Sunday, March 22, 2009

An Indian visiting US navy base in Japan!!!

I have always dream to be at the Military base not for war but visiting. :) This saturday when i went to an acupressure clinic with my friend Pranay, i met a very interacting lady who suppose to escort us to the clinic, as usual i started walk the talk. While chatting she told me that the acupressure expert belong to Yokosuka which seems to be the US Naval base in Japan. This is constructed after the world war II. I became very excited and started asking her too many question about it. As a result i get to know that this is open for visitor. She also told me that this sunday is some special day to visit and she send me the map information later that day. I have nothing but to thanks her a lot for the information. I decided to walk myself to Yokosuka-Chuo. I took Keikyu line from Kawasaki and arrive the base Yokosuka at no later than 1400 hrs. Coz this was the timing to close down the entry. I met a japanese commander to enter to the base. As usual due to his communication problem i've been transfered to an american commander and the worst thing appeared. He explained me that the entry is only limited to those who have any sponsor within the navy base. Which means any friend, relative who can escort the visitor and keep and eye on the visitor. I tried all my trick even i was ready to handover him all my id credentials but he was help less. The commander tried too. Then i had no choice but to have visual from outside. I moved to nearest mall (Spy see) and saw the Navy ship, Submarine and felt how good it would be from inside. I had nothing but to stare it lot through by any means. I used a binocular too, which was available at the shopping mall to see base and for which you need to pay just 100 Yen. There was a cruise ship to sail you around the island but that was closed. I didn't realized and spent 1 hrs. Then i enjoyed a kids show running inside the mall for 10-15 min. Having some walk around i found a replica of "Statue of liberty" standing tall at an Irish pub and looked so weird. The weather was so cloudy and beatuful and resisting me to not leave the place. After spending more than 2 hrs i decided to move back to my home town. Yeah it was a good day indeed.

Click here to find some of the exciting pics of the visit.

As one of the most successful man suggest.

Hi Guys,
We all expect the new year to come with new prospects, blessing, success, growth, ambition, but the year 2009 slaughtered everything very genuinely. This is the time when we are standing in the living hell. People are losing their job, business are getting shut down, students are afraid of their future nightmare. Well this crisis seems not go off easily but going to take hell lot of time and we need to stand straight to deal with this. As one of the most successful business man Warren Buffett gave his advice to take over the situation calmly. I read a blog about this and really admired this so though it would be worth sharing and writing the same for you. Read it and take it wisely.

Ø Hard work: All hard work bring a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
Ø Laziness: A sleeping lobster is carried away by the water current.
Ø Earnings: Never depend on a single source of income.. [At least make your Investments get you second earning]
Ø Spending: If you buy things you don't need, you'll soon sell things you need.
Ø Savings: Don't save what is left after spending; Spend what is left after saving.
Ø Borrowings: The borrower becomes the lender's slave.
Ø Accounting: It's no use carrying an umbrella, if your shoes are leaking.
Ø Auditing: Beware of little expenses; A small leak can sink a large ship.
Ø Risk-taking: Never test the depth of the river with both feet. [Have an alternate plan ready]
Ø Investment: Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Take something out of this if you really read it. How did you find this? keep commented.
Your Well wisher - Anwarul

Thursday, March 12, 2009

What i am listening

Hey there,
Well i have been told by someone that i have a good sense of music and have good collection of them too. First of all thank you to the one who said that. Frankly speaking this is true. I am very choosy and moody for music in my life. I have songs for all my mood. It can start from very slow instrumental, passing through Ghazal, feeling the unmatched 80's & Romantic, touching the light metal song and ending to high beat of trance. It's all about my mood and time. I interpret music as My Ultimate Sense of Inside Corner. Did you get that? Yeaaaah.
Music seems to be the most important thing for me. Considering this, God always blessed me with some devices starting from the old cassettes to the advanced 16 GB I-phone just to make sure that i do not have limitation of storage. I make sure that they are loaded with the best songs that any one can expect from me. Keeping my song limited to myself may not help you guys to have a taste of this. So here is the solution, i will be sharing one of my favorite song at undefined frequency to make sure that you get a feel of what i am listening these days. As i said i have a song for everyone, every time and every mood so it's my job to make sure that you get all the diversity that i have shown above. As this is my first show up on "My jukebox" i will keep this space only for introduction. Next stuff on label - "My Jukebox" will surely come with some exciting sound. So keep looking this space for My Jukebox. Remember music is life - Anwarul

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Lost in the world of dreams

Hello All,
So here is the first thing which i am jotting down after turning my blogs into different shape. This is about the moment when my day turned out to be an ultimate day where i was dreaming all the time. Me Rakesh, Sumit has planned to visit some unique place before they get back to India. Well Mustafa was also supposed to join us but he was a bit tired, so decided to be slept rather than roaming with us. We planned this tour for full week and it was an excursion to the Disney land, Tokyo. We left Kawasaki around 9:00 hrs for Disney land. We cruised for almost 45 minutes and landed there around 10:00 hrs.
Wow, i cant tell you the feeling it was when i entered. I was completely astonished with the things around me, suddenly I've pulled back to my childhood by those BeAuTiful architecture, characters, music, theme park and lot more stuffs. We put robust plan in place to cover everything knowing the fact that it is impossible in one day but we started. I dont like riding but this time i did a lot. Due their 25th anniversary celebration we were fortunate to see the cool pared involving most of the Disney character. That was the most amazing moment of the entire day. We sailed the boat, took ride to the mountain, travel to the space, swirled in the soccer and cup, enjoyed 3D film, horrified in the haunted house, saw the looted things by captain jack sparrow, and finally saw the sparkling pared consisting of millions of light.
There are two places to visit, 1 is Disney land and other is Disney sea. As i have not been to Disney sea so will not be able to describe anything about it but for Disney land some of the information which you must have before visiting is provided below.
Pocket fall: Your pocket will fall by 5800 yen for adults and less than this for child and senior citizen. If you are in NEC headquarter in Japan (Like me) you will be discounted with 400 yen per person.
When u have the ticket and map: Just select the one thing to visit and get the fast pass. coz you need to wait a lot to get entry into any good attraction. so your waiting time will covered to take your next free pass.
My Moments: Click the above posted photo to see most of the attraction at Disney land.
Will be back soon – Anwarul Alvi

Monday, March 02, 2009

Here i am with all new feel and Sense

When i started my blog i was absolutely certain that this will be dedicated to my old buried hobby of photography only. But as i moved along with the days, the limits and boundaries always pinched me to expand the horizon of my blog. We know the evolution is the only way of moving ahead and joining hands with others. Ages are evident that those who didn't change, fallen with time and lost themselves in deep whirlpool of time. Here i am turning my blog to all new different way of looking, feeling and sensing things. The new  blog will try to reflect all new fresh style, feeling, senses, emotions and happenings. Thing will be looked  
 in different way. One thing which i can promise is that the photography will not go away but will come with new style and much more better way.
It was a great support from all of you till now for visiting my blog frequently and believe me i owe you all for this. So keep looking for this space coz so many things are waiting to be happen and taking place in my blog.
- Your Friend Anwarul Alvi
Pics courtesy - Rakesh