Goodbye

We have known each other far too long
A generation, a decade strong
Even in moments that we were apart
I still had you in my palpating heart

Every time our eyes meet
How brief or long it’s been
My heart still skips a beat
It demands to be loved and seen

I am in love with you
Head to toe, absolute and true
But you aren’t with me
Our union it’s not to be

I tried my best to buy your heart
Tried to begin, a start, our start
Love is not bought but earned
That I now have learned

Around you I can no longer stay
Aghast I must fly away
I must search for my dream
A fish following the river’s stream

I ‘ll always cherish what we had
The memories good and bad
I know now We are not for each other
And so I must say Goodbye, my dear

Atomic Bonds and Relationships

Two people waiting for each other

Two atoms searching one another

Separated by borders and nations

Separated by solids and solutions

Smiles on their faces as they meet

In synch their hearts beat

The distance between them decreasing

The bond Between them strengthening

When the circumstances are apt

They combine and last

One and one becoming one

Stable and never to shun

And then they start to interfere

Pushing too much into one another

And so breaks the companionship

That was once a bond, a relationship

“Delicioso”

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I just finished watching this movie called “Chef”. It’s a new movie released in US but not in theatres here in India. It’s a movie starring some pretty known faces from hollywood ; Jon Favreau (Iron Man Series), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) , Scarlett Johansson (Really!Need I add a movie here?! ) . I was actually thinking of writing a proper review but then you have qualified  on payroll people doing that job. So what I am going to do instead is write what the movie meant to me and my views and opinion about it.

I am a total foodie. I think there may have been times when food porn gives me more of a high as compared to well the usual fan. I am also in my own words an “amateur cook”. I love cooking. I have been making my own breakfast since a couple of years now. And I can think I can say that I know my kitchen well. Cooking soothes you in a way. There’s beauty in creating something that can appease your taste buds, satiate your hunger and well entrance your sight on depending on how well you cook it. There’s a certain magic in the way the different amalgamate generating an entirely new product. There are colours, flavours, smells and sounds everywhere. Ah! The sound of fries fizzling, curry boiling, it’s just beautiful .

I think this deeply affected my perception or interpretation of the movie.  The movie it starts with well cooking a dish. It’s total food porn or a food fiesta if you like. The main character is a chef concerned with creativity. He is in his own words in a creative rut. This is something I think every person who has a talent or penchant for something like cooking, painting or for that matter anything. Would you like to do the exact same work every day no matter how much you love it? Won’t you feel like doing something different, experimenting, try something new? This is something I can totally identify with.

His boss tells him “You are a cook not an artist” Now, that’s a harsh statement what’s life without creativity without variety or spice? Doing the same thing again and again like a programmed robot! He quits the job, starts a food truck where he decides the menu. His rules; his place.  And so starts a journey of self-discovery, food creativity and family reconciliation. It’s a beautiful movie that captures the relationship between characters really well. The characters touch you deeply and there are moments where you feel yes that’s the way it should be. In other moments well there is cooking, lots of it. Mexican food mostly and it simply looks eye catching. The shooting is done quite well. The food seems at it should be. The food is vibrant full of colours both mouth-watering and eye-capturing. Please don’t watch this movie on an empty stomach; strictly forbidden.

Overall, the movie teaches you to love your family, exploit your creativity and just break free. Watching this movie has made me feel really really hungry.

Maybe, I‘ll fix myself an evening snack a new and an interesting one

Delicioso!!

                                                                        

Alien Abduction

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My consciousness started to dip
And I decided to go to sleep
Although the night was bright and starry
The burden of my tired body anymore I couldn’t carry

I went into a dreamy trance
My subconscious spiraled into a dance
I had a dream
A dream that could cause a light heart to scream

I saw a white really bright light
It started stinging my eyes
The light cast the silhouette of three small figures
And my head seemed like it had several seizures

They stood above beside me
And stared onto me
They had heads as oval as eggs
And very thin were their hands and legs

They seemed to think that I was their guinea pig
And they probed and tested  me with a e-stick so big
I felt horrified
And they seem to feel satisfied

They gave me an injection
Which sent me into a deep hibernation
I slept soundly
And everything started to seemed so cloudy

I woke up underneath the rising sun on my bed
And so heavy was my head
There was a wound my head which could sure need some cream
Had that horrid thing really been a dream!

