Dreaming by day, doing by night

Sounds of another kind — July 16, 2014

Sounds of another kind

Living in Dubai, you don’t really get to hear many distinct sounds from the third floor of my building except for the occasional ambulance passing on the main road or the occasional baby crying in the next door. All you can usually hear outside is the quiet, which I have to admit, sometimes is a bit eerie when you are alone.

Till today morning I didn’t feel like I had left Dubai, travelled for three hours in a flight and reached Mumbai. Even the damp and huge drops of rain were not able to convey to my brain that I was away from what it considered to be its home.
What convinced me that I was in a different place, were the sounds that I heard while reading outside the balcony.

The sound of a passing auto rickshaw, the rustling of leaves, the rain pattering noisily on the roof, the soft splashing of the water on the roads when a car drives on it, birds chirping, and the most irritating but nevertheless a change from the Dubai environment, dogs barking in the middle of the night.

So do I feel at home yet? I really don’t know. Do I want to know? Not really. Not now.

Now,ย  I just want to live in the present and stop worrying about the future.

The Balcony ๐Ÿ™‚
Of Betrayal — July 13, 2014

Of Betrayal

My worst fear is being betrayed by someone close to me, so now you know that there is a small chance of me betraying someone.

But, I have a confession to make. I have betrayed the love of my life. My darling books. Though I have an ever lengthening list of books to read, I have been neglecting them so that I could spend more time in watching T.V.Shows. Fourteen days have passed of these vacations, and I have been able to blog only once and read about one and a half books in fourteen days.

Am I guilty? Of course I am. Am I going to punish myself? I don’t know. But the punishment will be sweet. It will be reading lots and lots and lots and lots more books.

These vacations I have managed to do nothing but watch four years worth of F.R.I.E.N.D.S episodes in fourteen days. Talk about binge watching.
My favourite of the friends is Chandler Bing, I find his sense of humour very attractive. And of the girls, it would have to be Phoebe Buffay because she is really really really really nice.

As for books, my cousin gifted me a book called Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, which I finished in less than a day. The book is very intriguing and interesting.
Right now, I am reading Life of Pi, as part of my English Holiday Homework. I have seen the movie, so I hope the book gets better, because right now it is quite slow and dry.

I long to have a book right next to me which I can read like how I used to read before, in the rate of three books a week, at the least.

I will be leaving to Mumbai, India tomorrow, so I wanted to update my blog one last time before I left(Though this will probably not be the last post now Im here on wordpress)

Till we meet again. Keep Reading. And try not to betray the ones you love, it will only make you feel guilty.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S (from left- Joey, Ross and Chandler) ๐Ÿ˜€
The Fault in Our Stars — July 5, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars

I am a softie. I cry for sad things and weep and sob for even more sad things. I laugh out loud for the happy things. This movie made it clear that I cry a lot and that character deaths affect me, whether in books or in movies.

My exams got over yesterday, so that calls for a celebration. Friday seemed like an ideal day for watching a movie, so off we went to the usual mall to watch the movie. The mallย where you are bound to find someone you know in the weekend. The Fault In Our Stars encouraged non readers to read, an achievement that very few authors can achieve ( Duh, they’re non readers, not many authors ).

Every second teenage girl in Dubai wanted to watch that movie. On a Friday evening, me and one of my friends went to watch the movie. And OH GOSH, It was beautiful.

It had most of the book in it, hence it didn’t disappoint. ๐Ÿ˜€

Also, by the time we left the theater, I was sobbing so much that my friend had to ask me a several times if I was okay. I dont think anyone else cried that much but I sure did.

But then Im a person who almost cried for ‘Frozen’, so, yeah, I cry a lot. ๐Ÿ˜›

Obviously, like any bookworm, I will say one thing, The Book was Better. ๐Ÿ˜€