The Search For Star Trek DVDs

I have been looking but failing to find all the first 10 Star Trek movies on dvd in India. Unless it’s for some crazy money. This is crazy. It’s Star Trek! STAR TREK! I have the last 3 ones which are from the reboot/alternate universe or Kelvinverse movies from 2009 to 2016 onwards but I want the first 10. The ones that are near and dear to me.

Ofcourse I could get them on Amazon.com but the price in dollars vs rupees is also crazy. I’m gonna wait and see if I get some freelance online work that I was contacted for and if so, some of the payment is pretty good. Like $100 for one job and if I can get a couple of those or more (like I was told) then I can buy these sets that I really like and have them displayed in my collection and watch the movies on dvd finally.

But it’s crazy being a movie fan in India and finding it so difficult to get proper dvd releases at decent prices. Why do you think Indians pirate movies via download a lot? The crazy prices when we want to buy legally would kill us.

The Best Sandwich?

Sandwich Day! Share your best sandwich recipe.

There’s a lot of sandwiches that are just awesome and I cannot pick one sandwich that is above everything else. Or can I? Yeah let’s look at this one.

A club sandwich! The king of all sandwiches. Let’s see ….three slices of toasted soft, delicious, fresh bakery bread. Spread mayo and not just the plain type but a slightly tangy, garlic or spicy payo. NO LETTUCE!! Sorry. A little onions, tomatoes and maybe pickles. Grilled chicken chunks and crispy bacon inside one section and in the other we keep egg salad and cucumber. Or even a nice omelet.

Can you beat that baby?

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Netflix Off For A While

I had signed up for Netflix a month ago and got the first month for free as a trial period. At first I didn’t know what I would go and watch on it. I just clicked on the first episode of Star Trek Discovery, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD so I could check and see how it plays. I am using the data on my cell phone to stream movies, live sports and stuff. I get 200GB of data on my plan from Vodafone and that’s a lot and therefore I put it to good use when I finally got this new tv a month ago.

But, I have a lot of movies and tv shows that I want to watch and still have yet to watch that is not on Netflix but elsewhere. So after a couple of weeks that went by, I still hadn’t watched anything on Netflix after signing up. A few days ago I thought that I should atleast try and watch the 10 episode first season of Lost In Space, a show that I really wanted to watch ever since it first came out. So I finally did that and enjoyed the show and the way Netflix is.

But I haven’t continued and signed up for the next month and won’t do so until maybe January or February. I love what they have up on Netflix but if I pay Rs.500 now and not watch more than 10 films atleast or a couple of seasons of a tv show or two, then it’s a waste. So I guess I will wait for a bit and see; once I finish this big pile of movies and tv shows that I have with me, then I will continue with Netflix.

Looking Forward To December?

What are you looking forward to in December?

Not much really. As a general thing I kind of like the month of December because there is a holiday vibe. If you are lucky you get a few days off to relax and enjoy with your family and friends. And if you are in the west then you also get presents. I live in a place and in an industry where we get a day or two off – the 25th & the 1st (technically January but yeah it’s at the end of December).

Other than that, I like that there are decorations and cake (though some of the cake isn’t that good when it’s that dry fruit cake that is difficult to swallow) and the fact that people will start calling you for some silly celebrations. Whether I join in or not is a different thing. I like that end of a year feeling which is something I like a lot. I like looking back at the year that was and seeing what changes I can bring about or do differently to improve my life situation.

My favourite day of the year other than my own birthday is December 31st to 1st. I love New Year’s eve and closing out the year with a drink in my hand and having had a nice meal.

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My New DVD/Book Shelf

IMG_20181125_123124I am surprised that I didn’t post about this sooner. But I did get my new dvd shelf. I guess you can call it a dvd shelf, though most people would call it a bookshelf. There are a couple of things that the carpenter go wrong though. This was custom made but…the shelves are taller than I had asked for. The gap in between was supposed to be shorter so I don’t have waste of space.

Secondly, I had asked for a dark rosewood finish, like some of the shelves that he had shown me at the shop. But two days before they were scheduled to deliver it to me, he called me and said that they ran out of rosewood finish (which I had really liked and thought would look more awesome) but they had black and would that do.

