Friday, October 31, 2008

was it NOSTALGIC after all?

Deepavali is the time I get so confused. I don't know if it's time for celebration or mourning. Over the years, my Deepavali has taken various forms - shape shifting from a joyous festival to heart-thumping day to dreaded day to family day. There were no cards or  gifts sent or received. Just a simple sms I wrote to some. I don't know how I will celebrate next year's Festival of Light. I don't know where I am going to be. Maybe.. that what made me to do what I did, doing and will do tomorrow.

I promised my friends that I will document whatever I am doing for this year's Deepavali. For the first time ever, I took almost 400 photographs from the Eve till the second day. It was fun and tedious at the same time. It is impossible to post every photo here and I don't really wish to see my blog to turn into a photoblog. I will share selected photos next week.

Deepavali Eve 2008
The most beautiful sunset I have ever seen. Believe me when I say this was taken in a cemetery. 

Tomorrow I am holding an open house [Malaysian concept whereby people celebrating various holidays will invite friends to drop by for festive foods etc]. Thinking of it, this is the first time in 12 years I am holding an open house and first time in 4 years I am going to have visitor(s) for Deepavali. It's amazing how fast time flies. It seems like it happened just yesterday..  the laughter, the chat, the drama.

Anyway, advance thank you for those attending tomorrow's event. Guys, I got a little surprise for everyone. And to my blogmates from overseas, I'm so sorry that I am unable to find a way for you guys to attend it. But I have a song for this week's Nostalgic Friday to be shared with everyone...

Movie: Kadhal Virus [Indeed.. it definitely kills]
Song: Sonnalum Ketpathillai

Happy weekend people!


Jeevan said...

400 is great would tell more about ur celebration, u may post some more in flickr to check. Enjoy the event dear, happy weekend.

Arv said...

I can understand your mixed feelings there Ammu from this post... Am glad that you have decided to host your open house again...

Keep smiling da...

take care...

Keshi said...

hv a good one Ammu! The song is nice :)

Happy Diwali!


starry nights said...

enjoyed the song and wish you a happy Diwali and have a wonderful weekend.

venus66 said...

Beautiful song. Hope you had a good time dear. Take care.

tulipspeaks said...

@ jeevan

most of the pics are in flickr. checked them out already?

@ arv

thank u :)

@ keshi



tulipspeaks said...

@ starry

good to c u again :)
happy deepavali to u too.

@ venus

thanks! u tc too.