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Food Review #150

Cafe Coffee Day’s Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie – very sweet and too cheesecake like for my taste. It was ok but made me feel a little sickly towards the end of it. Would be good on a hot afternoon.

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On The Stage

Have you ever played in a band? Tell us all about that experience of making music with friends. If you’ve never been in a band, imagine you’re forming a band with some good friends. What instrument do you play in the band and why? What sort of music will you play?

I was in a band actually…..for a few days! Hehehehe, I was the singer for a “band” that we setup at one of my previous work places, First Source Kochi all the way back in 2007. It was me, a guitarist, a bassist and a keyboard player and we had additional tracks (including guitar parts and drums) added to the keyboard.

We practised and performed three songs for a company function back in 2007 and it was great. For 15 minutes or so I was rocking on stage and it was fun. When it was over I was on such a huge high and it was intoxicating. And literally a few minutes later, a friend I went to smoke weed under a large tree. Yeah, just like rock stars! Hahahahaha

It was a very memorable and excellently radical time. I enjoyed every moment of it.

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Off The Shelf

Take a look at your bookcase. If you had enough free time, which book would be the first one you’d like to reread? Why?

Definitely Stephen King’s IT. This has been stated before in this blog – IT is my favourite novel of all time. It is enormous and it is thrilling and it is touching. And it has everything in it – horror, humour, love, sex, friendships, loyalty, family, sadness, loneliness and standing up against bullying, whether it is by a human being or by something that is supernatural.

I have read the book several times but not in the last 5 years or more. I first watch the mini-series as a 15 year old kid and then got the book at the library to read a year or so later and read it in 2 days without doing much else other than eating, drinking and sleeping in between. The book was compelling and I could barely put it down for doing other stuff. I rarely find the time to read anymore as well, during my spare time, I am always online or watching a tv series or a movie. Who has the time for books?

But this book which I keep above all else – I have a copy and it is dog eared – is my favourite still. I will always treasure it.

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The Nice Guys

The Nice Guys is a 2016 American mystery-crime thriller neo-noir action comedy film directed by Shane Black and written by Black and Anthony Bagarozzi. The film stars Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Keith David and Kim Basinger and follows a pair of 1977 Los Angeles private eyes who investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl.

From the first scene you understand that although there’s gonna be violence, this movie means to have a sense of humour. Its 1977 Los Angeles and a boy who steals a nudie mag from his dad’s collection ogles at pics of centerfold and adult film star Misty Mountains and a few seconds later a car crashes through his house. He goes to the woods behind his house to find a naked Misty dying in the ruins of the car and as she passes away he drapes his shirt over her body. Later that week, down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March is approached by Mrs. Glenn, the aunt of Misty Mountains who is obsessively claiming to have seen her niece alive after her supposed death. He does not believe the elderly woman but takes the job anyway when he finds out that teenager Amelia Kuttner, who is known to be missing, is somehow involved. Scared by his investigations and not knowing who he is Amelia, who is in fact in hiding, hires unethical enforcer Jackson Healy to intimidate March into staying away from her.

Healy himself is attacked by two thugs, Blue Face and Older Guy, who attempt to interrogate him about Amelia’s whereabouts. He manages to scare them away using a shotgun. He and March join forces to find Amelia and solve the mystery. Holly, March’s precocious and intelligent young daughter, despite her father’s fears, keeps following them despite dad’s attempts to keep her out of the case for her own safety. March and Healey find out that Amelia was working with Misty Mountains and an amateur filmmaker named Dean on an “experimental film”—equal parts pornography and investigative journalism—called How Do You Like My Car, Big Boy? about the smog in Los Angeles. Dean and film’s financier, Sid Shattack, a notorious pornography producer are found dead and Amelia runs into March. Holly, after attempting to investigate on her own, is tricked into a car by Blue Face and Older Guy. Healy fights with Older Guy, while Blue Face tries to kill Amelia from inside his car, only to be stopped by Holly, who warns Amelia and then escapes with her.

