29 March 2010

Remember Me .

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I finally saw the movie i've been dying to watch ..yup it was one i shall 'remember' for quite some time ..if you havent guessed yet, i am talking about "Remember Me" ..

So what did ya think of the movie ..Liked it ? Loved it ?

Me ..? I looved it ..as rightly quoted in one of the reviews , the movie is " literate , sensitive often quite funny , altogether engaging.. ".Infact its quite an intelligent movie , its message being life is to be treasured and enjoyed every moment .. and thats the motto of my life too ..

Luckily for me , i hadnt read the spoiler laden reviews before , so the ending hits me with such unexpected surprise and force that i am almost numb for a second ..though i wish it wasn't so , i wish it had a happier ending but nonetheless its powerful !!

If you were me , you would walk in thinking of Edward Cullen and come out moved by Tyler's riveting performance ..and the sharp and edgy potrayal is exactly what made the movie work for me .. i had almost stereotyped him as the vampire but his performance complements the the dark and gritty New york , the near perfect backdrop ..
Someone even wrote that his chemistry with Ally ( Emilie de Ravin ) was more than he shared with Bella ( Kristen stewart ) coupled in all three Twilight movies ...well ill leave you to be the judge of that :P
Apart from R.Patz, i also loved the characters of Caroline ( Ruby Jerins ) and Aidan ( Tate Ellington) , they definitely bring such irrestible energy and charm to their roles ..
Not to mention my all time favorite Charles Hawkins or Pierce Brosnan , who i've loved ever since his Remington Steele days ..this movie leaves me wanting more of him ..

All in all , its a movie worth watching ..I'll sign off with a quote from the movie for you to decide ..
"Gandhi said that whatever you do in life will be insignificant ..But its very important that you do it "

26 March 2010

Its Fill in the Blanks Friday

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Its Friday , yet another round of Fill in the blanks hosted by Lauren at the little things we do.. so here i go ..
1. The best piece of advice i was ever given was by my hubs and over the years i've learnt that 9 out of 10 times its just what i need so i might as well listen to him the first time ;-) !!

2. If i had a million dollars to give to one charity i would give it to CRY ..

3. If I got to choose my last meal it would be with loved ones ..i guess it wouldnt matter what is on the table ..what would make it more memorable is the company.

4. My hair is wavy and black and i want to try something different with it ..ideas anyone ?

5. If at first you don't succeed it means you haven't put in the required effort ..so pull up those socks and this time give it your best shot ..if you don't succeed forget about it :-P

6. I have always been very emotional , thinking from my heart more than my head and ive learnt it doesnt always work that way !!

7. Oh and by the way this is my new favorite quote ..
Happy weekend everyone !!

24 March 2010

And the Award goes to ...

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Yesterday was a memorable day ..not only was it hubby's birthday but I also got an award from my bloggy friend FJ ..Yayyyyyyyy !! Yup , its my first ever award and I am absolutely thrilled . Thanks FJ and if you haven't checked out her blog , its time to do so ..
So , here are the rules :
Thank the person who nominated you for this award .
Copy the award and place it on your blog
Tell us 7 interesting things about yourself
Nominate 15 bloggers .
Contact and let them know about the award ..

So thank you FJ once again for this award ...
now for 7 interesting things about me ... hmmm .. isn't 7 too less a number :P ? Anyways here it goes ..

1. My hubby and I dated for almost a decade before we got married , we've been married 3 years and I am still crazy about him !!
2. I never thought I'd start writing a blog , I just dint think I had it in me to write or maintain a blog and I am now addicted ..
3. I have a fetish for bags, shoes , jewelry and I just cant have enough of them ..
4. I think I am a hoarder of sorts ...its hard for me to get rid of stuff ..
5. I neither forgive nor forget easily ..that makes me the best kinda friend and the worst kind of enemy ..beware :P
6. Even though I love early mornings , I ain't a morning person at all ..
7. This is more of a wish .. but then its still interesting ..coz its the wish to travel around the world with hubs , see as many interesting places , beautiful people and different cultures !! I have begun my journey but its still a looooong road ahead ..

And now I am going to pass on this award to ( not 15) but some beautiful bloggers

Micaela @ Dolce vita
Snafu @ snafu living
Corinne @ Everyday Gyaan
Caroline @ Coeur de la

and also a big shout out to all my friends, family who read my scribblings and yet encourage me to write :P
Thank you for bearing with me !!
Cheers and Much love ..

