Saturday, December 30, 2006

Make those Bodies Sing!

I bought bananas for $2 a kilo a few days ago!!!! HOW GOOD IS THAT??? It was on sale at Woolies and they were sooooo good!

Now, I don't really like bananas - I don't hate them (I know some people who REALLY HATE bananas - I just don't really like them, a bit like the difference between the English Cricket team and the Australian Cricket team - bananas being like the English Cricket to me rather than the Australian cricket team...). However, when I saw that they were only $2 a kilo, I HAD TO buy them! I haven't seen them for that price in what seems like forever!

Anyways, after I bought the bananas, I had one. I ate it and I thought, "You know...this isn't so bad!". Then I ate another one...

I didn't realise how much I had actually missed a fruit that I didn't particularly like in the first place!

Now I mis my mum and grandma's cooking. I made "pongal" today. I think I used the wrong paruppu or something.. it tasted fine but didn't taste quite "right". Anyways, Srini said to me, "Thank God we only have to do this for another two weeks!". I said, "Yeah, for you! I have to live with this for the rest of my life!".

Why doesn't my food taste like my mum or grandma's food???

Anyways! The Bananas were great! :D

Ba naa naaa naaa Ba naa naaa... Maaakkeee thoose Bodiieeess Sing! Haven't seen that ad in a while - I wonder why!

Monday, December 25, 2006



And for Sydney-siders - Who would like to start a club with me, where we place bets on the weather for the day???? How crazy is it???

Keep smiling everyone!!!!


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Something I read Today...

"I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve." - Swami Vivekananda

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Bye 2006???

Somehow it doesn't seem right to say Bye-bye to 2006 yet. I wanted to write a summary of this year, but I feel like there is still quite a big chapter of 2006 left, and so I am going to leave it for another week or two!

A month from today, I will be in Chennai! I really can't get over that! A month after that, I will be getting ready to fly back to Sydney...

How am I feeling? I don't really know how to describe it. I go through a roller coaster each day. I feel like I am emotionally unstable now (even more so than usual!). I shift from "manic" to "depressive" in less than a second! That is worrying!

I am sure what I am feeling is not that different to what most people would feel in my situation. I think it is "The Great Unknown" that makes this period in my life so very terrifying and so exciting all at once! I know I will look back on these days and actually appreciate and cherish each day for exactly what they are - a bundle of contradictions and time of great mystery.

I watched "Vivaah" yesterday - it was sickly sweet; enough to make one puke! I enjoyed it none the less. I sobbed all the way through the second half - can't remember the last time I cried that much during a movie!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Love and Marriage

I was at a really beautiful wedding yesterday. Gladys and Trent - CONGRATS! It was so lovely to see them both get married. There was a lot of love and understanding there...

It reminded me of something I was thinking about a few days ago. You know you really love someone when you are no longer able to hate them. It doesn't matter what they do, you continue to love them and accept them the way they are. When you reach that point with someone, you are at a stage in life when your true potential and vulnerabilities begin to reveal themselves. You see the real you and it suprises you.

I think one of the differences between a successful arranged marriage and a successful non-arranged marriage is this; in a non-arranged union, you realise you cannot live without someone and so get married to them, while in a successful arranged marriage, you are already married to them, so you learn to love them for what they are. I think both marriages are equally beautiful in their own way.

Anyways, I had a lovely time at the wedding - Gladys and Trent, once again, you both looked gorgeous and Thankyou for a beautiful ceremony and reception!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Top Stories

I don't often watch the news - I read the paper when I get the chance, and I am one of those people who think that if something important happens, then I am bound to hear of it through some other source!

I watched quite a bit of news today. Let me summarise for you...

1. "Female Politicians need to dress better". It seems that Gillard has been criticised for not dressing "well". Hmmm... I think that bit of news was more of an "interest" piece than REAL news! I guess looks do go a long way though - we don't want it to, but they do!

2. "Hanson to make a return". Another story on Pauline Hanson. She must have been the "humour" story of the day! This morning on "Sunrise", she kept talking about setting "stricter immigration laws", without really stating how these laws will be made "stricter". I am not too sure about her. Sometimes she makes me angry and other times I feel sorry for her.

3. "Therapeutic Stem-Cell Research - bill is passed." It was passed despite both the parties uniting in saying "No". I think greater awareness about Therapeutic Cloning is the main reason for this "success". I have more to say on this, but I might hold those thoughts till I can compose them with more than just mere opinion.

4. "Olympian Gold Medalist Kevin Berry dies". To be honest, I don't know who he is. However, I heard a little story about him on the news which I thought gave some insight into the sort of person he was. Apparently, when he was 15, he and 3 other Olympic Swimmers went to meet the Pope. The Pope said to him, "Son, I can only fish souls out of the water - I can't swim." He replied, "Well! Come to Australia and I'll teach you how!". :)

Really that seems to be it! Much of the news at the moment is about the upcoming election. I am still not sure as to who I am going to vote for, but this year I have a few different things that I am looking out for...