While chasing them down, Blue Face is seriously injured in a hit-and-run. Dying in the middle of the road, he reveals to Healy that their boss has dispatched a hit man named John Boy to kill Amelia, March and his family to prevent further witnesses. After a brief investigation, the two are greeted by Amelia’s mother, Judith Kuttner, a high-ranking official in the US Department of Justice, who claims her daughter is delusional and paranoid and points them towards the Las Vegas mob trying to expand into the Los Angeles pornography scene. At a hotel in search of Amelia they find the assassin killing men and sneak away only to have Amelia fall onto their car. They take Amelia back to March’s house, where she reveals that the people after her are working for a cabal of Detroit automakers. After uncovering evidence that they colluded to suppress the catalytic converter (which regulates exhaust emissions), Amelia created the film to expose their collusion. Judith has her assistant, Tally, arrange for March and Healy to deliver a briefcase that supposedly contains $100,000.

When March dozes while driving and accidentally crashes their car, the case flies open to reveal shredded magazines; the double-cross was a diversion to leave Amelia unprotected. John Boy attacks Holly before engaging in a shootout with March and Healy as soon as they return to the house. On hearing police sirens, John Boy drives off while an impatient Amelia has fled the house, only to be killed by John Boy on the street when he inadvertently comes across her attempting to catch a ride. March and Healy try to bring the matter to court, but are rejected, as they have no evidence, leading them again to search for the film. The two have Mrs. Glenn show them where she saw Misty Mountains alive. Inside they find a hidden projector – the nearsighted Mrs. Glenn having mistaken footage of Misty for her niece – and deduce that there was a reprint of the film. They realize that the projectionist, Chet, another protester they had questioned about Dean, is the projectionist for the film and had worked with Amelia to make the film public by splicing it into the presentation film for the Los Angeles Auto Show, which is being held at a hotel.

At the auto show, the two find that John Boy and Older Guy, along with a few other thugs are already there and have interrogated a drunken Chet, learning that the film will be projected automatically from a window of the building. Healy and March attempt to reach it first, only to be intercepted at gunpoint by Tally. Before she can kill them, Holly arrives while pretending to be room service and knocks Tally unconscious. In a subsequent fight, Older Guy falls to his death, while Healy subdues John Boy. He spares his life at Holly’s behest. They take the film to the police, and although Judith is arrested, the Detroit car companies escape punishment. Healy and March decide to continue working together as private eyes, naming their agency “The Nice Guys”.

Funny with a dark sense of humour and some action shots and fighting involved with some nudity, the movie is a surprising change from the usual kind of crime movies we have been getting from Hollywood the last several years. Chalk it out as a good movie to watch on a weekend afternoon. 8 outta 10!

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Arsenal 5 Lincoln City 0

Non-league Lincoln City’s astonishing run in the FA Cup came to an end as Arsenal remain on course for a 13th title by reaching the semi-finals. Lincoln, 88 places below their Premier League opponents, held their own for much of the first half and even went close to scoring when Petr Cech saved Nathan Arnold’s curled effort. However, Theo Walcott’s deflected strike gave the Gunners the lead on the stroke of half-time and Olivier Giroud put the hosts in control with a clinical strike just after the break. Lincoln’s dreams of a fight back were dashed when Luke Waterfall scored an own goal, turning in Kieran Gibbs’ cross. Alexis Sanchez added a brilliant fourth, expertly placing the ball beyond Lincoln goalkeeper Paul Farman’s reach, before Aaron Ramsey completed the win when he tapped in from Sanchez’s cross.

It was ultimately a routine victory for Arsenal and perhaps eased some of the pressure on Arsene Wenger, who is bidding for his seventh FA Cup triumph as Gunners boss. A protest was held before the game by around 200 fans urging the club to not give the 67-year-old a new contract when his current deal expires this summer. Lincoln have undoubtedly been the story of this season’s FA Cup. They came through eight games, beating Premier League Burnley and Championship high fliers Brighton along the way to become the first non-league side to reach the quarter-finals of the competition in 103 years. Against an Arsenal side that had reached the semi-finals 28 times previous, few would normally have given Lincoln a chance. But a run of just two wins in their last seven games, coupled with the discontent felt by some Arsenal fans towards Arsene Wenger, gave the minnows reason to believe an upset could be achievable. The club’s fans clearly felt that to be the case as they travelled in huge numbers to the Emirates, and for large periods of the first half their voices were the only ones that could be heard.

