To Kill an Obsession

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{Sleep deprived}

That's either the hand of glory else a chicken foot impersonation.

That’s either the hand of glory else a chicken foot impersonation.

I haven’t slept in the past 24 hours now, not that I’m up to any good. I had utterly done nothing substantial and just called it a dull day. An episode or two of friends, and I was ready to sleep cause well I almost dozed off midway through eating my rice. I made my bed all comfy, closed the kitchen and soaked some beans to be cooked for today’s lunch. Tardy tasks I tell you and midway through shutting my tabs I receive a message from the T-rex regarding the different storylines attributed to the Joker and Batman. It spurred me a bit, as I kept enforcing him to watch else read ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ since he’s begun taking a deeper interest into comic books (Batman specifically) and well I believe if you’re getting into something, you might as well go deep into it (Don’t! Nasty). Continue reading

Baking with Moe

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{Started writing this with breakfast at 8 am, it’s going to be 12 am and I’m eating dinner!}

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The past weekend was more hectic than usual. I ended up walking more than 8 kms everyday, apart from it being a preference, I barely had a choice between the overcrowded trains (there’s no good way of describing them) and the traffic. The bustling people around me were proof that I wasn’t the only one with a bucket load of tasks. My friend who’s into a lot of dramas was hosting a bake-sale at her house on Saturday for which I was contributing to. It was quite funny when I picked up the ingredients, as she told me she had issues with her tart shells, and I picked one up that seemed good only to have it break off mid air. I couldn’t have gotten away with it since her mom was right there in front of me, thankfully they had enough shells. Secondly, didn’t know they actually had a recipe for cake pops, I mean I’d always just use trimmings from cakes and brownies. Bind them together and glaze it. Who knew you needed a recipe for that?!

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Something about Hamsters

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{Fair WARNING: I just ate a whole lot of bread pudding.}

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Isn’t ‘Pudding’ just an amusing word, like try saying it a few times before you eventually realize that you can’t stop, cause ‘Pudding’ is quite complex for an amusing word. Like are you pronouncing it right, ‘Pud-ding’, ‘POODing’, ‘PooDING’ or ‘PuDDin’. Think it’s the sweetest thing, though I’ve yet to come by someone to use the term in a reference to something other than pudding. Ofcouse there is Harley Quinn, and no one pulls off ‘Pudding’ better than her. Think I’ll name one of my future pets ‘Pudding’. Continue reading

A Squibs kitchen

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{Two weeks too late: I’ve been busy getting documents together for my visa, apart from sleeping}

First day into the baking spree and I did most of what was planned on the bake-it list. I began the day with a walk around my area gathering a few ingredients that the first make shift patron, the ‘Squib’ couldn’t gather herself, ingredients that were commonly within reach of my house. Although I was a bit baffled when she emphasized on getting the curd, which amongst every ingredient on the list, it wasn’t necessarily essential. Cue Bombay’s humidity, an absorbent tshirt and a weather notification on the phone signalling the use of sunscreen or an umbrella due to high UV rays, a bit bothersome even though I ignore it.

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The Bake-it list

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I spent the past two days planning the next two weeks. Don’t know how much I’ll get done, but till then everything looks splendid I must say. I’ve got a short break before I eventually kick start working again, so in that time I’ve decided to *drumroll* bake myself out of boredome. What? that was drumroll worthy. Hit a slight glitch with that though, I’m out of ingredients, say what? Yeah, I come back home from Hogwarts with a light wallet to find an empty pantry. Probably what Greek citizens felt like returning back home. Quite serious, isn’t it, though the T-rex (oddly funny friend) believes that it’s what the world is talking about, hence I should write about it. Tardy task, since I don’t really go deep into any political/economical drama in the real world. I had a tough time following ‘House of Cards’,  the technical talk always went over my head, as long as I understood the big picture, it was all fine. Thank Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey for their charisma, else I’d have bunked on the show on the first episode.

Cause I have pig dreams. They're oddly vibrant. #snapchat #art #colour #Instagram #instadaily #whp #whatnemodoes

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Not Uranus!

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No one seems to be looking up at the sky anymore. 

Jupiter and Venus are putting up a spectacular display. Even though it’s the monsoon, the sky still looks brilliant with its heavy clouds. Tonight post the rains, I was out buying milk for my morning breakfast, and up there in the sky, something strange stood out from the map of stars and planets I’m familiar with, violently beautiful. Two bright planets as it turns out, Jupiter and Venus, and apparently the show is still on for tomorrow for anyone who’s missed it. It’s never fails to amaze me the night sky that is, two years ago, the Geminid shower had me in the same wonder.  Continue reading

Love sticks, sweat drips

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I’m missing out on Florence and the Machine performing live at Glastonbury. 

Think future generations will question their history as much as we question ours, it took quite a while, but Gay marriage is finally legal in the United States. I don’t live in the States, nor do some of my gay friends, nor am I gay, nor are most of my friends or family, but we’re all still happy, overwhelmed with joy at the freedom. Albeit laughing quite a bit at majority of the nations who can’t see the silliness in not passing the same law. What’s the worst that could happen? (usually something bad happens, but considering the situation, I doubt unicorns and rainbows would be that bad.)

Think the dysfunctional song fits quite well.

