4 more nights without you

“I close my eyes, thinking that there is nothing like an embrace after an absence, nothing like fitting my face into the curve of his shoulder and filling my lungs with the scent of him.”..

I am on my way to bed and my thoughts have been filled with nothing but you and you alone. It has been precisely twenty-five days since we left each other even without a proper good bye kiss and since then I feel guilty as if it was my fault for not giving you a proper good bye kiss. may be that’s why I miss you even more as the days ripened into our growing longing. 

Even though we Skype each day and call each other, there was something that went missing and it was your presence , your warmth, your touch. Today as I am blooming my anxiety, I can not wait to be by your side and never leave you for such long periods ever. It’s overwhelming my love, as the time goes by how my feelings are developing more dramatically. 

Four more days, and the very thought of seeing you at the Airport is giving me immense butterflies in my stomach. The moment I see you and kiss you closed eyes it’s going to satisfy me. Thank you Luke for being my soul mate, my friend, my partner. I love you so much for everything you do for me small and big. Thank you for the affection i receive each day and how happy you make me. 

I can travel all around the world a million times just to be with you and spend my life with you. This distance has made me realize the inner you in me. like your soul has spoken to me and guided me in everything that i did while we were away especially when it was time to be with Eli our darling baby who needs both of us the most. you are my true love honey and I cannot wait for the time to pass by to see each other again. You have my heart and my soul. I am really honored to have a person such as you with such charm, respect, integrity and kindness and I hold great respect to be yours and only yours. 

Four more nights until i smell your breath against mine and I am so thankful to you Luke for being yourself and being there for me and creating this anxiety within me. I can not ask for more and right now,despite of all, inspite of all, I want nothing more but to be home and to be with my happiness which i find only in -You! 

 

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Check your Czech

Never ever in my life it occurred to me that I would be able to learn some basic Czech the language spoken by the Bohemian Country, Czech Republic to communicate whilst my living in Bohemia (the other native word for Czech Republic). Coming from a country(India) of around 780 Languages. I can proudly say I know a few Indo-Aryan languages and a few Dravidian languages, my mother tongue being “Telugu” a Dravidian language. When I first arrived at Ceska Republika, I knew not a word in Czech though I practiced a few words from YouTube after my partner had told me it would pay off some day. And Indeed, I can now say even though I do not speak, I can understand a lot of the sentences and use words in my day to day activities, Like to direct my “psy” (pet) Effie or when i visit the Supermarket, though i choose not to go to the small shops that also sell items that are at bigger Marts and also when i converse with the coffee shop waiters.

I arrived here at July 2013 and since then, i noticed that no one speaks in English. almost NONE. When i try speaking to someone all they would say back to me was “Nerozumim” which means “I do not Understand”. unless I learnt, to somehow surface the language, it would have been really difficult for my survival. The very first word I learned was “Voda – Water”, when we visited our in-laws for the first time. We had already bought Effie and I had to direct her to pee, go out, play, grab, and much more. and every time my partner commanded her to do something I quickly registered in my brain. and that’s how it all begun, my journey to learning Czech- the official language of Bohemian kingdom.

Below I have written few Czech words anyone would have to learn if they plan to live here:

YES = ANO (ano)

NO = NE (ne)

PLEASE = PROSÍM (proseem)

THANK YOU = DEvKUJI VAM (dyekooyi vam)

GOOD MORNING = DOBRÉ RÁNO (dobrye rano)

GOOD AFTERNOON = DOBRÉ ODPOLEDNE (dobrye odpoledne)

GOOD NIGHT = DOBROU NOC (dobroh nots)

HELLO = DOBRY’ DEN (dobree den)

GOOD-BYE = NA SHLEDANOU (nas-khledanow)

WHAT IS YOUR NAME? = JAK SE JMENUJETE? (yak se menooyete)

MY NAME IS… = JMENUJI SE… (menooyi se)

HOW ARE YOU? = JAK SE MÁTE? (jak se mahte )

FINE THANKS, AND YOU? = DEvKUJI DOBRvE, A VY? (dyekooyi dobrzhe, a vi)

I UNDERSTAND. = ROZUMÍM (rozoomeem)

I DON’T UNDERSTAND. = NEROZUMÍM. (nerozoomeem)

DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH? = MLUVÍTE ANGLICKY? (mlooveete anglitskee)

I DON’T SPEAK CZECH. = NEMLUVÍM CvESKY. (nemlooveem chehskee)

NICE TO MEET YOU = Těší mě. (tyeh-sheee mnyeh)

and since I regularly hit the supermarket I had to learn several food items, now I know almost all the vegetables that are sold by heart, baby items and everything else that I would need. It wasn’t that tough to learn, because when their is passion from within the heart, the mind automatically gives in, to acquire the knowledge.  Let me know what you think of this post so it will encourage me to publish more new words that will help a person who visit Czech Republic or simply have the passion to learn a new language!

