Monday, July 30

Passion Up

Yesterday we drove to far away NSW country with some friends and stopped by a winery and did some wine tasting, bought strawberries by the roadside, caught up with some temple cats, had a BBQ near the Warragamba dam, played soccer, danced etc etc and came back home later in the evening. Here are some pics for you to see what Keshi's weekend was like:

I asked her if I could take a pic, and she said no
probs...I think she's smiling too. The strawberries we bought here were the BEST I have ever had!

















Me sitting at the back of the car and finishing all of it...yummmm!

















Buddhan Saranan Gachcahmi ....(I take re
fuge in the Budhdha...)

















Cats behaving badly...


















Bought some port and sherry after falling in love with the taste...

















Birthday gifts for my sis (from last weekend) - packed with total Keshiness...

















Apart from those pressies, I also gave her a pot-plant...look at the beauty!


















I find immense pleasure in simple things. When I saw the happiness on that Strawberry girl's face as she got my $7, I realised how truly happy she is in doing what she's doing...she's found her passion and enjoying it to the core. How many of us can truly say that we have found our passion and have made it happen? Not many. What makes you truly happy is not making loads of money, having a beautiful house, a luxury car, a partner or travelling the world...well it may be any of them too, but what would really make you happy is finding your passion and making it happen, no matter how insignificant it may seem to others...no matter how hard it is to get there...no matter how many times you fall...no matter how much fun others would make of you...just finding it somehow and being comfortable doing what you love the most. Just like the Strawberry girl, the cats in the temple, the wine-maker, the farmers in the country...doing what they're happy to do, living the life that they're supposed to live, not complaining at all and loving it with all their heart. Isn't life supposed to be just that after all. So tell me, have you found your passion, if so what is it?



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Silvara said...

Hey babe - sounds like a wonderful weekend -i spent mine holed up in bed thinking i was going to die lol.

Passions hmm?? i have many and not one that i could pinpoint right now...but one i would strongly advocate would be women's rights :P

KAYLEE said...

NcE POST AND GREAT PICS!!!!!!! sounds like a great weekend!!!!!!!! I am feeling awful but if i go to the er i will stay there til the surgery and am home alone oh what to do?

Menchie said...

Those strawberries are HUGE!!!!!

Sounds like you had a very good weekend. Good for you!

My passion is my family. :D

Dalicia said...

what a wonderful weekend :) glad you enjoyed it

Sweetstickychewy said...

I like this post. Speaks much.

The strawberries look very pretty. And those cats are pretty good looking.


***what would really make you happy is finding your passion and making it happen, no matter how insignificant it may seem to others...no matter how hard it is to get there...no matter how many times you fall...no matter how much fun others would make of you...just finding it somehow and being comfortable doing what you love the most.

True.

***So tell me, have you found your passion, if so what is it?


I believe i found it. I shall tell you when i see it blooming.

Cheers! have a good week ahead.

Jay said...

I love fresh strawberries. The area I live in is pretty famous for our strawberries in the summer time. As you drive south from my hometown along Highway 65 you will find many strawberry stands along the side of the highway when they are in season. Yummy stuff!!!

Steph said...

Oh I've been there!! I think they have markets too every once and a while, good antique shops too.

Southpaw unplugged said...

Aahaa...somebody had a great weekend...:)
And those strawberries brought some naughty thoughts in my mind...::D

Aidan said...

Hrmmm passion, I am passionate about life and living, but i have no idea what i want to do with my time... There is so much out there it all seems like a blur.

I LURVE strawberries, try them with a dash of black pepper... Trust me it brings the flavour out, just a pinch will do it..... Failing that Dipped in chocolate and burried in cream.

Aidan

The Acid Tongue said...

hmm, right now, the only passion i can think of is earning an insane amount of money

(and maybe ask keshi out after that lolz)

Anonymous said...

what would really make you happy is finding your passion and making it happen, no matter how insignificant it may seem to others...


and no matter how immoral society says it is

Anonymous said...

my passion is to make(^) friends

i get a kick when a new girl visits me on my blog

my way of attracting guys is a little unconventional though

i bug them first

Anonymous said...

I stopped asking what I wanted to do with my life. Now I was asking, "What is my passion?"

My passion wasn't quality assurance testing.
My passion wasn't going to law school, for I knew I dreaded it.

When I looked deep down, I desired to become a teacher. I wanted to be a positive influence for others, whether in church, primary school, secondary school, or abroad. My passion was to teach.