23 March 2010

19 March 2010

Its Fill in the Blanks Friday

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I cant believe its been a week and i haven't penned down a word ..time does seem to be flying fast !! As for the whole week , well i've been busy and lazy , happy and sad ..ive learnt yet again that while you may or may not have a plan for yourself , life always has a plan for you .. and all one needs to have is faith and belief .. on that note i celebrate life and indulge in my favorite feature of the week Fill in the blanks hosted by the lovely Lauren at the little things we do ..you're most welcome to link up and play ...

Here are my answers :
1. Today i am wearing my pink tee and pink PJ's

2. My favorite childhood food was Chinese and my favorite food now is still Chinese ..i could have chowmein anytime of the day not to mention Orange / Kung pao chicken my fav dishes ..slurrrrrrrrp !!

3. A day that i am too busy is rare but the day i fall asleep before hubby does or before bugging him to chat with me some more is most definitely a day I was too busy :P

4. The last movie i saw was Road,Movie - a hindi movie starring the very hot and talented Abhay Deol and the next movie I want to see is Remember Me ..reviews anyone ??

5. My favorite smell is the smell of the first rain of the season, as it falls on the parched earth because nothing smells so good !

6. A weird little quirk i have is everytime i go outside the house , even if i have the keys , the access card etc etc ..i still check everything twice , sometimes even thrice.. it might feel like OCD but i always have the feeling i am forgetting something.

7. When i take personality quizzes they always say I'm an extrovert , make friends easily ..

Happy weekend everyone !!

12 March 2010

Its Fill in the Blanks Friday

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Friday calls for Lauren's weekly feature Fill in the blanks..so here are my answers for this week ..If you wanna play just link up here..

1. The best day ever was the day hubby and me got engaged ..we knew our journey together had finally begun.

2. My favorite meal of the day is dinner because thats the only meal of the day you get to share together in peace esp on weekdays .

3. This weekend hubby and me are driving down to Big Bear lake and if not that , we are definitely driving down somewhere and i am so excited..

4. Never in my life have i travelled so much as i did last year and i just hope this year is as exciting if not more ..

5. The only thing better than a kiss on the lips is sometimes a kiss on the forehead ..nothing makes you feel so loved and secure and at ease , nothing else seems to matter .

6. I could really do with some ideas right now ..i need to get my man something special for his birthday ..

7. The recent thing i bought myself was cargo pants and i cant wait to wear them ..

Happy Birthday , Grandpa ..

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Few can bring the warmth
We can find in their embrace,
And little more is needed to bring love,
Than the smile on their face.
They've a supply of precious stories,
Yet they've time to wipe a tear,
Or give us reasons to make us laugh,
They grow more precious through the years.
I believe God sent us Grandparents
As our legacy from above,
To share the moments of our life,
As extra measures of his abundant love.

This one's for you Nana , wishing you a very Happy birthday and even though i am not with you , i am thinking of you and missing you ..
Lots of love on your special day and always !!

10 March 2010

Where in the World Wednesday - Santa Barbara

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Its Wednesday , time for Jessica at Classy in Philadelphia's weekly feature Where in the world Wednesday ..
The idea of WITWW is to post a picture of you , in someplace in the world ..It doesn't have to be somewhere foreign or tropical .Just a picture of you somewhere you consider travelling . It might even be somewhere in your hometown ..
Participation entails taking this button and using it on your post.. then link up here and get ready to take a virtual vacation around the world .

This week i am in Santa Barbara ..this was a one day trip hubby and me made last year ..Nestled between the Santa Ynez mountains and the sea , Santa Barbara, also known as the American Riviera makes for a perfect weekend destination .. Below picture has the famous Stearns wharf , dating back to 1872 it is California's oldest working wharf , and the Mission or more popularly known as the Queen of Missions built by Spanish Franciscans in 1786 and the State Street, home to shops , restaurants , pubs ..its the cultural and commercial hub of Santa Barbara.
Where in the world are you today ?

09 March 2010

08 March 2010

A Two Way Street

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An extremely dear friend sent me this card today and it brought a huge smile to my face .. I dint quite remember it was Women's day today , neither am i one of those women who need a day to celebrate or be celebrated but having said that , i also admit it was quite touching to have received it and here's a big THANK YOU to you, my buddy, for sending this.. You sure made my day .. like you manage to ..always .. :)

I guess thats what friendship is about..its about those million little things , its about great conversations when you're together and longer conversations when you're apart , its about complaining that life is busy yet finding the time to remember each other's special days and events , its about showing you care through your actions and most importantly its about reciprocating, about being a friend more than just having a friend .. so if you're lucky to have real friends or friend, treasure your friendship and let that special friend know you do through your actions and if you don't have a real friend , well you're better off and here's a lovely message for you ...i came across it on the net ..
So , give up that chase and get down to prioritizing who and what's important in your life coz someone said, 'The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live ..'
Are you opening the right doors and closing the wrong ones ?

