Sunday, February 28, 2010

The funniest thing

DDesolation is the funniest thing.

It saps one's will to move forward or in any other direction.

Until, all one can do is sit in one place and stare at a dot on the floor.

Desolation is the funniest thing.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Frog

Guy : "Hey Would you like to dance?"
Girl : " Err.... sorry... what?"
Guy : " Would you like to dance?"
Girl : " I'd like to......"

Time passes. One of them gets offensive.

Guy : " Err... So  can you? I mean, get up & come to the dance floor?"
Girl : " ah ha.. Erm.. So can you????"
Guy : "what?"
Girl : "dance?"
Guy :"YEAH!!!!!!" (#$#^*&^*(**#@)
Girl : "can you dance the Chacha?"
Guy : " YEAH!"
Girl : "The jive?"
Guy : "YEAH!"
Girl : "The boogie?"
Guy : "What?"
Girl : "Erm.. Can you sing"
Guy : "Eh?"
Girl : "Can you draw?"
        "Can you paint me on a canvas?"
Guy : "Okkkkkkayy... "
Girl : "Can you lead me to the dance floor?"
Guy : "Forget I asked."
Girl : "Can you, or can you not, turn into a handsome prince if I kissed you?"
Guy : ""

So, as we all know, a guy who can't stand for two minutes to answer her innocent questions isn't worth it. So she did. What he said. Forget.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Happiest times

FFour years. We celebrated four years today.

A very happy anniversary to you my darling..

To celebrate, we went & had hoppers with katta sambola and then watalappan & plain tea.

The best anniversary celebration ever. :)

What I really wanted to say to him, but couldn't find the words was..

"Thank you for loving me, For accepting me for my neurotic self. For being there with me through thick & thin.

I love you, more than life itself & I hope you know it."

That's all.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Lesson at staying cool - Akkosa Sutta

AAkkosa Sutta. By proclaiming the Akkosa Sutta, Lord Buddha teaches us of not taking offense. I find this very inspiring.

Once the Blessed One was staying at Rajagaha in the Bamboo Grove near the Squirrels' Feeding Place. Now the brahman Akkosa Bharadvaja heard this: "The brahman Bharadvaja, it seems, has become a monk under the Great Monk Gotama." Angry and unhappy, he went to where the Blessed One was. Having approached the Blessed One, he abused and criticized the Blessed One in foul and harsh words. 

Thus reviled, the Blessed One spoke to the brahman Akkosa Bharadvaja: 'Well, brahman, do friends, confidants, relatives, kinsmen and guests visit you?"
"Yes, Gotama, sometimes friends, confidants, relatives, kinsmen and guests do visit me."
"Well, brahman, do you not offer them snacks or food or tidbits?"
"Yes, Gotama, sometimes I do offer them snacks or food or tidbits."
"But if, brahman, they do not accept it, who gets it?"
"If Gotama, they do not accept it, I get it back."

"Even so, brahman, you are abusing us who do not abuse, you are angry with us who do not get angry, you are quarreling with us who do not quarrel. All this of yours we don't accept. You alone, brahman, get it back; all this, brahman, belongs to you."

"When, brahman, one abuses back when abused, repays anger in kind, and quarrels back when quarreled with, this is called, brahman, associating with each other and exchanging mutually. This association and mutual exchange we do not engage in. Therefore you alone, brahman, get it back; all this, brahman, belongs to you."

"People, including the king, know the Venerable Gotama thus: 'The Monk Gotama is the Worthy One.' When does the Venerable Gotama become angry?"
Said the Buddha:

"Where is anger for one freed from anger, Who is subdued and lives perfectly equanimous, Who truly knowing is wholly freed, Supremely tranquil and equipoised? He who repays an angry man in kind Is worse than the angry man; Who does not repay anger in kind, He alone wins the battle hard to win. He promotes the weal of both, His own, as well as of the other. Knowing that the other man is angry, He mindfully maintains his peace And endures the anger of both, His own, as well as of the other, Even if the people ignorant of true wisdom Consider him a fool thereby.
When the Lord proclaimed this, the brahman Akkosa Bharadvaja said this to the Blessed One: "Wonderful, indeed, O Venerable Gotama! Herewith I go to the Venerable Gotama for refuge, to his Teaching and to his Holy Order of Monks. Most venerable sir, may I have the privilege to receive at the hands of the revered Lord Gotama the initial monastic ordination and also the higher ordination of a bhikkhu."