Why did it take me this long to figure it out? I suppose that my friend's passing pushed me to see things more clearly.

lemonade said...

u know what I've never had strawberry's that were sweet before..! i think im pretty unlucky with them..!

lemonade said...

u know i've never had strawberrys that were sweet before..i think im really unlucky with them!

jitendra said...

dunno abt long term..but whats really giving me pleasure right now is this sufi song by nusrat fateh ali khan..bliss!

anits said...

hi keshi..good tat you had a good weekends..the strawberry luk so yummy :P
tk care gal!

Jim said...

whatever i do
i do it passionately

deepsat said...

nice pics!! u had a nice weekend!! good thing!! ;-))

Die Muräne said...

i have many passions. But it's manly the little things that make me really happy! Like a second of silence ;)

cool weekend pics! looks like fun ;)

Jac said...

Yes, That is what you see and read in my post every day.

Go keshi, go girl !!!!

Nora said...

What a great day you had! The strawberries are beautiful - and the seller is smiling broadly...

dharmabum said...

that has always been a problem for me - i have always tried to find my passion, but still seem quite unsuccessful.

mom tells me that it really doesn't matter what we do, but how we do it. i'm trying to reconcile with the idea, but its hard.

oh, and am curious - what does the Buddha take refuge in?

Cazzie!!! said...

Keshi, our favourite fruit is the strawberry and those ones look DEVINE!! I also would like to sample the sweet sherry :) (winks)

Peter said...

I so much like this positive message, about small things... and so on!

Answering your question came out to be difficult. I guess there are a number of things in life that I "like", but do I have a real passion? Probably not. Too bad, I have to start looking for it - never too late, is it?

Ashes said...

i donno about Strawberries but the cats looked lovely.

and maybe you know,we attribute happiness more easily to people who are doing simple things.Maybe that feeds our sense of complexity.I don't reckon that people are intrinsically happy.Happiness is something you achieve.And that requires discipline..maybe the discipline to follow your passion.And it doesnt matter where your passion takes you..to selling strawberries or solving complex mathematics.

my passion is blood-painting but I dont indulge in it too often.Cant waste too much blood you see.

EBEZP said...

A lovely post Keshi! Great pics!You certainly had a great weekend didn't you?

I think everybody has a passion for something, however they may not know that it is passion, maybe see it as a negative quality and don't know how to display it.

I think I have a passion for life, that includes identifiable things such as photography, history, travel and unidentifiable passions such as friendship, people, love and everything that all of those encompasses.

Be passionate about as many things or as much as you can - passion will help you achieve the seemingly impossible!

Passion/passions are good!

Ghost Particle said...

Keshi!

I had a Strawberry weekend too!!!!

Iceman said...

yum... yum... yummy...
ok... now temme how many bottles of wine u had?

hic hic hic hic hic hic hic hic...

Sam said...

Strawberries and wine.... lady you had an enviable weekend!! how i wish.. i cud have done all those... as for Port wine.. definitely one thing i'd never give up on!! :)
the strawberries luk damn tempting!! :D

as for my passions: ummm...... music is one definitely.. writing comes close... while i amdoing teh later.. teh former.. have tried and am gng to put up a band hopefully soon enuf!! :)
and lastly.. a recent addition is dance.... but then, i think u know all dat, don't u?? :)

vishesh said...

ha u know i love srtawbrys :) ha,yes passion,up with it and sing for it :)

Shionge said...

Hey what more can I say Keshi....it gaves me lots of passion to be here and to be so passionately inspired by you best sum up how I feels.

Happy Birthday to your sis keshi..:D

shooting star said...

heyy!! passion......!! yeah i have found my innumerable passions or rather dreams and trying to live them every day....
thanks dear for your comments on my blog....yeah no-one told me to leave ,it was my personal decision based on my beliefs.. and even i have feelings.....which might have got hurt....wat do you think about that dear??? ..as for ego...u must read my intro post to know my take on it.....
right now...i do not want to back on BUF.... and i hope you will respect my decision..
have a nice day and will keep in touch!!!!

Asha said...

Great post with lovely pics.Buddha looks so peaceful!:))
My passion always been reading contrary to all the food I cook in 2 food blogs!;D

curryegg said...

WOw.... you're strawberries are much bigger than mine.. wah...
;D

pria said...

Passions are pretty important as it motivates us in many ways. Nice to see u had a great weekend Keshi.

La vida Loca said...

I want wine!! I want wine!!

Sanjay said...

Glad you enjoyed your weekend. My passion is giving whatever I do my best shot.. I try to that is.

