Thursday, August 11, 2011

Answers

So far did that music challenge go! Back to square one. Still seeking the inspiration to write, even though I have a plethora of thoughts rushing in my mind just waiting to be penned. What's keeping me? I have no idea. Maybe dealing with the constant struggle of my parents' medical issues, or the uninvited man issues that knock my door ever so often. I remember back in 2001/2002 a random psychic told me that when I start seeing someone, I should keep it to myself because every time, I bring them forward by telling someone about that person, something happens. I honestly didn't think much of it and honestly didn't believe in it. But now that I look back at history, even as recent as the recent "connection" it proves to be true. Why is it that? Does this mean that I have to live a life of secrecy? or the fact that maybe I don't true love who would have the guts to go public?

Can someone clarify this to me?

Recently I've been feeling quite low almost to a point that even random people off the streets have told me to smile or the fact that life is bound to get better. Although the mere thought of it does make me smile but is it? is it going to get better? I saw the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (Translates: Life wont come twice) and a particular line just stuck to me. You're only in a box when you are dead, and that when your mind is restless you know that you are alive.
It is soo true, but then why do I feel so dead? Is it because I'm being in denial of the possibility that the reality of a particular situation is the absolute truth? Did that even make sense? What is it that my life and my mere existence is destined for?

Again, can someone clarify this to me?


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Day 30 - Your favourite song at this time last year

So i dont know why my Day 30 never posted. Here it goes...


Day 30 – Your favourite song at this time last year

I Got A Feeling – Black Eyed Peas

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Day 29 - A song from your childhood

Like as if I havent mentioned enough about my childhood.




Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

Music Challenge from Day 21 - Day 28

So I've been slacking. I know! It was my birthday! 30th as a matter of fact. And although I did not do much, I've managed to keep away from all internet applications. Minus what work demanded.

Here is a catch up.





Day 21 – A song that you listen to when you’re happy

George Michael - Faith



Day 22 – A song that you listen to when you’re sad
REM – Everybody Hurts


Day 23 – A song that you want to play at your wedding. This is such a happy and romantic song. Fell in love with it and Michael from the movie.. The Wedding Date
Michael Buble – Save the last dance for me


Day 24 – A song that you want to play at your funeral

People also pick sad songs to play at their funeral if they do play any at all...Muslims usually don't play any but if i had a choice and with Music being such a big entity in my life, I would pick
Slumdog Millionaire – Latika’s Theme

There is a sense of serenity and a new beginning feel to it, which in a way symbolizes how I would be at that moment and onwards...



Day 25 – A song that makes you laugh

Just watch the video and hear the lyrics...NUFF SAID!

Bloodhound Gang – The Bad Touch


Day 26 – A song that you can play on an instrument
Doe A Dear – Sound of Music


Day 27 – A song that you wish you could play

Metallica – Nothing Else Matters


Day 28 – A song that makes you feel guilty
This song reminds me of that one morning in my apt in Abu Dhabi. Eldorado Bldg, 18th Floor Penthouse overlooking the Gulf Sea (Corniche). I still remember how cozy it was under the covers but in a chilled room...

Bryan Adams – Please Forgive Me

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Day 20 - A Song That You Listen To When You Are Angry

On Day 20 I have decided that the challenge that I had so easily tweaked has become quite the mute point. So from today to the rest of the 10 odd days left to complete Challenge No.1, I'm going to retort back to the original plan to just post the song. But if I feel generous enough to share an anecdote. Then So be it.

So on this day, I hope you enjoy the song I listen to when I am angry!

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge



Day 19 - A Song From Your Favourite Album

If U2 is my favourite band, clearly my fave album has to be one of theirs. But to choose which is my favourite album is like asking who is your favourite child? Not that I'm taking credit for their birth or anything but it really is a toss up! To choose between The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby.

But since, I've already posted a song from the Joshua Tree, I'll post something From AB.

