Sometimes with great happiness comes great sorrow. I just received some awful news. My Divyesh Mama (mom's cousin) passed away last night from heart attack at the age of 46. He was the one who inspired me to get into the science field ever since I was a little boy. He bought me my most favorite game of all time - Brick-o-built, or as I still call it, my Red Game. He took me to science museums everytime I went to Bombay. He took me to his engineering work sites and showed me how he worked. And now he's no more. So many people close to me passed away or met with accident since I last went to India.
This is one tragedy on my family after another. From my cousin Keval's accident to my great-grandma's death to now my Mama's sudden death. Life is so delicate. We all forget that. And we all take it for granted. I am so sad right now. I guess that's why I got kittens. I am all alone in this land with nobody to hug when something like this hits me. At least now I have Giga and Tera. Good night.
It's funny how in just one day my kitties went from being total strangers scared of me to absolutely sweet lil pets licking my fingers! I can't believe how cute and sweet they are. They were running around my room chasing each other! And now they're huddled together and sleeping. I feel like a proud papa...
On Becoming a ParentSat, 13th Nov '04, 4:25 pm::
With teary eyes of a new father, I give the world the GREAT news that today I went to the animal shelter (Friends of Stray) and got two kittens - Giga and Tera!!! Giga is the calm loving boy kitten and Tera is the playful smaller girl kitten. Be sure to check out all the kitty pictures.
I don't think I have ever been this overwhelmed by emotions. I feel so much responsibility and SOOOOOO much excitement! It'll be a hard job training them (cats aren't that easy) but I'm sure it'll all work out with time.
Thank you very much Jessica for being such a great friend and helping me at every stage of the whole deal. You totally rock!