05 March 2010

Its Fill in the Blanks Friday

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Im finally part of history.. i finally made it as audience for Season 7 for The Ellen Degeneres show and it was super super fun ..It was her Oscar special show and oooooh i still cant believe i was there to watch it live.. I have so much to tell you but that will have to wait coz today is Friday and its time for fill in the blanks ..a weekly feature hosted by Lauren at the little things we do .. So come along, play and link up here ..

1. One thing i MUST do before i die is travel the world with my partner.

2. I would rather not have someone as a friend than have someone without his/her own identity anyday ..yeah this one's for someone particular who btw is absolutely spineless

3. If i could give my younger self one piece of advice it would be to prioritize what and who's important in life and also to study as much as you can before you start working ..it doesnt come easy after that !!

4. If i won the lottery tomorrow id donate some , save some and spend most on travelling around the world with my family and good friends ..

5. The best surprise ever was when i was among the few selected for an All India Talent scholarship and i was in Std VI.

6. My biggest fault is i am too emotional and my heart rules over my head .

7. My biggest strength is ill have to agree with Lauren on this one that im a people person , easy to get along with , easily make friends and can make others feel at home and welcomed ..

03 March 2010

Where in the World Wednesday - The Ellen Degeneres show

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Its Wednesday , time for Jessica at Classy in Philadelphia's weekly feature Where in the world Wednesday ..
The idea of WITWW is to post a picture of you , in someplace in the world ..It doesn't have to be somewhere foreign or tropical .Just a picture of you somewhere you consider travelling . It might even be somewhere in your hometown ..

Participation entails taking this button , the fabulous Feris and using it on your post ..Also once you've posted it , post the link here in the comments section , so we can all share each other's experiences and take a virtual vacation around the world .

This week i couldn't think of being anywhere other than, The Ellen Degeneres Show because thats where i am going tomorrow ...yipeeeeeeeeeeeee ..the last time i went to the show i only made it to the Riff Raff room which is where all those who dont make it to the studio audience , watch the show from and even though it was quite exciting , it wasnt the real deal .. So im hoping to see Ellen live in action tomorrow and i just can't wait !! The picture below is from the same day when i had Stand by tickets.
Have you been to The Ellen Degeneres show or any other live tapings and how fantastic was your experience ?

02 March 2010

The Addiction

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A hundred odd blogger templates , backgrounds and headers later, i think i've finally found a layout for my blog that im satisfied with.. at least i think so, for now..but im giving it a makeover, adding some gadgets, deleting others and tweaking some stuff.. Blame it on the change in season or just me i wanted a new look , a new perspective.. sort of like spring cleaning ..

However having said that , the remodeling wont stop me from writing posts... the Feb NaBloPoMo journey was quite an exhilarating one and while i may or may not go for March NaBloPoMo but i am sure i'll be quite frequent with penning down my posts ..i guess who ever said blogging was addictive , sure was right ..

I am now officially addicted to writing , and you ?

01 March 2010

Celebrating Holi ..The Festival of Colors

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Today is the 1st of march , the onset of spring ..more importantly its the festival of colors also known as Holi back home , a festival that brings in unadulterated joy ,mirth , dance ,music and bright colors and even though i'd promised id take a break from blogging for a couple of days i just couldnt resist the urge to share a little festivity :)

Holi has undoubtedly been the most boisterous and fun filled of all the Hindi festivals .. Holi is about squirting colored water , throwing colored powder , dunking friends in mud pools amidst teasing and laughter , getting intoxicated on booze and reveling with family and friends alike ..Holi is about being having fun and getting away with doing all the things which one wouldn't normally do , but has the approval to do it on the occasion of Holi ..coz as they say in Hindi ' bura na maano ..holi hai ' meaning one shouldn't feel offended coz its Holi ..Its about forgetting differences , bridging gaps and renewing bonds of love and friendship and on this joyous occasion of Holi, I hope that the bright colors of Holi bring in your life , the colors of joy , happiness , contentment , peace , love , friendship and all that your heart desires ..
Wishing all a very Happy Holi !!

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