Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mahasivarathiri 2009!

Out of sheer boredom decided to accompany parents to Muneeswaram temple for Sivarathiri. Every year I visit a shiva temple in colombo. This was the first time i was attempting to spend it in Muneeswaram Temple which is in chilaw. My parents, brother and I left at eight to get there. I felt like it was almost the old days when i was single and no responsibility. I had a vision in my mind where the temple would be silent and no crowd.

Oh boy was i wrong the temple was brightly lit with huge crowds. It was a mini carnival out there with the baloon man, ice cream man and the small shops with loads of household stuff. This temple has ardent buddhist followers who had come to give their offerings and pray to lord shiva. Ten O clock pooja, I was totally mesmerised. Huge crowds, chanting, different drum beats ( mix of south indian and kandyan). Buddhists and Hindus Standing together and praying loudly at the decorated deity...

I think i can relate to people losing it and dancing as if something as entered into them, the temple has many people who become like that and have watched them from afar. No i did not jump to join them. But i suddenly could relate to it. The end of the pooja and i knew one thing if god Beckons me all the way to his temple so far, i guess its meant to be I am going to make it... Somehow figure it out. Not all but some of it to start........

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Living in a Bubble.........

Saw the little college going cousin online and asked her why she was on holiday and not in college. She said the colleges are closed in view of the protests held in Tamil Nadu. I really dont know if the protests held are right or wrong... i am not even sure why i am blogging about the topic for which i dont have a definite opinion.

There are so many refugees stuck in india crowded in so many camps. What did India do for those refugees who left these shores to go there? Are they really settled for better life or cramped and stamped into a refugee mark? You cant even open an account in India if u hold a Sri Lankan passport. Whats all these protests about really.......

I should stop pondering these thoughts and go back to living in a bubble of my usual work...

Thursday, February 5, 2009

"Its written" -Slumdog Millionaire!

So everyones been watching this movie and asking me. So had to do the next best thing and got DH to buy me a dvd. Its a really good movie. Maybe since i had already read the book and liked the book so much. There are some bits from the book and more cinematic. Its always nice to read a book and see the movie. The book was Q&A by Vikas Swarup.

Wont write much on the story line since dont want to spoil it for the ones who watch it. Do watch it. I like the ending words mentioned in the movie "Its written" So right it is. Guess Everything is and thats called destiny!

Loved the little five year old Jamal such a cutie pie.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Getting to know me....

I have run out of things to blog about so thought its a good time to talk about me, myself and I. So copying it off another bloggers and here it is. Its not a real tag but u can tag yourself if u like kind of thing........

1. What time did you get up this morning?
Five fifteen. Had hardly slept last night was up being miserable .

2. Diamonds or pearls?

3 What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Madagascar 2

4. What is your favourite TV show?
Sex and the City, Desperate housewives, Oprah and friends (cant chose between them )

5 What do you usually have for breakfast?
Oats porridge which makes me hungry before lunch

6.What is your middle name?
Actually don’t have one only first name and surname but if I had to have one it would be Santhoshi since that’s whats very much lacking in my life right now!

7. What food do you dislike?
I think meat and fish since I am vegetarian.

8. What is your favourite album at the moment?
Tamil album of varanam ayiram songs

9. What kind of car do you drive?

10. Favorite sandwich?
Asparagus sandwich

11. What characteristics do you despise?
The know it all talkers

12. Favorite item of clothing?
My skinny jeans

13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?
Italy and Spain ( and the list goes on for ever)

14. favourite brand of clothing?
I love clothes, don’t want to define the brand and push it into a small circle. Anything nice and fits well is my favourite any day.

15. Where would you retire to?
Not thought of that one yet since I plan to live a 100 years ( yeah only the good die young)

16. What was your most memorable birthday?
19th I had so much fun and if I think of it the happiness of that time makes me smile. It was a fun party with college friends and my two best friends there. I have not had such a happy birthday in the last thirteen years

17. Favourite sport to watch?
Tennis since D plays it

18. When is your birthday?

19.are you a morning person or a night person?
Night person

20. What is your shoe size?
eight (yeah I have big feet)

21. Pets?

22. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us?
Nothing right now…….

23. What did you want to be when you were little?

24. How are you today?
Miserable with lack of sleep

25. What is your favourite candy?
anything chocolate

26. What kind of flowers do you like?
Roses & Jasmines

27. What day on the calendar are you looking forward to?
The kids birthdays.

28. What is your full name?
Cant say that here

29. What are you listening to right now?
The dull drone of ac and me typing on a keyboard

30. What was the last thing you ate?
Chapathi and dhall

31. Do you wish on stars?
Not anymore

32. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

33. What is the weather like right now?

34. First person you spoke to on the phone today?

35. Favourite soft drink?

36. Favourite restaurant?
Golden Dragon at the Taj

37. Real hair color?
Black with a tinge of dark brown

38. Favorite toy as a child?

39. Summer or winter?

40. Hugs or kisses?

41. Chocolate or vanilla?

42. Coffee or tea?

43. When was the last time you cried?
Last night

44. What is under your bed?
I think the under the bed monster who I keep checking for

45. What did you do last night?
Watched a movie “Before the rains”

46. What are you afraid of?

47. Salty or sweet?

48. How many keys on your key ring?

49. Favourite day of the week?

50. How many towns you lived in?

51. Do you make friends easily?