Wednesday, December 27, 2006

double scoop!!

they say all good things happen in Twos.well it just did!!
on sunday i watched 2 Salman Khan movies.
am a big fan of his,'god knows why'? thts wht everybody asks. 'do u really need to'? i ask them!!!
so i watched the shirtless bad boy of bollywood in 'Janemann' and 'Baabul'. which was better? well definately janemann!!it's an out and out comedy, full of fun and tricks!i am not saying its a super movie, i am just choosing the better of the two evils....though the best part of the movie is Akshay Kumar's laugh!!it was a superb touch to his character....
and Baabul, well for one thing it was far too long!Sallu miyaan does not remove hs shirt even once during the entire movie(or mayb i was too busy crying to notice! actually i would hav, come on it's salman!!!).
but ya, basically it's an AB movie completely.and Rani Mukherjee's clothes, she definately needs a new designer!!!!and John Abraham, needs to go to acting classses, i mean he seems to be a one expression for all occasions kind of actor.a cute face and a gud bod, makes not a good actor, n he proves it!!the only thing good about the movie was maybe that my tear glands got cleared. That guy,Chopra,sure knows how to make them work over time!!but a good positive thing about the movie are the colours, so bright and beautiful!!
hehehe... feel like that movie critic, rajeev masand!!!

This is how i rate some of the movies i watched recently(on a 1-10):
Dhoom 2- 5(all for hrithik and uday chopra)
Baabul -3.5(just for salman khan)
Jaanemann- 7
The departed-8.5
phir hera pheri(watched it for the 4th time)-8 (super comedy:)))
one tamil movie which i don't know the name of:),watched it whn i was bored in chennai-5
khosla ka ghosla- a must watch-9
Am dying to watch Happy Feet- a must for the weekend!!!just have to!!


Digge ding ding ding digge digge ding ding
Hey di hey di hoh
There’s a place I know where we should go (heydiheydihoh)
Won’ t you take me there your lady fair (heydiheydihoh)
There’s a brook near-by the grass grows high (heydiheydihoh)
Where we both can hide side by side (heydiheydihoh)

Hooray hooray it’s a holi-holiday
What a world of fun for everyone holi-holiday
Hooray hooray it’s a holi-holiday
Sing a summer song skip along holi-holiday
It’s a holi-holiday

There’s a country fair not far from there (heydiheydihoh)
On a carousel the dingdong bell (heydiheydihoh)
On the loop di loop we swing and swoop (heydiheydihoh)
And what else we’ll do is up to you (heydiheydihoh)

Hooray hooray it’s a holi-holiday
What a world of fun for everyone holi-holiday
Hooray hooray it’s a holi-holiday
Sing a summer song skip along holi-holiday
It’s a holi-holiday

Well I’m game fun is the thing I’m after
Now let’s a’live it up today get set for love and laughter
Well let’s go time isn’t here for wasting
Life is so full of sweet sweet things I’d like to do some tasting

Hooray hooray it’s a holi-holiday
What a world of fun for everyone holi-holiday
Hooray hooray it’s a holi-holiday
Sing a summer song skip along holi-holiday
It’s a holi-holiday

In the country side we take a ride (heydiheydihoh)
Where the stars will shine lots of time (heydiheydihoh)
Back of your old car we might get far (heydiheydihoh)
In the summerbreeze we feel at ease (heydiheydihoh)

Hooray hooray it’s a holi-holiday
What a world of fun for everyone holi-holiday
Hooray hooray it’s a holi-holiday
Sing a summer song skip along holi-holiday
It’s a holi-holiday

thats how i am gonna sing my holidays in!!!(hopefully no one's around to haer the singin part!)
am totally excited, taking a break from work for 4 days!!it feels like i haven't played hookey from work for so long :0.have been sooo looking forward to it! it's going to b so much fun, days of lazing, watching movies, shopping(will get in a lil bit atleast, esp this top i keep lusting after and then come away, but have decided tht i am gonna get it!!!), spending time with some cousins down for a holiday,playing with pepper(hopefully, will be able to potty train the mutt,it's just so damn tough!!!she plays privacy games wid us!!these dogs i tell u :), they r the cutest), spending time with ma, oh and ya planning on trying some new recipies from this real nice cookbook i got as a b'day gift,catching up with friends, working out in the gym at leisure, no hurryburry for a change(no tennis as the courts are closed till the new year, but thats ok,can live with it!). hmmmm....what else am i gonna do? i am sure it will be nothing of major consequence or importance but am sure it will be the perfect way to wind up the year.
hurrah hurrah!!it's a holiholiday!!!:)whoopy
ya ya yippee, yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

the best part of my morning!!!!

every morning i seem to be having the 'monday mornin blues':(. don't know why??feel like sleeping for longer, cuddled under my blankie,all dressed up in tracks, sweater and socks.only thing i need is a small mitten for the tip of my nose, which feels really cold!!i have to bury it into my pillow so that it can get warm :). now tell me, warmly cuddled like this on a cold winter morning, who would feel like coming to work!!!
so i chug along, get ready and leave the house like a bear with a sore head, just not looking forward to the day ahead.thinking, hopefully the day will be better after the sun comes out, and i don't feel so cold anymore...
this feeling continues till my cab reaches Cubbon park.we drive on the road cutting through Cubbon park every morning. the part which starts at hudson circle and then u come out at vidhan soudha.this is tree nad flower lined on either side, a superb stretch!! this is sure got to be the most beautiful road in B'lore. it's awsome!!!
i especially love the garden after the Sheshadri Iyer Library!!full of trees in bloom with the pinkest of flowers!!can u believe it, trees and trees, all looking pink with the blooms,and absolutely no leaves!!! it's just soooo pretty. this is what wakes me up every morning these days!it perks my mood,brings a big smile on my face,feel really happy, reminds me of the good stuff out there!!!and then u come out from here only to see the majestic Vidhan Soudha!!it's really a lovely site to see!!! a scene which i can replay in my mind's eye whenever i need it,and everytime it creates the same magic, and stirs my soul somewhere deep within!!!
i recommend this to each and every Bangalorean, nothing gets better than this!!!!!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

bond- james bond

i so thoroughly enjoyed the movie, casino royale. really good. especially Daniel craig. god, he is so good. always thought pIERCE bROSNAN was like super, but this guy is awsome. feel like a teenager with a major crush on him. the way he talks, walks, runs... actually everything about him is really has the oomph factor ;-)
i was pretty sure that every girl and maybe a few guys sitting in the theatre were going gaga over him.
usually not a great fan of 007 movies, have decided to watch everyone of them from now, as long as Daniel Craig is BOND.
a must see for all out there. and the movie is actually nice. totally awestruck at the stunts at the begining of the movie....

