Dec 31, 2011

Goodbye 2011, Bring it on 2012!

Thought for a long time, to write about 2011 and what it did to my life and yadayadayada. And then thought, I don't really feel like listing down all these life-changing things that happened. Because well duh, if you are on my Facebook, you would know anyway. :D

So, yeah, 2011 was, in one word, AWESOME. 

Dec 24, 2011

A Christmas Wish

For the longest time, I have had only one wish this time of the year. Having stayed in Mumbai, hot and humid Mumbai, all my life, I have always wished for Christmas that was like this -

(found here)

Winter always brings out the me that likes to stay up late into the night, feet wrapped in warm blankets, wondering how the world looks like on the other side.

~ Annie.
P.S: Merry Christmas folks! :)
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Now Playing: Please Come Home For Christmas | Bon Jovi

Dec 22, 2011

Did A Saathiya!

To be precise - this was my Facebook (duh!) update yesterday -


*Alternative, more-hysterical, title would be* I GOT MARRIEDDD!!!!!!!!!! :D

We wanted to do EVERYTHING we cant at our "wedding" in Feb. *rolls eyes* (which is still happening all you people who are coming, don't worry!). Coming back, so honest confession, we fought more AFTER the engagement more than well.. I have EVER fought with anyone, and that is, trust me, saying something. And we realized ALL of it was related to the stupid wedding - the hall, the food, the guests, the clothes, the jewellery (oh. my. god. the jewellery - do not marry a mallu if you don't have gold! :P) and all that jazz. 

We realized that, we were simply not getting what WE wanted for our wedding - what the fuck happened to the whole 'simple sweet affair'?!?! So doing a How I Met Your Mother - we did exactly what Marshall & Lily did at their wedding. They got married in secret, so that when things go wrong at the big fat wedding (which they will) they wont care, because hey, they are already married! :) Sounds cool no?

Bandra Civil Court. (crazy place that one! SO CROWDED!) Along with *only* 3 witnesses. This was our EPIC Saathiya moment -

  • Wore black.
  • Wore shorts.
  • Had no make up on.
  • DID NOT wear any jewellery (save our engagement rings)... LOL.
  • Expenses for Saathiya wedding < 1/4th cost of the Engagement :/

In related news, I FINALLY got my proposal. (I didn't really need one... the guy is buying me a goddamn house! :P In MUMBAI. That IS a big deal people.) He got this from God knows where, and handed it to me with the cutest smile on his face. :)




I wish I could express how awesome that felt! For people who did not understand that, that was the Golden Snitch from Harry Potter, with engraving on the inside, complete with HP font! :P I am not big on lavish expensive proposals, though they DO make me go all awww, but frankly something cute, inexpensive but thoughtful is PERFECT don't you think? :)

~ Annie.
P.S: This is another update.. (Yea my feed is FULL of such idiotic nonsense featuring my three fav men.. hehehe!)

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Now Playing: Chalka Chalka Re | Saathiya 

Dec 12, 2011

The Forgotton Songs Of Indipop

I have this habit of updating my Facebook status everyday in the morning as I leave my home, with whatever song that my phone decides to play. The song that plays first becomes the song of the day on my status. The other day it was one of my all-time fav's Maeri by Euphoria. Ah, the memories. :)

When I reached office, me and two of my closest friends got into a discussion over Skype (our communicator at work.. yea I know, how cool! :P), over how Indipop is... dead. How we don't have albums anymore. How we spent all our growing up years listening to our favorites on Channel Oxygen or ITV. We spent the whole day passing each other links for videos that were all the rage in the good ol' days. We laughed about what kids these days listened to and TRULY felt old. Here is the list of songs that brought back some fond fond memories...

Kaise Bhoolegi Mera Naam - Euphoria

Aankhon Mein Tera Hi Chehra - Aryans (...a WTF Shahid in that one! :P)

Nov 30, 2011

Goals

Today morning I read a blogpost on goals. The blogger said that she did not have any goals because she wanted to live an awesome life and hoped to die happy. I remember when I had a similar feeling about goals. I suppose I wanted to be just another 18 year old with a "cool" life. The time I foolishly believed I will actually be 18 forever :P :) So here I am, soon to turn 24 in a couple of days, with a 25 before 25 list - which may not have seen any activity in a long time, but two things on it being worked really hard upon by yours truly - wondering how I now aspire to be anything other than just another 23 year old. :)

Life. Yea, it makes a woman out of a girl. 

