It has been 5 years since I have wished Preeti “happy birthday”. I did not know that morning of April 1, 2008, will be Preeti’s last birthday celebration. It would have been her 35th birthday this year.
March 1993, Nithya’s birthday
Growing up, we would talk about getting older and somehow we always had this belief that we would be really well dressed, smart old ladies with a great sense of humour. I never imagined she would not live beyond 30. My fondest memories of Preeti is when she would try to babysit my little sister. My sister and I were closest to the siblings that she never had. Most people remember us as the tall me and the not so tall her, laughing like maniacs while walking together on the road in our housing colony back home.
Preeti – You are always in my mind and I am never going to forget you. It is your birthday today and I am not sad. I am happy that you were in my life and brought a lot of fun and smiles to my life. Just want you to know that I will celebrate today with good company and great food, the way you would want me to. I do miss you and wish you could have lived longer….
I will be running the GE Women’s Run 21K on November 11, 2012 for a charity – Singapore Heart Foundation.
Here’s a link to my fundraising page. Please donate any amount you wish (it is ok if you do not want to donate), I would still like to hear from you!
Please leave me a comment. This will push me to train harder to achieve my goal.
I will be running 21k for the first time after a major knee surgery in October 2006 and I need all the good wishes to keep me going!
“It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little – do what you can.”
– Sydney Smith
I want to do what I can to make a difference!
This is one of those quotes that completely moves me. Simple yet so profound!
A few things I am planning to add to my bucket list –
Get a scuba diving certification with Amit (So that we can go on diving vacations all around the area)
Do a bungee jump in Macau (Highest bungee jump in the world!) – Thanks Ivan Chang – You inspired this one.
Looking forward to a great swimming lesson this evening.
Next post coming up soon…
Sometimes I feel that dreaming is not normal… I question myself, why can I not choose the simpler path and do what others do? Why do I always have to do things differently?
I take some time to realise that I do not do things differently because I want to be different. I do only things that I really want to and it must not be a big deal to me if they end up being different from what others do!
I am one of the luckier ones who has a lot of support. Thanks Amit, Eddy and above all Nithya 🙂
Have a great day all!!
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
– Dale Carnegie
I am a software consultant by profession and a dreamer even before I knew what dreaming meant.
The purpose of this blog is to jot down my thoughts and come back them whenever I wish.
As a friend pointed out,
“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.”
It’s time for this dreamer to do!
Will be back soon with something….