Thursday, May 31, 2007
U can c it here
- Ziggurat - The dictionary didn't know this one!! :D
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Went for a run this morng. Nice it was...the sky was gorgeous..clouds lined up in neat rows...the sun peeping out once in a while...my gulmohar had faded a bit..But the tree at the end of that road was in full bloom...the one outside my hall window looks phatte too..Kite flying..BMC guys have cut tree branches along my running trail and I could smell the green leaves...the smell of cut grass/leaves is intoxicating like the smell of mud aftr tht first rain! I want it to rain only to smell that :D
Monday, May 28, 2007
Next morning aka Sun morng shaadi ke liye sari-wari pehenkar hum nikhal padhe! Bride didn't smile one bit also. Tres wierd but guess with all the accoutrements she felt very uncomfortable and tired out. Fruit salad at luncheon was stale (basthurds gave us Sat ka fruits- so much for Rajashekhar's famous catering. Hmph!
Then to some extent weekend really started. Watched Shootout..Kyaa khataranaak movie hai boss! Hhaahhaha...Fucking awesomeness, I could talk better than Aarti Chaabria, Dee could hit fish better on macchiwala's head (Amrita Singh rtc), Sat for sure could say better dialogues than Amitabh and fucking Sanjay Dutt together (which he went on to do at Golden Wok!) Man, loved Viveik (beedi liting and dialogue baazi was too much) - he was the only redeeming factor in the film.
Followed this with dinner at Golden Wok - kyaa phatte food milta hai udhar. Man, have been there twice and v v satisfied. We talkd abs shit and generally were the 'softest' (Hint: sarcasm at play here) table in the fucking restaurant. Man, had this amazing dish called 'Sea War' - prawns, oysters, shrimp and other seafood things in a thick sauce with Bamboo Rice. Dessert decided by Dee - Honey Noodles with Vanilla icecream. Man, that icecream was fab - kyaa maloom kyaa daala tha usme!!
Went for a drive with some insane boys. They did racing which led me to havg heart in mouth types. Lord knws wot speed we were doing. I was high as a kite (with no alcohol of course) - that makes it a special kind of high. No freaking booze on the weekend. Accha tha..shall make up fr it this weekend at Pune :)
Spent time with V. 2 hours of sleep. Some things better left unsaid (grin on face)...
Friday, May 25, 2007
I have been wanting to write abt transplantation. Tree transplantation ie but need time to think about what I want to say and how I should present it. Trees every morning when I am running, nature walk time, makes me think abt this thing called tranplantation which is supposed to balance out all the ills of cutting trees down in one location and planting them somewhere else. Anyways, this deserves a bigger post than just a paragraph in a random post.
Met Dee, Sat and Vigs yest. Had some howlarious moments. Friends r so important in life. (How fucking understated can I get??) But seriously moments in life are made up of these times when you meet friends, share laughter and 'stories'. 'Stories' is a very nice to tell people things about what is happening in their lives. Anything can be a story as long as u keep saying,"Mera story sun na!" (Bow to Sat!)
My mommy didnt keep food fr me last nite :( We had to borrow dahi from the neighbour's so I could eat staple S Indian diet food - dahi, rice and mango thoku. :) Went fr walk with Mommy and Papa (my sistah not my Dad). Was telling Vigs as well that Papa is gng to be Papa for the rest of her life and she is going to be called Papa Mami...Hhahahhahahhhaahahah..tht is too much. :D Like I am going to be, on second thoughts, don't think am going to write that here! :D
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Then, went onto work to Powai. Fucking commuting is so tiring. Anyways, did some GRE words (expatiate and expiate - checked the book coz I had forgotten!) and then took rick to work. Did some stuff, got bullied into going fr dinner to Mangiferra (which became Zenzi somewhere along the line). Had excellent Chivas sour and Zenzi wok beef! The beef makes me salivate even now. Totally soft, succulent the flesh was in this sauce which was awesome.
Saw celeb types. I find it very interesting how when we meet them, they seem so normal. U pretend its all normal and good. I try not to gush- feels wierd. I don't know how ppl generally react to celebrity types but whenver I have met, I try to avoid gushing and act like they r normal ppl types which is a wee bit difficult but well think its all good in some universe.
Made myself get up and go running. Why? The endorphins - I think abt those and push myself off bed. Wot a wierd person I am!! :D Thought abt work while I walked today. Got those nice days happening so didn't want to push my luck too much. Hate wearing trackpants when I go running/walking. The material fucking flaps against my legs and it annoys me intensely. But today was somewhat glad as I think avoided the usual rickshaw men stares. :)
Am gng to Vashi today to meet friends - Dee, Sat, Vigs and shit I forgot to tell Bronzoe abt it. Rectifying tht rt now. Adieu world.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
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V dances very interestingly. He is too cute when he does these steps. Totally Hindi filmy steps and his face - those expressions are too much...have a stupid grin on my face rt now. Its the nicest thing in the world to dance with someone who knows 'how to' dance.
