Diary of Dan

Monday, August 23, 2010

Awaiting emails!

Is this time
too unusual,
to expect my friends
to grace my mailbox
with an email?

Why doesn't someone
in some corner of the world
wake up / take time out,
to type one line of text
and send it via gmail?

Why should everyone
be so occupied,
that there cannot be
a single 'send-clicking'
free male or female?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

On your birthday...

On this day, when you are twenty-seven.......
May God shower upon you, his blessings from heaven!

On this day, when you are seven and twenty.......
May all your dreams come true in plenty!

On this day, when you are seven and two tens.......
May you have so much strength that no problem makes any sense!

On this day, when you are twenty-six and one.......
I am sure, as always, together we have great fun!

~ Mamata
My mom gave me this on my bday...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


This is a poem by my poetess mother! :-)

Singapore sings when it rains,
Singapore sleeps in its trains!

Singapore blooms in its parks,
Singapore has green lawns with larks!

Singapore has showers of flowers
Singapore is covered with carpets of colours!

Singapore is a place sometimes so sunny,
Singapore also makes you feel funny :-)

Singapore is full of sweet and short people,
Wonder(ful/fool), people pouring in as if it's short of people!

Singapore, the day you enter, off goes your burden,
Singapore, the way I put it, is a city in a garden!

Monday, August 16, 2010

A writer's publishing dilemma

To write, or
not to write?
Or to write and hide,
is that right?

Till date I always published
to the intended audience,
never did i worry as to
what would be the consequence.

So why do I fear now,
why do I waver?
If my writing has honest admiration
as the only flavour?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The morning after a holiday

It's morning time and was raining! It's stopped now. I have a busy day ahead.. with no pleasant task in sight.... This week begins later with yday's holiday. I was watching a film yday at this time... And it's started raining again :)

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Singaporean Toast Box

BreadTalk opened in 2000, Toast Box only in 2005.... meaning only 5 years back.. There seem to be 22 outlets in Singapore... I want to try and visit all of them.. :) That might take me all over Singapore in a more interesting way - than the 'going around Sgp's periphery' plan of mine, not that I've put it completely out of my mind.... But this would be more rewarding, what with the excellent kopi and traditional toast that is signature Toast Box.... The people one gets to see in Toast Box, I bet you cannot get a wider cross-section of Singaporeans in any other manner... So this is my plan to delve deeper into Sgp, made on the eve of its 45th National Day... And I've already been to 9 of the 22 outlets....
By the way, this hardly describes my love for Toast Box... TB, as I call it, is my paradise place on this island, my best loved TB being the one in Bugis Junction, on North Bridge road... My colleagues and friends will testify to how my eyes light up at the mention of Toast Box... the only other Box that beats this one in catching my attention being Art Box, which would make for another dear post... This post does not do justice to my love for TB and I'll be doing another longer post for it....
Read this Toast Box story for their version.

Friday, August 06, 2010


Is a frei day!
Not a low day,
but a high day!
It's Friday!

Not a 'sigh' day,
it is my day!
Wet or a dry day,
it's an 'enjoy' day!
Is a frei day!

Not a cry day,
not a sly day,
it's a very very
clear blue sky day..
Is a frei day!

It's a fly home day,
weekend things buy day.
It's a nothing to deny day,
a twinkling eye day!
It's Friday!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Dark Chocolate

When I was having
dark dark thoughts,
this guy handed me
something I like lots!

The best antidote for
thoughts very very dark,
on your tongue it leaves
a bitter-sweet mark...

It keeps your chin up,
it makes you strong,
with dark chocolate
nothing will go wrong.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Good, Bad and both

The day when we are
in the lowest of spirits,
we talk to our foe to realise
he too has many merits!

And that is coz no one's
completely good or evil,
all of us are in fact
part saint, part devil.

Humans that we are, many times
our bad part'll surely surface,
the extent to which one overcomes it,
is how far one's gone in one's race....

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Why aren't there more humans as human as you?

Why aren't there more humans
as human as you?
Population explosion notwithstanding,
'humans' only a few?

Is it a case of 'I just get
what I deserve'?
Why can't we all, our innocence,
for longer, preserve?

I seek no God, no manifestation
of Divinity,
I will be content with even
glimpses of humanity....

Give me the power to sustain!
To never succumb!
Let me not follow in others' footsteps,
Let my heart never go numb!

Monday, August 02, 2010

Refreshing rains

Refreshing rains
wash away the pains
and all melancholy strains
they simply bring to halt
all thought trains.
Refreshing rains
remove depressing stains
they stimulate my
creative brains
to plant interesting ideas
on otherwise dull plains...