The Dream turns 5 this week!

I was in the French part of India this long weekend for a highly anticipated holiday.

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It had all the right blends of beach side strolling, French cafe reading, hammock lounging, graffiti hunting and sea food binging. While there, a friend posted a comment on Facebook that she lived in the same town. I quickly switched to the private message option and saw that we hadn’t written to each other since 2010.

The last message I sent her was –

Someday I will make all my money by writing

Funny. In 2015, I am!

I might drop another message to another random person with another obscure dream. Let’s see what happens!

Flat G Tackles The 3D World!

I got called in, the other day, for a not so secret but very, VERY important mission by an Englishman in Italy. Agent Pecora Nera (Black Sheep) had received instructions that a young girl from Washington wanted to see the far reaches of the world. Being an extremely important person to whom everyone went to in time of need, Genevieve used all her powers and made a flat version of herself. Having thus been cloned, Flat G set of on an adventure of epic proportions. After seeing parts of Paris, Italy and the UK, she made a pit-stop in India.

What happened next – we’ll let the pictures do the talking!

Flat G played a game of scrabble and annihilated the competition!
Flat G played a game of scrabble and annihilated the competition!
Flat G added enjoyed the last view of an Indian Christmas tree before she helped pack it up for next time.
Flat G added enjoyed the last view of an Indian Christmas tree before she helped pack it up for next time.
Flat G decided to participate in an episode of Cribs!
Flat G decided to participate in an episode of Cribs in the life sized installation of Bethlehem at Bangalore!
Flat G hung out with Santa Claus
Flat G hung out with Santa Claus
Flat G admired the rooftop view of a busy Bangalore road while sipping Masala Chai!
Flat G admired the rooftop view of a busy Bangalore road while sipping Masala Chai!
Flat G and Baby Rouge became best friends!
Flat G and Baby Rouge became best friends!
Flat G hung out with my Flat Colleagues!
Flat G hung out with my Flat Colleagues!
She looked out the window and took in the views!
She looked out the window and took in the views!
Flat G decided to inspire me to get to work!
Flat G decided to inspire me to get to work!

Because of Flat G, Bangalore winter and the back to work grind became a joy-filled task. I hope she visits again, this time with all her dimensions intact!  

Flat G is part of a school project that I’m helping out with. 

The World is One Nation

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I know this blog has taken somewhat of a ‘subtle’ negative tone over the past few months on account of life handing me too many lemons but this Friday, I went for a really nice birthday meal.

It was an Italian restaurant run by a Japanese couple in the IT hub of India who served us complimentary French sparkling wine. It has all the makings of a ‘walks into a bar’ joke but it just filled me with such warmth.

Life is pretty darn okay.

Damn Hormones!

Nephew – Princess Pea was crying today when I gave her some chocolate

Me – Why?

Nephew (dropping his voice to a whisper) – I don’t know. I think she got hormones.

(Things kids pick up while eavesdropping on conversations about your pregnant sister)

Change of Scene

We’ve been shifted to the top most floor of our office building. Now, this isn’t such a big deal – considering we have been moved thrice over the past one year. However, this view is doing good things to my imagination!

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What’s that in the distance? A palace you say?