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Five Star

…rating? Place? Whaaat? As always, the rambler here (she always talks of herself first, pliss to note ๐Ÿ˜› ) has a round about way of putting things across, as she thinks she’s being entertaining, letting you in on rather unconnected rambling (is there any other kind? ๐Ÿ˜€ ) and then triumphantly telling you,ย see, see? This is where we were headed, all along!! Yeah, I know. She’s weird. Wacky too. And now that she’s talking of herself in the third person, she’s fit to be certified too. She is. ๐Ÿ˜€

It’s a five star day, a five star occasion, and more….for a couple who transcend all this in terms of who they are, their shining selves ๐Ÿ™‚ Ahem. Now you’re wondering (actually, you know already, but you’re willing to give this rambler a long long rope to …. anchor you? ๐Ÿ˜› ) who these paragons of everything could be? I’ll let you think a while longer,while I go on to telling you some more. (No, not of me, or my meandering intentions! That’s the surest way to lose a reader here ๐Ÿ˜€ )

Stars. While on the topic of stars, I must tell you of the link I came across, thanks to Rashmee’s share of the same. I love the Orion Constellation (mainly because that’s the only one I can figure out ๐Ÿ˜€ ) and finding Orion in the headline of that link, was a sure draw… apparently, the Orion Belt is a place where several baby stars are forming, and being sent out ๐Ÿ™‚ Such a delightful picture no? So appropriate here too… ๐Ÿ™‚ But, yes, as you want to remind me, that’s out there in Space, the Final Frontier (heh heh heh … the insane tripe here simply does not let up, no? I’m having a ball, even though it’s at the expense of the reader… very costly for a blogger, who rarely blogs, and has a small amount of readers, right now, but then, remember? Weird, wacky? ๐Ÿ˜› ).

There’s this notion that’s been around in me head, about how there are universes in us, around us (duh) – and we create them too. The breadth of this thought, quite covers everything, as cliched as it is, and any post on it would be verbal diarrhoea, So, I shall restrain myself, for this post is about stars, five stars, and stardust and faery fancies too!

Onward to the darling two, and the Star Rating on them ๐Ÿ™‚ Five stars, is the standard, more or less, for the perfection, excellence, quality…. yada yada, ain’t it? We’ve never gone by the levels set by others, have we, as a family? So why this now? Bas, sometimes, there is this worthwhile, nice, round number, five, and stars, to boot, and it fits, the boot and the name, to the occasion, so yeah, let’s, I decided ๐Ÿ˜€ (Puns galore, Chots!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ )

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So here goes, the reasons I know you two areย โ‡‘โ‡‘โ‡‘โ‡‘โ‡‘โ‡‘โ‡‘ them stars up there… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • For you two, separately, and together, you’re gold, and stars, in our lives, you are! Precious, precious… even though I’m reminded of the dialogue from “The Lion King”, between Pumba and Timon. Timon’s words, actually ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€ *giggling away*
  • For the love you have for us!
  • For the sheer amount of work you do… out there, at least … hehehe! JK ๐Ÿ˜€
  • For the dreams you hold precious, and work slowly and sure, towards them ๐Ÿ™‚
  • For all those times you take care, of us ๐Ÿ™‚ Of each other, the bestest way you know!

And most of all, for who you are, to each other, every single moment! Enriching each other,ย  carrying each other, when needed, on the roads you journey; for the love that shines out from your eyes, your whole selves; for having each other’s backs, for all that you ARE. You are, and that’s all there is to that!

Happy fifth anniversary, Neeti and Ashwin, my baby bachchaas โค โค

You are stardust, precious, magical entities, who wreak love into our lives ๐Ÿ™‚ Stay so, just so, always!

And here’s the song dedications to both of you, this time, and I see you singing this to each other ๐Ÿ™‚ Part of the list of my favourite songs, both of them ๐Ÿ™‚ For my precious Five Star Couple!!!

 

 

This is you two, to each other… โคย 

 

Love you, endlessly, infinitely, absolutely! Wishes and love from all of your loved ones too!

Over the years, this blog has celebrated them, in the links given below ๐Ÿ™‚ Click on the year and be taken to that year ๐Ÿ™‚

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2015

2014

14 January, 2018

First post on this blog this year โค

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High Five!

