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Saturday, December 31, 2011
Finally writing the End of The Year blog. Was too lazy to write but hey, this is my tradition. Writing End of the Year blog since years.
2011, a year of ups and downs. A year in which I showed all these emotions. :|
Everything went better than expected.
Forever Alone :'(
Y U NO? :x
But I'll stop here :P
2011 has been an year of Gibberish blogs too -.-
Moving on :|
Compared to 2010, 2011 was not quite good for movies. Saw around 83 movies (had seen around 107 movies last year *record* ahem) but didnt come across movies like Inception, Toy Story...EPIC movies. Pixar also disappointed this year with Cars 2. Superhero movies like Thor, X Men First Class were :D . Sequels like Kung Fu Panda 2 was "AWESOME",Hangover 2 was blah. PoTC4 was just good. Transformers3 was shit. 2011 also marked the end of Harry Potter movies. It didnt end with a BANG, it ended silently :S Well all HP movies from HBP have been silent, but well directed too. Movies like Sucker Punch and Source Code were good. Came across epic movies like ZNMD and TinTin. In the end, Don 2 was just as good as the first one.
Top movies of 2011:
5) Delhi Belly (way better than expected and very (link))
4) X Men First Class (Not a major X Men fan, but this was pretty good)
3) Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (Directed by Brad Bird (Director of some of the greatest Pixar movies and many episodes of The Simpsons) People expected this to be shit, but c'mon its BRAD BIRD. And this movie was THRILLING!!!)
2) The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (Its Tintin. Nuff said.)
1) Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (Blew my mind! Wanted to LIVE LIFE after seeing the movie. Inspired me.)
Also saw some great movies like Moon, Buried, 127 Hours ,Black Swan, The King's Speech, Fast Five, Blade Runner, Dum Maaro Dum, and many more :|
ok...its 10:35pm now...
2009 was an year of anime. 2010 was an year of movies. 2011 was an year of MUSIC :D
Continuing from where I left in 2010, this year I traveled deeper into rock music. Got more into "non-mainstream" music. After exploring for a while, I finally found my "place" in music too :D
Came across many good bands like The Ramones, Magazine, Neu, Grizzly Bear, The xx.Listened to Galaxie 500, Thee Oh Sees, Gabin, Beach House and much more. But the best new band I discovered in 2011...
FLEET FOXES :D
Came across a song The Plains_Bitter Dance in someone's FB profile, and I immediately loved it. Fleet Foxes was new to me. I had never heard much folk before too. You could really imagine a rural, town/village surrounded by vast mountains and forests while listening to this :D
Yes. I had never heard Led Zeppelin before except for Stairway to Heaven and Kashmir. Started listening to them after hearing The Battle of Evermore. (Actually I came across a Mandolin cover of the song in Youtube) Became a fan of the band in December only :|
some of my favorite bands released new albums this year...starting with:
Radiohead: The King of Limbs.
They did it again with something different...yet again :D
The Strokes: Angles
Ok album...with some good songs.
Arctic Monkeys: Suck it and See.
Great album. But after they released their album, they kinda went crazy.
after a long wait...
after many delays...
Coldplay: Mylo Xyloto :D
First song from the album I hears was Every Teardrop is a Waterfall in July, when they released it along with Major Minus and Moving to Mars. My first reaction before listening to the song was :D x10. Then....30 seconds in the song...I was like o.O . Coldplay? :S SYNTH! But the song became me favourite...it PUMPS YOU UP BABY!!! Heard the live versions of Charlie Brown, Hurts like Heaven too in July. Then Paradise was released during September, and it was "OH YEAH!". (and the song released at the right time as well.)
They released their album finally in October. Perfect Diwali gift (and again...perfect time. Right after an unforgettable Sanklalp 2011 launch.)
A Concept album, ambient, more guitar, and more group-ish songs , MX was really worth the wait. I was in Mylo Xyloto mode for 2 months after than :P
I got a Fender Squier BulletStrat (Sunburst) along with a Roland Cube 20xl amp for my birthday (belated birthday present :D). I have a Fender baby :D My guitar journey continuing smoothly :| Learnt some new techniques...practiced less this year (well....very little after September.) But there aint a day I dont play my guitar :P
I still havent made many of my own music...but I kept trying. 2012 includes one resolution: Make your own music :|
Even recorded a song in the studio in the month of May!!
