Friday, March 8, 2013

Focus On Life Week 10~ All Wrapped Up!

Interesting prompt we had this week. All Wrapped Up! It can be interpreted in soooo many ways!

Sally sent us 15 different meanings of the word "wrap". So while it gave so many options, it also led to a lot of dilemma about which one to use?

Should I click a picture of my jasmine creeper all wrapped around my fuschia basket? Or should I focus my lens on a woman wrapped graciously in a sari? Or maybe a scarf I crocheted that I wrap around my neck for warmth? Or a picture of a really beautiful shawl my sister sent me from, well, Kashmir! I feel wrapped up in her loving hug when I wear it! Or a picture of the hubby curled and wrapped in the blanket (that would be a picture of a blanket only though, he would be somewhere deep inside, an excavation needed to find him!) Oh! I know! My gladiator sandals that wrap my feet from toes to ankles! Neh. What would have been really nice is our guava tree wrapped up in frost covers. But, well, it was not wrapped right now.

 I did NOT want to post a picture of any of my wire wrapped ribbon jewelry, and also no more pictures of my hand wrapped in therapy related stuff. (Am done with it, btw, yippeee!)

Earlier this week, I went to an Indian restaurant for lunch. After a lovely meal, I went to the counter to pay, and found a tray of "paan". What is it you ask? It is a lot of interesting ingredients, skillfully wrapped in a betel leaf. I bought one, ate it, and while I was chewing it, I realized I was also chewing on a missed opportunity for a great photo for today. Oh well.

This morning, we had a "lunch social" at work. I walked into the room where the food was spread out. The most mouth watering varieties of wraps were laid out there, 3-4 vegetarian options, and that many meat ones. And all in different colors. Very beautiful. I was going to meet a friend for lunch, so I didn't get any, but I went back and told my teammates to go get some. After about 10 minutes, I was enlightened about yet another photo-op presenting itself. I hurried back with my camera, but people were already eating, and I didn't want to look all strange clicking photos of their lunch.

Dang!

And then I went to visit my friend at his office for lunch. Its one of those that provides lavish lunches to employees. I was totally in awe with what I saw. They had a pizzeria, a Mexican restaurant, a sushi place, a Burger Shack, a coffee shop, a bakery with scrumptious cookies, pastries, cakes and ice creams, even their own barber shop, bike repair shop, and a bank!!! They have shuttles to pick up employees from all over the area. My friend joined only in December and he said they added a shuttle stop in front of his house because he requested it.

Any guesses what company this is?

It is one which has people from all over the world wrapped around its little thumb!


Note for Courtney: Clicked this from my car, was stopped at a red light, completely stationary! But go ahead, say it ;-)

Now go on to Sally's blog to see what everyone else has wrapped up!
http://thestudiosublime.com/2013/03/08/week-10-all-wrapped-up/

38 comments:

  1. Kashmira, what a delightful post!!! Love all your missed wrapped opportunities and then you tell us of the best one of all. And of course we all know the answer to your question. What fun.

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    1. Thanks Mary! Although I do regret chewing up the paan opportunity ;)

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  2. Oh, very sneaky LOL! I did the same as you and missed several opportunities. Your friend is very lucky to work for a company that treats their employees that well!

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    1. I know...the prompt was applicable to so many things, right?

      As for my friend...well, I'd say he deserves it, he is very sincere and smart, and made the right choice...since I don't believe in luck, only in hard work and karma!

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  3. You were at a red light ~ I see no problem! :) Love your wrapped week! It all sounds wonderful.

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    1. Awww..you're so sweet :)
      Yeah, the week was quite good overall!

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  4. I love it! What an unexpected image. It sure sound like they know how to entice and keep good workers. I can't complain too much myself since I get to work remotely from home, since, like your friend, I simply asked. So glad to hear you are done with the hand wrapping too

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    1. Its awesome what we can get if we only ask, right? Would love to know what your day job is. Is great you can work from home and stay with Averleigh, she such a delightful child!

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  5. So many opportunities this week. But I love that you settled on the company with the thumb. I had no idea that they might treat their employees so well.

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    1. Yeah, it was quite refreshing to see all the employee appreciation. Actually, I visited Google the previous week, and my friend there said sometimes they are surprised at the things google does for them.

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  6. Sweet! I love all the little examples of what you could have "wrapped" up. And yeah, you're so right. Facebook does have us all wrapped around its little thumb! But, wow! What a place to work--providing lunch, services, and shuttle services. Almost makes me feel better about their domination.

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    1. Yep! The campus was absolutely delightful! Looked more like a mall than an office!

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  7. Wow, what a great way to treat your employees! Reading about all that food has made me hungry.

    P.S. I'm so glad you were being safe while shooting the photo!!! :)

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    1. hehe, that's the biggest "complaint" of folks working at FB an Google...that they are eating too well!

      PS: Thank you :)

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  8. Ha! I read that post with you yelling at Courtney about snapping pictures while driving!! what was it you said ... oh yeah "Don't do it!" hehe

    So glad to hear there were no more pics of your hand wrapped up, and that you're all done with that!! yeah!!

    Such a cleaver post ... you had me going wondering what pic you were going to finally take! and you are sooooo right! they totally have the world wrapped around their thumb! ha!

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    1. hehe, yeah, that was me on Courtney's blog, and turned out she wasn't even driving ;)

      the hand...oh well :( I am going back to therapy next week :(

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  9. we've all been there - a week's photo-ops missed! though you got a great pic in the end and a clever take on this week's prompt :)

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    1. Thanks Claire, yeah, I love the one photo-op that I didn't miss. I knew that's what i was going to do before I went there...so I was on a mission ;)

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  10. Awe darn, I know what you mean about the missed opertunities to get great pictrures of our prompts, but this logo for the famaous company is a great one. I know they have me wrapped around their finger.
    Therese

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    1. You and me and millions of others :)

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  11. Wonderful post Kashmira! Unexpected finale, but love all the opps that didn't come to be, too.

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    1. Thanks Janet! I think I don't regret any of the other missed opps, except the one with the "paan". I ate my photo op, lol :)

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  12. This was definitely one of the most open ended prompts wasn't it? I love your list of ideas for photo ops along this theme. Your descriptions made me smile. As did the photo from the Facebook campus. Too funny!!

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    1. Thanks Karen! I know..it was so easy that the number of different options made it hard! Am happy with what I did too :)

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  13. Interesting how this prompt is almost more mental than visual...I think there are more of us than just employees wrapped around that thumb!

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    1. Exactly!!! More mental than any other prompts so far. Am looking forward to this week...of possibilities!

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  14. I love your story for today, Kashmira! and your description of the lavish lunch environment :) Aren't you clever with your choice this week?

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  15. It's so funny about the missed opportunities, I have had a couple of those too! These prompts sure are giving us opportunities to see things differently wether we catch them in the moment or think about it after the fact!

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    1. I know...the prompts are making me look more closely at everything...especially on Fridays, lol :)

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  16. Hah! It was meant to miss all those other opportunities just for this shot!

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  17. Oh, I love it!! You had a lot of 'wrappin' going on this week girlfriend! But, I'm glad you snapped your 'wrapped' photo while you were stopped!!

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  18. Ha! You are right Kashmira, so many of us are wrapped around that finger ... lol. I missed a lot of photo ops too. The idea arrived just a moment too late and the opportunity gone. :)

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  19. Kashmira, this is an interesting post. You found lots of wraps this week. Facebook is certainly something most people are wrapped up it.

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    1. I know! My 77 yr old aunt-in-law is on there too!!

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