~Spero ergo sum~™

April 27, 2008

The weekend that was not [What I had thought!]

Filed under: Fun!,Life,T20 — Teal @ 10:20 pm

This weekend has gone by in a pretty fun way, to the extent that I am all charged up to tackle the week ahead! [Yeah imagine these words, that too from ME!] Went for the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and the Kolkata Knightriders. Needless to say, the Super Kings prevailed and well, the bongs went back defeated! 8)

This was the first time I had ever watched a cricket match in a stadium, it was an AWESOME Experience. I remember watching the mexican wave on TV, yesterday I was actually a part of it!! 😀 The chants of ‘Dhoni! Dhoni!’ and ‘Hayden! Hayden!’ filled and echoes through the stadium. The cheerleaders of the super kings were in full enthusiasm and dancing away to glory, whereas the firang cheerleaders from the Knight Riders were just sitting around! Shahrukh, you might want to re-recruit a cheer leading squad!


The prematch performance was very very very below average. I honestly wonder why people make a big deal out of mirchi suchi! She SUCKS live! I was actually waiting for those people to stop singing! [Or is braying, the right term?] Went for a movie with Ma, the most predicatable one being ‘U me aur hum’. It is kind of obvious that Ajay Devgan has tried a ‘Taare Zameen Par’ style movie with Alzheimer’s disease. It is all senti, and if you are taking you mom along, I recommend a box of tissues to be taken along. The songs in the movie are pretty good. My favorite is ‘Paheli jaisa sayyan’ . But a good effort. Sadly the age shows on both their faces. It really does! And plus, they have gone overboard in including their love for anything spanish, including a lot of time focussed on salsa, and also ‘Jee le’ having a strong latin-y sound.

But it is a better than average flick, if you can ignore the fake graphics, in the movie 😛


April 6, 2008

Break the cycle

Filed under: Poetry — Teal @ 4:36 pm

The storm rages on, wars wage on
She was left with nothing to carry on
cornered to a nook and forsaken
All joy from her life, taken

Back to the start, right to square one
Where this vicious cycle had begun
Back to the start where she’d erred
and now she’s nothing,but a prisoner

The cage door started creaking
The pillars of hope started breaking
She’s numb with shock and glum
What all was done, now undone

The dents of the damage done
will stay on the mould forever on
Now it was in her hands, left loose
The path that she had to choose

She took a fistful of sand
and vowed herself to a stand
“I will break this cycle
I will confront the evil, I will tackle”

“What have I got to lose?
No worries about fitting into another’s shoes
No foundation or past to build over
No scope for a base, or makeover”

“Will not care about the lost time
I am still in my prime
Will achieve my goals, will win
and then the new cycle will begin”

No fall is too permanant for me
For I will rise
And when I do
I will take the world by surprise.

April 4, 2008

Tagged, I am IT!

Filed under: Tags — Teal @ 7:28 am

Looks like April is going to be the month of TAGS! So Here I am, tagged by Senor BRAT, yet again 😉 and since I am always up for any tag challenge, here I go at it again!

1. Last movie you saw in a theater?
A tamil movie called ‘Velli thirai’ which is supposed to be a remake of a malayalam movie called ‘Udhyanannu Tharam’, except that this was not even a wee bit funny, and some songs made good hearing from this movie. [G.V. Prakash, need I say more? 🙂 ]

2. What book are you reading?
I was last reading Orhan Pamuk’s ‘Snow’, and trailed off 200 pages down the line 😀 Will get back to it when I find time!

3. Favorite board game?
Snakes and Ladders and Scrabble. Used to love Business as a kid.

4. Favorite magazine?
Reader’s Digest

5. Favorite smells?
Filter Coffee! 😀 Smell of Maggi cooking, frying potatoes, petrol. The smell of old books that have gone off white in color, and of course, watered freshly cut grass and the smell of wet earth after rains!

