I received this from an Indian friend ...it takes time for me to wear it :)

a saree from an Indian friend...a special gift tha - a saree from an Indian friend...a special gift that counts the most
@jaiho2009 (39021)
Philippines
June 4, 2011 2:40am CST
I have Indian friends,close friends and are real family for almost 5 years now and still going steady. They're from South India. Tomorrow they will be spending their yearly vacation to India and we will be having some time with them tomorrow. I received this saree from Jathi chettan and it takes me time to learn how to wear. Thu,chechi Ajitha already taught me how to wear it,when i am alone and tried to put it on again...oh my...i am sweating off and looks funny the way i wear it. Have you ever received a gift from foreign friends? I know how does it feels...we feel so special,and the thought that counts -matters most (^_^)
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@dpk262006 (56104)
• Delhi, India
4 Jun 11
Hope when you finally get to tie the Saari, you will look more beautiful. :-) I have not have any luck so far when any foreign friend presented me a gift. Hope someone like you takes note of it .... Lol!
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
6 Jun 11
I did take note of it ...but you never acknowledge
@dpk262006 (56104)
• Delhi, India
6 Jun 11
You send a gift to me, I'll surely acknowledge, as soon as I received. it.
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
6 Jun 11
it will come your way before you knew it
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
5 Jun 11
Sometimes i do get gifts from my friends or relatives abroad and believe it or not they give me only T-shirts,since they know that i wear these only.So, now my cupboard is full of them and i don`t get a chance to wear them since i never go out of my house.I wear the new ones mostly during the festival of Divali or the festival of lights,because that is the time when people buy new clothes.
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
6 Jun 11
dear anna Good to see you again,and hope that you are always fine my dear (^_^) Divali-festival of lights? Is it the one celebrated every November? I wish one day to celebrate Divali with you-it's my birthday too (November)
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
6 Jun 11
hello jai,yes Divali does come usually in November and i too hope that one day i will celebrate it with you.I feel very lonely during this festival since nobody visits me during the festival as i have no family.My younger brother lives in Canada with his family but they can`t come.So your birthday is in Nov, mine is in Oct.lots of hugs dear sis.
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
6 Jun 11
wish i could dear anna.. and is Divali celebrated by the whole month or has a specific date also?
@shibham (17025)
• India
4 Jun 11
Mekhela chadar - An women from my community wearing Assamese mekhela chadar.
Hi didi... i shall send you a Mekhela-Chadar from my community and it will take more time to wear than saree for you. have a nice day.
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@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
5 Jun 11
What is the different between those two? the length??
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
6 Jun 11
dear shiby, I would love too dear bhai- send me one and i will show you i can wear it without difficulty
• Philippines
6 Jun 11
@ CTHanum, Mekhela Chador is a traditional dress worn by women in Assam Sari is traditional dress too in India also but it partners with peticoat and choli unlike the mekhela chador youcan just wrapped it around you can't see the belly unlike if you will wear a sari have a great monday
@devijay78 (1575)
• India
4 Jun 11
Hi jaiho. The saree looks nice and it would go well with matching jewels. Of course, tying the saree is an ordeal even for people here! Times are changing and the present generation is finding it difficult to wear traditional dresses as they are more accustomed to western wear and salwar kameezes. But I am able to wear both traditional as well as western wear. I do not have foreign friends except in mylot and I have not recieved any gifts either. But one of my sister's friends send my daughter gifts from her kids and it did feel nice to see my daughter's excitement. Yes, you are right. More than the gift itself, the thought is what matters the most.
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
hello devi, This reminds me of your cute daughter and that designs in her hands... i wish to have those designs,designed by you someday (who knows right?) Wish i could send you some gifts..or for your sweet daughter. Last year i sent some small bags,hair clips with flowers to one of my friend who lives in Cochi. I made those small bags,it's a crocheted bags and flowers attached to the hair clips,he daughter is 5 years old and she really loves those gifts that i sent. Let me give this hugs for the meantime my dear
@devijay78 (1575)
• India
4 Jun 11
Yes, who knows what the future holds? That was so sweet of you to send gifts for your friend's daughter. I am sure she would have been delighted to receive them. Thanks for the hugs. It seems I need them more than the gifts nowadays with my dwindling energy.
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
5 Jun 11
Good Morning dear and it's Monday again
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
5 Jun 11
I never receive any~ Anyway you look good on that saree~ It takes time but you made it!I wonder is it difficult to go to the toilet then??
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
6 Jun 11
hello CTH, Actually that is what i am thinking too- how difficult it is wearing a saree and going to toilet. Maybe difficult when we are not used to wearing it,but i think it's easy for people who used to wear it... Same thing with other country who wears clothes that seems very difficult to wear for us. But easy for the other. thanks for your response and have a great day
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
6 Jun 11
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@ritzz07 (791)
• India
4 Jun 11
i have reived a gift from foreign friends but not the one like you (saree) coz i am not a girl however i know how to wear a saree as we had played lot of lady roles in dramas while i was in collage.i got t-shirts,jeans,perfume,chocolates,stamps,coins and manymore and this is like a treasure for me,and i like to gift as well to get gift from others.
