water

16 Feb

Like my life, you pour

Gush, surge, roar, rushing below.

Turn skyward – flow.

My shot at haiku after a long hiatus. Maybe I’ll be regular now, thanks to–> the course https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_assignment/writing-201-water/

Look-alike

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Maybe because
I was looking for something.
Or maybe just because
I looked lost… as if I had lost it all.

Maybe that’s why
He came running to me
Or maybe that’s why
He felt he owed me what he’d found.

“You’ve lost it, haven’t you?” He grinned.
“Maybe I have” I may have said.
Maybe that’s why
His grin stretched wider.
Like a magician he pulled out
What could be what I’d lost.

“May I?” Politely, this time he asked.
“Please” my politer response.
“23… Huh?” he quizzed.
“Ahem” I cleared my throat.
“Kenya… Must have enjoyed a lot!”
I must have replied with a smirk.
“Holy city…!?!” he winked, continued
“Europe… Must have been a blast”

I must have looked bored by then,
Or a girl seriously interrupted.
As if on cue, he got up
And handed me a passport.
“Thank your stars” he waved
“Why stars… Thank me” he went on.
I looked on, star-gazing style
As he sauntered away.

Well, I don’t quite remember what I was looking for
If at all I was looking for something.
But now i must surely look for some Nina-who,
Cause she has to be looking for her passport for sure.

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Disclaimer: a completely fictitious piece

The WHYs

15 Jan

Living comes.with many unanswered questions…
One doesn’t have to always be the curious cat!
One doesn’t always have to be a victim of some curious case… the questions just arise…

Such questions I have far too many… But for now presenting my first 5 why’s. 

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Why this picture... pray don't ask!!!

1. Why don’t I fall asleep when I really badly want to fall asleep?
2. Why can’t I quit smoking even though I pretend to have quit it??
3. Why do I end up working alongside the most pathetically obnoxious colleagues???
4. Why does Readers Digest never publish anything I send to them????
5. Why is my skin always so uneven?????

Until another episode of some more questions!!!

So You Want to Be a Storyteller?

4 Jan

s1ngal:

So much to learn…

Originally posted on Sam S. Mullins: a blog about anything:

Really? Even if people won’t want to date you ever again for fear that you’ll one day talk about them on stage? You’re sure?

Okay. Welcome aboard.

Here’s a cheap glass of wine. Where we’re going, you’ll need it.

I’ve got to tell you – I think you’ve picked a great time to get into the story game. I mean, with the success of storytelling podcasts like The Moth, RISK!, Definitely Not the Opera, Snap Judgement and This American Life millions of people are now aware of the phenomenon of modern storytelling. Just about every city in North America now has a regular storytelling event, and there seems to be more opportunities for storytellers than ever before. For raconteurs like us, the getting has never been good-er.

But before you start speaking your heart into the crackly microphone at the local roti place’s storytelling event (at which no one is there to actually hear stories [they’re just there…

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Odd JOBS

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Well, my transition back to the BIG city has been anything but easy. Life in the country may have seemed difficult at times especially when one just wanted to go out and dance or when one wanted to splurge on designer outfits (not that one would have ever dared do anything like that anywhere)… You know what I’m h saying.  So yes those were the shortcomings there and so I had to pack my bags and head back…

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Only to realise how tougher it’s got to actually SURVIVE here… there’s just no space to lay back to lead a laidback life.  But then again I’m not in anyway saying I want an easy laidback life. Life here is just about running from one end to another in pursuit of making ends meet.  Almost two months down, I am exhausted. I’ve become a zombie sans cannibalism and thanks to the timely Christmas respite, I’m respiting (I know there’s no word as such but no other could justify how I’m feeling now). 

Okay… Now in the course of the last few months I’ve taken odd jobs here and there and thence have come to know why they’re called odd jobs.  Well because they’re not EVEN and these jobs are so far from being fair.  The pay is less but to give them up was like giving up your whole day’s effort (in terms of your game) to the hyenas and vultures swarming down for your carcass.  So I took the jobs, I worked like a workaholic gone madly workaholic… Last weekend I worked from sun up to sundown (no biggie I know) to sun up to yet another sundown.  So I’ve witnessed unwillingly the pale sunrise, the invisible sunset (because I live in the city now, duh!!!), the twilights, the new moon and the breaking dawns.  Not the movies… Aaargh!!! The real ones…. And if you are interested to see them for real (the way I have), work like a workaholic going madly workaholic and I guarantee you, you will see them.

