My weekend just vanished. Thanks to the fun night, I was still in the hang over of it for more than half of the Saturday, doing almost nothing. Let me go about saying one more time how great my Friday evening was! It was worth ditching the husband 😀 (S- if you are reading this post, please skip this part as I have already told this to you like 101 times) The event was called the “Red Carpet”. Little did we know that the theme was actually based on the red carpet and we were given red carpet welcome. Imagine this – We walk into the venue and within 5 steps, we were photographed by 20 photographers from both the sides of the red carpet. For 2 mins, there was nothing but flashes from all the cameras surrounding us. Can there be a better entry into the venue? I was giggling like a kid, giving away poses to each person. 🙂 Felt truly like a rock star!! Next there were people handing over welcome drinks and snacks, with them walking over to us. I mean, I didn’t have to grab but I was offered 🙂 which was followed by greetings from chic looking girls. We are a gang of 5 girls. When we were just about to enter into the seating area, a very beautiful looking girl in a short dress came up to me and asked me to pose for a snap. I was surprised! My photo-loving genes immediately wanted me to head over to the podium and there, I was photographed again 😀 It was meant for the “Best Dressed Female” contest, it seems. Now, Neither was I dressed for the party nor I won it, but it felt great. Out of the 1000 employees, I was at least picked for the photograph 🙂 The event lived up to the saying All that starts well, ends well 🙂 It was a huge success and I had so much fun, comparable to that of a college days. There was jumping, singing, dancing and endless laughing. The show was hosted by the famous MJs of Radio One – Rakesh and Prithvi. There was never a dull moment with these two people hosting the show. Fun interviews, contests, questions and their open flirting added to the mood of the evening. We had some amazing dance performances from our own employees as well as from famous dance groups. The most shocking part of the show was when we saw a fashion ramp walk from our managers and employees. Very chic. Very neatly done. Very brave too. Food was served by Taj Vivanta – should I explain how good and yumm it was? The most exciting part of the show was when Kunal Ganjawala started singing. The DJ floor was opened and boy, it was so much fun. Ok, I didnt dance but I enjoyed watching others. He chose peppy numbers and hats off to his energy levels. He sang for more than 2 hrs – non stop! All-in-all it was a great show. Now, one may ask, what was S doing all alone? – he had some egg maggi and played games 🙂 I reached back at 11 in the night and special mention goes to the security that the lady employees were given. The shuttles went into each and every house to drop the employees and if the lanes were narrow (like mine) the security escorted the lady employee till home. While its a little sad state that these kind of security measures are to be taken, its feels great to be working for an organisation that is concerned about its less than 30% female population.
Most of the Saturday was spent in the dream land, telling S stories from the last night. I had also caught up bad cold due to the mosquito repellent sprayed in the venue which left me tired. I didn’t do much cooking this weekend. When I had no clue as what to make for lunch, Soppoi… Soppoi* came to my rescue. Quickly made rice and Keera Masiyal* – which happened to be the one of the favorites of S. My cold aggravated later during the day and we just ordered pizzas from Domino’s to save our tummies for the night (which I dont like to, but had no other go).
Sunday started so much better. Or, may be it was just me making myself feel better as we had movie plans!!! Animated movie, that one and Madagascar – 3 in 3D it had to be!!! Oh Oh. I was just flying high with happiness that I wanted to spread the good mood around the house, so made Mutta Dosa*. Its one of the favorites of S. Quickly did some washing cleaning and got ready for the movie. Lunch shouldnt be more important when there is much more excitement awaiting in sometime. So, S made some Maggi while I was crying loads watching this week’s episode of Satyamev Jayate. Soon, we were in theatre and I was jumping like a little kid again. Until we reached our seats, there was no sight of those 3D glasses. I bugged S so much that I wonder if he will ever accompany me to an animated movie again 😛 We were given some giant glasses which made my nose heavy but, I was not complaining – Madagascar is it all matters now:D The movie was so so so good. Its a must for anyone loving animated movies as much as I do and 3D effects are so awesome. It felt so good to watch the movie with a theatre filled with small kids. Every 3D effect was echoed with endless “Awwwws” and “Wowws”. At some point of time, I heard the kids shout to their parents -” monkey ipdddiiiii pochi….” “Ayyyeee.. helicopter helicopter” The claps from those little hands were worth so much than the whistles from the grown ups 😀 Later after the movie, we went on a 4 hour marathon shopping 🙄 The house is getting smaller for all the things we are buying these days 😦 Came home to make some yummy potato fry and rice. I also got to try the Asparagus fry (for the first time, I could see Asparagus in a super market and I just grabbed it). I also got a bread tin and I baked my first bread yesterday and Tomato Bread at that!! yayyyyyyyyy to me!! It was decent enough for my first trial. I also made another french delicacy – Mushroom Quiche last night (my first again) and it turned out super good! This was my weekend guys… 🙂
I am cheating here and putting up food that I made yesterday, for I dont want to miss putting up my first attempts here 😀
*Soppoi Soppoi – Greens in Kannada (thats how I hear him call out)
*Keera Masiyal – Mashed Greens
*Mutta Dosa – Egg Dosa (Tamizh style)