Friday, December 01, 2006

beautiful - jAMES BLUNT

This song,is a "beautiful" one i must say. had heard it so long back, and forgotten about it. deepti loves this song and reminded me of it.actually, she has got me almost addicted to it.

i am sure that whenever, wherever i hear this song, or read this blog entry, i will surely remember her, and will have some really awsome memories of the time we spent together :-)and believe me, she is one of the nicest people i have met, from the inside and outside....
so Dee this one is for YOU
gonna sooooo miss you..

"You're Beautiful"

My life is brilliant.

My life is brilliant.
My love is pure.
I saw an angel.
Of that I'm sure.
She smiled at me on the subway.
She was with another man.
But I won't lose no sleep on that,
'Cause I've got a plan.

You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.
I saw your face in a crowded place,
And I don't know what to do,
'Cause I'll never be with you.

Yeah, she caught my eye,
As we walked on by.
She could see from my face that I was,
Flying high, [ - video/radio edited version]
Fucking high, [ - CD version]
And I don't think that I'll see her again,
But we shared a moment that will last till the end.

You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.
I saw your face in a crowded place,
And I don't know what to do,
'Cause I'll never be with you.

You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.
There must be an angel with a smile on her face,
When she thought up that I should be with you.
But it's time to face the truth,
I will never be with you.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

I have a dream - Abba

I have a dream,a song to sing

To help me cope with anything

If you see the wonder of a fairy tale

You can take the future even if you fail
I believe in angels

Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels

When I know the time is right for me

Ill cross the stream - I have a dreamI have a dream, a fantasy

To help me through reality

And my destination makes it worth the while

Pushing through the darkness still another mile

I believe in angels Something good in everything I see

I believe in angels When I know the time is right for me

Ill cross the stream - I have a dream

Ill cross the stream - I have a dream

I have a dream, a song to sing

To help me cope with anything

If you see the wonder of a fairy tale

You can take the future even if you fail

I believe in angels

Something good in everything I see

I believe in angels

When I know the time is right for me

Ill cross the stream - I have a dream

Ill cross the stream - I have a dream....

that is an awsome song, don't u think? i first learnt it whn i was at school in our music class(from the never sober Samson master, god rest his soul in peace!). but still listen to it from time to time. and every time i like to sing(like to think tht i can sing, in reality i can't) along with it!
but it almost always gets me thinking! is it good to dream? are dreams real, or is it just all tht hoopla tht the science books say? or is it the romantic in me tht speaks and says that it is good to dream, tht dreams always, always come true? i also love to remember my early morning dreams as they say that these are the ones which come true!!but i wonder, do they? but it's funny, we keep trying to remember these.
well now about the actual dreams, do we have the right to dream? or are they only for a chosen few? and to what extent can we push so that these come true? to me dreams=wants, desires... so r we too selfish, and we want too many of these, so they are not always granted to us. don't u think that it is right that only those who work toward it, should be able to make their dreams come true?its only fair.
there are so many dreams that i have, have had, but how many of them have come true? i can count them on my fingers i guess!true, the small things, wishes whatever u call them have been granted, but some of the bigger things,mm.... maybe not!
but what has to be learnt is that dreams are there to be dreamt!!!may or maynot come true, but it's great to dream. there is no joy in not doing it, so u might as well? well thats not my attitude, i am a dreamer, will always be i guess! it's the joy, happiness, and the smile that u enjoy by yourself when u think of ure dream.Dreams are also about HOPE, and hope is what we fall back on for everything. it's for that atleast that i will continue to do so, and u see i also do believe in Angels, when i know the time is right for me..............
so dream on... :-), thats the best part of life!!!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happiness.... :-) a part of a BIG smile.....

well, that one word says soo.. much and still doesn't say that much!that's what i have always felt.
to me, happiness is a state of the is a state that is connected to the circumstances, surroundings, the people around u, your likes and your dislikes, or it may just be something that u like to do.
(According to wikipedia,
Happiness is an emotional or affective state that feels good or pleasing).
that is pretty accurate right? there are so many things that make people happy, it may b something small or mayb a big just totally depends on wht u feel at tht given moment!

have been thinking for sometime as to what makes me happy, or what might make me happy.u know what actually, things are so interconnected, it's like a mesh up there in the little incident which makes u happy at time A, may or may not give u the same happiness or pleasure at another time B. and a day when two or three good, nice things happen, thn that can be added as a bonus!
well today was one such day, all things fell neatly into place, just the way i like it. right from my mornin' tea to my diet coke in the nite. more days like this and i may go on a happy high(right up there on cloud nine) but it just feels so super, u don't wanna get down. didn't even mind the work!!so i think, pretty good eh for a normal day?not bad, and i can surely go to bed smiling:)

i was thinking about all the things that make me goes(not all i think, but surely i can remember a few)
- speaking to my mom this morning(she is out of town and am missing her)
-speaking to my mom at anytime actually unless i have had a fight with her(thn also sometimes it gives me a perverse pleasure)
- playing with pepper(my very spoilt pup)
- going to the gym
- sometimes just going for a run, with my headphones and loud music playing
- playing a good game of tennis
-sitting and chatting for hours on end with friends
-listening to music
-listening to stories about my dad from my mom, always brings a smile to my face and makes me feel happy :)
-talking to my sister
- playing with sujay(my cutie nephew, my most fav person)
-memories ofall the times and time i had with my dad
- chocolates
-brown bomb( my fav ice cream, its like a delite for the chocoholics.a dark chocolate ice cream, (with chocolate chips) served with a chocolate walnut cake and chocolate sauce) yummm...just thinking abt it makes me smile.
- talking to R on the phone, or just chatting with him
-making people laugh with all my PJs
-seeing people smile, laugh
-my b'day
-watching a good comedy movie
-shopping, shopping and more of it;)
-gossiping (sometimes)
-enjoying a nice dinner with ma and sometimes the extended family
-dancing (ofcourse to my own beat and rythm, have a few left feet!)
-writing my blog (very obvious)
-feel really happy whn i finish the crossword(espeacially on saturdays, as it is tougher)
- whn i finish my su do ku puzzle for the day (i feel real good tht my brains haven't rotted completely and am still able to use the upper compartment)
-somebody says, hey u have lost weight!!tht makes my day:)
-laughing out loud without a care in the world.this happens so damn rarely!!!
-going out with friends
-sitting and giggling like a nut, for everything, with D
-memories of school, college
-whn i think of all the times i have made a fool of myself,always always brings a smile to myself
-getting up in the morning and there is a mail from R in the mailbox:)
-making all the grumps in the world smile by just saying "good morning".they just will have to smile ;)
-sunshine(hate gloomy, rainy days)
-diet coke (addicted to it)
-feel real happy whn i buy a small trinket or earing at the side stalls at com. street for a lesser price(cheaper the better ;)thts my motto)
- whn i feel i have succeeded in bargaining and got a good deal (invariably get to knw later tht i may hav paid more, but surely n truly keep trying tht mayb someday i will succeed)total wishful thinking....
-driving -yes even in the B'lore traffic!!
-smileys, emoticons

hm.... can't remember anything else rite now.will keep updating this list whn i can remember more stuff...

some qoutes on happiness and being happy..

-Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

Allan K. Chalmers:
The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

George Sand:
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.

Happiness is always here, but covered by thoughts, desires and fears.

Happiness is a state of mind. More correctly put, it is the state beyond the mind.

If you smile while you talk, you make people happy

Learn to laugh. This will make you feel better.

"Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."
-- Joseph Addison

"It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich."
-- Alan Alda

"Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit."
-- Hosea Ballou

"Happiness is good health and a bad memory."
-- Ingrid Bergman

"When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy."
-- Oscar Wilde

Whoever said money can't buy happiness didn't know where to shop.
-Gertrude Stein

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.
Oscar Wilde

All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy.
Spike Milligan

To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
Gustave Flaubert

"It's more fun when you're not the only one having it."

" The most thoroughly wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed"
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Thursday, November 16, 2006

dido - white flag

White Flag – about a past relationship. Dido "regretted writing it" to begin with because of the further problems it caused with that person but now enjoys performing the song.(source- wikipedia)

"White Flag"

I know you think that I shouldn't still love you,
Or tell you that.
But if I didn't say it, well I'd still have felt it
where's the sense in that?

I promise I'm not trying to make your life harder
Or return to where we were

I will go down with this ship
And I won't put my hands up and surrender
There will be no white flag above my door
I'm in love and always will be

I know I left too much mess and
destruction to come back again
And I caused nothing but trouble
I understand if you can't talk to me again
And if you live by the rules of "it's over"
then I'm sure that that makes sense

I will go down with this ship
And I won't put my hands up and surrender
There will be no white flag above my door
I'm in love and always will be

And when we meet
Which I'm sure we will
All that was there
Will be there still
I'll let it pass
And hold my tongue
And you will think
That I've moved on....

I will go down with this ship
And I won't put my hands up and surrender
There will be no white flag above my door
I'm in love and always will be

I will go down with this ship
And I won't put my hands up and surrender
There will be no white flag above my door
I'm in love and always will be

I will go down with this ship
And I won't put my hands up and surrender
There will be no white flag above my door
I'm in love and always will be

Dido on her name (Florian Cloud De Bounevialle Armstrong)

(On her unusual name) "To be called one thing and christened another is actually very confusing and annoying. It's one of the most irritating things that my parents did to me. I'm still irritated by it. Florian is a German man's name. That's just mean. To give your child a whole lot of odd names. They were all so embarrassing."


Her song "Thank You" was sampled by rapper Eminem in his controversial hit single "Stan".

However, it was rapper Eminem who catapulted Dido into the mainstream when he sampled the first verse of "Thank You" in his UK #1 single, "Stan" after seeking permission from Dido herself (she also appeared in the music video as Stan's long-suffering girlfriend).

Dido wrote this song herself as a tribute to her boyfriend Bob, they got engaged in 2001 but this engagement did not last long and they broke apart next year. She also wrote song "White Flag" for their split in her second album Life For Rent.

"Thank You" song was initially released as single, later on it was included in her debut album No Angel.

In an interview on BBC Radio 3 in 2005 Katharine Worsley, Duchess of Kent, who, after relinquishing royal duties, worked as a classical music teacher, chose Thank You as one of her favourite pieces

Thank You" made its first appearance in 1998, in the soundtrack of Sliding Doors, although it only became a hit three years later.


My tea's gone cold, I'm wondering why
I got out of bed at all
The morning rain clouds up my window
and I can't see at all
And even if I could it'd all be grey,
but your picture on my wall
It reminds me that it's not so bad,
it's not so bad

I drank too much last night, got bills to pay,
my head just feels in pain
I missed the bus and there'll be hell today,
I'm late for work again
And even if I'm there, they'll all imply
that I might not last the day
And then you call me and it's not so bad,
it's not so bad and

I want to thank you
for giving me the best day of my life
Oh just to be with you
is having the best day of my life

Push the door, I'm home at last
and I'm soaking through and through
Then you hand me a towel
and all I see is you
And even if my house falls down,
I wouldn't have a clue
Because you're near me and

I want to thank you
for giving me the best day of my life
Oh just to be with you
is having the best day of my life.....

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

AftEr A WHILe by Veronica Shoffstall

this poem was sent to me by a very dear friend when i was going through a rough patch :0. i actually have it pinned to the board at my work station, and every time i read it, it helps me in a different way each time.
would like to remember it for always....

After A While

After a while you learn
the subtle difference between
holding a hand and chaining a soul
and you learn
that love doesn't mean leaning
and company doesn't always mean security.
And you begin to learn
that kisses aren't contracts
and presents aren't promises
and you begin to accept your defeats
with your head up and your eyes ahead
with the grace of woman, not the grief of a child
and you learn
to build all your roads on today
because tomorrow's ground is
too uncertain for plans
and futures have a way of falling down
in mid-flight.
After a while you learn
that even sunshine burns
if you get too much
so you plant your own garden
and decorate your own soul
instead of waiting for someone
to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure
you really are strong
you really do have worth
and you learn
and you learn… with every goodbye, you learn...

Monday, November 13, 2006

what it was- sheer panic! what it felt like - a scene from a K soap!!!!

i still can't believe it, i felt like one of those soap opera stars, literally in tears, and crying over a lost ruby!!!
it happened the other evening as i was getting ready to go to the airport to see off my fiance. i looked at my finger and suddenly noticed that a ruby from my engagement ring had fallen off.
never thought myself to be a superstitious person, but right at that moment i was a convert. crossing my fingers that i find it, searched every corner of the room but couldn't.thats when panic struck. i realised that R was travelling that day, and got real scared.would his journey be ok, would he be safe, all the worst case scenarios started doing the rounds. didn't want to call and worry him, so called my mom and cried to her.everybody was like 'don't be absurd, nothing will happen'.but i guess it's in your head and once there, nothing i mean nothing can change your mind. so i was damn scared by the time i reached the airport.i was stuck in every stupid traffic jam that b'lore is known for, time was ticking by, and i was standing at the toll booth in the airport for 10 mins,waiting to park.that i blamed on the lost ruby, then i went around the parking lot atleast thrice before i got a slot to park,that also i blamed on the lost stone. somehow i made it to the airport on time.
then the anxiety struck again, me telling R,msg whn u get to Kaulalampur, and then whn u get to LA, and thn again whn u get home.i think it left him confused as to why i was behaving in a 'not me' kind of way.
the next 2 days were bad, actually.was sure something bad would happen because of the lost ruby.but nothing did, and all is ok.thank god!!!
but the whole episode got me thinking. i remembered how in all the Ekta Kapoor K serials, if something bad happened to the hero, the heroine would feel it, or a glass bangle breaking, or the sindoor being washed off by mistake or some such bizarre incident would indicate that the hero was dead, or had an accident. basically a bad omen!!
at that point i actually went through the whole gamut of emotions from near panic to laughing at myself for believing such stupid superstitions, but all the while actually sure that calamity would stike.never thought myself capable of this.
thats when i realised that it's all situational.they r mind games surely, but ones that put you on the spot.u don't know what to think, what to do. i mean let's face it, if R was not travelling that day, the whole thing would not have bothered me at all.i would have just gone to the jeweller without making a fuss, and got it fixed.
superstitions, old wives tales, whatever we call them, maybe had a basis in the past and people continue to believe them. we belong to the wanna be YO! generation, who on the outside project this oh so cool image,i don't believe in this crap kinda thing, but on the inside, when in need fall back on this same crap and become a believer!!! i know i did.....
so guess who had the last laugh;)

