Saturday, 18 August 2007

'Bourne Identity' track by Moby

I just love this song and can't stop listening to it!
Check out the Bourne Supremacy...its very good!

Saturday, 4 August 2007

Summer is here!! (I think!)

Hey everyone!
Its been some time since I last posted but I have been very busy with work and stuff. Just wanted to say that we finally have some sunshine and sort of summer here in Yuhuu Kaay!! So what am I doing sitting inside blogging?! Good question! I am going out...but just wanted to say that if you haven't seen Transformers yet then do!! its fantastic! and Linkin Park's "what I have done" from the movie is a really good song! Have a good weekend!!!

M

Saturday, 7 July 2007

Live Earth....

I think this Live Earth concert is not that useful as we are be led to believe. I mean, come on, it is not exactly green ! What about all those celebrities flying in to UK for the concert?  what about them using all this electricity?  What a pointless concert! Why can't they find a greener way of spreading the word?

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

blah blah

A funny photo which shows:Workmen erecting bollards to prevent cars ramming the Irish Sports Bar.But what have they forgotten?



Saturday, 2 June 2007

Lives of others

I saw a very good German movie today, it won the Oscar this year (best foreign movie) and it's called: Life of others. You can go here for the synopsis (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809426013/details). I absolutely loved it.

Other good German movies are:
Run Lola run
Dresden
Goodbye Lenin
The Downfall


Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
x

Friday, 1 June 2007

Pricesless TV and some news

Simon Ambrose on the Apprentice as he fitted six inches of mini-trampoline's leg right in front of his ..ahem..crotch:
"I can twiddle it, jump on it, have fun with it. Open my legs, enjoy myself. And it's really easy to unscrew"
LOL LOL LOL!!!
On to something I just saw on the Daily Mail's website (I was searching for another article and I came across this one). This is so disgusting:
"Food safety fears over plans to feed pigs to chickens"
I don't understand why humans have to mess with nature. Let the chickens eat what they eat. What nature intended for them to eat....

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Stuff

So today I made some good gains on my shares. Now that I have made some gains, I am thinking about investing in another company. Same industry though. Saw some of the analysts reports and all of them except 2 give it the rating of: BUY; the other 2 give it NEUTRAL.


On to some book news. I have recently finished reading the very entertaining book: The colour of law by Mark Gimenez.
Please see below the link to the synopsis. It is available in paperback. Speaking of which, why do they even bother publishing books in hardcover? They are so heavy!

While we are on the subjects of books, I managed to find the Bill Clinton's My Life in a charity shop down the road! I am excited....it is pretty thick book but I will eventually read it. I really admire Clinton!

Why doesn't this surprise me?

ugh, take a look at this report:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6676345.stm

Friday, 27 April 2007

An overdue update...

LOL!! the folks at Private Eye never fail to crack a smile on my face!
I am so tired tonight. I am in France this weekend for a short trip. Soon I am off on my vacation. I have been going on and on about it for sometime now. I just cannot wait! This week at work has been extremely hectic and next week is going to get even worse so vacation is well earned! I didn't anticipate for work to get this busy - but then our office goes from one extreme to another! One day it is very dead and the next I just can't even find time to reply to a work email!
Anyway....tonight I saw "The Painted Veil" starring Edward Norton and Naomi Watts. A very nice movie! I love the beautiful Far Eastern scenery...very nice. I would love to one day visit that part of the world....

laters :-)

Friday, 20 April 2007

Patek Philippe, Geneva

I absolutely love this ad. Its so cute! I think this man is absolutely gorgeous!
Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, 19 April 2007

Hello hello

Hello there!

I hope you are all very well. After I have been nagged a few times to update my blog...here I am! There isn't a lot to be said except that I am very much looking forward to my vacation. I am also enjoying our warm weather. I have been biking every weekend and also tried my hands on rollerblading this last weekend! Now that was amazing. I didn't fall!

OK now I am going to get back to work because I need to speak to my colleague who is making fun of one of the clumsy things I did recently! Need to go and win the round!

