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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Growing up, Men and Women

Finally, I get around to blogging again albeit having nothing in particular to write about. You see, due to a combination of having to actually work at work, being lazy to blog in my spare time and having no interesting things happening around here of late. It's strange though - when you go a few days without writing something it keeps coming back to you. Like a particularly nagging girlfriend. From time to time you get the feeling "I must write", but in no time my laziness takes over and the result is only four blog posts in a month. But it's better not to write at all rather than writing something utterly crap, so I didn't bother. But today, after a hearty lunch I'm dozing off here when in fact I should pretend to be working. That's when a blog can come to your rescue. Writing it is then. Bear the random nonsense and read on, dear reader.

Firstly, it was sad that LOST ended. For so many years I was a huge fan and didn't miss a single episode. Every Wednesday was a cause for a mini celebration because it was the day you get LOST. No pun intended. But the way it ended was so disappointing - for a drama of such epic scale it was such an anticlimax. My good friend, D (who by the way is going to be a commercial pilot and make skies unsafe for us) put a status message saying D watched LOST and is LOST. Exactly. I mean, it's like even they, whoever this they might be, didn't know what to do with the story or how to end it. In a nutshell, they unplugged some kind of stone, killed the bad guy and plugged it back. Then everybody died or nobody died. I don't really know - I'm lost too. However, there's light in the distance, as our good old LadyD said that it has a deep meaning and kind of hard to explain. LD, I'm not mocking you, please do explain. I really want to know. And then, apparently, 24 ended too. Thank god! That guy never seemed to die and did not die even at the end of the last series. But at least it looks like it's finally over. Phew.

One of my very good old friends' father passed away this weekend. We haven't been in much contact of late, but the news kind of shook me so I called the next day despite having nothing to say. I mean, really, what is there that you can say to someone who lost their close ones feel better? So I dialed and told her that I don't really know what to say but just that I wished I could be there with her right now. I really do feel that way. It was really heartbreaking to listen to her - I can't even imagine the pain she must be going through. Hope she'll get through it, and may you rest in peace, uncle D.

Oh and on a lighter note, though getting old is not a thing to be taken lightly, yours truly turned 29 a little over a week ago. See, I was thinking of posting something about it but was so lazy I totally ignored it. Anyway, the 30s are getting closer and it is time to, err... adjust your thinking. From now on anyone who's younger than 40 will be considered a youngster so that I can relax thinking there are ten more years to go before I'm officially being declared 'uncle'. However, couple of days after my birthday I had a kind of a funny conversation with my cousin sister, P, who's my favorite one too. Funny because I'm 29, she's 18, we were talking about marriage, having kids and stuff, and she was being serious while I was not. This is how, as I can remember, the conversation went.

P is my sis and S is me.
P : Hey... so when are you going to have kids?

S : WTF! I'm not even married.

P : So get married and have kids soon. I want to see your kids.

S : Why the hell should I get married so soon?

P : It's not 'soon' anymore you know. You lived almost in stone age.

S : Shut up. I have time.

P : Oh come on don't be selfish.

S : What do you mean selfish?

P : When are you going to have kids? Do it quickly or when your kids are at my age you'll be 60 and retired and you'll have no means to support your kids education and stuff. How are you going to send them to good universities and get them married and stuff?

S : WOW! Hold on you young lady! Are you mad? I haven't even thought of getting married and your planning about MY kids' education and their marriage? You surely are crazy!

P : But it's true!

S : So you admit you're crazy?

P : NOO! You should think about getting married and those stuff. You should be responsible.

S : No way. Not now at least. You know, I have thing that I want to do. I want to travel the world, see the world. Enjoy life. How am I gonna do all that with a noisy kid by my side? LOL. No way lady, I'll have kids when I do at least a little bit of those things I wanna do.
It's so true isn't it, when they say that girls stop being girls and grow up when they become adults while men... well they never grow up.

Have a nice week all!


  1. LOL at the conversation. Well, if you earn a lot of money and invest it wisely, you'd be loaded by 60 and would be able to afford to send your kids any university you want... ;)

    I'm sorry to hear about your friend's dad. May he rest in peace!

  2. I hate to break this to you, but she's right.
    When you are an old f*rt like me and your kid's 2 months old, you'll regret it.

    And you need to blog more often. You'll lose your audience at this rate.

  3. @Chav
    LOL there's time man!

    Umm... thank you, but seriously, I'll think about kids later.
    About blogging, I know but still what can I do? If I don't feel like it, all I can write is crap. Better to write nothing than that I guess. Thanks btw, whoever you are.

  4. 'tain't crap. Readers are fickle, they'll go elsewhere if you delay your stuff.

    LETS GO :P

  6. Lost and 24 are the best things ever on television. To think that both series ended in a matter of two days is sad. 24 ending was so satisfying. Jack Bauer gets my nod ahead of Jack Shepard!

  7. hi5 to that... do all grls just dream abt kids.. and then complain when they actually have kids?!?!?! ahahaha

  8. @Anon
    You must be Milla.

    I agree that LOST was epic. But 24, I'm not so sure. First couple of seasons were OK, but then it got all too predictable and in all honesty, too much drama made it sure there was no drama at all. I mean, in every single season since the first couple the plot was the same. Some bad guy, preferrably Muslim plots some evil doing against the mightly US. There is usually an insider who is close to Jack who turns out to be a double agent. If the president of the US is a good one, Jack teams up with the honorable president and finish the bad guys. If the president is evil too, he fights them both and emerges victorious. Meh.

    @Lost Soul
    LOL, no idea man, I think I better shut up on this.

  9. LOL that convo was the best! hehehe.. Your cousin sis is so funny but she's got a good point. oh and mind you, there are families who globe trot, so you can be one too. lol

    And even if it's a lil late, Otanjoube Omedeto! had a party? Where's treat? =D

    Sorry to hear about your friend's dad's demise.

    That unintentional pun was funny, and ya, it's reeeeally annoying when a series ends without a proper ending.

  10. how did you kno it was me :P?
    and also...WHY ARE YOU SHUDDERING?!

  11. well 63 emmy nominations and the wins speaks for itself for 24. which is highest than any other show. It changed tv in every aspect. it had same formula. Every show does. And jack never won lol! He never did. Prolly the most tragic character on television history! Every show which followed took so many leafs out of 24 . Even Lost did.

  12. Hey man, I got all of lost. It's not really that complicated. Not the best of endings but it had to end somehow right. Call me sometime to discuss it. It's a bit of a long story to write here.

  13. @Kesh
    It changed, I agree, but only at first. Then it became a little bit 'meh', so to speak.

    Well, sure thing, next time we chat do explain.

  14. @Harumi
    Thanks for a wishes!

    Because of the whips. I know you want whips.

  15. Cadence, I shall never let my sis see this.

  16. Happy belated birthday... and I must say I share your sentiments!!

  17. Sach,you are lucky. I was 27 when some village kids playing cricket on the road kids shouted at me “uncle, uncle, boley daanna..” and the realisation of ‘getting old’ hit me then and there.

    Oh and Happy (belated) birthday!

  18. LOL, perhaps because I'm not in paradise that nobody still calls me "uncle".

    Oh and thanks a lot mate!