Saturday, June 02, 2007

Updates

I know I've been kind of MIA lately...but I'm still here. I realise that lately, the only updates I've had on my blog are about my hole in the wall...NOT the most exciting thing on the face of this earth, I admit...

I've just been preoccupied lately... Nothing serious... Just the usual stuff. Preoccupied with work (why is summer always such a busy period for us? In every other job I've had, summer was a more relaxing time...here, it seems, summer is the worst time!). Preoccupied with my friend A., who's been going through a bit of a rough time lately.... Preoccupied with planning vacations, which is not an easy thing to do it seems (but I desperately need time off!)

But it's not all been bad.... And I did want to post about things, but never seemed to find the time to do so...so here goes:

There was the Chicago the musical for example, which took place a couple of weeks ago at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. I enjoyed that tremedously. The actors were really amazing, and I loved the songs. I think it's really cool that Abu Dhabi is getting into this culture thing really seriously.

There's also a book I recently read, which was pure pleasure... I haven't read a whole book in 2 days in a while...and this book was so good, I couldn't put it down, and yet at the same time, I didn't want it to end. It's called The Namesake, and it takes us through 3 decades of the life of the Ganguli family, and Indian family that immigrated to the US . The hero of the novel, Gogol Ganguli, is born in the US, and we go through his teenage and adult life as he struggles to find his true identity.

The book was recently made into a movie, which I also managed to watch (after I finished the book). It's directed by Mira Nair, who also directed Monsoon Wedding, which I also loved.

I highly recommend either the book or the movie.

There's a couple of other things too, but I'll leave those for another post. I'll be back soon...promise!

7 comments:

BuJ said...

ooooh the namesake! i liked that movie and written a review about it.. ah.. too lazy to digg it up for u.. but no need since it seems u saw it :)

btw, the hole-in-the-wall posts kinda entertained me.. so don't shoot em down.

Dubai Sunshine said...

Thanks Buj..now that you mention it, I'm trying to think of whether I found out about the movie on your blog, or if I had seen something on TV about it...not sure...but I do remember reading your post.

The book is excellent, and the movie does it justice...and although I enjoyed the book more, I'm glad I got to experience both.

BuJ said...

atcha!

here's the link:
http://bujassem.blogspot.com/2007/04/two-movie-reviews.html

Glad you read the book too.. sometimes i feel books are more interesting.. but movies more intense (i.e. u can finish them quicker) as i'm a very slow reader!

so no more holes now? yalla lookin forward to a funny post :)

"my name is maritess, i am from kabuwanga"

Dubai Sunshine said...

Thanks Buj...I found it on your blog yesterday...

For me, a book is good when you can actually imagine the scenes when you're reading it, just like a movie unfolding before your eyes. And this was the case with this book...

Jin said...

I also enjoyed the film........what fascinated me was that the family's situation can be applied to so many other nationalities. I saw much of what I went through with leaving England & emigrating to SA. My parents still call the UK home (pisses me off) despite having spent 33yrs in SA.

Abha said...

excuse my ignorance, but what is MIA?

Dubai Sunshine said...

Abha...MIA = Missing in Action :)