Among the first things that Naina (for those new to the blog, please meet Naina, my elder Grandottie โค ) learnt, gesture wise, apart from the “bye bye” and “aava aava” (come here ๐Ÿ˜› ), was a set of three that began with the High Five, a Knuckle Punch and finally a thumbs up where your thumb and hers met, to seal the moment ๐Ÿ˜€

So you see, a High Five has much meaning here, for us, in this wonderfully wacky family we are ๐Ÿ˜€ There have been times when I’ve wondered when this would all spill into the classroom, but then again, it’s always fun to talk the zany language that isย NOT expected of you. Nowย that, I knowย ALL about ๐Ÿ˜›

So, errr, where we? Ah we were High Five ing , with Naina, and generally going all over the place, which is pretty much normal on this blog, before arriving at what the title serves to take us ๐Ÿ˜› 160th word is here, and what this is about shall be revealed. Soon.

Researching into the High Five, brought out these emojis that I’ve not really used, but wondered about. What we normally use to say “Thank you” the hands togetherย wala? that’s a High Five …. Hehehehe… didja know that? I was told that, but now I’m a believer, ‘coz Google says so ๐Ÿ˜› Here are the High Five, or Hi5 emojis according to Googleย devta…ย ๐Ÿ˜›

A High Five is a symbol of achievement, and of celebration at the same time. It’s a flush of energy, of love, of displaying one’s elation…

I couldn’t have a better way of telling you of the joy, the celebration and achievement this blog is directing you towards ๐Ÿ™‚ A young couple, high on love, laughter, togetherness, walking side by side, partners in crime, a shining example of parenthood,ย bilkul bindaas and badass with it ๐Ÿ™‚ Arjun and Pratibha, my elder son ( of My Sun Child fame) and the lovely, gorgeous love of his life โค Five years (plus, really) of a journey is completed today, as they walk further into a commitment and the promise they’ve made to each other ๐Ÿ™‚

The ease with which they’ve become who they are is the most beautiful part of how they’ve grown, and are still growing along with their two lovely daughters, Naina and Naira โค โค Like a lot of they young dads I see around me, Arjun takes his parental duties rather seriously, attending to all the needs of his babies, just as Pratibha does! He daddys like a Boss! Something his wife also does, Mommys like a real Boss โค

This Grammie ( this eccentric woman here) tries to not hover and advise, but fails occasionally ๐Ÿ˜› and yet both of them are extremely patient with her, though the Sun Child briefly sends some flares outta his eyes ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Pratibha is the soul of patience, and now with Naina having started school, and with a wee one to manage, does so rather too well ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ She’s been driving her car too, till less than a month before she had Naira, driving Naina to school, and doing the odd jobs, running errands ๐Ÿ™‚

What they are to each other, to us, family and friends, is special โค Thoroughly engaging, amiable, even goofy (Arjun!!!) on occasion, more than on occasion ๐Ÿ˜€ really! They don’t lead each other, but walk alongside each other interwined in the love they share with each other, that spills out and spreads and touches those who know them, and love them!

It’s a High Five Moment, this.

Wishing them more love, more laughter, more zany wacky moments, more nurturing moments to cherish, good health, laughter, more laughter to ring out from their hearts, suffused with joy that tags along with rainbows and dreams and simple happy smiles in greetings and cozy togethernesses โค

Dearest Arjun and Pratibha, Happy Anniversary! May you be blessed abundantly!

High Five, you two โค โค

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The Family!

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Aww!

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Naira’s 28th day ๐Ÿ™‚

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Them!

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Daddying like a Boss!

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Mommying like a Boss!

 

29 June, 2017

First Anniversay here (LINK)
Second Anniversary here (LINK)

Third Anniversary (LINK)

Fourth Anniversary (LINK)


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Quad, Building the Core

… is geeky enough for you to be worried about the mental state of the said rambler author of this blog. She’s still got her marbles, thank you ๐Ÿ˜› But she’s been doing some research. (Psst she got a new phone too, courtesy her first bornย ๐Ÿ˜› )

Smarphones these days just keep upping the level – single core to dual, now quad, and octa too, one hears! (And yes, I AM geeky enough, just enough to want to know stuff, to understand, and I endlessly tire those willing to help the curious child withinย ๐Ÿ˜› ) Just writing all this, I fully realize, is going to make many a reader snort, snigger, giggle and be open-mouthed in wonder at the audacity of an English teacher to take on such a topic. Quad core? Seriously? (Yep! I heard that!!)