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

lOsing my rEliGiON......

oops, more song research (thts wht i do when i hav absolutely no work),
heard this oldie on my way to work this morning and it has stayed with me the whole day...

losing my religion- R.E.M

The song has no real chorus, it's steeped in borderline-creepy imagery and features the mandolin as the lead instrumen--yet it became the band's biggest hit and was a breakthrough video for director Tarsem (The Cell). Now THAT'S alternative. The vid starts with a pitcher of spilt milk and Michael Stipe spends the rest of the song crying over lost love. Mysterious mythic tableaus gleam evocatively and Stipe's trademark plaintive wail has never been more powerful.
The video is heavy with religious imagery, and notably features images of Saint Sebastian. Contrary to popular belief, the promotional music video was not banned in Ireland due to its use of religious imagery because the Republic does not ban music videos.

"Losing My Religion" is an expression from the southern region of the United States, and means losing one's temper or civility, or "flying off the handle."

The song title was used as the title to the second season finale of Grey's Anatomy.

O, life is bigger
It's bigger than you and you are not me
The lengths that I will go to
The distance in your eyes
Oh no I've said too much, I set it up

That's me in the corner
That's me in the spotlight, losing my religion
Trying to keep up with you
And I don't know if I can do it
Oh no I've said too much, I haven't said enough

I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try

Every whisper
Of every waking hour I'm
Choosing my confessions
Trying to keep an eye on you
Like a hurt lost and blinded fool
Oh no I've said too much, I set it up

Consider this, consider this
The hint of the century, consider this
The slip that brought me to my knees failed
What if all these fantasies come flailing around
Now I've said too much


But that was just a dream, that was just a dream

That's me in the corner...


But that was just a dream
Try, cry, fly, try
That was just a dream
Just a dream
Just a dream, dream.....

Coldplay- X & Y

According to lead singer Chris Martin, the title X&Y is based on the ups and downs of his everyday life. Martin says "My whole day is a mixture of optimism and pessimism in its most extreme forms. And that’s what X&Y is to me. It’s two sides. I like the fact they’re very strong letters, very clear."
X&Y is influenced by European electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk, as well as 1970s electronica from the likes of David Bowie and Brian Eno. Coldplay received permission from Kraftwerk to use the main riff from "Computer Love" for the track "Talk", while Eno played backing synthesizer on the track "Low". The album's hidden track, "'Til Kingdom Come", was originally written by the band for Johnny Cash, but Cash passed away before he could record the song

X & Y

Trying hard to speak and
Fighting with my weak hand
Driven to distraction
It’s all part of the plan
When something is broken
And you try to fix it
Trying to repair it
Any way you can

I dive in at the deep end
You become my best friend
I want to love you but I don’t know if I can
I know something is broken and i’m trying to fix it
Trying to repair it any way I can

Oooh, oooh...
You and me are floating on a tidal wave
You and me are drifting into outer space
And singing oooh, oooh...

You and me are floating on a tidal wave
You and me are drifting into outer space
You and me are floating on a tidal wave
You and me are drifting into outer space
And singing oooh, oooh
Oooh, oooh...

A Message- awesome song!!!

My song is love
Love to the loveless shown
And it goes up
You don’t have to be alone

Your heavy heart
Is made of stone
And it’s so hard to see clearly
You don’t have to be on your own
You don’t have to be on your own

And i’m not gonna take it back
And i’m not gonna say I don’t mean that
You’re the target that i’m aiming at
And I'll get that message home

My song is love
My song is love unknown
And i’m on fire for you, clearly
You don’t have to be alone
You don’t have to be on your own

And i’m not gonna take it back
And i’m not gonna say I don’t mean that
You’re the target that i’m aiming at
And i’m nothing on my own
Got to get that message home

And i’m not going to stand and wait
Not gonna leave it until it’s much too late
Oh, on a platform i’m gonna stand and say
That i’m nothing on my own
And I love you, please come home

My song is love, is love unknown
And i’ve got to get that message home...

The hardest part- one of my fav songs when i'm running...

And the hardest part was letting go, not taking part
It was the hardest part
And the strangest thing was waiting for that bell to ring
It was the strangest start

I could feel it go down
Bittersweet I could taste in my mouth
Silver lining the clouds
Oh, and I
I wish that I could work it out

And the hardest part was letting go, not taking part
You really broke my heart, oh
And I tried to sing but I couldn’t think of anything
And that was the hardest part
Oh, oh

I could feel it go down
You left the sweetest taste in my mouth
The silver lining the clouds
Oh and I, Oh and I,
I wonder what it's all about
I wonder what it's all about

Everything I know is wrong
Everything I do, it just comes undone
And everything is torn apart
Oh, and that’s the hardest part
That’s the hardest part
Yeah, that’s the hardest part
That’s the hardest part

"The Hardest Part" was a stylistical nod to R.E.M., who remain a great influential force to Coldplay. In fact, "The Hardest Part" resembled R.E.M.'s 1991 hit Losing My Religion so much the band almost left it off the album.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

the good, the bad and the ugly...mood-despondent :(

have u ever seen that movie, one of my all time favs....
but the title actually says a lot.have u noticed that the good and the bad actually go together,either one always follows the other...
it's like good then bad then good then bad or otherwise the bad then good and the chain continues.sometimes it gets worse,thats when the ugly comes into the picture and rears its head. u can actually hear the sound of ugly laughing at u in your head(no am not schizophrenic)whenever something nice and good happens. its like a warning'don't be too happy sweety, there are the bad things coming up and if i want to make it worse for u, thats great i'll just show up myself' and this little guy almost always keeps his date!!!
it's so uncanny...i always cross my fingers(don't know if it works, this crossing fingers, toes, eyes, nose and everyother body part)and pray nothing bad comes out of or after the gud, but mr.bad/ugly never disappoints me, shows up each and everytime.
and worse is the timing when he makes his visit,all the bad things that have to happen or things that have to go wrong will all happen on the same day.and yes, that will be the day u r already hating,almost as if u know it's coming to get will be the day when work is a bitch, ure boss soon joins the same league, u have an argument with this weird auto driver and just want to go home and put your feet up.but no, does that happen?thats impossible S. u don't live in lala fairyland. u live in this big bad u go home and Mr.ugly is there, sitting on your couch, waiting to blurt out his news!!!!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

yehi hai right choice baby, aha!!!!(that sounds pretty corny na?)

