Monday, March 31, 2008

Can you stomach it?

Remember me whining about the crappy remake of SHUTTER? Well, when I got home I was so tired that I couldn't stay awake to watch TV. I was in and out of sleep and pretty soon gave up and just went to sleep.

It was clearly past midnight when I awoke to the strangest growl. It was loud enough and startling enough for me to get woken up with a chill running through my back.

What the hell was that??? I wondered and tried to stay awake to see if I could hear it again.. but I drifted off to sleep just to be woken up by a few quiter growling and rumble. I knew I put my cats in the basement so they won't keep me up all night... so that ruled it out. I began to wonder if there were monsters out there that decided actually show it's face to me now that I don't get worked up over it.

I lay still...


Waiting for some more sound...

I heard it again... tiny growls this time...

And to my horror...




At came from...








I was HUNGRY! My damn stomach woke me up and nearly gave me a heart attack. Sheesh!

Maya the party pooper

The kids were driving Maya batty yesterday... it's dad's turn today =P haha.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Last week's sunset

Golden sun 1

Golden sun 3

Golden sun 2

Golden sun 4


Droppy bokeh

Happy Easter

Surfs up and water

Wave  1

Wave 2

Big splash

Kite Runner - The movie

This is a must see movie. It was beautifully taken in my opinion and was quite sad. It's based on the novel "Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseni. I have the book, but never got past page 7 for reasons unknown. I'll read the book now for sure. I read on that many details were left out, which happens in almost all the movies that are based on books.. but I felt that this movie was handled smoothly...

I remember watching "Namesake" after I read the book and was quite pissed because the movie felt kinda rushed and choppy. Anyways... This movie is touching in more ways than one... I feel that people who come from war stricken places will somewhat connection to the book/movie... I dunno... just read or watch it. It's worth it.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Shutter Remake

YUCK! I must unsee this American version! I watched it with Mara & Morgan just an hour ago... They've gone and screwed it up as always.. why can't they leave these poor movies alone? Why do they go and remake it and screw it all up??? UGH! Gotta rent the original one and watch it again just so that I have that in memory and not the bad acting of Joshua Jackson and that stupid ugly blonde chick who I've never seen in any other movies before.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Russell Peters Comedy Clips

He's Indian and a comedian and he is HILARIOUS!

Show me the funny

Chinese Vs. Indian

Cultural names

Indian accent

Beating kids

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Daffodil drops

Daffodil drops 1

Daffodil drops 2

Daffodil drops 3

Daffodil drops 4

Countdown tag

Borrowed from Shyam


Ten things you wish you could say to people right now (don't list names):

1. I'm not going to watchout for you ALL the time
2. Dude, what's the hurry?
3. Why do you look at me like that?
4. You learn better when you learn it on your own
5. There is a reason the moment was missed, stop going back for it
6. I wish you were here with us
7. I don't need to know who your daughter's neighbor is
8. Look at me like that one more time and I'll crush you with my boobs.
9. Stop thinking too much
10. Remember them good old days?

Nine Things About Yourself:

1. I love the color orange. In fact, I'm obssessed with having orange things around me.
2. Photography is not just a hobby.. it's part of my life. It keeps me from going insane.
3. I love to eat... but only go for food that makes me feel like I have a PARTY IN MY MOUTH.
4. I don't like to have the settings in my car fiddled with... gets me all worked up.
5. I'm very good at drawing an island scenery (haha)
6. I'm a big fan of women's literature written by Indian authors.
7. I don't like it when others take pictures of me, because we don't see the same way.
8. My interests and "talents" always goes unrecognized in the homefront
9. I'm a big fan of Captain Jack Sparrow and wish he could run for presidency ( I can WISH can't I????)

Eight Ways To Win Your Heart:

1. coconut creme pie
2. letting me know that something you saw or bought had you thinking of me
3. Common interest
4. Equal effort on your part on keeping in touch, and all that jazz, if I'm doing all the work in maintaining in whatever it, then it's tata to you
5. take me to the zoo (seriously... nothing gets me more excited than going to the zoo!)
6. Don't mock what I say and try to understand
7. Don't question me too much
8. politeness & respectfulness

Seven Things That Cross Your Mind A Lot:

1. I need motivation
2. What was I going to say?
3. What the heck was that person thinking?
4. Now where did I put that..?
5. How do these weirdos end up working here?
6. I wish I could sink my teeth into a nice juicey hamburger, or a delicious plate of spicy friced rice, or tastey onion rings or parotta with chicken curry.. you get the point
7. What the hell am I doing here?