Order & Chaos

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They have existed since the beginning of time
order and chaos; two sides of the same dime
Order brings and exists in stability
Chaos predominates in instability

Order promotes evolution
And chaos brings forth revolution
Order creates bureaucrats
While Chaos  spawns heroes

Order presents a peaceful sight
But chaos a thrilling fright
Order lets friends talk through the fight
Chaos makes them fight till the last light

Order is no Angel and Chaos no demon
It’s not a war, it’s a marriage; a union
For within Chaos Order must be bought
And within Order Chaos must exist to enable freedom of thought

the living dead

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Everyday I wake up at the same time
Everyday I feel the same;fine
The sun rises every morning in the east
The morning doesn’t seem to change even the least

Everyday I go about my work
Only to make some buck
I have no one to love
I don’t have the desire to go above

My soul seems dead
My body lives only for bread
I have no desire
In my heart there’s no fire

Everyday for my work mechanically I think
My eyes feel too tired even to blink
To me all the days seem the same
For which I have only myself to blame

My body may be a temple
But I only wait for it to crumple
My eyes see the world around me
But they don’t view it happily just let it be

I have become so mechanical
Never in my life have I been so hysterical
Now that all is said
I introduce myself to you as the living dead

The “espresso” effect

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This is an article on “Coffee” talk. Nope, not the “Koffee with Karan” kinds of Coffee talk, an article about coffee, period.  It’s my favourite drink, honestly. I think more than the taste caffeine and the high that I get or got initially after drinking it has more to do with this than the taste. There are three variants of coffee that are quite famous Latte, Cappuccino and Espresso.

Latte: Latte is a light milk coffee i.e. it contains the least amount off coffee or caffeine per glass of milk among the three variants. It is what we generally drink or make at home.

Cappuccino: An Italian Coffee drink that contains higher amounts of coffee as compared to Latte. It’s a milk coffee that is bitter to taste provided you don’t add enough sugar to it (3-4 spoons per cup, yup it takes THAT much sugar to make it sweet enough).

Espresso: This one is my favourite! I call it the “Cocaine “of all coffees or an “Elixir of Life”. It’s Black, pure. Espresso is made from passing small amounts of pressurized boiling water through finely grounded coffee. The result is a deathly bitter dark brown/ black concoction with golden foam on top.  Espressos are available in shots (2-3 times the size of a tequila shot)

So let’s discuss Espressos in detail

Origin:  Espresso was invented in Italy at the beginning of the 20th century by Luigi Bezzera of Milan who invented a method of making coffee with steam pressure. This method provided a quick way of making a single cup of coffee, “espressly” for one. The original Italian may have meant “pressed coffee”, but the meaning also had the connotation of speed.

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A traditional Espresso machine

My Personal Experience:

I have been a devotee of black coffee ever since I started drinking it 2 years back. I have an everlasting and healthy relationship with it. One cup daily 0.5-1 cup of hot boiling water mixed with a spoonful or more of coffee. A bitter taste, a fresh feel. So when I recently discovered espresso that too for free without limits I was delighted! So much that to the horror of my friends I took a double. It was bitter as shit but as I took the first sip I felt fresh as hell as if I had suddenly woken up fresh and full of energy.

After a couple of hours I took a third one and then the reaction started. Never have I felt so high! I felt full of energy like I could climb Mount Everest, like I could run 20 miles and still feel alive. My Brain activity also became very high. I could concentrate ten times more than usual didn’t dwindle a second during 6 hours and didn’t feel an ounce of sleep!

But there were some other effects as well. If you drink 2-3 shots all of a sudden and your body isn’t accustomed to it there’s a sharp stomach ache for 5-10 minutes after consuming it and not to exclude the sensation to pee every 15 minutes or so. Caffeine in moderate to high amounts boosts the metabolism rate exponentially. So along with the fact that it gives you the power of a warhorse it may also make you too unstable to use that much energy consistently.

And then there’s also the feeling that comes after the effect’s gone, a wave of tiredness and a bit of lethargy. Also caffeine is addictive!! You’ll always crave for more and unless you value your health you’ll try taking the high to a next level. Soon you’ll be drinking coffee more than you drink water and then there’ll be acidity, insomnia, nervousness etc.

Lucky for me I realised my limit was 2 Ever since that day I have never drank more than two shots. Enough to cancel my sleep, enough to NOT damage my health; a balance. My body got accustomed to them in 10 days after that it felt more or less my usual cup of black coffee. And so now I am sort of accustomed to them. I do have black coffee at home but I generally make it less concentrated than a double shot. When it comes to health and desire you have to draw a line somewhere.

A Verdict

Espresso isn’t for the faint-hearted or rather “faint-stomached”. Most people are happy getting high on cappuccinos and I think that’s perfectly ok. So drink an espresso only if you “like” it (or need that kind of enthusiasm) not just because you think you can stomach it. Most important of all, whichever variant you drink; Enjoy your Coffee!