Thursday, August 30, 2012

ABC Wednesday - G is for ....

My choice for G is

Georgie Girl  by the Seekers.

Georgie Girl was written by Tom Springfield and Jim Dale and released in 1966 by the Seekers. It is the title song for the film of the same name.

It was a No1 Australian hit, No3 on the British charts and No2 in the US on the Billboard Hot 100.

I enjoyed listening to the Seekers and Georgie Girl was a kind of "me" song. Whenever I listen to this song it's like they're describing me!

It has a nice happy tune too.

Youtube - Georgie Girl

And my Bollywood choice this week is

Gata Rahe Mera Dil from the movie Guide starring Waheeda Rehman and Dev Anand.
Singers - Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar.

Waheeda Rehman is so graceful and so beautiful.

When I was little, we used to vacation each summer in Mahableshwar. And on one of those vacations, Dev Anand was at the same hotel as us - in fact in the room next door to us. He was very friendly and charming.

Youtube - Gata rahe mera dil

Have a grand day and check out some G entries at ABC Wednesday


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Six Word Saturday August 25

Kiwi tucker - fish and chips tonight

It's been a while since we had fish and chips for dinner.  We used to have it every Sunday night.

Then one night the fish was very stale and tasted so bad. Put me off fish and chips for a while.

That Fish and chips shop closed down. Not surprised if they were selling stale fish.

Have a super Saturday and check out some other entries at Six Word Saturday

Warm Regards

Friday, August 24, 2012

Romantic Friday Post - Romantic Picnic

This week's challenge at Romantic Friday Writers is "Romantic Picnic" - to be written in 400 words or less.

This is my first post for this challenge.

We sat outside on the verandah of the Loaded Hog. He was so excited. "I've finally found the girl of my dreams" he said, his brown eyes lighting up and a big grin on his face. I could see the joy in his heart written all over his face.

His words pierced my heart and I felt the sadness wash over me. I wanted to be the girl of his dreams. But we were only friends and I should've expected that one day he would eventually find her. "Oh" I said, "who is she?"

"Can't tell you right now" he said with a twinkle in his eye.  "But I want to do something really special for her. So what would be a perfect date?" he asked.

"Why don't you ask her?" I said, my enthusiasm fading fast. "I want it to be a surprise and a date to remember" he answered.

"She must be very special" I teased, trying to conceal my breaking heart. "Oh yes, one very special lady. So c'mon help me here." he coaxed sweetly.

And so I told him.

I spent a long and restless night. I really liked him so much. And now my world was crumbling.

"Meet me on Saturday 10am at Chicago on the Wharf" came the text from him the next morning.

He was waiting there, his dark brown hair gently blowing in the wind. He might be in love with someone else, but today he was here with me and I was going to enjoy each moment with him.

We hugged. Then he took my hand and led me to the waiting helicopter.  The ride was spectacular and the scenery just took my breath away.  I was like a kid, wide eyed and excited and I completely missed the fact that the gorgeous man sitting next to me watched only me.

Boomrock was amazing. A table for two set with the finest cutlery and a picnic hamper under a colourful shamiana.  We ate our chicken sandwiches, fruit salad and chocolate mousse, chuckling with the irony of the fine cutlery and simple meal. But this was perfect.

And then the strains of Besame Mucho floated by. He took my hand and we danced slowly. "You're my special lady" he said quietly and the smile on my face reflected the joy in my heart.

It was my perfect date!

Word count 396  NCCO

Have a lovely day and check out the other entries here

Also linking to Blogging For Fun's prompt  A reason to smile

Warm Regards

Thursday, August 23, 2012

ABC Wednesday - F is for ....

F for my bollywood choice was not an easy one to do.

I really had to think hard about this one.

But Michael Buble's Fever was an easy choice.

Fever - Michael Buble

Written by Eddie Cooley and Otis Blackwell. It was originally recorded by Little Willie John in 1956 and has been recorded by many artists including Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and Madonna.

But I like Michael Buble's version. So here it is.

 Youtube - Fever

My Bollywood choice this week is the title song from the movie  Fiza, Tu Fiza Hai

The music in this movie is by Anu Mallik, AR Rahaman, and Ranjit Barot, who incidentally was my classmate in school.

Some of the scenery in this song (at the start) looks like Wellington.  

Youtube - Tu Fiza Hai

Have a fabulous day and check out some other F entries at ABC Wednesday

Warm Regards

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

GBE2 - Snapshot

This week's prompt at GBE2 is Snapshot

So here is a snapshot into my past ....

This is one of my favourite pictures - my dad taking a picture of my brother and me. A very simple picture, really nothing in it except for the memories. This was taken in Bangalore, India at my aunt's place.

