Wednesday, October 31, 2007

My apartment in London

This was long due... was itching to blog but wasn't getting any time at all. Life is so hectic out here and also got so much to see/ do/ experience....

My apartment is nice. Its a fully furnished 1 bhk. Has an awesome bath tub (with rainbath and few other knickknacks ). Bed is large, cosy and comfortable. Its not walking distance from office so I have to take a tube, but not too bad... I like travelling by local transport; I have always felt that its the best way to 'know the city'. Anyways, we were discussing about my apartment. Kitchen is beautiful too; very nicely designed, sleek and sexy. One of the typical NY/ Lndn kitchens where you won't know which-door-is-which. Have a TV but have to survive on FTA (free to air) channels - doesn't matter as I don't really crave for TV. Have a music system too but not sure how to operate it; actually never bothered because I am carrying my laptop this time. For the uninformed, my laptop is my music repository. Also there are some fake orchid flowerpots which I find very intriguing for some strange reason.

Have an array of drawers (very useful mind you), cupboards, comfortable sofa chairs, centre table, dining table, chairs etc.… Another interesting thing is that there is some party/ get together place directly opposite to my window (my room is on the first floor); every night there are groups people playing darts there! There is a 'uptown-looking' bar below my apartment building i.e. on the ground floor.

I think that more or less defines my living place here… More about my trip later!

PS: Not able to t/f pics yet [:(], will post later

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

No way!

"No, don't say it... don't .... I can see it, I can feel it, things that you want to imply... but please do not. Not again. Not again. Not again.... Same damn game with different players... No, I won't fall for it this time. I am happy alone... and even if I am not 'happy', I am less vulnerable alone. Seen enough, heard enough, had enough."

Monday, October 22, 2007

one month of change....

I will be working from London this whole month. I don't mind travelling to newer places, but sometimes I feel too lonely out here. Nights get specially gloomy... I am saying all this from my last experience. This trip has just begun and I better get my mindset right... Lets be optimistic A....

On the good side of things, its lovely to see so many different kinds of people. Its nice to see places you have never seen before... work-wise too exposure is great; makes me feel I am wasting my time in India. I think its time for a change when I go back... People say that all jobs are monotonous but I won't accept that for myself - at least I can try...

That reminds me of another thing that I have been thinking about for a while:
"It's a funny thing about life. If you refuse to accept anything but the best, very often you get it." -- Somerset Maugham

I have always accepted what life has given me. This time around I am trying to ask a bit more from life. Mediocre actions lead to mediocre results... I am not going to accept mediocrity in myself or my choices...

This is going to be the goal of my trip.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Regret is good....

"Regret you must, sweat you must.
for the light of tomorrow comes from the learnings and not the failures of yesterday... "
Author - I me myself:-)

Its easier to forgive yourself and blame others for the happenings of your life.

But the truth is I am the one who is responsible for what happens in my life - good or bad - that will be the result of my own decisions. No doubt, all of us are affected by other players in 'our universe' but even then the primary responsibility lies with us and us only.

Monday, October 15, 2007

In the name of love

In the darkness of night, I scream alone
Tears, pain, agonies unknown

Past that has past, but not yet gone
I hide it in my heart, my soul forlorn

Something died in me, the world will never know
The twinkle of my eyes died on the lines of your brow

Your promises, your love, your decisions wise
Silence of the room and my intermittent cries

"Stay", I sobbed, cried and wept
Your few words and my world was swept

Yes, I died then and there, my blood dripped from your glove
Oh your weak affections!.. killed me in the name of love..

Friday, October 5, 2007

Dil dosti etc

Saw 'Dil Dosti etc' yesterday. For those who are still wondering 'what-the-hell-is-that', its a movie starring Shreyas Talpade and Imaad Shah (son of the great Naseeruddin Shah).

The movie is 'fine-to-good', it just falls short of being 'really good' - Why- I don't know. The performances were good and the 'genre' was communicated well.

Its a movie about growing up (college years) and I would say that it gets quite close to reality... The good part of the movie is that it does not go into justifying the events; like all 'good' movies, it leaves that to the audience. It portrays its characters well.... leaves you with certain questions to ponder over.... If you have already crossed that age (like me), you might be reminded of few moments/ friends/ situations/ questions... If you are still in that age, well then you should be a able to relate to it...

Music supports the movie and falls in aptly; i liked 'lamha yeh jayega kahan' and 'dum lagga'.... 'Lamha yeh' is a soft, slightly 'thinking' song while 'dum lagga' is more of a 20-somethings-guys-talk kind of song - I feel, somehow it adds to the movie.

Overall, I liked the movie; I like this genre of movies.