~ Annie.
P.S: Working on my photos to Bob Marley is like my slice of heaven! :)
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Now Playing: Three Lil' Birds | Bob Marley

Nov 20, 2011

Of Things Learnt In Goa.

*I sat for close to five minutes thinking of an awesome enough line to describe how awesome my whole-of-last-week-longest-vacation-ever was. I can't think of anything so I am just going to skip this intro!*

Cutting a fancy line short, I did a totally unconventional Goa tour with the three most favorite men in my life last week. (Well, not so much the third one because he didn't meet us until the return journey so erm well). And by unconventional I mean, I went places people don't even know EXIST in Goa! :D And I think some of my BEST ever photography has happened on this trip. :) So without further ado, a customary awesomeness list - 
  • To be a good photographer you have got. to. stop. being. lazy. Oh and you also need to seriously put your cam at risk. ;) :D (.. at one point my cam was IN the sea.)
  • I fail to understand why people feel the need to scribble their names at random places.
  • Chapora at sunset is an absolute delight. And having chai (?!) watching the sun go down on a quiet beach. So is a empty beach at sunrise. And a lazy late afternoon at a beautiful 15th century mosque. And walking around in a random field full of weeds feeling like you are the only person on the planet. Told you I did an unconventional tour. :)
  • Breaking into a OMFG-this-is-creepy-complete-with-flickering-lights-and-not-a-soul-in-sight-cemetery in the dead of a chilly night. CHECK. :D \m/ 
I don't think this lady was very pleased with us making fun of her erm.. tombstone(?)
This actually made us go - 'Ok lets NOT piss the dead people off!' 
The lights were flickering randomly and it really looked creepy!
(pics courtesy - Nutties ka iPhone) 
  • There is so much to discover about yourself and life, only if you forget everything else, leave your baggage behind (literally and figuratively), get on a bike and just roam random streets. (though don't get lost in North Goa, its kind of filled with weird, possibly drugged people. You might wanna stay away :P)
  • I loved my unconventional places soooo much that I am actually contemplating not telling people where they are because I always want those places to be people-free! :P I was disappointed as hell to see that there were people enough for a mini concert at Chapora and not ONE wall was unoccupied by boob-grabbing males with female counterparts. And to think, the last time I was there when there was no village, no supermarket(?!?!), no lights, not one person in sight and absolute breathtaking silence.
  • Love knows no language. We were there to attend a wedding, the ceremony completely in Konkani. I understood the parts that are lifted from Marathi, but for the rest... well I just saw people around me smiling and got the gist. :)
  • One of my memorable status updates from during the week :D (no offence any gujjus! I AM part gujju! :P)

  • Waking up not knowing what day of the week it is and NOT caring... is the good stuff! \m/. Amen to that! :D
  • Looking awesome at a friends relatives wedding and talking all the time to your friend WILL lead people to believe that you are dating your friend. Even if you fiancee is ... right behind you! :D Oh, and getting chatty with your friends mom and asking bahu-type questions like "Will you teach me how to make Goan fish curry??" will NOT help your cause! :P :P
  • Me + Him + Nikon  = The ultimate combination ever!!! :)
  • Everyone should try this no matter how stupid this sounds - Get into old clothes, go to the beach barefoot in the dead of the night, reach exactly the edge of the water, lie down, let the water wash up and drench you, watch the stars. BLISS. :)
  • Candlelit lobster-and-wine dinner on the beach. Check. :) Britto's. FTW!
  • Goa is apparently still a honeymoon location! :P 
  • No visit to Goa can be complete without a visit to the Flea Market! :) & talking about Colaba Causeway decreases your chances of getting duped... :D
  • Travelling by train to Goa is so damn worth it simply for the beautiful Konkan stretch! :)
  • My Egypt trip will probably never happen because I am so violently photo allergic. (allergic to the sun - I mean WTF?! How does THAT happen?!) :| Yeah, I was probably the only person in Goa dressed in a sweatshirt! :| 
That's all for now folks!  :) 

~ Annie.
P.S: Not putting up any photos yet, because I have some other plans.. :)
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Now Playing: Made Of Tears | Joe Sat

Nov 9, 2011

Wednesday Wallpapers #21


[Picture Courtesy - Karan.]

