Monday, November 28, 2005

When Life just blows....

found this on some blog, last thing we need to blow life.. Coming Soon in a store near you :-))

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Erste Truthahn Zubereitung - Our First Turkey

Hey all
Hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving weekend.
In Munich, with our princeton friends - we had our first Princeton Munich Thanksgiving Dinner at grace apartment. It was just awesome. The story unfolds:
Even thou we moved it from saturday night to friday night so that maximum people can attend it, thou time to prepare food was much less as everyone had workin day.. Everyone had some last minute assigned tasks ;-)
So i met up with claudi to buy some Glüwein n Brownie and arrived at grace place around 7:30. And guess what our 3.8 kgs (8 pounds) of deeeeeeeep frozen turkey was waiting for us.
During the day i was looking for: where to get turkey and pumpkin pie (don't even think abt this) in munich and most forums were like oh its hard to find a turkey, its expensive and takes 5-6 hours to cook, n this n that. So i was pretty sure, Marc (it was his task to get the dead bird, turkey, chicken, whatever) won't get one and we wud settle for chicken which is easier to cook. And the other imp thing which was even more motivating, no-one had ever made turkey in our entire guest list (with 2 americans, one veg).
So we enter the apartment and marc with his frozen turkey submerged in hot water to defrost, ok what next, we have the dead bird.. now what to do with it.
First Thought: its frozen , if we keep it in water it take 2 hours or more just to defrost and 6 hours to go, means 8-9 hours. We decided to put the big bird in the microwave and defrost asap (which was a task in itself). So after an hour (like 8:30 or so), we took in out and tried opening in legs and wings; and clean it to make space for filling and put it again back. Mean time grace made a nice filling for it (rice, croutons, sauce etc.).
Second Thought: ok its kinda defrosted and ready to do something with the bird ;-), had a quick look on internet for receipe. And then the big move to keep it in the oven. We took it out of microwave, on the tray, buttered it, filling in, and there goes our turkey in the oven at 250 °C at 9:30 PM.
Third Thought: ok, we need to cover it from top also, otherwise in 2-3-4 hours it will be all black on top, so covered top with foil.
Fourth Thought: Mean time, we had the first round of food, with veg soup, bread, rice n drinks.

Oh in between all these thoughts (which are actually full tasks of one hour each), forgot our big vodka guy - stephan - who was ready with vodka with orange juice for all of us ;-)).. no empty glasses for anyone
Also after every 15-20 min, we took the turkey out, battered it with its own fat, it was cool and it started to change color and smell (uu, can still smell it ;-)) and back to oven
checkin out the turkey nth time
Had a beer pong match also in between, guys vs gals (no prize for guessing, WE WON, only one in-glass shot for gals)

our make-shift beer pong table
And our turkey was looking perfect, smelled perfect and everything perfect.

Tempting Turkey :-°°
battering the turkey.. isn't the turkey looking beautiful ;-)
Fifth Thought: On the table everyone, Turkey is ready (11:45 PM, in just over an 4 hours) :-)) (oh forgot again, lot of things happened in between all this, one.. turkey sauce, zophia made sauce for turkey)

PERFECTLY COOKED TURKEY, TASTED YUMMMMMY, ABSOLUTELY PEFRECT :-)))) (com'on it was our first, i had too write this long).. EVERYONE enjoyed it all lot. And to make it even better (Deutsch touch), we served our HOT GLÜWIEN, perfect combination. And ate till the last piece of meat on it. I was terribly full. But full of satisfaction also.

And then the brownie, woh, i thought i won't able to eat anything but cudn't resist it..*g*

And thats how it all went, with joy n laugther, & thats what it is all about.. cheers to everyone who was there :-)

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Tuesday Movie Night

tonight we went to see HP4 - Harry Potter & Goblet of Fire and I (others too) fully enjoyed the whole 3 hours of it, pretty nice with all the visual effects and driven nicely with the story and characters. The movie has it dark side and more emotional than previous versions. However there is humor n life too. Specially as harry and his friends move to adolescence, with all encounters with gals, one area which HP movies haven't touched yet, they now face the real life chalange of handling girls ;-)) but its all nicely acted with some funny sequences.
Also there is one sequence of the ball, where everyone has to dress nicely, have a partner n dance, pretty cool specially the way Prof McGonagall describes the event, delightfully, as "an evening of well-mannered frivolity". Must see.. the characters have grown up, so has their sense of humor. Also Quidditch World Cup in the start is cool and lots of others sequences.. :-))
May be in later half, the movie folds a bit quickly and soon you have Dark Lord Voldemort (reminded me of Darth Vader and all the dark things ;-)), but we have to expect more of him in next movie, so short entry seems ok too.

