When a dream comes true!! 144

I still remember the excitement I used to feel every time I saw aeroplane when I was a kid. In my little mind, I always wished to see that flying beauty from near, wanted to touch, wanted to sit inside…wanted to fly with it!!

As I grew up, my wish.. my dream too became big…from travelling in an aeroplane it was now to roam the world. I always look up to the people who are living abroad with a great desire to be one of them. Honestly, sometimes I was jealous too. Fascinated by the thought of living abroad in a totally new culture and society of different people, I never left watching aeroplanes from my balcony thinking when will I be able to get flown away! But deep down I knew that being from a middle-class family, the dream was a hard nut to crack.

Years went by and the thought got stored somewhere beneath the layers of my mind. Education and career became the priority. Cupid struck and I got engaged with the love of my life. Everything was going on as usual until one day when I got the news that my would be has got a job in Dubai. An electric current ran through me and my long lost dream was fresh in my mind. I was both happy and amazed. Many questions were battling inside my mind. I just wanted to experience flying to be there.

“Don’t worry I will make your dream come true”, said my love, while calling from Dubai. The very next day I applied for the passport. Still was not sure whether I will be able to make it but applied and after about two months it was there in my hand. The eagerness of being there was multiplying with each day passing away still I was left with no option than to keep twirling its pages.

The thing which was essential before visiting Dubai was my marriage. As it was to be love marriage it took a little time and struggle but yes it happened. Always will be grateful to our parents. And yes a month later I was all set to fly. Flying to Dubai finally. My eyes shined when I saw my visa for the first time giving me goosebumps. Still clueless whether it was the excitement of going to Dubai or for flying.

Finally, the day arrived and was all set to fly to Dubai. I was experiencing mixed emotions. On one hand was sad to leave the home country, family and friends whereas on the other hand was happy that I am getting closer to my dream. My each footstep was making me getting closer and closer to my destination which I had always longed for. As the plane was taxiing for taking off butterflies ran through my stomach and my heartbeats were faster than a bullet train.

Being a first-time flyer I paid attention to all the safety instructions being provided by the air hostess while some others don’t seem to be interested at all. The journey was about to take 3 and a half hours time and there were many entertainment channels available to keep us occupied. I briefed through some while relishing the yummy food provided.

The pilot made the announcement as we neared to our destination. My heart jolted with joy and I had set my eyes on the window to see the night view of the city. I was mesmerized by the beauty of the city. Street lights looked like orange pearls and the skyscrapers touching the sky. Also got the glimpse of the famous Burj Khalifa. So was now at Dubai, beginning of a new life in a new city.

“So dear at last you reached”, said my husband and a feeling of contentment ran through me.

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The True Face of a Resume!! 309

I am not sure how many of you believe in a resume but I for one, have never believed in one. It may sure tell us the educational details or some other information which a person can directly tell while in an interview. Sure it saves a lot of time, yet I wonder why an interviewer asks them again though. Such are the times our minds keep screaming “It’s already written in my CV, can’t you see it, sir/madam?” Oh! Well, our face might be deceptive at that time. A resume can never tell you so many things and a lot many times talented people may lose a chance of meeting their destiny or companies may not be able to hire good and talented people just because their resumes did not fancy the interviewer’s requirement. Given the chance to write one cool resume, what would you write? Here is mine.

Objective

To find a job that actually pays without asking me to work more than my limits, giving plenty of free time to relax and have a word with family and friends while I catch up with some of the work.

Personal Skills

a) I might be the first – in walking out of the office doors at the evening

b) The best talking and chatting companion you can ever find

c) cat-like reflexes- The moment you see me and decide there is something wrong in my work and needs discussion, Meow… I am not there.

d) I can sleep well any time of the day and anywhere.

e) I have good communication skills. By phone, by SMS, by group chats, by emails, and also through other Internet facilities that you provide.

f) I know my way around MS Word.

Experience

I am well experienced in any kind of arguments and can fairly win. I have a good experience in eating all kind of tasty vegetarian foods. I have good experience in trying to control gaining weight. I can tell you well as how to write a CV, just like this one. I am a good listener you see because I usually don’t try too hard to listen to what other person is talking. I am extremely good at researching on Google for information. Am a good dreamer, as I have spent most of my time in day-dreaming.

Education

I can read and write. I am educated enough to understand the basic languages ( ie., Hindi, English, Kannada and so on).

I have fairly got through a degree without trying too hard to pay off my pockets. Half way through various other certificate programs. We shall discuss that when we meet.

Reference

Me- Because who else can tell you better about me than I?

There, now you know everything about me, lets meet and talk about some important things that I might have missed mentioning here and you can give me the joining papers. You can also share what would be my salary on joining without feeling much shy. I am quite friendly and adaptable person.

See Ya soon,

XYZ

[Got any other crazy ideas for a resume. Share in the comments and let’s have a good laugh together]

Body Language of Your Pets 277

The other day when I was telling to a couple of friends that I talk to Bruno (our family dog) and he actually responds to everything I say, my friends did not believe me. In fact, they even started to tease me that I have gone complete crazy of our dog. Though crazy that I am of him, most pet parents understand very well what I mean, don’t you? Although we all know that pets learn our commands and even our language pretty fast, we humans are a tad bit slow in understanding their language that they express through their eyes, barks, tail, and their postures. Being with them for a while will automatically teach you all those things. However, when you are a new parent of a cute puppy and do not get some of your dog behaviors, here is a starter in understanding them. You would be able to care for them better when you know what are they trying to communicate.

Being alert

Oh well, dogs are usually always alert but not necessarily in a safe place like their homes. But when there is something happening around that picks at their interest and curiosity they get extra cautious and alert. Wide eyes, ears forward, mouth tightly closed, tail moving slightly side and side is all a sign of being alert and analyzing the situation is of threat or not.

Aggressive and ready to bite

Dogs bite when they sense some kind of threat and that is an act of defending themselves from danger. A stiff tail, wide eyes, forward ears, lips curled, and showing the teeth along with gums and body little forward to jump immediately. When you see a dog in this stance it’s better to move quickly without making sounds. Screaming and shouting, alarms and scares them even more.

Playful

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It’s a pity many people do not understand this behavior. Most dogs come running wagging their tail, with ears up, dilated pupils, tongue out and bending forward with the front end paws. It means the dog is just being playful and is happy seeing you. They just want you to play ball or the tug.

Friendly and polite

Have you ever met a dog who, as soon as seeing you starts licking you all over? Well, do not shoo it off because licking is their way of expressing how happy they are of seeing you. Bent and flat ears, round puppy face, showing belly to rub, curved body are all signs of being loved.

Respect

When our children sit showing their back to us, we know what it means. Of course, they are angry, isn’t it? But when a dog shows its back to you, it means they are showing you respect.

I love you

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Get a dog if you want to feel loved every day. Because they never miss expressing those feelings. It just we need to understand their non-talking way of communication. If your pet stretches in front of you in a way of greeting, he or she surely telling you those three words.

Do not greet a dog this way

I am just so tired of explaining people about the way they greet a dog when they see one. I know, they look so adorable and all you want to do is cuddle. But they don’t think you are cute too. Do not ever greet a dog by waving hands over their head, bending in front and patting on the head, hugging suddenly, staring into their eyes, screaming as “you are so adorable”, or by grabbing and kissing.

Right way to greet a dog

All you have to do is give it some time, stand without an eye contact, let the dog approach you. Keep your side or back bent slightly towards the dog. Once the dog’s guard is down after sniffing you, pat or stroke him on the side or back but definitely not on the head. You will soon make friends with that cute little puppy you adore.

Trust me! There is no better companion than having a dog around!!