I miss that warmth.

@arunima25 (86074)
Bangalore, India
April 12, 2024 11:03pm CST
Good morning from this side of the planet . It's 9:18 AM here. I am inside the airport relaxing in the Lounge and enjoying their breakfast buffet.. The fruit bowl is so yummy . I will board the flight to Delhi in another one hour. Yay!! Going to meet mom and my elder brother after an year. I started at 6 in the morning from home. The sun was warm and pleasant at that early morning. Took airport shuttle bus. My younger daughter accompanies me and she is also excited. More excited after her fabulous result and she is expecting a good treat from her grandma and uncle. She has already sent a list of things that she would be happy to receive for her results . And there is nothing expensive on the list. Just some yarns for crochet, some art supplies and few of her favourite sweets. Autism makes you so authentic and sweet . That's what I love about her. This airport terminal is new one and too beautifully done. It's made on the theme of Bengaluru being Garden City. Full of fresh greenery and even forest and flower themes at places. I loved that long tulip patch covered with blooms with different colours.. Though, Bangalore is no more Garden city and has become more of concrete jungle, this airport terminal is at least to remind us the gold old days of the city, that has been ruined by over construction and urbanization. Most counters have self check in services, less people to employ. Things are getting fast and you can totally avoid human interaction unless you face some issues and need assistance. I really miss those old days when someone would greet you with warmth and smile, make you feel special and do work with you. Now there are empty chairs on the counters and just a screen. A few attendants are present and they keep an eye and come to assist you only if you ask them or they spot you struggling. Well, technology is taking away from human interactions. Machines, Chatbots..etc. I know it's technology advancements to make things easier and fast. But the human in me misses those old days of warmth when strangers would give you a friendly greetings. I miss those days. Take care. Going to read some of your discussions
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@kareng (55806)
• United States
13 Apr
I hope you have a safe trip and a very enjoyable visit!
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@arunima25 (86074)
• Bangalore, India
13 Apr
Thank you. I am looking forward to my two weeks vacation visiting family and friends. And I also get to attend a wedding of my cousin sister.
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@kareng (55806)
• United States
14 Apr
@arunima25 The wedding will be fun!!
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@arunima25 (86074)
• Bangalore, India
14 Apr
@kareng Yes, it would be. The rituals start from Thursday and the three days would be all fun and celebration. Not to forget the delicious food
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@jstory07 (135329)
• Roseburg, Oregon
13 Apr
I hope you have a good trip and a nice visit.
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@arunima25 (86074)
• Bangalore, India
13 Apr
Thank you. Looking forward to meet friends and family. I also get to attend my cousin sister's wedding.
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@LadyDuck (461085)
• Switzerland
13 Apr
I also miss those days when we had real people welcoming us and taking care of customers with a smile. Have a save and goo trip.
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@LadyDuck (461085)
• Switzerland
14 Apr
@arunima25 - Same as you. We already live in a world where there is less and less human interaction. I am glad you safely reached home despite the turbulence.
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@arunima25 (86074)
• Bangalore, India
14 Apr
I would hate a world where there would be minimal human interaction. It would be so dry. There was bad turbulence towards the end of journey as it was storm and rain. We kept hovering in the sky as there was no clearance for landing. But once I reached home, it has been all good. Enjoying the pampering by mom and brother.
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@arunima25 (86074)
• Bangalore, India
15 Apr
@LadyDuck It's getting lesser each day. I am enjoying the stay, meals cooked by mom, visits by cousins and school friends. It's real vacation
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@DianneN (247216)
• United States
25 Apr
So nice to hear from you! I hope your trip was wonderful! Are you still there?
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@DianneN (247216)
• United States
26 Apr
@arunima25 Happy you had a wonderful time. Safe travels back home!
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@arunima25 (86074)
• Bangalore, India
26 Apr
@DianneN Thank you. I have my flight back home tomorrow morning.
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@arunima25 (86074)
• Bangalore, India
25 Apr
Thank you..I am at my mom in law's house tonight. Last day of my trip. I return back home on Saturday. The trip was a good one with lots of fun and gatherings with friends and family
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@sarik1 (6797)
26 Apr
I hope that you are safe trip.
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@sarik1 (6797)
27 Apr
@arunima25 have a good day
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@arunima25 (86074)
• Bangalore, India
27 Apr
@sarik1 Thank you. I hope it was good for you too. I am in my bed and happy to be home after three long weeks.
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@arunima25 (86074)
• Bangalore, India
27 Apr
My vacation is over. Right now I am waiting at airport to be back home after three weeks. Can't wait to crash in my bed tonight.
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@grenery8 (3398)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
13 Apr
i hope you'll have a good time with your mother and brother. indeed, you can't get a greeting anymore.
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@arunima25 (86074)
• Bangalore, India
14 Apr
Thank you. I reached here last afternoon and since then I am well fed and all pampered up.. It's going to be great and fun for the next ten days.
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@arunima25 (86074)
• Bangalore, India
15 Apr
@grenery8 Yes, I do. . Thank you.
