Having a walk round one of our marine work sites...and looking back towards the mainland, took this picture....and thought..
"wow! it would be great if we were living some where there"
Never in my wildest dream did i know that within a few months...we would move over here. A lovely suburb, close to the sea - Mahboula, here in Kuwait. Thats where we are, for the last 6 years... right behind those cream coloured twin hi-rise buildings.
just tiny saplings barely half a feet tall while they first came home...now they are full-grown up trees, standing tall, touching the ceiling.
..and...moving across the seas....ocean really....my homeland....
namma metro - The mighty Kochi @ Kerala.
Staying just right next to the National Highway...this is what i can relate to more than anything. "My" vyttila junction - the traffic...the private busues racing to overtake each other..literally moving on its sides with the people hanging from the doors and windows....
the most common sites...peole moving forward and forward almost to the centre of the highway beckoning the oncoming vehicles for a lift back home
and the scores running towards the buses while the conductor would have already blown the whislte for the buses to leave even before the people have loaded in.
not...not at all...to forget...the reputed autorikshaws lining the side roads.
This was something that i would be really looking out for. The signal to turn red, and one run across the road. All those years....yest years that i have literally spent a good part of my life walking up and down the side roads along the highway..to school...back from school..to work...back from work.
...and then..this city girl moves home (gets married) to the country side...where its just green green and green all around.
(view from the balcony)
(Shayne, as if in a wonderland - clicked about 4 yrs back)
(way leading to my in-laws place during heavy rains. The kids just shout in excitement seeing the water splashing on either sides of the car passing through this waterways.)
...going back home for vacation, its our kids who gets to embrace these two distinct worlds...one which is full of trees and rubber all around - their "Pala veedu"...and the other, where its all buses and cars and bikes all that is seen peeing out of the window - their "Kochi veedu".