Now, black is the usual default colour for dvd shelves and when I first thought about getting a shelf I had black in mind. But having gone to the furniture store and seen the finished products of the rosewood finish, I was really looking forward to that. But if I had said no and waited for them to get the rosewood finish then it would have been a long wait.

As it was they were late by a couple of days. Initially he had said that week Tuesday (13 Nov) and I said even Wednesday morning would be fine but that was when he called me and said that they didn’t have any rosewood finish remaining. So we settled for Thursday evening but then the carpenter’s mom was taken to the hospital so we decided it would be Friday evening.

Friday the 16th was that major storm we had in Cochin and the rest of the state and he called me to say that they were trying to get it delivered but the storm was so bad. I told him to wait till 5:30 pm and see if the storm eases and if not to abandon it. Saturday was a sudden harthal called so I ended up getting the shelf delivered to me on Monday the 19th of November.

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Here is my small but growing collection of dvd movies that I have started collecting. My main options to buy dvds from are Amazon India and Flipart. I hope to get a nice collection going.

Bournemouth 1 Arsenal 2

Arsenal manager Unai Emery said he still expects more from his team despite extending their unbeaten run in all competitions to 17 games with victory at Bournemouth. After embarking on a 10-game winning run earlier in the season, Arsenal had drawn four of their past five games going into Sunday’s match at the Vitality Stadium. But Jefferson Lerma’s own goal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s eighth strike of the season secured their fourth Premier League away win of the campaign – equalling their tally for the whole of last season – and moved them to within one point of the top four.

After beginning the weekend in sixth, Bournemouth drop two places to eighth and have now lost their past three league matches. Cherries boss Eddie Howe felt key moments went against his side, particularly when David Brooks saw his early strike disallowed for offside and Lerma hit the post late on. That run of dropping points in four of their past five games had reduced some of the excitement generated during the early weeks of manager Emery’s reign. But this impressive performance, against a side which began the day just four points behind the Gunners, will raise hopes among supporters that they can sustain a top-four challenge this season. With Alexandre Lacazette ruled out with a groin injury, Emery switched formation to a back three, with Aubameyang the lone striker.

The Gabon international responded by netting again and moving to the top of the Premier League scoring charts alongside Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero. To further highlight his importance to the side, Aubameyang has now been directly involved in 23 goals in 26 league appearances since joining Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in January. The 29-year-old was ably supported on this occasion by Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, with 14 of the Gunners’ 20 shots at goal coming from those three players.

Bedtime Routine

What is your bedtime routine?

Nothing too elaborate. Usually after dinner, which is usually anything between 8 pm and 10 pm, I usually am found at my laptop and browsing Youtube. When it’s finally time for me to lie down, not sleep, but lie down, then I usually go first to the kitchen and fill my bottle of water and bring it back to my bedroom. Maybe I add some ice in the water as well, if it’s a been a little hot n humid.

I usually then check and see what movie I can watch from my collection, digital download or live stream options (of which I have several now). Having selected a movie or perhaps tv series episode, I then take off all my clothes (oh yeah, we’re getting saucy here) and lock my door and then settle in bed before playing the movie on my tv. Usually my phone is with me so I even check a few things online, usually about the movie or actors I am watching. Sometimes I get notifications from Facebook or Whatsapp and check them out.

A couple of hours or so after I get to bed it will then be actual sleep time. I switch off the tv, switch off the laptop (if it is still on), take off my glasses and keep them on the laptop desk, switch the lights off and get back in bed and between the covers and drift off to la la land.

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What’s In My Bag?

What is in your bag?

Let me say first that it’s a laptop bag. And it’s one I need to replace sometime soon. I have a couple of notebooks, a diary (all for work) in the bag. I have a foldable umbrella that I keep for emergencies when it rains and since I live in Kerala, it does rain a lot.

I also keep a couple of small plastic bags that I keep for emergencies when it rains and I need to keep a wet umbrella inside my bag without getting the rest of my stuff wet. I also have bags for sandwiches, which I take on days that are busy and I haven’t had a proper meal during my work shift, which is usually in the evening to night.

I also have a flask for water and spare Asthalin inhaler for the asthma sufferer that I am.

