Thursday, July 30, 2009

7 Things about Twilight That You Didn’t Know

· A fan of Twilight is called a Twihard

· The concept of Twilight came to Stephanie Meyer in a dream.

· Stephanie had started writing a parallel book to the first book called Midnight Sun, telling the story from Edward's perspective. It was scrapped due to leakage of the chapters on the internet

· Stephanie Meyer wanted Henry Cavill to play Edward and Emily Browning to play Bella in the movie

· Stephanie Meyer had a cameo in the movie. In the scene of the Forks diner, she can be seen sitting with a laptop and ordering a sandwich.

· Restaurants in the town of Forks offer twilight theme based food. There is a 'Bella Burger' and Subway has a sandwich called 'Twilight Special'.

· There are tones of Twilight merchandise available including a Bella bracelet which she wears in the third book and a T-Shirt that reads 'Edward is a VILF'.

I hope all the Twihards enjoyed this post. I really couldn't think of any topic to write. I was reading an article related to Twilight and thought 'Why not write a post with some trivia about Twilight?'.

Honestly speaking, I think the first book was the best. The other books were very so so. I didn't even bother reading the fourth book cuz the book was huge and Stephanie just dragged the book on and on. I just waited for my roomie to finish the book and got a summary. It took her almost a month to finish the book and she was able to tell me the entire gist of the story in a matter of minutes.

PR would rather stare at a wall than read a book. I told him the story of the remaining three books, which he did not ask for, but was forced to listen. He was like 'OMG! She could have so finished the story in one book. What a waste of time, energy and paper?' He so hates Stephanie Meyer cuz of her now he has sit through 3 more movies of Twilight and he thinks he would not last through till the end.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Mocha Mojo – A Customer Review

To give competition to the existing coffee shops in Indira Nagar, Adyar (Coffee Day, Java Green), Mocha Mojo has turned up. Their location is very central and perfect.
The interiors of the place has been designed in a very funky manner. Thankfully there are no toilet and bedroom themed seating like the one in the Nungambakkam branch. I personally thought the Mocha in Nungambakkam was very tacky and harem like. Mocha Mojo in Adyar has been tastefully designed. They have gone for a very 70’s retro look, from the menu cards to the music they play. They have a non- smoking (downstairs) and smoking (upstairs) section thankfully. They serve hookah also.
Let’s come to the interesting bit – food. They serve salads, bagels, sandwiches, pasta, maggi noodles.. They serve maggi noodles with different sauces – Cheese & Garlic, BBQ, Tibetan and so on. I tried the Cheese & Garlic maggi noodle and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is very bland and creamy.In one word - Continental. So if you are looking for something spicy I would suggest you go for the BBQ or the Tibetan red curry ( I think, don’t exactly remember the name). PR had tried a pasta with chicken and mushroom. They served the dish in the pan that they actually made it. It was like, we can’t be bothered serving it to you in a nice fancy plate. Eat it off the pan. I got my noodles in a nice bowl. PR found the cutlery very funny. His definition of them were cartoon forks and knives.

They have a variety of beverages – coffee, tea, low fat drinks, smoothies, milkshakes. They have these unique shakes where they make them with chocolates such as After Eight, Ferrero Rocher, Kit Kat and so on. Personally I love their Ice Tea. It is so worth the money. They give it literally in a 1ltr bottle. That’s me drinking Lemon Ice Tea in the pic. :)
The desserts are the best things about Mocha. I go to mocha just to have desserts. My personal favorite is the Chocolate Avalanche. They have a Senior and Junior of the same. PR and myself cannot even finish Chocolate Avalanche Jr by ourselves. This is a chocolate lover’s paradise. It has got dark chocolate, white chocolate, chocolate ice cream, chocolate balls, chocolate syrup and chocolate cake. Basically tones of chocolate in different forms.
The prices are quite steep. An average meal for two would be around 700 Rs and above. It is not a regular hangout place. Coming to Mocha Mojo is an experience. For pocket friendly experience, just walk a few meters down the road to either Java Green or Coffee day.
One thing that caught my interest was the way they served water. They give water in a bottle with mint leaves. The water has a very slight minty taste to it. I found that so unique and also their cartoon cutlery. So next time when you drop in mocha don’t forget to check it out.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

17 Again

I initially wanted to watch this movie becuz Mathew Perry was acting in it. I thought Zach Efron was so not cool and too girly according to me. I have not even watched the High School Musical series. I saw the promos and thought it was too kiddish.

