Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Pehli Baar...lalalalalaaaa

So, this song is stuck in my head.

Its from Dil Dhadakne Do. It has an awesome beat and cool lyrics. What really gets to me about it is,  how can they have the word "tabaahi " in a nice girl-guy upbeat song! . "Laga ki tumse milna tha tabaahi"..Really cool use of the word

Pehli baar tumko maine jab dekha tha
Pehli baar tumko maine jab dekha tha

Sun lo yaar ki maine kya socha tha
Laga ki tumse milna tha tabaahi
Iss dil ko hi samjhaane maine kahaa
Iss raste na jaana kabhi raahi

Yeh tere liye hai hi nahi

Dil mera, bol uthaaaaaa, hone do ab job bhi ho,

Darna kyaaaa, bhala bhuraaaaaaa.....

Such a feel good song!  The foot automatically starts tapping to this song. And neck too.

Picturised on the right people.. with total energy!

Good start to the day.

Monday, July 13, 2015

More seriously stupid words

I have put in many posts on words that have come into everyone's vocabulary that I do not like. Not like is a very mild term.

Classic one is "My Bad".. what the heck is that! How can it be "my bad".. my bad what!!!! Even worse is "Ma bad". We are so not rappers.

There is one more word that I hear so much now. Peeps.

It sounds so stupid. Why cant we say people. Peeps is 5 letters and People is 6 letters! Come on. It sounds like poop.

The funny part is, it is not even only the young ones who do this!! Extremely Annoying.

And what is with hashtagging everything!!!

Poor Hashtag used to be used only during conference calls OR to denote a number. Now it is used for everything every single person wants to say!!!

The worst thing is I picked up a book from a library for my 3 year old. It is a series about a bear family (parents and cubs). They are shown in various scenarios - with new neighbours, going to a doc etc. Each storyhas a moral attached to it. The little one really likes it.

 I was astonished at the English used. Is there a word called Grumped, derived from grumpy??. First time I am hearing of it. I hope, all she picks up from these books are the morals and NOT the English!

The decay of English Language. Terrible times!!


Friday, July 3, 2015

Solo travel

This topic of solo travel has been making its presence felt in my life. It flows and ebbs as per my moods.

This concept did not exist for me till the last 4-5 yrs. I was happy traveling with people and never occurred to me that I should go anywhere alone.

A few years ago, I was frustrated with work. I used to crib and whine and cry and was the most temperamental person you could meet then. I desperately needed a break. We tried to travel. both of us together but it just couldn't happen. Either I was tied up or he was tied up. Finally he told me.. why don't you go on your own. I must say, I was enthralled with the idea. But finally I could not bring myself to travel alone. My big fear - how will I go to the restaurant and eat on my own!!!! It will be so pathetic. LOL

I almost booked it and backed off.

Then my daughter happened. An for you moms out there, you know what I am saying, when I say I was the most frustrated. I don't know why, people only spoke babies to me. I did not have a life beyond the child. Even when I joined work, I used to work from home. There was no conversation in the house that did not begin with "baby". People constantly advising, fretting, asking, worrying .. I was forever in an annoyed state. That was the second time I thought about solo travel. But again, could not bring myself upto it.

I have travelled alone many times for work but never for leisure. I always wonder how would it be. Will I really enjoy that kind of a vacation. I read about so many people backpacking and just going off somewhere, fulfilling their travel fantasies and I am always envious. But can I do it?

I have never even watched a movie alone. I have had food outside alone and felt awkward. And therefore, I am always with a book. Now of course there is the trusted phone. I have done small walks on my own in different cities to while away time.. browsing books, clothes, doing timepass till that someone keeps the appointment. I cannot for the life of me, imagine what I will do if I travel alone. But it is always there in the back of my mind.

My big fears : exploring on my own. Who the hell do I share it with? That moment, when you see something wonderful and immediately turn around to tell the person with you. And the disappointment of there being no one. The weird strangers. Getting lost in a new place. Making new friends. Sitting alone sipping coffee and wondering what should one do next.

But it is definitely on my things to do.. if I ever get around to doing it. I want to experience it. The heady rush.