Arsenal could still finish the season with silverware, but success in the FA Cup is no longer enough for a sizeable number of Gunners fans. They are out of the Champions League and a top-four finish is far from guaranteed as they currently sit fifth, two points behind Liverpool. Those fans who feel Wenger has taken the side as far as they can go made their feelings known before the game with a protest – their second in a week after around 200 supporters expressed their frustration before the Champions League last-16 second leg tie with Bayern Munich on Tuesday. But there was support for Wenger inside the ground as some fans held ‘In Wenger we trust’ banners, while on the pitch his players stepped up after a slow start. Mesut Ozil was particularly influential after his 27th minute introduction and Sanchez, whose long-term future at the Emirates is reportedly in doubt, impressed with a fine goal and an assist.

  • This was Arsenal’s 300th competitive fixture at the Emirates.
  • The Gunners registered their 200th win in competitive games at the Emirates (D61 L39).
  • Lincoln City failed to find the back of the net in an FA Cup game (excl. qualifiers) for the first time in nine games, since losing 5-0 to Plymouth in November 2013.
  • Arsenal have reached the last four of the FA Cup for the third time in the last four seasons.
  • Theo Walcott has scored 17 goals in all competitions this season; only in 2012/13 did he score more for the Gunners (21).
  • Alexis Sanchez has had a hand in 35 goals this season (21 goals, 14 assists), more than any other PL player in all comps.
  • In his last 20 games in all competitions, Sanchez has either scored or assisted 22 goals (13 goals, nine assists).
  • Olivier Giroud has bagged four goals in total in his last four FA Cup starts.
  • Arsenal’s games this season in all competitions have produced a total of 145 goals (95 scored, 50 conceded), more than any other Premier League side.
  • Mesut Ozil registered his first assist for Arsenal in any competition since January 22nd (vs Burnley), after a run of five games without one.
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Message To The Future

A service has been invented through which you can send messages to people in the future. To whom would you send something, and what would you write?

I would send messages to people who are in power in the future and show them some of the leaders of today and the things they said and did and say “Don’t be assholes like them”. I would show the wars and destruction and the pain and suffering so they know what they can expect if they continue this trend.

I would also send a message to the youth and show them what good music is by sending them links to good rock music. And how it feels to play your instruments! And what can happen if you stop playing instruments (boy bands, rap n hip hop, stupid insane pop music and dance stuff)! The horror! And send them instructional videos on how to play those good songs and music.

And the most important message I would send to everybody will be simple but truthful and hopefully they can get on with their lives – “there are no gods”!

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Working Anywhere

“If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere,” goes the famous song about New York City. Is there a place — a city, a school, a company — about which you think (or thought) the same? Tell us why, and if you ever tried to prove that claim.

Customer care. If you have worked in customer care dealing with customers either via chat or phone or face to face you can work anywhere. Dealing with customers can be a stressful job. Especially when you get a numb idiot who can’t understand simple math and that she hasn’t paid a month’s bill and therefore the current bill is last month’s overdue amount plus this month’s charges! How do these people keep a steady job?

My other favourite kind of customer is the one who wants the product / service but does not want to pay the full charges. OK, here is a discount! “I’m not happy”.

“Neither am I customer but this is the best I can do. These are the maximum discounts I can apply”

“No you are not good at your job.”

“Ok here is what I will do. Secretly, I own this company so I am going to give you the service for free. For lifetime. Just because I like you”

“Really?”

“No bitch! You need to work harder and make some more money so you can afford the good things. Take it or leave it”

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Sign Of The Wolf

You’re tasked with creating a brand new astrological sign for the people born around your birthday — based solely on yourself. What would your new sign be, and how would you describe those who share it?

A new Zodiac sign? Not that I believe in astrological signs or astrology (which is bullshit) but if I had to create a new sign then I guess it would be a wolf! Badass people would have the sign of the wolf. Mean streaks but elegant and graceful. Everyone would want to have the zodiac sign of the wolf!

I dunno how would you describe the people who share that sign? I dunno – lone wolf characters that do not mind being alone yet can also be good in packs of people. And when the moon is full we howl! Owwwwwwwwwwwooooo! Hehehehe I can’t think of anything else.

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Arsenal 1 Bayern Munich 5

Ten-man Arsenal were knocked out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage for the seventh successive season following a second-half capitulation against Bayern Munich. A debated decision in the 53rd minute shattered any hopes of the Gunners becoming the first side in Champions League history to overturn a four-goal deficit, having also lost the first leg in Germany 5-1. They led through Theo Walcott’s stunning 20th-minute goal, before Bayern were awarded a penalty that also resulted in the sending off of defender Laurent Koscielny. The France centre-back was initially shown a yellow card by referee Anastasios Sidiropoulos for his foul on Robert Lewandowski inside the area – but it was upgraded to a red once he decided Koscielny made no attempt to win the ball. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger looked perplexed by the sudden change of heart by the official. Lewandowski placed his spot-kick beyond the reach of David Ospina to give Bayern a 6-2 aggregate lead and effectively kill off the tie.