So I started watching the movie with these preconceived notions about Zach. I actually liked the movie. Mathew as usual was superb but I was kinda surprised that he agreed to do this movie since he had just a couple of minutes in the movie.

Zach Efron has played his role really well. He got hit, slapped and got his balls whacked in this movie. :P The part where his daughther wants to make out with him was quite funny. For people who have not watched this movie, the previous sentence is gona sound so weird. It was quite funny...
Zach actually is cute. I really wish he could just get his hair cut.

I think Robert Pattinson looks way better with floppy hair than Zach.
Sigh!! Robert Pattinson. What an eye candy!! Yum!! Oopsie.. Getting side tracked...

While wathcing this movie I kind of realised that I have grown up and am no longer a teen. The people I had a crush on when i was a teen have also become old (Mathew Sigh!! ) I so wish I could become a teen. The teen infactuation and crushes were so much of fun.
I mean at heart, I still feel I am a 13 year old. PR thinks at times I behave like a 7 year old. :P

All in all the movie is quite a funny one. Its definitely an afternoon watch with girl friends.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Meet Bread!!

I would like all of you to meet Bread, the so called watchdog of our apartment. :P
Those of you who have met him know that he is so not. He is the most cutest and the most adorable thing in our building. I think i come next after him in that list.

The so called called owners of Bread, the 2nd floor ppl got him as a pup and named him Bread. Why Bread?? God only knows. I guess they were hungry when they named him. I have no idea what his breed is but have a strong suspicion that he's a stray.
He's a spoiled brat. I mean 90% of the population in our building are women and he's the most sought after male here. He lives a king's life. He lazes around the entire day and acts all cute when one of us turn up to play with him.
Except for PR. PR's legs were Bread's humping machine. Bread used to stretch and get ready when PR turned up and go at it on his legs like crazy. PR is so gona hate me for writing this.
PR was saved after a few months cuz they finally got Bread neutured.
Its been almost a year since Bread has arrived. He's so become part of my life. He's the only living thing i know who is so excited to see me every single day. He has learned a few tricks too. He gives shake hand(in his case, Shake Paw), sits and plays dead. I think his best trick is to play dead the. Oh!! he sniffs crotches too quite well. Ask PR, i think his Ahem!! is Bread's favourite.
I'm a dog lover, thankfully, so is PR. I mean we wud be driving around and if he see a cute dog, we would stop the car to go pet the dog. We are so definitley getting a dog once we get married. :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Case of Monday Blues with a Side Order of LOOSERS

We all go through our case of Monday Blues… Have a superb weekend and then dread coming to work. If you don’t like the work, then it just becomes even worse..
Currently I absolutely have no work assigned to me. I have to literally search for work or sit and twiddle my thumbs till someone gives me work. So you can figure out why I’m writing this post. :P
Add to this misery is my peeping team mate. Her eyes are like forever on my screen like right now. STOP LOOKING AT MY SCREEN YOU WEIRDO!!! I really wish she sees this and gets the hint. Unfortunately she’s so dumb that even this wouldn’t get her the idea. Every time I type something, she’ll immediately turn her head to see my screen.
I changed the position of my screen so that she can’t see it directly, now she just stretches her neck and peers in. She listens in all my conversations. I can’t talk to PR privately without her listening and asking me questions later regarding the conversation. WTF!!
PR thinks I’m too chicken to confront her and tell her to literally %$@* off. Sometimes I actually find her amusing. The amount of energy she puts in to listen and peer in to my life. She desperately wants to be my BFF, which is so not gona happen. I don’t know how I meet characters like these.
Earlier I had another lady who would want to talk to me but her eyes would be on my monitor. I used to do Windows+D, so she started looking into my taskbar to see what all documents or websites that I have opened. Thankfully God finally heard my prayers and she moved off to another floor.
I feel so violated cuz I can’t even open a document or read anything without people peering in and giving me their opinion which I so did not ask for.
PR has joined a new company and today was his first day at work. They gave him half day off. He wants me to get out of the office and meet him. It’s so annoying that I can’t cuz I need something called a Salary coming in every month which will not happen if I’m not in office. :(
Life’s not fair. Boo Hoo… I have this annoying habit of telling my friends on a Monday morning that there are four more days for weekend. They would be like, Soniaaaaaa The week has just started and you are already wishing for the weekend. :(
I really need a break from work and just sit at home and get soooooo bored that I’m desperate to get back to work. I guess for that to happen I need at least a month. Can anyone please recommend this to my boss?? Pleeeeeeeease………….

