Friday, 24 February 2012


So, I've been pondering over what next for quite some time now. I even posted it here, on the blog. And so yesterday, it finally came to me that the values that have so far dictated my work-related (and maybe even other) decisions are: Learning, Freedom and Fun; not in  any order of preference.

And this has suddenly given me a great deal of clarity of what to do next... Watch this space for further details!! :)

The Fire of Friendship... :)

A man called Ali is in need of money and asks his boss to help him out. His boss sets him a challenge: if he can spend all night on the top of a mountain, he will receive a great reward; if he fails, he will have to work for free.

The story continues:When he left the shop, Ali noticed that an icy wind was blowing. He felt afraid and decided to ask his best friend, Aydi, if he thought he was mad to accept the wager. After considering the matter for a moment, Aydi answered: ‘Don’t worry, I’ll help you. Tomorrow night, when you’re sitting on top of the mountain, look straight ahead.‘I’ll be on the top of the mountain opposite, where I’ll keep a fire burning all night for you ‘Look at the fire and think of our friendship; and that will keep you warm. ‘You’ll make it through the night, and afterwards, I’ll ask you for something in return.’

Ali won the wager, got the money, and went to his friend’s house. ‘You said you wanted some sort of payment in return.’Aydi said, ‘Yes, but it isn’t money. Promise that if ever a cold wind blows through my life, you will light the fire of friendship for me.’


This picture sparked off a real fun conversation, brought back many a memories and connected some ooooold friends, today... :)