Sunday, August 14, 2011

Movie Review: The King's Speech

Yes yes I know....this movie came out ages ago and here I am writing the review now. I have the lamest excuse ever for watching it so late and that is that I was busy (yeah even I'm rolling my eyes as I'm typing!). Honestly, I really have been wanting to watch this movie ever since I first heard about it. All the Oscar attention made me all the more inquisitive. This weekend I thought why put it off any longer. Armed with a bag each of Garett CheeseCorn and CaramelCrisp popcorn, I sat down to watch The King's speech.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Something about Singapore…

"Oh! How lovely!"

These were my first thoughts as I gazed up at the delightful pink bougainvillea that adorned the numerous overpasses as I rode in a shiny blue cab on the way to my hotel from Changi airport. The year was 2000 and the place was Singapore. The occasion: a family holiday to three Asian tourist destinations - Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore. I recall that Singapore in particular had given me a lot of warm memories (no pun intended!). Little did I know back then that I would call Singapore home for a good part of the next few years.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Book Review: The Inheritance of Loss

"Could fulfillment ever be felt as deeply as loss? Romantically she decided that love must surely reside in the gap between desire and fulfillment, in the lack, not the contentment. Love was the ache, the anticipation, the retreat, everything around it but the emotion itself." 

                                   Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss

The Inheritance of Loss is a novel written by Kiran Desai, an Indian author living in the United States. The novel won her the 2006 Man Booker Prize. This book has been sitting on my bookshelf since the past 3 years but somehow until now, I never got around to reading it. This weekend I made up my mind that I would catch up on my reading. There is nothing that feeds my soul more that a good book! Here are some of my thoughts on the book.