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Proposal

I sometimes don’t understand how some guys think. It is so weird. I had this guy at work who proposed (literally) through instant messenger. It was to surreal to be true. It took me some time to digest what I was reading. So our chat conversation goes something like this.
Dude: Hi Sonia
Me: Hi
Dude: I like to meet you. I need to talk to you. It’s important. I think it would be better if we meet at Coffee day. Just let me know when shall we meet. Please don’t hesitate.
Me: may i know the reason please?
Dude: it’s something personal which I can’t just say in jabber. I think it will not be fair if I talk about that in communicator.
Me: see I'm not comfortable meeting you in coffee day.
Dude: ok its ur choice
Me: it would be better you tell me what the reason is
Me: now on communicator
Dude: Okay its an proposal
Me: proposal about what?
Dude: Okay I will come to point directly
Dude: But dont be tensed. be relaxed. Its upto u decide. I will not compel u in any manner.
Dude: I love you ( Right!! Fat Chance buddy!!)
Dude: I would like to marry you (What??)
Dude: Will you marry me ? (WTF!!!!!)
Me: well i guess you didnt know then. I'm engaged and will be getting married next year. ( You Loser!!)
Dude: Ok then its fine.
Dude: I didnt know much about u. (WTF!! But he’s in love with me and wants to marry me!!! ) Dude: and ur personal information
Dude: I am sorry
Dude: carry on bye

I found it so funny. I was on the floor laughing. I couldn’t believe what I was reading. He’s in love with me and wants to marry me. I have barely spoken to this guy. I have to give him points for his guts but this is like really stupid.
I guess people think that what happens in movies does really happen in real life. A sore loser of a guy falls in love with a very successful, beautiful (this does not apply to me :P) girl, pursues her and eventually makes her fall in love with him and gets married to her. Some people are so delusional.
I send this across to PR and he found it incredibly funny especially the so ‘matter-of-fact’ in the proposal. He was jealous of me cuz no one had ever proposed to him so romantically and with so much of affection. What we both found so strange was that this guy wants to marry me yet he hardly knows me. Where’s the logic?
My friends found it so funny and was asking me for a treat cuz I had become part of the world’s shortest love story. ‘I Love you’ ‘Will You marry me? ‘ ‘Ok then, leave it’ The End.
They would call me up on my extension and just burst out into laughter cuz they were thinking about it. They were like, we’ll be telling this story to our children, grand children and so on.

I would like to end this post with PR’s words ‘What a cartoon!!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Twilight… Edward Cullen…

I was a late bloomer to the entire Twilight saga frenzy. I happened to watch the ‘MTV Movie Awards’ on VH1 where this movie happened to win ‘Best fight’, ‘Best Actor’, ‘Best Kiss’ and so on. The hormone crazed teenage girls were screaming their head off.
I happened to mention Twilight to my roommate and she’s like ‘You haven’t read the books. They are really nice.’ I was determined to read the books. I went to the library and my librarian was like the book is in waiting list, lot of people want to read the book. I was persistent and went back the next day. He takes out the book from under the counter, removes the bookmark and gives the book. He was reading the book.!!! WTF!!
To my surprise, I enjoyed the book. While I was reading, I asked my fiancĂ©, Prithvi, from now on known as PR, to download the movie. I was in love with Edward. Sigh!! I finally watched the movie, though it didn’t live up to the book, it was good. Robert Pattinson was perfect for the role of Edward.
I was telling PR the gist of twilight and he was like ‘Only women can ever come up with a story which has vampires, werewolves and romance’. According to PR the epitome of a vampire movie is ‘Blade’. A real vampire movie should be like Blade not some sappy love story.
I forced PR to watch the movie. He found the movie so stupid. He was like ‘Why can’t Edward have Bella for lunch or make her immortal and have her forever?’ He had another long list of stuff to say about Edward – the floppy hair, broken nose and so on and so forth. I shut him up cuz I dint want him to taint Edward in anyway.
My teenage sister had seen the movie and is really gaga about it. She was nearly hyperventilating when she came to know that the second movie is coming out. I had to get her all the books. She would read the book and in between would keep saying ‘I am so in love with Edward!!’ Her friends have booked the books after she finishes with them.
I really wouldn’t mind Edward Cullen having me as a meal. I mean the way Stephanie Meyer describes Edward as this god like thingy, my imagination ran wild. I was nearly drooling.
The soundtrack of the movie is really nice. I have ‘Supermassive black hole’ as my ringtone.
I personally feel every teen girl would go gaga over the books and movie. I’m anxiously waiting for ‘Twilight: New Moon’ to come out. PR is so not looking forward to it.