~ Annie.
P.S: In other news, I finally get to cross off no. 22 from my 25 before 25 list. Nutties got me an iPod (yes I didn't have one!) for our 1st anniversary. :)
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Now Playing: Money Money Money | ABBA

Nov 2, 2011

Wednesday Wallpapers #20



Picture Courtesy: Ankit Daftery

~ Annie.
P.S: It is so lonely around here these days! :( Doesnt anyone ever come here anymore?! :( :(
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Now Playing: Etho Varmukilin | Neha Nair

Oct 28, 2011

Scratch Off Challenge

[stumbled across this one on Serendipity's post here.. 
Cross off things that hold true for you!]



Appearance
I have/had piercings besides the ears.
I want piercings besides the ears.
I have many scars. (I am kind of clumsy..hehe)
I tan easily.
I wish my hair was a different color. (streaks of purple, the next chance I get! :P)
I have friends who have never seen my natural hair color.
I have a tattoo.
I want a tattoo. (eagerly awaiting for my tattooist to return so I can get my awesome no. 3)
I can be self-conscious about my appearance. I have/had braces.
I have more than two piercings.

Oct 26, 2011

Wednesday Wallpapers #19

... which is also a Diwali greeting! Feel free to use it for your friends & family! :)


~ Annie.
P.S: I am so in love with photographing things on my mom's kitchen top (like above), she just does not allow me inside the kitchen with my camera anymore! :D
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Now Playing: Sheher Mein | Rockstar (Nutties is in LOVE with this song!)

Oct 23, 2011

Nothing Much To Like About Winter

Except for a breeze that wraps you in its chilling embrace
Sudden sunshine that does not burn angry tan lines, prodding gently, a lovers touch on naked skin
.
The way the tiny hands peek out of that sweatshirt 
Occasionally
.
The warmth of entangled bodies underneath a blanket,
that is so cold on the outside

Oct 19, 2011

Wednesday Wallpapers #18


~Annie.
P.S: TPing with the camera in the parking lot! :)
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Now Playing: Jo Bhi Main | Rockstar

Oct 5, 2011

Wednesday Wallpapers #17



Sorry for being AWOL lately, if anyone missed me at all! :( Picture taken enroute to Mumbai from Pune on a weekend trip.

~Annie.
P.S: Just LOVE that shade of green when the monsoons come by..
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Now Playing: Etho Varmukilin | Neha Nair (Outcast Vocals)

Sep 14, 2011

Wednesday Wallpapers #16



Some of my favorite clicks have been taken during that endless wait at traffic signals, like this one. Hope you guys like it! :)

~Annie.
P.S: I think I am addicted to that font!
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Now Playing:  Man Mohana | Jodha Akbar

Sep 12, 2011

Oh, you’re in my veins...

Dear Nutties,

If someone has asked me a year back if I was going anywhere in life, I would have laughed, downed two more drinks, and said 'I don't know & I don't care!' and laughed my trademark Annie laugh. And felt the emptiness inside me, grow a tiny bit wider on my way back home, alone. 

We had been friends for so long before the thought that we could be anything else, wasnt even a valid thought. Remember how we started off? I was sitting at my desk and you had just come out of someones cabin behind me and said something loudly about Rafael Nadal. Now me, not the one who hear anything against my beloved Fed, had said that 'Nadal can never be Federer.' I didn't even know you then, and yet we had engaged into a wordplay about our favorite tennis stars! And that was it.. So simple. So insignificant really. And look where we are now.  :)

Sep 7, 2011

Wednesday Wallpapers #15

... has been posted already out of sheer enthusiasm on Sunday :)
Reposting it for everyone again -


Love,
Annie.
P.S: My friends assume I look at my ring "with a howree (means ravenous in Marathi) look and go myyyyy preciousssss! :P :D
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Now Playing: You Do Something To Me | Paul Weller

Sep 6, 2011

:)

Song of the day. So much Love. <3


Dido - another one of those lesser known, lesser appreciated female singer / songwriters that should be fucking Lady Gaga - famous! :| She sings so so well! :)

- Annie.
P.S: Even if my house falls down, I wouldnt have a clue... Because you're near me... :) :)
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Now Playing: Dido songs on the loop! :)

Sep 4, 2011

The Beginning Of My Happy Days! :)

In all honestly, life changed almost a year back. When I met someone who I had NEVER imagined I would be standing on this day with. With my history of falling for the wrong men boys, and my skittishness around the M word, I never thought that I would be here, on this day, updating my Facebook status to engaged! :D

I AM ENGAGED!