6. Favorite sounds?
The sound of music? 😛 [Cheesy, yeah I know]


7. Worst feeling in the world?
Not getting credit for your hard work, feeling left out and all alone 😐

8. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up?
Oh crap, do I have to work again today 😛

9. Favorite fast food place?
Gangotree at Cathedral Road. Been gorging there since I was in 5th std.

10. Future child’s name?
That depends on whether it’s a boy or a girl 🙂

11. Finish this statement. “If I had lot of money I’d….?”
Hmmm. I would:

  • Set a retirement fund for my folks, including a small house for them.
  • Invest a part of it.
  • Use the rest to take that trip to Europe and Egypt that I have always wanted! 😀
  • Yeah, we are talking big bucks here . . .

12. Do you drive fast?
But of course! What would be the difference between tortoises and us then?

13. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?
Naw, me way too old for all that.

14. Storms – cool or scary?
Uber cool 😀

15. What was your first car?
A miniature vintage Rolls Royce car that came free with Maggi.

16. Favorite drink?
Ice Tea and Filter Coffee 😀 [What to do, me a teetotaler! ]

17. Finish this statement, “If I had the time I would….”?
Help out more with household chores!

18. Do you eat the stems on broccoli?
Never tasted Broccoli, so dont know. If it tastes like spinach, then maybe.

19. If you could dye your hair any color, what would be your choice?
Acid Green baby! That too streaks!!! 😀

20. Name all the different cities/towns you’ve lived in?
Let me see – Chennai, chennai and oh, did I mention Chennai?

21. Favorite sports to watch?
Aqua sports [aka diving and all strokes], Basket ball and kabaddi. Used to love the thrill of Indo Pak cricket, but no more.

22. One nice thing about the person who sent this to you?
Brat: He’s one heckuva patient listener 😀 and doesn’t give a damn about what anyone says or thinks!

23. What’s under your bed?
Void, vaccum et.al.

24. Would you like to be born as yourself again?
Why not! 😎

25. Morning person, or night owl?
Can be either of two, depends on how my routine goes. Work had made me a night owl earlier and now i am a diurnal person 😀

26. Over easy, or sunny side up?
Sorry, I dont eat eggs 😀

27. Favorite place to relax?
My room, in front of my computer and the bed in that room!

28. Favorite pie?
Not tasted pies 🙂 So no personal preference, whatsoever!

29. Favorite ice cream flavor?
Eat all, no preference!

30. Of all the people you tagged this to, who’s most likely to respond first?
Me not tagging anyone. As always!

Anyone who chooses to continue this tag, may gladly do so!

April 2, 2008

My Karmic count

Filed under: Life,Manic depression,Poetry,Sobriety — Teal @ 11:17 pm

As a kid I’d thought,”What would I be?”
when i turn twenty three?
Will I be rich, will I be free?
Will I be grinning perennially with glee?

Wil I be famous, a celebrity?
Will I walk red carpets, whilst others scream?
Will I blow kisses in the air, and smile?
While people stand in lines, for miles?

Will I sing , and will the world hear?
Will the vox populi hold me dear?
Will I go on tour and spread delight?
Or will I laugh at my then state, and plight?

Will I be smart, will I shine?
Will I be blessed by the all pervading divine?
Will I grow strong , will I be bold
or break down distraught , and fold?

Will I be popular, will I be pretty?
Will I be considered capable and witty?
Or will they crash down on me, like a hawk….
Grinding me like stored flour , in stock?

Will I be honest and true, and virtuous?
Will I be deep, insightful and not superfluous?
Will my frankness be considered my asset?
Or dig me a grave, in my dissent?

Will my hard work go unnoticed, in vain
Will I stay stagnant, gather moss in pain
Will I hold back defiance, against evil?
Or will I fight for what’s right and not restrain?

Will I stay unfrayed in the face of injustice
Will I struggle through the odds, will I make it?
Will this under dog crawl through the dark tunnels
Onto the greener pastures and the oasis?

Now I look back on my childhood, and I smile
not a happy one, and i say this wistful rhyme
I guess it all had depended on a factor, called time
and bad karma will ensue, for all crime

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