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Mirror Mirror

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OMG!!! Movie Makers are getting so smart these days! The way old gaudy annoying and choking fairy tales are taking a sophisticated twist is impressively amazing!

After being blown away at how well Tangled was directed, Mirror Mirror takes the spot of my favourite "New Age Fairy Tale"! The cast was simply spectacular.. They were all my favourites!! And having all of them in one movie was like having all my favourite pizza toppings in one.

Selecting Armie Hammer (love his accent after watching his double act in Social Network and yes his gorgeous looks too) as Prince Alcott was the best decision made and this act for Julia Roberts opened a new dimension to her acting skills! The dwarfs were tactically great and depth full and rather handsome too. Sean Bean! made my heart palpitate.. I meant it in a wonderful way although I wonder why he constantly has a constipated face from that of Game of Thrones. The costumes were lovely and the setting and script were witty, smart and t…

French Italian British Indian

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If she had to choose between rice and curry in an Indian restaurant she would ask for Tosai or Brata instead. If she was at a Chinese restaurant, she would opt for steamed pau or noodles. But what she loves the most are French Pastries and Italian Pastas! My 8 year old sweetheart Isabelle has it in her head that she'd rather be French or Italian than Asian! The only Indian bit in her is her love for Tosai and Egg Bratas.

Today's movie outing led us to Deli France with Chicken cheese croissant and Sultana Croissant along with a glass of Pineapple Juice (her personal picks not mine). It was a delightful breakfast for her that it's almost time for dinner now yet she still says thank you for breakfast!

I guess that's probably why I craved for these similar foods being pregnant with her. She was moulding my diet to suit her palate even at the foetal stage of her life! Impressive!

Anyway, I only decided to go to Deli France out of my many choices because I knew I'd be…

Can you show me the direction to Feng Shui..

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I always believed Feng Shui made a lot of people spend a lot of money altering the things around them in order to bring in the right energy to attain peace and prosperity, but after reading this particular book by Sara Porter on Simplified Feng Shui for Interior, Health, Wealth and Happiness, my perception of what I believe Feng Shui should be was reaffirmed.

She addresses the principals and tools in Feng Shui in regards to relationships and your home by simple, almost cost free methods to drawing a healthy Chi energy within one self and those around as she explains the elements responsible in adding this attraction.

One very distinct point that captured my utmost attention was how to avoid bad chi by taking arguments outside the home. Not just your arguments with your family members, but the arguments that outsiders, extended family members, or visitors bring to battle using your home. Your home, your house - is your sanctuary! It is the space where you take control of the good and…

Languaging Via Fashion

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This is a new thing I've learnt - LANGUAGING. Somehow the more I read into it, it doesn't seem so new after all but rather SEMIOLOGY in a modern light.

Shohamy in her book Language Policy - "Expanding Language" clearly states how language users have the flexibility and freedom to use language as they see fit. She also examines the expansion of language through multi-modal representations known as LANGUAGING. How language spreads beyond words and other linguistic markers such as food, clothes and fashion, architecture, visual and image and even numbers.

So how powerful is LANGUAGING through clothes and fashion as a linguistic marker?

We all know fashion is an expression of ones self. The way you dress says a lot about you. Historically we've seen men and women dress to show their status in wealth and power, in feminist moves, in sexual representations and simple modesties or as a form of resistance.

So much story is revealed in ones clothing about themselves. It …

Ha! Ha!

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Everybody Wants To Love And Be Loved

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No! I know it's not Valentine's Day, but the recent limited edition DVD advertisement on Astro for Lady And The Tramp which is accompanied by the song Everybody by Ingrid Michaelson has such a catchy tune that I just can't get it out of my head!

"Everybody everybody wants to love, everybody everybody wants to be loved... Oh oh oh! Oh oh oh!"

It's stuck on me and I kind of like it actually. Isn't it true, as much as I hate having to talk about Love (I don't know why) end of the day it just boils down to this 4 lettered word that has the power to change anything in this world if one places faith in it.

Love is the purity amidst the stains of our life. It's our strength when weakness befalls us. Love is gentle in the roughness of our insecurities and comforts when we have lost hope.

Somehow it makes me wonder how the worst possible things can also come out of this magical energy when one kills, steels and destroys for love.

Maybe that's the pa…

Say (by John Mayer)

Take all of your wasted honor
Every little past frustration
Take all of your so-called problems,
Better put 'em in quotations

Say what you need say!

Walking like a one man army
Fighting with the shadows in your head
Living out the same old moment
Knowing you'd be better off instead,
If you could only . . .

Say what you need say!

Have no fear for giving in
Have no fear for giving over
You'd better know that in the end
Its better to say too much
Then never say what you need to say again

Say what you need say!

Even if your hands are shaking
And your faith is broken
Even as the eyes are closing
Do it with a heart wide open

Say what you need say!

Itchy Itchy Chickenpox

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So far this month of March has been about enduring the itchiest virus and the first to get it was my CJ which subsequently got passed on to Belle and now my littlest one of all AJ who seems to be the one hit by the VZ virus the worst of all.
They have missed school, swimming, tuitions and gymnastics so that they won't have to spread it to others.

Anyway.. I wish to say thank you to all those who sent their well wishes to me, who constantly kept in touch to know if my kids were coping well or not, who offered their help and to those who climbed up the neem tree at Taman Kanagapuram so that my children can be treated.
God helped us through all of you.
A million thank you is not enough, but I hope you would accept it for now.
Love you all.

The book below was bought many years ago and it came to practical use this month.. Kiddos enjoy reading it as it made them laugh while it educated them on Chickenpox.