Six Things You Wish You Never Did:

1. Took drama for an elective.. I don't like being on the stage yuck.
2. Leave PSU without a double major.
3. Keep my anger built up
4. Listen to negative remarks
5. Take French class, a complete waste of 2.5 yrs of my life
6. Accidently spit the gum out in front of that cutie ROFL

Five Turn-Offs:

1. Oogling men
2. talking down
3. Not being respectful
4. Lack of common sense
5. Putting up a false face

Four Turn-Ons

1. Sense of humor
2. Compassion
3. Worldy knowledge
4. Smile

Three Things You Want To Do Before You Die

1. Travel around the world
2. Upgrade my camera (heh)
3. Learn half a dozen languages

Two Smileys that Describe You

1. :P
2. :S

One Confession

1. I always get this feeling that I'm a sleep and will wake up anytime.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

To pass the rainy day

Another swiped from Shyam... though this is from 2007 lol

1. Yourself: perfectionist
2. Your Partner: nonexistant
3. Your hair: black
4. Your father: Soft, wise, patient (esp with a nutbag like me), loving, humorous
5. Your mother: opinionated, loving, wild/free-spirited
6. Your favorite item: my camera
7. Your dream last night: don't think I dreamt last night
8. Your favorite drink: water or coconut flavored italian soda
9. Your dream car: my car painted orange (i wish)
10. The room you are in : boring now that it's not orange color anymore grr
11.Your Ex: lol
12.Your fear: getting stuck in the air vent... heights with no strong foothold such as climbing a ladder & plane crashing in the deep ocean where the sharks are *raises an eyebrow*
13.What you want to be in 10 yrs: retired (I can wish can't I?)
14. Who you hung out with last night: my cats
15. What you’re not: greedy
16. Muffins: not too crazy about them
17. One of your wish list items: upgrade my camera and learn to speak about a handful of languages, you know... Japanese, Spanish, Russian etc.. etc..
18. Time: flies
19. The last thing you did: dropped dad off at work
20. What are you wearing: plaid pants, t's & sweatshirt
21. Your favorite weather: sunny with a slight breeze
22. Your favorite book: have way too many
23. The last thing you ate/drank: fried rice with fish curry, chicken curry, broiled cabbage and carrots and some mango pickle *drool*
24. Your life: is interesting
25. Your mood: indifferent
26. Your best friend: got none, i just have very close friends!
27. What are you thinking about right now: i could go for a nap... followed by "wish it was a nice day today"... followed by "I haven't had food from my favorite thai place in beaverton in a long time"
28. Your car: suzuki aerio
29. What are you doing at the moment: filling this out
30. Your summer: hiking, photography, fun-filled, colorful
31. Your relationship status: single and carefree but not reckless
32. What is on your TV: not watching TV right now
33. What is the weather like: rainy, wet, soggy, cold, slippery, slightly windy, gloomy... want me to go on?
34. When was the last time you laughed: 5 minutes ago

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Another quizzlet (I am getting very creative with my titles eh?)

Swiped from Shyam's blog.

You're Feeling: Lethargic

To Your Left: My dog chilling out on the bean bag

On Your Mind: More sleep! (I hate daylight savings time)

Last Meal Included: Rice, curry, salad & pappadam

You Sometimes Find it Hard To: go with the flow

The Weather: Cloudy

Something You Have a Collection of: Tamil movies, books and photography equipments

A Smell that Cheers You Up: Rain soaked earth & smell of burning wood

A Smell that Can Ruin Your Mood: Chlorine! (swimming pool!!)

How Long Since You Last Shaved: Depending on which area is meant, my answers are: wouldn't you like to know

The Current State of Your Hair: Sad looking ponytail

The Largest Item On Your Desk/Workspace Right Now (besides computer): Uhh... a bag

Your Skill with Chopsticks: No skills at all

Which Section You Head to First In the Bookstore: Photography books

and After That?: Mystery/chick lit

Something You're Craving: I sure could go for a coconut flavored Italian soda

Your General Thoughts On the Presidential Race: I'm voting for Capt' Jack Sparrow

How Many Times You've Been Hospitalised this Year: NIL

A Favorite Place to Go for Quiet Time: Bedroom

You've Always Secretly Thought You'd Be a Good: Train operater =P

Something that Freaks You Out a Little: Sharks and the deep blue sea...

Something You've Eaten Too Much of Lately: Corn

You Have Never: Learned to swim or ride a bike.

You Never Want To: Lose a loved one. <--- Ditto to that.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Random Hawaii





Sunrise... Sunset... Night images


















Hawaiian Foliage








Friday, March 07, 2008

Trip to Hawaiian Paradise

So as some know that I went to Hawaii with my friend at the last minute. We were there for a week and what an awesome week it was!