hey blog!i must say it's been so long that i logged on and wrote something, almost forgot that u existed...
well the reason being that it has been an eventful 2 weeks n have been sooo busy,i ended up neglecting u!!!

well, first my sister is down from the USA with my little nephew, who by the way is one little cutie(the cutest of cuties),sticks to me like glue and screaming 'chickamma, chikamma' all the time(believe me when i say that i absolutely do not mind it at all:),actually makes me super happy),he is also a non stop talking machine and an entertainer!Especially these days, whenever i feel like humming a song, it is always 5 little monkeys, or baba black sheep or 1 2 buckle my shoe,i feel like i am relearning (rather learning if u ask people at home;))all these rhymes...but it is so much fun!

and the second is that my life seems to have taken a right turn(i say right cos i pray it is the right decision; and then my friend will say "man, u r such a cynic,pessimist")but actually, i think i made a gud getting married, entering into the world of 'for better or for worse'.never thought there would be so much fear related anxiety with all the excitement of having found the right person, making such a huge decision which we have to live with for the rest of our (his and mine) lives.and now i have to start dealing with the fact that i am going to leave all the people i have known here, have shared sooo much with, family, friends, this city which i totally love, basically it's overwhelming. if i sit to think of the enormity of the whole thing i just migt have a nervous breakdown!!!!!so don't think...
the best path then will be to go with the flow, don't delve too deep into thinking about it and i shall be fine...those were the very brave words spoken by S on the 7 nov, 2006...that may just be what my epitaph will read....;)
ooh and i forgot to mention the other events that happened in the past few very eventful weeks, one, i was ill on the day i got engaged (fever,cold and a hangover) and then the post engagement famous Madras eye or keeping with times the Chennai eye!!a first time for me, and god!is it painful or what...not to be cursed even on your worst enemy.....

Thursday, October 12, 2006


am so bored:(have so much to do,but not doing a thing.
all my collegues are on leave or are out's so boring.and hence ended up doing useless research on my fair lady on imdb(totally love the site,especially when playing poster quiz:) {which i am proud to say i haven't played all day} hurraaaah....[hopefully getting rid of addiction to ultimate poster quiz]).love my fair lady almost as much as sound of music(which just so happens to be one of my all time fav movies:)).ok S u r so bored that u r just blabbering....better u continue to peel the nail polish off ur finger nails(which u r already doing interspersed with mini writing bouts).
oops just realised that the obelix picture i have pinned (which a dear friend drew for me{btw i cant draw to save my life[and always feel bad abt it]})at my work station has gotten covered by the evil computer that was shifted!i have to move the pic now.i am totally crazy abt asterix and obelix,especially all the characters' names.getafix,vitalstatistix,geriatrix ,and the best is the village fishmonger's wife is bacteria and his name is-unhygienix:)simply the best...all the female names end with 'a' and the male names with 'ix'.
the comic was created by by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). did u know that in the comic asterix and obelix share a birthday!!!oh i just remembered fulliautomatix,cacofonix and ofcourse dogmatix...the roman's names all end with 'us'.
well thats all i can remember abt the comic for now,more abt it later.
yipeee it's almost 5:30,time to go home and hit the gym......

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

I am a good girl,I am :)

I just totally love this dialogue:)..and every time i watch 'My Fair Lady' i can laugh at this particular dialogue for like's definately the best in the movie!
and the way it is delivered by Audrey one can do it like they say,she was the best.always wondered how she din't come to win an oscar for her role in the movie.
FYI,Elizabeth Taylor desperately wanted to play the role of Eliza Dolittle,but couldn't sing well and thus the role went to Audrey Hepburn.Also,Rex Harrison did not want to play Prof Higgins but was forced into the movie and it won him the oscar for the Best actor.the movie also won best film that is truly a classic.
Trivia for
My Fair Lady(thanks to IMDb)
Audrey Hepburn's singing was dubbed by Marni Nixon, despite Hepburn's lengthy preparation for the role.

Jeremy Brett's singing was dubbed by Bill Shirley, despite the fact that his singing was actually remarkably good.

James Cagney was originally offered the role of Alfred Doolittle. When he pulled out at the last minute, it went to the man who played it on Broadway, Stanley Holloway. Cary Grant, Noel Coward, Michael Redgrave and George Sanders were all considered for the role of Higgins before Rex Harrison was finally chosen to reprise his Broadway role.

Rex Harrison wanted Julie Andrews for the role of Eliza, since they had played together in the Broadway version.

Stanley Holloway originated the role of Alfie Dolittle on Broadway, but it was thought that a better known actor would be more suited for the film version.

Because of the way Rex Harrison sang/talked his musical numbers, they were unable to prerecord them and have him lip-sync, so a wireless microphone (one of the first ever developed) was rigged up and hidden under his tie. However, this meant that his mouth and words were completely in sync and everyone else's looked off, since they were lip-syncing (when everyone is lip-syncing, it's not that noticeable). The studio thought that this was too obvious so they altered Harrison's soundtrack, lengthening and shortening notes in various places so that his synchronicity is slightly off like all the other actors.

Gladys Cooper, who plays Mrs. Higgins (Henry Higgins' mother) in this film, played the same role in the 1963 Hallmark Hall of Fame television production Pygmalion (1963) (TV), the play on which this film is based.

Julie Andrews was the first choice for the role of Eliza Doolittle, but Warner Brothers, which had paid $5.5 million for the rights to the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical, didn't want to risk a stage actress in the central role of a $17-million film, despite lobbying from Lerner himself. It is also reported that Jack L. Warner didn't think Andrews would be photogenic enough. He invited her to do a screen test, but she refused, so he forgot about her altogether.

Although her singing was dubbed by Marni Nixon, Audrey Hepburn's singing does actually appear in the form of the first verse of "Just You Wait, Henry Higgins". However, when the song heads into the soprano range (76 seconds in), Nixon takes over vocals. Hepburn sings the last 30 seconds of the song as well as the brief reprise. She also sings the sing-talking parts for "The Rain in Spain". Overall, as Hepburn reportedly said, about 90% of her singing was dubbed. That was far more than what she expected, as she was initially promised that most of her vocals would be used. According to Nixon, Hepburn was upset that she could not play the role vocally, and always blamed herself for that.

