February 24, 2008

I don't know ...

I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

- Mary Oliver

If I know to compose poems,I might have written something like this to describe the last few weeks as I was spending alone to over come my "India Blues", the silence of Paris and in the struggle to settle back in Paris after the 3 weeks trip to India. For godsake, I finished three years in Paris, by this time I should feel at home here..Hoping not to to complain any more, when I have such wonderful friends to fill weekend with fun and laughter...(who)hhu, the new Chinese member of our lab made a delicious Chinese dinner for us(the best Chinese I ever had)...after the dinner the whole lab landed in the boss' kitchen, hiding there to give him a surprise for his birthday. That was the most exciting and successful surprise party that I ever had. ... thanks to little Martha and Giorgio... not only helped us with the surpise party but also helped us to revist our childhood with their Pictonary, word game. French movie,Indian Lunch,Italian Coffee,Chinese Dinner and British Birthday...All in a day!

February 12, 2008

Happy new year... again!

Before I start writing my stories about India, once again New Year wishes! this time the Chinese new year! Came back to Paris last week and Paris welcomed me back with a big silence and this colorful Chinese New Year Parade and a nice lab outing (after a looong time). Thanks to the new members of the lab, again adding more diversity to our 'international lab' ;now we have new Italian,Indian, Chinese and basque country ...above all thank Buddha its all boys...so less problems in future...you may not hearing me complaining about my lab too much... we already started planning to have a international dinner party... seeing all good signs for the new year and for the last year of my Phd.