Monday, November 26, 2007

Book Review (atleast that's what I thought it was gonna be about)

Read a few good books this past month....
Keys of the Kingdom by A.J.Cronin: I heard about this book from Mother(Sr. Magdalene,Mother Superior in the convent/school I used to work in earlier). She is a retired english professor, and we used to spend a great deal of the day talking about books, authors, daily events happening in this world and the children. It was obvious our love for reading, we would exchange books and talk about the story and the plight of the protagonist the next day. I kinda miss that... those were days when I didn't mind working extra hours or even during Sundays, cause work there was never really like work... it was just one big happy family. I used to wake up thinking, wonder what's gonna happen today... what dare devil stunts will Carlton do today (he is autistic and these children are usually fearless, they have no sense of danger), what funny thing will Raja say today (this guy is hyperactive and cannot keep quiet for half a second, a staff member one day said, "As long as we have Raja, we will not need a speech therapist"), what trouble will Jasper brew this time (this boy has Down's Syndrome and, he is always looking for new ways to get into trouble. Recently a government official had come to visit the school, he parked his car inside the campus and went to the office room to talk to the sister. Jasper got into the car, turned the key in the ignition and the car roared to life... and let's just say Jasper was mighty pleased with himself, even though he had to get a earful from the staff), what political speech/rally slogans will Rishi deliver today(he is this guy who has this uncanny ability to remember every speech/song he has heard on TV or the radio or from political rally's, and the very next day he delivers it the exact same way.... and this usually takes hours)...
oh man... this was supposed to be about that book by Cronin, oh well, I will make that the next post.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Our Song....

This new song by Taylor Swift is really good.... so is the video.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

What would be a nice wedding gift?

Had a four day weekend for Diwali.... and this city really does celebrate diwali in a grand way.
Saw these cute little diya (lamp) designs outside a shop... I am going to get one of these design making kits when I go home.

Had to select the wedding invitation cards for Arun's wedding, so Saturday was spent working on the invitation script, deciding the pattern and the designs. I am already excited thinking about all the weddings coming up.... I have to start buying gifts. So people who are getting married please tell me what you would really like.
P.S:Charmaineeee you can give it a rest, your wedding is not anytime soon.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Raining on a Sunday.....

Last Sunday was beautiful, it was pouring the entire day and we couldn't go out anywhere, though we did go to church, and came back soaking wet. We (Tonio, his cousins and me) decided to spend the evening baking a cake.

This is the nut cake and the strawberry cake we baked. I was actually surprised the nut cake came out well, cause I made it without a recipe. I had to give it away to people though, cause Tonio doesn't like nuts and I didn't want to eat the whole thing and put on weight. I can't wait to go back home and start baking again for Christmas.
P.S: The baking utensils I am using here were given to me by Judith Aunty for my wedding and I love them.

On an unrelated note, I read this in the paper today. "Dhoni has reassured us that he is no Samson and that locks or no locks he can still plunder runs". He does look even more dashing with his new haircut.... doesn't he?