Mundane Monday


China

It’s been another blazing hot day here. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that the temperature yesterday was 40 degrees Celsius! That’s the hottest sun I have ever been under and can’t say I liked it. Today, it was a day of two good classes in the morning and a movie in the […]

May 28, 2007

Lounging in Luoyang


China, Travel

Did I actually see a sunrise yesterday? Not that sunrises are rare in this part of the world but that I was awake early enough to see one! Yesterday was the day of the mad mad journey to Luoyang. The journey started on a fairly sane note. Ruby arrived at the dot of 6AM but […]

May 27, 2007

Loveless Love


China

I love alliterations. There is something of the rhythm they impart to words. My last post here was in the evening. It was a post of anger, rave and rant – a post of despair – and a post of surrender to the inevitable misery of it all. But I don’t regret it. Nor do […]

May 25, 2007

A Jumbled Friday


China

It’s been a while since I posted here. The last few days have been hectic. I remember the last Friday I was alone in the apartment in the evening as Birdie had gone on a date with one of her suitors. And strangely, I got so much work done at that time. When Birdie is […]

May 25, 2007

Torpede Tuesdays


China

I thought I was energized. Now, strangely as I write this post all I can look forward to is the lure of the bed behind me and blessed sleep to come. Sleep, ah, that reminds me. I had a wonderful safari dream last night. Complete with a tiger, stampeding elephants, and pounding horses. Some of […]

May 22, 2007

Meaning of Life


China, Travel

As I write this on a lazy Sunday evening, the skies are exploding in a riot of colors. Fireworks in the night. On a clear blue carpet. Lights to sparkle. Truly life can’t be better? Sadly, it ain’t so for me. I had the most awful cold the past week – still have. I think […]

May 20, 2007

Joie De Vivre


China

I really can’t believe it. Is it already Wednesday? Two more days to go and then the weekend is here. I really feel sometimes that the world is suddenly on a 12-hour day and not 24 hours. Especially when I have days like today when after a restless night I wake up to a nasty […]

May 16, 2007

Badminton


China

Just had to dedicate today’s post to that – Badminton. After almost a decade, I picked up a racquet and for the first time stepped on to a badminton court to play for an hour. Oh! What delicious tiredness it is that creeps into your body after doing exercise that you love!! I woke up […]

May 12, 2007

Wind Wednesday


China, Travel

Last night howled its way with a shriek. It caught me unawares. Doors banged. Windows creaked in their hinges. Strange sounds erupted in the darkness. It seemed a strange epilogue to a day where my mind howled its own demands. 2PM – blazing sun. 34 degrees Celsius. Cycling in its heat, my mind a mass […]

May 9, 2007

Moody Mondays


China

What is it about Mondays I wonder? It’s a universal syndrome beyond redemption. Mondays just don’t spell right. Today, my Monday was a holiday. It started off with irritation with me reading Jerk’s post to Ranjana Malhotra and that creepy crawly feeling that I get when this lumbering turd looms in any way in my […]

May 7, 2007