Helen said...

That looks like a gorgeous weekend, Keshi, I've been lucky to have my passions grow and change, I was passionate about picking grapes and pouring wine when I worked at a winery, I was passionate when I was a student, and I'm passionate about research. I'm with anony, though, I think in the next couple of years or so I will go back to teaching, it is so very fulfilling. But right now, I'm feeling verra passionate. ; ) (come visit and you'll see what that's all about) ; P

Jeevan said...

I like that thought the passion that are close to our self is true happiness. Many passions for me, one is enjoying what i really can, don't go on the passion that was hard.

strawberrie, the Buddha are fine. See that cat is looking at me;) Birthday wishes to ur sister.

Ash said...

Nics pics Keshi. How are you now ? Hope you are feeling better.

niki yokota said...

my passion is blogosphere :D
i want to kidnap that cute aussie kitty-chan!!
sooooo Cute!!!
and great shots of buddha and strawberries and all!
feel sooo good after reading ur post. thanks keshichan!!

niki yokota said...

oh i didnt give anything to my sister on her birthday!
you are such a great sister!!
the wrapping technique is amazing!

Still searching said...

Lovely place u went to and seemed to have a great time! Weekends like that are amazing!

And coincidentally, I also just wrote a post last week about finding your dreams and followng them! Truly agree with you... My passion is dancing, but unfortunately for many reasons I haven't been able to follow it through...

Jenny! said...

Those strawberries looked gorgeous and delicious! The best thing to eat with Port is a piece of dark chocoalate...amazing! Try it sometime! I love teh Buddha too!

RamaG said...

hey there...seems like you had an awesome trip....loved the pictures...

I went to San Bernadino (near LA) for a Linkin Park concert. It was absolutely mind blowing.

-Rama.

priya said...

Keshi, I forgot if I had commented before. See my passion memory down the lane.

Nic epics and good to see ya have fun girl.

Paul Champagne said...

One of my favorite memories as a child was going strawberry picking with my parents ... and eating more in the fields than I picked.

WP2007 said...

Hi Keshi

This past weekend we went to Niagara-on-the-lake to see a play and play. :)

I had to laugh when I read your post. We were in wine country too.

LOL

Bev

Nicholas said...

Yummy pics and beautiful pics.My passion is reading books, traveling and hard working(tss-I hate it-sometimes).
It make me happy.
Hugs!

AVIANA said...

Hi Chicki! :)

how are you? I'm glad you had a great weekend picking strawberries without me!!!!! :( oh well...
hmph..

well, my passion is to sing, dance, write music, perform....i hope i will have the chance to do it as a professional on the grand scale..but we'll see

till then, i'm stuck clicking my mouse at work as I take a million classes and do a performances here and there....

what is your passion and are you doing it? :)

thanks for stopping by...i'm glad you appreciated the post...i updated it a little bit. I actually gave J's actual real name...well the nickname I gave him...

it is goodbye....i had a talk with our mutual friend, T, on Sunday...it was a long talk...but it made the goodbye so much easier...although T wants me to talk to J I'm not unless the opportunity pops up but not by me though.....

i'm still hurt but thanks to T, I can move on....at least until I talk to J in some lifetime...

anyhow....thanks...i'll talk to you later.... bye!!!

Expression ! said...

looks like you had a real blast this weekend.Wonderful Pictures.

Alok said...

Sounds like some one had a blast during the weekend ..... gr8

but its such a pain that the week has started and have to go back to hundrerds of mails and zillions of excel cells

btw my passion(though not sometime back) (is) was my work .... nos and excels (has) had a kick tht i cant explain till the time that i (have started) started seeing nos in my dreams .... need to luk for a new passion i believe ...

alok

Crazy Me said...

Mmmmmmm .... fresh strawberries! Yummy!!!!

Not sure what my passion is. I'm still trying to find it.

KAYLEE said...

HOW Are YOU TODAY MS KESHI????? I feel great today:)

Beach Bum said...

Hi Keshi, Your pictures and prose about your weekend really through me for a loop. I'm still tied to the house fixing things up and I will stayed tied at least for two more weekends. The wine tasting and playing soccer sounded great. And the pictures of the strawberries had my mouth watering.

What makes you truly happy is not making loads of money, having a beautiful house, a luxury car...

I couldn't agree more, I've seen so many people just running the rat race because thats all they know and with possessions taking the place for drugs.

Blessed said...

