Sunday, 31 January 2010

ReLaTiOnShIPs MiLeS aPaRt

I have been asked quite a few times of long distant relationships. Do they work? Why don’t they work out? Is it good? Everyone or maybe almost everyone must have experienced a long distant relationship at one point of their lifetime. Sometimes, they workout and sometimes they end up really messy. Distant relationships begin via online, emails, or elsewhere. They do have advantages and disadvantages. In terms of disadvantages, it is very frustrating that there is no hugging, no kissing and no intimacy at all. You will experience difficulties in connecting because you don’t have eye contact and can’t take walks or enjoy dinners out together. The main issue comes up when dealing with trust issues. On the other hand, for some, the distance can help to gradually open up to the relationship without the incessant presence of the partner. The romance stays kindled because you aren’t around the person 24/7 seeing various habits and routines that can get repetitive at times. Despite all this, the question here is can these relationships work?

To maintain such a relationship is not as easy as it may sound. You must believe in yourself and have more trust and less jealousy towards your partner. It’s alright to meet up times. And being in touch is really important. Avoid writing up long emails or mailing letters and stick to instant messaging or Skype. It works better with modern technology. And most important of all, be honest.

Long distant relationships are NOT EASY. And it has to be agreeable between both partners. In addition to relationships, you’ll need a lot of patience in distant ones. Its either “Distance makes your heart fonder” or “distance makes you forget”. You just need to try. On the other hand, its alright to experience such a relationship once in a life time if you haven’t.

Long distant relationships are not impossible; it’s just about being strong and believing in what you have.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Stranger …??

Being there all the time

I never noticed

It all started with a lunch

When you sort of dared me

Then, when you spoke up

And laughed at what I said,

And made of me

I knew there was something more

Than just being a shadow

Things changed way fast

Older friends and immature complains

Just because you came to my life

And I came to yours

Not realizing that I too gave you

More time than I expected

Surprisingly same happened with you

I was glad you were there

Not a stranger anymore

Nor a shadow

It was the beginning of

A strong friendship

You told me your secrets

And I told you mine

Dinners and more coffees

More texting and chats

And yet more time together

you were there for me

Whenever I wanted to

It was the perfect friendship

Before I realized, you fell in love

Not with me, but a girl

You saw less of me

Hardly ever spoke

No texts, no chats

No more dinners

No coffee’s

And again,

You became someone

I never knew;

You became the stranger

NeW yEaR wItH a BiT oF sKy WaTcHiNg

Another year, another chance. To start our lives anew. Each year we resolve with the strongest intent to be better this year than the last. When you come to think of it, 2009 passed damn quickly. All around the globe people must have been really excited having parties and huge celebrations looking forward for a new beginning. A 2010. As for me, New Year came with a bit of sky watching. The lunar eclipse which started on the end of December 2009 and lasted till the first few minutes of the New Year 2010. Though it was a Partial lunar eclipse and I could hardly see it, I was thrilled. Two weeks later, another big, exciting event took place. The Annular solar eclipse. Hundreds of people gathered around to see it. The capital city of Maldives witnessed the 10 minute and 45 seconds of the annular eclipse that will next be seen in 2038. And it seems that this is the longest time an international airport (Male’ International Airport) observes it too. Looking back at the past year, there might have been a couple things that we want to forget and moments that we’ll want to remember. And on this year too similar things may happen. The best way to cheer up when you feel unhappy or upset is by remembering those good moments of last year. Happy New Year and happy sky watching!