Wednesday, 19 October 2011

'Roger that' at Rogers!

Everytime we’d drive Downtown Toronto on the Bloor Street I’d see the Ad outside Roger’s and marvel and admire the never ending silhouettes of men and women walking with a perfect posture with their hands loosely held, their unhurried walk on a huge electronic billboard.

I have this lazy habit of settling into a slight slouch while walking, sitting .So whenever I came in with in the area of the ad.I’d straighten up.

My brother confessed that he could never fathom the import of the figures of men and women walking ad nauseum in the frame. He often wondered who designed the ad.? But he admitted he seemed to see sense in the ad…..In the sense that it had an impact on people like me.

So taken is the family with my angle of  the given advertisement that I only have to look at Mum and say  Rogers and she unwinds her frame  into a taller upright woman! In short we all stand tall!
Well! That’s what I call Roger!
You sure have made your point.
What an Ad!

P.S. But I’d love to find out the real theme behind the ad. from the folks at Rogers!!???

Monday, 17 October 2011

Fauja Singh ... the Marathon King "100 Years Young"!!

Toronto - Oct 16, 2011:
I was fortunate  to witness history when a 100 year old sikh Fauja Singh (The pride of Punjab and UK) crossed the finish line of the 2011 Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon in downtown Toronto. The Marathon began around 9am and Fauja Singh took just over 8 hrs and 25 minutes to complete the 42 km course.
What struck me about Fauja Singh while he was on his way to the finish line was the determined; twinkled eyed; un-fatigued; fixed-gaze at the finish line.
The music at the finish line changed as Fauja Singh neared the finish line. The DJ honoured the man by playing punjabi songs as punjabi is Fauja Singh's mother tongue. The commentator held the crowd glued to the finish area by singing praises of Fauja Singh's numerous records and achievements and referred to him as ‘100 years young’! The evening was cold and overcast but the anxiety of watching a centenarian write history and enter the Guinness book of world records kept the crowd going and cheering….something to be witnessed in a long time.
Someone asked Fauja Singh about the secret to his longetivity..His  simple  answer…1) I remain happy 2) Ginger curry 3) several cups of tea a day!!!!
Don't ask me who came first in this marathon 'cause the achievement of this 100 year old star was too overwhelming and inspiring..
I'll soon be tightening the laces of my jogging shoes!!!
I hear that Fauja Singh donated around $12,000 to the Toronto Sick Kids Hospital after completing the race.
Fauja Singh.... is indeed...the Marathon King!