And most of all,  I was blessed.

The rain really brought me a blessing. Yesterday, which was my first day at my new job opened a new door for me. A new path to lead. A new set of friends. A new environment. A new set of trials. And new memories to create that are worth keeping. I will never forget that first day. It is a start of a new journey for me. I promised myself that at the end of my training I will make sure to improve my Aussie accent. I have new goals to reach and new hurdles to surpass.

Well I need to end this now. I still need to prepare for work. Second day of work . Here I come…:)

 

 

 

 

19 Feb

I came across a very very wonderful blog. I want to share it with you guys.

Views from the Couch

On a somewhat serious note today because of a conversation the other day:

I am sure every girl can recall, at least once as a child,  coming home and telling their parents, uncle, aunt or grandparent about a boy who had pulled her hair, hit her, teased her, pushed her or committed some other playground crime.  I will bet money that most of those, if not all, will tell you that they were told “Oh, that just means he likes you”.  I never really thought much about it before having a daughter of my own.  I find it appalling that this line of bullshit is still being fed to young children.  Look, if you want to tell your child that being verbally and/or physically abused is an acceptable sign of affection, i urge you to rethink your parenting strategy.  If you try and feed MY daughter that crap, you better…

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