Thank God It’s Friday!

Friday is the second-best day of the week. The feeling as the day comes to a close is a euphoric boost that I think I live for. Not to say that I don’t like what I do on weekdays; I very much do, but not as much as I love the weekends. And I prideContinue reading “Thank God It’s Friday!”

I already know where you are going, my dear!

There is a look about tourists, is there not? There is something in their manner that gives them away. It also helps that they are usually found in ‘the spots’ of the city; which makes the art of spotting them seem effortless. All that to say, I got a good taste of being spotted asContinue reading “I already know where you are going, my dear!”

A Painful Case by James Joyce: Summary and Review

Friendship between man and woman is impossible because there must be sexual intercourse. If you thought this was straight from the Meg Ryan-movie When Harry met Sally, you are as wrong as I was. This is a quote from a short story A Painful Case by famed Irish author James Joyce.  This was featured in his short storyContinue reading “A Painful Case by James Joyce: Summary and Review”

Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome: Summary and Review

Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) is a humorous account by the renowned British author Jerome K Jerome, detailing a boating holiday spanning a couple of weeks.  Funnily enough, the book was initially meant to be written as a serious travel guide, but the comic element in the presentation ended upContinue reading “Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome: Summary and Review”

It’s not personal, it’s just business… but is it, really?

There is a good chance you know what I am talking about. Great chance if you are a movie buff or an avid reader.  The Godfather. Now I must admit, I never read the book myself, but the movies were so good that I thought the book wouldn’t be able to beat the charm –Continue reading “It’s not personal, it’s just business… but is it, really?”

Sorry, what did Betty buy again?

For some reason, someone decided that the best way for a person to perfect English pronunciation was to hone their skill in tongue twisters.  After all, what other way to royally mark your rite of passage to the world of fluent native speakers than: Being able to give a perfect account of a lady sellingContinue reading “Sorry, what did Betty buy again?”

How in the world do movie-people kick doors open so easily?!

I have been watching a lot of crime/investigation shows lately, and it has been messing with me.  No, it’s not the rampant gore that gets to me, thanks to my palms-to-eye coordination. Those babies are always on standby, deployed efficiently, at the slightest cue from the suspenseful background score. It’s the doors.  Yes, you readContinue reading “How in the world do movie-people kick doors open so easily?!”

“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in” – The Godfather

I keep watching and re-watching the Godfather trilogy; I must admit that the third one isn’t as regular of a re-run for me as the other two.  There are plenty of timeless Marlon Brando dialogues – delivered with immaculate precision in the movie.  But the post is not about him.  The post is about AlContinue reading ““Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in” – The Godfather”

Satiety or Sobriety: What would you choose?

Time and again, I find myself returning to the age-old humor classic Jerome K Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat. I have sometimes wondered why that might be but have not pursued that train of thought for long in a desperate attempt to avoid paying any cognitive taxes.  I must admit that it has been life-transforming.Continue reading “Satiety or Sobriety: What would you choose?”

“When 900 years old, you reach… Look as good, you will not.” – Yoda, Return of the Jedi

I was (re)watching The Return of the Jedi the other day, and this exchange between Yoda and Skywalker made me gasp for breath. As usual, I exaggerate.  Surprisingly, it was not the image of my looks at 900 that disturbed me the most, and I think that had to do with the world average mortality rate ofContinue reading ““When 900 years old, you reach… Look as good, you will not.” – Yoda, Return of the Jedi”