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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Band

August 1st just went by and the whole world celebrated it with loads of fanfare as "Friendship Day". All I remember about it was that my Text messages were being charged and that is one thing I hate the most. I had friends wishing me from the previous day itself and it felt good to know certain good friends still remain in my life.

That very evening I went shopping with my folks to a mall and saw something that pricked me to an extent. I saw many youngsters,school kids,college kids at the mall and all with their mobiles in their hands and I managed to overhear a conversation between two girls. Here is a jist:

Girl 1: OMG you he sent me a message...i think he has written it himself..
Girl 2: what message?
G1: A friendship day message duh! He wants to be my best friend
G2: yea? that is awesome! But you know that xyz girl tied him a friendship band in class..
G1: whaaat?? that is so lame! so cheap! I mean who ties friendship bands now? You can as well gift your friend stuff or write it on facebook.

This small bit made me think all night....when we were school, the number of friends we had were measured by the number of friendship bands we had on our hands. Some girls had both their hands filled and I always had 1 or none. But tying these bands on the wrist's of the 'friends' we had always brought in a sense of excitement. We would start coaxing mom to give us money to buy those fancy friendship bands but then settle for ribbons or 'mom-made' ones. I remember clearly a scene from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai where SRK has these friendhship bands in his pocket and tying them on every girl's hand. And to see today,from what I overheard... the question that kept popping up was... "Are the Bands no more the 'In' thing?" I know friendship is never measured by all this but then what just happened that all of a sudden they were not used anymore?

In the mall amongst a crowd of 50,000, I could count the number of kids with a friendship band. It is a question I will always ask myself. Will you?

Art Of Chilling weekend

Finally I am out of my Chilled mode after I got tickets to watch 'Salt' in the F-row at Inox sponsored by Fosters.It took me a week to get back to normal after that chilling saturday evening with Fosters and Angelina Jolie *sigh*.

Cut to 8pm Sat eve....Tickets in hand all geared up and excited to watch Salt with two boxes of popcorn n cola I was prepared to enjoy the flick! But then there was another distraction before I could walk into the hall. The awesome foot massaging machine! I just couldnt resist it and jumped into it(quite literally) and enjoyed 10 mins of the best foot massage I have ever ever got till date! (That is precisely why I was still chilling :P) 8.15....It was showtime!

The movie as a package was a drab! Wasnt packaged well. Jolie looked frail n bad...story went haywire and we were put off. There was zero glam in it and all action. This wasnt expected from a movie that starred Angelina Jolie. But I would give full points for the action sequences. After Tomb Raider,I saw Jolie performing such stunts with great effort and they were the only good part.

The other good part was the cushions and the GOODIES we got from fosters! Loved the total experience of the F-row! Totally defined the 'Art of Chilling' :)