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When I Went For A Movie Alone

I would never want to watch a movie alone. I mean, what fun? Movies are for dressing up, break coffees and discussion throughout the movie. As I mentioned here too, I enjoy going to movies not just for the movie, but for the whole experience you go through when you go to a movie theatre with company you enjoy.

But I challenged myself to do it – to watch a movie alone.

So when I was in India a few months back, working on my designs, I gave myself that chance. I was living with friends who would be away at work everyday. I had to pass time somehow during the day and my friend suggested that I go for a movie. I dared myself to.

Was my experience good? No. Not at all!

To start with, the crowd was low in the beginning given the fact that it was a weekday afternoon. There were just some guys around and they kept staring at me. I was so conscious. And embarrassed. I know. For no reason. Later on, crowd added up and the hall was pretty full but I remained stressed. It felt like I was in the wrong; that I was committing a crime!

Needless to say, I am never going alone for a movie.

I just don’t enjoy it. There is no point forcing myself to change my philosophies. Movie watching is not a task for me; it is a fun activity that I want to do with people I like.

Talking about movies, I watched Haider the other day. I loved the acting and cinematography and music but on the downside, the movie was really slow, predictable to some extent and very, very depressing! Did they really need all those gross scenes and detailed violent proceedings? I am sure they could be done with.

Anyway, I think Summer ended yesterday. It was cloudy, cold and windy today and is going to remain so for the whole week. I am so sad!

I wore this yesterday to literally celebrate the last day of warmth. And in the spirit of the festive season, of course. I find harem pants the most comfortable thing on earth. and of course, I love adding an Indian touch to everything.

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Technology and Me

I was reading Shweta’s blog post earlier today about how technology can seize you and burn you down eventually. She recommends that one cuts off from social networking on all devices for some time everyday and do more meaningful things in life.

While I have always considered technology a blessing to mankind, I agree that technology (excessive, unnecessary social networking, rather) is just a waste of time and is tiring. We can now access all mails, chat options, social networking sites – everything – from our cell phones. And so, we are hooked on.

I am, for sure. I access mail, Watsapp, Hangout, WordPress, Facebook, etc, on my cell phone. My hand automatically picks up my phone every few minutes to check for notifications. Even though I know nothing would have come in, I still tend to check. I just end up with a headache by the time half the day is over.

When I switch on my laptop, I actually have nothing specific to check. Because I have seen and accessed everything already.

Sometimes, I feel like uninstalling apps like FB and WordPress from my cell phone. It makes no sense checking them 20 times a day. Moreover, there is no surprise element left when I start my laptop at the end of the day! I’d rather have the joy of checking lot of notifications and mails at the end of the day rather than browsing through apps aimlessly and getting frustrated.

But, I will not uninstall the apps completely because sometimes you really need to update or share something with your readers or friends and family at a moment and you need to do so right then. Delaying would dissolve the essence. This is one of the reasons why I love technology. Well, why I love technology calls for another blog post.

What do you think? Technology is really a blessing?

This is what I wore for errands running. What do you think of errands, by the way? Another debate, huh?

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Tank top: Clothes Rack

Skirt: Bangkok

Flats: Target

Bangles: Fabindia

Necklace: Gifted

Tote: Need I say??

Flea Market, Country Music, Summer.

Summer is such a wonderful season. Summer has everything cheery and colourful related to it – floral prints, flowy materials, cheery music, fruity drinks and lots of color in every way everywhere. I tried to enjoy those precious few months of summer to my fullest. Holidays at school made summer feel all the more special – relaxed, happy and joyous. I tried something new every other day – some new outfit combination, new cake recipe, different types of music (have lately loved country music). Of course, I preferred to just drift and not to stick to my grand plans of practicing patternmaking and stitching and blogging more. Which is sad, actually. When my 3 month long break ended, I was shocked how those months just flew by without me doing much productive work.

Come to think of it, I have difficulty sticking to one thing. I keep drifting between ‘hobbies’. If I am doing something, I tend to think of some other activity that is more appealing. When I was working in Corporate, I tried finding as much time as I could for blogging. And now, when I have all the time in the world to blog (and topics too), I rarely blog. Earlier, fashion was my biggest passion. I dreamt of having my own venture and saying goodbye to Corporate life forever. And now, when I am already into the fashion line (studying, of course), I think of everything from baking to cooking to socializing to home decoration!

The worst part is, at the end of the day, I find nothing achieved! My whole day has flown but except a clean house (that gets messy by the end of day anyway) and food (that gets over in hours too), I haven’t got anything done. That makes me feel reeeaaallly lousy and inefficient. Where does my time go? More thinking than doing? I guess so.

Coming to the outfit post, this is what I wore to the flea market on a very warm Sunday afternoon. The biggest San Jose flea market is minutes away from my place and I decided to walk (hence, the sneakers). It was a brilliant day. Lovely weather (I love warm weather), good live country music and the most amazing cool Melon fresh juice. Sluurrrrp. This makes me want to run to the flea market asap!

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