Thursday, June 16, 2005

Girls' night out

I hang out mostly in an all-guys group.

But sometimes, there's nothing quite like a girls' night out.

A couple of days ago, Starbreez and I planned to go on a midnight shopping spree at Mustafa Shopping Centre. She said she would pick me up at midnight, and the delightfully punctual girl was there at my doorstep exactly at midnight.

Hours of senseless shopping. Bollywood DVDs. Make-up. Bangles. How girly can you get? Finally, in the wee hours of the morning, we headed home, feeling really happy. The sense of achievement we had gave us a high.

In India, I woudn't even dream of two girls going on a post-midnight shopping spree by themselves. Which just makes me so sad.

Yes, I do grumble about Singapore now and then, proudly saying things like "Hamaare India mein toh aise nahin hota hai!" ("In India, it's not like this!")

But once in a while, I do take time off to be grateful for my life in Singapore.



17 comments:

angelsera said...

But I guess you wouldnt lead the kinda of life you lead here if you were in India.I am guessing you chose that late hour cos you cudnt find the time during the day?

Sayesha said...

Not really. We chose that hour just for kicks :)

croondoodle said...

post midnight shopping spree in india...hmmm...even if you do choose to, dun think there's any place open post midnight, back there. and something like supper at Newton or Bencoolen or the regular hangouts are a very rare possibility even in the busiest of cities like Bombay aka Mumbai or the like. Mite find a chai wala (the pushcart guy selling tea) maybe till, say 2 a.m? Sure is a luxury here at least over weekends where you can call it a day? at dawn? =) and sleep till noon!?...;P

that makes friday all the more pleasant...=)

Starbreez said...

I thought we went at midnight to avoid Weird Stares?!

Vicky said...

hi
India , our land is by no means perfect.
But still it remains close to our hearts. and yes there r so many things here which can not be found anywhere else in the world.

Sayesha said...

Hehe.. Starbreez, going at unearthly hours is the first line of defence against weird stares. But you would know the kicks I mentioned only if you were a girl born and brought up in India :)

Vicky,
I agree with you completely.

angelsera said...

hey u have been book tagged!! http://angelsera.blogspot.com/2005/06/book-taggedyour-it.html

Kaps said...

I guess post midnight is the only time Mustafa is not crowded.

Sahil said...

booktagged? whazzat? do u now have to read the book that angelsera was reading or smthg, and then "tag" someone else, so then they have to read it?

oh and while i'm on the subject - someone once said tey "blogrolled" you.... what da hell is that?

- Sahil in wonderland.

the devil said...

Midnight and after in B'lore

- coffee at Baristas
- coffee at Railway Station
- dancing at Spinn or Taika or ....
- Booze in the 347 official pubs
- pub hopping for the last drink
- gaping at the new chamiya bar
- midnight buffets at all the 5stars ... very cheap
- kababs at Fanus, Empire ... blah blah
- errr stuff behind NLS campus
- ice-cream at Move'n'Picks
- commenting on other peoples blog ...

Sayesha said...

Ya allah! Sahil ko toh kuchh bhi nahin maloom! :O

When someone book tags you, you have to write some standard stuff about the books in your life, like how many books you own, what was the last book you read, etc.

When someone blogrolls you, they place a link on their blog, leading to yours.

Pramod had book tagged me long ago, and now Angel has done it. Looks like there is no escape for Sayesha. Now don't get me wrong here. When you work with books all day long, the last thing you wanna do is go home and blog about them! :P

Some day... maybe some day, I will write that post :)

virdi said...

oye lady are you ok??? u fell sick and now shopping in the night?? are you a mallu by any chance?? they only get thse stupid ideas because they stay awake all night to see SHAKEELA movies...
;-)
V...

croondoodle said...

Talking about weird stares...can you escape it any place, any time? Weird people with weird stares are there everywhere...dun think you can avoid it ever =)...and at that hour?...just thinking...

Sayesha said...

Oyee Virdi,
Nope, am not a Mallu, though I hang around with loadsa Mallus :) Am actually one of those confused souls who have been all over, and now no longer identify with one state, but are pure Hindustanis :)

And who da hell is Shakeela????

Sahil said...

... what's a mallu?? Someone who speaks malayalam?

engligthen me once more your highness.

virdi said...

sayesha tu shakeela ko nahi janti?? yeh shakeela ko nahi janti!!!! like that oreint PSPO fan ad. she is one fattest female of Malyalam Porn industry and people in the god's own country stand in looooooong queues to watch her thundering thighs and ah ah ah ah ah fake orgasm shouts. ask Anil about it. in IIT if u have to curse someone u can say MAY U HAVE A GIRLFRIEND LIKE SHAKEELA!! u must watch her on MAA TV at 2 AM indian time every saturday night. ;-)
V...

Sayesha said...

Sahil,
Yes, you're right.

Virdi,
Yikes. Yikes. Yikes.
And MAA TV?? There's something called MAA TV?? Hahahaha!!!!!!!!!!