The home side then folded as Bayern scored four goals in 17 minutes. Arjen Robben robbed Alexis Sanchez of the ball and beat Ospina, before Douglas Costa made it 3-1 with a stunning solo goal. Fellow midfielder Arturo Vidal grabbed a late double, first with an impudent chip before slotting in from Costa’s square pass. If this was to be Wenger’s final outing in the Champions League with Arsenal then what an embarrassing final act. Few expected the Gunners to perform a miracle, but they did at least expect to take the fight to the German giants. Aside from the goal, Walcott also went close when Manuel Neuer saved his effort and Olivier Giroud hit the base of the post with a header. Walcott was also denied a penalty after it appeared that Xabi Alonso had fouled him. But Bayern rarely looked stretched and bided their time before punishing an error-strewn second-half display by the home side. Some might debate whether Koscielny deserved a straight red but, under new laws regarding penalties, the referee was right to amend his initial decision to award the defender a yellow. The Gunners’ similarly folded when the Frenchman came off injured in the first leg with the scores 1-1.

Arsenal’s initial target of scoring four goals would have still taken the contest into extra time. Any chance of that happening ended when Robben nipped in to take the ball away from the feet of Sanchez, who was inexplicably trying to play the ball on the edge of his own area. The team lost heart thereafter and allowed Costa to run 50 yards before the Brazilian cut inside and curled in a brilliant 20-yard strike. Vidal’s double came late and in quick succession. First an error by Shkodran Mustafi was punished with a cheeky dink, before the Chile midfielder tapped in Costa’s pass. The final whistle could not come soon enough for Wenger and his team. While Bayern carried out their own protest against ticket prices by throwing toilet rolls on to the pitch, the main attention was on the ‘Wenger Out’ demonstration before kick-off. A large gathering of fans made it known outside the ground that they did not want the Frenchman in charge of the club. Wenger has yet to decide whether to accept the contract extension or leave the club he has managed since 1996. This week’s saga surrounding Sanchez, the protests and finally now this heavy defeat might have brought the 67-year-old closer to making up his mind.

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If You Leave

Life is a series of beginnings and endings. We leave one job to start another; we quit cities, countries, or continents for a fresh start; we leave lovers and begin new relationships. What was the last thing you contemplated leaving? What were the pros and cons? Have you made up your mind? What will you choose?

I have not exactly quit the job I currently have but I have applied and gotten through to another process with a slight promotion as well. I had contemplated quitting my job but without a ready substitute to go to or fall back upon that would be considered foolish. It’s not like I have tons of money stashed away that I can rely on. No I don’t and I also have a large credit card debt!

I have wanted to quit my city and move away. I love Cochin but there’s a lot of stuff missing from this place, especially pub culture and a lack of rock music shows. Bangalore has that in plenty and I guess to an extent so do Delhi/Gurgaon and Chennai. My 2 week stay in Gurgaon showed me that I could easily settle in that city – with a lot more money than I am currently making though ofcourse – and make myself a happy life there. I would love to move but at age 40 I think it’s a little too late and I should have taken up chances earlier in my life.

I have left relationships – not the kind you are thinking of but just close relationships – but I do not want to talk about them. They are too recent and fresh in my mind so I am not comfortable yet in blogging about them. Someday though and soon.

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Logan

Logan, the 3rd solo Wolverine film and the 9th X-Men film that the character appears in (granted two were small cameos) is a 2017 superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman. The film, distributed by 20th Century Fox, is the tenth installment in the X-Men film series, as well as the third and final Wolverine film, following X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and The Wolverine (2013). It is directed by James Mangold, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Frank and Michael Green, from a story by Mangold, and also stars Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant and Dafne Keen.

