Mar 28, 2007

Long live leonidas!!!

I woke up one fine morning two weeks back. With brush in hand I switched on the monitor. With bated breath, I clicked the small green icon on the system tray. The paste almost popped out onto the keyboard because nothing could restrain me from screaming with joy. 100 percent complete. Well, I'm talking about the time when I downloaded '300' . Two weeks pass.

Here I sit talking about Leonidas the spartan king just three days after I saw the movie. All the time I spent waiting for it to release and then for downloading and finally for my tests to conclude, and then the gruelling wait for the computer to boot up ( Though mine is a bit fast!!) and a further 2 hours to see the movie, I was finally satisfied as I got my time's worth. Believe me....

I don't want to spoil the fun with spoilers. But I will give out a few scenes which don't have the story but just moments of brilliance. Certain moments during those 2 odd hours took me by storm, made the hairs on my hand stand up, made me open my mouth with awe. The dialogues were up to the mark as well. The rendition of the dialogues by the king was also splendid, even matchless.

The encounter between the king Leonidas and the persian messenger is sure to bewitch the viewer. "Madness?? This is sparta!!".. And then the kick. Ah the kick! You'd understand when you see the movie.

The strategy they employ is what forms the stronghold of their battle. The warcry of their king when the black eyed warriors charge " Give them nothing ..Take from them everything" leaves us speechless.

Better is the way how they fight. Ok I better stick to the part about not revealing the movie's essence. The way the arrows darken the skies is awesome.

The hunchback plays an important role in this story. The king's words to him " You!! You live long.." makes even him shed a tear. The spear throw by king leonidas and his submission are tricks which deceive any viewer. The final words of King loenidas are tearjerking material. " My love...". The rest is for you to see.

The entire movie is a treat to watch. A must see. A story of bravery...Of pride...Of patriotism....... Of the mighty 300 who stood firm even when the odds were against them....Of a king who broke the law to save his land....Of a father who never told his son he loved him....Of a king who loved his queen...Of hope....Of the right to remain free....Of brotherhood...Of king leonidas and his 300 spartans.

P.S : The entire movie was shot in studio except for the horses scene. The background was created graphically. What a blend! And all the 300 spartans trained for 6 months in the gym just to get in awesome shape. Watch out ladies!!!

Mar 25, 2007

The return of the sphere

12 days have passed without me seeing this page. I have never felt so bad about not doing my duty. Seriously! Not even when I read " A walk to remember" two days back before my math test the next day and completely forgot about math did I feel so guilty. But then there is always the third test and you might never get a chance to read such a good book again. So I said " Hell with bessel!!". But then the gods of fortune favored me. You see fortune favors the brave. Math turned out to be an easy affair.

the past week also saw me turn 18. I'd like to say something about that...

" Yay!! "

Yea that is short and sweet. You don't turn 18 everyday do you??

And not everybody who turns 18 does these on their 18th birthday

* Eat cotton candy with all your buds.

* blow soap bubbles

*Visit V.O.C park for the first time with mango slices in hand.

* Get perfume from a friend as a gift because I stink!!!

* Receive a card from someone close to heart which makes you feel happy even though you've just come back home after a one hour bus ride packed with people.

*Wear NIKE shoes which your big brother got you. Now that is something special.

*Watch India lose yet another match. I seriously hope bangladesh do win. I would so like to see bermuda win but that would mean India going through and I don't want that. Say I'm not being patriotic or whatever but they don't deserve to go through. This is what they give me for staying up till 2 30 in the morning.

* And watch the latest Motorokr ad. Rocking!!!

* Read a few awesome books.

Well that's a gist of what I did. Life just gets a great meaning with all these little things. As I saw in a video " The grand content". " With a mediocre amount of adventures you get an album full of memories but with a little amount of adventures you get a heart full of regret." Great words. More to come. I'm back!!!


Mar 12, 2007

A tale of two poets.......

I like writing poems or songs or whatever you may call them...'lines'...if u may. Some say they are "Original" and "beautiful" ( You know who??:P). But whatever said, I feel proud to have been the inspiration for my big brother, who wrote his first couplet on snowflakes. Well are you thinking " Since when did elder brothers get so nice and not so naughty???" Think again. This is what he sent. Total nakkalu ( that is sarcasm for those who don't know tamil!!)...

FLAKES of snow falling on the ground
it isn't as i thought it would be - ROUND !!

---- HA ! a couplet for the first snowfall i have experienced.....
---- inspiration for the couplet - R. Sharanyan ( a poet in his own league )



Three smileys too!!!! As if the two lines weren't enough. But yea I kinda love this mail!!! Makes you smile!!! At least makes me smile....

The next poet or poetess rather is Annette. Her poems are truly beautiful and mature if you ask me. Her timepass limericks are also one of a kind but childish which is what makes me love them. Read this. This is what made me ask her to write a similar kind of thing about me. I got an immediate poem. Here goes!!!

Chubby cheeked Sharanyan,
Wearing a sexy baniyan,
On the beach in the sun,
Starts to run,
And points his gun,
At abishek bachchan,
And throws a bun,
Just for fun,
The day is won!!!!

I don't know what to say!!!!! Another piece to treasure!!!


Mar 8, 2007

Happy march 8!!

Here's to every woman/girl who has made an impact in my life, No, every woman who has done anything good to anyone else in this world. All you mothers, sisters, friends, lovers, wives and Grandmas. Kudos to you all!! A special mention of my mother without whom my life would never have been the same--> "beautiful". My pals who made this ride a fun journey. All other ones of the family who have made some special event or other in my life possible. All the blog readers (just a few I guess-->mom, nithya, uttara, upasana, priya, annette, meera, mary, niveditha, sanutha ...Please please if any of you not in this list reads my blog and like what you read, do me a favor....DO leave a comment. I'll be glad!!!)..

And I would like to cite this song on this special day. A little gift ( If you can call it that!!!!) to everyone I love. Love you all

So no one told you life was gonna be this way
Your jobs a joke, you're broke, your love life's D.O.A.

It's like you're always stuck in second gear
And it hasn't been your day, your week, your month,
or even your year

I'll be there for you
When the rain starts to pour
I'll be there for you
Like I've been there before
I'll be there for you
'Cuz you're there for me too...

You're still in bed at ten
And work began at eight
You've burned your breakfast
So far... things are goin' great

Your mother warned you there'd be days like these
Oh but she didn't tell you when the world has brought
You down to your knees that...

I'll be there for you
When the rain starts to pour
I'll be there for you
Like I've been there before
I'll be there for you
'Cuz you're there for me too...

No one could ever know me
No one could ever see me
Seems you're the only one who knows
What it's like to be me
Someone to face the day with
Make it through all the rest with
Someone I'll always laugh with
Even at my worst I'm best with you, yeah

It's like you're always stuck in second gear
And it hasn't been your day, your week, your month,
or even your year...

I'll be there for you
When the rain starts to pour
I'll be there for you
Like I've been there before
I'll be there for you
'Cuz you're there for me too...

I'll be there for you
I'll be there for you
I'll be there for you
'Cuz you're there for me too...

Haffun!!! Tadah!!!