What have I been upto?

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hello there all you lovely people… 
How ya all been?  :) How is life treating you? :)
Its already 5 months into the NEW YEAR (Err... can we call it the new year still :P) how has it been so far?  Exciting…  Good … Bad… Ugly??
Oh, you’re asking me how mine has been. ;-)
2013 has been very exciting so far. Very very exciting. Filled with lots of opportunities and happiness and peace of mind… 
E.X.C.I.T.I.N.G.!!!! :D :D :D
Before 2013 started, I had a checklist... In my mind… stuff that I want to start doing, stuff that I wanted to close out and stuff that I wanted to keep continuing...  That checklist is thriving … pretty much on track I must say …  :)
By the way, did you listen to these two songs??
Both contrasting… one peps you up and the other lulls you down!! And love the lyrics of ‘Yaaram’… there’s a nice earthy feel to it.. As for the former… hehehhee…. Crazy loony is the word… I can so imagine Ranbir grooving to this…
 Here’s a recap of what my 4 months and odd days have been ;)
Jan – Celebrated New Years with friends and wore a new saree, a temple visit and some awesome food. Plus it rained the previous night… :). Jan was uneventful with just a trip to India planned towards the end of the month.
Feb – Very eventful India trip. Met Vaish and Cheeni … two of my best friends and oldest friends… our friendship spans more than a decade…  :) Saw Vaish’s lil’ tot… such a cutie pie he is… and so hard to imagine her as a mom. Celebrated Cheeni’s birthday. Came back to SG with mixed feelings. Quit my job towards the end of the month. ;-)
March – Lazy days at work. Handovers and stuff. Started writing seriously. Theatre reviews and stuff. Made some new contacts. Took to heart what a dear friend said about enjoying the solitude that has fallen on my lap unexpectedly and revelled in it. :-). Finished my contract with the ex-company and took a two day break and joined the current bank … for what I think is a little less stressful role than the one I quit…. Hopefully, there won’t be any midnight calls in this one! :) Oh! And I joined for salsa classes and finished beginner level 1. :D
April – settled into new job, or so I think! :P Started figuring my way around Excel, PowerPoint and Word again… literally my bread, butter and jam now! ;-) started getting up relatively early since I don’t have the leisure of coming in a little late at this job… new job and all that! Had some great times with friends. Saw some movies, partied some, played some, … overall not too bad!
May – this month. My birthday month. I love MAY. I know it’s the hottest month of the year where I come from. But I like it. My birthday, Folks anniversary, and some other dates that fall in this month…. Also it means, mangoes, summer vacations, a few holidays and hot breezes interjected with pouring rain (like right now here in Singapore!!)….
By the way, did anyone of you know that Google does this? If you sign in with your id… you guys knew?? How come no one ever told me so far?? Shucks..  I was super thrilled to say the least.. ;)

Where was I? Oh yeah! Birthday month… rang in my birthday with a conference call from folks … the whole Jing bang :D and then an overdose of cakes from friends, more on my face than inside my mouth .. And some awesome gifts… the best being a pair of earrings with tiny stones that are a girl’s best friend :D  I have been hooked on to them ever since. Some chocolates, couple of cakes, a teddy, flowers and some super awesome people… :D :D
And the month’s just started.. :D
Oh also… this has been a great few weeks for movies…  Almost all the movies that I have watched have been super good, super fun and interesting save 1-2 of them!
Here’s my short review on each. I did tell you this was going to be a long post.. didn’t I? Oh! I didn’t??? Errr… Ok! Poor you then!
Anyways here goes,
The Call – Crisp. Lots of edge-of-the-seat moments. Halle Berry. Creepy concept but executed very well. Kick Ass ending!!!
Soodhu Kavvum – Best of the lot I saw. Entertaining. Lots of laughter. Total time pass. Very relatable dialogues and some great subtle but super good acting.
Ethir Neechal – Siva Karthikeyan. Anirudh’s music. Dhanush’s guest appearance. Time pass. Some of the dialogues were witty.
Iron Man 3 – One man. Robert Downey Jr. Super awesome. Brilliant and the best of the series. The memento man – Guy Pearce. And Pepper Potts finally got to punch at least one bad guy! :) …
NH 4 – Udhayam -  Watch it for Kay Kay Menon.
Ek Thi Daayn – Predictable. No scary moments.
Oblivion – Simply not worth it!! Unless you want to drool at Tom Cruise. Actually the movie was a total waste of time.
And I finally finished reading the ‘Oath of Vayuputras’, the final of the Meluha series. Meh! Way below my expectations. It kind of plays out like a Bollywood movie. Oh Amish! What happened to you? And I hear that the movie rights being sold to Karan Johar, Hrithik Roshan is going to play Lord Shiva… Argh! But then on the same note, why the hell can’t he make Mohit Raina – the guy who plays Lord Shiva in Devon Ke Dev Mahadev - as the lead?  Authentic I say! And good-looking to the boot! :P And plays the character of Lord Shiva to the T!! :D :D
Oh right!! This started from the books I finished reading !! Sigh …
And now I don’t know how to end this… I lost the flow! And the track! And the mojo!
I mean I already wrote something like a 1000 words (thanks to MS word!!)
So, here’s me wishing a hurried bye and until later … :D :D
PS: yup! You guessed it right!! Am gonna go day dream about Mr.Mohit – I – play – Lord – Shiva – Raina!! :D :D ;)

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