Have I found my passion?
I think I have my moments.
But overall, no.
I think my passions are like the
ocean, they ebb and flow.

Strawberries look divine!

You always get into the neatest things! No wonder you are so creative.

krystyna said...

Hi Keshi!
OMG! My lovely strawberries! Beautifully and appetizingly.
I think wchich photo is my fav., and I must say - All.
My passion is helping people with health problem (massage, diet, etc..,and study about human body, physical, mental,spiritual existence- I'm naturotherapist ),
and blogging, blogging, bl...,
listen to music (specialy when my son plays - Chopin, but not only Chopin.
Thanks for this beautiful post and music.Best to you!

krystyna said...

My passion is also to visit your place, reading your great posts, watching beautiful photos and listening music.
Happy Birthday to your sister!!!
You made wonderful gift.

Jim said...

say it in style
thank your visitors

say Gracias por sus comentarios

AmitL said...

Hi,Keshi...wow..those strawberries look scrumptious.:)Oops-the pics and their titles got a bit mixed up,but,I think u did it to make us mix n match...am I right?:)Regarding getting pleasure and happiness at work,yes,it's a fact-sometimes I think that young waiter in the restaurant,gets more happiness doing his job,than I do,even though the poor guy must be earning a pittance.I try to imagine what must be making him happy,doing the same routine job,twelve hours a day,and I have no answers.Well,all said and done,I'm also pretty happy with my job,so I'm not complaining.Grin-and,then,as a bonus at the beginning of the day(Or,mid,or end) there's always nice blogs like this one to read...Ahem!Cheers.Have a great week.

Keshi said...

Silvara get better soon hun!

**but one i would strongly advocate would be women's rights

nice one. I wish u all the best in following ur passion!

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Kaylee I read ur current post and Im glad to hear ur feeling much better today. TC!


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ty Menchie I did.

**My passion is my family

Definitely! I can see it all over ur blog. How sweet and wut a very noble passion!


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ty Dalicia!



Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Amy!

**I shall tell you when i see it blooming.

awww thats good to hear. I wish u ALL THE BEST in it!


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Jay I wanna visit ur place!


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Stepher u mean in Cobbitty?

I think I saw some Markets on the way bak.

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Southy u notty notty man! :)




Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Aidan!

**I am passionate about life and living,

dun we all know that! U r very passionate abt life and living...the proof is in ur blog.


**with pepper

OMG I always do that! :)


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hey Acid!

**the only passion i can think of is earning an insane amount of money

not bad at all :)...but rem to keep ur humanity in tact. Cos when chasing money, u may lose it.


**(and maybe ask keshi out after that

hehehe seriously? I dun like loaded guys ;-)


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Anony ty!

**Why did it take me this long to figure it out? I suppose that my friend's passing pushed me to see things more clearly.

true...some drastic events in life makes u take stock of life and time.


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hey Lemonade!

**u know what I've never had strawberry's that were sweet before

awww...some strawberries can be sour...but the ones I tasted in the weekend were so fresh and sweeeeeeet!

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hey Jitters!

**but whats really giving me pleasure right now is this sufi song by nusrat fateh ali khan..bliss

thats nice to hear. Passion doesnt always mean long-term goals...passion can also mean a minute's pleasure of closing ur eyes and listening to ur fav song...thats total Bliss indeed!



Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Anits!

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good to hear that Jim!


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ty Deepz!


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heyy Murane!

**But it's manly the little things that make me really happy! Like a second of silence

DEFINITELY wut makes me truly happy too! Well-said.


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Indeeds Jac :)

ty!

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heyy Nora isnt she!


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hey Dharma!

**mom tells me that it really doesn't matter what we do, but how we do it

true..I agree with her.


**oh, and am curious - what does the Buddha take refuge in?

In Nirvana...:)



Keshi.

Keshi said...

G'day Caz!

**I also would like to sample the sweet sherry

aww I'd luv to email u some Caz :)


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Peter things u LIKE and doing them with joy is also great. It's equivalent to being passionate abt something.

** never too late, is it?

never too late at all! as humanbeings we keep learning new things every single day until the day we die.


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hey Ashes ty!

**And it doesnt matter where your passion takes you..to selling strawberries or solving complex mathematics.

definitely!


**my passion is blood-painting but I dont indulge in it too often.Cant waste too much blood you see

I rem u telling me abt Boood painting long time ago. D u still do it Ash? Wut sort of satisfaction d u get out of it? Just curious :)


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hey Ebezp tnxx mate!