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At the end of the day (read blog) I’d like to.wish you all…

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

And here’s hoping year 2015 will bring joy to  everyone and to me a nice comfy job which won’t turn me into a zombie for peanuts.

Revisiting “The Unbearable Lightness of Being”

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I’ve just finished reading the book – the second time (as the title of this post says, obviously). And so it got me thinking… Wtf did I do the first time? Could I have really read it before? The answer is undoubtedly YES. But then again, wtf did I read the first time??

Ok, enough of the wtf’s… All I remember of my first reading is:

1. That I’ve read this book by Milan Kundera.
2. That I’d actually BOUGHT the book for the sole purpose of reading it.
3. That it was highly recommended to me by my former colleague (who knew me more than I knew myself then).
**4. That magic realism is the genre and that a dog is involved in the story.
5. That I (must have) enjoyed reading it and gone on to (time permitting) brag about having read one of the most discussed books in my circle.

[** only one is true]

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The unbearable lightness of being - Milan Kundera

Fortunately, the “discussion” (from point ‘5’ above) doesn’t mean discussion on the book. Because fortunately so far I’ve been the only person (in the circle mentioned in the same point above) who’s (apparently) gone through it. Also fortunately whenever I talk about books I’ve read, my ONLY review (that my “çircle” is very well acquainted with) has been how I felt either during or after reading the book in question. Actually the 5 things mentioned above as to what I remember from my first reading have been my “review” so far.

Terrible, I know. I’m disgusted at my own folly. Now you see why I had to “wtf” a lot in the beginning. I mean why not wtf.

Anyway, I’ve indeed enjoyed revisiting the book and thank my stars for leading me to it. And like I said I’m super bad at reviewing books, so there’ll be no spoilers. All I can say is IT’S A GREAT BOOK.

My unproductive Best

26 Nov

I know I’ve been quite irregular at blogging. Looks like it’s becoming more of a habit. Nonetheless, I must admit I had been slightly busy these past few days. Many things have happened and I’m sure I’ll be blogging about them all, sooner or later. BUT today is a day that’ll go down in (my) history as the day I’ve been my unproductive best. I’ve done nothing but lazed around the house. I was so darn lazy I didn’t even have the energy to turn on the TV (one can at times be quite productive while just watching it).

The reason: Last night, I went out with some of my friends and came back past midnight. Everyone but me was smashed…. oh, but I’m a teetotaler. Having everyone around you sloshed and smashed makes you a part of that smash, and so I woke up with the worst hangover, worse than the “Hangover 3″.

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Thus, this post is my small attempt at redemption. Days when I’m least, LEAST productive I have decided to do something I’m good at. Ergo all day, having said that I’d lazed around, I was actually thinking – thinking as to what I really really like to do when I’m doing nothing.

I’ve come up with 5 things I like to do when I’m not doing anything….. Drumroll)))))))))))))))

Five:
I like to dare my notebook’s screen for a staring-competition. Yes, I can stare at it forever especially if it’s a new word document or many a times it’s been the “new post” page.

Four:
I like to lie down and dream with my eyes wide open. Well one could call it daydreaming. In such reveries, I’m always receiving some kind of AHEM awards. My acceptance speech starts smoothly until I get to the part of the award category. My bubble bursts…

Three:
If I’m not quite alone, I like listening to people around me. O yes, I’m a very good listener. I love listening to people and I think it’s the easier part (compared to speaking) until of course when the speaker tries to elicit some verbal response.

Two:
I’m super good at playing minesweeper. My best time in the beginner is 1 second, ONE BLOODY SECOND. \m/ I’m soooooo very good at it, I sometimes stay up all night sweeping those mines.

One:
NOTHING…. just like today.

Btw, if my idea of being productive is as mentioned above……

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