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#61 Jun 19th, 2009, 22:36
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omg! i fly with jet in a week, ill let ye know if i get the SPRAY!
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Originally Posted by Larkilli View Post With this 3rd and more recent trip, i feel as there's no turning back point - Now i Know and i'll be writing in the stars myself.

With my local friends we were more than often saying that the Heart doesn't know reasons, and when it decides something, there's no way that you can keep it quite.. and you shouldn't neither...

...Dil to paagal hai... Dil deewana hai...
Have you made the third trip yet? It feels, from your writing, you're thinking of settling perm in India. I'm curious how you're doing, how it's going.

My second trip will be in Jan., for 6 weeks. I'm seriously working on making the move myself. It won't be the Jan. trip, but I feel it coming soon.

Hope you don't mind my asking you how its going
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having the same sensation as you except that my departure is in 20 days.
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I think you're very lucky to be going in 20 days!
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Awesome photographs.
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Really great pics!
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My heart is still there, I can't wait for the rest of me to catch up!
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I also go back in 25 days.
I found out the Guru I used to follow is in Chennai and wants all us swamis to meet him there.
India is insane, Only in India could I be made a Swami.
I am Swami Sadanand.
But they say the minute you buy your first air ticket, you're hooked forever.
#69 Jun 29th, 2009, 21:38
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Cindy, your pics are awesome!

palerider - very cool about being Swami Sadanand, congrats!

I'm feeling a bit like Indiaprof, will be leaving here soon. My son will be 18 next yr and probably too busy getting ready for college, so might not want to go to India :sniff: India will always be there for me though. Yay!
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Reflections

Reading this post and the thread made me think back to my experiences...

I spent summer of 2007 "teaching English" in a village in Tamil Nadu, and traveling around afterward. I had an absolute blast, and knew I wanted to come back. (There's so much to explore!)

When I got back home to the US, I had the stories, etc., but I honestly don't think I "ached" the same way others did. I think I knew it would happen in good time. Que sera sera.

Fate brought me back in Feb. 2009, for at least a year. Funny thing is, now that I'm here for such a long time, I can't help but to think about my friends and what I miss in CA. In conversations with coworkers, I find myself saying the opposite - "In America...."

I guess all I'm saying is....enjoy yourself wherever you are, because (1) you never know where life will take you, and (2) you can have incredible experiences anywhere if you enjoy the moment and keep yourself open to the present.



Que sera sera. (Is there a Hindi equivalent?)
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makattack - I'm one of those chameleons who can slip easily into both cultures and countries (US and India). I don't know if that's good or bad because I am at home in both places, but in some ways in neither. I'm doing better these days trying to enjoy my time in India, and then back in the US live fully in the moment there too. It's hard not to pine for the other country & friends, relatives etc. there. If India was a person, we'd say s/he has a strong personality, eh. Not one you can ignore - ya either love or hate, no in-between! Either way, she has quite a hold!
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Yup, you'll see it written as Jo Bhii Ho So Ho phonetically in close enough English words --- Joe-Bhee-Hoe-Sew-Hoe


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India will always be there for me though. Yay!
That's what I will keep telling myself. Something changed for me recently; I'm not sure what it is. While I miss India and still do ache for her, it's not the heart-wrenching depth as it was before. I don't know if this makes sense to others or not, but I feel like I've reached some kind of balance in this love for the subcontinent ... I guess that's just it -- India will always be there and I CAN go back, I am going back the first of Jan. Hmmmm ... more food for thought Glad too that you enjoyed the pics My daughter just turned 21; she loved India when we went earlier this year, but has no desire to go back with me when I go. She may or may not go again, she may continue to explore other places and countries. Who knows? I just know I want to go where my heart still beats ...

PS: I read your quote -- do you read Robert Heinlein?

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I spent summer of 2007 "teaching English" in a village in Tamil Nadu, and traveling around afterward. I had an absolute blast, and knew I wanted to come back. (There's so much to explore!)

I'm very interested in teaching English in India, I understand it's highly competitive. What type of degree or certification do you hold, if you don't mind my asking? How long have you been doing it and how did you go about it? Just ignore me if I'm being too personal. I've been researching TEOSL certifications online and at schools. I have college classes/credits in English, but didn't finish my degree. I do intend to shift to India in the near future.



I guess all I'm saying is....enjoy yourself wherever you are, because (1) you never know where life will take you, and (2) you can have incredible experiences anywhere if you enjoy the moment and keep yourself open to the present.

Wise words.



Que sera sera. (Is there a Hindi equivalent?)
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just a break

After my return back from india I feel I've left a part of me down there and another trip is imminent.
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Originally Posted by CindyIndie View Post Have you made the third trip yet? It feels, from your writing, you're thinking of settling perm in India. I'm curious how you're doing, how it's going.

My second trip will be in Jan., for 6 weeks. I'm seriously working on making the move myself. It won't be the Jan. trip, but I feel it coming soon.

Hope you don't mind my asking you how its going


Hey CindyIndie

only now i saw there was a message here related to one previous post o'mine in this thread! so, sorry if a bit late, but once again gotta say 'here I am'!

since your post, yes i did make my third trip (sept-oct-nov 2008) and in exactly ten days i'm due to leave for my 4th visit! Yeahhhh!!!

i wrote some part of my 'diary' and some more reflections on my experience in India last year in this thread, maybe you feel for a little reading and are very welcome to give me some feedback for what you'll read ---> "First time India all alone..."

what about your January trip? you have an idea of where you wanna roam around?
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Originally Posted by Larkilli View Post Hey CindyIndie

only now i saw there was a message here related to one previous post o'mine in this thread! so, sorry if a bit late, but once again gotta say 'here I am'!

since your post, yes i did make my third trip (sept-oct-nov 2008) and in exactly ten days i'm due to leave for my 4th visit! Yeahhhh!!!

i wrote some part of my 'diary' and some more reflections on my experience in India last year in this thread, maybe you feel for a little reading and are very welcome to give me some feedback for what you'll read ---> "First time India all alone..."

what about your January trip? you have an idea of where you wanna roam around?

I just now saw your reply and I am all over a bit of reading -- heading there now!

I am basing out of Bangalore. I have a family there that am close friends with and fortunate they will have me. I am sure I want to do some more exploring ... my list is long. If you really want to know, I will be happy to share lol Be thrilled to share, of course.

Am thinking you must be there again by now! the FOURTH trip ... so are you any closer to shifting perm there? What's your plans? Wow!
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