**however they may not know that it is passion, maybe see it as a negative quality and don't know how to display it.

very true. But as long as it doesnt harm anyone, why not follow it? Who cares abt wut others think.


**I think I have a passion for life, that includes identifiable things such as photography, history, travel and unidentifiable passions such as friendship, people, love

thats beautiful! Ur photos r always a treat.


**passion will help you achieve the seemingly impossible!

So true! Alot of ppl fail to realise that and thats why they dun achieve their dreams. When we r born, we r born with an in-built passion for certain things and if we follow it, we will reach true bliss.


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Ghosty how nice! I saw the divine pics!!




Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Iceman!

**now temme how many bottles of wine u had?

u know Im a good girl ;-)

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Sam ty!

**as for my passions: ummm...... music is one definitely.. writing comes close

Music is def one of my passions too. Writing too :) And Dancing...I LOVE!

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hehehe Vish ty!


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hey Shionge! U ok now?

**it gaves me lots of passion to be here and to be so passionately inspired by you best sum up how I feels.

awww HUGGGGGGGGGGGZ! So true.


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hey Sushmita ty!

**and even i have feelings.....which might have got hurt....wat do you think about that dear?

I know...I can u'stand that...thats why I came to ur blog n left that comment. I dun wanna see any BUF friends leaving this way. It broke my heart. Thats why I wanted u all to get bak together...sort it out. :(

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Asha u love reading duncha. :) I knew that.


**Buddha looks so peaceful

that pic is one my favs too!


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hey Curry!

**you're strawberries are much bigger than mine

u sure u mean the fruits? LOL!




Keshi.

Keshi said...

definitely Priya!


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LaVida here have some :)


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Sanjy heyy!

**My passion is giving whatever I do my best shot

me too...I wanna give it my best shot whatever it is that Im doing.


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Helen I know ur a VERRA passionate girl be it anything that u do.

** But right now, I'm feeling verra passionate.

saw it...fainted..loved it...commented...wished u well...MWAHHHHHHHHHHHH! :) Wut a dangerously PASSIONATE post that was!

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ty Jeevan!

**Many passions for me, one is enjoying what i really can,

Spot on! Do what u r good at and enjoy doing it. Very well-said Jeevan!



Keshi.

Keshi said...

Im much better now Ash, ty!

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ty Niki!

**my passion is blogosphere :D
i want to kidnap that cute aussie kitty-chan

LOL okkk so when is the kidnapping gonna happen? I'll be all ready with tissues and my fav food n all...to eat in the car while u kidnap me.

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hey Searching ty!


**My passion is dancing, but unfortunately for many reasons I haven't been able to follow it through

:( why is that? Can I ask?


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hey Jen!

**The best thing to eat with Port is a piece of dark chocoalate.

really? ty for that...Im gonna try it.


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hey Rama!

**I went to San Bernadino (near LA) for a Linkin Park concert.

wow sounds like a TREAT! I love Linkin Park.


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Priya it was there :) tnxxx!


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hey Paul!

** and eating more in the fields than I picked.

hehe cute.

I read that Antioxidants in Strawberries reduce Oxidative damage in the Brain and can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease...no wonder Paul is so clever!

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Bev u too? LOL great! HUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGZ!

Im glad ur having a good time sweetie.


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hey Nicholas!

**My passion is reading books, traveling and hard working

thats GREAT! Way to be.

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hey Lisa HUGGGGGGGGGGGZ!

**well, my passion is to sing, dance, write music, perform

ofcourse...and I know u r determined and that u'll do very well in it some day. Cos this is what u LOVE doing.


**what is your passion and are you doing it?

my passions r a many...I love small joys...like wrapping a beautiful gift for someone I love...seeing the smile on a hard-working person's face...kissing baby cheeks...MUSIC...dancing...dressing up beautiful...joking ard and laughing till my tummy hurts...driving...eating out with family n friends...watching the waves...opening the fridge and finding chocolate pudding...waking upto a Sunny day...etc etc.

Careerwise NO I dun think Im doing what I love...Im doing what Im good at...unfortunately Im a victim of the rat race too...

Im glad ur done with J...he doesnt deserve someone like u, even as a friend. MWAHHHHHHHHHHH ur a swt hrt Lisa!

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yes Sharda ty! :)



Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Alok!

**that i (have started) started seeing nos in my dreams

u mean NUMBERS? lol u better find a new passion then.


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ty Crazy_Me!

:)

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hey Beachbum ty!

**I've seen so many people just running the rat race because thats all they know and with possessions taking the place for drugs.