This film is special as after 17 years of playing the same characters it will be the final appearance of both Jackman and Stewart as James “Logan” Howlett and Professor Charles Xavier. The film set in 2029 shows us an older Logan (based on the Old Man Logan comic book series) surviving by driving a limo for customers in Texas. With no new ones born for years the Mutants are on the verge of extinction and all the X-men are long dead. A heavily drinking Logan buys prescription drugs for Xavier who is now suffering from a neurodegenerative disease which causes him to lose control of his telepathic abilities to devastating effect. The professor is cared for by Logan with the help of the albino mutant Caliban, a tracker, and they live in an abandoned smelting plant across the border in Mexico. Logan himself is weakening due to the adatmantium within his body is now poisoning him and impeding his healing factor.

His life changes when a Mexican nurse from Transigen asks his help to get a young girl named Laura to the border and into Canada. At the same time Logan is approached byDonald Pierce, Transigen’s cybernetically-enhanced chief of security, who offers him a job, but he refuses as he too is looking for Laura. Logan agrees to help get Laura to safety but the nurse is killed and the girl sneaks into Logan’s car and goes to the plant with him. But Pierce and his cybernetically-enhanced enforcers, the Reavers , have made their way to the plant as well. We soon learn – in some awesome and brutal fight scenes – that Laura is a mutant too, with similar claws like Logan. Transigen was breeding mutant children with DNA samples from several mutants that are born from female employees for the “X-23” project, but found they were difficult to control as they grew up. Upon completion of the “X-24” project, the children were deemed unnecessary and were to be put to death. Laura is Logan’s “daughter having his dna. Logan must get Laura and Charles safely on a long trip from Texas to North Dakota where a  group of similar children have gathered.

Add to the mix is X-24, who is sent to kill Logan and capture Laura and the other children, who looks just like Logan but is more like a machine to do his master’s bidding having no emotions. Charles needs to be medicated to avoid the devastating effects of telepathic abilities as we see in one scene where several people in a large hotel get injured as he loses control but luckily among the injured are Reavers with guns. A family that gets the help from Logan and Laura in getting their horses back and offer a decent meal and beds for the night are also victims of the Reavers. Charles is killed by X-24. Logan and Laura find the hideout in North Dakota but the Reavers are able to track them and take them captive. Logan takes a heavy dose of a serum given to him by Rictor, the oldest of the kids, to restore his healing factor and fights off the Reavers and the kids use their powers as well. Logan then pleads the children to go and decides to remain, after which X-24 lifts up the truck and attacks Logan off-guard and drags him and then impales the latter on a tree branch before Laura is able to kill X-24 with an adamantium bullet. Logan feels love and family for the first time before dying in Laura’s arms and is mourned and buried by the kids before they move on.

Brutal and devastating this film is a fitting end to the legend of two characters. I have never been a fan of Hugh Jackman but this film is great. Patrick Stewart is awesome as ever and there is even talks of him getting a nod for best supporting actor in several award shows. I hope so. The kid, Daphne Keen, is excellent in her role and does great in her fight scenes. Though gritty there are moments of humour and thoughtful tenderness in the film. 9 outta 10!

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Liverpool 3 Arsenal 1

Liverpool secured a vital advantage over Arsenal in the battle for a place in the Premier League’s top four with a well-deserved win at Anfield. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gambled by leaving Alexis Sanchez – his leading scorer with 17 Premier League goals – on the bench but the ploy failed miserably as Liverpool took control by the break. Roberto Firmino’s far-post finish put Liverpool ahead after nine minutes and Sadio Mane confirmed their superiority with an emphatic strike just before half-time. Sanchez, predictably, emerged as a substitute at the start of the second half and set up a goal for Danny Welbeck that gave Arsenal hope but Georginio Wijnaldum struck on the break deep into injury-time to seal Liverpool’s win. Liverpool are now up to third, level with Manchester City on 52 points – but Arsenal are now in fifth trailing that pair by two points.

Arsenal and Arsene Wenger had so much riding on this game – a meeting where they knew defeat would leave them outside the Premier League’s top four. It made his decision to leave his most dangerous attacker Sanchez on the bench totally inexplicable, Wenger’s tactical ploy backfiring badly as Liverpool assumed control in those crucial first 45 minutes. Brave or desperate? Or a touch of both? Either way it was consigned to the dustbin at the interval. Wenger preferred the physicality and aerial threat of Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck but Arsenal’s failure to arrive in any attacking positions in the first half totally negated any impact he hoped they would have. The folly of Wenger’s selection was further exposed by the manner in which Sanchez transformed Arsenal’s approach when he emerged as a substitute, setting up Welbeck’s goal – although the Chilean’s energy levels dried up as the half went on. Wenger’s decisions will come under the closest scrutiny as speculation continues about his future, and if Arsenal miss out on the Champions League failed moves like this will understandably be portrayed in an unflattering light.

