Tuesday, July 31, 2007

30 Weeks now and only 10 more weeks to go...milestone because now I am in my 8th month and getting closer to the deadline!

Loads of things are concerning me at this very moment...like for example, will the bedroom furniture we purchased fit in our bedroom afterall. when we bought it we were confident that it will but it has not arrived yet and everytime we walk around the room we are getting less and less confident...

Also, change in lifestyle has already started to take place...no more bars and clubs, no more getting out of bed, take a quick shower and run out of the house, no more staying up with friends till 6 in the morning...and what is about to come in 10 weeks is going to be all the more drastic and life changing...forever...no 'kid'ding!

I guess it is a part of our life to go through these changes and embrace it to make them as less painful to us as possible...but honestly it is easier said than done...there are times when I sit and think of the last few years with Girish and how much fun it was and how it is all going to change in the next few months...

The good thing is knowing that I will have a baby who is mine and mine alone and will crave for my attention and love, and will be the apple of mommy's eye! I cannot wait to see the baby and to celebrate the new life. Self doubts still exist but I am sure I can handle any situation as I have learnt about myself in my previous experiences...so in 10 weeks I am going to be a mommy...with a darling in my arms for whom I might just about do anything...

Monday, July 23, 2007

Adavari Mataluke Arthale Verule (2007) - Telugu Movie Review

Ranking: 3.5/5


Cast: Venkatesh, Trisha, Kota, Srikanth, K Vishwanath
Director: Selvaraghavan
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja


This is a typical Telugu family movie in which you know how the movie is going to end right from the start. It can definitely be viewed with family and is a mild entertainer. The clean nature of the movie and very minimal violence clubbed with some decent comedy and loaded with sentiment makes this movie a complete Indian movie.

Ganesh (Venkatesh), is a programmer by profession but is unable to secure a job for a very long time. He has no luck with interviews or exams as he has fear of taking exams and keeps failing one after another. His father (Kota) has decided that his son is useless and has resigned to taking care of him till he breathes his last...while Ganesh roams the city with his friends (Sunil and Srikanth)

But things change when Ganesh sees Kirthi (Trisha) for the first time. It so happens that she is also the exam invigilator and she motivates him to perform better and also speak in Group Discussions. But after securing employment Ganesh notices that Kirthi is not friendly towards him at all. So he tries his best to befriend her. They both travel to Australia together on a project and there he also proposes to her. Which she quickly rejects and they both come back to India with Ganesh carrying with him a broken heart.

Ganesh vents to his father who in turn decides to go and talk to Kirthi himself gets insulted by Kirthi in public. Next day Ganesh finds that his father had died of a broken heart. Ganesh decides to forget Kirthi and go with his friend Srikanth to his village for a short vacation to give himself a change of place. Srikanth is going back with his fiance, whom Ganesh has never met to get married with his entire family's blessing.

Ganesh, to his surprise and shocks finds out that Srikanth's fiance is none other than Kirthi and he has to spend the next few days in her presence. Kirthi also goes through similar emotions. Srikanth has a huge doting family and soon Ganesh blends into it. He manages to win the love of everyone but the grandfather and towards the end he does that too...

But Kirthi soon realizes that she is in love with Ganesh and wants to marry him. Will they go against her family? Will Ganesh hurt his friend and the new found family? What happens? Have you seen DDLJ? Well, then you know how such movies usually end!

To Venkatesh acting in such roles are a piece of cake. He has been there and done that several times. Trisha seems to have done better than before this time though I always feel that she is a bit of an overactor. Srikanth, once upon a time, a hero in South is now doing supporting roles but he has performed well in this movie. The rest of the huge family is just a load of emotions and overacting. Did annoy me a couple of times but overall such movies always get only so much out of actors.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

TaDa!

It is 27 weeks now...I cannot imagine that I only have 13 more weeks to go at minimum and maybe 14 at max. Then I will be holding a little baby angel in my hands! I am sure I miss the life of just me and Girish but hope the presence of the baby will not make me miss it too much too...

Anyways, now, I look fully bloated and many friends have mentioned politely that I have become fat, gained weight, etc. and then there are others who are not sure how to tell the same to me and tell me that I am looking just the same with a little belly. The truth though I know for sure is that I HAVE GAINED A LOT OF WEIGHT and that I AM FAT NOW! I wonder how I will get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. It was difficult for me to haul my ass to the gym without a baby, how am I going to do that with a baby???

Last weekend my dad, mom and my elder bro's family were in Dallas. So we decided to do the Valakappu ceremony for me on Friday. We decided to invite a few close friends over and had a real quick and simple ceremony. It was real fun! I was so happy to be with my family and friends. Thanks to everyone who came and made my evening.

Baby Report: The baby is really kicking and moving and making a play ground of my tummy. But it is such a pleasurable and reassuring feeling. Hope everything goes smoothly and the baby turns around and pops the right way out :)