OMFG! :O AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

Now I know why Monica stood in the balcony yelling I AM ENGAGED to everyone after he proposed! :P

(No, sadly there was no proposal due to complete lack of originality and romance on the to be grooms side, but instead a full on big ass Indian engagement complete with elaborate hair do's and jewellery and random "couple posing" ... yes the photographer in me and him CRINGED at that but well you gotta do what you gotta do!) :P :P

More updates later. Getting back to admiring my ring resting on my mehendi ! :P

Much Love,
Annie.

The Day Before.

Teri Mehndi Woh Dekhenge... Toh Apna Dil Rakhdenge Woh... Pairon Mein Tere, Chupke Se... Hariyaali Banni...


Love,
Annie.
P.S: The smell of mehendi is the 2nd best thing ever. The 1st best thing being having people feed you Dairy Milk when your hands look like that! :)
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Now Playing: Mehendi Hai Rachnewali | Zubeidaa

Sep 1, 2011

September is here!!!!

I have been looking forward to September for the last two months. TWO WHOLE FREAKIN' MONTHS! I have never waited for December this way! I think my birthday month is going to be mighty pissed. Add to that the fact that I will be looking forward to February even more than these two.. Oh December is gonna HATE it! :)

In other news, What Makes Me Happy? Yet another question I am answering that was posed by another blogger. This time Soumya at Life of Leo.

So what makes me happy? Hmm.. Lets see. Some of the things...
  • His smile just after he cracks some seriously idiotic, senseless joke. Its this gleeful expression that I honestly DON'T get! :)
  • Watching the rain and feeling the breeze messing my hair.
  • Driving his car and having him say that I drove awesome today.
  • FAST INTERNET!
  • Coffee + Good music + A really long drive + Dunhill Reds.
  • Good hair days.
  • When he gets me a flower.
  • When he argues with me when I chide him for paying too much for one flower.
  • An energetic Labrador and a purring-scratching kitteh! :) 
  • Crayons!
  • Remembering the words to an old song.
  • Aromas breakfast! :)
  • Watching Casablanca / Breakfast At Tiffany's yet again.
~ Annie
P.S: Passing on the question to you - what makes you happy?
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Now Playing: Moonriver | Audrey Hepburn

Aug 31, 2011

Wednesday Wallpapers #14



~ Annie.
P.S: 5 days to go to the beginning of the rest of my happy days! :)
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Now Playing: Lazarus | Porcupine Tree

Aug 28, 2011

My Perfect Cup Of Coffee.

This post is in response to the question asked by Nitisha at her blog The View from 5'2" - In Search For The Perfect Coffee In Bombay. So where do I get my favorite coffee in the city? (It's Mumbai, not Bombay for me though!) :)

Unlike Nitisha, I don't prefer reading at a quiet little coffee shop. That is my travelling time activity or the sheer boredom of travelling from Malad to Powai will kill me. Coffee shops are for really long conversations about anything and everything and nothing at all, with the closest of my friends. When alone, they are for quiet times between me and my Mac. :) Photos. Coffee. Silence. And I am blissfully lost in my own world. :)

So listing here the places where they know me well enough to get me my coffee without me asking for it. :)

Bee!

Ever since I heard my first Beyonce song - Crazy In Love - I have been a fan.

Aug 26, 2011

POTTERMORE. FTW!

Since dearest Nutties couldn't wait to see which house I'll get sorted into (someone missed the Pottermore early entry quiz.. tsk tsk :P) - Possibly the best quiz of my life. I was so fucking nervous!!!! :O Not even as nervous as my college placements. LOL!

Aug 24, 2011

Wednesday Wallpapers #13



- Annie.
P.S: I LOVE Bokeh Photography.. though this was just an unintentional shot! :) :)
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Now Playing: Pussycat Dolls | Buttons

Aug 22, 2011

Branded Confessions.

This was my Facebook status update yesterday night -

"Just because I own a DSLR doesn't mean I don't like my Sony Ericsson cellphone cam. Just because I own a zillion branded shoes, doesn't mean I don't wear Hill Road chappals. Just because I like my LBD doesnt mean I don't like my Natraj Market kurti's :D Just because I am fond of my Gucci Envy Me, doesn't mean I dislike the scent of Johnson & Johnson baby powder! :P AND just because I adore my Macbook, doesn't mean that I have issues with my more oftenly used Dell! Don't stereotype people on what they like to buy / own. :)"

Much debate happened offline but well ... it was self-explanatory wasn't it? :)

~ Annie.
P.S: I am on a song downloading spree! Always makes me happy! :)

P.P.S: I honestly LOVE the smell of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder :P
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Now Playing: All Good Things | The Weepies

Aug 20, 2011

A New Song ..

