Friday, 27 January 2017

Blogging after almost 4 years

Started blogging many years back discontinued, thinking to start again as now have lot of time.

Explored Europe for almost 2 years and now come back to India and currently in Gurgaon.

Will try to blog on travel as I love traveling.

Happy Weekend to All.

Gopinath

Saturday, 28 September 2013

New age TV shows

I am feeling too much obsessed with the comedy shows in recent times. They are becoming too much vulgar day by day. The playing of lady characters by males is increasing so drastically and I don't know why its happening so. Do we have the scarcity of lady talent or the males are so desperate to make a living and doing all this nonsense for a low price. It used to be fun when it was done once in a while in movies or shows for a specific scene requirement.

I am facing so much trouble in watching the above shows with my kid.
The TV these days is losing its charm with most of the shows which are no where to the current lifestyles and nothing much to enjoy with family.

Still there are some shows which are good and I hope more shows are made like that.I am still glad that some old TV shows still are so good and I enjoy with my kid daily.

I think in the current world TRP and advertisement revenue is the only factor for any channel.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Nature is powerful

The past week was one of the most disturbed week. I did not encounter a week like that in recent times.

The last week was ruled by nature, which reminded mankind that you don't take care of it and you are in deep trouble.

The week started with news of sudden torrential rains in uttarkhand (India) which resulted in land slides and my father who was on return journey from a holy place was stuck. Lucky that we could communicate with him and he was fine. But he was stuck there and struggled for food and harsh climate conditions. Considering age of 70 I felt bad but could do nothing against natures call. After the stuck he managed to move from there and he reached Delhi last night and will reach home this weekend. The reason for above sudden rains is deforestation of hill areas.

The week also started with haze in Singapore resulting in burning of forest in Indonesia. It worsened over the week and psi crossed 400 plus today. It was so horrible with smoke . it was difficult to breathe. Was so much worried for my kid, lucky school holidays and I m forced to keep him indoors. His holiday fun was upset. Haze seems be lessened today evening. Hope it becomes normal by the end of weekend. I wanted to take off to avoid haze but work pressure didn't allow me to take off.

The above two incidents in this week proved again nature is powerful and any play with that mankind has to bear a huge price.  In the first incident about 70000 people are missing and about hundreds died. In the second incident the people with asthama and breathing problem's faced hell and small children were most effected.

I hope the next week would be normal and my father would relax at his home and my kid would enjoy his holidays.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

One more year has gone as a father to my prince(his name is siddharth, we call him prince)


The above is the first time I held my prince in my hand.

I already wrote a blog about father's day last year
http://gopinathvizag.blogspot.sg/2012/06/fathers-day.html

The journey from last one year was a roller coaster ride as we moved to Singapore in last year. Prince new school, new friends etc.

I realised that being parent is more a responsibility than just pleasure. We have to be very careful in what we do as my prince just follows me. If I have to encounter him for anything he just comes back saying u too do this.  Now we have to guide him what's  right and wrong. As he has many friends in school and around and keep s doing whatever he likes in them and its hard to make him not to do something s which are not correct.

But in addition to above since last one year we enjoy cartoons together.. Especially tom and jerry, play games....racing especially, outdoor games football, play in swimming pool with ball, enjoy movies.....we saw many and recently fast and furious 6 & man of steel ( we enjoy more as only we two go for movie as prince mom doesnt like ). So now all having fun with him.

I am happy being father as its enjoyment and it teahes me new things too.

Once again Happy father's day,




Saturday, 6 October 2012

New turn in life

My life has become like a hopper once i moved out from my home town after staying there for 30 years. once i left my home town i hopped every 2 years at mumbai, singapore, delhi and again singapore now.
Inspite of having quite a lot of friends i always carved for a true friend who will be always with me no matter where i was. I almost used to have one untill last year but was unfortunate to lose him to god.
He was my school mate from class 1. It was a long friendship of more than 25 years. We used to go to school for independence day n republic day even when we are working as we loved it and were also staying n working in home town. I felt bad when i had to leave home town for new job in mumbai. But we used to talk n he used to be the first person to wish for any festival ocassion etc. He was the first personto meet whenever i went home town as he still worked there.
One bad morning i have to say i got a call from one common friend that my close friend suffered heart stroke and was in ICU. I was shocked. I try to be in touch andbefore i coulkve arrang
ements to go to meet him news which was hesuffered kidney failure and another stroke and he passed away last night. I was so unfortunate that i could not see him for last time. I was very much worried as he has 4 year old son and not so educated wife and they were staying away from his parents as they could not adjust. We all friends tried to share money to guve a bright future but not allowed by friends parents stating as disgrace to them. Now my friends wife is staying with her parents with kid.
I lost my close friend. No one sends me any wishes for anything like he used to. I m horrified that prestige is more for parents even though they lost their only son.It was one of the buggest shock n lesson to me.I m still searching for a friend like him. As they say god calls his dearest people to him early nd my friend was one of a kind who helped everyone but we are not able to do anything for his family. Only hid good deeds will savehis family.
I was thinking to write above blog since long but finally wrote to this to honor one of the best friend ramya whom i met only 6 months back via sujatasatya blog. Although i never met ramya in person she was the one who inspired me to write blogs. She thought me that no reason is required to write a blog. She is a wonderful person and hope god fulfils her every wish.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Singapore Night Festival