Musically, 2011 was an awesome year :D
exactly 11:00pm now. Feeling good. Listening to The National and Grizzly Bear. And its so cold, so cold...(that song always pops in my mind :|)
OTHER THINGS :|
2011 was an year of tv shows. Saw How I Met Your Mother Season 1-6 many many many times. And I kept on relating my life to the series again and again :| True Story.
Saw The Big Bang Theory Season 1-4 many many many times. Hated it. Dont know why I kept on seeing it.
Just finished two novels this year. Fear the Worst and The Good Guy. Both were good thrillers. And again, inspired me to keep on writing. I wrote the prelude of "Suspicion" after reading these two books. I wrote "The Wrong Road" (the type of story I really like to write :P) Currently, I am writing a new one. Havent decided on the name. But its inspired by Baccano, the anime. Dont know when I will finish it.
Also read half novels like The Paris Enigma, The Somnambulist, The Godfather, Taken, Cell, and The Hobbit (Awesome book. Will finish it soon :D).
"MORE" OTHER THINGS :|
2011 started with Winter Fiesta and Baazigar. Totally enjoyed doing business for 12 hours or more than that :P Without anything going wrong. Then Picnic to Mt.Abu (fun fun fun). (My :| Not a good year for Rebecca Black :P)
2011 was an year of more responsibility. Sankalp 2011- Colours of Emotions. My second year of Sankalp, and it was better than the last year. Had the "greatest team ever" and the time working with those guys will be unforgettable. Worked our asses of for almost 3 months. In this time, I even got to be a part of making a short film (kinda :S) , stop motion animation thingy. I got my hands on spray cans as well. (perfect timing) Got to make graffiti too :D
So on concrete canvas under cover of dark
On a concrete canvas, I go making my mark
Armed with the spray can soul
I'll be armed with the spray can soul
SANKI LOG :D
INDIA WON THE FUCKING WORLD CUP! The whole country went crazy for a month. Had a feeling from the start that India would definitely reach the finals. and they even WON IT! After and durin the semis, the whole country stopped working. And mass bunks was normal in colleges :P
College life has been good. Had a good group. No have. Had. AHH! Its something like a "coming of age hindi movie flick now" :S
Made new friends. Friends became best friends too :)
2011 was an year of negativity too. Mainly because of two reasons. But when I think of it, these two reasons are also the reason why 2011 was so awesome as well :|
2011 was an year of long hair.
Year of becoming more crazy and weird as well :P
It was an year of troll faces and internet memes.
An year of shitty viral songs :|
Death of Osama and Gadaffi.
Had an accident as well this year. Not serious.
Wasnt an year for anime :|
an year where Fb changed alot :|
and Google+ flopped :|
Wasnt an year of gaming as well.
It rained a lot :|
Navratri was good.
Diwali was way better :D
..and well...that's pretty much I can think of right now.
OMG! It's already New Year!!
Final thoughts on 2011. Good and bad. Happy and Sad.
2012 is here.
We made it ;)
*Damn! Something is up with my blog. I edit it and it doesnt get saved :S*
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I saw 5 Centimeters Per Second last year, but I didn’t like it very much. Yesterday I was listening to its soundtrack, and started writing this. There are many references from the movie, and the quotes are from the movie as well.
Eh…it’s silly, but I wanted to write something. So…..
Spring. The trees were filled with bright green leaves. It had red cherries too. I remember how we used to pick those cherries from the backyard every year during spring. We still do it. But I kept wondering. What will happen now? Where will time take us? The green leaves dont last long. The cherries too.
I met her during fifth grade. It was not an actual meeting, I just happened to bump her because a friend of mine pushed me. I fell over her pushing her to the ground. Surprised and shocked to find that I fell over a girl, I stood up immediately. She was furious. She slapped me right on my left cheek. I turned all red, and cried in front on everyone. She didnt take pity on me, and walked away with her friends. I couldnt even face her for a few days. I dont know why, but after a week, I wrote a note and put it in her bag during lunch break. After the break, my eyes were all over her, and I caught a smile. She saw me. And showed me the note which I wrote. "Sorry :("
Her name was Kari. I met her when I was in the fifth grade, when I accidentally pushed her over. It just feels like yesterday. But time flies by. And we drift along with it. 5 years had passed, and we didnt spend a single day without talking to each other. We were the best of friends. We talked, laughed, cried together. We were always there for each other. We fought like husband and wife, but without any apologies we would start annoying each other again. But one day….