.. that is simply beautiful. Check it out.


If you have ever had a broken heart, you are about to remember it now. 
Someone Like You by Adele.

Love,
Annie.
P.S: Music has the power to move anyone. Period.
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Now Playing: .. on a loop the above song! :)

Aug 17, 2011

Wednesday Wallpapers #12




 .. and some random musings.

There is something that my sister told me a long time ago, which I had found amusing then, but somehow seems so damn right now a days!! LOL!

'Chaar log baatein banane lage... toh samjho tarakki ho gayi!'
If four people start gossiping about you, know that you have reached somewhere.

Anyway, on a brighter side, I am seriously contemplating getting a professional photography course - and I am so kicked about it! I have been longing to do this for so long, because as awesome I might be at selling / marketing stuff (even without the overrated MBA :P) - having my own studio is my ultimate dream. I will sleep out in the hall if it means converting my bedroom into a studio, is how much I want to do this. Keeping my fingers crossed. :)

Much love,
Annie.
P.S: Went for a shoot on the long weekend - St. Xavier's Malhar, Colaba Causeway and random street shots. Felt so good! :) I love my Nikon! :)
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Now Playing: Sajna Aa Bhi Jaa | Waisa Bhi Hota Hai

Aug 10, 2011

Wednesday Wallpapers #11



~Annie.
P.S: It hurts so much when someone close to you breaks your heart.
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Now Playing: Theme | Bombay

Aug 3, 2011

Wednesday Wallpapers #10



~Annie
P.S: I am thinking of having a "I love my shoes" post next inspired from Dipti's post here. :P
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Now Playing: May It Be | LOTR (OST)

Aug 1, 2011

Its all part of a grander plan that is coming true.

Remember that day when we sat in your car, parked just ahead of my bus stop. I was due to catch my bus anytime. But I didn't really want to because I was so fucked up. And that one shared Marlboro Light with you changed my life. 

That's the thing about sharing I have learnt - sharing happiness is normal, sharing sorrow is something else. It creates a bond that's much deeper. You went from being a good friend to someone who knew not only the high but also the low of me. 

And the rest, as they say, is history.


Every long lost dream
Led me to where you are
And others who broke my heart
Were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way
Into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God bless the broken road
That led me straight to you

:) :)

Always yours,
Sweetz.
P.S: I love you.
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Now Playing: Bless The Broken Road | Rascal Flatts

Jul 27, 2011

Wednesday Wallpapers #09



~Annie
P.S: Meoww has a cold! :(
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Now Playing: Kathai Ankhon Wali Ek Ladki | Duplicate

Jul 23, 2011

To You. With Love.

I love you. 
And someday we will watch all of these movies together..


"I  would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone."
(The Lord of the Rings)

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Jul 20, 2011

Wednesday Wallpapers #08

.. and a Tag! :D
(Dhapped from here on Dhanya's blog!)

Your last FB / Twitter update:
Facebook - Its a Breaking Benjamin day! \m/ \m/
Twitter - (retweeted) Agar Priyanka chopra ko B'day wish karke uske sath dinner ka khwab dekh rahe ho to Don2 ki kasam @AapChutiyeHain. *hehehe*

Jul 13, 2011

Wednesday Wallpapers #07



~Annie.
P.S: Praying that everyone I even remotely know is safe... God bless us all.
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Now Playing: Anjali Anjali | Anjali (Tamil version)

Jul 6, 2011

Wednesday Wallpapers #06



~Annie.
P.S: Work is bothering me today.... make that almost everyday... ARGH! :|
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Now Playing: The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart) | Ryan Bingham 

Jun 29, 2011

Wednesday Wallpapers #05



~ Annie.
P.S: Flowers make me insanely happy! :)
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Now Playing: Pink Floyd | Comfortably Numb 

Jun 24, 2011

But Damn, You Smell Good, Like Home.

I am one of those people who had her heart broken into pieces a long while ago. Inspiring some of my best posts ofcourse - like In Loving Memory and Somedays. For those who don't know, it was a typical college romance that went on for a long long time. We met on the basketball court and it was one heck of a roller-coaster! Till things fell apart, bit by bit and we weren't 'we' anymore. We were just.... me and him. 