Im a victim of it too...Im doing a job that I dun really love all that much. Im just good at it. But I dun chase money n possessions...I can go to a better company and Im sure I'd get paid loads better than what I get here...but I prefer freedom and the great colleagues I have here.

U r so right when u say possessions taking the place for drugs. So many ppl run after money n possessions and dun realise what they hv done to themselves until it's too late. SAD indeed!


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ty Blessed!

**I think my passions are like the
ocean, they ebb and flow

aww how nice..so well-said!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

gee tnxx Krys HUGGGGGGGGZ!

**My passion is helping people with health problem (massage, diet, etc..,and study about human body, physical, mental,spiritual existence- I'm naturotherapist ),

thats great work for the community! U r a swt hrt Krys. I can see u r loving what ur doing too.

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hey Jim!

**say it in style
thank your visitors

dun i always THANK my visitors. If not for them, this blog wud be empty.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Hey Amit ty :)

**sometimes I think that young waiter in the restaurant,gets more happiness doing his job,than I do,even though the poor guy must be earning a pittance

yes I often wonder abt it too. It proves money cant buy happiness.



Keshi.

Jim said...

guys dont come here to see pics of strawberries SILLY !

Keshi said...

Jim so they better go where they find wut they want, right?

Keshi.

Radha said...

Those strawberries are mouth-watering!

Keshi said...

arent they Radha!


Keshi.

Anonymous said...

i am making waves at WUB
posting some of my old controversial posts there


nice girls there
made many new friends

Dan said...

Keshi, sweetie, this is my favorite post of yours, packed with total Keshiness. You're quite right about finding your passion. And while I still haven't found mine (I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up), I'm no longer caught in the material trap, of making more and more money, more and more things. The simplified life is for me.

Hugs and kisses Kesh!

Ekta said...

hmmm..am yearning for some yummmy strawberry and cream!!..
and well guess thats my dilema...finding out what my real passion is in life!

ishita said...

put this in my personal blog sometime back...it's a quote but relevant to this post :)

"Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping, waiting and though unwanted,unbidden..it will stir, open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us. Guides us. Passion rules us all and we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love. The clarity of hatred and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion maybe we'd know some kind of peace but we would be hollow. Empty rooms shuttered and dank. Without passion we'd be truly dead."

- Joss Whedon

I don't think there's been a single instance or thing in my life that's not been defined by or done with passion ... which is why I guess my emotions have always been in extremes *sigh*

Luvd the strawberry pics..i wish i cld get to taste those too :P

Anonymous said...

not just PASSION
u must have a LUST for Life

Diesel said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Keshi said...

Good for u Anony.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Dan!

** I'm no longer caught in the material trap, of making more and more money, more and more things. The simplified life is for me.

Im so glad abt that. YEYYYYYYY to ur confidence and spirituality!



Keshi.

Keshi said...

hehe Ekta u'll be right sweetie. HUGGGGGGGGGZ n ty!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Ish I know ur a very passionate soul. I like that abt ya. Cos guess wut, Im the same LOL! When I choose to do something, it's done to near-perfection with alot of passion...or else I'd rather not do it.

**The joy of love. The clarity of hatred and the ecstasy of grief

Very true! Nice quote there on Passion. Loved it n tnxx Ish for sharing it here.


**HUGS**


Keshi.

Keshi said...

true Anony

Keshi.

Keshi said...

mm mmmm Diesel! :)

Keshi.

uttara said...

a tightttttttttttttt hugzz to keshi ..
i miss u :(

n lovely pics baby ..:d n loveeeee the strwberrys .. heheh

na belated happy buddy to ur sis baby huggggz

homo escapeons said...

I would estimate that 95% of all people are just 'passion-through' LIFE.
That is a tragedy.

My passion in this world is Learning.
Learning the Truth about Everything.
and Laughing!

uttara said...

keshi u know me by now so u tell me wats my passion :D :D :D

Keshi said...

Uttsy HUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGZ! Lovely to see u here babez.

**keshi u know me by now so u tell me wats my passion

ur passion is FRIENDS. U r such a good friend...one who never gives up on her mates...one who stands by her closest...one who'd go that extra mile to let them know that she's there for ya.

MWAHHHHHHH sweetie pie!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

** 'passion-through'

Loved it HE! :)


**Learning the Truth about Everything.
and Laughing!

Definitely! Its written all ova ur blog.


