I will not ask how is life going, cos I feel it is getting better. For me it is! By the way, I doubt and am sure that you guys do not remember (actually know) me. So never mind, let’s just continue the story. And, and a very Happy and Healthy New Year to the readers out there!!
So, too busy with life? Have not got time to read my previous posts? xD (Jus’ kidding, I have not posted anything during last 3 months or maybe 2)
Anyways, I am writing this blog to share some good traits I recently adopted. Any guess? HINT: This all could happen due to this great pandemic (maybe). And I do not know now to thank or to curse this Corona season. Now, let me help you with some pictures.
Um, quite easy to guess? And, it has been a month now since I started this habits; let’s see if I can keep it till the last (I will!). And the answer is .. yes, morning walks and city talks! What do I mean by this now? During those walks, the city whose just gotten up from rest or sleep, I don’t know. Talks. Means, the whole city and not just the beings, human beings. At morning, the birds, the cows, everyone and anyone talks. The news. Everything.
This scene, is so in tradition and common. It feels a different kind of pleasure, buying the newspaper directly from the newsie. Searching for that particular newspaper and then having it with chaa (tea). Early habits nearly we can find it anywhere or everywhere. Like reading news? Neither me! (High-5!) Cos, the news are more or less same but with filtered headlines every time.
The above picture is taken at a tea shop which I used to visit like regularly. Reason? This is the only shop which provides me dim-toast (Google!), omlette, etc and tea of course at 7 AM. No other shop are open or either provide these items except tea to feed my tummy! This little cool shop is great. Plus, I get to read the newspaper while having chaa and relax!
And to be honest, at my first visit, I was rejected for not having omlette. But I did not gave up and paid my second visit and there I was offered the below. *smirks*
The regular morning talks are so normal and healthy to hear. Like filled with light fights and random talks. For example, most of the shops do not have change of big notes to exchange it. And one day, this tea shop also got indulge in a little argument with an old lady. She comes regularly with her friend to have tea. That day, like usual she asked for tea, had it and then handed him the money. Then dadu (the shopkeeper) counted and shouted “This little coins don’t work, lady. No one is interested to have it, please exchange it with some other coins”.
In reply to that, lady said she does not have any more coins or money. She just brought this to have tea with her friend. Saying this, she left. Dadu kept grumbling and complaining about her coins then her attitude for like five minutes. It stopped when another visitor came.
Today, I visited the other side and I stopped at a temple. Yellow. This colour attracts me. At morning, you find so much to do and so little to think. Time just flies at morning. Anyways, there I go and rested for some time. Prayed. And played with pigeons then back home!
The temple was wet and clean. And the floors were cold, of course. Still it was beautiful and peaceful. Here goes the another glimpse.
We say there are 4 directions. But I got only two. Whichever path I took, I will return and will be lost in these 2 directions only. Let’s see what can I get more. I don’t have any clue on what and which aspect I am talking this about. So let’s skip.
My favourite direction is going towards the railway station. There I don’t have to care or think about time. It’s like, I get the signal or what time it is whenever I reach there. Actually, two trains leaves at the time when I reach there. One leaves the platform, other arrives. So it is easy to guess the time, if I’m late the train is gone obviously and if I reach early, I wait for the trains to leave.
Feel free to comment your new learnings and let’s just exchange thoughts as and when we are having it. And any suggestions?
One last thing I would like to share is that I am learning Japanese, too! So be prepared, maybe my next blog you need to translate! And will post sooon, this time, aai-shappat! And come, “Get on the train, baby!”