Its really wierd - I used to be able to go down (pls to be taking in the correct sense, dhanyavaad!) while dancing. Now having become err..healthier, its a wee bit difficult. My 25 going on 26 knees hurt! Sadness it is and I need support if I am manage it the right way. Earlier it was one good sinuous movement. Hhahahaha...fucking makes me sound like a snake but well it works like that in any case.
I don't know where I got to do dancing like the way I do..The parents didn't give it to me. Maybe it is the Katlic influence. :D That is most certainly possible I think. Remember head banging to Prodigy in my younger years. Oh man, Tasha and me would go insane and my hair used to be like Saibaba in those days so it was phunnny and phun at the same time.
I want to go learn salsa and V has agreed thankfully (actually didn't doubt that he would) :D Hopefully shd start in a mnth or two when Salsa Liz starts her Sat-Sun classes. Dee wants to as well so have informed her of a possible salsa partner. Let's see what she says.
Song of the moment - Busta Rhymes with Mariah Carey - Baby, I know what you want....
Monday, May 21, 2007
Am walking on a cracked pavement, late in the evening, along streets that follow like a tedious argument. I have to meet someone today..has been a long time. He said he'll see me at that non descript pub in the ghettos where they say....happy hours run till real late....."Happy"...i repeat to myself, half mocking, half amused as i walk now.
Has been a cold December this, unusually cold. I shrug and push my gloved hands deeper into the pockets of my inexpensive thick black coat as I pass through lanes of shanties, and houses with window panes,covered in yellow and black of city soot.
I realize I am late and i quicken my steps....my heavy shoes disturbing the puddles of water from the showers that lashed the town a couple of hours ago...unseasonal rains are not always welcome.
From a distance i catch the neons of the pub...the bright lights an anomaly in the dark drab of the setting. My steps quicken till i reach the window of the pub. Peeking through, i catch a figure,in a thick black coat, like mine, with its back against me, sitting at the corner table, a cloud of smoke around it....
So, he's already here...
I push open the fidgety door, to the odor of alcohol and cigarettes and damp interiors. It takes me a while to catch the feel of the place, and the voice of eddie vedder as "Alive" plays on the jukebox. I start pushing my way through the tables and men in stupor. Amused i am as i catch the pretty waitress flashing superfluous smiles at almost everybody around. I thought i'd smile for the sake of courtesy but can't manage the effort when she greets me. Will a good tip compensate that? What shit of a thought. Damn...i don't need a debate on this right now.
Oh...I am just about there at the corner table.....its time.....I clear my throat and call out to the man.......with my name..
He turns his face....a familiar one.....very familiar...its mine.
I am meeting myself and we are going to talk....for its time for some introspection.
Came from here
Moi: BNHS types made us put a mark on our hand :D
My mommy: Kanna, why are your lips so red? (Shall not go into details)
Moi: Um....I had some strawberry juice like thing!! :D
Sunday morning started v v early. Got up at random time in the morning and went with V to Mahim Nature Park for a BNHS organised nature walk. Learnt so much abt trees (yes sounds funny but Boy u can be happy now..I can write abt more treees now!! :P) Awesome tha...fucking hot but still was very nice.
Director saab who took us around was an asshole who loved the sound of his own voice too much. He would not stop. Blehpfft and he asked V and me if we were on a pvt trip when we went looking fr shade when tht idiot stopped rt under the sun's glare!! I was of course dying to say yes but resisted!
Anyways, had a nice time and saw some awesome trees I have never seen like this thing called 'Weeping Palm'. The palm had these berry like things hanging frm it and the berry like things formed a circlet which became a cocoon like places for bats to sleep in. That was niceness indeed! Left there and went to say bye bye to Pranks :)
Did the tatas and then had to grab a cup of kapi which was needed while V wanted a pint of beer :) So of course did tht and then went dancing at this place called P.U.L.S.E next to Temptations. They have just opened the place up apparently. Very weird going dancing around 5.00 pm in the evening but once u r inside, its all the same rt. Had niceeeness time :D Got home, woke myself up fr food and slept off. Got up and got those endorphins for my body which makes me feel very very good.
Song running thru head - Busta Rhymes with Mariah Carey - I know what you want!! Bloddy listened to it yest and bas now cant get it off my head..hate it and love it at the same time it happens. :)
Friday, May 18, 2007
She stared and stared..Aunty is nothing unusual to look at but the kid would not stop staring. She stared at me and I stared back at her and I was the first to look away I admit. There is not much deep significance in this but well felt that kids are about the only ones who can stare at adults and pretty much anyone/anything for any amount of time and most importantly get away with it!
I mean if I stared at random person/if random person stared back at me, I would totally give killer look esp if random person is a man, something I have of course done in the past. Its nice to be a child - ur cossetted and then u become an adult and fall into that hell called society (very very old Jaipuri joke abt corpses and children and adults and society comes to mind but as usual I can't rem....Boy, pls do comment with appropriate line :P)
I spoke to Pranks last nite. She is leaving city fr Hyd and I am going to miss her. I don't meet her very often when she is here and now its gng to get worse. I am therefore planning to go to Hyd soon (which means in 3-6 mnths in any case).