Sunday, 8 April 2007

Putin meets the Pope


LOL LOL LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is just awesome! Back in 2006, I posted some captions from the private eye, the sushi joke seems to have re-surfaced! Below are the links!

http://pmzara.blogspot.com/2006/12/roflol.html
http://pmzara.blogspot.com/2006/12/merry-xmas-from-russia.html

source: www. private-eye.co.uk

Thursday, 5 April 2007

Happy Easter everybody!


Hello all!


I hope you are all geared up for the Easter break. I am sure the 2 bank holidays will pass by rather quickly but hey its still a mini break! Next week is another 4 days week for most of us! I hope we get loads of sunshine and relaxation!


All the best!!

Hillay's headache

An interesting article. I really wouldn't want Hillary to miss out on this Presidential race. The best solution would be to have Hillary run for President and Obama as her running mate. This way, Obama can get a bit experience and then he can run after Hillary has ended her tenure...

OK the link:

Saturday, 31 March 2007

Abercrombie and Fitch in London

Today I went to the new A&F store in London. Just off of New Bond Street. First of all, unless you really know the address, you won't find it. It does not have a name outside the shop. However, you will certainly notice the loud music and some cute male models standing outside the door.
This A&F is so much different than the American A&F. It is set on 2 floors and its is dark inside and spot lights are on the clothes (but you can still find it a bit difficult to read the sizes). The music is very loud and gives you the feel of being in a night club rather than a shop. Nearly half naked models walk around. Some dance on the top floor "balcony". You can get your photo taken (when you leave the store) with 2 half naked male models with 6 packs. The clothes are normal khaki American, a bit OC like...however, if you want to try them and buy what you like, you might want to think about sparing an hr for that alone (at least on a Saturday). I waited 25 mins to try 6 items. They only had 5 dressing rooms for such a big store. I was told there was few downstairs but it was so dark, I must have missed them! My dressing room door wouldn't close so the male model on duty decided to help out. He forced it and it closed! After trying my clothes on, I decided on a top but the door won't open. The music was very loud so initially no one heard my knocks. Finally they heard me when I really banged on the door with the wooden hangers! It took them a while to get me out and by that time I had lost my desire to stand in yet another que (average waiting time was about 40 mins) and handed back the item to the models. They looked offended that I didn't buy anything but whatever. Somewhere in the dark rooms I found my friend waiting for me and together we exited the A&F store.
Overall: Some clothes were nice - I think the men's collection was much better than the women's. The darkness, the loud music, the insane idea of making models dance around was a bit of a draw back.

Friday, 30 March 2007

Tony Blair does comic relief

LOL LOL!!! I love the Private Eye folks. They come up with some funny captions. Hope everyone is having a great Friday. It is absolutely miserable today here in London. It sucks because we always get this type of weather just in time for the weekend! and on Mondays it usually clears up and stays gorgeous throughout the week only to revert back to this crappy weather in time for the weekend!
I have some very very busy weekends coming ahead for me!! Either I am away or someone is visiting me all the way through to mid June!! Not bad :-) me likes it!
Have a fun weekend! I have some shopping to do tomorrow - think I need some new clothes for work.

Sunday, 25 March 2007

GREEN GROW THE TORIES OH!


LOL!!!
I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I am too. I have been very busy this weekend and now I am on my way out again! I just wish the weather was better...whatever happened to the spring?!

Tuesday, 20 March 2007

London is the world's capital of 21st century


Splendid news!! 

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23389580-details/London%20is%20the%20world%20capital%20of%20the%2021st%20century...%20says%20New%20York/article.do

Silver tights hurt my eyes! OUCH!!



Umm Charolotte Church is pregnant and getting married next month if anyone cares!
On to something different. Did anyone watch the FA cup quarter final with Chelsea and Hot Spurs? Chelsea won...which sucked but for me the highlight was the constant booing of Cashley Cole (oops not again, sorry I meant Ashley Cole)..