Keshi.

uttara said...

but keshi many have mistaken me also..:( but i am tired of pleasing everyone...

and u know wat the close one mistaken me more n hurt me..

but as u said yesi do go extra mile now i think its high time i should stop tht right? am not here to prove anyone anything...

and one more thing am passionate in whatever i do may be its work may be its abt frnds or shopping:p or having ice creamss.. yumm lol or may be dance music or just a walk on the lonely road... or sitting @ the balcony n sipping hot hot coffee n looking atthe heavy rainfall.. and many more.. i simply lovee whtever i do.. its al full of passion n love
love u hun muaaaaaaaaaah

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

It's late at night here, and you've made me hungry!

Keshi said...

aww Uttsy I know wut u mean...I hv been like u too...going that extra mile to convince ppl abt things..ur still doin it. I have stopped it. Cos in the end I got hurt big time...u know abt all my friend dramas on the net dun u...ppl cheated me too...now Im just a tad tougher than b4. Cos I hv to protect myself too. U will eventually get there too...cos it takes alot of experiences to get to that point...and I can see ur reaching it already. HUGGGGGGGGGGGZ!


I know u do whatever u chose to best of ur abilities. U r a very passionate girl. Just like how u mentioned, I do everything with a passion...even the smallest deed...even sipping my coffee, I enjoy it to the fullest...

u r so like me. HUGGGGGGGGGGGZ darl!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Andrew Im emailing u some strawberries and port ;-)

Keshi.

uttara said...

guess i too have hurt u loads in the interim period.. am extremely sorry for that...

i still have to reach wer u are keshi but i guess the kind of ppl ard they will make sure i reach as fast as possible..lol..

anyway am fine.. not whining though :P

happy to have few ppl who are close but sad cos they are faaaaaaaar :(

huggggggggggz

uttara said...

and have i hit 100 here??

lollzz

uttara said...

tell meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
soooooooooooooooon
100 ?? yeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

lolz

Keshi said...

LOL Uttsy ur the 100th commentor yeyyyyyyyyyyy! :):)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Uttsy u have NEVER hurt me. Please know that. Whatever happened between us was due to my lack of understanding regarding that matter. ITS MY FAULT. I can be a drama queen and drag things too far. So Im the one who should be saying SORRY...not u. I mean it. ok? HUGGGGGGGGGGGZ n Im sorry! I should never have spoken to u like that.


**i still have to reach wer u are keshi...

u make it sound like Im sitting with God high up in the clouds LOL!
No no Im still down here...Im still capable of making those same mistakes...but Im more careful now...


**but i guess the kind of ppl ard they will make sure i reach as fast as possible

HAHAHAHAHA! I can see that happening these days. Im glad for ya :)

Well I maybe far away from u physically, but mentally we r both mental so we r close LOL! HUGGGGGGGGGGZ Uttsy!



Keshi.

uttara said...

hugggggggggz keshi...

love u :)

n yes we 2 mental people.. lollsss how truely said..:D :D :D

uttara said...

**Im sorry! I should never have spoken to u like that

its okay.. gone is gone keshi... we know wat we mean for each other right? so moe than enuf am not here to prove others abt it :)


HUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGZ

i knw u r big drama queen :P
loll

Keshi said...

**we know wat we mean for each other right? so moe than enuf am not here to prove others abt it

Spot on! Thats all that matters.

HUGGGGGGGGGGZ mah mental other half :):)

Keshi.

Fleiger said...

Looks like all the wining and dining makes Keshi a happy girl ;)

Sun Follower said...

My God, what a lovely weekend! Sounds perfect... truly.

(I'm tagging you :)

Nadine said...

I love fresh strawberries and those look so good.

Tys on Ice said...

Nice pics..glad to know that someone somewhere has got a life :)

Iam passionate about wide open spaces and freedom .

Vest said...

Keshi: Ah the Blue Mountains, the view the beauty and of course a beautiful person enjoying that succulent strawberry, our halcyon days to savour and remember.
It is much more satisfactory to live richly than die rich.

gautami tripathy said...

The smallest of pleasures give us the utmost happiness.


Glad you had a good time. You deserved it after your passionate affair with Mr Influenza!

Hugs, sweetie.

mathew said...

awesome strawberries..but we get better ones here!! :-)

well passion..thats tough one..lots of em to choose from!!

