Friday, November 10, 2006

Mera jhoota hai Japani...

I shifted to Seattle just over a year ago and you bet I am still 'India- sick'!! And I pray that I never come out of it. Of course, Seattle is a great place, we are happy, life is good, no regrets...but 1 year Vs 27, it is a pretty tilted balance.

Anyway, let me try and list some of the toppers on my ' Miss You loootss' list.

Of course goes without saying...Family and especially my nephew Nilu

My closest friends - Anne, Hindol, Nanda, Ramya (alphabetical, not taking a chance with that one guys).

My maid and the dhobi ... especially on weekends when we are chilling out vaccuming, dusting, cleaning and staring at the pile of washed crumpled clothes..hoping desperately that our blank stares will magically iron them.

Saravana Bhavan sambar saadam and hot hot idlis from Murugan Idli shop

Satyam Cinemas ( but the last I heard, they are quite a rip off)....mainly watching movies in packed theatres with some good sound effects!!

Screaming hot mulaga bajji on Besant Nagar Beach

My 8th floor apartment and our designer furniture (well designer coz we designed it!)

Stopping by a restaurant for a 6 pm snack and coffee...a concept unheard of here...not really, people do eat here at that time, its just called dinner!

Calling anyone and everyone from your cellphone...guess what, they charge you for even incoming messages here

Our must have post-lunch walk at Symrise

Beauty parlors..terms like waxing and facial used to be in my dictionary once upon a time

My job at Radio Mirchi..well, I do have a great one now...but feel bad once in a while that I never got the time to give that a chance.

TV used to be a delight watching them

The list is endless...didnt I start out by wanting to list the toppers? So better stop here (atleast!!), but am sure this is a WIP. Also soon to come...from my life in Seattle ....'These a a few of my favorite things'.


Flyhigh said...

Lady, thank your stars, you put that afterthought in brackets abt the list being alphabetical! Am still not glad my name appears last, you cud have done a reverse alphabetical thing!! :)

Rio said...

Sathyam cinemas is a royal ripoff! They've recently hiked up all the food and beverage prices and reduced the portions, not to mention the quality.

Ashish said...

Am sure that in some time you will discover the benefits of Seattle. From what I have heard from colleagues, Seattle is essentially one foggy rainy city. If you like that kind of weather, it must be great.

itchingtowrite said...

good one.. walks dont happen for me either... in this place. left a comment on ur 1st post too.

itchingtowrite said...

hey 1 suggestion, in your comments settings - set it to open as a different window- makes it a lot easier. u can take up my tag of strange things i like to do... i am sure ur's will be really strange!!! ha ha

itchingtowrite said...

tagged- refer to my post- tagged- create a scene on my blog

artnavy said...

saw patti and knew it had to be you- i too miss our walks at symrise

what do u do now?

artnavy said...

hey- happy new year to u and K
btw i have a friend in seattle- somethingtosay is her blog

AMIT said...

haha nice title given.

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Raaga said...

So, I guess I've landed here pretty late... but have you stopped being India sick now?