I have been a little bit hooked to this social site called Stureplan. It is the Stockholm's "happening place". Anyway, this girl called Elin Kling does not fail to entertain me in her weekly "fashion column". Maybe something is wrong with my judgement but all I see every week is almost the same outfit and just with a different coloured tights! I really hope that "fashion followers" do not follow her because its just that the tights aren't even that special. They are hideous!! Anyway, Here is a photo of her and a link to her column. Be amused!

http://www.stureplan.se/articles/4576/
www.private-eye.co.uk

Saturday, 17 March 2007

Mr Bond

I still think Christian Bale is HOT!! but Daniel Craig also wins my admiration :-) He is so cute! I loved Casino Royale...actually its one of the movies that all the girls that I know loved! This is what Bond should look like! :-)

Kimi Kimi Kimi!!!


Yes! Kimi Raikkonen is on pole position! At last!!! I really hope he wins tomorrow. He has got great talent and he is a fighter so I have no doubt that he will give his all to win. I miss Michael Schumacher but I am hoping Kimi is going to keep the Ferrari pride alive!
UPDATE: Kimi won! woohoo!! but his limelight was stolen by the newcomer Lewis Hamilton. He is labelled the "Tiger Woods of Formula 1". He was great and aggressive. I just hope this wasn't some beginners' luck. Otherwsie he could easily become the "Tim Henman of Formula one" (i.e. never wins anything major!) :-)

Thursday, 15 March 2007

Thursday, 8 March 2007

Season of scandals


Its a season of scandals on both sides of the pond! The Libby conviction in US and the probably conviction of Lord Levy here for cash for honour scandal? Anyway found this rather amusing cartoon from a pretty cool website that I just discovered!



Monday, 5 March 2007

Sunday, 4 March 2007

The Illusionist

I watched The Illusionist last night and I loved it! I preferred it to The Prestige. Worth watching! I think Edward Norton rules. I watched another movie last week: Hot Fuzz. It wasn't that funny and it sucked...got a bit OTT...
I am going out to have a Sunday roast! Have a nice day!

Thursday, 1 March 2007

Stock markets turmoil explained

So like the majority of ordinary citizens I had questions of my own about the recent events at the stock markets around the world. This is a pretty easy to understand Q&A from the good old folks at the BBC.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6403483.stm

Saturday, 24 February 2007

Smoking

According to a new study, smoking alters the brain like illicit drugs:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6378179.stm

The Good Shepherd


I watched this movie last night. Originally we wanted to watch "Hot Fuzz" (a British comedy) but it was completely sold out and we decided to watch this instead (we were gonna go and watch it sometime soon anyway). Its almost 3 hours long! But is a great movie. I enjoyed it very much and its definitely worth watching. As always, Mat Damon is fantastic - I didn't like his glasses though :-)


Below is the link to the movie synopsis. Its showing in UK now.



I am off to prepare - today is my driving lesson! woohoo! so please whatever you are doing - get off the road! I am coming your way!


Saturday, 17 February 2007

Saturday, 10 February 2007

Music and Lyrics


I saw this movie today. Its great chick flick! I wasn't expecting it to be any good but my friend dragged me to watch it and I actually found it good and funny! I like feel good and happy movies.

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809276825/details

Thursday, 8 February 2007

Round up ...

“It was cricket as it might have been written by Kafka: a hideous punishment, as unjust as it was incomprehensible, inflicted on people who had earned the right to expect better things from life. It was like playing cricket against the Gestapo: cricket as a form of atrocity in which resistance is useless. It was cricket as torture, in which pain and hatred become distorted into a loving and grateful submission to the torturer.”
SIMON BARNES ON THE ADELAIDE TEST MATCH
Times
www.private-eye.co.uk

Sunday, 4 February 2007

Princess cake


This is one of my favourite cakes! Whenever I am in Stockholm, I have to have some of this.
I have found a recipe online and it looks pretty long. I would love to one day try my hand on baking this cake!

Friday, 2 February 2007

Q & A

Presenter: Cambridge, Atkins and Cabbage Soup are all types of what?

Contestant: Universities?

WHAT’S ON TOP? PHONE-IN QUIZ, RADIO CLYDE

source: Dumb Britian - The Private Eye

Blair questioned again...

