Thursday, May 29, 2008

Just Another Post

Technically summer has arrived although the weather has been dull with cloudy skies and intermittent drizzles. I also happen to be one of those (few?) people who likes dull weather. And if there is no reason to feel depressed then this weather actually makes me happy, energetic and cheerful…like I have downed a six-pack of red bull or something. I don't mean to be disrespectful but I am definitely not a big fan of the sun.

Another reason to be “happy” ..its summer break and I am not taking any classes. In fact, doing nothing (much) yet getting paid double. How often does something like that happen? So yea …I feel good. Now I don’t know how soon before boredom sets in. There is the danger of that happening you know. I guess that’s when friends come in handy (*wicked grin). Then there are the movies. Books might help too, although of late I am not so much into books. It could be because I didn’t come across anything nice and gripping. The last one I read was …can’t remember. But since then I have discarded many books barely making it to the first few pages. BORING!

So that leaves the movies and music. Music is always there…its like saying I eat everyday or sleep everyday. Whatever…Movies!- gosh where are the good ones gone? Recently saw black and white (Anil Kapoor et al.). Could have been a nice one if only it was well made! The new guy is kind of good looking- the dark, quiet and mysterious types. Well of course he is portraying a terrorist on a suicide mission! What else to expect. Duh!

It feels strange that I am typing this post. Have been away from blogging for so long. I am actually at work with nothing to do and just finished seeing Knocked Up. Yes..you can do that when there is an empty office with a good set of ear phones. Hysterical movie most of the time and sometimes your mind goes ‘this is too much’! Obviously blogging is also an option when boredom sets in.

A recent cool development in life has been acquiring a membership at the local public library. Books are free and movies cost only $1 for a week. The sweetest part- they have an awesome collection of globe trekker series. So far saw Bolivia, Central China, India, South West China, Central Asia and Cambodia and ever more in love with Ian Wright. Oh yea..traveled far and wide all in $6 (that was supposed to be the official pathetic-loser- line of the post).

I have also been writing to some friends. One guy told me he is going fish counting next week by the river. Another one is leaving for San Francisco on a new job and another one lost her mobile with all her friends’ numbers in it. One even got married and got a lifer paradoxically speaking :P.

Besides all this - I miss some of my old blog mates, my skin has become a shade darker (the darn sun!), my hair has grown too long to my liking and last but not the least I discovered I love Vietnamese food (I recommend their Pho ( a kind of rice noodle soup).

Joy to all.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Blogz Alive!

On a lame attempt to keep my blog alive did another Q&A post...

ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT???
On my right kneecap from a bad fall when I was 3!

WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW???
Be back in India, somewhere on the Western Ghats…maybe Valparai.

WHAT DO YOU MISS???
Childhood…at home with parents.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION???
Nothing as of yet. But on day soon a Nikon D80 camera.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SMELL???
Wet earth after the first rains and the kitchen after something delicious has been cooked!

DO YOU GET CLAUSTROPHOBIC???
Yep!

DO YOU GET SCARED IN THE DARK???
Yea..when I am alone.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOGNE / PERFUME???
Anything that smells good would do

COFFEE OR ENERGY DRINKS???
Tea actually

IF YOU COULD EAT ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE???
Idli sambar (A South Indian dish)

WHO IS THE LAST PERSON WHO MADE YOU MAD???
Got irritated at a friend last night over a documentary movie.

DO YOU SPEAK A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE???
Other than English..yes, Hindi, Malayalam and a little Telugu although my favorite is Tamil but I don't speak the language.

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO TELL SOMEONE HOW MUCH THEY MEAN TO YOU???
By stalking them :P. Kidding alright…

By expressing it in whatever comfortable way you wish to express without embarrassing the other person.

BLONDES OR BRUNETTES???

Whats the big deal on hair color? I don’t get it. Unless its peacock blue or dark green (my favorites!: D)

WHAT IS THE ONE NUMBER YOU WISH YOU HAD???
Globe Trekker’s Ian Wright’s number. I love him.

Check this out….
Ian Wright when asked about his hobbies.
"I try and find time to paint on every trip. The most inspiration I get is from being in the mountains and moody weather. One of the best place for this is Southern Ireland. I went there in September looking for this atmosphere. But it was a heat wave for the whole two weeks, I was the only one in the country looking for bad weather. What a loser!

:-D Yea.. I totally love this dude!

HAVE YOU BEEN OUT OF INDIA???
Yes

WHERE WERE YOU BORN???
Delhi

FIRST JOB???
Teaching basic web designing to a bunch of middle school kids. It was more of a time pass than a job.

WHAT DO YOU GET COMPLIMENTED ABOUT MOST???
What a silly question!

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF ALCOHOL BECAME ILLEGAL???
Then I would have to resort to illegal drinking :-)

WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY???
Travel with Ian Wright


WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE FAMOUS???
Nope. I was expected to get famous on my own *sigh*

DO YOU WISH ON STARS???
Yea—all the time. I can be super superstitious!

DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING???
Yea..its alright.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH DISH???
Palak Paneer with hot Chapattis and some yogurt. Yumm!!

ANY BAD HABITS???
I bite my nails..

WHAT IS YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING CD ON THE SHELF???
I have a good collection of CDs and I am not embarrassed of any :)

IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU???
Of course. I am a good person :-D

WHERE IS YOUR SECOND HOME???
Well, I am still wondering where my first home is.

DO YOU TRUST OTHERS EASILY???
Yea…stupid me I guess.

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A CHILD???
My fake tea set . Yea.. I went through a Martha Stewart phase as a child.

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN A MOSH PIT???
Nope...and I would most probably panic and die if I ever get stuck in one.

DO YOU UN-TIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF???
Nope. Saves so much time today and tomorrow :-D

THING YOU ATE???
Weird as it may sound … just had Colombian Chocolate from South Korea

SIBLINGS???
Nope.

YOU LIKE SUSHI???
Nope

ARE YOU TOO SHY TO ASK SOMEONE OUT???
Depends