Saturday, June 26, 2010
I am the kind of person who loves reading novels...(p.s.:only novels) In that sense, I can be termed as a bookworm, I guess..;)I have a lot of favorites, Harry Potter topping the list.(I don't mind if I am termed childish...I am proud of being a POTTERMANIAC :))For that matter, I still adore Enid Blyton for those adventures and midnight feasts and invisible inks and passwords and secret meetings..and know what?? I used to yearn to belong to one of those secret clubs as in the secret 7, go on adventures like the famous 5, wear disguises like the 5 findoutters, climb the faraway tree and have midnight feasts by the swimming pool...:) Hmmmmmm... just thinking about those days makes me smile...and wish I could go back in time...:) But that seems like a lifetime back!!! I have now moved on to wider horizons and much more menacing plots...I have moved on to the world of thrillers and romances and adventures..genres I knew nothing about when I was younger, seemed to have cast a spell on me...They have taken me into a universe of their own, and yes--it is a point of no return!!! ;)I am so glad to be a part of this wonderful universe!!!Well...now that I have boasted on my tryst with novels, I think I can actually get into my post..;)
If I were to prepare a list of my favorite authors, (which I normally don't-for the fear of missing someone out ;)), I would include Robert Ludlum, at the least, within the top 5.. He is the one who stirred up the lazy person in me to post something about one of his most famous creations… A creation that none can forget easily.. I am talking about Jason Bourne(aka David Webb, aka Delta, aka Cain…..!!). For those of you who came in late, Jason Bourne is the hero of Ludlum’s famous BOURNE TRILOGY that consists of The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum. Sounds familiar?? That may be cause of the fact that these books have been made into movies, where the charming Matt Damon (OMG!!!he is drop-dead-handsome!!!) plays the lead role…;). I hope I don’t end up revealing the plot of the novel. It was a friend who lent me the first two books… and right now I am en route to completing the final novel. I must really thank that person for introducing me to wonderful(or should I say,the explosive) world of Jason Bourne!!! If the Godfather dealt with the Italian mafiosa in America, here we have Ludlum who tells us about some of the covert operations of the United States (only fiction people!!!- For heaven’s sake, don’t make it a habit to create controversies wherever good books are concerned..remember Da Vinci code???)
The general plot is that, Jason loses his memory and till now..i.e.till where I am in the final installment, he hasn’t gained it completely.. One may ask what is so great about a guy who has lost his memory..after all, the theme is very much common..even in tamil cinemas..;) But the way in which the story unveils itself is a really wonder. Hats off to Ludlum for that. The first book can really test your patience.. but if you survive through the initial 50 odd pages, there is definitely no stopping you!!! And as soon as you are done with the first one, you’ll want to lay your hands on the second book…and I was lucky in this case..;) I got the second book even before finishing the first!!! Such was the impact!!! If The Bourne Identity was great, The Bourne Supremacy was nothing but brilliant!!!! Wonderful plot, yet again, I must say!!! It really took me to the chaos-filled streets of Hongkong!!!! It makes a wonderful read...:) And now, it is time for me to confess...though i claimed Supremacy to be brilliant, I don't mind in blowing the conch to admit that Ultimatum is a masterpiece!!!! Every line..rather, every word brings to light something significant.. I can't wait to finish the book!!! It really makes me wonder how I even took some time off from reading it to type in this post!!! :D
Well, seeing that I have spent more time than necessary on this post, I'd like to go and continue with my reading...or as I'd like to call it, my Rendezvous with Bourne!!!
