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Sunrise Parties!

Through late teens, college, early 20s, most of us party and I was certainly no less- heralding a new day in as I went off to grab a shut-eye was rather usual for me.

However, as time gets on, life goes on, the people you party with become more immersed in practical lives as do you yourself often, energy levels drop and it seems easier to just reduce seeing a sunrise before sleep.

This week feels special- 2 nights, not 1 but 2! I would normally consider myself lucky to get 6 nights a year of such parties, VERY lucky actually so to get 2 in the course of 5 days is pretty epic and encouraging to realise I ain’t all that old!

Both parties, very different- one was a big gang who went out dancing and ended up at a house party with decks and all while the other was movies, chats, fire and dancing in the jammies… ah life, you beauty.

It’s good to go for a snooze as the birds chirp and the sun rises.
It’s great to get the system out of whack, even if it takes longer to fall back into a rhythm.
It’s amazing to realise I am surrounded by some very beautiful people.

Ah life, you beauty 🙂

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Do it, do it, do it.

Yes, just dance!

dance to get people out of your wayNOW!!!

Trust me, it keeps you sane 🙂

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And so begins 2013…

… a new adventure
… some new excitement
… a better year- well, it really can’t get worse than the last!

And what better way to capture it than a facebook status I saw!

new year wishes

Dear 2012- thanks for all the lessons, the joys, the downs, the hope, the darkness and the memories- good & bad, but it seems, we were at an impasse and not going anywhere so here’s to us parting ways. I am sorry I met another year- it’s called 2013 and it promises to be full of promise, optimism, results and achievements!

dance, love, sing, live

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Green is my new Red

For those who know me, I have (for the longest period of my life) been synonymous with red- red shoes, red clothes, red bags, red lipstick, red, red, red- my wardrobe is practically ALL red- but over the past 12 months or so, I haven’t bought too many new red items- maybe a bathrobe, a pair of runners but that’s pretty much it.

What surprised me is when I was in India this time, looking at everything in the shops- there were some beautiful red prints- they looked fantastic, the cuts, the colours but I just didn’t want any of them for me. I mean, my mother thought I was unwell (she hadn’t taken me seriously when I had said it to her earlier that day- Geez, mothers!)

I think one of the primary reasons was I realised my personality is fairly strong and outspoken, the red only accentuated the alphaness and kinda took away from the lady I can be- demure, sophisticated. And I think, it’s just everywhere- earlier, it was a symbol of confidence but when everyone starts using it, it’s no fun- to redefine myself now!

(and we all know I am not short of courage and kinda like to stand out!)

Instead, I am constantly in awe of yellows, oranges, greens, mustards these days- is it called maturing up, do you think?! Or are those the new colours that make me happy? 😉

And talking of happiness and the post I wrote earlier today, this is pretty darn good advice!

Go on, people, dance in the rain, laugh with friends, play with babies, kiss the one you love, splash in a pool with a dog, travel an unexplored road, do whatever it is that makes you happy!

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“The journey not the arrival matters.”

T.S Eliot said those famous words many moons ago and the movie ‘Step Up’ tried really hard to bring them to life.

However, anyone going to see the movie expecting a storyline of any sort

  • is severely disillusioned
  • is completely unaware of the reviews
  • has exceptionally high expectations

And so a gang of 4 girls decided to head out after a night out on the tiles to eat ice-cream and not use our brains while avoiding bright lights etc. ‘Step Up’ fit the bill perfectly! My ONLY condition was we had to see it in 3D as I was very keen to see how the dances would look (that was my only draw to be honest).

And this is what I walked out thinking:

  • Could have made the lines punchier
  • Could have made the romance between Moose and his lady loads better
  • Could have NOT done so many special-effects in the dances that one thought it was all computer generated and the humans did nothing- my BIGGEST gripe about the whole thing!

On the plus side:

  • Great dances
  • Some cool moves- esp the little kids towards the end
  • Loved the way Moose and his lady danced in the street to the tune from the ice-cream van (The song is a remix of “I Won’t Dance” in the style of Fred Astaire, done by District 78)
  • Best dance was the one in the 2nd round when the Pirates danced in the water

All in all, a thumbs up if you really don’t have much else to do with your time or brain!

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