With almost a week in hand as in exact 7days at this hour I will be heading into my journey to take on the traditional train line connecting UK to the EU mainland. Not the first time in Paris but the first time by Euro rail and that too without a french speaking partner. Oh Yeah, it is going to be some journey for a change. My initial thoughts were quite good but when I look at some of the more recent news it shocks me to see the changes. I am not afraid when it comes to travelling but knowing the air of in-hospitability knowing that you don’t speak french is bit hard to appreciate. I am impressed to see as how one country be so socially uptight to not open their thoughts to the bigger vision of the world.
Is France, digging its own grave of saying we do not want anyone who cannot speak our language or is just that social behaviour of not entertaining anyone who does not speaks French ! what so ever we may think, we say this does not stop here or change. I am not intimidated besides I do not believe in these nationalistic ideas of restricting oneself.
Before people start to feel that this something I am creating on my own, I came across this article yesterday on the BBC which reveals for the facts and for the reasons why France is where it was and why it is not far from the past. For whatever we may say and feel, all I know is to go travel and capture. Rest is all “that doesn’t count for me”.
We will see what shall come out of this trip but here are some of the shots from the past visit.
I will do a brush up on things with planning as I approach the weekend since it is just a two days trip to see a friend’s daughter birthday and to meet an old Flickr friend who spotted me in India without have spoken or known me before. Incredible to see from where all people can see and find me 🙂
Yes, I have been away for a week but to be true there was lot going through this whole week.
First it was a busy week at work and then there was a whole hoopla hop for the APPLE much awaited iPhone5. It seems APPLE has done its job for being in the market much to its appraise. I personally see it is nothing more than a domination of a leader – It is amazing how the brands dominate people. For some £500 for a phone is more important than other things in life. On one hand life of people is all about branding and showing it as status symbol. All day long it is about their iPhones and how great it is. None of all seem any strange if you are so used to it. What to do people – live on their Iphones all their life. They live on it, sleep on it and even have sex on it. My respect to Apple and its users who are so bound to live their life on screens of 4″ or 10″. I had a huge challenge struggling with all those people who cannot stop bragging about their iPhones.
Our lives are sold to all these brands – No one is keen on building people who are self starters. If you are a small business, living and going through its own struggle knows that it is not so easy. To socialize and to understand a meaning of struggle through this period of growth is something only few understand. People are blind to not see or to not understand the human value of effort. In my full sympathy with new brands and businesses – this growing economic conditions are as harsh as one can bear them. People see one sided effort – outcome, not the input that is used to generate the outcome. I am humbly thankful to people who I can share and see how this struggle takes on.
Of from this topic this week has been warm but the days of warmth are well over. Finally with the chilly winds of 50mph gusts of the wind and rain starting tomorrow 🙂
For dear Brenda, Here are some from this morning 🙂
To add to all this I met an adventurous person who is full of life to explore and see this wide vivid world in no better way than being Au-pair. If you got a minute then please drop by to http://adventurousandrea.com – Share it please.
On the other hand, I am finally heading to Paris for a nice weekend. Hopefully this way I will be sharing my second Paris experience with you.
For the rest of the things, this weekend was a great one to watch my favourite racer on the podium grabbing his second win of the season. Things have been amazing and so is this past weekend.
I wish you all a good week ahead 🙂 smiles n power through the next workweek.