Monday, August 24, 2009

Sonar + Facebook Groups.

Like Sonarrrr... Radar, or maybe that's MARCO/POLO... whatever, who are marco and polo anyways? you ever get on facebook and go to the info section of your friends pages? Don't lie, you know you do... Well, I don't normally, but I have this friend, I call her Sonar (I have a @copyright on it, so back off), her name is actually Sonal, and well, unlike most people who join millions of groups, or those of us, who are almost at the zero end of the spectrum, she joins... interesting groups, in particular, groups that I would never be able to join. Allow me to explain with some examples:

Her groups/ Why I can't join:

1. Girly Movies/ I love them, but I might love bollywood and disney more
2. Caloricious Food and Smartass Friends/ I have trouble pronouncing Ca-lor-i-cious
3. WESTBRANCH/ Ladies and gentlemen, I grew up in Criminal Hill (formerly known as Chimeny Hill), not Westbranch!
4. I judge you when you use poor grammar/ I can't judge people with poor grammar, because well, as you might have noticed, I am no grammar queen
5.Please Try To Pronounce My Name Correctly/ I like it when people call me bihal (NOT), okay maybe I can join this one...
6. Houston. It's Worth It/ I agree it's worth it, but probably not for you!
7. For Those of You Who Think Those Rolling Backpacks are Just Ridiculous/ I kick myself everyday for not filing a patent for rolling backpacks. seriously, I love them
8. I Love Taco Bell/ enough said.

I am sure some of you will promptly go to facebook and join some of these groups, which is fine, but while you're there "friend" Sonal... if you can find her amongst the 9,300 Sonal's that are searchable.

If you have anymore fun groups for Sonal to join, please Suggest!

P.S. Sonal, how about "friend" for grammar??? What, do you not like facebook anymore =)?

Brazil Gone Bollywood.

My friend Moneeza is on a project in São Paulo, and while chatting with her on gchat (google chat for those of you who still use hotmail/yahoo/etc.), I learned that Brazil (Brasil) has gone Bollywood.

In fact, they have gone more bollywood than the U.S. in my opinion. They have a telenovela (soap opera), yup that is right, it runs 6 times per week and it's called Caminho das Índias.

According to Wiki, it currently ranks as one of the most watched shows in Brazilian television. The storyline examine beliefs and values that differentiate the Eastern and Western world and the central plot revolves around a forbidden love between two Indians of very different origins, Maya and Bahuan (I think they hit the mark on typical bollywood).

The main characters consist of Brazilians acting as Indians, instead of Indians acting as Indians... and the guy is, well, NOT a sight for sore eyes =).

In any case, I'm not very found of the opening, it reminds me of the days when American Eagle put Ganesha on Flip Flops (re:, but the acting is reminiscent and eerily similarly to those soaps my family friends watch on zee-tv (

And just for the record, as is the case with 99% of bollywood movies, I am sure this too will have a happy ending (exactly why I love bollywood and Disney =))... Moneeza, keep us posted will you?

Check-out the intro and a clip of the show, songs and all, courtesy of Youtube.