According to actress Nancy Olson, who was married to lyricist Alan Jay Lerner at the time he was writing the musical, Lerner and Frederick Loewe had the most trouble writing the final song for Henry Higgins. The two writers had based the whole concept of the musical around the notion that Higgins was far too intellectual a character to emotionally sing outright, but should speak his songs on pitch, more as an expression of ideas. However, both composer and lyricist knew that Higgins would need a love song towards the end of the story when Eliza has abandoned him. This presented an obvious problem: how to write an emotional song for an emotionless character. Lerner suffered bouts of insomnia trying to write the lyrics. One night, Olson claims, she brought him a cup of tea to soothe his nerves. As she entered his study, Lerner thanked her and said "I guess I've grown accustomed to you...I've grown accustomed to your face." According to Olson, his eyes suddenly lit up, and she sat down and watched him write the entire song in one sitting, based on the idea that although Higgins couldn't "love" Eliza in the traditional sense, he would surely notice the value she represented as part of his life.

Musical theater writers Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II had attempted to adapt George Bernard Shaw's "Pigmaylion" as a musical long before Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, but had abandoned the project as unadaptable. Rogers and Hammerstien felt that Shaw's style of writing intellectual dialog and the emotionless character of Henry Higgins did not lend themselves to a musical. Lerner and Lowe overcame these problems by leaving Shaw's duologue largely intact, and working under the notion that Higgins must be played by a great actor, not a great singer. Thus, the wrote the role especially for Rex Harrison, and adopted the idea that Higgins should not sing outright, but talk on pitch, less an expression of emotions than ideas.

When asked why he turned down the role of Henry Higgins, Cary Grant remarked that his original manner of speaking was much closer to Eliza Doolittle.

According to one of Rex Harrison's biographers, Alexander Walker, the song "I've grown accustomed to her face" held special memories for the actor, as during the original Broadway run he used to sing the song to his third wife Kay Kendall, who would stand in the wings watching his performance. Harrison later admitted that when he sang the song in the film he was thinking all the time about Kendall, who had died a few years before from leukemia.

During the parts of "Wouldn't It be Loverly" featuring Audrey Hepburn's own singing voice, her lip-syncing does not match her own singing as well as it does Marni Nixon's singing, even though Hepburn filmed the scene with her own track.

Warner Bros. won the bidding war for the film rights in 1962 with an offer of $5.5 million and nearly half the profits above $20 million.

Amusement park trams were rented to carry ballroom scene extras across the studio lot, in order to prevent their makeup and costumes from getting dirty or damaged.

Audrey Hepburn announced the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy to the devastated cast and crew immediately after filming the number "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" on the Covent Garden set on 22 November 1963.

27A Wimpole Street in London (Higgins' address) does not exist (there is a 27 Wimpole Street).

The role of Eliza Doolittle was originally played on Broadway by Julie Andrews. However, she was denied the role because the film's producers didn't think she was "known" enough as a film actress. Many felt that this snub as well as Audrey Hepburn's singing being dubbed led to Hepburn's not being nominated for the Best Actress Oscar nomination.

Cary Grant told Jack L. Warner that not only would he not play Henry Higgins, but if Rex Harrison was not cast in the role, he wouldn't even go see the picture.

When Eliza Dolittle demands to see what Henry Higgins has been writing about her, in the beginning of the film, he shows her his notebook, which she cannot read. The notation in the notebook is "Visible Speech", a phonetic notation invented by Alexander Melville Bell (father of Alexander Graham Bell) and extended and used heavily by Henry Sweet, a real-life phonetician and apparently the basis of the Henry Higgins character.

Audrey Hepburn herself revealed years later that had she turned down the role of Eliza, the next actress to be offered it would not have been Julie Andrews but Elizabeth Taylor, who wanted it desperately.

Apparently, Shirley Jones was one of the actresses to whom Jack L. Warner planned to offer the role of Eliza Doolittle if Audrey Hepburn (his first choice) turned it down.

Veteran actor Henry Daniell, who is unbilled as The Ambassador, died of a heart attack on 31 October 1963 just hours after completing the dress ball sequences.

About twenty minutes before the end of the film, Colonel Pickering offers to go off and find the missing Eliza. He exits the library set - and is never seen in the movie again!

The 1994 restoration by Robert A. Harris used a variety of methods to return the film to its original condition. The opening credits were digitally re-created using pieces of surviving frames. A few shots were digitally restored by scanning the 65mm negative or separation masters and output back to VistaVision (and enlarged back to 65mm). Some shots were simply re-composited via separation masters. Despite this, most of the film was able to be restored directly from the camera negative. For the sound, only the six-track magnetic print master (used to add sound to 70mm prints) survived. This was digitally restored and used to create a new six-track mix (faithful to the original version), as well as new Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 mixes for modern sound systems.

Despite intensive vocal training during pre-production, and constant practicing until her final re-recording during the post-production, Audrey Hepburn was never able to sing "Without You" properly. That song is far beyond her vocal range. However, it is widely agreed that her renditions of "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" and "Show Me" were good enough to be left undubbed.

In the scene where Eliza is practicing her "H's", she sits down in front of a spinning mirror attached to a flame. Every time she says her "H's" correctly, the flame jumps. If you look closely at the paper she is holding in her hand when it catches fire, you will see handwritten upon it the dialog that she and Professor Higgins have been saying previous to this. "Of course, you can't expect her to get it right the first time," is the first line written on the paper.

Average Shot Length = 10 seconds

The original choice to direct the film was Vincente Minnelli but when his salary demands were too high, the job went to George Cukor.

Connie Stevens, then a Warners contract player, campaigned for the role of Eliza Doolittle.

In the scene where Henry Higgins knocks a record player that is playing a recording of vowel sounds, the voice on the record is that of Dr. Peter Ladefoged, a linguist who worked as a consultant on the film.


Friday, October 06, 2006

Friends through the years....

found this nice article during my having no work at work time of rings true and strikes a cord somewhere within,ENJOY....

