Thursday, September 28, 2006

El Valle de mi Vida

again, again

My nephew likes to say "again, again."
I think we both got airborne on that one. Good thing he's got two uncles :-)
"Wow cool, I can't wait until I'm bigger"
My super cute niece.

Quote

"The strength of your judgment is the only enemy you have. You do not look at things in the light of the spirit, the light of the soul, so you do not believe and trust that everything is the light of the soul. Things fit in when they want to fit in. You are not required to force people to believe them."
-Siri Singh Sahib

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

More pictures from my phone

I thought the rain looked really cool one day, when I was driving to Santa Fe.
It was coming down hard in one area, but not in other areas.
The greener days of the monsoon season.
contrast
"I'm sure my brother doesn't mind if I put one of his dinosaur toys in my mouth."

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Monday, September 25, 2006

Weekend

Usually I get material for my blog on the weekend, but some weekends I don't do that much exciting stuff. I've worked on cars that past two weekends. One weekend I put new fuel injectors in my BMW. (I put fuel injector cleaner in my car and it ruined the injectors) Now I get better gas mileage. Then this weekend my brother and I put a new timing belt on the Toyota that he owns and that we commute in to work. I thought yesterday 'Why not put pictures of some of the mundane stuff I do on my blog?' So here you are:
Replacing the timing belt. It's kind of a precise job.
Woops. I broke the old belt when taking it off.
These pictures were taken with my phone, so this one has my brother's finger in it. Here I am in my ocassional weekend uniform.

Oh did I forget to mention, even amongst my mundane tasks God continues to bless me with incredible beauty. All I could say when I saw the mountains this weekend was 'Sat Naam Siri WaheGuru.' I kept repeating over and over again, as I took notice of God's beautiful art. The snow was so white and so bright, I couldn't take my eyes away and I couldn't stop praising the giver of All. Thank you for this beautiful Life. WaheGuru!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Which post

Which one should I post? I posted both. I had a real hard time holding my hand still for these, because the subject is really small. They're both still a little blurry unfortunately, but I thought I'd share them any way.
I like the background of the one above better, but I think the focus is better on the one below.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

I like snow

As I was driving to work this morning I spotted snow atop the highest peak in the western mountains (the Jemez mountains). I work in the Jemez. There were clouds above the peaks of the Eastern Mountains (Sangre De Cristo mountains), so I couldn't tell if there was snow there, but I was pretty sure there was. On the way home from work, I got this picture, showing snow atop the Sangre De Cristo mountains. I then found out that the first day of fall this year is the 23rd of September. It's been really cold here at night and now there's snow on the mountains and it's technically still summer!

From my phone

I had some Toronto picture in my phone. I took them the day I forgot my camera.
I went to an evening program at the Dixie Road Gurdwara (big one) in Toronto. On the right in the foreground I partly got a picture of Jaspaul Singh Ji. Jaspaul Singh Ji is a really nice guy who brought me to the program and showed me around the Gurdwara.
Some of the sangat at the program.
There are multiple Darbar Halls in the Gurdwara. They even have more than one program at a time! I guess I can see how a huge sangat occasionally necessitates that events conflict, such as weddings, akhand paths, bhogs etc. In this case it was two kirtan programs, and I didn't see why they should be separate. It was two different kirtan styles, but can't we take turns? This is the second hall that I visited.
An interesting banner. With the efforts taken to put this up (in the Gurdwara!) somebody could have redirected the effort to make a nicer banner that said something like 'Raj Karega Khalsa!' If the Sikh homeland is Khalistan, why is the banner in a huge Gurdwara in Toronto Canada? What if Khalistan existed? Should the banner be taken down and the Gurdwara abandoned? What about a banner that says "Sikh homeland: Earth." Or another that says "Sarbat Da Bhalla." Living as Khalsa, wherever we are, will establish Khalsa Raj, fighting for physical boundaries will take us no where. Guru Gobind Singh never set his sights so low as a piece of land.
A chandelier in the Gurdwara.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Harvest

I took these photos over a month ago, so these should definitely be harvested by now. My brother has harvested some of his tomotoes and they are really good. Home grown tomatoes make you wish all your produce was organic and grown locally.

I'm not sure what this is, but it's an interesting photo.

basil
lettuce
potatoes
I've been putting a lot of flowers on my blog lately. I guess if I don't have material I resort to the basics (flowers, babies, sunsets :-)

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Mellow Yellow

Hello!
Alone, I remain at peace.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Copy

Photos from the same event that Gurumustuk has posted.
The man, the legend :-) This is just before he took a photo of me (somehow I didn't realize he got the photo even though I was looking right at him).
I used to go to programs here when I was a kid. I remember we made baskets and pottery and other crafts.
Sunset guests.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Cute

My name is Vasu Sukhmani Singh and I have a balloon :-)
I'm a work of art
This is my pitaji Seva Singh.
I'm Karamjeet Singh :-)
Satvinder Kaur was catching bubbles.
My uncle said meditation is important :-)

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Smile

Visitor that came to live with me for a day, now his relatives have arrived for a short time :-)
Roses are red...
Lost focus
Oh yeah, time to smile :-)