Monday, 26 January 2015

Project 365 - Day 271 : In Darkness

DAY 271 : In Darkness

Date: 26/01/2015

Loadshedding seems to be at it's peak right now and it's finally getting in the way of things for me. I am either trying to work out the hours I need to avoid being at home or trying to figure out a way to make the battery last on my phone, laptop and DVD player. The few hours of power that we receive during the day is simply not enough to power the back-up inverter. Oh well. I guess the only way out of this is to be clever, work hard and be rich rich rich! Haha! I am sure the path to being rich is a lot more attainable than waiting around in hope that the government or the promises that they had thrown our way will be kept. The bottom-line; DIY.

Apart from leaving the premises to go pick up a newspaper, I stayed in pretty much all day. Jokes exchanged between the family member, Viber calls back home and surfing the internet kept me occupied. We're planning a trip to LA and Vegas later this year and I just finished creating a rough itinerary and a brief cost outline. I do believe we'll go this year. I cannot wait already. Just need to think how I will afford all of this... aatt garepachi huncha kya re!

In the darkness I watched WILD starring Reese Witherspoon. The film focuses on the journey of Cheryl Strayed as she goes hiking across The Pacific Crest Trail. It showcases the events in her life till the moment she decided to go on the hike, a tale of self-discovery! Discovering life I'd say! Twas a nice watch... more emphasis on Reese Witherspoon, fine acting by her.

Anyways' I've got a somewhat busy day tomorrow and it's 3.20AM now. Ugh. Let's hope I do wake up before 9AM tomorrow. See this is what happens... the power came back on around 12.23AM and had me like... do I go to sleep or do I stay awake? And if I do stay awake, how long do I stay awake for? Zzzzzzzzzzzz!

Ciao! Night!

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Project 365 - Day 270 : Getting Work Done

Location map on a bus shelter.

DAY 270 : Getting Work Done

Date: 25/01/2015

This load-shedding is depressing and today is probably the worst day. No power from 9AM-4PM and from 7PM-11PM. WTF. The other thing is, even the inverter doesn't have enough power so the past few days has been a true case of dancing in the dark. Thankfully I can easily occupy myself with my phone, laptop and the DVD player. That too is pleasant only when the battery is full.

I wanted to avoid staying home so I left early to the caffice in Thamel where I was from 10.30AM till about 6PM in the evening. Quite a while, I know. I had two plates of momo there and on my way home I also had one plat of momo there. The latter took place nearby and it was a local place with delicious achar and momos.

The day, I believe, was productive. From uploading photos of Rara Lake to writing away for my intern work. I walked to New Road, mainly to buy some DVD's. Annoyingly I couldn't buy American Sniper! I hopped on a tempo and headed how....

Nowadays I really enjoy walking so I walked from the ring-road to my house... it takes about 25 minutes only.

Anyways' time for me to head out.

Project 365 - DAY 269 : Slow Saturday

DAY 269 : Slow Saturday

Date: 24/01/2015

I got a haircut in chowk. A quick trim, very much needed. I spent the whole day at home. I was trying to watch the James Franco film "Hart Crane" I think the name is... but after a bit the power of the portable payer went so... that was that. Shucks.

Load-shedding nowadays is so much. Even the inverter isn't able to provide power for the house. Shucks. Such is life. Hai.

Project 365 - Day 268 : Family Reunion

DAY 268 : Family Reunion

Date: 23/01/2015

My uncle arrived from Dubai today. Boju had been awaiting his arrival and literally counting down. Maiju and Poonam, my little cousin was also very excited. I'm not too sure when was the last time I met mama. It was nice to see an addition in the house and also for boju to meet her son. It's going to be a good time, especially with mum coming over soon... she'll get to meet her brother too. Very happy for my boju. She get's to meet her sons and daughters. Observing her makes me worried about my future and growing old... children, they all get occupied with life, their own family and at the end, we're all lonely.

Apart from mingling around the house I spent the whole day and night at home. I watched Inbetweeners 2 and We're The Millers yesterday and today I watched Boyhood. The first two are all-out comedy whilst Boyhood is a more serious drama.

I kind of felt the urge to go out tonight but leave it. Not feeling too amazing - health wise.Unfortunately my photo game has been so weak, so no photos from that.

Project 365 - Day 267 : The Point of Life

Taken on a train journey in Thailand

DAY 267 : The Point of Life

Date: 22/01/2015

Sometimes I wonder what's the point in life... 
Maybe it's pointless and we have to live to make a point? #MindFuck

Do you ever wonder?

The good: got work done
The bad: I thought about the purpose of living a lot
The better: I had grilled chicken breast at Northfield Cafe

I didn't take any photos but I am sharing a photo that I shared today.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Day 365 - Day 266 : Unproductive Day? CHECK!

DAY 266 : Unproductive Day? CHECK!

Date: 21/01/2015

Unproductive Day - CHECK!

I went to Nirmala aunty's book launch at Pragya Patisthan Bhawan. She's a poet and a song-writer. 

Project 365 - Day 265 : Bandha Walk and Bad Aloo Tama

DAY 265 : Bandha Walk and Bad Aloo Tama

Date: 20/01/2015

I wonder if this is a weekly thing. Today is a bandha again. Oh some funky chair-throwing vandalism took place during the CA meeting shortly after 1AM early this morning. I found it hilarious frankly. Nothing new there. I guess when you're in such a big meeting with so many people with different demands; shit's always so close to going down and I guess it went down this morning. 

This morning was a blur. Early on in the afternoon I left to meet Krishma and then we walked to Nawal's place. Krishma and I basically talked non-stop and ate there... thinking back, I think it came across like we just went there to eat, talk amongst ourselves and leave. Lol. Oopsie! Three of us walked to Durbar Marg and then Nawal left us. We roamed around, had coffee, said Hello to a friend and then went over to our usual in Thamel as I wanted to do some writing stuff.

In the evening I had dinner with SK at Curry Kitchen which is right on top of Hot Breads in Thamel. I had aloo tama and rice. The aloo tama wasn't nice and SK's thali was another let-down too. Oh well.

We went for one drink and then called it a night.