Wednesday, April 30, 2008

greetings from chennai

reached here early this morning... at about 5.30am.

my aunty told me to sleep for a while.. but i didnt want to... so, brushed my teeth, had bath, had breakfast, played some games with my cousins for a while, n then i went n slept at about 11.30am... thinking that i'll wake up at about 2pm for lunch.... but slept through till 5pm!!

my cousins n aunt had a though time trying to wake me up it seems! my cousins wanted to have lunch with me... so, they tried waking me up... but i didnt even stir ...

at 5pm.. my aunty came to d room and finally managed to get me out of bed...

had lunch at 5.30pm! i wonder if i'm gonna sleep tonite... :S

Monday, April 28, 2008

beautiful morning

nice weather to start off with today.... walking was pleasant too... but got a bit tired cos walked longer than d day before

anyway, hope d weather stays nice through out d day


Sunday, April 27, 2008

Little Italy

missed church this morning.. :( cos i only woke up at almost 1pm!!!!!!

went out for lunch today.. shalini's treat. she took us to a place called Little Italy.. supposedly famous for Italian n Mexican food... great food, great ambiance, at great prices! :D

am gonna let my pics do d talking today

She's one super poser!

She insisted on me taking another pic of her cos she knew i'd blog about it

Shalini n Charu

Me n Kavya

Don't worry.. thats d last pic of me n Kavya.. we had to take a few cos Kavya wasnt ready for d previous ones

My Golden Scream

Not all that great... it was Orange juice, with fresh milk and chocolate flakes/powder.
i actually wanted to try cocktail... but ended up with mocktail instead

Kavya's Pizza. i dont remember wat it was called.. but it had vodka in it

Shalini's Veg Lasagna

My spicy Spaghetii... it wasnt spicy.. but it was nice

Charu's cheese lasagna

We were sitting outside for lunch n then moved in for dessert cos it was getting too hot outside

Caught in d action

Didnt i tell u she was a super poser! hahaha
Charu's photographic skills

Gelato Chocolate and peach wine apricot

Chocolate Bomb

It tasted like friend Ice cream... i think they did fry it....

This pic was taken to find an excuse to take d pic below

my friend found that old American attractive!
P.S:pic not courtesy of me

need i even explain this pic?! ;)

four of us

Shalini-our sponsorer!!! thank u shalini!!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

stories of an eventful day

u know, my final exams got over on tuesday, n ever since then i still havent slept properly!! :S day in day out there's so much to do.. always going out, or things to settle. everyday i sleep at about 2am or later n wake up before 7am( i'll tell u about it in another blog)

last nite slept at 2, n got up at 6.30am today... to go for WALKING!!! this morning was d 1st day of our official walking days.. n we were all late for it... :P had to force ourselves to walk u for d sake of exercise. *sigh*

went to a place called Ulsoor Lake for walking...not all that great a place... but its one of d places ppl around here go for walks early in d morning. most of them were walking out when we were walking in!

it had this Bali look alike scenery..but not exactly like that la.

i went with this three junglee characters. we were practically making a fool out of ourselves when we 1st entered. watever we see a guy or a lady doing in front of us, we did d same too.. n that was obvious enough to make everyone realize that we were imitating n laughing at them!

it took us a long time to get used to d walking fast thingy... n then we eventually did walk for about half an hour. n then we were trying to do some stretching (by looking at other ppl around us..heheh)

gulped down a whole large tender coconut all on my own ( when i didnt want it at all )

she got a small one just rite for her.. hahha

when we walked out.. we decided that tomorrow's a holiday for walking! i wonder how badly my untrained-unexercised-lazy body is gonna react tomorrow :S

on our way back home.. my friend's cap flew off her head cos she didnt wear it properly... so, we stopped immediately to go n get it. at d same time, there was an auto that stopped rite next to d cap, n there was another bike behind that auto... both d auto driver and d biker rider were trying to pick up d cap... from where we were.. it looked as if they were both trying to steal d cap n run away!

but wat actually happened was, d auto driver stopped to pick up d cap for us, but because he put sudden break, d bike crashed into him from the back, n d rider lost her balance n fell sideways... even when she was trying to get up, while holding her bike.. she was still trying to pick up d cap! hahhahha.. it was a sight! but it was so sweet of that girl

Late in d morning, i had to go to a government office n get my photocopied passport attested and approved or some nonsense like that. u wanna know wat lazy-idiotic-so called lawyers do in normal days.... they look at ppl's faces and judge them if they r local or not, n then charge them accordingly!

thos idiots saw my passport n started calculating USD. he said it'll cost me some 100bucks for each page ( i had 4 copies of 3 pages each ). when we started arguing, he came down to 100bucks per copy. eventually he passed it on to another jerk n that fellow askd for some more money... it took us about 10 to 15 minutes to get rid of these guys n take my photocopied papers from them! thank God i didnt hand over my original passport to them!!

we just walked away saying that we know ppl inside n we can get it done without having to pay anything, n one of those idiots actually told us sarcastically that we wont get our work done without them!