My dad was an avid and very good photographer. He had this old Rolleiflex camera that he tried to teach me how to use, but I had no patience for the myriad settings one had to go through.  Point and shoot is more my style.

I think I was about 6 years old when I first held his Rolleiflex in my hand and I've loved photography ever since.

He also taught me how to compose my picture. We would sit together looking at the photo proofs and he would show me how best to crop for maximum effect. Digital photography has made this so simple now. But back then there was no trial and error and no undo button.

This photograph brings back those lovely childhood memories of dad, his photography and us as kids.
Those were good times. I miss my dad.

Have a lovely day.

Warm Regards

Friday, August 17, 2012

ABC Wednesday - E is for ...

Time to post a "dancy" number I think.

So here's one I enjoy.

Eso Beso (That Kiss) by Paul Anka

was written by Noel and Joe Sherman and released in 1962.  It was released as a single with Puppy Love in Germany and with  Give me back my heart in the UK.

 As a side note (and nothing to do with Eso Beso but ...) Puppy Love was not such a big hit for Paul Anka but became Donny Osmond's signature song.

But here is Eso Beso ...

Youtube - Eso Beso

My Bollywood choice this week is ...

Ek Pal Ka Jeena - from the movie Kaho na pyar hai. Starring Amisha Patel and Hrithik Roshan.

I chose this one because I like the song and because the movie was partly filmed in New Zealand.

Youtube - Ek pal ka jeena

Have a fun weekend and check out some other E entries at ABC Wednesday 

Warm Regards

Monday, August 13, 2012

Haiku - Soul, Sojourn

Haiku Heights - Soul
Sensational Haiku Wednesday - Sojourn

My eternal soul
Chronicler of my sojourns
Steering by starlight

This life a sojourn
A delightful adventure
My soul's deep desire 

Warm Regards

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Six Word Saturday 11 August

Enjoyed the warm weather and sunshine

We had nice weather most of the day after a week of wet, cold and windy days.

I think the ducks enjoyed the weather too. Two of them watched me unload the groceries out of the boot of my car and then tried to sneak into my garage.

I should've taken some photos!

Hope you all have a sunshiney day.

Linking to Six Word Saturday

Warm Regards

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

ABC Wednesday - D is for ...

This was an easy one this week.

One of my favourite singers and one of my favourite songs.

How can you not like ...

Delilah by Tom Jones

Written by Barry Mason with music by Les Reed, it was recorded by Tom Jones in 1968.
It reached number 1 in many countries.

Youtube - Delilah

It's amazing what you find on youtube. Here is Delilah in Korean. Wonder what Tom Jones thinks of that.

Youtube - Delilah in Korean

Wonder why Bollywood hasn't come up with a Hindi version of Delilah

And here's Tom Jones with Pavarotti - an interesting combination.

Youtube - Delilah - Pavarotti and Tom Jones

And now onto Bollywood

Dost Dost Na Raha from the movie Sangam - a classic song and a classic movie.

Starring Raj Kapoor, Vyjayanthimala, and Rajendra Kumar, it was released in 1964 and was the second highest grossing film of the decade.

A sad but beautiful song.

 Youtube - Dost Dost Na Raha

Check out some other D entries at ABC Wednesday

Have a delightful day

Warm Regards

Friday, August 3, 2012

BFF - You are beautiful

Over the last few days, I have read many uplifting posts on faith and reverence for God, no matter in what form we all worship Him.

So carrying on in that strain I thought I would try and explain from my perspective a very simple Eastern concept, the "Namaste" and why this concept is so beautiful and deep.

The Namaste is widely used in Eastern culture but I also find it adopted in the West too.  Often we use it without truly understanding its significance.

Namaste is taken from the Sanskrit words "nama" = bow and "te" = to you.

It's literal meaning is "I bow to you" and is usually accompanied by the joining of hands in front of the heart chakra and a slight bow of the head. The joining of hands signifies the joining of two souls or the joining of the Divine spark that exists within us all.

For me, the Namaste shows heartfelt reverence for the Divine soul that resides in the person that I am greeting.

And having acknowledged that Divinity within each one, how can you not be beautiful?

On a personal note, I truly understood the meaning of the Namaste when my father passed away. My last Namaste to him as my dad on earth. I've always been close to him but I truly felt that Divine connection then.

Namaste to all of you - you are all beautiful.

Warm Regards

Linking to Blogging for fun's prompt "You are Beautiful" - They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder but beauty is measured in more than just a person's appearance. It's also measured through their actions, their thoughts, their words and what's in their hearts. Everyone and everything is beautiful in their own way. We would love to hear about what you think is beautiful or how you enjoy seeing beauty expressed. 

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