Someone stole my birthday chocolate, not funny. One of my closest friends gifted it, and whilst I was saving up to eat it when everyone left for Hogsmeade, what do I find? Nothing! Who steals chocolate anymore? Having being robbed of the delight of eating that chocolate, I was particularly cross. The only delightful thought was that I’d be joining everyone in a few days. I’d finally be leaving Hogwarts, it wasn’t 7 years, but it surely felt like it. I was always let down by how almost everyone didn’t seem to enjoy the place, sort of like how it was always astonishing that Harry didn’t like doing Wizarding homework. I’d vote for the books to be based off Hermione, sure it’s a common saying that no one likes a ‘know-it-all’ but then I’d differ based off the love shown for BBC entertainment’s ‘Sherlock’ and The Big Bang Theory’s ‘Sheldon’.

Buying my own milkshake and chocolate is no fun, I usually let one of my  friends, a particularly close one treat me. Though I ended up treating my self this time around, this week felt quite repetitive, for instance I ended up filling the same visa application for the aforementioned friend, again. Imagine waking up to texts for help. I confronted a stalker, though quickly handled the situation, by which I talked to them in a comforting manner and didn’t tell them to swim with the fishes.  Think everyone has been in those shoes, where they’re just infatuated with somebody. You have, don’t lie. Don’t make it seem like it’s just me. I’ll tell you to go swim with the fishes. Not a fan of bullies, kept my friends from bullying, it’s just neanderthal. We’ve evolved past that stage. (Here I thought fish was the plural of fish, apparently if it’s a variety of species it’s fishes. #Educated!)

There’s a certain charm to writing on tables. Non whatsoever for bad photos.

Recently had the pleasure of watching (weeping) ‘Inside out’. Oddly empathized with sadness, just felt like dragging her along everywhere. ‘Spy’ had me falling off my seat and my sister sneezing the milkshake she was having out of her nose. The movie was hilarious, and what fun it was to spot Miranda Hart! I found both of them much more entertaining than Jurassic World, no offence to anyone who enjoyed it. I get that it’s a different genre, and a sequel as opposed to the other two, but it was filled with cliches and cheesy lines (something I’m fond of) and just didn’t seem to pull it off. It was between a comedy and a  PG monster chase film, though my good friend still defends it. I just wanted the annoying elder brother to die. Exciting that Leslie and Andy from Parks and Rec are ruling the box office.

 

P.S. – I’ve finally left hogwarts. More on that later, maybe. LOVE WINS.

 

Twiddling thumbs

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“We talked about everything, except the space between us” – Kevin Barry

Remember when Harry was left behind at Hogwarts in his third year whilst everyone in his class started making their way down to Hogsmeade. If you didn’t read the book, the movie does a good job of portraying it. Remember it yet? That sums up the position I’m in at the moment. Whilst my best friends leave, and travel together I’m stuck back here twiddling my thumbs.

This isn’t the first time that it’s happened, as someone pointed out, I have a certain nature of staying back and making sure everyone’s on board. That includes filling out important documents cause the aforementioned best friend has really bad handwriting, had a ton of stuff to do, and filling out vital documents without making a few mistakes is definitely not his thing. Sweet hugs and snapping bra straps definitely made it a whole lot easier, and the fact that it wasn’t really good bye. (Meeting them all again in a few days time, most of them…maybe)

She puts things into perspective. Which is why I love her, and her songs. Think the saddest theme for any sort of love, or just about anything nowadays is “forever and ever” them, which isn’t anything new. Focusing on the ‘now’ and the near future is quite alright. I understand how you can love someone now, and in that moment it feels like you could love them forever, however that’s never really the case. There are times where, as I love to say this, like a NASA mission to an Astronaut, give them SPACE! Space is required, small tiffs and big arguments, even a little brawling is required. Why take my word for it? One night of drinks (wherein I finished just about everyone’s drinks) ended with my advice saving three relationships, comforting the drunk, taking care of the sick one puking in the toilet bowl and then tucking him to sleep. The next day followed with the routine of gratitude, hugs, and the usual speeches of flattery. Then they go on to call me the child in the batch. Complete Morons.As usual, I don’t know. I’ll just go back to twiddling my thumbs.

P.S. – I was asked to write about what’s at the center of a black hole by a fairly thin friend. Think I did a pretty good job at it.

Three Little Pigs!

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In the middle of a debate with the roomie on how Abu Dhabi is way better than Dubai. 

One of the roomies outshone by my brilliant teeth!

One of the roomies outshone by my brilliant teeth!

A tad bit exhausted, I would do anything to get away from working on the final project. Three little pigs suggested I write about the following. Fair warning that you may not comprehend everything, but just go with the flow. Be cool about it. Continue reading

LIZARD!

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“Parallel lines have so much in common, it’s a shame that they’ll never meet” – something I came across worth sharing.

Not casting hexes.

Not casting hexes.

I wasn’t playing Sheldon’s ‘Rock, Paper, Scissor, Lizard, Spock‘ when I yelled ‘LIZARD!’.(Miss Liz Lemon) Found a lizard on my bed, don’t know what to make of it. Yelped, darted towards the door, hurt my leg and had my roomies laughing more than what was required. Not quite the way I wanted to start the day after skipping breakfast for a very disappointing lunch, due to a very comfy bed and the monsoons (it’s finally raining!). Continue reading