this guy got everything done for us for 50 bucks

while waiting for him, we ended up taking pics of ourselves

n also d fools who tried to cheat us. if we were stopped n questioned, we were planning to tell them that we were journalism students working for d press and were taking pics for our report about bribery ! hehehe

but those fellows didnt have d guts to stop us, nor question us. u should have seen d look on each of those idiots faces! CLASSIC!! hahahha... they knew we were taking pics, n they were trying to cover their faces or walk away! hahahhaha LOL

we had a good laugh on d way back. serves them rite!! hahhaha


from d court we went for a tamil movie in d afternoon, called "Santhosh Subramaniam". it was a nice movie. happy-go-lucky kind of a movie. it was a love story... not d sad one but d bubbly kinds.


then came back home, had bath, changed n went out to "Cake Walk".... for cake obviously la... it was my treat. four of us went in 2 bikes.

d journey itself was troublesome... because of all d traffic n pollution... so, initially when we got d cakes that we wanted.. we started eating quietly... all of us werent really in a chirpy mood but we were enjoying our food.

we ordered mango cheese cake, choco rum cake, chocolate fudge, and chocolate dessert i think.. i dont remember wat its called.

d actual fun started only after we finished d cakes. shalini came up with d idea of playing truth or dare.. so we played that... using a cup instead of a bottle.. cos we didnt have any bottles around to spin.

1st was kavya's turn.. she chose truth, n her question was who was her dream date.. she was thinking n thinking for so long n finally came up with d character which we saw in d movie that afternoon.

next was me.. i chose dare.. cos truth was kindda boring... shalini gave me my dare.. thinking that i wont do it.. little does she know about me! hahahha. my dare was to walk up to d road, stop any vehicle ( a car, or bike..n only male drivers or riders ), ask them for a lift n then say no thank u n way away when they've agreed.

i was game for it... i happily walked to d main road n waited for my victim to come along. d others followed me to see if i'm really doing it or not.. d only problem was that that road was under major construction n so there werent many ppl passing by that area... n even if there were any vehicles... it wasnt convenient for them to stop.. so no one stopped for almost 5 minutes i think.

but i managed to stop one guy on a bike.. i went up to him n asked him for lift till d corner.. he took one good look at me, turned around to look behind him n immediately said "ok, np". n i was like.. y did he agree so soon? wat am i supposed to do now?! so i just told him that it was ok n i have to wait for a friend.. he insisted a few times after that.. but eventually went cos i walked away....

when i went back to d restaurant.. my friends were very impressed! shalini hailed me, kavya was very surprised, charu was shocked to d core! hahaha... n it seems charu was hiding behind a tree so that no one sees her. it was dark in d 1st place.. n i was d one doing d dare.. not her... its not like that guy was gonna kidnap her if i dont sit on his bike! LOL

anyway, after me was charu.. who chose truth.. n her question was "how/when was her 1st kiss".. n i dont really remember wat she said...she never really answered it anyways

shalini's was d last one... i knew she would choose dare cos she's usually game for anything.. n i already had a dare for her in mind! i dared her to walk up to d guys working behind d counter n ask them for a free 'oreos cheese cake'! hahaha... Shalini was zapped in d beginning. she tried justifying by saying that they wont give anything for free n that sort of stuff. but her dare was just to ask them.. it doesnt matter if they dont give... if they give .. then it's a bonus for us! LOL...

so, she walked inside n i followed rite behind her... she asked d 1st guy who was free. she asked him if he could give her a free oeros cheese cake. n that guy was like 'eerr... which one?' n he was staring at all d cakes to figure out which one shalini was asking for.. n then when he looked up.. he saw me giving my mischievous smile n laughing uncontrollably.. n he knew something was wrong n he didnt hear it rite d 1st time. so he asked her shalini wat she wanted n shalini bluntly asked if she could have a free cake n this guy was like "no.... :S" hahahha!! he was so blur! shalini just said 'ok thank u' n then we practically got all our stuff n walked off from that place!! LOL!

on d way back.. charu asw us having fun doing d dare so she agreed that she would do a dare... she chose d perfect timing to tell us that! we were waiting on d road at a traffic light... so shalini told her to get down from her bike n do a somersault twice on d road!! hahahha

no.. charu didnt do that... i modified it a little bit... i dared her to stop her bike at d next traffic light n run around d car in front of us twice while singing loudly... but she cheated at d 1st traffic light.. she only did half a round n she didnt sing.... so she had to do it again at d next traffic light... n her dare got modified even more! hahha... she had to to take off her helmet while running around d car n shout at d driver n then come back to her bike!

she did it this time... but not exactly as her dare was... but still almost there.. everyone else around us were staring at us! hahhahha... that poor lady driver must have been petrified! hahahha

today was fun... very very tiring from morning... but turned out fun towards d end...

its 2.20am now.. i got to wake up early again tomorrow to go to church! there goes another day of beauty sleep =(

Thursday, April 24, 2008

exams over.. bored.. but busy

d day i had my last paper.. i was so dead tired! i was walking around like a zombie and practically floating about since morning cos i hadnt eaten anything properly since d day before, n i hardly slept. i thought i was gonna faint on d road while getting to college, n i wont be able to write my exam n all that crap was running in my mind.. cos i wasnt feeling well at all that day.