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@grenery8 (3398)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
14 Apr
@arunima25 you deserve that and for 10days
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@ptrikha_2 (45673)
• India
26 Apr
Glad that you got a chance to fly out and meet your Mom and elder brother. Congratulations on the great results of your younger daughter. You are handling her health condition very very well. May be others can seek inspiration from you. Yes, Bangalore (technically Bengaluru) is no more a Garden city. I remember my year 2000 visit and it felt heavenly then! How is the water situation now? Yes, machines and technology and now AI has reportedly bought us closer yet mentally and in many ways, we are much further apart. People are growing more cynical, impatient and so so self centered and greedy. Of late, me and my family have been through some tough or should I say torrid times. I have tried to be calm but have faced challenges in form of rude and manipulative people, biased rules and procedures and a growing tendency of suspicion and mistrust. I even lost sleep a few days, something which wasn't the case during earlier tough times. Anyways, one has to find solutions to one's problems and well, Mylot and other avenues have been helping me. Hoping to see more of you here.
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@ptrikha_2 (45673)
• India
27 Apr
@arunima25 Thanks for encouraging words. Sorry to know of the unpleasantness at your in laws house. I can understand it having faced a few similar things myself. Best of wishes for the coming days !
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@arunima25 (86074)
• Bangalore, India
27 Apr
Lots of travel, change of places, so many events..this was all tight and tiring. But a good getaway from the mundane life. It all comes to an end. I am at airport waiting for the flight back to Bangalore. Have been away from home for almost three weeks.. Husband is managing alone from last one week. And I am sure that the house would need a lot of cleaning and arrangements after I go back. We are living in the times where human interactions are getting lesser and lesser. I am not very positive about the future to come. I feel sad that we are handing over a very bad world to our coming generations. Glad that my husband had less holiday and went back early. Some family drama unfolded here too at my in laws house and few things turned ugly too. It would have hurt him and affected his blood pressure. I could handle it in a more firm and polite way. Sometimes people enjoy this blame game and passing the parcel kind of situation. Their ego thrives on it. They don't want a solution..they prefer things to be complicated. Anyways, it is part and parcel of life. Sorry about the current situation in your life. This too shall pass. My younger one is going to college. And we have overcome the barriers so far and hope to do so in the future too. Will try to be more active in online space too.
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@RebeccasFarm (86984)
• United States
13 Apr
That airport sounds beautiful. I want to fly in there.
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@arunima25 (86074)
• Bangalore, India
14 Apr
It's lovely Rebecca. It's like walking in between the green patches. They have all real plants and trees and so beautifully maintained.
@just4him (309330)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Apr
The good old days are disappearing fast as technology takes over everywhere. I'm not ready for self-serve technology, but I know I will need to embrace it eventually or get left behind. I hope you have a wonderful visit with your mom and brother. I'm glad your daughter is going with you and had good results in her studies. You didn't say what the good results were for, so I expect it's her studies. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
@JudyEv (327300)
• Rockingham, Australia
14 Apr
I hear what you're saying and agree in many ways. In many ways technology doesn't speed things up. Some things take much longer to accomplish. Your daughter sounds a very sweet person.
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@arunima25 (86074)
• Bangalore, India
14 Apr
Technology can make things easier but not everything that it brings is good. I would hate a world where we have minimal interactions with human. It's not going to do good for our emotional and mental health.
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@Shiva49 (26256)
• Singapore
13 Apr
Happy for you and your daughter. She has earned it the hard way and deserves the attention. Every time I go to the airport, things are not what it was before. One has to keep running to stay where we are.
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@Shiva49 (26256)
• Singapore
14 Apr
@arunima25 The number of passengers has increased in India and airports can handle the rush only due to technology. "Necessity is the mother of invention". Though I am not that active, I log in almost every day just to keep up with the goings on here.
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@arunima25 (86074)
• Bangalore, India
15 Apr
@Shiva49 That's very true. The airport traffic has really increased in the last one decade. And so many new modern beautiful airports and terminals have come up. Airport connectivity has improved so much.
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@arunima25 (86074)
• Bangalore, India
14 Apr
Thank you for all the wishes and kind words. I agree with you..I visit airports quite frequently but still I notice the changes. It's good to hear from you after so long. Hope all is okay at your end.
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@LindaOHio (159304)
• United States
13 Apr
I hope you have a wonderful visit. I know what you mean about human interaction. Have a good weekend.
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@LindaOHio (159304)
• United States
14 Apr
@arunima25 I'm sorry about the turbulence. I'm glad you are having a good time.
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@arunima25 (86074)
• Bangalore, India
14 Apr
The last 30 minutes in the flight was scary. We had bad turbulence due to sudden storm and rain. I reached home last afternoon. And since then I have been enjoying all the good food and pampering. Nothing beats mom's place.
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@arunima25 (86074)
• Bangalore, India
15 Apr
@LindaOHio Yes, loving all the pampering.
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