Tuesday, August 28, 2007

movie mania

Generally i come under the people whose chief hobbies\occupation is to read,but now and then i get the itch to watch movies.... last week thats what i did.especially since hubby has joined back "De Workforce" after his life changing eye operation!
iam a force to reckon, in between nappy changes and baby feeds,not to mention with much pausing, managed to catch a few!
Watched "Notes on a Scandal" brilliant acting by both female leads.....total kudos to Judi and Cate, in fact i know a person like the dench character( ha ha its anybody's guess as regards the identity of the person,top secret!)

Next movie deserves a standing ovation for throwing a few and not so many subtle hints at hollywood cliches!"Hot fuzz'" people pleezzzzzzzzzz watch this movie,hats off to the brits for pulling off such a classy spoof! pleez watch it.....

"Thank you for smoking" another brilliant movie must watch for those who like movies but not necessarily blockbuster type...the protagonist played by Aaron eckhart was great! the character though totally unsavoury is totally gooooooooood looking! catch it if you can.
watch out for my next..."must see movie update" till then ciao!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Harry Potter

The final H.P book was released on july 21st much awaited by millions,me one among them.....got hubs to pick up my pre-order book that day!( what a happy day for moi!) recently having finished the book,i sighed a relief !no longer wondering wot's happening next and wot was the fate of Harry and Lord Voldemort!
Now that the saga has ended,iam reading the entire series again,currently on book 3 "The prisoner of Azkaban"! iam in awe of J.K Rowling's brain,i mean she thought up the whole thing,very very intrigue by the working of her brains....wish i had her brains...anyway its over Lord vol, is a gonner and iam sad and happy that all good things must come to an end. I must urge
parents with kids u must read it and all kids must read it and my real advice ,all must read this series!basically "A MUST READ"
signing off
ardent fan of Harry potter!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Times a changin!

Joshua my eldest recently asked me if he could go to the playground,I was sorry to tell him that i couldnt take him.
He told me he knew the way there and i neednt bother coming along!i registered horror and said no way!
Really times have changed! i'm turning into my mom...i now have offically started to behave like an adult.....i have joined the club of people that say "when i was young".......
So beginning again,when i was young ,nobody monitored my sister and me,in fact i dont recall any adults around to settle disputes between siblings or friends. simply they did not exist....we had the free run of not only the home but the entire colony, where we stayed.
What times i say! apart from stealing fruit ,we played in all weather.
Hot summer under shady trees and in rainy simply making paper boats and splashing wildly in puddles,we never lived by the sea but had no end of fun playing in the sand heaps collected for construction purposes.
my sister and me did not own a single toy,my dad thought they were bad,as did not develop a healthy imagination! He need not have worried .
We invented games ,found new games to play,if the neighbours kid got a bicycle no probs, within the week we all had learnt to ride the bike, if somebody got a board game we took turns to have fun,the games whether hop scotch or hide and seek was a mania ,till something new took its place. Just couldnt wait to get home from school!
When we were not outdoors ,my sis and me voraciously read books,nobody taught us to read ! that is why ''To kill a mocking bird'' is my all time fave....we had a similar childhood!
Not denying part of it was "quel d'horror"!
i just wish josh was as free to go anywhere,that all these new fangled toys and unsafe times did not exist.The other day an aquaintance told me he had bought his 3 yr old an ''X BOX'' really that tops the cake!!!!!! just sad! simply sad!
anyway not to fear, iam working on a foolproof plan to make sure josh gets a healthy dose of imagination and that his childhood is just as fun!

