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Sunday, 14 October 2012

Dreams - Camera

I have been trekking for almost 20 years now. In the 90s friends who were trekking with me were working in the International sales department of my company and used to carry Digital Cameras. I had a good SLR the Canon AE-1 but it was way too heavy to carry on a trek. Also the fact that it had a 28 - 200 mm lens made it unweildly to carry.

I always had in mind that I should own a good digital camera. When I was about to buy my kidney ailment struck.

The years I have been on dialysis, just the digital cams started improving lots and the world of Digital SLRs was also booming.

I also wanted to own a good DSLR.

I simply didnt have enough money.

When we had been to Kas plateau last year, a couple of my friends had bought a DSLR and they really enjoyed clicking there. That was the right time to have bought the cam. At that time I had decided that before we went to Kas again, I should have one of my own.

This year the Kas event was declared for 29 - 30 september. It was already the 27th

I was biting me that I had made this promise to myself. But I have some money due which was promised only next month. I have never used my credit card for a higher value in one shot.

I discussed with my parents and shared with them that I have had this dream for a long time. They supported me and I decided to go in for the purchase the very next day.

I bought a Canon 60D which is a semi professional body and a 18 - 135mm body to go with it.

It cost me a lot of money. But I kept a promise I made to myself.

Dreams - Car

I had a few dreams. One was to own a car and another was to own a good Digital SLR Camera.

In 2002 March, it was when I decided that I would go in for a car, if not a new one at least a second hand one. My friends suggested a second hand one to start off with as I didnt have any experience of driving.

One of my close friends had just purchased a second hand car from a company and I called them up to take an appointment.

Since saturday was a holiday, I took an appointment for saturday.

However, on a friday, I had a swollen finger and I visited the local doctor to get it examined. He felt the thumb (base of the thumb) and realised my pulse was very high. He measured my blood pressure. It was 190/130

Well it meant I needed to rest. The rest all by itself didnt help so we went in for investigations that indicated an incurable kidney disease.

All my dreams were rudely jolted. All my attentions moved to getting my condition treated.

At that point in time I had a job but subsequently it all changed.

I was struggling and fighting for building a career from scratch. By this time I had started on dialysis and it was a tough time. Very few people were ready to employ me. My dreams became more and more distant. It  was tough going.

Slowly but surely, I was fighting it out. Progress was slow but it was there.

One fine day, I realised I was in a position to make one of my dreams come true. This was in Jan2011. 

I went in for a Hyundai i10 brand new car.

A Brand New Car - When my original dream was to own a second hand car

Dreams do come true in style !!