Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Tickets to Universal with express pass- $300
Stay at Trump International North Beach, Miami- $500
Car Rental for 3 days- $300
Exquisite Dining- $300
Jet Ski rentals- $300
Swimming in the ocean, Jet Skiing in the middle of the sea with no fear of sharks, getting tanned mid day and the best of all...enjoying with your friends and living life..King size---PRICELESS!!!!
What did you do for memorial day? If you were at home watching Spiderman on TBS with those irritating commercials every 2 minutes- Shame on you!
Atleast plan for your next memorial trip..and think Florida. We were 5 of us. Had fun that was much more explosive than a Dynamite. I think this has been the best ever trip and I will cherish this for a long time...right..another 363 days to go. Myself and JC reached Orlando on Friday evening and met up with Nair in less than an hour. We checked in at our hotel and returned to the airport to pick up CSP and Mooks. It was a reunion of sorts for all of us since it had been more than a year since we last met. After many failed attempts to search for an IHOP to gorge, we finally settled for Denny's that was pathetic..least to say, took a very long time. Within minutes of reaching the place...all of us sync'ed up instantaneously with just a late reaction from the overtly coy JC. After a 1.5 hr dinner, we returned back to the hotel room and crashed except for some poker action from myself CSP and Mooks in which one witnessed me trashing the inexperienced Mooks. Saturday was a long day...phew...the sultry sun pouring down at Universal studios was unbearable. We reached Universal at around 10:30am and left the place at 8:00pm. Everyone seems to have enjoyed it...but I think the next time we need to go to someother place other than Universal. Came back home after dinner at TGIF and crashed. We checked out of the hotel the next morning at 9:00am and drove down to Miami. Initially, Mooks had suggested that we stop over at South(So) beach for sometime and check out their Jet Ski rates. As we reached So beach..word around spread that there was a huge congregation of African Americans for the hip-hop weekend. We passed on that and decided we would check in at Trump International and take the plans from there. Once we reached Trump International, our plans took a sharp turn. To talk about Trump International is something I can compare with God's Palace. Huge, Luxurious, 5 star...what else do you need? We got our room at the 14th floor and after valet parking, we went straight to the room. Once we opened the door, everyone burst into a huge din....what was going on? From the balcony, we could see the ocean. It was irresistible and inviting. Immediately, after buying out some beach wear, we strode into the ocean as to what I would like to call an experience, one has to encounter. Pristine water that stands at 6ft. We had the time of our lives. We were glad not to be in So beach. We dabbled in the water for 2 hrs and went right to the pool by the hotel and jacuzzi. We never expected to experience luxury this way! We sat on the armchairs by the pool side overlooking the sea sipping beer and having funny conversations. Later on, we had the best dinner followed by dessert and one cannot forget the discussions we had over dinner and Mooks request for a "French Kiss". The next day, we rented out 3 jet skis and went into the ocean. If there is a so called "Adventure Sports" wherein Skydiving, Parasailing gets classified, I would prefer to classify this on the same terms. Driving at close to 35mph in the middle of the ocean, one can only experience sheer thrill and fear. Everyone could see the Halo/Aura on JC's face as he sped as fast as he could. Nair was typical...MGR stuff..where as CSP was cautious. Mooks was warned for driving reckless. Wonder when will he ever get to drive properly. I had the best time...wait..Everyone had the best times. We have decided to come back next year..only thing being..we need more fun and more days. I would suggest everyone who has not visited Miami, to make a trip next Memorial. You would also not forget this one true amazing adventure.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Its time to let the truth out. I have been holding this for the past month, and I have decided to blurt it out. Alas, RDB failed to impress me.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

People...give the poor girl a break! -Kaavya Viswanathan

The publishers have pulled out the book "How Opal Mehta got kissed, got wild and got a life. She is not going to write the sequel too. Grabbing a 6 figure amount for a book at the bare age of 17 makes you wonder at awe. I was just looking at Amazon's list of reviews for this book, and let me tell you, there were people who sympathized with her. Here are a few excerpts. Now wait, I am not plaigiarising. I am openly pasting comments left by some readers.
"I've read excerpts and similarities of other books and I really didn't see word-for-word plagiarism in this novel. Many authors plagiarize each other's work. It's a form of flattery. I read it all the time in novels and non-fiction. Sometimes I'll read one author's work and say . . . "hmm, deja vu. I've read this somewhere before." Then I'll remember where I read it in another author's work. Somebody in the industry is out to get this girl for whatever reason and I think it's terrible. But beware you green-eyed monster, whoever you are, cause what goes around comes around! You can bank on it! Don't worry Kaavya. You're young and talented. You can comeback using a pseudonym. "---5 stars
"I just went back and reread James Joyces "Ulysses" as well as Milton's "Paradise Lost"---there are several uncanny resemblances between "How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life"....I wonder how many other sources of her literary theft are yet to be uncovered in yet another expose. We should all move on with our lives, and leave this pathetic young woman alone. She is suffering through purgatory with no end in sight."
This was actually written by a desi aunty who found similarities to Milton...hahahahaha...sure desi gossips don't end. But then, this one really threw me off.
"Thanks to you - we have another thing to be embarrassed about now. I am one of the many desis who is from a middle class family. My parents don't have the kind of money your parents do and I went to an average state college but I still have MORE CREDIBILITY THAN YOU!! I worked my way through college and did internships at investment firms and now hold a Senior position at a major brokerage. Being an Indian woman myself I am so ashamed at what you did, despite the financial and academic resources that you had access to, you are a CHEAT! Also just to let you know - I did read that you wanted to work on wall street after graduation. My employer along with any other brokerage house VALUES AND EXPECTS - HONESTY AND INTEGRITY more than anything else and you don't have either of those qualities. GOOD JOB YOU CHEAT! "---Another Desi.
The interesting part of these reviews are before the plagiarisation charges were framed, reviewers gave 4-5 stars calling it a very encouraging novel from a 17 year old. Why the sudden change after these framing charges? She was 17 years old and she took inspiration from the other books that she had lifted off, but still, she wrote a novel and it stands 57th best seller at amazon.
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