Lost in Thoughts…

January 2, 2009

My China Trip

Filed under: General — Confused Desi @ 1:44 pm

..was awesome! There were glitches but I think I am generally satisfied. I think, my bf and I reached a different level of understanding, restored faith and bla bla bla , was great!

China is different than what I expected – more colder, more polluted, more advanced, more free, more organized. I love how much thought has been paid to infrastructure, public transport there. Its not good as Singapore but its 1o times better than Malaysia, maybe even 100. I always compared China to India, in my mind they were at a similar level but thats not at all the case. India needs another decade to be where China is today. This makes one wonder if practising democracy is the way to go, but thats a different discussion all together.

My bf’s mum is very young-at-heart type, it was great spending time with her. She is also half my size :-$ This has given me a whole new motivation to loose those extra 8 kilos!

Food was awesome. I ate so many yummy varities, which you can’t find in Singapore. 

On another note, I didn’t get all those fancy clothes tailored. All those hopes and dreams – all shattered! Infact, I must be the only person who didn’t buy anything in China. I just bought some jackets, purses and boots and nothing else 😦  Malls in Shanghai are somewhat same priced as Singapore, so somehow I wasn’t really tempted. The fake goods were all winter style, which is of no use. So ended up buying nothing much.

I guess next time I will do more research before I leave 😉


December 11, 2008

Real Bowling vs Wii Bowling

Filed under: General — Confused Desi @ 6:39 am

I finally went for real bowling ( non-drunk ) and it was an eye-opener:

  1. The balls are heavy!!!!
  2. They don’t curl by themselves!
  3. It’s f*ing hard. I kept missing hitting anything.
  4. Throwing the ball with two hands work real well!

I am seriously good at wii bowling, i mean not that bad, I can easily score about 119 in Wii Bowling. I only scored 9 in the real bowling :-$ I have decided to practice real bowling!

The only way I could score in real-bowling:

  dsc01166  dsc01165

December 8, 2008

Women’s Murder Club

Filed under: General — Confused Desi @ 7:54 am

If you are a fan of James Patterson, you must watch it! Its based on the series, with the same name, by James Patterson.

I am so hooked onto it at the moment. I wasn’t even aware that there was a TV adaptation of the series, I stumbled upon it by mistake. The tv show in itself is not so bad, I am on my 10th episode and just can’t wait to finish it all : )

December 4, 2008

Singapore Landlords!

Filed under: General — Confused Desi @ 5:47 am

I have been living in this condo for about 3 and half years with my sister, and I have another 7 months to go on my lease ( we just renewed it in August). My sister has moved out and considering the current market situation, I can’t afford to pay the exorbitant amount of rent every month. So, I decided to move out and look for a new place.

My previous encounters with my landlords have been very nice, he usually is always smiling and understanding. So, I decided to call my landlord and ask what would be good enough compensation for him if I terminate the contract. He told me he will see my contract and get back to me, which sounds reasonable.

He called, the next day, to tell me that since I am terminating the contract, he will contact his lawyer and expects me to pay the rent till august even if I don’t live there. WTF!! I mean, does he not understand English??? I didn’t say I am terminating the contract, I said what are his conditions if I am to terminate. He wouldn’t listen to anything I say, I told him he is being un-reasonable and he said I might as well call him a rascal and he wouldn’t care.

So, for a week there were loads of email and phone call exchange and we finally decide to meet in person, wherein he agreed that if I find him a replacement on the same price, he would be fine. Err… that’s what I have been trying to say for a week!

Anyways, What I’ve learned from this experience is:

  1. Singaporeans (or at-least my landlord) are paranoid where money is concerned. They react first and then listen. Trust me when I say this, as Indians are quite crazy about money but definitely not this crazy! Although, it could be that my landlord don’t trust us…Hmm…
  2. Government favours landlords or that’s what most lawyers, agents and sites says.
  3. Always add an Exit Clause in your agreement before you sign your contract, because if you don’t have this you are totally dependent on your landlord, who has the legal right to be an ass.
  4. Meet in person – My landlord was so nice in person that I was shocked! He was so nasty on the phone and on emails that I thought when we will meet he will just be annoying but he actually was very nice. I am still amazed!

