Rhyming Thoughts Platter

Thoughts that I want to share with the world. Thoughts which are desperate to transform into words….


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Living your dream

How it feels to realize your dream? How do you feel when you live in your dreams? Sounds good right? Sounds content.

It’s been a year now, moving to the USA, The Eagle. It was a dream to come to this place and accomplish and succeed. Though it was tough in the first few months but I nailed it. That’s definitely an achievement.
This day when I sit here in my rented one bedroom apartment, looking through the window, thinking of how the last year flew by. Like every year this year also flew by pretty fast, but this was an important year. I came to the states with big dreams and excitement and must say till date this country is making me amuse.

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Rewinding. The first city I saw was Chicago. I landed in Chicago and missed my local flight to Atlanta. Instead of panicking I was damn excited that I got a night to spend in Chicago. Though I could not see the city as I was too tired, but taking a peek-a-boo from the hotel window made me very happy.

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Atlanta was the place where I stayed for the first couple of months and it was magical. All of it. It was truly an American dream. The downtown, the Coca-Cola company tour, the amazing aquarium. It was fun filled. I loved the place where I used to stay. Often I used to go for long walks.

 

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Then it was the second city after Bangalore with which I fell in love with. New York. I was there for around 6 months and every day was a new day for me. Every day that city amused me. The best part of stay there was, after a tiring day when I used to come out of my office, the city made me smile, making me forget all my tiredness and tensions. Looking at the people, the streets, the parks, the shops, not to forget the cafes, made me happy. Mornings meant to be started with a bagel with cheese and a coffee (I put on some weight because of it :-P) I became a fan of bagels at this place.

 

 

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Then I moved to Boston. This city has its own flavor and color. Though I haven’t got much chance to see any of it because of the snow, blizzards and snow storm. But now the sun has started to shine and I am looking forward to know the city better.
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The best part of living here in the states was finding the adventurous bone in me. I really had a blast visiting the best beaches of Miami and Key Islands, Worlds highest falls Niagara, some cool lakes, mountains, Falls of Vermont, camping in the mountains and kayaking I the rivers of New Hampshire, flying Helicopter in Jersey and visiting Universal Studios and Magic Kingdom, Orlando.

Nostalgic. This is how it feels to live your dream. I am alone, but not lonely. That’s the best part.


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Revisiting Nandi Hills

After dropping the plan to visit Nandi Hills quite a few time, at last we started for Nandi Hills, last Sunday Morning. Nandi Hills, as the name suggests is a hill situated around 65kms from Bangalore City.  Its been more than 5 years in I have stayed in Bangalore but this was my second visit to this mesmerizing place.  I am wondering how would I have kept myself away from such a beautiful place.
The first time I visited this place was two years back. But this time it was nostalgic, literally.  Reason was, the first time I had visited this place, it was evening.  I chose to come to this place in the evening because I am too lazy to wake up early :P. When I reached Nandi Hills it was 5.30 pm and one and half hours for sunset.  It was too mesmerizing.facebook_1472664031
There was this fog which was making the atmosphere romantic and mesmerizing. I took a walk further towards the extreme top and then to my astonishment I found that the thing which I was feeling as fog, was actually not fog but CLOUDS 🙂
I was so happy to walk inside the clouds. It made my day.  I sat on the top of the hill and enjoyed the view.  facebook_-1016615840I was feeling as light as the moving clouds.  Far away from the chaos of the city, on top of the hill silently observing the clouds, hills, never ending fields, it was just amazing.  facebook_151088369
Don’t have any other words to explain that feeling.
But this time when I went to Nandi Hills again, I was actually surprised. From my last visit, I was having the impression that Nandi Hills looks beautiful.  But in the morning it was actually far more beautiful than I had imagined.  We reached around 6 am in the morning and there was a huge crowd.  We had to stand in a queue to take the tickets.  It was 7am when we went inside, but still it was so beautiful that my heart was actually floating with the clouds there.  We did not took the roads that was well maintained instead we took the “kacchha” road to have a feel of the greenery.  I took my camera with me but I stopped taking pictures because more than capturing it in my camera I wanted to capture it with my eyes, I wanted to live that moment again and again.   n2
Again I was feeling very light leaving behind all the tensions and chaos.  Slowly and steadily we reached the top.  And there the sun which was actually looking like a moon, small and white, was playing hide and seek.  I stood there and watched the sun for quite a long time and I noticed I was actually giggling, while watching the hide and seek of the sun.  Then we went around the mountain and chose one place to sit and have the confectioneries which we carried and watched the horizon.  This time I was not able to see the other hill and the endless fields as we were above the cloud. But the feeling of being at the top and not able to see anything below was really nostalgic.
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I spent nearly two hours there and returned with a feeling of visiting this place once more.
Note:
1. This post is written based on my experience.  The motive of this post is to express my feelings towards Nandi Hills.
2. The pictures taken from the first visit are taken from professional camera, but the pictures from second visit was taken from my Note II