Sunday, December 25, 2005

JAM'ing for Hope 2005

Walking around the streets we were looking for wanderers, little did we know how much we are about to learn from our quest to help and feed the homeless this Christmas Eve.
I was overwhelmed with emotion by their honesty and openness. Their faces brightened and their eyes gleamed when we offered them food and blanket. Some quickly pointed to us other homeless in the vicinity, some refused to take food or blanket because they have already received it from other volunteers; some asked for hugs!
It seems to me that "opportunities" for better life is excluding some who are unable to cope with the complex social systems, from having a life at all!

Friday, December 16, 2005

It's the season

It's the season of eggnog. Seriously, why is eggnog so popular around Xmas?
Have you noticed the look on people's faces these days? Most of them have this stern, serious look on their face. Pay attention next time you are on the bus, on train or somewhere crowded. The carefree expression I find to be on kids' faces. Why is that? It's the season of being merry after all. What's the point of all the festivities if we are not enjoying it? And if we are then let it reflect on our face ... spread the good energy ... smile!

Sunday, December 04, 2005

My first blog

I have kept diaries since I was in the 9th grade. I love writing but more I love reading good writing. Some of the blogs I have read are just so awesome. I think vocalizing ones thoughts in a way that is easily understood by a total stranger is a talent.

It's Sunday night. I don't like Sunday nights. Each Sunday evening I have this queasy feeling as if I have to write an exam or something the next day. Strangely, by the end of the day on Monday I am back to my normal self.

There was this interesting article in the Toronto Star today. It was a top 30 things that proves world is getting worse day-by-day.
Number 28: "Jingle bell, election hell/Campaigning all the way/Oh what fun it is to hear/What Harper has to say/Jingle bell, election hell/Campaigning all the way/Oh what fun it is to see/Jack Layton everyday"
If you follow Canadian politics you find this jingle intelligently funny! If not, however, I hope you enjoy the unique rhyme.

Ironically, "blog" is not in the dictionary of the spell check tool!!