Monday, August 30, 2010

Alexander the Plus One

the brain child in the "crazy bitch's" lab is quite sexy and cute.. not in a brad pitt kind of way, but more of a ashton kutcher type.  tin tin like hair, inquisitive eyes, and a cute/flirty smile.  tall, dark (not so much - no tan though :/), and handsome he is, and with the brains it's even sexier.

few times a week I see him in the hallway yapping about in all his cuteness, and he usually comes to see me for work related matters (eek!)..  anywho, in a recent chitter chatter:

him: heeyyy how are you?
me:  oh good thanks.  how was your weekend? (almost blushing, pretending not to)
him: it was alright. not very eventful, just went for a wedding. how was yours?
me: ahh that's eventful. your friend's?
him: nah, I didn't really know them.  I was just the PLUS ONE.

aiyoo! he's a plus one. so he's got one to be plus one with. gosh darn it!


Sunday, August 29, 2010

dawn breaks

another day

another morning

saying hello

didn't mean to though

she won't again

when the purpose has gone

Friday, August 27, 2010

discover the playah!

during my rare travels in the train, I listen to music that's been put in to the ipod by my roomie. thank you! and today was one of those rare travel days, fortunately.

after Blower's Daughter by Damien Rice (awesome song) came 'atheethaya sihinayak pamanayi' by K. Divulgane.  I was surprised myself to know that song existed inside my barely used music player thing. and it was such a pleasant surprise.  that song is sick! it's dead on, and couldn't have listened to it at a better time. such a beautiful song, is written by a thero, and long time ago I heard that it's all about buddhism and the teachings of buddha.  Whilst the out-of-this-world melody blasting in my ears, I was trying to fathom the lyrics there for a second.  and yeah it all makes sense according to dhamma teachings.. irrespective of that, it's one of my new found favs.

*hums the song and goes in to emo funk.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

lands of time

the land we longed to see
the land I wanted you to see
still awaits you..
with open arms..

when would you ever
see through my eyes
will there ever be a day..
no more.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

No one...

should cry on their birthday..

i'm no one..

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I &hearts Gift Cards

whilst trying to cool off on a hot summer day in the mall pretending to window shop.. I ended up with not one but two dresses from H&M..

no damage to the wallet, no single cent spent..

Gift cards FTW!!! woot woot!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Shutters and Ghosts

Apparently shutter island was a high grossing movie. what was I doing when it was on theaters. sucking my thumb or just plain scared to even watch the trailer to see what the movie was about. that dvd cover sorta thing scared me out really! i'm a chicken shit, in case that wasn't apparent.  anywho, after watching Inception, I was recommended to watch the hottie's earlier flick, Shutter Island.. thanks to the gods and goddesses of the torrent-lands I saw it couple of weeks ago.  It was kinda scary at certain parts, but really wasn't all that pee in your pants scary.  and i loved it, i really did.  certain things were predictable, but others weren't (argh i know i'm making no sense - i just don't want this post to be a spoiler).  I highly recommend to anyone, who hasn't watched it. a good piece by scorsese.

on the other hand, more recently I watched the ghost writer.. which was literally about a ghost writer played by Ewen, hired to write an autobiography of a politician, Pierce. looovve Ewen and Pierce both.  But it was kind of a stupid movie. just wtf happened! seriously.  There was suspense all throughout the movie, but almost no bloodshed and violence, I mean I'm okay with that.. but almost no bloody story, or ending or climax.  Kim's british accent was hilarious, and painful to listen to. I googled afterwards to see if there was anything I didn't catch, but nah! it was just plain disappointment.  Polanski failed!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Parippu 101

recently my jap colleague who loves food (i mean who doesn't), or rather who likes to try and make new things was asking how to make parippu (or lentils or dhal or whatever pleases your tongue).  she had made lentil soup before, and had tried lentil curry from some indian recipe. but was saying it never comes out good (either too raw or too mushy), or it's different every time she makes it.  as brown as i may look, i guess she thought i should know how to tackle this simple curryness. aiyo!

Anyway I gave her my little version of parippu with coconut milk, obviously she didn't have lankan curry powder stuff, i guess she substituted it with some thai/malaysian curry powder.. she made it and gave me a little to taste during lunch at work.  and voila! it was actually really good, and could've been passed as an everyday sri lankan parippu curry.  She has actually gone ahead and done the whole frying the onions and garlic thing, which I don't do, now that I like to use less fat when cooking :P (healthy choices meya)

ahh I'm so glad her parippu was a hit!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


cry all you want
til the dawn breaks
that's all you wanted

drops of you
on my window pane
I see he's beaming again
running away you are
as did he..

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I like the cynical you

he said...

thank you my dear boy, I try!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


This year I tell you has been the worst when it comes to my health.  I've probably taken more sick days this year than I have in the whole of my life.  quite frustrating if you think about it!

so I had my little vacation, did quite a bit of walking at the site seeing destinations, and to top it off I was behind the wheels all the way through.  I mean that was fine, until I started to get this pain behind my bum, and almost running down my hamstrings, and then all the way through to my toes.  I didn't really care for it at the time, thinking that my skinny legs were just tired of all the walking and driving in the scorching humidity.

I return, and get back to my normal routine, the bum/leg soreness didn't seem to be going away.  A visit and two to the doctor was due at this time, coz I was in major pain in the ass! (literally).  After few very embarassing x-rays to make sure that nothing else is effed up in there, doctor diagnosed that I have Sciatica - i.e. my Sciatic nerve is being compressed for some stupid reason.

Sitting at work aggravates it quite a bit, but I can't not come to work and lie in bed every day either. so i walk around at work lots to relieve the pain. the doctor said this will be temporary in my age, but who knows. I'm worried, and I dont want to live with this annoying pain for the rest of my life.. I'm onto some drug, which is really not helping and i'm contemplating on stopping it.. also more money spent on this physiotherapist girl - at least she's nice and chatty, not the awkward silent type.

I'm also thinking of taking up Yoga.  Many recommend that it might actually help my back problems as well as the Sciatica, which is sort of an extension of the back trouble.

well.. we'll see how that goes.. sigh!