...but he won't be going to prison!


source: The Private Eye
Haha!
Howdy?! I hope everyone has a great weekend. I have few things planned but not sure if those plans will be fulfilled...because I have a stupid cold! It's always like this! Just in time for the weekend! boo!

Thursday, 1 February 2007

Most Dangerous Destinations 2007

Please exclude these destinations from your "holidays 2007". Unless...you like adventure! (jokes aside,the situation in most of these places mentioned is very tragic and I really hope and wish ,that the problems get fixed and peace prevails).

http://www.forbes.com/home/travel/2007/01/31/most-dangerous-destinations-forbeslife-ee_0201dangerousdestinations.html

Monday, 29 January 2007

Sunday, 28 January 2007

Banana Republic coming to this side of the pond

The struggling GAP is going to bring their Banana Republic brand to U.K. First store is gonna open next year on London's Regent's street. I say good luck to them! Unless they change their style,and colours for the fashion conscious London, they risk failing. Only time will tell. I will definitely be paying the store a visit! (they will be competing against the Swedish H&M's upmarket COS brand).


Related news link:
http://www.marketingweek.co.uk/item/54837/254/260/3
Old Gap's posts:
http://pmzara.blogspot.com/2007/01/article-on-gaps-problems-gap-in-fashion.html
http://pmzara.blogspot.com/2007/01/gap-kaputt.html

Thursday, 25 January 2007

Overcrowded prisons

Update from Britain: Our Home Secretary's brain is missing and oh we only have space for 50 inmates in our prisons. Or in other words, we have some problems...

Monday, 22 January 2007

Threat to New York as centre of finance

FINANCIAL NEWS


New York is facing a threat to its position as the world’s leading financial centre, according to a report commissioned by Michael Bloomberg, the city’s mayor, and New York Senator Chuck Schumer.If current trends continue, New York could lose up to 7% of its market share, equivalent to 60,000 jobs, over the next five years. But much of that loss would be prevented if the US implemented legal and regulatory reforms, says the report by McKinsey, the consultancy.The report, to be published on Monday, says New York has also been losing out in areas such as derivatives, where Wall Street chief executives say they have been shifting business to London because of its more attractive legal and regulatory environment.

I always feel very proud when London does better than any other city in the world. Way to go!

Sunday, 21 January 2007

Cricket

Q: What is the difference between an English Test Cricketer and a smoker?

A: A smoker would never throw away his last match.

source: www.thespoof.com

Hillary Clinton Vs Barack Obama

I believe this is going to be an interesting race to watch. I know there are the other candidates but personally I think the race is going to be narrowed down to these 2. Hillary has a lot going for her except for one thing that is that she supported the war in Iraq. A lot of die hard Democrats are against the war in Iraq so she has a lot of explaining to do. To be honest with you, I am also interested in hearing her reasons. Barack, on the other hand, is fairly new. He didn't vote for or against the war in Iraq because at that time he wasn't even in the Senate! He is very popular and likable. But I believe, Hillary has the money, and like it or not, it comes down to who can raise the funds.
Personally I think it should be Hillary who should get the Democratic endorsement. Why? Because at this time USA's profile and image is in tatters thanks to W. I believe, they need someone strong, experienced and charming. Hillary is all 3. Barack is an unknown figure on the international stage. He needs more experience. His time will come! Anyway, this is my opinion. Lets see what happens.

Saturday, 20 January 2007

Hillary Clinton joins 2008 race


So it's confirmed. It was one of the worst kept secrets. I can't say what type of president she will be but I can say for sure that she is going to be better than W. Anyway, I really admire Hillary. I think she is a legend. If I could vote in American elections, I would vote for her. I find her strong, independent, smart and over all very likable. I would love to meet her one day.



The other contender Barack Obama may give her the run for her money. He seems rather charming and very popular. Young as well. I don't know him (as if I know Hilary!) but he gives a very good impression,so crowds are definitely gonna like him.




http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/6283165.stm


Thursday, 18 January 2007

Return of the bird flu?

2 weeks ago I read that because of the current state of weather, we might see the return of bird flu. My advice would be to do what Boris says above. Watch out!
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