And the brahman Akkosa Bharadvaja received at the hands of the Blessed One the initial monastic ordination and he also received the higher ordination of a bhikkhu. And within a short time of his ordination, the Venerable Akkosa Bharadvaja, living alone, secluded, diligent, zealous and unrelenting, reached that incomparable consummation of holiness for which sons of noble families, having totally abandoned the household life, take to the life of homelessness. With direct knowledge he realized the ultimate, then and there, and lived having access to it. He saw with his supernormal vision: "Ceased is rebirth, lived is the holy life, completed is the spiritual task and henceforth there is nothing higher to be achieved."

The Venerable Akkosa Bharadvaja, indeed, became one of the Arahats.

The point here is I think, that no matter what anyone says to you, you shouldn't give two hoots about it. When people are mean to you, be nice to them. Be Cool. I'm going to try that. 
Found at Access to Insight. Traslated into English from Pali by Ven Buddharakkitha. Copied entirely from

Saturday, February 6, 2010

What's your dose of tv?

HHave you ever found a tv series that you had to watch every week? Or one that was done being aired years ago & you suddenly found it & watched the whole series at one go? I have done both.

I'm not much of a tv junkie. I'm a book junkie. I love, I adore, I could live on books. I also like movies. I guess it's because it's the same reason as for liking books. I like a good story. What I don't like are sad endings. I believe there are enough problems in real life that we don't need more from fiction. There have been so many instances where I've had to try my hand at various antics to get my man to watch happy bubbly movies with me. For him it's all fighting & action. As a result I kind of like action movies too now.

Anyway, back to tv now.

There have been a few tv series that I watched from beginning to end at one go. Of course not in one night. But every night (or day) until I the series was over. These remain my favourite tv shows to date.

1. Friends.

I could watch friends over & over again & every single time bowl over laughing. It never gets old.

2.Avatar the last air bender

Yes I like cartoon. I like fantasy cartoon. I like super human abilities. I'd love to be the Avatar & be super at water bending, air bending, earth bending & fire bending.
What are you guys laughing at? No one ever said I wasn't geeky.

See how it's in capital. I watched the first 4 reasons at one go. Fortunately I was unemployed at the moment & I watched it I don't know for how many hours a day. But there was a time when I went to sleep I would dream of  angel wings & stuff.

What prompted me to write this? I just watched the latest episode. That was one good episode.

Supernatural. Recommended.

Geek update for the day. Yessir. Done

What's your dose of tv? I'm tagging MC, BI, Exon, Suri & CupCake

Book Baker out.

Friday, February 5, 2010


PPettah! The enigma. I think it's strange that the busiest part of the capitol is evasive to most of us. The crowded streets, shouting people, road-side dirt, the innumerable vendors, people, people & more people.

In all my life (shamefully) I must have been to Pettah a maximum of 5 times. When I was a child, no one ever took me there & after I grew up I was so scared of going there that I never tried. But secretly I envied all those who braved it & survived. People who said "You know I bought this at Pettah, that at Pettah, & oh so cheap!" while I paid tenner for the same thing somewhere else.

Once to my utmost horror at my previous work place, my boss dragged me off to Pettah to buy Christmas decor. She knew all the places to go to & how to get there & the only thing I could do was tag along whining all the way. That was my first ever Pettah encounter.

My second was with my mother & an aunt. All I sadly remember is buying a saree at Ranjanas & then being brutally dragged all over the place. I had a very surreal, in a maze feeling, I must tell you.  

And then a few months ago, I decided that beads & stones I use in my craft stuff were getting too expensive to be bought at that "palace" in Borella. I knew what I had to do. Ford the murky waters known as Pettah. After getting the know how & where to & how to from a "Pettah Elder" I found my way to the 1st cross street. Ah! Paradise! so many little "kades" decorating the road sides. Yards & yards of trimming & ribbons of colours of the rainbow. Beads! sequins! stones! buttons! elastic! faux pearls! I couldn't believe it. It indeed was a crafter's paradise. And happily, I got a good bargain. Yippee!!

Then again, twice in the last month I went to Pettah. To Malwaththa street. The shoe shopper's paradise. I should rephrase that. A Guys shoe shopper's paradise. What a shame. No shoes for us ladies there. Anyway, there you can get lovely, all very fashionable (Very Barney Stinson looking ones) men's shoes for cheap, if you know how to bargain.

Today, I went there with my sister. Her first time at Pettah of course. Here are the things she did. Not in order.
1. She squirmed
2. She whined
3. She Spoke in English (Loudly)
4. Held my hand all through out.
5. Complained that she was sure I didn't know our way out.
6. Tried to buy goodies with her credit card.

All forgiven.

And, we were rather un-Pettahly dressed by the way. Skinny jeans & ruffly tops-tsk tsk- not the thing for Pettah.

If you haven't been there yet, it's definitely time to check the place out.

Book Baker Out.