** It never takes me exactly two minutes to cook a packet of Maggi noodles. Yes, they are quick to cook, but they always take me more number of minutes to cook than two. The same with you?
** Well-made chaats never fail to perk me up, whatever be the time of day. Especially if they are home-made. And making paani poori at home for the family cheers me up like nothing else.
** I am so craving for a white kundan neckpiece and earrings, but don’t know where I can buy them in Bangalore without shelling out a bomb. The ones that I have seen cost something like Rs. 5000-6000, which I am so not prepared to pay at the moment. The ones that cost lesser than that are so hopeless in quality, I don’t feel like buying them. Please do let me know if you have any suggestions, will you?
** Remember I told you guys about trying to read e-books? Well, I am hating the experience. I am not at all cut out for e-books. They are such a pain to read, both physically and mentally. Gah!
** I am dying to try baking some bread at home. I have tried to do so a couple of times before, but have had pathetically bad experiences with the yeast. I have picked up a new brand of yeast now, and can’t wait to see how I fare with it.
** I want to make chocolate cake at home, too. I have never tried baking it before. Any recipes that you suggest? Simple ones, please!
** I am craving for a vacation – a holiday where we are far, far, far away from any semblance of our routine lives, where we just eat, sleep, watch TV, read, write and talk. Somewhere where there is a beach would be just perfect.
** It is Navratri, and I am missing the festive fervour in Ahmedabad like crazy. Listening to these garbas only intensifies the dull ache in my heart.
** I am reading Goodbye, Jimmy Choo by Annie Sanders at the moment. A girl needs chick-lit once in a while, you know? Good timepass so far, I would say.
** I am also reading Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast, and not liking it particularly. Sad.
** Why do people use the word ‘kool’, I wonder. It takes up just as much space as ‘cool’. Right? Okay, probably I need to get my head examined.
** A monkey has fallen in love with my kitchen, apparently. He/she enters the said room at random, at odd times during the day, and sneaks off things as the mood strikes. So far, several packets of bread, cakes, bananas, dates (that were specially brought from Dubai for the OH by a friend of his), and apples have been stolen. Nothing seems to keep him/her away, except keeping all the balcony doors and windows closed all day (and night) long. And that suffocates me to near-death. Hmpfh!
** The OH and I watched The Lunchbox the other day, and didn’t like it much. I know it has been touted as brilliant, that most people who have watched the movie have liked it, and that it is probably sacrilege to say that we didn’t like it, but we didn’t.
** Have you watched The Red Balloon? I beg you to watch it, if you haven’t already. It is sheer joy captured in frames, such a pleasure to watch!
** I want to go Durga Pooja pandal hopping. I so want to, but there seems to be an endless list of things occupying our time every single day of the week that there is thin chance of doing so.
** I am all in the mood for decking myself up with saree and jewellery and flowers and nail polish and what not, thanks to the festive season. I guess I will go ahead and just do it.
** I write so many posts in my head all day long, but fail miserably to do the same on the blog. Words fail me miserably when I try to write a proper post. All I’ve been managing of late are book reviews, travelogues and randomness. Sigh!