27 November 2008

Luck's sure been a lady!

I was supposed to leave for Mumbai today, and I can't believe what happened last night and still going on in Mumbai right now. People are saying oh it's so sad what's happening in Mumbai but honestly, right now, I don't feel sadness, I'm just angry. I can't feel anything else.

I canceled my tickets, travel guy told me I didn't cancel within the specified cancelable 24 hours, so no refund. Story of my life. I don't even care. At this point, I can choose to be difficult and sulk about not getting back my money, or just be happy and thankful that I am here alive and well.

I can't get over what a close shave it was. Our only plans for this Mumbai weekend was shopping and Cafe Leopold, so watching the news last night of Cafe Leopold's overturned chairs and tables and empty bullet shells, I just had to thank my lucky stars that I was just a day away from being there. I could've been one of the bodies they were wheeling away!

But enough of all this. All the world's talking about now is Mumbai, and pain, and killing, and I know good people in the world are praying for the victims. But if you feel like you need to taken away from all this, and to be reminded that despite all this ugliness, there is so much sweetness and beauty in this world that you never ever want to die, these pictures of Bozo will definitely do the trick for you :-)

22 comments:

Calliopia said...

There's certainly someone up there looking out for you, girl! Talk about a close shave, phew. Lovely Bozo, nice reminder of the goodness and innocence that's still an intrinsic part of this crazy world

illusionaire said...

Cafe Leopold and Cafe Mondegar are my regular haunts. :( Was there most recently at Gokul's, which is just behind Leopold's.

Canceling is a wise thing to do right now, but do try coming again. The fast life here is quite different from other places. Trust me, Mumbaikars will put all these behind them within a couple of days and it will be back to the usual grind. Am still stuck in office - dying to take a shower. Extremely angry at the people who took so many innocent lives away. X(

Thank God no Mizo lives were lost. Continuing to pray for all the victims...

Sekibuhchhuak said...

A zialo ngawt tak mai kha thilthleng kha chu, hei kan veng lamah pawh student thenkhat chuan, min rawn phone a, in veng lama ni em te an rawn tia. India zauh zauh nen, min rawn ngaihtuah ve em em a :)

engpawhnise, Cafe leopold vela ah chuan in lo va kal hman ang tih a van hlauhawm ve aw. Terrorist ho hi an kham awm tak zet..

mydh said...

:O Close! srsly!

Anonymous said...

awwww...Bozo is so adorable. I am totally addicted to 'the puppy cam' ( http://cdn1.ustream.tv/swf/4/viewer.45.swf?cid=317016 ) these days. they are the first thing i look at when and start my comp and the last...

mumbai i kal lo chu lawmawm khawp mai!

-pi blacki

wonderboy said...

tlem a tlem ah blog ngaihnawm deuh chhiar tur kan nei lo trep a nih chu mawle... lawmthu sawi tawngtai neih ngei ngei a ngai a nih chu :D
bozo chu nga ti nge i HUP tir kher a...lolzzzzz

virgochhas said...

Thank God...

i thla hual hial chi a ni em o' te ka lo ti ve mai mai a...

vawiin chu nileng in ka thinrim ulll mai...an va sual rapthlak tak em...soi vak ngaihna pawh ka hre lo...

wonderboy said...

ehh!! chuan i article ziah an lo chhut sual nuaih kha a mag editor ka zu hau hrep... ka thianpa a nia... :D

blog update na tur a han thai ve tur hi ka hre thlawis lo a!!!

Almost Unreal said...

i va vannei ve...zin te i lo tum reng2 a ni maw? lomom kher mai

Lucy said...

I don't know what to say. I just read some updates and videos, and I'm shaking. I can begin to imagine the terror the hostages must be going through.

You have a lovely puppy. I'm a little afraid of dogs, though.

Lucy said...

edit: "I can't begin to imagine"

aaargh! why does this always happen to me???

VaiVa said...

Three years in Mumbai. Though I'm not a Cafe regular. Evening stroll at Colaba Causeway is one of my fav. pastime. When I heard the news enroute yesterday.
Two things 1. Are my friends safe back there?
2. F**k those bastards back to their hole.

I vannei hle mai. Kei chu Aizawlah ka thu veng veng tawh a sin!

zogeek said...

Give thanks to the almighty :)

DayDreamBeliever said...

Nothing is an accident when God's in charge an ti em kha? Am really , really glad to hear you didn't go. Whew!

claytonia vices said...

The whole thing has been too overwhelming... they say happiness is a warm puppy :)

Jerusha said...

J - haha my mom's very words! But yeah, it feels very reassuring to perfectly believe in a higher power that's specially looking out for me :)

Kim - A thinrim thlak hi ni tawp mai ni! Ka hne teh mai nia, Hyd lam pawh high alert an tia kan buai leh chum chum tawh. ZIn lam chu rilru ah dah vak chi pawh ni lo nih hi..refund min pek duh loh leh phei chuan, loss extra.

Seki - Nia keipawh ka nuih te za lek lek, ka thiante Indi8a ram pawn ami leh ka business clients te thlenging, I thra em an rawn ti ve nasa a, Mumbai ah ka awm lo tih hre ve reng si hi, lo zin palh chu ni ila thudang..

Jerusha said...

mydh - Scary isn';t it? Mumbai is going to be off my list for quite a while now..

BMW - Bozo's adorableness breaks my heart all the time! :) I'm all hot for the puppy cam too, the one gossip blog I frequent runs it and it looks pretty popular.

wonderboy - Keimah ka ni lo, ka housemate zahmawh lawm ve tak mai anih khi :D

Jerusha said...

wonderboy - eee, kan editor chu a that chu I lo hauh chuan, chhut sual kha a then kha a in chhut sual dan berkher kha zahthlak ee lawm le!

virg - Keipawh ka thinrim, politician ho nen, han bang chum chum teh se an chawh ka ti khawp mai! U.S. warned India about possible Mumbai attack an la ti zui, chuti chung pawh a heti khawp a an han tlaw thei hi chu kan hruaitu te ve mai mai uih hlawm lutuk!

Unanu - tum ee! Mumbai lam unaunu zuk tlawh kan lo tum ve nasa alawm, vanneihthlak tak ani! Kan hotel thlenna tur lah kha Taj area, lo zuk zin ila chu khulai vel bak ah khuan ka lo awm dawn lo chiang ropui sia..

Jerusha said...

Lucy - haha don't worry, it's not just you! I make embarrassing typos all the time :) And yeah, Bozo is a lovely dog. If you're afarid of dogs, I think you may just have to go get one of your own to get over your fear :)

Vaiva - hahdam thlak awm bik hle mai! Aizawl lam keipawh ka rawn pan ve trep tawh, nakin laawkah Pathian zarah ka rawn thru ve vang ang chu :)

Zogee - ni e, Pathian hnena lawmthu sawi ngawih ngawih tur ka ni.

Cherrie - keipawh lawm tak ka ni :) A tir kha chuan thil ho te emaw ka tia ka ticket te ka cancel mai duh lo vel, attthlak khawp mai.

Clay - how absolutely true!

mesjay said...

Thank God you weren't there! It was a dirty shock for all of us, even those not physically affected.

claytonia vices said...

BTW, what exactly were you teaching that dog when the pic was taken?

Jerusha said...

mes - I know I feel so 'protected' right now, everytime I watch TV and I see Leopold's bloody floors, it makes me shiver!

Clay - nothing! Just how to pose gracefully :)