Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Cute Office Assistant

I am talking about the Cat, one of the office assistants in Microsoft Office. I find that cat and its animations totally funny. The way it purrs, sleeps, when it peeks and sees what you are doing, the noise it makes when a hand comes and scratches it on its head. Hee Hee...

I had to really struggle to get that snap of the cat sleeping. It just did not want to go to sleep. :D

Which one among the Office assistants is you favourite ?

Sunday, August 13, 2006

F.R.I.E.N.D.S Stuff

I am absolutely crazy about the TV sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S. I have seen the episodes so many times that I remember almost all the dialogues. Just a clip/picture from an episode and I will be able to recognize from which episode and season that is from. Infact, couple of my friends call me a talking F.R.I.E.N.D.S dictionary. Its true.

Being such a huge fan, its quite obvious that I like to collect F.R.I.E.N.D.S merchandise. So on my recent trip to Singapore, I came across the original DVD's of F.R.I.E.N.D.S and purchased the Season-5 DVD set. Due to financial reasons and other intended purchases, had to restrict myself to just one set. Else I would have definitely purchased the DVD set of a couple of other seasons too.

I just love to purchase music and film DVD's. Its so tempting. Since I started earning, each time I walk into a music store, I chance upon something that catches my eye and end up buying it. Initially, I was not at all aware that F.R.I.E.N.D.S was available on CD's and DVD's. Once I discovered it, there was nothing to stop me. Not that I brought all of them at once, but have been purchasing and collecting them over time. I have only seen the CD's of F.R.I.E.N.D.S in India and that too the ones from Saregama... not the Warner Bros one. Right now in my collection, I have the complete Seasons of 8, 9 and 10 on CD and Season 5 on DVD. I plan to buy the remaining seasons sometime soon. But I do not want the CD's. I want to purchase the original Warner Bros version DVD's. So when I go abroad the next time, I definitely know what I will be spending money on.. :D

The other F.R.I.E.N.D.S merchandise that I came across was the book "The One With All Ten Years, F.R.I.E.N.D.S ...'TIL THE END" by David Wild. Chanced upon it at Crossword. That too at 60% off. I immediately picked it up. Paid around Rs. 500 for it. Certain people were shocked to hear about it, but then who cares!! I have been wanting to buy somethng of that sort for ages and was not going let the price tag stop me. Its an amazing book. Its got lots and lots of awesome high resolution photographs, trivia, episode guide and interviews with the cast and crew. Its definitely a must have for any F.R.I.E.N.D.S merchandise collector. If you are a F.R.I.E.N.D.S merchandise collector, pick up this book at a bookstore now!!!

Friday, August 11, 2006

De Lekkerbek - Belgian Cafe

De Lekkerbek. This is the name of a Belgian cafe on 80ft Road, Koramangala, Bangalore. A nice, small and cosy place which serves up some great food. The ambience is great too. Looks like not many people are aware of its existence. Just the perfect place to lounge around and enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee. The fact that it is not crowded is a huge attraction for me.

I have visited this place about 3-4 times with friends of mine in the past 1.5 years. Quite less visits compared to how much I like this place. It was my friend Shub, who discovered this place. Since it is about 150 metres from my office, Shub, Pills and myself decide to check it out. All of us liked the ambience and food. Also its quite resonably priced by Bangalore standards!! Oooooohh..Also a very interesting menu! *drool*

I had been there today after a looong time for lunch along with a friend of mine. As usual the food was great. Not at all a noisy place. You can sit and have a decent conversation without being bothered. The place can seat about 20 people at a time. It has been renovated quite recently. The serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Till now, I have only tried out Pancakes, Waffles, Baked beans on toast, Vegetable grilled sandwich and Minestrone soup. Liked all of them. Especially Waffles, which is served with sugar and Maple syrup. Yum!!! I have not yet tried their pasta. Will be having it the next time I go there. Along with these, they also serve juice, ice-cream, muffins, coffee, crepes and many more interesting things. Do visit the place. It is definitely worth going (over and over again). :D

De Lekkerbek - Belgian Cafe, V3 Trinity, 1020, 1st Floor, 80ft Road, 1st Block, Koramangala, Bangalore. Phone: 91-80-4131 3553.