Friends Through the Years...
As we have grown and changed, so have our ideas on friendship.
In kindergarten your idea of a good friend was the person who let you have the red crayon when all that was left was the ugly black one.
In first grade your idea of a good friend was the person who went to the bathroom with you and held your hand as you walked through the scary halls.
In second grade your idea of a good friend was the person who helped you stand up to the class bully.
In third grade your idea of a good friend was the person who shared their lunch with you when you forgot yours on the bus.
In fourth grade your idea of a good friend was the person who was willing to switch square dancing partners in gym so you wouldn't have to be stuck do-si-do-ing with nasty Nicky or smelly Susan.
In fifth grade your idea of a friend was the person who saved a seat in the back of the bus for you.
In sixth grade your idea of a friend was the person who went up to Nick or Susan, your new crush, and asked them to dance with you, so that if they said no you wouldn't have to be embarrassed.
In seventh grade your idea of a friend was the person who let you copy the social studies homework from the night before that you had forgotten about.
In eighth grade your idea of a good friend was the person who helped you pack up your stuffed animals and old baseball cards so that your room would be a "high schooler's" room, but didn't laugh at you when you finished and broke out in tears.
In ninth grade your idea of a good friend was the person who went with you to that "cool" party thrown by a senior so you wouldn't wind up being the only freshman there.
In tenth grade your idea of a good friend was the person who changed their schedule so you would have someone to sit with at lunch.
In eleventh grade your idea of a good friend was the person who gave you rides in their new car, convinced your parents that you shouldn't be grounded, consoled you when you broke up with Nick or Susan, and found you a date to the prom.
In twelfth grade your idea of a good friend was the person who helped you pick out a college, assured you that you would get into that college, and helped you deal with your parents who were having a hard time adjusting to the idea of letting you go.
At graduation your idea of a good friend was the person who was crying on the inside, but managed the biggest smile one could give as they congratulated you.
The summer after twelfth grade your idea of a good friend was the person who helped you clean up the bottles from that party, helped you sneak out of the house when you just couldn't deal with your parents, assured you that now that you and Nick or you and Susan were back together, you could make it through anything, helped you pack up for college and just silently hugged you as you looked through blurry eyes at 18 years of memories you were leaving behind, and finally on those last days of childhood, went out of their way to come over and send you off with a hug, a lot of memories, reassurance that you would make it in college as well as you had these past 18 year, and, most importantly, sent you off to college knowing you were loved.
Now, your idea of a good friend is still the person who gives you the better of the two choices, holds your hand when you are scared, helps you fight off those who try to take advantage of you, thinks of you at times when you are not there, reminds you of what you have forgotten, helps you put the past behind you, but understands when you need to hold on to it a little longer, stays with you so that you have confidence, goes out of their way to make time for you, helps you clear up your mistakes, helps you deal with pressure from others, smiles for you when they are sad, helps you become a better person, and, most importantly, loves you.
Yes, whether I've known you since kindergarten or just met you a couple of months ago, you truly are my idea of a good friend.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

celebs!can't get enough of them....

on my way to work this morning,feeling loads of tuesday blues,after a nice long weekend of festivities n eating n sleeping,suddenly am woken out of my day dreaming(if i dint have to go to work thoughts).all of a sudden the music in the cab is switched off and every other sleepy head(though no one will appreciate me for calling them that) is looking out of d window,wondering what d hoopla is about,i look out too.
i was glad when i looked out though,for driving the car next to ours was anil kumble!!!imagine our surprise...
and then this afternoon i saw prakash padukone!!still as good looking as ever.that was a double today!!!!yippee
all said and done,i get such a thrill when i see some famous person.i mean it's fun!!!!
can't wait to go home and tell my mom :)

Friday, September 29, 2006

india-still barbaric,will it ever change????

was totally shocked the other day as i sat and read the paper.having been born and brought up in the city,didn't even think that such cruel acts like SATI still exist in the villages of our country.
as recent as this year ,there have been two incidents of sati in north of them just the other day on september 20th.a 95 year lady,Kariya Devi,jumped(rather was forced) into the pyre after her husband.this,with her sons carrying her and placing her into the burning fire!!!i also read that her 4 sons who abetted such a crime were arrested by the police.but is that justice enough for what happened?such barbaric customs still exist,i was shocked to know.and this was not the only august,a 50 year old lady committed sati.this was also witnessed by all and sundry in the village.totally,totally unimaginable in this day and society,don't u think?i mean,how barbaric and henious.
our government has also got in place a 'prevention of sati' act.but is this any use?we are sure to read soon enough that no case was made against kariya devi's this what we expect in free and independent india?
wikepedia defines Sati as a Hindu funeral custom, now very rare, in which the dead man's widow immolates herself on her husband’s funeral pyre.
sati had it's origin in the almost died out by the time the mughals started ruling india.but stray incidents were always reported.the term is derived from goddess sati who immolated herself as she could not bear the humiliation her living husband was was then twisted and turned by the scholarly and supposedly learned men of that time and came to stand for a custom in which a widow jumps into the funeral pyre of her husband.these men encouraged sati and thought it to be an exemplary conduct by a pious woman.this was not considered as suicide,but was considered as a selfless act and was said purge the couple of the sins that they may have accumulated in their life and also ensured that the couple would be together in the afterlife!!!!how bizzare.....who cares who u r with after u are dead?well thats whole new debate in itself!!
even our scriptures and vedas defend the practice of sati,they even call it an act of self defense.but is it really that?i wonder....
but till these kind of weird and inane practices become a thing of the past,and the mentalities of the people,the way we think etc.change,the treatment meted out to the widows of our country by these narrow minded people and their fate may not improve.....

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


was reading an article on the net today about how men and women have different brains!!as i was reading it,i thought this is sooo true!i mean just as we are different on the outside we must be different on the inside too...
like,did u knw that women can speak faster than men,it's 250 words/min for us(weehee women)to just 125 for men.thats rather less and slow don't u think?a lady uses 20,000 words a day and men just a meagre 7000.she(the researcher) calls women 'weather'where her mind keeps changing and is rather hard to predict and men a 'mountain',and maybe we already know that;)(to use her own words).
but it's there,definately.the way we think,the way we do things,or even things which matter more to us,the way we emote.we may talk more and to such an extent that they will say,oh god lady!can u just keep quiet for like 2 mins.i have heard that line like n no. of times.and it hardly ever bothers me,cos that is me!!i have to talk,talk and talk and i would just love it if the guy just listened.he doesn't even have to really respond all the time(except at those right moments;)
i went to meet this guy once(for the marraige business teehee),and first of all he showed up late,really late,so i was already fuming and then when i just thought well he ain't that bad,except for his time sense,he drops a line saying"man!u talk sooo much".i thought this is it!forget it,imagine spending ure life with this bloke who keeps telling u that u talk too much (read why dont u shut up).i actually wanted to pour the coffee on his head and up and leave.
but i have heard this so many times.girls,women,ladies.they talk so much.always have to give their 2 cents worth to everything,have to butt in.well now we have an excuse(ehm,not that we need one),it's proven.we don't do it,the gray matter b/w our ears does it for us.
atleast we can have a good cry and get on with life if something goes wrong.we dont have to act all macho and show that nothing is wrong,we dnt need to hide our sorrows and problems in a bottle or go and hook up with somebody just to get the frustrations out.our medicine is definately a good,whole hearted cry!!!!
and thanks to our brains,we also make better friends:).no wonder so many guys have girls as their best friends.
we dont get lost all that often either.u knw why?well it's cos we have the sense to stop and ask for directions.the men folk usually let their ego come in the way and go about round and round in circles.
we are also more emotional(not just during pms).i mean not just about the crying...we remember all the small moments,tender moments,romantic moments.i dont mean ala dil chahata hai geek kind like the time we first met to the second,the date,not such things,but rather things that mean something,good times,bad times,funny things or just an evening spent with somebody who matters to you.we know when to say the right things at the right moment(usually).
well so this is WHOA to the women folk out there.keep going and keep talking ladies!!!!life's too short to keep mum.i mean there is nothing,absolutely nothing better than being a woman.leave u with the song
"A Woman's Worth" by Alicia Keys.