Nanditha Prabhu said...

it would be great to follow ur passion and live your dream.it was a great thouht you shared .my passion is my family and my dance ! its great that I am able to pursue both !

shnaggy said...

wow am so eating my heart out!!! those strawberries are so red and so big. i've never held a strawberry as big as that. we have small ones growing here.

coffee is one of my passions but i have 3in1s only. ain't it cheap!

i enjoyed all your post down there keshi girl...nice bloggin'...

adi said...

great going kool keshi
i wud just say, keep the spirit(s) up ;)

Jenny! said...

It is seriously delicious...eat a small bite of dark chocolate and then take a sip of port! Yummmmmm

RamaG said...

yeah...linkin park rocks...i'll write about my experience soon...just a bit swamped by work recently...i did update one of my blogs though..did you check?

diyadear said...

hey keshi gal,
belated wishes to ur darling sis.. n wow those strawberrys look real delicious!!! yes im a person of simple pleasures too.. but passion.. im still in the dark i think.. jack of all trades but master of none thats me sadly :(

Arz000n said...

So tell me, have you found your passion, if so what is it?
If you ask me...lately I just dream of different ways of lazing around or dozing off during the weekends. And I think am enjoying it for the moment :P


*yaawn*

am gonna skip ma dinner tonight :)

Autumn Storm said...

Those strawberries look absolutely scrumptious! So nice to see you had such a great weekend.
Still looking for mine, but I aim to find it eventually. :-) True words throughout this post. Have a great week ahead, x

niki yokota said...

ur kitten? lololol
wat a cutieeeeee!!!
i will come at night with anony mouse-chan! hehe...

Trundling Grunt said...

Fresh strawberries are fantastic. Round here we get a lot of them flown in from CA and they tend to look good but be tasteless. Bit like many people round there come to think of it. The local strawberries have a short season but taste wonderful.

A passion - I guess I do things that I enjoy and can get passionate about. I am content pretty much all round.

KAYLEE said...

NO NO KEY:(

Keshi said...

yep Fleiger thats enuf to make me happy :)


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aww ty Sunfollower!


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me too Nadine.

tnxx!

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Tys u hv a life too...everyone does..just cos u didnt eat strawberries last weekend, that doesnt me my life is better than ur's :) HUGGGGGGGGZ!

**Iam passionate about wide open spaces and freedom

thats great! Somethings I VALUE too.


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Vesty ty!

**It is much more satisfactory to live richly than die rich.


very well-said!


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aww ty Gautami!

**The smallest of pleasures give us the utmost happiness.

Definitely!


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heyya Matty!

**but we get better ones here

like where? :)



Keshi.

Keshi said...

heyy Nanditha ty!

**my passion is my family and my dance !

aww how nice!


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ty Shnaggy!


**coffee is one of my passions

me too! LOVE COFFEE WITH ALL MY HEART. :)

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ty Adi u too!


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Jen I cant wait to try it. tnxxx hun!



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Cant wait to read that post Rama.

I read the other one this morning :)


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hey Diya HUGGGGGGGGGGGZ!

**jack of all trades but master of none thats me sadly

arent we all :)

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z000nie WB HUGGGGGGGGGGGGZ! Missed n missed n missed ya.


**...lately I just dream of different ways of lazing around or dozing off during the weekends. And I think am enjoying it for the moment

well I'd say that those kinds of pleasures bring the MOST happiness. Enjoy!

And why skip dina?

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Autumn ty sweetie!

U r passionate in everything u do.

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heyyy Niki!

**i will come at night with anony mouse-chan

dun kittens eat mice? so beware. LOL!

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Trundz u r def an all-rounder!

**tend to look good but be tasteless. Bit like many people round there come to think of it

hehe good one!



Keshi.

chocolteluva said...

it is very hard to find what you TRUELY love to do... and yes from reading my posts im sure you already know..
i have found my passion I LOVE PHYSICAL THERAPY.. love it... love it!!
as cheesy as it might sound i love volunteering at pediatric places.. =)

Keshi said...

Choco Im glad u found ur true passion and that u love it too.

**i have found my passion I LOVE PHYSICAL THERAPY.. love it

I can see that from ur blog posts. Excellent stuff sweetie!

Keshi.

Cyberkitty said...

The strawberries look yummm and the kitties are soooooo cute ! My passion is writing, and yes, I have found it.

AmitL said...

Hi,Keshi,guess,what?Ur regular posts inspired me to post again,today.*Grin*...and,yes,I noticed your comment on a post of mine before yesterday's one.Tks-I'm touched.Will talk to u about it one day,I'm sure..

Keshi said...

Cyberkitty WC n ty!

Apart from Writing, I can also feel that u love cats :) me too!

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hehe Amit no worries. ty!



Keshi.