Devil or the Deep Sea?

Is it better to be in a Happening place alone or be in a boring place with friends and relatives?

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From the Camera in my eyes

Cute Doggie on a Walk

Have you ever felt that your eyes were camera and your brain the memory card with very less storage capacity?

I see so much beauty around me that some times I just want to stand and stare.

I do not know if I will be able to capture this particular facet of beauty, even if I had a camera with me at that moment. After all the perception comes from the brain.

Went walking with this very  nice lady client to a nearby market and saw this pretty triangular church with green roof nestled amongst the huge high rises of downtown like a small pearl in an oyster

Just a little bit away was this cute little park with  couples enjoying the sun, yuppies eating their lunch and breathing in the warm air, kids playing.. all this amidst the hurry-burry of the downtown of this amazing city.

The more I see the less I seem to have seen. Does that make sense? I have been realizing how much I am missing by only scurrying to work and home and the few shops around.

This city is like an onion. So many layers to it. There is the fast paced world and the romantic one by the lakes and parks.
There is that pretty girl lying by the lake under a shadowy tree reading a book and The suited and chic lady in high heels and briefcase hurrying to some meeting. There are

Harbour Front on a weekend

the toddlers going to their play pen from school catching a rope..chattering away to glory and the stucatto of computer keys.
You probably find this kind of stuff in all cities, but all of it in the same time and place? I doubt!

Last weekend when I was sitting enjoying the breeze on the shores of Lake Ontario, I saw this elderly Chinese gentleman playing Santoor and with such profiency for no purpose other than enjoyment, this clown blowing balloons and giving it off to children for free. So many middle-aged ladies all dressed prettily in pink and white carrying pink and white flowers, probably from a nearby convention.
And this elderly couple, so at peace with themselves and the world. Arm around each other and smiling at the world.

But what I feel is so beautiful today might be a scene I take for granted tomorrow or worst that got overwritten by things of more importance at that time.

Oh! to be able to Capture it all for posterity

The first month in Canada

Wow! I have completed a full month in this country. Who woulda thunk?! I would not call it a fast month but it sure has been a full one.

Settling down with some difficulty as its taking me time to get used to sharing an apartment.

Some of the prettiest things I saw here includes the city hall area in downtown Toronto. Its sooo pretty and I miss having my camera that much more , but for now I am making do with my Mobile.

This place is such a lovely mix of old world charm and new world technology.
You get to see this gem of a church right amidst all the towering high rises or a turn of the century building lovingly maintained.
I did hear that many of the olden structures are getting demolished to pave way for newer, taller ones.. which is just sad considering the sheer amount of land available uninhabited in this country

Also I live just by the CN Towers and the charm for it never seems to fade. They put on such pretty colored lights at night. I am waiting to see on Aug 15th when they apparently light it up in the indian tri-colour.

Went to this brewery last weekend and tasted beer for the first time.It totally met my expectations. Yuck! I dont know why anyone would want to drink that filthy stuff.

The Rogers centre (which is lighted this pretty blue light and is used for the IIFA awards and such) is the place to be around a baseball match. Woohoo! I thought I was back in T-Nagar at home 🙂 I didnt realize there were so many folks in Toronto until then

I have always lived near a huge water mass and this time is no different, I live by the Lake Ontario, the same one Niagara feeds to. And its very huge and beautiful but (the canadians might just lynch me for this) its just not the same as a beach.

As I have said before, I have met some great folks and had some fun times and everything should be hunky dory except that I am missing home and folks so badly.

Atleast in LA I was able to cry and then feel good. Now it just chokes me up so that I feel like I am walking around with this huge stone right on my throat and heart.
Its also teaching me how lucky I am to have such a family. 🙂

On the lighter side, got a long weekend coming up and my friends are driving me crazy with their indecision on what to do.

Meet you on the other side of the weekend ..hopefully with some great adventures to report