It was a clear night and since there were 20 minutes of blackout remaining, perfect to gaze. I spied a trace of the big dipper from the car window, but lacking your cosmological expertise wasn’t able to go beyond the aligned three. Having forgotten all I had learnt, I googled it instead. Braving the cold in my pjs and scarf I stared into the sky. Did you know the cities of the Indus Valley Civilization were astronomically aligned with Draconis, not the North Star?
You know its time to get locks installed in the bathroom drawers when Fayyaz cleaner starts wafting Lancôme Miracle.
This was the name of a brand of woolen socks in Anarkali Bazaar I saw a couple of weeks ago while delivering some clothes to the caretakers’ family in Nazir Manzil. Silently amused at the name and at S’s suggestion (on the phone at that time, to whom I relayed my discovery of Gool mozay (not jurabain)) to steal them, I saw a burqa clad woman pass by and there I knew I had finally found my new character: Rubina Al-Hooda, who steals from the rich and gives to the poor; Your local super heroine, good Samaritan of sorts (Wait for more development on this front; don’t want to give too much away).
I finally figured out what is wrong with him. His face is as thick as his neck; or rather, his neck is the same thickness as his face. So essentially it is one solid block of flesh from head to shoulders. Like Gumby.
While channel surfing in our Seville hotel room, I came across a travel programme akin to Malaysia Truly Asia, about Algeciras or Malaga – cant recall – and kept watching the clichéd straw huts, handicrafts and flame grilled prawns. Since it was all in Spanish I was rather amused at their choice of soundtrack: That Don’t Impress Me Much, by Shania Twain. I suppose the beginning music is catchy, but you could’ve at least not played the chorus.
I was kind of disappointed to see George Michael wearing a ‘Choose Life’ t-shirt in Wham’s Wake Me Up video. It kind of killed the coolth of trainspotting. Forever. Oh well. I guess he wins cos he came first.