Believe it Or not

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Believe it Or not
It is a tree nareepol
Naree(woman) pol (tree) is like a sanskrit word.
It is located at Petchaboon province 500 kms away
from Bangkok.

School Days…

The following gems of wisdom were gleaned from test papers and essays from elementary, junior high, high school, and college students of USA. As one teacher noted, “It is truly astonishing what weird stuff our young scholars can create under the pressures of time and grades!”

1. “Water is composed of two gins, Oxygin and Hydrogin. Oxygin is pure gin. Hydrogin is gin and water.”

2. “Blood flows down one leg and up the other.”

3. “Dew is formed on leaves when the sun shines down on them and makes them perspire.”

4. “Mushrooms always grow in damp places and so they look like umbrellas.”

5. “Momentum: What you give a person when they are going away.”

6. “To prevent milk from turning sour, keep it in the cow.”

7. “The parts of speech are lungs and air.”

8. “The inhabitants of Moscow are called Mosquitoes.”

9. “A census taker is a man who goes from house to house increasing the population.”

10. “Most of the houses in France are made of plaster of Paris.”

11. “The spinal column is a long bunch of bones. The head sits on the top and you sit on the bottom.”

12. “The word trousers is an uncommon noun because it is singular at the top and plural at the bottom.”

13. “Iron was discovered because someone smelt it.”

14. “Syntax is all the money collected at the church from sinners.”

15. Beethoven wrote music even though he was deaf. He was so deaf he wrote loud music. He took long walks in the forest even when everyone

was calling for him. Beethoven expired in 1827 and later died for this.

16. The sun never set on the British Empire because the British Empire ‘s in the East and the sun sets in the West.

17. Gravity was invented by Issac Walton. It is chiefly noticeable in the fall when the apples are falling off the trees.

18. Finally Magna Carta provided that no man should be hanged twice

for the same offense.

19. After his death, his career suffered a dramatic decline.

20. Actually, Homer was not written by Homer but by another man of that name.

21. Bach was the most famous composer in the world and so was Handel.

Handel was half German, half Italian and half English. He was very large.

22. The Greeks were a highly sculptured people, and without them we

wouldn’t have history. The Greeks also had myths. A myth is a female moth.

23. The invention of the steamboat caused a network of rivers to spring up.

24. Queen Victoria was the longest queen. She sat on a thorn for 63 years.

One Bedroom Flat!!

Every person those who are far away from their parents for jobs should have to read this heart touching mail!!!


Bitter Reality

As the dream of most parents I had acquired a degree in Software Engineering and joined a company based in USA, the land of braves and opportunity. When I arrived in the USA, it was as if a dream had come true.

Here at last I was in the place where I want to be. I decided I would be staying in this country for about Five years in which time I would have earned enough money to settle down in India.

My father was a government employee and after his retirement, the only asset he could acquire was a decent one bedroom flat.

I wanted to do some thing more than him. I started feeling homesick and lonely as the time passed. I used to call home and speak to my parents every week using cheap international phone cards. Two years passed, two years of Burgers at McDonald’s and pizzas and discos and 2 years watching the foreign exchange rate getting happy whenever the Rupee value went down.

Finally I decided to get married. Told my parents that I have only 10 days of holidays and everything must be done within these 10 days. I got my ticket booked in the cheapest flight. Was jubilant and was actually enjoying hopping for gifts for all my friends back home. If I miss anyone then there will be talks. After reaching home I spent home one week going through

all the photographs of girls and as the time was getting shorter I was forced to select one candidate.

In-laws told me, to my surprise, that I would have to get married in 2-3 days, as I will not get anymore holidays. After the marriage, it was time to return to USA, after giving some money to my parents and telling the neighbors to look after

them, we returned to USA.

My wife enjoyed this country for about two months and then she started feeling lonely. The frequency of calling India increased to twice in a week sometimes 3 times a week. Our savings started diminishing.

After two more years we started to have kids. Two lovely kids, a boy and a girl, were gifted to us by the almighty. Every time I spoke to my parents, they asked me to come to India so that they can see their grand-children.

Every year I decide to go to IndiaĆ¢€¦ But part work part monetary conditions prevented it. Years went by and visiting India was a distant dream. Then suddenly one day I got a message that my parents were seriously sick. I tried but I couldn’t get any holidays and thus could not go to India … The

next message I got was my parents had passed away and as there was no one to do the last rights the society members had done whatever they could. I was depressed. My parents had passed away without seeing their grand children.

After couple more years passed away, much to my children’s dislike and my wife’s joy we returned to India to settle down.

I started to look for a suitable property, but to my dismay my savings were short and the property prices had gone up during all these years. I had to return to the USA.

My wife refused to come back with me and my children refused to stay in India. My 2 children and I returned to US after promising my wife I would be back for good after two years.

Time passed by, my daughter decided to get married to an American and my son was happy living in USA… I decided that had enough and wound-up every thing and returned to India… I had just enough money to buy a decent 02 bedroom flat in a well-developed locality.

Now I am 60 years old and the only time I go out of the flat is for the routine visit to the nearby temple. My faithful wife has also left me and gone to the holy abode.


I wondered was it worth all this?

My father, even after staying in India,

Had a house to his name and I too have

the same nothing more.

I lost my parents and children for just ONE EXTRA BEDROOM.

Looking out from the window I see a lot of children dancing.

This damned cable TV has spoiled our new generation and these children are losing their values and culture because of it.

I get occasional cards from my children asking I am alright.

Well at least they remember me.

Now perhaps after I die it will be the neighbors again who will be performing my last rights, God Bless them.

But the question still remains ‘was all this worth it?’

I am still searching for an answer……………..!!!





For those who work on Computer-dont miss

The friendliest whales in the world: grey whales in Mexico Monday,

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Tourists are greeted by a friendly grey whale whilst whale watching in San Ignacio Lagoon, Mexico

These wildlife enthusiasts were shown the impressive beasts by famous zoologist and BBC presenter Mark Carwardine who has been visiting the area for over 25-years.

Mark Carwardine said: “To have a huge, friendly whale willingly approach your boat and look you straight in the eye is without doubt one of the most extraordinary experiences on the planet.”

“Sometimes they even let people rub their huge tongues or kiss them on the top of the head,” said Mark, who co-presented the BBC 2 series Last Chance to See with Stephen Fry.
Among the many other species that come close are blue whales, and humpback whales, which often roll on their sides to look up at the passengers.

These whales begin their journey from the Bering Sea in the Arctic making it a 20,000km round trip, one of the longest migrations undertaken by any mammal. They set off down the Pacific coast in December and don’t eat again until they return to their northern feeding grounds some five months later.

They love being stroked…..

This lady is in no danger at all

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