Sunday, June 26, 2005

postcard from j: "rainy days and mondays...

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...always get me down" sang the carpenters. nope, its not a monday (a lousy sunday to be precise) but it sure is rainy out here in bombay.

haven't blogged at all the last few weeks...tied up with work, depressed with work actually, and then caught a bout of viral to go with that. aaaaarrrrrgh!!! but this post is not going to be a rant about my condition or that of the bombay roads or the wonderful experience of getting your rickshaw-wallah to dodge the craters on them. no, not even about the mini floods i have to wade through at the railway station or the filth floating in them.

this is gonna be about the songs that should be played on a rainy day. music to soothe my nerves, music to lose myself to, music to calm my soul... some are rain songs, some are not, some are romantic, some melancholic, some are old favourites... even the movies celebrate the rains, so why shouldn't we?

here's my list:

scorpions, winds of change
john mayer, why georgia
hoobastank, the reason
john denver, annie's song
savage garden, truly madly deeply
eric clapton, tears in heaven/wonderful tonight
bryan adams, heaven/summer of 69
bon jovi, always
pearl jam, last kiss
the eagles, tequila sunrise/hotel california/love will keep us alive
bruce springsteen, secret garden
oasis, wonderwall
the wonders, that thing you do
shania twain, you're still the one/from this moment
celine dion, because you loved me/i'm alive
elvis presley, always on my mind
nelly furtado, i'm like a bird/powerless
the bangles, eternal flame
ronan keating, when you say nothing at all
pehla nasha (ost - jo jeeta wohi sikandar)

....gosh, there are many more!

b.j. thomas, raindrops keep falling on my head
the carpenters, rainy days and mondays
rimjhim rimjhim (ost - 1942 a love story)
rimjhim kare saawan
ghanan ghanan (ost - lagaan)
creedence clearwater revival, have you ever seen the rain?
the beegees, how deep is your love?
the cascades, rhythm of the rain
guns & roses, november rain
madonna, rain
silk route, dooba dooba/boondein

can't think of any more now.... do post your own lists!

enjoy the rains!

Friday, June 10, 2005

postcard from j: what's your personality type?

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Your #1 Match: ISFJ

The Nurturer
You have a strong need to belong, and you very loyal.A good listener, you excell at helping others in practical ways.In your spare time, you enjoy engaging your senses through art, cooking, and music.You find it easy to be devoted to one person, who you do special things for.
You would make a good interior designer, chef, or child psychologist.

Your #2 Match: ISTJ

The Duty Fulfiller
You are responsible, reliable, and hardworking - you get the job done.You prefer productive hobbies, like woodworking or knittings.Quiet and serious, you are well prepared for whatever life hands you.Conservative and down-to-earth, you hardly ever do anything crazy.
You would make a great business executive, accountant, or lawyer.

Your #3 Match: INFJ

The Protector
You live your life with integrity, originality, vision, and creativity.Independent and stubborn, you rarely stray from your vision - no matter what it is.You are an excellent listener, with almost infinite patience.You have complex, deep feelings, and you take great care to express them.
You would make a great photographer, alternative medicine guru, or teacher.

Your #4 Match: INTJ

The Scientist
You have a head for ideas - and you are good at improving systems.Logical and strategic, you prefer for everything in your life to be organized.You tend to be a bit skeptical. You're both critical of yourself and of others.Independent and stubborn, you tend to only befriend those who are a lot like you.
You would make an excellent scientist, engineer, or programmer.

Your #5 Match: ESFJ

The Caregiver
You are sympathetic and caring, putting friends and family first.A creature of habit, you prefer routines and have trouble with change.You love being in groups - whether you're helping people or working on a project.You are good at listening, laughing, and bringing out the best in people.
You would make a great nurse, social worker, or teacher.

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