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One Year Ago – CMH Road

23 Aug
CMH Road from the Pharmacy

CMH Road from the Pharmacy

One year ago today, I went to that pharmacy in CMH Road, right across the KFC. 

We didn’t spend time together that day. You already told me the day before that you cannot come because you have something to do. I did understand.

Later that afternoon, you told me you are not feeling well, that you have fever but still you went to work. I was worried of you at the same time feeling very very sad.

I knew it. It is coming near. And all I wanted was to spend more time. To take advantage of the moment.

I cried in my hotel room that day.

One year ago today – In Justa Residence Hotel, Indiranagar

22 Aug
This hotel - the most memorable hotel to me. I wish I can go back.

This hotel – the most memorable hotel to me. I wish I can go back.

This road - where we used to walk. I wish I can turn back the time....

This road – where we used to walk. I wish I can turn back the time….

One Year Ago – First Lunch Together

22 Aug
You got us this Chicken Biryani for our first lunch together. I still have the containers.

You got us this Chicken Biryani for our first lunch together. I still have the containers.

And you also got me this sandwich in case I won't like my first Indian meal - Biryani. But I like it, so this sandwich became my dinner instead.

And you also got me this sandwich in case I won’t like my first Indian meal – Biryani. But I like it, so this sandwich became my dinner instead.

Do you still remember? (One year later)

20 Aug

One year ago today, I witnessed a magic unfold. It was the day when we’ve seen each other in person for the first time. After almost a decade.

I will never forget that moment when I opened the door and our eyes first met.

I will never forget the glow in your face as you smiled and your eyes lit up.

I will never forget the moment when you first held me. Our first awkward hug when you entered the room. I was nervous. Then another hug, this time it wasn’t anymore awkward but I was still nervous.

I will never forget the moment when we first kissed. It was quick but special. Magical even. I can’t even describe the feeling. I do not have words. It was surreal.

It was followed by a tight hug that lasted quite a while…I didn’t want that moment to end but then I realized that I stained your shirt with my lipstick as my face was buried to your chest because you hugged me so tight. I wanted to remove the lipstick from your shirt but you insisted to let it be like that.

And you hugged me even more and more, and kiss my hands, lips and cheeks again and again. And you stared at me and I felt like I’m melting.

Those were some of the details I will never forget.

I will never forget all those ‘magical moments’ we’ve shared on our first day. All of it. All of it.

To me, everything’s still fresh as if it happened just a few days back. But the magic didn’t last too long.

I will never forget, but do you still remember them?

My Bollywood Fascination

29 Jan

I don’t know how it started. Okay, I know actually. I always have this fascination about Indian culture. Reason?

M.

I have to admit it’s because of my connection with M, who happens to be my ‘love interest’ for 6 years, 2 months, 23 days, 13 hours and counting. He is Indian, thus explains my interest about their country and rich culture.

Anything that be can read and watched that has something to do with India or would mention India will really capture my attention. I’ve read some of their history on Wiki, researched about Ghandi and Hinduism (nope that ain’t his religion), used google earth or map to study their geography, watched documentary on Discovery or NatGeo and Bollywood flicks. I think I know a lot about India now (maybe) and according to an online quiz on Facebook, “How Indian are you?”, I am a DESI. I know India as good as the local. LOL. Well except that I don’t speak and understand Hindi. But I think I have to consider learning Hindi now not just for M, but also because I don’t want to read the subtitles all the time.

I haven’t seen a lot of Bollywood movies yet, but I have seen their few good flicks. The Bollywood trademark of dancing and singing is tolerable in some of them though. I don’t know what first Indian movie I saw but I will list them as I remember them. In random order:

Life In A Metro

Life in A Metro – M recommended this to me so I would understand his culture more. It sort of caused us some misunderstanding during that time (I’ve written something about this movie, read it here: “Life In A Metro”). It became one of my favorite films. Iirfan Khan was hilarious in the movie.

Jab We Met – Typical Boy Meets Girl and singing and dancing in the woods but modern version. 😛

The great actor: Amitabh Bachchan

The Last Lear – Great plot. Good acting by the famous Mr. Amitabh Bachan and Arjun Rampal.

Bride and Prejudice – Nope, I didn’t misspell it. That’s really the title. It’s their adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, fit into the Indian culture.

Bride and Prejudice

Pushpak – This is a silent movie from 1988. I am not sure if this falls under Bollywood but it’s an Indian movie anyway. It was recommended by a friend from Bangalore, not by M. He hates this film but I enjoyed it.

Kama Sutra – Ahem… The sensual movie of one of my favorite Lost actor, Sayid Jarrah or Naveen Andrews in real life.

Naveen Andrews or Sayid of Lost

Company – A gangster movie. Not a favorite but it’s okay for an action one. At least it’s not like this flick: Alluda Majaka – the one that puts Indiana Jones or our local Lito Lapid to shame. LOL. I have only seen a portion of Alluda Majaka through youtube though, courtesy of my former boss who came to know about my fascination with Indian movies. He said it’s definitely the best action film ever! And you have to know, my former boss have a good sense of humor and he can also be very sarcastic at times. LOL.(for the reader’s sake, this is the video)

Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi – I don’t remember if there is any singing or dancing in this one, but I remember this having a good story – idealism, modernism, political revolution and a love story in between.

Provoked – I’m not sure if this is Bollywood but actors in the movie are mostly, if not all, from India or have Indian bloods. But I know this was released internationally so I don’t know. I’m still including this on the list.

3 Idiots - one of my favorite movies.

3 Idiots – The most recent Indian flick that I’ve seen and one of my favorite movies of all time. The best! A must-see I have to say. Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi and R. Madhavan did superb acting in this one. They made me laugh and cry.

And of course some Hollywood movies that were either filmed entirely in India , just a part of it or just showed an Indian tradition.

Slumdog Millionaire – Who wouldn’t know this movie? Only the aliens I guess or the people who lived in the cave from their birth until 2010. And who wouldn’t love this movie? M. Yes. He didn’t like it too much, not like I did. Like the common reaction of the Indian movie goers in 2009, he thought it focused too much on poverty. He asked me why I think it’s a good film. I said because it gives me hope.

The Darjeeling Limited

The Darjeeling Limited – Jack: What did he say?
Peter: He said the train is lost.
Jack: How can a train be lost? It’s on rails.

This is one of my favorite movies. It showed a lot about India’s beautiful places and enchanting culture, has a good story and good humor too.

Eat, Pray, Love – this is not my favorite movie but I have to say I like it. The Indian scenes may be a little dragging but it was good too.

Bend It Like Beckham

Bend It Like Beckham – Feel good movie about the Indian family living in the UK. Football was a plus here.

So far, that’s my list. I’ll add the others in case I forgot some of them.  I am hoping to watch more. M recommended before one of his favorite Indian movies, ROCK ON.

Next Bollywood movie to watch.

I’ve just got the Blu-ray copy of it but it has no subtitle. It’s either I will force myself to learn Hindi for the sake of the movie or find another with subtitle and spend around 7 hours reading it. 🙂

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