Monday, November 19, 2007

No Country For Old Men

After a long and eager wait, I finally caught No Country For Old Men at the movies yesterday. I liked Fargo, loved Blood Simple, but this one is something else. The ending might leave you a little dazed/unsettled/perplexed/shortchanged/ etc. depending on your predilections and the Southern drawl might make it difficult to take in everything the first time, but I have got only two words for you, Watch It. As a violent thriller, this is a movie that will not rank very far behind The Silence of the Lambs.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Back from my holiday

Actually, I was back about 3 weeks back but couldn't find the time to post an account of my travels. Well, I don't have time even now! However, I shall post a few pictures of my trip so that you blokes know what you missed out on. I will try and make each post about a specific part of the trip and also write out a few lines where relevant.

My Itinerary went something like this:
Day 1 - Day 4 London
Day 5 - Day 6 Munich
Day 7 - Hohenschwangau
Day 8 - Day 9 Berlin
Day 10 - Trier & Bernkastel Kues
Day 11 - 13 Amsterdam

I flew from London to Munich but all the other journeys were in my spanking new car. More about the car later. I tried finding some online tool where I can draw out my Itinerary on a map but failed. If any of you know of such a map do let me know.

PS: Did I tell you? I had an awesome time on the trip. More later.

Added Later: A sudden idea, a few minutes on google maps, then MS Paint & finally powerpoint and Voila! a little tacky but effective, no?

It seems a little crazy on the map. The Trier & Bernkastel-Kues trip was on a sudden whim and hence all the criss-cross lines. Originally, we are scheduled to drive straight to Amsterdam from Berlin.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

I remember everything....

I love the Bourne movies, The Bourne Supremacy in particular. And Bourne is back with The Bourne Ultimatum on the 3rd of August in the US. The trailer looks great (don't they all you might say..) and I am rubbing my hands with glee. If you haven't watched the trailer yet, here goes....
(I had to remove the in-line video I had earlier because the damn thing would run as soon as the the page loaded)

Added later: There is an even an Online game, from google, to promote the film. It starts July 16th. Go Play

Wimbledon Mens final

I remember all those five set tennis matches between Sampras-Agassi, Sampras-Ivanisevic, Agassi-Ivanisevic at Wimbledon and the other majors. And if anything has been lacking in Roger Federer's career so far has been the fact that seldom has been pushed into a corner and had to battle it out.

As I wait for the wimbledon final to start, I am hoping today will be the day.

Post match update: What a game! My wish came true and how! Hope we get to see a few more such Federer vs. Nadal finals.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

More evidence...

of the last great communist conspiracy. Super pretty Ana Ivanovic from serbia who won todays quarterfinal against also super pretty Nicole Vaidisova. Actually, Ivanovic has been around for a while but that's no excuse not to put her pretty face up on my blog, is it?

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


or Fake Steve Jobs is definitely one of the funniest bloggers I have come across in a while, particularly if you are keen follower of happenings in the valley. And the best thing, no one knows who the real FSJ is!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Beer Banter

Wednesday night last week, in a bar with a friend...

Waiter (to friend): Can I get you another beer, sir? Another 'Flying dog in-heat wheat' maybe?
Friend: Hhmm no. Maybe I will try something domestic
Waiter: How about a Stella, Budweiser or.....
Me: (As always, I have to correct him) err.. Stella is not exactly a domestic beer..
Waiter: Sir....If you were in Belgium it would be a domestic beer, but here maybe it is not...


Sunday, March 25, 2007

Rock/Metal & Me

I started listening to Rock & Metal when I was a teenager. Since then I have always been asked as to why I listen to Metal (in particular) and how I can endure the 'noise' etc. My answer always was that I listened to it because I liked it. Now research has revealed that there was a much deeper reason behind my liking for Metal. It was because Metal was a comfort for the bright child in me. Apparently, being a Metalhead was my way of coping with the pressure of being smarter than all the boneheads around me. The things us smart people have to do......