Here goes, Enjoy

U2 - Mysterious Ways





Day 18 - A Song That You Wish You Hear On The Radio

I love how Jamiroquai has the 70s 80s feel to his music but also not. So I want to hear

Jamiroquai - Cosmic Girl




Day 17 - A Song You Often Hear On The Radio

I cant remember when was the last time I heard the radio. Maybe when my driver was waiting for me in front of the office and I entered the car without him realizing that I was there. But when I did, it was

Eenie Meenie – Sean Kingston ft. Justin Beiber

Monday, May 16, 2011

Day 16 - A Song You Used To Love But Now Hate

Everyone used to make fun of me when I used to say that I loved this song! It's upbeat, catchy and it had girl power...what's not to like, right? Now when I look at this song, I think to myself, what was I thinking? Look at this video and I think you will agree with me!

Spice Girls - Wannabe


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Day 15 - A song that describes you

Defining one self to a particular song is like saying I saw a pig fly! It's IMPOSSIBLE! Solely because a person sees themselves differently based on what they are feeling at that very moment. For example, when a person is in a good mood, he/she would think that they are the million dollar baby but when sad, he/she would probably describe themselves as a worthless piece of %&#&! Anyways, don't know if you can figure out what my mood is like right now, but these are the two songs that I currently feel like it represents me the most today!

Meredith Brooks - I'm a Bitch




Blind Melon - No Rain


Day 14 - A song that no one would expect you to love

Since people connect me to more flowery and new age music, my choice for today may be a shocker. Thanks to Sajjad who connected me to this song back in the day when it was released! Enjoy this song by Linkin Park called In the End.







MUST READ: Pigeonholed by Akkas Al Ali


Now that I'm all caught up with my music challenge, I thought I would share a great article penned by my "playwright, dramaturg and director" friend, Akkas Al Ali. Published in The Platform. He is based in UK.

Link to the Article: Pigeonholed by Akkas Al Ali

Where in the world did Days 8 - 13 go?

For some reason my posts from Day 8 to 13 are missing including an article my friend wrote...

Well here is a consolidated version of all those posts...Ok akkas, for you, I will post your article separately yet again.

Day 8 - A song you know all the words to...

A song that mostly everyone either knows the words to or wants to know the words to.

Extreme - More Than Words




Day 9 - A song that you can dance to

When this song came out, every party, dinner and or dance, we kids were forced to danced to this song. We mastered the steps by the end of the day of listening to this song. Even taught others how to dance to this song!!

Los Del Rio - Macarena




Day 10 - A Song That Makes You Fall Asleep
A song that makes me fall asleep is usually a song that makes me feel all relaxed prior to falling a sleep. Every time I listen to this song, it just manages to relax all my tensions, worries and problems and during that four minutes and nineteen seconds it transcends me to the happy place of uninterrupted sleep!

Coltrane and Duke Ellington - In A Sentimental Mood




Day 11 - A Song From My Favourite Band
This is undoubtedly the best song ever produced. All U2 Fans and even non U2 fans will agree with me that it is one great song! This is my go to song...

U2 - With or Without You




Day 12- A Song From A Band That You Hate
So I have no idea on the following matters regarding this band.

Band Name: Hanson Brothers

No Clue on:
1. Why are the a band?
2. Why were they popular?
3. Why can't they sing?
4. Where are they now?

and most importantly

5. Are they boys or girls?

Hanson Brothers - MMMBOP




Day 13 -A song that is a guilty pleasure

TLC – Red Light Special

I think this is self explanatory.




Wednesday, May 11, 2011

God I Miss NY! lol


Naked man goes berserk inside subway car (video)

Last Updated: 9:51 PM, May 10, 2011

Posted: 2:43 PM, May 10, 2011

NY POST

It was just another manic Monday for this loon.

In an epic meltdown, a passenger came unglued on a Bronx subway train last week — stripping off his clothes and chasing people naked through a station before finally being subdued.

