Friday, October 4, 2013



30th Aug 2013 2200Hrs

The flight EY0279 (call sign ETD279) has just disappeared from the live flight radar screen.  All of us had watched this AIRBUS A320 taking off at 2025hrs from Malé International Airport and climbing at 2000fpm on the live flight radar on the laptop screen. Once the aircraft gained 40000ft, we disconnected the data connection and went to have dinner as this was a 04 hour 15 minute flight to Abu Dhabi which is 3025 kilometers away.

Monday, July 29, 2013


I was hanging around at the airport to meet our daughter's plane. A terrible pain and a loneliness swept over me when I saw this lonely luggage trolly, someone left at the end of the airport jetty. I kept snapping away with my camera, feeling a lump in  my throat and my sight slightly blurred for some unknown reason. Maybe I'm crazy. For some weird reason this trolly reminded me of a Dad.


With you my son,
This is as far as I can come,
Shouldering your burden for you.
Unlike me, my son,
Who's at the end of the line,
Whole new world's waiting for you.
For you my son,
The limit is the sky,
Like a bird soaring high, with a twinkle in yer eye.
For you my son,
I'll be hanging around,
Praying for the day, our paths will cross again.

 I dedicate this poem to our son Hirusha who celebrates his 16th birthday today.

So the daughter I was hanging around at the airport to meet is here with us for her brother's birthday after six long years. So that alone makes this birthday so special.

So she wrote this for her brother.

 Seeing how you've grown
I'm so totally blown
You've changed so much
It is hard to believe such

But yet in your heart
You are the same kind one
So full of wit and
Driving us all nuts

How you've become
Who you are today
The charming young man
You've turned out to be

Though in life we may
Take our separate ways
But nothing can ever change
Your place  in our hearts

Malli, we are Blessed
to have one like you
Wishing you very very many
Happy returns of the day

Wish you a very happy b'day my malla!!!!!

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013


How many tasks can you do at the same time. Well, I guess I know what you think. That depends on what kind of tasks they are, right?  Okay, let's put it this way. How many books can you read at a time? 

Please don't misunderstand this as having several books open in front of you and reading at the same time. Nooooo. What I mean is you don't finish one book and start the other, as you are supposed to do. You are in the middle of several books and you pick up any one of them that suit the mood whenever  you are free to read. And you never mix up the plots.

I don't know about you. I read several books at the same time, just like that. I read books while I eat. I read books in bed and fall asleep on them. 

For example, I was reading the three books that you see on my bed side table,  in the photo,

2. ROMANCING THE RENEGADE            and

when I came across this Biggles Comic The Flight Of The Wallenstein.
So I'm in the middle of reading four books these days. Ha ha.

And four genres and tastes.

A Bike Ride by Anne Mustoe, is a Travelog about a 54 year old school principal who describes herself as, an overweight, out of condition woman who made a road trip on an unfamiliar bicycle, around the world.

Romancing The Renegade is a Romantic Adventure.

Boy and Going Solo by Roald Dahl about his childhood, flying career and travel. 

Biggles Comic The Flight Of The Wallenstein is the first comic I'm reading in this series. Though aviation and adventure stories of Biggles, written by W. E. Johns have been one of my favorites for a  long time, I hadn't even seen the comic series before. The illustrations just blow your mind away.

Well, are you any good at multitasking like me?