Friday, August 17, 2007

straight from the heart

Totally n utterly down.
The final straw - i got a bad case of the runs!!!!! why me and why now?!.....past few days have been a total agony.....i cant eat coz iam purging so much,but the real downer is the baby is suffering ,no milk you see.....the baby is crying his head off refusing to take substitute bottle feed! what can i do?! nothin ,zit,zero,kuch bhi nahi.....my head is spinning with fatigue and weakness!
Just when i think,finally after 3 months it will be me,hubby and kids,things have started to go wrong......like really out of control.
The day after deepu leaves...hubby dear has to go for his eye operation....got two kids plus unwell hubby....can i seek help noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo o.
I dont want to be the mom who says see wat all i have done for you! coz i already know the answer to that....who asked you to have kids??!! right right, ure totally right kiddo...mom's a dumbass, forgive my lang! by now dear reader you might have guessed that i m having mini breakdown and have no control over the outpouring !
Well,i feel sanity returning and a wish to delete all,but i say why should I? Who do i think reads this crap? wish i am sounding like an angst rid soul...like meryl streep in ''the hours"! or atleast not like a damn crybaby! anyway my sis always thinks i am a high drama queen....i totally agree.
Who do i think i am? virgina ##$%*** woolfe? ya right!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 13, 2007

men , gizmos and hypocrites

seriously wot is with men and talking about electronic goods.
i dont know about people back home in India ,but surely in Singapore people are nuts!!!
They are either always talking about these many gb's or those many g.bytes .....or wots the config on your phone....wot is the megapixels on your camera and so it goes....worse yet the prices are skyrocketing and still the fools are trading in one model for another!!! hello! when is this stopping ???? sorry to say even the women are into this stuff(shoulda seen me with my new phone!!) but nothin tops the guy talk around THEGOODS!!
Here if conversation is dead mention the word," phone" and the dumbest of dummies will talk!
Well, here's an example of the heights of the mania.my friends bro-in-law,recently had to buy this really really expensive looking toaster....right there in the shop ,the wife and him started arguing,she something like wot do you need a toaster for? you dont even know where the bread is???!!!,the hubby was going but i need it,you dont understand!!....finally after much bullshitting,he blurted out that the only reason he needed to buy it was coz its "bullet-proof"!!!!!!(yes you can laugh now!!) and the rest of us are like ya next time you or somebody are going to jammu and kashmir or cambodia dont forget to bring it along for protection!!!ha ha ha (this by the way is a true story)
Well, so much for making a point....when we buy our own home(hopefully soon...hoping hubby is reading!)i want just similar looking obscene things around me!dont go wagging a finger at me,its just time to jump on the bandwagon,dont want to be the last among fools!its just that i want to be an enlightened fool!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

a dove and a gift

i am in love again. nothin i can do about it...like the kiddo in the movie"love actually" says the total agony of being in love.you guessed right with joash (joey for short) my baby! .Joey is now 2 months old and i havent been really out anywhere,not even to church!
Yesterday my friend tina called to ask whether i would be coming to the saturday gathering(which happens every week!) i said that i couldnt,the truth to be told i was making excuses simply coz, Cheryl who was preggie along with me lost her baby when she was almost due. her eldest like mine is around the same age and our second ones would be friends too,or so we thought!i dont know how to deal with this devastating incident? i cringe from meeting her! i cant meet her all snug and in love with my bundle of joy and throw it in her face??!!!
They had decided to name the baby "callum" which means Dove! beautiful right!
Two days ago i was a wreck ,no sleep,constantly feeding,cleaning.... it was getting to me and then bang the phone rang and now i know i cant put off facing Cheryl anymore nor can i be depressed coz while i am going through a tough time,
I've a feeling Cheryl would give anything to be in my shoes!
so while her "Dove" went back to perch on God's own rainbow! i'll thank God for his Gift!and continue to deal with the total agony of being in love! i pray for healing for her and an added dash of courage and strength for both of us.
Bye bye Callum you were loved!