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I Spit on Your Grave

I Spit on Your Grave is a 2010 American rape-and-revenge horror film and a remake of the controversial 1978 cult film of the same name (originally known as Day of the Woman). It was directed by Steven R. Monroe, and stars Sarah Butler, Chad Lindberg, Daniel Franzese, Rodney Eastman, Jeff Branson, and Andrew Howard.

I have heard of this movie, both the original & the remake, for quite a while but I had no intention of watching it. I don’t like movies that depict rape and dwell on it and can take some torture movies but too much of it is really hard for me to take. I finally watched this one today, and it is tough to sit through without me feeling disgusted about men who gang up and physically hurt & rape women. It is also tough not to feel empathetic towards the victim in this case and cheer her on when she gets her revenge in thoroughly brutal yet innovative ways.

Jennifer Hills is a writer who moves to a remote cabin in the woods of Louisiana from NYC to write her next novel. At a gas station, Johnny who runs the place, tries to flirt with her but awkwardly gets rejected in front of his two friends Andy and Stanley. Jennifer settles in the cabin writing her novel, drinking wine and smoking marijuana. When she has plumbing problems, the caretaker sends Matthew, a stuttering plumber who has social anxiety and possibly other mental issues. After he finishes the work, Jennifer impulsively gives him a kiss of gratitude and he runs out before she can pay him. Matthew then tells Johnny and his friends Andy and Stanley about his visit. Johnny, whose ego was bruised after the gas station incident, decide that Jennifer is snobbish and needs to be “taught a lesson”.

At night the four men enter the cabin and taunt Jennifer making her do lewd acts to a gun. She manages to escape into the woods and runs into sheriff ¬†Storch and Earl, the owner of the cabin she is renting. Storch tells Earl to go back home and leads Jennifer back to the cabin but when he finds her drugs and alcohol, he assaults her too. They make Matthew rape her first before they all take turns out in the woods, with Stanley recording it. A naked and injured Jennifer walks and falls into the river and after a brief search the men think she drowned. Jennifer though is still alive and recovers days later and comes back to the town. She stalks the men from afar and steals the tape from Stanley’s camera.

Storch finds the tape sent to his wife and confronts the other men about it. Johnny is taunted by dead birds thrown at his window and Matthew returns to the cabin where she is strangled by Jennifer as he tries to apologize. She next captures Stanley in a bear trap, smears fish guts in his face, then uses his camera to record crows pecking out his eyes. Jennifer then drowns Andy and burns his face horribly in a lye bathtub. Next, she uses pliers to pull out Johnny’s teeth and a pair of garden shears to cut off his penis, leaving him to bleed to death. She then pretends to be a new teacher for Storch’s daughter’s advanced education program and takes her to the school prak.

Storch finds out and rushes to the park but is attacked by Jennifer. When he wakes up, Jennifer anally rapes him with his shotgun and reminds him that she was just as innocent as his own daughter. She attaches one end of a string to the trigger and the other end to the wrist of the unconscious Matthew, who is seated in front of Storch. When Matthew wakes up, his movements trigger the shotgun, which fires a round that tears through Storch’s body and blows apart his face before hitting Matthew in the chest, leaving both men dead. As she hears the sound, Jennifer smiles.

Brutal ¬†Rape isn’t something that I am comfortable in watching. I can tell you that I was so uncomfortable throughout the film from the stalking, the taunting & raping of the girl. What bizarre and innovative ways to exact her revenge. That was brutal. I label this horror and horrific. But dare I say it I got a certain satisfaction when seeing the main character getting her revenge. As a movie…..7 outta 10!

To Live Boldly

What does it mean to live boldly?

I think for me it means living your life the way that you want no matter what anyone else thinks of it or you. Doing what you want, going where you want and eating what you want and screw other people’s unsolicited advice and opinions.

Get the things that you want or stay away from things that you don’t need. Wear what you chose and not what others chose for you. Make & keep friends because they are people that you like ad who like you and do not let others in society, including family, make you stay away from them just because they do not agree with certain lifestyle choices of your friends.

Not having to curb your interests, changing your lifestyle or anything because of others. Having enough money that it doesn’t matter that even your employers have an issue with you. That is what I would call living boldly.

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Hereditary

Hereditary is a 2018 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Ari Aster, in his feature directorial debut. It stars Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro and Gabriel Byrne as a family haunted after the death of their secretive grandmother.