We were lost for about 4 hours trying to find the hotel from our airport.. which should have been only 20 minutes away... the street signs were so small and confusing! Though we benefitted alot getting lost because we ended up knowing all the streets... and that happened when I opened my big mouth and said "Maybe when we get there, we can go out and drive around and get lost so we can learn the streets".. well it happened a bit sooner than I thought. I of course learnt to zip my big out after that because whatever I said kept coming true, believe it or not!

So we were in Oahu, Waikiki area... our cute little hotel was called Aqua Aloha Surf.. yes very funny name ain't it? The street we were on was Kanekapolei street... try saying that really fast... even we can't pronounce it!

Parking in our hotel cost an arm and a leg... luckily though there was a parking lot right next to it where we can pay 10 bucks for parking 5pm - 7am... people even cut us a deal and tried to help us out. We blended in very well and the locals assumed we were locals too. Only prob with that was that when they gave directions they gave it as if we knew what the heck they were saying...! Their directions were like "Keep going straight and turn left, then you keep doing past the tree and turn right" ahem... what tree? and what street name? I got quite frustrated driving, then I finally gave up and said... ah heck, you can't get lost in this place, it's just a giant loop!

We walked quite a bit too... we walked in the morning and the evening and liked to watch the other tourists.. We didn't do those tourist package crap because we were almost broke when we went there anyways...! But we did find our own fun, and met some new and interesting people. I'm telling you, I felt like I was finally in a place that feels like home with wonderful culture and people... and we felt really really safe.

We feasted on hole in the wall Korean, Japanese food places and they were yummy! We met a few people who came from Prague and what not who mentioned Astoria when we said we were from Oregon.. it was like WHOA..!

I spent majority of the time being around people that Roseby knew but hadn't met in person... and they were very welcoming and warm... We went for mainly a church thing, I'm not complaining, it was a wonderful experience.. a spiritual awakening as well. We went to a church called "Word of life christian church" and the music there was like watching a concert... They asked if there were people visiting there for the first time and when we stood up they put shell lei around us and hugged and kissed us... ROFL. The famous Preacher Jesse Duplantis was there as the guest and he was just simply captivating and hilarious! That's the first time I've ever seen him and that too in person was so awesome. We also went to another small church and that's where they do healing and deliverance prayers... A few people I met ended up praying for me and helped me with a few issues that's been bugging me since I was little. Now I feel peaceful and happy (just ask mom.. because when I came home, she had cleaned out my closet.. and I usually through a fit and a big tantrum if anyone were to mess with my stuff.. but all I said was that she was nuts didn't raise my voice at all... imagine that!).

We didn't hangout as much in Waikiki beach area ( I was so surprised to find the Zoo right there! but didn't go there).. We would wing it wherever we went and it was always fun. It taught me to stop being so uptight because to an extent I liked planning things out, but I knew it wasn't going to be that way the minute we got our tickets at 10pm the night before we had to go to Hawaii.. talk about spontaneous! I've never done that in my life.

Anyways... many of the people we met would tell us to check out a certain beach away from the crazy crowd and that's what we wanted.. We went down to North shore and hung out there the whole day and caught the sunset... woow! and the drive there was just breathtaking. The next day we went to South shore and that too was breathtaking.. We hung out at Lanikai beach till 6 before we hawled back to the airport to head back to good old Oregon with sand still suck on our butts and what not!.

The place reminded me of being in Maldives and Sri lanka all at once... a very very clean version and a very SAFE version too. I'd love to move my butt over there and live there but it's just too expensive.

We had a very bumpy ride back home.. 5.5 hours of shaking and rattling... and got greeted by 33 degrees cold and fog and shivered all the way home LOL! The coldest the winter gets is apparently 70 something degrees and that's just perfect.. I mean when was the last time you were outside 6 in the morning with just a tank top and shorts on waiting for the sunrise????? Or out and about 11:30 at night in your tanks and shorts getting some good old Koren food for the soul?

I had a blast waking up early to go watch the sunrise... though only 2 days I saw the sun come up and that was a bit boring because without any clouds.. the colors kinda stink. Caught the sunset only twice.. not complaining..! :) All in all.. it was just a fantabulous 1 week.. and we had a hard time leaving the place.. but I was ready to come back home though because I missed my family.. but not ready to face our wonderful Oregon weather =P


I filled up 2 - 8 gigs of memory card with pics.. being a photo nut of course it's going to be this and that I see.. I've processed SOME pics... but it will take me forever to process the other stuff haha...

Here are some pics, and will keep adding more whenever I feel like it... I also put some pics here Merino & Roseby's Hawaiian Trip

Few pics from South Shore