A Must See :-)).. so enjoy

Heute - Merkel Tag - Germany's First Women Chancellor

Monday, November 21, 2005

Monday Blues

I woke up this morning
sun shining in my window, but behind the snow clouds
And there ain't no combination, ain't no need to go oustide
I cud think of going for work, but ain't no need

so here i am feeling "fuolen" the monday blues

yesterday night i dreamed of you
visited the place with you, "under the tree in your street"
the feeling was strange even thou i was with you
never thought i wud dream of you

can't imagine you never felt this way
and can still make me dream of you
No, I never wanna fall in love with you
still i am falling in it without you

Wish i could change my love to hate her
Wish i could make her change my mind
Wish i could sleep without her
Wish i could i find my space in her

Everything seems to be burried in the snow
Everything seems pleasing to eyes
Everything seems to bluff my mind
Everything will change as it melts down

just for me, just the words of music which i listen, nothing to wonder - Mo.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Sunday Workout

hola everyone
its been snowing here the whole weekend, and -3 C, isn't it warm, def. reason to make one warm.. the weekend was kinda ok, saturday we (me, sil, cluadi) went to Karl's student organisation party, it was nice, met Hans n Brandy n lots of bavarians :-) ..

heute war es Ikea tag (Today was Ikea day)
i went to sil new apartment to help her out with moving in and stuff. As i reached there, she was busy painting walls to white.. and then we painted one of the walls to RED, cool color (with white stripes in between, looks coool), ok i didn't really painted as I didn't had the right clothing for it, but as it was my first time (sil n I always somehow end up doing things together for first time ;-)), i jst put tapes around corners n sheets. And then the big ikea arrangement, she had this big white furniture (don't know howz it called), and if u have bought ikea stuff, sometimes it can be fun to play with it while putting everything in right place, so we started out, after a while realized ok its not gonna fit, screwed out half of it, rearranged, put each piece of bloc (12 small pieces) one by one, while trying to hold the structure together, kicking the small small pieces of wood to hold the pieces together, jumping all over, going all around, pushing in n out, holding the structure, and what not.. but finally it was perfect.. but we were kinda afraid to put it straight, didn't wanted it to fall over.. but again as it was ikea product, it stood up and now enjoys its new lease of life.. the point is buy ikea furniture and invite friends over for a fun day of workout.. ah in between we had McDonalds food (its better here than in US, really) and a nice coffee... thats it!!!!

If you want to make sense it has to come from silence - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Friday, November 18, 2005

Beautiful Night - 1st Snow

what could be better than to see n feel n smell n enjoy the first snow of the season
So me and silvia decided to meet for a coffee (after everyone turned the movie offer down) and as we were enjoying the coffee and our conversation, the snow flakes started falling down like crystals from heaven and it was a beautiful moment. Its a refreshing feeling to be out for the first snow and its not that freaking cold also, nice n cool :-)).. And unlike US, where its a state of emergency ;-).. its beautiful here with snow, *happy feeling* ..

Monday, November 14, 2005

look what i found

while sorting some old data folders, i found some pencil sketches from my childhood, thought u guys might wanna have a look /:
cudn't rotate it (does anyone know how to rotate it in here)
oh this was fun, this was view from my study table and i did this instead of studying ;-).. i like the banana tree outside window
just some random sketching
"still painting"
"oil painting"

(may be i shud start again but no time.. but sometime in future)

Saturday, November 12, 2005

I wanna know

I just don't know where my mind is going at this point of time
I just don't know howz my weekend gonna be
I just don't know why i went to party downstairs
I just don't know why i didn't knew anyone there

I just don't know why i smoked that 100th joint
I just don't know why i listened to her
I just don't know if shud sleep or not
I just don't know if i shud switch on the lights or keep writing in dark