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

The rowdy rant, which was caught on video May 2 and today went viral on the Internet, starts with a 41-year-old man on the northbound No. 6 train shouting epithets before stripping down to his boxers.

As he continues to rage against African-American and Jews, a transit cop can be seen in the frame talking into his police radio. After hurling insults in the officer’s direction, the man suddenly doffs his skivvies and runs, butt-naked, from the subway car. Dashing onto the Hunts Point Avenue station, he continues screaming and then attacks a straphanger, ripping a bag off her arm as she walks up some stairs. He smashes the bag to the ground and runs around the staircase, at which point police and other passengers finally take down the wild man.

He was arrested and taken to Lincoln Hospital for psychiatric evaluation. The officer who made the collar was sent to Jacobi Hospital with minor injuries.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Day 7 - A Song That Reminds You of a Certain Event

My God!! This challenge is getting tougher! I connect every aspect of my life to a song so how am I supposed to pick just one song? But one event I vividly remember and think about every time I hear this song is when we watched the jump scene from the movie Dirty Dancing. My friend Karen L. and I would go to the pool every weekend to practice that jump! In the process, the two of us drank plenty of pool water. I wonder if all the water retention that's happening in my body is a cause of all that wonder?....

Dirty Dancing - The Time of My Life

http://youtu.be/WpmILPAcRQo

Friday, May 06, 2011

Day 6 - A Song That Reminds You of Somewhere

Gosh! Looking at these videos make you realize how old you really are. Sugar Pie Honey Bunch is a song that reminds me of Abu Dhabi. Why? Well, when I was a child, my friends and I would listen to this Mini-Pops version and dance to it every weekend. It was almost a part of our ritual-to watch the Mini-Pops video cassette. (If those two words didn't make you feel older, then I don't know what would!) So now, every time I hear that song on my Ipod, or just plain anywhere, it just takes me back to Abu Dhabi.

So after reading all these posts, have I not said enough about Abu Dhabi and my childhood? Yeah Good TIMES!!!! In fact very good times!


Thursday, May 05, 2011

Day 5 - A Song That Reminds You Of Someone

Without naming any names and details. There is a person out there that makes me think of them on a daily basis. There are times when they seep into my mind the entire "25" hours of the day...

No I don't have any regrets. Life happens the way it happens for a reason and for the best. And whatever is meant to happen will happen.




Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Day 4 - A Song That Makes Me Sad

Recently, I've been quite the emotional wreck due to so many things on my mind. Not being able to adjust to this new city; Dealing with mood swings by family, Parents falling ill. I thought moving from New York to a different city would change plenty of things of my life for the better. Although all my friends repeatedly told me that the change that I am looking for will not be in the city that I chose, I thought a city is a city. I admit they were/are right. Should I pack my bags and go back? or should I stick it out for a few more months/years? If I decide to leave this country, I can at least say that I at least tried. Granted I wasted a year trying, but its best tried than wondered. Anyways, after coming here, it has helped me decide a. the kind of people I would like to associate myself with, b. The type of countries I want to live in and c. is still work in progress. Once I can pen it down, I will share it with you.

So anyways, as I was saying that I was an emotional wreck, the song that scored my background music was Broken by Lifehouse. Every word in that song represented my state of mind. In fact, whenever I hear this song, whether it be on the radio or randomly on my ipod, it automatically reminds me of all the hard situations that I've had to face.

Nonetheless, it's a great song!

Broken By Lifehouse







Day 3 - A song that makes me happy!

There are way too many songs that make me happy but if i had to pick one that makes me smile every time is Hey Mickey by Tony Basil. ok fine another song is Karma Chameleon by Culture Club.

These two songs are songs from a time of my childhood that I vaguely remember but know that those were the good times and I wish we were back in those times! We were all little living in Abu Dhabi and would eagerly wait for Wednesday to arrive. Tuesday evening we would start planning for the weekend. Even though, there weren't much to do, we still didn't complain. Life was soo simple then.