Jun 22, 2011

Wednesday Wallpapers #04

That is one of my earliest experimental clicks, taken at Powai Lake at dusk. I simply LOVE the stunning citylights of my wonderful beautiful city! :) Going with the picture is a quote from Shantaram, one of the most intricately written novels about Mumbai.

Hope you guys like it! :)


~ Annie.
P.S: I LOVE MUMBAI! <3 :)
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Now Playing: Phir Dekhiye | Rock On

Jun 15, 2011

Wednesday Wallpapers #03


~ Annie.
P.S: Picture taken at Hiranandani in utter boredom & quote is one of my most favorite lines..
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Now Playing: A Bad Dream | Keane

Jun 11, 2011

This part of my life is called Joy.

Just when I was about to give up on the damnit-you-blink-and-they-dry Acrylics ...


~Annie.
P.S: I think my 'A.' at the top right looks pretty cool! What say? :)
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Now Playing: What A Wonderful World | Louis Armstrong

Jun 8, 2011

Wednesday Wallpapers #02



~ Annie.
P.S: Picture taken @Shivaji Park and the quote is from LOTR. :)
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Now Playing: Falling Slowly (American Idol version) | Kris Allen

Jun 6, 2011

Half Yearly Lessons

Random fact about me - I am a list person. I will make lists to plan things (almost like a timetable :P), to sort things, to buy things, to throw things out. I will make lists when I am angry, when I am sad, when I am happy. And I make lists when I am bored. Lists. About anything and everything and sometimes nothing significant at all.

About things I learnt in the first half of 2011.
  1. The time to do something you know you want to do - is NOW.
  2. Everyone thinks they are being paid less.
  3. Best friends are always too few and too precious to lose.
  4. No one is 'there' in their lives. Everyone has some crap going on that you may not be aware of.
  5. It takes serious effort to make a relationship happen.

Jun 1, 2011

Wednesday Wallpapers # 01

Unless you are on my Facebook, you would probably not know of my obsession with making wallpapers.

I *literally* take hundreds of pictures every week - infact I am running out of space on all my hdd's (and trust me when I say I have used to have a LOT of space) - and I love changing my desktop wallpaper about 246 times a day. Then I started making my own wallpapers out of some of those pictures and my favorite quotes to adorn my desktop. A couple of my friends passing by my desk saw the wallpapers and asked me where I got them from and thats when I decided to put it up on Facebook.

So, since I am pretty pressed for time to update around here *not really, I am just lazy :P* I think it would be fun to make the middle of my usually boring weeks a lil bit more interesting. What say to Wednesday Wallpapers? :)

*This one got the max likes... hoping you will love it too :)*


Click on the picture to view it in high-res and download it!
If you like what you see, grab one of these buttons to link up to all the Wednesday Wallpapers :)

Annie's Wednesday Wallpapers

~Annie
P.S: Hey btw, can you believe that HALF of 2011 is GONE?! :O
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Now Playing: Pearl Jam | Nothingman

May 22, 2011

For names that begin with 'A'



Just a little something on a boring Sunday night. 
My first time with acrylic on canvas.

~Annie.
P.S: Not very fond of this one - The owl clan is cursing me for that fucked up owl I suppose.
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Now Playing: The Script | If You Ever Come Back

May 14, 2011

No Time For Title -

- because I am on my way to Wankhede for the Mumbai Indians vs. (err. I dont know) match. Finally! I booked the tickets last week because he drove me crazy by cribbing that he wanted to see 'Sachinnnnnnnnnnnn' :/ Ok. I get it. I love Sachin too. But you dont have to yell you know :P :)

May 2, 2011

Oil Pastel Painting # 2



By now, I think we can safely assume that flowers make me happy! :D

I am ridiculously messy about the colors though, thankfully my mom has always liked me doing artsy stuff, so she is cool with all the clothes I am ruining forever. Also I have moved to acrylics now, and I am in absolute LOVE with the beautiful colors in tiny tubes! :)

~Annie.
P.S: I think EVERYONE should paint, even if you suck at it. There is this distinct joy in creating something out of just a bunch of colors. :)
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Now Playing: When You Know | Shawn Colvin (Serendipity OST)

Apr 29, 2011

ABC's of me..