Singapore Night Festival is an annual event conducted by Singapore National museum. It happened this year on last weekend of August and first weekend in September. When I got to know about in I was very excited to see the various events planned by them. There is the lighting of various museums with lights depicting the style of Singapore, art of Singapore, the ancestory of Singapore. As u can see is on the picture of lighting. It's amazing to see. It happens in vending between 7pm to 2am. There were various shows on streets and in the open area.

There are street shows like one of the above. A girl was made to stand on a stand which can go up and down , rotate, and also move forward. Along with the girl moves a band of drummers and beaters, with moving disco lights. U can see the pics of above. It was damn good with loud music and crowd going berserk. The girl dances and the stand keeps moving up down rotate. At the end she hangs in the air by the rope and the stand is rotated 360 deg with full speed as she dances in air. It was awesome to watch. It was done for 5 times along the street. We moved along with them. 


Then we moved to the other venue of other events. We had a schock to see a big transparent water pool hanging in air, having lights, music all attached. It was a schock because never seen such a big pool hanging in air and people standing fully below the pool. It was like 50m x 50m. Then started the music we could see one girl now lying in the pool of water. The music started the girl started making dance moves lying flat in pool followed by 3moregirls. The al started playing dancing jumping crawling from one end to other end. After some time the pool started moving down till it reached the bottom people to touch from bottom and see girls clearly as it was a transparent pool. It was awesome.  Then the pool moved back. Then one girl stood up and as she moved the pool of water moved in patterns. Then followed by all girls moving and playing again. It was too good.

Then we moved to a live stage of dj and live music 


We also visited one museum from inside which has bridal jewellery. It was too good.

It was already 1am. We could not cover all as time wasn't sufficient . Hope to over it next year too. It was on more lifetime experiences.





Thursday, 23 August 2012

HSBC Tree Top Walk

This blog is in continuation to the mcritchie reservoir blog of mine. When we visited the reservoir we came to know about a tree top walk which was about 5 km from there through the reservoir trees which as told by many there is a must visit. But we went late to the park at around 5pm and the tree top walk closes at 5pm. So we decided to come back for the tree top walk once again. So we have planned and visited the tree top walk known as HSBC Tree Top walk. The abov pic is the destination picture. It's a hanging bridge with one way entry. It was a life time experience.

So friends(three) of us made all the arrangements like food , water etc as we were told there is nothing available the whole way. The above is the pic of the start of the walk. The walking through the jungle was good. Enjoyed the cool atmosphere with the real jungle away from the city life. We noticed a lot of people jogging in the way. The path was kaccha as it should be to give reality exp. The walk was not so tough but it was joyful with friends.
We stooped at intermediate halt to take a break and have some refreshments, we are suddenly astonished to see a bunch of monkeys. Although we were told there will be monkeys but we didn't expect to see so many. When we were busy with taking pics like one I put above and left our bags down , by the time we were completed the monkeys have emptied one our food bag. They were very ferocious too. We saw one monkey almost to hurt one guy who tried to instigate the monkey. 


We started again to reach the destination ,now the way was normal road which was so steep, we felt the kaccha road was better.  Finally we reached the destination , the pic iput above. It was connected to road by number of wooden steps. The above spot was being maintained by HSBC .  
The walk was a narrow one normally sufficient for one person to walk freely. It was a one way path. Liked the greenery, the view. The pic of me on the bridge is above.
The exit from the bridge was through wooden steps as the pic shows above. It was a long walk all by wooden walk way and steps through the green forest. Enjoyed the walk slowly. Reading about the various trees and animals that can be found by placards kept on the way. 
On the way was one tower about 30m height which we climbed to see the whole area. The view was wonderful. The above is the pic of my sitting on the top of the tower.

On the way back there was the beautiful reservoir on one side and beautiful golf course on one side. It was a green lush area. We stayed there about an hour enjoying the scenic view. You can see the above pics and understand .

So it was a beautiful day spent with nature. There are many more places in Singapore to explore. Hope to see them one by one .