Monday, January 29, 2007

he he he he he he he he

This sure sounded funny familiar!!!
oh, God!

Fanaa

I've been trying forever to watch this movie & I finally got to watch it last weekend! I heard mixed reviews from friends about this movie.
I do not like Aamir as much as I like Kajol. But the movie was so good. I mean, the songs are still on my mind. Love all the songs: lyrics & video choreography. "Mere haath me" is a personal fav.
Rehan the boy, was just so cute. Tabu did not get a more prominent role as she deserved! The end was a little abrupt, but takeable.
Sonu Nigam has magic in his voice.

Loved a Hindi movie so much in a long time, maybe after 'Lage Raho'.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

"Amma"

M - O - T - H - E - R

"M" is for the million things she gave me,

"O" means only that she's growing old,

"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,

"H" is for her heart of purest gold;

"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,

"R" means right, and right she'll always be,

Put them all together, they spell
"MOTHER,"
A word that means the world to me.

Howard Johnson (c. 1915)

No! Its not Mother's day yet!
Tomorrow is a milestone in my life & all I can think of is my mom living thousands of miles away yet, so close to my heart.
Remembering you specially, just like any other day, ma.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

If only we could pause life...

...I would freeze life when I was 3 years old; I was young, my parents young & healthy, friends to play around without any seriousness, no botheration who ruled which country, never worry about giving Exams, everyone would pet me, life would have been so perfect!

On a heavier note, when I was a child, I was yearning to become an adult(anything I could not do then, I would be able to do, when I become an adult); Now that I am one, why is it that I want to go back to my childhood?(maybe the same reasons!)

Life was so complete, peaceful & secure as a child;
Wouldn't have to go to school, grow up, give Exams, learn my lessons, face life, fight, figure, acquire....

Life now is not bad; Happy the way things are. Yes. I am sure! But then, I cannot stop wondering if only I could rewind & freeze life....

hmm Strange!
Miss not having to grow up!

Monday, January 22, 2007

How true!

Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to touch it to be sure. ~Murphy's Law

It's always been and always will be the same in the world: The horse does the work and the coachman is tipped. ~Author Unknown

When the plane you are on is late, the plane you want to transfer to is on time. ~Author Unknown

It's frustrating when you know all the answers, but nobody bothers to ask you the questions. ~Author Unknown

If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire. ~Author Unknown

People who snore always fall asleep first. ~Author Unknown

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement. ~Author Unknown


People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them. ~Dave Barry

How is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person? ~Fran├žois Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Have a nice week ahead!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

some very basic photography tips

Some very basic tips I came across. I am one of those people who believes in the photographer, rather than the camera itself. The camera does matter, but not as much as the photographer's perspective.

Photography in my eyes, is an ocean, not just a hobby or passion. There is so much I learn everyday.
I've always seen my dad with his AGFA SLR that he never allowed me to touch for as long as he saw me as a kid, which was like for a long time :-)
Before even meeting my husband, I knew he had a passion for photography. Passionless people surprise me. There is so much in this world to feel happy about. Photography lets me capture those memories so that they live with me forever. There has never been a day, where I have not thanked the person who found the lens.

Happy clicking!

Friday, January 19, 2007

How can someone die from drinking too much water?

Shocking! but true.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

my Pongal gift



Pongal is India's version of Thanksgiving. It is celebrated in a grand manner for 3 days. Pongal falls on 15th Jan this year. A day to thank all our farmers who have worked so hard over the whole year and will reap a rich harvest(hopefully) on this day.

I met two of my long lost friends from school :-) Me is very happy happy.
Thanks to Orkut, I met Jayashree after almost 10 years & Sowmya after 15 years.
I tried to bake a cake for the first time; knowing that there were lots of people to eat it. Our better halves gladly took in everything. How sweet!
Way back then, all we talked about was school, studies, exam, teachers, juniors, seniors, who was talking to whom, who was not, etc. Now we talk about life, family life, husbands, world, global warming, travel etc.
What a change? Our childhood talks seem so stupid & silly now. But then, if we were not what we were then, we would not talk & laugh about all of them now.
Life makes us play the game.

Meeting Jayashree & Sowmya was my Pongal gift. Hopefully, we will make a trip to Chicago soon to visit Jayashree :-)

A Very happy Pongal to all!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

OMG! guys!!!!!


Trust me! I have nothing against guys, other than the fact that I am married to one :-) Got this as a fwd from one of my friends; Hilarious!!!

The Guys' Rules
At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down Finally , the guys' side of the story.
(I must admit, it's pretty good.) We always hear " the rules " From the female side.
Now here are the rules from the male side. These are our rules!
Please note.. these are all numbered "1" ON PURPOSE!
1. Men are NOT mind readers.
1. Shopping is NOT a sport. And no, we are never going to think of it that way.
1. Crying is blackmail.
1. Ask for what you want.Let us be clear on this one: Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! Just say it!
1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.
1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do.
Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.
1. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a Problem. See a doctor.
1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 Days.
1. If you won't dress like the Victoria 's Secret girls, don't Expect us to act like soap opera guys.
1. If you think you're fat, you probably are. Don't ask us.
1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one
1. You can either ask us to do something Or tell us how you want it done. Not both.
If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.
1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials.
1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.
1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings.
Peach, for example, is a fruit, not A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.
1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing," We will act like nothing's wrong.
We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.
1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, Expect an answer you don't want to hear.
1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine. Really .
1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball, the shotgun formation, or golf.
1. You have enough clothes.
1. You have too many shoes.
1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape!
1. Thank you for reading this.

Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight;
But did you know men really don't mind that? It's like camping.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Welcoming 2007


This was what I started 2007 with, in the presence of a few other friends. A mini backpacking trip to Angel Island with the sole intention of catching 2007 by the minute: Fireworks in San Francisco.
We got to see all the action without actually being there. How cool is that? It was a quiet New Year!
Added to it, I saw a shooting star for the first time in my life! Got an intro to some of the constellations in the sky. Walked for 25 minutes in the moonlight.
Well! I got up to 37F foggy morning too! Probably nature's way of telling me what's 2007 in store for us :-) All accepted with happiness!
Life deserves all this!