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2.Sawadee kap: "Hello Stranger" - A review and some other things

As you know, I am leaving to Thailand in less than a week's time. Preparations are slow, but steady.
As part of the preparations, I had wanted to watch at least one Thai movie or Drama before I go. Unorthodox, but you get a sense of the language, place and all, yunno?

The movie I got to watch was "Hello Stranger"
Which was probably a movie a Thai Guy should have watched if he were considering traveling to Korea. Not the best choice for my preparations, nevertheless, he's a brief review.
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The movie is about 2 Thai strangers (Yes, D'uh) who meet, or rather bump into each other at Korea. They had both recently semi broken up. So same thing; boy-meets-girl, fight, travel travel together, irritate each other, sentimental conversation at night, not so irritated at each other, like each other, discover feelings for each other (Which was one part that I felt had 4 minutes of very realistic script incorporated there), one or both of exes come back into the scene, confusi…

Cookies and faraway memories

Has some tiny random wish come true for you?
Well, of course it has.
And isn't it so much sweeter when they come in groups! In threes, to be more specific. Wishes come true in groups of three, so that's a given :)
That's what happened to me last week, cookies, noodles and a reason to go to a place :)

Thursday:
Sometime last week, I found myself wondering how nice it would be to have chocolate chip cookies dipped in cold milk. Wishing more like. For some odd reason, I had forgotten to get them with the monthly provisions, and was too lazy to go out for just a pack of cookies. And my on going diet to the list of reasons, and we're left with one sad little girl with no cookies! Not for long though :)
I drag along to office the next day, work work work, yap yap yap, work yap work yap...the usual, and guess what! A friend calls and says I've got these cookies from Auroville for you, don't forget to pick them up before you leave! Golly Tumolly I tell you ! And these …

1.Sawadee kap:To the Land of Khun!

This is part one of what is going to be a 3 week travel story, preparation, the vacation itself, and the after glow. This is a story I've been waiting a life time to write !
A little bit of rewind (Toing toing toing) So, seeing the world has been a long lasting dream of mine and my mother's. We've never stepped out though. It was always something or the other. It has gone as close as fixing dates, location (UK, Canada, Germany) and almost booking tickets. Well, it always had stopped at almost, until NOW !
Next week, same time, I will be there!
The wonderful land of Thailand :)
Tickets are booked, and my travel bag is out. Lists have been made.Being made. Currency is spoken about. And weeeeeeeeeeee, I'm going !
I guess, I have been destined to start my travels around the globe from South east Asia, fine with me! All the better actually, seeing as how much of an asian movie and drama buff I've been for the past couple of years. Though my collection revolved predomina…

Want. This. Dress. !

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One lost ear ring...

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I don't like change.
No, its not change, I don't like. It's uncertainty.

So I came here to rant about all the things that are over whelming me, and guess what blogger decided to do?!
Get a new look!
Change, I tell ya, is plaguing me.
Some notice? An option of using the old look till I decide to get used to the idea that a new one is lurking around? Nope. Just open blogger one fine day, a day when one wants to rant about change, and WHAM - they change! Seriously people! A little sensitivity her ?! I've been using that old look since I began blogging...
Sigh.
I sigh, and the writing area decides to expand to fill the page with no scroll down option!!! AAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHH !!!! Wae wae wae WAE ?!?! I prefer knowing how much space is left to the end.

My life is fine... nothing majorly bad.
But its those tiny kutty kutty things, that you know you can deal with individually. And there is no need for defense mechanisms like denial or keeping myself super busy.
3 medium si…

Across the universe

If I could be doing anything right now, anything at all, I'd be sitting along the beach drinking a green apple vodka martini.

Do you know how physically and emotionally exhausting it is to keep reminding yourself that you are an adult, when having a tough conversation with your parent?

I made a big big decision tonight, and put it across too. It hasn't sunk in for him yet, that I can see. Surprisingly though, it has for me. I guess this is what I always wanted, and knew it somewhere inside too. I was just not ready/ old enough to own to it or say it out loud.
Today I did.
Bigger future responsibility, definitely. But not ambiguous anymore. And makes sense to me.
I hope he accepts it.
I hope he gets used to it.
I hope I were born anywhere but here, to the same family.
I hope I were across the universe.
Or,
I just wish I were at that beach with the chill of that green apple martini numbing my senses.

Cuture Shock

Scenario 1: Arranged marriage

Scenario 2: Prospect of moving from a city to a wanna be city

Scenario 3: Korean Lunch

Scenario 4: Dad's friends visit: 4 people settled in Netherlands - 2 German, 2 Dutch. One of the Germans, stays at Netherlands, works at Germany.

Let me take you through this step by step.

I stay home with my parents and grandma. My dad and grandma have been, for more than a year now, giving Mrs. Bennet a run for her money - where trying to marry their daughter off is concerned. I've never seen a person more talented than my grandmother who can slip marriage into absolutely any conversation ever.

My success in evading both of them has been having its ups and downs, and today it had a very deep low. They found not one, but TWO eligible guys in the newspaper. Just my luck. And one of them - the more eligible one, is settled in a town about 700 kms from where I stay. Apparently they are really well off, and the guy is educated abroad. But this said, he's …

Chalmukesumneda!

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Chalmukesumneda means "I will eat well!" in Korean.

I've been a kdrama fan for more than a year now, and Koreans being who they are, describe and portray food in great detail in all their dramas. The foodie in me has always wanted to try out Korean food (especially the "Samgyopsal" (Pork wrapped in lettuce)).

So obviously I have been quite excited for the past couple of weeks after discovering that someone had discovered not one, but 2 authentic Korean restaurants right here in the city where I live in!

The D day finally arrived today.

A great deal of planning and discussion had gone into this. Googling Korean foods that were must tries, discussing who's gonna order what.

A little too much for just a lunch, you say?

I agree.

But then again, we're talking about a bunch of people who have been breathing the Korean culture for ages, through the glasses in their laptops, so to be able to actually lay their hands on some Korean food (I am not going to…