Annie’s estranged mother, Ellen, who has been living with Annie and her family in their house, dies. At the funeral 13-year-old daughter, Charlie, draws her grandmother lying in her coffin, which is disapproved off by her father Steve. Following the funeral, Charlie begins to exhibit strange behavior, asking her mother who will take care of her now that her grandmother is gone. A disturbing fact is revealed when Annie says that Charlie was her mother’s favourite and even breastfed her! Annie sees an apparition of Ellen in her workshop but it disappears when she switched on the light.

Annie also attends a support group to talk about her mother’s death and her family’s history with mental illness. Peter is forced to take Charlie with him when he lies about going to a late evening school event, which is actually a party. While he is smoking pot, Charlie eats some chocolate cake which has nuts in it. Allergic to nuts, she suffers from a angioedema¬†attack and Peter rushes her to a hospital. Charlie however opens a window to stick her head out and breath more easily and is decapitated when Peter sveres to avoid hitting a dear and Charlie’s head hits a telephone pole. Peter is stunned and goes home and lies in bed and Annie finds her daughter’s severed head in the car and screams.

Annie is befriended by Joan, a fellow support group member who says she lost her son & grandson and eventually she goes to Joan’s home for a talk. Annie starts to have violent nightmares while sleepwalking. At dinner that night, Annie explodes at Peter, revealing her harbored resentment and blame towards him in regards to the accident, to which Peter counters by telling Annie that she was the one who convinced Charlie to go; this further stresses their relationship. Joan has Annie taken through a seance but the latter has a breakdown in between. Joan instructs Annie to perform the s√©ance with all of her family members present and one of Charlie’s possessions, which will form a link to Charlie’s spirit during the s√©ance. On her way back home, Annie hears the tongue clicking noise Charlie frequently made in her car.

After another nightmare in which she & Peter are killed in flames, Annie apologies to her son and asks him & Steven to take part in a seance. bjects begin to move and break, terrifying Peter, and Charlie seemingly possesses Annie until Steve douses her with water.¬†In Joan’s apartment, lit candles line the shelves, while a picture of Peter with his eyes crossed out sits in the middle of a pentagram on Joan’s table. Peter spots Joan from across the street during lunchtime at school, who screams at Peter to get out. At her home, Annie sees Joan in several photos of her mothers and is shocked that the two knew each other. Annie discovers a book with information about a¬†demon¬†named¬†Paimon, one of the eight kings of Hell who requires the body of a male host in order to achieve his full potential. Annie ventures into the attic and finds a decapitated body with strange symbols on the wall written in blood and presumes it to be Ellen’s.

At school Peter becomes possessed temporarily and knows his head on his desk until he is knocked out. Steve is called from work to pick him up from school. Once he returns home, Annie shows Steve her mother’s body and the sketchbook. Annie begs Steve to burn the sketchbook so she can sacrifice herself in order to stop the haunting, but Steve assumes she has gone mad, accusing her of desecrating Ellen’s grave herself. When Annie throws the book into the fireplace herself, Steve bursts into flames instead. Annie stares in shock and becomes possessed. Peter later wakes up at night and is chased by his mother ¬†Annie, possessed and levitating, chases him into the attic, where Peter begs her to return to her senses.

Within the attic, Peter is met with decorations of cult imagery as well as more¬†coven¬†members; Annie, floating within the air, beheads herself with a piano wire as the coven members look on. Peter jumps out of the window in order to escape them. As he lies on the ground, Paimon possesses his body and he wakes up. He follows Annie’s levitating corpse into Charlie’s treehouse, where Charlie’s crowned, decapitated head rests atop a mannequin. Joan, other coven members and the headless corpses of his mother and grandmother bow to him. Joan swears an oath to him as Paimon, stating that he has been liberated from his female host, Charlie, and is free to rule over them.

Though some of the movie is a bit dull and it fails to take off for a while, I think by the end the horror kicks in and we get into some scares and atmospheric scenes. Collette’s performance is top notch and adds to the effectiveness of this movie. The movie made over $79 million on a $10 million budget to become¬†A24’s highest-grossing film worldwide.8 outta 10.

Corn Crunk In My Sundae

Today’s breakfast is cornflakes. Just regular ole cornflakes with a little milk in the bowl and a dash of sugar. Nothing fancy like nuts or berries or other fruit in it. Plain ole, plain ole! I like this for breakfast 2-3 times in a week.