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@ritzz07 (791)
• India
4 Jun 11
and one thing wearing saree is not bad india i am sure that you will look beautiful in saree and once you learn how to wear it,it is not that much dificult and finely one thing practice everyday so you will be perfect and their are different styles to wear saree,for ex- bengali,gujrati,south indian and new style of bollywood so enjoy it..........and have a great day.
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
6 Jun 11
hello ritz, Yah,practice will help me to wear the saree easier the next time. I wish to visit India and wear different styles of saree... thanks for your response and have a great day
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
salwar  - yellow salwar
hello jaiho, It is really nice to received something from a friend True what matters most is the thought Uncle send me Kurta top also Buy Madam gave me a yellow salwar which i wore last diwali 2010
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
Jaiho, We have appointment to them tomorrow remember? Their flight will be on Monday Too excited to make chapatti again?
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
whatever chechi will cook...she knows what's my fave and she knows that she needs to add less spicy and pepper (i really loved her for that) thu..Shalu is not eating well due to less hot and spicy (hehehe) yes ,i am too excited and don't forget our appointment...tonight
@SViswan (12072)
• India
4 Jun 11
From the way you refer to them (as Chettan and Chechi), I think they are from the same state as I am :-) Coming back to the topic, I've got a Ghanian dress from when I visited Ghana in 2001. Though it's a skirt and a blouse with a head scarf, I don't know how to wear the head scarf...and the blouse is in the typical Ghanian sleeves which I'm not comfortable wearing on a daily basis. But I treasure it and keep it carefully :-)
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
hello SV, They are from South- Kerala ,oh i love the backwaters and wish to ride the houseboat one day So you were from the South dear?
@SViswan (12072)
• India
5 Jun 11
Yes, I am..and I think it is also the same state in South India - Kerala :-) I've never been on a houseboat myself :-( Most of my life I've lived outside this country and now that I am in India, I live in a different state.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
5 Jun 11
Nice nice! Lucky to have great friends jai well, i do have foreign friends and when they do visit here, all i got are chocolates lol! one was from Singapore and she gave me this very big block of hershey chocolates! not that i mind, i love chocolates and i love it when she comes home and visits me.
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
6 Jun 11
Hello jazel, I also love chocolates and keep the wrapper or box when a friend gave me one. Last night we have a great time with our friends again..they're leaving to visit their country (India). We have so much fun with them..laugh and exchanging views. We will see them again after 2 months
• India
4 Jun 11
hey you are so lucky to be blessed with so nice friends.its really a wonderful experience when friends give us unforgettable and memorable gifts. saree is an elegant attire and i love wearing it
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
6 Jun 11
hello shiree, I am really happy to have good friends from across the globe. The saree is one of the most precious gift i ever received. thanks for your response and have a great day always welcome to mylot
• Portugal
4 Jun 11
yes i received before a dress from a foreign friend^^ also i received something that my ex put in his guitar. he sent me that ^^ i save that dearly even he is being different to me now :( the truth is that i will keep that forever. i love him so much and i just still cant accept that we cant be together anymore. when i take time to think of it i will feel so sad and will want to cry. thats why i avoid to think of what happened :( but sure everyday i think about him :(
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
6 Jun 11
hello cat, That's sweet of you for keeping that gift. Don't cry please...smile my dear sister I wish you happy and smiley days
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
For me maybe you can't said it not good that's why you have very bad thinking to it when you are in the wearing time.
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
6 Jun 11
"For me maybe you can't said it not good that's why you have very bad thinking to it when you are in the wearing time." i have very bad thinking? can you read again my topic please!
@naija4real (1293)
4 Jun 11
I have not received anything. But I only hope that someday. I will receive a gift from someone special especially my friends on mylot.
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
5 Jun 11
hello naija, I hope and wish that you will receive someday Thanks for your response and have a good Monday
@allknowing (63471)
• India
4 Jun 11
When two of my forum friends visited with me, from the U.K. they brought me a teddy bear and a tin of Prince Charles Organic Biscuits. I have finished the biscuits but have kept the tin as a memento.
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
hello ak, That's nice. Gifts from friends,foreign or not are really special,and i also do the same thing like you did, keeping the tin or even the wrapper,i have lot's of collection (tins,boxes and wrappers) have a great weekend dear
• India
4 Jun 11
So tomorrow you will be in India with them... Wearing a saree may be difficult, but once done you can wear in few minutes You look cute in this saree from Chettan, very good, but there might be an occassion behind this gift.. Yes I exchange gifts with my friends in USA, Philippnes and Australia. Thanks for sharing God bless you, have a nice day ahead. Blessings from DadaProfessor ‘Bhuwan’. .
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
hello professor, Bear with jaiho she is so excited to meet our friends tomorrow We are going to India but not tomorrow anytime soon we just need to fix something here specially her heart have a great weekend
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
6 Jun 11
hello dada, Thanks for everything dada...i really don't know what to say. June 4- my world crushed again...but it's fine i hope and wish it would be forever. Jun3 5- we have good time with Indian friends and i hear your voice,it made me feel better.