Tag Archives: Nature

Who Am I 

I have asked this question 

Since I don’t remember when

It seems ages when I started wondering 

Who am I 

Time flies by

But I don’t feel a thing

Years have been reduced to

Mere rotations of Earth around the Sun

I feel ageless

I feel strong

I feel I can do 

anything I wish to

Am I losing my mind?

Or 

Have I finally understood 

How this universe works?

Fate is laughing at me

As I write these lines 

But fate has spoken only in irony

Irony extends itself when 

I read other men far better than

I can read myself

What is this curse?

Or

Is it a boon?

What is this gnawing feeling 

That urges me to move 

To achieve things that 

Mere mortals can’t 

I scream, I wail in despair 

But only I can hear those sounds 

People say time will tell everything 

But what happens when you stop feeling 

The flow of time

I don’t feel old

Neither do I feel young

I find darkness and light 

Coexisting inside me

Everyday feels like a beginning 

Yet when I look back 

I find ages have passed 

Why do I feel 

That I have to live

Even if everything else 

In this world has been destroyed 

Why do I feel 

I have to live 

Even if only

The emptiness remains 

Thailand Trip, Day 3: Towards James Bond island

This day will always be memorable for me. Something happened to me and it was amazing. I’ll get back to it. The morning started like the earlier one and our ride reached exactly before the scheduled time.
First stop was to a temple filled with monkeys who thankfully were, not mischievous. Here are the pics from that place.

 

 

Phi phi island

When we were close to Phi Phi island, the tour coordinator told us the tourists on the boat will be given 45 minutes for either scuba diving or snorkeling. Scuba diving was costly and I am poor, so I went for snorkeling.
I have an acute phobia of my legs leaving contact of solid ground. We were dropped off at a depth of more than 10 feet. I was terrified and I held on to the ropes. I realized in a while that hanging on to ropes won’t defuse my fear. So, I let them go and started swimming by myself. It felt liberating.
Later we were taken to the beach. An organization was collecting 20 baht for maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in and around the island. I felt glad to see the awareness about environment among the local people. I wish the average Indian was so concerned about our country. We were led to an open space for having lunch. There were some local cuisines and the experimenter in me called to check them out. The food was lovely. Here are few pics from Phi Phi. FYI the 7 Eleven outlet on Phi Phi has terribly incapable and unfriendly staff. I strongly suggest the readers not to visit the store.

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Thailand, Day 2: Phi Phi Island

We started at around 8:30 in the morning after an awesome breakfast. I love this thing about resorts: complimentary breakfast, all you can eat. I was pleased with the work culture there. The staff was at everybody’s beck and call with no complaints.
We were supposed to visit Phi Phi island that day. Initially we were driven to a pier from which a fairly large boat took us to the island. The trip was long and beautiful. I must appreciate the effort Thai government puts in maintaining public places and I hated most of the Indian tourists who deliberately littered everywhere even though there were dustbins everywhere. I never really understood how difficult is it to keep a place clean or just pull the flush in public toilets. Whatever, I didn’t let the primitives spoil my mood. The sea and certain other people were too beautiful to ignore. Here are a few pics:

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