Friday, March 25, 2011

What a day!

What a day, really! After about 5-6 months, I had this sudden urge to splurge on books and yesterday, splurge I did! Here are the books which I bought through Flipkart yesterday and most of those are already on the way: 

Earlier I used to compare prices on different websites but now after much experience I am quite assured, I will get a good deal at Flipkart. Their customer service is good and prices are always competitive. I have explored enough options to now bank on them completely.

And to add to the joy, the whole universe knows by now, how India had a spectacular victory over Australia yesterday. I was never a cricket person, but of late, I have been converted into one. All by choice. I definitely want Sachin to have the honour of a World Cup in his career. He deserves it.

So, now I go back to reading the 1000 pages 'Parva' by S.L. Bhyrappa. I am going to take a while on this. But the book is worth it! Holding it is the only difficulty I have, when I read it.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Home Makeovers

I love doing up interiors and home makeovers are always a treat to watch. Quite by chance I saw Colin & Justin's Home Heist on BBC Entertainment, and these days, I am quite enamoured by their home makeovers. And they do it in 6 days flat. It is interesting how they transform homes.

I do have a couple of issues though:

  • They do not seem to have a low budget
  • Most of the times, they replace everything including ceilings, entire floorings and furniture
  • The homes usually end up looking fabulous but devoid of personal touch
  • I don't like wallpapers too much. They make the space look a little suffocating, especially, if put up on all the walls and in bold patterns
  • Too many white furnitures and upholstery, and too many decor items. Whites are extremely difficult to maintain (next to impossible)
Well, it is aired thrice daily, featuring different home heists. Pretty interesting!

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