Same product, different pronunciation

Pantene Commercial in UK
Pantene Commercial in India

Same product, same name, but pronounced so so differently. Now, I wonder why that is. It confuses people like me.

After effects


What happens when you party on a Saturday night with friends until you could say Good Morning to Sunday? You wake up panicking at 7.30 am that your alarm for some reason did not ring (which is set for weekdays to ring at 6 am, 6.30 am and 7 am – don’t ask my why three…it is what it is) and that you will fall behind your schedule for the day which is fully packed already and wondering why your maid hasn’t turned up yet! It took me a solid 15 mins to get my bearings right and when I realized it was still Sunday I promptly did what a sane person should do. I went back to sleep to get up at 9.30 am 😉

Out of the blue

Have you just wished for something out of the blue and got it granted 🙂 I am not sure if you heard of the Icelandic commentator who went crazy when his country won the match against Austria

So yesterday when my friend and I were discussing the matches (he is a very avid fan and watches almost all the matches) I told him that I would love to see Iceland win against England and if possible have the same commentator be at the match 😉 Wouldn’t that be very cool? When forced to choose a side, he chose England. So I bid him good night wishing for Iceland to do their best. Today morning when I got up I saw the news that Iceland won 2-1 against England which brought a smile to my face because it was something I wished just before I slept and it felt like those fairies have been very busy to get my wish come true 😉 Go Iceland!

Karaoke is the best way

I first saw James Corden and Adele’s Carpool on Steve’s blog post. I am a big fan of Adele but was truly floored by the way she did Wannabe song by Spice Girls and Nicki’s Monster. That was simply wow! I drive to work, whenever I work from office 😉 and it almost takes me 30-40 mins and while returning back, sometimes it takes around an hour, all that for just 4-5 km’s. So yeah, the only thing that keeps my sanity safe is the songs that I have loaded on my USB drive (and yes, my car does have a USB player, even though it does look old fashioned 😛 )

You should definitely see this video of their carpool. It’s so nice and brings a smile.

And I don’t carpool to work, but I have this habit of singing along with the songs, irrespective of how many people are there in my car. And I do sing quite loudly too and some actions do go along with it. My friends know better. I have always had a head or two turn and look at me, especially from people who use two wheelers and since the cars here are not supposed to have tinted glasses, it is quite clear to see what’s going on the inside. It is one way to pass my time in traffic here, if not I might start to scream at the stupid a-holes that these roads are filled with and that would never end well. So karaoke is the way to go while driving.


Some interesting conversations happen during the tea/coffee breaks. As they say ‘a lot can happen over a cup of coffee’ 😉 So one day, don’t remember how it started (may be if I remember too hard I might find the source….but that isn’t worth it…) but the topic of discussion turned towards the something related to the expectations of other gender. The line that I remember very well from that conversation, said by a male in fact, was ‘Female choose their mate/male based on the power or his ability and not the beauty, whereas the Male always goes for the beauty’ and the other pitched in and said, ‘except for the birds, which does the opposite and that is why we never find a beautiful female bird species’. I said ‘well, no wonder all men are idiots’. ‘I think you got confused between a stupid and an idiot’, came the reply. I had to retract my line and went with ‘well, all men are stupid’ . Yes, we are’ came the acknowledgement 🙂 Then after going back and forth and as usual I had to object to them assuming ‘what women want’  etc etc… they came up with this. ‘Women seek what they don’t have in men…. for e.g. a women who is self sufficient wouldn’t care about the power or money from a man but if she isn’t confident with her beauty, she might want a handsome man for herself (I did this 🙄 ) whereas men, no matter how powerful they are, how handsome they look, they always want beautiful women’ 

What triggered this post? The next day, after the above discussion happened, I read an article which said ‘5 Ways Men Are Wrong About What Women Want’ and I had to laugh out loud on what was discussed in that and how it started with almost what we had discussed. I liked that article  🙂

All I am gonna say is, Men are Stupid, Women are Crazy and the logic of the details are always fuzzy.