Thursday, October 04, 2012

Interesting weekend. Most of it was spent at home because it was raining outside. But Sunday evening was an awesome lake day. For people who do not know what that means, a Lake Day is a very windy day, cloudy with, grey skies and absolutely no rain. Lake day was a term coined by a bunch of us back in India. During our college days,  we would ride our motor bikes to Bellandur lake, and spend time talking about so many unusual and varied topics. Of course lunch on our way back was at a Dhaba. Anyways I digress.

Back to this weekend, most of it was spent at home because of rain. I did end up going to a greenhouse(es) which specialized in growing orchids. There were a total of 7, but I could make it only to 4 out of them which took close to 5 hours by itself! I got to test out my poor man's macro lens. It worked beautifully. The only thing that was a let down was my eyes, I just could not see sharp enough every time  to set the focus manually. I still managed a few good ones, a few of them I have uploaded here.

Saturday was day of the Harvest moon.  Unfortunately I could not go out and get any pics. Clouds, Clouds and more Clouds. I did make a cup of Masala Chai (been a while since I made one at home). I started reading a book that has been with me at least for over 4 years. As I write this, I realize that I actually do not remember the name of the book. Happens to me quite a lot I believe, I remembered I was in line for watching Inception and had no clue what the name of the movie was! It took me a few days later to know the name without having to search for it! Its funny that you can remember about times when and why you were forgetful.

I am making more headway into Hindi music. It's like, there were all these awesome songs and I had no idea that they even existed! Well, its never too late. I'll go back.

As always( always? :0 ) , here's a song that goes perfectly with a lake day and a cup of hot homemade Chai (and obviously this post too)! A cover version is part of the soundtrack of this movie(The cover version is by Franco Battiato, which I thought was even better than the original) I loved the movie in spite of it being pretty slow and may be even depressing. But the story was very simple with a message that even in extreme case of hopelessness, there is a way forward!

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