But what is this obsession that Malayalees have in adding cornflakes in ice cream sundaes? I dunno, I haven’t seen it anywhere else in India (not that I travel much) but in Kerala, they tend to add cornflakes at the bottom of the sundaes, along with nuts and dried raisins. While I understand nuts,¬† berries, fruits and dried raisins, what the hell is cornflakes doing in the bowl or glass? It does not belong there.

Did it start so to economize the amount of ice cream that they have put in the bowl so fill it partly with cheap stuff like cornflakes to make the bowl seem more filled when in reality you are being stingy with the ice cream. I guess so. Or do some people just really like crunchy stuff in their ice cream? But why not give it as an option rather than putting it in all the sundaes?

Are We Getting Zombied Out?

The Walking Dead is a phenomenal tv show – or it was for a while. From season 3 onwards the show was a massive hit and the buzz for the show was humungous. For me, I came into the show just before season 3 started. I started looking for tv shows to binge and thought why not a zombie apocalypse show. So this was 2012 I think and I binged the first two episodes and was quite into it. I enjoyed the show and looked forward to every episode and cried, cursed and pleaded when they took that dreaful 2 months break in between the 8th & the 9th episodes each season.

All that stopped at the end of season 7. I got bored. Negan was supposed to be this big bad wolf that would shake up the show and yeah for a while it was intense. But then….it fizzled out. Too many main characters, some we don’t care about. Some bad and some dull moments and way too many boring dialogue driven scenes and episodes. It wasn’t panning out. I got through season 8 partly by sticking my eyes into my phone during the episodes. I was getting a bit too tired of it all. But this season has re-sparked my interest. But I wonder are we getting zombied out?

There is another popular zombie show out there – Z Nation! When the show premiered, I was so into it. It was gory but was so funny and their characters were hilarious and had so much life. The show didn’t take itself serious at all and they had fun doing the show. Season 4 onwards, not so much. The episodes & seasons seem to be going in no particular direction and they can fall flat so fast. A lot of it is repetitive and the dialogues and drams very forced. The humour is still there and when it includes a zombie situation, it tends to be very funny. But the rest is tedious to get through. What happened?

DVD Haul From Flipkart – November 2018

Here is a quick haul video. I placed an order for 10 dvds on Flipkart at the end of October for their Diwali discount sale (several dvds priced at Rs.99 or Rs.199 instead of Rs.499/599/699/799) so I had to get a few. Unfortunately, it’s only 7 here as two were duplicates of Batman vs Superman & 300 : Rise Of An Empire instead of Interstellar & Edge Of Tomorrow. I returned them via pickup.

The Meg

A Chinese-American co-production, The Meg is a 2018 science fiction action thriller film directed by Jon Turteltaub with a screenplay by Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, and Erich Hoeber, loosely based on the 1997 book Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten. The film stars Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Jessica McNamee, Masi Oka and Cliff Curtis. The film follows a group of scientists who encounter a 75-foot-long (23 m) megalodon shark while on a rescue mission at the floor of the Pacific Ocean.

Haven’t I seen this movie before? Oh wait, right! I was thinking about 1998’s Deep Blue. As the movie opens, a rescue operation for sailors stuck on a damaged nuclear sub goes wrong as Jonas Taylor is forced to leave behind two of his team members as it would take too long. A creature attacked the hull and repeated hits causes the sub to explode after the rest leave. Only Jonas saw the damaged and his claims of an as yet unseen large sea creature is dismissed by his teammate Dr. Heller, who blames Jonas for the loss of their friends.

5 years later at the underwater research facility “Mana One”, financed by billionaire Jack Morris, Dr. Minway Zhang and his daughter, Suyin, an oceanographer, are supervising a mission to explore what may be a deeper section of the¬†Marianas trench, concealed by a¬†thermocline¬†cloud of¬†hydrogen sulfide. Morris himself is there to see the results of a mission conducted by Lori (Taylor’s ex-wife), Toshi, and The Wall in a submersible. The mission appears to be going well until a very large creature hits the submersible, causing it to lose contact with Mana One. James “Mac” Mackreides, another crew member at the station, suggests sending Taylor down to attempt a rescue, which does not go well with Dr. Heller but they bring him in anyway. Despite Heller’s objections, Zhang and Mac decide to travel to Thailand to recruit Taylor anyway. Suyin attempts the rescue herself, but a¬†colossal squid¬†intervenes. Before it can destroy her craft, a massive shark appears and kills it.