You could buy me diamonds, you could buy me pearls
Take me on a cruise around the world
Baby you know I'm worth it
Dinner lit by candles, run my bubble bath
Make love tenderly to last and last
Baby you know I'm worth it
Wanna please wanna keep wanna treat your woman right
Not just told but to show that you know she is worth your time
You will lose if you choose to refuse to put her first
She will if she can't find a man who knows her worth, mhmn

Cuz a real man knows a real woman when he sees her
And a real woman knows a real man ain't afraid to please her
And a real woman knows a real man always comes first
And a real man just can't deny a woman's worth

If you treat me fairly I'll give you all my goods
Treat you like a real woman should
Baby I know you're worth it
If you never play me, promise not to bluff
I'll hold you down when shit gets rough
Baby I know you're worth it
She rolls the mile makes you smile all the while being true
Don't take for granted the passion that she has for you
You will lose if you choose to refuse to put her first
She will if she can't find a man who knows her worth, oh

Cuz a real man knows a real woman when he sees her
And a real woman knows a real man ain't afraid to please her
And a real woman knows a real man always comes first
And a real man just can't deny a woman's worth

No need to read between the lines, spell it out for you
Just hear this song cuz you can't go wrong when you value
A woman, woman, woman, a woman's worth

Cuz a real man knows a real woman when he sees her
And a real woman knows a real man ain't afraid to please her
And a real woman knows a real man always comes first
And a real man just can't deny a woman's worth

Cuz a real man knows a real woman when he sees her
And a real woman knows a real man ain't afraid to please her
And a real woman knows a real man always comes first
And a real man just can't deny a woman's worth

Mhmn mhmn mhmn mhmn mhmn mhmn….

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

burden of weights...

i have been hearing these weird opinions from people about my doing a bit of strength training recently.i mean what's d big deal!!don't get it's not that i am going to look like the next K.maheshwari or anything,with those bulging just trying to get a nice toned look.whats so wrong with that??all around i hear things like "r u crazy,why do u want muscles?" or"it doesn't look good when a girl has muscles",whats with's not like i am lifting 200kgs or still in the measely 5 kgs category and that too with great difficulty.and anyway it's helping my tennis.can safely say that the only person,actually make that 2 people happy with my weight lifting are my gym instructor and my tennis coach!!!
and ofcourse i,me ,myself.have actually started feeling and looking good.bye bye to those flabby arms and a big hello :)to a well toned look.and anyway isn't that supposed to be the "in" totally happy with it,giving me a new high !!!
so cheers to weight lifting and a big thumbs down to those discouraging people out there(me thinks it's just sour grapes talking;))

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

A baby at home!!!

Having a baby at home seems like the single most tiring thing in the world.When I say this,I am sure loads of moms and dads world over will agree with me!!!
This is a new experience for me and my mom.We got her home when she was barely 5 weeks old,this cute thingy,so tiny and helpless, I could hold her in one palm...Like any proud mother,my mom held her close and showed her off to all and sundry.Actually,all the neighbourhood kids were waiting for her arrival that day.My mom I believe had announced to almost every person she knew that we were getting her home.
She was soo cute,a little ball of black fur,with hints of tan here and there,black beady looking eyes,flip-flop ears,man was she a BABE!!!We christened her Pepper after contemplating forever. Had suggestions ranging from bubbles,cleo,rani to laila etc. but then decided that she was a Pepper and Pepper she was.So innocent she looked that day we didn't even think of the terror she would become in just a few days.She looked so meek and cute and just ate and slept and ofcourse left piddle puddles all around the house.Mom and I were so taken in by her good behaivour we didn't stop to think of what lay ahead.
Suddenly her tiny sharp teeth and claws all came out,then started the games,slowly but definately she gained confidence day by day.She started running around the house,exploring bit by bit,part by part on her tiny fat paws,so softly we could harly hear her move around.And when she was going about her buisness quitely,you knew that there was trouble with a capital T.She started with pulling our clothes off the beds,pulling and tearing the morning paper,our slippers ofcourse being her fav past time.All this we could take but then out came her pincers,she started targetting our toes, nibbling away at them all day,lucky for me i am not at home most of the day,but needed to have my defense tactics in place before i got home.
Her first victim of destruction was this clay ganesha idol that has been in our house from a long time,just grown with us i guess,always wanted to get rid of it but just let it be.well she gave us just the excuse we day she happily jumped on it,dropped it down and broke not one but both the hands!!my mom,ever so proud of her ward's achievement of the day announced this to me as soon as i got home.i was like oh my god,what did u do pepper?i thought ma would punish her like all the times when we were kids,but like i said,it seems the rules differ for us and for pups!!
Next came a beautiful, painted vase that stands (or rather stood)tall in one corner of our living room. The wires at home needed to be out of reach,we thought and we did just that.Didn't realize that by doing that the only remaining target would be our feet!!!!
There are certain things about her that are so endearing and make everything worthwhile, like the fact that at exactly at 11 every nite she disappears behind the sofa(her bedroom)and goes to sleep,love the way she goes to the kitchen and sits in front of the grinder whenever she is hungry,the concentration with which she nibbles at the chairs,or the way she loves to sleep in ma's bathroom,behind the sink,or the way she pulls the broom when the maid is sweeping:)),or the fact that she is so scared to come into my room,the way she loves to putter around in the garden,oh,the list is endless!Naughty little mutt that she is..these are the things that make u laugh and things that remain in ur mind after they grow up to full size and become scary devils!!!
Well one thing i'll say,she needs the same amount of TLC that any baby would need and we definately need the same's a full time job and it's tough.But it definately gives u the same pleasure as having a cute little baby at home and the added advantage that they become gaurds and the loyal friends they are known to be!!!!

food for thought!!!!

We never have what we like,
We never like what we have,
still we live,love and hope
that someday we'll get
what we love,or,
love what we have
that's LIFE....
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us....
Ralf Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

this is my first one!!!!!!super excited:)

don't really know what to put down...
been thinking,shall i write this or that and nothing actually comes to's that state where your mind actually goes blank and then it starts wandering and goes through a complete roller-coaster ride of what u could and couldn't...
now i start thinking,am i the only one who draws a blank at this point??
am i the only one who knows not what to write but can go on endlessly about not a thing??
am i the only one asking this friend what i could write and she smiles and says"write something..a fav song,poem,saying,experience..anything,go on and post it".
well i decided to just blabber the first thing that came to mind and see where this journey of me and my blog goes!!!!