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A Letter to the Future...

After the World Cup

July 12, 2010

The weather in Delhi is crazy!
It’s raining and storm-ing, I can actually see the clouds rolling across the sky, a sky which lights up in purple and black every few seconds.

After the World Cup I’ll have:

– (For a short time) I shall feel that my reason for living no longer exists, i.e. I’ll be as bored as a tiger in a zoo. (WC hangover, as a friend put it.)

– Acquired one Spain jersey, that I (sweetheart that I am) gifted to my brother.

– Lot’s of free time! And will be watching movies! (Expect reviews!) :D

– No reason to stay up half the night (and till sleep late next morning). I think I hear a sigh of relief. Mum? :P

– No more really gorgeous footballers to ogle at. Oh the meaningless-ness of my life!

Today was also (coincidently) my last ‘working’ day. :( (There’ll be a post about that up soon too!)

So I’ll now have A LOT of free time on my hands. There will be college work soon, (maybe from tomorrow) and there’ll be regular college too. So yay!!! XD

Something else I realised today. It’s sort of true what The Secret says. When you really really wish for something, it does come true. You might not even realise you want it (or need it) so badly. But if, in some corner of your heart you hope for it, it comes true. (I was thinking of a really REALLY close friend of mine, who’s studying in Singapore, and kinda wishing I could just call up and rant to someone. And out of the blue, he called! And mind you, I’d been wishing real hard!)

And so, I’ll end on this note, because I’m feeling philosophical and a little drained out.

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

-aesop

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These are a few of my Favorite Things

July 11, 2010

It rained again today, and I was lucky enough to be at home (and not in a vibrating auto-rickshaw) to capture some pretty decent shots!

The bokeh, soft light, shades of green, tiny drops of water and the light drizzle in the background made me think of all the little things that make me happy. Some I’ve seen, some felt, and some I’ve just read about. But these little details in people, places and things give me a swoosh-y feeling in my heart region. :D

So here goes! When the world is full of sorrow, here’s what gives me hope for the ‘morrow:

– Days when it rains while the sun shines. I’ve heard it means that a fox is getting married! :D But to me, it’s more than rainbows (rainbows and butterfliesIt’s compromise that moves us along. My hearts always full and… ). It’s getting to watch tiny drops of light settle on everything around me, my hair and eyelashes, and how the air smells so clean and fresh!

–  People who smell of freshly baked goodies! And chocolate! Or maybe lemon and oranges. The first is from  Chocolat, and the second from and Roxanne (Inkheart).

– Photos with gentle lighting, soft colours, and bokeh.

– Frederick Wentworth and Fitzwilliam Darcy.

–  Lyrics of some songs. To name two singers:

John Mayer: “I’ll never let your head hit the bed
Without my hand behind it”

“In all my reverie
I thought I felt us there
A feather in my hand
a flower in your hair”

And Jason Mraz:

“Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you’re free
Look into your heart and you’ll find love love love love”

– A soft warm bed with white sheets and a fluffy quilt on a day when I’m tired. And a mug of hot chocolate.

– Bright, colourful and plentiful stationery! Happy happy! Joy joy! :D

–  The idea of having my own vegetable garden! And eating fresh food, straight from my garden… *dopey grin* sigh…

Oh there’s so SO much more I could write!

But I have a Spain-Netherlands match to watch, and you should be glued to the tv too!

Ta! :D

Shopping and Hotels

July 10, 2010

LOL.

When I started with NaBloPoMo, I had no idea it would be this hard!

I went shopping today, thinking i was getting two jobs done. Brilliant retail therapy, and something to write a post on.

Un-for-tu-nate-ly, going shopping in Delhi summers (and it’s gotten hot again) means getting kinda drained out.

Which means getting back home, and having just about enough energy to take a shower, change into something comfy, turn on the AC, and maybe watch a movie. (Hey it’s vacations, no homework!)

So the highlights of today?

– Checking out almost every shoe shop at South Ex. for a pair of shoes that didn’t have chamki glitter or gigantic stones on them, weren’t made of leather, and didn’t have needle thin heels. Not easy, but mission accomplished.

– Crossing from one side of the market to the other (subway) thrice.

– Picking a Spain jersey (which I couldn’t get a name printed on, cause they ran out of letters or ink or something).

– Grinning stupidly at two VERY cute sales guys at Allen Solly. And hearing two other customers grumble about how billing was taking too long! :P

– And ending up with around 10 shopping bags.

Fun! :D

And yes.

The movie: ‘Hotel for Dogs’.

It’s light, funny, has a teeny bit of romance, and is rather entertaining for anyone who has even a mild liking for dogs! And little kids will love it. I thought the brother-sister bit where Andi and Bruce cry (as they’re being separated) was kind of over-done. But if you can overlook bits like that, it’s a feel good movie for anyone who’s ever dreamed of being a super-hero (And kicking dog-catcher ass!)

Now I’m off to catch the Germany- Uruguay match (and be half deafened by the vuvuzela’s)!

Cya!

Cheater!

July 9, 2010

Here’s a NaBloPoMo prompt:

“Do you think it’s ever permissible to cheat?”

I have another 20 minutes before the next day starts, and this seemed like the most interesting (and quick) prompt to choose! So here goes.

Cheating. In an exam?

I’ve had tonnes of experience with cheating! For some it’s a life and death situation. For others… cheap thrills?

From what I’ve seen, passing notes in class is so passe. Today, people hide notes in the restroom. (When I say notes, I mean, a whole notebook) Where in the restroom? The tissue box, of course! And then need to go to the loo in a BIG hurry during the paper. Maybe it’s some form of diarrhea spreading…

Another method now commonly applied (with the new MCQ system for science papers) is the A=forehead, B=nose, C=mouth, D=chin, E=tug on the ear. It’s hilarious to watch people scratch their faces surreptitiously, then get confused and end up scratching their chin and tugging their ear at the same time. :P

Me? Oh I’ve never cheated. Not that I’ve not wanted to!

It’s just that, if I try, I know I’ll get caught. I’m one of THOSE people, you know?

I’m not opposed to helping, though. Which is a form of cheating. Which makes me a hypocrite? O.o

I get caught for watching two people cheat! One goes “psssst!”. I turn. She motions to her friend at the other end of the room, who I turn to look at. Said friend scratches her forehead, in deep thought. I turn, friend one is scribbling furiously. And then the teacher calls out: “BLABBERblah!!!”

It’s not very nice…

And back to what I think the question was referring to.

Do I think it’s permissible to cheat (in a relationship)?

No.

And that’s it. No.

Morning Light: 55 words

July 8, 2010

Morning light shifted through the white curtains, making patterns on the floor.

It fell on her arms too, soft and warm. She stretched sleepily, fingers scraping the dark wooden headboard.

A soft breeze blew in through the window, leaving a trail of goose bumps on her skin. She smiled lazily.

She was perfectly, contentedly lonely.

Delhi Monsoon: An Autorickshaw ride

July 7, 2010

Bombay… oh I mean Delhi

July 7, 2010

Rain, rain, rain and rain = Flood.

In Delhi, can you believe it?

I’ve said it before, and i’ll say it again. Rain is to me, what chocolate is to other people! Bliss!

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