Cheers all!

Opposite of a Lazy Sunday

A year ago, Sunday for me was to spend the whole morning, noon and night on the sofa watching movies and ordering home delivery food. At this very moment, It came to my wonder that I actually work full time and get paid by lots of love, smiles, hugs and sweet fragrance from my darling daughter which cannot be compared to the work I do the entire day. I forgot what nine to five working hours feels like.

Sometimes there were days at office I count hours until the clock hits five to run away to a near by Island Hotel to get a cocktail by the pool and watch the sunset over the rhythmic waves ahead of me,cooling down the work over load. Working in the Maldives for over a period of 7 years has put me in a situation where i always had the comfort and standards of luxury at my feet at the snap of my finger. Over the last 9 months I vaguely remember what a off day would be like. Sleeping long hours was my favorite thing on the to-do-list when the weekend hits. hugging my comforter and snoring away long hours until the sunsets,as I think of now is just a long awaiting dream to achieve again.

But hey no regrets yeah! My baby is my everything, the comfort and the luxury has to be sacrificed. saying that I remember a popular quote, “to gain something you ought to lose something” . Today, my day started roughly at about 7:44 am when i heard my little one wait in her cot cooing at me to greet her and wake her senses up. the moment i say “Nazdar” in Czech (you must be wondering why? since my baby is Czech and since my partner is Czech, we decided to teach her both Czech and my mother tongue “Telugu” one of the 780 languages of India *Amazed on the number? so was I!).

Elaine immediately sees me from her see through net,pack n play travel cot that I use while we travel, and gives me her ever beautiful smile which just melts my heart away. for which, I wait the entire night to pass by so I can get to see her smile each day as she wakes up. I remember in Czech, me and my partner Luke, have almost a competition on who gets to see her smile first, however sometimes we both see it together. If I have to count on the number of times I have seen her smile everyday in the morning, I am sure to have made it on top of the counting list.

After I bottle feed her and do her morning rituals, she starts playing and recently she has become so active I can no longer put her on the cot and go away to do my daily chores. I started to leave her on the floor with her toys. My baby is such a curious little soul, well she ought to be for her 9th month. she is doing great, her little miracles she performs each day. today yet again she performed such a beautiful miracle that skipped my heart beat for a second. she stood hold of herself on her legs. I was extremely happy to see this new milestone that my baby has taken today. It was such a joyous moment for me but I didn’t have that one person I truly wanted to see it by my side as he is so far away from me, half way across the world in Czech Republic. So, I immediately Skype my partner to show his daughter’s achievement.

I never had such a busy Sunday like such, before my baby was born. from bottle feeds to changing diapers, cooking home made baby foods, bathing time, tummy time, play time to rocking her to sleep and the best part, I learnt how to sing lullabies which I never thought I would ever learn. And all this gentle and affectionate I became is all because of my baby Elaine. Without her this world would be a different place to be in and would have never become the person I am today from having a lazy Sunday to having an alive Sunday.

Ahoj Readers, Welcome to my first post.

I feel like i am new to school. feel like i am back in kindergarden amongst new classmates and really have no clue what to “write”. so, even though my blog says “Indian living in Prague” i am currently in India visitng my grandparents to show them their very first great grand child. being away from my homeland for more than a year and coming back with a brand new baby its like a cherry on the top feeling. Alas, all the good things afterall come to an end. as much as i enjoyed every treatful moment of my vacation, in a week i am travelling back almost 10000kms back to my second home  (oh wait) my home for the rest of my life. well hopefully!

i am able to write today is because of a dear friend being able to create the enthusiasm i left a long time back come alive a day ago when what she wrote on her blog inspired me to the level that i immediately had to create an account just to comment on her post and there you go.. the next day i find myself typing letters coming from my mind and heart right down this very post. my very first post.

watching Elaine my 8 month old darling daughter play with except her toys but everything else surrounding her and watching her get tired to be in her bed soon. when i am so full of spirit to write a long page on my first post it’s hard to focus with my baby distracting me every few seconds, like she knows her Momma is busy and she ought to distract. 🙂

i hope you have enjoyed this post..i promise to post more from my travel half way across the world..Cheers all!