but as soon as d exam was over.. i was just waiting to get back home n sleep... hanged around in college for sometime.. n then got back home n went online. i only wanted to check important mails and post a very short blog.... but no! i stayed online d whole afternoon, stopped for about 15 minutes cos i had to have my bath n have a drink n that stuff, n then was online till dinner time, stopped for dinner, n then online again till nite! till my friend gave me missed calls like a zillion times! n then i had to get off d net, cos she wanted to use d net

so, thank God for her, i finally switched off my comp n went to sleep at 9.30pm... but woke up at 4am!!!!! y on earth would i wanna wake up at 4am after my exams were all over!!?? i just got used to all d tension n d waking up at 4am everyday to study thing.... even while i was sleeping, i had nitemares thinking that i was sleeping too much while i;m supposed to be studying.... i was wide awake at 4am n couldnt go back to sleep.. didnt even know wat to do at 4am d day after d exams! :S so, was walking about in my room for somtime, trying to figure out wat to do... n finally fell asleep at about 5.30am while listening to songs.. n then woke up at 9.30am.

i'd like to say that i slept for 12 hours... but i didnt! :P

n i've been busy since yesterday trying to sort out all my things n pack them up n send it home to malaysia by cargo/shipping. 3 years in India, n my things have accumulated n multiplied so much as if i've been here forever!!!

i checked out some companies who provide packing and shipping services and mailed them. one fellow got back to me d next morning giving me a quotation of RM2k for my clothes and books and accessories! n i was like 'yea rite!'

another guy called me up a few times to ask me for d exact details n promised to call back by evening.. but never got back to me till today.

in d evening yesterday, i called up d guy who quoted me for RM2k,to ask him for more details... when i asked him if he could give me some discount ... he laughed at me!!!!! wat nerve he has ! i'm d one who's paying! not him!! how dare he laugh at me like that. like i'm ever gonna give him any business after wat he did!!

tried to sort out some of my books and notes yesterday... could have finished it within 2 hours but it took me ages!! cos i was taking pics of my records and diagrams.... hahahha.....

initially i wante to keep some of my records.. wanted to pack it up n take it back home... but since d shipping thing was costing me too much.. i knew i'd get it from my mum big time if i brought back worthless books!

so, i ended up taking hundreds of pics of most of d diagrams which i had to draw throughout d 3 years...

will put it up soon.... am gonna log off n get some sleep now.. today's been a tiring day ( which i'll blog about tomrorow )... n i've got a migrain now cos of d weather n d packing n all that nonsense! :( n my room's worse than anything i or u can ever imagine of!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

i'm done...

Finally.. all my exams r over!!

yup.. i just finished my absolutely last exam of d semester...!!!

this morning when i was studying for my last zoology paper.. i was reading through d diseases and symptoms, causes and treatment n all those stuff... n i realized that i have angina pectoris, which is d symptoms of heart attack!!!!!! i'm in my early 20s n i already have symptoms of heart attack!! this is wat Indian education does to a used-to-be-health-chubby-prosperous-happy-girl! *sigh*

anyway, just dropped by to let u all know that i'm a free bird from today onwards..

am gonna get some well deserved-much needed sleep....!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

went out to study again

we had a half an hour long discussion on where to go n study today... it's as if we made it a point to go out to study. it did help d other day, n d air con was perfect for d weather.

so we finally decided to go to Sigma Mall. its a shopping complex somewhere near by. initially d plan was to go to McD. i knew my friend wanted d burger!! hahaha... then were thinking of going to d food court in Sigma Mall... but we agreed to go to McD cos i knew she wanted to go there.

we went to McD... no no, i went in to McD first cos my friend was busy hanging on d phone ( as usual...), n then she came in after a few minutes.. n she saw so many ppl... i walked in first n i didnt see any of my college mates! so we had to change place...

we went to d food court in d 3rd floor. you wouldnt believe it.. we took like 15 mintues to decide where to sit! i wanted to sit in one place, my friend didnt agree. she wanted to sit somewhere, i didnt agree, cos it was rite in front of d tv.. all she'll do is stare at it!!

n then we sat at a table where there was no air con.. wat's d point of sitting there without air con if we took d effort to go somewhere n study especially for d air con!!

i got a drink which cost me more than it should, n didnt taste as good as it should! :S
n that's d phone( not mine ) that never has any rest at all!! really.. it literally has no rest.. always receiving msgs, sending msgs, receiving calls, n making calls... poor thing... may it rest in peace one day ( n how i wish i can live to see that day!)

we finally started studying at about 5.30pm i think...with a lot of distractions in between.... my friend was hungry n wanted to get something to eat...while i was sitting there staring at space

n then d food was ready.. n i had to help her finish it, cos at 1st she thought d cauliflower wasnt cooked properly ( it was steamed enough ), n then it became too cold n soggy...

it wasnt all that lip smackin friend took d pic at d perfect time

i literally had to force both of us to study n finish at least one chapter... which we finally did at 7.30pm...

this was while i was waiting for her to come back from d loo.... i dont believe i actually leaned on that food court table... but it was actually clean....