Friday, August 3, 2007

the tree hugger

here iam once again with my ohhhhhhhhh so vague yet personal crap....so when i say tree hugger pleez dont mistake me for an eco friendly,green peace ,earth loving ,wanting to change the world kinda person.when i say a tree hugger i simply mean that i used to hug trees....

i've a strange relationship with trees, all my life they've featured pretty regularly.my granny's place had mango and guava trees...which we simply climbed when we wanted a fruit,my aunt's place had the hugest(is that a word?) mango tree! really sprawling...every summer when we stayed over for the holidays ,the cousins and siblings would play under its shade and yes !eat a lot of those yummy oh so juicy mangoes.at home in our own backyard we had a huge neem tree and under the thorny lemon bush like tree ,my sis and i played house house(wonder why we said it twice) as kids we were a real wild bunch,just before summer finally arrived there would be these strong summer showers which would make the first crop of summer fruit fall as the windbuffeted the trees,we vagabonds would run and collect a whole lot of fallen fruit off the roads before the rightful owners could get at them.......i know its wrong but stolen goods do taste so goooood!!!!!.the place we lived during my preteens and teens had these marvellous trees all around . the chiku tree which leaned into the balcony wall,was the fave spot for both my sis and me to hide and think or cry and brood as and when teenage stuff happened to us. my fave spot was on top of the guava tree ,perched on top of the tree i could spy on the people coming and going...this tree was very strange in shape ,one of the branches was very low and also formed a sort of bench on which i could sit and hug the tree,the hugging was for all sorts of reasons sad,happy,ecstatic,to clear the mind and definitely to be consoled!.....i dont know if you've tried hugging a tree but its very cathartic....(pleez dont judge or fear for my sanity i am not nuts.)recently i was waiting for the signal to turn green,as i was waiting i looked up and on the side on the road was this beautiful huge tree .just looking at it made me feel very peaceful and calm...i wish the land was not getting smaller and the buildings so tall....its blocking the sky,the view and most of all taking up all the space for the trees to grow.......somedays i get very down for no reason, they say its the baby blues...whatever it is!! if you come across a person hugging a tree..you"ll know its me coz iamthe" tree hugger". soon very soon i shall be scouting around for a tree! the one right across the park ,about now is starting to look real good!!!! so see you around ! next time instead for a cuppa why not join me for a tree hug.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

the connecting door!

10 years we lived in this dilapadated house .yet for all its flaws...it had a quaint charm.its where i spent most of my preteen years not to mention the place where most of the interesting things in my life happened.somehow i have a fond attachment to the door that connected the downstairs with the upstairs.i call it connecting but say more of an entrance from one house to another. when we first moved there,our landlord's daughter,a toddler then would come to the door and bang it, till either me or my sis would stick our fingers under the door gap so that she could touch them.it felt great! a couple of years later another family moved in. we made another lot of friends ....so when the parents went out,we kids would open the door to play and us teenagers would make secret phone calls....yes this was before the invention of the pain in the butt cell phone!!!wot silliness we would get up to calling people with fake names and generally feeling all grown-up!another fews years down and another family moved in....and the door became a secret portal at night for all nighters before exams and late night rendez-vous during our college breaks! they dont make such houses and doors anymore...people have no time to enjoy the simple things of life....my kids are growing up in a world of pressure,adults have turned into pseudo intellectuals...who are into wine and the good life. sad to say iam part of this shitty system too,so for now i will close my eyes and recall those happy happy days .when all it took to smile was to open that connecting door.(get one now!)

the things i miss the most!

my baby is excatly 2 months old !!! and the things i have taken for granted i must say are a lot!....heres the list, which by the way is growing everyday.
2.shitting....i hear you laughing???well would you choose to shit or attend to a baby who is crying??
3.sitting down and eating! not with family ,not leisurely but on the go...specialist say must chew your food slowly while enjoying it..i am assuming its also done sitting....i say they dont know abt the real world..so stuff it!
4.having a bath....have any of you tried keeping the door open...with a chilly draft....rushing out half lathered with soap coz the baby is yelling its head of ???
5.going out without packing baggage as if you are going on
a trip!
6.watching telly without interruptions and i dont mean the ads!
7.cutting nails??? now we are talking luxury stuff!
8.goin to the movies, hell goin anywhere!
9.hubby who says iam comin home soon....dyin to spend time with you and the family!!!i know its a good one! ha ! ha!
10. well!! not finishing your mails or blogs coz of baby!!! yes you're right off i go!!! (baby calls now!)
see ya later with the latest updates!!!!