So I’ll give you some time. Go on. Smile. Giggle. ๐Ÿ˜› But ah! You’re the newbie here then. Welcome, welcome to the world of weird, and warmth. ๐Ÿ™‚ The regulars here, on the other hand, know how it is here. Words are the adventurers. The trail be this blog, and the muse, in this case are my younger set of kids ๐Ÿ™‚ But let’s not jump the gun. The rambler got more rambling to do ๐Ÿ™‚

Quad. Four. Quattro, quattor, quatre, Tessera, (Tesseract, the Avengers, how that takes me off on welcome wings of filmy fantasy! Whaaatttt? I need to get back? Yes, yes… So where was I? ย We’re 240 words and we have no idea where we are at no? ๐Ÿ˜› )

Four. They’ve touched four, in every language there is. But most importantly they’ve hit that four with the language of love, letting us in on that journey, be inspired, motivated, loved, loving them all the more. Who…dear me! I get ahead of myself. ๐Ÿ˜› Who? What? Four?ย I can hear you mumbling, grumbling, and ready to close this tab. Wait, do, wait, please..:) ย un momento ๐Ÿ˜›

Ashwin and his lovely partner (I heard that! in crime, you say? Hawwww!!! ) Neeti, my son, my daughter (in law) celebrate their 4th anniversary, this day, 14 January ๐Ÿ™‚ Four. Yep. You got that right mate! Fire, in Danish! Fire, oh wow! (Yes, I did google it ๐Ÿ˜› )

And so, we come to the Tradition of celebration on this blog, after the meandering through sheer unadulterated nonsense that is the USP of the blog, blogger, rambler… ๐Ÿ˜€

Glad Firearsdagen! (To say it the Danish way. (Fire, four in Danish, has gotten me!) )
That means, Happy Fourth Anniversary, dear Ashwin and Neeti!

May the fire of your love continue to burn bright, showing you the way onward in your journey of togetherness. May that fire be a shining torch to others , who take succor from your love, and grace their lives with the beauty of the love you share! May that fire never singe, but always warm your hearth and home, heart and soul. May it be the one thing that will sustain and ever keep you within its circle – for FIRE is the purest of the elements! It purifies like nothing else can! Your bonding was sealed with a sacred fire divine, and on this Fire-th anniversary, may that have grown, with a promise of more love, laughter and endless moments of fun and frolic!

God Bless, my dearest dearest darling Neeti and Ashwin ๐Ÿ™‚ You de rockstars! May the Yin and Yang that is you continue to flourish in the interconnectedness of life with all the Love you can muster.

Love you so, dear bachaas ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll always ย imagine you singing this to each other ๐Ÿ™‚

13 January, 2017

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Happy Anniversary, Neeti and Ashwin ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

for 14 January, 2017

 

Blog Tradition for them, on their anniversary, over the years:

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2015

2014


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Quatrain

They trail, most loving, fragrant feelings
As they walk this journey , arms entwined
From two to three,ย more of their lovely beings..
Theyย hold each other – they are one-of-a-kind!

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(Net connection is back ๐Ÿ˜€ )

This in the morning, when no connection existed, was this limerick ๐Ÿ˜›

A blog tradition pending,
Due to net connection ending
Has prompted this early byte
For today, till I’m able my blog to sight
So to them, Pratibha and Arjun may I wish, happiness and love, unending!

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And now this, as I ruminate, and squeeze this in, just in time ๐Ÿ˜€

She of sunshine smiles

He – Sun child – ever the same

This Haiku – all theirs!

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And finally, an acrostic ๐Ÿ™‚

Partial to love, pretty much the best!

Awsumm, always there, hands outstretched

Raring to go, never mind where!

(J)ust, jovial, jest-ful, ever, no matter when!

Understated never, uncomplicated, unanimously the friend who’s always there!

