Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Are we following a particular script with the lives that we live? Is it predestined the steps and choices that we make? I am baffled so far with how my journey has come so far. There is a sense of wonderment that goes with it. The where, when, who and how come into play.

My wife has always say to me, “You LUCKY bastard.”, in a joking tone. She is right. I am very lucky in the circumstance that I am at. Let us look at the scenario, I am writing this at an altitude of about 30,000 feet in a plane, heading towards New York, on a computer that my father has recently gotten for me. That sentence itself has shown how lucky I am. Another scenario, recently I was privileged to have met with RINPOCHE with whom this trip to the United States would not have happened if it was not for the privileged meeting. We can always question about coincidences but there come a time where we surrender to incidences and let them just work their way through you.

The end result justifies everything that you go through. We have only recently been engaged to be involved in this project that is taking me to New York. I had my US visa interview just merely two days before my scheduled flight. The interview, in my mind, was tough. I was bombarded with questions that tested my patience and how truthful I can in answering them and yet I am treated as if I lied on the answers. Surprised I was with myself as the interview was being conducted, I could see and feel myself outside looking into myself being interrogated. In my mind, I persisted on that I have to be as truthful as possible. There was a moment where I thought that I might not get the visa at all as the interviewer kept pressing on that I am hiding an agenda but the unexplainable sometimes intervene and you just ride with it.

It has been 14 years since I have been to the United States. How am I feeling? I have returned to my second home which will be Los Angeles and I’ll be there closer to the end of the trip. Elated I am with the trip. Let’s see what is in store. New York, Big Apple.... Here I come..... ;)