Cheers.. Vaishali at 11:42 AM
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Considering how boring my holidays have been ever since my return from Trichy, it was an awesome relief to meet up with one of my best buddies and go out for a movie. We tried all that we could to go out for Raavanan...but luck didnt favor us..:( So, we ended up going for the Jaden Smith starrer, The Karate Kid:) Am one big fan of Will Smith and his timely humour..and it was fun to watch his son on screen..and OMG!!Jaden carries himself in exactly the same way as his dad... The movie was awesome..the story was nothing new.. It was the exact remake of the 1984 version.. But Jaden as Dre was adorable.. And it was different to watch Jackie Chan in a role so unlike his usual humourous ones. Though the climax was nothing unexpected, it was good to see Jaden(Dre) lift the championship trophy at last..:) Jackie was the perfect coach, and Jaden was the perfect disciple..:) The gang of bullies who trouble Dre must also be given due credit..:):) I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon out..:) Though the movie falls short at some places, it is a visual treat to watch Beijing unfurl before you..and the location where the 'snake dance' took place, was really breathtaking!!!Though the story is old and predictable, I'd give it an 8.5 on 10 for Jaden, and Jaden alone(forgive me Jackie,but Jaden stole the show!!!)Kudos to the Karate Kid:):)
After the movie, at Satyam, which was as always at its best, my friend and me made our way to a new mall still under construction named Express Avenue.. After lazily strolling around, we made our way to the food courts and had rich choco ice creams...:):)I really cherished the richness of the ice cream, choco being my favorite flavour:):)(considering how some people never get me that flavor!!!!)...After some more aimless strolling, (we could not even window-shop as most of the shops carried an 'Opening Soon' board..:D)we decided it was time to head home, and we kept on talking and talking all the way back to the bus stop.
And the day did end..:(:(sadly, time flies when you want it to slow down..:(:(
Cheers.. Vaishali at 12:45 PM
Friday, June 18, 2010
Considering the fact that I am new at the crease, I spent a majority of my time thinking on what to blog!!! After some prolonged thinking, I decided to blog about how I spent this summer.. Though it is not something extravagant and lavish, I would proudly brand it as my best summer till date..:)My vacation started on May 15th...but for me the fun began only on May 31st:)Me and my college mates had to attend an internship program at Anna University, Trichy. Our trip, from everyone's point of view was considered to be an educational one...but only me and my buddies knew the amount of fun we were gonna have..;)I'd term it as 'BUSINESS COMBINED WITH PLEASURE'..;) I have a close gang of friends in college..of them, two of my(perhaps) best(est) friends accompanied me to Trichy..:)We three, along with another classmate, constituted the team that went for the internship. Trichy is my hometown. The majority of my life I spent there. Since my friends were new to the city, they chose to stay with me. When in Trichy, I stay at my aunt's place. This time, she was out of town. So, to add to all our joys, we were to stay alone at my aunt's place...just the three of us:)We had the entire house to ourself...there was unlimited freedom...we cooked our own food, followed our own rules..and did what we wanted to..:)When friends get together,it is complete fun...but when it is the union of the closest of friends, and that too girls, there is no end to the fun and enjoyment!!! The internship started to take a back seat...The mornings were hectic as we had to get ready for college...but the evenings and the nights were the best..:)Each day was a new experience...We learnt to adjust well with each other,and to coexist...it was good fun..:)We visited temples and malls..and in between, I also caught up with some of my best mates back home. Though you are very close with your friends and share every secret there is with them, you would definitely have hidden a few of your deepest secrets.. But by the end of our ten days together there wasn't a secret that was left unshared and nor were there anything hidden amongst us. But sadly... before we knew, Our ten days together had come to an end. We had to return to our respective homes...our hearts were heavy.. These ten days had brought us three really close to each other.. We couldn't help but wish to spend more time together...We knew that we'd be meeting in college soon, but still, there was that unexplainable feeling of separation..:(And return we did to our homes...but the evenings seemed dull without the laughter and the nights seemed silent without the chatter...:( Wishing that I would get to spend some time with them like this again...and that too in no other place, but Trichy....Memories are what is left with me now of those wonderful and beautiful ten days filled with fun, frolic and freedom, at my hometown, with my bestest buddies...:):):)
Cheers.. Vaishali at 2:28 PM
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Hmmm... I was basically of the opinion that I will never have the patience to blog. Which is why I'm wondering still why all of a sudden I created one..!!! Well, I can find no answer to that.. Was it cos of my friends' advice?? Or because I'm jobless now that it is my vacation?? Whatever the reason be, hope it is for the best.. And hope that I blog often and remain regular at least in doing so!!!!
Cheers.. Vaishali at 3:17 PM