(N)atty, naughty, never nasty ๐Ÿ™‚

Four poesies on this string, to tell you of her and him
Her is Pratibha, and He is Arjun
And this be the day, to cherish, to celebrate
Their wedding – a gladder, madder, fun-ner one
I’ve yet to attend ๐Ÿ˜€

May you two always be there for each other, hold each other, through all the walks of life ๐Ÿ™‚
Sometimes A or sometimes P, lead each other on, with all the love you have ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you, too, endlessly, for the brightest spark in my life – my Nainu โค

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Happieeeee Anniversary! God Bless you all, infinitely!

29 June, 2016

*does a jig* She made it, she tells herself ๐Ÿ˜›


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Tres

Brings to mind the evergreen pop number that cheered football fans – Un, dos, tres ๐Ÿ˜€ Ale Ale Ale – I think. I’m a-singing that as the clock marches towards the midnight hour, in celebration of the Tres anniversary of my beloved babies – babies they be, being amongst the youngest of my brood, of that generation ๐Ÿ™‚ But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. Duh. It’s usually one of the two – getting ahead, or not getting there at all.

This year I’ve decided to get ahead than lose precious moments not getting there, though, it does happen sometimes that I have to not get there to get there. Savvy? No? That’s Ok too – I’m majoring, no, no, make that taking a Doctorate in How Not To Get There – I’m still getting there. If you know what I means. ๐Ÿ˜› No? Still? Oh you! You’re new here aren’t you? No matter. You’ll learn soon enough, if you decide to stick around ๐Ÿ˜› You’re leaving? Oh. But please, a moment? To wish them, who this is for? Oh! Thank you! You are precious too!

So, errr, where were we? Ah yes! That reminds me, today Theresa Teacher had asked me to set aside some of the multifarious tasks I had taken upon myself, since I am now in the habit of saying, “Where am I?” rather too frequently. Genuine concern there. I’m not surprised. But yes, we were here, with me asking you to stop a while, while I continue a story I started here, (LINK), continued here (LINK) at about the same time two years previously and the last year too! It’s usually the first post (nothing to do with the informative webpage of FirstPost ๐Ÿ˜› ) – the first real post of the year, over the past couple of years. Happily enough, this year too, it is the first real meaningful write ๐Ÿ™‚

So. Tres. Three. That is the number on the cake they might be cutting or have already cut, by the time they read this. 3 and counting… ๐Ÿ™‚ For now, this three is really special, for Neeti has finished her Masters in Professional Engineering from the University of Sydney with flying colours, for they are together in the same city, town, house ๐Ÿ˜› after an age of being apart due to constraints of job/study, and both of them are looking to each other, looking after each other, looking up to each other, as they partner along in life!

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May those smiles stay bright ๐Ÿ™‚

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*Touchwood that those smiles never fade ๐Ÿ™‚

I like too, that their anniversary is on the day when the Sun makes that movement back to the Northern Hemisphere, the Uttarayanam, as we say it. Makes it all the more filled with the elements of the Universe conspiring to keep them bright and safe and sunny in disposition ๐Ÿ™‚ – they were married on the 1st day of the Month of Makaram, too, when many of us celebrate beginnings and rich harvests ๐Ÿ™‚

My wish for them, indeed from all of us, is that the Sun remains bright in their lives, lighting dark corners, and always ready to rise, after the peace of quietude of night ๐Ÿ™‚ That thundershowers and rain might also tantalize, but rainbows bring the wonder of infinite magic. And may they always have time, for each other, for themselves, for nurturing the love through the years, knowing the certainty of that love โค

I hope as with ever so many of your favourites, you’re singing these to each other as well ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years”ย (Click on song to hear ๐Ÿ™‚ )

“What a Difference You’ve Made in my Life” By Ronnie Milsap

Happy Third, you darling babies ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Love ya โค God Bless ย your togetherness, your steadfastness, and may new vistas open up to the best year ever ๐Ÿ™‚ Step into your fourth with the knowing, the certainty that it is going to be the best yet ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Love ya! Love ya!! Love ya!!!

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At the New Year, that they rang in for the Family ๐Ÿ™‚

13 January, 2016, for 14 January, 2016, Ashwin and Neeti’s Third Anniversary ๐Ÿ™‚ โค