Same Day, 145 Years Ago

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          It’s been ages since I made my last post in this blog. Today, India is on a public holiday, and there’s no excuse in making this post go live. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s birthday is celebrated every 2nd of October and I have no reasons to skip this day without greeting the man who’s philosophy was not purely based on theory; instead lived by rules of pragmatism. He walked the talk every day of his life. Most importantly, he became an  advocate for the rights of Indians, both at home and in South Africa.

          After getting myself inked, I started to read and learn more about his life. I HAVE to, and for me it’s MANDATORY, as people may ask me a bit of pieces about his life whenever they see his portrait 🙂 Most of my Indian friends would normally be surprised as they’re used to seeing him in books, posters, wall paintings and Indian notes only, but not in my back. Hahaha

          As I grow up and obtained great teachings of Asian histories at schools, I came to know 3 important persons in the history of Hindustan. First is Mother Theresa. I studied in a Catholic School which made it more accessible to know her stories. Next is Rabindranath Tagore. When I was in High School, I only remember one thing about this man- that the Indian national anthem was written and composed by him. Later on, as my “insanity” (as what my friends call it) about India becomes higher and extreme, I also learned that he is the man behind the national anthem of 2 other great nations-Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

          Finally, Mahatma Gandhi, who is commonly regarded as “Father of the Nation”. His face can be seen in all Indian notes. Some may find him just an ordinary man, but my admiration for this great man is truly exceptional. I’m trying to live by his famous quotes as I continue to follow my bliss to Incredible India dream.

 “Be the change that you want to see in the world.

“Without action, you aren’t going anywhere.”

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

“A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.”

 

Happy 145th, Mahatma Gandhi!

It’s time to get dirrrrrrrty!

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It’s the last day of the month and everyone’s happy for the payday, but I’m happier because officially, we’ll be joining thousands of yuppies, Bollywood fanatics, Indian culture lover, Indian foodies to celebrate and experience the most colorful Indian festival- HoliMNL2014!

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New Indian Resto in the Metro

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Namaste!

Great news to all Indian foodies out there! A new food haven recently opened to serve the taste buds of those who have the burning desire for tasty and spicy foodCheck OM Lifestyle + Cafe Read the rest of this entry

Meet & Greet the Cast of Mumbai Love

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After more than a week of promoting the movie (more than how Solenn did it, as what my friend told me) thru different social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, etc.), I had the chance to be one of the few to see the movie before it hits the theaters on January 22.

I went so crazy about the Twilight series in the past, but honestly, this is the first Filipino film where I did everything I could to secure a premiere night ticket, and other cool stuff from the movie. First, I made a selfie video in Instagram to win a Mumbai Love shirt, which I was luckily chosen. Then, I kept on promoting the movie by sharing it’s trailer link via Twitter to get premiere night tickets, but I wasn’t fortunate to win at least one. Lastly, I spread the word by telling my friend to watch and do it for me, just to show how they value me- as they know how fascinated I am with India.

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Can’t wait for Dhoom Day

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Thanks to my excitement and curiosity that I managed to find a website which has Dhoom 3. While waiting for its release with English subtitles in 2014, I’ll stick with the original (Hindi) version first. Hopefully, the dancing and actions will somehow make me understand this. Never mind the spoilers and not-so-good movie reviews, it’s Aamir Khan’s, so I don’t care 🙂

http://www.hdsansar.com/watch-dhoom-3-2013-full-movie-online/

Hope you’ll enjoy the film as much as I did.