Here are the songs if you don't remember them




Karma Chameleon - Culture Club



Hey Mickey - Tony Basil

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Day 2 - Your Least Favourite Song

So I started writing this post early in the morning and it really had me stumped for the longest time! My Least Favourite Song! Which could it be...and then I thought back to my childhood and I found my answer. It is

Meatloaf - I would do anything for love





Why? When this song came out, we had just recently got MTV in Abu Dhabi as one of the first satellite channels that were being broadcasted from abroad. And so naturally, when you see something new other than Arabic cartoons, you get glued to it. However, soon enough, the channel found a way to get me disconnected to it.

They had a tendency of repeating 4 songs, as if there were no other songs out there. However, when this song was released, it was the only song that aired, month after month. After a while, MTV was like yet another arabic cartoon, only there would be new cartoons every week.

The song is probably a great song. It's just a pity that with my experience with it, I won't see it that way

Monday, May 02, 2011

Day 1 - Your Favourite Song

My ULTIMATE favourite song is Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx.

I remember when I was a little girl, this song had just released and there was something about Richard's voice that just connected to me. You could feel his pain and all his emotions that just came out of his lyrics and chords. I used to sit quietly in the dark, listening to this song on the cassette player transcending my mind to a better place where there is only one person who understands me. It is my dear Richard Marx.

Enjoy my first song...



Thursday, April 28, 2011

The 30-Day Music Challenge

In the efforts of getting back into the swing of blogging again, I have decided to take upon the 30-day music challenge. A challenge where every day of the month, I will post a song based on the list provided below. The idea is to share a little bit about myself through music. But here is the twist. Well, my twist only because I like to be unique. Not only will it help me make sure to post at least one entry a day for the next few months, It'll be something different. Life is blah without music! So here goes...

The Challenge: 30-Day Music Challenge

Contender: Marketing Elite by day, Music lover by night

The Rules and Regulations:

Day 01 – Your favorite song
Day 02 – Your least favorite song
Day 03 – A song that makes you happy
Day 04 – A song that makes you sad
Day 05 – A song that reminds you of someone
Day 06 – A song that reminds of you of somewhere
Day 07 – A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 08 – A song that you know all the words to
Day 09 – A song that you can dance to
Day 10 – A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11 – A song from your favorite band
Day 12 – A song from a band you hate
Day 13 – A song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14 – A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15 – A song that describes you
Day 16 – A song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17 – A song that you hear often on the radio
Day 18 – A song that you wish you heard on the radio
Day 19 – A song from your favorite album
Day 20 – A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21 – A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Day 22 – A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23 – A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24 – A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25 – A song that makes you laugh
Day 26 – A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27 – A song that you wish you could play
Day 28 – A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29 – A song from your childhood
Day 30 – Your favorite song at this time last year

Here are my changes:

1. The first month will consist of 30 songs that will be all in English.
2. The second month will consist of 30 songs that will all be in Hindi. (Third=Bangla, Fourth = Arabic, Fifth = English etc..)
3. I will give a short anecdote on why I chose this song and my connection to it.


So with that being said, here it goes...

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Annual Update!

It's been a little bit over a year since I have posted something on my blog! Reason? Life!

But if you really are curious, here's what I have been up to.

1. I no longer live in NY! Yes! I have finally moved after 3-4 years of blogging about it.
2. Work has been daunting.
3. Experiencing this new city/country
4. Battling the balls that's been thrown at me every other month
a. major car accident
b. drugged by maids to steal 30k from my bag
c. Dengue fever
d. Father and mother falling ill
e. Traffic
5. Touring other cities in this country (aka. The Sunderbans, Cox's Bazaar)
6. ICC World Cricket Cup 2011 in Dhaka
7. Family pressures to getting married

and most importantly

8. Just didn't want to! sorry for being harsh but sometimes I have to be!

But without making promises, I'm back! Let's see how long this lasts!

love,
me