Summer. The bright leaves had turned lighter, and I found no cherries.
We both had opted for different courses. We wouldnt be in the same school now because her school was in the outskirts of the city, far away from my school and from my house. I was sad. But she wasnt. It was one of the best schools that taught that particular course which she had opted for. She was hopping around in happiness. But I wasnt. I felt mad at myself. How could I? But I couldnt hide the feeling from her, no matter how hard I tried. She noticed me and asked what had happened. I told her everything. She said I was acting dumb, that I thought too much. She said she was in the same city, and we would still be hanging out everyday like we always did. Everything would be the same. Except we would be in different schools. I cursed myself for being so stupid. I was happy for her. She was doing what she wanted. I apologized, and she slapped me in return. "Dont ever apologize. EVER."
Autumn. The leaves had turned to orange. They were shedding. All I could see was thin branches. Not a single green leaf and a cherry.
Two years had passed. And we knew what would happen next. We never talked about it, but deep down inside we knew. We had different goals in mind. We would have to follow separate roads to do what we wanted. One day, Kari and I had spent a whole day together. We spent time playing the guitar and harmonica in our usual place, near the riverside. It was just besides my house. We used to sit near the bank. If our neighbours didnt spot us there, they would ask us the reason. The neighbourhood has changed in the past few years, and they always used to cherish the moment when we used to sit near the river. We saw the setting sun. We talked, what we never talked about. About what we wanted to go after school's over. Indeed, we just knew that we would not be together in a few months. I told her how we used to talk about making our own band. But we didnt, even though we had played together for years. We talked about how we used to pick cherries since we were young infront of my house, and how come we didnt do it these two years. How in a few months, we would make new friends…..maybe best friends. She hugged me, and we sat there seeing the setting sun.
The Sun. The hottest part of the day is during the afternoon, when the sun is at its highest point. People get a lot of trouble and most of the them stay inside during the afternoon. Then just after a few hours, the hot sun eventually comes down, and the temperature becomes cool. People start coming out of their houses to relax. Then the sun sets, but not for long. Because it rises again the next morning with its orange morning rays of light.
A few months passed, and we got separated. She went to a college in the corner most part of the state, and I was still here. It's absurd how time flies by so quickly. For a few months, we missed each other like crazy, and we talked about meeting every day. We talked and talked for hours, never missing a single event in our everyday lives. But this didnt last long.
"The things I had to tell her...
The things I hoped she would listen to...
There were so many of them."
After a year, we stopped having conversations every day. Instead, we used to call each other once in a week. Then the week, turned in to two weeks, then a month. We drifted apart. I found out that she had found her guy. And at that time, I was positive. We weren’t best friends anymore. Time passed by, and we stopped having conversations entirely.
Winter. I could see snow through my window, outside. I remembered how we used to have those snow ball fights. We used to make snow mans and hide behind them for cover. I was so immersed in remembering the past that I went outside, with a wide smile and made a snowball.
But my smile went away, when I could find anyone to hit. Kari wasn’t there.
Months passed, and I took interest upon a certain girl and I hardly thought of Kari anymore.
Summer. The trees were filled with bright green leaves. It had red cherries too. I was day dreaming again, about those times. When...
A phone call. A familiar voice. She told me about the time when we used to pick the cherries from the tree. And said she really wanted to do it right now. Her new house, her new city, didnt have cherry trees. So, she told me to come outside. I was puzzled. But I went outside and my heart skipped a beat.
There she was. The same as always, but five years later. I couldnt recall the last time I saw her or even talked to her. But I hugged her. Tears fell from my eyes. “It’s time to pick up the cherries” she said.
We talked for hours and caught up. She was engaged. And had even gotten a job in a leading company. She was happy, and so was I. We talked about those days, and did all those things which we always did. We sat near the riverside, and and all the neighbours saw a familiar sight. A sight they always wished to see for five years, but couldnt.
Funny thing time. The people who we care about the most, though they have different paths, and even though we eventually forget them as we move on, deep down inside, there is a place for them. And we will always treasure it.
"Hey... They say it's five centimeters per second."
"What do you mean?"
"The speed at which the cherry blossom petals fall... Five centimeters per second."