Weekend

On a foggy weekend

On a foggy weekend we went to the park. Pluto was the most happy about it.

On a foggy weekend with Pluto

Of course there was a lot of snow, it was cold and the sun was nowhere in sight. But, it was fun. No matter what the conditions are you cannot be gloomy when you have a dog that enjoys everything around him. A dog is a bundle of joy.

I can honestly say we need all the joy and happiness we can get.

It was also a good opportunity to take photos. I really do miss our one day trips to different places. They were the best mini vacation we’ve had and we always managed to take beautiful pictures.

There weren’t many attractions (now that the holidays are over) and not many people in the park (because of the weather). It was pretty quiet.

A statue in Tei Park

But that meant more space for us to play around with Pluto. We meet other people that owned a labrador, but one just took our breath away. It was a 3 year old white labrador. He was beautiful, very friendly and HUGE!

Pluto with a fellow labrador

Of course, our Pluto is the most beautiful labrador in the world just by being ours, but there are certain dogs that just wow you. One of those specimes is the white labrador named Khan. Besides its beautiful coat and impressive stature, he was really smart.  His owner showed us aa few tricks, one involving a simple command “Police”.

Basically, we are not allowed to walk the dogs without a leash in the park. There are patrols in all the parks that will give you a ticket if your dog is not on a leash. So, this guy has come up with a new command: his dog will run away (with him) whenever he hears the word “Police”. That’s pretty ingenious.

I know we should all follow the rules, but it’s not fair considering a lot of people with small dogs get away with it. Just because a dog is of a bigger size, that doesn’t mean it’s aggressive. In fact, in our neighbourhood the most aggressive dogs are the smaller ones.

Anyway, I hope Pluto will grow up as big as Khan and be as smart. I have found a role model for him. Until then, we shall stick to our ball games.

Here's the ball! Pluto

So, a lot of things can happen on a foggy weekend, you just have to keep an open mind even when the weather is bad.

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

I should be at work right now but I made a bad decision yesterday: I ate something I shouldn’t have and here I am, enjoying my extended weekend.

Since I have plenty of time to waste and no way of going out, I’ve decided to watch a Bollywood movie. I had so many to pick from but I wanted an oldie sKuch Kuch Hota Hai it was.

The movie stars Kajol, Rani Mukerji, Shah Rukh Khan and a lot of ’90 fashion. In fact there was so much ’90 fashion it was actually embarrassing at one point.

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This movie was a big hit back in its day. It has all the elements of a Bollywood hit: a love triangle, tragedy, children and songs. Quick summary:

During their college years, Anjali (Kajol) was in love with her best-friend Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan), but he had eyes only for Tina (Rani). Years later, Rahul and the now-deceased Tina’s eight-year-old daughter attempts to reunite her father and Anjali.

I liked the movie, it was fun to watch but there were so many moments when I felt like Bollywood would incorporate anything in movies without taking in consideration if actors can do it or not. I almost stopped watching the movie after the first basketball scene between Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) and Anjali (Kajol). I’m not asking for perfection from a Bollywood movie, but at least make them practice till a decent scene is shot.

It was clear they never played basketball until this movie…

It was an OK movie. I really can’t complain, I wanted something to fill up my time and the movie did it. I must admit I skipped some parts of the movie (songs, or the running in the rain scenes) because it was a bit tiresome, but over all it was good. I got to see a Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan movie, so that was nice as well.

Movie night

This was a nice weekend. It might’ve been gloomy, I might’ve been lazy but it was a nice weekend altogether. Not even the constant rain could dampen the mood. In fact it was awesome that it rained, we cuddled in bed with Marlanu’ while we watched TV.

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We had pizza, went to the park, went out with family and for the first time ever we saw 2 movies in a roll at the mall. We saw 2 Guns and Riddick 2. The movies were great and all, but I am starting to hate going to the mall to watch a movie. There is always someone that hits my seat, or multiple people speaking on their phone or even speaking in general.

It’s annoying and I feel like going Hulk on them. I can dream, can I?

Still, it was funny. I also noticed that I was the only one there that didn’t gave a rats ass about appearance. There was me: jeans, sneakers, a baggy sweater and no make-up and then there was everyone else. Sometimes I think I pay to much attention to this, but its weird being the only one with a fresh face and not dressed to impress. I even get crazy ideas like I am a slob and that’s why I’m the only one. I can’t be the only one, can I?

Oh well, I will live.

This was an awesome weekend, and something tells me that it will be a while till we repeat the experience.

Another weekend bites the dust!

Besides cleaning, watching movies, going to the country side and visiting family there’s nothing new to report.

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My weekends are pretty slow and uneventful. I cannot complain about them since its too hot to do anything else. My only consolation is that Summer will end soon and Autumn will come. The weather will be nicer and my mood to be productive will come back. I haven’t stitched anything in the last two months, I barely finished a book or two, and my Japanese is going pretty slow.

But I am proud of me for taking pictures. I am using Instagram a bit more than I should but its a fun way to make my days better.

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Tomorrow I am going back to driving school. That and university will start again.

I’ll have a full schedule again.

That sounds so nice. Being busy sounds really nice to me at the moment. I don’t know why, but I had this feeling for the last 2 weeks. It feels  that I don’t do anything and I’m not getting anywhere. It’s a sad feeling, but I’m guessing I’m just restless.

Until then I shall enjoy taking pictures of Summer at the country side. The city life is a bit dull at the moment.

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