Taylor arrives and helps Lori & the Wall but on seeing the shark approaching them Toshi sacrifices himself by closing the hatch door and detaching the rescue vessel, allowing Taylor, Lori, and The Wall to escape safely while he diverts the shark’s attention to his sub, causing it to be driven into a¬†thermal vent, causing an explosion. At Mana One, they discuss the shark, which is a¬†a¬†Megalodon, the largest shark ever known, believed to be extinct for millions of years.¬†Meanwhile, Suyin’s daughter, Meiying, goes to the large glass leading to a beautiful underwater view of the ocean, and sees the Megalodon through the glass, and is petrified. When Suyin comes down with Jonas, they see a whale being eaten alive by the massive shark.¬†The crew then realize that it has escaped from the depths of the trench by swimming through a hole in the thermocline created by the thermal vent explosion, briefly raising the temperature enough for it to safely pass.

They use a large boat and Suyin enters a cage to attract the meg and while injecting the Megalodon with a poison, Suyin’s oxygen mask gets compromised, but Taylor revives her with CPR. They capture the shark but celebration is cut short when Taylor comments that the teeth don’t match up with the previous attack. Shortly after, a second, more colossal Megalodon emerges from the water, devours The Wall and the smaller Megalodon, and capsizes the boat. It also devours Dr. Heller, who saves Jaxx’s life by luring it to himself. The surviving crew returns to Mana One in two dinghies, but Dr. Zhang succumbs and dies of his injuries. Morris announces that he has informed local governments and naval forces, but it is out of their hands.

At nightfall, Morris attempts to destroy the Megalodon himself by ordering a helicopter crew to drop modified¬†depth charges¬†at it, citing that the creature’s actions could result in lawsuits. He approaches the carcass of the supposed Megalodon in a boat but discovers it’s a whale and he himself is killed by the meg. Taylor and the remaining Mana One crew discover Morris’ deception and resolve to track and kill the shark, only to realize that it is en route to a crowded beach on the¬†Sanya Bay. The Megalodon kills several beachgoers before the Mana One crew plays audio of a whale call to divert the shark’s attention towards them. Taylor and Suyin attempt to destroy the megalodon with rigged torpedoes, to no avail, and in the process, Taylor’s submersible is severely damaged.

Taylor manages to cut the megalodon with parts of his sub and stab it in the eye with a harpoon. Due to the presence of blood, multiple sharks in the area notice the blood and devour the Megalodon, killing it. During the fight, Suyin was able to evacuate everyone to a boat where a Chinese couple is getting married. Taylor gets on the boat, and he and Suyin consider taking a vacation to celebrate their triumph.

Very predictable and a bit cheesy and corny for a while. But….I did not have much expectation and that made it easier to enjoy the film. It’s ok for a late afternoon watch, eating a pizza from Pizza Hut and drinking a 7Up as I did. The movie looks a bit odd and I guess it looks more like a Chinese production. The production began in New Zealand and ended in¬†Sanya, China. A Chinese-American co-production, it has grossed over $527 million worldwide and received mixed reviews from critics.

Sick Day Today

Well, this crazy weather has people falling ill at the wrong times. November usually has some showers and a bit of thunder but not at the scale that we have had this year. We’ve had severe thunder storms and plenty of days with rain this month and we still have 10 more days to go before the end of the month.

With the storm we had last Friday and then it being gloomy and cloudy & humid on Saturday, my sinuses were in havoc from Sunday onwards. I caught a bad cold and my nose was running and I started getting a slight cough due to the phlegm. I didn’t go out on Sunday like I was thinking of and stayed in. Monday I was still suffering from the effects and yeah yesterday too. So I took today off from work, knowing that if I probably go to work today and sit in the usual section I normally will sit, then the ac will cause even more problems for me and I will need more than day or two off.

So I am on leave today, and it’s perfect as my training batch ended yesterday, and I came home last evening and was so tired that I feel asleep rather early (10:30 pm I think) and woke up only after 8am. More rest today and maybe a movie or two.