Charity Christmas Choir

Last week, we had been to the African Promise‘s inaugural Christmas Choir at St Giles-in-the-Fields Church. It was a small and lovely church. It was decorated very mildly and had a soothing effect.


The London International Gospel Choir


If this photo looks a little shaken, it is because of that amazing mulled wine and the very yummy mince pie

They also had a stall of handicrafts by African women, which were very good. Of course, we got a hand-made cloth lion (I haven’t taken a photograph of that…forgot about it until I was writing this down). The Gospel were amazing, we got to sing the carols with everyone (the lyrics were in the small booklet, which made it easier for me), the wine and mince pies were very very good, the readings were funny. All in all, it was a very lovely evening.

This is what you came for

The original is on the top charts now and I kind of like it. But I loved this Table remix cover ๐Ÿ™‚ She also has a great voice and I love listening to her mashups and covers.

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ˜› )

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 goย while driving.

WPC: Gone, but not Forgotten

Coming in late for this week’s photography challenge. I thought of skipping it, but then got an idea for the theme and got a photograph clicked. So thought of sharing it.

When I was home this weekend, I heard a lot of old Tamil songs in radio and that reminded me of all those audio cassettes I have of those songs. Me and my sister were into singing , so we would create mixtapes of popular songs and play it repeatedly (much to the annoyance of my father) so that we can learn the songs by heart. And later when I started earning, I got my sister a whole bunch of audio cassettes. They are no long in use, gone out of fashion but we will never forget how they played a very important part in our lives once. They were our sole entertainment and our best friend once.