Am planning to go to Pune in a bit as well to meet Shevde and AP - her kids more than her...:D Wld be nice to do that. I like taking a break frm this city..It drives me around the bend at times. Too much effluvia (GRE word) floating around - in fact I would say u shd get away frm B'bay every 3 mnts- varna jeena mushkil ho jaata hai. Akshay has gone to Goa...I so envy him :(((
Sheece had mentioned to me earlier, that this yr he has been to places he has never been to in his life. Me too :D Kashid (revisited twice), Jaipur, Pune (going back to old fond memories of times with Maddie, Mun and Man), Hyd (yes yes I shall go there but still) and well for NY I want to go Mahabalipuram/Goa...That is for sure....I must go to Mahabalipuram...that has been one of my dream destinations forever...let's see how that maps out.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Please look outside that window today and maybe go out for a walk under the summer sky! I almost sent my sms blog thingie in the morng..but maybe ppl have already overdosed on my gulmohar paeans :D
Oh yeh and my palm tree is swaying...oh to be a bird on tht tree rt now :)
Monday, May 14, 2007
Raat ke liye we made Tomato Soup with a Twist. We went the whole hog with the croutons etal. Niceness it was!! :D The recipe came from here.
Then of course things had to get balanced out on Sunday where we had rasam and cabbage prepared by my dearest mommy! :) I mean from all this nice khana to rasam and cabbage - the pits eet ees! But sistah and me survived to tell the tale I guess.
Bhel and random relatives in the evening..and oh yeah, I read this most amazing book 'Spell of the Tiger' by Sy Montgomery. Kyaa phatte book tha. I loved it and am under the spell of the tiger for sure now! Bonobibi and Daskin Ray are as much part of this book as the tigers are. The tiger stories freak u out...leaping 20 feet in the air, jumping onto boats to get to their human prey amongst other things..I mean, that is some crazy shit! But the amazing thing is you read the book and you believe in the tiger cult yourself and realise the importance of the tigers to the ecological system of the Sunderbans. Nice read and recommended for certain.
Friday, May 11, 2007
"I always yearn to c parts of my city that were! Mumbai satisfies me in that sense. I go into town and I see all this fabulous architecture. Seeing the fotus of used to be and what life was before..what that building meant…makes it so much more valuable to me. I love Mumbai - the frenetic pace apart, the city is old…speaks to my heart..makes me call it home!"
Thursday, May 10, 2007
During the run, I see all these amazing things...I don't know if people notice it or not during their walks..coz everyone seems really focused on their walk without appreciating what is around them..focus is good but a lil apprecation goes a long way I think.
There is a canopy of trees near Diamond Garden and I love running under it..A gulmohar silhouetted against a pale blue sky near the Golf course, the sun itself hiding behind the clouds near Deonar. The sun played hide n seek with me yesterday. Nice - dazzling warmth first before it disappeared...was bootiful...felt like sharing with Dee (whose busily trekking in the Himalaya!)
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
You know I’ve been to sea betore
Crown and anchor me
Or let me sail away
Hey blue, here is a song for you
Ink on a pin
Underneath the skin
An empty space to fill in
Well there’re so many sinking now
You’ve got to keep thinking
You can make it thru these waves
Acid, booze, and ass
Needles, guns, and grass
Lots of laughs, lots of laughs
Everybody’s saying that hell’s the hippest way to go
Well I don’t think so
But I’m gonna take a look around it though
Blue, I love you
Blue, here is a shell for you
Inside you’ll hear a sigh
A foggy lullaby
There is your song from me
Monday, May 07, 2007
Then went dancing to Rock Bottom..had a super duper time there....:D
Yest went to see Bheja Fry, had heard shit loads abt it and wasnt disappointed at all. Fuckng awesome flick tha..did dinner with Sat at The Golden Wok in Khoparkhairane (the dark side of Vashi, in case u didn't knw, nah just exaggerating)...Anyways, supppppppppper foooood it was..I am salivating thinking abt it..A soup featuring crab meat, prawns, tofu, mushrooms and chicken....followed by Mixed Bamboo Rice (highly recommended) and squid in chilly and garlic sauce...man.....was too gooood....
I have become this prawn and calamari freak..love them both..and am dying to learn how to cook them properly :D
Friday, May 04, 2007
I went to Red Box yest and had this drink..really liked the taste and it packs quite a punch. Here's how you make it:
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 cups water
- fresh Mint
- crushed Ice
- Bourbon (2 ounces per serving)
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Kashid was about taking time off, relaxing, drinking (which I didn't do much of until Sun afternoon - the vodka which permeated my sweat - slightly yucky picture but I swear I could smell the Green Apple vodka on me on Sun evening) amongst other things..I slept a lot which was good..slept on the beach under the moonlite - felt like a fucking spotlite was on...bootiful spotlite neverthless :)
Sat evening sunset - I hope I have the words to describe it. I dragged the boys to the beach arnd 4.30..went into the water..expected glorious sunset..it got overcast however. I saw blue bands of light (someone give me a scientific expln fr this one) through the sun kissed clouds.I could see the sun on the horizon..red bits of light...then suddenly I can see an edge of the oval which was lit up - dark golden colour....so boootiful it was....The skies put on a show for us!
There are moments from the trip which are making me smile stupidly right now :)