A. Age: 23
B. Bed size: Just perfect for a tiny me :)
C. Chore you hate: Pushing through the people in the bus. :|

Apr 17, 2011

Rediscovered Love


Now heres something most people don't know about me.

See, when I was growing up, during my school days, we didnt have cable connection on our TV. Which I am very thankful for, because that is the time I took up pretty much everything that makes me happy till this day - writing, singing, dancing, dreaming about my brilliant future... and drawing.

Apr 3, 2011

World Champions. Enough Said.



Mar 31, 2011

Better Together :)

There is no combination of words I could put on the postcard
And no song that I could sing, but I can try because this is your heart and this is
Our dreams and they are made out of real things
Like a shoebox of photographs with sepia-toned loving
Love is the answer at least for most of the questions in my heart, like
Why are we here? And where do we go? And how come it's so hard?
It's not always easy and sometimes life can be deceiving
I'll tell you one thing, it's so much better when we're together

*****

Mar 24, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me! :)



IceMaiden just turned three and yayyyyieeee, I am so so happpyyyy!!!! :)

Thank you so much to all the awesome people who read my blog.... I love you all so much! :) Some more thanks to all my wonderful friends who randomly ping me in the middle of the day to ask for my blog link :P and then tell me they like reading my blog.. :) :)

Mar 10, 2011

More Awesome, Yet Under-Rated Things

Following the popularity of my previous post about 50 Totally Awesome, But Sadly Under-Rated Things, here is an all new list, many thanks to my friends who poured in with suggestions, of other such things that should be on such a list --
  1. Biking at 120kmph on the western express highway in the dead of the night.
  2. The first few drags of a Nirvana sheesha. oh yes. \m/
  3. Mom's special dal-khichdi when you are sick
  4. The smell of Parle-G biscuits when your train passes by Vile Parle station
  5. Chips from Kerala
  6. Reaching the railway station late and out of breath, to realize that the train is only just pulling in
  7. On the spot plans to go eat at a midnight buffet
  8. Sleeping under the stars, at a place that's not in your home city
  9. The wind in your ears at a quiet place
  10. Having someone play with your hair
  11. Making eye contact with a cute stranger :D
  12. Appreciation one liner from boss / subordinate / colleague
  13. Finding sexy Catwalk boots on sale at half price
  14. Laughing at something silly that you did
  15. A quiet beachside walk
  16. An accidental picture of you that makes you look hot! :D
  17. Getting someone a present they had long desired, and watching the look on their face as they open it
  18. A conversation about senseless things
  19. Wearing a tiara and drawing double takes from onlookers ;)
  20. A long distance phone call from someone you haven’t heard from in ages
  21. Window shopping! :D
  22. Feeling dew on your feet as you walk barefoot on grass on an early wintry morning
  23. Playing a sport that you haven’t played in years, and find that you “still got your moves” :D
  24. FINALLY making it past whatever it was that was causing all the traffic! 
  25. Cracking an egg into two PERFECTLY
  26. BUBBLEWRAP. even better - popping those tiny little bubbles :)
  27. Nicely wrapped presents – people don’t wrap gifts anymore! :(
  28. Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left till the alarm sounds. YES!
  29. Your boyfriend / girlfriend checking you out - proper head to toe sweep - pretending to have just met you
  30. The travelling part of the trip you take with friends to a destination out of station
  31. Having the high score on a video game at the game parlor
  32. Your most comfortable pair of shorts, tee & slippers, that you wear to the local kirana dukaan [grocery shop].
  33. Someone holding your hand while driving
  34. Barista's take away cappuccino & Dunhill Reds on a windy late night drive 
  35. The shutter release of my Nikon :) :) :) :) :)
~Annie.
P.S: Special thanks to Kanishk, Arnab & Shyam! :)
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Now Playing: Shine | Collective Soul

Mar 7, 2011

A Thousand Words & More

For quite some time now, I haven't been posting regularly at my (now discontinued) photoblog - SnapShots. That was not because I wasn't taking any pictures - on the contrary I think I have taken more pictures in the last couple of months than I have ever taken! :) Well, this is what I was waiting for -
My new blog : A Thousand Words & More (go see!!) 
They say a picture speaks a thousand words....
This place is for all those that say even more :)
Its not just my blog - co-founding it with me is my dearest friend Shyam (who btw, as people on my facebook might know, takes all my wow-wale profile pictures.. such as this one & this one too! :D). He has this knack of making even the plain looking people look diva-ish :P Say Hi to Shyam people, he's really a great guy :) Read more about us here.

