Growing Up Can Wait

I experience a very healthy respect for life’s unpredictability each time I think of my brother and how turbulent his job search has been. For more than five years, he went from job to school to complete unemployment to whatever job he could earn cash out of, no matter that it had nothing to do with…

TEACHING POETRY TO KIDS

When Ngartia, this pal of mine called up to ask if I were up for teaching some kids poetry, I was super excited and instantly said yes. That was until I remembered that for one, kids are cruel beings; cruel in that they have not been taught to pretend and tell you nice things if…

Of The Stupid Little Things in Life

A stupid bank slip I had misplaced and that might have cost me my semester and possibly a whole year, has been a major cause of anxiety this past week. A bank slip ! A small piece of paper saying I paid my fucking fees for last semester!

What Future Screenwriter?

As a 3 year old screenwriter, sometimes I wonder why fellow filmmakers look up to me as an uber-writer of sorts when I have more film ideas and concepts than actual finished scripts. Sure I blog and all but writing for film is something I have done very little of in comparison! I envy lots…

IN SEARCH OF FEELING

I don’t know how it begun- this state of being numb. I really have no idea what triggered it. And it has happened before- this numbness-but it has always been tinged with sadness and painful feeling inside. This time, it’s just numb and most of what I feel is mere knee-jerk reactions to things.

MAKING FILMS AT LAST!

Two weeks ago, we made an impromptu film. We had the camera on hand anyway so we decided “What the hell!” What resulted was a fun movie experience, a tiresome day and the sweet sweet feeling of fulfillment after a whole year of not making a single film. Today I was on set of a…

MY DEAR FORGOTTEN BLOG…

I have abandoned my blog for a long time. I know! The simple reason being- I just didn’t know what to post. I was busy working on another blog which is also a baby I love to bits (not a human baby- You know how I feel about those:-D) I have also been really caught…

THE THREESOME

The threesome was a bad idea from the word go. I am a mutual friend true but I’m closer to Jerald than I am to Regina. Don’t get me wrong; she can be nice enough to share her Chanel no. 5 if I asked, but she’s never been my type of girl friend. She’s too…

FILMIC DREAMS

I saw a few guys from our department making films yesterday and it struck me how much I truly miss that! If I am not shouting about awesome films people are making, writing for films and making them  is something I plan to do in the long haul. So, once again, I am deciding against…

MY VALENTINE’S STORY

I have never celebrated Valentine’s Day… Argh! Don’t give me that look; I will fucking kill you. (Valentine’s day makes singles defensive, so there!) Yes, I have never celebrated valentines and no, I am never depressed by that fact. For me it’s always been a day when people do a lot of PDA and get…

PHOTOGRAPHY WOES

I am taking a unit in photography this semester and once again, I have caught myself complaining about the lack of a DSLR and feeling like I am settling for less by using a compact digital camera. (which is pretty silly considering I have access to the compact and not the DSLR) A friend of…

DARE TO BE AWESOME!

Back in high school, I happened to be in classes where it was fashionable to not know too much. You got bad judge-y looks if you were the person raising your hand up to answer everything and with time, even when the teacher picks you out to answer something you very well know, you feign…