I am still looking for a replacement and if you are living in Singapore and looking for a 2 bedroom apartment till August’ 2009, drop me a comment with contact details. The place is quite nice, fully furnished with all the amenities and 5 mins from MRT.

December 2, 2008

Starting All Over Again

Filed under: General — Confused Desi @ 5:46 am

I don’t know why, I always like the idea of new beginnings, a fresh start; I feel that if I start something new, I wont make the same mistakes. I usually don’t make the same mistakes again but I make some new ones, which I hate so much that I need to let go and start from somewhere else.

In this instance, I am talking about blogging. This, I believe, is my 4th blog. I have even forgotten the urls of my previous blogs. I was thinking of starting a new blog because I was kind of embarrassed by my this blog and I thought my new blog would be less lame than my old ones, with some direction and meaningful posts rather than just some silly average bitching. A blog with clever writing ( I cringe reading my previous posts and I would feel the same way about this one as well)

However, I was not able to think of a cool username and wordpress was not helping, everything I tried was taken! So, I have decided, this time round I will use this lame blog and continue to write lame post but with an opinion 😛

I am not a big blogger, most of the time I don’t have anything interesting to write. It might sound silly but the only reason I blog is because everyone is blogging and sometime I feel that I have something to say which noone would want to listen. The reason I started this particular blog was because I was/am still dating a Chinese kiwi guy, which is quite uncommon for an Indian woman, and I wanted someplace to vent anonymously and it worked for few months but then I got bored.

So, what would make this “fresh” start different? For once, I won’t write annonymously. I would write as ME. I would write everything that I believe in, that I care about and that I hate. Mainly:

  • Indian Politics
  • F1
  • My Boyfriend
  • My Work
  • Singapore  – that’s where I live
  • General Bitching

April 15, 2008

My cute house

Filed under: General — Confused Desi @ 9:48 am

April 7, 2008

Filed under: General — Confused Desi @ 7:09 am

This one is tougher, you need to identify the cities and famous places too. It’s also integrated in Facebook – I don’t have a facebook account but my bf showed it to me.

Somehow, this stupid blog is not allowing me to upload any image or insert a div, so just going to paste the link – try it out it’s very nice


April 4, 2008

Explained: Sum of all numbers

Filed under: General — Confused Desi @ 3:25 am
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 I went to BetterExplained through one of Ray‘s links and its freaking awesome.

I just read an entry, which explains the following formula, not in 2 but 4 different ways.

Sum from 1 to n = 

I wish somebody had explained formulas like this to me in school, or I had bothered learning maths this way, I would have been a genius by now.  Thanks Ray & Thanks to Kalid Azad, for explaining it in such simple way!

April 2, 2008

“You are not allowed”

Filed under: General — Confused Desi @ 2:17 am

Why are Indian parents so unreasonable? They give you everything and then act as the most controlling and conservative ppl in the world. They act as if I am their property and they own me in some way.

I told my mum I am planning to go on holiday with friends and she told me take Permission from my dad. That was freaking annoying but I just let it slide and told her that I will speak with him, she goes in her normal angry mode “what do you mean speak with him? Ask him” , Ok I will ask him. “But he will say no”, That got me so annoyed so I asked her is that because you will say no, and she says yes I “you guys don’t understand anything, there are reasons. You can only go if you go with us or after you get married”.

I know her reasons, so that she can tell the world that her daughter is perfect angle, and so that I can be married off to some overly-fat-totally-useless-very-ugly-guy who does no work and orders me around, who has to be Indian. She does it all the time, comes up with weird stuff, “Get a tattoo after you get married”, “You can make these kind of friends after you get married”. Its like my life will begin after I get married, till then they are gonna put me in a glass cage.

Is it really that important? Don’t I have a choice? I think this is another reason why I am off Indian guys. They are brought up with the expectation that your wife will do everything for you; you will have full control of her life; you can abuse her and she wont leave you; and you don’t even have to attempt to be nice, and after all that you will have the right to complain that your life is not what you expected it to be.

I am so freaking annoyed, I don’t know what to do!

March 28, 2008

OMG, she is so ugly!!

Filed under: General — Confused Desi @ 6:59 am

Gosh, I am terrible! A colleague sent her baby’s pics and my only reaction was ‘ewww’ ; Every-time I look at her picture I shudder. Thankfully its a girl, there will be make-up and fashion (or plastic surgery) to change all that.

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