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The Perfect Day

At the end of the day, when I’m in bed and the lights are out, I realize once again, that I have not kept to good routines. For instance I haven’t exercised and was sedentary all day, didn’t touch a … Continue reading

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Enchanted by ‘A Room with a View’: Both the Book & the Movie

Am in the middle of the novel ‘A Room with a View’ and the trailer on Youtube of the 1985 movie brought back lovely memories. Would love to watch this movie again and if only our theatres screened old movies. … Continue reading

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Life of Pi & Trying Out Premiere Seats

I recently watched the movie Life of Pi and tried the Shaw Premiere seats for the first time. It was a spur of the moment decision and B caved since the showtime for the regular seats was about 2 hours … Continue reading

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Yearnings & Doubts

My dream has always been to write a novel. Not just write, but as my vanity demands, to be published. A story that’s within me. But when I read books by acclaimed authors like Salman Rushdie, I feel, who am … Continue reading

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A Stolen Life

The book ‘A Stolen Life’ moved me tremendously. I talk about it my latest post.

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Some Days this World is Hard to Fathom

I watched the movie The Dark Knight Rises and felt a chill when the random shooting scene came on. I can’t even begin to imagine how terrifying it must have been for the victims. The horrifying mass murder in a … Continue reading

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The National Library & Sleeping Folks

The new building is very impressive. But I still miss the tiny red brick building that used to the National Library I knew as a kid. It’s pretty conveniently located. Not attached to Bugis MRT (which would be lovely for … Continue reading

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Urban Sketchers Singapore (Part 1 of 3)

Wanted to have a meal at the Maxwell Road Hawker Centre, but the public parking lot was so full with tons of cars queuing. So we parked at the building close to it. No idea what building this was. Turned … Continue reading

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Books: Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

I have yet to watch the movie, but two things surprised me about this novel by Truman Capote. The racist language and the fact that it’s only 100 pages long. It seems that the movie is loosely based on the … Continue reading

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2 Blogs Dedicated to Suri Cruise

1. One’s all about her fashion. Check out the Suri Cruise Fashion Blog. 2. The snarkiness of this one can come across as kinda mean at times, but you can’t help but find it funny. Check out Suri’s Burn Book. … Continue reading

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Summer Read: Dolci di Love by Sarah-Kate Lynch

I am quite a snob when it comes to what they call chick lit. I tend to go for books that take some effort to read and are grounded in reality with all their suffering, misery and hopelessness. They tend … Continue reading

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David Walliams & Quentin Blake: The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress is a passionate celebration of individuality as this review in the Telegraph reveals. “The theme of the book is that we should all celebrate our differences,” says Walliams, who reckons he wrote 10 different drafts … Continue reading

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My Favourite Writers and Books

Thanks so much to blogger whatsaysyou, who asked me about my favourite authors in the comments. I just loved the question and thought I’d put it in a post. Here’s what comes to mind right away: Yann Martel (The Life … Continue reading

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Books: Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut

I always enjoy a Kurt Vonnegut book. I guess you would classify them as Science-fiction although I never thought of them as such. The language is deceptively simple but the ideas are always deeply profound. I just adore Vonngut’s wit … Continue reading

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Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie

You can read my thoughts about this wonderful book at Tiny Island. An exquisite tragedy.

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Books: Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie

Shalimar the Clown is a book by Salman Rushdie who won the booker of bookers for Midnight’s Children. This was an almost 400 page book and I took nearly 3 weeks to finish this. Actually I took more than 2 … Continue reading

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Books: Salman Rushdie’s Luka and the Fire of Life

I wanted so much to like this book and I actually found it pleasing from the onstart, but somehow I found myself skimming through in the middle. This is after all a book for children that is meant to appeal … Continue reading

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Every Sunday

Every Sunday I tell myself that the next week will be different. I will start afresh on Monday. EVERY SUNDAY. Seriously. I feel like I am stuck in limbo and not moving forward. I have been stuck in limbo for … Continue reading

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Celebrities Reading Books

Just inspired to do a post on celebrities reading books as their reading choice fascinates me. {Image: Ecorazzi} {Image: Make Literature} {Image: Carrie Fisher} {Image: NY Times} {Image: Narnia Fans} {Image: People} {Image: Jessica Mcdougall} {Image: Celebrities Bite Us}

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Eat Pray Love: Julia Roberts Wears A Sari

{Image: Glamsham} I was a huge fan of Julia Roberts when she was in Pretty Woman and My Best Friend’s Wedding. Then I don’t know why (either I changed and became jaded or she really did become more smug with … Continue reading

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Most Interesting Vogue Article: Gwyneth Paltrow Can Cook

This picture is just a dream – to be in pyjamas and surrounded by books! Doesn’t she seem like the most perfect person on earth with that pristine stunning white kitchen? That kitchen is just beyond breathtaking. Read the riveting … Continue reading

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Monday’s Cool Idea: Write on a Book Without Ruining It

I love this cool product idea that I came across on a fabulous blog called Unclutterer as I was trying to get some inspiration to declutter. I wonder if these are sold at our local stationary stores? If I do … Continue reading

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