Nope, that monster is not in my car.

For almost a week, one of the news that is making waves is Pokemon Go. Everytime I see a news headlines with that word, I wonder what the hell it is all about. I remember hearing about Pokemon and I thought that was a cartoon character in a TV series. At least, that is the extent of my knowledge about Pokemon. Remember, I am neither a comic book nerd nor a gaming person. And I don’t collect information in my head just because. So yeah, I have no clue about the game or the TV series or whatever that is. Finally after seeing so many news healines going around, I went and checked what Pokemon Go was all about.

Augmented Reality? Really? Not that I have any problems with it. It is all cool, but I am not sure about people going around trying to catch Pokemon’s ( I sincerely hope that is what they are trying to do) albeit it is still on their phones even though the environment is close to the real world (because it is the real world reflected on the game). Technically, it is an awesome thing. Once in place it will pave way for lot of such stuff (more so than what is has already in that area). Remember touch screens? I remember my mom trying so hard to play Tetris (that was the only purpose of her having a phone other than to make or receive a call which we had taught her to do) in the keypad based phone. Now with her smart touch screen based phone she plays Subway Surfers, Temple Run, Angry Birds and may be some Bubble Shooting. Now I am worried about her finding out about this game or worse, my niece or nephew learning about it from my brother and teaching my mom. With her bad knee and ankle along with the already very bad back, I don’t want her roaming around the house (since she can hardly go out for a longer period of time on her own) trying to catch Pokemon’s. Even though it might be a fun thing to watch her learn it (she is very cute when she tries and eventually learns stuff. She can now WhatsApp very well, but that took her an year) I don’t want to take risks.

Also what about the security risks? I assume it (the game) uses almost all the permissions that it can avail from your phone. Isn’t that huge security risk? I am not very good with security details and have always found it hard to comprehend other than the basics of it. I have totally nothing against the game but am worried about this huge popularity of it and its negative effects on the day today life. That is all. I hardly play any game on my phone so this game won’t change anything for me but sometimes we have to wear the safety gears like helmets or seat belts not because we are being reckless drivers but someone else might be.

As if it wasn’t already bad enough earlier with people walking around looking at their phones and crashing into the traffic, now I have to pray that they don’t see Pokemon’s in the middle of the traffic or worse on the top of my car or worse inside it. 🙄 Can we develop an app or a game to revolutionize humanity instead?

Well…that went…well?

If you haven’t seen the latest episode of Game of Thrones,  don’t read beyond this line 😉

Cersei is going to haunt me for a while. At least her prophecy came true.

Arya! Arya! Arya! 😍 She does what she does best and with so much élan. I love that girl.

Littlefinger doesn’t only worry Sansa but me too.  One person I still fail to figure out  in this whole series.

Varys… Another character who baffles me but at least we know what he wants and that hasn’t changed.

Some people are worthy of being the ‘hand’ of the leader. Don’t they.

Even though I don’t like it,  I should say she looked damn good on that throne. Hardwork and patience and lots of sacrifice always pays,  I guess 😜

Did they just confirm our theory or is it still a mystery? 🙄

Well, Winter has finally arrived and I am already chilled to my bone.  Wonder what is more in store.  😲

That smile…that beautiful smile…

That was so sweet. Sweeter than the small piece of chocolate cake with pieces of raisin and walnut I had just before. And nothing, I repeat, nothing beats chocolate, at least not for me. The kind of immense relief and pleasure that I got was equal to my chocorgasmic pleasure. How can you not smile at that. How can you not have your body covered in goosebumps. How can you not feel the high. How can you not give a fist bump even if it is only to your other hand. What am I talking about?

If you haven’t seen the latest Game of Thrones episode, you wouldn’t know about it. So please don’t proceed reading this post. But I think by now you might have got a feeling of what must have happened 😉 I wasn’t try to trick you, honestly. It is so difficult for me to not express my happiness. That is all 😛

I am not a violent person in real life, unless if I have to be defensive or protective and if I were in that mode, you better be afraid, very afraid. But it is so pleasing to see justice served even if it is only on the reel life. I think today might be one of those rare days where I will wear a smile on my face on a Monday 😯 and that is saying something. Now, off to my grinding work which doesn’t seem so bad after all.

Eye in the Sky & Foster Jenkins

It’s been a while since I wrote anything about the movies I have watched. It is because I haven’t seen one in a long time. But I compensated for it by watching two over the last week.

Eye in the Sky:

When we had a choice as to which one to choose among the currently showing movies, my friend and I picked this one. Both aren’t a fan of MCU so we skipped Civil War. I might watch it sometime later just for the star cast. And we were glad by our choice. With a very powerful star cast in this too, I did not have any doubts about the performances. I wasn’t very sure about the plot. Since I just read a small synopsis and not the entire story, I was wondering if it would become too dull with ethical and moral issues discussed and such sort. But it was brilliantly executed. I am not going into the story or anything but it was a very powerful drama. RIP Alan Rickman. It was quite funny too in many places with very well placed one-liners. Loved it.

One of our friends treated us to this movie to share her joy with us.

Florence Foster Jenkins:

I love Meryl Streep but to be very honest, I loved Hugh Grant in this movie a lot more than Meryl Streep. Her performance is amazing no doubt, but that is her norm. She does her part very well that you forget that it is her and it is Florence you are hearing and it does annoy us from time to time when she sings off key. That says a lot about Meryl’s acting. But I have never seen Hugh Grant in such a role. A little bit gray but still very lovable. The actor playing McMoon was hilarious and had me in splits every now and then. It wasn’t a very great movie as such, but it had very lovely performances by the artists. We both chose this only for Meryl Streep and she did deliver it for us. We did wonder if we were going to hear that voice in our sleep that night and thankfully, I promptly forgot about those songs. Don’t know about the rest of them who watched 😉

 

We exist!

I am so glad to see my friend’s post published in Women’s Web
Congratulations Sree! 🙂
Eagerly waiting for more articles from you, dear.

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Hazy Dreams and Reflections

Do we have a dearth of woman writers? – It seems every other shelf in the library fiction section is overflowing with Woman authors. Every other novel seems to be written by women. Why do we even have to think that there is a deficiency? Then I found my answer here – The second shelf. It tells you exactly how the top creamy layer of Literary fiction reflects the status quo of gender disparity in all the other streams of life. Woman writers are there, but mostly deemed to be on the second shelf knowingly or unknowingly. Literature awards, renowned reading lists – the top is brimming with male authors with a very few mentions of noteworthy female writers.

Do not judge the book by its cover. Well, What about the author? Are we being a little judgmental about the Author’s gender as a reader? – Recently I was reading an article about the reasons why…

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