Sanchez’s demeanour at the final whistle told the tale. As Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrated with his backroom team, he offered the briefest of gestures to Arsenal’s fans before going straight down the tunnel. Arsenal haven’t won any of their last 11 Premier League away games against the other teams currently in the top six (W0 D5 L6). The Gunners find themselves outside the Premier League top four at the end of a day for the first time since 13 January. Alexis Sanchez has been directly involved in a league-high 26 goals in his 26 Premier League games this season, scoring 17 and assisting nine. Arsenal welcome Bayern Munich to the Emirates for the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie on Tuesday, 7 March with a 5-1 deficit to turn around.

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Scifi Rewatches

Rewatches! I love rewatching my fav shows. But I have noticed that I tend to rewatch mainly scifi shows. I mean, that’s what good scifi is all about. Unlike drama, cop shows, crime etc etc scifi shows make me want to rewatch them over and over again. Star Trek (TOS, TNG, DS9, Voy & Ent), Farscape, Firefly, Stargate (SG1, Atlantis & Universe), BSG (TOS, 1980, reboot, Caprica), Babylon 5! Anymore? I love watching these show again and again.

I am just completing season 4 of Atlantis (for the 6th time) and in the middle of DS9. Once Atlantis is over I will start on Babylon 5 and BSG reboot soon after. I can rewatch sitcoms but hardly anything else. Sitcoms are the only genre that I can sit and rewatch many times over. In one way, since it’s mostly for laughs and light-hearted humour, sit-coms are the type of tv shows that one could easily rewatch. You are mostly looking for the laughs and comedy bits though there are some touching bits that hit you in the feels. So I have found rewatching Friends, Frasier, Corner Gas, Mind Your Language & Coupling rather easy to do over and over again. The Big Bang Theory is still on the air and I haven’t watched it other the current time but will get to that show for a rewatch again.

There is something about scifi, good scifi, that tells you a story and teaches you something or makes you think about something amidst the special effects, spaceships, aliens and alien landscape and the wonders of space. Good scifi takes a current or past situation and puts it in a futuristic setting and in space or on an alien setting and makes you think about the situation and look at it from many angles. And it will make you think about the core theme long after you have switched the screen off. That’s what I love about scifi.

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I Plead The Fifth

What question do you hate to be asked? Why?

My fellow Indians, well my fellow Malayalees atleast, are a very inquisitive bunch. No wait, that was waaaay too polite. I meant they are too fucking nosy for their own good. They are way too curious for their own good and do not think twice about asking questions that they should not ask. I have faced this issue with Uber drivers as well and it is awkward as I cannot get out of the car until I reach my destination.

The question that these morons tend to ask is – other questions are “where are you from?”, “where do you work?” “are you married and have kids?” – is “Why haven’t you gotten married yet?” Thanks dude I just met, when did you become my mother? This is an irritating question because I am not comfortable in answering that from people I know, forget about nosy jackasses I just met a few minutes ago.

I get so annoyed but I never say that I am pissed. I tell some lie and make them shut up for a few minutes as I curse the bugger’s parents for not having taught him some basic manners and the school teachers who failed him as well.

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Let It Be

A restaurant that removed your favorite item from the menu, a bad cover of a great song… Write a post about something that should’ve been left untouched, but wasn’t. Why was the original better?

Pizza Hut India. I am not sure about all the centers in India but certainly the two that are in my city (that I know off) are in Lulu Mall and Center Mall. The one in Center Mall, because it is in close proximity to me and because Cinepolis – my favourite multiplex – is in the same mall, is the one that I go to mostly. I have only been to the Pizza Hut in Lulu Mall once and that was last year in February.

So Pizza Hut had a pepperoni pizza that was with real pork pepperoni. And it was delicious! Sometime in late 2015 I went in and ordered the pepperoni pizza and they told me they don’t serve pork anymore. Why? “Because of religious reasons” was what I was told. Ofcourse the investment in the mall is with Gulf Investment and hence no pork as muslims don’t eat pork. “So don’t serve it to them!” Religious reasons! This is why I don’t try religion and stay away from it.

Well atleast Dominos still has it. And there’s 360 and other smaller restaurants that still serve pork.

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