And now go over to my new awesome blog! And don't forget to follow it, I promise I have some really great pictures coming up there.. :) I am super excited about this! Yayies! :D

Lots of love,
Annie.
P.S: Lot of new stuff coming up on this blog as well.. Keep coming back! Love you all! :)
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Now Playing: Ponveene | Thalavattam
... I don't understand what I am listening to but it sure does sound good! :) 

Mar 6, 2011

Black Swan

So I finally saw what was one of the most talked about movie for this years Oscars. And true to the recommendations, I wasn't disappointed. Though I admit I haven't seen any of Darren Aronofsky's / Natalie Portman movies. Since its a good movie seen in recent times by me, it very much deserves a review.

[Contains spoilers, if you haven't watched yet, please do go and watch - its well worth it!]




Feb 27, 2011

Moment in the life of Me.

First Love. 
Dancing.

Cute, right?!
& it was MY idea! :D

From now on, will be posting all my pictures on this blog.. For the older ones, visit Snapshots.

~ Annie.
P.S: Those sneakers have to be the MOST photographed all-stars anyone has ever owned! :D
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Now Playing: I'm not afraid | Eminem.

Feb 23, 2011

Alis Volat Propriis

Check. \m/



Something I have wanted for a long time, but like I had once told a friend who disapproved of tattoos, "I will never ink something on me if I didn't whole heartedly believe in it." I decided that I wanted this one a long time ago, but somehow I didnt feel like I was there yet. And then, today, I knew I had to get it.

It's Latin for "She flies with her own wings". Ask me what I have learned to value, time and again, more than ANYTHING else after all the struggle, heartbreaks and ups and downs and all the oh-my-god-WTF-is-this-a-fucking-soap-opera? life - without a doubt, its my independence. Being alone, no longer unsettles me, and trust me, that is a HUGE thing for me. So well... I got my second tattoo.. :)

~Annie.
P.S: Give it up for the tattoo guy Robin, who has done one heck of a neat job on it! I. LOVE. IT. :D

P.P.S: Tattoo# 3 remaining for it to get crossed off my list. And I know whats it going to be already.. :)
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Now Playing: Boom Boom Pow | BEP

Feb 19, 2011

I ♥ my Nikon!

I think I am officially married to my Nikon. I feel lonely when I am not around / using it. Sigh. True love. :) I take loads of pictures almost everyday, but considering I am my best / worst critic, I don't actually get around uploading any of those pics, because I think they are just OK. :/

Anyways, heres what I took yesterday, which I am pretty pleased with. I have a thing for photographing kids and old people, they ALWAYS look lovely :). Oh, and I also have a thing for black and white. :)



Yesterday  I went to catch a late night show of Yeh Saali Zindagi... which was er... weird! :P Frankly it had way too much foul language and way less .. common sense! Anyway, I started fooling around in the intermission. And this was one particularly hilarious result :D We laughed so much, everyone turned to look what was so funny! :P




I died, waiting for HDFC Life Insurance. :D

Photo taken by Shyam from his iPhone, and those are my most well-worn out pair of favorite Converse sneakers. :) iPhone photography is pretty cool too, right?!


~ Annie.
P.S: Adobe. Awesomeness. Period.
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Now Playing: Love the way you lie (part 2) | Rihanna
So maybe I am a masochist
I try to run 
But I don't wanna ever leave 

Feb 11, 2011

Have a photo taken by me published. Check.

I am super duper happy today! 
I get to cross off one important item from my 25 before 25 list. YAY! 

One of the photos that I took, is published in the online showcase called "Platonic Love Stories" at PictoryMag. Its this wonderful site where you can send in your pictures with a story, as relevant to the current showcase. Do check it out :)

My picture is #25, called Sameera. She is this awesome kid I teach at TFI (Teach For India), where I am a volunteer. I wish I could do it full time, but I cant. Someday I hope I can spend all my time, just teaching children like Sameera :) I took loads of pictures in the classroom, and I haven't uploaded any on the photoblog. Planning on uploading them someplace soon. Here's the picture I had sent Pictory - 


She looks so angelic doesn't she? :)

So there I go - 
Have a photo taken by me published. Check. :)
Hoping to have many more in the future :) :)

Cheers,
Annie.
P.S: That pursed lips look on her face is because she didnt want to smile and show a huge gap in her front teeth :P She had just lost them! :)
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