I just don't know if shud call her or not
I just don't know if shud listen to her or not
I just don't know if she likes me or not
I just don't know how my life would be without her

I just don't know if its madness or what

I just don't know when will i get rid of it
I just don't know why i feel so high
I just don't know if this is what i want
I just don't know if i know

There is only one thing i would like to believe in
And I just don't know what is it
Everday I keep thinking of it
And still I just don't know what is it

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Package from Princeton

Day before yesterday, I got my package, a 10 kg UPS box, from Princeton. And i had totally forgotten what did i put in it apart from some mugs, a toy (only 1), few books, and it was no surprise after opening it also, but still here is the list of items (as asked by some of you) :

1. 3 Unused books which i am carrying for past 2 years, u don't wanna knw name..
2. Lots n Lots of CD's: Softwares (all originals); Lots of MP3's (no comments, i don't know how i got them); Lots of old document CD's; some DVD's etc.
3. National Geographic Maps
4. Bills
5. Lots of princeton memories (yeah again, u can't get rid of them easily ;-))
5a. Yodha (the only toy grace & its not a stuff toy :-/) and its speaks also :-).. Thanks Mel
5b. Lots of cards (Sil, Clau, Zac, Home, friends)
5c. Turkish Vocabulary post its (Naber? ; iYiYiM ; Sikildim ; Kasimak)
5d. 3 coffee mugs (never used) - (NS, CDS, Seb)
5e. a $2 check from little g, for our organization called TWO (i'll cash it sometime 'g')
5f. wanna knw more??
6. A nice NY postcard from Zac
7. My laptop bag (which never had a latop inside it)
8. ah 2 more books: Mathematics and the Unexpected (not read) and Da Vinci Code

ok.. thats its.. actually i got some intersting old CD's, will post some things later on from them,

ok.. hope u liked my list of items which i had been waiting for 2 months from princeton.


freundschaft, das its eine seele in zwei koerpern - Aritoleles - or as said by "Poe"

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Top Ten

This is the list of top 10 songs i listened to in last few days.. its crazy.. Black Eyed Peas.. 4 times.. i need to go club (in NY)

1. Get Up - Badmarsh & Shri
2. Don't Phunk with my Heart - Black Eyed Peas
3. Let's Get Retarded - Black Eyed Peas
4. Demon Days - Gorillaz
5. Don't Lie - Black Eyed Peas
6. She says - Howie Day
7. L.O.V.E. - Bauchklang
8. My Hump - Black Eyed Peas
9. Hotel California - Eagles
10. So called party over there - Gonzales
-> iTunes

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Sorting Memories

I miss that town
I miss their faces
You can't erase
You can't replace it
I miss it now
I can't believe it
So hard to stay
Too hard to leave it
If I could relive those days
I know the one thing that would never change
- Nickelback

Friday, November 04, 2005

she says

since i lost my apple headphones, i haven't been able to listen to good quality music for 2 months now almost (my poor laptop speakers only), but today Anja (danke danke) got me a Sony MDR-EX71SLW weiss headphone's and they soooo coool, now i can hear all my music so nicely.. and in U-bahn and everywhere.. :-))))

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Happy Deepavali

Today is the biggest indian festival, Diwali, and its celebrated all over India with great pomp and show. Everyone exhanges sweets and gifts with friends, family and relatives, burst a lot of crackers and enjoy a lot, & greets and wishes everyone. I am sitting in my room, but i can still feel the vibe for it (now i am a bit sad too, i hope i could have been with them for it). And on this special occasion I would like to wish my family and everyone i know in delhi (india) a very Happy and Prosperous Diwali and it brings you joy, health and wealth.

Also I would like to wish all my friends all over the world (in Germany, Spain, UK, USA, Australia, France, South Africa, Cameroon, Canada, Russia, Ukrain, Swiss, Austria, Chile, Brazil, China) a very happy and prosperous coming year's which bring's peace and joy, bring's prosperity and cheer to each and everyone of you; that stay with you, throughout life.

Best Wishes

"Help and not fight," "Assimilation and not Destruction," "Harmony and Peace and not Dissension." - Swami Vivekananda