Today is the last day of Ramadan fasting. Another hour and I will complete my 29 days of fasting (16:45 hrs per day). Tomorrow is Eid-ul-Fitr. 

For those of you who don’t know what Ramadan is – this is a month where the Muslims around the world fast from before sunrise to after sunset. Which means we are not allowed to eat or drink anything during the day.. anything at all!! Non Muslim friends keep asking me “not even water?” So yeah, not even water. We have to give alms to the poor and pray to Allah. The Holy Quran was revealed in this holy month. A month of sacrifice and repentance and asking for forgiveness from Allah. 

Oh Allah! You, are pardoning. You, love to pardon. So pardon me! Ameen. 

Eid Mubarak to you all 🙂

Do you guyz like disclose every plan while they are in progress? Or do you like wait until a part of it or probably it’s entirely completed? 

Many times I’ve got excited and discussed my plan with half the world only to know nothing of it ever really happened. Then you have to go over the entire embarrassment phase with people you told about it. That is probably why now, I try not to speak about stuff or plans that are in progress until something materializes. 

Unfortunately close friends/relatives expect you to share important stuff in your life with them right from the beginning. And they get offended if you don’t do it. Like may be – waiting for new job confirmation, your marriage plans, your plans to relocate or  some other similar important life event. 

I think it’s fair enough for any one to keep a secret until things are finalized. 

how many of you here have a strong faith? do you like feel connected to God? Do you feel you have this special connection with God and he does the right thing for you? I am a strong believer and there are times I wanted something so bad but never got it. I would constantly find myself asking why not? Only to get answered a little later – here is something better. My mom always keeps saying. “Everything has its own time. No matter what you do and how hard you try, things will happen when they are meant to happen and He is looking after you. So just believe in Him, keep praying and have patience. You will not always get what you want, you will get better!”

When you stop trying too hard, everything kind of falls in place, perfectly. 

somebody once asked me, what is your hobby? And as weird as it may sound I didn’t know what to answer. I wish I could truly say I was passionate about something I do. I don’t even know what I like to do anymore. If you asked me what I like to do, I could tell you a lot of things, but none that I am incredibly proud of or passionate about or anything. I have done things in my life i am proud of, but I feel like lately, I just don’t do what I love to do. I see people who are crazy and passionate about things and it feels nice to see that. I just can’t keep my mind focused at one particular thing or an activity. It keeps wandering. I feel like doing something I’ll get up and do it but too soon I’m bored of it and I want something new. I have short lived hobbies photography, video games, learning and playing the guitar and so on… But nothing I can say i am really crazy about.

So yes, what is your hobby?

All these years of time travelling, I’ve never met a person who was not important. 

Every individual has some purpose in your life. When the purpose is fulfilled he/she is taken away. Don’t spend time looking back and worrying about what happened or what could have happened or why you lost friends/relatives or dear ones. Their purpose was fulfilled and they had to go. It’s time for you to move on. We all are time travelers in a way, just travelling in the forward direction always. So why look back when you can’t go back. 

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about which city I want to live next few years of my life (and possibly settle down) .. It’s hard to believe I’ve completed over 6 years here in USA. I still remember the struggle I went through to get here and then in few weeks I was questioning my choices if I should have really made this decision of moving to the US. I wanted to return back to India in a couple months but I guess I started liking it here and look now it’s been over 6 years and still counting. 
One thing I could have definitely done was moved around and taken up jobs in different cities in the U.S. And not spent like pretty much all of my 6 years in one state. I guess if I could go back now and talk to the younger self this is the thing I would suggest – move around. Explore discover. Honestly now that I think of it I really don’t know why I didn’t move around. I guess I was way too comfortable and didn’t wanna move my cheese. Or the fear of taking any risks due to the added responsibility I had towards my family back home. 

But now I really have been thinking a lot about it. I’m pretty sure by the end of this year I’m going to be in a new city with a new job.. You can’t rule out the possibility of a new continent all together. I am really facinated with UK and Europe and wish I could work there. May be if I get a chance to live in London I would definitely make the move at the blink of an eye. I really really wanna move some place new. Let’s see how it all works out. 

Which city do you think is a good choice to settle down? 

I’m thinking of starting this new experimental projects and sharing with you all how it goes. 

Right now I’m looking forward to 2 immediate events that are going to be important decisions for the rest of my life. First is scheduled for the end of next week and second major event is in the first week of August. I guess I’ll keep both of it a secret until I get to it. Alright that’s it from me for now. Take care and peace out! 

Lying in bed here and thinking half of 2015 is over. So much has happened in my life in past one year. I’ve travelled so much. Made so many important decisions for my personal life and my career and future. Sometimes you are so busy to see the daily changes, you dont realize how much has changed since the time you began. 

I had started writing a journal with important events in my life since 2013 and completely forgot about word press. Just came here few days back and thought I’ll write something. Most of the stuff that has been happening or happened with me is kind of private and personal and I’m not sure if I’m ready to share with the world yet. (Not that I have a big fan following) but just the fact that it’s out there in public – I guess I’m note really ready for it. Hopefully as things move forward I will come out from the closet.

there is this one thing I have learnt over the period of time is, not all the money you owe actually belongs to you. no matter how economical you decide to go, some way or the other you will end up spending. charity my friends is very important .. do it and don’t think twice. The money you decided to save by cutting your expenses..  put that money into a charity box .. The money you spent on charity will get back to you in some way or the other. but of course that should not be the intention..